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    Re: Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    #3 in the article spells it out. He's going to go around congress. Unamerican if you ask me.
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    Re: Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From the article:

    This past year was, in theory, the one where Obama might have hoped to parlay his 2012 reelection into a series of policy wins in Congress. That, of course, didn’t happen. And, Obama knows well that if he couldn’t get anything done with Congress in 2013, any hope to move major legislation through the divided Capitol in a midterm election year is an absolute nonstarter. How then does he accomplish (or come close to accomplishing) his goals?By executive order and working through the various agencies within the administration to go around Congress. Enter Podesta. “Concentrating on executive powers presents a real opportunity for the Obama administration to turn its focus away from a divided Congress and the unappetizing process of making legislative sausage,” he wrote in a Center for American Progress paper in 2010 entitled, “The Power of the President: Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change.” Look for Podesta to assert the role of the executive, particularly on climate issues.
    So, we can expect more executive action and Podesta not only condones it, but will help implement it.

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    Re: Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress

    Exactly.
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    Re: Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Jonathan Turley was right there making similar accusations of the Bush administration. Problem is, nothing happens and we continue down the road to tyranny.
    All the "signing statements" that Bush put on multiple bills when he signed them, sidestepping or reducing the impact of the actual law on the Executive Branch was another major step in the wrong direction as well.

    (BTW - where have you been lately?)

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    Re: Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    All the "signing statements" that Bush put on multiple bills when he signed them, sidestepping or reducing the impact of the actual law on the Executive Branch was another major step in the wrong direction as well.

    (BTW - where have you been lately?)
    Very good point! Sometimes a guy just burns out hashing it out all the time and steps back. You been good Beau?

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    Re: Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    All the "signing statements" that Bush put on multiple bills when he signed them, sidestepping or reducing the impact of the actual law on the Executive Branch was another major step in the wrong direction as well.

    (BTW - where have you been lately?)
    Good point. Which is why many conservatives said Bush wasn't one.
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    Re: Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Very good point! Sometimes a guy just burns out hashing it out all the time and steps back. You been good Beau?
    I've been good, and I hope you have as well. I'm on a disaster job right now and signed on here to get a little comic relief.

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    Re: Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    I've been good, and I hope you have as well. I'm on a disaster job right now and signed on here to get a little comic relief.
    Ha ha, that's good buddy. Disaster job! Easy on those knees!

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    Re: Activists urge Obama to go rogue, sidestep Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Ha ha, that's good buddy. Disaster job! Easy on those knees!
    I'm consulting. Stressful and mentally demanding... but the knees are getting an easy time of it. Thanks for the good thoughts.

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