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What If Future GOP Prez Played By Obama Rules? (Good read)
Creators Syndicate ^ | February 26, 2014 | Joseph Farah

Posted on 02/25/2014 3:31:19 PM PST by jazusamo

Among the many constitutional outrages President Barack Obama has perpetrated on the country is unilaterally amending legislation duly passed by Congress with a stroke of the pen.

He's done it several times now with Obamacare alone, perhaps thinking that since the monstrous law has been dubbed with his name, he has the power to change its terms.

The latest example is his decision to delay for three more years the penalty for employers not complying with the law.

Now think about this. If Obama has the power to delay certain provisions of the law for three years, would his successors not have the power to delay other provisions, or the same provisions, or even enforcement of the entire law for, say, another 50 years?

It would be a quantitative difference, but would it be a qualitative difference?

Somehow, I suspect that those who today wink at the constitutional abuses by Obama would be the very same people screaming at the top of their lungs should a future Republican president try this "stroke-of-the-pen, law-of-the-land" trickery in 2017 or beyond. Do you agree?

But Obama gets away with it.

And Republicans don't even have the courage to play this game. Republican legislators keep telling us there is nothing they can do about Obamacare, unless the American people give them majorities in both houses of Congress and a Republican president. Thus, on what basis are we to empower them? Their word?

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: debtceiling; erictheimpeachable; gope; gopleadership; impeacheric; impeachholder; obama; obamacare
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1 posted on 02/25/2014 3:31:19 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Here is the truth to all of the Democrats: a future GOP president WILL do it.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 3:32:48 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: jazusamo

BUMP for later...


3 posted on 02/25/2014 3:36:16 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: jazusamo
Well, that would be the end of the 'puff piece' and the 'human interest story' on TV, heck, even sports would be held back to highlights...because the alphabet media would be having cartwheeling fits daily, if not hourly, demanding it be done their way, howling about the Constitution, howling about rights, etc.
4 posted on 02/25/2014 3:36:20 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: dhs12345
GOP candidate campaign promise...

"I have a pen and if elected I will delay 0bamaCare for 50 years!"

(loud cheering)

5 posted on 02/25/2014 3:37:06 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: jazusamo
What If Future GOP Prez Played By Obama Rules?

He/she will almost have to in order to make the necessary course corrections to get the nation headed in a more positive direction.

We are still directly impacted by many of Carter's fiascos -- foreign and domestic. We will have many years of impacts from Obama's. Carter only had one term; Obama has, will have had two terms. The worst could still be yet to come.
6 posted on 02/25/2014 3:37:29 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Smokin' Joe

Yep, the enemedia would be calling for impeachment immediately.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 3:38:37 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

When Ted Cruz becomes pres the first thing he should do is
void all Executive Orders done be GW and BO and not issue EOs any more.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 3:39:47 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

Absolutely!


9 posted on 02/25/2014 3:40:39 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

I’d like to see a President do to gun laws what 0bama did to the ACA, citing his authority to do based on the precedent that 0bama set with the ACA. Liberal heads would explode in huge numbers.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 3:40:42 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: jazusamo
And Republicans don't even have the courage to play this game.

The Republicans were neutered in 2008 when Team Obama indicated they would throw the Race Card bomb at any opposition, including Hillary Clinton or John McCain. Both Clinton and McCain and the Republicans cowered. The Republicans are still cowering.
11 posted on 02/25/2014 3:40:57 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: jazusamo

“This suggests to me the majority of Republican members either care more about the perks of office that are bestowed upon them by leadership, or they really don’t want to stop borrowing, which will either crash the economy or shut down much of government for good in the near-term future.”

or the NSA has allowed 0bama to ‘get the goods’ on the PUBBIE leadership.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 3:41:19 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: jazusamo

Yep, they’d even give Honey Boo-Boo the boot to put on more ‘investigative’ shows to attack the prez.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 3:41:46 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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14 posted on 02/25/2014 3:42:29 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
Obama has collected so many arbitrary powers, I don't believe the rats will allow another GOP president. We know the GOPE is quite satisfied with the crumbs thrown their way.
15 posted on 02/25/2014 3:42:59 PM PST by Jacquerie ( Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse. Article V.)
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To: TigersEye

“Republican legislators keep telling us there is nothing they can do about Obamacare, unless the American people give them majorities in both houses of Congress and a Republican president. Thus, on what basis are we to empower them? Their word”?
In effect what they are saying is “You have to vote us in to see what we’ll do”


16 posted on 02/25/2014 3:44:39 PM PST by spudville
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To: jazusamo

The dem like to use its a new law defense. Imagine future gop president agreed to increase taxes with the democrats provided theres huge spending cut, then proceeded to delay any tax increases via executive order


17 posted on 02/25/2014 3:45:44 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: jazusamo

If the ACA could be forced to take affect as passed and signed, the democrats would be rushing to APPEAL!


