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'So Sue Me': Why President Obama Is Embracing a Fight With Congress
NBC News ^ | July 6, 2014 | by Perry Bacon Jr.

Posted on 07/06/2014 9:47:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

President Barack Obama has aggressively touted his use of executive authority over the last several months as he aims to cement his legacy and push his policies now and even beyond his presidency.

The president's in-your-face attitude was punctuated Wednesday by his sarcastic challenge to Republicans: "So sue me."

The emphasis on executive actions is a shift for Obama. In 2010, after Republicans won control of Congress, the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank in Washington wrote a detailed memo urging Obama to use executive orders on a wide range of issues.

But late last year, Obama hired as a top adviser John Podesta who had co-written the executive power memo in his role as president of CAP.

And the administration has headed in a much more confrontational tone with the Republicans, led by the president himself.

“Three years, there were still some things moving,” said Neera Tanden, who replaced Podesta as head of CAP. “The rate of executive actions is a direct corollary with the level of dysfunction with the Congress.”

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: executiveorders; failure; obama; tyranny
Tyranny.
1 posted on 07/06/2014 9:47:00 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Because he’ll be able to play it up to getting rid of Congress and making the Presidency the sole place of power in government.


2 posted on 07/06/2014 9:51:40 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“The rate of executive actions is a direct corollary with the level of dysfunction with the Congress.”

The congress is functioning exactly as it was designed.

3 posted on 07/06/2014 9:53:16 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: oldbrowser

The only thing dysfunctional is the anti American racist bastard in the White House.


4 posted on 07/06/2014 9:56:27 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach Obama NOW.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
'So Sue Me'

It's like the perp in the crime show saying "Prove it!"

5 posted on 07/06/2014 10:02:06 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Real easy to predict what Obama will do next. About a year or two ago he frequently said during speeches to his base, that he could not solve immigration (grant amnesty) because the constitution and laws tied his hands.

The only reason he said that was to condition his moderate base to the fact that he was going to break the law to grant amnesty.

He has to condition his moderate base to not negatively react to what his future plans will be.

He is going full Chavez.

6 posted on 07/06/2014 10:04:57 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Why President Obama Is Embracing a Fight With Congress

Because they have neither balls nor spine.

7 posted on 07/06/2014 10:05:12 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I have met/been around several arrogant, narcissistic people in my life. But nobama takes the cake. He is yelling at the top of his voice, as loud as he can, “SCREW YOU!” to the entire country. He thinks he’s untouchable. Only a fool would bait Congress.

I pray every day that God will direct some of the senior members of the Democrat party to take nobama out behind the barn and have a very serious conversation. Prolly won’t happen. I suspect those senior members are enjoying their booty way too much.


8 posted on 07/06/2014 10:08:37 AM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Cut off his funding.


9 posted on 07/06/2014 10:14:05 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If the orange man cannot use the power of the purse and impeachment to stop the illegal treasonous actions in the WH, why doesn’t he step aside?


10 posted on 07/06/2014 10:17:18 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Open Borders, pro-terrorist, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Two sides is a fight. One side is a beatdown.

And CONgress is not fighting back.


11 posted on 07/06/2014 10:17:38 AM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: oldbrowser

Dysfunction of the Congress == Republican bills passed in the House sitting on Harry Reid’s desk without action.


12 posted on 07/06/2014 10:18:26 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: Oldeconomybuyer
Headline?

Campus radicals enter sixth year of occupation of most departments

Capital Beltway U. Still No Action To Oust "Marxist-Alinsky Psycho Spoiled Brats"
Plan "king-like authority [for future radicals taking Capital Beltway University campus]."

Washington, D.C. Campus radicals had planned occupying the House in 2014 . . . Now they have a much more modest hope: holding onto the occupation of the Senate. University officials have indicated that action against the radicals is most likely to start there in 2014 . . . .

13 posted on 07/06/2014 10:22:54 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Starstruck
RE: "Cut off his funding."

"Hey! That was my idea first.. no.. wait. I remember now. Never mind." Jesse Jackson

14 posted on 07/06/2014 10:26:21 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
 photo LittleBammie_zps21cea34d.jpg The tyrants' nanny is just one of his many indispensable handlers.
15 posted on 07/06/2014 10:28:41 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The “So sue me” comment is probably the dumbest thing I’ve heard a President say. I think it proves that we are governed by 10 year old, greedy and vengeful Democrats.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 10:39:49 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
 photo obamaandhismessagetoAmerica_zps4fa48d47.jpg He'll keep taunting Congress and Americans until he gets what he wants...impeachment hearing against him.
17 posted on 07/06/2014 10:43:57 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: Old Sarge

What more can they do, pray tell? Your ideas, please?

Until there’s a GOP majority in the senate or until Harry Reid is carried off to hell, there’s not much the House can do.

The reason Obama is doing this is that he knows he’s unpopular - but congress is even more so. However, he’s assuming everybody is dissatisfied with the GOP, but I would suspect that a lot of Dems don’t like their elected reps either, since Obama ignores them equally when he simply issues an order or, conversely, refuses to enforce a law, even the sham ones they’ve passed. Harry Reid maintains tight control, but at some point, even the Dems are going to rebel against being blamed for Obama’s stupidity and malevolence.


18 posted on 07/06/2014 11:07:06 AM PDT by livius
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To: upchuck
I pray every day that God will direct some of the senior members of the Democrat party to take nobama out behind the barn and have a very serious conversation.

That will never happen...simply because he will never meet with them unless it's on his terms and addresses his agenda...

He disdains them and they are beneath him...as we all are...

Even if he did, he would blow them off...after all they are mere Senators... unlike his magnanimous all important self..

19 posted on 07/06/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All
Congress is as guilty, for the last 60 70+ years, of blatantly ignoring its constitutional Article I, Section 8-lmited powers as Obama is with respect to blatantly ignoring constitutional limits on Oval Office powers. The question is, how much longer are voters going to allow themselves to be fooled before they grow some and exercise their voting muscle to clean up the mess in DC?

It's too bad that USA voters have proved themselves time after time to be "fire fighters" and not "fire preventers."

“Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves [emphases added]. It seems to be the law of our general nature.” - Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Edward Carrington January 16, 1787)

As a side note concerning the unconstitutionally big federal government, please consider the following. The states would sure be a dull, boring place to grow up and live in if parents were to make sure that their children were taught about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers. /sarc

20 posted on 07/06/2014 12:22:58 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: OneWingedShark

like asking why does a thug attack a 80 year old woman...because neither can or will fight back.


21 posted on 07/06/2014 2:07:55 PM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: MUDDOG
"So sue me!"

Obama is being misquoted.

What he actually said was this: "So impeach me!"

Then so be it.

22 posted on 07/07/2014 2:13:14 AM PDT by john mirse
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