(What The Hell) John Podesta: Obama Can Use 'Armed Forces' To Push Progressive Agenda

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    Time to stock up my fellow Americans.

    WE KNOW THAT IT’S NOT REALLY A FREUDIAN SLIP WHEN OBAMA TOLD HIS SUPPORTERS TO “PUNISH YOUR [US] ENEMY”!

    Just a reminder folks. Just take a look at the US government’s response to unions and strikes in the 19th Century. Not to mention their response to the Bonus Army in the early 20th. It has been done. Repeatedly. To say the least, this is very disturbing news and if you ignore it, you would be a fool.

    Podesta: Obama Can Use ‘Armed Forces’ to Push Progressive Agenda | The Blaze

    The liberal Center for American Progress doesn’t believe significant GOP gains in the House and Senate should stop the President from implementing more of his polices. The group released a report Tuesday suggesting ways Obama can bypass Congress to accomplish a progressive agenda, and it cites the president’s power as commander-in-chief to make its point.

    “I think most of the conversation since the election has been about how President Obama adjusts to the new situation on Capitol Hill,” Center for American Progress head and former Bill Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta told the Daily Caller. “While that’s an important conversation, it simply ignores the president’s ability to use all levels of his power and authority to move the country forward.”

    How does one “move the country forward”? In the center’s report, Podesta explains that Obama can use executive orders, rulemaking, and even the armed forces “to accomplish important change” and that such means “should not be underestimated.”
     
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    Several of the usual statist suspects in this forum have indicated the only really legitimate use of this country's armed forces is against its own citizens.
     
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    Hmmm, missed a few, like veto power & signing statements. Don't worry, we are giving Afghanistan social change.
     
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    Iran needs to be next. That's why we need Palin president.
     
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    Hey dude, that is why they wrote the National Emergency Act, and another power available to the president.

    Summary
    The President of the United States has available certain powers that may be
    exercised in the event that the nation is threatened by crisis, exigency, or emergency
    circumstances (other than natural disasters, war, or near-war situations). Such
    powers may be stated explicitly or implied by the Constitution, assumed by the Chief
    Executive to be permissible constitutionally, or inferred from or specified by statute.
    Through legislation, Congress has made a great many delegations of authority in this
    regard over the past 200 years.
    http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/98-505.pdf
     
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    LMAO! You are a brute for punishment, aren't you................:lol:
     
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    Really, meth head?

    Does that include using the army for anything Obama can't get passed in Congress?
     
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    These guys can't help themselves. Every day they say things that shove them farther and farther away from most Americans.
     
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    Oh the blaze. A "blog" that won't "distort the news." Even though it just did. They just said Commander-in-Cheif. That is another term for president. But Really get your gun out, take the safety off, load it up, put it in a safe place like right under your chin, and then put the finger on the trigger and go to sleep. You are a true patriot.
     
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    I really want to be clear on something.
    What exactly is your point with the way the US Government treated Unions?
     

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