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Obama Making Plans to Use Executive Power
New York Times ^ | Feb 13, 2010 | By PETER BAKER

Posted on 02/13/2010 10:45:10 AM PST by NoRedTape

“We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues,” said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff.

Any president has vast authority to influence policy even without legislation, through executive orders, agency rule-making and administrative fiat. And Mr. Obama’s success this week in pressuring the Senate to confirm 27 nominations by threatening to use his recess appointment power demonstrated that executive authority can also be leveraged to force action by Congress.

“If the stalling tactics continue,” said Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, “he’s not ruling out using recess appointments for anybody that he’s nominated......"

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abovethelaw; bho44; bhoeo; cluelessness; dncricoenterprise; dncstrategy; harvardlaw; kenyanincharge; nobc; obama; palin; powergrab; rahm; resumefraud; shameondnc; shameonscotus
.....If this doesn't make one nervous, I don't know what does....


1 posted on 02/13/2010 10:45:10 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: NoRedTape
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Who died and made him king?
2 posted on 02/13/2010 10:48:13 AM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: NoRedTape

Where are the screaming Lefties now about the abuse of power they railed about for 8 years?


3 posted on 02/13/2010 10:48:37 AM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: NoRedTape

WHERE ARE THE WIMPY CHECKS AND BALANCES?


4 posted on 02/13/2010 10:48:46 AM PST by Paperdoll (PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS BUT I HAVE M.D..)
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To: NoRedTape

This is the indication on the things to come.

“Get the job done...”

You WILL be deposed and your liberalism will be rejected and crushed. Liberty is still the driving force of the PEOPLE!

We will hold you and your thieves accountable for the costs of your ruse.


5 posted on 02/13/2010 10:51:12 AM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: NoRedTape

The only way to stop this is via some sort of a major assertion of states’ rights. KKKlinton got away with this *** for eight years, “stroke of the pen, law of the land”, and then George W. Bush let every bit of that crap stand. Our next pubby president simply has to be somebody willing to undue past damage.


6 posted on 02/13/2010 10:53:01 AM PST by wendy1946
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To: Paperdoll
"WHERE ARE THE WIMPY CHECKS AND BALANCES?"

.....don't worry Rahm will take care of whatever oBama needs to sign. Don't worry about a thing!



(please help us God)

7 posted on 02/13/2010 10:53:42 AM PST by NoRedTape (DRILL HERE....DRILL NOW....)
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To: NoRedTape

Those evil Republicans are preventing this country from rushing headlong into communism, and the One is mad. He’ll do whatever he can to take us there, and the Constitution be damned.


8 posted on 02/13/2010 10:53:52 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Paperdoll

He is an unconstitutional president, he isn’t bound by the constitution. Don’t wonder for an instant why he is ignoring it.


9 posted on 02/13/2010 10:54:16 AM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: NoRedTape
So this is Obama's austerity plan...to dissolve Congress and the Senate and rule by executive fiat? Except he's letting Congress and the Senate continue to collect their salaries eliminating the savings?

It's grown quite old to point out instances of Obama violating the Constitution. Or is that one the executive orders he's going to sign...to dissolve the Constitution. He already has complained about it getting in his way.

10 posted on 02/13/2010 10:54:31 AM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: NoRedTape
Hope Repub Leadership ready at the bow. . .and ready with the legal challenges; and a copy of our Constitution.

Contrary to what his dreams of made of; we do not yet have. . .'Obama the Great'; nor, by our best efforts; will we.

11 posted on 02/13/2010 10:57:15 AM PST by cricket (Proud to be in the 'Party of NO')
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To: NoRedTape

Win the House and defund the Executive Branch.


12 posted on 02/13/2010 10:57:52 AM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: NoRedTape

Yes, its the slippery slope. Starts with appointments and then morphs into a full fledged power grab. Thomas Jefferson would be horrified.


13 posted on 02/13/2010 10:57:57 AM PST by Starboard
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To: NoRedTape
This is by far not a new concept. The lefties found a way to get 'er done without having to submit to the will of the people long ago...

"Stroke of the pen. Law of the Land. Kinda cool. "
Paul Begala, advisor to Bill Clinton


Time for the Spirit of 1776 to come alive again...

14 posted on 02/13/2010 10:59:48 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: wendy1946

“Our next pubby president simply has to be somebody willing to undue past damage.”

And hopefully have the courage and conviction to openly run on it.


15 posted on 02/13/2010 11:00:27 AM PST by Starboard
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To: NoRedTape

What if the punk signs an executive order and nobody obeys it?


16 posted on 02/13/2010 11:02:33 AM PST by meyer (Obama's failure is America's Success)
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To: Danae
"He is an unconstitutional president, he isn’t bound by the constitution. "

Then he is violating his oath of office and should be impeached and removed ASAP.
17 posted on 02/13/2010 11:04:01 AM PST by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: NoRedTape

Constitutionally, Executive Orders apply to ONE branch of the government: The Executive Branch.


18 posted on 02/13/2010 11:05:25 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Danae

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A DOUBT IN MY MIND JUST WHAT OBAMA IS AND WHAT HE IS DELIBERATELY DOING. BUT A PRESIDENT IS NOW PERMITTED TO COMMIT TREASON WITH NO OPPOSITION?


