Krauthammer to conservatives: Relax, Obama’s executive orders a ‘pathetic’ bluff

Despite all the talk about the president having “a pen and a phone,” the bluster about how Democrats “can’t wait” for Congress, and justifiable fears that President Obama is overstepping the constraints the Constitution has built in to thwart dictators, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer has some calm advice:

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Photo: Screen shot via the Daily Caller

Obama is bluffing.

In an interview Monday with Fox News Greta van Sunsteren, Krauthammer said Obama’s moves are unusual – and unconstitutional – but in the end will come to nothing. Because the United States is still a nation of laws, no matter what Democrats would like to do to it.

“What makes it sort of patheticis that it sounds like a tough threat and it is unconstitutional — it’s not how you ought to be president of the United States. But in the end, there’s very little he can do,” Krauthammer said.

Obama and his minions have tried the same tactic before, Krauthammer said, kicking of a tour three years ago, declaring “we can’t wait” for the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to do the president’s bidding.

“He said the same thing in 2011,” Krauthammer said. “It was announced by the White House as the ‘We Can’t Wait’ tour. And it was one statement after another: ‘I’m not gonna wait for Congress to act, I will do X, Y and Z.’”

Considering that the lawmakers of 2011 were elected in 2010 in clear rejection of the president’s bidding, that wait would have been a long one anyway.

But it’s not as long as conservatives will have to wait for 2016 to roll around. Thanks to the geniuses who wrote the Constitution, the country will have another shot at picking a president – next time with an appreciation for the job, and the country he’s supposed to be leading.

That includes getting along with lawmakers who might not agree, but whose election to office is just as valid as any president’s.

“He can’t even do what normal presidents have done — what a Clinton did, what a Reagan did — which is to work with the other side,” Krauthammer said.

“You get the impression he chose the wrong field. He doesn’t like what the presidency requires.”

Well, there’s always golf.

Check out the interview here.

H/T: The Daily Caller

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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.

  • Clifford Neeley

    It appears to this point he has done what he wants to do–Why has he not brought up on charges of treason–aiding and abating the enemy–Money an weapons to Muslim Nations who have made it most clear their intention is to crush us–abuse of the Constitution even one of the Supreme court justices say it is unconstitutional and there are numerous other charges, Talk is cheap the people want action–Our insurance has gone up until those of us who had it can no longer–and all he can do is take vacations. He refuses to allow National day of Prayer in the White House yet allows Muslims to hold their prayer days there

    • Patriot

      Exactly! He has gotten away with everything so far so why not keep pushing his Corrupt Treasonous agenda

    • dad1927

      Our first Muslim president!

      • heroay

        No, our nth ashkenazi ‘jew’ Resident. Deny it… Well, ok, half-bred ashkenazi-Afro.

        • Doug

          Krauthammer was born Jewish.

          • heroay

            Doung?? And NOW you find out??

    • heroay

      The BIG problem with Obongo the illegal alien from Kenya and subversive for Zion (or, ZOG), is that the deck of cards is LOADED… The chain of subversive Zionists is stacked so that if one monkee is removed, the NEXT will be the SAME…. Read the score. It was planned that way. Solution? Either a military coup (in their pockets also), a people’s revolt (odds in OUR favor staggering, actually), or simply the rule of Law, by some undeserved miracle, after all the mess from the ZIONISTS the people allowed since 1913.

      Ah-yes, that ‘muslim’ stuff is DISINFORMATION to lead the sheeple in the WRONG DIRECTION. Who installed Obongo? Above explained, plain and simple.

  • Patriot

    I would love that Corrupt Ghetto Trash Piece of Sh*t to try to push Amnesty or Gun Control on the American People. It would give us the excuse to march on DC armed to the teeth and install a new government committed to the Constitution and enforcing the laws Obama refuses to enforce and throw those Treasonous Pukes in prison for the rest of their lives!

    • DARPatriot

      And give him the excuse he wants to declare a “State of Emergency/Martial Law” and use all those millions of rounds of ammo they have been buying.

      • dad1927

        I think he sent them to muslims.

