Skip to comments.Obama signs defense measure he once vowed to veto
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 hell 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 Republicans 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 Congresss 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...
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This is when you will find out Obama is a Globalist and not a leftist.
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.
For the serious stuff, he always gives himself an out.
He sure does and I believe he only scratched the surface in his first term compared to what’s coming up.
A victory for the GOP even though you will hardly hear about it.
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.
That garb suits him perfectly. :-)
If they really cared about what we think.
Actually it is to be expected when our GOP “leaders” help the communist President pass his communist agenda.
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.....
RINO’s are not Conservative Leaders.
The Republicans forced the assclown to approve the bill. Damn that Boehner. (off sarcasm)
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.
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.
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