Pen mightier than GOP

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Our Dear Leader has spoken. President Obama has warned Republicans in Congress that he has a pen and a telephone to make laws. Republican House Speaker John Boehner rebutted that “we have the Constitution.” Let’s see:




• Dear Leader is unafraid to use the pen.

Boehner resembles a deer in the headlights. But at least he has the Constitution.

• Dear Leader and the anti-American Democratic Party fight like rabid dogs for their Marxist agenda.

Boehner cowers in the presence of Dear Leader, the press and other leftist, progressive forces. He desires common ground. But at least he has the Constitution.

• Dear Leader continues to escalate the national debt. It’s $17.3 trillion and climbing as of today.

Boehner and Republicans took the House majority in 2011. The debt then was $14 trillion. They raised the debt ceiling many times. But at least they have the Constitution.

• Dear Leader lies, cheats and steals, divides the nation, gins up “class warfare,” usurps congressional power and usurps the rule of law. He dictates by executive fiat what law to enforce and what parts of laws to waive. He slams, with extreme force and malice, health-care “reform” down the throats of America – and lies about it.

Boehner and Republicans roar that they’ll repeal Obamacare – but enable funding for Obamacare. He attacks other conservatives, Tea Party allies, et al. But at least they have the Constitution.

• Dear Leader demands an omnibus bill for fiscal year 2014 – a 1,582-page spending bill realizing $1.2 trillion in more debt.

Boehner and Republicans author an omnibus bill. Few read it. They continue cuts to military heroes’ retirements, and pass the bill with the help of Democrats, including U.S. Rep. John Barrow. But at least they have the Constitution.

By my count – not including myriad other corruptions, lies and deceit by Dear Leader – Pen 5, Constitution 0.

Thank you, Republicans! Thank you, Mr. Speaker!

David B. Caudle

Grovetown

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gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 01/28/14 - 11:53 pm
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Touché Mr. Caudle

And it looks like Mr. Boehner will be replaced by Mr. Cantor, pretty much ensuring more of the same.

As angry as Mr. Obama's imperial presidency makes many of us, it's Congress' failure to do their job that most infuriating.

Good letter!

deestafford
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deestafford 01/29/14 - 12:16 am
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Boehner is weak, just like all the other...

Boehner is weak, just like all the other House Republican leaders we have had since Newt. I can't remember the last strong senate leader we have had and I can remember back to the fifties.

Hopefully, hopefully, the tea party can have some influence and elected conservative leaders in the House and Senate after taking control of both houses in '14. We can take the Senate if the Republicans campaign as conservatives and not back down or get caught up in the wrong response to abortion or creation. ( I am anti-abortion and believe in creation BTW).

The thug Obama is really doing all he can to destroy the foundation of the country. As bad and weak as the Republicans in the House are, just think how bad it would be if old botox Nancy were still speaker.

KSL
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KSL 01/29/14 - 04:38 am
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WHAT?

WHAT?

actonitnow
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actonitnow 01/29/14 - 05:03 am
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Pen Power

President Obama has laid down the gauntlet. We have experienced his tyrannical style of politics and now he has pledged to double down on it.

Mr.Caudle has presented a good analogy of where we are now. The U. S. Constitution is under attack by liberals,led by the president. With this evidence, what do we do? It is obvious the liberals are determined to ignore the Constitution and the Conservative Washington Leadership is too concerned with their lucrative benefits and re-election to fight them. So, the question seems to be: what should we voters do now?

We could throw up our hands in defeat or we can act to stop this travesty. How? By each one of us taking responsibility for what is happening. Conservative voters failed to go to the poles in the last presidential election because there was no acceptable conservative candidate. Why? Because we, as conservatives, did not get involved and were not willing to work to make sure our conservative leaders nominated an acceptable candidate in the primaries. We were sure someone was going to rise to the top of the list that we could support. Didn't happen in 2004 and didn't happen in 2008. Why? Because we just didn't bother to get involved. So the moderate/liberal leaders selected their candidate. Someone they thought would be acceptable to the right, independents and liberals in the Republican Party. But what die we wind up with? Weak candidates forced on us by big money controllers like Carl Rove and his mega buck pac. Now, we have Boehner, McConnell and the "re-elect me" crowd setting us up for a fall again. Good Tea Party candidates are being marginalized and moderates candidates supported again.

