Obama warns Trump against using Executive Orders

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    Just when I thought Obama had reached the pinnacle of stupidity, he manages to reach new levels. The man who set the record for issuing Presidential Memorandums and bragged about his willingness to circumvent Congress with his "pen and his phone" wants to warn Donald Trump about circumventing Congress?!? Absolutely incredible.

    "In an interview with NPR, Obama — who said in 2014 he doesn’t need the legislative process because “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone” and whose press secretary said in 2015 that the White House doesn’t “need Congress to approve” the Iran deal — said his “strong preference” has always been to work with Congress."

    Obama warns Trump against using the executive order too much — for real
     
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    LOL, he's scared. He has set the precedent now for exec orders. His arrogance led him to believe a Republican never had a chance of winning the Presidency anytime in the near future. He figured that future Dem Presidents would need a way to circumvent Congress like him.
     
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    That's a good point TH. My hope is that Trump will make progressive lives so miserable that they will recognize the errors of their way and reverse course (at least to some degree) on consolidating all power to the federal government and then funneling all of that to the executive branch.
     
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    Obama thinks he can manipulate the Donald. Ain't gonna happen, pal. Your EOs are all gonna be overturned by President Trump.
     
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    That's the beauty of the progressive idiocy. They get all turned on by circumventing Congress and slamming through their damaging policies at warp speed. But they fail to realize that anything done by an Executive Order or Presidential Memorandums can instantly be undone by an Executive Order or Presidential Memorandum.

    Constitutional legislation may be a lot harder to push through, but it's also a lot harder to repeal.
     
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    I listened to the interview this morning and Obama as plain as day stated it was Trump prerogative to come in on day 1 and undo anything he himself had done through executive order. His advice to Trump on getting things he wanted was to try legislative action first because if successful it would be harder to scrap it. Any "warning" here is best applied towards just the typical bait-click headline.
     
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    It gets more insane by the day. The anti-Trump loons are now pretending to care about the constitution. Funny how that was just some outdated document when it stood in the way of Obama's plans. Obamacare is unconstitutional. It's only a tax in the Supreme Court so it holds up but not a tax in congress so it didn't need to start in the House. And we are all forced to participate in commerce, which is not allowed.

    Obama loved his executive orders. He ignored federal immigration laws. He went further to encourage those here illegally to vote in the election. And now he has the nerve to tell Trump not to do what he did.

    Obama bragged about having pen and phone and basically said 'fuck you' to the people when he found himself surrounded by more Republicans. Never mind that the people voted for them. Obama wasn't interested in respecting anyone who disagreed with him. He wanted his socialist policies and amnesty for illegal aliens. He wanted economic refugees, who aren't running from war, to be seeded throughout the country. It's nothing more than helping Muslims realize their dream of spreading and multiplying. Workers who tend to them at refugee camps already reported what they talk about. The women are told to have as many babies as possible in hopes of eventually becoming the majority. They despise our culture and want to end it. They say it all the time, but the lib media tells us we are wrong to pay attention and believe them.

    Obama came in with his own agenda and the left lined up behind him without question. Suddenly, the anti-religious libs were singing the praises of the most radical and oppressive religion (actually, government) on earth.

    Those who are having hissy fits over Trump's election are not the majority. They are a loud, obnoxious minority but the press treats them like mainstream Americans.

    Obama has said a lot of things, mostly fantasies, because he is more worried about his legacy than anything else. He thinks he saved the economy, got everyone working again and he can't recall any scandals. It's pitiful. And he, like many libs, is still in denial about why Trump was elected. It wasn't to continue with Obama's agenda.
     
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    One of the better posts I've read on USMB, Clementine. Spot on and well done.
     
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    I think they knew it but didn't care because they were so sure Hillary would win the election and all those EOs would stand. Now he's gonna pretend to be Trump's big brother with the good advice.
     
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