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Attorney General Eric Holder can´t
explain constitutional basis for
Obama´s executive orders

Washington Examiner, by Joel Gehrke

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/29/2014 8:53:05 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder couldn´t explain the constitutional basis for executive orders such as President Obama´s delay of the employer mandate because he hasn´t read the legal analysis -- or at least, hasn´t seen it in a long time. "I´ll be honest with you, I have not seen -- I don´t remember looking at or having seen the analysis in some time, so I´m not sure where along the spectrum that would come," Holder replied when Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, asked him to explain the nature of Obama´s constitutional power to delay the mandate. Lee had based his question on

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Well of course he can´t! I´m so very impressed with Sen. Lee. He´s so calming and intelligent and makes Holder look like even more of a corrupt idiot than he already is. Sen. Lee was on Special Report tonight and was very impressive.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/29/2014 9:35:27 PM     (No. 9710923)

He´s in good company. Obama can´t either.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/29/2014 10:01:11 PM     (No. 9710962)

This will come as no surprise to those of us who attended Law School with unqualified, outmatched Affirmative Action-enabled classmates.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 1/29/2014 10:25:27 PM     (No. 9710985)

#2, i would offer that is not just Law School.....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Tiger, 1/29/2014 11:42:49 PM     (No. 9711042)

Obama and Holder both belong behind bars.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/30/2014 4:38:07 AM     (No. 9711120)

I have not seen...I don´t remember...

These are the same words he uttered in a congressional hearing. If he can´t see and can´t remember, what´s he doing there? He is a complete waste of taxpayer money.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Red Jeep, 1/30/2014 6:45:35 AM     (No. 9711156)

Dictators need no explaining.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: steveW, 1/30/2014 6:47:34 AM     (No. 9711158)

Critics (racists all, as Holder has explained) do not understand that Obama IS the Constitution. Because Barack Obama.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/30/2014 6:57:26 AM     (No. 9711167)

This is the type of incisive and persistent line of questioning that we expect from Congress, but which rarely seems to occur these days. The only thing that I would add and suggest to Senator Lee would be to overtly challenge the validity of any executive orders that fall under category three of his enumerated list: "incompatible with a congressional command".

In fact, these are clearly unconstitutional and should be grounds for impeachment.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: krause, 1/30/2014 6:58:10 AM     (No. 9711168)

At closing, I would ask Holder: "so, you have no problem with the president having issued the executive orders so far? I assume his answer would be ´no.´ Then: "So, you would have no problem with future presidents, including a republican one, doing the same?"

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Reply 10 - Posted by: texascunning, 1/30/2014 6:58:44 AM     (No. 9711169)

Paraphrasing one of his partners in crime:

"What difference does it make at this point?"

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/30/2014 6:59:19 AM     (No. 9711170)

The odds were long but Rosco P. Coltrane is now more eligible for the Law Enforcement Hall Of Fame than the US Attorney General.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/30/2014 7:11:47 AM     (No. 9711180)

"Hold on my friends, to the Constitution and the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world."
Daniel Webster
(1782-1852)

Q: What is the absolute biggest "lie" ever told by an American President in our nation´s history?

A: "I, Barack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend The Constitution of The United States of America."

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/30/2014 7:39:41 AM     (No. 9711202)

He should read the constitution sometime.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/30/2014 7:59:17 AM     (No. 9711234)

Holder and the rest of the Obama mafia never directly answers a question. They are always massaging the truth to fit their agenda. They can´t even answer a yes or no question. It is quite an amazing spectacle of deliberate deceit and obfuscation. Looks like the democrats took a page out of the play book of Bagdad Bob-there is no lie too outrageous for them to tell.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Joe Vann, 1/30/2014 8:02:18 AM     (No. 9711236)

If a Republican Attorney General had of behaved as Holder has, he would have never made it to the "fast and furious" fiasco. The msm media would have run him out of down in his first year and with good reason. The media and the President have let him get away with murder for five years. The media simply won´t, seriously, address his atrocities. He is in charge of the enforcing and interpreting "rule of law" for the nation--you know.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/30/2014 8:21:14 AM     (No. 9711255)

At least Sen. Lee earned his paycheck unlike most of his Republican colleagues, but until the House does anything to challenge Obama and Holder - what´s the point of these hearings? The msm won´t cover these hearings and even if they did the lofo voters don´t care so long as they´re getting their free chesse and phones, etc.

So sad and ironic that the son of a British subject would be the President to bring about the irrelevency of the US Constitution.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/30/2014 8:42:32 AM     (No. 9711292)

BO´s whole presidency has been a steady attack on the Constitution and law. It´s an impediment to "getting things done". He has said that dictators have it a lot easier. What he doesn´t say is that he feels a dictatorial government is superior because the state can then take the needed steps to get past the foolish populace. This is a man who despises the American style of government. His "fundamental transformation" is to sweep it aside.

