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Dick Durbin: Obama to 'borrow' Constitutional power to rule on immigration
Examiner.com ^ | 06/28/14 | Joe Newby

Posted on 06/28/2014 4:18:51 PM PDT by LaybackLenny

If House Republicans do not act on immigration in the way Barack Obama wants soon, then the president will simply "borrow" Congress' legislative powers and unilaterally rule on the issue, bypassing Congress once again, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Thursday.

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1 posted on 06/28/2014 4:18:51 PM PDT by LaybackLenny
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To: LaybackLenny

“Rule”?


2 posted on 06/28/2014 4:19:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Rule?!


3 posted on 06/28/2014 4:21:32 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: LaybackLenny

It’s good to be king.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 4:22:06 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: LaybackLenny

Later, he will borrow the Supreme Court’s power, and he will rules the 2nd amendment to be null and void.


5 posted on 06/28/2014 4:22:34 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: LaybackLenny

Hey Dick! That isn’t how the U.S. Constitution works, BOY! You don’t just “borrow” powah! Why don’t you read a civics book every now and then. You may learn something you idiot.


6 posted on 06/28/2014 4:22:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: LaybackLenny

Not that Durbin has any objection ...


7 posted on 06/28/2014 4:22:47 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: cripplecreek

Before his first inauguration, Valerie Jarrett said that he would be “ready to rule” on his first day in office. Obviously she meant what she said.


8 posted on 06/28/2014 4:23:24 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

And this Congress, including a majority of the Rs, will gladly let him, because that will give them cover while he does what they want anyway.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 4:23:28 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: LaybackLenny

Good idea. The American People should similarly
“borrow” their own Constitutional powers back,
to maximize the likelihood of bringing Justice and
Law back to DC and the EXEMPT.


10 posted on 06/28/2014 4:23:41 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: LaybackLenny

“borrowing power” sounds so much more reassuring than “grabbing” or “usurping”, doesn’t it?


11 posted on 06/28/2014 4:24:07 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: LaybackLenny

Borrow = Usurp = impeachment

Get some balls GOPe and do your job


12 posted on 06/28/2014 4:24:26 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: silverleaf

Does he need to give a chit when he barrows?


13 posted on 06/28/2014 4:24:56 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: LaybackLenny

These crumb bumbs are so filled with arrogance. They need to be put down.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 4:25:05 PM PDT by dforest
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To: LaybackLenny

Constitutional crisis. He’s declared himself dictator for life. What are the odds he’ll ever give up the White House? Isn’t the public’s apathy telling him it would be okay?


15 posted on 06/28/2014 4:25:13 PM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: LaybackLenny

Georgetown’s law school must be so proud of this brilliant scholar.


16 posted on 06/28/2014 4:25:21 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: LaybackLenny

Since when does a dictator wannabe “borrow” Constitutional power? They take it just as the turkey in the WH has already done on many occasions.


17 posted on 06/28/2014 4:25:24 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: BulletBobCo

borrows.


18 posted on 06/28/2014 4:25:34 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: LaybackLenny

It’s time to throw everyone one of those worthless buffoons on Capitol Hill out on their ass. We don’t need them anymore. We’ve got the Phone and Pen Messiah now. Recall all of them and send them home. Better yet, throw them all in jail for stealing taxpayer dollars and not doing the jobs we are paying them to do.


19 posted on 06/28/2014 4:25:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: LaybackLenny

Hey “Dick”,
maybe I’ll just borrow your wife when I haven’t been
stupped in a while, oh? you want her back? I’m not
done with her yet and don’t forget to finish cutting
my lawn!


20 posted on 06/28/2014 4:26:52 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: LaybackLenny

Like Adolf and the Reichstag?


21 posted on 06/28/2014 4:28:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Lock and load


22 posted on 06/28/2014 4:28:11 PM PDT by john316 (JOSHUA 24:15 ...choose you this day whom ye will serve...)
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To: LaybackLenny

I guess that means the house can “borrow” constitutional power and have dear leader arrested?


23 posted on 06/28/2014 4:28:45 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: LaybackLenny

Dick Durbin should be removed from office just for saying that without calling it for what it is - BLATANTLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.


24 posted on 06/28/2014 4:29:41 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: LaybackLenny

Obama has conspired to effect an invasion of the United States.

Every single one of these degenerate parasites should be deported the first order of business when the right takes power in 2017.

Militarize the border with Mexico, minefields, the whole works.

Put thousands of DC bureaucrats out of their do nothing jobs in Washington and have them patrol the border on foot.

This criminal Administration and it’s high officials must be pursued and prosecuted by the right when it gets control of the DOJ.

And instead of the next GOP POTUS “blaming Obama”, the right needs to indict Hussein Baraka and his minions.

While the custom of letting the crimes of past Administrations go unprosecuted has been the norm in the USA, these sons of degenerate whores are outside of that box,and merit prosecution with extreme prejudice.


25 posted on 06/28/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: LaybackLenny

Too bad whoever borrowed durbin’s brain about 30 years ago hasn’t returned it yet. Imagine his poor staff - trying to get this idiot through a day without hurting himself.


