President Obama Reconsidering Democracy, Constitution

Why shouldn't the Executive have the power to pass laws without Congress?

President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new protections for gays and lesbians, make buildings more energy-efficient and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants, according to people outside the White House involved in discussions on the issues. …

These and other potential actions suggest that Obama is likely to rely heavily on executive powers to set domestic policy in his second term. One White House official said that while the president does not see the actions as substitutes for more substantial legislation, he also wants to move forward on top priorities. …

“It is a very dangerous road he’s going down contrary to the spirit of the Constitution,” Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a recent interview. “Just because Congress doesn’t act doesn’t mean the president has a right to act.” …

A "Constitutional law professor" doesn't understand why the Founders wrote the Constitution to deny the Executive King exactly this power.


Posted by: Ace at 02:41 PM



Comments

1 Because it's just a piece of paper...

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 11, 2013 02:42 PM (H/AAD)

2 Fuck TFG

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 11, 2013 02:43 PM (R8hU8)

3 I think he studied the Constitution to figure out ways to weaken and destroy it.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 02:44 PM (w27/Q)

4 Eh. Why not?

He's our boss and daddy and we have to listen to him and obey him, you know? Father knows and loves best.

Posted by: chique d'afrique on her phone at February 11, 2013 02:44 PM (6zgse)

5 Bastard. Keep playing with fire, SCOAMF.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2013 02:44 PM (XkWWK)

6 Free shit or constitution shit. You can have one or the other.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 11, 2013 02:45 PM (XUKZU)

7
Meh. I wouldn't worry unless the federal government has bought up billions of rounds of ammo and depleted stocks so private citizens can't access it.
What? Oh.

Posted by: arminius at February 11, 2013 02:45 PM (cDnhR)

8 TFG's actions used to be comical.
i.e. sidestepping the Constitution, its not funny anymore.

This is scary stuff.


Posted by: tfox at February 11, 2013 02:45 PM (DVC2D)

9 Um... I was a guest lecturer ...uh...but I considered myself a professor.

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at February 11, 2013 02:46 PM (ypzqs)

10 Destroying the greatest country on the face of the earth.

I hate you, Obama.

Posted by: L, elle at February 11, 2013 02:46 PM (0PiQ4)

11 Well, it's about time! Coal plant regulation, gay and lesbian conservation and greener buildings are my fuckin hot-button issues.

It's refreshing to see a president finally get down to the important shit that makes America great.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 11, 2013 02:47 PM (nxyLn)

12 If he keeps this up, he'll never get the 22nd Amendment repealed.

Posted by: Fart at February 11, 2013 02:47 PM (2aB+q)

13 Boehner could stop all of his EOs by not funding anything the EOs do.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at February 11, 2013 02:47 PM (HDgX3)

14 Wheatie, knowing the JEF, I'd be surprised if he ever actually studied the constitution. Prob just read some lefty's Cliff notes on it.

Posted by: chique d'afrique on her phone at February 11, 2013 02:47 PM (6zgse)

15 Laws? Where we're going, we don't need... laws.

Posted by: Dr. Emmet Bambi at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (YZqSb)

16 Isn't this the sort of thing impeachment was designed to thwart?

Posted by: Hillarity at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (uEm7J)

17 President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new protections for gays and lesbians, make buildings more energy-efficient and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants, according to people outside the White House involved in discussions on the issues. …

The bias is so thick in that excerpt, you could cut it with a knife.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (4df7R)

Posted by: Pope Benedict at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (z3Lez)

19 I hope SMOD hits D.C. Friday...

Posted by: Paladin at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (E1aoU)

20 The man perjured himself the moment he took the oath of office. He has nothing but contempt for the Constitution or any other restraint on his power. If the American People let him continue to ignore the Constitution, it will soon be a smoldering piece of paper in a museum with no other meaning. Wake up, America!

Posted by: Cato at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (RLVOT)

21 Viva Il Douche!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (DrWcr)

22 Funny how much they hated executive orders under W but love them now.

On the plus side, SCOTUS seems likely to rule on some of these and map out exactly how much power the executive branch actually has, if the recess appointment ruling that the DC Circuit Court of Appeals is any indication.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (e0xKF)

23 Keep pushing Bambi....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (LRFds)

24 At this point, what difference does it make now? I haven't been revelant to politicans since, ohhhhhh, like 1915.

Posted by: The Constitution at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (F6KtL)

25 Barky sucks with the might of thousands of Kirbys.

Posted by: Killerdog at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (8Uija)

26 Big Daddy BamBam can shove it up his ass.

Posted by: Tex's Assaultin' Batteries at February 11, 2013 02:49 PM (wtvvX)

27 "Render unto Caesar."

Prepare to do a lot of Rendering...

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at February 11, 2013 02:49 PM (IS2o0)

28 The bias is so thick in that excerpt, you could cut it with a knife.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (4df7R)

Knives are dangerous, and must be banned from civilian use.

Posted by: Piers Morgan at February 11, 2013 02:49 PM (DrWcr)

29 @25: LOL.

Posted by: Tex's Assaultin' Batteries at February 11, 2013 02:49 PM (wtvvX)

30 Kenyan Kings are not used to recalcitrance.

Posted by: Piers One at February 11, 2013 02:49 PM (71LDo)

31 Come on people! Is bypassing the constitution really the hill you want to die on?

Posted by: Whatev at February 11, 2013 02:50 PM (A7Wh1)

32 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 11, 2013 02:50 PM (8y9MW)

33 Remember when an 'Imperial' Presidency was bad?

Good times...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2013 02:51 PM (NTBjC)

34 Obama delenda est.

Posted by: Zombie Cato at February 11, 2013 02:51 PM (o6qwg)

35 Executive Order, biaaatches.

Posted by: Obama's Kill List at February 11, 2013 02:51 PM (F6KtL)

36 When in the course of Human events...


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 11, 2013 02:51 PM (8y9MW)

37 Boehner could stop all of his EOs by not funding anything the EOs do.

You're so cute!

Posted by: Bernanke's printing press at February 11, 2013 02:51 PM (QTHTd)

38 TFG even ruined being able to watch the MOH ceremony. Had to mute it so I wouldn't have to hear him drone on and on.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 02:51 PM (UOM48)

39 Can't we file some lawsuits to stop this EO abuse? Isn't there a way to stop him?

Posted by: L, elle at February 11, 2013 02:51 PM (0PiQ4)

40 I told you all, but no, I was the crazy man who wore cats as shoulder warmers.

The Constitution is not in force.

The President is unlawful, illegitimate, and must be replaced as is directed by the Constitution. Democratic Party assets must be seized and the party outlawed like any other criminal conspiracy. Throw them all in jail including the Democrat judges. Then start actual trials.

But instead we'll mope and weep and march quietly into horrible fates.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at February 11, 2013 02:51 PM (UzocF)

41 Now I would prefer he do nothing at all, but better he do things through executive action than through bad laws passed with Republican votes? From a pure policy standpoint.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 02:51 PM (gmeXX)

42 Bastard. Keep playing with fire, SCOAMF.

Why shouldn't he? From a practical standpoint, who's the fireman on the Hill who'd stop the fucker?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 11, 2013 02:52 PM (zF6Iw)

43 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 02:48 PM (4df7R)

Yes, but then you'd get sh*t all over a perfectly good knife.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at February 11, 2013 02:52 PM (YZqSb)

44 This is new??

Posted by: Soona at February 11, 2013 02:52 PM (drE9i)

45 Impeach. Let it burn.

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2013 02:53 PM (KXm42)

46 Add this to the endless list of, "What if Bush....?"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 02:53 PM (UOM48)

47 If House Republicans do not impeach this would-be Tyrant, THEY deserve to be removed from office by their constituents.

Posted by: Zombie Cato at February 11, 2013 02:53 PM (o6qwg)

48 Despite the commie pledge.of allegiance, our union was never designed to be "indivisible". Just sayin'

Posted by: Lauren at February 11, 2013 02:53 PM (wsGWu)

49 Any hope that this makes Roberts turn on him. Roberts through him a lifeline with Obamacare. If Obama goes full king on us, might not Roberts be willing to undo most of what Obama does via executive fiat.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 02:53 PM (gmeXX)

50 First they said I was "living and breathing", now they say I'm dead.

I think they think I'm merely toilet paper:

- a disposable means to their filthy smelly "ends".

Posted by: The Constitution at February 11, 2013 02:53 PM (z3Lez)

51 At least say the fucking word.

Posted by: eleven at February 11, 2013 02:54 PM (KXm42)

52 There's a word for this sort of thing - you know, if you want to have sexual congress with a woman and she declines and afterwards you insist and do what you want regardless. Can't think of that word now . . .

Posted by: Alec Leamas at February 11, 2013 02:54 PM (mg08E)

53 Barack Obama: Putting the "Con" in "Constitution" since 2008.

Posted by: Andy at February 11, 2013 02:54 PM (C/NnJ)

54 :::31 Come on people! Is bypassing the constitution really the hill you want to die on?
Posted by: Whatev at February 11, 2013 02:50 PM (A7Wh1)::::

That's a good point. Thanks for pulling is back from the brink.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at February 11, 2013 02:54 PM (nxyLn)

55 Boehner could stop all of his EOs by not funding anything the EOs do.

Hey, look. We found the one person who knows less about the Constitution than Obama.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 11, 2013 02:54 PM (SY2Kh)

56 The American People are tired of politics as usual. Therefore, light and get away!

LiB

Parental supervision advised but obviously not required.

Posted by: hannitys_Great American Assault_hybrid at February 11, 2013 02:54 PM (zpqa2)

57 Obama studied the Constitution to devise ways of getting around it.

Posted by: Pyrocles at February 11, 2013 02:55 PM (cv5Iw)

58 So I guess the MSM was just priming the pump last week when theystarted questioningthe usefulness of the Constitution.

