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Rep. Gowdy Uses Obama’s Own Words Against Him In Response to Veto Threat

irish 2014/03/16 12:36:31
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Rep. Gowdy Uses Obama’s Own Words Against Him In Response to Veto Threat





March 13, 2014 - 2:25 PM





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Rep. Trey Gowdy

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) (CNSNews.com)


(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) used President Obama’s own words as a U.S. senator to excoriate him for threatening to veto the ENFORCE the Law Act,
which would provide a streamlined system for a house of Congress to the
sue the Executive Branch for failing to enforce laws passed by
Congress.


“How does going from being a senator to a president rewrite the Constitution?” Gowdy asked.


Telling House members that he was going to give them a “pop
quiz,” Gowdy added, “That may seem unfair to my colleagues on the other
side of the aisle, but I’m going to give them a hint: the answer to
every one of the questions is the same. I’m going to read a quote, and
then you tell me who said it."




‘These last few years, we’ve seen an unacceptable abuse of power, having a president whose priority is expanding his own power.’


“Any guess on who said that, Mr. Speaker? It was Senator Barack
Obama,” Gowdy said during an impassioned speech on the House floor.


“Here’s another one: ‘No law can give Congress a backbone if it
refuses to stand up as a co-equal branch the Constitution made it.’


“Senator Barack Obama.”


‘What do we do with a president who can basically change what
Congress passed by attaching a letter saying I don’t agree with this
part or that part?’


“Senator Barack Obama."


‘I taught the Constitution for ten years. I believe in the Constitution.’


“Senator Barack Obama."


“And my favorite, Mr. Speaker": ‘One of the most important jobs of
the Supreme Court is to guard against the encroachment of the executive
branch on the power of the other branches. And I think the chief justice
has been a little too willing and eager to give the president more
power than I think the Congress or the Constitution originally
intended.’


“So my question, Mr. Speaker, is how in the world can you get before
the Supreme Court if you don’t have standing? What did the president
mean by that, when he looked to the Supreme Court to rein-in executive
overreach? If you don’t have standing, how can you possibly get before
the Supreme Court?


“So my question, Mr. Speaker, is what’s changed? How does going from
being a senator to a president rewrite the Constitution?” Gowdy asked.
“What’s different from when he was a senator?”


Noting that prosecutors and police officers are required to follow
the law “or the defendant walks,” Gowdy went on to say that “we all
swore an allegiance to the same document that the president swears
allegiance to, to faithfully execute the law. So I will be listening
intently during this debate for one of my colleagues to explain to me
what that phrase means…


“And if a president does not faithfully execute the law, Mr. Speaker,
what are our remedies? Do we just sit and wait on another election? Do
we use the power of the purse, the power of appeasement? Those are
punishments, those are not remedies,” Gowdy declared.


“The remedy is to do exactly what Barack Obama said to do, to go to
court, to go to the Supreme Court and have the Supreme Court say once
and for all we don’t pass suggestions in this body, Mr. Speaker, we
don’t pass ideas. We pass laws, and we expect them to be faithfully
executed.”


Gowdy’s ENFORCE The Law Act, which the House passed Wednesday, allows
a single chamber of Congress, or both chambers acting in concert, to
file an expedited civil action against any member of the executive
branch who “has established or implemented a formal or informal policy,
practice, or procedure to refrain from enforcing, applying, following,
or administering any provision of a Federal statute, rule, regulation,
program, policy, or other law” in violation of Article II, Section 3,
Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution, which states that the president "shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”


A three-judge panel in U.S. District Court would hear the case, and
the panel’s ruling could only be appealed directly to the U.S. Supreme
Court.


President Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it makes it past the Senate.


