Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on July 7, 2014 by Allahpundit

[T]oo often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold — at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the American people to stop him.

That’s why, later this month, we will bring legislation to the House floor that would authorize the House of Representatives to file suit in an effort to compel President Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country

[T]he President’s habit of ignoring the law as written hurts our economy and jobs even more. Washington taxes and regulations always make it harder for private sector employers to meet payrolls, invest in new initiatives and create jobs — but how can those employers plan, invest and grow when the laws are changing on the President’s whim at any moment?…

There must be accountability.

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Jonathan Turley, a professor of law at The George Washington University Law School, said Republicans could find the best chance to have their case heard if it targets the Affordable Care Act, particularly because language negotiated by Congress has being changed by the administration, opening up a balance of powers question…

“If the lawsuit comes out as a peddler’s wagon with every possible grievance against the president, it will have a poor chance of success,” he said. “The more issues that are piled into these lawsuits the more it looks like a political question.”

Boehner mentioned the House’s prior attempts to check Obama’s power, but complained in his CNN op-ed that the Senate has yet to act. That kind of an argument is not likely to convince a court to give a case standing, said Greg Magarian, professor of law at Washington University of St. Louis.

The irony, then, could be that the very dysfunction Obama uses to justify skirting Congress would be the case’s undoing; the courts could hold that Congress is simply too dysfunctional to defend itself against a powerful executive.

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John Boehner would never cop to it, but his pending lawsuit against President Obama will be the final word on whether the GOP is the party of maximum deportations, including of immigrants eligible for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals directive—the group of upstanding undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country when they were children known as “Dreamers.”

Boehner will either include the DACA program among his list of the president’s supposedly illegal executive actions, and thus cement his party’s standing as one that represents the reactionary anti-immigrant minority in the country; or he’ll leave DACA out, giving tacit consent to the program and infuriating the anti-immigrant faction of his own conference…

Immigration enforcement is the biggest outstanding issue, and the one that most animates the GOP base. Last year, House Republicans passed a bill that would defund DACA. Leaving it out of the lawsuit would run at odds with all of the GOP’s past actions. But including it—suing the president to deport Dreamers—would doom the party’s already floundering efforts to rehabilitate its standing in immigrant communities.

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While the legal case for suing Obama over DACA may be strong, I highly doubt someone as sympathetic to immigration reform as Boehner would choose that issue to sue Obama over. Instead I’d bet on two other possibilities.

1) Obama’s No Child Left Behind rewrite. Covered in more detail here, Obama essentially rewrote President Bush’s NCLB law in 2011 to match his own Race to the Top education policies whose own legal authority had expired with the end of the stimulus program. Obama is currently using his rewritten version of NCLB to force Common Core curriculum on schools nationwide. Given the bipartisan opposition to elements of Race to the Top and Common Core, this would be a definite possibility.

2) The Obamacare employer mandate delay. Also covered in more detail here, Obama’s decision not to enforce the job killing employer mandate to buy health insurance is exactly the kind of “benevolent suspension” of the law this novel theory of congressional standing was designed to counteract. This issue would rile up the Republican base and put an almost universally despised policy on trial.

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But what few point out is that in an attempt to marginalize Congressional Republicans with whom he disagrees, he’s simultaneously managed to marginalize Congressional Democrats as well.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats have complained about a variety of presidential runs around Congress – including military intervention in Libya, withholding details of the NSA spying program and an unaccountable drone program, making the Gitmo prisoner exchange for Bowe Bergdahl without informing them, etc.

While going it alone on these things prevented Republicans from challenging the President, it also left Democrats holding a pretty odious bag, which then had to be explained to alarmed constituents back home.

Republicans can perhaps understand why the President has locked them out. But Democrats – many of whom have doggedly defended the President’s controversial and in some cases failed agenda for years – should be equally as offended.

