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Huckabee Defends Obama’s Immigration Policy: ‘It’s An Admirable Thing’
Mediaite ^ | June 16, 2012 | Frances Martel

Posted on 06/16/2012 1:18:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Mike Huckabee told the crew at Fox & Friends this morning that he understood his stance on immigration was not particularly popular among Republicans, and he didn’t support and executive order for it, but the policy President Obama tried to implement for young undocumented people was something he had also attempted to pass in Arkansas. “You don’t punish a kid for what his or her parents did,” he argued, saying the policy was not a “job-killer.”

“The content itself, the goal, it’s an admirable thing,” Huckabee argued, adding that he had “tried to pass a similar measure in Arkansas,” but it failed in Congress and he let it lie. “It never occurred to me that I could simply bypass the legislature and do what I wanted to do,” he added, calling it “basic constitutional 101,” so much so that the President had previously said himself that he could not pass the bill along.

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1 posted on 06/16/2012 1:18:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Call it whatever you want, but amnesty is immoral, as are those that support it.


2 posted on 06/16/2012 1:22:11 PM PDT by rottndog (Political Correctness KILLS...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

GOP: still working hard to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


3 posted on 06/16/2012 1:24:54 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Apprently Juck isn’t as patriotic as we all thought.


4 posted on 06/16/2012 1:26:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“You don’t punish a kid for what his or her parents did,”

No, you reward the parents for doing it by allowing them to stay here with Junior. We don't want to break up the "family" now do we? Parents, relatives, grandparents, all of them who want to be here to watch Junior get his G.E.D. certificate.

5 posted on 06/16/2012 1:26:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is why Huckabee won’t ever be president.

There is a difference between being compassionate and being stupid.


6 posted on 06/16/2012 1:26:50 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Free ThinkerNY

““You don’t punish a kid for what his or her parents did,””

Soooo....Is he saying that sending them home to their own country is ‘punishment?

Would that not imply that not all cultures are equal? Sounds racist! We must repatriate them to prove that all cultures are equal!


7 posted on 06/16/2012 1:27:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hey Huck..Answer me this; Why can not they apply for immigration the way the good people do that want to come to this country?

Oh I see! Its a inconvenience to them! How sad, then they dont get special treatment.

I dont think we should follow any federal laws then since they inconvenience us!

How is that Huck?

8 posted on 06/16/2012 1:29:33 PM PDT by crz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Huckleberry was a gross fat dumb beachball who couldn’t get a job as a Janitor in any other state then Arkansas! He is a certified Moron and the Liberal media Loves Him for that!
Huckleberry gave America to Obama on a Silver Platter by siding with the Brain Dead McPAIN as the Republican candidate for 2008! The Guy deserves to be tried for TREASON!


9 posted on 06/16/2012 1:31:12 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Congress has had the opportunity to act on this legislation, time and time again. They have passed certain laws and decided not to pass other bills, including one much like this latest Executive Order.

So how does the President have the authority to administer a law the Congress has specifically chosen not to pass?

The answer is that he doesn’t. That is the only question here. Any discussion about who should and should not be permitted into the country is irrelevant.


10 posted on 06/16/2012 1:35:09 PM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Huckabee Defends Obama’s Immigration Policy: ‘It’s An Admirable Thing’

The Huckster, Rubio and especially 0bama can go to hell. If they don't like this law, or any law, they are free to introduce legislation to have the law amended or repealed. In the mean time, the usurper swore (twice presumably) to uphold The Constitution and the laws of the United States, INCLUDING immigration laws. Failure to do so is an impeachable offense!

12 posted on 06/16/2012 1:38:59 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Schmuckabee

"You don’t punish a kid for what his or her parents did"

You don't punish the citizens of the USA to accommodate criminals, pud wad.


13 posted on 06/16/2012 1:41:34 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney Republicanism. It’s not just for Massachusetts any more.


14 posted on 06/16/2012 1:41:43 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (To be added to the new EternalVigilance ping list, FReepmail me. www.TomHoefling.com.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One good thing about Obama's attempt to do an end-run around congress and decree amnesty de facto to the children of illegal aliens is that it is rapidly separating the conservative and the RINO Republicans. Not that we didn't know Mike Huckabee was a RINO. However, this statement verifies it for us, once again. Thanks, Mike. Now, go away and stop pretending to be a conservative. You just 'outed' yourself - again.
15 posted on 06/16/2012 1:41:55 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In America, where every elected represented swears to uphold the Constitution's protections of the rights and liberties of all, there is no "admirable" action if, by that action, the person who does it violates the Constitution's limits on his/her delegated power.

