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#941468 Jul 10, 2013
Presidents, Plots, Broken Promises, Coups, Torture, Two Gulags and the American Dream
Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive.(Sir Walter Scott, 1771-1832.)
It has been a bit of a foot-in-mouth week for the constitutional lawyer who is President of the United States.
As Egypts increasingly autocratic and theocratic Muslim Brotherhoods President Mohammed Morsi was rejected by the population with an estimated thirty three million person demonstration and a twenty two million signature petition, the US Nobel Prize Peace Laureate cheer leading for the overthrow of Syrias sovereign Head of State, declared he is deeply concerned over the ousting of President Morsi.
He called for the :
return (of) full authority back to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible, through an inclusive and transparent process, and to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsi and his supporters.
The United States continues to believe firmly that the best foundation for lasting stability is a democratic political order with participation from all sides and all political parties secular and religious, civilian and military, Obama stated, demanding that: during this uncertain period, we expect the military to ensure that the rights of all Egyptian men and women are protected.
Further, the United States supported:
a set of core principles, including opposition to violence, protection of universal human rights, and reform that meets the legitimate aspirations of the people.
CNN called the (certainly also infiltrated) demonstrations the largest number of protestors at a political event in the history of mankind. Whatever the outcome of the interim government and the nations longer term response to it, it was demonstration of another rare kind: democracy in action.
Whilst castigating Egypt for an example of democracys definition, by his avowed hero Abraham Lincoln whose journey Obama emulated on road to the White House government of the people, by the people, for the people (which) shall not perish from the earth(Gettysburg Address, November 19th 1863) Obama blithely ignored the dangerous criminality of sections of the ousted President Morsis supporters.
On 4th July, as the US celebrated Independence Day, in a chilling mirror image of Americas favoured fundamentalists in Iraq, Libya and Syria:
True to their vows, pro-Morsi Muslims are attacking Egypts Christians for participating in the anti-Morsi protests. The St. George Coptic Christian Church in a village in al-Minya, Egypt, has just been set on fire by pro-Morsi forces.
Copts are reported to be in a state of fear and panic.
SOME BLACKS ACT AS IF ISLAM IS THEIR SAVIOR THEY KEPT SLAVES AND still do have AFRICAN slaves AND WHITE SEX SLAVE BOTH MEN AND WOMEN why doesnt the NOI stop the KILLINGS IN CHITOWN NOTICE HOW THEY STOOD BEHIND OBAMA EVEN WHEN HE KILLED THE BEST FRIEND OF NOI QUADIFI,the man who BUILT THE TEMPLE IN CHITOWN all white puppets MALCOLM X COULD NOT BE SOLD so they KILLED HIM AND BOUGHT THE GUY WITH THE VIOLIN.. believe it or not
#941469 Jul 10, 2013
Who knew that $100 million could buy so little?
#941470 Jul 10, 2013
i should have an original[??] thought that originated from some right wing site/FOX?
i'm sorry, but i'm not a gullible moron.
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Claymont, Delaware 19809
#941471 Jul 10, 2013
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#941474 Jul 10, 2013
YOUR MOM IS A MOOCHER!
#941475 Jul 10, 2013
And everybody insured will pay higher premiums to cover the high-cost patients.
But not really, because those people will probably never get hired.
#941476 Jul 10, 2013
OBAMA IS A FRAUD time for BLACKS TO CALL HIM OUT like in the GOOD OLD days when BLACKS HAD REAL MOVEMENTS A Plan to Sue the NAACP under RICCO
Were putting together this class action lawsuit, were going to file it under the RICCO Act, said Rev. Edward Pinkney, the former head of the Benton Harbor, Michigan, NAACP who has been organizing grassroots member protest against the civil rights organizations national headquarters, in Baltimore.Were going to charge them with racketeering for voiding elections in chapters across the country.Theyre eliminating people who are willing to get out here and fight, said Pinkney.Theyre goal is that you should never, ever fight until you get permission from the national office.
