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Monday, April 15, 2019

Republicans on Capitol Hill are raising alarms at the White House's resistance to congressional demands, fearing President Donald Trump is bolstering the power of his office at the expense of Congress.

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Republicans Worry about White House Circumventing Congress

Sure. They "worry" about it just like they "worry" about income inequality, budgetary imbalances, and climate change.

Then they do the opposite of fixing it.

#1 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-15 01:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Wake me up when they actually start doing something about it.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-15 01:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wake me up when they actually start doing something about it.
#2 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

Exactly. Congress has been willingly ceding its powers to the Executive for decades. I don't expect that to change because Trump.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-15 02:15 PM | Reply

Exactly. Congress has been willingly ceding its powers to the Executive for decades. I don't expect that to change because Trump.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ

Yeah in order for that to happen republicans like you and those in congress would have to admit the reality that trump is worse than anything we've seen before. And we've all seen how dedicated your party is to ignoring that obvious truth.

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-15 02:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Exactly. Congress has been willingly ceding its powers to the Executive for decades. I don't expect that to change because Trump.

#3 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Ceding regulatory power. But there are powerful checks and balances in place on rule making for administrative agencies...or there was until Trump took office.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-04-15 03:44 PM | Reply

The republicans in Congress have the power to stop Orange Adolf they just refuse to do so.

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-15 04:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

But there are powerful checks and balances in place on rule making for administrative agencies...

#5 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Those rules did nothing to slow down the last administration. This is a problem that goes back decades and it needs to stop.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-15 04:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#3 ... Congress has been willingly ceding its powers to the Executive for decades. ...

I remember a few short years ago when the Republicans in Congress were screaming, and FoxNews talking heads were having meltdowns, about the Presidential expansion of Executive Power. Neither Congress nor the Republican PR firm was going along willingly by any means.

Where are those voices that object to the expansion of Presidential power nowadays?

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-15 04:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Where are those voices that object to the expansion of Presidential power nowadays?

#8 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

They are too few. At least some Republicans crossed over and joined Dems in trying to block Trump's unconstitutional means of trying to get that stupid wall built.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-15 04:22 PM | Reply

Democrats were universal in cheering each and every one of Obama's unconstitutional power grabs, like setting policies with "dear colleague" letters.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-15 04:23 PM | Reply

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Where are those voices that object to the expansion of Presidential power nowadays?

Oh, they're quite content with the state of affairs and would like you to please stop persecuting the President.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-15 04:24 PM | Reply

#11 Don't include me in "they're".

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-15 04:26 PM | Reply

Democrats did it too!! *sad face emoji* *tear drop emoji*
#10 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Cleaned that up for you.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-04-15 04:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Cleaned that up for you.

#13 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

If you don't like your double-standards being called out then try holding consistent standards.

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-15 04:31 PM | Reply


@#14 ... double-standards being called out ...

I think there is a not-so-subtle difference between the opposing party calling out the President for too much expansion of powers, and when the President's own party does it.

In other words, and to your point, given all Congress has allowed the President of the same party to get away with over the years...

... just how egregious does a President's actions have to become in order for his own party to start calling him out on excessive expansion of Presidential power?

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-15 04:42 PM | Reply

Those rules did nothing to slow down the last administration. This is a problem that goes back decades and it needs to stop.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ

The last administration didn't require slowing down like this one does.

Don't play this game again.

Trump is not just another repub prez that dems are greeting with total undeserved opposition like repubs did to obama.

#16 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-15 06:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Democrats were universal in cheering each and every one of Obama's unconstitutional power grabs

#10 | Posted by JeffJ

You sound like a fox news host. With just as much attachment to reality.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-04-15 06:02 PM | Reply

that's like saying jelly fish are worried about sea snakes.

#18 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-04-16 03:22 AM | Reply

Is Jeff turning into Tucker Carlson? Inquiring minds want to know.

#19 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-16 08:17 AM | Reply

Democrats were universal in cheering each and every one of Obama's unconstitutional power grabs
#10 | Posted by JeffJ
You sound like a fox news host. With just as much attachment to reality.

#17 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

DAPA, DACA, deeming the Senate in recess (when the Senate wasn't in recess) to make recess appointments, rewriting the Employer mandate, turning universities into kangaroo courts when handling allegations of sexual assault with nothing more than a "dear colleague" letter, mandating that public schools allow boys access to girls' locker rooms if they "identify" as female....Dems cheered ALL of it. I don't recall a single Democrat or Progressive once call out that he didn't have the power to do those things - that all of those things were under the purview of Congress, not the presidency.

So yeah, I 100% stand by my comment.

For the record, I'm very much concerned about Trump circumventing congress and I've said so when he's done it - most recently, abusing his powers to get funding for his stupid wall.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-16 10:14 AM | Reply

I'm starting to think comrade Jeffry is Tucker Carlson in drag.

#21 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-16 02:32 PM | Reply

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