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7.27.2011

Will President Obama Interpret His Constitutional Presidential Powers . . .


. . . in a financial crisis in the same manner as President Bush did during a terrorism crisis? That being: "I can do whatever needs to be done."
WASHINGTON (AP)—House Democrats are saying that President Barack Obama should invoke a little-known constitutional provision to prevent the nation from going into default if Congress fails to come up with a plan to raise the debt ceiling. Rep. James Clyburn, a member of the Democratic leadership, says he told fellow Democrats Wednesday that Obama should both veto a House GOP plan for a short-term extension of the debt ceiling and invoke the 14th amendment, which says that the validity of the nation's public debt “shall not be questioned.”
The specific applicable passage from the 14th Amendment says:
 
Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. 
I think I speak for all constitutional scholars everywhere when I say, "I have no idea what that sentence means."

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you want to see history in the making, keep up with the Congressional hearings on the ATF operation "Fast and Furious". You will be able to see what caused the first half black president to be impeached.

Anonymous said...

it means ' all our politicians are crooks and basically evil. they have plunged our nation into a downward spiral that will take decades to recover, if at all possible. '
these politicians are self serving, egotistical autocrats who feel they are entitled to all the privalages of royalty .
Double fake: Nuff Said

Tater Salad said...

I think it means that we're ALL screwed...

Anonymous said...

Politicians are all scumbags. doesn't matter if they are rep or dem or tea party or whatever. They are even worse than all these lowlife ambulance chaser lawyers. And that's pretty bad.

Anonymous said...

12:06

Please tell me more about this ATF op. Im curious, yet too lazy to look it up.

Anonymous said...

Though I don't know for certain I am sure GWB believed what he did was constitutional and was told so by his lawyers. BHO has already said that his lawyers told him they did not believe he could constitutionaly use the 14th amendment in this manner. BHO is going to have to get some new lawyers, rent a whore, or do what he has been advised is unconstitutional.

Anonymous said...

It means that a President who desires the same dictatorial powers of other African heads of state throughout the world can use it to accomplish that goal. That goal and desire is a cultural norm.

Anonymous said...

12:06

Nevermind, I looked it up. I highly doubt the Prez will ever be associated with this incident. Moreover, I don't think America really cares. It was a poorly planned strategy that backfired. It happens. And just because the Justice Dept. is "stonewalling" investigators doesn't mean that the Prez will ever be associated or indicted.

Good talk.

Anonymous said...

I don't think they're being questioned. They're just not being funded.

Republicans are about to take a bite of a biog ol' shit sandwich.

Rage

The Devil said...

That sentence means that no one can question the validity of the fact that we are screwed!

Anonymous said...

12:45, Dream on Dorema.

Anonymous said...

Why don't the democrats vote for the GOP plan so they can see what's in it?

Anonymous said...

Oh look, O'Trouble is coveting President Bush's ears.

The Secret Police said...

Why is this being compared to anything Bush did with the war?
Completely different scenarios.
Apples and oranges.
The AP story didn't even mention Bush. So why would you?
You don't have to answer that, we know why,,,you have BDS.
Anyway, I hope Obama tries this. I'm pretty sure he would be impeached in a heartbeat. Mark my words.

Francine Fishpaw said...

Barry-

If you were "taught" Con law by David Guinn at BU, as I was, you are no constitutional scholar......

You could be self taught, I suppose.

Anonymous said...

Nigger didnt care about the debt when he was doing cash for clunkers and make sure all the little messicans and welfair checks to all the baby nigglets.
He will do anything for a vote.

Obammy is a one and done POTUS

Anonymous said...

I was told those provisions of the 14th ammendment were specifically designed to protect the debts incurred by the Union, but ensure that no US money went to cover the debt incurred by the Confederacy during the War Between the States. I don't know, first I'd heard of it.

Anonymous said...

Weimar Republic, here we come!

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

If he does he should be impeached.

Anonymous said...

"Ebony....and Ivory...."

Double Fake Michael Jackson and Sir Paul McCartney

el chupacabra said...

Thanks Debil- I had misconstrued it as being so far out of my lane and over my head that smarter people than me would know what to do and we would not be ruined.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Impeachment impeachment impeachment impeachment !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

That statement simply validates the debts of the United States and it was used after the Civil War to ensure that no debts of the Confederacy were transferred to the US.

It does not give the President any authority whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

I screwed you all, but thanks for blaming it on the black guy!

Anonymous said...

Bullshit party has all the answers.

Anonymous said...

Clinton and Obama will always have something W. Bush will never have, being elected instead of appointed by a stacked set of winger activist judges.

Anonymous said...

If brains were gasoline, collectivly, you guys wouldn't have enough to start a pissant's motor scooter.

Anonymous said...

9:40 & 10:28- Touché
Good points.

Anonymous said...

but he'll still be a nigger.