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Stockman walks out of State of the Union
The Hill ^ | January 28, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 01/28/2014 9:11:23 PM PST by anymouse

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said Tuesday night that he left President Obama's State of the Union speech early after "hearing how the President is further abusing his Constitutional powers."

"I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers," Stockman said in a release shortly after Obama's speech ended. "Needless to say, I am deeply disappointed in the tone and content of tonight's address."

Stockman said he was reacting to Obama's promise to "break his oath of office and begin enacting his own brand of law through executive decree."

"This is a wholesale violation of his oath of office and a disqualifying offense," said the Texas congressman.

Stockman also criticized Obama for refusing to admit "his policies have failed," and for advancing a plan for more taxes and spending that is a "blueprint for perpetual poverty."

The Tea Party-backed congressman had missed weeks of House votes and hadn't been campaigning in Texas for his race against Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas). After tweeting that people could "find out Monday" where he'd been, Stockman resurfaced this Monday to say he'd been on a House-sanctioned international trip and blasting reports saying had been missing.

Other Republican members had similar reactions to Obama's promise to do by executive order what he can't get done legislatively in Congress.

"Unfortunately, what I heard from President Obama tonight was hostility toward our foundational principles, condescension toward a co-equal branch of government, and a general aversion to common sense and bipartisanship," said Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho).

"The President's attempt to intimidate Congress by abusing executive power demonstrates a serious unwillingness to work with the coequal legislative branch of government," said Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.).


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: fraud; impeach; obama; remove; rico; senate; stateofunion; stockman
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Was Sen. Cornyn applauding Obama's vow to override Congress with Executive Orders?
1 posted on 01/28/2014 9:11:23 PM PST by anymouse
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To: anymouse

Every last Congress critter should have walked out.


2 posted on 01/28/2014 9:13:41 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: anymouse

WHEN will someone STEP UP and DO SOMETHING?


3 posted on 01/28/2014 9:14:52 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: anymouse
They should have tapped Stockman to deliver the GOP response.

But then, maybe they didn't know where he was.

Leni

4 posted on 01/28/2014 9:16:05 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: anymouse

G_d bless Texas and Rep. Stockman.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 9:16:25 PM PST by doc1019
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To: anymouse

Don’t know, but we can guess he probably was. Stockman for senate!


6 posted on 01/28/2014 9:21:19 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: anymouse

Zero’s headed to Wisconsin as we speak to rally his RATS there.

Liberals always tell you what they fear most.. zero fears Walker’s success and intends to stamp out any satisfaction Wisconsin rats are having with the turnaround of the State.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 9:22:22 PM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: doc1019

The Russians notified Stockman just how much of a fraud little barry bastard boy IS during his recent quiet visit to same. I don’t think I would have been able to stomach the lies from little barry either.


8 posted on 01/28/2014 9:23:24 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: doc1019

Texas and Stockman. I like the sound of that.


9 posted on 01/28/2014 9:23:35 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: anymouse

While Steve was having to sit through “King” Obama’s proclaimation of State, I was “pinch hitting” for Cong. Stockman at the Comal County Federal and State candidates forum.

To my surprise, I lead off the long list of candidates/spokesmen.

I let them know that 2 of the Senatorial candidates where in Washington attending the State of the Union Address: Congressman Stockman looking out for Texas’ interests and the incumbant, Sen. Cornyn looking out for Washington’s interests.


10 posted on 01/28/2014 9:25:39 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: JouleZ

Sounds kinda lame but - I stand with Stockman!


11 posted on 01/28/2014 9:26:20 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: anymouse

sounds like Corn-pone was really missing


12 posted on 01/28/2014 9:29:15 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: anymouse

Cornyn’s radio ads make me want to puke.
We have not forgotten what you did to Cruz.


13 posted on 01/28/2014 9:29:23 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: BenLurkin

“Every last Congress critter should have walked out.”

AND the generals, AND the justices......


14 posted on 01/28/2014 9:32:18 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: anymouse
Run! Stockman! Run!
Run Coryn outa office! ..while your @ it 0'ButtCrack, too.

15 posted on 01/28/2014 9:32:31 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: BenLurkin

“Every last Congress critter should have walked out.”

AND the generals, AND the justices......


16 posted on 01/28/2014 9:32:32 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: anymouse

Good. Cornyn can go piss up a rope. I have not forgotten Cornyn’s devotion to Charlie Christ. Rubio sucks too (now) but Charlie was/is worse.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 9:33:23 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: VideoDoctor
WHEN will someone STEP UP and DO SOMETHING? Damned straight!! Where are our modern American heroes? Where the men who will fight for the right thing? What the hell has happened!? All the more interested in chess-like politicking instead of shooting straight.
18 posted on 01/28/2014 9:34:55 PM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: anymouse; All

I suspect that Rep. Stockman is not going to follow through and initiate impeachment of Obama.


19 posted on 01/28/2014 9:35:34 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: JouleZ
Texas and Stockman. I like the sound of that.

It has quite a nice ring to it.
20 posted on 01/28/2014 9:38:09 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SteelTrap

Cornyn’s devotion to Lizard Murkowski is what enraged me.


21 posted on 01/28/2014 9:40:36 PM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: anymouse

Steve Stockman's Full Statement:

“Tonight I left early after hearing how the President is further abusing his Constitutional powers. I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers.

Needless to say, I am deeply disappointed in the tone and content of tonight’s address.

After five years in office Obama refuses to admit his policies have failed. He instead demands we double down on the bitter class warfare that has left Americans jobless and hopeless.

