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White House suggests Obama will put off signing arms treaty until August
The Hill ^ | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 06/11/2013 12:18:58 PM PDT by yoe

The White House signaled Monday that President Obama will delay signing a controversial arms trade treaty until after Congress leaves for summer recess.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president aims to sign the pact “before the end of August.” Obama could have signed it as early as Monday.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) opposes the treaty, and the delay would allow Obama to sign the pact during the August doldrums, with Congress out of town.

That time frame appears to validate the concerns of treaty advocates who had worried the administration would wait until the cover of darkness to sign a treaty opposed by a majority of senators.

“I think there’s a lot of political hand-wringing going on,” said Rachel Stohl, a senior associate with the Stimson Center think tank, which supports the treaty. “They know people are going to be paying attention to this particular issue on this particular day.”

The treaty covers small arms and calls on states to keep records on "end users, as appropriate."

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


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NO TO OBAMA AND NO TO THE UNITED NATIONS

YES TO OUR SECOND AMENDMENT!!

1 posted on 06/11/2013 12:18:58 PM PDT by yoe
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To: yoe

Take the Senate in 2014 and impeach the usurping traitor!!


2 posted on 06/11/2013 12:21:13 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: yoe

That’s because the Constitution says that it takes 2/3 of those PRESENT in the Senate to ratify a treaty.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 12:22:54 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: DBrow

and of course the Congress is in recess in August.

If he does this stunt, it is time to rise up and toss them all out by force if necessary. I am beyond tired of this clown and his party abusing the constitution and procedure. Sorry, this is not a kingdom yet. Recess appointments are one thing but trying to get through something akin to a constitutional amendment must not be allowed to stand.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 12:28:32 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Mouton

>> and of course the Congress is in recess in August.

Yup.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 12:29:38 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: yoe

Obama is going to piggy back the Zimmerman trial outcome and associated hoopla -Obama is nothing if not manipulative.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 12:29:50 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Mouton

is he REALLY gonna have to be smacked down by the courts over this stunt AGAIN?


7 posted on 06/11/2013 12:30:06 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: yoe
Until ratified by the Senate it carries no force of law and can be ignored by the states.
8 posted on 06/11/2013 12:30:56 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I bet on nothing with regard to the SC, not after Obamacare decision.


9 posted on 06/11/2013 12:32:34 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: yoe
Can they make some kind of new law or procedural step in the mean time to preclude him from doing this?
Why not a some of them stay for the sake of our Country?
10 posted on 06/11/2013 12:33:35 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: DBrow

That’s because the Constitution says that it takes 2/3 of those PRESENT in the Senate to ratify a treaty.

You wanna bet he will pay to fly in all the dims and rinos who support this....

Obama has already made it clear that he can decide WHEN congress is in session and he has ignored not 1 but 2 rulings against his recess apopouintments to NRLB board....


11 posted on 06/11/2013 12:33:38 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: yoe

He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 12:41:59 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: nomad
Until ratified by the Senate it carries no force of law and can be ignored by the states.

But it wont be ...

13 posted on 06/11/2013 12:47:39 PM PDT by dartuser
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To: yoe

I’m not suprised. Let the guy sign it will never get ratified.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 12:53:45 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: dartuser

Depends on the states.


15 posted on 06/11/2013 12:53:58 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Jim Robinson
"Take the Senate in 2014 and impeach the usurping traitor!!"

The GOP should use this as their campaign platform for 2014. It would work. 0bama does not have the support the media is lying to us about. Problem is, even in light of these scandals, 0bama will pull out all the stops to steal as many elections as possible for the Dem candidates. Think 'Allen West' in overdrive.

Wouldn't surprise me if 0bama's NSA tampered with electronic voting machines during the 2012 election.

16 posted on 06/11/2013 12:58:39 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Jim Robinson
We'd better get a true constitutional TEA party up and running before then, because looking at the Amnesty vote today, we have very, very few we can count on in the RINO party.

What would it take to get a real, operating political party to be a viable force in the next election?

GOPe is totally compromised - I don't think there is a way to clean it out.

17 posted on 06/11/2013 12:59:25 PM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: yoe

Another meaningless ceremony...


18 posted on 06/11/2013 1:17:36 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Right. How many times did the arch-criminal Wilson sign the Treaty of the League of Nations?


19 posted on 06/11/2013 1:25:15 PM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Jim Robinson
Take the Senate in 2014 and impeach the usurping traitor!!

Boy does that sound SWEET!! But the GOP will have to oust the Weeper (assuming they can hold the House).
20 posted on 06/11/2013 2:05:06 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: yoe

That means he will sign it in secret.


21 posted on 06/11/2013 2:09:48 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: boxlunch

If someone runs as a republican they’re going to act like a republican once they get elected.


22 posted on 06/11/2013 2:24:16 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Mouton
by force if necessary

Second that - I am waiting for a leader.
23 posted on 06/11/2013 2:33:20 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: DBrow

“PRESENT...”


24 posted on 06/11/2013 4:08:31 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Lexinom

Ah ha ha ha!


25 posted on 06/11/2013 5:31:38 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: yoe

The timing is specific to a set of new threats. Global and stateside. The posturing of supposed leaks, is the prelude. Get safe, the hellstorm is here. May the breath of God, be upon our shoulders


26 posted on 06/11/2013 5:58:00 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: yoe

"Dude...you're doing it all wrong"
27 posted on 06/12/2013 3:14:44 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Cheerio
the GOP will have to oust the Weeper

Got a thick letter from him yesterday. Went straight into the recycling bin unopened. Probably some stupid GOP fundraiser "survey" wanting to know such things as, "Are you in favor of the Constitution or opposed?"

28 posted on 06/12/2013 3:57:20 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: DBrow
"That’s because the Constitution says that it takes 2/3 of those PRESENT in the Senate to ratify a treaty."

If a communist bear takes a dump in the woods and no one hears him, does it really make a sound?

With Dirty Harry, I'm sure they will consider it "deemed passed" - just like ObamaCare took over 1/6 of our economy, but more importantly, life and death of EVERY citizen.

After passing this next usurpation, we'll read and weep!

29 posted on 06/12/2013 11:13:47 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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