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… Well , POTUS wants an AUMF [#what]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,November 2nd,2016

.. what is it ?? ..

.. it is called an Authorization to Use Military Force . In common English , it means a modern version of a declaration of war ..

.. POTUS wants a new one . The thing is that Congress will not give him one . How come ?? ..

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics.com/video]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video of the speech ..

.. POTUS is operating under the Bush – era AUMF from 2001 . It gives a President a great deal of flexibility . Amazingly , though , Obama does not want that flexibility , given the authority that comes with it , and the responsibility [as well]..

.. the new AUMF that Obama wants [ironically] would ” tie ” a President ‘ s hands . Given the terms , Congress will not pass such a thing ..

.. also , given POTUS ‘ antics elsewhere in the government , Obama has no trust going with Congress . It is not just that Congress does not like him . That goes without saying . Congress just plainly does not trust him , not one bit …

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… Congress and POTUS are heading for a confrontation [#Gitmo detainees]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 11th,2016

.. POTUS wants to close the Gitmo Bay detainee camp . Congress does not . God knows there is a difference of opinion..

.. However , there has been a law passed to stop the expenditure of funds to transfer the detainees to anywhere in the U.S. . Plain and Simple . So POTUS cannot do anything about it ..

.. Unfortunately , this POTUS has a habit of taking ” executive actions ” to get his way . yes , He is that pigheaded . However , doing so in this case is risking a constitutional confrontation with Congress ..

.. [h/t — WFB.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. POTUS has had a habit of baiting Congress with his actions . He is daring Congress to impeach him . If he pulls a stunt like this , he just may well get his wish …

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… the ObamaCraps must have a Death Wish [#Exec Action][#Gitmo]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 5th,2016

.. the ObamaCraps are famous for this . There have been a number of circumstances during his lordship ‘ s nearly two terms in office where he has acted to ” redefine ” the terms of the compact that is our Constitution . Usually , there has been at least some [but tenous] connection to an applicable ..

.. but his ? ..

.. [h/t — WFB.com]..

.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. this limitation on the actions of the Executive Branch  is nothing new . It also is not  something that was a creation of the current  majority of Republicans in Congress . The guilty party , in fact ? The  Democrats , for the most part . They passed the limitation , called an  appropriations rider in the early part of 2009 , when they has the majority in  both Houses of Congress . They were not exactly thrilled with the idea of the Gitmo detainees  ending up here in the United States . Thus , in a rare time of bipartisan cooperation , both parties voted to stop His Lordship and his cronies from moving those goofballs to a US  prison .

..  so , what happens next ? Good Question ! …

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… There can be No Sanctions Deal with Iran [#nuclear deal]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 20th,2016

.. there can be no deal of any kind . none …

.. the sanctions that were imposed upon Iran were enacted into law by Congress . A POTUS cannot unilaterally abate or reduce them …

.. [h/t — CounterJihadReport.com]..
.. [link] to the news report …

.. Congress must act to reduce or eliminate the sanctions . His Lordship cannot unilaterally act on his own , and he knows it …. there is easily political support in the House of Representatives to reimpose or increase sanctions . Virtually all of the GOP caucus would vote in favour , and a significant chunk of the DemoCrap caucus would vote with them . I believe that it would easily attrack 320 to 330 votes , maybe more , which would easily override any Presidential veto …

.. the next question is the Senate . The GOP caucus [45 members] would be virtually unanimous in favour of sanctions . How would the Dems react , that would be the question ? At least half , likely more would vote in favour of the initial legislation . The big question is the veto override …

.. there would be enormous pressure to vote with POTUS to sustain a veto . In this case , I would think that it would not work . The Dems are likely to lose the Senate . They will not get the votes of the losers , and it will limit the impact of Dingy Harry ‘ s influence on the legislation . If the support gets to at least 75 votes [or more] , then sustaining a veto is a joke . it will not be worthwhile …

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… Now , At least We Know [#POTUS Exec Amnesty Plan]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 15th,2015

.. it seems that even Obama ‘ s own people do not know how to keep their own big mouths shut . Especially when discretion would be the better part of valour …

.. now , we know , or , we think that we know what is coming with His Lordship ‘ s Executive Amnesty plan ..

.. no , I do not like it . Not one bit …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. whether that it is good politics or is good policy is not the point . The issue is morality , constitutionality , and legality …

.. Our POTUS is not a dictator . He / She is obligated to make sure that the ” laws be faithfully be executed . ” POTUS does not pass laws , he / she signs bills into law ….

.. especially in the area of immigration . The rules and law of immigration are given by our Constitution to Congress , not the President , and especially not the judiciary . As a result , Congress makes the law in this area , like many others where it has either explicit and / or implicit power(s) under the Consitution …

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