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Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won't enforce it
The Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential ^ | April 18, 2014 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 04/19/2014 5:53:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama on Friday signed into law a bill authored by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz that would bar an Iranian diplomat from entering the United States, but immediately issued a statement saying he won't enforce it.

Obama decided to treat the law as mere advice. "Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress's concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation," Obama said in his signing statement.

"Nevertheless, as President [George H.W.] Bush also observed, "curtailing by statute my constitutional discretion to receive or reject ambassadors is neither a permissible nor a practical solution." I shall therefore continue to treat section 407, as originally enacted and as amended by S. 2195, as advisory in circumstances in which it would interfere with the exercise of this discretion."

Obama frequently criticized President George W. Bush for such signing statements during his 2008 campaign. “Congress's job is to pass legislation," he said, as The Daily Beast recalled. "The president can veto it or he can sign it.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; iran; obama; tedcruz

1 posted on 04/19/2014 5:53:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This bastard needs impeaching right now.


2 posted on 04/19/2014 5:54:20 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, but he will send armored divisions to terrorize a rancher and his family to make them comply with a perfidious regulation, which, AFAICT, was not a law passed by Congress.


3 posted on 04/19/2014 5:58:09 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: chris37

and removal.

then a trial.


4 posted on 04/19/2014 5:59:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

President Barry and his “law of the month club”.


5 posted on 04/19/2014 6:01:12 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Westbrook
Yes, but he will send armored divisions to terrorize a rancher and his family to make them comply with a perfidious regulation, which, AFAICT, was not a law passed by Congress.

Yep. He is a real piece of work isn't he?

6 posted on 04/19/2014 6:01:28 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lawless bass turd. He and his ****bird, Eric the Holder, don’t enforce any of our laws. What a corrupt regime. He’s just like the other Hussein.


7 posted on 04/19/2014 6:01:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he can pick and choose which laws he’s going to enforce, we can pick and choose which laws we’re going to obey. No?


8 posted on 04/19/2014 6:02:34 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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From yesterday if anyone is interested in the comments thereon:

Obama signs Ted Cruz bill into law, but says he won't enforce it


9 posted on 04/19/2014 6:02:37 PM PDT by deport
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To: Westbrook
they only enforce the laws they want too, and then act surprised when we only obey the laws we want too...
10 posted on 04/19/2014 6:02:54 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: RichInOC

Bundy.


11 posted on 04/19/2014 6:04:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bush Jr used signing statements a lot. He would sign legislation but issue signing statements that he may not enforce parts of it for whatever reasons.

He never got seriously challenged for it, nor will Obama. Congess is generally too lazy, fat and happy to assert their authority


12 posted on 04/19/2014 6:05:10 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This arrogant jerk has violated the Presidential Oath of Office so many times it is hard to count.

He should be removed from office.

Frankly, I would not be surprised if he refuses to leave office.


13 posted on 04/19/2014 6:05:25 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he didn’t think it was constitutional (I believe it isn’t), he shouldn’t have signed it. He does not have the moral or legal right to ignore parts of any law he disagrees with. In Clinton v. City of New York, the Supreme Court ruled the line item veto violates the Presentment Clause of the US Constitution in 1998. He isn’t called the chief executive for nothing. I’m thinking it might have something to do with his obligation to faithfully execute the law.

His failure to execute the law is grounds for impeachment of course, but the other law breakers in the US Senate and the Just Us Department have the chief lawbreaker’s back.


14 posted on 04/19/2014 6:08:12 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it!)
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To: chris37

Bump


15 posted on 04/19/2014 6:39:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Chode

> they only enforce the laws they want too, and then act
> surprised when we only obey the laws we want too...

Were the “grazing fees” passed by Congress?


16 posted on 04/19/2014 6:42:27 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook
not that i'm aware of...
17 posted on 04/19/2014 6:47:29 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

> not that i’m aware of...

That’s what I thought.

In other words, the “grazing fees” are just another exercise of perfidy from an out of control agency inventing “law” out of nothing.


18 posted on 04/19/2014 6:53:10 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook
true, but the thread is about signing a law he doesn't intend to enforce against letting a goathumper/terrorist into the country...
19 posted on 04/19/2014 7:01:20 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bottom line: is the Iranian terrorist at whom this bill made law was aimed, now going to present his credentials to our Secy State & be declared persona grata in spite of it?


20 posted on 04/19/2014 7:01:48 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s Harry Reid? He’s big on law breaking.


21 posted on 04/19/2014 7:18:43 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: dforest

The only thing is his legacy. I think he’d love to be the UN leader. Were it not for his ego, I do think he’d get us all blown to kingdom come.


22 posted on 04/19/2014 7:21:52 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lead by example? Follow by example. Ignore laws at your leisure states!


23 posted on 04/19/2014 7:29:41 PM PDT by SgtHooper (I lost my tag!)
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To: Chode

> true, but the thread is about signing a law he doesn’t
> intend to enforce against letting a goathumper/terrorist
> into the country...

Yes, I’m sorry to rathole the thread, except that there was a reply that seemed to imply that 0bummer should not expect Bundy to obey the law if Little Mussolini himself won’t obey it.

However, the laws that 0bummer refuses to obey were duly passed by Congress and are fully binding, while Clive Bundy refuses to comply with a silly and capricious “regulation”, subject to change without notice by a rogue agency run by a collective of Kim Jong Un wannabes.

The government’s response to Bundy’s refusal to comply with the caprice of the totalitarian BLM hive, was to send a heavily armed tactical squad to threaten the lives of the Bundy family, plunder their assets, and destroy their personal property.

Meanwhile, the Kim Jong Un in chief gets to flaunt the law with impunity.


24 posted on 04/19/2014 7:56:57 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

Obama declares himself above the law he signs himself


25 posted on 04/19/2014 7:59:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

> Obama declares himself above the law he signs himself

I know.

A breathtaking exhibition of arrogance.


26 posted on 04/19/2014 8:03:36 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook
100%
27 posted on 04/19/2014 8:05:56 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: chris37

You’re absolutely correct. That statement alone should be grounds for impeachment.


28 posted on 04/19/2014 8:20:43 PM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Lou L

Odumbo.....”issued a statement saying he won’t enforce it.”

Now will he any other of our laws he doesn’t agree with.

To me, DEFINITELY grounds for impeachment.
Now will somebody, anybody please get on with DOING IT?


29 posted on 04/20/2014 4:06:55 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
America is governed by ObamaLaw.

The law is:


30 posted on 04/20/2014 4:56:38 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: chris37
"This bastard needs impeaching right now."

The traitor has needed to be impeached since late January, 2008.

31 posted on 04/20/2014 5:23:30 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Carl Vehse

Oops, 2009!


32 posted on 04/20/2014 5:24:44 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...and to faithfully uphold the laws of the United States.” That was his vow to become President. Just saying he won’t enforce ANY law should be enough to impeach him, whether it is pot law, a traffic law or criminal law.


33 posted on 04/20/2014 5:24:59 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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