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TrollBuster9090 Donating Member (569 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-24-11 06:38 AM
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9. Also, all the Republican presidential candidates have said they'd "grant waivers" for all 50 states
from the Affordable Health Care Act. That's an executive power loop hole left in the health care law which would allow a Republican president to de facto strike down Obamacare without having to go through Congress.

Few people realize just how much "stealth power" a president has. People accused Bush of being "the Great Deregulator" who deregulated the financial sector, allowing the melt down. Defenders of Bush counter by saying "what regulations did he remove?" The answer is NONE! He didn't deregulate by removing regulations. He "stealth deregulated" every regulatory agency by staffing them with people who didn't believe in regulations. He put Wall Street executives in charge of the SEC, who stayed in their offices playing with paper clips while Bernie Madoff and Goldman Sachs were fleecing their own customers, unchecked. He stacked the FDA with people who didn't believe in testing drugs or food, he stacked the EPA with people who believed in letting the oil industry ignore the environment etc... He stacked the Justice department with people who looked the other way while Texas re-districted their congressional seats, giving an advantage to Republicans. The list of partisan appointments that a president can make is pretty long. We can't afford to underestimate just how much damage could be done by a Republican president. Even one who is supposedly counterbalanced by a Democratic Congress.
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  -For the Lawrence O' rope-a-dopers - If Lawrence is right.. Left of the Left  Jul-24-11 04:58 AM   #0 
  - One thing that I haven't seen mentioned during all of this debt-ceiling negotiation talk is...  Tx4obama   Jul-24-11 05:06 AM   #1 
  - I think people will see the destruction as caused by President Obama  mucifer   Jul-24-11 05:19 AM   #2 
  - That's my fear also.  teachthemwell15   Jul-24-11 06:15 PM   #37 
  - That's our only real hope, but if Democrats stay home we're toast.  Vinca   Jul-24-11 05:27 AM   #3 
     - Well, not really  Tx4obama   Jul-24-11 05:33 AM   #4 
        - A supermajority in the House could overturn a veto.  Vinca   Jul-24-11 06:09 AM   #6 
        - That doesn't solve the problem of the SCOTUS and Fed judges.  Tx4obama   Jul-24-11 06:14 AM   #8 
           - Those also have to be approved by the Senate.  Vinca   Jul-24-11 12:02 PM   #30 
        - Also, all the Republican presidential candidates have said they'd "grant waivers" for all 50 states  TrollBuster9090   Jul-24-11 06:38 AM   #9 
           - Thank you for posting your additional comments regarding this issue :) n/t  Tx4obama   Jul-24-11 07:27 AM   #11 
           - Your statement also reveals that presidents do indeed have a great deal of power, which certain Dems  Nay   Jul-24-11 09:23 AM   #16 
  - Anyone who took Daddy Norquist's pledge over the well being of ALL Americans  sunwyn   Jul-24-11 06:06 AM   #5 
  - Early on O'Donnell's theory wasn't that crazy.  Vattel   Jul-24-11 06:11 AM   #7 
  - O'Donnell was a little over the top. Obama isn't playing three dimensional chess.  TrollBuster9090   Jul-24-11 06:43 AM   #10 
  - Hopefully the GOP won't run/find any until after the 2012 elections :)  Tx4obama   Jul-24-11 07:31 AM   #12 
  - I'm glad I switched cable this week, and now get Keith on Current.  Fuddnik   Jul-24-11 10:03 AM   #21 
  - It is all the more plausible now because there really is not  quiller4   Jul-24-11 12:20 PM   #32 
  - A few hours before President Obama gave his frustrated speech about Boehner walking out, he....  Poll_Blind   Jul-24-11 07:39 AM   #13 
  - It's not chess, it's poker  localroger   Jul-24-11 08:16 AM   #14 
  - THIS!!!!!  mattclearing   Jul-24-11 09:36 AM   #17 
  - I think it's this.  rug   Jul-24-11 09:39 AM   #18 
  - Nope. Obama is a Hamiltonian Democrat and wanted exactly what  Warren Stupidity   Jul-24-11 09:49 AM   #19 
  - Bingo!  dgibby   Jul-24-11 11:03 AM   #23 
  - Finally, the simple truth.  woo me with science   Jul-24-11 11:18 AM   #27 
  - a bit over-stated, but basically correct  Vattel   Jul-24-11 09:27 PM   #41 
  - I covered your points  Left of the Left   Jul-24-11 11:09 AM   #25 
  - K&R....I think Obama is coming into his own  Tippy   Jul-24-11 08:27 AM   #15 
  - Color me confused here, but...  madmom   Jul-24-11 09:59 AM   #20 
  - "The only bottom line that I have is that we have to extend this debt ceiling through the next  dgibby   Jul-24-11 11:06 AM   #24 
  - I could be wrong, but  Left of the Left   Jul-24-11 11:17 AM   #26 
     - Nope..offer made, you refused..offer no longer there..what's so  madmom   Jul-24-11 11:44 AM   #28 
        - reading comprehension  Left of the Left   Jul-24-11 03:17 PM   #35 
           - nothing wrong with my reading comprhention..stop clutching your pearls!  madmom   Jul-24-11 05:36 PM   #36 
              - ..I guess you didnt look into it  Left of the Left   Jul-24-11 08:08 PM   #38 
                 - ..  madmom   Jul-24-11 10:36 PM   #44 
  - Let the economy totally melt down  The Wizard   Jul-24-11 10:28 AM   #22 
  - Hmmm...  Liberal_Stalwart71   Jul-24-11 11:50 AM   #29 
  - "Let's say Obama made the offer knowing it would be turned down."  mzmolly   Jul-24-11 12:19 PM   #31 
  - The difference in saying you're going  falcon97   Jul-24-11 02:21 PM   #33 
  - "by actually making the democratic case for how to move forward"  CrazyBob   Jul-24-11 02:29 PM   #34 
  - A lame analysis  quaker bill   Jul-24-11 09:11 PM   #39 
  - +1 n/t  BumRushDaShow   Jul-24-11 09:17 PM   #40 
  - Never let them know what you are thinking, unless of course  Samantha   Jul-24-11 09:33 PM   #42 
  - k&r  libmom74   Jul-24-11 09:39 PM   #43 

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