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CajunAngele
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Obama's Gangster Government Operates Above the Law


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Presidents’ State of the Union addresses are delivered in the chamber of the House of Representatives in the Capitol. The classical majesty of this building where laws are made symbolizes the idea that we live under the rule of law.

Unfortunately, the 44th president is running an administration that too often seems to ignore the rule of law.

”We can’t wait,” Barack Obama took to saying after the Republicans captured a majority in the House and refused to pass laws he wanted. He would act to get what he wanted regardless of law.

One example: his recess appointments in January 2012 of three members of the National Labor Relations Board and the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled unanimously that the NLRB recess appointments were unconstitutional.

The decision, written by Judge David Sentelle, noted that the Constitution speaks of “the recess,” not “a recess,” and reasoned that it could only be referring to the recess between annual sessions of Congress.

Obama, like many presidents before him, interpreted the phrase as referring to any recess during which Congress is not in session. But he went one step further.

When Harry Reid became Senate majority leader in 2007, he started holding pro forma meetings of the Senate every three days and stating that the Senate was not in recess. George W. Bush, who had made recess appointments before, stopped doing so.

Bush took the view that, since the Constitution says that each branch of Congress makes its own rules, the Senate was in session if the Senate said so. Obama took the view that he would decide whether the Senate was in session. Who cares what the Constitution says?

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TotesMcGotes
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omgonoz





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davesdawgs
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You can bet that Obama has an extensive staff doing nothing but looking for loopholes/fuzzy interpretations to increase his power.





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VOR
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omgonoz



I'm verklempt.






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CajunAngele
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TotesMcGotes
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Ok?





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G Love
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You can bet that Obama has an extensive staff doing nothing but looking for loopholes/fuzzy interpretations to increase his power.


Like every President before him and everyone after.






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maizegoblue
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They don't even look for loopholes. They just act. Dictator in chief.





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crawdaddy52
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Obama is the first prez to make recess appts and executive orders - I wasn't aware. Has the OP posted anything that Obama has done that is not been done or been more abused by a previous President. Cajun - uppity and lazy are always on the tip of your tongue.





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CajunAngele
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Defending Obama must be exhausting; for you to be so lazy as to name call instead of discuss the issue.

The issue is: Obama is a miserable failure. If you disagree, tell it to RealClearPolitics the OP.



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