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Obama blames Founding Fathers’ ‘structural’ design of Congress for gridlock
Washington Times ^

Posted on 05/24/2014 5:12:21 AM PDT by TigerClaws

President Obama is taking a swipe at the Founding Fathers, blaming his inability to move his agenda on the “disadvantage” of having each state represented equally in the Senate.

At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.

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1 posted on 05/24/2014 5:12:21 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

If we had a parliamentary form of government, Obama would have been replaced in 2010.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 5:13:47 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: TigerClaws

Poor baby Barack. The structure of Congress doesn’t allow you to ramrod your agenda through fast enough? Why is this a problem??? Isn’t it really a nod to the Founding Fathers, to devise such a system, which thwarts the goals of a president so liberal as Obama?????


3 posted on 05/24/2014 5:15:36 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: TigerClaws

Thank God for gridlock or we’d all be working in collective rice paddies by now.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 5:16:33 AM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: TigerClaws

you picked the wrong country to f with, bozo


5 posted on 05/24/2014 5:21:01 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: TigerClaws

If only George would have accepted the crown, I’d be king!


6 posted on 05/24/2014 5:21:31 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: TigerClaws
Yep, Mr. "Constipational Scholar" really has a problem with that "checks and balances" thingy.


7 posted on 05/24/2014 5:22:11 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: TigerClaws

The ‘structural’ design is intended to stop people like Obama and therefore a good thing.


8 posted on 05/24/2014 5:23:29 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: TigerClaws

“is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.”

So the jackass like “inequality” when it comes to that.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 5:23:52 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: TigerClaws

The Dumbass “constitutional scholar” isn’t bright enough to figure out that our constitution and form of government were designed with restricting government in mind.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 5:24:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: TigerClaws
And this moron is supposedly a Constitutional scholar? I'm sure he prefers the political structure of his home country, Kenya, where he can become the Ongalaboongala Sahib Skyhook For Life because he has the bigger machete.

Well, you Marxist, Mooslim, Kenyan, Steaming Pant Load - that's why the Founding Fathers gave us the Second Amendment.... and it looks like it's about time for a demonstration of how the system was designed to work.

11 posted on 05/24/2014 5:24:08 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: TigerClaws

As usual, the Constitutional scholar gets it wrong. The Seventeenth Amendment set up grid lock giving urban areas a dictatorial objection to the wishes of the States and setting a time lag in the direction the country wants to go.


12 posted on 05/24/2014 5:24:19 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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The founding fathers knew there were people like Obama in the world, and one day one would become president. The roadblocks to a dictatorship are there to allow the TIME needed for the slow-burn people to recognize this and get them out of office.


13 posted on 05/24/2014 5:24:40 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: TigerClaws

As Valerie said, “Barak is prepared to RULE day one.”


14 posted on 05/24/2014 5:25:04 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: TigerClaws

No one will ever be able to say that this petty tyrant didn’t warn us what he and the cabal who he’s fronting for were up to.

Just watch, if they manage to destroy the Electoral College with the “National Popular Vote” the next step will be the “National Popular Congress”.

All while flooding the country with more and more left-leaning immigrant voters.

Fundamental Transformation, Hope and Change.


15 posted on 05/24/2014 5:25:23 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: TigerClaws

Barack is right. The red states should be able to secede. He can have California, NY, IL and MA. He can take DC too.

The rest of us could go back to the constitution and common sense government.


16 posted on 05/24/2014 5:25:53 AM PDT by boycott
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To: TigerClaws

A pathological narcissist would think that.


17 posted on 05/24/2014 5:26:19 AM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: TigerClaws

Oh, Valerie Jarrett doesn’t like the United States Constitution? Well, she can just go back to Iran and take her Brat Barak with her!


18 posted on 05/24/2014 5:26:48 AM PDT by abclily
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To: TigerClaws
Just not like that madras where he trained in Indonesia.

Does the EXEMPT Congress agree?

19 posted on 05/24/2014 5:27:51 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: VTenigma
Thank God for gridlock or we’d all be working in collective rice paddies by now.

Thank God for the Founding Fathers. Obama's whining is the highest compliment.

20 posted on 05/24/2014 5:29:23 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: TigerClaws

Thank God for gridlock.

This was posted yesterday

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3159380/posts


21 posted on 05/24/2014 5:32:50 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Moonman62

If odumbo was alive shortly after the founding fathers created our constitution, he would be in prison already, (or worse).


