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After defeat of cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive order
The Hill ^ | 8/4/12 | Brendan Sasso

Posted on 08/04/2012 12:35:14 PM PDT by ColdOne

Senate Republicans recently blocked cybersecurity legislation, but the issue might not be dead after all.

The White House hasn't ruled out issuing an executive order to strengthen the nation's defenses against cyber attacks if Congress refuses to act.

“In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in an emailed response to whether the president is considering a cybersecurity order.

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


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: stockpilesong

1 posted on 08/04/2012 12:35:23 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

So that makes Obama a dictator huh?


2 posted on 08/04/2012 12:37:25 PM PDT by Americanexpat (�It is going to get even worse now that the)
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To: ColdOne

Exactly what a dictator-wannabe would do.... =.=


3 posted on 08/04/2012 12:39:15 PM PDT by cranked
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To: ColdOne

“Executive orders” ARE NOT democratic. They are fascist. Somebody needs to brief the Kenyan on how a republic works.


4 posted on 08/04/2012 12:41:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: Americanexpat

So when will the Mittster point this out.

Barack could come back, of course, and point out how Mitt basically emperor-fied gay marriage in Massachusetts (although Mitt can at least say he did it because the court wanted it, something Barack can’t say here).

Many civil libertarians will have to rethink their reflexive liberal bias with this kind of stuff going on.


5 posted on 08/04/2012 12:42:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The Kenyan knows jolly well how a republic works. He’s here to punk it as badly as he can. When Mitt walks all over him in November (which is far more a reflection on Barack than on Mitt) the humiliated lame duck will probably NOT tuck his tail between its legs, but rather fire off every possible punking EO he can. It will be extremely ugly. Hang on folks.


6 posted on 08/04/2012 12:44:47 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: FlingWingFlyer

So how/when did Exec Orders become the Third (and Dominant) house of Congress!? Like anything that gets abused they have to go. Has the Constitutionality of EOs ever been challenged?


7 posted on 08/04/2012 12:45:25 PM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: ColdOne

Did the bill fail because of opposition to its main area of cybersecurity, or because of unacceptable unrelated riders attached to it?


8 posted on 08/04/2012 12:48:34 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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9 posted on 08/04/2012 12:51:20 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: ColdOne
Here are 48 things that Barack Obama has done which should make his supporters feel ashamed and embarrassed
10 posted on 08/04/2012 12:51:38 PM PDT by grundle
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To: HiTech RedNeck

If Romney does win, his first action needs to be to throw out ALL of the Kenyan’s EOs. America don’t need them. That’s not how it is supposed to work in this country.


11 posted on 08/04/2012 12:55:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: ColdOne

Emperor Ubama, why don’t you just issue an executive order abolishing congress and usurping their powers?


12 posted on 08/04/2012 12:57:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: ColdOne
Who needs a Congress?

It's just a waste of money in a dictatorship anyway.

13 posted on 08/04/2012 12:58:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Thom Pain
Sure, Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer. But, as a whole, the GOP will not challege EO's because of the disturbing belief in the unitary executive theory and other forms of kingship.
14 posted on 08/04/2012 12:59:51 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Americanexpat
So that makes Obama a dictator huh?

First a Congress that will not act to reign in a President who abuses the office.

Second a public that does not demand that Congress act.

15 posted on 08/04/2012 1:00:40 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac; All

Really ..?? I think we’ve been demanding plenty .. they just refuse to listen.

That’s why the Tea Party was born .. because our own congress-people have refused to listen to “We the people”.

If the current repubs in congress think ‘10 was bad .. wait’ll we get through with ‘12.


16 posted on 08/04/2012 1:06:14 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: ColdOne

Are people FINALLY catching on to these executive orders? They’ve been going on forever.

My tagline used to say impeach over a year ago and then I gave up.

Back in the Watergate days, it was one dollar to send a telegram to your congressperson. They were flooded with one-dollar telegrams until the tide turned in favor of impeachment and Nixon resigned before it could happen.

Where’s the flood of telegrams?


17 posted on 08/04/2012 1:25:21 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: ColdOne

No one ever says No to The Won.


18 posted on 08/04/2012 1:27:37 PM PDT by bgill
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To: CyberAnt
That’s why the Tea Party was born .. because our own congress-people have refused to listen to “We the people”.

The Tea Party is a strong vocal minority but it does not carry much weight in the Democrat controlled Senate.

The Usurper in Chief is doing what the Dims in the Senate want but can’t get by the Republicans in the House so they are fine with what Obama does with his executive orders. The Dims in Congress do not care a wit about the Constitution so they won’t fight to protect their own power. As long as they get their perks of office they are fine letting Obama have his way.

We need educated voters. We need more Tea Party candidates.

19 posted on 08/04/2012 1:28:04 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

I do not believe we are a “minority” - I believe we are the former “silent majority” .. and I’m one of them.


20 posted on 08/04/2012 1:31:51 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Most Americans, knowing little more about Mitt than has come out in the current campaign (and Barack Obama has never accused Mitt of being too liberal), will view Mitt as merely the un-Obama and if they are sick of Obama will highly likely vote for Mitt. The body of Freepers knows far more about Mitt than that, which is why about half including his Estimable Jimness are saying nyet to the idea of ever voting Mitt and most of the rest (which includes me) are talking clothespins on their noses. But I’m just handicapping the race as it stands, not as FR would have held it.

Barack won’t be able to cheat his way out of this one. It will be too lopsided.

Mitt has already promised to take a huge eraser to a pile of EOs. We’ll see what that looks like on the evening of January 15th.


21 posted on 08/04/2012 3:42:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: ColdOne
After defeat of cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive order.

Three months from now...

After defeat in the Presidential election, Obama weighs executive order.

.

22 posted on 08/04/2012 3:43:58 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Pontiac; All

You said: “The Dims in Congress do not care a wit about the Constitution so they won’t fight to protect their own power.”

LOL! What in heck do you think the dems are doing NOW with all the disgusting ads saying Romney is a “felon”; “tax cheat”, a murderer, etc. You may be correct in thinking they don’t care a whit about the Constitution .. but I’ve never seen that stop them from feeding the public lie after lie after lie - TO KEEP THEIR POWER!!!!!

The only reason the dems want Obama in the WH - IS SPECIFICALLY TO KEEP THEIR POWER!!!


23 posted on 08/10/2012 2:01:11 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: CyberAnt
The only reason the dems want Obama in the WH - IS SPECIFICALLY TO KEEP THEIR POWER!!!

You and I are speaking about two different kinds of power.

I was speaking of the power conferred upon congress by the Constitution. You are referring to raw power to bend the populace to the will of their party.

The Democrats apparently are willing to surrender the former for the latter.

24 posted on 08/11/2012 12:10:14 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Pontiac

Exactly!!


25 posted on 08/16/2012 7:25:02 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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