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… Is POTUS really This Crazy ?!?! [#tax increases][#executive action]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,November 29th,2016

.. well , he has pulled that damn jackhole stunt on immigration . Thankfully , it appears that a judge has called him on the carpet on it . He still has delusions of trying to pull more of them in other subject areas …

.. such as taxes ..

.. yes , taxes . It appears that HIS Lordship is preparing another Executive Action , this one that would be designed to raise taxes unilaterally , without congressional action or congressional approval . That would really be nuts …

.. [h/t — Townhall.com/tipsheet]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. this is most definitely a giant step too far . Taking the ” creative ” step that he did in immigration is one thing . But taxes . Taxes ?? … POTUS is [was] a constitutional law professor , or he was allegedly one . Someone evidently forgot to give him a current copy [with amendments] of our Constitution . Boy , did he really screw the pooch on this one …

.. those items that he is trying to change are in the tax law . To be specific , they are in the tax law . They area ensconced in law , which needs to be changed by an Act of Congress . They cannot [and must not] be changed by an Act OF EXecutive fiat …

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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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… What are these Idiots Thinking ?? [#so – called Immigration Amnesty]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 24th,2014

.. these idiots are feeding over table scraps …

.. especially over an unconstitutional and definitively illegal act by His Lordship …

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

.. immigration law is a purely held and solely in the hands of Congress , not the Executive Branch . His Lordship cannot rewrite the immigration law to suit his own whims ….

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… POTUS is not a Dictator [#His Lordship]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 8th,2014

.. the President of the United States is not a King . He or She is not a dictator ; He or she is sworn to ” faithfully execute the laws . ”

.. [h/t — Breitbart.com(BigGovernment)]
.. [link] to the blog post …

During an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama administration was getting impatient with Congress.

“[W]e’re not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress,” he explained. “We’ve been waiting a year already. The president has tasked his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with reviewing what options are available to the president, what is at his disposal using his executive authority to try to address some of the problems that have been created by our broken immigration system.”

.. you may not like it , but the President is the Chief Executive , not the Dictator . He is the head of one branch of a three – branch system of government . He cannot create law all by himself . The Congress writes the laws , the Judiciary interprets the laws , and the President faithfully  executes the laws  …

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… It is Constitutional , You Damn Idiot [#Cruz – Schumer Iran Hostage Visa Bill] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 25th,2014

.. it seems like His Lordship (Obama) is having a hissy fit ..

.. Congress passed a bill , 535 to zero . So , what does POTUS do ? …

.. He says that he will not enforce it ….

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

.. guess what , POTUS ? … It will be See You in Court …. Rapidly .

.. first , the text :

By now you probably know about Hamid Abutalebi. He’s the would-be diplomat whom Iran wanted to send to the United Nations – but whom Congress blocked, on a strongly bipartisan vote, because he was among the terrorists who helped take Americans into captivity in the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979.

Today, President Barack Obama signed Congress’ bill into law – and then immediately appended a signing statement informing the world he would not enforce the law he’d just signed.

“Acts of espionage and terrorism against the United States and our allies are unquestionably problems of the utmost gravity, and I share the Congress’s concern that individuals who have engaged in such activity may use the cover of diplomacy to gain access to our Nation,” Obama wrote.

“Nevertheless, as President [George H.W.] Bush also observed, ‘curtailing by statute my constitutional discretion to receive or reject ambassadors is neither a permissible nor a practical solution.’ I shall therefore continue to treat section 407, as originally enacted and as amended by S. 2195, as advisory in circumstances in which it would interfere with the exercise of this discretion.”

In other words, Obama is saying he intends to treat the bill, which bars Abutalebi from entering the U.S., as a piece of advice and nothing more, using as a pretense a Bush I precedent that emanated from a squabble with Congress over dictating to the President a job the Constitution already empowers him with carrying out.

The bill barring Abutalebi from setting foot on U.S. soil was authored by Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and received strong support from both side of the aisle. Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) didn’t hesitate to use language so strongly condemning Abutalebi’s nomination that Cruz himself might as well have spoken the same words.

Iran’s foreign minister responded to the vote by calling Congress a pack of “radicals,” reaffirming in the process that Congress had made the right call from the start.