18 posted on 02/25/2014 3:47:06 PM PST by T-Boy (Godspeed for our troops.)
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To: TigersEye

Early in Obama's first term, the Republicans were invited to a Healthcare Summit at the White House.

I posted in the LIVE thread that the first GOP member should have stood up and said, "we need a Jobs Creation Summit more than we need a Healthcare Summit," at which point they should have balked: we walk or we talk Jobs Creation.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 3:47:40 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: spudville

That would be true both in intent and in reality. We can always not vote them in and see what happens.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 3:51:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Hardastarboard

Let everyone be able to buy and build and use gun mufflers at will.


21 posted on 02/25/2014 3:52:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo

For every Allende, there is a Pinochet.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 3:52:39 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: TomGuy

Yes, if only the GOP had a spine.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 3:53:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: jazusamo

I need time to digest this all.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 3:54:15 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: dhs12345
Personally, I hope you're right. I'm tired of our guys playing the Nationals to the democrats Globetrotters.

As long as it is done with the intent of RESTORING what the democrats have destroyed. Once the Constitution has been re instituted, we both go back to the original rules.

To those who think that our emulating the democrats would be "cheating" - crossing some kind of point of no return I would say that point has already been crossed.

But the left will never allow it - the minute the GOP deviates from the Marcus of Queensbury rules they will resort to violence, guaranteed.

25 posted on 02/25/2014 4:05:11 PM PST by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

The problem is ... I don’t see any future GOP Presidents.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 4:06:46 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: TurboZamboni

He shouldn’t run for prez. I like him and he’s the current soul of the Conservative Party, but he’s a Senator and Senators rarely make good presidents. He needs a governorship or high impact Cabinet position for a while, but I would much rather have him as Senate Majority Leader.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 4:06:53 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: dhs12345
Here is the truth to all of the Democrats: a future GOP president WILL do it.

Read the rest of the article. The GOP right now has the ability to stop Obama and refuses to exercise that power.

28 posted on 02/25/2014 4:07:45 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: jazusamo

Does Barak Hussein Obama contemplate a successor, anytime soon?


29 posted on 02/25/2014 4:11:17 PM PST by Elsiejay (in)
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To: jazusamo
Somehow, I suspect that those who today wink at the constitutional abuses by Obama would be the very same people screaming at the top of their lungs should a future Republican president try this "stroke-of-the-pen, law-of-the-land" trickery in 2017 or beyond. Do you agree?

Yep.

5.56mm

30 posted on 02/25/2014 4:12:35 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: dhs12345

Here is the truth to all of the Democrats: a future GOP president WILL do it.


Nope. The Dems and the undocumented Dems inside the GOP tent would impeach him/her.


31 posted on 02/25/2014 4:16:26 PM PST by lodi90
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To: jazusamo

The elections aren’t real. They know this, that is why they are unafraid now.

The polls are open for weeks and they are cheating the entire time. Tick tock, tick tock.


32 posted on 02/25/2014 4:26:51 PM PST by The Toll
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To: jazusamo

Other than Palin and Cruz who would have the backbone?

I can’t think of any.


33 posted on 02/25/2014 4:37:23 PM PST by Iron Munro (Eight died on that bridge at Concord, back in 1775. How many will it take this time?)
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To: dhs12345

Here’s the truth-

A future GOP president will pretend his/ her/ its hands are tied when it comes to doing anything outside of advancing the government agenda.

Period, end of story.


34 posted on 02/25/2014 4:39:48 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dhs12345

It is certainly possible that some future republican president would refuse to enforce environmental restrictions enacted by congress or refuse to enforce the voting rights act or some of the restrictive labor laws or other laws that are so dear to the hearts of democrats. I am not sure they would be given the same level of protection by congress however.

