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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    It isn’t the number of executive orders it is what’s in them. Changing laws with an executive order is kind of a no no. I will admit that the first change I did not care about, all presidents through the attorney general have to make decisions on how to enforce the law, some can be forgiven. What we have here is 27 since the law was passed.

  2. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Counting 8 years for Reagan, Clinton, & W compared to Obama’s 5. Give Obama time, he’ll out pace them all.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 1 year ago

    Content over count….

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @SpicyNacho

    I doubt he needs to since those named have done the work for him.

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Those danged facts just keep blowing all the RWNJ “conservatives” out of the water, but they never notice, or change their “arguments”.

  6. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Actually Dtroutma – I think Jack75287 makes a very compelling point. Nobody cares about Jimmy Carter’s Executive Order to lower the thermostat in the White House.

    But many of us care when a President starts using executive orders to reshape laws (A privilege left totally in the hands of congress).

    We don’t want a President that can change the laws by selectively enforcing them or just changing them on the fly. That is tantamount to Dictatorship. The Democrats in congress have been complicit in this because he’s making changes they love. But they will scream holy hell if a Republican president ever does the same thing and undoes the gains they think they have.

    This is not a Red vs. Blue issue. This is about creating a government that treats all citizens fairly and is predictable. The very unpredictability that Obama injects into the regulatory process has caused jobs in this country to dry up.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    As the cartoon shows, the right wing guy is the wanna be tyrant.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Folks might do well to go back and READ some of "W"’s Executive Orders, as well as those “signing statements”, then consider Cheney’s “unitary executive”, and read the Constitution. While each of "W"’s EOs cite following the Constitution, thanks to Ashcroft, Gonzales, and solicitors, almost none of them actually DID! That’s why he switched from listing the title of the Orders in a findable form, to only listing them by number, making content harder to follow.

  9. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma – I didn’t approve of a lot of W’s executive orders either. But let’s not get off point. We (responsible citizens) need to limit the scope and reach of the President whether he is Red/Blue/Conservative/Liberal. The executive branch should be enforcing laws NOT making them.

    I’ll say it again – I know liberals are apologetic for Obama because he is taking them where they want to go. But it is the wrong way to go about it. Tyranny from the Federal government is a two edged sword and it cuts both ways.

    If you can’t get your way in the legislature then you should be improving your rhetoric so you convince the other side of the aisle. Not supporting the Dictator who gives you what you want. Ask anyone who was in Germany during the 30’s how that worked out for them.

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 1 year ago

    @Mephistopheles

    " If you can’t get your way in the legislature then you should be improving your rhetoric so you convince the other side of the aisle…"
    .
    What? You thought the other side of the isle is motivated to change by logical, convincing debate? Since when?

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    You missed one dude, a golden one. You post should have read something like this:
    “With the stock market booming and yet the middle class suffering, he’s the best president we’ve ever had”.
    Whoever is causing you this stress tell them to leave you alone. I look forward to your postings.

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    @Mephistopheles

    “The Democrats in congress have been complicit in this because he’s making changes they love. But they will scream holy hell if a Republican president ever does the same thing and undoes the gains they think they have.”
    .
    You forget the media. While most of the left wing “propaganda ministry” either overlooks or defends this administration’s raping of the constitution and our laws, they wii become hawks once (if ever) Republicans come into power.

  13. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Gypsy8 – Isn’t it so much easier to dismiss the ideas of those with whom you disagree if you can first paint them as intransigent and unreasonable. Then you can take all sorts of short cuts to achieve the ends that you desire whether it be: Additional regulations, ignoring laws, depriving citizens of their constitutional rights.

    Obama is being Stymied in his attempts to move the country in the direction he wants to go because he is a POOR leader and an even worse diplomat. He has squandered many opportunitites to craft bi-partisan legislation and accomplished very little in the process. Reagan had an even less hospitipal congress but he managed to get things done because he was willing to compromise and make sure everyone got something they wanted.

    Liberals want to see Obama accomplish more and so they manufacture all sorts of excuses for why he has to violate the constitutional rights of the citizens of this country so that he can make the world a better place. These same liberals will be screaming like banshees when a conservative President does the same thing.

    I don’t want the executive branch to go beyond enforcing the laws of this country – Even if in doing so they will get me what I want politically. I am willing to wait for the rightful lawmakers to get that done.

    It seems to me that a lot of Liberals are getting impatient because they know they are running out of time. They may get another Democratic President in 2016 but they will probably lose the majority in the Senate.

  14. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The third panel is an accurate rendition of a stumped old neo-con.

  15. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Obama thinks that he needs to run the country on his own because the Republicans in congress refuse to do their job. Actually, they are doing their job. Their intention is to keep everything just as it is, unless they can manage to return to the “good old days” of the 19th century, before there was a middle class and when only the landed gentry were voters. And, they have a great strategy for accomplishing this.
    1. Disenfranchise everyone you possibly can, unless they are dependable Republican voters.
    2. Produce ads and media emphasis which emphasizes those politicians who are corrupt and incompetent. Paint all Democrats with the same slime. Lacking sufficient actual slime, simply make some up. This undermines the people’s trust in their government and makes them feel like helpless pawns, so they tune out the whole process and accept the status quo.
    3. Support the “job creators”, who have managed their affairs so that they are the recipients of a huge portion of the GNP, although that GNP was produced by working people, who are receiving less benefit from it every day. This gives them the money to accomplish the other two goals, and leaves everyone except the “job creators” with increasingly less money to mount a counter campaign.
    So, this is the way we are going lose the middle class and become a country inhabited only by the very rich 1%, and a 99% who are too busy working two jobs to survive to notice.

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