Democracy Denied: Barack Obama's Executive Power Grab

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    Erik Telford
    Jan 15, 2012




    In 2008, Barack Obama was swept into the White House in large part due to public opposition to President Bush’s heavy-handed use of executive power and accusations that he had circumvented Congress - a constant criticism employed by candidate Obama on the stump.

    Consider this quote: “We can no longer wait for Congress to do its job. . . . So where Congress won’t act, I will.”

    It sounds like the kind of executive arrogance for which Bush was regularly pilloried by the media and his Democratic opponents. Yet these were not words uttered by President Bush; they were spoken by President Obama on October 29th, 2011 during his weekly radio address.

    Since taking office two years ago, the Obama administration has engaged in a pattern of executive power abuse that would make even Richard Nixon blush. In fact, the administration has made a deliberate strategic decision that the only way they can advance their radical leftwing agenda is to circumvent the Congress and openly defy the will of the people. As Julie Pace wrote last week in the Associated Press, “Leaving behind a year of bruising legislative battles, President Barack Obama enters his fourth year in office having calculated that he no longer needs Congress to promote his agenda.”

    White House deputy press secretary, Josh Earnest, has even gone so far as to state as a matter of public record that the administration now considers the role of Congress to be optional, saying of legislative action: “that’s no longer a requirement.”

    This is a very troubling – not to mention blatantly unconstitutional – approach to governing, one that every American must be made aware of in this critical election year that will decide so much about our country’s future.


    read it all here.
    Democracy Denied: Barack Obama's Executive Power Grab - Page 1 - Erik Telford - Townhall Conservative
     
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    I wish Bush had experienced a tenth of the obstruction President Obama has endured. Despite having the most nominees blocked than any other candidate in HISTORY, President Obama has made fewer recess appointments than the last three or four Presidents.
     
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    Ah..so you don't support the Unitary Executive thingie that's been around since Nixon?

    Interesting.
     
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    The will of the people is that we need a group dedicated to protecting the average citizens rights against the big money intrests. It is the will of the obstuctionist (Republicans) to not allow such an advocacy agency to exist. I applaud the president for finally showing he has a pair.
     
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    FAIL is right, fool, but it's obama doing the fail. Here's the Josh Earnest quote from the Washington Times:
     
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    Send Hugo Chavez a get well card lately?
     
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    The author of the opinion piece in the OP failed to cite the Federal court that ruled Obama’s actions illegal or un-Constitutional.

    When I read that ruling I’ll be outraged.
     
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    What amazes me is the response well this has been going on since Nixon. Or republicans do it too so it's ok. Aren't Dems supposed to be better, at least from their own perspective? If you are touting yourself as the better alternative then you should hold yourselves to a higher standard. The same goes for Republicans. I see this argument from both sides on this board all the time.

    This is not a partisan issue, it is a constitutional issue. The fact that so many people around here defend their team blindly is disheartening to me. The only two teams that matter are the Government vs. The People. This divisive squabbling plays into the hands of the powergrabbers because at least half the people are ok with it as long as it's thier team doing it. The net effect is that no matter which team is in power the american people lose.
     
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    Not since Obama got into office. When he does it, it's "uppity".
     

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