If we want the Grahams, McCains, Boehners, and McConnells to continue to be re-elected, we just do nothing. If we want real conservative candidates nominated and re-elected in 2014 and 2016, we need to act now:

1) Pay attention to the candidates as they are running for each position.

2)Investigate them and support those with conservative records. Attend rallies and contribute to their campaigns. Put your money where your mouth is.

3) Promote good candidates by writing letters to the editors of newspapers.

4) Contact present representatives on the state and national level continually to let them know your displeasure on poor performance and congratulations on good performance. They are supposed to represent us, the citizens.

Will we sit by and see our nation be dismantled or will we rise up and be a part of a restoration effort. It is up to us: YOU AND I!

KSL
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KSL 01/29/14 - 06:41 am
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This may sound stupid, but

This may sound stupid, but there is a book that I think everyone should read. It is "33 Questions About American History You Are Not Supposed to Ask."

A couple of years ago I got through 32 questions/ chapters on my Kindle. I have started over again. Teach your children correctly. Their minds are being bent and broken by our public education system today.

carcraft
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carcraft 01/29/14 - 07:10 am
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The emperor has no clothes!

The emperor has no clothes! The problem is that Obama's political position isn't strong enough to do what he wants. Obama's approval ratings are in the 30's. Only the brain dead Obamabots haven't caught on! Now if the repubs (that is a LARGE if) can capitalize enought we may be able to put the breaks on! Of course the press covers Obama's nakedness like a set of cloths from Neimen Marcus!

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 01/29/14 - 07:23 am
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Folks you have the government

Folks you have the government your GOP wants; make the people hurt and so frustrated so in the next election they will elect Republicans. That was a game plan for 2012 and it did not work for the presidency. Expect more daily editorials and letters like this that are designed to keep folks angry and mad at EVERYBODY.

This letter is one long rant that should have been on the RANTS and RAVES page.

myfather15
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myfather15 01/29/14 - 07:32 am
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Truth matters

I actually agree with you, but only your first sentence!! ALL politicians play this game of obstructing the other party!! Be fair about it!! Don't just accuse republicans of doing this!!

myfather15
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myfather15 01/29/14 - 07:34 am
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People, just do a quick search on the internet!!

Search Cloward&Piven and read about their strategy!! Also, Read "Rules for Radicals".

The LEFT is following these strategies to a TEE!!! NOONE who has read these, can deny that!!

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 01/29/14 - 07:36 am
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"• Dear Leader lies, cheats

"• Dear Leader lies, cheats and steals, divides the nation, gins up “class warfare,” usurps congressional power and usurps the rule of law."

The Republican Party decided that NO MATTER what they would NOT work with this administration even on issues that they support. It is sad that they care more about power than serving the people they were elected to represent. That is selfish and pitiful and the reason congress' approval rating is in the tank.

corgimom
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corgimom 01/29/14 - 07:48 am
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Aw, here comes another

Aw, here comes another ridiculous Cloward and Piven mention again.

You'd think people would come up with new ideas once in awhile.

They didn't have a "strategy", it was a theory, but some people will believe anything.

It was an article in a magazine that is nearly 50 years old, but some people enjoy beating very dead horses because they can't come up with anything better.

corgimom
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corgimom 01/29/14 - 07:50 am
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"Boehner and Republicans roar

"Boehner and Republicans roar that they’ll repeal Obamacare – but enable funding for Obamacare.:

This is what I keep saying, that once business owners figure out how much they are saving, they aren't ever going to want it repealed.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 01/29/14 - 07:59 am
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TM**please give me the common

TM**please give me the common ground [besides rhetoric} WHERE the republicans and obumler can agree...i am very mad that the house is not more aggresive in fighting the liar n cheat...as far as i see the institutional republicans have constantly given in to obumler...to the tune of another 8 trillion in debt...the house is called the proples house..the closes to the people because each 2 years an election is held and they represent a smaller group of citizens than any federal elected office..i would argue that the elections of 2010 and 2012 in the house that most dont want obumler policies to pass...because we been there and done that..and it was awful ..

