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    Re: Congress urged to challenge Obama’s executive actions

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    There is nothing new about what Obama is doing... drone, drone, drone...
    I guess you are just not reading my post or choose to misunderstand. Keep the blinders on, that's the only way anyone can support what this guy & Congress are doing.
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    Re: Congress urged to challenge Obama’s executive actions

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If it had been President Romney, he'd be all over it. Or course, we wouldn't be hearing the outrage from our RW posters or any Republicans in Congress.
    You're wrong, those that believe strictly in the Constitution would.
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    Re: Congress urged to challenge Obama’s executive actions

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It's my understanding that Executive Orders are perfectly proper and meant to let the president tweak certain policies and procedures in order to allow proper enforcement/execution of Congressional legislation. If that's not what the President is doing? If Presidents are mis-using the power of these EO's? Then it's time Congress stepped up and challenged EOs as appropriate.

    You'll notice I said "Presidents." Obama is not the first President to use EO's. He won't be the last. Time for Congress to take a stand.
    Executive Orders Issued by President: Executive Orders Disposition Tables Index
    It's not about the use of EOs, it is about what is being done with EOs that is the problem. Not getting the Dream Act passed and then choosing to change enforcement of existing immigration law to mimic the Dream act is clearly outside the bounds of proper use of EO.

    Be VERY wary of the power you wish to give the Executive branch when it is on your side because one day it won't be.
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    Re: Congress urged to challenge Obama’s executive actions

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    In the last SOTU he specifically "threatened" to use the EO if Congress would not take action.

    Subsequently, I'm aware that he delayed ACA implementation for medium businesses, which is hardly a threat to the fabric of society. I'm not aware of any dramatic EOs since January, so I asked a simple question. As usual, I didn't get a specific response. I then watched the video and read the article but nowhere did it say "Obama EO this or that". I'm sure he did EO something so I thought would ask here since everybody seems to have a high opinion of their profound political knowledge.

    Oh well, costs nothing to ask.....

    Did you have something to contribute and expand my knowledge base? I'll appreciate it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeard View Post
    Quit being so snotty.

    You asked a question, but failed to be specific, and not being a mind reader legitimately prompted my question.
    I was not "snotty" at all. Your question was reasonable and I answered it - rather politely I thought.

    My original question remains unanswered. Now that I clarified, do you have an answer?

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    Re: Congress urged to challenge Obama’s executive actions

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    What is surprising is that there are many American who will not only defend this President's actions but insist that the president's personal history and his many scandal cover-ups not be fully investigated. These are a remarkably incurious people during an important historical time.
    I agree so much!

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    Re: Congress urged to challenge Obama’s executive actions

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    I don't think they are right. Why would the GOP waste time on trying to control Obama when the Dems will steadfastly stand against it? The house could do all the impeachment proceedings it likes, but the Dems in the Senate won't do a damned thing.
    I don't give the House a pass, they can stop all spending bills in their tracks until a legitimate hearing is accepted by the Senate, if the Senate/Executive try to play games, the House can further slow or gut spending bills.
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    Re: Congress urged to challenge Obama’s executive actions

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I was not "snotty" at all. Your question was reasonable and I answered it - rather politely I thought.

    My original question remains unanswered. Now that I clarified, do you have an answer?
    It's not limited to specific EOs, but they are a part of it.
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    Re: Congress urged to challenge Obama’s executive actions

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    It's not limited to specific EOs, but they are a part of it.
    I questioned the sanity of Obama's declaration of the use of EO during the SOTU. I was hoping that there was an egregious EO issued after that statement (to make a point) but I couldn't find one. Google doesn't always answer my questions so I asked here in hopes that someone had discovered anything like this. Or was he just bluffing?

    I Think that my question has been misunderstood and I'm prepared to give up on the subject. I asked out of curiosity, not to either defend or attack Obama.

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    Re: Congress urged to challenge Obama’s executive actions

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I questioned the sanity of Obama's declaration of the use of EO during the SOTU. I was hoping that there was an egregious EO issued after that statement (to make a point) but I couldn't find one. Google doesn't always answer my questions so I asked here in hopes that someone had discovered anything like this. Or was he just bluffing?

    I Think that my question has been misunderstood and I'm prepared to give up on the subject. I asked out of curiosity, not to either defend or attack Obama.
    I understand but I don't think it is any specific one, rather the methods he is using and the way he just changes parts of laws he doesn't like.
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    Re: Congress urged to challenge Obama’s executive actions

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I was not "snotty" at all. Your question was reasonable and I answered it - rather politely I thought.

    My original question remains unanswered. Now that I clarified, do you have an answer?
    Apologies for the delay in answering, and thanks for the clarification. No answer needed for your "original" question. So, in answer to your clarified question would be "not at this time", but (always a but, eh) just under 11 months until the next SOTU.

    The reply about snotty had nothing to do with the question asked and was in regards to [Did you have something to contribute and expand my knowledge base?]. Granted, speaking face to face and reading the same in text form could have different interpretations.

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