        • heroay

          Mmmmm…. maybe to Netan-Yahoo! He needs these to murder more Palestinians…

      • heroay

        those ‘millions’ was a scare poopaganda by Alexstein Jonestein, to begin with. He purposely MIS-read the numbers. Then the chain of scare dung proliferated through zio-media to scare the sheeple.

        Just in 2009 hunters bought 12 BILLION bullets. And hunters are ‘snipers’, aren’t they? But by now, it is estimated there are some 10-20 BILLION bullets in the homes of patriot Americans. And some 326 million guns. Martin Lewd? Don’t think so!

    • Doug

      I try to tell you guys every day to relax. You get all wrought up over stuff that isn’t going to happen anyway. Krauthammer is right.

      • BDBerzerker

        I sure hope you are right. But you know as well as I do they will have to drag Sport out of the White House kicking and screaming.

        • Ole Man

          BD, you don’t really believe that.
          Like him, or hate him (as many on here do), he’ll go off into the sunset like every President before him.
          If you have no more faith in our country than that, I am shocked.
          I’m certainly not in agreement with much that is posted on this site; but I would be in the battle line beside you if ANY President attempted to overstay his term limits.

          • Washington22

            you just earned a plus point

          • Doug

            Exactly. On the proscribed day he’s gone.

          • heroay

            Doung?? Then who in the Republic is going to feed your for nothing? Doung??

          • Doug

            Someone will pick up the slack.

          • heroay

            In FREE America, parasites like you will starve and die.

          • heroay

            Olde Farthe, you are a failure, and you know it. Dr. Manning and his Public Citizen Grand Jury found Obongo the illegal alien from Kenya and subversive for YOUR paymaster ashkenazi zionist bosses, GUILTY on 17 Constitutional counts. The gravest, usurpation of the Presidency, punishable by a death sentence. That’s, YOUR ‘president’.

          • Ole Man

            You are genuinely, stark, raving mad.

          • heroay

            Ole Sweety Pinko Granny… Is it better? You are a jerk.

      • Breezeyguy

        Although he is going to spend a lot of effort beating up nuns and closing down their hospitals.

        • Doug

          This too shall pass.

          • heroay

            Dougie Doung has speechen. Good BYE!

      • heroay

        Doung? Why do you pop up everywhere, say nothing, bark, and disapee-r? Want cookie?

        • Doug

          I’m a will-o-the-wisp.

          • heroay

            You are a wimp.

      • RichardM73

        Krauthammer is right? Then what about all the EO Obama’s already signed? WTFU and smell the coffee!

    • lonecracker

      I suspect that gun control will be accomplished through the UN since the UN already has in the works rules to ban weapons internationally. I wonder if the Muslims will comply? Oh, they’ll get a waiver, I suppose.

    • Ole Man

      You wouldn’t last two seconds against any of our trained forces tough guy.

      • Washington22

        in your dreams, old fart

        • heroay

          Olde Farthe is a delusional retard old wimp. Paid by the zionists in the Latrine to scare sheeple on the Net. Don’t sneeze, he’ll be slammed to the wall.

      • heroay

        Anyone sneezes in front of a retard Olde Farthe, and it will fade into infinity…. Clown.

    • Bingo

      The problem is you would get your arse whipped, sit down and shut up before you get hurt.

  • Arden Hale

    I have to disagree. We all saw that despite having razed the economy to the ground and scattered the ash Obama’s constituents still give him applause and will follow him regardless of whatever he does. Reminds me of the film out of Germany in the 1930′s.

    • Ole Man

      Yes: I guess it was Obama that shut the gov’t down last fall and cost us a fortune.
      Putz!

      • Egon

        Yes it was Obama with the help of Reid no doubts about it

      • Arden Hale

        Oh, absolutely the shutdown was Obama’s fault. More so the Senate democrats. All they had to do was defund Obamacare and it never even would have happened. See, you’re one of the collaborators jumping up to applaud, willing to violate the Constitution at will. Willing to back him in a dictatorship. Follow him down to Hell pawn of the oppressor.

        • Ole Man

          Your rewrite of history is amazing, and quite amusing.

