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Lindsey Graham: Obama's Lockheed Illegality Is a "Mini-Coup"


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Barack Obama, Executive Overreach, Obama, Politicized Justice, Obama Administration, Injustice, partisan application of the law, disregard for the rule of law, Lockheed, WARN Act, illegality, sleaze )

Paula
- 560 days ago - minx.cc
More and more Obama simply disregards the law, or asserts his authority -- apparently as a tyrant, unchecked by a legislature -- to change the law via his sole decision it should be changed.



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Paula M. (39)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 3:11 pm
From the article:




Graham is deeply concerned about the move, and about the lack of attention it is receiving — within and without Congress. The manouvre is “incredibly disturbing,” he told me. How disturbing? “It is exhibit A in the march toward an imperial presidency.” The “statute is clear,” Graham continued, “the WARN Act is the law of the land.” Here, “we have a White House saying, ‘we don’t care what the law we signed says.’” The OMB analysis — which holds that as the law might change, there is no need for businesses to comply with it — is “absurd on its face,” the senator told me, and the Department of Labor’s advisory opinion “a political move.” It is “patently illegal for the federal government to absorb the financial cost of a private company for not following the law. Never have we put the taxpayer on the hook for a private company failing to follow the law.”
 

Jae A. (321)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 5:23 pm
Same point to an old topic ...again today. Oh well, when ya have little to nothing as to facts then I suppose this type of article/thread is what left to post.
 

Jae A. (321)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 5:30 pm
Lindsey Graham....oh my yes...I'm surprised that puffed up pill pop'm boozer kind of look'n toad can speak without his puppet master Eric Cantor the Ranter giving him cues...but maybe he was...hummm. Oh well, just more ..Insanitea ...from the party who made it a household word...IMO
 

Paula M. (39)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 11:13 am
Jae A., your casual dismissal of a very troubling abuse of executive power performed by someone whom you support politically speaks very poorly of the extent to which the progressive cause is guided by principle.
 

Tim L. (79)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 12:49 pm
Well Paula, I'm sure that you and Lindsey would both agree that President Obama is Satan Himself. But that aside, I'm quite sure that you were as outraged by the Bush/Cheney regime and their constant trampling of the Constitution, as well as their war crimes. Right?
 

Paula M. (39)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 1:43 pm
Tim L, I disapproved of some actions of the Bush Administration but felt that for the most part it respected the Constitutional principle of separation of powers and did not attempt to set itself above the rule of law. Obviously my level of outrage for those times when I felt that that administration had exceeded its Constitutional authority would depend on the gravity of the offense and the nature of the Constitutional principle.

One thing I can tell you easily, however: the Bush Administration never induced private companies to ignore a law that would prove inconvenient to the Administration by offering to cover those private companies' costs of noncompliance. If you are not outraged by this blatant disrespect for the rule of law you have no right to complain about any supposed unconstitutional actions by President George W. Bush.
 

Brian M. (142)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 1:53 pm
Apparently, what we won't read on Care 2 today is any of MItt's supporters admit that the Holocaust really happened: http://www.care2.com/news/member/430788953/3464182
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:05 pm
When will people wake up?! Democrat or Republican, the president is no more than a corporate stooge these days.
 

Paula M. (39)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:09 pm
Brian M., your unfounded and despicable slur against supporters of Mitt Romney is further evidence of the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of progressivism on this site.

I would invite anyone curious about Brian M's slanderous charge to follow his link, and discover that Brian suggests that Carol K does not acknowledge the Holocaust in response to a post by Carol K which MAKES REFERENCE TO AN ASPECT OF THE HOLOCAUST AS A HISTORICAL EVENT.

I am unaware of any mainstream poster on this site who supports Mitt Romney and denies the historicity of the Holocaust. That you would make such a ridiculous and unfounded charge tells me that you have nothing to say as to the merits of the article to which your comment ostensibly relates.
 

Brian M. (142)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:13 pm
No, if you go the link in question. The commenters made a statement about Mengele. Then I asked a question about Mengele. Then I asked about the Holocaust and all I got was nothing. Your outrage is both disingenous and beneath contempt. On a modern internet connection, I shouldn't have to wait five minutes just to find out whether Mitt's supporter deny the Holocaust. Just admit it. You either accept the history of the Holocaust or you deny it.

You were the one after all who started the commentary about Dr. Mengele. Do you even know about the experiments that he conducted on children? Do you even care?
 

Brian M. (142)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:15 pm
Let's face it: if you reject the historical evidence of the evidence then at least have the spine to say so, rather than hemming and hawing and pretending to be all bound up in faux outrage.
 

Brian M. (142)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:15 pm
Let's face it: if you reject the historical evidence of the Holocaust then at least have the spine to say so, rather than hemming and hawing and pretending to be all bound up in faux outrage
 

Brian M. (142)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:18 pm
Alright, everyone, I admit it. I was wrong. Paula was just a commenter on that article; it was Carol K. who brought up Mengele and then didn't bother to answer whether she believed in the Holocaust. But, while we have you on the hook metaphorically, what do you think of the Holocaust, Paula?
 

Paula M. (39)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 2:31 pm
Brian M., do you seriously believe that Carol K's failure to make an immediate response to your off-topic question regarding Dr. Mengele proves that Carol does not believe in the Holocaust? There is no possibility in your mind that Carol might be unavailable, or might have missed your post, or might not feel that your question deserves a response? (I certainly did not think that it did). It seems to me that you are looking for an excuse to slur those with whose politics you do not agree. Playing "failure to answer a question within 5 minutes = denies the Holocaust" is a particularly despicable way to go about it.

Of course the Holocaust happened. I do not deny it, and have seen absolutely no evidence that Carol or any other supporter of Mitt Romney on this site denies it. But there are real Holocaust deniers in the world and they should be vigorously confronted and refuted. Your frivolous accusations cheapen these efforts and may provide cover for true deniers. My outrage at your behavior is real.
 

tye block (0)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 3:35 pm
Lindsay Graham - what a laughable oaf!
 

Jean C. (18)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 4:35 pm
Ouch!
 

Janet B. (36)
Friday October 5, 2012, 7:44 am
Probably happened! Whatever!
 

Charlene Rush (32)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 5:03 pm
Does anyone seriously believe, that exchanging political criticisms back and forth goes anywhere? That could go on for days and days
This is all childlike behavior, hoping to win the majority over to your side. There are plenty of offenses to be found on both sides of the aisle.

However, in the end, it revolves around the party the makes you feel good about yourself, or at least it should.
I earnestly believe, that the candidate that has the most self-respect, will have respect for others. This is will also, be the person who has better morals.
This attitude of, 'I have mine, and if you don't have yours, it's your fault', is not a person with whom I put my trust.
This takes the far-right as far away from Christianity as you can get.
 
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