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227 years ago, when the founders of the nation set about drafting the constitution, they gave the House of Representatives the exclusive power to initiate revenue bills and impeach the Executive. That the House would sue the President over his use of executive power is an indication that its leadership no more values their own powers under constitution than the President they sue…

I realize John Boehner and the House Republicans may lack the testicular fortitude to fight President Obama, but I would kindly ask that he save the taxpayers further money on a political stunt solely designed to incite Republican voters who might otherwise stay home given the establishment’s bungling of Mississippi and abandonment of their constitutionally derived powers.

John Boehner’s lawsuit is nothing more than political theater and a further Republican waste of taxpayer dollars. If the Republican leaders in the House are too chicken to use their constitutional powers to rein in the President, they should just call it a day and go home.

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Think about this for just a second: House Republicans are using taxpayer dollars to fund a lawsuit against a President who has literally done not only what every president before him has done but has done it less often and is doing so now only because House Republicans repeatedly refuse to even vote on legislation, let alone pass anything.

And you have the gall to accuse the President of being the one in violation of the Constitution?…

Some 57% of Americans supported his administrative relief for young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States when they were children. And according to a poll conducted by the LGBT advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign, 73% of Americans support an executive order to ban discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

If House Republicans don’t like these executive orders, then pass immigration reform and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Don’t sue the President. Passing laws that our nation wants and needs is doing your job. Suing the President just because you don’t like him is irresponsible partisan petulance.

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Daring the American people to stop him? We had that chance twice – as recently as 2012. Obama won the popular vote then by 5 million voters and the electoral college vote by 126. Was the problem paramount in the public’s collective mind to be solved by the election an administration on the loose or a society desperately seeking one person who would do something about the problems that beset them? Problems which, by the way, most fair minded folks would agree did not derive with the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

It’s a time-tested feature of the American Presidency that holders of the office are judged by what they do for people and not how they do it. Lincoln is remembered in the consciousness of the public for ending the Civil War not suspending habeas corpus. FDR is lionized for the New Deal and his leadership against fascism not the court-packing plan. And even ol’ unpopular ‘W” himself has received a popularity renaissance of sorts for his efforts to combat terrorism with hardly a mention of the dubious methods he employed. Why would the public in the last two elections be looking for anything different? Give us someone who can bring about positive change in Washington and the society it oversees was the order from the populace…

So Obama acts alone. Constitutional? We’ll see, but, the structural problem remains. Can the voters fix it? Maybe, they did in 1948, but the country was less polarized along ideological lines. A recipe for disaster? Probably and one not likely to be fixed no matter how the conservative dominated Supreme Court rules. And action to address the nation’s woes? Well, that seems to be neither the concern of the court, nor the Congress, and, for well-articulated doctrinal reasons, perhaps not even the President’s. So who is charged with performing the duties of the Constitution? Perhaps it’s just us.

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Any Republican attempt at impeachment would go up against a stacked deck. And the GOP would be throwing away a winning hand for a losing one.

For while the American people have shown no interest in impeaching Obama, they are coming to believe they elected an incompetent executive and compulsive speechmaker who does not know what the presidency requires and who equates talk with action.

With the economy shrinking 3 percent in the first quarter, with Obama sinking in public approval, and with the IRS, NSA and VA scandals bubbling, why would Republicans change the subject to impeachment?

The effect would be to enrage and energize the Democratic base, bring out the African-American vote in force and cause the major media to charge the GOP with a racist scheme to discredit and destroy our first black president.

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Presidential regimes invite executive dominance by combining the roles of “head of state” and “head of government” in one figure. “As heads of government,” Buckley writes, “presidents are the most powerful officials in their countries. As heads of state, they are also their countries’ ceremonial leaders,” and claim “the loyalty and respect of all patriots.” Where parliamentary systems cleave off power from ceremony, presidential ones make the chief executive the living symbol of nationhood: the focal point of national hopes, dreams, fears—and occasionally fantasies…

The PM’s Question Time is but one facet of the superior executive accountability offered by parliamentary systems, Buckley argues. Such systems, he maintains, also do a better of restraining executives’ proclivity for launching wars…

Finally, parliamentary systems do better on the ultimate question of accountability: They make it easier to “throw the bum out” if all else fails. “Prime ministers may be turfed out at any time by a majority in the House of Commons”; they can also be replaced by their party without bringing down the government. Presidents serve for fixed terms, and since we’ve never, in 225 years, successfully used the impeachment process to remove one, anyone who’s not demonstrably crazy or catatonic gets to ride out his term. We’re stuck with the guy, thanks to our peculiar system of separated powers.

