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Obama's Dangerous Claim to Executive Power
Creators Syndicate ^ | October 8, 2013 | Betsy McCaughey

Posted on 10/08/2013 1:00:24 PM PDT by jazusamo

Negotiating with Republicans has never been in Obama's playbook. Three days after his inauguration in 2009, President Barack Obama silenced Republican lawmakers who voiced concerned about the enormity of spending in his stimulus bill by uttering two brash words, "I won."

That was his governing philosophy, as he rammed through the American Reinvestment and Recovery.

But in the fall of 2010, Republicans swept into control of the House of Representatives, and since then, Obama's agenda has been stalled. With little prospect of gaining control of the House in 2014, Obama is resorting to discrediting the Constitution's limits on presidential power rather than bargain with Congressional Republicans.

Here are the president's own words, explaining why he refuses to negotiate to end the government shutdown and resolve the fast approaching debt ceiling problem.

His views on presidential power ought to alarm all Americans.

"I will not pay ransom," said Obama, for a stopgap-spending bill to open the government.

Historically, presidents have had to make concessions to Congress to secure funding. President Reagan endured eight shutdowns. Each time he negotiated with the Democratic speaker of the house, Tip O'Neill, conceding on issues from mid-range missile defense to support for Nicaraguan contras to quickly end the shutdown.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boypresident; debtceiling; jamesmadison; obama; obamacare; shutdown; thewon
Senate Democrats reportedly will offer a bill shifting to the president the discretion to raise the debt ceiling any time through 2014

Dream on RATS, even RINO's in the House aren't crazy enough to go for that.

1 posted on 10/08/2013 1:00:24 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Never overestimate a RINO.


2 posted on 10/08/2013 1:05:16 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: jazusamo

Executive order : 666 : crown thou self King of the world, thou thoughts are law.


3 posted on 10/08/2013 1:05:59 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: jazusamo

Though we have seen glimpses of this in prior POTUSes (Andrew Jackson, Woodrow Wilson, FDR when he was trying to Court Pack)


4 posted on 10/08/2013 1:09:29 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jazusamo

Lame duck quacking...


5 posted on 10/08/2013 1:17:00 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: jazusamo
Negotiating with Republicans has never been in Obama's playbook.

There, fixed it.

6 posted on 10/08/2013 1:17:16 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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To: jazusamo

FOX dragging out McCain in a while to do some back stabbing. EXTREME RINO ALERT!


7 posted on 10/08/2013 1:19:08 PM PDT by dforest
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To: jazusamo

There is a reason the people put the Republicans in charge of the house of representatives, where spending bills originate according to the constitution. Obama can like it or lump it, the people spoke; and they didn’t give him and his democrat buddies power over everything.


8 posted on 10/08/2013 1:19:09 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: WayneS

Right on, it’s his way or no way.


9 posted on 10/08/2013 1:19:30 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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10 posted on 10/08/2013 1:20:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Consider the emotions today of all those Federal Employees who have young children.

They are not going to be happy, happy, happy with Barry’s AG Eric Holder for stopping the National AMBER ALERT Program over the weekend.

Surely, Mr. Fast and Furious Holder thought this Amber Alert cancellation through and made an exception for Michelle Obama’s two darling children?

BTW, I wonder if Barry, General of the Senate Harry “Mean Ol’ Guy” Reid, and Colonel of her former self Nancy “Always in a fog” Pelosi realize that other Federal employees ALSO have young children that need to be protected by the National Amber Alert Program?

BTW, BTW, the boy-toy, wanna-be dictator Barry Soetoro, aka Mr. Michelle Obama, COULD order his personal Corporate Jet, Air Force One, to be mothballed, by Executive Order, of course. (He must have a few blank EO forms lying around his empty chair, or his Golf bag - - - ).

That simple gesture just might, could, show that Barry also “feels our pain.”

Barry could also BARRYCADE his own personal Golf Course, and BARRYCADE the Oceans, only on Federal land, of course. (Governors are so touchy these days about THEIR State’s shorelines)!


11 posted on 10/08/2013 1:24:07 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: jazusamo

“His views on presidential power ought to alarm all Americans.”

They would...if the media reported objectively.

They would...if Americans still had powers of critical thinking.


12 posted on 10/08/2013 1:25:56 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: jazusamo

Why shouldn’t Obama rule by fiat, by Executive Orders?? He has been doing it and they have let him get away with it. Why would he stop?

They should have stopped him right off, but they kept letting him push the limit, so now they expect him to stop?
He is just getting started, “You aint seen nothing yet


13 posted on 10/08/2013 1:27:31 PM PDT by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t think they can shift by law a function designated to the congress through an act. If they do, every citizen should march on washington and bring a lot of ropes with them.


14 posted on 10/08/2013 1:29:27 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton

Agreed, especially with the latter part of your post.


15 posted on 10/08/2013 1:34:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
Dream on RATS, even RINO's in the House aren't crazy enough to go for that.

Hey now, you're talking about the right wing of the Democratic party here. They may go for anything.

16 posted on 10/08/2013 1:42:15 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
Obama can like it or lump it, the people spoke; and they didn’t give him and his democrat buddies power over everything.

If only that were true. For decades, pretty much every president has claimed that their election represents a "mandate" from the voters for their agenda. zero has abused that more than all the others put together, however.

IMO, it is foolish to assume that the Constitution will triumph. zero and the Dems have repeatedly treated the Constitution with disdain and contempt and, today, for all intents and purposes, it is in shreds at the bottom of his waste basket.

In 5 years, zero and the left have managed to transform America from a country of laws to a country of men. I put nothing past these people because they have regularly proven that they will go to any lengths to circumvent the Constitution. And, Boehner and the RINOs aren't too far behind them!

17 posted on 10/08/2013 1:49:40 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks jazusamo.
Three days after his inauguration in 2009, President Barack Obama silenced Republican lawmakers who voiced concerned about the enormity of spending in his stimulus bill by uttering two brash words, "I won." ... But in the fall of 2010, Republicans swept into control of the House of Representatives, and since then, Obama's agenda has been stalled. With little prospect of gaining control of the House in 2014, Obama is resorting to discrediting the Constitution's limits on presidential power rather than bargain with Congressional Republicans.

18 posted on 10/08/2013 2:05:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: jazusamo

It’s his (countless) claims to Imperial Power that are worrying.


19 posted on 10/08/2013 2:06:59 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer

I hear you, he and Jarrett through him, keep pounding away.


20 posted on 10/08/2013 2:09:52 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Something that must be asked of future Republican candidates, is “Do you think the office of the president has assumed too many powers, and if so, would he work with congress to return the office to its constitutional authorities?”


21 posted on 10/08/2013 4:45:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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