Obama Thinks Presidency Gives Him Absolute Power

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“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#1 Oct 8, 2013
by Betsy McCaughey

Negotiating with Republicans has never been in Obama's playbook.

Three days after his inauguration in 2009, President Barack Obama silenced Republican lawmakers who voiced concerned about the enormity of spending in his stimulus bill by uttering two brash words, "I won."

That was his governing philosophy, as he rammed through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.

But in the fall of 2010, Republicans swept into control of the House of Representatives, and since then, Obama's agenda has been stalled.

With little prospect of gaining control of the House in 2014, Obama is resorting to discrediting the Constitution's limits on presidential power rather than bargain with congressional Republicans.

Here are the president's own words, explaining why he refuses to negotiate to end the government shutdown and resolve the fast approaching debt ceiling problem.

His views on presidential power ought to alarm all Americans.

"I will not pay ransom," said Obama, for a stopgap-spending bill to open the government.

Historically, presidents have had to make concessions to Congress to secure funding. President Reagan endured eight shutdowns. Each time he negotiated with the Democratic speaker of the house, Tip O'Neill, conceding on issues from mid-range missile defense to support for Nicaraguan contras to quickly end the shutdown.

Fast-forward to the current showdown. The House Republicans' fourth (and latest) offer asks for only two changes in ObamaCare: First, eliminate the subsidy for members of Congress, which has outraged the public.

Second, delay for a year making insurance mandatory for individuals. Let anyone enroll in ObamaCare who wants to. But don't penalize individuals for being uninsured in 2014 when the president has already postponed the penalty on big companies for not insuring workers.

"The Affordable Care Act is a law that passed the House. It passed the Senate; the Supreme Court ruled it constitutional.... and it is settled," said Obama.

Not so. The health program the president is imposing on us is not the Affordable Care Act. The president has dismembered and mangled it. Gone is the employer mandate, the cap on out of pocket expenses, income verification and over half the deadlines specified in the law. The president delayed or did away with these features without asking Congress. Illegally.

Then, he added 1,472 waivers and connived a subsidy for members of Congress that no one else in American earning $174,000 a year could get.

The Supreme Court has ruled twice that presidents cannot delay, amend and repeal parts of laws.

"It has not been done in the past, and we're not going to start doing it now," said Obama, explaining why he will not negotiate with House Republicans over raising the debt ceiling.

The truth is presidents have often had to make concessions to get the debt ceiling raised. In 1995, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tried to extract major spending reforms from President Bill Clinton.

The two sides sparred for more than a week past the "deadline" for a hike. That is what the framers intended.

"That's not how our constitutional system is designed," the president said disingenuously. The designer himself, James Madison, explained in Federalist 58 that the president must come to Congress as a supplicant to borrow, tax or spend. That dependence on Congress is "the most effectual tool to remedy" any grievance the people could have against their president.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#2 Oct 8, 2013
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That brings us to the nefarious proposal taking shape on Capitol Hill. Senate Democrats reportedly will offer a bill shifting to the president the discretion to raise the debt ceiling any time through 2014, except if two-thirds of each house of Congress vote to disapprove. This device, first tried in the Budget Control Act of 2011, weasels around the U. S. Constitution's system of checks and balances and substantially enlarges executive power.

Who is Obama, the 44th president, to demand more borrowing latitude than his 43 predecessors?

As Madison warned in Federalist 62, "an elective despot is not what we fought for."

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-on-t...
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#3 Oct 9, 2013
Comrade Oblamer does not have to negotiate. He is the diktator of the Vnited States of Amerika!
hey hey black Albert

Columbus, OH

#4 Oct 9, 2013
obama is just being black. We see on a daily basis that blackdom refuses to follow YT's laws, and they think the US Constitution is a racist invention to keep YT in power and privilege. So, why expect lawfulness from any black given that the best blackdom offers is a refusnik stain like obama?

Since: Dec 11

Middletown, OH

#5 Oct 9, 2013
Or take a trip trough Detroit and view black culture's iron grip and witness total black administrative power. Be sure to fill up, keep the windows up and.....lock and load and keep it nearby.
All I would add to Hey is that Oblamer is driven to mediocrity and ruin by his "roots", both white and black. White commies, black commies. Only in America can one rise through affirmative action to hold the highest office in the land while hating the very fiber of said country. He's such a healer....."sarcasm" . Welcome to the divided states of America.

Since: Dec 11

Middletown, OH

#6 Oct 9, 2013
And this is the best it gets. Print and borrow money to extort votes, inflate the parasitic base and rule over the sad gene pool. Who's going to pay for the obligations folks....parasites? Idontthinkso
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#7 Oct 10, 2013
I have a question! When will the hammer and sickle be added to the American flag or will there be another flag minus the stars and stripes replaced with hammer and sickle?
While writing that, another question came to mind. Who is going to ghost write Oblamer's little red book?
It is going to be wonderful seeing Oblamer's picture plastered everywhere such as Mao's.
Also I hope they entomb Comrade Oblamer in DC like Lenin's in St Petersburg, so people can make pilgrimages to the god Oblamer.
Oblamer, fader of United Socialist States of America! How does one say seig heil in Russian? Adolf Schicklgruber, eat your heart out! What is einch, zwei, drei, vier, in Russian? American Army cadence in Russian. I am not too good at writing German. Speak better than write.
Auf Wiedersehn!

