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What Constitution? Obama To Emphasize Intention To Use Unilateral Presidential Authority

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While the stats of the union remain unremarkable at best, it would appear that despite the rancor in Washington, President Obama will get his way "whatever it takes." As the WSJ reports, the State of the Union address Tuesday night will emphasize his intention to use unilateral presidential authority — bypassing Congress when necessary — to an extent not seen in his previous State of the Union speeches. "We need to show the American people that we can get something done," Dan Pfeiffer, a senior White House adviser, told CNN; it seems no matter how totalitarian and unconstitutional it would appear to be.

 

Via WSJ,

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night will seek to shift the public's souring view of his leadership, a challenge the White House sees as critical to shaping the nation's policy direction over the next three years.

 

Mr. Obama will emphasize his intention to use unilateral presidential authority—bypassing Congress when necessary—to an extent not seen in his previous State of the Union speeches, White House officials said.

 

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Mr. Obama will stress that he intends to take unilateral action on a host of other issues: infrastructure development, job training, climate change and education. Administration officials hinted broadly at the assertive new direction Sunday.

 

"We need to show the American people that we can get something done," Dan Pfeiffer, a senior White House adviser, told CNN as part of a round of interviews previewing the speech.

 

The more aggressive, executive-led approach marks a recalibration by the White House after seeing how congressional Republicans responded in 2013 to the president's re-election, a senior administration official said. Several key White House initiatives stalled in Congress last year, including an immigration revamp, an increase in the minimum wage, gun-control legislation and economic proposals.

 

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"He says, 'Oh well, it's hard to get Congress to do anything.' Well, yeah, welcome to the real world. It's hard to convince people to get legislation through. It takes consensus," said Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.). "But that's what he needs to be doing is building consensus and not taking his pen and creating law."

 

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said in an interview that Mr. Obama's speech wouldn't present "a grandiose agenda. It's going to be a very practical agenda aimed at middle-class people."

 

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One big agenda item is apparently a "pledge" to hire more by US companies...

He also is expected to announce that some of the nation's largest employers, have signed a White House pledge agreeing not to discriminate against the long-term unemployed when making hiring decisions, according to a draft of the policy and interviews with several people familiar with the matter.

But the corporate hiring pledge also shows the limits of executive power. Under the nonbinding agreement, companies won't be obligated to hire the long-term unemployed, and it is unclear how the administration will monitor progress.

More lip-service, more class-warfare, more totalitarianism... just what we need for 'growth'... It does make one wonder if the surge in t-bill yields around the debt-ceiling dates are indicative of some reaction by the Republicans to this aggression?

 

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Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:26 | 4373107 Cognitive Dissonance
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All hail the mighty Wizard of O.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:27 | 4373114 1835jackson
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No.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:29 | 4373127 Midas
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If you like your anal virginity, you can keep your anal virginity.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:34 | 4373166 Rick Blaine
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Obama is a great man.

 

(Please have your sarcasm detector set to ON before reading that.)

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:38 | 4373177 New England Patriot
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Phew. I'm glad he's a constitutional law "professor."

Imagine what the alternative could have looked like. 

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:42 | 4373195 duo
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Rome had an executive who spent his whole term trying to make the Senate irrelevent while partying the whole time.  His name.....o yea, Caligula!

 

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:47 | 4373203 CH1
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Dude's out of control. Arrogance, delusions of grandeur and narcissism are a BAD combination.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:49 | 4373211 nmewn
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Not to mention incompetent.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:11 | 4373293 XenoFrog
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It would be nice if some brave soul had the testicular fortitude to yell out, "Tyrant!" when he starts explaining why he doesn't need Congress to pass laws.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:51 | 4373484 akak
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I'd settle for "Get your stinking executive orders off me, you damned dirty ape!"

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:12 | 4373561 superflex
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I'd settle for "Nigger, Please!"

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:28 | 4373609 Gankfest
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A true terrorist!

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:43 | 4373658 g speed
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does't matter to me what he says. I completely ignor the irrelevant POS---and fuck his cohorts and his court sycophants.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 23:10 | 4373739 TruthInSunshine
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"If you liked what remained of any shreds or vestiges of the Constitution, Fuck You!"

-- Barack H. Obama

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 23:27 | 4373793 Colonel Klink
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Cocksucker in chief.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 23:49 | 4373844 rcintc
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Mr. Cocksucker

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 23:58 | 4373850 TruthInSunshine
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"You Lie!!!"

