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Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:57 AM

Pic Of The Moment: GOP Freaks Out Over Obama Executive Orders For No Reason Whatsoever



The GOPís Dead-End Executive Order Freakout

The American Presidency Project - Executive Orders

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Reply Pic Of The Moment: GOP Freaks Out Over Obama Executive Orders For No Reason Whatsoever (Original post)
EarlG Jan 2014 OP
L0oniX Jan 2014 #1
caledesi Jan 2014 #4
yurbud Jan 2014 #23
Loaded Liberal Dem Jan 2014 #25
yurbud Jan 2014 #26
Agschmid Jan 2014 #27
gopiscrap Jan 2014 #28
caledesi Feb 2014 #29
VWolf Jan 2014 #2
JDPriestly Jan 2014 #3
Madmiddle Jan 2014 #5
niyad Jan 2014 #6
vkkv Jan 2014 #7
tclambert Jan 2014 #8
Bill USA Jan 2014 #9
NewJeffCT Jan 2014 #10
SunSeeker Jan 2014 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2014 #12
tavernier Jan 2014 #13
MyOwnPeace Jan 2014 #18
AAO Jan 2014 #14
ConcernedCanuk Jan 2014 #15
blkmusclmachine Jan 2014 #16
Cha Jan 2014 #17
William769 Jan 2014 #19
tofuandbeer Jan 2014 #20
Turbineguy Jan 2014 #21
ailsagirl Jan 2014 #22
siligut Jan 2014 #24
yurbud Feb 2014 #30

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:13 PM

1. You assholes gave POTUS war powers and now find yourselves at war with him.



assholes = GOP <--- explanation to all the alerters

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 01:47 PM

4. Excuse me, but didn't GWB start all this shit? nt

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Response to caledesi (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 10:55 AM

23. GWB's abuse was signing statements on legislation that negated the intent of the legislation

executive orders are just directions about how to do things that have already been established by law, like Truman desegregating the military.

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Response to yurbud (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:02 PM

25. Yep: Signing Statements

 

Shrub probably couldn't read 'em, but he signed 'em.

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Response to Loaded Liberal Dem (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:29 PM

26. "i'm signing this bill on torture with the condition that it don't apply to what I order"

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Response to Loaded Liberal Dem (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:55 PM

27. Welcome back.

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Response to Loaded Liberal Dem (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 06:33 PM

28. welcome to DU

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Response to yurbud (Reply #23)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 02:49 AM

29. My bad! nt

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:22 PM

2. For no reason? I beg to differ.

PBO does not belong to the privileged old white man club.
That's the reason.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:23 PM

3. Think I will post this again.

GWB used Executive Orders for all kinds of purposes, not all of which were appropriate. But they never complained when he did it. Am I wrong in saying that GWB issued secret Executive Orders?

Executive Order 13233 limited access to the records of former United States Presidents to a higher degree than the previous Order 12667, which it superseded. It was drafted by then White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and issued by George W. Bush on November 1, 2001. Section 13 of Order 13233 revoked Executive Order 12667 which was issued by Ronald Reagan on January 18, 1989.

Executive Order 13233 was partially struck down in October 2007. The order was revoked on January 21, 2009 by Barack Obama's Executive Order 13489, which essentially restored most of the wording of Order 12667 with some modifications.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Order_13233

Here is a list of GWB's executive orders:

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/orders/

Examples:

Here is one re: the labor relations of contractors, an issue rather similar to Obama's requiring a $10.10 wage for the employees of government contractors. So why the controversy?

Preservation of Open Competition and Government
Neutrality Towards Government Contractors' Labor
Relations on Federal and Federally Funded Construction Projects

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, 40 U.S.C. 471 et seq., and in order to (1) promote and ensure open competi-tion on Federal and federally funded or assisted construction projects; (2) maintain Government neutrality towards Government contractors= labor relations on Federal and federally funded or assisted construction projects; (3) reduce construction costs to the Federal Government and to the taxpayers; (4) expand job opportunities, especially for small and disadvantaged businesses; and (5) prevent discrimination against Government contractors or their employees based upon labor affiliation or lack thereof; thereby promoting the economical, nondiscriminatory, and efficient administration and completion of Federal and federally funded or assisted construction projects, it is hereby ordered that:

Section 1. To the extent permitted by law, any executive agency awarding any construction contract after the date of this order, or obligating funds pursuant to such a contract, shall ensure that neither the awarding Government authority nor any construction manager acting on behalf of the Government shall, in its bid specifications, project agreements, or other controlling documents:

(a) Require or prohibit bidders, offerors, contractors, or subcontractors to enter into or adhere to agreements with one or more labor organizations, on the same or other related construction project(s); or

(b) Otherwise discriminate against bidders, offerors, contractors, or subcontractors for becoming or refusing to become or remain signatories or otherwise to adhere to agreements with one or more labor organizations, on the same or other related construction project(s).

