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W.H. Press Secretary: 'We’re Not Just Going To Sit Around And Wait' For Congress To Write Laws
Breitbart ^ | June 26, 2014 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 06/26/2014 9:12:54 AM PDT by stevie_d_64

President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, is currently exploring ways to address issues with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

During an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama was getting impatient with Congress.

“[W]e’re not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress,” he explained. “We’ve been waiting a year already. The president has tasked his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with reviewing what options are available to the president, what is at his disposal using his executive authority to try to address some of the problems that have been created by our broken immigration system.”

Earnest added although Obama was exploring executive action, it was “not a substitute for robust Congressional action” on immigration reform.

“That’s why we’re trying to focus on getting that done,” he concluded.

Obama has been heavily criticized after his 2012 executive decision to defer the deportations of some young illegal immigrants which critics argue was a key incentive for more children to cross the border illegally.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; corruptionelections; executiveorders
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1 posted on 06/26/2014 9:12:54 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
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To: stevie_d_64

This Josh guy is going to be Carney II very soon.

What if we all said that we are not going to just sit around and wait for tax reform, so we are not paying? Think that would fly?


2 posted on 06/26/2014 9:14:46 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: stevie_d_64

Enforce the law, bozo,


3 posted on 06/26/2014 9:15:56 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: stevie_d_64

It never occurs to them or the press that maybe congress is just against the laws they want to pass.

Just kidding! Of COURSE it occurs to them. They just don’t want to report it that way.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 9:16:06 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: stevie_d_64

Wow.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 9:16:08 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: stevie_d_64
... problems that have been created by our broken immigration system.

Wrong root cause right there.

6 posted on 06/26/2014 9:16:50 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: NEMDF
What if we all said that we are not going to just sit around and wait for tax reform, so we are not paying? Think that would fly?

That is EXACTLY what needs to happen. Same as the Colonists refused complying with the tyranny they faced.

When we refuse to comply with the agents of tyranny - the Tyrants will impose their will by force - and demonstrate for all that they have no legitimate authority over a righteous people.

7 posted on 06/26/2014 9:18:28 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: stevie_d_64

Hell, no, there are world-class golf courses out there just waiting to be played!


8 posted on 06/26/2014 9:18:28 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: stevie_d_64
..our broken immigration system.”??????????????

IT AIN'T BROKE! YOU JUST AIN'T ENFORCING THE LAWS!.............what an a$$hole..............

9 posted on 06/26/2014 9:19:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,743 threads and 84,837 replies.)
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To: stevie_d_64

LOL! And we thought carny was an asshat.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 9:19:36 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: stevie_d_64

You know this is in response to Boehners meaningless lawsuit. By the time his lawsuit is done obamas transformational change will be done. John, Mitch, obamas giving you that middle finger. I think they said ok with them.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 9:19:45 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: All

Why worry, it seems our government and society as a whole is devoid of following the rule of law in the first place...Why bother with any of it???

If you have a vehicle that has a speedometer that measures speed up to say 120mph...

And most maximum speed limits (you know, the law) says that 75 is about the max in some parts of the country...Why allow vehicles that “can” break the law, be registered, taxed and operated on those roads???

Why not Executive Order vehicles to be recalled and governed to only be able to operate up to the maximum speed limit of your state, or the nation for that matter...

For starters...

Just illustrating the absurd by being absurd...

Good thing Congress and our SCOTUS do not have the stones to put this executive branch back into check...

Oh well...It was a nice run anyway...We made it, what, 236 years...


12 posted on 06/26/2014 9:20:56 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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“[W]e’re not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress,” he explained.

Yeah, it's not like you (the administration) has anything else to do, like um, I don't know, enforcing the laws already on the books?

“We’ve been waiting a year already. The president has tasked his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with reviewing what options are available to the president, what is at his disposal using his executive authority to try to address some of the problems that have been created by our broken immigration system.”