The Sequel. January 28th.

South Carolina Representative # 1: That's what you said last time, dipshit!

South Carolina Representative # 2: Yeah, I got a solution, you're a dick! South Carolina, what's up!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crdao-yNAIA

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 06:40 | 4374342 GetZeeGold
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If you still do it after we say no......that's just rape.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 07:30 | 4374386 Arius
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POTUS is working  hard for the best for the country like previous Presidents always have done.

He surely in these trying times needs all our support regardless of your party affiliations!

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:04 | 4374769 kralizec
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Who is going to stop them?

The GOP just rolls over and taunts "that all you got, boy?"!

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 23:53 | 4373853 DoChenRollingBearing
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There is a case to be made for moving to Costa Rica.  Fishing is good too...

"Quepos, Costa Rica"

http://tinyurl.com/ptbv7gl

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:06 | 4374122 Keyser
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The Ticas are hot too!!!! jajaja...

 

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:49 | 4374194 ebear
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:38 | 4373646 Mr Pink
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Dats rayciss!

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:27 | 4374162 mkkby
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If you like your constitution, you can keep your constitution.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:34 | 4373975 Max Cynical
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It would be even better if nobody showed up.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 07:35 | 4374390 johny2
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“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”
Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:33 | 4374076 ScotlandTheBrave
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I'll second that.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:16 | 4374141 Johnny Cocknballs
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We might not live, yet, in an Orwellian, technodystopian socieity, but clearly we're in the left lane headed there.  Language is well used as a weapon.

A person yelling "tyrant" would be deemed a 'Tea Party extremist' and dismissed, for the most part by the major press.   Moreover, in our crazy, fucked up duopoly, both Republicans and Democrats each think that the other side only engages in criticism out of some derangement - partisanship  {often true}, or "racism" or "socialism" or "hate" or some other word that serves to stop further thinking.

I'm not a 'libertarian', or at least not an orthodox one. I hold a lot in common with progressives, I'm unapologetically 'right wing' on illegal immigration and to the extent I can know myself, it is not based on 'hate' of the 'other'.  My family were all Democrats, but I remember in my punk rock politics phase watching Limbaugh and thinking the guy was funny and seemed to make some good points.

 

My point... is that I don't take disagreement personally.  We all arrive at a conclusion as to what's best, or fair, or right, or true, to the best of our ability.  My opinion that the state should, in fact, massively fund {and reform} education for its citizens comes from a pragmatism and nationalism that overcomes the limited government and view of governmental power that I otherwise adhere to.  I tend to feel the same way about health care - that our view of it as a commodity instead of a right makes no sense, and also isn't good for the country...

 

etc.

 

But here's what, if you disagree...  I won't think you're dumb, or be upset with you.  You look at it differently.  You're allowed to.

 

All of this said, this imperial power grab begun long ago, accelerated under Obama, and the hypocritical cryptofascist "progressives" who perpetually seek to impose their will via coercion are both wrong, and dangerous, and if they are ever stopped, it will be so much harder and worse because all of us simply watched them rip up the bill of rights for years and years and did nothing, or let those who turned it into some bullshit about racism or being "right wing" get away with intellectual absurdity.

 

Government is limited by the grant of power in the Constitution, or it is not.  Those who seek to use a government unbounded by it's contract with The People are, in common parlance, for reasons of language use, fascists... and they are not my enemey because they disagree with my political opinions, they are my enemy because they are the enemy of all that is good and sweet about being human.

 

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:46 | 4374187 Jendrzejczyk
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Nice writing style. You do need to explain why the government would be a wise choice as Overlord of Education Decider in Chief.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 04:33 | 4374259 Johnny Cocknballs
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No I don't.  It needs to get done. And that means kids from piss poor families whose potential is squandered. Right now, state government is in the best position.

 

I'm familiar, trust me, with the theoretical free market arguments.  But theory isn't practice. The country needs an educated populace.  There may be no way to profit off the poor, and especially not in a way that gives robust education relative to the wealthy and to kids in other countries.

 

Public education as it is now is shit, sure. But I, personally, and you can take it or leave it, view an educated populace as vital as defense, police, or fire. I don't think the free market can ir would provide this, so I'm not going to make the good the enemy of the perfect, that is, *you* still have to explain a pragmatic non (state) govt alternative that isn't just empty theory.

