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Obama vows even more executive action [Urges Cabinet to get ‘creative’]
The Washington Times ^ | 7/1/2014 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 07/01/2014 6:07:01 PM PDT by markomalley

President Obama vowed to double down on his use of executive action Tuesday, a move that some constitutional experts say spurns the intent of the Founding Fathers to govern by consensus, however difficult.

Facing litigation from House Republicans over his repeated use of executive orders to bypass Congress, Mr. Obama nevertheless urged his Cabinet members to “be creative” in looking for more ways for him to exercise his presidential power unilaterally.

“If Congress can’t act on core issues that would actually make a difference in helping middle-class families get ahead, then we’re going to have to be creative about how we can make real progress,” Mr. Obama said.

House Republicans have thwarted much of Mr. Obama’s agenda, including a push to raise the minimum wage nationwide. But constitutional scholars say the president’s go-it-alone strategy is ignoring some basic premises of the government’s founding — it’s supposed to be difficult to pass laws, and inaction is a valid consequence of a failure to compromise.

“The Framers knew that forging national policy, with all the divisions within the political parties, would be hard to do, and there would need to be a series of deliberations and compromises,” said Lou Fisher, a specialist on the separation of powers who worked more than 40 years at the Library of Congress. “That’s something that Obama and his team don’t do. The instinct to act unilaterally shows a lack of respect for the political process and a lack of ability to participate in it.”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: fubo; ihatethisman; newsrehash; separationofpowers; yearofaction
Traitors, all. Including the spineless GOPe
1 posted on 07/01/2014 6:07:01 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Traitors. Will Thad Cochran be doing anything or is he too busy shredding voter rolls?


2 posted on 07/01/2014 6:10:02 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: markomalley

“You must give in to my every whim and allow me to rule as a dictator. If you refuse, I shall have no other choice than to rule as a dictator.”


3 posted on 07/01/2014 6:10:04 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: markomalley

I got news for you Barry, the Republican congress is doing EXACTLY what it was elected to do- opposing you.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 6:11:37 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement. xtr)
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To: markomalley

Yeah, get creative. Like importing millions of illegals to help the middle class “get ahead” and reduce income inequity. [/s]


5 posted on 07/01/2014 6:11:45 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: markomalley

Washington needs to be cleansed with industrial solvents.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 6:25:23 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: markomalley; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued
"You know I taught constitutional law for 10 years, I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now had to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America.”
-- Barack Obama, speaking at a 2008 town hall meeting in Pennsylvania

"Listen, I love my colleagues in the state legislature but I think [Illinois citizens] should be voting, not state legislatures. I have a little understanding about our constitution because I teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago and I understand that’s how the constitution was framed. It also prohibited anyone but white, male property owners from voting. That’s why we had amendments. It’s a funny way to empower people to take their vote away."
-- Barack Obama, Third llinois U.S. Senate Debate, Oct 21, 2004

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Gosh, you mean Obama actually does the EXACT OPPOSITE of his stated position sometimes? Someone explain this to the anti-17th amendment crowd claiming "If it's such a bad idea to repeal it, why is Obama strongly against repeal?"

7 posted on 07/01/2014 6:30:18 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: markomalley

Evidence that the turd is not sufficiently deterred.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 6:32:14 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Carry_Okie

At this point, I believe that he actually wants the House to impeach him. He knows that the Senate would never convict. He could use it as a big ‘ol stick to whip up the democrat base...


9 posted on 07/01/2014 6:34:22 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: markomalley

Annul 2008 & 2012 and Depose


10 posted on 07/01/2014 6:37:23 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: markomalley

Watching Jonathan Turley and Brit Hume on Megyn’s show and Turley is calling this a “Constitutional Crisis”. Hume, on the other hand, is blathering the left’s mantra. What happened to Brit?


11 posted on 07/01/2014 6:44:36 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Delta Dawn
At this point, I believe that he actually wants the House to impeach him.

Probably true. The point is to tie up his people dealing with the allegations.

12 posted on 07/01/2014 6:45:22 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Carry_Okie

And rile up the people in the cities...


13 posted on 07/01/2014 6:56:44 PM PDT by polymuser
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To: rbg81

Just who do these dolt democrats like Peelosi, think is going to hire these illiterate, non-English speaking, disease ridden people. No one that runs a business will hire them.


14 posted on 07/01/2014 7:59:46 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Bushbacker1

Typical Socialist to Dictator move. I know what’s best for all, even though that legislative body and courts say no. Therefore, I will do what the people need and will disband Congress and the court system.

It’s not too far fetched as Obama comes closer and closer to it.


15 posted on 07/01/2014 8:25:46 PM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: markomalley
Okay let me see if I have this perfectly clear,

Obama wants his cabinet to get creative in finding ways around the law and the constitution. Yet our representatives in the house and senate cannot seem to come up with any way to impeach this sob ?

16 posted on 07/01/2014 9:30:12 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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