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  • Adam Ruck 2014/03/20 20:00:56
    Adam Ruck
    +1
    Trey is feisty!
  • irish Adam Ruck 2014/03/21 10:25:23
    irish
    +1
    good way to put it.
  • Adam Ruck irish 2014/03/21 13:06:00
    Adam Ruck
    +1
    Wait here's another one, Gowdy is rowdy!
  • irish Adam Ruck 2014/03/21 13:15:29
    irish
    +1
    LOL LOL
  • Adam Ruck irish 2014/03/21 16:06:41
    Adam Ruck
    +1
    Take it all the way Trey!!! (I can't stop, my daughter is a freakin' cheerleader)
  • irish Adam Ruck 2014/03/21 22:05:07
    irish
    +1
    LOL well you must be full of ideas.LOL
  • Koja 2014/03/20 03:50:24
    Koja
    +1
    Many presidents, senators and congressmen have ignored laws that affect Americans or passed laws that exempt themselves. Most of them are self-serving demagogues.
  • irish Koja 2014/03/20 12:16:04
    irish
    exactly. such as the one where they decide their own raises etc.
  • Chrisfragger1 2014/03/19 21:05:32
    Chrisfragger1
    +1
    I saw this video! Man Trey Gowdy is a true American! I'd vote for you if you ran!
  • May 2014/03/19 07:53:43
    May
    +1
    Trey Gowdy is one to watch. He should have added one of my favorite Obama quotes, which he has violated and everyone loves to ignore:

    Barack Obama on raising the debt ceiling in 2006:

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure,” he said on March 16, 2006. “Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership . Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”
  • irish May 2014/03/19 11:38:21
    irish
    gee, a flip flopper who read the script. even then he knew he had been tapped to destroy us.
  • RJeffreySavlov 2014/03/17 15:18:52
    RJeffreySavlov
    +1
    If he vetoes it there are constitutional remedies to override that veto. It would also show his disdain for the constitution and therefore would require the congress to impeach him for violating his oath of office to preserve and protect the constitution. Even pompous fools like Harry Reid could find it difficult to argue that point.
  • Hotcho RJeffre... 2014/03/17 19:57:13
    Hotcho
    +1
    No way..Mr.Pomposity could argue his way out of a paper bag with lies,lies and more lies..it's what he does
  • irish RJeffre... 2014/03/17 22:38:24
    irish
    he has already done that on other issues.
  • Big Deal 2014/03/17 03:37:57
  • irish Big Deal 2014/03/17 10:19:12
    irish
    +1
    wow,what a big mouth someone had.LOL
  • Idotgotit 2014/03/17 01:24:48
    Idotgotit
    +1
    Another case intern that absolute power corrupts absolutely and what I meant is not necessarily that which I said before. I think Obama needs to rethink his own words through just like another president I remember!! Good for Gowdy!!!
  • henry.sasser.III 2014/03/17 00:10:30
    henry.sasser.III
    +2
    Why s this simply a bill before Congress? WHY IS THIS NOT ALREADY A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT?
  • irish henry.s... 2014/03/17 10:20:18
    irish
    +1
    good question but thats what happens when the people in charge only think of themselves.
  • henry.s... irish 2014/03/22 03:34:25
    henry.sasser.III
    +1
    Agreed....
  • Swampdog PWCM 2014/03/16 21:40:12
    Swampdog PWCM
    +3
    Trey Gowdy for president!
  • Teenswag 2014/03/16 21:30:02
    Teenswag
    Obama is the best president ever! i love obama ROTFL I hope he vetos that bill!
  • JimboNa... Teenswag 2014/03/17 03:41:49
  • Teenswag JimboNa... 2014/03/17 03:51:20
    Teenswag
    Eggs are healthy, they also help the elderly gain back their sense of humor. You could have some. ;D
  • JimboNa... Teenswag 2014/03/17 03:53:14
    JimboNaught
    +3
    Get off of the hookah, pal. Occasionally, your remarks are humorous. Your comment this time only proves to everyone on this site why children should be seen and not heard.
  • Teenswag JimboNa... 2014/03/17 04:15:28
    Teenswag
    But children bring together liberals and cons with mcdonalds! They are what hold this ugly nation together! Without children, the world would be a cold place. ;)
  • JimboNa... Teenswag 2014/03/17 15:29:49
    JimboNaught
    Smiling. What is your stance on murdering children in the womb, then?
  • Hotcho JimboNa... 2014/03/17 19:59:11
    Hotcho
    +1
    Bingo..you caught her
  • Teenswag JimboNa... 2014/03/17 22:32:40 (edited)
    Teenswag
    I'm catholic (What catholics think about abortion)

