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Obama Declares Congress Irrelevant

President Barack Obama put lawmakers on notice during his first official cabinet meeting of the year, telling his top deputies that his 2014 agenda will move forward whether Congress votes for it or not.

On Tuesday morning, the White House press corps was allowed to film part of a meeting between the president and his cabinet officials. Obama’s opening remarks focused on his desire to pass comprehensive immigration reform and extend unemployment benefits. “Congress is going to be busy,” he said, “and I’m looking forward to working with Democrats and Republicans, House members and Senate members, to try to continue to advance the economic recovery, and to provide additional avenues of opportunity for everybody.”

But if Congress balks, Obama promised he’s prepared to go it alone.

“One of the things I’ll be emphasizing in this meeting,” he said, “is the fact that we are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need.”

“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” the president asserted, “and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible, making sure that our businesses are getting the kind of support and help they need to grow and advance, to make sure that people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that our businesses are creating.”

Since Democrats lost control of the House in 2010, the Obama administration has increasingly ignored Congress and relied on administrative fiat to advance the president’s agenda. In 2012, he appointed three lawyers to the National Labor Relation Board without Senate approval, bypassing Senate confirmation procedures in a move three separate federal judges have declared unconstitutional. And the president has repeatedly delayed or altered vast portions of Obamacare without returning the legislation to Congress, in what many legal scholars view as a usurpation of Congress’ power to make laws.

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  • kcir321

    What a worthless pile of trash,I would protect a pile of dog poop before this lying fool

    • He is an enemy of this country… and accomplishing his mission of destruction under out watch.

      • JD Webb

        And we, America, are so pussy-whipped we can’t stand up to this maniac and throw his ass out? Are you kidding me? Grow some balls America, evict this terrorist.

    • Hoodoo H

      I stepped in some of that today…much much better than the s__t we’ve already stepped in.

  • Mark Bigger

    he is overstepping his office. he is making congress obsolete. That is not how this country is supposed to work.

    • yep……. and none of the other branches of government is doing its job keeping the others in check.

      • carolchristine

        Exactly. I think they are all afraid of his thug tactics. If you know what I mean.

        • roy207a

          If you dont agree with him,you will be killed or your family will not be found.I think this is why nothing gets done to get ONUMNUTS out

    • IHateLibs

      Hes a FRAUD ILLEGAL TRAITOR . And for the crime of TREASON , HUNG , or SHOT by a MILITARY FIRING SQUAD

  • hank

    obama is a disgrace to America. He is a FRAUD and a muslim CON-MAN. He belongs in Jail or Kenya VERY, VERY, soon !!!~

    • Jail… charged with multiple counts of treason

      • foxxybey

        Before a firing squad with expert marksmen like myself is what he deserves.

        • Fred_K

          And not just one loaded gun. All guns are to be loaded with bullets dipped in pig’s blood, just to insure his muslim butt does not get any chance of going to heaven.

          • foxxybey

            Only problem is Islamist don’t worship the God who is loving but, also judge and pigs blood don’t mean anything to Him, I’m a Jew and eat pork, green chili with pork and love stuffed pork chops and I’m going to heaven for sure, have it in writing in the Bible, those who serve the false god allah aren’t going to heaven no matter how they die. God Bless Fred:

          • Hoodoo H

            DAMN Straight. ..no hajis.

  • Of course, it’s like calling a hog calling other pigs slobs, but it’s about time somebody said it:

    “…Isaiah
    33:22 and James 4:12 declare that Yahweh is the exclusive legislator.
    There are no others, period! Anyone who claims the title of legislator
    (particularly when his “laws”—whether commandments, statutes, or
    judgments—are inconsonant with Yahweh’s) is a usurper and is
    perpetuating the sin begun by Adam and Eve. The same is true for any one
    of us who would modify Yahweh’s triune law….”

    For more, see blog article “Right, Left, and Center: Who Gets to Decide?” at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/right-left-and-center-who-gets-to-decide/. Then take our Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar on our main site and receive a complimentary copy of an 85-page book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.

  • Paul Marcum

    2nd Revolution

  • Mike_Travis

    Gee what a surprise. NOT! He has been doing this for 5 years. He is a criminal, a fraud, and a traitor who needs to be charged (which I and others have already done), tried, convicted, and executed according to the laws he despises and violates.

