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Shift on executive power lets Obama bypass rivals
New York Times ^ | 4/23/2012 | Charlie Savage

Posted on 04/23/2012 7:16:30 AM PDT by IbJensen

— One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism.

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But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress. Branding its unilateral efforts “We Can’t Wait,” a slogan that aides said Mr. Obama coined at that strategy meeting, the White House has rolled out dozens of new policies — on creating jobs for veterans, preventing drug shortages, raising fuel economy standards, curbing domestic violence and more.

Each time, Mr. Obama has emphasized the fact that he is bypassing lawmakers.

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Aides say many more such moves are coming. Not just a short-term shift in governing style and a re-election strategy, Mr. Obama’s increasingly assertive use of executive action could foreshadow pitched battles over the separation of powers in his second term, should he win and Republicans consolidate their power in Congress.

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Mr. Obama has issued signing statements claiming a right to bypass a handful of constraints — rejecting as unconstitutional Congress’s attempt to prevent him from having White House “czars” on certain issues, for example. But for the most part, Mr. Obama’s increased unilateralism in domestic policy has relied on a different form of executive power than the sort that had led to heated debates during his predecessor’s administration: Mr. Bush’s frequent assertion of a right to override statutes on matters like surveillance and torture.

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Crooked, lying, phony illegal occupant of the White Hut!

If Mickey Mouse were to run against this bozo, I'd vote for Mickey!

1 posted on 04/23/2012 7:16:40 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen
PROPERTY OF GEARY GRAPHIC AND DESIGN
2 posted on 04/23/2012 7:18:00 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: IbJensen

Yeah, some Austrian Corporal had the same problem in Germany after the first war.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 7:20:03 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: IbJensen

It appears to me that the Obama Administration has appropriated the name of another group: “World Can’t Wait”, which is a front for the Revolutionary Communist Party.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 7:21:59 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: IbJensen

Tyranny plain and simple.

Dictator.

And the stupid Congress had better start asserting it’s authority. They’ve deferred far too long to government agencies, czars, executive orders, task forces, and stupor committees.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 7:24:25 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: IbJensen

Just think how much worse it would be under Romney.

No Romney, no way.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 7:24:56 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: IbJensen

Obama is a fascist. Thats what most people do not realize. Obama has hidden it well, but history provides the tests and Obama is clearly a fascist.He will not go quietly into the night he so justly deserves.

Good read:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


7 posted on 04/23/2012 7:25:28 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: baddog 219

I never thought I would live to see a piece of excrement like this inhabiting the White House.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 7:25:47 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Parmenio

EVERYTHING the left does “is a front for the Communist Party”.


9 posted on 04/23/2012 7:26:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Candor7

Even if defeated by Mickey Mouse Obozo will join Carter and Clinton in making as much michief as the CFR and the UN wishes!


10 posted on 04/23/2012 7:27:41 AM PDT by IbJensen (We now have a government requiring citizens prove they are insured but not that they are citizens.)
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To: IbJensen

More than ever, we see that Obama id THE enemy to defeat on 11/6.


11 posted on 04/23/2012 7:30:29 AM PDT by citizen (Obama blames:arab spring,banks,big drug/oil,bush,ceos,christians,coal,earthquake/tsumani,fnc,wall st)
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To: brownsfan

My god you are an Obot arent you. Sickening.


12 posted on 04/23/2012 7:33:27 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: brownsfan
Just think how much worse it would be under Romney.

Really, it would be worse under someone that DOESN'T hate America than it is under someone who DOES?

We'd be better off today if [Fabian Socialist] HILLARY CLINTON was elected in '08 than this Marxist.

13 posted on 04/23/2012 7:34:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: IbJensen
Figures the New Joke Times would laudingly, praisingly support Obama seizing power and becoming a dictator.

When the New Joke Times finally dies, I will celebrate.

14 posted on 04/23/2012 7:35:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: IbJensen
OBAMA CANT WAIT, OBAMA CAN'T WAIT
15 posted on 04/23/2012 7:35:50 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: IbJensen

The slave owner(make no doubt about it—obama DOES OWN the black vote) who would be king simply can’t help himself. (since there is no one in the country that has the guts to stop him)


16 posted on 04/23/2012 7:37:21 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: brownsfan

“Just think how much worse it would be under Romney.”