No matter how "admirable" or worthy the cause or the rhetoric, if the Constitutional restraint on the coercive power of government officials is violated, then it is unconstitutional and wrong.

Tennessee Congressman Davy Crockett made a speech on the floor of the Congress called "Not Yours to Give" about an incident during his tenure which summarized such an idea here.

16 posted on 06/16/2012 1:42:02 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We are letting the left win this, “You aren’t compassionate” argument.

I’m compassionate to legal citizens and legal immigrants.


17 posted on 06/16/2012 1:43:49 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I am so glad this guy flunked the test. Being president of the United States means protecting the Constitution, and exclusively embracing policies exclusively and primarily for the health and well-being of the American Citizen and legal alien resident. Both societal and financial.

If you can't do that, try doing something else. A rock band comes to mind, which I can view or not at my sole discretion.

18 posted on 06/16/2012 1:44:13 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: BenLurkin
"we all"

Not we all.


19 posted on 06/16/2012 1:45:20 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sorry about that link!!!! "Not Yours to Give"
20 posted on 06/16/2012 1:46:42 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All of them have violated us laws, the 14th. amendment was not for them.


21 posted on 06/16/2012 1:46:51 PM PDT by SkyDancer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And you don’t deny kids who’s parents played by the rules from admissions or job opportunities.

GTH Huckabee, give up your job and those of your family et al to illegals if you really believe in your own crap.


22 posted on 06/16/2012 1:47:52 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Free the Zimmermans. . . end this political, racist travesty of a "prosecution")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is the same reason that I was never for Huckabee, though he has some stances that I might call conservative, he is far, far to “sympathetic” to folk that covvet both my land and my purse, misguided Christianity.


23 posted on 06/16/2012 1:49:51 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A major huck-up in my book, and anyone’s book who supports the LAW. What Obama did was CRIMINAL.

My guess is that only Huckabee and O’Rielly are the only two at FOX that support this illegal and ethically wrong political move by our “law-abiding” president.


24 posted on 06/16/2012 1:52:40 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Huck is a gladhanding douchebag. Why do so many Arkansas politicians act like they should be selling used cars?


25 posted on 06/16/2012 1:53:12 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How many Irish, English, German, Russian, Polish, Italian etc. illegals kids are allowed get in on this?
I can assure you we DO have illegals here from those “White” countries, and many more.

Is it just limited to “Hispanic”?

What was that, “Equality under the law”? /s
Not with this regime, under this regime we pick and choose who the law is applied to on arbitrary basis.

Under the Constitution we are supposed to have three “Co-Equal” branches of government, not an executive dictatorship.
Congress MUST reverse this ASAP.


26 posted on 06/16/2012 1:53:57 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mike Huckabee told the crew at Fox & Friends this morning that he understood his stance on immigration was not particularly popular among Republicans

Well Mike that is why you are not running for President.
Your stance is not popular with AMERICANS..
Including Millions of American Immigrants who came here legally and worked within the system to become Americans.
Awarding any result of a criminal action is wrong for America


27 posted on 06/16/2012 1:53:57 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“You don’t punish a kid for what his parents did”. Didn’t Huck’s kid get caught torturing dogs? Better try a different subject, Hick.


28 posted on 06/16/2012 1:55:02 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Re: ““You don’t punish a kid for what his or her parents did...”

Oh, OK.

Instead you punish the Republican Party and Conservatives by legalizing 800,000 new Democrat voters.


29 posted on 06/16/2012 1:55:30 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: A_Former_Democrat
How about making it so the kids can stay, are neutered, and the parents that came here illegally are shipped off to a tent-city prison near Nome making ice cubes. OR - they can all go back home.
30 posted on 06/16/2012 1:55:42 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: ozzymandus

Michael Vick is Huckie’s kid? I thought I saw a resemblance!


31 posted on 06/16/2012 1:56:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Subvert the dominant paradise!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So he’s auditioning to be Milt’s VP nominee? Great. Thurston Howell and Gilligan!!


32 posted on 06/16/2012 2:00:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This kind of thinking is ok for individual, but not for anyone in a position with power. If you are elected to an office, you are obligated to uphold the law.

