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Obama signs defense measure he once vowed to veto
The Washington Times ^ | January 3, 2012 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 01/03/2013 10:14:34 AM PST by jazusamo

Backing down on a threatened veto, President Obama has signed into law a $633.3 billion defense bill with an attached a statement in which he serves notice to Congress that he’ll interpret the law as he sees fit on issues ranging from the transfer of terrorism detainees to objections of military chaplains against the new policy on gay service members.

Mr. Obama said in a “signing statement” late Wednesday that he agrees with the “vast majority” of provisions in the 680-page law. But he added, “I do not agree with them all.” He earlier had issued a veto threat to Congress if some of the objectionable provisions in the bill survived.

In spite of many veto threats in his first term, Mr. Obama has vetoed only two bills, both relatively inconsequential measures. When he ran for the presidency in 2008, Mr. Obama criticized President George W. Bush over the Republican’s use of signing statements, arguing that Mr. Bush too often was ignoring the will of Congress.

The president said in his new message that he objects to Section 1027 of the law, which renews the prohibition against transferring terror detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba to the United States for any purpose.

“I continue to oppose this provision, which substitutes the Congress’s blanket political determination for careful and fact-based determinations, made by counterterrorism and law enforcement professionals, of when and where to prosecute Guantanamo detainees,” Mr. Obama wrote...

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: defensebill; guantanamo; obama
The Won does as he pleases anyway, laws mean little to him.
1 posted on 01/03/2013 10:14:40 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

This is when you will find out Obama is a Globalist and not a leftist.


2 posted on 01/03/2013 10:18:23 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: jazusamo

Why don’t they just put “Or whatever” at the end of every stinking bill they pass? Because that’s all that’s going to matter anyway - however Obama wants to “interpret” it.

We have one day to get one Representative and one Senator to stand up against this guy who has acquired every electoral vote through a fraudulent, perjurious Official Certification of Nomination filed with each state SOS. If nobody will stand up to this lawlessness, Congress needs to just pass every bill consisting of just one word: Whatever.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 10:20:54 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: jazusamo
"But he added, “I do not agree with them all.”

For the serious stuff, he always gives himself an out.

4 posted on 01/03/2013 10:21:39 AM PST by hummingbird (Support Hummingbird Migration!)
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To: hummingbird

He sure does and I believe he only scratched the surface in his first term compared to what’s coming up.


5 posted on 01/03/2013 10:25:57 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
I'm more angry at the gutless GOP for their embarrassing obsequiousness than I am at the Kenyan for behaving like the lying commie punk we all know he is.
6 posted on 01/03/2013 10:27:00 AM PST by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

A victory for the GOP even though you will hardly hear about it.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 10:27:14 AM PST by what's up
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To: skeeter
I'm more angry at the gutless GOP

It seems to be a growing trend that conservative hate their leaders more than our communist President.

A dangerous trend and one which the MSM nurtures at every opportunity.

8 posted on 01/03/2013 10:29:26 AM PST by what's up
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To: jazusamo
he serves notice to Congress that he’ll interpret the law as he sees fit


I'll interpret the law as I see fit"

9 posted on 01/03/2013 10:30:09 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: what's up
Agreed...Obama has been bullying Congress with his veto threat his whole term, this shows that the House had better just get back to legislating and call his hand.
10 posted on 01/03/2013 10:31:16 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: smoothsailing

That garb suits him perfectly. :-)


11 posted on 01/03/2013 10:33:09 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: what's up
Its a growing trend the GOP leadership can reverse any damn time they want.

If they really cared about what we think.

12 posted on 01/03/2013 10:33:36 AM PST by skeeter
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To: butterdezillion
To think that app half this stupid nation wanted the country to be led into dictatorship, and a good many of them couldn't even give a cogent reason why. The ones who do know why, it's for the gibmees. The only thing "freedom" has ever meant to them is "free stuff". Aren't they in for a rude but well-deserved awakening when that runs dry too. We've already seen dry runs for what's coming in the mini riots over EBTs that didn't work because of computer glitch, new Section 8 lists that ran out before it got to them, etc. I thank God that they can't survive very long when they get too far away from the gibmee offices, and that they can't get very far away from those areas in the first place. They're going to learn just what government dependency means.
13 posted on 01/03/2013 10:33:46 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: what's up

Actually it is to be expected when our GOP “leaders” help the communist President pass his communist agenda.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 10:34:53 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: jazusamo

I’m afraid were a Banana Republic now.....The House of Reps and Senate are just their for Decoration. We no longer have Checks and Balances only Barry’s rules.....