That system isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. It’s not even what the Framers wanted, Buckley argues. Madison’s Virginia Plan featured an executive chosen by the legislature. The Framers repeatedly rejected the idea of a president elected by the people—that option failed in four separate votes in Philadelphia.

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The political slogan of “no compromise” has migrated into legal strategy with disastrous results. That is precisely what happened in the recess appointments decision in NLRB vs. Canning. I testified on the President’s recess appointments in Congress after they were made and said that the nominations in my view were flagrantly unconstitutional.

The fact that the administration decided to force a confrontation on such a weak case shows not just a lack of judgment but a cavalier attitude towards the costs of such losses. While he clearly has authority to set enforcement priorities in areas like immigration law, Obama has repeatedly stepped well over the line of separation…

While Obama did not create the uber-presidency, he has pushed it to a new level of autonomy and authority. It is a model that Democrats may soon regret. Just as Obama has unilaterally rewritten federal laws and ordered the nonenforcement of others, the next President could use the same authority to gut environmental or employment discrimination laws. An uber-President is only liberating when he is your uber-President.

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Via Reason TV.


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Ratso!

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 10:43 PM

lineholder!

KCB on July 7, 2014 at 10:43 PM

RESIST

Axe on July 7, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Just impeach his ass.

RickB on July 7, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Calling all Wenches, Rude Buffoons, loons and trolls…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

f me man, th ********* cat again

Axe on July 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Slow ass hotel wifi… Hi OC!

KCB on July 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Good evening ladies and gentlemen.

crankyoldlady on July 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Longmire!

ladyingray on July 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Hi Axe!

KCB on July 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

i’m writing a program that nails this on demand

Axe on July 7, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Hey Ken :)

Axe on July 7, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Axe on July 7, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Where is the fun in that?

KCB on July 7, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Hey y’all…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Allow me to repeat an earlier comment:

Who else thinks that Boehner just jumped on this to quell the base after the Mississippi disaster without really thinking it through?

joekenha on July 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM

joekenha on July 7, 2014 at 10:48 PM

So, sue him…..

d1carter on July 7, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Longmire!

ladyingray on July 7, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Me too.

crankyoldlady on July 7, 2014 at 10:49 PM

A picture of Boehner with the caption “Powers”?

Man, that’s just cruel!

AP signals that he’s a sadist …

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Blah blah blah! It’s QOTD time!

coolrepublica on July 7, 2014 at 10:52 PM

What could go wrong?

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 10:52 PM

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 10:52 PM

lineholder left you a message, I posted it above…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Taking Ratso out for a smoke…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Hey, somebody do me a favor and pass this one on to oscarwilde. Tell him this is the country version of Frank Zappa

I’m on early morning shift for a while and can’t do QOTD in the evenings.

lineholder on July 7, 2014 at 5:07 PM

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Heresy I say… There is only one Frank Zappa… <— Insert evil laughter here…

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 10:54 PM

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Harder to read each day, passing quickly, and unimportantly classified as “standard” or “non-standard” (which isn’t the point), it’s.

Axe on July 7, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Cry havoc and let slip the literature dogs of Wor.f, because “You’ve not experienced Shakespeare until you’ve read it in the original K.lingonese”…

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 10:50 PM

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 10:54 PM

i’m writing a program that nails this on demand

Axe on July 7, 2014 at 10:45 PM

If you don’t wire it to a cat and send a barf signal when QOTD appears, you’ll never be able to compete with OC …

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Sue Me

kcewa on July 7, 2014 at 10:55 PM

On Mark Levin’s show, Senator Ted Cruz tonight called for an investigation into the runoff in Mississippi.

https://twitter.com/EWErickson/status/486322378570727424

Perhaps Cruz was a bit hasty in congratulating the old man and saying he looked forward to working with him.

cat_owner on July 7, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Pat Buchanan wrote an article that was published on W N D today, wherein the makes the case not to impeach Obama.