Really?? You think it would be much worse with Romney as POTUS than Owebama? I am no fan of Romney’s, but you are out of your freaking mind!


18 posted on 04/23/2012 7:43:11 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: MrB

“Really, it would be worse under someone that DOESN’T hate America than it is under someone who DOES?”

Yes, the only way to teach the GOPe a lesson is to let Obama do his worst because they shoved a liberal down our throat.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 7:45:19 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: IbJensen

Obama will be much worse than Clinton or Carter.

Obama is already responsible for the unecessary deaths of thousands of people in Kenya and Libya, and not a soul in the media will call him on it.

And Obama will continue to cause death and destruction in the future if allowed. IMHO Obama is a thug who deserves nothing more than a trial at the International Criminal Court iof the Hague.


20 posted on 04/23/2012 7:47:18 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: IbJensen

Obama will be much worse than Clinton or Carter.

Obama is already responsible for the unecessary deaths of thousands of people in Kenya and Libya, and not a soul in the media will call him on it.

And Obama will continue to cause death and destruction in the future if allowed. IMHO Obama is a thug who deserves nothing more than a trial at the International Criminal Court iof the Hague.


21 posted on 04/23/2012 7:47:35 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: going hot

“Anything to keep that two bit mormon skank and her husband out of the oval office.”

Bingo. It’s called tough love.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 7:47:41 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Batman11

“Really?? You think it would be much worse with Romney as POTUS than Owebama? I am no fan of Romney’s, but you are out of your freaking mind!”

If Romney gets in with a Republican Congress, he’ll be unrestrained. Not only that, if Romney gets elected, the GOPe will give us more of the same.

We have to take a stand!


23 posted on 04/23/2012 7:50:04 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan

This could get interesting. The possibilities are endless.


24 posted on 04/23/2012 7:51:00 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: brownsfan

There is another thing you can do that would not necessarily help 0bama destroy America.

If you’re in a state that is not in contention, either it’s definitely going to either 0bama or GOP and there is no chance of it deciding the electoral count,

vote libertarian, and get their numbers up to 5%.


25 posted on 04/23/2012 7:52:09 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: brownsfan
We have to take a stand!

How about a 1000 of us volunteer to self immolate every time the mormon goes up a per cent in the polls.

That should get the attention of the GOP E.

26 posted on 04/23/2012 7:54:22 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: MrB

“There is another thing you can do that would not necessarily help 0bama destroy America.”

I’m in a contested state... I’ll write in Newt! Oh, wait, Newt said Romney is ok. Hmmmm... I’ll write in Palin!


27 posted on 04/23/2012 7:56:36 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

It will have to be demo!!shed and rebuilt after 2012
just for sanity reasons alone.


28 posted on 04/23/2012 7:58:56 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Anyone not wanting an ID or purple thumb to vote isn't worthy of voting privilege.)
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To: brownsfan
If you really, really want to send a message, indicate on the ballot you are a republican, then write in Obama!.

--->That<---will show them!

29 posted on 04/23/2012 8:00:31 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: going hot

“How about a 1000 of us volunteer to self immolate every time the mormon goes up a per cent in the polls. “

I’m not sure, but I think you’re mocking me!


30 posted on 04/23/2012 8:00:31 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan

Moi?


31 posted on 04/23/2012 8:02:17 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: going hot

“If you really, really want to send a message, indicate on the ballot you are a republican, then write in Obama!.

-—>That<-—will show them!”

JimRob says no to that.
And there’s no way to indicate party affiliation on a general election ballot.

How about we all write in, Jim Robinson?


32 posted on 04/23/2012 8:03:44 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan

You’re “quick”, to be sure...


33 posted on 04/23/2012 8:07:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: brownsfan
Nah, he's not running.

Besides, some might mistake him for Thompson.

has to be someone with whom we can send a message, because afterall, that is what it is all about.

The GOPE must be brought to their collective knees.

It is solely thier fault that the majority of voters did not pick Newt, or Sarah, or Ricks(s), or (cough) Paul.