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#8 Oct 10, 2013
Last election the Dems got the most presidential votes by 5 million.
The most senate votes by 7 million.
The most house votes by 1.4 million.

GOP, we're in charge.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#9 Oct 10, 2013
WDRussell wrote:
Last election the Dems got the most presidential votes by 5 million.
The most senate votes by 7 million.
The most house votes by 1.4 million.
GOP, we're in charge.
Then you admit you own the shutdown.
Works for me.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#10 Oct 10, 2013
Yes, GOP, Der socialists are in charge. Thank you, comrade WDRussell, for reminding us about socialists being in charge.
Long live Lenin and Oblamer!
You must enjoy comrade Oblamer while he is still living and then immemorialise comrade Oblamer in his Leninlike tomb.
Ain't socialism wonderful!

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#11 Oct 10, 2013
dunadd wrote:
Yes, GOP, Der socialists are in charge. Thank you, comrade WDRussell, for reminding us about socialists being in charge.
Long live Lenin and Oblamer!
You must enjoy comrade Oblamer while he is still living and then immemorialise comrade Oblamer in his Leninlike tomb.
Ain't socialism wonderful!
Yeah, it means Americans don't want your kind.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#12 Oct 10, 2013
Here's black racist WD Russell's blog...

http://wdrforoh.blogspot.com/

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#13 Oct 10, 2013
WDRussell wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, it means Americans don't want your kind.
This American doesn't want your kind. Why don't you run over to Shippingport and jump into one of the cooling towers?

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#14 Oct 10, 2013
Another of our presidents who suspended the Constitution is memorialized in his own larger-than-life Greek temple...just down the street from the White House.

Some say he died before his time.
Something for Obama to ponder.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#15 Oct 10, 2013
Naturally you socialists don't want my kind. Why would you socialists like American Constitutionalists when you socialists despise the Constitution of the United States.
Believe it or not, comrade to Oblamer WDR, some Americans not only want my kind but are my kind and that is why you socialists won't tae over any part of the United States without it getting physical. and socialist Oblamer and the real powers behind it know this. Your socialist hierarchy know when they finally make their physical move, they are in for one heck of a fight.
A lot of we Constitutional Americans are descendants of those who turned their back on Europe and came here to carve a niche for them and their descendants and actually fought the British monarchy. Others of we Constitutional Americans left Europe to get away from Europeanism and later European socialism.
My advice to you socialists is to peacefully negotiate what part of North America you want to live your hellish socialism in and leave we American Constitutionalists alone in our peaceful environment. Socialism is nothing but violence, totalitarianism, dictatorship and we will not be told when to do anything by any form of your trashy socialist governing.
So the line is being drawn between you socialist Americans and true Americans. True Americans believe in Constitutionalism not socialism.
Socialist Americans don't want my kind and we Constitutional Americans sure enough don't want your kind.
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#17 Oct 10, 2013
dunadd wrote:
Naturally you socialists don't want my kind. Why would you socialists like American Constitutionalists when you socialists despise the Constitution of the United States.
Believe it or not, comrade to Oblamer WDR, some Americans not only want my kind but are my kind and that is why you socialists won't tae over any part of the United States without it getting physical. and socialist Oblamer and the real powers behind it know this. Your socialist hierarchy know when they finally make their physical move, they are in for one heck of a fight.
A lot of we Constitutional Americans are descendants of those who turned their back on Europe and came here to carve a niche for them and their descendants and actually fought the British monarchy. Others of we Constitutional Americans left Europe to get away from Europeanism and later European socialism.
My advice to you socialists is to peacefully negotiate what part of North America you want to live your hellish socialism in and leave we American Constitutionalists alone in our peaceful environment. Socialism is nothing but violence, totalitarianism, dictatorship and we will not be told when to do anything by any form of your trashy socialist governing.
So the line is being drawn between you socialist Americans and true Americans. True Americans believe in Constitutionalism not socialism.
Socialist Americans don't want my kind and we Constitutional Americans sure enough don't want your kind.
Isn't Democracy grand?

woof

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#18 Oct 10, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
He did win. Twice.
Get over it.
So did Nixon. Look what happened to him.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#20 Oct 10, 2013
RU_Kiddingme wrote:
<quoted text>
Nixon broke the law. President Obama hasn't broken the law while in office, no matter how criminal you happen to find the Affordable Care Act.
Wrong:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2...
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#21 Oct 10, 2013
Yes, democracy is grand. what country on earth is governed by it?

WOLF!
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#24 Oct 10, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>You won't even tell us where you went...why is that, n#####?
I hate to be the one to tell you this. It really should come from someone who actually respects you instead of me.

Here's a helpful link, just for you:

http://www.speechmastery.com/profanity.html

woof

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