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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:53 PM

Republicans Call Him a Dictator, But Obama Has Issued Fewest Executive Orders in 100 Years


By: Jason Easley

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Republicans immediately and predictably went off the rails as soon as the president mentioned executive action and guns. Rep. Paul Broun said, “There is a tremendous potential for a horrendous public backlash against the president if he continues the policies that he has been doing of trying to go around Congress, create law and be a dictator like he’s been doing.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) accused the president of abusing his power, “Making matters worse is that President Obama is again abusing his power by imposing his policies via executive fiat instead of allowing them to be debated in Congress. President Obama’s frustration with our republic and the way it works doesn’t give him license to ignore the Constitution.”

Rep. Darrell Issa said, “The president’s imperial behavior and his abuse of power didn’t begin with the Second Amendment. He did it with immigration. He’s certainly done it with the Obamacare. So, once again, it’s a president exceeding his intended authority.”

A funny thing happened on the way to Obama is dictator who is taking away all of guns Republican Memeville. New York Magazine crunched the numbers of presidential executive orders and concluded that this president has issued the fewest executive orders of any president over the last 100 years. Every Republican president signed more executive orders than Barack Obama has. On an order per day basis, Obama has issued fewer EOs than every single Republican president over the past century.

This fact will not stop Republicans from claiming that President Obama is stealing their rights, but it does demonstrate how far apart perception and reality are for the right. With their comments today, Republicans demonstrated that they are more interested in name calling and scoring political points with their base than seriously discussing the root causes of gun violence.

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Response to swag (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:27 PM

1. There you go with your logic and stuff


Everyone knows that you don't have to make sense in order to demonize a man or a party.

This will strictly appeal to the dogmatic, weak-minded, latent violent voter that comprises the GOP base.

Anyone with several synapses synching will immediately see through this specious spewing spitball for its true worth!

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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:40 AM

3. The GOP never allows the facts to get in the way of their paranoia and delusions. It's actually

that he's issued fewer EO's than any other POTUS in 100 years. Here's a link: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/data/orders.php

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