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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

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

By: Jason Easley
Jan. 16th, 2013


After his gun control announcement, Republicans immediately called President Obama a dictator and an imperial president, but the truth is that the president has issued the fewest executive orders of any president over the last 100 years.


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.”

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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.

The right is still feeding their myth of the imaginary imperial dictator Obama, and everything this president does will be viewed through their collective Obama delusion.

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Reply Republicans Call Him a Dictator, But Obama Has Issued Fewest Executive Orders in 100 Years (Original post)
babylonsister Jan 2013 OP
cantbeserious Jan 2013 #1
Arctic Dave Jan 2013 #2
Agschmid Jan 2013 #9
surrealAmerican Jan 2013 #3
Tx4obama Jan 2013 #4
babylonsister Jan 2013 #7
Agschmid Jan 2013 #10
Flatpicker Jan 2013 #5
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #6
babylonsister Jan 2013 #8
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #11

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:16 PM

1. Ah, Those Pesky Facts - Can't Let Them Impede Right Wing Fantasies And Delusions

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:24 PM

2. While getting my haircut yesterday I heard the guy next to

 

me stating that Obama "had the most EOs in history".

Sounded like something right out of the fox noise talking point generator.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:53 PM

9. The non-factual talking point generator eh? n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:26 PM

3. k & r

Thank you, New York Magazine.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:40 PM

4. Here are the NUMBERS


Regarding presidential executive orders, by the numbers

Obama: 143
George W. Bush: 291
Clinton: 363
Reagan: 380

ALL presidents here: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/disposition.html

Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively.

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Average 'per day' CHART




Full post here: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/01/obama-executive-orders-guns.html



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:43 PM

7. Thanks for adding! nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 08:55 PM

10. I think he uses them in a much more impactful way...

so even though he has issued fewer they have been much more impactful (and therefore noticeable?)

Anyways if he keeps working with guns I say issue as many as it takes to make us safer, within reason.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:48 PM

5. I didn't

Think what went on today did anything other than strengthen existing firearms rules.

Nothing revolutionary.

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Response to Flatpicker (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:36 PM

6. Gee he has less EO's than Ford

and Ford only served a partial term.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:44 PM

8. Wow, that's a revelation; someone needs to do a meme! :) nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:17 PM

11. Well, that just proves he's lazy!

The wingnuts suffer no cognitive dissonance. You'd need cognition for that.

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