          • Arden Hale

            That’s good get more terse. And don’t deny anything either. Your party has stripped any doubts that you’re the American black shirts now willing to follow Obama no matter what he does, how illegal it is or how much it harms America individually and collectively. Let us know how that ends up for you.

          • Ole Man

            Tin foil is on sale down at Walmart. Your supply must be running low.

          • Arden Hale

            lol. Yeah, the president running the country into the ground isn’t the problem or his supporters. Its everyone else. Good thing slavery is illegal these days or every liberal would own one.

          • heroay

            BUT-BUT…. they DO! We are their slaves! The Rapine Income Tax on Labor was imposed on US, not on these parasites! WE feed them, arm them, and finance THEIR wars! Time to make the leeches pay all they owe, to the last drop…

          • heroay

            Fractal brain corkscrews are also on sale at WarfMart. You need a replacement since last week. Olde Farthe Clown.

          • heroay

            You are a sick fractal brain failure. How can you BREATHE inside your spittoon??

      • tdwfl

        You’re correct on this one. Obama’s in charge of the federal government. Anything that goes wrong on his watch is his responsibility.

        • Ole Man

          So, anything that goes right, like the deficit being cut in half, energy independence for the first time in decades, and other things he gets credit for.

          • tdwfl

            Sure. Of course with the deficit, he’d have to take credit for the still enormous deficit and acknowledge that he broke his promise to cut it in half in his first term so it’s a rather mixed bag.
            I suppose Obama could take credit for staying out of the way of oil exploration and production on private lands. Do you think he would want credit for doing nothing?

          • Ole Man

            He didn’t “stay out of the way.” Sorry, you can’t rewrite history to suit your point of view.

          • tdwfl

            It’s inarguable that during Obama’s tenure, oil exploration under federal control has been constrained and that oil exploration on private lands has surged because the feds stayed out of the way.
            If you’d like to contradict these common sense, widely acknowledged facts, please provide something to corroborate your position.

          • Ole Man

            Wrong.
            And do your own easily obtainable research rather than rehashing talking points.

          • tdwfl

            I see it’s hard for trolls to back up their ridiculous statement with facts.

          • heroay

            Olde Farthe has a microchip implanted in the darkest crevice in his wrecked body. He cannot have a rational argument, only lie to protect his master’s interests. Or ELSE…

          • Melissa Katsmom Votano

            Talking points…..REALLY. That is pretty much all YOU have. What do you do…cut and paste from Obama’s stump speeches?

          • heroay

            cut and paste from his roll of toilet paper. That’s how Olde Farthe gets his instructions from Yomama.

          • heroay

            Olde Farthe, you cynical cheap liar, you are FIRED! Get a JOB, retard pimp of the Rapine Tax system!

          • Melissa Katsmom Votano

            You seem to be doing a pretty good job of re-writing history yourself. You say you’re an ole man but I’ll bet your 26 and living in Mom’s basement.

          • heroay

            Olde Farthe, how can you survive inside your own spitton? Brain dead simpleton moronic retard zionist troll.

          • Melissa Katsmom Votano

            Now the deficit…..hahahahha. It is just a budget number on a piece of paper. How about he cut the National Debt in half like he promised he would by 2010.

          • heroay

            HAHAHA! Failed, Olde Farthe Troll! Tell Netan-Yahoo! to send a replacement! You are the MOST pathetic, simpleton, dumbtard fluke online these days!

      • fltflyer

        Yes he did shut it down. All he had to do to keep it open was delay the implementation of the ACA by a little bit and he refused to compromise. Then he doubled down by telling federal employees to make life as difficult as possible for the American people. You sir are the Putz.

        • Ole Man

          You are blinded by your hate.

          • fltflyer

            Sorry to tell you but I don’t hate him. Hate would require that I had some kind of feelings for him. You don’t hate a mad dog, you just eliminate it. I do on the other hand hate what he has done to this country.

          • Ole Man

            Why didn’t you hate what Bush did to this country?
            As to eliminating the President, that’s a veiled threat. I do hope they come knock on your door. You’ll be hiding in the closet with poop in your pants.
            After all, you’re the one foaming at the mouth.