Posted by: Meghan's McCans at February 11, 2013 02:55 PM (tl7W6)

59 The Constitution was written by a bunch of old white guys, what did they know about modern life?*

*Note: Does not apply to old white European philosophers we like

Posted by: New York Times at February 11, 2013 02:55 PM (60GaT)

60 Welcome to the monarchy, bitches.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 11, 2013 02:55 PM (xmcEQ)

61 Fuck him.

Posted by: Rosa E. at February 11, 2013 02:55 PM (IKVkI)

62 He was never a "professor," was he? The MFM gave him that title.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 02:55 PM (UOM48)

63 52 There's a word for this sort of thing - you know, if you want to have sexual congress with a woman and she declines and afterwards you insist and do what you want regardless. Can't think of that word now . . .
---
Happy Hour?

Posted by: zombie ted Kennedy at February 11, 2013 02:56 PM (SO2Q8)

64 I keep waiting for Rick Perry to unleash Atty Gen Greg Abbott with a 10th Amendment suit.

Posted by: Mr. Dave in SPI at February 11, 2013 02:56 PM (xiaOm)

65 I can't believe that Charles Gibson hasn't weighed in on this yet.

Posted by: Meghan's McCans at February 11, 2013 02:57 PM (tl7W6)

66 It's okay; King Unicorn only wants what's best for us!

Posted by: Kensington at February 11, 2013 02:57 PM (H84UO)

67 63 52 There's a word for this sort of thing - you know, if you want to have sexual congress with a woman and she declines and afterwards you insist and do what you want regardless. Can't think of that word now . . .
===
Executive privledge?

Posted by: Bill Clintion at February 11, 2013 02:57 PM (SO2Q8)

68 Do we have standing to sue over this, or is this like his ID?

Posted by: Whatev at February 11, 2013 02:57 PM (A7Wh1)

69 Obama studied the Constitution to devise ways of getting around it.

But there's nothing to devise, and his lazy chooming ass didn't study crap. All that ever had to be done to "get around" the Constitution was a complicit Fourth Estate and enough people in power willing to look the other way. That's it. And that's what he have.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at February 11, 2013 02:57 PM (YZqSb)

70 Ogumby's only legal "expertise" in Constitutional Law was in his ACORN work promoting/lecturing minorities how to ignore the Constitution in the promotion of Social Justice instead. He never was a Constitutional Law Professor on track for tenure, let alone with tenure.

Posted by: panzernashorn at February 11, 2013 02:58 PM (MhA4j)

71 Maybe he will unilaterally disarm us too, by EO. Probably time that one for sometime during the last few months of the term.

Posted by: hannitys_Great American Assault_hybrid at February 11, 2013 02:58 PM (zpqa2)

72 Signing statements? Worst. Thing. Evah!


EOs in lieu of legislation? Greatest. Thing. Evah!


Though this is a logical conclusion of the delegation doctrine. koff

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 11, 2013 02:58 PM (VtjlW)

73 "A 'Constitutional law professor' doesn't understand why the Founders wrote the Constitution to deny the Executive King exactly this power."

I suspect Obama understands quite well that in thus acting, he's going contrary to both the spirit and the letter of the Constitution. He just doesn't give a shit about the Constitution. Its intent is to constrain government. Obama's goal is in the direction of radically expanded government. Why _would_ he want to obey Constitutional intent?

As with his idol FDR before him, Obama will simply push and push and push, constantly and determinedly, and in many areas, Constitutional strictures will soften and yield, due to the inattention of much of the citizenry, and the desire of much of the citizenry for Free Shit.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2013 02:58 PM (gqT4g)

74
I agree, this is not a democracy.

WHAT DO YOU WANT??? WHY ARE YOU HERE??????

Sorry, thought I saw someone...

Posted by: Sheriff Rick Grimes at February 11, 2013 02:58 PM (TOk1P)

75 We have never been faced with an executive who would act extra constitutionally and a legislative branch who would jealously guard its prerogatives simultaneously.


If the President exercises power and the legislative and judicial branch do not check him then we are banana republic in all but name!

Posted by: General Woundwort at February 11, 2013 02:58 PM (RrD4h)

76 I keep waiting for Rick Perry to unleash Atty Gen Greg Abbott with a 10th Amendment suit.

I have this fantasy where Rick Perry is moving around behind the scenes to secure the military bases in Texas, as well as ginning up support for a secession movement from our neighboring governors.

Somehow, I doubt my fantasy will ever become reality.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 11, 2013 02:58 PM (8y9MW)

77 Using executive action, the JEF could create the agency tosell all of the mineral assets on federal land and offshore then use the proceeds to pay off the national debt along with all student loans, credit card debt and mortgages.

No republican would be elected for a hundred years. Songs would be written about him and every child would be named some variation of his name.

Kings that want to be remembered do big things.

Posted by: jwest at February 11, 2013 02:58 PM (ZDsRL)

78 And we will hear crickets from the libs.

Posted by: Steff McKee at February 11, 2013 02:59 PM (Rca6Q)

79 #3
In all seriousness, I doubt Obama ever really "studied" the Constitution, in the sense of actual rigorous academic study. He certainly never published anything on it. .

For him, "constitution study" was just another line on his CV.

Posted by: looking closely at February 11, 2013 02:59 PM (6Q9g2)

80 You have to re-elect the Dictator to find out what's really in the Dictator.



BUWHAAAHAAAHAAAHAAAAHAAA *cackle cough poot*!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi's crotchless boxers at February 11, 2013 02:59 PM (z3Lez)

81 63 52 There's a word for this sort of thing - you know, if you want to have sexual congress with a woman and she declines and afterwards you insist and do what you want regardless. Can't think of that word now . . .
---
Lesbian repair?

Posted by: Bill Clintion at February 11, 2013 02:59 PM (SO2Q8)

82 -
fuck. me.
-

no! wait! I was being all interjection-y

Posted by: the Chicken at February 11, 2013 02:59 PM (RuUvx)

83 He's been doing this since his first year in office. Why is everyone getting so upset now?

Posted by: Soona at February 11, 2013 03:00 PM (drE9i)

84 This just in: The US Constitution has announced it is stepping down because it can no longer do its job. No obvious replacement was immediately apparent.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 11, 2013 03:00 PM (XUKZU)

85 While I don't think Obama is nerely as smart as his minions think, I'm quite certain that everything he is doing is very deliberate. He's smart enough to know his policies strangle the economy, he just doesn't care.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 03:00 PM (gmeXX)

86 I love the left's "counterargument" to our observation that Obama is issuing unlawful EOs. They say that because Reagan and Bush each issued more EOs, that the right is being hypocritical (the only sin they rail against). Of course these super-nuanced children of light don't compare the contents of the EOs, only the raw numbers.

Eg: Reagan's Executive Order 12326


Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System

I'm sure there's a whole lotta evil end-run around Congress in that one!

Posted by: bonhomme at February 11, 2013 03:00 PM (99E5V)

87 I IZ THE PREEZY!!! KNEEL DOWN BEFORE ME, CRACKAS!!!

Posted by: Emperor BarakaChoomChoom I, Exhalted leader of America at February 11, 2013 03:00 PM (Jls4P)

88 68 Of course we have standing. But get the SCOTUS to admit as much, may as well wait for hell to freeze. /"is"is?/

Posted by: panzernashorn at February 11, 2013 03:00 PM (MhA4j)

89 The Who updated: We Did Get Fooled Again.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 11, 2013 03:00 PM (XUKZU)

90 There's a word for this sort of thing - you know, if you want to have
sexual congress with a woman and she declines and afterwards you insist
and do what you want regardless. Can't think of that word now . . .



A reverse fucking?

Posted by: © Sponge at February 11, 2013 03:00 PM (xmcEQ)

91 79
#3
In all seriousness, I doubt Obama ever really "studied" the
Constitution, in the sense of actual rigorous academic study. He
certainly never published anything on it. .

For him, "constitution study" was just another line on his CV.



-Affirmative Action

-Sealed Grades

Some assembly required

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi's crotchless boxers at February 11, 2013 03:00 PM (z3Lez)

92 "First they said I was "living and breathing", now they say I'm dead."

GOP admin = "living"

Commie admin = "dead"

Catch up.

Posted by: hannitys_Great American Assault_hybrid at February 11, 2013 03:01 PM (zpqa2)

93 if you can change entire industries by executive order, and deploy roaming hit squads without the knowledge of Congress, or the DoD or even the head of the CIA, what limits you. Anything?

He doesn't need to try to pack the court like FDR did, he will do it all through executive order. No one will tell him anything he does is illegal. No media will report it. No politician will stand in his way.

We are subject to his will, rule by fiat, a country of men and not laws. He is a tyrant

Posted by: thunderb at February 11, 2013 03:01 PM (Dnbau)

94 At this point, what does it matter?

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda at February 11, 2013 03:01 PM (NmR1a)

95 If the President exercises power and the legislative and judicial branch
do not check him then we are banana republic in all but name!


I don't think they were "named" "The Banana Republic of..." Just sayin'.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 11, 2013 03:01 PM (8y9MW)

96 Any hope that this makes Roberts turn on him. Roberts through him a lifeline with Obamacare. If Obama goes full king on us, might not Roberts be willing to undo most of what Obama does via executive fiat. Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 02:53 PM (gmeXX)---- Two chances, slim and none

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 11, 2013 03:01 PM (R8hU8)

97 Obama studied the Constitution to devise ways of getting around it.---
ja, Ve studied the Maginot line in very similar vays

Posted by: Wehrmacht at February 11, 2013 03:01 PM (SO2Q8)

98 12 If he keeps this up, he'll never get the 22nd Amendment repealed.

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He'll figure out a way to do it with an executive order.

Legal name change = different president?

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda at February 11, 2013 03:02 PM (NmR1a)

99 Sexual Congress? Idiocracy II, right?

Posted by: hannitys_Great American Assault_hybrid at February 11, 2013 03:02 PM (zpqa2)

100 As long as the spineless Republicans in the House allow him to get away with it he will do what he wants regardless of legality.