#941477 Jul 10, 2013
and just like Obamacare....some republican thought of it first.
A project of Gingrich-ian proportions
Obviously, two Democratic reps were inspired by the most comically ludicrous aspect of Newt Gingrichs presidential campaign.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/10/thedc-morni...
#941478 Jul 10, 2013
ObamaKKKare is a cancer that requires radical surgery.
#941479 Jul 10, 2013
cause O'Blamer would have to take the blame for an even HIGHER unemployment rate right before the elections?
O'Blamer taking the blame...who EVER thought he'd be accountable FOR ANYTHING?
#941480 Jul 10, 2013
there comes a point where the failing doctor gets run out of town.
#941481 Jul 10, 2013
37 times says it's going nowhere.
#941482 Jul 10, 2013
Increasing the minimum wage reduces the opportunity for the poor to begin their working careers.
So do efforts to prevent new stores from opening in urban neighborhoods.
#941483 Jul 10, 2013
ObamaCare: Inconvenient truths
The White Houses decision last week to delay part of its health-care overhaul illustrates 6 truths about the law that its supporters cant easily acknowledge.
1ST, important parts of it are badly designed. The Obama administration has pulled back on the employer mandate the part of the law that fines large businesses that dont offer health insurance because, among other things, it threatened to depress full-time employment before the next congressional elections.
The mandate isnt an incidental feature of the law. Its there because without it some of those large employers would drop coverage and leave their employees to get heavily subsidized policies on the insurance exchanges the law creates. More people on the exchanges would mean higher federal spending and more disruption to peoples existing coverage than supporters of the law promised when they were trying to pass it.
2ND, the Affordable Care Act is a standing affront to the rule of law. Unlike past expansions of government assistance think Social Security or Medicare much of the health-care law consists of granting discretionary power to the executive branch. Thats how the administration could impose the rule that almost all employers have to cover the morning-after pill, for example, though the law doesnt explicitly include that rule.
Yet even this vast discretion hasnt been enough for the administration, which has had to act on the outer limits of its authority and beyond to rescue the law from its flaws. Last weeks decision was an example. It isnt clear that the administration really has the authority to delay the employer fines. Similarly, Obamas IRS plans to offer tax credits and impose penalties in states that havent set up exchanges, another thing the law doesnt provide for.
3RD, the law is struggling politically. During the debate before ObamaCare was enacted, supporters said it would become popular once it passed, or once its early benefits started flowing. Yet the Kaiser Health Tracking Poll shows that ONLY 35% OF THE PUBLIC HAS A FAVORABLE VIEW OF IT. THATS WHY THE ADMINISTRATION IS SO NERVOUS.
4TH, the administration isnt following previous norms about how to build public support for a new program. Instead, it has adopted a whatever-it-takes mentality to overcome opposition. It will use force or stealth as needed. THE DELAY IN THE EMPLOYER MANDATE SHOULD QUIET BUSINESS OPPOSITION UNTIL AFTER THE 2014 ELECTION.
Unlike most social-policy milestones, this law was jammed through Congress over the opposition of all Republicans, some Democrats and most of the public. The financial crisis had delivered the Democrats such large majorities in 2008 that they could accomplish longstanding ideological goals that had nothing to do with that crisis. Nor did Obama himself have a mandate for the law, having campaigned against some of its most controversial features for instance, the individual mandate and the new taxes on health insurance during his 2008 presidential run.
5TH, the laws problems arent simply the result of GOP sabotage, as many supporters say. LAST WEEK, THE ADMINISTRATION SIMPLY FLINCHED FROM THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE LAW; REPUBLICANS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
6TH, opposition to ObamaCare is reasonable. Democrats have been portraying any disagreement with the law as pathological, a break from the standard practice in which the losing side of a legislative debate reconciles itself to defeat and works with the winners. But the law is itself a break from standard practices in several respects, it remains unpopular and the administration has now effectively conceded that its seriously flawed and not set in stone.
There is no reason, then, to give up on replacing this law with something better.
