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Obama: 'That's the Good Thing as a President, I Can Do Whatever I Want'
The Weekly Standard ^ | 10 Feb 2014 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 02/10/2014 3:04:45 PM PST by mandaladon

President Obama "quipped" today during a visit to Monticello with the French president, "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want."

Via the pool report:

Monticello

At 4:45 POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he'd like to take a look and seemed delighted to "break the protocol". "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want" he quipped, walking to the terrace with his guest and Ms. Bowman. Pool now in the mansion as the leaders will come and visit Jefferson's study.

The comment came around the time the White House announced it would be delaying the Obamacare mandate for some businesses unilaterally.

The French president is here in the U.S. on a state visit.

More notes from the pool:

Monticello POTUS and pres Hollande paid a short visit to the study as your pool was looking through an alcove over president Jefferson's bed. They admired contraptions invented by Jefferson to read and write more efficiently such as a lectern and a "polygraph". Hollande noticed that one of the books was written in French.

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This moron really means that!
1 posted on 02/10/2014 3:04:45 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

He’s not a moron, he’s a despot.


2 posted on 02/10/2014 3:06:02 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: mandaladon

Insanity strikes. Down with the King!!


3 posted on 02/10/2014 3:06:27 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: mandaladon

4 posted on 02/10/2014 3:06:34 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Insanity strikes. Down with the King!!

And down with everyone who chose him.

That is what it will take, literally.

5 posted on 02/10/2014 3:08:10 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: mandaladon
Obama is mistaking himself for Reichskanzler.
6 posted on 02/10/2014 3:09:07 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: mandaladon
And the "news" media have to check their cheat sheet:

Dem Prez - that's good.

Repub Prez - "imperial Presidency! Bad!"

7 posted on 02/10/2014 3:09:13 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: fwdude

Hate filled racist tyrant.


8 posted on 02/10/2014 3:09:26 PM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: mandaladon

Well, he has a point. He’s doing what he wants and no one stops him, so how is he wrong?


9 posted on 02/10/2014 3:09:28 PM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

10 posted on 02/10/2014 3:09:40 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: mandaladon

I remember someone once posted a pic of this guy in an orange jumpsuit.

The State of The Coup.


11 posted on 02/10/2014 3:09:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: mandaladon

King Louie of France thought that too.


12 posted on 02/10/2014 3:09:48 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: mandaladon
They admired contraptions invented by Jefferson to read and write more efficiently such as a lectern and a "polygraph".

After which the illegal, illicit, illegitmate squatter in our White House proclaimed, "Jefferson didn't really build those."

13 posted on 02/10/2014 3:09:52 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: mandaladon

Dictators say this kind of stuff all of the time.


14 posted on 02/10/2014 3:10:46 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: fwdude

He’s not a moron, he’s a despot.

You are right, however, the people that elected him surely are


15 posted on 02/10/2014 3:10:50 PM PST by munin (MSNBC?)
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To: All

Revolt is coming.


16 posted on 02/10/2014 3:11:34 PM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: mandaladon

“...such as a lectern and a “polygraph”...”

Jefferson was so far ahead of his time. Of course now we don’t need it. Whenever Obama is behind a lectern he is always lieing.


17 posted on 02/10/2014 3:11:43 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: mandaladon

Well with Republicans leaders like Boehner & Mcconnell Obama can do whatever he wants.


18 posted on 02/10/2014 3:11:56 PM PST by RginTN
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To: mandaladon


19 posted on 02/10/2014 3:14:47 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: mandaladon

Correction, that c0@%sucker really means that!


20 posted on 02/10/2014 3:16:23 PM PST by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: mandaladon

Ø must of been quite bored... what he really wanted to do was rummage the WH for a bust of Jefferson to send back to France.


21 posted on 02/10/2014 3:18:02 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: mandaladon

and he’s doing it


22 posted on 02/10/2014 3:20:02 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: mandaladon

23 posted on 02/10/2014 3:21:04 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: mandaladon

Got news for you, Skippy.....you are NOT above the Law. Sooner or later this REALITY is going to slap you right upside your noggin.

Count on it.


24 posted on 02/10/2014 3:21:24 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: All
HE DON'T KNOW NUTTIN' Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's executive orders
Washington Examiner | JAN 29, 2014 | by Joel Gehrke / FR Posted by Texas Fossil

Attorney General Eric Holder couldn't explain to a Congressional Committee the constitutional basis for executive orders such as President Obama's delay of the employer mandate because he hasn't read the legal analysis -- or at least, hasn't seen it in a long time.

"I'll be honest with you, I have not seen -- I don't remember looking at or having seen the analysis in some time, so I'm not sure where along the spectrum that would come," Holder replied to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, when Lee asked him to explain the nature of Obama's constitutional power to delay the mandate.

Sen Lee had based his question on a standard legal test, first described by US Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, who said the president's authority to issue executive orders is strongest when he does so with the backing of Congress (category one), more dubious when he issues an order pertaining to a topic on which Congress has not passed a law (category two), and weakest when the executive order is "incompatible with a congressional command" (category three), to use Lee's paraphrase.....more at washingtonexaminer.com ...