With Obama’s ambivalent action today, Abutalebi appears to be headed, illegally, to the U.S. as the Iranian ambassador to the UN. But it’s doubtful at this point that he’ll be deported.

.. Now , back to me :

.. dumb – dumb , your constitutional power to receive ambassadors refers to Ambassadors to the United States , stupid , not Ambassadors of a nation to the United Nations . Slight difference , doufus ! …

.. the United States has the rights under the Headquarters Agreement with the U.N. to regulate visas for U.N. Ambassadors . We always have . It is one that has been done with great care , and other nations (even ones with which we [the U.S.] do not have relations) do not do stupid things by nominating ambassadors that will intentionally piss us off . It just is not done .

.. those nations will put ” illegals ” [intel agents undercover as diplomats] on their diplomatic cover . Guess what , so do we . It is part of the diplomatic process . You just make sure that your ” diplomats ” do not get caught . If they do , then it is bye – bye time ! …

.. if he tries to not enforce this one , and let this guy in anyway , there is going to be an uproar over it . Also , there will be a lawsuit , probably by the House of Representatives . I doubt that any private citizen would have standing to enforce it . Congress is going to have to do it . The Senate will not …. Dingy Harry will cover his Lordship ‘ s backside (but maybe not on this ?) …

.. there might even be calls for impeachment in the House , as well . That would not surprise me at all . Given his executive misconduct and abuses of power , he deserves it . But , it takes a spark to provoke it . This one would be a doozy , and just might do it …

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… What Do I think [Obama and Amnesty] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 11th,2014

.. unless a massive screwup occurs , the GOP will control both Houses of Congress after the November elections …

.. [-] the House — I believe that the GOP will add seats . How many ? I am not sure on that one , yet . it is too early to tell . My best guess is around 8 to 10 to 12 seats . That would not be too bad , because that would boost the GOP majority to about 245 seats . A healthy and manageable majority , no doubt …

.. could it be more , yes . but I doubt it …

.. [-] the Senate — at the rate things are going , the GOP is going to have a healthy majority , of al least 52 seats . I am thinking that it could be much more . If this election is a wave , somewhat like 2010 , it will be the Senate races that are affected the most , and give the GOP pickups that no one would expect , like Oregon (which I expect) and Minnesota (which I do not)…

.. it matters , because of what is about to follow …

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

.. Obama is going to grant ” amnesty ” by executive action after the election before the new congress takes office . Yes , it does matter . I will tell you why …

.. he can legally relieve illegals of the criminal offense , being in the country illegally . POTUS can grant pardons , clemency , and reprieves . It is in the U.S. Constitution , and there is nothing that anyone can do about it …

.. however , he cannot administratively change the law to grant those illegals citizenship . He may want to , and may even try to do so . I do not believe that he has the legal authority to change the immigration law . No president does . It is covered by separation of powers , among other things . He may well still try , though . That is where the change in Congress matters …

.. if and when he does , he will trigger impeachment proceedings . He will also just about cook the DemoCraps ‘ goose in 2016 . Back to that some other time . The House Judiciary Committee can conduct an impeachment inquiry during the current congress during the lame duck session . Committee proceedings can continue . Especially if he does a jackhole  stunt like this . I half expect him to try to do so , especially now .

.. In addition , it would go to the D.C. Appeals Court , which , unfortunately , has been stacked with his cronies . However , the U.S. Supreme Court has not . The Conservatives would not stand for this abuse of power . Neither would Anthony Kennedy . Neither I believe would Steven Breyer . I doubt the liberals would , either , but given the polarization , who knows . Obama ‘ s admin action will be struck down …

.. Rememer , he can relieve illegals of the criminal act . He can also stop deportations . That one would create a huge uproar , all by itself . However , he cannot change immigration law , all by himself , as much as he would like to do so . Even if he would try , his act would be struck down at lightening speed by the courts . They would not dilly – dally around , taking months . They would take maybe a few weeks , at most …

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… Where is the Rule of Law ?? [ObamaCrapCare] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. indeed , where is it ?

.. Peggy Noonan put it well …. is there an ObamaCrapCare law still around ??

.. [h/t — Newsbusters]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. as usual , a big thank you to the Media Research Center (and MRCtv) for the TV footage of the sunday show in question [ABC , with This Week with George Stephanopoulos] …

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