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Mon Nov 25, 2013, 06:28 PM

President Obama: Executive Orders Not The Solution To Congressional Inaction

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama-executive-orders-not-the-solution-to-congressional-inaction

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At a Democratic National Committee event at SFJazz, a guest continuously yelled "executive order" during the President's speech, and Obama took the time to respond.

"I'm going to actually pause on this issue because a lot of people have been saying this lately on every problem, which is just, 'Sign an executive order and we can pretty much do anything and basically nullify Congress.'"

Some guests began to applaud Obama but he stopped them, explaining that relying only on executive orders is not a good approach.

"Before everybody starts clapping, that's not how it works. We've got this Constitution, we've got this whole thing about separation of powers. So there is no short-cut to politics, and there’s no short-cut to democracy," he said. "We have to win on the merits of the argument with the American people, as laborious as it seems sometimes…What we have to do is keep on going, keep on pushing, and eventually we move in a better direction."

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 06:29 PM

1. Yes indeed, We've got this Constitution.

Hear that NSA?

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 06:34 PM

2. Wingers will call this president a "dictator" anyway

Furthermore proving how hateful, delusional and racist wingers are.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 07:03 PM

3. I thought he wasn't particularly ideological?

Anyway, I'm sure the Republicans will take this to heed and never ever do it again!

-p

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 07:06 PM

4. Plus, what happens if the next guy sees it differently?

There's that to consider. Executive orders can be rescinded easily. Laws made by Congress, not so much.

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Mon Jan 27, 2014, 10:03 PM

5. Kick. (n/t)

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