They're afraid the mean old media will say harsh words about them.

Posted by: Vic at February 11, 2013 03:03 PM (53z96)

101 Please don't make the mistake of thinking this is "just" Bambi in action. I see a lot of "he's smart", "he's not smart", "he doesn't care", etc. God, were it only just him. There is an entire party that has been masturbating furiously to thoughts of doing this to us for about the last 70 years.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at February 11, 2013 03:03 PM (YZqSb)

102 Well, the R's have let this happen because of their pussy ass nature. None of the fuckers have stood up and called him out on anything. None of the fuckers have stood up and rejected the lies and projection from the left. None of the fuckers have done one thing to protect the sanctity of American Freedom.

We're going to all burn and it's our fucking politicians who are to blame. But they'll pay no consequence.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 11, 2013 03:03 PM (xmcEQ)

103 75

As if any South American banana republic includes "banana" in its name.

Posted by: panzernashorn at February 11, 2013 03:03 PM (MhA4j)

104 John Roberts: The John McCain of the Bench

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 11, 2013 03:04 PM (XUKZU)

105 So I'm thinking of renaming my pickup basketball team. How does the "Philosopher Kings" sound to everyone?

Posted by: President For Life Obama at February 11, 2013 03:04 PM (+GpbP)

106 Energy efficient buildings. Our top priorities. Not reviving the economy, no defeating terrorism, not denying Iran the bomb. But making sure that my home has up to 12" of insulation. Good, good.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 03:04 PM (gmeXX)

107 when the media is the handmaiden of the state, terrible, terrible things are possible

Posted by: thunderb at February 11, 2013 03:04 PM (Dnbau)

108 My Dear Friends we have nothing to fear from an onslaught of Executive Orders.

Posted by: A Dear Friend at February 11, 2013 03:04 PM (zpqa2)

109 Much like Obama's cabinet, nobody in Congress has any balls.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2013 03:04 PM (WM+rJ)

110 I keep waiting for Rick Perry to unleash Atty Gen Greg Abbott with a 10th Amendment suit.
Posted by: Mr. Dave in SPI at February 11, 2013 02:56 PM (xiaOm)



Didn't Perry already make the EPA his bitch?


I have this fantasy where Rick Perry . . . .
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 11, 2013 02:58 PM (8y9MW)



*sits on hands so as to not reply with what I really want to reply*

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 11, 2013 03:05 PM (VtjlW)

111 Any hope that this makes Roberts turn on him

Yes. About the same as the hope of Kate Upton "turning" her funbags on me.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at February 11, 2013 03:05 PM (YZqSb)

112 Its simple: Run the democracy like its an army, run the army like its a democracy. Two birds, one stone.

Posted by: Roberto Luongo at February 11, 2013 03:05 PM (NHNJt)

113 85 While I don't think Obama is nerely as smart as his minions think, I'm quite certain that everything he is doing is very deliberate. He's smart enough to know his policies strangle the economy, he just doesn't care.



He's not smart.

The majority of the electorate have been dumbed-down to the level of mental retardation thanks to 50 years of institutionalized Democrat propaganda through the media, entertainment, and pop-culture.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi's crotchless boxers at February 11, 2013 03:05 PM (z3Lez)

114 He's our boss and daddy and we have to listen to him and obey him, you know?

I've heard this before, somewhere. Way back in the 20th century. Funny-looking guy, talked about race a lot.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 11, 2013 03:05 PM (/kI1Q)

115 I have this fantasy where Rick Perry is moving around behind the scenes to secure the military bases in Texas, as well as ginning up support for a secession movement from our neighboring governors.Somehow, I doubt my fantasy will ever become reality.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 11, 2013 02:58 PM (8y9MW)


-------------------------------------------------------


If it comes at all, it'll have to come from us. Politicians are politicians -- money is money. It's a satanical mix as it is now.

Posted by: Soona at February 11, 2013 03:05 PM (drE9i)

116 when the media is the handmaiden of the state, terrible, terrible things are possible inevitable.

FIFY.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 11, 2013 03:05 PM (8y9MW)

117 They're afraid the mean old media will say harsh words about them.

__

For now. Regardless, they're salivating in anticipation of their next administrative turn running our nation into the ground.

Posted by: panzernashorn at February 11, 2013 03:05 PM (MhA4j)

118 "Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System"

codeword for "Central Intelligence Agency Authorization to Replace Glorious People's Republics with Evil U.S. Puppet Dictators."

clearly.

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 03:05 PM (60GaT)

119
101 -

That should be what people see when they read stuff like this. Those "people outside the White House" who are talking to people in the media are saying this stuff because it's part of the process.

Once it gets to the Scoamf's desk, and it's time for him to make his royal proclamations, it's already over.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 11, 2013 03:06 PM (TOk1P)

120 The majority of the electorate have been dumbed-down to the level of
mental retardation thanks to 50 years of institutionalized Democrat
propaganda through the media, entertainment, and pop-culture.




Don't forget us!

Posted by: Public Schools at February 11, 2013 03:06 PM (UOM48)

121 The Mega - No doubt. In Obama, they finally found someone who would actually go through on things, but also someone who would totally avoid any media scrutiny.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 03:07 PM (gmeXX)

122 114 He's our boss and daddy and we have to listen to him and obey him, you know?I've heard this before, somewhere. Way back in the 20th century. Funny-looking guy, talked about race a lot.
---

Furher Knows Best.

Posted by: Wehrmacht at February 11, 2013 03:07 PM (SO2Q8)

123
Yes, the banning of recalcitrance is a national priority.

I was gonna do a search to see if WaPo ever called the dem congress against Bush recalcitrant, but then I realized first, of course not, and second I don't know how to do searches like that.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 11, 2013 03:07 PM (p/cQy)

124 Well, the R's have let this happen because of their pussy ass nature.

Nah, it's not about being wimpy. I think you'll find it's because they, too, are commie progressives and/or only care about their own selfish bottom line. Look at what they focused on for their years in power. It really doesn't take a math whiz.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at February 11, 2013 03:07 PM (YZqSb)

125 My first Executive Order will be to "Rename Executive Orders as 'Imperial Proclamations'"

How do you like that???

Posted by: Emperor BarakaChoomChoom I, Exhalted leader of America at February 11, 2013 03:08 PM (Jls4P)

126 I have a bluebird on my deck again today, who reminds me of an Obama voter.

He's spent the past two days fighting his reflection in the windows. He's going to be so worn out, he won't be able to mate.

And he amuses the two kittehs.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 11, 2013 03:08 PM (UOM48)

127 The Mega -- In the end, I'm with DrewM on this. The voters are to blame. The GOP lite is only responding to the incentives the voters give them. The voters like free stuff and spending other people's money. Frankly, our only hope may be the Court. God help us.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 03:10 PM (gmeXX)

128 Soon.

Posted by: Founding Priciples, when the Hill was found at February 11, 2013 03:10 PM (zpqa2)

129 Nah, it's not about being wimpy. I think you'll find it's because they, too, are commie progressives and/or only care about their own selfish bottom line. Look at what they focused on for their years in power. It really doesn't take a math whiz.
Posted by: The Mega Independent at February 11, 2013 03:07 PM (YZqSb)
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It is BECAUSE of their years in power and Geo Bush that we have what we have now. Cause and effect.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 11, 2013 03:10 PM (jucos)

130 It is good to be a king.

Posted by: Barack Rex at February 11, 2013 03:11 PM (l3vZN)

131 He's our boss and daddy and we have to listen to him and obey him, you
know?I've heard this before, somewhere. Way back in the 20th century.
Funny-looking guy, talked about race a lot.

---



Furher Knows Best.

***

He's going to send us to bed without any health care.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 11, 2013 03:11 PM (XUKZU)

132 look for "balanced" liberal responses to this that go "normally, i wouldn't approve of such a thing. However the GOP opposition Mr. Obama has faced is so unprecedented..."

"unprecedented" being the favorite leftword to wave aside any and all opposition

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 03:11 PM (60GaT)

133 He is only using Executive Power because he can't use the Judiciary Branch with the frequency the libs are used to.

California has the 9th circuit . The White House has Executive Powers.

Posted by: polynikes at February 11, 2013 03:11 PM (m2CN7)

134 thirsty ... so very thirsty ...

Posted by: the tree of liberty at February 11, 2013 03:11 PM (evdj2)

135 *sits on hands so as to not reply with what I really want to reply*
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at February 11, 2013 03:05 PM (VtjlW)

My Queen, I will be your Arachnid Wrangler in Alextopia if you will indulge yourself.

Posted by: Mr. Dave in SPI at February 11, 2013 03:12 PM (xiaOm)

136 If Congress can't get united enough to pass the legislation Obama wants, it probably can't get united enough to impeach him either. I'm certainly no constitutional scholar, but my guess is that Harry Reid would pretty much ignore articles of impeachment from the house like it was another bill they had sent over.

Hard to see how this wouldn't become an exploding cigar in Boehner's face without something new coming up to drive an impeachment.

Posted by: major major major major at February 11, 2013 03:12 PM (utCAk)

137 What do my minions think of me parading around DC in a toga... with a laurel wreath on my head...

Posted by: Emperor BarakaChoomChoom I, Exhalted leader of America at February 11, 2013 03:12 PM (Jls4P)

138 He's going to send us to bed without any health care.

That's a drone strike.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 11, 2013 03:12 PM (8y9MW)

139 One thing you won’t hear when President Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday: An ambitious new plan to rein in the debt.

In recent days, the White House has pressed the message that, if policymakers can agree on a strategy for replacing across-the-board spending cuts set to hit next month, the president will pretty much have achieved his debt-reduction goals.

Posted by: Alexander Hamilton at February 11, 2013 03:12 PM (e8kgV)

140 It is BECAUSE of their years in power and Geo Bush that we have what we have now. Cause and effect.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 11, 2013 03:10 PM (jucos)

BDS, its not just for the left.