Yes it's unfortunate the Presidant seems to have few options. It's almost like his job is *executing* the laws as written, not writing them. Huh. I wonder why that is... (Confused look)

Yes, check with the Constitutional scholars at the DHS. I'm sure you'll get to the bottom of this great mystery there. Meanwhile, where's that pen and phone again...

13 posted on 06/26/2014 9:23:30 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: stevie_d_64

I’m waiting for the classic, “This issue is too important to leave up to the voters.” I got a twenny on two weeks. Any takers?


14 posted on 06/26/2014 9:23:32 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: stevie_d_64
...to try to address some of the problems that have been created by our broken immigration system.”

The only thing broken is the will to enforce existing law.

15 posted on 06/26/2014 9:27:47 AM PDT by MileHi
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To: stevie_d_64

I have a Corvette. In advance of some ruling you’re talking about that would regulate how fast a car can run...... I had a little “fling” with speed yesterday on a deserted portion of highway. What a cool car. :)


16 posted on 06/26/2014 9:28:36 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: stevie_d_64
Intent to violate the constitution publicly acknowledged.
17 posted on 06/26/2014 9:29:27 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: stevie_d_64
"We’ve been waiting a year already."

if it was so important, why didn't they do it when they controlled the House?

18 posted on 06/26/2014 9:34:34 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: stevie_d_64

he might want to check today’s Supreme Court decision about that...


19 posted on 06/26/2014 9:34:40 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: morphing libertarian

Your’s or my intent???

If both, I’m hip to the idea...It hurts me to be that way, if that’s the case...;-)

Like I said, this country has had a relatively good run...Rule of Law is a real beotch, if you just do not feel like being lawful...

Ironic isn’t it???

;-)


20 posted on 06/26/2014 9:39:36 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64

Hey that makes sense, mac daddy can make up laws as only he sees fit.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 9:40:01 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Billthedrill

I’ll see that bet, and raise you $20 FReeper dollars...

I’m calling my bookie in Vegas...He can work the odds better than anyone...

;-)


22 posted on 06/26/2014 9:41:43 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64

Ummm ... I thought that’s what Congress was supposed to do!


23 posted on 06/26/2014 9:42:16 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: bigbob

Obama: “Supreme Who?”


24 posted on 06/26/2014 9:42:21 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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25 posted on 06/26/2014 9:42:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: NEMDF
memo to asshat Josh:

How many bills has the house sent to your party's dem controlled senate which have not been acted upon. Seems to me that is where Obomhole should address his concerns about in- action.

BTW, Josh ole boy, failure to pass laws they deem inimical to the nation's well being is not a failure of anything more than not caving into the emperor's whims.

26 posted on 06/26/2014 9:44:23 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: stevie_d_64

The press secretary is announcing the Hero of Benghazi’s intent to violate the law.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 9:46:57 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: stevie_d_64

With every silver lining, there is a dark cloud! (Reid)


28 posted on 06/26/2014 9:54:27 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: INVAR

This is what “civil disobedience” is about - refuse to obey the unjust law, and be prepared to take the consequences. The arrest and perhaps the trial and sentence may be imposed, but that is what appeals courts are for. At some level, some judge will exercise conscience in obeying the Constitution, and the injustice of the law is revealed for all to see.

If they bother to look.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 9:56:23 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: morphing libertarian

Ahhhh, ok...Got it...No prob...


30 posted on 06/26/2014 9:57:19 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: alloysteel

“At some level, some judge will exercise conscience in obeying the Constitution, and the injustice of the law is revealed for all to see.”

But at this level, I can’t see many people rolling that pair of dice, just to make a point...

If you desire to live on the edge, that’s cool, I’m with ya...

Just make absolutely sure that your affairs are in order, and your assets protected and controlled by someone close to you that you trust not to screw you over...

Cause the ride you take lasts longer than 8 seconds cowboy...hehehe, no prob, muh man!!!


