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    Re: Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's execu

    I thought the argument was well understood? That the executive, which controls the justice department, instructed the justice department to not prosecute or seek prosecution under that specific part of the law. So technically the law is still the law, but for all practical considerations its no longer the law because a law that can't or isn't enforced can hardly be called law right? Its a rather dubious area with a lot of potential for abuse.

    For a comparison though keep in mind all the sheriffs that have refused to enforce magazine capacity laws, its pretty much the same argument.

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    Re: Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's execu

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I'm not acting like it's a hot button issue and I'm not pontificating. I'm glad you got the point. It shouldn't have been this difficult.
    I'll ignore you attempt at yet another slight and just say that the only people who are making this such a "hot button topic" are those who are acting as if it's so extraordinary for the nation's Chief Executive to be using his executive power to try and move the country forward within the framework of the law when Congress shows itself unwilling or unable to act.
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    Re: Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's execu

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The existence of proof doesn't mean that the required political will in Congress exists. Call is sore loser syndrome if you want. It should have been quite easy for Holder to explain the support for executive orders when asked, given it's his job to provide that to the President.



    Talking about something and wishing for it to happen will not get the President of the USA out of the White House.

    Wait and see.

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    Re: Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's execu

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Holder is the worst AG in my lifetime. He should have been impeached by the press long ago and I believe that the House should go after him as well. He's racially biased and too willing to at minimum council the President when he steps over the constitutional line. Instead I believe that he assures the President that he can legislate from the Oval Office with no consequence.
    I will be as glad to see him go as I will to be rid of the President.



    When President Obama leaves the White House he will almost certainly be replaced by a Democrat who you will dislike just as much as you dislike Obama.

    Get ready to deal with it.

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    Re: Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's execu

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Do you think that they ask surprise questions, or do you think Holder gets a heads up for testifying? It's not like he couldn't order the paperwork brought over.
    This is very unfair - perhaps it would have been better if Katie Couric could have subbed in and asked dear Eric what newpapers and/or magazines he likes reading.
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    Re: Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's execu

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    When President Obama leaves the White House he will almost certainly be replaced by a Democrat who you will dislike just as much as you dislike Obama.

    Get ready to deal with it.
    I think many were just as certain that Peyton Manning would be hoisting the SuperBowl trophy.
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    Re: Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's execu

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
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    I think many were just as certain that Peyton Manning would be hoisting the SuperBowl trophy




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    Peyton Manning may get another chance.

    I doubt that whoever loses in 2016 will get another chance.

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    Re: Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's execu

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Peyton Manning may get another chance.

    I doubt that whoever loses in 2016 will get another chance.
    I hope you're right - I'm tired of Hillary, and I'm Canadian
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    Re: Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's execu

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I hope you're right - I'm tired of Hillary, and I'm Canadian



    You have my sympathy, starting January 2017 you'll likely have 4, maybe 8 years to get even more tired of her!

    Enjoy.

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    Re: Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's execu

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    You have my sympathy, starting January 2017 you'll likely have 4, maybe 8 years to get even more tired of her!

    Enjoy.
    Not likely.
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