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Obama On Executive Actions: ‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’
CBS ^ | January 14, 2014 | NA

Posted on 01/14/2014 1:13:56 PM PST by Carbonsteel

WASHINGTON (CBS DC/AP) — Calling for “all hands on deck” to assist the economy, President Barack Obama is urging his Cabinet to identify ways to keep his administration relevant to people struggling in the up-and-down recovery.

With two weeks left before delivering an economy-focused State of the Union address to Congress, Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs message and demonstrating how he can advance his economic agenda administratively and through his ability to coax action from important interest groups.

“We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said Tuesday as he convened his first Cabinet meeting of the year.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
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Nothing Fascist about this!!

Besides, the economy is stagnant because of over bearing, heavy handed Government policies and regulation.

Who actually believes that getting more heavy handed will change anything....Oh that's right..Progressives!!

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

1 posted on 01/14/2014 1:13:56 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel
“We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said

FUBO!!!

2 posted on 01/14/2014 1:16:10 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Carbonsteel

What he needs is a special prosecutor with a perverse interest in his lower intestinal tract.


3 posted on 01/14/2014 1:16:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel

“Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Pretty cool!” —Paul “The Forehead” Begala and Bill Clinton cheerleader


4 posted on 01/14/2014 1:16:52 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Carbonsteel

“The beatings will continue until morale improves!” (A sign found on a sunken Japanese sub.)


5 posted on 01/14/2014 1:17:09 PM PST by Keli Kilohana (Editor, ZARR CHASM CHRONICAL [sic], Sore, WV)
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To: Puppage

Fascist SOB.

I thought there was some talk about a march on Washington on or near April 15?


6 posted on 01/14/2014 1:17:23 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: Carbonsteel

The pen is for overriding the law of the land, the phone is for whomever is giving him instructions about what to do.


7 posted on 01/14/2014 1:17:31 PM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Carbonsteel

We have the 2A.


8 posted on 01/14/2014 1:18:11 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Carbonsteel

what’s the proper term,
Lame duck?

When it becomes apparent that those dems that shoved obammycare up our rears are going to lose their elections badly, obammy will be toast.


9 posted on 01/14/2014 1:18:33 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Carbonsteel
"I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said Tuesday

So stick the pen in your nose then call someone who gives a shite what you've got.

10 posted on 01/14/2014 1:19:02 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Carbonsteel

Kon-sty-two-shun?

What is Kon-sty-two-shun?

We don’t do Kon-sty-two-shun here. It’s just racist, sexist and homophobic.

Now go pay your taxes. Your government is broke. :)


11 posted on 01/14/2014 1:20:36 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: Carbonsteel

Here is my handle, here is my spout.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 1:20:43 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Puppage

What he left out of the quote was: I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone and I’m not afraid to use them!


13 posted on 01/14/2014 1:21:04 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: Joe Boucher
what’s the proper term, Lame duck?

This duck has no feet.

14 posted on 01/14/2014 1:21:34 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: Carbonsteel
When you're an arrogant jackass you can't see what an idiot you really are. This clown could never admit that he is the reason the economy is so bad. He thinks he is great because nobody around him has the guts to tell him the truth. The more he does the worse it will get.
15 posted on 01/14/2014 1:22:58 PM PST by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags of All Colors)
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To: Carbonsteel

He’s starting to focus. He’s like a laser.


16 posted on 01/14/2014 1:23:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Ingtar

Stick the pen in your ear, and scrawl across that scrap of paper in front of you with the earpiece end of the handset.


17 posted on 01/14/2014 1:23:45 PM PST by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: Carbonsteel
Take His Pen.
Take his Phone.
Take HIM.
18 posted on 01/14/2014 1:24:12 PM PST by DeaconRed (GOD: Please send us one more Ronald Reagan. Soon. Thanks Deacon Red. PS It ain't Christie. . .)
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To: Carbonsteel

I love it when little men act tough.


19 posted on 01/14/2014 1:24:14 PM PST by lesko
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To: Carbonsteel

Isn’t this the guy who has never had a cabinet meeting?


20 posted on 01/14/2014 1:24:44 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Carbonsteel

And no brains.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 1:26:02 PM PST by mulligan
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To: Carbonsteel

Now all he needs is a crooked Supreme Court..................Forget that, he’s got that too


22 posted on 01/14/2014 1:26:38 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: Carbonsteel

I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,”

Too bad he doesn’t have a functioning brain.


23 posted on 01/14/2014 1:26:41 PM PST 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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Val, have you seen my pen? Val? Valerie?

24 posted on 01/14/2014 1:28:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Why are Americans so stupid to fall for this lazy socialist idiot child? He is so lazy he does nearly zero real work. His underlings do all his work and thinking. He appointed stooges who believe the same leftist garbage he does


25 posted on 01/14/2014 1:28:57 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Carbonsteel

I think the MSM cleaned up his quote. He probably said “I have a scepter and a crown and all must bow down!”


26 posted on 01/14/2014 1:30:39 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: Joe Boucher

Sometimes a Lame Duck becomes a Cornered Rat, that can be a dangerous critter, because they have nothing to lose.


27 posted on 01/14/2014 1:30:46 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Carbonsteel

We’ve got tar and we’ve got feathers.


28 posted on 01/14/2014 1:31:07 PM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Carbonsteel
"I've got a pen and I've got a phone"

Page 358,"Rules for Radicals"

29 posted on 01/14/2014 1:32:19 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Carbonsteel

Dear Barry:

Use your pen to sign your resignation. The economy would leap like a monkey sitting on a firecracker.