I read the article and I have to say, reluctantly, that I agree with him.

I don’t want to see Obama impeached, in any case. Impeachment is just a slap on the wrist. He would be punished, in as much as being impeached is a punishment, but what he’d done to the nation, to the rule of law, would stand.

I want to see him held accountable through the courts. In that way the courts would be obliged to order what he’s done on his own, legislating from his desk illegally, nullified or reversed.

That’s what would be best for the nation, and to a guy who is all about his ‘legacy’ it would be by far a more just punishment for breaking the law, ignoring the constitution, and breaking faith with the American people.

thatsafactjack on July 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM

The old lady sends her best regards to everone here…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Allow me to repeat an earlier comment:

Who else thinks that Boehner just jumped on this to quell the base after the Mississippi disaster without really thinking it through?

joekenha on July 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM

joekenha on July 7, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Yeah. I don’t think that is going away. There was fraud that was managed and supported by the Cochran campaign. There was outright vote buying, illegal campaign donations given against FEC regs, and now they are under investigation by the FEC with several lawsuits along the way.

Not to mention them coming out and saying they wanted to log all the names and addresses of those who were paid (for votes) so that they could report to the FEC, which they did not. Huh, wonder why? Maybe because the thousands they paid (WHO WERE PAID IN CASH, WHOOPS NO TRACKING THERE) were BOUGHT.

NWConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Wonder if Hagfish resolved her frozen iPhone issues yet? Anyone see her today?

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:02 PM

No, we don’t have Crown Government or Constitutional Monarchy because the House of Commons had the power of the purse.

J.B. Say on July 7, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Do you really think he cares about his “legacy”? I don’t think he cares what people think of him. He and the people behind him are interested in power and money. There’s never enough for them.

crankyoldlady on July 7, 2014 at 11:04 PM

The old lady sends her best regards to everone here…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Tell ‘er the ol’ broad send her best wishes…hehehe…

31giddyup on July 7, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Ah, yes. Political theater while the nation burns. Did Roman citizens know they were falling when their empire was falling? I do wonder.

SouthernGent on July 7, 2014 at 11:05 PM

This place is going to hell already at 33 comments.

Bishop on July 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Evenin’.
Remember how under Obamacare all those yearly tests that us chicks have to have would be TOTALLY covered…tests like oh….mammograms?
Well-under our old insurance plan the scans/having scans read were covered.
That was then.
With this new plan the ‘techical’ stuff is covered at one place-but not having them read.
The doctors are covered at another-but not the actual mammo.
I asked the ‘tech’ place if they could send the scans to my PCP to read. She’s not a radiologist-so they wouldn’t.
I cancelled the mammo.
Tomorrow I’ll call my insurance as ask if there’s a place to get it done where BOTH are covered. IF I’m told no-I just won’t get one done this year.
Next year we’re going to be forced into a HDP-so I’ll be skipping a lot of tests.
Damn, I despise that man.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Lets just keep it simple.

There are U.S. Citizens rights under the Constitution.

There are unknown, never written “immigrant rights” no where in the Constitution.

As of now the U.S. Goverment supports “immigrant rights” over U.S. Citizens rights.

It is called treason, just keep it simple.

Obama said he would bring a gun to the fight.

He did.

Now what?

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 7, 2014 at 11:07 PM

The old lady sends her best regards to everone here…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:01 PM

That was amusing last night (cover your ears, listens2glenn).

I used to listen to Hugh Hewitt’s radio show (he’s sharp and an excellent interviewer) but could no longer tolerate his aficionado for GOPe RINOs.

Anyway, I enjoyed the way he always referred to his wife as “The fetching Mrs. Hewitt”

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Tell ‘er the ol’ broad send her best wishes…hehehe…

31giddyup on July 7, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Done. She smiled and gave a thumbs up, darlin’

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Oh sure Mr Do Loop is trying to get a bishop with a machine. Ken would never do that unless it was made by some euro weenie in Yugoslavia.