          • fltflyer

            Didn’t particularly like what Bush did either although he did have the backing of Congress on much of it.
            As far as threatening the POS currently in the White House you’re an idiot.
            And after spending 4 years in the Marine Corps, 13 months in Vietnam, and 20 years as a police officer I don’t there are too many things in this world that will make me poop my pants.

          • heroay

            Olde Farthe HAS a fixation with homosexual Booshie?? Sicko! Go sleep with him, zio-tard zio-troll.

          • heroay

            Olde Farthe is blindfolded with his toilet paper. Putzah!

      • Melissa Katsmom Votano

        Links to the amount it cost us please……and not stupid memes. Real links to places that don’t involve Fox or the MSM…..you know just to be fair.

        • Ole Man
          • Melissa Katsmom Votano

            The article is not from Standard and Poor although the writer cited them and someone else.

            http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/government-shutdown-explained-idiot/story?id=20432756

          • Ole Man

            I provide hard facts and you provide opinion? ROFL!

          • Melissa Katsmom Votano

            You’re article was an opinion piece as well…….

          • heroay

            He is a real asylum case. Argue with a wall, get an ECHO. Argue with this punk, you get…. AIR. (Gass?)

          • heroay

            ROFL!?? Are you growling, descended monkee from planet of the neanderthals? Go change your diapers, dirty olde farthe.

          • heroay

            this Olde Farthe is a sick lying vagabond troll, paid to disinform and confuse the newbies. And therefore, a traitor to the Republic.

          • heroay

            HAHAHA! Only zionist ‘references’, ziotard troll? It’s all lies, Olde Farthe. Now, flush yourself, permanent.

      • heroay

        Putzah! Olde Farthe! It was YOUR bosses, the ashkenazi Ziotic animals in the Latrine who caused ALL the mess. Dumbtard pretentious cheap troll. Flush yourself!

    • heroay

      Germans didn’t have the Internet. WE KNOW who the scum is, who the traitors are, and who has planned (wet dream) our demise. And we won’t forget, and won’t forgive. And it was not the moose-limbs, it was the ashkenazi Zionist sewer spill

  • http://vato21stcentury.blogspot.com/ Jim S.

    January 28, 2014 – Republicans have criticized President Barack Obama’s
    plan to use his executive powers, but CBS News chief Washington
    correspondent Bob Schieffer says the last president to use the powers
    less than the current sitting president was Grover Cleveland….

    • Thomas Dobbins

      He’s wrong, just on executive orders.

      George H.W. Bush
      166

      Bill Clinton
      364

      George W. Bush
      291

      Barack Obama (as of 01/14/14)
      167

      • Melissa Katsmom Votano

        But I see Clinton is leading the pack……and he didn’t have planes fly into buildings or a war to deal with on his watch. Maybe one of Clinton’s 364 EO’s covered BJs in the Oval Office…..

        • Thomas Dobbins

          Well, the BeezleBubba DID try to make himself a dictator via his EO 13083…

          • Melissa Katsmom Votano

            And Obama has tried with every one of his to make himself King.

          • heroay

            According to the Constitution, Dr. Manning’s Public Grand Jury, and the Will of the People, Obongo may be the first (and last) Resident to try that scheme.

    • fltflyer

      It’s not the amount of EO’s that he issues it’s the content of them that makes the difference. The President can issue an EO that makes a daisy the Capital flower for the day or he can make an EO that orders a drone to kill an American citizen without trial. Which EO is a violation of the Constitution? In my opinion many of Obama’s EO’s have been Constitutional violations. Not to mention his failure to uphold his oath of office.

  • Jerry

    “If we are wise we will prepare for the worse”. George Washington.

    • Doug

      Relax, put your feet up, have a lemonade.

      • Washington22

        or a martini, my choice

        • Doug

          Even better.

          • Washington22

            I always order mine with 3 olives ON the SIDE, so as not to take up any room of the vodka……..just a tip my favorite aunt taught me and it works……….I’m sharing it with you

          • Doug

            Actually my drink of choice is bourbon. It’s a great sipping whiskey.

          • heroay

            ZZZZZ…! Hey, ZZZonkie… get out of the spitton, drunktard! Doung?

