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  •  The problem with the 14th Amendment option is that (2+ / 0-)
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    the House (and perhaps Senate) GOP would then likely bring lawsuits challenging the lawfulness of the administration's decision to invoke said option, and although such a lawsuit should fail, given the current makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court anything is possible.  And if the U.S. Supreme Court found the President's action unlawful, we would then be looking at a Constitutional crisis like we haven't seen in this nation since the Civil War.

    What people on this site don't realize is that like it or not, the Nation elected a GOP House majority, and a result in order for our government to function our President doesn't have a choice but to make compromises.  He simply doesn't have dictatorial powers as some on this site seem to believe.

    We have nothing to fear but fear itself

    by bhouston79 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 09:54:08 AM PST

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    •  great read (1+ / 0-)
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      http://www.nationaljournal.com/...

      pertinent quote:

      If congressional Republicans are threatening to let the nation default on its debts if Obama doesn't agree to their demands, they are violating the Constitution. And the president should call them out for such an outrageous demand.

      mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

      by wewantthetruth on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 10:41:59 AM PST

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