    • agree Mike…. yet, it is amazing to me that so many Americans still refuse to see this..

      • Conservative NOT Racist

        Jan, those that won’t see what is happening are deliberately blinding themselves. Why? Because of his skin color (no one wants to be called a RACIST after all!) and because he gives them false promises that they HOPE he carries through on. He won’t, because he is a liar, a thief, a traitor and a murderer (for the last, look towards the war crimes he’s committed killing innocent children in his “drone strike war.” That alone qualifies him for the death sentence)

      • foxxybey

        Jan, could be his hand outs and stolen elections?

      • Charlie

        Wonder if all that voted not once , but twice for the “change” like the “change” now ??? Wonder if the dolts that put him in to office even understand what he is actually doing to our country ? If conservatives do not win the senate and the house this year our great nation will be in totally shambles before he leaves office.

        • Chris Fostel

          Of course the people who voted for Obama still support him. Perhaps conservatives who helped elect him have changed their minds, but none of the 53% who receive handouts from those who are still working will ever change their minds. They will continue to vote Democratic until the US follows the lead of Greece, Spain, Italy and Ireland into bankrauptcy. Forget Spanish; its time to start learning Mandarin Chinese…

        • CCB11

          It will be if we do not address voter fraud , which is how I feel the last Presidential election was won. They will go to any lengths to keep the senate and win the house back.

      • carolchristine

        The American main stream news medias are not keeping the public informed. They too are being intimidated by the white house administration. There are some nasty people in the administration right now. They are not nice people.

  • Hatterasman

    Just another step towards an Obama dictatorship.

    • exactly.

    • carolchristine

      I will never forget the picture of Hugo Chavez handing Obama’s his book. and we all now what Chavez did to Venezuela.

    • Ann Wilson

      If we don’t act quickly it may be too late to act at all, at least not with the cost of many lives. If we allow the muslim brotherhood to take over the Obamacare issue will seem like nothing.

  • Ed Taylor

    Hopefully, the new GOP president will use their DOJ to indict & convict Obama and Holder.

    • I wish… but doubt it. … unless Ted Cruz is the next President. He has the guts to follow through with it.

      • carolchristine

        He is one of the only ones with guts.

    • foxxybey

      No elections in 2016 as he will make sure he stays in office and has declared himself king of the U.S. with the power of his pen and phone, wake up people God gave him rule to judge this non-godly nation that He helped found.

      • Chris Fostel

        Actually Obama’s plan is to use the loyal leftist press to harass the next President if a Republican is elected or support the next President and continue to pursue his agenda if the people make the unfortunate mistake of electing another Demoncrat.

    • MDPatriot

      And a lo-o-o-o-ong list of others!

  • G W

    Communistscumbag

  • Ann American

    I’ve got a vote and a voice….at leat I thought so, but Obama thinks the “Pen”
    is mightier than the ballot box, or the people.
    Perhaps he’s right, most feel like that “voice” crying in the wilderness
    where no one hears.

    • but… it is not hopeless.. and voices will be heard…

      • foxxybey

        Jan can anyone wake up to the fact that babies can be murdered legally, homosexuals have special rights because of the way they have sex, divorce at or near 75 % leaving the children in the care of the nazi school system. Killing children in the schools, gun free zones and God not allowed in govrnment, school, public places and even in some churchs. many have made God our enemy and there is a price to pay and maybe sooner then later.

  • mardo123

    Obummer has forgotten (?) his oath “to protect and defend the Constitution” – ergo we have the right to toss his sorry ass out of the Office of the President and banish him to never never land (what ever muslim country that will take him in (he no longer has a check book to support their terrrorist activities).

    • MDPatriot

      Obama did not “forget” the Constitution…..his Communist/Marxist/Socialist agenda was all planned BEFORE he got elected.

      • carolchristine

        I agree.

  • Canuck Sailor

    Just out of curiousity – and since I’m not American, I have no skin in this one – how many of you protesting here have written to your Congressman about this? Made it clear that your vote depends on them doing the right thing? If you haven’t, WHY are you wasting time complaining here?

