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Jon Stewart: Obama - Executive Power-Hungry


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Kit
- 1020 days ago - thedailyshow.com
Elected officials are fine with the unrestricted use of drones and the indefinite detention of Americans, but with an appointment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, President Obama has gone too far. Watch the Jon Stewart, Daily Show Video



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Past Member (0)
Friday January 6, 2012, 3:50 pm
That's the way it is with sugar and power.

One dessert is too much.

A room full wouldn't be enough.
 

Michael Carney (211)
Friday January 6, 2012, 4:46 pm
The Hell with what teh Republicans say...I mean they've onstructed this for 2 years, now they want to whine about something George W. did according to an article I read in the Philadelphia Daily News 171 times, and their beloved Ronald Reagan did it 273 times...So to those whiny clowns I say Shut the F**k up, it's your fault it had to come down to this...As of today, President Obama has done it 29 times...So there ya go...lol
 

Val R. (244)
Friday January 6, 2012, 4:47 pm
We are under martial law and people still don't see that - what more will it take?
 

Caitlin Mac Iver (103)
Friday January 6, 2012, 5:02 pm
Jon always gets it right, it seems. There's one tactic that is tried and re-tried by the Teapublicans: Say it about the Dems before they point it out about you. Deflect, deflect, deflect. And never admit to any truth whatsoever. As I've heard about some people (usually mean) who are cheating on their wives: Don't admit it even if you're naked and the other girl is in the bed with you. It just ain't what you think it is. This has worked for way too long! In this case, Reagan and others have used the appointment during recess tactic a number of times in the past. But now, because a Dem is doing it, it's outrageous and unconstitutional! Oh yeah. Thanks, Kit.
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Friday January 6, 2012, 6:44 pm
I wish for once the Republicans would just start thinking about this Country and the people who are in it, rather than who can "find" some little speck of dirt or mud to throw. Like children in the playground, oh la la la la la....I see London I see France I saw a tiny we little bit of underpants when Johnny raised his arm up to catch the ball.

I think we should start doing like they did back in Ireland and place the carcuses of the deceased on the doorsteps of these idiots. Those who die from lack of medical care, those who killed themselves from despondency, those who suffered in the elements that had no home to stay warm in, those who were murdered by someone breaking into their home to steal money to pay their rent.

Lets see how many bodies they will tolerate with a note attached telling them that they had a direct hand in this persona death. Make sure in the obituary it's also listed, that with the help of the Republicans I died, froze to death, was murdered, killed myself.
 

Michael Carney (211)
Friday January 6, 2012, 7:58 pm
Sorry for the typo's in my previous post, I was in a hurry when I wrote that earlier, and I didn't re-read it before I submitted my comments...The facts I stated are true, just my spelling was screwed up...lol Sorry :(
 

Sue D. (156)
Friday January 6, 2012, 7:59 pm
I agree Sheryl - and Kit! Of ALL the things the Republican/TPers could pitch a hissy about - THEY choose to bitch about an appointment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of someone who will actually do what the bureau is there for (Protect the Consumers from FRAUD)!!!! Geez - how Obviously protective of Corporate/Wall Street crooks are they?
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday January 6, 2012, 9:06 pm
I don't know what the Republicans are complaining about. They managed to keep Elizabeth Warren from heading the Agency she worked so hard to create. Now they're complaining because President Obama hired someone else to do the job? Wall Street doesn't want a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and their bought-and-paid for Republican goon squad is just living up to their end of the deal, i.e. to make sure that nothing comes between large corporations' ability to amass obscene wealth by screwing the American consumer.
 

KS Goh (0)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 12:28 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Carmen S. (612)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:03 am
noted, thanks Kit
 

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 12:00 pm
Jon Stewart was hilarious on this one! The RepublicanTs just don't want us to have a CFPB.
 

Sue D. (156)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:22 pm
Patricia, I do believe you are absolutely on spot with your comment! It's as simple as that and anyone can see it if they pay any attention at all to who & what the Republican/TPs support.
 

James E. (16)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 1:23 pm
Clearly some people posting comments have no clue as to what happened, how the Constitution works, or past precedents followed by GOP and Dems alike.

The true attempt at dictatorship and abuse of powers actually came from the GOP. You have a position created by Congress to benefit the American people, specifically consumers rather than the 1%, which Congress has then blocked the appointment of some one to fill the position for about two years. Absurd.

Another agency, again created by Congress, was at the point of being unable to perform its duties, as prescribed by law, and again because Congress blocked appointments.

Based on their criticism of Obama, would the GOP/TP then agree that Reagan, and both Bushes also abused their powers when they made recess appointments? Bush W. made the very same types of appointments, and deemed pro forma session to still be in recess.

Rather funny that there are a few posts that failed to grasp that Jon Stewart was ridiculing the GOP/TP….

Zee, have too much sugar yourself?

Val R., “marital law”? The GOP/TP haven’t taken over the presidency yet!
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 2:27 pm

Great comments, unfortunately each time I try to send a Green Star, I get that silly old message about having to wait a week.

As for my darlin' Jon Stewart, of course he has it right. Consumer Protection for Americans? What are you? Crazy or some kinda socialist?
 

Sue Matheson (72)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 4:58 pm
thanks
 

Myron Scott (70)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 5:04 pm
James E.: UR Right.
 

Gary C. (5)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 5:41 pm
Noted , Thankyou ... We could use a Jon Stewart here in Australia....
 

Erika L. (3)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 6:55 pm
Yeah, Jon. Lots of depth under the funny.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Saturday January 7, 2012, 7:46 pm
Jon Stewart you've got it all figured out. Thanks for making it possible to laugh at the disgusting nonsense going on in Congress.
 

John Gregoire (257)
Sunday January 8, 2012, 6:38 am
This one was more a matter of political patronism and an unqualified appointee. That's not abuse of power but sure as heck should be.
 
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