31 posted on 06/26/2014 10:00:37 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: stevie_d_64
Two big differences between Klinton and the Obammunist:

1) Klinton likes women, and
2) After getting his a** handed to him in '94, at least Klinton understood the limits on his power. The Obammunist just doesn't give a shi'ite.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

32 posted on 06/26/2014 10:00:46 AM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Kinda like Hitler, Mao, Stalin.... doing it “for the children” no doubt.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 10:09:09 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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W T F!!??


34 posted on 06/26/2014 10:09:59 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: alloysteel
but that is what appeals courts are for. At some level, some judge will exercise conscience in obeying the Constitution, and the injustice of the law is revealed for all to see.

That is still a mild case of Normalcy Bias.

The Courts are as corrupted as the Federal Beast is. Despotism is what will be revealed when we defy the edicts of the Crown, not some 'come to Jesus moment' that a judge will suddenly come to when the courts uphold tyranny.

They will rule "The law is the law" even if it has no legitimacy whatsoever.

Think William Wallace being told he is a subject of a tyrant even though he never recognized his rule over him. We are now in the same boat.

35 posted on 06/26/2014 10:18:06 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: stevie_d_64
These “imagration reform” pushers sicken me! The only reason they are pushing this crap is to exploit these people! A perminate group of poor uneducated people for them to make a living off of. Discusting!
36 posted on 06/26/2014 10:24:44 AM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (New and Improved Redneck!)
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Uh, yes you will.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 10:36:49 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: stevie_d_64

Let me know when the shooting starts.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 10:37:51 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: stevie_d_64

This is Congress’ fault. They can rein in the Executive Branch. That’s their duty. The Constitution is very clear on the Executives power and limits.

The Founders were very aware of the dangers of kings and democracy. Us, not so much.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 10:40:20 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: stevie_d_64

He sounds like one of those 18 year old Olympic stars who says they have been working their whole life for this....


40 posted on 06/26/2014 10:42:22 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

Congress cannot submit a bill because the minute they do, the senate bastardized it, takes it to committee, and it’s over Johnny.

So,

Congress needs to have a press conference with every Republican behind Boehner. And all Boehner needs to say is, “Today the congress has deemed that the current law must be followed as written.” Any reform to that law will be contingent upon the existing law being followed as to ascertain whether there are flaws in the law or if the President has circumvented the law and in such violated the Constitution and should be held accountable.”

Then leave,


41 posted on 06/26/2014 10:43:05 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: stevie_d_64
Article Two of the United States Constitution

Clause 1: Executive Power

The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows

Clause one is a "vesting clause," similar to other clauses in Articles One and Three, but it vests the power to execute the instructions of Congress, which has the exclusive power to make laws; "To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof."
42 posted on 06/26/2014 10:50:20 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: stevie_d_64

There are two people who could “reform” immigration. That’s Perry and Brewer. Call up the National Guard and let them guard our nation.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 10:52:54 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: stevie_d_64

Elections have consequences...now don’t they?

Guess we showed Romney a thing or two. But hey, Romney and Obama are exactly the same...right?


44 posted on 06/26/2014 10:56:52 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: stevie_d_64

45 posted on 06/26/2014 10:59:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Hmm.

I’m not so sure the American people ought to keep “sitting and waiting” for Congress to do something about this lawless criminal posing as president and this crazy corrupt government either.

Far past time for action.


46 posted on 06/26/2014 11:10:32 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Linda Frances

By the time his lawsuit is done obamas transformational change will be done.

***
Yup! Obamugabe and Bonehead apparently made an agreement in this regard.


47 posted on 06/26/2014 11:25:21 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: INVAR

Well said!


48 posted on 06/26/2014 11:28:41 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: stevie_d_64
“[W]e’re not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress,”

Can it be said any more clearly? We have a rouge communist government, and both sides of the ONE party are equal members.

FMCDH(BITS)

49 posted on 06/26/2014 12:18:13 PM PDT by nothingnew (Hemmer and MacCullum are the worst on FNC)
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To: stevie_d_64

Seems to me Congress could eliminate executive orders if it had a mind to do so...


50 posted on 06/26/2014 3:15:38 PM PDT by Iscool
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