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Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
« on: July 01, 2014, 04:08:10 PM »
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Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
Associated Press
By JIM KUHNHENN 46 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama defiantly dared congressional Republicans on Tuesday to try to block his efforts to act on his own and bypass a divided Congress that has thwarted his policy initiatives.

"So sue me," he taunted on a sweltering day, as he pushed lawmakers to pay for road and bridge repairs. "I'm not going to apologize for trying to do something."

Obama struck an aggressive tone in the face of a lawsuit threat from House Speaker John Boehner and in the wake of two defeats before the Supreme Court, including a unanimous decision from the court that he overreached when he appointed members of the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was in recess.

His remarks came a day after Obama declared that he would act on his own to address weaknesses in the nation's immigration system after Boehner informed him that the House would not take up an immigration overhaul this year.

He has already taken a series of executive actions, including an order requiring federal contractors to pay a higher minimum wage and initiating steps to to lower carbon emissions in coal-fired power plants.

"So far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked or voted down every serious idea to strengthen the middle class — not ideas that are unique to me," he said. "But the Republicans have said no to raising the minimum wage, have said no to fair pay. They've said no to extending unemployment insurance for over 3 million Americans looking for a new job."

Earlier Tuesday, Obama met with his Cabinet secretaries and urged them to "be creative about how we can make real progress" on issues where Congress won't act.

Obama said he would prefer that Congress act on issues such as immigration and infrastructure because laws are more sweeping than his own administrative actions.

"We're not always going to be able to get things through Congress, at least not this Congress," Obama said. "I want to make sure we emphasize not what we can't do, but what we can do in the coming months."

Speaking at Washington's Key Bridge, Obama in shirt sleeves and his tie undone made a pitch to fix the nation's bridges and highways.

He called on Congress to close tax loopholes and use the money on infrastructure projects, a long shot idea that has little if any support among congressional Republicans.

"It's not crazy. It's not socialism," he said, mocking the criticism from some conservative quarters. "You know, it's not, you know, the imperial presidency or no laws are broken."

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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014, 04:11:49 PM »
Vows to act alone?  Is this a joke?  He's been acting alone his entire presidency.  If he gets what he wants, he's happy and if he doesn't he uses executive orders.  That has been going on the whole time.
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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2014, 04:43:29 PM »

I got a bad feeling this guy won't shut up even after he's gone...


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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2014, 04:45:11 PM »

"So far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked or voted down every serious idea to strengthen the middle class — not ideas that are unique to me," he said. "But the Republicans have said no to raising the minimum wage, have said no to fair pay. They've said no to extending unemployment insurance for over 3 million Americans looking for a new job."


At least we now know what his definition of 'middle class' is...

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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2014, 05:07:47 PM »
I got a bad feeling this guy won't shut up even after he's gone...

I'm not making this up Dan.  There is plenty of talk that once he is un-Immaculated from the Presidency that he may well pursue Secretary General of the United Nations.

No kidding.  Ponder on that one for a while.  Think he can damage America from the Oval Office??  How about from the UN??

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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014, 05:35:21 PM »
I'm not making this up Dan.  There is plenty of talk that once he is un-Immaculated from the Presidency that he may well pursue Secretary General of the United Nations.

No kidding.  Ponder on that one for a while.  Think he can damage America from the Oval Office??  How about from the UN??


Oh I believe that easily.  I remember Clintoon being promoted for the same position when he left office.  Prolly not enough babes or something...

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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2014, 05:38:46 PM »
Oh I believe that easily.  I remember Clintoon being promoted for the same position when he left office.  Prolly not enough babes or something...

Slick has been far more interested in making money on the speaking circuit and jet setting his way all over the place partying without the Hildebeest.  I think Bill is far more interested now in getting back into the White House than she is.....


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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2014, 09:44:19 PM »
I'm not making this up Dan.  There is plenty of talk that once he is un-Immaculated from the Presidency that he may well pursue Secretary General of the United Nations.

No kidding.  Ponder on that one for a while.  Think he can damage America from the Oval Office??  How about from the UN??

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billy clintoon wanted the same thing, but the problem is that the Sect'y Gen'l can't be from the US. Maybe 0bama will find a birth certificate from Kenya? Otherwise, no can do.
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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2014, 10:57:16 PM »
speekinout wrote above:
[[ the problem is that the Sect'y Gen'l can't be from the US. Maybe 0bama will find a birth certificate from Kenya? Otherwise, no can do.  ]]

Watch the UN modify its charter (or rules, or whatever), so that the Secretary General can come from any nation.

Failing that, I wouldn't put it past Obama to "come clean" about his citizenship -- once he is OUT of office. What's anyone gonna do about it then....?

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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2014, 11:20:35 PM »
Have the House take Obama to court. I would wait to file a lawsuit until the elections are over.

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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2014, 11:41:20 PM »
speekinout wrote above:
[[ the problem is that the Sect'y Gen'l can't be from the US. Maybe 0bama will find a birth certificate from Kenya? Otherwise, no can do.  ]]

Watch the UN modify its charter (or rules, or whatever), so that the Secretary General can come from any nation.

Failing that, I wouldn't put it past Obama to "come clean" about his citizenship -- once he is OUT of office. What's anyone gonna do about it then....?

If the UN wouldn't modify their rules for clintoon, I doubt they would for 0bama. 0bama has made many enemies - even from our previously friendly allies.  It's not gonna happen.

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Re: Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2014, 12:26:12 AM »
and the bitter edge of fascism floats ever nearer the top ...


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