Parmenides on July 7, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Nat King Cole – Nature Boy

kcewa on July 7, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Dear Leader is going to Texas not to see the border first hand, but to attend three fundraisers.

cat_owner on July 7, 2014 at 11:09 PM

This place is going to hell already at 33 comments.

Bishop on July 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Heh.

You’re both wrong and a homophobe.

I will be reporting your comment.

[h/t Bishop]

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Do you really think he cares about his “legacy”? I don’t think he cares what people think of him. He and the people behind him are interested in power and money. There’s never enough for them.

crankyoldlady

You are right he doesn’t care, but then why is he so thin-skinned? He seems to care deeply that he is not made a fool of, especially when Paul Ryan showed him up in that ACA summit and Romney kicked his ass in the first debate. He likes to feel superior, I think. He has also surrounded himself with “yes” people who protect him from bad news, bad polls, etc.

Ed Henry told O’Reilly tonight that he doesn’t think Obama or his people know that they are in deep sh*t! They think that history will vindicate him, blah, blah, blah.

It’s mind-boggling…

JAM on July 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Done. She smiled and gave a thumbs up, darlin’

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:08 PM

I guess she doesn’t mind you flirting with all us girls because you never actually meet us.

crankyoldlady on July 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

If you don’t wire it to a cat and send a barf signal when QOTD appears, you’ll never be able to compete with OC …

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 10:55 PM

. . . just ping the snot out of the server and regex the page for “Quotes of the day,” snag the href $1 on success and immediately ping that; regex the comment key and post maybe one of two rand(1) constants, the only things that should ever appear at the top of the QOTD — Resist We MuchBish-bop — etc., regex the response for success, and beep it . . .

. . . failing that, hack the server and hardwire it to just put it there to begin with . . .

. . . failing that, buy Salem and put it there to begin with . . .

. . . failing that, activate protocol-black, take control of the server bodily, and do nothing but return text pages with it scrolling down them, just to be a d!ck about it . . .

*wipes sweat*

. . . yeah, we’ll see. We’ll see. That flippin’ cat will see, everyone will see . . .

Axe on July 7, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Damn, I despise that man.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 7, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Yep, he’s turning out to be an even bigger disaster than I thought.

We are finding out what he meant about “fundamentally transforming” the United States of America.

cat_owner on July 7, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
Thirty-one the others date,
Except in February, twenty-eight;
But in leap year we assign
February, twenty-nine.

Dodd-Frank now requires mortgage companies to mail a bill every 30 days regardless of the number of days in a month. So, if you pay your bill consistently on the first of the month, you may receive two bills every time there are 31 days in a month. Confusing? Of course. Disquieting? Yes, yes it is, until you find out it is part of Dodd-Frank. A SNAFU, fits the D-F bill nicely. Why don’t politicians have any common sense? Why do they think they can rule us with all these stupid laws and regulations rather than simply representing our interests? Grrrr…

*shaking my head*

Fallon on July 7, 2014 at 11:12 PM

I guess she doesn’t mind you flirting with all us girls because you never actually meet us.

crankyoldlady on July 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I’m pretty sure she does the same on her Facebook and zoo crap…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:12 PM

. . . yeah, we’ll see. We’ll see. That flippin’ cat will see, everyone will see . . .

Axe on July 7, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Heh…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:13 PM

I usually agree with MG and this case is no exception.

For the pikers whoms brain is takin’ a widdle nappy that means I still agree with her.

Parmenides on July 7, 2014 at 11:13 PM

That’s what would be best for the nation, and to a guy who is all about his ‘legacy’ it would be by far a more just punishment for breaking the law, ignoring the constitution, and breaking faith with the American people.

thatsafactjack on July 7, 2014 at 10:59 PM

one must have morals to worry about legacy, and the ones who will suffer the most are malia, sasha, julia, and let’s not forget the past, current, and future trayvons.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on July 7, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Ed Henry told O’Reilly tonight that he doesn’t think Obama or his people know that they are in deep sh*t! They think that history will vindicate him, blah, blah, blah.