    • Hatterasman

      I have indeed written ALL of my Congressmen. When you live in a Liberal controlled state (Maryland), any correspondence with the Liberal morons in office is simply ignored. All of the letters that I have written (receiving form letters as replies) has been the “waste of time”.

      • Canuck Sailor

        That IS a problem – from the sound of you, you’ll be campaigning for a candidate come this fall…
        By the way, one way of getting past the form letters – pick the Congressman’s office days – and show up. Even if you sit there all day, you make it clear you care and that makes them nervous, and pay much more attention to you. They realize that people with that much conviction have followers.

        • MDPatriot

          That SHOULD work BUT, not in The Peoples Republic of Maryland…….those two Senators cater to the “entitlement crowd” in order to get their votes.

    • MDPatriot

      Letters, emails and phone calls to The District of Corruption, especially the two Democrat U.S. Senators from The Peoples Republic of Maryland, don’t read the letters and emails. Nor do you ever get to speak directly to them. Every reply comes from a canned computer program that is completed by an Aide. The letters and emails always leave one feeling like they are telling us that they know what is best for us and we don’t know anything! Those two Senators carry an “F” grade with http://www.NumbersUSAcom ! I am pretty sure that Democrat Senators in the other 49 states do the same thing. All Americans can check their U.S. Senators and Representative rating at that website as well. It is a well coordinated website.

  • Co2

    He’s been doing it all along. Now he’s proclaiming it. “If you leave, I’ll (whatever) you”.
    This is what abusers do. It is a threat. Nothing new.

    • rosie46

      That would be Soros and we pay his salary and for all the lavish vacations for Queen Michelle.

  • Ann Wilson

    So what else is new. He’s been using that pen all along. More executive orders than any other president. He just admits it now. Next will be Martial law then his official dictatorship.

    • foxxybey

      Ann your right and wish many would open their eyes as you have done.

      • MDPatriot

        ESPECIALLY the Joint Chiefs of Staff!!! It is past time that they act!!!

        • Hoodoo H

          Yes…agreed.

        • rosie46

          There was information that some high military officers did try, but it failed and now then came the elimination of these officers and others. He is cleaning house in our military and will use his own national police force (HS) if he declares martial law.

      • Hoodoo H

        Hey FOXXY…glad you are well, Sister.

        • foxxybey

          I hope Sister was your title? I’m a older former Marine with 12 years service and assured I’m a male, God Bless Sister:

      • Ann Wilson

        We are up against a big battle. Homeland Security is armed more than our military. We already live in a police state. Not able to partake much in the physical battle but I am a prayer warrior and can pick up a rock for whatever it’s worth.

    • Hoodoo H

      Word getting around is that peeps see the fall of the economy and govt within the next 18 mos… after that, we all know what happens…blue hats and chinese abroad for their communist interests.
      A word if advice, every able bodied person that can perform any task as simple as throwing a rock or wielding a knife should search out and join their State Militia.
      There is power in numbers, and there is more in an organized group.

      • foxxybey

        Learned and can be a loner and wipe out many by myself. The Marine Corps taught me well, can kill with a pen or almost anything I find to be a weapon. My daughter worked for a major airline and I flew for free and still do. When I’m on the plane I can find at least 10 killing weapons to protect myself and kill the enemy, to many and don’t want to give any terrorist that comes to this site any idea’s. Bare hands or objects that most wouldn’t think about. I don’t like to have some dictate my life and how I live or how I die and most leaders let the men die while they are safe from harm. God Bless Sister:

        • Hoodoo H

          I’m a patriot brother of yours Foxxy.
          apologies.
          Know how you feel and agree.
          Most don’t have the skills you and I do… ergo…
          I pray everyday that every Patriot is protected in some way, shape or form, because you can’t sav’em all.