Posted by: polynikes at February 11, 2013 03:12 PM (m2CN7)

141 Well, at least it isn't treason-treason...

Posted by: Whoopie Cushin at February 11, 2013 03:13 PM (r5hbx)

142 Well, maybe if the Union is preserved we can put in a body to more readily check such imperial overreach.

Posted by: E. at February 11, 2013 03:13 PM (PIYjT)

143 Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool!!

Posted by: Paul Begala in 1993 at February 11, 2013 03:13 PM (fW/Ev)

144
Instead of studying the amendments in my son's 5th grade US history class they are devoting several weeks to studying slavery and the horrible choices the slaves had to make. Never mind that at this point in their US history study, having just finished the revolutionary war they should be learning about the constitution and amendments. Nope, we need to do a several week intensive on slavery and how it was a bad thing and they should be ashamed to have been born in a country that had slaves. Well for the minority of kids in my son's class who were actually born in the US. I guess the ones born in India and the Middle East get to be exempt from the discussion, everyone knows there were never slaves in that part of the world. (/sarc)

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 11, 2013 03:13 PM (RZ8pf)

145 He beats me because he loves me.

Posted by: The Constitution at February 11, 2013 03:13 PM (jucos)

146 Deafening media silence in 3...2...1...

Posted by: Tonic Dog at February 11, 2013 03:13 PM (X/+QT)

147 “It is a very dangerous road he’s going down contrary to the spirit of the Constitution,” Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a recent interview. “Just because Congress doesn’t act doesn’t mean the president has a right to act.” …


...And we'll be sending a strongly worded letter. That'll put him in his place.

Posted by: DangerGirl - Stop this thing, I want off at February 11, 2013 03:14 PM (P1Tw6)

148 Did we just lose some comments, or is it just me?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 03:15 PM (4df7R)

149 What the fuck are skittles?

Posted by: Charles Gibson at February 11, 2013 03:15 PM (8Uija)

150 4 Eh. Why not?
He's our boss and daddy and we have to listen to him and obey him, you know? Father knows and loves best.



But a good father doesn't seek to enslave his kids in perpetual dependency.

A good father doesn't pit his kids against each other.

A good father doesn't run up huge debts to make his children pay off.

A father who abuses his power, is an abusive father.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 03:15 PM (w27/Q)

151 Slave to Ancient Roman Emperors: Thou art mortal.

Obama-loving Media: Thou Art Not Mortal.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 11, 2013 03:16 PM (XUKZU)

152 Is there a route to take involving going after (via the courts) anyone (personally, not the agency) that tries to implement his [illegal] EOs?

Let him proclaim all day, it's the peon bureaucrat that needs to be 'encouraged' to say 'no'.

Freaking legal system is so messed up this is probably a non-starter.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at February 11, 2013 03:16 PM (X/+QT)

153 144

well you know the typical lib line, that whatever our Founders thought ultimately isn't relevant because of the flaws in this country's founding.

it doesn't seem to occur to them that by this metric they'd have to write off a bunch of thinkers that liberalism draws on as well.

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 03:17 PM (60GaT)

154 BDS, its not just for the left.
Posted by: polynikes at February 11, 2013 03:12 PM (m2CN7)
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Bullshit. I thought George Bush was a good and honorable man. That being said, he did saddle us with new programs that no conservative should have. Compassionate Conservative? Come on. Conservatism is compassionate. George Bush's governing was a bit on the progressive side.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 11, 2013 03:17 PM (jucos)

155 What about the horrible choices the founders made committing treason to defend liberty?

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 03:17 PM (gmeXX)

156 In recent days, the White House has pressed the message that, if policymakers can agree on a strategy for replacing across-the-board spending cuts set to hit next month, the president will pretty much have achieved his debt-reduction goals.

That's right, it's Congress' fault that Obammy hasn't managed to reduce teh debt. It has NOTHING to do with his own desires for profligate spending, which result in him sending farcical budget requests to the legislature that no one -- not even his own party -- will ever vote for.

Darn it, if that recalcitrant Congress would just stop talkinga bout spending cuts and start talking about "revenue boosters," then all this jibber-jabber about DEBT would be yesterday's news!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 03:18 PM (4df7R)

157 149 What the fuck are skittles?

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This is the source of the Skittles that the SCOAMF is offering to the country.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7EGjaxhTWs

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 11, 2013 03:18 PM (e0xKF)

158 I guess the ones born in India and the Middle East get to be exempt from
the discussion, everyone knows there were never slaves in that part of
the world. (/sarc)


Slavery in those regions was just part of their culture, which is superior to our culture in every way.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 11, 2013 03:18 PM (/kI1Q)

159 Remember that a president can do anything he wants, unless there is a reasonable amount of the populus who will back congress or the judiciary in opposition. Even if there are laws against what he does, they will not be enforced or even brought up if what he does is wildly popular.

Having the press helps. How things are characterized matters enormously and first impressions are what shapes the issue.

If he pulls something big, look for it to have widespread support, not just liberals. He'll throw in enough to get as many on board as possible.

Posted by: jwest at February 11, 2013 03:18 PM (ZDsRL)

160 Can't we, like, turn the Constitution into aHispanic woman so Obama will stop raping it? Or at least so the MSM would give a damn.

Posted by: rockmom at February 11, 2013 03:18 PM (Io7hX)

161 The education system needs to inculcate racial/tribal tensions in children at an early age. I think if they stopped stoking the flames of racism completely, divides between races would disappear. But no, that's not what they want. There's too much money to be made and power to be had in the racial grievance business.

144

Instead of studying the amendments in my son's 5th grade US history
class they are devoting several weeks to studying slavery and the
horrible choices the slaves had to make. Never mind that at this point
in their US history study, having just finished the revolutionary war
they should be learning about the constitution and amendments. Nope, we
need to do a several week intensive on slavery and how it was a bad
thing and they should be ashamed to have been born in a country that had
slaves. Well for the minority of kids in my son's class who were
actually born in the US. I guess the ones born in India and the Middle
East get to be exempt from the discussion, everyone knows there were
never slaves in that part of the world. (/sarc)

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 11, 2013 03:13 PM (RZ8pf)

Posted by: Pyrocles at February 11, 2013 03:19 PM (cv5Iw)

162 Obama studied the Constitution the same way one "studies" the floater in the toilet before hitting the handle.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 11, 2013 03:19 PM (BH8oG)

163 On the bright side, I'm starting to think Hagel won't get confirmed. Not a big deal really, but you take the victories where you can. Assuming it bcomes a victory.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 03:19 PM (gmeXX)

164 This is a pinchers movement on the US population. We could rebel, and then run the risk of national martial law, shutdown of the internet and other forms of social communication, militarize the police, etc., or we could do nothing and they keep expanding their power to make the takeover complete.

It's a shitty choice.

Posted by: Soona at February 11, 2013 03:20 PM (drE9i)

165 Fucking criminal administration.

Everyone left who thinks this is an accident of policy or legitimate differences of opinion rather than sabotage, raise your hands.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 11, 2013 03:20 PM (bxiXv)

166 There's a word for this sort of thing - you know, if you want to have sexual congress with a woman and she declines and afterwards you insist and do what you want regardless. Can't think of that word now . . .

Ooh, it's right on the tip of my tongue.

Posted by: Whoopi Goldberg at February 11, 2013 03:20 PM (B/VB5)

167 There's too much money to be made and power to be had in the racial grievance business.

I know Darth Vader's really got you annoyed
But if you go kill him, we'll all be unemployed
YO-DA YO-YO-YO-YO-YODA

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 11, 2013 03:21 PM (/kI1Q)

168 On the bright side, I'm starting to think Hagel won't get confirmed. Not a big deal really, but you take the victories where you can. Assuming it bcomes a victory.
Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 03:19 PM (gmeXX)
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Secretary of Defense Wesley Clark.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 11, 2013 03:21 PM (jucos)

169 all he needs is a tropical khaki suit ......if only he had been born in kenya, he could be an african dictator

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work & a member of NRA at February 11, 2013 03:21 PM (UzY5b)

170 An outrage a day. Sometimes tow or three.I did not vote for this shit and I am pissed off at those who did.

Posted by: ALH at February 11, 2013 03:21 PM (yAPdC)

171 We could rebel, and then run the risk of national martial law, shutdown of the internet and other forms of social communication

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I would welcome the shutdown of the internet for a while. Might actually get some books read.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 03:21 PM (gmeXX)

172 Secretary of Defense Wesley Clark


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So your saying the grass is not always greener?

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 03:22 PM (gmeXX)

173 charlie gibson, skittles are unicorn shittles

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work & a member of NRA at February 11, 2013 03:22 PM (UzY5b)

174 Come on you guys, like Chris Rock said, Barack Obama IS the boss of this country.

Posted by: sydney jane at February 11, 2013 03:22 PM (zYWPO)

175 The education system needs to inculcate racial/tribal tensions in children at an early age. I think if they stopped stoking the flames of racism completely, divides between races would disappear. But no, that's not what they want. There's too much money to be made and power to be had in the racial grievance business

As my father likes to say, when he was a kid growing up in NJ in the 50s, he and the black kids got along just fine. They'd get in fights together against the Italians: Protestants vs. Catholics.

Good luck finding that kind of racial amity in Newark these days.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 03:22 PM (4df7R)

176 34--- "Obama delenda est."
Posted by: Zombie Cato at February 11, 2013 02:51 PM (o6qwg)

Actually, the correct Latin would be "Obama delendus est." You have to use the masculine singular instead of the feminine because.....
No wait. Come to think of it, you were quite right.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 11, 2013 03:22 PM (C8mVl)

177 Err,

Anyone else wigged out by these charges:

"Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack on the US consulate because of a secret low-level war in which American hit squads took out leaders of al Qaeda militias, which retaliated in Benghazi. There was never a protest at the consulate over the infamous anti-Islamist YouTube video.

