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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Do you think Obama's seeking "fast-track authority" is going to reassure independents or drive them away?
    To the extent that it has any effect I would guess that independents would favor the move. I think they're generally in favor of streamlining government and are generally sick to death of all the partisan bickering.

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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    To the extent that it has any effect I would guess that independents would favor the move. I think they're generally in favor of streamlining government and are generally sick to death of all the partisan bickering.
    Yes, defending the Constitution has created a lot of partisan bickering. Just let this accomplished leader from the Harvard faculty lounge have his way and the country will be right in no time.

    Those years of dumbing down Americans in their schools, colleges and Universities is finally starting to pay off for the Left. Soon they'll join other the growing "Backward Nations With Nuclear Weapons" club if this keeps up.

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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes, defending the Constitution has created a lot of partisan bickering. Just let this accomplished leader from the Harvard faculty lounge have his way and the country will be right in no time.

    Those years of dumbing down Americans in their schools, colleges and Universities is finally starting to pay off for the Left. Soon they'll join other the growing "Backward Nations With Nuclear Weapons" club if this keeps up.
    I can see what you mean about the dumbing down of America. ^^^^

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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I can see what you mean about the dumbing down of America. ^^^^
    Hmm. No, it's clear you really don't. But that's okay. We should get back on topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I can see what you mean about the dumbing down of America. ^^^^

    So, you are ad hom attacking, with no substance to the topic. I am shocked!

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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So, you are ad hom attacking, with no substance to the topic. I am shocked!

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    The topic? You mean Grant's false suggestion that this request is in any way unconstitutional? Or his false suggestion that Obama was on Harvard's faculty? Or you wanted me to address his ad hominem comments about "the left"?

    Sorry, but if you want to stay on topic, stay on topic and avoid the hyper-partisan rants.

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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes, defending the Constitution has created a lot of partisan bickering. Just let this accomplished leader from the Harvard faculty lounge have his way and the country will be right in no time.

    Those years of dumbing down Americans in their schools, colleges and Universities is finally starting to pay off for the Left. Soon they'll join other the growing "Backward Nations With Nuclear Weapons" club if this keeps up.
    You do know that Presidents had that power given to them for over 50 years right?
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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    You do know that Presidents had that power given to them for over 50 years right?
    Problem is, it wasn't Congress's power to give.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Problem is, it wasn't Congress's power to give.
    Do you have any authority for that?

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    Re: Obama seeks 'consolidation authority' to merge agencies

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Problem is, it wasn't Congress's power to give.
    You do know Congress still votes on the measures right? They aren't writing him a blank check to do whatever he wants.
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