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babyboy 01/29/14 - 08:52 am
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Listen to Republican politicians and there constituents.

These days, as they talk( and talk and talk) about president and poverty and inequality, can be apoignant experience. They want us to know they're worried about the diminishing economic prospects confronted by so many Americans. They hope we will admire their shiny new solutions. And they are so EAGER for us to believe that they CARE. But however concerned those REPUBLICAN worthies may be, they still insist on promoting the same exhausted and useless ideas favored by their party for DECADES. The sad result is that almost nobody believes that they care at all , and their " anti - poverty initiatives" tend to be dismissed with a snicker as public relations rather than public policy. Of course, it would be easier to feel sorry for these would- be saviors of the poor if they tried just a little harder. How long have CONSERVATIVES been adrising the poor that their a lot would improve if only they got religion?

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 01/29/14 - 09:05 am
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corgimon

" once business owners figure out how much they are saving, they aren't ever going to want it repealed." Thats a good one....thanks I needed a laugh. You obviously don't have any business experience and know little about pricing and cost. You obviously believed Obama when he said Obamacare would reduce premium by $2300 and most likely believe you could keep your insurance plan, your doctor etc. There is little hope for people like yourself who refuse to acknowledge the the obvious. Simple economics tell us that you can't bring 30-50 million into the system at the same time increase coverage requirements and expect premiums to drop. Sit back with the rest of us and watch the greatest healthcare system on earth crumble right before our eyes.

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 01/29/14 - 09:12 am
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Bizkit
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Bizkit 01/29/14 - 09:07 am
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hmmmmm where the problem, how

hmmmmm where the problem, how many bills has the House sent to the Senate just have Reid do nothing? The Senate will only accept bills they start and they find acceptable.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 01/29/14 - 09:16 am
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baby boy..since the war on

baby boy..since the war on proverty the united states has spent between 15 and 20 trillion dollars..maybe we should try something new...what did we get with all this spending??? nothing absolutely nothing..but a dependant society with generations never seeing a member of the household getting up and going to work..the only time we ever helped was when gingrich and the republicans forced clinton in 96 to sign welfare reform...obumler executatived it away by the stroke of a pen recently***...figures dont it..***oh by the way that welfare reform caused the surplus all dims brag about..

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 01/29/14 - 09:22 am
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Exactly Bizkit The same is

Exactly Bizkit

The same is true for Obama. Compromise means allowing him to have everything he ask for.....nothing else will be considered. I remember when the dems were forcing through Obamacare and he challenged republicans to send him some of their ideas. They sent him several ideas including tort reform. Just as trying to deal with Harry Reid, it is all a waste of time.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 01/29/14 - 09:22 am
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and not allow republicans to

and not allow republicans to add to or debate...democracy at work????? and the dims and the press blame the republicans......reid obumler and schummer are advocating the destruction of the democratic process of this ONCE great republic...they are advocating by passing the house and using the irs and govt agencies to get their way..

Bizkit
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Bizkit 01/29/14 - 09:51 am
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True-anything from the past

True-anything from the past he considers an old failed idea-even though the evidence proves otherwise. He is an ideologue with an agenda so nothing will be accepted except "his" agenda and dream for America-he's a nut.

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InChristLove 01/29/14 - 09:54 am
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"The Republican Party decided

"The Republican Party decided that NO MATTER what they would NOT work with this administration even on issues that they support."

Oh really TM? Is that why the Senate is sitting on 290 bills (may be more by now) that the House has passed. Who's not working with whom?