          • heroay

            coconut water? With the shell in it, please. Choke?

      • heroay

        Doung?? You put your feet up more often, you seem to think better that way. Monkee?

  • In_the_OC

    Obama’s just marking days until he and Moo-shell can move into that $34 million Hawaiian estate they purchased. The one with 24/7 Secret Service protection until the day he dies. The estate that we the stoooopid taxpayers have paid for. He’s just waiting to start getting that $450,000 year “retirement” until the day he dies, while sitting on that fat butt of his, doing nothing but playing golf, attending parties, taking more vacations. For him, all of this is worth it. He’s in it for the money. And he’ll get it, too. The rest of us, well, in HIS mind, we can all go to Hell.

    • Ole Man

      Stupid post. All Presidents get retirement and protection.

      • In_the_OC

        Actually, it’s NOT a stupid post.

        The extension of LIFETIME 24/7 Secret Service protection to Obama is NEW TO OBAMA. You are uninformed, but I’m not surprised.

        • Ole Man

          Actually, it’s not new. No matter what the right wing media has told you.

          • In_the_OC

            No, it’s not a “right wing” thing, Lefty. Never said it was or is. You clearly cannot read well. You are so used to throwing epithets and insults to the right that you can’t even read clearly anymore. You are representative of the Left you love and at whose feet you worship on a daily basis. The Left, and Obama, is your “religion” of choice. You cannot think. You are incapable of discernment. It is past you. It HAS passed you. You are decerebrate. Clearly.

          • Ole Man

            I use a term about something that actually exists, “right wing media”. Then, in attacking me, you do exactly what you accuse me of.
            ROFL!

          • In_the_OC

            See, there you go again. Show me the evidence in my written word that I have “attacked” you. It’s not my fault you worship the Left. It’s the truth, although the truth, for the Left, is something only they – you – define – on their terms – in their/your world of Leftism – the Progressives – your little world of Leftist Paradise, coming to us all courtesy of the Liar in Chief – the One – the only – Barack Hussein Obama. Your guy.

          • Ole Man

            Ah; it’s you who is continually attacking the “left” with your remarks, yet you have to ask for evidence of your attacks?
            You are too funny!

          • Melissa Katsmom Votano

            YOU keep attacking the right. I have seen you all over here and few other places steadily attacking the “right wing”. You seem to forget, just like Obama that we have this nifty thing called the internet and we can capture just about anything someone says and posts in perpetuity. So the question is…..are the “right wing” people supposed to stand and take your berating or are they supposed to stand for themselves and not take it? Ah next you’ll be calling them racists.

          • Ole Man

            Ah; now why have you seen me in other places? Are you stalking me?
            AS to most of the people posting on here, do you really think they are sane?
            If they are, do they act the same way in their churches? In public?
            They are the ones handing out the nonsense with the perpetual name-calling of the President, the First Lady, and anyone who might disagree with them.
            Sorry, go feel sorry for someone who deserves it. They don’t.

          • heroay

            Olde Farthe has a microchip implanted in the darkest crevice in his wrecked body. He cannot have a rational argument, only lie to protect his master’s interests. FLUSH!!

          • Ole Man

            Reported for constant derogatory remarks. Hope they pull your account.
            Have a nice day in the home.

          • heroay

            You are a sick coward pretentious pussy footer! FIRST, YOU insult patriots for dismissing YOUR LIES, then cry like an IDF momma boy when your mouth gets PLUGGED. COWARD!

          • heroay

            Olde Farthe has a microchip implanted in the darkest crevice in his wrecked body. He cannot have a rational argument, only lie to protect his master’s interests.

          • heroay

            ROFL!?? Are you growling again, descended monkee from planet of the neanderthals? Go change your diapers, dirty olde farthe.

          • Ole Man

            It’s obvious from all your posts on here that you are in a home somewhere.

          • heroay

            DUH? Now, coward, what shall i call you so that your ‘subliminal sensitivities’ are not ‘inflamed’??? Ole Screechy Granny? You tell me…..troll.

          • heroay

            Olde Farthe, you are FAILED. Netan-Yahoo! needs you to wipe his latrine. GO!