22 posted on 05/24/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: TigerClaws

Sorry dear leader. That was a political compromise put into place so the smaller states would have better representation. Otherwise, it would be the tyranny of the larger states. And you wouldn’t have the new Federal constitution at all as the smaller states would never have agreed to it.

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Fun NH fact: the NH legislature is the largest in the US, representing roughly 1.3 million people. Legislators receive the princely salary of $100 per year for their service.


23 posted on 05/24/2014 5:37:11 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Relocate and Dominate: freestateproject.org)
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To: TigerClaws
Obama blames Founding Fathers’ ‘structural’ design of Congress for gridlock

KarlInOhio credits Founding Fathers’ ‘structural’ design of Congress for gridlock

Obama is a Constitutional scholar in the same sense that an oncologist is a cancer scholar: he studied it only to learn how to fight and kill it.

24 posted on 05/24/2014 5:41:04 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: TigerClaws
Gridlock is good.

One-party rule is tyranny.

25 posted on 05/24/2014 5:46:21 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: cripplecreek

You forgot this is all about him, I think Madison, Franklin etc, were a lot smarter than Obowma.


26 posted on 05/24/2014 5:48:41 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: USCG SimTech

I’ll bet Obama wishes he could amend the Constitution by executive order.

I’ll also bet he does not realize how difficult the amendment process is, also as intended by the Founders, the most farsighted assemblage of men the world has ever seen.


27 posted on 05/24/2014 6:00:17 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think Obama is exposing democrat fear with the statement.

The GOP holds state government super majorities in something like 23 or 24 states with the democrats holding super majorities in half as many with the rest being mixed.

Where democrats hold super majorities are in those heavily populated liberal states.

The fact is, if we went back to before the 17th amendment, republicans would hold 2/3s to 3/4s of the senate.


28 posted on 05/24/2014 6:03:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: TigerClaws

I don’t think our form of government has changed under Obama...so if he had a problem with it, why whine, why not just stay home and not bother being president? Or join some lawless outfit, like the Monochrome Coalition, where you can run around extorting businesses with impunity.


29 posted on 05/24/2014 6:07:44 AM PDT by BobL
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To: TigerClaws

I’m tired of hearing how this “Constitutional scholar” doesn’t want to follow what it says.


30 posted on 05/24/2014 6:10:46 AM PDT by Cloverfarm
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To: TigerClaws

Barry, that’s the one you have a majority in right now. You did know that, didn’t you?


31 posted on 05/24/2014 6:10:53 AM PDT by RichInOC (Barack Obama: I Love Me Some Me.)
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To: TigerClaws

Obama only uses what intelligence he has to further his wealth and control of people. The four legged animals who hang by their tails and chatter have more common sense this man monkey ever thought of having. Go back to Kenya and live with your communist/Islam/devil worshippers friends.


32 posted on 05/24/2014 6:36:33 AM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: TigerClaws
“At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats” - from instituting one party rule under his leadership, the principle problem being the US Constitution as construed by a bunch of dead white racist slave owners.
33 posted on 05/24/2014 6:38:13 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: TigerClaws

Obama nailed it. But not in the way he wanted. His rant against the Founding Fathers and the Constitution demonstrates the wisdom of the structure of the Congress.

The whole purpose of having equal representation of all the states in the Senate is to keep a demagogue who controls the more populous states from passing laws that might be disadvantageous to the smaller states.


34 posted on 05/24/2014 6:54:32 AM PDT by wildbill
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To: TigerClaws

I think our founding Fathers realized people like Obama might be voted into the office, and they prepared for this problem. Hoooooray !!!


35 posted on 05/24/2014 7:00:02 AM PDT by chatham
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To: boycott
Barack is right. The red states should be able to secede. He can have California, NY, IL and MA. He can take DC too.

The left cannot have California. They can have what's to the West of it.

36 posted on 05/24/2014 7:01:34 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: TigerClaws
The man's supposed to be some great "constitutional scholar". That means he knew what the deal was going in. It was his job to deliver what he promised working within that framework and he failed miserably.

Now the whiney little pissant (apologies to actual pissants) is looking for a way to make that somebody else's fault.

37 posted on 05/24/2014 7:06:43 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: cripplecreek

I’m not sure Einstein (aka Barbara Soetoro, Constitutional “Professor”) would even get what you are referring to.


38 posted on 05/24/2014 7:10:49 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: TigerClaws
But, but....


39 posted on 05/24/2014 7:11:26 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Its my freedom. YES. I will be keeping it.)
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