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Obama's Hostile and Evasive Presser

Thomas274 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:36 PM
"...his hostile attitude toward elected GOP officials in the co-equal legislative branch make that abundantly clear." The branches of the federal government are NOT co-equal. Congress can remove a president and judges. The house of representatives ALONE releases money from the treasury, without which little else happens. The house is clearly primus inter pares, as intended. They were the only federal candidates elected directly by the people(until the unfortunate 17th amendment).
Jay Wye Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 8:52 PM
If the House refuses to go along with POTUS and the DemocRAT Senate,that demonstrates that the POTUS is unfit to lead the nation,that he's incapable of reaching any compromise to get things moving.
Jeff_Georgia Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:40 PM
If the HoR ALONE releases money, how has obama spent trillions? I don't recall the HoR releasing that amount....
Thomas274 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 5:05 PM
I'm not trying to say that the Obama administration is not lawless. One of the objections to the health-insurance law is that it gives to the HHS secretary what appears to be both taxing and spending authority.

Although every congressman will tell you that one congress cannot bind a future congress, they all seem to think they are bound by what are known as non-discretionay items. The point remains that the congress, elected by the people, are supreme over the president and the judiciary.

Obama's first post-election press conference, if you could call it that, tells us a great deal about his attitude and the approach he intends to pursue in his second term, which is the same failed policy mix on steroids.

Obama's re-election, of course, gives him the right to pursue these policies, but it doesn't deny elected Republicans the right or relieve them of the duty to oppose them.

If Obama can glean any intelligible mandate from his victory, it is that relentless negative campaigning, demagoguery, divisive identity politics, deceit and superior political strategists targeting essential voters and...