Bob Gorrell by Bob Gorrell

Bob Gorrell

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  1. Magnaut

    Magnaut GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    If it is within the law the law can be tuned by the executive branch. What law determines what speed limit is posted before of a corner? No law!

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, about 1 year ago

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

  6. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 year ago

    @ossiningaling

    And when Liberals didn’t like them, they challenged them in Court. Some were even invalidated. Of course, Conservatives can’t challenge anything Obama does without being called Racist!

  7. mskemple

    mskemple said, about 1 year ago

    @ossiningaling

    Proof , links , something to back that statement up?

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year 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!

  9. Gresch

    Gresch said, about 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    No… we are asking Congress to do that…

  10. jane hay

    jane hay GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

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

  11. jimhargrave

    jimhargrave said, about 1 year 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…

  12. Kylop

    Kylop said, about 1 year ago

    @mskemple

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signing_statement

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 1 year ago

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

  14. wbr

    wbr said, about 1 year 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

  15. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ossiningaling

    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..

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