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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:28 PM

Republicans Accuse Obama of Using Position as President to Lead Country


January 15, 2013
Republicans Accuse Obama of Using Position as President to Lead Country




WASHINGTON —Responding to reports that President Obama is considering signing as many as nineteen executive orders on gun control, Republicans in Congress unleashed a blistering attack on him today, accusing Mr. Obama of “cynically and systematically using his position as President to lead the country.”

Spearheading the offensive was Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who charged the President with the “wanton exploitation of powers that are legally granted to him under the U.S. Constitution.”

Calling him the “Law Professor-in-Chief,” Rep. Stockman accused Mr. Obama of “manipulating a little-known section of the Constitution,” Article II, which outlines the power of the President.

“President Obama looks down the list of all of the powers that are legally his and he’s like a kid in a candy store,” Rep. Stockman said. “It’s nauseating.”

The Texas congressman said that if Mr. Obama persists in executing the office of the Presidency as defined by the Constitution, he could face “impeachment and/or deportation.”

Noting that the President has not yet signed the executive orders on gun control, Rep. Stockman said that he hoped his stern words would serve as a wake-up call to Mr. Obama: “Mr. President, there’s still time for you to get in line. But if you continue to fulfill the duties of President of the United States that are expressly permitted in the Constitution, you are playing with fire.”



















http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/01/republicans-accuse-obama-of-using-position-as-president-to-lead-country.html

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Reply Republicans Accuse Obama of Using Position as President to Lead Country (Original post)
babylonsister Jan 2013 OP
Spider Jerusalem Jan 2013 #1
Why Syzygy Jan 2013 #15
Kurovski Jan 2013 #22
Why Syzygy Jan 2013 #23
Rex Jan 2013 #2
greatauntoftriplets Jan 2013 #3
Buzz Clik Jan 2013 #4
freshwest Jan 2013 #17
pinto Jan 2013 #5
bpositive Jan 2013 #6
Silent3 Jan 2013 #11
Xipe Totec Jan 2013 #7
jwirr Jan 2013 #8
freshwest Jan 2013 #19
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #9
Cha Jan 2013 #10
appleannie1 Jan 2013 #12
catbyte Jan 2013 #13
ballaratocker Jan 2013 #14
heaven05 Jan 2013 #16
wandy Jan 2013 #18
eppur_se_muova Jan 2013 #20
AlbertCat Jan 2013 #21
Samantha Jan 2013 #24
scarletwoman Jan 2013 #25
indepat Jan 2013 #26
malaise Jan 2013 #27
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #28
applegrove Jan 2013 #29
yodermon Jan 2013 #30
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #31

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:30 PM

1. I'm shocked, I was sure this would be from the Onion

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:07 PM

15. Same thing

Borowitz


I truly hate political satire.

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Response to Why Syzygy (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:19 PM

22. And the circle is complete...

political satire is hatred of politics.

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Response to Kurovski (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:03 PM

23. hmmm ..

I can see that point of view.

The best satire ever was the video the Onion did of Dub's cock strut on his Mission Accomplished performance.
Song: "Bad to the Bone" .. now that's entertainment!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:31 PM

2. Good stuff!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:34 PM

3. LOL. Before I saw that this was Andy Borowitz...

I was thinking that I wouldn't put anything past the Republicans. There's a big grain of truth in there.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:34 PM

4. Funny. A lot of DUers would never make that accusation.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:24 PM

17. You got that right...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:35 PM

5. LOL. Touché.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:36 PM

6. I thought this was from the onion

Is it? Really?

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Response to bpositive (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:47 PM

11. Not the Onion, but the Borowitz Report is pretty much the same thing.

I got fooled by the Borowitz Report once before, but I've learned by lesson.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:37 PM

7. “impeachment and/or deportation.” I nearly choked on my own tongue when I red it


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:42 PM

8. THAT is rich. They are idiots.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:27 PM

19. It's satire. You haven't heard them use good English like that, have you?

That's from Andy Borowitz, on Twitter he's like the Onion.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:44 PM

9. LOL.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:44 PM

10. republiCons can all take dick cheney and john boner's advice

to Senators Leahy and Reid and go fuck themselves en masse.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:55 PM

12. Just last month they said he did not lead. Which do they want? Ah a Borowitz piece.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 04:59 PM

13. I love Andy Borowitz

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:03 PM

14. Ditto.

I thought this was the Onion.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:22 PM

16. bush the lessor

bush the lessor used signing orders a lot to circumvent democrats. And he wasn't even a leader, of any kind. To all the rethugs. SHUT UP QUIT WHINING. Just because we finally have a real leader is no reason to drop your false teeth in the toilet. Just shut up why don't you.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:24 PM

18. Sad to see that Andy Borowitz is getting a bit lazy. All he did was just add a few words.....

See.
“The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic,” Stockman said in a statement. “I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment.”

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/impeach-obama-guns-steve-stockman.php
Which is real and which is illusion.
Which is satire and which is the BS Teapublicans spew.

Getting harder and harder to tell the difference.

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Response to wandy (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 05:53 PM

20. +1 nt

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Response to wandy (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:05 PM

21. Sad to see that Andy Borowitz is getting a bit lazy.

Why burden yourself with extra work.... when the jokes write themselves?

I mean, Tina Fey just literally quoted Palin!... and it was hysterical.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:25 PM

24. Stockman is a Tea Party candidate who enjoyed the endorsement of Freedom Works

so looks like he will be dancing with those who "brung" him....

Sam

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:39 PM

25. I knew it had to be Borowitz as soon as I read your subject line. I LUV that guy's stuff!

Thanks for posting this!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:39 PM

26. Averred in an earlier post that I would not label Congressman Stockman an

asshole, but I dissembled 'cause I'm for sure calling him an asshole here and now.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:43 PM

27. This is too good

Rec

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:24 PM

28. the stupid

 

it hurts

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:43 PM

29. LOL!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 10:00 PM

30. Lately I've found that Borowitz's satire is a split-second more believable than the Onion's. n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:33 AM

31. LOL

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