Normally, this wouldn´t be possible but with the collusion of a liberal media, Harry Reid, and an ineffectual and intellectually dishonest Supreme Court the ability to challenge and throw out BO´s illegal actions is limited. Further, BO started out small and with appeals to fairness and equality. Unfortunately, most Americans don´t understand their own form of government or its superiority to other forms of government (thank you public education and the elimination of judgment in public discourse). So when "nice words" are thrown around, few consider the costs associated with them or the FACT that others have tried to go down utopian paths and failed miserably to accomplish their goals and made their countries a hell on earth.

BO has sold snake oil and only now are some starting to question its effectiveness.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: rmagnus, 1/30/2014 8:46:16 AM     (No. 9711298)

In Holder´s mind the answer is simple - Obama is the first black Democrat president and he is not obligated to enforce a document that Whitey created 200+ years ago.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 1/30/2014 8:59:04 AM     (No. 9711317)

"Well of course he can´t!"

Eric Holder has a complete disregard for the Constitution, as does 0bama. It isn´t, as some assert, that he "can´t" explain the Constitutiontional basis for 0bama´s executive orders. It is, rather, that he will not explain it. The Constitution means nothing to him.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: peterfleming, 1/30/2014 9:06:40 AM     (No. 9711334)

The alarms are not going off loudly enough.
Cruz, Rand, Lee and a few others, but no constant chorus of more real people to see and hear .,
Hannity had the chorus of republican legislators who each had a minute and each sounded interesting, but not even Fox ALLOWS them on TV. Here are enough people to raise plenty of hell, IF Fox would not silence them in the background.
Sean Hannity is to be congratulated for doing this revolutionary (for Fox) hour with all these good people.
And FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, not having the usual,
time wasting Bob Beckel, Juan, Combes "balanced" communists to provide their Marxist drivel.
Nice going, Sean, hope you did not give Roger Ailes nightmares!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Joe Vann, 1/30/2014 9:08:40 AM     (No. 9711337)

# 17-- simply right on target.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/30/2014 9:09:28 AM     (No. 9711340)

That is because they were originally only for executive agencies, NOT for the people or States. That is what the Constitution sets aside for the Congress...to make laws/policies etc. Everytime an executive order goes into that realm it´s unconstitutional...as are the Bureaucratic rules/regulations. The Congress should pass a law, better yet a Constitutional ammendment to rein in all the executive orders and bureaucratic mandates and make those null/void UNTIL the Congress votes them into authority with a 2/3 Majority and signed by the President. Make it extremely hard to do what Obama and HIS bureaucrats are doing. SHUT THEM DOWN PERMANENTLY!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 1/30/2014 9:13:58 AM     (No. 9711351)

To be honest, it may be sheer apathy rather than incompetence. I am sure that Holder feels beholden to noone.

Feel politicians who no longer feel the need to lie.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 1/30/2014 9:27:51 AM     (No. 9711392)

What an absolutely corrupt AG we have. And he (along with Obama) rules with an iron hand. Way back when - years ago - I never would have believed this could happen in America. But here we are, with three more years of this ahead of us. I am cheering on those who have the guts and forum to stand up and shout that this cannot - must not - continue.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/30/2014 9:44:10 AM     (No. 9711421)

We can all come here and complain, or we can support Judicial Watch, and Mike Lee and the others and get Holder for breaking the law.
Violation of the Oath of Office, Fast and Furious, IRS, etc. Special Prosecutor and Grand Jury time.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: Shucky, 1/30/2014 9:54:23 AM     (No. 9711445)

It is the responsibility of House Republicans to impeach Obama, while stating emphatically that they expect Harry Reed to do nothing because he is equally corrupt. Doing nothing at all is cowardice to the point of treason. There is no excuse for Boehner´s inaction.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/30/2014 10:34:33 AM     (No. 9711519)

Don´t fall for the trick of listing how many EO´s were issued by other Presidents.

EO´s are just fine when used to order more printer paper for the Executive Branch.

They have a proper function but it only applies to the internal functions of the Executive Branch, not to the running of the country.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: jimrunner, 1/30/2014 11:15:12 AM     (No. 9711592)

ask any 1st year law student... Holder reflects the absolute arrogance of this Constitution trashing administration...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/30/2014 11:23:43 AM     (No. 9711620)

Senator Lee’s steadfast and reasoned refusal to accept Attorney General Holder’s weak and vacillating answer is an excellent example of how we expect our Republican U.S. Senators and Representatives to question the cabal’s minions when they appear at oversight hearings. This is how it should be done instead of wasting precious question time with fawning, empty praise such as was done when Hillary! finally deigned to appear regarding her inaction and lies about the Benghazi Massacre.

