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House Hearing On Obama's Unilateral Action To Cease Enforcing Laws - Live Webcast
ZeroHedge ^ | 12/3/2013 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 12/03/2013 9:22:23 AM PST by mojito

The House Judiciary Committee is about to discuss what it calls “The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws,” focusing on the Obamacare delays, enforcement of immigration laws, and more. As Mediaite notes, the question of whether the president can take unilateral action to cease enforcing laws stretches back at least to last summer, when President Barack Obama said he would stop deporting young undocumented immigrants, an end-run around congressional refusal to pass the DREAM Act.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dreamact; holder; judiciarycommittee; mediaite; obama; tyranny
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Live link at Zero.

Gowdy is ripping on 0bamaClone right now.

1 posted on 12/03/2013 9:22:23 AM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

File this also under the nothing will happen in this do nothing congress.


2 posted on 12/03/2013 9:23:36 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: mojito
Not that I believe it would ever happen, but if a president willfully refusing to enforce the laws of the land - especially ones he himself supported - isn't a cause for removal from office I don't know what would be.

He has ceased being president and is ruling as a monarch.

3 posted on 12/03/2013 9:24:23 AM PST by skeeter
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To: mojito
http://www.c-span.org/

Da Queen Sheila in her new Afro blabbering now.

4 posted on 12/03/2013 9:26:03 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: skeeter

He can do as he wishes. His color protects him. He needs to be impeached but none have the courage.


5 posted on 12/03/2013 9:26:37 AM PST by refermech
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To: mojito

I believe DOMA was the first law he and Holder refused to enforce.

The results of this hearing should be impeachment, but in reality the results will be El Zippo Nada Nothing.

It’s a waste of time to make it look like they are doing something. Boehner may make a small appearance and the next day be laughing with chuck the Schmuck in the House dining room.


6 posted on 12/03/2013 9:28:13 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: mojito

This is impeachable offence.


7 posted on 12/03/2013 9:30:02 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: mojito

Interesting hearing. The ‘I’ word has been said many times (Impeachment). Right now, the distinguished (/s) Sheila Jackson Lee is running her racist mouth.


8 posted on 12/03/2013 9:30:04 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: TexasCajun

“Da Queen Sheila in her new Afro blabbering now. “

NO $hIT! What a despicable lump of crap!


9 posted on 12/03/2013 9:30:26 AM PST by vette6387
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; Ray76; thouworm; dino

Some commentary here - committee member list
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3097675/posts

#20
Simon Lazarus doesn’t deal with fact but ascribes political motives to critics and intent to the authors of PPACA.

The law is quite clear on the issue of subsidies in state-run exchanges v. federally-run exchanges as the other witnesses have testified.

The PPACA: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ148/html/PLAW-111publ148.htm


10 posted on 12/03/2013 9:32:43 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: mojito

Trey just bitch-slapped Queen Sheila back to next week! hehe


11 posted on 12/03/2013 9:33:22 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: mojito

Just another Dog and Pony show folks, entertainment at best, cause not a Damned thing will EVER BE DONE TO ANYONE by the spineless whimps in Congress.

Our three Branches of Government are “Separate but Equal”

Why is it the Legislative Branch does not “Exercise their Separate but Equal Power” to JAIL THOSE THAT LIE TO THEM???
After all that is why they have their OWN Congressional JAIL.


12 posted on 12/03/2013 9:33:36 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: mojito

Watching on CSPAN 2.


13 posted on 12/03/2013 9:34:12 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: TexasCajun

Uh-Oh!! ...she’s gonna interrupt Trey as soon as she can. ...she’s pissed. hehe


14 posted on 12/03/2013 9:35:38 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Whenifhow

Lazarus is a political hack. ‘Objective’ he is not. He should not be there.


15 posted on 12/03/2013 9:42:06 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Did they mention “ impeach” at this hearing??

Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America wrote:

Interesting hearing. The ‘I’ word has been said many times (Impeachment). Right now,the distinguished (/s) Sheila Jackson Lee is running her racist mouth.


16 posted on 12/03/2013 9:42:48 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: edcoil

What they can really do is make information available to the public and call attention to it. Without political will in the voting populace, and no executive power, practical options are limited - though I suppose they can set themselves up as pop-up targets.


17 posted on 12/03/2013 9:44:23 AM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: mojito

More Congressional huu-haw.


18 posted on 12/03/2013 9:44:45 AM PST by onedoug
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To: mojito

Watching on CSPAN 2.


19 posted on 12/03/2013 9:47:26 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: mojito

Been watching all day. Gowdy went toe to toe with the liberal idiot and tore zero a new one. More entertaining than the movies.


20 posted on 12/03/2013 9:50:07 AM PST by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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To: edcoil
File this also under the nothing will happen in this do nothing congress.

Bump. I've stopped watching these meaningless hearings, nothing ever happens, no one is held accountable.

21 posted on 12/03/2013 9:52:20 AM PST by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Marcella

Trent Franks talking about how Obamacare violates the Origination Clause in the U.S. Constitution. Michael Cannon is backing up his point. The senate did not have the authority to originate a revenue raising bill. Consequently, the courts should strike down the entire law:

http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-resolution/153


22 posted on 12/03/2013 9:53:40 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: All

October 5, 2013 4:00 AM

Obamacare’s Unconstitutional Origins
Tax legislation has to originate in the House; the health-care law didn’t.
By Andrew C. McCarthy

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/360460/print


23 posted on 12/03/2013 9:58:00 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: mojito

Laying the groundwork for articles of Impeachment.


24 posted on 12/03/2013 9:59:43 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

October 5, 2013 4:00 AM

Obamacare’s Unconstitutional Origins
Tax legislation has to originate in the House; the health-care law didn’t.
By Andrew C. McCarthy

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/360460/print

(excerpt)

Representative Franks has introduced a resolution (H.R. 153) expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Obamacare legislation clearly violated the Origination Clause. The measure is gaining momentum. As it rapidly picks up co-signers, the resolution should materially advance the cases filed against Obamacare, including one to be argued this fall in the D.C. Circuit federal appeals court. After all, if a statute violates the Origination Clause, it is a nullity — invalid from the moment of enactment.

Nevertheless, Republicans should not make the same mistake they made during prior legal challenges to Obamacare. This is not a time for leaders once again to sit idly by with fingers crossed, praying that judges do the heavy lifting for them. The legerdemain that characterized Obamacare’s passage, coupled with its patent lack of constitutional legitimacy, should stiffen the resolve of the House to refuse funding — as it is the House’s prerogative to do.

Once again, the president is not telling the truth about Obamacare. The Supreme Court did not endorse it. The Supreme Court said it could only conceivably be sustained as a tax. It still had to pass the Constitution’s tests for valid taxation. It failed.


25 posted on 12/03/2013 10:01:04 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Seizethecarp; rxsid; Red Steel; Las Vegas Ron; null and void
Wonder if there's a case for quo warranto here? Anyone explored that yet?

For those who are unfamiliar with it:

Quo warranto (Medieval Latin for "by what warrant?") is a prerogative writ requiring the person to whom it is directed to show what authority they have for exercising some right or power (or "franchise") they claim to hold.

26 posted on 12/03/2013 10:03:58 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Lazarus is getting ripped a new one.


27 posted on 12/03/2013 10:09:20 AM PST by struggle
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To: mojito

DeSantis is acting like a complete asshole.


28 posted on 12/03/2013 10:11:27 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

Gohmert now talking about unconstitutional military action (Libya and Syria).


29 posted on 12/03/2013 10:14:49 AM PST by struggle
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To: struggle

Gohmert now positing whether Obama can kill Americans on American soil with drones.