30 posted on 01/14/2014 1:33:34 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Arrogant basturd! Clearly unconstitutional.


31 posted on 01/14/2014 1:33:57 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of the States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: Carbonsteel
Jefferson, Madison, Gallatin, and Monroe took the Feds to task with the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions to invalidate Adams and the Federalist Alien and Sedition Acts. The A&S acts were the Federalists way to silence the Republicans and the Resolutions reversed the unconstitutional and biased law. Why can't our Congressmen or Senators invalidate Obama and Obamacare with the same tactics?
32 posted on 01/14/2014 1:35:40 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: dennisw
"Why are Americans so stupid to fall for this lazy socialist idiot child? He is so lazy he does nearly zero real work. His underlings do all his work and thinking. He appointed stooges who believe the same leftist garbage he does"

Because the US system of education and social reinforcement has been taken over by the Left to produce something akin to the Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons of Brave New World. Such creations will never see the truth and will follow Obama no matter what.

33 posted on 01/14/2014 1:41:27 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Carbonsteel

The arrogance is breathtaking................


34 posted on 01/14/2014 1:41:59 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: vetvetdoug
The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions didn't "reverse" anything. Some parts of the Alien and Sedition Acts are still on the books, although the most offensive provisions were permitted to expire by President Jefferson.

The resolutions were not accepted by the federal authority of the time. Patrick Henry, who normally stood with the states, condemned the resolutions as treasonous because he believed they would lead to secession and civil war.

Buy a copy of States' Rights and the Union by Forrest McDonald. It's the best book on federalism, and no library should be without it.

35 posted on 01/14/2014 1:44:26 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: vetvetdoug


36 posted on 01/14/2014 1:51:09 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Carbonsteel

So Obama confirms the fact that he intends to be dictator.

Unfortunately, we have to wait until June to discover if he will be “made legal” dictator by SCOTUS after the arguments over his recess appointments yesterday.

When he says” We’re not going to wait for legislation” and that he has a pen and a phone, he is telling us to our face that he considers himself a dictator.

I doubt Congress or the Courts will do anything except confirm his Fuhrer status.

It is going to take We The Little People to defy and remove him and his host from power.

And that will not happen by any civil means. Not when he lessons of history are so clear.


37 posted on 01/14/2014 1:56:18 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Carbonsteel
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.”

Ah, yes. I'm struggle to make ends meet and Obama wants me to feel more obligated to my neighbors.

He's an ugly little man.

38 posted on 01/14/2014 1:57:23 PM PST by what's up
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To: Carbonsteel
Only through legislation can Obama obtain some of the most ambitious items on his economic agenda — from a higher minimum wage to universal preschool to an overhaul of immigration laws,

Notice how NONE of those items help small business?

39 posted on 01/14/2014 1:58:58 PM PST by what's up
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To: Red Badger

The arrogance is breathtaking................

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What is equally amazing is the passivity of most Americans who are either ignorant or indifferent about executive abuse of power, They just don’t care so the arrogant Obama keeps ratcheting up his grab for more power.

Congress may as well go home. They no longer serve any legislative function.


40 posted on 01/14/2014 2:00:52 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Carbonsteel

If I had a pen
I’d sign stuff in the morning
I’d sign stuff in the evening
Controlling this land

I’d impose Social Justice
I’d wipe out Freedom
I’d stir up
Hate between
The rich ones and the poor ones
Aaaa aaa aaa aaaaaa
all over this la-and

And if I had a phone
I’d dial it in the morning
I’d dial it in the evening
Do it cause I can

I’d organize flash mobs
I’d threaten corporations
I’d foster
Hate and fear
And utter desperation
Aaaa aaaa aaa aaa
all over this la-and


41 posted on 01/14/2014 2:03:04 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Starboard

At some point, even liberals must realize that anything he does will have major implications to the next Republican POTUS. He or she will have the blueprint laid out before them and will follow it accordingly..................


42 posted on 01/14/2014 2:03:53 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Carbonsteel

Yeesh. I just had a conversation with a Zero aplogogist about this. he said, “Well, I need context for this.” I told him the context was right in the damned sentence he uttered! He doesn’t give two craps about legislation! I don’t know what it takes to get through to these people!!!


43 posted on 01/14/2014 2:06:05 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The original lyrics were written by an avowed communist, Pete Seeger, and the ‘hammer’ was the hammer of communism.............

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_I_Had_a_Hammer


44 posted on 01/14/2014 2:06:19 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger
At some point, even liberals must realize that anything he does will have major implications to the next Republican POTUS.

You are wrongly assuming there is ever going to be another Republican/Conservative POTUS - that somehow this is just politics as usual and next election cycle will return us from a MarxoFascist oligarchy back to a Republic.

You might want to read what Adams had to say about what happens when a people lose their share in the legislature and refuse to stop every encroachment on their liberty .

We are already there.

45 posted on 01/14/2014 2:08:49 PM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

46 posted on 01/14/2014 2:09:37 PM PST by caww
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To: Carbonsteel

“‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’”

So did Hitler.


47 posted on 01/14/2014 2:10:39 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Carbonsteel

The Clown has a pen and a phone, but doesn’t have A CLUE. Harvard Grad my arse.


48 posted on 01/14/2014 2:13:40 PM PST by fivecatsandadog
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To: Red Badger

At the first sign of executive overreach by a Republican president, the liberal media will start calling for impeachment. It won’t take much.


49 posted on 01/14/2014 2:18:55 PM PST by Starboard
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To: lee martell

marxist punk is going down as the worst president in history.
Makes Carter look good


50 posted on 01/14/2014 2:20:41 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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