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Friday, July 11, 2014

Go ahead, President Barack Obama told House Republicans Thursday. Impeach him. "You hear some of them: 'Sue him! Impeach him!'" Obama said in a relaxed, sniping campaign-style speech in Austin, Texas, recounting the resistance he's run into for signing executive actions. "Really? For what, doing my job?" So punchy that he was leaning arms hanging off the front of his podium, telling a few hecklers to "sit down," and instructing the Secret Service not to bother removing them, Obama said he was feeling liberated. "I don't have to run for office anymore, so I can just let it rip," he said.

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"The best thing you can say about" the House GOP, Obama said, is that, so far this year, "they haven't shut down the government. … But it's only July."

"Think about that," he told the crowd. "You're going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job while you don't do your job."

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-10 08:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

I had to search the internet machine for hours, but I found these stats on an obscure website with the strange name 'Wikipedia'.

en.wikipedia.org

It turns out that President George W. Bush issued 291 executive orders to Obama's 180.

Forgive me, but I don't remember Republicans complaining when W. did it. I can't fault Tea Party members for not being able to find the numbers. The Google Machine is rather daunting, not to mention complicated.

#2 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-07-10 08:36 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 4

"Think about that," he told the crowd. "You're going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job while you don't do your job."

Three co-equal branches of government. I sent my representative there to stop him. Not agreeing with the president and refusing to pass his legislation is not, not doing your job.

I see money to sue him stopping his illegal executive orders and changing the law is he sees fit, as an excellent use of taxpayer dollars.

We just disagree.

#3 | Posted by homerj at 2014-07-10 08:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

I sent my representative there to stop him.

Sounds like he's not doing his job.

#4 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-07-10 08:41 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

"...I don't remember Republicans complaining when W. did it."

That's because they liked President Bush's executive orders.

It's not the idea of executive orders they object to, just the content.

Same goes with government spending money... they are ok with it as long as it's spent on stuff they like, otherwise it's wasteful.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-07-10 09:53 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 9

Omg can Obama get any more dramatic?

#6 | Posted by Huguenot at 2014-07-11 12:44 AM | Reply | Flag:

A repub calling accusing Obama of being dramatic, too funny. All the GOP drama queens have is faux outrage.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2014-07-11 02:53 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 5

I sent my representative there to stop him.

You have a rather lofty view of yourself, don't you?

I see money to sue him stopping his illegal executive orders and changing the law is he sees fit, as an excellent use of taxpayer dollars.

You mean you see spending tax dollars to support your opinion as worth it.

You moonbats make plenty of claims of illegality but show little in support.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2014-07-11 05:31 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

HomerJ is a perfect example of what is wrong with the right. If I can't have everything my way, I am going to stomp my feet, hold my breath, and throw a tantrum until I do.

#10 | Posted by schmanch at 2014-07-11 07:40 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Republicans are barking up the wrong tree if they're whining about executive orders.

"I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States"

We have a much larger problem with selective enforcement in this country. Republicans are just as guilty of it as Democrats. Nobody from either party is willing to hold their politicians accountable to this basic corruption of the rule of law.

en.wikipedia.org

"Historically, selective enforcement is recognized as a sign of tyranny, and an abuse of power, because it violates rule of law, allowing men to apply justice only when they choose. Aside from this being inherently unjust, it almost inevitably must lead to favoritism and extortion, with those empowered to choose being able to help their friends, take bribes, and threaten those from whom they desire favors."

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-07-11 11:45 AM | Reply | Flag:

they are ok with it as long as it's spent on stuff they like

They were OK with President Bush's spending on stuff they liked and on stuff they disliked. He had a blank check to spend, spend, spend without ever having to offset it with cuts. The principle of never spending without cutting an equal amount was discovered by Republicans the minute Obama took the oath.

#13 | Posted by rcade at 2014-07-11 12:15 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 5

Bring it.

#14 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-07-11 12:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think Bush and Obama both spend too much.

#15 | Posted by shirtsbyeric at 2014-07-11 01:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

Much like Obama's supporters he loves to build a good strawman. Palin mentioned impeachment but, she doesn't even hold office. Boehner already said that impeachment would be a bad idea and he wouldn't even consider it. Obama loves to play the butt hurt victim.

#16 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-07-11 01:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

Boehner already said that impeachment would be a bad idea and he wouldn't even consider it. Obama loves to play the butt hurt victim.

#16 | Posted by Dalton

Impeachment is a bad idea but suing the President of the United States for doing his job. Well now, THAT is a good idea!

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-07-11 01:55 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

And to top it off they are suing him for doing something that they actually voted to do.

"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself."

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-07-11 01:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think the law suit is dumb too. House republicans should just continue to write bills. They know Harry Reid won't allow any votes on them and Obama is screwing up enough w/out any help.

#19 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-07-11 02:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

The current crisis has nothing to do with passing immigration reform. The house has sent several bills to the Senate and Harry Reid won't allow a vote on them either. No way you can do immigration reform with what is happening right now. Believe it or not a lot of Americans don't want people who came here illegaly to get citizenship for the exact reason we are dealing with today. For 6 years Obama has saidthe border was secure and now we see that it wasn't.

#23 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-07-11 03:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

Believe it or not a lot of Americans don't want people who came here illegaly to get citizenship for the exact reason we are dealing with today.