19 posted on 02/13/2010 11:08:17 AM PST by Paperdoll (PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS BUT I HAVE M.D..)
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To: FrankR

He doesn’t need to be impeached if he is unconstitutional. He should be arrested. Orange jumpsuit.

Bambi’s best bet is to resign and beg Biden for a pardon.


20 posted on 02/13/2010 11:08:38 AM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: Paperdoll

I agree.

Its gonna take the PEOPLE rising up and DEMANDING it.


21 posted on 02/13/2010 11:09:26 AM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Good one.. like this idiot follows the Constitution..


22 posted on 02/13/2010 11:10:52 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: wendy1946
Our next pubby president simply has to be somebody willing to undue past damage.

The problem is that once someone wins, they want the power for themselves. You are correct that it would be nice to have someone willing to let go of the power, but it isn't too likely.

23 posted on 02/13/2010 11:12:30 AM PST by TNLawyer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,")
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To: Touch Not the Cat

In the words of Dirty Harry: Go ahead, make our day. Show the people what an arrogant AH you are. In fact, do it before the bipartisan meeting, that should set the tone and if the GOP had any gumption at that point, they would say stick it in your A.. if you do that.


24 posted on 02/13/2010 11:18:32 AM PST by Mouton
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To: meyer

what if Congress doesn’t go on recess?
Does the GOP have the ‘nads?


25 posted on 02/13/2010 11:20:43 AM PST by silverleaf (My Proposed Federal Budget is $29.99)
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To: TNLawyer

Sarah will never want the power for herself. This is one thing I am sure of.


26 posted on 02/13/2010 11:31:14 AM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

Who died and made him king?

Part of the rules. He can do this and apparently will. President Bush used these too.


27 posted on 02/13/2010 11:36:54 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: NoRedTape

What planet is this POS from? He’s the most alien and non-American president ever. Even his hippie mother would be disgusted. In fact granny was and that’s why he always visited her alone.


28 posted on 02/13/2010 11:38:33 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: meyer
"What if the punk signs an executive order and nobody obeys it?"

Then we all go to jail. Just like Pelosi told us we would if we didn't buy her FAILED & FOOLISH "healhcare" ruse.

LOL!!

The inmates are truly running the asylum! Fools All. Thank ALL of America is keeping a close watch on their actions...

29 posted on 02/13/2010 11:39:21 AM PST by NoRedTape (DRILL HERE....DRILL NOW....)
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To: NoRedTape

This is the Chicago Way. When Daley says “jump”, the whole state says “how high”. Shall we call it “Being Chavezed”??


30 posted on 02/13/2010 12:04:25 PM PST by radioone ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.")
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To: NoRedTape; All
It's time...

'Impeach Obama' billboard along Hwy. 41 (Oshkosh, WI)


31 posted on 02/13/2010 12:07:29 PM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: American Dream 246
Sarah will never want the power for herself. This is one thing I am sure of.

I agree that of the serious contenders, she is the most likely to do the right thing, but we can never be sure.

32 posted on 02/13/2010 12:09:56 PM PST by TNLawyer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,")
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To: NoRedTape

Congress holds the purse strings so in many instances they would be able just not to fund some stuff... we need a conservative congress...SOON before this guy does more damage


33 posted on 02/13/2010 12:33:30 PM PST by RnMomof7 (Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.)
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To: NoRedTape; ExTexasRedhead

Why don’t you look at the power that says “Get out now” and do it?

That is from you Executive Bosses, the American People.


34 posted on 02/13/2010 12:35:40 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: wendy1946
major assertion of states’ rights
 
Like this:
 
Utah Formally Opposes Global Warming Scam
MensNewsDaily.com ^ | February 12, 2010 | Roger F. Gay

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2010 12:34:37 PM by RogerFGay

The Utah State Legislature passed a joint resolution urging the United States Environmental Protection Agency 'to immediately halt its carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs and withdraw its "Endangerment Finding" and related regulations until a full and independent investigation of climate data and global warming science can be substantiated.' They are sending a copy of the resolution to the EPA.
 
(rest at link)
 
The western states are getting it together.
 
....Bob
 
 

35 posted on 02/13/2010 1:08:26 PM PST by Lokibob (When handed lemons...Refuse to sign for them. Life's lemons can't be delivered without a signature.)
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To: Danae
Orange jumpsuit.

Wonder if he can get a crease in one of these....

36 posted on 02/13/2010 1:32:40 PM PST by snowtigger (It ain't what you shoot, it's what you hit...)
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To: NoRedTape

He just may do some of the stuff that is warning about but it seems to me that he sounds like a big kid. “You better watch it, cause if you don’t stop I am going to do something bad that you will regret!”

Instead of showing his power this is showing his weakness. When I was in college I had a “liberal” poli sci professor. Actually he was what he considered a classic liberal. He was pro-life cause it was protecting the most vulnerable person. Anyway, he made a point that a president was not strong cause he had to use these kind of tactics, but actually weak. I could be a really bumpy ride, but we are gonna win against this guy!


37 posted on 02/13/2010 1:45:11 PM PST by gbscott1954 (Sarah 2012!!!)
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