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Obama On Executive Actions: ‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’
cbslocal.com ^ | 1/14/13 | CBS DC/AP

Posted on 01/14/2014 10:08:06 AM PST by ColdOne

President Barack Obama predicts Congress will be busy this year debating a renewal of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and an immigration overhaul. But he says he wants his Cabinet also to focus on executive actions that don’t require legislation.

“We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said.

Obama continued: ”And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congressnotneeded; coup; dictator; executiveorders; yearofaction

1 posted on 01/14/2014 10:08:06 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

The emperor has a scepter.


2 posted on 01/14/2014 10:10:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
The emperor has a scepter.

And the GOPe has no spine, nor do the subjects.

3 posted on 01/14/2014 10:17:53 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: ColdOne

”And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions.... Valerie told me I could. You ask her...”


4 posted on 01/14/2014 10:21:58 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Hillary Clinton, you were no Dennis Rodman.)
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To: cripplecreek
ahaha this is his highly self vaunted Year Of Action...ya know


5 posted on 01/14/2014 10:30:14 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Help fight The Neo Stalinists! Donate to your Free Republic)
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To: ColdOne

Congress has only two tools to rein in an out of control President abusing his powers, and seizing power he is not entitled too.
1. Impeachment
2. Defunding

We saw congress attempt option 2 last summer, Epic fail!


6 posted on 01/14/2014 10:31:29 AM PST by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: ColdOne
‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’
One is for lawbreaking, one is for home

Does not quite have the same charm as this.

7 posted on 01/14/2014 10:32:50 AM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: ColdOne
I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said.

Stick the pen up your a$$, and call Reggie Love.

5.56mm

8 posted on 01/14/2014 10:33:04 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: ColdOne
"Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool!"


9 posted on 01/14/2014 10:33:51 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: ColdOne
Read between the lines.... He has a hammer and he has a sickle and he's going to beat America to death with it.

He needs impeachment ASAP.

10 posted on 01/14/2014 10:34:57 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: ColdOne

11 posted on 01/14/2014 10:37:16 AM PST by GraceG
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To: ColdOne

If this is not a call to arms, I don’t know what is.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 10:58:23 AM PST by Malichi (!)
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To: ColdOne
A dictator says, "I will help the people by ignoring their representatives".

That's Obama.

13 posted on 01/14/2014 11:05:57 AM PST by what's up
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To: ColdOne
Executive orders only pertain to the daily operations of the executive branch of government. They can't be used to bypass congress or govern by royal edict. But...all the repubs are either being blackmailed, extorted, or simply willing participants, so royal edict it is. Was King George III really all that bad?
14 posted on 01/14/2014 11:06:21 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Malichi

Buy more ammo :)


15 posted on 01/14/2014 11:13:18 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: ColdOne
From the article:
“The belief that everybody’s got to take responsibility, everybody’s got to work hard, but if you do, that you can support a family and meet the kinds of obligations that you have to yourself and your family, but also to your communities and your neighbors.” -- President Barack Obama, 14 January 2014

Is this true, Mr. President? Do you really believe that statement? What is your definition of "hard work", sir? What is your definition of "responsibility"? Would you amplify on your comments, please?

For example, how about all the people who have dropped out of the employment pool because there are no jobs, and no hope for them? How will you help them to "work hard", to be "responsible", to be productive members of our society? What is your plan to promote enough economic growth to bring all those lost souls back into the working fold? And reduce unemployment and underemployment? I mean real economic growth, an increase in the GDP of the United States, instead of money-shuffling?

Or are these just more empty words thrown out there to be quoted and forgotten?

16 posted on 01/14/2014 11:24:36 AM PST by asinclair (Political hot air is a renewable energy resource)
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To: ColdOne

DICTATOR!!!!!!!


17 posted on 01/14/2014 11:26:15 AM PST by Logical me
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To: ColdOne

It’s how he stays in TOUCH with all the handsome fellows he meets in those Chicago bath houses.


18 posted on 01/14/2014 11:26:34 AM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: ColdOne

....and a head the size of the Goodyear Blimp.


19 posted on 01/14/2014 11:29:47 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: cripplecreek

“The emperor has a scepter.”

Except that it belongs to Reggie Love...

just sayin’


20 posted on 01/14/2014 11:34:26 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: ColdOne

“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,”

Sure, he’s got a “pen,” possibly a pencil, between his legs and a phone for long distance phone h0m0sex.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 11:35:40 AM PST by melancholy
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To: PowderMonkey

Did anybody see the part in Gates’ book where Bambi apparently told the generals “this is an order” over something he wanted done? Biden was there too and said something to the effect of “he’s ordering you (th generals) to do this.” Gates writes that they were all stunned; not even. Nixon had thought he was giving direct orders. The generals should have gotten up right then and ripped their bars off and resigned. Gates says at some point that many of them were concerned about the troops and put up with is dictatorial behavior for that reason.

Obama is crazy and power-mad.


22 posted on 01/14/2014 11:50:04 AM PST by livius
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To: PowderMonkey

Did anybody see the part in Gates’ book where Bambi apparently told the generals “this is an order” over something he wanted done? Biden was there too and said something to the effect of “he’s ordering you (th generals) to do this.” Gates writes that they were all stunned; not even. Nixon had thought he was giving direct orders. The generals should have gotten up right then and ripped their bars off and resigned. Gates says at some point that many of them were concerned about the troops and put up with is dictatorial behavior for that reason.

Obama is crazy and power-mad.


23 posted on 01/14/2014 11:50:04 AM PST by livius
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To: PowderMonkey

Did anybody see the part in Gates’ book where Bambi apparently told the generals “this is an order” over something he wanted done? Biden was there too and said something to the effect of “he’s ordering you (th generals) to do this.” Gates writes that they were all stunned; not even. Nixon had thought he was giving direct orders. The generals should have gotten up right then and ripped their bars off and resigned. Gates says at some point that many of them were concerned about the troops and put up with is dictatorial behavior for that reason.

Obama is crazy and power-mad.


24 posted on 01/14/2014 11:50:05 AM PST by livius
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To: livius

Ooops! Sorry!


25 posted on 01/14/2014 11:51:05 AM PST by livius
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To: ColdOne

The Emperor has no clothes!


26 posted on 01/14/2014 11:51:10 AM PST by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: swamprebel

Well, option 1 would be doomed to be an even bigger failure.


27 posted on 01/14/2014 11:58:25 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: swamprebel

And they don’t have the stones or votes to do #1. Meanwhile, the once Constitutional Republic is being steadily destroyed.


28 posted on 01/14/2014 12:07:27 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: itsahoot

Obama is LAW-LESS becuae Republicans are BALL-LESS!!! BALL-LESS!!!!!


29 posted on 01/14/2014 6:07:55 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
Obama is LAW-LESS becuae Republicans are BALL-LESS!!! BALL-LESS!!!!!



Yep.

30 posted on 01/15/2014 12:11:13 AM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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