Charlie Rangel: Obama figured out secret, ‘use executive orders for everything’

President Obama should drop the charade of democracy and rule directly through executive orders, U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel told a New York news station.

In an interview that praised Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Democrats for doing away with filibusters on most presidential nominees, Rangel told NY1 that Obama has already set a precedent for making his own laws without regard for Congress, according to Politicker.

charlierangel1124When Obama announced last year that illegal immigrants brought to this country by their parents would no longer be deported, the president wrote a script that could be used in many acts to come, Rangel said.

“You know, the DREAM Act for the kids that came over here and didn’t know their hometown, the president did that by executive order,” Rangel said. “What I did is I’ve taken out the language that he used, and I’m gonna see why we can’t use executive orders for everything.”

Rangel is ghetto gentry, a conscienceless con man who’s built a career enriching himself at the expense of taxpayers and his own supposed New York “community.” In 2010, he became the first congressman censured by the full House almost 30 years.

That was for evading taxes on property he owned in the Dominican Republic (while he was chairman of the House Appropriations Committee), occupying four “rent-controlled” apartments in his Harlem district that are supposed to assist fixed-income tenants (he used one as a campaign headquarters), and pimping congressional letterhead to attract money to build a monument to himself at City College of New York.

Now this man, who at 83 has abused the democratic process for his own ends for decades, has had enough of democracy.

“What’s [Obama] gonna do?” Rangel asked. “Make the Republicans angry? They’re gonna get annoyed? They’re not gonna cooperate?”

No, Congressman, they’re not gonna cooperate.

But if Obama and this country’s libs ever do succeed in dismantling constitutional democracy in the United States, the Dominican Republic sounds like a fine place for a useless congressman to retire to.

They’ve raised taxes down there to pay for a swollen government and welfare benefits, but smart guys can always figure out how to get around them.

Rangel should fit right in.

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Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at jpjsaunders@gmail.com.
About Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at jpjsaunders@gmail.com.

  • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

    Ole Charlie’s absolutely correct, as long as the Senate has a democratic majority with Harry Reid in charge..and Obama’s poll numbers don’t take another significant hit

    Violating the oath of office is impeachable, as is unlawful conduct in office. The Constitution does not allow the president the to pick and chose what laws, or parts of laws he will enforce. Executive Orders do not exist in the Constitution, they have existed since George Washington to implement law, not to violate it..

    The House requires a simple majority to impeach.. The Senate requires 2/3 to convict .. Obama’s Polling around 40 right now.. Should that number drop – and stay below 33%, Basically a negative 2/3s– between now and next November.. Watch how fast the Democrats say good-bye to their emperor

    • lovinspoonful

      Reid wil lnever allow an impeachment bill to get to the senate. He will table it. He is Obama’s henchman. The last I heard the CBS poll stated his approval rating was 31%.

      • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

        I don’t think he can table a an Impeachment- that’s like a States Attorney ignoring a Grand Jury Indictment.. But he can sure as hell tie it up in investigative hearings forever..

        But, if Reid sees an unpopular President, killing the party, the President will decide to spend more time with his family, or his dog, or more likely his bodyman

        • lovinspoonful

          Reid could care less about the people. He I working with the president to destroy us and take over our country. H is like Obama, care about nothing but himself and what he can gain.

          • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

            Sure ain’t gonna argue that point

          • morstar150

            If you like your country you can keep it! VOTE REPUBLICAN!!!

        • Aaron Barnes

          or go play some more golf

        • lovinspoonful

          There is an impeachment bill prepared in the House for Obama’s impeachment. They expect Harry Reid to fight it every way he can.

          • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

            That’s why the House won’t act on it now- after Clinton they won’t risk another impeachment going down in flames in the Senate.. Especially one that would have the media screaming about racism..

      • obadiahlynch

        Yeah, or only about three and a half times most Republican’s approval ratings..

        • Brandon Johns

          Republican’s approval ratings?? The 9% approval ratings you are referring to covers all of congress, including the Democrat controlled Senate.

      • morstar150

        We need to stop thinking that impeachment is a viable option. It is a last resort option. The last time it was used it was used unwisely against Clinton. The Republican’s have been losing ground ever since. That impeachment began the extreme polarization of the Congress. Now, the Democrats have followed up that mistake by blowing up the debate process, changing the rules against filibusters. The Senators responsible for that vote are both running for election in 2014. One is from Washington and is a flaming liberal. The other liberal is Mark Udall (D) from Colorado. We don’t need impeachments we need Senators!