It’s mind-boggling…

JAM on July 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I wonder how much of the populace realizes they are being sh.t on. Do they know the wheels have come off?

crankyoldlady on July 7, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Illegal immigrant children carry “death to U.S.” via Obama’s buses.

Death by bus, and we are paying for the bus tickets ourselves.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 7, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Dear Leader is going to Texas not to see the border first hand, but to attend three fundraisers.

cat_owner on July 7, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Makes you wonder why he’s constantly campaigning …

As Rush pointed out today, he’ll likely never leave D.C. to ensure that nobody undoes, but rather that future Prezies and Congresscritters extend, his transformation of the USA into a third-world hell hole.

I wouldn’t rule out a future POTUS run for The Mooche either …

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 11:14 PM

I guess she doesn’t mind you flirting with all us girls because you never actually meet us.

crankyoldlady on July 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

I’m pretty sure she does the same on her Facebook and zoo crap…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:12 PM

She flirts with the girls, you lucky SOB.

RickB on July 7, 2014 at 11:14 PM

MG, he is pinging again.

Parmenides on July 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM

If House Republicans don’t like these executive orders, then pass immigration reform and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Don’t sue the President. Passing laws that our nation wants and needs is doing your job. Suing the President just because you don’t like him is irresponsible partisan petulance.

So if congress doesn’t pass the laws the president wants, it’s ok for him to decree law? Do these people read what they write?

And adding “because you don’t like him” only adds to the childishness of the article and further reveals that the writer has no argument.

mankai on July 7, 2014 at 11:15 PM

Ed Henry just wants to keep getting invites to the best bars with these commie hate America culls so he can be an “inside guy”. spit on him, he has no honor….

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

crankyoldlady on July 7, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Obama is so consumed with his ‘legacy’ as “The First African-American President” that he had a historian in the oval office three days after he was inaugurated to discuss his ‘legacy’.

Obama cares more about that ‘legacy’ at this point than he does about any other single thing… and so do the Democrats…everything they have is riding on it.

Obama doesn’t care what we think of him, he knew he couldn’t lie to conservatives about what he’s doing. He cares immensely what the LEFT thinks, and that’s why he’s trying to create the image of the great humanitarian with this manufactured crisis on the border. But it backfired.

He and his inner circle mistakenly thought that they could ride it to a blanket AMNESTY, but the American people are horrified by the laps of national security, what this has revealed about the state of national security even though they’ve been forced to endure invasive pat downs and x-rays at airports, that the border is non-existent after he lied and said it was ‘more secure than it had ever been’, and the contagion being carried into the nation by illegal aliens and then flown all over the country by the federal government.

Now it’s blown up in their faces, and Obama is desperate for a solution. He may end up having to do what, for him, would be the unthinkable, and actually have to enforce immigration law if he wants to salvage any semblance of a legacy.

thatsafactjack on July 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

. . . yeah, we’ll see. We’ll see. That flippin’ cat will see, everyone will see . . .

Axe on July 7, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Hahahaha.

Glad you don’t work for the NSA.

Uhm … you don’t work for the NSA, do you Axe? ;-)

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I wonder how much of the populace realizes they are being sh.t on. Do they know the wheels have come off?

crankyoldlady

I have to wonder? They are going to be in for the biggest shock of their lives when the dollar tanks. I’m very worried…

JAM on July 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold — at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the American people to stop him.

That’s why, later this month, we will bring legislation to the House floor that would authorize the House of Representatives to file suit in an effort to compel President Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country…

The President’s habit of ignoring the law as written hurts our economy and jobs even more. Washington taxes and regulations always make it harder for private sector employers to meet payrolls, invest in new initiatives and create jobs — but how can those employers plan, invest and grow when the laws are changing on the President’s whim at any moment?…

There must be accountability.

Congressman and Speaker Of The House John Boehner @cnn.com on July 7, 2014 at 11:26 AM

.
That’s just great, John … but who’s going to hold YOU accountable ?

listens2glenn on July 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Makes you wonder why he’s constantly campaigning …

As Rush pointed out today, he’ll likely never leave D.C. to ensure that nobody undoes, but rather that future Prezies and Congresscritters extend, his transformation of the USA into a third-world hell hole.

