Sunday, February 2, 2014

GOP = Silly Paranoia, and just plain LIES; the latest hysteria and dishonesty, Executive Orders

I did not go to the Presidency Project when this particular faux controversy came about; instead I went to the National Archive for source material.

Conservatives routinely, willingly, enthusiastically believe things which are not true, and which, in willful ignorance they do not fact check.  They do not fact check, or do so badly - often cherry picking facts so as to misrepresent the truth - because the facts are not their friends, and because facts are the enemy of their endemic hysteria and systemic emotional thinking.

There is nothing, nothing whatsoever, in either quantity or content in the presidential orders, either issued or promised, that violates the Constitution or demonstrates abuse of executive power.  But rather than look it up for themselves, the right wing propaganda machine screams, foams at the mouth, and writhes on the ground in a sad parody of a campy old style melodrama.

Here is what the web page for the national archive repository of executive orders displays:

 Executive Orders

Executive Orders Disposition Tables Index

Barack Obama (2009-Present)
EO's 13489 - 13655   |   Subject Index
The Disposition Tables list the status of Executive Orders from:
  • January 8, 1937 - December 23, 2013
Disposition Tables contain information about Executive Orders beginning with those signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and are arranged according to Presidential administration and year of signature. The tables are compiled and maintained by the Office of the Federal Register editors.
The Disposition Tables include the following information:
  • Executive order number;
  • Date of signing by the President
  • Federal Register volume, page number, and issue date
  • Title
  • Amendments (if any)
  • Current status (where applicable)
Learn More About Executive Orders And About These Tables
George W. Bush (2001-2009)
EO's 13198-13488   |   Subject Index
William J. Clinton (1993-2001)
EO's 12834-13197   |   Subject Index
George Bush (1989-1993)
EO's 12668-12833
Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
EO's 12287-12667
Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
EO's 11967-12286
Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977)
EO's 11798-11966
Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
EO's 11452-11797
Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
EO's 11128-11451
John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
EO's 10914-11127
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
EO's 10432-10913
Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
EO's 9538-10431
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)
EO's 6071-9537
Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
EO's 5075-6070
Every time the GOP does this, they lose credibility, they lose any basis for respect or consideration as a political ideology.  They show themselves to be crazy extremists without a clue to reality.

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