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Bob Gorrell

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  1. Magnaut

    Magnaut GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Like any community organizer he knows how to game the System. But as a constitutional lawyer he knows how to game the constitution ! Sheesh!

  2. wbr

    wbr said, about 3 years ago

    dear dr c i have not been asking bho to alter aca // i have been asking hairy reid to vote to repeal it // then i will ask bho to sign the new law

  3. wbr

    wbr said, about 3 years ago

    so lictentunes you are saying that an agency can write a reg that goes against what is in the law// can the irs raies rates?

  4. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 3 years ago

    Bush issued many signing statements that “re-interpreted”: many laws he was supposed to enforce.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Congress writes the laws, the President signs them into “law”. It is the EXECUTIVE BRANCH with power from the Constitution that writes implementing REGULATIONS for the laws. Reagan, among others, was very good at having his folks write regulations that did the OPPOSITE of what “law” was supposed to do, but, this IS a public review process, and is announced in the Federal Register, daily.

    Now, about "W"’s “signing statements” that didn’t clarify his view of the law, rather, he CHANGED the laws, in many cases.

    “Executive Orders” are another way Presidents have long “implemented” their hands in having agencies “administer” laws, and “W”, was really good at coming up with some that were even more radical than his “signing statements”.

    Sorry, Bob, but Obama has nothing on his predecessors in regard to these actions. Don’t forget Cheney’s “unitary Presidency”, that didn’t see the need for Congress, OR the courts!

  6. jane hay

    jane hay GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Hey!! George W did it all the time. I don’t remember any GOPers complaining about it then.

  7. jimhargrave

    jimhargrave said, about 3 years ago

    Regulations and bureaucrats are strangling our economy. Why does congress even bother passing laws if the executive branch can alter them at will? Complaining that George W. Bush did something doesn’t make it right. It’s a very tired phrase…

  8. Kylop

    Kylop said, about 3 years ago

  9. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 3 years ago

    This is not about changing the law, it is about a timetable for implementing the law.

  10. wbr

    wbr said, about 3 years ago

    there are those who say the executive can enforce laws in any way they want too [example jackson nullifying a supreme court decision]

    bho wants more tax revenue why does he not raise rates// correct dtroutma

  11. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Bush is long gone and fading into history.
    Get with the present and worry about what the present bureaucracy will do to this country in the coming days as the Constitution becomes more and more ignored and abused..

  12. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 3 years ago


    Oops. Sorry. Didn’t know there was a time limit on war crimes.

  13. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    don’t be obtuse, it is common knowledge.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago


    What is it with you dude? When confronted with action taken by Obama that is illegal you find it OK to point to history and say well they did it as well.

    Now I remind you that the current crook in chief Obama promised in his run up to election that HE was the one that would be the most honest and get rid of corruption, HE was the one that would bring about change in the way business was done in DC, that HE was the on that would boost the reputation of our country among our allies around the world, that HE would even “lower the seas” and heal the nation.

    But when he is proven to be just another chicago thug political hack doing the bidding of his 1% handlers and implementing rules and regulations in direct opposition to the legal system and the constitution YOUR comment is that his predecessors did it as well.

    Wasn’t HE elected because the people are fed up with the way our politicians do business?

    Quit living in the past, open your eyes to the present, let’s work together for the future. If we change the members of congress – all of them – and take the money out of politics we may have a hope for the future.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    ^I agree on taking the money and corruption out of “politics”, and actual illegalities are indeed wrong, believing the Limbaugh version of what is a “lie”, or “illegal” isn’t my guide.

    Knowing how things work on “the hill”, and elsewhere in government, and watching the “emphasis” of the press today, it’s interesting how every time “W” or Cheney, or Rumsfeld, et al, were caught lying or creating law by mythology like “Doc” Hastings is doing today leading the House Natural Resources Committee, it’s always “who me” that did, or is doing, “it”. However, Obama is personally responsible for overseeing the actions of every government employee, not just his appointees.

    WHICH: taking that appointment process into review, in today’s America, appointments to Treasury, and other Departments and agencies, by ANY administration, without the “approval” of those “persons” called Corporations, but sanctioned now by SCOTUS, is nearly impossible. The real manipulation on approving appointments isn’t occurring on the floor of the Senate, but in the cloakroom, or on K Street.

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