15 posted on 01/03/2013 10:34:53 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: what's up

RINO’s are not Conservative Leaders.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 10:35:38 AM PST by Venturer
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To: jazusamo

The Republicans forced the assclown to approve the bill. Damn that Boehner. (off sarcasm)


17 posted on 01/03/2013 10:38:07 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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18 posted on 01/03/2013 10:38:35 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: hummingbird

There ought to be a way to make certain the executive branch does what the law says. for instance, tying the funds of a particular pet project to the enforcement of another particular provision.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 10:40:05 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: rbmillerjr

Personally I will despise the abortion-loving, gay loving ideologue liar in the White House the most... but of course you are free to despise GOP leaders more if you choose and give the MSM greaseballs more satisfaction while doing so.


20 posted on 01/03/2013 10:51:40 AM PST by what's up
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To: rbmillerjr
when our GOP “leaders” help the communist President

Well, in this case our leaders blocked our president from transferring terrorists here.

Without their action Feinstein's bill would have succeeded in getting terrorists to the States.

One point for our side (though they of course will receive credit from hardly anyone).

21 posted on 01/03/2013 10:57:01 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

How do you think our leaders will react when Obama bypasses the will of congress with an EO to pass Section 1027, as he has done on several contentious issues already?


22 posted on 01/03/2013 11:03:59 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Remains to be seen if Obama will figure he has the capital to do so.

But for now, the GOP did the right thing in blocking him.

23 posted on 01/03/2013 11:15:56 AM PST by what's up
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To: what's up
A victory for the GOP even though you will hardly hear about it.

Whatever.

24 posted on 01/03/2013 12:07:38 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: what's up
But for now, the GOP did the right thing in blocking him.

The GOP only rarely did the right thing when Reagan was in office, and they haven't done anything to protect the Constitution since.

The Department of Education was permanently established when Reagan had to give up the fight, he did however abolish the Double Nickles speed limit.

I will likely not live to see another President, whether I live past 2016 or not.

25 posted on 01/03/2013 12:13:21 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: what's up
Remains to be seen if Obama will figure he has the capital to do so.

Obama shows very little concern over his political capital. This is whats scary.

He and his personal cabal are leading, his party, the media and an only reluctant GOP (in that order) seem to be following.

26 posted on 01/03/2013 12:23:17 PM PST by skeeter
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To: what's up

When GOP leaders collaborate with a President that is attempting to harm the Nation...yes, I despise them equally for their treachery


27 posted on 01/03/2013 12:33:54 PM PST by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obama's Socialist Agenda)
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To: skeeter
On the contrary, I think Obama is very, very concerned with his capital.

This is why he backed off on talk about social security...the polls were against him. He watches those things constantly.

Obama is very weak right now, though you won't detect that in seeing him on the trash TV shows. He is frantically trying to keep his caucus together and terrified that the Dems are going to split. The reason that the media keeps harping on the splits in the GOP is because they know they will have to fact their own soon and are trying to put it off at least until after the inauguration.

28 posted on 01/03/2013 12:54:40 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up
Obama just declared that he will 'move quickly' on two obviously unpopular initiatives - gun control and illegal immigration - so we shall see I guess.

Although I don't know why he would worry about his popularity when anything that adversely affects it is shut down by the bottom feeder leftwing media. He has what amounts to carte blanche.

29 posted on 01/03/2013 1:05:02 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter
Obama just declared that he will 'move quickly' on two obviously unpopular initiatives - gun control and illegal immigration

Of course he did. He's trying as hard as he can to keep the momentum going after the election. The fact that he's pushing these hard-left issues already tells me he's desperate to keep his base on board (they were already starting to veer last week when chaining SS to the CPI index was under discussion and that shook Obama...he quickly yanked the idea).

These are not the actions of someone secure in his power. He will not get the usual 100 days honeymoon this time around.

30 posted on 01/03/2013 1:23:33 PM PST by what's up
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To: jazusamo
he’ll interpret the law as he sees fit

There's no need to say that. That's what he always does.

31 posted on 01/03/2013 2:13:39 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: jazusamo
...objections of military chaplains against the new policy on gay service members.

Just curious...does anybody know if the UCMJ wording against sodomy has been removed from the books by Congress yet?

32 posted on 01/03/2013 3:39:07 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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