So says the new 80-page e-book, “Benghazi: The Definitive Report” (William Morrow) by Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb...

Murphy and Webb go on to make a shocking charge: “The nature of these operations remains highly classified. They were never intended to be known to anyone outside a very small circle in the Special Operations community and within Obama’s National Security Council. Ambassador Stevens, the CIA chief of station in Tripoli and then-director of the CIA, Gen. [David] Petraeus, had little if any knowledge about these JSOC missions."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2013 03:22 PM (NTBjC)

178 The time is approaching when we the people need to stand up and take back our country.... before it is too late. Obama and his cronies have continued to push the limits of their constitutional power to run our lives, to make us minions of the state. Where does it stop? When guns are taken away from us? Troops quartered in our homes? Basic civil liberties and rights taken away from us?

Right now we need a leader... one voice that can bring us all together and take back what is rightfully ours. There are voices out there, but not one person that can bring us together and stop this madness that is our government from taking over our lives and future generations lives.

Posted by: Mjölnir the Banhammer for the Gates of Hell at February 11, 2013 03:22 PM (Jls4P)

179 5 Bastard. Keep playing with fire, SCOAMF.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 11, 2013 02:44 PM (XkWWK)



And why not? The bastard never gets called on it, the lying MarxistMedia® (see a Dealer near you) lies, omits and continues to sing the chorus. The low-information retards keep giving blank stares and Beavis response Charlie. The unmasked cheer him on and the RINO elite halfway agree with it.

Fucking ridiculous......

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at February 11, 2013 03:22 PM (zSvSG)

180 I know Darth Vader's really got you annoyed
But if you go kill him, we'll all be unemployed
YO-DA YO-YO-YO-YO-YODA

---

The long-term contract I had to sign
Says I'll be makin' these movies till the end of time
With my YO-DA YO-YO-YO-YO-YODA
YO-YO-YO-YO-YODAAAAAA

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 11, 2013 03:23 PM (e0xKF)

181 Just keep it coming. Who cares how it's done?

Posted by: The FSA at February 11, 2013 03:23 PM (zpqa2)

182 "Imperial Presidency"

"Executive Overreach"

Posted by: MSM Concerns circa 2005 at February 11, 2013 03:23 PM (iEoiA)

183 SH -- where'd you get that? says they're voting Tuesday

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 03:23 PM (60GaT)

184
We could rebel, and then run the risk of national martial law, shutdown of the internet and other forms of social communication


Second look for the resistance: dialup BBS's.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 11, 2013 03:23 PM (BH8oG)

185 Is that the Reichstag building I see burning?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2013 03:23 PM (1Jaio)

186 It's a tax. So yes, it passes constitutional muster.

Posted by: The SCOAMF piece of shit, John Roberts at February 11, 2013 03:23 PM (Xf6HL)

187 I'd like an nice image of the Tyranny of King Obama like the Assasins Creed Tyranny of King Washington image on the throne.

Of course for satire purposes.

Posted by: dnice at February 11, 2013 03:23 PM (Tnt6v)

188 What difference does it make?
It's just a little book.

Posted by: Piles Morgan at February 11, 2013 03:23 PM (mETGQ)

189 I think King Putt would look snappy in a military uniform complete with Epaulettes and those naval aviator glasses.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 11, 2013 03:24 PM (jucos)

190 ace kinda stepped on the Chris Kyle thread....didn't even make it to 35 posts. Which is kind of unheard of around here these days.

Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2013 03:24 PM (X6akg)

191 "policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages"
I believe homeowners are already "allowed" to refinance if they can find a bank that wants their new mortgage.
Does this mean he wants to force banks to unilaterally change the terms of legal contracts? Or does he just want the federal government to pay the difference on all those under water mortgages?

Posted by: Mike S at February 11, 2013 03:24 PM (/4imY)

192 [iace kinda stepped on the Chris Kyle thread....didn't even make it to 35 posts. Which is kind of unheard of around here these days.
Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2013 03:24 PM (X6akg)

The thread was up for a decent amount of time un-stomped. It's just no one wants to go OT or otherwise start ranting on a memorial thread.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 03:25 PM (4df7R)

193 President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed
at working around a recalcitrant Congress, including policies that could
allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages, provide new
protections for gays and lesbians, make buildings more energy-efficient
and toughen regulations for coal-fired power plants,






Yep, that looks like a real focus on jobs and the economy to me.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2013 03:25 PM (1Jaio)

194 My God.

We have four more years of this to endure survive.

Posted by: MS-13 at February 11, 2013 03:25 PM (piMMO)

195 I think everyone needs to stop making the comparison of Obama to a king. I know our country was founded in a revolt against a royal soveriegn, and we abandoned a monarchy to form a republic, but Obama really bears no resemblance to a limited, constitutional monarch like George III. He has much more in common with the authoritarian/totalitarian dictators of the 20th century. The more people oppossed to Obama try to link him to an 18th century idea of royalty, the sillier we sound. Call him what he is, an ideological heir to the left-wing authoritarian tradition from the Progressives, through Mussolini to Stalin, Hitler and Mao (the last an apparant favorite among Obama executive appointees).

Posted by: BigDaddyD at February 11, 2013 03:25 PM (S4N/h)

196 JDP - From Inhofe's statement and just intuition. I admit it could still happen, but I think the longer it goes on, the more likely Hagel to withdraw his nomination. May not happen, we'll see.

Posted by: SH at February 11, 2013 03:25 PM (gmeXX)

197 Sorry to be crass, but Chris the sniper's wife is teh HOT.........

Posted by: © Sponge at February 11, 2013 03:26 PM (xmcEQ)

198 143 Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool!!
Posted by: Paul Begala in 1993 at February 11, 2013 03:13 PM (fW/Ev)

Just that quick too.

Imagine if he took a Mickey Moused Interior Dept. report that said the mineral assets were 72 trillion. He creates the agency that will sell those assets off over the next hundred years, but gets the cash today to put in the treasury.

He pays off the debt, all the consumer debt, mortgages and student loans, fully funds social security and medicare and has enought left over to fix all the infrastructure in the country.

All overnight. With the stroke of a pen.

Who is going to bitch? What politician is going to come out and say "wait a minute, we can't do this".

This is how heroes are made.

Posted by: jwest at February 11, 2013 03:26 PM (ZDsRL)

199 it's the defying of convention that ultimately leads to instability and civil "unrest"

Posted by: wm flip at February 11, 2013 03:26 PM (lB/5N)

200 Obama can do whatever he damn well pleases if our elected representatives lend tacit approval via idle inaction.

Plenty of time for policy meetings. Plenty of time negotiating deals for allies. Plenty of energy expended increasing reach and power of the federal the bureaucracy.

GOP AWOL.



Posted by: 13times at February 11, 2013 03:26 PM (h6XiD)

201 He just spent 4 year on jobs and the economy...

...wrecking them. Now he's on to other things.

Posted by: @PurpAv at February 11, 2013 03:27 PM (BH8oG)

202 Constitution? How dull. Did yoiu see Rhianna at the Grammys? Teh Awesome!

Posted by: Low Info Voter at February 11, 2013 03:27 PM (YmPwQ)

203 "policies that could allow struggling homeowners to refinance their mortgages"

I believe homeowners are already "allowed" to refinance if they can find a bank that wants their new mortgage"

Yeah, this reminds me of the whole "people are being denied healthcare" bullshit leading up to Obamacare.

Ministry of Truth garbage

Posted by: hannitys_Great American Assault_hybrid at February 11, 2013 03:27 PM (zpqa2)

204 The POTUS wants to make the Congress and SCOTUS obsolete?

Sounds good to me! Hey, I'm off to Malta. Let me know if you need anything, m'kay?

Posted by: JohnIscariotRoberts at February 11, 2013 03:27 PM (7ObY1)

205 This Executive Action crap will eventually get obama in trouble and bring it down. Mark my words. Arrogance is his achilles heal

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2013 03:27 PM (9Bj8R)

206 Meh. So the Taupe Dog has decided to rule by imperial decree. Won't that be just a hoot if Republicans take the Senate in two years.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 11, 2013 03:27 PM (L7hol)

207 There will be no impeachment of Obama no matter what he does. He's untouchable. Hell, you can't even criticize him.
And the most powerful branch of government, I mean the MFM, will make sure the opposition to Our Leader remains as ineffective as possible.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 11, 2013 03:27 PM (C8mVl)

208 I think "Pharoah" has a nice sound to it, don't you?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - It's Not Me, Babe at February 11, 2013 03:27 PM (hLRSq)

209 what about Brennan, the JEF's henchman

Posted by: thunderb at February 11, 2013 03:28 PM (Dnbau)

210 Bullshit. I thought George Bush was a good and honorable man. That being said, he did saddle us with new programs that no conservative should have. Compassionate Conservative? Come on. Conservatism is compassionate. George Bush's governing was a bit on the progressive side.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 11, 2013 03:17 PM (jucos)

Medicare Part D and NCLB are programs that are no where near as progressive as the meme makes them to be. Again, comparably speaking, we lost just as many seats in Congress during Reagan's administrations and the deficit compared to GDP was about the same. And you can disagree with the strategy to use the term Compassionate Conservative but the perception is that conservatism is anything but compassionate. It is intellectually compassionate in the long run but Conservatism relies on tough love. Compassionate Conservatism was just a renaming of tough love.

Posted by: polynikes at February 11, 2013 03:28 PM (m2CN7)

211 The thread was up for a decent amount of time
un-stomped. It's just no one wants to go OT or otherwise start ranting
on a memorial thread.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 03:25 PM (4df7R)

Don't know if I'd call 26 mins. a decent amount of time....considering it was a memorial service in progress.

Could be I'm in crappy mood....