 

Educated citizens are vital to the country's well being - and by the way for resisting govt fuckery.  As a Pragmatist and American nationalist, I don't agree with the idea of letting millions of poor kids get shit education because people who are Idealists suggest there's a theoretical better way to get it done.

 

Whatever *actually* gets it done. I get the libertarian theoretics, but I'm an American nationalist who wants even poor kids getting a competitive education.  State government should do thst, in my *opinion* until it can, genuinely, be done otherwise.

 

But some system where the poor get shit efucation relative to kids born rich is horseshit, unfair, and most of all, in my view, harmful to us as Americans.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 17:02 | 4376781 STP
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The biggest problem I have with your education of the poor, is that we have a federally subsidized program of breeding low IQ, low motivation and low class people that wouldn't have otherwise inflicted their moron kids on the taxpayer as lifetime beneficiaries.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 07:19 | 4374377 Random
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Yer a statist Johnny...Keep searching!

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 07:54 | 4374397 zen0
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"Sic Semper Tyrannus" would be the shout of testicular fortitude. Just yelling "tyrant" is for passive aggressive types.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:11 | 4373295 Chupacabra-322
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Five words:

Fuck this Treasonist War Criminal.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:37 | 4373415 wee-weed up
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We again need someone with balls at the SOTU to call out the Treasonist War Criminal...

"You lie!"

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:49 | 4373471 Anusocracy
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We should declare the Constitution null and void and go from there.

Like to the Republic of Texas.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:17 | 4373572 dryam
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You have to hand it to him. He can get retards worked up in all out uproar at the snap of his fingers, not unlike a guy named Adolf.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:08 | 4374130 Keyser
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I believe you have just insulted Hitler, if that is possible. 

 

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 06:53 | 4374354 GetZeeGold
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This note from hell just in.....Adolf is super pissed!

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:29 | 4374166 luckylongshot
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Two words

Impeach him.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:49 | 4373212 knukles
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With all due respect, Mr Pfeiffer.
He has already shown the American people he can do "something"

He is successfully destroying America

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:57 | 4373238 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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"He is successfully destroying America"

Yes, after 100 years he's the "closer"!

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:22 | 4374151 Johnny Cocknballs
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Hillary, and her backers, will close.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 07:22 | 4374380 Oracle of Kypseli
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I just saw Michelle down arrowing every comment on this post.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 07:33 | 4374388 johny2
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“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:59 | 4373247 nmewn
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He's done such an excellent job on health insurance reform, he's perfect for immigration reform!

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:08 | 4373548 nonclaim
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"He's done such an excellent job on health insurance"

I'm sure his infrastructure developments will have more holes than pavement.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:15 | 4373565 superflex
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He'll only need $500 million for the new illegal wetback website.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 23:05 | 4373721 Normalcy Bias
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Spic 'n Span.gov?

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:09 | 4374135 Keyser
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Obama's idea of emigration reform is to open the borders and shout Come On In!!! 

 

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:23 | 4374154 Johnny Cocknballs
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that's his bosses' idea.  and idea they've been promoting for decades, frankly, in most every European or Euro-majority nation.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:05 | 4374770 StandardDeviant
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And if there were no taxpayer-funded gov't benefits for the newcomers to claim, only the opportunity to make a go of it on their own work and merit, who would have a problem with that?

Sounds much like America in its early days.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:23 | 4373596 nmewn
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Thats the other thing about this prick, its the classic bait & switch...its even got the liberals (no quotes) pissed.

Stimulus "shovel ready jobs" was sold as roads & bridges & infrastucture and the ink wasn't even dry when everyone found out (well, the rest of the population) that it didn't go to just roads & bridges & infrastucture.

The thing about lying is, once you commit to a lie, you have to tell another and another and another.

Or "Change" the subject...which he always attempts to do...because he's always lying.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 07:28 | 4374384 GetZeeGold
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I'm just going to put this out there.....

 

Worse than Bush.

 

OK...I feel better.....carry on.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:51 | 4373214 Global Hunter
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and his handlers and puppet masters are well aware of his traits and they're stoking his narcissism at full blast.  He's a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:37 | 4373413 TheReplacement
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He will also have no defense if they decide he's no longer useful.  The public won't stand up for him against his own record.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:15 | 4373566 max2205
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This looks like it's lose lose for Barry.

