President Obama Will Move Forward With Executive Orders

In his State of the Union Address President Obama stated he will use the powers of the Executive Branch to move forward if congress fails to act.  The 1st Executive Order he will sign will raise the minimum wage for federal contractors.

Of course, as soon as Republicans heard this they quickly ramped up Talking Points about President Obama ignoring the Constitution and using executive orders in a way that is unrepresented.  Except the president using Executive Orders is perfectly legal and constitutional.  As a matter of fact according to the Washington Post

Through 2013, Obama signed 167 executive orders, according to the Federal Register, which tracks such things. That’s fewer than every president in the same time period dating back to Harry Truman. In fact, George H.W. Bush signed just about as many (166) in a single term as Obama did in his first five calendar years as president. And in less than a full term in the White House, Gerald Ford eclipsed Obama’s total.

Executive Orders

Republicans either choose to ignore what past presidents have done or they just don’t know.

If you are the opposing party of the president you will hate executive orders but at least be honest about it.  And please stay away from making statements that will force me to question if you ever passed a social studies class….

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Source: Washington Post

Republicans Want my Vote???

After President Barack Obama was re-elected, the RNC did a post-mortem on the corpse the current Republican Party. What they discovered was the world’s worst kept secret…

The current Republican Party is the ‘Old White Man Party’; if you don’t believe me checkout the voting demographics.

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/elections/how_groups_voted/voted_12.html

So weeks after the 2012 elections many Republicans talked about expanding their base. Talking more about immigration reform and focusing on the middle class.

Well, that was at least a good thought.

In a move that really should not shock but it still has, Republicans seem to have boycotted the 50th Anniversary March On Washington celebration. At first many took notice of the absence of former Presidents George H W Bush and George W Bush; both reported declined the invitation due to health reasons (Dubya had surgery recently and Herbert is really old).

Yes the Bush’s absence was very noticeable but for me the was not the most shocking for me. The absence of elected Republican officials like Speaker of the House John Boenher and others like Rep Eric Cantor (House leadership) and Senator John McCain rang much more loudly. And this was not a case of an oversight, it has been reported Republicans were invited to the ceremony (Even Bill O’Reilly backed up that report) but just decided not to go.

SMH…

And Republicans want my vote???

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!