I wouldn’t rule out a future POTUS run for The Mooche either …

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 11:14 PM

There are two things Dear Leader loves to do. Speak in front of adoring crowds, and golf.

The rest of it…. not so much.

I don’t see him staying in DC because he would rather be in Hawaii where there is summer 12 months of the year. Of course, he will be worth about $100 million or so in a few years….. just like the Clintons.

cat_owner on July 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Obama will never enforce immigration law, he hates U.S. and the hate rules him as his hate trys to ruin U.S..

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

All is justified, because gay marriage and birth control.

/left

mankai on July 7, 2014 at 11:19 PM

“Legislation”, you say, Johnny-boy? You do realize Dingy will never allow that to see the light of day in the Senate, and that Teh SCOAMT wouldn’t sign it unless it got to him in January 2017 when it would hamstring his successor, right?

Steve Eggleston on July 7, 2014 at 11:19 PM

I think setting up a marxist dictatorship is what he want for a legacy. These people think it’s a good thing. They just have to find a way to make us accept that.

crankyoldlady on July 7, 2014 at 11:19 PM

I’m very worried…

JAM on July 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

I have been for some time, as I can’t see how we can avoid economic disaster at some point.

cat_owner on July 7, 2014 at 11:19 PM

He and his inner circle mistakenly thought that they could ride it to a blanket AMNESTY, but the American people are horrified by the laps of national security, what this has revealed about the state of national security even though they’ve been forced to endure invasive pat downs and x-rays at airports, that the border is non-existent after he lied and said it was ‘more secure than it had ever been’, and the contagion being carried into the nation by illegal aliens and then flown all over the country by the federal government.

Now it’s blown up in their faces, and Obama is desperate for a solution. He may end up having to do what, for him, would be the unthinkable, and actually have to enforce immigration law if he wants to salvage any semblance of a legacy.

thatsafactjack on July 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

Excellent. Carter has a legacy too. Barack hussein ObamaCare has a legacy FUBARD not beyond recognition because anyone can recognize it to be a train wreck.

Parmenides on July 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Evening Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to the USA of today.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Dodd-Frank now requires mortgage companies to mail a bill every 30 days regardless of the number of days in a month.

Fallon on July 7, 2014 at 11:12 PM

So sue them! [That's the new meme, amirite?]

Seriously, wasn’t aware of that, Fallon.

Mankind, in general, is far more irrational now than during primitive prehistoric times …

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Anybody ever watch Major Crimes? I I like all those guys but that woman I can’t stand. She has no personality or acting ability.

crankyoldlady on July 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Evening Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to the USA of today.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Teh SCOAMT won’t be satisfied until his ObamiNation is #135.

Steve Eggleston on July 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM

DUDE :)

No handshake

gophergirl on July 7, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Illegal immigrant children carry “death to U.S.” via Obama’s buses.

Death by bus, and we are paying for the bus tickets ourselves.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 7, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Gives the phrase “assisted suicide” a whole new meaning …

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Too, Brett Hume of FoxNewsless has a glazed scared look now, he knows the cat is out of the bag. He and Bill O’Riley both know they have covered for Obama from the start.

When it comes undone they too will reep the storm that comes to them.

Britt is trying now to say,, “I knew all along, what I am trying to say is that Obama thinks he is doing the right thing, and I can not tell him what to think, I can only report what he is doing..

Cop Out Total.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 7, 2014 at 11:23 PM

jrsrigmvr on July 7, 2014 at 11:13 PM

He doesn’t need morals to be self interested, my friend. Obama’s all about self interest and always has been.

The unemployment rate for black Americans is 10.57%. Almost twice the national rate, and for black teens its a staggering 50 plus %. Much of this unemployment is due to the fact that blacks live in the inner cities at a disproportionate rate and are competing with illegal aliens, who also tend to move to the inner cities for jobs.

