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WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions
« on: May 20, 2014, 02:24:37 PM »
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/206600-white-house-picking-up-the-pace-on-executive-actions

May 20, 2014, 08:14 am
WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions

By Justin Sink

The White House will be “picking up the pace on executive actions,” as Congress focuses its efforts on the newly formed select committee investigating Benghazi, senior Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer declared Tuesday.

In an op-ed for The Huffington Post, Pfeiffer argued that congressional Republicans are not interested in engaging on the economy, instead spending time “obsessively trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act” and “ginning up politically motivated investigations.”

“Given this dynamic, President Obama has only one option — use every ounce of his authority to unilaterally improve economic security,” Pfeiffer said.

“Next week, as congressional Republicans spend their energy on yet another partisan investigation, we'll be picking up the pace on the executive actions to help the economy,” Pfeiffer added.

The White House has dismissed the select committee investigating the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, announced earlier this month by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as redundant and politically motivated. Republicans have argued that the special panel was necessary after the release of a previously undisclosed email from White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes showing involvement in drafting then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's infamous talking points.

The veteran White House aide did not detail exactly how the president would exert his executive authorities in the coming days, although Obama is expected to take at least two major actions on the environment.

On Wednesday, Obama is slated to designate the largest national monument of his presidency in the mountains of New Mexico. And Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy hinted Monday that the president would personally present new carbon emissions limits on coal-fired power plants. The White House has said that announcement would come in early June.

The president will also travel to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Thursday, Pfeiffer said, “to make it easier for foreign tourists to see more and spend more money in our country.”

“We have many more executive actions to come, and every day the president has charged us with looking for additional ways to expand opportunity,” Pfeiffer said.

The accelerated focus on executive actions might further complicate efforts to pass major legislation on Capitol Hill before the summer recess, however.

House Republicans have said that the president’s willingness to act unilaterally is a core reason they’re reluctant to move on immigration reform legislation — one area where the White House has conceded that executive actions alone aren’t enough.

Earlier this year, Boehner warned that if Obama “tries to ignore” the Constitution, “he’s going to run into a brick wall.”

“House Republicans will continue to look closely at whether the president is faithfully executing the laws — as he took an oath to do," Boehner said.

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Re: WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2014, 02:42:01 PM »
Sieg Heil, Fuhrer Obama

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Re: WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 02:46:09 PM »
Wouldn't a truly oppositional party in control of the House, (where funding originates), cut the purse strings to the executive? It wouldn't have to be knee jerk. A real opposition leader would have a meeting and tell Obama that EOs are fine, for extraordinary circumstances. But, try ruling by fiat, and we'll cut you off.

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Re: WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2014, 02:52:55 PM »
Wouldn't a truly oppositional party in control of the House, (where funding originates), cut the purse strings to the executive? It wouldn't have to be knee jerk. A real opposition leader would have a meeting and tell Obama that EOs are fine, for extraordinary circumstances. But, try ruling by fiat, and we'll cut you off.

Shutting down the government worked so well last time...
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Re: WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 02:57:53 PM »
Shutting down the government worked so well last time...

What has worked?

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Re: WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014, 06:36:40 PM »
What has worked?

Banging Obama and the Dems over the head with ObamaCare.  Thankfully the GOP ended Ted Cruz's shutdown stunt so the public could find out what a disaster ObamaCare really is.  Defunding it before it failed would have been the dumbest GOP political move in a while, and that's no easy task.
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Re: WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2014, 08:53:29 AM »
Banging Obama and the Dems over the head with ObamaCare.  Thankfully the GOP ended Ted Cruz's shutdown stunt so the public could find out what a disaster ObamaCare really is.  Defunding it before it failed would have been the dumbest GOP political move in a while, and that's no easy task.

Oh, and they're aggressively beating the Dems with the obamacare club? Where did you see that? As far as I can tell, they're mealy mouthing how it's too late to do anything about obamacare and now they're focusing on amnesty. Yep, relax, stay calm, Boehner and McConnell have it all under control.

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Re: WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions
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Re: WH ‘picking up the pace’ on executive actions
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2014, 08:59:01 AM »


Forget that! We need amnesty, and we need it now!


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