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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 14:37

Obama to Republicans: 'So sue me'

 

(CNN) – President Barack Obama dared Republicans to follow through on their threats to bring a lawsuit against his administration over his use of executive action.

 

"Middle-class families can’t wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff. So sue me," Obama said Tuesday at an event in Washington.

 

"As long as they’re doing nothing, I’m not going to apologize for trying to do something."

 

Obama’s defiant attitude comes as House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, plans to propose legislation that could bring a lawsuit against him for implementing executive actions that the GOP contends amounts to a breach of his constitutional power by side-stepping the legislative process.

 

Recently, Obama has ramped up his use of executive authority as a way to bypass a deeply divided Congress, avoiding inaction on issues the White House has made hallmarks of the President's second term agenda.

 

On Monday, Obama said he would start "a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress."

 

At Tuesday's event, Obama continued to harp on congressional Republicans to pass legislation - this time pushing them to invest in transportation.

 

Standing in front of Key Bridge, which connects the city's Georgetown-area to Virginia, Obama continued his stepped-up rhetoric hammering Republican for obstructing action in Washington.

 

Obama proposed a long-term highway construction bill earlier this year that he says would spur job growth.

 

"It’s not crazy, it’s not socialism," Obama said of his transportation proposal. "It’s not the imperial presidency - no laws are broken. We’re just building roads and bridges like we’ve been doing for the last, I don’t know, 50, 100 years. But so far, House Republicans have refused to act on this idea."

 

Source: CNN




#2 badb0y

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 14:45

Obama is the worst President in the History of the US. (Worst than BUSH). 

What do you mean by "fix immigration"? You mean give citizenship to illegal aliens? WHY!!!!!!



#3 AwayfromHere

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 14:51

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Obama is the worst President in the History of the US. (Worst than BUSH). 

What do you mean by "fix immigration"? You mean give citizenship to illegal aliens? WHY!!!!!!

 

Errr...most of you on that land are illegal aliens claming to own something you didnt in the first place.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 14:53

Fix the immigration system he has messed up even more.  Immigration can't be fixed in this country until he is out of office, he can't be trusted to actually follow through and enforce the laws. 



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 15:02

Fix the immigration system he has messed up even more.  Immigration can't be fixed in this country until he is out of office, he can't be trusted to actually follow through and enforce the laws. 

I'm not sure how you can really point fingers towards him at every single mess until all of Washington gets replaced  :/  It isn't just him, Congress is just so unwilling to work with either side that nothing gets done.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 15:08

I'm not sure how you can really point fingers towards him at every single mess until all of Washington gets replaced  :/  It isn't just him, Congress is just so unwilling to work with either side that nothing gets done.

I agree but he is POTUS and the finger gets pointed at the boss.



#7 ensiform

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 15:11

Doesn't have to though (always), people are just short sighted and point it at him (the president in general).



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 15:14

Good. He should be taking matters into his own hands. If congress can't figure out how to work together, he should just go ahead and do what he was elected to do. Boehner's just continuing to waste time and taxpayer money.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 15:18

If only the populist elephants hadn't already squandered so much political capital that they could...



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 15:22

Good. He should be taking matters into his own hands. If congress can't figure out how to work together, he should just go ahead and do what he was elected to do. Boehner's just continuing to waste time and taxpayer money.

 

He's the head of the Executive Branch - his job is to enforce the laws, not create them. Due process and checks and balances are there for a reason.

 

How are supposed to trust him to uphold a system which he refuses to work within?



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 15:25

 

How are supposed to trust him to uphold a system which he refuses to work within?

 

Is this post a joke? Should this post be moved to Jokes & Funny Stuff? Are you for real?



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 15:25

He's the head of the Executive Branch - his job is to enforce the laws, not create them. Due process and checks and balances are there for a reason.

 

How are supposed to trust him to uphold a system which he refuses to work within?

and how is he supposed to work within when the rest of the system won't cooperate?



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 15:28

and how is he supposed to work within when the rest of the system won't cooperate?

 

Cooperation is a two way street. Why should the rest of the system cooperate with him when he disregards the rest of the government when it's convenient to do so?

 

He's like my ex-girlfriend - do exactly what I want and we'll call it a compromise. No. That's not how this government is designed to work. This isn't a monarchy and it's well past time Obama learned the distinction.



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 15:30

I wish he wouldn't try to do anything for us 'middle class', 'cuz our life would be much better. 



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Posted 02 July 2014 - 15:31

Cooperation is a two way street. Why should the rest of the system cooperate with him when he disregards the rest of the government when it's convenient to do so?

 

He's like my ex-girlfriend - do exactly what I want and we'll call it a compromise. No. That's not how this government is designed to work. This isn't a monarchy and it's well past time Obama learned the distinction.

it's not like he disregarded the system from the beginning. he tried to work with the rest of the system, they refused. now he's doing what he has to to actually get things done

 

it's just more proof that our system is horribly broken & needs to be completely reworked