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jwhop
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posted June 27, 2009 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwhop     Edit/Delete Message
It wasn't so long ago that leftists were in full chirp over Bush using "signing statements" when Congress overstepped their authority and placed wording in Bills which attempted to interfere with or limit the power of the President in areas where he has full Constitutional authority to act.

These leftists were in full outrage, screeching, screaming, whining and shrieking mode...including Barack Hussein O'Bomber. O'Bomber, who promised he was going to discontinue the practice of issuing "signing statements" which is a President's notice to Congress that something in a Bill is NOT going to be complied with by the administration.

The hypocrisy of leftists is on full display for all to see.

You see, Barack Hussein O'Bomber...who said he deplored "signing statements" as unconstitutional and promised he wasn't going to use "signing statements" is now...using "signing statements.

In a further display of gross hypocrisy by leftists, there's not one chirp of outrage, no screeching, no screaming, no whining and no shrieking to be heard when THE ONE, THE MESSIAH O'Bomber signed legislation but included a "signing statement" which says he's not going to comply with all the provisions of the Congressional Bill.

When Bush used "signing statements", the outrage oozed out of every pore of leftists. When THE ONE, THE MESSIAH O'Bomber does exactly the same thing...for exactly the same reasons..the crickets don't so much as even chirp.

June 27, 2009
Obama signing statement on war funding bill: Left is curiously silent

Don't you miss the good old days of Bush's "unitary executive" presidency? The left got its panties in a twist every time Bush signed a bill and issued a signing statement listing his objections. They tried to outdo each other in outrage when talking about "dictatorship" and the like whenever these signing statements were published.

Sometimes it was even front page news in the New York Times and Washington Post. "Balance of Power!" "Unitary executive!" "Bush is Hitler - or Worse!"

My how times have changed:

President Obama signed the $106 billion war-spending bill into law Friday, but not without taking a page from his predecessor and ignoring a few elements in legislation.

Obama included a five-paragraph signing statement with the bill, including a final paragraph that outlined his objections to at least four areas of the bill.

The Obama administration announced in the statement it would disregard provisions of the legislation that, among other things, would compel the Obama administration to pressure the World Bank to strengthen labor and environmental standards and require the Treasury department to report to Congress on the activities of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

"Provisions of this bill...would interfere with my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations by directing the Executive to take certain positions in negotiations or discussions with international organizations and foreign governments, or by requiring consultation with the Congress prior to such negotiations or discussions," Obama said in a statement.

"I will not treat these provisions as limiting my ability to engage in foreign diplomacy or negotiations," he added.

The sections in question would compel the administration to direct its World Bank representatives to pressure that institution to use metrics that "fairly represent the value of internationally recognized workers' rights. Organized labor groups had pushed for a revision of those standards.

Michael O'Brien wrote the piece quoted above for The Hill's blog, the Briefing Room. And John McCormack of the Weekly Standard blog reminds us that Obama made a big deal during the campaign of promising to end the nefarious practice of the Bush administration issuing signing statements:

Here's Obama on tape at the WS blog:

What George Bush has been trying to do as part of his effort to accumulate more power in the presidency is he's been saying 'well I can basically change what Congress passed by attaching a letter saying I don't agree with this part or I don't agree with that part. I'm gonna choose to interpret it this way or that way.' That's not part of his power. But this is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he's going along. I disagree with that. I taught the constitution for 10 years. I believe in the constitution, and I will obey the Constitution of the United States.

We're not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around Congress.

Sounds like an "end run around Congress" to me. But then, I am not blessed with the childlike mind of many liberals who would defend this action by saying "Bush did it too" while forgetting the years of hand wringing and outrage over the exact same practice that Obama is engaging in today.

The crickets are chirping on the left, but it hardly hides the towering hypocrisy of their position on this issue.
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/06/obama_signing_statement_on_war.html

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katatonic
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posted June 27, 2009 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message
and your point is??......your first and last statements are direct contradictions. forgive me if i can't make any sense or see the purpose of this post?

"why aren't the crickets chirping now?"
"the crickets are chirping on the left but..."???????????

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jwhop
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posted June 27, 2009 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwhop     Edit/Delete Message
My point was perfectly clear. That point is the hypocrisy of leftists.

If you didn't see it...then perhaps it's time to have your prescription changed. The writer of the articles opinion is that the crickets are chirping on the left but those are not my words nor is that my opinion...that leftists are dismayed by O'Bomber's actions in using a signing statement.

The leftist crickets are silent.

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katatonic
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posted June 27, 2009 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message
oh i saw it and i saw the contradictions. don't need no prescriptions, thanks, i steer clear of the medical establishment. i'm the only person my "age" i know who DOESN'T need reading glasses. how bout you?

as to the parties et al, both sides stink equally. playing football with our lives and our planet. send em all to mars!

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