25 posted on 02/10/2014 3:23:10 PM PST by Liz
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To: mandaladon

Constitutional professor my @$$! (yes I know he only played one)


26 posted on 02/10/2014 3:23:56 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: mandaladon

>> POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico

A single dark cumulonimbus cloud suddenly appears over Charlottesville, pregnant with static electrical charge. Coincidentally, a pair of communists emerge from cover out into the open...

Could’ve been a two-fer for the ages. “Nice aim, LORD!”

Oh well, GOD has a plan and I guess that wasn’t it. ;-)


27 posted on 02/10/2014 3:24:37 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: mandaladon

This twit really believes he can do whatever he wants....some one had better lock him up before.......


28 posted on 02/10/2014 3:25:54 PM PST by yoe
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To: mandaladon

Kerry summed it up: as a President I can be stupid if I want to.

Go on, be whatever “you want”. ‘tupid fk Obama.


29 posted on 02/10/2014 3:26:37 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: RginTN

“Well with Republicans leaders like Boehner & Mcconnell Obama can do whatever he wants.”

I’m sure you meant with Conservatives like US, he can do whatever he wants, right??

What do you intend to do about it?
Fire off an angry email to your Congress Critter? That’ll achieve a lot...NOT.

Until WE, as a group, start taking up the tactics of the left,(meaning we get up off our lazy asses and start protesting in the streets), we are just whining meaninglessly on a message board.

Where is the organized national boycott of NBC advertisers, for instance?

We keep waiting for “THEM!!!” to do something about it, when we are the “THEM!” we were looking for.


30 posted on 02/10/2014 3:26:49 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: mandaladon

Does he ever think about anything other than himself?


31 posted on 02/10/2014 3:28:12 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: mandaladon

He is the full package:

* The arrogance of fdr
* The political acumen of jimma carter
* The corruption of the Grant administration
* The racial tolerance of the Wilson administration

Yep, America, you voted for him twice and there are millions more suffering now as a result and America’s respect in the world has never been lower.


32 posted on 02/10/2014 3:28:35 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: mandaladon
Just try to imagine what the MSM would do if Bush said this or acted this way.
33 posted on 02/10/2014 3:35:08 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: SandRat

“King Louie of France thought that too.”

Which proves there is precedent in history.

‘L’etat c’est moi’ ...


34 posted on 02/10/2014 3:35:55 PM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: mandaladon

Is anyone going to stop him???


35 posted on 02/10/2014 3:36:48 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: mandaladon


36 posted on 02/10/2014 3:39:11 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: mandaladon
he and the congress know the S is going to hit the fan soon, some predict that it will happen in the first days of March of this year. I understand the Obozo is scheduled to visit Iran in March. I don't have a crystal ball but the recent meetings he has had with the Muslim Brotherhood and the leadership of Iran, an offering of asylum for the obozo may be in the very near future.
37 posted on 02/10/2014 3:39:34 PM PST by drypowder
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To: alloysteel
Think we could get France to let us borrow the Guillotine
38 posted on 02/10/2014 3:39:34 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: OKSooner

Obama administration to further delay healthcare mandate
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-obama-delay-healthcare-mandate-20140210,0,5381642.story#axzz2sxM4RV2p

case in point.


39 posted on 02/10/2014 3:39:53 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: workerbee

Sorry. A polygraph is a lie detector. That snake bass turd would never go near one of those.

What Jefferson used; in fact may have invented, was a pantograph.


40 posted on 02/10/2014 3:42:05 PM PST by Tucker39 ("Having their conscience seared with a hot iron.")
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To: mandaladon

your pool was looking through an alcove over president Jefferson’s bed.

I wonder if they caught the fact that the bed was on
counter weights and could be raised into the ceiling
enableing someone to walk between the rooms.
Crafty guy that Jefferson.


41 posted on 02/10/2014 3:43:29 PM PST 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: Tucker39

Given his history with the truth and with lies, I’d bet he could pass a lie detector with flying colors.

He can’t tell the difference between the two.


42 posted on 02/10/2014 3:43:59 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: tcrlaf

Since Boehner & Mcconnell aren’t Conservatives & have surrendered to Obama I’m blaming them for empowering Obama who is so confident he can say he can do whatever he wants.


43 posted on 02/10/2014 3:44:57 PM PST by RginTN
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To: mandaladon

He can do whatever he wants because Boehner is worthless.


44 posted on 02/10/2014 3:45:52 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: mandaladon

Yup. I’ll buy that he studied the Constitution. SMH.


45 posted on 02/10/2014 3:46:00 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crused it. -M. Twain)
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46 posted on 02/10/2014 3:47:07 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: mandaladon

“Whatever I want” should read “Whatever Valerie Jarret and Michelle tell me to do.”


47 posted on 02/10/2014 3:48:45 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: mandaladon

How apt of Emperor Barry to proclaim his unlimited powers under Jefferson’s roof.


48 posted on 02/10/2014 3:52:01 PM PST by Argus
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To: mandaladon
obamao photo:  Popcorn_ObamaO.gif
49 posted on 02/10/2014 3:52:47 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: mandaladon

Does this man (and I use the term very loosely) ever have a thought about people other than Himself? /rhetorical


50 posted on 02/10/2014 3:53:15 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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