Obama Considers Usurping Congress & Using Executive Order On Cybersecurity


The Republicans in the Senate blocked the massive cybersecurity legislation, but that doesn't mean it's dead. It never does with liberals. This was the same legislation that Senate Democrats tried to sneak gun control in on.

As usual though, what Congress determines doesn't matter to Barack Obama. In fact, it appears that he relishes the opportunity to thumb his nose at them and the Constitution and declare law himself. According to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, in an email responding to whether Obama was considering using executive order to implement cybersecurity, he wrote,

“In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed. Moving forward, the President is determined to do absolutely everything we can to better protect our nation against today’s cyber threats and we will do that."

The Hill reports,

But Senate Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), worried the bill would burden businesses with unnecessary and ineffective regulations.

The bill's sponsors watered down the regulatory provisions, replacing the security mandates with voluntary incentives, but that wasn't enough to win over Republicans. The bill mustered 52 votes in the Senate, well short of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster.

If Obama issues an order on cybersecurity, it wouldn't be the first time that his administration has resorted to executive action to bypass Congress.

Obama uses the slogan "we can't wait" to argue that some issues are too important to be allowed to stall in Congress.

When lawmakers refused to pass the Dream Act to give legal status to students brought to the country illegally, the administration announced that it would stop deporting young immigrants who would have been eligible to stay under the bill.

Senator Susan Collin (R-MN), who worked alongside Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CN) on the bill, said "I'm not for doing by executive order what should be done by legislation."

Obviously Democrats support Obama in going ahead with the EO despite the fact that it is not the Executive Branch that makes law under the Constitution. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) claims that while she "prefers" Condress deal with the issue, but she also says, "I suppose if we can't, the answer would be yes." That answer is that she would support the President overstepping his bounds and creating law, something the Constitution does not give him authority to do.

The failed bill could be revived, which would not be a surprise by Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid when the Senate returns from recess in September.

Now I ask, where will Republicans be should he choose to do this? Will they simply scream rhetoric or deal with Barack Obama about overstepping his Constitutional boundaries and keep him in check? From past experience it doesn't appear there are many that are willing to do that.

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  • loveybody

    Why in the world are we letting this non US citizen still run for a position only a BORN US CITIZEN has the right to do so. He should be disqualified, and made to pay back every cent he has stolen from the American Born citizen. Who is giving him all this power!!! Wake up Americans, NOW! before it is to late. Arrest him and all others that have been backing him with these illegal, scammming, and out right NON-American moves. Let us now take our country back and put it in the hands of the people as says the Constitution, we do remember that document that Obama and others are trying to change or just plain get rid of. I and other veterans have served our country with dignity and honor, and some have given all, where is his. Look at what is happening with China and others taking up with Obama behind the scenes. WAKE UP, STAND UP AND BE HEARD.!!!! He is scamming us, stealing our pride. he preaches about be proud of who you are and yet he is as yet proved he was born where (Kenya, Connecticut, Hawii.) A man without a country is dangerous, sneaky and very devious. It is now your choice,n speak loud and clear, BE HEARD!!!

  • brandehanson

    Congress has been bought off by the Middle East or Arab Spring! This is the reason they will do nothing! We need new blood (True American Blood) who is working for the people and not the politicians. Until we get that all is lost under the King Obama.

  • Rob

    Still no surprises here, King Obama has to be dethroned. The more he pushes this crap the more scared he is of not being re-elected! So at the pace he is going I guess he KNOWS he is going to LOSE!!

  • TXMaverick

    @LeeRaque:disqus and others who think like him or her who still think everything is or was Bush's fault.

    DO YOU REMEMBER
    JANUARY 3, 2007? This can be a
    real eye opener.

    This tells the
    story, why Bush was so bad at the end of his term
    ...

    Don’t just skim
    over this, it’s not very long, read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt,
    check it out!!!

    The day the
    democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007
    the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at
    the very start of the 110th Congress.
    The Democrat
    Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of
    the 103rd Congress in 1995.

    For those who
    are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's
    Fault", think about this:

    January 3rd,
    2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress.
    At the
    time:
    The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
    The GDP for the previous quarter
    was 3.5%
    The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
    George Bush's Economic policies
    SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH
    Remember the
    day...
    January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House
    Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking
    Committee.
    The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what
    part of the economy?
    BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!
    Unemployment... to
    this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic
    loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
    FIASCOES!

    Bush asked
    Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was
    financially risky for the US economy.

    And who took
    the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA
    And who
    fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the
    Democrat Congress
    So when someone tries to blame Bush.
    REMEMBER JANUARY
    3rd, 2007.... THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"
    Budgets do not come from the
    White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress
    since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.
    Furthermore, the Democrats
    controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010
    &
    2011.
    In
    that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to
    compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending
    increases.
    For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George
    Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until
    Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus
    spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.
    And where was Barack Obama during
    this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these
    massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete
    2009.
    If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the
    last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and
    the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in
    Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for
    the budgets.
    If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from
    himself.

    In a nutshell,
    what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted
    to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

    There is no way
    this will be widely publicized,unless each of us sends it on!

  • apache6

    And you can count on the "REPUBLI-CAN'T COWARDS" to not do anything about it.I just know that "THEY" are all in on this "SH*T" together !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1486141321 Joanne Satmary

    Not only this wanna be king has to go Congress has to go if they cannot lead as they have the authority to do. What is wrong with our Congress? This president has run roughshod over you for nearly 4 years now. We the People are fed up!!Time to either get a steel spine or retire otherwise we will rid ourselves of you when you come up for reelection or through impeachment.

  • J J

    The fact that Obama consistently ignores the law of the land, the set procedures for passing laws and usurps Congress by using executive orders to pass laws that Congress won't pass because there is something wrong with the law or policy IS a major reason for Obama to NOT be re-elected. Why would we want as our President a man who blatantly and is outspoken about his distain for the process and the people who oppose him? As Obama said 4 years ago, "It's time for a change."

  • Doug

    I have two questions for our military.
    *
    First -- Will you obey illegal orders from any president to act against The People or will you protect The People from an out of control government?
    *
    Second -- Will you break into our homes, steal our means of defense, and arrest us without charge or warrant -- taking us away to places unknown, to never be heard from again?
    *
    I've tried to send kind letters to my representatives (Reichart, Murray, and Cantwell). None have responded. I'm not a democrat; so, talking sense to the senators is useless because I don't matter. I'm disappointed in my congressman because I don't know where he REALLY stands. I expect a straight answer and all I have is his silence. That's sad.
    *
    Years ago, Red Skelton -- on his show -- spoke of a teacher he held in high esteem . . . a gentleman who spoke about "The Pledge of Allegiance" and what it meant to him. Three other documents I commend to your reading are "The American's Creed", "The Declaration of Independence", and "The Bill of Rights" (Amendments 1 through 10 of the Constitution of The United States of America).

  • Apolloone

    Thanks Tim for another very eye-opening story. Even the Useful Idiots that defend this should understand what the Democrat Party represents now, they aren't hiding it anymore and if he should lose to Romney, if he even waits that long I don't thiink he will go gently into the good night

    • LeeRaque

      The only one leaving the scene will be Moromney who will be leaving stage right. That way he can be with his expensive horses, hidden assets and fake wife.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=516859771 John Sweet

      right and the Obamas are so much better with their "let them eat cake" mentality and her extravaganza vacations on the tax payers dollars. or how they have embraced the Muslim Brotherhood in to their lives and work, to the point of openly and secretly supporting the "Arab Spring" with our troops equipment and money all to advance the Brotherhoods goals and advantage.