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George Will compares Obama to Nixon in this article


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President Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic agenda is nonexistent and his foreign policy of empty rhetorical deadlines and red lines is floundering. And at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality.

Explaining his decision to unilaterally rewrite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), he said: “I didn’t simply choose to” ignore the statutory requirement for beginning in 2014 the employer mandate to provide employees with health care. No, “this was in consultation with businesses.”

He continued: “In a normal political environment, it would have been easier for me to simply call up the speaker and say, you know what, this is a tweak that doesn’t go to the essence of the law. .?.?. It looks like there may be some better ways to do this, let’s make a technical change to the law. That would be the normal thing that I would prefer to do. But we’re not in a normal atmosphere around here when it comes to Obamacare. We did have the executive authority to do so, and we did so.”

Serving as props in the scripted charade of White House news conferences, journalists did not ask the pertinent question: “Where does the Constitution confer upon presidents the ‘executive authority’ to ignore the separation of powers by revising laws?” The question could have elicited an Obama rarity: brevity. Because there is no such authority.

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CptBengal
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this is worse:

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So Obama directed the Office of Personnel Management, which has no power to do this, to authorize for the political class special subsidies unavailable for less privileged and less affluent citizens






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lsuprof
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Nixon, Obama...Yeah, that's about right.





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goldenbadger08
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Nixon would roll over in his grave.





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S.E.C. Crazy
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The lawless one has arrived.

The tards that voted for this P.O.S. should be horse whipped.us






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goldenbadger08
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The tards that voted for this P.O.S. should be horse whipped


Source- Pew Research Center 11/7/12

eta- I guess statistics really kill a PT thread



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S.E.C. Crazy
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I think he's more like Hitler , Ceasar and Zeus ( in his on mind on the latter ) than Nixon.





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goldenbadger08
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I think he's more like Hitler
Don't disparage Hitler like that.






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HortensePowdermaker
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I think he's more like Hitler , Ceasar and Zeus ( in his on mind on the latter ) than Nixon.


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S.E.C. Crazy






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goldenbadger08
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People called Robert Yates crazy





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Sentrius
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Dude, S.E.C. Crazy is literally bat shite crazy and a lightning rod for the atheists, liberals, anarchists and libertarians including me on this board.

Just look at his posts on gay marriage, other social issues and issues that would be important to neocons. He actually had the nerve to link to infowars once.



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goldenbadger08
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I just like playing Devil's advocate.





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S.E.C. Crazy
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Yes, you are a brilliant dumbazz who thinks two men together is a GOOD THING And your moronic azz really believes it.

This is like the 3rd time you have lied and stated I linked to info wars , prove it , or cease and desist.

I linked to WND news, which has more credibility than MSNBC.

If you want to be a dummy and think homosexuality is a great thing be my guest , but you will be proven a misguided buffoon in the end.

MAN WITH A MAN






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Sentrius
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This is like the 3rd time you have lied and stated I linked to info wars , prove it , or cease and desist.


I just searched and it appears you did not link to infowars at any point in your post history.

However, you did link/cite something even worse.

Ray Comfort






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goldenbadger08
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Holy social research Batman.





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CITWTT
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He is far worse than anything that Nixon and his plumber dared to dream or think about 40 years ago. They have had the tutorials of the Clinton years with lost documents in the White House as an example for cover up tactics to work with as a design.





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First, to President Obamas argument:

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First, there is significant judicial approval of this proposition. Most notable is the Court's decision in Myers v. United States, 272 U.S. 52 (1926). There the Court sustained the President's view that the statute at issue was unconstitutional without any member of the Court suggesting that the President had acted improperly in refusing to abide by the statute. More recently, in Freytag v. Commissioner, 501 U.S. 868 (1991), all four of the Justices who addressed the issue agreed that the President has "the power to veto encroaching laws . . . or even to disregard them when they are unconstitutional."


Second, to Article II of the Constitution

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In theory failure to uphold the oath of office to "faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States" could be considered a high crime and lead to articles of impeachment, and impeachment in the Senate as proscribed in Article II of the US Consitution.

But that would require congress to take action on the failure. Even if the Senate wanted to impeach the president over the issue, it requires the House to first present the articles. In this case there is no political will to attempt and likely fail to impeach.


Obama has done something really extraordinary. He is using Supreme Court decisions that reserves the Presidents right not to enforce laws he deems to be "unconstitutional" but we are talking about a law he passed. The rationale is bizarre, especially for such a constitutional scholar?

The President needs to be taken to task on his unilateral decision to delay aspects of ACA. My question is who has the authority to challenge the president and second expedite this case to the SCOTUS. My point is by the time this gets to the high court it will be 2014. I believe the court strikes down the president on this but Obama wins on time. Still, the legislative branch has to advance this case to curb the executive branches powers.

If the President can chose parts of the law not to enforce or enforce then the next President could do the same? If a Scott Walker was President then he could theoretically not enforce ObamaCare? This is a constitutional crisis that the legislative branch is dodging.









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gthog61
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This affirmative action assclown being a "constitutional scholar" has to be the funniest piece of bull shite of all.

That's like calling Hitler a humanitarian.






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Holden Caulfield
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Nixon is one of the two or three most intelligent presidents in U.S. history. Obama isn't

Nixon was in office when an overblown media fused scandal made its way onto America's front pages. Obama is president when some of the worst scandals in recent history took place and went virtually unreported.

I don't see where much of a comparison can be made.



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