Are Republicans still in favor of the "Unitary Executive" theory?

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    And signing statements that nullify the laws the President signs if the president deems it necessary?
     
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    I would say no since it is a dem in office. They will be for it again when a repub gets back in office.
     
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    They would be hypocrites if they didn't support it
     
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    I never liked this idea and was mad as hell when I heard this "theory". I dont believe any president should circumvent laws by putting his own spin on it. I thought Obama would do the same but so far he hasnt...and I'm wondering why?

    And no one will even give their opinion on it...It was a shitty idea and conservatives backed it in the name of Freedom. Ironic....I have a take on it citing daddy issues but I'm not going there right now
     
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    The repubs know they are hosed on this and will not respond.
     
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    it isn't a theory, it is a trend, and Obama HAS done the same!

    List of President Obama's Signing Statements -
     
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    Yep and I still think it is wrong and unconstitutional.
     
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    Its the same concept as the Republicans adding $5 trillion to the national debt to pay for their tax cuts for the wealthy and then screaming bloody murder as soon as Obama tries to borrow money
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seAR1S1Mjkc]YouTube - Obama on Presidential Signing Statements[/ame]
     
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    As I posted.
     

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