30 posted on 12/03/2013 10:16:54 AM PST by struggle
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To: mojito

Best question of the hearing-

Blake Farenthold: “In light of all these ‘things’, WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT ?”


31 posted on 12/03/2013 10:20:28 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: mojito; GeronL

Also ducked out on the Defense of Marriage Act.

The law is nothing but a piece of paper and he read once that a hero ain’t nothing but a sandwich.


32 posted on 12/03/2013 10:21:58 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: jpsb
Bump. I've stopped watching these meaningless hearings, nothing ever happens, no one is held accountable.

For that to occur, you need a Speaker of the House that is not cowering underneath his desk and doing the bidding of his large Corporate Campaign Donors and instead focuses on what is best for the Citizens of the United States.

Sadly, in Boehner, we don't have that.
33 posted on 12/03/2013 10:24:48 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: a fool in paradise

Lol, Democrat doesn’t know what a Constitutional Convention is.

Now Democrat trying to lead others about impeachment.


34 posted on 12/03/2013 10:25:49 AM PST by struggle
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To: struggle

Democrats asks whether Obama is guilty of impeachable offenses.

Panel takes a minute of silence to consider whether they wanted to get audited or shot.


35 posted on 12/03/2013 10:27:03 AM PST by struggle
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To: struggle

The House writes the checks - NO CHECKS should be written to Obama, his staff, his projects, anything...just Defense and the basic programs...we NEED th SHUT DOWN this entire CORRUPT GOV’T...


36 posted on 12/03/2013 10:32:40 AM PST by princess leah
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Yes, you are right. Hussein does whatever he wants and orders Reid to do it if it involves the senate. Hussein ignores the house since it isn’t his.


37 posted on 12/03/2013 10:33:32 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: a fool in paradise

The GOPe doesn’t seem to mind the lack of border/immigration law enforcement


38 posted on 12/03/2013 10:35:21 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: mojito

I hope someone will find and post (ping me please) the video of Tray Gowdy’s questioning and bitch slapping SJ Lee!


39 posted on 12/03/2013 10:39:52 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: lepton

At least a pop-up target has a usefulness.


40 posted on 12/03/2013 10:42:00 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: Pride in the USA

House Judiciary Committee laying groundwork for Articles of Impeachment. It’s just more frivolous kabuki, but kind of fun. The power of impeachment is reserved to the Senate...like that’s ever going to happen.


41 posted on 12/03/2013 10:44:06 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: mojito

The live hearing has concluded.

Anyone interested can view a repeat here:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/BranchPo


42 posted on 12/03/2013 10:47:36 AM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

PFL


43 posted on 12/03/2013 10:54:00 AM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: mojito; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; La Lydia; aragorn; Velveeta; ..
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Ping.

.

44 posted on 12/03/2013 10:54:26 AM PST by LucyT (~ If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on. ~)
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To: LucyT; All

Thanks for ping. Two additional live threads (contains some useful posts).

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3097675/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3097755/posts


45 posted on 12/03/2013 10:58:26 AM PST by thouworm
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To: struggle

struggle wrote:

“Democrats asks whether Obama is guilty of impeachable offenses.

Panel takes a minute of silence to consider whether they wanted to get audited or shot.”

Any response by the panel to that impeachment question?


46 posted on 12/03/2013 11:03:03 AM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


47 posted on 12/03/2013 11:05:25 AM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Venturer

I believe DOMA was the first law he and Holder refused to enforce.


The first illegal act was denying secured bondholder their legal rights when Obama gave the unions control of GM...

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB124338330278956585


48 posted on 12/03/2013 11:06:00 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: WildHighlander57

The answer was wishy-washy if best, but it was NOT ‘no’.


49 posted on 12/03/2013 11:06:05 AM PST by struggle
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To: NormsRevenge

Laying the groundwork for articles of Impeachment.


You are correct, sir.


50 posted on 12/03/2013 11:07:27 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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