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Obama’s unconstitutional steps worse than Nixon’s (George Will)
Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2013 | George Will

Posted on 08/15/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT by neverdem

President Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic agenda is nonexistent and his foreign policy of empty rhetorical deadlines and red lines is floundering. And at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality.

Explaining his decision to unilaterally rewrite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), he said: “I didn’t simply choose to” ignore the statutory requirement for beginning in 2014 the employer mandate to provide employees with health care. No, “this was in consultation with businesses.”

He continued: “In a normal political environment, it would have been easier for me to simply call up the speaker and say, you know what, this is a tweak that doesn’t go to the essence of the law. . . . It looks like there may be some better ways to do this, let’s make a technical change to the law. That would be the normal thing that I would prefer to do. But we’re not in a normal atmosphere around here when it comes to Obamacare. We did have the executive authority to do so, and we did so.”

Serving as props in the scripted charade of White House news conferences, journalists did not ask the pertinent question: “Where does the Constitution confer upon presidents the ‘executive authority’ to ignore the separation of powers by revising laws?” The question could have elicited an Obama rarity: brevity. Because there is no such authority...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aca; benghazi; bhofascism; corruption; criminalpresident; democrats; fastandfurious; georgewill; govtabuse; impeach; impeachnow; irs; nixon; obama; obamacare; tyranny; waronliberty

1 posted on 08/15/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

The Constitution provides a remedy to adress this problem: impeachment.


2 posted on 08/15/2013 3:45:46 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: neverdem
'Bout damn time.

We really could use a little more outrage on the part of the GOP's beltway milquetoasts.

3 posted on 08/15/2013 3:46:11 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

But George voted a second time for Barry!?


4 posted on 08/15/2013 3:49:49 PM PDT by Herbster
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To: neverdem

IMPEACH!

CONVICT!

IMPRISON!


5 posted on 08/15/2013 3:53:36 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: Taxman

Impeach

Convict

Execute


6 posted on 08/15/2013 3:54:56 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: The Great RJ

We’re going to have to primary a LOT of “republicans” and whoop on democrats for that to ever happen. The GOPe type’s that lose in the primaries will turn Murkowski ugly; bank on it (as well as a fraud machine to help get the spineless bastards back in)


7 posted on 08/15/2013 4:05:08 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: neverdem

Obama’s transgressions make Nixon look like a choir boy.


8 posted on 08/15/2013 4:15:46 PM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: Iron Munro

Nixon and McCarthy were patriots simply trying to stop the commie take over of our country.

They were both right. Their only mistake was not doing enough and giving up.


9 posted on 08/15/2013 4:48:41 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: The Great RJ

“The Constitution provides a remedy to adress this problem: impeachment.”

Very true. The Constitution gives the House the power of impeachment and the Senate the power to try the offender once impeachment occurs.

The Constitution also gives the House the power of the purse. Since 2010 Republicans have controlled the House and therefore the power of the purse. Yet our national debt is the highest in the history of the nation and the federal government continues to pile up debt. The House has abdicated its spending authority to the Senate and the President by perpetuating the charade of continuing resolutions instead of forcing the Senate to pass, and the President to sign, a real budget.

Given the Republican House does not have the courage to cut a federal budget filled with obscene waste of taxpayer dollars, why should we believe that same House will impeach the first African American president?


10 posted on 08/15/2013 5:10:47 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Soul of the South

The opposite of “pro” is “con.”

So what is the opposite of “progress?”


11 posted on 08/15/2013 6:57:55 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: neverdem
Here comes the whoring, drunk, al Qaeda-loving US Congress
FRESH FROM THEIR BANKS and House brothel.


12 posted on 08/15/2013 9:26:47 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: neverdem
Nixon resigned over a third rate burglary. Obama will never resign.

If our congress won't impeach, then Primary them All!

Support Mark Levin's Liberty Amendments

Get your Tea Party Toolkit and hit the Townhalls!

Keep up the Good Fight!

13 posted on 08/15/2013 9:57:41 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Taxman

Boom.


14 posted on 08/15/2013 10:56:30 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Herbster

When did George vote for Barry?


15 posted on 08/15/2013 11:10:40 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: neverdem; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...



Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!

16 posted on 08/15/2013 11:23:41 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: neverdem
Re: “Obama’s shriveling presidency.”

If only!

ObamaCare, $1 trillion stimulus, two Supreme Court justices (and three years to go), Amnesty (large chunks already by Executive Order), Muslim extremists competing for power in half a dozen countries that used to be friendly to America, largest debt increase in American history, explosion in federal backed welfare, gay marriage, incited racial hatred in the Zimmerman case, destroyed the American coal industry.

This guy isn't shriveling.

He's the most destructive political force in my lifetime, and he's gaining power.

17 posted on 08/16/2013 12:24:07 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: The Great RJ
The Constitution provides a remedy to adress this problem: impeachment.

The Constitution also provided that the usurper is ineligible for the office.

We the people ignored that provision twice.


18 posted on 08/16/2013 3:25:36 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: neverdem
Democrats are Law-Less

Republicans are Ball-Less

WHO will save us??

19 posted on 08/16/2013 3:54:57 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: neverdem

Obama appears to be a dictator wannabee....


20 posted on 08/16/2013 6:52:33 AM PDT by GOPJ ( When the state knows all but difference between right and wrong, it won't end well--Steyn)
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To: The Great RJ; All

Here are some talking points to bring up at your next Town Hall Meeting, phone call, letter, or e-mail to any Incumbent Congressman and woman:

1.) If we stop donating to the RINOs, then we just MIGHT have a chance that they will actually change their anti-Conservative words and actions in OUR Republican Party.

Remember, in politics, “Lack of Money speaks louder than words.”

2.) If teeth are lacking in the US Constitution for swift and effective punishment of Constitution violators, then it really is time to SHUT DOWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

3.) What more will it take for Articles of Impeachment to be issued for B. Hussein Obama?

4.) When can we expect to read that you have resigned from Congress?


21 posted on 08/16/2013 7:07:30 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Ann Archy
Democrats are Law-Less
Republicans are Ball-Less


A keeper for sure....
22 posted on 08/16/2013 7:08:45 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
Pass it on.....MAYBE some Congresscritter will see it and get the message.

Democrats are Law-Less

Republicans are Ball-Less

23 posted on 08/16/2013 9:11:53 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Graewoulf

We have that authority already and stated brilliantly in the Declaration.

I have yet to hear any rumblings from any of the States to do just that though. Most are still stuck on the teet of taxpayer $$ that is funneled from ‘rich’ to the ‘poor’.


24 posted on 08/16/2013 11:46:27 AM PDT by i_robot73 (Gov't always start as MAY and SHOULD, but soon becomes one of WILL and SHALL. Never let them START.)
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To: Soul of the South

EXCELLENT !


25 posted on 08/16/2013 5:32:50 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Ann Archy

.......I think the answer to your question is 1%. That would be 3 million employed, tax paying citizens showing up in Washington DC at the same time “venting” their displeasure with the criminals that the LIV’s put in office both Republican and Democrat.

So, “Do we have 1% that give enough of a damn to REALLY get involved”? That’s the question! Until such day, nothing is going to change and all us keyboard warriors will continue to pass our time each night wondering what could have been.


26 posted on 08/16/2013 5:43:15 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks neverdem.


27 posted on 08/17/2013 4:12:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Cen-Tejas

We had 2 million show up in DC to oppose 0’s health care. Some reports put the number at below 50 thousand. The MSM nor either national party ever recognized this as the largest demonstration in the history of the republic.
To succeed we must do more than can possibly be imagined.


28 posted on 08/17/2013 7:02:30 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

I know, and I think “most of us” know, but putting it in writing to be seen around the world is another matter.

I’m afraid we are a little like Germany before the war. Simply put, finding even 1% to stand up to Hitler proved impossible. Meanwhile, Homeland Security is building a domestic Army just like Obama said he wanted. Hitler had the Brownshirts. Obama has NSA and the IRS. We are in scary times.


29 posted on 08/17/2013 7:45:23 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: SunkenCiv

thanks


30 posted on 08/17/2013 7:55:35 AM PDT by GOPJ ( When the state knows all but difference between right and wrong, it won't end well--Steyn)
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