        • Doug

          I was at Duke a couple of years ago and Carter was giving a speech and there were at least 8 Secret Service guys for he and Rosalyn. They get protection forever.

          • heroay

            YAWNNN……ZZzzzzzz………Farthe!… OOPS, that’s OLDE ditto.

        • heroay

          Get just the part that corresponds to these traitor SS men, working to protect an enemy of the Republic…

          http://cspoa.org/sheriff-mack-to-obama-you-have-no-authority-to-tell-me-what-kind-of-gun-i-can-own/comment-page-1/#comment-6077

      • BDBerzerker

        Bingo, ole man, you have just pointed out one glaring example of what is wrong with politics. Serve your term and GO HOME. None of the politicians deserve lifetime retirement. Serve your term and go home. It was not supposed to be a career. They have to vote NOT to get their yearly pay raise. Never have they decided to not increase their perks. How can it be legal to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to gain an office that pays a couple hundred thousand a year? CORRUPTION! We need term limits on all political offices. No lobbying after your term. Go home and get a real job. When your term is up the tit gets removed from their mouths.

        • Ole Man

          Agree!

          • BDBerzerker

            Thank you kindly sir.

          • heroay

            then, olde farthe, WHY you are not working, but parasitizing on tax robbed dollars, trolling for your masters, you olde farthe PUNK??

        • tdwfl

          I have nothing wrong with the president’s retirement pay, as long as we can enact the liberal’s wet dream, to revert to the 90% marginal tax rate of the past. Only this time, it would be applied to any income above the amount of their retirement pay. And while we’re at it, let’s means test them. Bill Clinton and Al Gore need to PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE!

          • heroay

            AFTER… they come out of prison on treason/crime charges. Waco TX, Kosovo, Global Warming HOAX, etc.

      • heroay

        NOT what Obongo is supposed to get. Check Dr. Manning’s Grand Jury results… 17 counts, the gravest, usurpation of the Presidency. And the Constitution demands the death penalty. And HE KNOWS! Olde Farthe pathetic zionist retard troll.

  • bobalouski

    I think Krauthammer knows more than he’s saying. Rumors abound that Obama will have some crisis of credibility that will come to light VERY soon and it will completely undermine his presidency and possibly require him to leave office.

    • In_the_OC

      I’m waiting for that to happen. With the MSM in the pocket of Obama, Jarrett, and his minions, it will be interesting to see whether what you allude to become public – whatever it might be. But we can hope. I know I am.

    • Don’t Even Try It!

      Yes, when the Mississippi River runs backwards again!

    • Washington22

      bobalouski……..are you Polish, my friend ? I am.

    • Doug

      He’ll be out for sure by January, 2017.

      • heroay

        YAWN… Dougie doung has speechen… AGAIN??

  • quercus454

    Sorry Charlie, your wrong. The Constitution and laws are only as good as those people who took the oath to defend and uphold them. As we have seen over and over again the Congress, both aisles and houses have little regard for upholding their oaths to defend the Constitution. It is a big old boys club made up of statists. So long as they can feed at the gravy train and never have to accept responsibility for anything important, that is what they will do. There is a reason Congress has continually delegated their constitutional powers/responsibilities to the executive branch. They don’t want to accept any kind of responsibility. It doesn’t matter if it is declaring war, reining in the executive branch or contesting the SC decisions, they will not act. If Congress continues down this path, there is really no need for them to be a part of government. They are basically making themselves irrelevant.

  • tom2

    His most powerful weapon against the American people is selective enforcement. Recall early in his administration, equal staffing was proposed for the Canadian border. I never heard what idiot proposed it. Seems food stamps are issued annually in the form of cards with virtually no enforcement against abuses which now are rampant. The use of drones on the border are extremely limited and I just heard one went down — perhaps the only one. Border agent regulations have intimidated them so effectively, they’ve formally protested, some have resigned and those who cannot find other work — simply slow walk, hoping he’ll go away soon. King Utopus can harm us in a hundred ways, all by choosing where to use HIS resources.

  • gmhunt4

    Krauthammer is fooling himself, Obama has used “executive orders” already to destroy the Constitution and NO one is trying to STOP him……….