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Obama's Staff Uses Autopen to Sign 'Fiscal Cliff' Legislation
Weekly Standard ^ | 1/3/13 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 01/03/2013 6:25:07 AM PST by listenhillary

(Snip) Within thirty minutes, the White House seems to have directed the pool reporter to send this note to reporters, from an unnamed "senior White House official": "We received the ['fiscal cliff'] bill late this afternoon, and it was immediately processed. A copy was delivered to the President for review. He then directed the bill be signed by autopen."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; obamalegacy; present; presidentpresent

1 posted on 01/03/2013 6:25:13 AM PST by listenhillary
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To: listenhillary
He then directed the bill be signed by autopen

It could have been worse, I suppose. He could have insisted they fly the damn thing out to Hawaii for him to sign in some staged photo-op BS.

2 posted on 01/03/2013 6:29:24 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: listenhillary

Just curious, but when did ‘signing’ bills into law with an AUTO-PEN come in to being?
Silly me, I thought the President has to actually SIGN a bill for it to become a law.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 6:30:40 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: Tupelo

I think the Auto Pen has a more sound constitutional authority than our illegal president.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 6:32:39 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: listenhillary

Are we talking about the Jefferson invention here?


5 posted on 01/03/2013 6:33:04 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

I would think it was a plotter pen type device driven by a stored signature.


6 posted on 01/03/2013 6:34:47 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Gadsden1st

“I think the Auto Pen has a more sound constitutional authority than our illegal president.”

Hussein’s worshippers figure if it’s good enough for the families of the troops who have given their lives in service to the messiah....


7 posted on 01/03/2013 6:35:52 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Fake signature by a fake dictator.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 6:37:28 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: Beowulf9

Found this on the internet..so it must be true.

“John Isaac Hawkins invented the first autopen in 1803 or, at least, that is when he received his patent. Thomas Jefferson, always an early adopter of technology, started using it a year later.”

By the way, I am a French Model.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 6:38:13 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Gadsden1st

Bon Jure.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 6:40:24 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: listenhillary

Now, if they could combine a teleprompter with an autopen into one machine, we’d have a fully automated Obama.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 6:45:05 AM PST by Miles the Slasher
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To: listenhillary

Now, if they could combine a teleprompter with an autopen into one machine, we’d have a fully automated Obama.


12 posted on 01/03/2013 6:45:15 AM PST by Miles the Slasher
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To: listenhillary

What are the guidelines to prevent mal-use? Could I get it and overturn all his edicts, for instance? ( Not that would be a bad thing)


13 posted on 01/03/2013 6:49:34 AM PST by Exit148
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To: listenhillary

http://www.justice.gov/olc/2005/opinion_07072005.pdf

WHETHER THE PRESIDENT MAY SIGN A BILL BY DIRECTING THAT HIS SIGNATURE BE AFFIXED TO IT
The President may sign a bill within the meaning of Article I, Section 7 by directing a subordinate to affix the President’s signature to such a bill, for example by autopen.

July 7, 2005

MEMORANDUM OPINION FOR THE COUNSEL TO THE PRESIDENT
You have asked whether, having decided to approve a bill, the President may sign it, within the meaning of Article I, Section 7 of the Constitution, by directing a subordinate to affix the President’s signature to it, for example by autopen. This memorandum confirms and elaborates upon our earlier advice that the President may sign a bill in this manner...


14 posted on 01/03/2013 6:53:38 AM PST by FewsOrange
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To: FewsOrange

Fake pen, fake money, fake president, fake history, fake election, fake representation, fake statistics, fake reporting.

Faux American Government, Inc.


15 posted on 01/03/2013 7:03:23 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Hussein’s worshippers figure if it’s good enough for the families of the troops who have given their lives in service to the messiah....

That horrid mistake was made by Donald Rumsfeld. He had the gall to autopen sympathy notes. Thank God it was found out and he went to signing them.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 7:06:00 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: listenhillary

Maybe if the auto pen and the TOTUS get together and procreate we can do way with NObama all together, provided they don’t stop at a PP clinic.


17 posted on 01/03/2013 7:12:31 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Miles the Slasher

this is simply brilliant
“Now, if they could combine a teleprompter with an autopen into one machine, we’d have a fully automated Obama”

hope 0dumbo’s minions dont’see this
he could stay on permanent vacay then


18 posted on 01/03/2013 8:16:54 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: listenhillary

Auto Pen would have done surprisingly well in the GOP primaries...


19 posted on 01/03/2013 8:17:21 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Tupelo
"Just curious, but when did ‘signing’ bills into law with an AUTO-PEN come in to being?

Silly me, I thought the President has to actually SIGN a bill for it to become a law.

Maybe he will want to say: "I didn't sign that bill. The autopen was misused by others. Maybe the autopen signed by itself.

We need to outlaw, at least regulate, autopens."

20 posted on 01/03/2013 9:42:31 AM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: listenhillary

Too lazy to even sign his name to legislation, which is one of his most important obligations.


21 posted on 01/03/2013 9:43:37 AM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Gadsden1st

Mais Oui. Soit dit en passant, Je suis un modèle Français.


22 posted on 01/03/2013 10:15:36 AM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Crucial

“Too lazy to even sign his name to legislation” So who washes the Golfer-in-Chief’s balls? It’s good to be the King!


23 posted on 01/03/2013 10:20:37 AM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Tupelo

Just curious, but when did ‘signing’ bills into law with an AUTO-PEN come in to being?

Don’t be silly, teleprompters don’t know how to write.


24 posted on 01/03/2013 10:26:41 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Colorado Cowgirl

Only french I know is

Laissez les bons temps rouler


25 posted on 01/03/2013 1:26:44 PM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Gadsden1st

Oh yes, “let the good times roll” Have a Happy New Year.


26 posted on 01/03/2013 1:59:20 PM PST by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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