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Obama Completes His Trifecta
American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2011 | Richard N. Weltz

Posted on 02/25/2011 5:46:51 AM PST by livius

With a bold political announcement, President Barack Obama has completed the trifecta -- de facto coups which bring into his White House the powers and functions of the other two branches, as outlined in our Constitution.

That document assigns the legislative function to Congress, but the Executive Branch blithely and routinely co-opts that power by run-arounds and choosing to enforce or not enforce duly passed laws of the Legislature. Notable examples in the scant couple of years The One has been in office include: refusal to enforce voting laws against intimidation at the polls in Chicago, efforts to use the regulatory functions of the EPA to circumvent the specific legislation of Congress to ban cap-and-trade, refusal to enforce immigration laws, and attempts by the FCC to regulate matters banned from its jurisdiction by law.

...On the judiciary side...Obama has arrogated to himself, in the matter of DOMA, the power to declare that law unconstitutional and order his Justice Department not to contest lawsuits challenging it...

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; bho44; bhohomosexualagenda; constitution; doma; dontaskdonttell; homosexualagenda; supremecourt
As the author asks at the end, where does it stop? How do we stop him?
1 posted on 02/25/2011 5:46:53 AM PST by livius
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To: livius

Begin impeachment proceedings forthwith....


2 posted on 02/25/2011 5:50:46 AM PST by databoss
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To: livius

2012 will be by hook or crook for the Messiah. Democrats will flood our primaries if possible to get the “right” candidate. Buy more ammo.


3 posted on 02/25/2011 5:51:53 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney: Just go away.............)
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To: livius

The only way seems to be at the ballot box as no one in Congress has the gonads to begin any impeachment proceedings against this thug dictator.

Perhaps his next move will be to grant Gadafi asylum here. Frankly, that would not surprise me in the least.

Next to the word dictator in the dictionary, they should put this guys ugly puss.


4 posted on 02/25/2011 5:53:27 AM PST by Mouton
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To: livius

1) Full blown revolution

2) Divine Intervention

Number 2 is more likely since only left wing communists are willing to get in the streets and make noise. Plus, they have the press on their side.

With number one the press would be overtaken.


5 posted on 02/25/2011 5:55:36 AM PST by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party.)
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To: livius
My question, as well. A plea, really; that somehow, Obana be stopped or we suffer the consequences of his claming victory in an Election, that never took place.

Leadership 'UP' Republicans. . .

6 posted on 02/25/2011 6:03:34 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: livius
My question, as well. A plea, really; that somehow, Obana be stopped or we suffer the consequences of his claming victory in an Election, that never took place.

Leadership 'UP' Republicans. . .

7 posted on 02/25/2011 6:03:35 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: livius; cricket

well; that would be ‘claiming’ victory, and a bump for thread/sigh


8 posted on 02/25/2011 6:05:09 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: livius

bump


9 posted on 02/25/2011 6:12:52 AM PST by Christian4Bush (Happy New Year. Less than 675 days until we vote out the chaff.)
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To: Terry Mross
1) Full blown revolution

Yes, and the 'masses' are practicing their 'MO's' on the streets now. No question; they are gladly turning our Country into a Nation of 'foment' and damn the Constitution and our Laws as they do. Obama is counting on just this, for his follow-up, if necessary. He loves the unrest in the streets of Wisconcin and it's threatening promises of spreading.

Obama Power; all going as planned.

10 posted on 02/25/2011 6:15:39 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: cricket

So OK. . .’Wisconsin! And yes, past time for my coffee. . .and, meantime, another bump


11 posted on 02/25/2011 6:18:19 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: cricket

The Congress could control the idiot, but half of them are Democrats who are just as bad as Obama and the other half are eunuchs.


12 posted on 02/25/2011 6:18:35 AM PST by Venturer
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To: livius

welcome to the United Soviet States of America


13 posted on 02/25/2011 6:23:59 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: Sybeck1

If Ø “wins” in 2012, this country is not just dead, but a rotting corpse.


14 posted on 02/25/2011 6:34:49 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Venturer
The Congress could control the idiot,

We need more Repubs, and in Senate, for sure. So whatever happened to the 'defunding' of Obama's Czardom?

15 posted on 02/25/2011 6:50:51 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: Terry Mross
2) Divine Intervention

Like a lightning bolt on a golf course???

16 posted on 02/25/2011 7:00:55 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: livius

17 posted on 02/25/2011 7:09:30 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: cricket

It’s true that Congress could probably stop him, although I’m not sure we have enough time to get more GOPers into the Senate before it’s too late. He’s sealing off one recourse after another.


18 posted on 02/25/2011 7:33:41 AM PST by livius
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To: livius

“Arrogate” is such an apropos word when talking about how leftists see and use power over others.

“To take or claim for oneself without right; appropriate”


19 posted on 02/25/2011 7:35:31 AM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: Sybeck1; Mouton; Venturer

I think the next election will be vital, and that’s really what this Wisconsin situation is all about. There are several other states that are passing laws to rein in the public employee unions, but he has only attacked Wisconsin: why?

It’s because Wisconsin is a battleground state and he desperately needs all the money he and the Dems would get from the public employee unions there.

So while part of the Wisconsin fight is the usual socialist garbage and an attack on state’s rights, the hidden agenda is that he needs all these corrupt sources of money to make sure he gets elected in 2012 again.


20 posted on 02/25/2011 7:38:26 AM PST by livius
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To: MrB

That’s true. The thing that I find really disturbing is that when he started doing this, which was as soon as he was inaugurated, there was some stir about it and a fair amount of negative reaction (to his “czars,” his arrogant comments, his seizure of companies, etc.).

But now it seems that people have decided it doesn’t matter anymore and this latest outrage...which should have people out in the streets, IMHO...is barely getting any reaction.


21 posted on 02/25/2011 7:43:26 AM PST by livius
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He’s sealing off one recourse after another.

No question. Amazing, how many thought, like surviving Jimmy Carter, 'we will insure a 'one-term' Obama.

In another world and time, perhaps. The handwriting was certainly on the wall, that times, indeed had changed - not to mention the threat - with the rise and election of Obama.

22 posted on 02/25/2011 8:12:24 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: cricket

Republicans in name only are as bad as the Democrats, what we need are Conservative Republicans with courage. Something sorely lacking in today’s Congress.


23 posted on 02/25/2011 8:45:58 AM PST by Venturer
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