The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic. I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment.
~ Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas
Please proceed, Representative.
~ Chocko_Rocko on Talking Points Memo
Didn't G H W Bush use an Executive Order to limit assault weapons , amending a 1968 law? Banned the shipment into the country of certain assault weapons?
~ LynnTTTT on TPM
Rep. Steve Stockman: "We will impeachObama if he issues an executive order on guns. The charge will be presidenting-while-black."
— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) January 15, 2013
Shorter Obama: "Impeach me 23 times."
— daveweigel (@daveweigel) January 16, 2013
Too bad President Obama isn't as dedicated to disarming al Qaeda as he is to disarming law-abiding Americans.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) January 18, 2013
Obama had Bin Laden shot, Cheney shot someone in the face, so sure @liz_cheney pls weigh in on gun control...
— evale72 (@evale72) January 18, 2013
Comically, @liz_cheney is unaware that Pres. Obama successfully disarmed Osama bin Laden.
— Dave (@D_v_E) January 18, 2013
President Obama’s series of gun control measures amount to an executive power grab that may please his political base but will not solve the problems at hand. He paid lip service to our fundamental constitutional rights, but took actions that disregard the 2nd Amendment and the legislative process.
~ Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee
Here's a question for Priebus: name one of the executive orders that seems offensive and/or legally excessive. Just one.
~ Maddow Blog
Okay, the RNC is officially on the side of more dead children, because freedom.
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) January 16, 2013
There is evil prowling in the world - it shows up in our movies, video games and online fascinations, and finds its way into vulnerable hearts and minds. As a free people, let us choose what kind of people we will be. Laws, the only redoubt of secularism, will not suffice. Let us all return to our places of worship and pray for help. Above all, let us pray for our children.
In fact, the piling on by the political left, and their cohorts in the media, to use the massacre of little children to advance a pre-existing political agenda that would not have saved those children, disgusts me, personally. The second amendment to the Constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president.
~ From an Offical Statement by Gov. Rick Perry of Texas
Let us pray away the NRA.
~ Seth J.K. on ThinkProgress
And when Perry told Texans to pray, and the drought would go away, & the fires would stop-- the drought & the fires got worse.
~ Scott M. on ThinkProgress
#TDSBreakingNews Rick Perry's statement on gun control: "let's pray for help". God refuses, afraid of losing NRA support.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 17, 2013
Rick Perry wants America to pray the AK away.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) January 17, 2013
Our founding fathers were very concerned about us having separation of powers. They didn't want to let the president become a king. And so they wanted to say that it was Congress that would legislate, and not the President.
So we have a bill that we will introduce next week, and in this bill, we will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation.
And there are several of these executive orders that look as if he is writing new law. That cannot happen.
I'm afraid that President Obama may have this king complex sort of developing and we're going to make sure that this doesn't happen. ... I think there's a history of this arrogance.
~ Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, on CBN
Dear Sen Paul, please point to the part of the Constitution that discusses Congress declaring anything unconstitutional. Oh, right, you just pulled it out of you a$$!
~ David P. on TPM
When you're talking nullification, you're talking Civil War ... Senator Bilbo.
~ Chris Matthews on Hardball
The word “nullify,” of course, has an old American history dating back to the founders and the earliest skirmishes over the balance of power between the states and federal government. But it’s most closely associated with repeated Southern efforts to insist the federal government didn’t have the authority to abolish or even regulate slavery in states where it was legal. South Carolina, the capital of secession, campaigned for decades to uphold its right to “nullify” all kinds of federal laws but particularly those pertaining to slavery.
So it’s kind of interesting that the word “nullification” is making a big comeback as we prepare to inaugurate our first black president for his second term.
~ Joan Walsh on Salon
Rand Paul has figured out how Republicans can reach out to minorities: Invoke the arguments of slave owners!
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) January 17, 2013
I'll let you in on secret. I mean, the President is a liberal. And this is part of the liberals’ long-time dreams for our country, and he sees this as a opportunity to get some of these things done.
I think that the President — and he doesn’t have the guts to admit it — is not a believer in the Second Amendment, although he states that he is. I didn't write the Constitution. Neither did you — neither did he. If he doesn’t want it in the Constitution or he wants to reform the Second Amendment, then have the guts to admit that
~ Marco Rubio on Bill O'Reilly, Fox News
These Republicans are a hoot. First they create a straw man - a President Obama who is hell bent to seize everyone's guns. Then they accuse him of not having the guts to express his fictitious "real views."
~ Robert Woods on ThinkProgress
So Obama speaks and acts in support of the 2nd amendment, but Rubio says it's not true. There is nothing Obama could do to persuade Rubio - even doing nothing would not allay Rubio's opinion, so the only thing to do is ignore Rubio and let him rant on to a diminishing audience.
~ Marie H. on ThinkProgress
He needs to change the spelling of his last name. It should be RUBE.
~ invictus2 on Raw Story
Looks to me like Rubio is a slow learner. He apparently didn't learn anything from the fates of the likes of crazies such as Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann; so he has decided to follow in their footsteps. Good luck Marco!
~ Pagasae on Raw Story