I note this fact because when the numbers are discussed by historians they won’t miss the fact that these numbers reflect a president who didn’t care about unemployment for any group as he assisted in the importation of cheap, illegal, foreign labor to take the low skilled and unskilled jobs that these inner city people could have used to begin to work their way up the employment ladder. Instead they’ll be trapped on welfare and in the inner cities with no hope of working their way to a better life.

Obama had hoped to become the ‘Abe Lincoln’ of Latino’s and bring across a blanket amnesty in the latter part of his last term to create the impression that it was all for the greater good of struggling humanity. The fact’s however, reflect a cynical ploy to try to grasp greatness at the expense of the American people.

thatsafactjack on July 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM

cat_owner

I don’t either. There is no way that this ends well. It’s like we are on a speeding train with no conductor and we cannot get off or even slow it down. I feel pretty powerless. Stocking up is the only thing that keeps me sane.

JAM on July 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Uhm … you don’t work for the NSA, do you Axe? ;-)

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

there is no NSA

chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate chocolate

five five five five five

there is no NSA

there is no NSA

there is no NSA

Cheshire Cheshire Cheshire Cheshire Cheshire

rotf — everywhere! He’s everywhere! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA –Everything! He sees everything!

no NSA no NSA no NSA no NSA no NSA

Axe on July 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM

The old lady sends her best regards to everone here…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:01 PM
.

Tell ‘er the ol’ broad send her best wishes…hehehe…

31giddyup on July 7, 2014 at 11:05 PM

.
Done. She smiled and gave a thumbs up, darlin’

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:08 PM

.
I’ll just stick with “good evenin’” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : )

listens2glenn on July 7, 2014 at 11:26 PM

JAM on July 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM

That’s all we can do….. prepare as best as we can for our family and ourselves.

cat_owner on July 7, 2014 at 11:27 PM

I so want to move to Israel.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 7, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Yes, it is, dummy.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Anybody ever watch Major Crimes? I I like all those guys but that woman I can’t stand. She has no personality or acting ability.

crankyoldlady on July 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Yeah, pretty good cast of characters and writing.

I thought Kyra Sedgwick was excellent in “The Closer” and she’s a very hard act to follow …

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Look at it this way.

Michell Obama tells him to wear those dumb as$ mom jeans..

And he does.

Now who thinks he can stand up to Putin, the islamic mullas or even to La Raza voters….

Mom Jeans, that is what will be remembered forever.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 7, 2014 at 11:28 PM

The old lady sends her best regards to everone here…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Please tell her that she’s an angel…for putting up with you :)

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 11:29 PM

I’ll just stick with “good evenin’” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : )

listens2glenn on July 7, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Good Evening. The old lady sends you {{{hugs}}}
;)

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:29 PM

On serious note, please give yer lady my best regards, OC.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Please tell her that she’s an angel…for putting up with you :)

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 11:29 PM

She reminds me of that daily…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:30 PM

DUDE :)

No handshake

gophergirl on July 7, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Heh.

Gov. Perry is more restrained than me. I would have had the bastard arrested and perp-walked …

ShainS on July 7, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Now who thinks he can stand up to Putin, the islamic mullas or even to La Raza voters….

Mom Jeans, that is what will be remembered forever.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 7, 2014 at 11:28 PM

He doesn’t want to stand up to anyone. He wants to stand the USA down, and he’s very successful at it.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Crap. Now she wants to read the thread…

OmahaConservative on July 7, 2014 at 11:31 PM

ps

Dear NSA readers and leaders,

Withour U.S. who do the “rifle company” U.S. Marine RECON and or other “action drills” out in the other peoples woods,,your as$’es would be on the front lines.

Take care of who you piss off.

Just saying, “m’kay”.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 7, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Friday will be a cool day
In the USA

Judge with a pair will decide big case, against the IRS.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 11:33 PM

no NSA no NSA no NSA no NSA no NSA

Axe on July 7, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Axe, please step away from your computer. Do not turn it off. Get dressed. Get in your car and drive to your local
illegal immigrant office. Give the receptionist your SSI# (No worries, you won’t need it anymore). Do it now.
Don’t make us drone you bro’.

31giddyup on July 7, 2014 at 11:34 PM

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