          • foxxybey

            Thanks friend, I grew up on the streets and was 4’11” when I went on to the Marine Corps, the smallest Marine ever, got out after infantry training and was 5′ 7 ” and a 155 lbs of mean Marine, LOL The tree of freedom needs to be watered with the blood of the patriots and would shed mine in a second to defend the Constitution. Thanks for sharing with me friend, means a lot to me. The state I live in is becoming more liberal by the day and hate it but they aren’t my concern as much as the state of the country under the Nazi, illegal president from Kenya that I fought for. God Bless Friend:

          • Hoodoo H

            AMEN, friend.
            Semper Fi

          • foxxybey

            Thanks Hoodoo H, the same back at you, was on the phone with my oldest daughter and couldn’t remember if I answered or not, LOL, don’t get old if you can help it, LOL. God Bless and Semper Fi Friend:

          • Chris Fostel

            Hoodoo and Foxxy, rest assured that even many of us who did not serve in the military also learned to fight. Years of karate and target range practice may yet come in handier than I would like them to.

          • Hoodoo H

            Amen.
            Stay strong, Brother.

  • Michael

    Is it me, or has our illustrious (Gov’t) become the very entity (system) that our ancestors and forefathers “complained” about . . thus seeking a better life in Land of America ? ? ?

    • MDPatriot

      Millions of our forefathers also fought and died in order for us to remain free. Don’t let their sacrifices go to waste!

  • chuckie2u

    I suppose Congress has already passed laws for the department heads of every government agency on the planet to create their own policies. Since the President has appointed his own people such as the Department of Education those people can create policies and controls without bothering the do nothing congress.

  • Kent2012

    If we make the right choices this year and they move into their new offices in DC in 2014 a dramatic change will take place….it will only happen with more democrats and the Republicans that vote with them looking for “new” jobs….adios ..

  • Bob

    LOL and the people are STILL asleep – why, because we love to have it so.

    Thing is, if the average American actually understood what the United States’ was, and the truth behind it’s law, power / authority et al – if we actually KNEW what’s been pulled over our eyes – this would end yesterday. But then, the problem would still remain and repeat itself – doomed to destruction because we have departed from Yahweh’s Standards and erected gods/idols in place of him for a bow of temporary pottage instead of an eternal security in love & truth with full equity – O why do ye love death so?

  • mardo123

    The Irrelevant item here is OBUMMER. Congress get up off your asses and impeach this criminal…….

  • James Kroeger

    Time to throw this jerk in the crapper. He’s trying to usher in NWO and the American people are too blind to see. I personally am looking forward to the Rapture taking place, so we can “BUG OUT” before this world falls completely apart! I put my faith in the Good Lord’s hands!!! Amen

  • Castaway50

    We need another Seal Team 6!

    • MDPatriot

      And, we need the Joint Chiefs of Staff to grow some balls!

  • foxxybey

    Just declared himself king as he has a pen and a phone, time for this illegal Nazi from Kenya to go. A leaky raft with all his brown shirts on it and the sooner the better.

    • MDPatriot

      OR, a jet with only enough parachutes for the crew and a 1/4 fuel load.

      • foxxybey

        I’d fly that plane for sure, God Bless MDPatriot: My daughter was a insturctor and taught me how to fly and would even go down with the plane if need be. Again God Bless:

  • CaptGene

    Hey, barry, we have something called a Constitution. As a supposed “Constitutional scholar” you of all people should know what that is. Oh, by the way, the Bill of Rights: Those are not “outdated and irrelevant”. You might want to give this a little thought before you decide to go it alone and become all three branches of government. I suspect even democrats might turn on you just as Republicans did on Richard Nixon.

  • Lorraine E

    In that BHO has made it clear that Congress is irrelevant why not just send them all home and discontinue their salaries and perks. They obviously wouldn’t care. They could sleep at home just as well as they do in D.C. Hey, Supreme Court you’re next.

  • IHateLibs

    If any thing or Person that’s irrelevant its this ILLEGAL FRAUD TREASONOUS KENYA LIB/DEM MUZZY COMMIECRAT . Who SHOULD be Arrested for Crimes of FRAUD and TREASON , and TONS of other HIGH CRIMES . Then AS a TRAITOT , SHOULD BE HUNG

  • Bib Bob DogWan

    This political moron, aka, obama, commander in ept….has no idea of what unintended consequences mean…..The great pretender, obama, “he who lives by the pen will dies by the pen” will have his hands full when citizen usa tells him to shove his agenda and refuse to pay taxes and start with the civil unrest. Dear America, how else will we as citizens deal with the Feral Government? Allow them to police themselves? NFW. BBDW

  • Hank

    You hear this Congress, this empty suit has declared WAR on you. Now get him and throw him out. Do it now !

