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Obama: Forget Congress - I'll do it Myself

By GOPUSA Staff

So much for separation of powers and the mandates of the U.S. Constitution. Barack Obama is looking for more and more ways to bypass Congress and push forward his agenda through executive authority. Isn't it interesting how Obama attacked George W. Bush, claiming Bush didn't listen to Congress, and Obama is even worse. From a host of "czars" that don't need congressional approval to executive orders and more, Obama is looking to govern on his own.

But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress. Branding its unilateral efforts "We Can't Wait," a slogan that aides said Mr. Obama coined at that strategy meeting, the White House has rolled out dozens of new policies -- on creating jobs for veterans, preventing drug shortages, raising fuel economy standards, curbing domestic violence and more.

Each time, Mr. Obama has emphasized the fact that he is bypassing lawmakers. When he announced a cut in refinancing fees for federally insured mortgages last month, for example, he said: "If Congress refuses to act, I've said that I'll continue to do everything in my power to act without them."

Aides say many more such moves are coming. Not just a short-term shift in governing style and a re-election strategy, Mr. Obama's increasingly assertive use of executive action could foreshadow pitched battles over the separation of powers in his second term, should he win and Republicans consolidate their power in Congress.

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  1. genesalComment by genesal
    April 23, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    In other words NObama doesn’t need Congress to help him make the U.S.A. a third world country. I’ll bet even Jimmy Carter is shuddering in his own skin by now.

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  2. dorisComment by doris
    April 23, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    DumBO has consistently used agency rulemaking and Executive Orders to accomplish his goals when he thinks the Congress is stalling on his proposals. This imposter has rendered the Congress impotent – and they have let them. Apparently they have all forgotten that three branches of government are supposed to provide checks and balances on the power of the President. He is acting like a dictator – and getting away with it!

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  3. middlegroundComment by middleground
    April 23, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

    A benevolent dictatorship has always been recognized as the most efficient form of executive power and the president’s war powers act granted by Congress during time of war is designed to allow the president to have that type of executive power, but temporarily.

    What is different about President Obama is he has granted himself the powers of dictatorship and shows signs of assuming ever more power with nothing temporary about the assumption; moreover, these powers have been seized in defiance of both the Constitution and the moderating force of the House with every House bill on jobs and budget blocked in a Senate committee.

    Bush had the support of Congress to conduct his war on terror, but BHO does not have Congressional approval for his agencies, his Libyan War, the FED or himself to bypass Congressional oversight and he even seems to believe the courts should have no control over his actions. This sets a totalitarian precedent of the type faced by Parliament and King Charles in the 1640s, but even more dangerous is that some don’t recognize the difference between limited power and absolute power through agencies like the EPA, NLRB and others.

    We don’t have an Oliver Cromwell and his Roundhead Army to oppose the assumption of total power by a monarch in defiance of Parliament, but the conditions today begin to look similar — the working Middle Class being oppressed by a king and his fuedal beauracracy who ruled, but didn’t necessarily work and a mob of needy controlled by hope and change.

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    • lwessonComment by lwesson
      April 23, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

      Well put middleground!

      I sometimes wonder if George Washington daydreamed of what it would have been like to have been King, a benevolent, loved, dictator. Then, all he had to do, was look around, and see the potential charlatans that would eye his position, and await his Earthly departure.

      Sadly, so many of the built in safeguards by The Founders, have been breached.

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  4. donComment by don
    April 23, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    Someone please refresh me. Why was bama voted to be??? It looks as though we voted to take our people down to a 3rd world level. Where are those reporters that took NIXON down?? Are all of you that are in the press on the take with bama and his crooks??? bama should have gotten the boot the first time he went against all that our country stands for not stood for.

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  5. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    April 23, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    Obama thinks he is above the Constitution. Congress and the Supreme Court and has become a Dictator. How is it that a person who called himself a ‘ great uniter’ during has last campaign is in fact a great divider.

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    • thecitizenComment by thecitizen
      April 24, 2012 @ 3:22 am

      Easy. With unbelievable/incredible gall and audacity that-was-his-plan all along! To double speak his way into not only dividing but to create – chaos – in every sector.

      He already had the inherent, basic skills and aptitudes but I must think his benefactor and tutor (the puppet master chaos maker George Soros) has offered abundant and effective pointers all along the way.

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  6. genesalComment by genesal
    April 23, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    This explains what NOBama is doing and why:

    Shift on Executive Powers Let Obama Bypass Rivals

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/us/politics/shift-on-executive-powers-let-obama-bypass-congress.html

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  7. JDZComment by JDZ
    April 23, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    He is getting desparate to find something that will build a case for him deserving a second term. His performance as President in his first term has been dismal at best and he cannot run on the economy, the national debt, unemployment, his incoherent energy policy, or his unpopular healthcare bill. So, he has to “create” something that looks “Presidential” and demonstrates leadership and he is using executive orders to do that. He and his campaign team are attempting to “remake” him to be something he is not, which is a leader. This move into a puesdo-dictator persona is their attempt to find some actions he can list to use as propaganda to cater to both his constituents and those independents that have not decided as yet who to vote for in the election.

    I am hoping that all of this backfires as the American public, with the help of Romney and others, are exposed to his power moves and the bypassing of our constitutionally driven government. His use of executive orders just shows his frustration due to his lack of leadership and inability to work with Congress at large. To me, what he has been doing with executive orders, his CZARs, and others who are ignoring Congress and arbitrarily passing hundreds of new and modified regulations and policies is justification for impeachment proceedings let alone another term in the Whitehouse.

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  8. Tonto (USA)Comment by Tonto (USA)
    April 23, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

    However….illegal orders are still illegal….no matter where they come from. Obama could be thwarted easily by simple disobedience. Remember the UCMJ you learned in the military? Illegal orders are void. Period. Dot. End of story.

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  9. calharComment by calhar
    April 23, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    Back in the 1920s and 1930s the world had someone else who never listen to government and also had his own gang. {thugs in them days]to do his dirty work.Hood winked the people and eventually was elected as head of the country.Eventually becoming DICTATOR. A man known as Adolf HITLER.How did it happen??Nobody in government wanted any RESPONSIBILITY?????????????History lesson for the day.If we don’t learn from the past we are doomed!

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  10. thecitizenComment by thecitizen
    April 24, 2012 @ 3:39 am

    BO may ‘slow down’ a bit his abuse of Executive Powers for the remainder of this term. But if he gets reelected to a 2nd (and final) term . . .? Hah! Folks, we ain’t seen nothing yet!

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  11. RATComment by RAT
    April 24, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    I find it absolutely interesting as to why the congress cannot stop this commie POTUS from claiming everything to be “Executive Authority”. Would someone in the GOP please explain.

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  12. peptronComment by peptron
    April 24, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    Congress could withhold funding. Wonder if they will?

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