Signing Statements under Obama

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    Obama rebukes Bush on signing statements - 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog - Political Intelligence - Boston.com


    "....., President Obama declared that he will not use "signing statements" to overturn laws because he disagrees on policy grounds, but only when he strongly believes they are unconstitutional.

    In a presidential memo, Obama also ordered his top executive branch officials to seek advice from Attorney General Eric Holder about whether to enforce the hundreds of statements proffered by Bush that critics say he used to ignore bills properly passed by Congress and expand his power, particularly on national security."


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    i hope he means it.
     
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    Could be. Then again, he said no earmarks. Revised today to next year. Then he also said, out of Iraq in 13 months. Whoops, the 16 Bush said, and leave at least 50k behind, but he'll rename them.
     
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    I thought McCain said no earmarks and Obama said he'd make sure they were kosher.

    Del, me hopes so, too.
     
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    as the old saying goes.....

    how do you know a politician is lying.....their lips are moving....
     
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    hope springs eternal...
     
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    This is great to hear, maybe we can get back to "We the People"
     
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    As I said, time will tell. So far, he's not missed an executive prerogative.
     
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    Time will tell. I hope as well that he means it. I never liked "signing statements" anymore than the "line-item veto." Both were a means to circumvent the legislature.
     
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    What AUDACITY!

    What we can be certain of is that this President has a "Comrade-Congress" and as such feels kinship with the ideological bent which is flowing from this Congress...

    What, even POTENTIALLY, pray tell, would this President be disagreeing with? Meaning that given that such orders, specifically those advanced by President Bush, were orders designed to distance his Executive authority and his good name, from executing orders which he believed to be unconstitutional or at BEST arguably unconstitutional and decidely ill-advised; meaning 'not in the best interest of the individual citizens of the US...'

    WHAT WOULD THIS SUBVERSIVE MARXIST (pardon the redundancy) < EVEN POTENTIALLY > be distancing himself from?

    Are you informing this board that you believe that this congress is at potential odds with this President? If so... ON WHAT BASIS?

    (We'll now be treated to no further discussion on what this member feels that President Hussein may be risking by issuing this decree... as this member is little more than a sychophant leftist adjulant...)
     
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    do you find your prehensile tail makes up for your lack of opposable thumbs?

    given the opportunity, could you use tools?

    one waits breathlessly.
     
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