        • Ian MacLeod

          But for those we need a)real statesmen, and I think that’s an extinct breed, and b)we need an HONEST vote count, and THAT is impossible now in this country.

          Ian

    • Brandon Johns

      Obama’s real approval ratings are lower than 33%. You know they poll illegal aliens. There is no law saying they can’t.

      • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

        I spend a little time aggravating bamabot’s on liberal sites. 40 years of liberals controlling the education system has taken it’s toll on values, God and even Mom’s Apple pie. If your stomach can handle it try visiting Media Matters and read the comments

        You’d be surprised how many believe it’s possible for the United States to have a benevolent dictator- Many see Mao, Ho Chi Ming, Castro and even Joe Stalin as maligned hero’s. In short, Obama’s Base..

        40-50 years ago Rangel would have lost his seat in Congress and probably been run out of the country for those comments.. Today, io Wa-po, the NYT and MSNBC we’ll hear what a senior member of Congress had to say..

        • Brandon Johns

          How many of those idiots were even alive when the Soviet Union fell?? The probably like people like that because they think they look cool on their posters.

          Much like how many of them voted for Obummer because he seemed cool and hip and liked basketball and listened to rap music like they do. Heck, I am their age and I cringe at a lot of people my age. I was raised right though which differentiates me from them.

          • morstar150

            They like those people because they are educated by liberal teachers who are concerned more about union activity and “liberal causes” than teaching our children. None of them know what the constitution is about. Then after the indoctrination in school they get to watch the television shows that promote anything but solid family values. Violence and sex are the new family values for Hollywood. Then they get in their cars or just plug in their headphones and listen to the misogynistic cultural discord from rap and crap music, where women exist for their booty and men are encouraged to kill anyone who “disses” them. Just one look at the American Music Awards will verify this fact.

        • morstar150

          Agree with you on aggravating the bamabots. I like to go to a more democrat media site like Politico. Many obamabots there but lots of good conservatives are invading the site. Check it out and fight for our country against the liberal left media.

          • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

            I visit and comment on Politico from time to time.. But when I have the time it’s more fun hit their sanctuaries, places where they post because all the bots will agree with them.. The Village Voice hit attacked one of my bloggers recently..

            Myself and 5 other conservative bloggers paid the post a visit… I think the VV is still wondering what happened

      • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

        Imagine how low BHO’s ratings would be if the MSM didn’t love and protect him so much. Even some of them are getting disillusioned at times.

    • Debby Ward

      OUR military can take them ALL out…

      • http://grumpyelder.com/ Grumpy

        The Military has the ability, always has.. But it could get dicey. While I’d be surprised if many officers feel any loyalty to this President- Officers would have conflicting views about overthrowing the both the President and at least temporarily the Constitution..

        • EdWatts

          Today’s flag ["Star"] officers — and, I would assume, many others — seem as though they are being subjected to another oath, one which pledges fealty to a man, not an idea. This “simplistic” explanation would tell us why so many flag officers have been dismissed.

          I am old, but my heart aches for my children and grandchildren.

        • EdWatts

          Benedict Arnold, while a brilliant officer, was also loyal to his king. There are many General Arnolds in today’s “defense” forces.

        • EdWatts

          We do, indeed, “…live in ‘interesting times’…”!

          • obadiahlynch

            Interesting that we’ve got a person advocating insurrection here, and no one even calling them out on it.

          • Brandon Johns

            Interesting that you are a brainwashed Obamatron who would gladly follow the man right off the edge of a cliff.

          • obadiahlynch

            I don’t think either one of us has a clue what you mean by that.

          • morstar150

            I call them out but I understand the frustration that leads someone to make those statements. The frustration comes from a government that has adopted a policy of NO NEGOTIATION, NO DEBATE. That, quite frankly, to quote Harry Reid when he was worried about the Republicans implementing the nuclear option on filibusters, “is Un-American.”

          • obadiahlynch

            Well, frankly, the teabaggers haven’t shown any inclination to debate. Their stunt seems to be just to obstruct anything and everything, and it’s obnoxious. These nominees aren’t controversial, and the teabaggers are open about the fact that it’s not the nominees, it’s just the guy nominating them.

        • Doug

          Read “Seven Days in May.”

