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  •  They are pretty much immediately toothless. (0+ / 0-)

    "To recognize error, to cut losses, to alter course, is the most repugnant option in government." Historian Barbara Tuchman

    by Publius2008 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 11:32:35 AM PST

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    •  They are executive orders, not diktats (8+ / 0-)

      All executive orders can do without legitimate Constitutional challeges is direct the bureaucracy in how to enact laws already on the books. As the President said, the real action going forward will be in Congress.

      Of course, in complaining about these EO's, which as Vyan pointed out were largely supported/suggested by the NRA itself, the Right continues on its path of self-marginalization. A fair number of them will know this too, but they won't be able restrain the whackjobs from speaking out.

      My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
      --Carl Schurz, remarks in the Senate, February 29, 1872

      by leftist vegetarian patriot on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 11:44:14 AM PST

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      •  The operative words from the President being (1+ / 0-)
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        "I intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality."

        If he does that, these 23 "solutions" will be historical.

        The Class, Terror and Climate Wars are indivisible and the short-term outcome will affect the planet for centuries. -WiA "When you triangulate everything, you can't even roll downhill..." - PhilJD

        by Words In Action on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 02:56:24 PM PST

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