That ‘comapssionate’ streak in a politician (in this case, Huckabee’s pardon of criminals) led to said criminals committing further crimes and more victims lost their lives. How do you compensate for that? Where do you draw the line?

Huckabee’s of the world do not care and did not think through the consequences of their compassionate actions, they only want to FEEL GOOD about themselves.


33 posted on 06/16/2012 2:00:37 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: loveliberty2
That link didn't work for me. However, here is another :

Davy Crocket Speech Plus

Curiously, the Soros minions and the radical socialists have managed to purge the internet of the speech, without a hint of its contents.

Well, today that is no longer possible, unless Hussein passes another Executive Order.

Enjoy.

34 posted on 06/16/2012 2:01:10 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Huckabee is an idiot. No wonder he went nowhere in ‘08.


35 posted on 06/16/2012 2:02:34 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Ever notice that when a beggar gets a donation, they immediately put their hand out for more.)
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Gomer’s Pile has opened in trap again and nothing but excrement has come out.

FU F-A-BEE


36 posted on 06/16/2012 2:03:35 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With the exception of my 6th great grandfather, John Carpenter (a neighbor, close associate, friend and revolutionary brother in arms of one George Washington) in my paternal grandmother Robinson’s family, my other English and German ancestors waited in sometimes years long lines, got on a hot, crowded, rickety ship, crossed the Atlantic and arrived at Ellis Island.

My wife’s English and Irish ancestors also waited in sometimes years long lines, got on a hot, crowded, rickety ship, crossed the Atlantic and arrived at Ellis Island.

There they were deloused, given a cursory medical exam, interrogated, their immigration papers checked and, with just what they were able to carry, took the ferry to the mainland to begin their lives as “Americans.” Those who did not have a complete grasp of English soon undertook formal and informal of the native language and the rest, as they say, is history.

That’s how it USED TO BE DONE.

The 14th Amendment, INTENDED by the drafters to ONLY grant citizenship to emancipated slaves by overturning the Dred Scott decision, has been tortured beyond recognition by the radical left to also include so-called “anchor babies” born to Latinas who stroll across the border to download junior HERE to bypass all the normal immigration processes described above. As an intern in a San Diego ER, my late niece caught many of those babies as part of her OB/GYN training.

By executive fiat, today Obama just took the first step to COMPLETELY open our borders (trust me, it is the first step only!) His action makes FOOLS of those who, like our great-great grandparents, played by the rules. It also makes fools of those waiting in those overseas lines to come here THE RIGHT WAY!!!

A wag declared that a nation without borders is NOT A NATION!!

A Latino “immigration lawyer” on FNN this morning said that if Congress doesn’t like it, they can change the law. He went on to say “THEY DON’T HAVE THE GUTS.” Sadly, he’s right. But if these clowns on Jenkins’ Hill think those latinos (legal and illegal) are going to vote for the GOP, they should be careful to not let their minds wander: They’re too small to be out alone.

Not that it would do any good, I called my congresscritters’ (202-224-3121) this morning to ask when they plan to offer Articles of Impeachment for this, the Law of the Seas Treaty, the activities of Holder, et al, the waste of taxpayer bucks on the green jobs idiocy, etc., etc. I’ll spare you the entire list as it runs to a few hundred pages. If impeachment is not their plan, I asked them to have the decency to RESIGN as the first branch of this government is clearly no longer needed and Obama could use the bucks saved to help buy the coming “election” or perhaps resume his taxpayer funded World Tour.

Bottom line? If you are STILL unconvinced that this guy is a clear and present danger to YOUR way of life, you probably live in a refrigerator crate behind a vacant warehouse. And if that is NOT your current living condition, re-elect this guy and it shortly will be.


37 posted on 06/16/2012 2:03:53 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (NOVEMBER 6th: THE END OF AN ERROR! Let us pray it's not the start of another!*)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Re: “GOP: still working hard to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.”

Izzy, your comment nails it.

When I first saw Obama’s statement, I thought, “The guy just committed political suicide.”

But, no...

The GOP leadership is demanding its right to commit political suicide first!

38 posted on 06/16/2012 2:04:57 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Huckabee:

American kids grow up in foreign countries all the time while their parents serve away from home.

Then they all go home to America.

How’s that for an American Dream Plan?

Go Home!


39 posted on 06/16/2012 2:09:27 PM PDT by donna (Mitt quote: ...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way...)
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To: Sir Napsalot
I have said we have the right to give as much money of our own as we please. I am the poorest man on this floor. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one week’s pay to the object, and, if every member of Congress will do the same, it will amount to more than the bill asks.

