This story received extensive coverage in both the right and left wing media last week because it illustrated U.S. President Obama's apparent unwillingness to abide by Congress.

Like every other new president before him, Obama hand picked a special cabinet of unelected officials who must be vetted (or approved) by Congress in confirmation hearings before they can begin working for the president in sensitive government positions.

Obama then selectively chose a side group of people to do his bidding (or to give him advice) who are not vetted by Congress in confirmation hearings. These people (or henchmen) are called "Czars" and the president uses a loophole in the law to hire them almost in secret.

Czars don't have to be vetted or approved by Congress -- even though you, the taxpayer pay their salaries.

If you recall, Obama's former green jobs "czar" Van Jones was not vetted by Congress. He ended up causing all kinds of trouble before he was given the boot in 2009.

So last week Congress inserted an anti-czar rider (provision) into the new 2011 spending bill that would de-fund or limit the budget that taxpayers pay these czars -- since we don't know what the czars do anyway!

The Republicans considered the proviso to be a major victory because, according to Politico.com, Republicans had "accused the administration of giving unelected bureaucrats too much power within the White House.

But Mr. Obama took it upon himself to issue a "signing statement" ignoring the language in the new spending bill to continue paying these czars enormous salaries!

Never mind that as a candidate in 2008 Obama had promised that he would not abuse signing statements for his own personal benefit.

Naturally, the right wing media jumped all over this newest display of Obama's arrogance.

In a column he wrote for right wing political blog Hotair.com, writer AllahPundit half-joked, "You didn’t seriously think [Obama] was going to abide by the will of Congress, did you? Surely he wasn’t about to be tripped up by a duly enacted bill that dares to cut off the money he uses for his auxiliary cabinet."

The left wing media rushed to Obama's defense, saying the Republicans created Obama's 'czar problem.'

And in a statement issued last week, Mr. Obama insisted upon his right to use signing statements "to obtain advice that will assist him in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities...."

  • Nicksocrazy

    Welcome Back Sandra. :yahoo: Now get to work.

  • Nicksocrazy

    Welcome Back Sandra. :yahoo: Now get to work.

  • LadyLew

    All that waiting for this????

  • SnootyPooty

    I hope everything worked out Sandy...

    Not sure how I feel about The Presidents actions as of late

  • Eb

    WELCOME BACK SANDRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :danban:

  • TruGemini

    LOL @ #3... I knew someone was gonna say that

    All the fukkery goin on in Atlanta, I'm sure there's something betta than this for us to rip apart

  • MsOnederful

    HOORAY! Sandra is back! My day just got better! :) lol

  • TruGemini

    SnootyPooty says:

    Not sure how I feel about The Presidents actions as of late
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    Obama seems to be too "regular" and simple-minded (not in a negative sense) to be President.

    I agree, some of his actions / decisions have really made me say "Nigga what...?"

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    Oh ok :yawn:

    Where you been Sandra?

    Good Morning Snooty!

  • http://youtu.be/ovkvamgVUkE RatchetFree

    A new post....thank goodness bc I was tired of seeing Damita Jo!!! :yahoo:

    In regards to this post.... :yawn: Really?!? This is what we get?

    Good Morning All!!! :waves:

  • SnootyPooty

    Good Morning Mamacita!!!!!!!

    @TruGemini
    I keep trying to give him a chance because this is his first term but man he is not making a good impression on too many people right now. This is not about being black or white just a good president.

  • SnootyPooty

    Morning @EB

  • Eb

    Morning Snoots and Boots!!!!!! I was :rofl: at my desk reading your Steve Harvey rant. I agree with you though :rofl:

  • http://twitter.com/2onequestions Aye_Jay_Tee

    LadyLew says:

    All that waiting for this????

    :cosign:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWW5NhVpi_U Man, I just don’t care™

    You know what Sandra... this is the last straw. You've converted me. I'm now anti-Obama.

    I think I liked this country better when we were going to war needlessly and full of ignorance. And when the poor were more taxed than the rich. THAT'S the America for me. :yes:

  • VAALLDAY

    I'm not 100% pro Obama, but the sooner people see he's a politician and not god, the sooner you realize, he has his ways, just as all the other presidents.

  • allwrightyden

    Thank goodness you're back Auntie!

    Good morning all. I know you don't know me, but I want to be friendz! :hi:

  • allwrightyden

    Man says:

    I think I liked this country better when we were going to war needlessly and full of ignorance. And when the poor were more taxed than the rich. THAT’S the America for me.

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    :wtf: Thats funny and somehow I agree with you!

  • anti-PC

    Well, this is the change most sheeple voted for :/

    At least he will be sent back to Chicago in 2012.

    Welcome back AUNTIE!!! We've missed you!!!

  • SnootyPooty

    @EB sorry but I was so serious girl who made him the authority on relationships when he has several failed marriages and no degrees or licenses on relationship counseling, marriage or psychology. He is truly know better that Dr Tye from Atlanta House wives. I dont need hood relationship advice from him.

  • http://twitter.com/jaysreallife Jay Bee

    The government is ran by bankers. do u really believe the government has the american public best interest at heart, they are constantly studing how to create the US (bankers/elite) vs Them

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. I hope during your absence somebody tuned your engine reallllllllll good Sandra! Have a great day family and KEEP HOPE ALIVE!

  • candibfly

    1. fvck Congress, they don't have America's best interest at heart anyway
    2. it's all politics, the sooner folks realize that the better, stop putting all ur hopes and dreams into one person

  • yallcrazy

    PAHairston says:

    Hello All. I hope during your absence somebody tuned your engine reallllllllll good Sandra! Have a great day family and KEEP HOPE ALIVE!
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    :rofl: DITTO ^^^^^ What she said... real goodddddddddddd :rofl:

  • yallcrazy

    TWIN :hug:

    I didn't see you :rofl:

  • RoderickXYZ

    Damn, Sandy, you hadn't gotten back good before you threw Obama some shade.

    As far as I am concerned this is a cheap political trick by the Republicans. The Republicans need to fall back because they had no problem funding Bush's czars when they controlled Congresss.

  • Lady_L

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    You know what Sandra… this is the last straw. You’ve converted me. I’m now anti-Obama.

    I think I liked this country better when we were going to war needlessly and full of ignorance. And when the poor were more taxed than the rich. THAT’S the America for me.