        • Staci Elder Hensley

          That’s why the fact that he is mothballing all of the top military brass as fast as he can is so alarming….the younger ones can all be indoctrinated/intimidated into following the orders of their “Fearless Leader,” no matter how contrary they are to the Constitution, American laws and human decency.

  • Afi Keita James

    Nobama’s done anyways, throw them all out.

  • Joanne Styslinger

    Rangel, the only problem is can you get out of the country fast if the people finally reach their limit and rise up with guns and ammo in tow? That is the question that every democrat politician should ask themselves. We the people will not be walking or riding a horse, we will be coming in our cars with tanks full to remove you and every single politicians who don’t clean their ears out and remember that we are the ones paying your salary. Frankly it would be best for every individual and business to start the process of withhold paying their taxes until after April 15. That is the one non-violent and attention getting option still left to “we the people” until then most will still sit on the couch or stand on the fence until someone else does it first. Unless you have been in the military there are still too many American that are lazy, or not ready to fight for their freedom. Wondering what it will take to get Americans so pissed off that they will not take it anymore? Will be in 2016 when Obama declares there will be no more presidential elections, thinking that will be way too late.

    • Debby Ward

      Yes, Joanne…WE will. Many are “mounting up” as we speak.

      • Doug

        Lie down girls you need to rest.

        • faithandhonor

          And allow their hearts and minds to atrophy in the stinkin’ sludgehole of narcissism like yours? Nah…

          • Doug

            Tell me what they can realistically do.

    • Doug

      That not paying taxes worked well for Wesley Snipes.

    • Arden Hale

      Well, the best way to handle this problem now is a Presidential Recall Election. Obama can’t claim it would be unconstitutional he doesn’t obey the Constitution anyway. Nor did he win the last election legitimately. His followers resorted to massive voter fraud. Vote him out. If there is to be violence make sure it originates on their side while we make every attempt to resolve this by legal means.

      • Trudy Hand

        Sounds good, Arden. They do recalls in states. They did it in Wisconsin.

      • morstar150

        Your making up unconstitutional actions.

        If you like your country you can keep it!

        ELECT A REPUBLICAN / CONSERVATIVE SENATE IN 2014.

        • Arden Hale

          With all due respect an Unconstitutional action doesn’t consist of every action not expressly addressed in the Constitution. The Founding Fathers couldn’t have foreseen every possible situation that would ever develop. A violent, dangerous corrupt party has violated the Constitution with impunity. Obamacare is a flagrant violation of the tenth amendment. This is America and damage can be fixed. So let’s fix it. Presidential Recall Election.

    • morstar150

      Actually, I think a more likely scenario will be the reinstatement of the filibuster rules by Harry Reid and the Democrats once they pack the DC District Courts with socialist judges. They must know that we are going to take our country back in the Senate elections of 2014.

    • Ian MacLeod

      “we are the ones paying your salary”

      Yeah, but the banksters are the ones who pay his BRIBES. And when TSHTF, they’ve no doubt promised him and his safety somewhere. Of course he’s probably never heard that the only real safety in THIS world is in the grave… I’m sure the “elites” would get a real kick out that. It’s their kind of “joke”.

      Ian

  • Brandon Johns

    Has this slimeball not croaked yet?? I had only one grandparent who lived past 80. My grandparents were also great people who should still be alive today. Yet old slimeballs like Rangel just go on and on and on. I guess it is true what they say the good does die young.

    • Pamela K. Cahoon Laub

      It’s been said “Only the good die young.”. Using that criteria Rangel, Jackson, Sharpton and BHO could live indefinitely.

      • SusieQ

        And don’t forget Castro.They have no emotion so what bothers them “NOTHING”.

      • Doug

        Poor Clint Eastwood is doomed.

      • obadiahlynch

        And Cheney?

        • Brandon Johns

          Nope, Cheney is about 10 years younger than Rangel and has heart problems. He is too good of a guy to live indefinitely.

  • feduptohere

    If it is ‘done’ it will be by executive order again, and Rangel shouldn’t be too happy, because if this is what is going to happen for the next three+ years, we don’t need Congressmen, Senators or anyone else in Washington.

  • Arden Hale

    There seems to be some mistake. We’re not asking the democrats to keep the Constitution intact or to obey the law.

  • Arden Hale

    A few words. Presidential Recall Election.

    • Doug

      I don’t believe such a thing exists. But you could start a petition.

