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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    Lindsey has become Trump's lackey in the Senate.

    Since Jordan, Nunnes, Meadows and the like have been relegated to irrelevancy, Lindsey has taken up the mantle. He can always muster reporters and draw attention, so he's the latest Trump waterboy

    Hasn't been the same since McCain passed, just needs that daddy figure
    Do you think it kills two birds with one stone? He’s facing re-election and this is supporting Trump while getting a way to open government back up.
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    We have an emergency, so I am KING.

    Someone explain to me where the Constitution gives the President the power to grab additional powers by declaring a national emergency?
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    Quote Originally Posted by evince View Post
    yes we know the only human you care about is you

    You are a fucking sociopath

    we already know that
    Human?????

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    Emergency... all Hail King Trump!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    Emergency... all Hail King Trump!
    Emperor, surely? Fartus Fartorum 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iolo View Post
    Emperor, surely? Fartus Fartorum 1.
    I don’t know why I’m surprised Republicans support this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    We have an emergency, so I am KING.

    Someone explain to me where the Constitution gives the President the power to grab additional powers by declaring a national emergency?




    Obama says he's prepared to act without Congress in State of the Union address
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    Someone explain to me where the Constitution gives the President the power to grab additional powers by declaring a national emergency?
    Dumbass; you really are a shitty lawyer on top of being an idiot:

    The National Emergencies Act (Pub.L. 94–412, 90 Stat. 1255, enacted September 14, 1976, codified at 50 U.S.C. § 1601–1651) is a United States federal law passed to stop open-ended states of national emergency and formalize the power of Congress to provide certain checks and balances on the emergency powers of the President. The Act of Congress imposes certain procedural formalities on the President when invoking such powers. The perceived need for the law arose from the scope and number of laws granting special powers to the executive in times of national emergency.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Emergencies_Act
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    Emergency... all Hail King Trump!
    Obama says he's prepared to act without Congress in State of the Union address
    “A wise and frugal government… shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” — Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801

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    Quote Originally Posted by iolo View Post
    Emperor, surely? Fartus Fartorum 1.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    I don’t know why I’m surprised Republicans support this.
    We're not surprised seeing to idiots bloviating ignorant about it.

    “A wise and frugal government… shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” — Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    Do you think it kills two birds with one stone? He’s facing re-election and this is supporting Trump while getting a way to open government back up.
    Definitely, although I think it is more about Trump getting an escape route than a way to open the government. Lindsey is serving point for Trump in the Senate so when he does it Trump can say it wasn't a surprise and he has Senate approval

    Irony is that they all know the emergency route is going to be tied up in the Courts for some time, even if it gets quick passed to the Supreme Court, meaning Trump really don't care about border security, it is all facade, he is just desperate for a way out of the box he put himself in

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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    Definitely, although I think it is more about Trump getting an escape route than a way to open the government. Lindsey is serving point for Trump in the Senate so when he does it Trump can say it wasn't a surprise and he has Senate approval

    Irony is that they all know the emergency route is going to be tied up in the Courts for some time, even if it gets quick passed to the Supreme Court, meaning Trump really don't care about border security, it is all facade, he is just desperate for a way out of the box he put himself in
    Great points
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    Quote Originally Posted by archives View Post
    Definitely, although I think it is more about Trump getting an escape route than a way to open the government. Lindsey is serving point for Trump in the Senate so when he does it Trump can say it wasn't a surprise and he has Senate approval

    Irony is that they all know the emergency route is going to be tied up in the Courts for some time, even if it gets quick passed to the Supreme Court, meaning Trump really don't care about border security, it is all facade, he is just desperate for a way out of the box he put himself in
    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    Great points


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarod View Post
    We have an emergency, so I am KING.

    Someone explain to me where the Constitution gives the President the power to grab additional powers by declaring a national emergency?
    Sadly this is not a first. Clinton sort of did the same in eastern Europe when his ratings tanked. But I think his missile strikes had better effect than a trump wall would.

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