While our constitution set up a clear division of powers, there is no real protection against a rouge president when hyper-partisanship and a divided congress exist. As much as democrats like to hold President Nixon out as an example of official corruption, it was members of his own party who forced his resignation by refusing to protect him from the consequences of his actions. So far, not one democrat member of the House or Senate has exhibited the courage to place respect for the constitutional framework above partisan support for this particular president. Republicans alone can’t solve the problem and democrats don’t seem to care.


35 posted on 02/25/2014 5:12:09 PM PST by etcb
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To: Iron Munro
Other than Palin and Cruz who would have the backbone? I can’t think of any.

Good reason to insist on voting for Palin/Cruz in spite of the WasteStream Media's pillorying of both of them.

36 posted on 02/25/2014 5:43:32 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: jazusamo

The fact of the kenyan’s crumpling of the COnstitution and the Republicans’ acquiescence in that operation is a strong suggestion that the Republicans would not make a great difference in the Presidency. A change of parties would be as significant as a change in the ascendant cartel in the drug trade.
It also suggests that the obammunists think they will not be relinquishing power. They do have control of the output of the touch screen voting machines and are working mightily to hack access to all other electronic machines as well as essentially legalizing vote fraud through the DOJ. And the kenyan is more and more ruling by fiat. That phenomenon is increasing fast enough to suggest that his Word will be Law by November 2016.


37 posted on 02/25/2014 6:29:26 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: TomGuy
Obama has, will have had at least two terms.
38 posted on 02/25/2014 6:31:14 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: TomGuy

The Republicans generally do what they are told to do by their bosses in the Parent Corporation, the Democrat Party.


39 posted on 02/25/2014 6:34:18 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: arthurus

Sadly I agree, the criminal in the WH picked his AG well for his purpose, they’re birds of a feather.


40 posted on 02/25/2014 6:39:33 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: dhs12345

and tell the dem/libs to take a hike while looking over their shoulder for the IRS.


41 posted on 02/25/2014 6:44:27 PM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Usagi_yo

I have the feeling Cruz sees POTUS as a divine calling that he is obligated to follow. I do not see any negatives to that.


42 posted on 02/25/2014 6:53:42 PM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: jazusamo

Why hasn’t the GOPe impeached Eric Holder?

I get that they don’t want to impeach the “first black president” even though I would. However, Eric Holder is ripe fruit. There is plenty of dirty and he is Obama’s #1 bag man.

Take him down!


43 posted on 02/25/2014 7:13:12 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Why hasn’t the GOPe impeached Eric Holder?

The only thing worse than arrogance is ignorance.
Appointed bureaucrats can't be "impeached."
They can only be removed by the person who appointed them, or his legal successor...

Why do people keep beating that dead horse??

44 posted on 02/25/2014 9:36:30 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: publius911

Why do people keep beating that dead horse?? more fun than beating a live horse /s


45 posted on 02/25/2014 9:39:41 PM PST by Nailbiter
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To: publius911

The Secretary of War, William W. Belknap, was impeached by the House in 1876.


46 posted on 02/26/2014 12:17:59 AM PST by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: dhs12345
The damage is done. Even undoing the law will cause massive turmoil all over again.
47 posted on 02/26/2014 1:08:19 AM PST by DB
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To: etcb; RIghtwardHo; TomGuy
We know every national agency was available to assist the Obama reelection campaign in 2012. We know the NSA can, on request, provided intel on pubbies to the rats. We know the GOPE is quite comfortable enjoying the perks and powers and money in Washington, DC. We know Eric Holder is using every means available to stomp on voter ID and prevent the cleanup of state voter rolls.

The 2012 election was a prelude, an introduction to future elections that will be a mere formality, a hat tip to the traditions of our once free republic. Romney wasn't supposed to win, he was window dressing. All 2012 did was condone a criminal government.

Sweeping executive powers will never be allowed in the hands of a conservative president. Neither the rinos nor rats will stand for a president Ted Cruz.

48 posted on 02/26/2014 3:46:37 AM PST by Jacquerie ( Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse. Article V.)
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To: jazusamo
Thus, on what basis are we to empower them?

There arose, in Egypt, a pharaoh that knew not Joseph...

49 posted on 02/26/2014 3:50:19 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: TomGuy
Carter only had one term; Obama has, will have had two terms.

CHOICE has had 10 terms.

Carter and Obama are pissants in their collective impact compared to that!

50 posted on 02/26/2014 3:53:12 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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