#23 | Posted by Dalton

By today's rules there's a good chance that some of your ancestors came here illegally. Perhaps we all should leave and give it back to the people whose ancestors came across the Bering straights.

It's funny how so many are in favor of globalization of trade, just not of people.

#25 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2014-07-11 04:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Actually most people would be just fine with letting these poor children stay as opposed to being killed or sold into slavery upon return to their native land.

It's the "Christian" thing to do isn't it?

Give me your poor, tired huddled masses and all that?

And sending bills with "repeal Obamacare" attatched to the house is ridiculous.

#26 | Posted by drewl at 2014-07-11 04:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

#21 ~ in all fairness, W was just the goofy face on the administration Cheney ran. They would arrest W, C & Rumsfeld if they went to Switzerland and some other countries.

#27 | Posted by kenx at 2014-07-11 04:17 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Impeachment is a bad idea but suing the President of the United States for doing his job. Well now, THAT is a good idea!
#17 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY

The DREAM act was never passed.... so what is his job exactly?

#28 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-07-11 04:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

By today's rules there's a good chance that some of your ancestors came here illegally. Perhaps we all should leave and give it back to the people whose ancestors came across the Bering straights.

--------------

Unless you are full blood Native, or South American; then you are here because of genocide.

Unless you belong to the groups above; claiming citizenship here, while denying others that same right, is historical imbecility.

#29 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-07-12 12:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

Later, under Nixon, it even went as far as poisoning livestock and so on. Big affair. And then came Vietnam; he invaded Vietnam. He invaded South Vietnam in 1962. He sent the U.S. Air Force to start bombing. Okay. We took care of Kennedy.
Johnson is trivial. The Indochina war alone, forget the invasion of the Dominican Republic, was a major war crime.

#20 | POSTED BY SHAWN AT 2014-07-11 02:51 PM | REPLY | FLAG:CLOSE BUT NO CUBAN CIGAR

Nixon had a bigger hand in Vietnam than Kennedy because he started mixing it up with Vietnam when he was VP. It was bi partisan but Nixon had more leverage and it was never declared a war until it was over. A lot of military were angry with Kennedy because he showed a lack of commitment by not declaring it a war. The thing is no one wanted to call it a war. They is how they got away with throwing draftees at it rather than the reserves. The facts are Nixon presided over it longer than anyone.We know how well that went. Nixon started it and ended it... and according to new information did what he

ould to drag it out trying to squeeze a victory dance out of it.

Cuba is another tragedy of the Eisenhower and so is Iran. Ike propped up Bautista in Cuba and helped stage a coup in Iran to oust their democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and replace him with Mohammad Pahlavi.

Kennedy was on record for hating the Bautista regime and critical of the US part that played in it.

Nevertheless the US did have a run of Presidents who has served in WW2 where our nations was able to celebrate a "victory". Fascinating that the rabbit holes those vets have led us down finally ending with Bush the elder haven't garnered the glory they wanted.

As far as Cuba is concerned I don't think there has been a president in my life time that has handled Cuba well.They were a Soviet State for so long and Reagan was all about killing the Cubans in Grenada when he started that diversionary war on trumped up charges to cover his tracks for dropping the ball in Beirut. The ghosts of Reagan/Bush drug cartel are what is haunting us in the border detention centers today. Which explains why the pigs are squealing so loudly. They hate paying for what they do.

#30 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2014-07-12 02:00 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Really? For what, doing my job?"

lol burn!

FTR Bush had eight years and a major terrorist attack to secure our borders and instead he did_____.

#32 | Posted by Tor at 2014-07-12 02:34 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

"Really? For what, doing my job?"

lol burn!

FTR Bush had eight years and a major terrorist attack to secure our borders and instead he did_____.

#33 | Posted by Tor at 2014-07-12 02:34 AM | Reply | Flag:

Its OK, try and impeach Obama. But first Bush & Cheney must be sent to the Hague for war crimes along with several of their sidekicks, such as Rice and Rummy.....

here's a good read: www.amazon.com

#34 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-07-12 09:19 AM | Reply | Flag:

Shawn said it best

#35 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-07-12 09:25 AM | Reply | Flag:

#35 | POSTED BY NUTCASE
"Shawn said it best"

And he did so without using the word "fascisti" even once.

Progress.

#36 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-07-12 11:28 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"And he did so without using the word "fascisti" even once."

Mostly because all that was from Noam Chomsky.

#37 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-07-12 12:12 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Mostly because all that was from Noam Chomsky.

#37 | Posted by REDIAL


Are you accusing Shawn of plagiarizing Noam Chomsky or just agreeing with him?

#38 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-07-12 03:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

yes SIR...really ...

you took an oath to protect and defend the constitution...not open the doors to thousands of people that we'll have to take care of so they can vote democrat for the next 50 years..

#39 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-12 06:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

and while agents are taking care of diseased children and others, who knows whats crossing the border a few miles down the river?i

if its terrorists and there's blood shed, it's SMACK DAB on your hands mr. president !!!!

#40 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-12 06:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Are you accusing Shawn of plagiarizing Noam Chomsky or just agreeing with him?"

www.chomsky.info

#41 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-07-12 06:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

You shouldn't accuse someone of plagiarism when they list the author.

#42 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-07-13 08:21 AM | Reply | Flag:

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