The Syria line in the sand didn't end well

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:32 | 4374169 Johnny Cocknballs
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A product of a Chicago, Jewish mafia.. as reflected by his various federal appointments, which, sorry, are wildly disproportionately Jewish [look at the Fed, irs, ftc, cftc, treasury, council economic advisors, fdic, chief of staff {previously}, various 'advisors' and on and on.

 

Since Clinton, whether or not you're dumb enough to think it is either false or "anti-Semitic" to accurately who is buying power, our presidential elections have been bought by Jewish $.  2.5% of us.

 

Which is why the Republicans could have the only reigious or ethnic groups-sponsored debate I'm aware of, Jewish, of course, and not invite RP because he was not a zionist or interventionist, which means he isn't good for a tiny foreign country half a globe away.

 

Well, nothing will change it, let's hope tjhey fuck up, because they surely aren't going to be thwarted by the American people.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:09 | 4373288 asteroids
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If you don't have "rule of law" you have a dictatorship, or worse. Good luck Amerika, you'll need it.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:32 | 4374170 RafterManFMJ
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Our only hope is if Putin intervenes and saves us. How fucked up is that?

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 09:24 | 4374569 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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"...you have a dictatorship,..."

He has a pen and a phone...

One hundred years ago financial and political power was concentrated in D.C. with the non-approval of the 17th amendment by removing State control over the Fed govt. This is the inevetible result.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:37 | 4373421 Sam Clemons
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Are you sure this wasn't planned all along?  Three terms, maybe more.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:04 | 4373535 duo
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One party barge away from full Caligula.  I guess a floating golf green would suffice.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:00 | 4374028 disgustipated
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he's got one...USS BO

http://screencast.com/t/L41jl21p

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 03:23 | 4374225 IndyPat
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Google is building his party barges for him. Only things we are missing is a fiddle and a zippo.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:15 | 4374052 FreedomGuy
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CH1 you are correct but left out one very important ingredient...power. He has the police state departments of the USA at his disposal and they are all more interested in their concrete pensions than your abstract freedoms.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 05:32 | 4374298 Papasmurf
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Pensions?  How quaint.  They won't get no stinken pensions.  You'll see.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 01:29 | 4378687 FreedomGuy
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Probably, true but they THINK they will get them and will abuse you to keep them.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:05 | 4374125 Freddie
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TV and Hollywood love him 100%.  If you watch or support that beast then don't complain.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:57 | 4373507 Occams_Chainsaw
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Obama makes Caligula look like a shut-in.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:01 | 4373521 howenlink
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I think it is about time to show Mr. O where the rubber meets the road.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 03:25 | 4374227 IndyPat
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Or where the noose meets the neck...

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:19 | 4373577 Miffed Microbio...
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Caligula made his horse Incitatus a senator. Some claim this proved his madness but others believe this was a purposeful insult to the Senate implying their irrelevance. I personally would have chosen a baboon leaving my implication without doubt.

Miffed;-)

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:28 | 4373612 Hulk
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Fuck Big O and the Senator he rode in on !!!

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 23:40 | 4373822 Uncle Sugar
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She's not a Senator, she's a Wookie

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 00:48 | 4378599 Tapeworm
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Why did both of them surrender their Illinois law licences?

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:06 | 4374039 Overfed
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O'bomb-a made his horse Secretary of State.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:10 | 4374133 Freddie
Tue, 01/28/2014 - 03:09 | 4374210 Demologos
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Obama did a twist on that.  He made his horse Kerry-tus Secretariat of State.  Now our foreign policy is irrelevant.  All we need now is a picture of Putin riding on his back, shirtless.  Dr. Banzai, calling Dr. Banzai ...  Sorry Overfed, I didn't mean to step on your similar comment.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:40 | 4374088 FreedomGuy
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Has anyone seen or heard about any of his students from his professorial days? I have not, not one. Do you not think someone, even many might come forward and say what a great instructor he was?

After 10 years as a professor has anyone seen any of his papers, a book a briefing? Are they locked up with his grades and attendance records?

Methinks he, his education and his teaching days are all fraudulent.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:38 | 4374173 RafterManFMJ
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Dude, sell your hot tub if you've got one and stay out of small planes. If you commute to work or are a jogger, never follow the same course or fall into a routine.

Don't leave your drink unattended at the bar, and go drop 500 bucks at bulletproofme.com.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 01:33 | 4378693 FreedomGuy
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Hmmmm, now that I think about it...good advice.