Posted by: Tami at February 11, 2013 03:28 PM (X6akg)

212 Yeah, donpt compare hime to some old dead king. Compare him to Hitler or Pol Pot. That will improve the optics.

Posted by: Low Info Voter at February 11, 2013 03:28 PM (YmPwQ)

213 Right now we need a leader... one voice that can bring us all together and take back what is rightfully ours. There are voices out there, but not one person that can bring us together and stop this madness that is our government from taking over our lives and future generations lives.
Posted by: Mjölnir the Banhammer for the Gates of Hell at February 11, 2013 03:22 PM (Jls4P)

No, we don't need to go looking for the Man On The White Horse. The Democrats finally got one and look how that worked out. What we need is to go through and around the MSM and put some truth to the people. If there are capable leaders among them, they'll show themselves soon enough.

Posted by: troyriser at February 11, 2013 03:28 PM (vtiE6)

214 GOP AWOL.
Posted by: 13times at February 11, 2013 03:26 PM (h6XiD)



Not true! I cried.

Posted by: Boehner at February 11, 2013 03:29 PM (X/+QT)

215 178 The time is approaching when we the people need to stand up and take back our country.... before it is too late. Obama and his cronies have continued to push the limits of their constitutional power to run our lives, to make us minions of the state. Where does it stop? When guns are taken away from us? Troops quartered in our homes? Basic civil liberties and rights taken away from us?

Right now we need a leader... one voice that can bring us all together and take back what is rightfully ours. There are voices out there, but not one person that can bring us together and stop this madness that is our government from taking over our lives and future generations lives.
Posted by: Mjölnir the Banhammer for the Gates of Hell at February 11, 2013 03:22 PM (Jls4P)



Sorry Mjölnir, the closest thing we had to that was called everything in the book and looked upon as a dope.

And that was from the Republicants.

It will be even worse, next time.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at February 11, 2013 03:29 PM (zSvSG)

216 Don't worry, I'll stop him.

HereI come to save the day.

Posted by: John "where's my ackbone" Boehner at February 11, 2013 03:29 PM (GAJm6)

217 These and other potential actions suggest that Obama is likely to rely
heavily on executive powers to set domestic policy in his second term.
One White House official said that while the president does not see the
actions as substitutes for more substantial legislation, he also wants
to move forward on top priorities






Like getting rid of that 22nd Amendment and future presidential elections

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2013 03:29 PM (1Jaio)

218 210

yep

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 03:30 PM (60GaT)

219 190 ace kinda stepped on the Chris Kyle thread....didn't even make it to 35 posts. Which is kind of unheard of around here these days.

I'm still watching it...his wife has been speaking.
*snif*
It's heartwrenching.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 03:30 PM (w27/Q)

220 Any REAL Constitutional scholar knows this one:

“An unconstitutional act is not a law; it
confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it
creates no office; it is in legal contemplation as inoperative as though
it had never been passed.” Norton v. Shelby County – 118 U.S. 425
(1886)


It's pretty clear the SCOAMF doesn't; you may draw your own conclusions.

The time has come to refuse to obey unconstitutional laws and executive orders. What you're seeing in your rear-view mirror is the Rubicon.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at February 11, 2013 03:30 PM (n4EDK)

221 What can be done by executive order, can be undone by executive order.

The next time the GOP manages to get someone elected, the new president should start off his/her inaugural speech by signing an executive order that rescinds all of Obama's executive orders.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 11, 2013 03:31 PM (XvHmy)

222 "President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions..."

Notice the subtle MFM change from "Orders" to "Actions"

See, the Preezy is taking "action" as opposed to the evil obstructionist rethuglicans...

Language? Check.

Posted by: hannitys_Great American Assault_hybrid at February 11, 2013 03:31 PM (zpqa2)

223 Under my new plan, you will be able to keep your original thoughts.

Posted by: Barack Ovomit at February 11, 2013 03:31 PM (XvrTA)

224 All of those decisions are best left up to him. Cuz he's sooper smart n stuff.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at February 11, 2013 03:31 PM (SkyIE)

225 Manifest Obamaism

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 03:32 PM (60GaT)

226 Does this mean he wants to force banks to unilaterally change the terms of legal contracts? Or does he just want the federal government to pay the difference on all those under water mortgages?
Posted by: Mike S at February 11, 2013 03:24 PM (/4imY)


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Who cares? The money's free. If we run out we'll just print some more. Geez. You need to study "new economics".

Posted by: Soona at February 11, 2013 03:32 PM (drE9i)

227 They never had to deal with Constitutions and limits of power in the Kremlin so why should Comrade Chairman Barry have to worry about them?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2013 03:32 PM (1Jaio)

228 >>>>>>>>>>>The next time the GOP manages to get someone elected

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: L, elle at February 11, 2013 03:32 PM (0PiQ4)

229 Sorry to be crass, but Chris the sniper's wife is teh HOT.........

***

that's what pure badass will get ya.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:32 PM (piMMO)

230 I'm waiting for him to just come right out and try an EO that says that the US Constitution is now null and void and he takes is seat as emperor immediately.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 11, 2013 03:32 PM (xmcEQ)

231 195 ---"Obama really bears no resemblance to a limited, constitutional monarch like George III. He has much more in common with the authoritarian/totalitarian dictators of the 20th century."

Posted by: BigDaddyD at February 11, 2013 03:25 PM (S4N/h)

Oh yes.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 11, 2013 03:32 PM (C8mVl)

232
194My God.

We have four more years of this to endure survive

Why do you think He will be satisfied with only 4 more years? Referencing the above left-wing totalitarian ideologies, they all (except Stalin) started out in a pluralistic political system and managed to use both real and contrived "emergencies"(never let a crisis go to waste)to eradicate the opposition and over throw the existing constitutional system from within.
I used to think that the media, even the left-wing, partisan hacks, would never allow such a blatant powergrab to take place in America. But listening to the MSM over the past 4+ years, I now believe that a very large portion of the media would hail Obama's assumption of "temporary" emergency powers as a bold move for modern times. Why has there been an almost constant media assualt on the Constitution itself since Obama's re-election? Setting the stage. Forward, Comrades!

Posted by: BigDaddyD at February 11, 2013 03:33 PM (S4N/h)

233 Obama considering executive order modifying Catholic Church teaching; justifies by saying "get with the times bro"

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 03:33 PM (60GaT)

234 Anyone else wigged out by these charges:

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 11, 2013 03:22 PM (NTBjC)


I do wonder if that's what Jennifer Griffin and Brigitte Gabriel were talking about.

Due to the nature of their sources, there aren't as many direct references as I'd like, but it fits well with the motley drib-drabs of information we have.

The whole thing makes me sick to my stomach and drives my blood pressure through the roof, especially the brown-tongued press corps.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 11, 2013 03:33 PM (bxiXv)

235 Why doesn't Obama just write an Executive Order directing the Treasury to print a billion dollars for each man, woman, and child, and send them out ASAP? While he is at it he should write an EO ordering that all power plants now output twice as much power while consuming no fuel and emitting no pollution, and write an EO that all violent crime will stop immediately.

Posted by: mr_jack at February 11, 2013 03:33 PM (TMG3G)

236 I won't be convinced that Obama is pursuing of this course of action until I see him in a bomber jacket.

Posted by: Fritz at February 11, 2013 03:33 PM (WM+rJ)

237

A "Constitutional law professor" doesn't understand why the Founders wrote the Constitution to deny the Executive King exactly this power.
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Feature, not a bug. He chose the Constitution as a concentration to determine how to subvert it. It's not a coincidence. That his "expertise" in the Constitution provides an extra layer of cover for the useful idiots, that may be just an added side benefit.
These days I'm becoming more frustrated with the Republicans than Obama and his ilk. It's clear what the motivations, intentions and methods of team O are. The R's in power have an up-front seat so I will not let them off the hook as being too stupid to understand what is happening. For now I don't know if they are as corrupt, are being blackmailed, or are too cowardly or dumb to figure out how to respond. Hopefully they will start behaving as though their viability as a party is at stake.



Posted by: Mayday at February 11, 2013 03:34 PM (F3s39)

238
Ace,
Obama is a God, not a King.

Posted by: Capt. Obvious at February 11, 2013 03:34 PM (Gpn6m)

239 "One White House official said that while the president does not see the
actions as substitutes for more substantial legislation, he also wants
to move forward on top priorities."

Bear in mind that when Obama says "top priority", he means it in a different sense than you or I would use that phrase.

You or I would identify _a_ "top priority", singular.

Obama isn't quite so particular. EVERYTHING is a "top priority" for him.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20013622-503544.html

Note that an incapacity to intelligently and genuinely prioritize is a generally observed habit of weak managers.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 11, 2013 03:34 PM (gqT4g)

240 Also calling Exec Orders "Exec Powers" -- thereby legitimizing the tactic. Typical low info types have no clue or even suspect it's controversial.

The MFM is crafty.

Posted by: hannitys_Great American Assault_hybrid at February 11, 2013 03:34 PM (zpqa2)

241 228

it'll happen, Dems always overreach. the only question is how they'll get overreach-ier this time.

Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 03:34 PM (60GaT)

242 This is OT, but at close to 250 comments I think it'll be okay.

Apparently the LAPD is worried that the MSNBCerial Killer may have gotten some flight training during his tenure in the Navy, and so might be capable of flying a plane.

A few things jump out at me from that charge:

1) The guy was a cop but they don't know if he can fly a plane? Wouldn't that kind of be on his resume?

2) Providing he only had nominal training, and so WOULDN'T put it on his resume, couldn't they just ask the Navy, "Hey, did the MSNBCerial Killer get any flight training? If so, how much? Could he handle a plane on his own?"

3) Why are they only saying this NOW? Why wasn't that publicized when the whole thing hit the fan?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 03:34 PM (4df7R)

243 I think the Left feels confident right now, that they've finally got power for good. They don't expect another Republican president, ever. Especially once Amnesty passes.