    I'm a moderate

    I'm trolling you and your buddies

    XD LOLOLOL



    #TrollingThePoliticalNutcases

    Block edit~ Ahaha Teenswag: 1 Political nuts:0

    I swear, this blocking shet is absolutely pathetic and hilarious! LOLOLOL
    cowardly lion
  • JimboNa... Teenswag 2014/03/17 23:25:10
    JimboNaught
    Easy to fix... BuhBye!
  • May Teenswag 2014/03/19 08:04:49
    May
    +1
    Many people would debate you on that, yet I do feel eggs are given a bum rap, Obama has NOT been given a bum rap by those calling him out on his behavior. No one wants their president to fail. We ALL feel the repercussions of that in many adverse ways. Yet when he DOES fail them, people tend to become vocal about it. One is accountable for their behavior, yet he feels he is not. Read up on "narcissists." We all have narcissistic tendencies, but some are so extreme it becomes a sickness. Unfortunately for us, the president has fallen into that category. Since you are so young, if we do not turn this around and fix what he has destroyed, YOU will bear the brunt of it. We old people will be in peace while you shall have none if we do not start getting good people in positions of power. YOU will be governed by corrupt or inferior people. Learn how to find truth on your own now, for your sake.
  • irish JimboNa... 2014/03/17 10:21:35
  • irish Teenswag 2014/03/17 10:21:20
    irish
    +2
    he needs to find time for a real vacation. jail obama
  • May Teenswag 2014/03/19 07:58:31
    May
    +1
    So you love a corrupt liar, what does that say about your ability to make good decisions? They left off one of my favorite, hypocritical quotes by Obama but maybe since part of your name is "teen" maybe you are too young to understand what is going on here. Not trying to be mean, just an observation.
    Barack Obama on raising the debt ceiling in 2006:

    “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure,” he said on March 16, 2006. “Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership . Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”
  • Teenswag May 2014/03/19 22:30:50
    Teenswag
    LOL! I said I was trolling. Sheesh.
    Our government is extremely corrupt, more than people want to think. Ever heard of the Illuminati? But after experimenting with a few people, I think the BIG truth is too hard on them. If you think Obama is the only one that is raising the debt, that's foolish. He's a pawn in our government's game of chess.
    Plus, our country has been in debt for decades. Trillions of dollars that will never be paid off. I also believe every president that has ever lived lied to us. Some lies were small, some were big.
    My teenager friends and I all know about the Illuminati, but there's not much we can do about since adults have no respect for us.
  • irish Teenswag 2014/03/20 12:17:00
    irish
    here watch this

  • Teenswag May 2014/03/19 22:33:13
    Teenswag


    If you are an open minded person, then you should watch this.
  • Robert Poe 2014/03/16 20:57:35
    Robert Poe
    +2
    no surprise there. Obama needs to be gone.
  • gurecho 2014/03/16 20:28:01
    gurecho
    +2
    One as Senator justpiper com 2012 06 obama 2005 attorney generals job is not     One as President
  • Mark DeBarbieri 2014/03/16 20:24:29
    Mark DeBarbieri
    +3
    I have to say that I am sometimes tickled by Gowdy and his straight-face sometimes irreverent comments he makes. Unfortunately he is only one of the few voices in the halls of Congress that gives a damn about the direction this nation is going and how it is being conducted. My favorite by far is the following; "Calling ObamaCare a train wreck is an insult to train wrecks."

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