      • Arden Hale

        Not a petition. Start the ball rolling. Spread the word. Obama didn’t really win the election anyway. Since he wants to strip away everyone’s constitutional rights anyway we’re treading a new ground. Vote out the dictator by special election before he can do anymore damage.

        • Doug

          Where did a special election come from? Special elections are used to fill seats after someone dies. Recall elections are not held at the Presidential level.

          • Brandon Johns

            They need to be,

          • Arden Hale

            Special elections can be used when someone is failing to fulfill their office. It is true there hasn’t been one at the national level yet. But it’s time for one. How much more damage can Obama do in three more years? Presidential Recall Election.

    • Essa Adams

      One that works —- Article V meeting with bipartisan delegates from all states – called for Mt. Vernon – Dec. 7th – to get the handle on a runaway government – never used until now. called by Sen. Long, R-IN and very Constitutional.

      • Arden Hale

        Besides that there is an Amendment whose number eludes me at the moment that said there may be other rights or powers belonging to the people not directly listed in the Constitution.

    • Aaron Barnes

      If we try to do that he would used Ex orders to stop it or use the court that he has under his thumb to end it or call the election fraud or do the same thing he did in the election.

      • Arden Hale

        No, we simply force the matter to the Supreme Court. The Ninth Amendment states that we the people possess rights not defined in the Constitution. Besides if he attempts repressive steps he will simply alienate more people.

  • EdWatts

    You “missed the boat” by quite a bit, Mr. Saunders. This country is NOT a democracy, “constitutional” or otherwise. The [U]nited States of America was established as a democratically-elected Constitutional Republic. Hence, “Republicans”, when they follow their original party platform, are, obviously, closer to the original intent of The Founders and Framers than “Democrats” could possibly be! “Democracy” is the rule of the intelligent by the stupid because there are so many more of them. “Democracy” was specifically avoided by the brilliant men who, “Fourscore and seven years ago…” established this once-great nation.

    Consider two (or 306,000,000) wolves and one (or 305,999,999) sheep voting upon what to have for lunch; THAT is democracy, and that is why Amendment XVII, among others, was such a terrible idea. Lincoln mustered a mighty blow, but The Seventeenth Amendment delivered the “coup de grâce” to States’ rights and the nation envisioned by Washington, Madison, Jefferson, and others. It was just a matter of time until the D.C. behemoth, through “democracy”, became the insatiable monster we know today.

    On the other hand, you are absolutely correct in your determination that Rangel, along with Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Frederica Wilson, Bobby Rush, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Elijah Cummings, and too many others, is a “ghetto gentry” slimeball. Even George Shearing or David Duke can hit a home run from time to time, but these idiots…

  • AllTwoSee

    Here is another NUKE OPTION…..

    The Military could arrest Obama for High Crimes & TREASON and then the whole house of cards could fall. After which all the other co-conspirators could be arrested and tried for treason with Obama. Talk about a NUKE OPTION for undoing this madness in Washington. Consider the domino affect on Obama, Reid and the others….Something no one is even speaking or talking about out in the open..YET!….I would urge the Republicans and what are left of moral Democrats to get with our Joint Chiefs, and explore this option if they do not want any more betrayals or lose Israel to Russia as an ally. Clearly the dangers and writing is on the wall. Doing so would automatically end this Obama Care and would void out everything he and his co-conspirators have done since he took office.

    • WillyH

      I despise Obama and his henchmen as much as any, But what you are suggesting is that we should restore our Constitutional government by violating the Constitution. Bad idea……….

      • James Finlay

        Where would they violate the constitution if the military arrested Obama and his cronies? There is plenty of evidence against them to convict.

        • Aaron Barnes

          i don’t think the military can arrest the commander in chief unless has a court order from the supreme court and has been impeach by congress. The President would have to be impeach and removed from office before he can be charge with any crime.

      • morstar150

        I’ve got to leave this site now. I don’t like the direction of this chain. Violent overthrow is not a rational policy. Please come back to earth.

    • Doug

      You people are delusional.

  • Trudy Hand

    That is all any of them ever worry about ,their poll numbers. They don’t give a rats rear end about people, just what they want. They should all be locked up and that includes the president. They all take an oath and do not even do what they swear to.

    • Doug

      True as stated. They would sell their grandmothers’ hearts for votes.

    • morstar150

      Then vote them out.

      • Doug

        You’ll get more of the same.