26 posted on 06/28/2014 4:31:18 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: LaybackLenny

My gut tells me this will not end well for the Obamas.

Think Romania when a arrogant ruler defied the will of the people.


27 posted on 06/28/2014 4:31:38 PM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: LaybackLenny

Where’s that FN rope!


28 posted on 06/28/2014 4:37:18 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: bestintxas

Why shouldn’t Obama borrow the power? The republicans will do nothing in response! I have no reason to believe they will take any action. They need to cut the federal budget and if the democrats want to shut the federal government down - so be it. As bad as that could be what he will do to the country if not stopped now will be far worse.


29 posted on 06/28/2014 4:37:53 PM PDT by wewereright
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To: LaybackLenny

Howie Carr is right. The Democrats aren’t a party. They’ve become a cult.


30 posted on 06/28/2014 4:38:17 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: tet68

Don’t do it; you’ll get the clap.


31 posted on 06/28/2014 4:38:35 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: LaybackLenny
These guys should be run out of town on a rial so fast they wouldn't know what hit 'em. This is what you get when politicians are unaccountable.

The fault for this ongoing shenanigans, power-grabs, and money grabs is the American People not holding them accountable.

32 posted on 06/28/2014 4:39:55 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: LaybackLenny

“Our government... teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.”

— Louis D. Brandeis


33 posted on 06/28/2014 4:41:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: LaybackLenny

it is not cheating and stealing - it is just borrowing. :-)


34 posted on 06/28/2014 4:42:09 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: LaybackLenny

It doesn’t work that way Dick.


35 posted on 06/28/2014 4:42:37 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: LaybackLenny
Hey, Turban, Shakespeare said "Neither a BORROWER nor a lender be".

What does your Koran say on the subject, you snake with a forked tongue!

Leni

36 posted on 06/28/2014 4:45:12 PM PDT by MinuteGal (The Infernal Revenue Service - forever to be known as the BS-IRS)
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To: LaybackLenny

Hey, Dick. We as a free people consent to be governed, with limitations on that government; but we most strenuously object to and refuse to be RULED! Get it?


37 posted on 06/28/2014 4:46:03 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: LaybackLenny

Judges have “borrowed” law-making power for eons ....


38 posted on 06/28/2014 4:46:10 PM PDT by mikrofon (SWEIN)
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To: LaybackLenny

The House should impeach him and then borrow the Senate’s power to remove him from office.


39 posted on 06/28/2014 4:46:39 PM PDT by NJRighty ("It's sick out there and getting sicker" - Bob Grant)
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To: LaybackLenny
.... People need to DEMAND an explanation of this sloppy statement from the Prez ....

..... So ..... Basically he has just told the world that he is going to Break the Constitution to force his personal idea of an Immigration Law down our throat and sign it into effect. Question: Wouldn't this so called "Law" be automatically nullified by lack of proper Constitutional protocol.

.... Also... By doing this act would he not be guilty of Dereliction of Duty, because the main tenet of his office is to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States?

.... Further, because he would have betrayed our trust, confidence, and breach our faith in his responsibility to uphold and fulfill his sovereign duties ..... would he not also be guilty of both treason and treachery?

40 posted on 06/28/2014 4:47:37 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: LaybackLenny

Why not Borrow a few more Terms 12 or 16 more years maybe , D’oh


41 posted on 06/28/2014 4:48:17 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: MinuteGal

You misspelled TurdBin.


42 posted on 06/28/2014 4:48:47 PM PDT by ne1410s (2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine.)
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To: Robe
Borrow = Usurp = impeachment

Not holding my breath.

43 posted on 06/28/2014 4:48:57 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: LaybackLenny

how much rope do we have ?


44 posted on 06/28/2014 4:50:13 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: LaybackLenny

I think I may “borrow” 10,000 patriots and clean house.


45 posted on 06/28/2014 4:51:12 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: LaybackLenny

You can’t spell “Durbin” without “dick.”


46 posted on 06/28/2014 4:53:20 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: bestintxas
I am reminded of the dethroning of that Romanian self crowned ruler on a daily basis. I wonder at what point Obama will go too far for even the most border line free born American citizen. The Washington DC malls would not hold all of the corrupt Americans who have attached themselves to this anti American administration who is going full speed ahead on destroying the very independence and freedom that has given them the power to betray their God given heritage. The Romanians finally got the message. Arrogant rulers never do until it is too late to save themselves.
47 posted on 06/28/2014 4:54:56 PM PDT by mountainfolk (God Bless the United States of America and the Republic for which it stands.)
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To: LaybackLenny

I think we should start a writing campaign. Simple post cards stating that every politician is a SERVANT of the people. Think it would sink in after getting about 50 million?


48 posted on 06/28/2014 4:55:08 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: LaybackLenny

Does anyone remember how the media went absolutely ape when Al Haig said “Until the Vice President arrives I’m in charge here?”

And where are they now? Cheering. Because this is the dictatoship they want.

The Rule of Law is dead, and the Republic died with it.


49 posted on 06/28/2014 4:58:33 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: LaybackLenny

ARREST HIM!!! DURBIN is a CRIMINAL!!!


50 posted on 06/28/2014 5:02:38 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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