If I were a private investigator I would absolutely go after this story on a hunch. I have a belief there is a large scandal hidden in there. Who the hell protects this kind of innoccuous information like this?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:40 | 4373184 nmewn
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His Imperial Majesty will not be dissuaded by mere laws or any concept of "democracy" or representative governance!

Eat your peas! He has a phone & a pen!

(Fucking Forward into the abyss)

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:14 | 4373308 Oldwood
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Oh no, he loves democracy. If he can push our head underwater long enough we will all be voting for the forbearance of his will. Tryanny always plays out pretty much the same. They can never use force until they have enough democratic support for their actions.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:19 | 4373333 nmewn
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"Tryanny always plays out pretty much the same. They can never use force until they have enough democratic support for their actions."

Exactly-Dead-Nuts-On.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 01:34 | 4378697 FreedomGuy
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Exactly, they use pluralistic paths and grow power up until that last little "jump" they need to make to a formal autocracy. It will have some "necessary" cause and of course give a sort of martial law power to the executive. It is exactly how Hitler proceeded.

Watch for a night of long knives.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:21 | 4373567 NoDebt
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Exactly, Oldwood.  Exactly.

You can feel free to substitute the word "tribalism" for "democracy", if you like.  It still works in this case.  Have one more vote than the other side and you get your way 100% of the time.

 

 

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:54 | 4373499 jerry_theking_lawler
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Sounds just like a 'community organizer'.....I have a phone and a pen. Phone to call someone who knows what the hell is going on and a pen to fill out some government form to help out the people......

 

Jack. Ass.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:25 | 4373601 Miffed Microbio...
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"We need to show Americans we can get things done"

That nebulous statement speaks volumes and if this country doesn't feel any discomfort in hearing that , we are truly beyond hope at this point. I am amazed the power hungry people in Congress are simply going to step aside and allow themselves to be nullified.

Miffed;-)

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:09 | 4373285 Winston Churchill
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Truly a legend in his own mind.

He better pray to Allah that the R's don't get back the Senate.

otherwise he is Impeachmeat for sure.

The Indictment will be a book  long.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:32 | 4373404 KickIce
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As long as the bankers approve.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:39 | 4373431 Sam Clemons
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The R's won't do shit.  Primarily because Obama was placed there..by someone. Not Americans.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:38 | 4373974 Kirk2NCC1701
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Another (equally or more plausible) explanation why the GOP won't do jack, is that they have failed themselves and the country in a VERY SPECIFIC way:  After the Bush clan (some call them a crime family), there was ZERO/Negligible long-term succession planning of GOP leadership. 

It was ALL about each of those selfish (proverbial or literal) cocksuckers looking out only for their own wealth -- akin to cold-blooded reptiles.  As such, they were a complete pushover, to be compromised by Wall St.  Fuck you, GOP!  You reap what you sow. 

p.s. The Libertarian party still represents what the GOP used to, before they got corrupted.  Ironically, the GOP leadership/leadershit squashes anything of relevance the Libertarians try to do.  Like I said: Fuck you, GOP!  You'll get your just rewards also.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:21 | 4374060 FreedomGuy
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Kirk, I agree with the latter part of your statement. Where I disagree is the succession planning. That type of thing is more for dynasties. If it were up to the old guard GOP, Dole, McCain, Romney types who really do not mind large expensive government, would all be the successors. However, the party is divided between the milktoast old guard and I think a libertarian leaning new guard. The old has the money, the new has the energy.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:53 | 4374197 August
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>>>The Libertarian party still represents what the GOP used to, before they got corrupted.

I think that's a bit muddled: since their foundation, the Republicons have been the party of banking, big business and industry.  And, once upon a time, the Deceptocrats actually were the party of the little guy, agrarian interests and state's rights.

Admittedly, it's all gotten muddled since, about a hundred years ago, the bankers added the Deceptocrat franchise to their holdings.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 01:39 | 4378709 FreedomGuy
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You actually do not know your history very well. The Republicans actually came out of the collapse of another old party, the Whigs. Pre-WWII they were derided as isolationist and did not want to do FDR type interventions in the economy.

Most of the big-business stereotype is propoganda. Both parties get huge donations and cut favors as that is the way to large campaign donations. Whoever is in power gets the most donations and leftists believe particularly strongly in state power and favors.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:45 | 4373657 ebworthen
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Rick Blaine said:

"Obama is a great man.