Hey, I got it, just don't cast a ballot, the ultimate protest!

34 posted on 04/23/2012 8:10:40 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: IbJensen

4 more years of this if the ABR crowd gets it’s way.


35 posted on 04/23/2012 8:12:23 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: IbJensen

The precise game plan that the Center for American Progress laid on his desk 24 hrs. after the polls closed in November, 2010.

The ink was already dry.


36 posted on 04/23/2012 8:13:29 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GlockThe Vote

Four more years of this? Not even close. Four years of that sick clown running the country without regard for getting re-elected. That’s a level of crap Ed Norton’s never even experienced.


37 posted on 04/23/2012 8:14:11 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: going hot

“It is solely thier fault that the majority of voters did not pick Newt, or Sarah, or Ricks(s), or (cough) Paul.

Hey, I got it, just don’t cast a ballot, the ultimate protest!”

That’s right. Staying home is a good option, but to send them a message, we need to write someone in who is a true conservative.

My only problem is finding a true conservative.


38 posted on 04/23/2012 8:14:11 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: MrB

“You’re “quick”, to be sure...”

Perhaps it is you who is slow on the uptake this time, FRiend?


39 posted on 04/23/2012 8:15:25 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan
My only problem is finding a true conservative.

Balderdash.

There are millions of them.

Why, just right here on FR, the place is teeming with 'em.

And if this place is a reflection of the general electorate, which it most certainly is, then there are probably 70-80 million out there who are True Conservatives.

Finding a king with real clothes should not be a difficult chore.

40 posted on 04/23/2012 8:21:33 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: brownsfan
There is a good argument to be made that the only time the GOP acts a little conservative is when they are a minority and the Pres. is a Dem.

The GOP showed their true colors with Pres. Bush.

I don't have the answer, but I know simply voting for the two main parties is not the solution.

Every election is the last most crucial one. 'We will change' after this election. We will change the party!. hah! Every election is the same.

41 posted on 04/23/2012 8:23:50 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: going hot
Besides, running for pres is easy.

All you gots to do is establish True Conservative bona fides, then convince 70 million people that you are in fact a True Conservative, and the ring is yours.

See, simple enough.

After all, how hard can it be to round up 70 million like minded people, who agree, just like you, on everything?

42 posted on 04/23/2012 8:27:37 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: brownsfan
Romney's first Executive Order should be to rescind all EOs. He should do this at the podium, before, his inaugural address.
43 posted on 04/23/2012 8:31:29 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: going hot

Why don’t we all write in Ross Perot? It worked so well the last time...


44 posted on 04/23/2012 8:40:29 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

Yeah, we showed ‘em then, did we not?


45 posted on 04/23/2012 8:47:39 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: IbJensen
Can we even IMAGINE what Congress would do if a Republican, Conservative President would use Executive Orders to undo the Nanny-State?

I still believe a sooner-rather-than-later Military Coup D'Etat/Do-Over is necessary to get back to the U.S. Constitution, along with sh$t-canning all the Liberal Judges planted throughout the country now.

46 posted on 04/23/2012 8:50:55 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: IbJensen
The coming chaos from the Obama-Soertoro playbook

...Who is Barack Hussein Obama II, a/k/a Barry Soetoro? To fully understand what is taking place today, and more importantly, what is being planned for tomorrow, we must identify the actors involved in fomenting chaos. Let’s first consider the meteoric rise of the virtually unknown community organizer Barack Hussein Obama II, a/k/a Barry Soetoro.

...we have the Obama-Soetoro legend, manufactured by… whom? And why?

47 posted on 04/23/2012 8:52:46 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: brownsfan

Just think how much worse it would be under Romney.

No Romney, no way.
________________________________
ABSOLUTELY. It would be 100x worse.


48 posted on 04/23/2012 8:59:09 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: IbJensen
We are at the end of the democratic phase, and the beginning of tyranny.

In a generation or so, the Senate and House will just be a formality that old rich guys fight to join for the cool factor.

49 posted on 04/23/2012 8:59:41 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: MARKUSPRIME; brownsfan

Definitely an obot.


50 posted on 04/23/2012 9:02:49 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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