221
What can be done by executive order, can be undone by executive order.



The next time the GOP manages to get someone elected, the new
president should start off his/her inaugural speech by signing an
executive order that rescinds all of Obama's executive orders.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 11, 2013 03:31 PM (XvHmy)

Posted by: Pyrocles at February 11, 2013 03:34 PM (cv5Iw)

244 Impeachment, before the*^%$ begins.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 11, 2013 03:35 PM (6d9Y3)

245 that's what pure badass will get ya.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:32 PM (piMMO)


Yeah.

I played golf yesterday and teamed up with this guy who was playing as his wife drove the cart. The guy looked like Napoleon Dynamite and she looked like Selma Hyak (however you spell it).

MAN do some guys find women that love to punch down.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 11, 2013 03:35 PM (xmcEQ)

246 Second look for the resistance: dialup BBS's.


A couple of dial-up modems for the bug-out bag.

Posted by: JohnIscariotRoberts at February 11, 2013 03:36 PM (7ObY1)

247 Found this on twitter yesterday, but I'm not sure if the stats are accurate.

Anyone?

http://t.co/oseYCWYw

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:36 PM (piMMO)

248 222 "President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions..."
Notice the subtle MFM change from "Orders" to "Actions"
See, the Preezy is taking "action" as opposed to the evil obstructionist rethuglicans...Language? Check.

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Yes!
I've noticed this.

And I've asked what is the difference between a 'Presidential Action' and a 'Presidential Order'.

So...there is no difference?
An 'action' carries the same weight as an 'order'?

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 03:36 PM (w27/Q)

249 Also, I am moving the Capital to Amarna.

Posted by: Barakhenaten I at February 11, 2013 03:36 PM (n81hy)

250 Of course, not that Chris's wive was punching down by any means, but this woman certainly was.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 11, 2013 03:36 PM (xmcEQ)

251 I don't see what all the hubbub is about. This is positively Burkean I daresay.

Posted by: David Frum at February 11, 2013 03:36 PM (60GaT)

252 In Presdent Obama's America everything will be equal and fare. Unlike that Traitor/Dicktator Bush !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, Vt at February 11, 2013 03:36 PM (HlUFk)

253 I think he studied the Constitution to figure out ways to weaken and destroy it.
--

Wheatie, I hadn't read the comments before I participated, but I see you made the same point. Great minds, yada, yada, etc.

Posted by: Mayday at February 11, 2013 03:37 PM (F3s39)

254 The more people oppossed to Obama try to link him to an 18th century idea of royalty

I doubt very many people think 'limited, constitutional monarch' when they hear the word 'king'.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 11, 2013 03:37 PM (9DsoQ)

255 It's pretty clear the SCOAMF doesn't; you may draw your own conclusions.The time has come to refuse to obey unconstitutional laws and executive orders. What you're seeing in your rear-view mirror is the Rubicon.
Posted by: Keith Arnold at February 11, 2013 03:30 PM (n4EDK)


------------------------------------------


This is really the only recourse we have. We can do it through the state and/or local governments, or if they remain blind to the Constitution, then it will be up to us individually to resist. And, yes, if we really believe in the Constitution, we must be ready to make the required sacrifices.

There will be sacrifices.

Posted by: Soona at February 11, 2013 03:37 PM (drE9i)

256 I see where Ted Nugent will be attending the SOTU. He will have some interesting comments

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 11, 2013 03:37 PM (R8hU8)

257 Woman accused of killing Arizona boyfriend says she once awoke to find him having sex with her


???? And the problem here is?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2013 03:37 PM (9Bj8R)

258 3) Why are they only saying this NOW? Why wasn't that publicized when the whole thing hit the fan?

I don't know, but I sure hope the LAPD doesn't have access to anti-aircraft guns. Otherwise the occupants of any plane "fitting the description" of the one they suspect he might have stolen is fucked.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 11, 2013 03:38 PM (SY2Kh)

259 This is the price of weakness. Remember the Burke quote "... all that's required is that good people do nothing." The doormat Republicans under Boehner have set themselves up for this abuse. We apparently have nobody who can stand up to the President and his handmaiden media. The Benghazi hearings provided unnecessary proof of that.

Posted by: rrpjr at February 11, 2013 03:38 PM (pnjFD)

260
>>Woman accused of killing Arizona boyfriend says she once awoke to find him having sex with her<<


She better hope there are no men on the jury.

Posted by: Morning Head at February 11, 2013 03:38 PM (n81hy)

261 Providing he only had nominal training, and so WOULDN'T put it on his resume, couldn't they just ask the Navy, "Hey, did the MSNBCerial Killer get any flight training? If so, how much? Could he handle a plane on his own?"

3) Why are they only saying this NOW? Why wasn't that publicized when the whole thing hit the fan?
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 03:34 PM (4df7R)

When I was out at Miramar I climbed into the cockpit of an F-18 in the hanger. Is that flight experience?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2013 03:38 PM (9Bj8R)

262 I don't know, but I sure hope the LAPD doesn't have access to anti-aircraft guns. Otherwise the occupants of any plane "fitting the description" of the one they suspect he might have stolen is fucked.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 11, 2013 03:38 PM (SY2Kh)


Ain't that the friggin' truth.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 03:38 PM (4df7R)

263 ???? And the problem here is?>>

Execution, his was poor so she made it final.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 11, 2013 03:39 PM (81UWZ)

264 >>>The bias is so thick in that excerpt, you could cut it with a knife.

Bush = Illegal Dictatorial Abuse of Power.
Obama = Executive Action working around an obstinate, uncooperative Congress.


Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 11, 2013 03:39 PM (0q2P7)

265 I don't know, but I sure hope the LAPD doesn't have access to
anti-aircraft guns. Otherwise the occupants of any plane "fitting the
description" of the one they suspect he might have stolen is fucked.


Look! It's a bird! It's a plane!

BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!

BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!

BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!

BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!

BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!

Wait, no. It was a bird.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 11, 2013 03:39 PM (8y9MW)

266 In Presdent Obama's America everything will be equal and fare. Unlike that Traitor/Dicktator Bush !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, Vt at February 11, 2013 03:36 PM (HlUFk)



Who shit?

Oh, hi Mary.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 11, 2013 03:39 PM (xmcEQ)

267 Kinetic action.
Use of weapons systems to defeat the enemy.
Executive action.

Posted by: 13times at February 11, 2013 03:39 PM (h6XiD)

268
I see where Ted Nugent will be attending the SOTU. He will have some interesting comments

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 11, 2013 03:37 PM (R8hU



And Yahoo is having the vapors at how controversial it is

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2013 03:39 PM (1Jaio)

269 Second-term flexibility? Check and mate.

Buying a boat and washing dishes for my expat buddy in Guatemala is looking better with each passing day.

Posted by: jakeman, Assault V2.0 at February 11, 2013 03:40 PM (96M6e)

270 My idea of the day: the right needs to USE the media and the loud lefties to our advantage. Need to rile them up against O's abuses. Make them think it's their idea. We can talk until we're blue in the face. We need to use the left's momentum against them.

Posted by: Mayday at February 11, 2013 03:40 PM (F3s39)

271 When I was out at Miramar I climbed into the cockpit of an F-18 in the hanger. Is that flight experience?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2013 03:38 PM (9Bj8R)


If it is, you might want to stay low. The cops might mistake you for a big, burly black man with a grudge.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 03:40 PM (4df7R)

272 Yeah.

I played golf yesterday and teamed up with this guy who was playing as his wife drove the cart. The guy looked like Napoleon Dynamite and she looked like Selma Hyak (however you spell it).

MAN do some guys find women that love to punch down.

***

Even when I was young and quite hot, I never liked pretty boys. It's not that I disliked them either it's just that, with the exception of one, none really made me laugh or think the way their less good-looking counterparts did.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:40 PM (piMMO)

273 3) Why are they only saying this NOW? Why wasn't that publicized when the whole thing hit the fan?
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 11, 2013 03:34 PM (4df7R)


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Do you realize how many planes would have been shot down by the LAPD last week?

Posted by: Soona at February 11, 2013 03:41 PM (drE9i)

274 I see where Ted Nugent will be attending the SOTU. He will have some interesting comments


***

WTF?

Are you serious?!

He's going to be used by that bastard?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:42 PM (piMMO)

275 247 Found this on twitter yesterday, but I'm not sure if the stats are accurate.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:36 PM (piMMO)


http://www.mercyseat.net/gun_genocide.html

The chart, referenced. Also see:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/a4vgght

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 11, 2013 03:42 PM (bxiXv)

276 Do you realize how many planes would have been shot down by the LAPD last week?
Posted by: Soona at February 11, 2013 03:41 PM (drE9i)

What's the name of that Beluchi Comedy about the Japs invading the West Coast

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2013 03:43 PM (9Bj8R)

277 3) Why are they only saying this NOW? Why wasn't that publicized when the whole thing hit the fan?
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I'm operating under the assumption that we are being fed only what the police and the MSM/left/O wants us to know. They tried to suppress parts of the manifesto; what have they successfully hidden from us? Color me suspicious.

Posted by: Mayday at February 11, 2013 03:44 PM (F3s39)

278 NDH, He is going as a guest of Steve Stockman, congressman from Texas

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 11, 2013 03:44 PM (R8hU8)

279 256 I see where Ted Nugent will be attending the SOTU. He will have some interesting comments

I'm glad to see Ted Nugent being even more visable these days...

He said last year, that if TFG were reelected, he would probably end up on a 'kill list'.
So, he probably figuresif he's gonna go...it's betterto go down swinging.

Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 03:45 PM (w27/Q)

280 34 Senators m(and*)m's. That's all it takes to make the President into a dictator.



*This unwanted unnecessary full spelling of the word "and" brought to you by Pixybot ruthless slayer of innocent ampersands. I mean really pixy. None of the buttons in the text entry applet actually DO anything anymore. The only use the text box applet has is to embarrass newcomers by sneaking their MS Word codes into their post causing it to spam the blog. Can't you just disable the damn text entry applet and give us our ampersands back?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 11, 2013 03:45 PM (0q2P7)

281 Obama was not a constitutional law professor; he was a guest lecturer.He did not lecture on the Constitution; he lectured on the 14th Amendment. A tricky one, that, to be sure. Still, it's much less than the Constitution. Which I doubt he has ever read, much less understands.