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localguy55 01/29/14 - 10:00 am
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Good Letter

For those can not read between the lines of this letter, it is affirming that no matter how badly Obama and the Democrats screw up our wonder country, Boehner and many Republicans are enabling them in their destructive quest. There needs to be a giant toilet flush of congress and the white house that includes the R.I.N.O.S.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 01/29/14 - 10:11 am
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We have three branches of

We have three branches of govt-over time the executive branch has flexed its muscle to expand powers, but now we see Obama stretch this to the point of why have Congress. The Supreme Court will likely flex their muscle to restore the balance of fire-afterall they have already decided on a presidential election. The courts ruling on Obama's recess appointments will tell us how the court will treat this obvious abuse of the balance of power. Obama doesn't understand how govt works and what his branch is suppose to do-which is execute the laws and not nit-pick parts or which laws should be executed. He is such a lunatic he believes that, because he won two elections, he has support that he can go it alone and do what he wants-but that isn't how govt works. He only serves himself and not all americans.

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deestafford 01/29/14 - 10:38 am
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A sign of how sick the Democratic Party is occurred...

A sign of how sick the Democratic Party is occurred last night during the State of the Union address when Obama said he would take action if Congress refused or wouldn't and the Democrats stood on their feet and applauded.

What they were applauding was the president telling them he was going to usurp their Constitutional powers and act as a ruler rather than a governing executive.

It was like the man condemned to hang applauding how well the hangman was tying the rope into a noose.

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dichotomy 01/29/14 - 10:49 am
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The president and Harry Reid

The president and Harry Reid keep saying "We will not negotiate".....and they haven't.

I think it is obvious why nothing is getting done. Liberals can try to convince themselves that the Republicans are the problem, but there are a plethora of bills laying on Harry Reid's desk that the Democrats refuse to negotiate on, or bring up for a vote. And they are not all Obamacare bills. There are jobs bills, energy bills, spending control bills, and a multitude of other bills but the Democrats want it "my way or the highway". I'll take the highway because everything THEY have gotten approved is a dismal failure. Their health care law is a FAILURE, their Middle East foreign policy is a FAILURE, their energy policy is a FAILURE, their economy is a FAILURE.

Yeh, I expect Obama is going to need his pen because any congressman would be an idiot to vote for an Obama policy. Obama and the Democrats now have a 5 year track record of expensive and disastrous failures. When Obama uses his pen to overstep his authority, THAT is when I hope to see the Republicans to sue him in federal court. Anything else he does can be wiped off of the face of the earth later on by another president. And if there was ever a presidency that deserves to be wiped off of the face of the earth it is the Obama presidency.

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JRC2024 01/29/14 - 10:51 am
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When I saw him make the

When I saw him make the threat to by pass Congress and use his pen I knew he was not right for this country. Also, the idea that you can bring the poor up to the standards of the rich or even the middle class is just dreaming. It will not and never has worked. Some are just not motivated to do anything but survive.

carcraft
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carcraft 01/29/14 - 10:56 am
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Babyboy. ,a lot would improve

Babyboy. ,a lot would improve for the poor if they got religion. As a Christian they would seek wisdom as scripture admonishes. They would find wisdom in education and obtaining knowledge. They would find a moral life would bring greater happiness. They would find leaning on God and His wisdom instead of the hand outs and wisdom of man they would become self sufficient and their children would have hope. If their children were raises in the admonishment of The Lord the children would be married before they had children , finish school etc. Dr Ben Carson will attest to this!

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crkgrdn 01/29/14 - 11:00 am
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The Constitution

only functions when the people enforce it; "We the People."

stuaby
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stuaby 01/29/14 - 11:13 am
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@carcraft

Exactly. 50 years ago and earlier, poor people, mostly, went to church. Things tended to work out, one way or the other. You didn't have waves of people deciding that manufacturing and distributing crystal meth, committing strongarm robbery, stealing what wasn't tied down, having children out-of-wedlock, etc., were the way to go.

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