posted on Aug, 5 2012 @ 07:08 PM
I find the whole issue of the EO's disturbing at the level they have come to be used. BO isn't the first but I don't recall ever getting out of
something I did wrong by saying everyone else does it too...and he gets no pass either. Bad behavior is just as bad whether he's following a parade or
the one who invented it. Having said that, there are things about this President that cause him to stand out, more than just a bit. I do love this
about Obama. He says what he's going to do and then he does just what he said. Too many people still just don't take him at his word. Well.. I
certainly do. Lets see his words on EO's lately.
From Nevada, in 2011:
President Barack Obama told an audience in Nevada on Monday that he will be regularly announcing “executive actions” his administration will
take to “heal the economy” without the “dysfunctional” Congress.
“I’m here to say to all of you and to say to the people of Nevada and the people of Las Vegas, we can’t wait for an increasingly
dysfunctional Congress to do its job. Where they won’t act, I will,” Obama said.
“I’ve told my administration to keep looking every single day for actions we can take without Congress, steps that can save consumers money,
make government more efficient and responsive, and help heal the economy. And we’re going to be announcing these executive actions on a regular
basis,” the president said.
and in Colorado, 2011:
"We can't wait for Congress to do its job. So where they won't act, I will," Obama told students at the University of Colorado-Denver. "We're
going to look every single day to figure out what we can do without Congress."
On all three initiatives, Obama used his executive authority rather than seeking legislation. That limited the scope of his actions, but it enabled
him to blow by his Republican critics.
Obama has used executive orders to set ethics rules, clarify labor laws, promote diversity in the workplace and discourage texting while driving.
He's also frozen foreign assets invested in the U.S. from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia and Syria.
This week's actions came in areas controlled largely by Congress, such as housing and education. As a result, their impact will be more limited. The
veterans employment initiative, for instance, amounts largely to challenging community health centers to hire
Now if we totally remove all references to what other Presidents have done which may somehow mitigate the damage this man is doing, then I have a hard
time seeing where his attitude isn't downright disturbing and his actions, increasingly scary. If he loses, I can only imagine the blur of his pen for
the rest of November and December. Merry Xmas indeed....but he can slow down on the Royal Decrees anytime now.
If Congress is letting the executive branch walk on them, that is their disgrace and more reason to vote them all out. Both parties. For the record
though, I don't believe Obama could do half what he has without Bush laying the foundation. It took both of them, one from each party, to bring us to
the mess we're in now.
....and he's still at it ...writing more of them,
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