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2001/02/20010221.html

Executive Order: Waiver Under the Trade Act of 1974 with Respect to Turkmenistan


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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 402(c)(2) and (d) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the "Act")(19 U.S.C. 2432(c)(2) and (d)), and having made the report to the Congress set forth in section 402(c)(2), I hereby waive the application of subsections (a) and (b) of section 402 of the Act with respect to Turkmenistan.

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2007/06/20070629-10.html


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 02:12 PM

5. Executive fiat.

Only a politician says dumb shit like that. And, maybe we should talk about lawless government not doing their jobs and when they won't prosecute the most lawless bunch in the history of our country. Executive fiat? WTF.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 02:21 PM

6. could they be any more embarassing? silly question, I know.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 02:27 PM

7. Per wiki, the numbers are even more striking: George W. Bush 291

Per wiki, the numbers are even more striking:

Lyndon B. Johnson 325
Richard Nixon 346
Gerald R. Ford 169
Jimmy Carter 320
Ronald Reagan 381
George H.W. Bush 166
Bill Clinton 364
George W. Bush 291
Barack Obama (as of 01/14/14) 167

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:07 PM

8. Obama is clearly using his power to thwart the will of the Koch Brothers, er, I meant Congress

which upsets Republicans because they are under the control of the Koch brothers control half of Congress and represent the Koch Brothers the people. Well, not the majority of the people. More people voted Democratic in the last congressional elections. But the Republicans represent the majority of voters in their gerrymandered districts. So let's not play games with the Constitution here to try to subvert the Koch Brothers our representative democracy.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:24 PM

9. Cruz is a degenerate demagogue and a serial liar.





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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:28 PM

10. the reason is..

In the immortal words of Joe Pesci: "but, but, you're black" from Lethal Weapon 2

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 03:35 PM

11. Rachel Maddow showed this graph last night.

It really is stunning how Republicans get away with their bullshit.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 04:05 PM

12. But they don't....

That's how Al Sharpton can have a regular segment called, "We gotcha".

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 04:28 PM

13. A Little Bitty Lie Let Me Down

is the song that keeps running through my head.

GOP - The party of little bitty lies.

(Now I have to go to google to see who sang this golden oldie)

Ha, sorry, on edit it was a tear... So I must have been thinking of Boner!!

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Response to tavernier (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:31 PM

18. Sung by...

Burl Ives!

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 05:47 PM

14. If this could only be on billboards across the whole country....

 

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 06:16 PM

15. EOs are a non - issue to me

 

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It's how they are utilized that is important.

Congress shut the government down, Barack could have done much more with EOs, but he is a patient man methinks.

Watch out after Barack's reinstatement/confirmation, whatever it is that happens this year.

When Obama is in for his last 2 years,

I think the MIC/PNAC big pharma big oil, etc., are gonna get slapped silly.

I'm hoping I'm correct in assuming Obama is just biding his time to make a big positive change in the USA.

It takes quite some time for a newcomer to the WH to learn how to make changes.

Dimson didn't need any time - he was a puppet from the get-go.

Barack Obama is no puppet imo.

CC

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 08:48 PM

16. The GOP are lying hypocrites. And major blowhards. Ignore their phony tantrums.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 09:27 PM

17. Let them Freak Out over this..



thanks EarlG

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 11:14 PM

19. Kick & recommended.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:45 AM

20. Has any congress whined (and 'just said no') as much as the GOP vs. Obama?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 12:54 AM

21. The GOP's problem is...

they've started to believe Fox News. That's the problem with propaganda. You eventually believe your own bullshit.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 01:36 AM

22. Other than the fact that they're certifiably *nuts*


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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 11:13 AM

24. Their constituents take what they say as reality

The GOP with the help of the media has trained people to just believe what they are told, and they are being told repeatedly that President Obama is trying to dismantle the Constitution.

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Response to siligut (Reply #24)

Sun Feb 2, 2014, 12:47 PM

30. apart from the drone business & domestic surveillance, he's coloring well within the lines too

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