Obama’s plan for higher taxes and more spending is a blueprint for perpetual poverty. The last thing America needs is more of the Democrats’ class warfare that has left our economy a barren landscape.

Even worse, Obama has openly vowed to break his oath of office and begin enacting his own brand of law through executive decree. This is a wholesale violation of his oath of office and a disqualifying offense."

Source

22 posted on 01/28/2014 9:41:18 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Viennacon

I’ll drink to that.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 9:41:29 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: VideoDoctor

he needs to be impeached....but we all know that but which of our congresscritters will so much as raise their hand in protest....


24 posted on 01/28/2014 9:42:50 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: VideoDoctor

THANK YOU....all I hear is lip service...if congress really was outraged..there would be impeachment proceedings ASAP


25 posted on 01/28/2014 9:44:08 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: txhurl

I forgot that - blood pressure going up just thinking about it


26 posted on 01/28/2014 9:47:04 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: anymouse

Boehner should pay attention to these guys and hold a press conference. The first thing he should announce is that any attempt by the white house to rule by fiat and executive order will be met with the immediate introduction of articles of impeachment against this imposter of a (P)resident. No real president would ever piss on our Constitution like this guy wants to do.

Boehner should do it and he should stick to it. He should welcome this fight because it’s what the Constitution demands for the speaker to do. That’s his job for God’s sake!


27 posted on 01/28/2014 9:47:56 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: SteelTrap

Then don’t think about it :). Just think about SOMEBODY force Cornyn into a runoff, and then we have two and a half more months to coalesce.


28 posted on 01/28/2014 9:53:57 PM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: anymouse

As it stands right now, Stockman is my guy in the primary.


29 posted on 01/28/2014 10:02:40 PM PST by matthew fuller (Our enemy list- http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/fact-sheets/2004/anti-gun-lobbying-organizations..)
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To: Amendment10

Stockman in not my first choice, but he is a fighter and has called for the impeachment of Obama. He also refused to vote for Boehner as House Speaker.

Stockman is my Congressman, but I favor Stovall in the primary.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 10:07:16 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SteelTrap

Seems like Cornyn had a bad month back then- that was when he came out with his endorsement of Snarlin Arlin Spector if I remember correctly.


31 posted on 01/28/2014 10:08:53 PM PST by matthew fuller (Our enemy list- http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/fact-sheets/2004/anti-gun-lobbying-organizations..)
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To: Amendment10

See post #22.

Per Stockman... what 0 is doing is a...

DISQUALIFYING OFFENSE

Disqualifying, as in IMPEACH ABLE.


32 posted on 01/28/2014 10:13:05 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: smoothsailing; hoosiermama; butterdezillion

Thanks for the post, smoothsailing!

Hoosiermama, butterdezillion,

Pinging all y’all to this post :D


33 posted on 01/28/2014 10:16:11 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: matthew fuller

Just when my blood pressure was going down, you remind me of that! And you are correct. Grrrrrr.


34 posted on 01/28/2014 10:18:06 PM PST by SteelTrap
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To: cherry
"he needs to be impeached...."

It needs to go beyond that. Seriously.

35 posted on 01/28/2014 10:29:13 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: anymouse
For the record regarding the 'missing' Rep. Stockman...
36 posted on 01/28/2014 10:34:02 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: anymouse
And here (FR via Breitbart)
37 posted on 01/28/2014 10:35:45 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: anymouse
Stockman...

...You da Rep!

BTW, we don't seem to be hearing the word..."unilateral", do we?

.

38 posted on 01/28/2014 10:47:33 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: VideoDoctor

He did. He walked out. It’s a step forward. (Pun intended)


39 posted on 01/28/2014 10:50:19 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: smoothsailing

Apparently the Dallas Mourning News reporter can’t find Steve either. Someone needs to get these reporters new glasses. ;)


40 posted on 01/28/2014 10:50:43 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: SeaHawkFan
Stockman is my Congressman

You might want to revise your remarks. Congressman Stockman represents TEXAS CD 36, not Washington State, where you claim to live in your FR profile.

41 posted on 01/28/2014 10:56:34 PM PST by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: anymouse

Or update his profile. Lotsa folks move to TX!


42 posted on 01/28/2014 11:01:44 PM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: anymouse

Like!


43 posted on 01/28/2014 11:08:14 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: anymouse

Talk is cheap, Representative Stockman.
Actions speak louder than words.


44 posted on 01/28/2014 11:08:27 PM PST by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: Ignatz

Oh, I guess you missed his traveling to Russia, Egypt, Israel last week.


45 posted on 01/28/2014 11:10:01 PM PST by txhurl (Everyday I think I witnessed the liberals' destructive high-water-mark. Next AM, proven wrong.)
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To: anymouse

Why didn’t he stay and yell UNCONSTITUTional?


46 posted on 01/28/2014 11:16:08 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: VideoDoctor

WHEN will someone STEP UP and DO SOMETHING?


The progressives will release power only from their cold dead hands...

What “something” are you talking about?..


47 posted on 01/28/2014 11:26:34 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: anymouse

It could be true that Barry Obama is a bastard..
And his mother was a bitch..


48 posted on 01/28/2014 11:32:57 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: BenLurkin
Every last Congress critter should have walked out.

It should have sounded like this in there...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQFEY9RIRJA

49 posted on 01/28/2014 11:36:54 PM PST by Barnacle (Is treason a high crime or misdemeanor?)
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To: anymouse

I may have to vote just to vote for Stockman. He’s the only one there with the guts to get up and walk out on this fraud.


50 posted on 01/28/2014 11:47:52 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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