(Please have your sarcasm detector set to ON before reading that.)"

I was sure this story was another Onion piece.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 02:13 | 4374138 Eireann go Brach
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Obama is the Joke of the century! America you have been duped you bunch of stupid fucks!

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:30 | 4373143 logicalman
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Not on this planet.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 23:01 | 4373712 Aussiekiwi
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That just never gets old.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:44 | 4373988 putaipan
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let george jr. wipe his ass with that "godamned piece of paper" or vise-verse. that'll be a change i can believe in.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:52 | 4373129 Cognitive Dissonance
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"No."

The NSA has duly noted your response peon.

<Knock knock>

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:43 | 4373450 Patriot Eke
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They don't want to knock on our doors.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:33 | 4373157 t0mmyBerg
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1835.  thats malcolm x college, near uic.  had a friend with a condo right around there.  anyway, how dare you question the right of the worlds lyingest scumbag, a man whose every utterance is dripping with malintent and misdirection and outright falsitude, to do what needs to be done to realize the great progressive vision of enslaving the doers!  i may watch the POS just to see what nonsense issues forth.  dramamine will be at my side.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:54 | 4374107 KickIce
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Well he did admit he liked to kill people, so yeah, by all means give him more power.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:59 | 4374117 Crash Overide
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We interrupt your regularly scheduled propaganda Obama... Juice news bitch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VD33jRpeMM

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:40 | 4373189 Stoploss
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More rights being taken away.

No need to see it on TV to know what's happening.

 

If Barry hates us for no reason, let's give that motherfucker a reason..

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:02 | 4373525 mjcOH1
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I thought he hated us for our freedom.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:38 | 4373982 Max Cynical
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"If Barry hates us for no reason, let's give that motherfucker a reason."

He hates us for our freedoms.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:57 | 4373240 anonnn
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FYI--Awesome news, if true

From  http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/

US presses Japan to hand back 300 kg of plutonium

Japan's key ally the US has been pressing the country to return more than 300 kg of mostly weapon-grade plutonium that it exported to Japan for research purposes during the Cold War era, media reported.

The plutonium that is stored at a fast critical assembly in Tokaimura in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture could be used to produce 40-50 nuclear weapons, reported Japan's Kyodo News, citing unnamed Japanese and US government officials, according to Xinhua.

Japan has strongly resisted the demand raised by US President Barack Obama's administration, but it finally gave in to repeated demands, Kyodo said.

The two countries since last year have been seriously discussing the issue as the US plans to reach an accord with Japan at the third nuclear security summit in March in the Netherlands, according to the report.

The fast critical assembly belonging to the Japan Atomic Energy Agency is the country's only critical assembly designed to study characteristics of fast reactors.

The Japanese ministry of education, culture, sports, science and technology and other researchers have argued that the plutonium in question is needed for research and vital for producing good data, said Kyodo.

At present, Japan has another estimated 44 tonnes of plutonium, but its quality is not on par with the plutonium used for research purposes, Kyodo quoted a Japanese expert as saying.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:07 | 4373278 1000924014093
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Ok, Fine! You can have your 30kg of Plutonium back.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:19 | 4373339 Terminus C
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We got at least that much back from Fuku...

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:17 | 4373575 NoDebt
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Just droping the zero off was, perhaps, a bit too subtle for a thread like this.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:00 | 4373246 rubiconsolutions
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"Pay very close attention to the man behind the curtain."

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:52 | 4373486 Flying Wombat
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I find it interesting that for the first time in a long time, mainstream media is calling out the President on his dictator tendencies.  Wire stories like this http://thenewsdoctors.com/?p=103156 out of the AFP were rare for most of his presidency.  Maybe the mainstream business community has had enough of this goof and are starting to think more like liberty-minded people that see this POTUS for the Constitution-shreading creature that he is.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:47 | 4373664 BraveSirRobin
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The American people will reject tyranny

The American people will vote for tyranny in a landslide

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:52 | 4373677 robertsgt40
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Schumer is correct when he said Obama's "agenda" is "aimed" at the middle class. The final thrust in the shorts.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 06:50 | 4374352 doctor10
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Double-Dog Dare us all does he?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:26 | 4373108 blown income
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Fuck Osama

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:27 | 4373113 knicks3005
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Obama on his way to becoming the dictator he so ever dreamed of becoming. 