  • Barry Smith

    It is time our military stops dicking around with this S.O.B. and just goes in and takes the bastard out. He has past the point of out of control it is now time that our military acts.

    • Bib Bob Dog Wan

      Barry NSA is watching, listening, smelling and comin for yews. Trust me, when the commander in ept comes up wiff some BS crisis and cant leave office, the military will not be joining him.

  • Ranchman

    I’m afraid we haven’t seen anything yet. His true colors are truly frightening, and I believe he’s about to show them. His war against God’s true religion, Christianity, is simply amazing to watch. The fact that he’s so open about it is even more amazing. The people in this country, once proud Americans, have been blinded to this abomination. Soon, though, he will reveal himself for the son of perdition he is. Get ready folks, the fat lady is about to come on stage.

  • Daniel Hoskins

    Here’s a clue Americans,…a thousand kids with an education do not provide an economy without 10,000 kids willing to work for a living. You are told an education furthers your children,..but in a truly free society, hard work and innovation frees your children. Obama is not for America just as Bush was not for America. Bush started 2 wars without Congressional approval,..these are anti-God, Anti- American, anti-human demons and you will follow them as long as they profess to be from your party line…wake up idiots and understand truth,…thats right shut off the football game and pay attention.

  • Richard J. Collins Jr.

    I’m getting tired of people saying ignorant things with nothing to back them up. The over whelming evidence points to the fact that barack obama is the WORST person in the White House EVER!!! He’s abused his power, embarrassed this nation & has on a downward spiral that we might not recover from.

  • Eric Albright

    I just don’t understand why Congress is just “rolling over” for this traitor and not raising hell about it!

  • Michael Montgomery

    We may need to have him mentally evaluated at this point.

  • Jim Sanders

    He is not as I see it a sitting president but a vacationing and golfing president while his czars do all of his work load that we pay him to do. He is nothing more than a troublemaker abusing his office and the Constitution of the United States. House of Representatives needs to start impeachment process as they have enough charges that warrant impeaching this president and sending him to prison for treason.

  • dufus

    It is time to get this arrogant muslim the hell out of our lives. We need to rid ourselves of this plague. Make him pay for Christopher Stevens death and the others in Benghazi he needs to pay with like circumstances. He is a disgrace to this country!

  • Edward Ebersole

    I ain’t sorry when I say I wouldn’t touch this guy with a ten foot pole. I just don’t believe this guy is for real, yet he keeps on lying through his teeth and stabbing the American people in the back. With that phone and pen I bet he could just about erase the identity of anyone he wanted who was acting out of line with him, but sadly no matter what he can’t erase who or what he is.

  • Russ Creel

    I’ll tell you what’s irrelevant…….everything about Obama is irrelevant, his politics, his lies, his socialism, his life is irrelevant! He is worth nothing!

  • robertdavidhummel

    Words are PLENTIFUL….DEEDS are PRICELESS.

    “Obama’s words”,… though POLITICALLY CORRECT…are GROSSLY INDECENT and BIBICALLY … INCORRECT… PERIOD.

    “Obama’s DEEDS”, by Speech, Letter, Decree, Executive Order, and … his FAILED LEADERSHIP, promulgated by his Administrative CZAR’s, AND The Democratic Senate, “IS a CLEAR and PRESENT DANGER”…To Our Great Nation …PERIOD.

    “We The People’s REVOLUTION is The SOLUTION…PERIOD.

    Google: “Operation American Spring” and JOIN THE EFFORT.

  • CCB11

    If actions by Obama are considered unconstitutional by 3 judges, is that considered unlawful? The reason I ask is because nothing has been done to rectify the situation. As far as I know. Can someone be arrested for ignoring the constitution?

  • CQQL33

    This is the same way the government operated in Germany back in history, 1930’s, and the people complained but they continued to follow along even after the police under Hitlers orders, started killing Jews out in the ‘killing fields’, in the open, without regard to what the people thought.

  • LAZARUS

    A SOCIALIST , MARXIST, IN WASHINGTON TO F–K UP THE U.S.A.