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Gridlock Is Good
Slate, by Reihan Salam

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/10/2014 4:31:42 AM

President Obama is furious about congressional gridlock. In a press conference last week, he chastised the Republican-led House of Representatives for refusing to support the bipartisan immigration bill that was passed out of the Senate last June. “The argument isn’t between me and the House Republicans,” the president said. “It’s between the House Republicans and the Senate Republicans, and House Republicans and the business community, and House Republicans and the evangelical community.” The president then insisted that intransigence on the part of House Republicans was forcing his hand: “In circumstances where even basic, common-sense, plain, vanilla legislation can’t pass because

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/10/2014 6:27:23 AM     (No. 9960053)

Waw, waw, waw. That´s Barry crying, stamping his feet and holding his breath until he turns blue when he can´t get his own way. Typical 2-year old.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bubby, 8/10/2014 6:37:54 AM     (No. 9960057)

FTA "Slate contributor Eric Posner of the University of Chicago Law School, maintains that it is Congress, not the president, that is undermining constitutional norms. “If Congress cannot pass any laws because of gridlock,” Posner writes in the New Republic, “then it has violated its obligations under the Constitution, and accordingly the president has the right to use his enforcement powers to implement policies that serve the public interest.” What an idiot that is exactly the way the Founders of this country wanted it to be. If there wasn´t massive support from WTP then there would be no legislation. The problem has been bipartisanship just so legislation gets passed. The gridlock over immigration is a good thing and a bipartisan deal over amnesty would destroy the Republic and the Constitution.

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