ObamaCare: Inconvenient truths - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolu...
#941484 Jul 10, 2013
Galt a big proponent of spreading misinformation. Go figure. How Republican of you.
#941485 Jul 10, 2013
WHEN BLACKS WERE not race contious they made greater strides now that the DEMOCRATS have invited them to join the KKK not many gains OBAMA is a GAIN FOR OBAMA not for BLACKS
#941487 Jul 10, 2013
Some Democrats were also dismayed by the White Houses actions.
Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and an author of the health law, questioned whether Mr. Obama had the authority to unilaterally delay the employer mandate.This was the law. How can they change the law? he asked.
For its part, the White House continued to look flat-footed on the issue. After an almost surreptitious evening announcement of the delay last week, posted on the Treasury Departments Web site, the White House is declining to send a representative to a House hearing on the decision that is scheduled for Wednesday.
We'll circle back to Harkin's question in a moment, but take a moment to soak in the White House's in-your-face attitude toward its own power grab.
This administration has never masked its contempt for the other two co-equal branches of government, and this is just the latest middle finger directed at Congress. Hearings? We don't even recognize your damn hearings!
As for Harkin, he's shocked -- shocked!-- that President Obama seems to be issuing decrees from his throne, with little regard for the rule of law. "This was the law. How can they change the law?" he asks, incredulous.
Perhaps the Iowa Senator has SLEEP-WALKED thru the last several years, during which this administration has:
* engaged in selective enforcement of immigration laws,
* ceased defending an on-the-books marriage law in federal court (prior to this decision),
* unlawfully re-wrote historic welfare reforms,
* made "recess" appointments when Congress wasn't in recess,
* and trampled all over the First Amendment -- all to appease various political constituencies.
Welcome to the program, Senator Harkin.
#941488 Jul 10, 2013
ONLY DEMOCRATS CAN be BLACK if you dont claim the DEMOCRATIC PARTY YOU CANT be BLACK in AMERICA BLACKS ARE NOT FOR BLACKS THEY ARE for DEMOCRATS BLACKS HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO BE DEMOCRATS ITS A ONE PARTY IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY A REAL DICTATORSHIP, IRAQ,SYRIA, EGYPT,LIBYA,etc welcome to BLACK AMERICA coming soon
#941490 Jul 10, 2013
Oh hi vile beast from hell; I thought you were the woman who was stabbed to death on the subway last week by a homeless person.
Guess you escaped this time.
#941491 Jul 10, 2013
meanwhile, a former federal judge endeavors to answer Tom Harkin's question in the pages of the Wall Street Journal. Bottom line, Obama can't:
President Obama's decision last week to suspend the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act may be welcome relief to businesses affected by this provision, but it raises grave concerns about his understanding of the role of the executive in our system of government.
The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, which advises the president on legal and constitutional issues, has repeatedly opined that the president may decline to enforce laws he believes are unconstitutional.
But these opinions have always insisted that the president has no authority, as 1 such memo put it in 1990, to "refuse to enforce a statute he opposes for policy reasons."
Attorneys general under Presidents Carter, Reagan, both Bushes and Clinton all agreed on this point.
With the exception of Richard Nixon, whose refusals to spend money appropriated by Congress were struck down by the courts, NO PRIOR PRESIDENT HAS CLAIMED THE POWER TO NEGATE A LAW THAT IS CONCEDEDLY CONSTITUTIONALt.
In 1998, the Supreme Court struck down a congressional grant of line-item veto authority to the president to cancel spending items in appropriations. The reason? The only constitutional power the president has to suspend or repeal statutes is to veto a bill or propose new legislation.
Writing for the court in Clinton v. City of New York, Justice John Paul Stevens noted: "There is no provision in the Constitution that authorizes the president to enact, to amend, or to repeal statutes."
The employer mandate in the Affordable Care Act contains no provision allowing the president to suspend, delay or repeal it. Section 1513(d) states in no uncertain terms that "The amendments made by this section shall apply to months beginning after December 31, 2013."
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