That first sentence is exactly what Crocket said and you opined.

No rational human being can disagree with that.

40 posted on 06/16/2012 2:09:43 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Winstons Julia
We are letting the left win this, “You aren’t compassionate” argument.

"Sincerity is everything. Once you learn to fake that, the rest is easy."

This is a trap - just another Obama scam to move the daily debate from the economy and unemployment to "social justice". Democrats always win the argument when it is about "feelings" and helping victim groups out with taxpayer money.

And foolish people like Rubio and The Huckster have fallen into the trap.
They are propping Obama up instead of pointing out how is breaking the law, trashing the constitution and making unemployment worse for blacks and others.

Romney made a safe, middle-of-the-road statement.
Now he needs to drop the subject and concentrate on pounding Obama about the economy, the deficit, and jobs, jobs, jobs.


41 posted on 06/16/2012 2:10:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hey HUCKABEE THE HUCKSTER: The process matters, and THAT is what bothers most conservatives about the action!!!

Good God Almighty, we are NOT in a friggin' dictatorship, ya populist preaching Arkansas do-gooder!!! The solution to a problem (I don't blame these kids for their parents' sins either) is NOT to have some benevolent dictator overrule the LAW.

How ignorant are these people?????????

Oh, wait...I see...this is "Mediaite", from the Obama butt kissing section of the internet. Probably taking Huck out of context. At least I hope so.

42 posted on 06/16/2012 2:15:17 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper (THAN)
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To: Iron Munro

I think Romney needs to keep focus on making things better for legal Americans. I believe that Obama has misjudged the opinion of the American public in doing what he did.

I think Romney also needs to hammer him for bypassing Congress.


43 posted on 06/16/2012 2:17:49 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To all you Huckabee shills, this is why he was never even a blip on the radar.


44 posted on 06/16/2012 2:25:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: loveliberty2
I had to repeat that succinct statement of American exceptionalism and tradition, with one small modification.

"In America, where every elected representative swears to uphold the Constitution's protections of the rights and liberties of all, there is no "admirable" action if, by that action, the person who does it violates the Constitution's limits [and] his/her [required oath of office."]

45 posted on 06/16/2012 2:29:58 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: rottndog
Exactly. What Obama is proposing is the wrong thing to do regarding illegal aliens, all of whom are criminals, many of them the worst kind of violent offenders. Even though they are no right to be in this country, they feel they are entitled to push ahead of the ling and receive special perks.

Rep. Steve King is considering filing a lawsuit to block Obama's efforts. We all should show support for King's plan.

46 posted on 06/16/2012 2:30:36 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: publius911
That is a great change to my original statement! Thanks. In my rush to make a point about Huckabee's bandwagon leap, my wording was not as concise as yours.

At any rate, I hope many folks will flood Huckabee's in-box with that observation. He alluded to the constitution 101 matter, but should have stayed off the stump for the idea, for it gives Obama credit for a purely political ploy.

As for the link to the Crockett file, I provided another one also--located at the Foundation for Economic Education web site--a site loaded with archives which are loaded with other helpful works in this time of great danger in our Republic.

Thanks, again.

47 posted on 06/16/2012 2:38:42 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Dante3

This is yet another reason Boehner must be replaced as SOH...He should be out in the media discussing impeachment over this, not only against Obozo, but against ANY cabinet secretary that attempts to implement any of this BS. Not only is one not obligated to follow an illegal order, one can be prosecuted for doing so. This should be made abundantly clear to Obozo’s appointees.


48 posted on 06/16/2012 2:40:19 PM PDT by rottndog (Political Correctness KILLS...)
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To: Dante3
Rep. Steve King is considering filing a lawsuit to block Obama's efforts. We all should show support for King's plan.

I believe that the House, or a group from the House, has standing to submit an emergency request for mandamus from the Supreme Court.
That might be an effective cure for the attempted "silent coup."

The Congress (both houses) has no obligation to pass laws demanded by the Executive.
The Executive, on the other hand, has no authority to ignore laws legally passed by the Congress. None.

Even morons can grasp that distinction.

49 posted on 06/16/2012 2:53:09 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I never could stand Huckabee. Now I have another reason to despise the plastic weenie.


50 posted on 06/16/2012 2:53:57 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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