Posted by: Lessons from the Porcelain Throne at February 11, 2013 03:45 PM (ze9yk)

282 It's too bad the media said ski resorts were safe from the fugutive guy, 'cause if he started shooting at a ski resort that would be yet another example of an SNL skit coming true. Remember the Claudine Longet skit?

Posted by: hannitys_Great American Assault_hybrid at February 11, 2013 03:46 PM (zpqa2)

283 it doesn't seem to occur to them that by this metric
they'd have to write off a bunch of thinkers that liberalism draws on
as well.


Posted by: JDP at February 11, 2013 03:17 PM (60GaT)

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yup.... think about it.
Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton.
Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Castro, Mao.
Who would you want as YOUR founding fathers.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 11, 2013 03:46 PM (nELVU)

284 34 Senators m(and*)m's. That's all it takes to make the President into a dictator.

Dictators are normally made by the people. They insist that the person take the title and the power.

Posted by: jwest at February 11, 2013 03:46 PM (ZDsRL)

285 NDH, He is going as a guest of Steve Stockman, congressman from Texas


***

Sweet!

That I can get behind.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:47 PM (piMMO)

286 OT, but so glad I bought my first firearm this weekend. Mossberg 20 gauge shotgun, exactly right for my requirements. Might have to have a couple inches taken off the barrel (I'm short), but it's the one I was looking for and had been much recommended. Sweet sweet gun. Signing up and taking safety and shooting training at local range next week.
Given the way it's going thus far, in the next three years I'm going to have to hunt for all my food anyway.

Posted by: Biblio at February 11, 2013 03:47 PM (7o8VY)

287 Thanks Merovign.

Doomed to repeat, indeed.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:47 PM (piMMO)

288 Poor Obama. Guy's gotta do everything himself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuSaohflsR0#t=0m20s

Posted by: BuddyPC at February 11, 2013 03:48 PM (jfUIE)

289 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:40 PM (piMMO)

I hope you are not insinuating that pretty boys can't be funny or intellectual.

Posted by: polynikes at February 11, 2013 03:48 PM (m2CN7)

290 Meh - who cares. The news of the day is that there are pictures out there where you can clearly see Kim Kardashian's growing baby bump. Plus, Justin Timberlake clears the air about his dust-up with former pop-tart Britney Spears.

Because for The American Sheeple, it's all about priorities, you know.

Posted by: DocJ at February 11, 2013 03:48 PM (A5uiv)

291 I imagine he's planning his run for president in 2016 under the name Barry Saddam Soetoro. It's not like he will be required to produce any documentation or anything.

Posted by: wth at February 11, 2013 03:48 PM (wAQA5)

292 285 NDH, He is going as a guest of Steve Stockman, congressman from Texas


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Sweet!

That I can get behind.

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What's the over-under on The Nuge getting ejected for something decidedly more minor than what the Code Pink idiots do?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 11, 2013 03:49 PM (e0xKF)

293 *This unwanted unnecessary full spelling of the word "and" brought to you by Pixybot ruthless slayer of innocent ampersands. I mean really pixy. None of the buttons in the text entry applet actually DO anything anymore. The only use the text box applet has is to embarrass newcomers by sneaking their MS Word codes into their post causing it to spam the blog. Can't you just disable the damn text entry applet and give us our ampersands back?

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*ducks*

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:49 PM (piMMO)

294 yup.... think about it.Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton.Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Castro, Mao.Who would you want as YOUR founding fathers.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 11, 2013 03:46 PM (nELVU)


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You give that choice to any H.S. or college graduate nowdays, and all you'd get is a blank stare. They have no idea who or what you're talking about.

Except maybe Che, 'cause he's on those bitchin' t-shirts.

Posted by: Soona at February 11, 2013 03:49 PM (drE9i)

295 What's the over-under on The Nuge getting ejected for something decidedly more minor than what the Code Pink idiots do?


***

he may hate Obama, but he loves this country. He will pay respect to the office and fail to give the JEF the satisfaction of disrupting him.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:51 PM (piMMO)

296 new one up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:51 PM (piMMO)

297 What's the over-under on The Nuge getting ejected for something decidedly more minor than what the Code Pink idiots do?
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 11, 2013 03:49 PM (e0xKF)


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The apparachiks will be roving the the spectator seats looking for smirks.

No common person is to smirk while the choom king speaks.

Posted by: Soona at February 11, 2013 03:52 PM (drE9i)

298 I hope you are not insinuating that pretty boys can't be funny or intellectual.


***

Nope. It's just that I only met the one, Billy, who really did it for me.

We clicked.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 11, 2013 03:52 PM (piMMO)

299 What's the name of that Beluchi Comedy about the Japs invading the West Coast

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2013 03:43 PM (9Bj8R)

1942??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 11, 2013 03:53 PM (nELVU)

300 America reconsidering Obama and the democra . . . . Ooh! The new American Idol is on!

Posted by: assault flounder at February 11, 2013 03:55 PM (Kkt/i)

301 What's the name of that Beluchi Comedy about the Japs invading the West Coast



Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 11, 2013 03:43 PM (9Bj8R)




1941. But I wouldn't exactly call it a comedy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2013 03:57 PM (1Jaio)

302 Posted by: wheatie at February 11, 2013 02:44 PM (w27/Q)

THIS... is what I've been saying for a couple of years now...

You must study somthing, to figure out a way to destroy it...

Posted by: Romeo13..... at February 11, 2013 03:59 PM (lZBBB)

303 What's the over-under on The Nuge getting ejected for something decidedly more minor than what the Code Pink idiots do?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 11, 2013 03:49 PM (e0xKF)



I'm sure he will sit there and listen intently showing full respect for the office and the address as he should.

Shortly thereafter, however, he will lash out with an epic tirade as only he can.

Now, the over/under on how many times he will be shown on Network News broadcasts will start and remain at zero.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 11, 2013 03:59 PM (xmcEQ)

304 Hear in Brattleboro the snow was a beuatiful Obama White and the Sky was a a lovely red/orange last night (Just like the colors in his logo) showing that nature voted for Presdent Obama too !!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, Vt at February 11, 2013 04:00 PM (R8X+X)

305 Sorry to be crass, but Chris the sniper's wife is teh HOT.........


Posted by: © Sponge at February 11, 2013 03:26 PM (xmcEQ)

And he should've been able to enjoy her for many more years, damnit... =(

Posted by: KG at February 11, 2013 04:00 PM (p7BzH)

306 Hear in Brattleboro the snow was a beuatiful Obama
White and the Sky was a a lovely red/orange last night (Just like the
colors in his logo) showing that nature voted for Presdent Obama too
!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, Vt at February 11, 2013 04:00 PM (R8X+X)




You had white snow? RACIST!! And I think his colors are more of a red and yellow. Think yellow hammer and sickle against a red background

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 11, 2013 04:01 PM (1Jaio)

307
In recent days, the White House has pressed the message that, if
policymakers can agree on a strategy for replacing across-the-board
spending cuts set to hit next month, the president will pretty much have
achieved his debt-reduction goals.
--

Sure, if we can only avoid pesky spending cuts, then we won't have a debt problem. If I were on O's media relations team, I wouldn't be able to keep a straight face while spewing this stuff.

Also, I have no doubt O has reached HIS "debt-reduction goals." Not hard to do when there's a negative sign in front of it.

Posted by: Mayday at February 11, 2013 04:06 PM (F3s39)

308 Constitution = Toilet Paper

Posted by: Typical Democrat at February 11, 2013 04:08 PM (ntNJz)

309 Hey, we're gonna have a shortage of doctors with Obamacare. Why don't we make all "struggling homeowners" and gays and lesbians doctors?

Problem solved!

Posted by: PJ at February 11, 2013 04:09 PM (ZWaLo)

310
President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress

Sounds like he's angling for an Enabling Act.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 11, 2013 04:28 PM (IDSI7)

311 "A "Constitutional law professor" doesn't understand why the Founders wrote the Constitution to deny the Executive King exactly this power."

Yes, it's in scare quotes, but why keep repeating the nonsense about Obama as a professor? He was never a professor of law or anything else.

Posted by: ignatz at February 11, 2013 04:58 PM (UU+lp)

312 Constitutional Law Professor MY ASS!

More like Teacher Aide.

Posted by: Barack Obama Cocksucking and Motherfucking all day long at February 11, 2013 05:19 PM (+OTLF)

313 Drone Strike!

Posted by: Obamao at February 11, 2013 06:02 PM (JtyGg)

314 I hate insane, regressive, treasonous commie koranimals.

Posted by: Torqued at February 11, 2013 07:19 PM (AKS75)

315 16
Isn't this the sort of thing impeachment was designed to thwart?


But...he's so BLACK and stuff...

Posted by: Laura Castellano at February 11, 2013 08:36 PM (luhCM)

316 I don't want this fucking monster executed or assassinated because I would rather he spend the next forty years watching in impotent fury as Constitutional Law professor (real one) after Constitutional Law professor (real one) uses his Presidency as the ultimate example of how to shit in the Constitution's screaming mouth.

And let his successors (real Presidents) decree that the only things in the Barack Obama Presidential Library shall be:

1) "Dreams from my Father"

2) The iPod full of his speeches that he gave the Queen of England.

Posted by: perturbed at February 12, 2013 10:25 AM (u6Ueb)

317 “It is a very dangerous road he’s going down contrary to the spirit of
the Constitution,” Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said in a recent
interview.

No he is not acting "contrary to the spirit of the Constitution" HE IS BREAKING THE FUCKING LAW! The Constitution is the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND! Why are we not seeing impeachment articles drawn up against this turd Oh I know why because of squishes like Grassley.

Posted by: Oldcrow at February 12, 2013 08:40 PM (7LL7t)






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