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:34 | 4373165 Overfed
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Idi Amin Dada O'bomb-a, bitchez!!

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:13 | 4373305 XenoFrog
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People think he's trying to be funny when he waxes intellectual about how much easier things would be for him if only we got rid of this pesky representative republic.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:13 | 4373560 Everybodys All ...
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Dreams of his father ... his dream and our nightmare.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:29 | 4373619 Raymond K Hessel
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He also is expected to announce that some of the nation's largest employers, have signed a White House pledge agreeing not to discriminate against the long-term unemployed when making hiring decisions, according to a draft of the policy and interviews with several people familiar with the matter.

 

Am I crazy or is this ripped right out of an Ayn Rand novel?

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:55 | 4373687 g speed
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yes it is--almost word for word---and I think the end is near for his royal ass hole---he is in so far over his head--I expect suicide to take ts course--- the guy will kill himself and the SS will let him ---you heard it here first.  

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:27 | 4373115 Vendrell
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I smell a Reichstag burning...

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:29 | 4373132 Millivanilli
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I smell REVOLUTION.

 

FUCK BOTH PARTIES.  

 

 

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:58 | 4373236 unrulian
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you must live in Europe...all I smell is starbucks and freedom fries

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:07 | 4373268 Vendrell
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Just wait until stealth inflation hits the pork rinds ....

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 23:18 | 4373356 Dr. Engali
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Are you sure that's pork fat you're eating? There's an awful lot of fat Americans getting liposuction these days. That's what we like to call synergistic revenue enhancing. Just think the fatties can eat their own fat. No waste ;)

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 03:41 | 4374242 IndyPat
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Durden would totally approve. Even better than soap from lypo fat.

But....can you make nitroglycerin from pork rinds?
I bet Mr. white could.......

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:05 | 4373545 PrintemDano
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We have already had a Revolution....it's time for the Counter Revolution.  Fixed it for ya.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:28 | 4373133 ifishivote
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He is banking on a conservative never being back in the white house.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:31 | 4373150 Pareto
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Its a good bet.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:46 | 4373204 New England Patriot
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Republicans are just Democrats from ten years ago.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:54 | 4373226 knukles
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Oh, that's such a good bet...

Imagine.

Bush 2 showed the Democrats how to spend money.  "Why if the Republicans can spend, then we'll show the Republicans what spending Really Is!"

So next up at some point is gonna be one real crazy ass demagog, radical people hating right wing killer who'll really show the Democrats about loving your neighbor as yourself while you have them yank their guts out on live TV ...

Once set, precedents become difficult to reverse.

This is gonna wind up the Junior Beginner Imperial Presidency

 

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:35 | 4373167 Alethian
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Hasn't been one of those in awhile.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:28 | 4373134 logicalman
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Desperation on the cusp of madness.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:38 | 4373176 Alethian
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Or, a carefully orchestrated agenda. Spend 5 years demonstrating the ineffectiveness of the legislature; hype up the people with (a) recovery and (b) issues; present the necessary and safe solution.

Question: Will this be accompanied by extra incentive in the form of an "event", or will they be running with what they have?

Can anyone say "Superbowl"?

These fuckers...

 

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:41 | 4373191 logicalman
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Government is likely the worst thing humans ever came up with.

Some might say nukes, but they would never have come about without the curse of 'government'.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 22:59 | 4373700 g speed
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bingo----gov't is obsolete

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:29 | 4373136 Mercuryquicksilver
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If you like your Constitution you can keep your Constitution.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:08 | 4373277 Dr. Engali
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No you can't. You didn't build that constitution.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 03:44 | 4374244 IndyPat
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White devils did.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:31 | 4373140 q99x2
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Nobody even knows his real name or where the fuck that dude was born let alone who the fucking 'we" are that he is talking about.

Why don't he go out and follow his true calling and join the circus or something.

Get him out of my life already.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 21:13 | 4373301 Marge N Call
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You can't question him, or you are either racist or a truther.These questions you are esking are valid, and were done as our "media" vetted him before the election. Presumably, due to lack of their objections they found nothing suspicisous, and nothing that makes him less that 100% capable of defending our constitution.

Hmmmmm... wonder why they never vetted him as much as they would have if he had an R next to his name??

Good thing our media are not a collection of partisna hacks!!

 

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 20:30 | 4373141 syntaxterror
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Send that cock gobbler to Fallujah!

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