Senators Lee, Rand, and Johnson have shown, in many instances, that clearly stating the law and juxtaposing facts and truth to the misrepresentations, lies, and obfuscations of the regime’s is not only their duty, but an effective way to confront the lawlessness embodied within the Obama presidency. Would that only we could depend upon the right-wing of the Cartel Party to do the same. Is this really too much to ask of our so-called “opposition” party?


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Reply 30 - Posted by: strike3, 1/30/2014 11:43:16 AM     (No. 9711672)

Amen, #2. I have sat in numerous classes and watched people of that category throw away the opportunity of a lifetime because of laziness or higher priority activities such as throwing a round ball into a basket.

Their most famous slogan is, "a mind is a terrible thing to waste." In most cases, they aren´t wasting all that much. In obama´s case, his mind was gone before he started.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: losgatos, 1/30/2014 12:11:40 PM     (No. 9711748)

#20. I don´t know what Fox you watch but I frequently see all three of them on FNC.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/30/2014 12:13:59 PM     (No. 9711754)

Of course he can´t. Neither one has ever had to explain themselves.

This is no joking matter. It is We the People that need to rise to the occasion and let our leaders know how We feel.


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Reply 33 - Posted by: robwin, 1/30/2014 7:45:01 PM     (No. 9712446)

Why should Holder be embarrassed? He hasn´t shown any inclination to enforce any law or do any investigation which might reflect badly on the Obama administration, so why start now?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: artlover, 1/30/2014 10:33:22 PM     (No. 9712593)

It doesn´t matter anymore what any of them in Washington say or do. There is absolutely nothing that can be done to save this country. Now the Republicans are asking to give illegals amnesty. What was not broken before, is gone now. They too have been hypmotized so that they will not do anything either.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: wepeople, 1/30/2014 11:19:33 PM     (No. 9712628)

The Zimbabwezination of the USA by tyrannical Mugabeites aka Holder/Obama/Sharpton.

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At a petite 5’3’’, Sage Santangelo may not look like a combat fighter at first glance. But the female second lieutenant has never let that hold her back from pursuing her dream of becoming an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Growing up, Santangelo found she was always able to keep up with the guys and enjoyed playing hockey on all boys’ teams. But when she joined the Marines, Santangelo found the playing field changed; she was segregated into female-only training units and as a woman, was relegated to less strenuous physical training than her male counterparts. And that’s why,

Wasserman-Schultz: Midterm Election
´Absolutely Not´ A Referendum on Obama

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/21/2014 8:22:28 AM     Post Reply
"No, absolutely not," the November midterm election is not a referendum on President Obama and his policies, Democrat Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told NBC´s "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "[T]hese elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running," she said. Asked about vulnerable Democrats who have criticized President Obama´s flawed healthcare law, Wasserman Schultz said they are running their own race. "They have to talk about and focus on the issues that are important to their constituents. And what´s also true is, if you look at the success rate and the track record of

John Kerry’s Easter Message:
I’m ‘First Catholic Secretary of
State in 33 Years’

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Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
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In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on Easter Sunday and posted on the State Department website, Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his days as an altar boy and pointed out that he is “the first Catholic Secretary of State in 33 years.” Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state to President Ronald Reagan from January 1981 to July 1982, was also a Catholic. Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis,” said Kerry. “As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that I

Ignoring an Inequality Culprit:
Single-Parent Families

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Wall Street Journal, by David Maranto & Michael Crouch    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/21/2014 5:05:45 AM     Post Reply
Suppose a scientific conference on cancer prevention never addressed smoking, on the grounds that in a free society you can´t change private behavior, and anyway, maybe the statistical relationships between smoking and cancer are really caused by some other third variable. Wouldn´t some suspect that the scientists who raised these claims were driven by something—ideology, tobacco money—other than science? Yet in the current discussions about increased inequality, few researchers, fewer reporters, and no one in the executive branch of government directly addresses what seems to be the strongest statistical correlate of inequality in the United States: the rise of single-parent

Michelle Obama:
´splurging is the key to life´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/21/2014 9:31:25 PM     Post Reply
Washington - Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries. "How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn´t live without a little chocolate, a little French fries." The first lady took questions from children reporters Monday after appearing at the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the children that if they eat right the majority of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them. "I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.

Obama to free hundreds of drug
felons under clemency rules
designed to un-do mandatory
sentences from ´War on Drugs´ era

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/21/2014 11:37:51 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is poised to entertain a flood of new clemency applications from thousands of federal prisoners who were given harsh sentences under mandatory-minimum laws following drug convictions, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. Holder said in a short videotaped statement that he wants to shrink the federal prison population by a modest amount while ensuring ´that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens.´ At the center of the move is a set of old sentencing rules that punished crack-cocaine offenders with more time behind bars than users or traffickers of powder cocaine.


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