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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Paul Waldman, The American Prospect: Pretty much since the moment Barack Obama finished speaking the oath of office in January 2009, Republicans have been charging that he was abusing his power, exceeding his authority and acting like a tyrant. ... It's safe to say that many if not most Republicans would be eager to impeach Obama were such a move not a guaranteed political disaster for them. ... So John Boehner has decided to pursue a kind of impeachment-lite, announcing that the House of Representatives will be suing the president for abusing his power. "The Constitution makes it clear that the president's job is to faithfully execute the law," he said. "In my view, the president has not faithfully executed the law." It's impossible to tell at this point whether the suit has any merit, because Boehner didn't actually cite any specific transgressions the suit will allege.

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It's all about jobs and getting the economy moving. Right?

#1 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-06-26 03:52 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

sure is Harry, at least in part but anyone whether here or writing who can't see the abuses starting and ending with the unilateral ALTERING OF the "settled" law...as libs lecture us it is....called the ACA, then there's virtually no need to even reply.

and speaking of that economy.....check out the REVISION and what I believe your point was going to be has already become less than effective.

#2 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-26 03:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

Poor BO, the opposition, on day one mind you, decided that they didn't like him and would work to prevent his policies from being implemented...
wow..1st time in history that has ever happened!

#3 | Posted by homerj at 2014-06-26 04:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Dramatic" and "Pointless" pretty much sums up all your posts, Babbler.

#4 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-06-26 04:14 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

Boehner is the weakest Speaker in living memory. He's lucky to get his clothes on all by himself. Nobody likes him or respects him, most of all the GOP. That he hangs on is a freak of nature,

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-26 04:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

What are the chances either party will move to enforce Humphrey-Hawkins, which requires the President and Federal Reserve to do anything and everything necessary to keep unemployment below 3%?????

After all it is the law of the land, though completely incompatible with free trade agreements and offshoring plans.

#6 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-26 04:41 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

wow..1st time in history that has ever happened!

#3 | Posted by homerj

Not the first time Homer...but the level of Malicious Obstruction is unprecedented and has shattered previous records.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-06-26 04:42 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

Gotta do something dramatic to show that he is 'all in' on keeping his speakership, even if it means a cheap stunt meant to appease the tea drinkers in the crowd...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2014-06-26 05:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

It's probably an expensive stunt.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-06-26 07:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

Why fool around and sue him? Try to Impeach him or STFU.

#10 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-06-26 07:48 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"Dramatic" and "Pointless" pretty much sums up all your posts, Babbler.

#4 | Posted by Harry_Powell a

really??

dramatic...yeah okay...

pointless...sure in your mind perhaps. but it's okay "I FORGIVE YOU" because I understand how all of 'you people' here are really getting hammered in public opinion and now even the supreme court speaking as ONE VOICE.....

but this is NOT boehner's suit...this is going to be a suit brought "BY the people" from the 'peoples' house'.....

you're just upset, as well, because it appears not even the media barnacles are going to get him out of some of his anticonstitutional behavior...

#11 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-26 07:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

.but the level of Malicious Obstruction is unprecedented and has shattered previous records.

#7 | Posted by donnerboy at

YES SIR.....you are correct sir...and lets start with the 240 bills passed by the PEOPLES house that was thrown out by harry reid.

#12 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-26 07:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

and lets start with the 240 bills passed by the PEOPLES house that was thrown out by harry reid.

#12 | Posted by afkabl2

I would have thought that as a small government conservative or a libertarian you would argue that the Congress that legislates least, governs best.

I also thought Congress should not be judged on how many new laws they create, but on how many laws they repeal.

You conservotards can be very confusing.

Whichever way you see it, it's clear that the 113th Congress will be the least productive in history.

And worse...they still didn't stop Obama.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-06-26 08:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

what threw you off is I stayed on subject unlike most liberal answers...

you talked of obstruction and I agreed with you proving it with facts....that has nothing to do with my small government ideas..

#14 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-26 08:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

It's also Conmgress' job to pass a budget. Can Obama sue ----- for not doing that? It's pretty obvious on its face, no need to hunt for evidence.

Or is the entire Constitution subject to interpretation?
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and lets start with the 240 bills passed by the PEOPLES house that was thrown out by harry reid.

Of which 239 were trying to get rid of the ACA, even after the PEOPLE decided in 2012 that they like it.

#15 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-06-26 08:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

Videos of the "Orange Man' crying like a 9 year old girl are all over the internet. They are played over and over again daily, on TV stations around the world. With the lead in "The Second Most Powerful Man in the World" This guy gust isn't mentally stable IMHO And he is an embarrassment to both the House and our country

But when he was interviewed re: the 20 first graders killed in the New Town Connecticut MASACURE the pro-war, pro-gun, draft-dodging, chicken-hawk, coward Boehner did not shed a single tear ? ? ?

#16 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-26 08:27 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Where was ----- with his little play suits when Bush was President? Granted the Obamabots have slurped up amd adopted most/all of the Bush era abuses of power but ----- and most republicans didn't seem to start caring until right around Jan of 09.

#17 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2014-06-27 01:36 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

most republicans didn't seem to start caring until right around Jan of 09

About the same time Democrats stopped caring. HMMMMMmmmm.....

#18 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-06-27 01:37 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#18

Flagged NW.

#19 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2014-06-27 01:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

About the same time Democrats stopped caring. HMMMMMmmmm.....

The Democrats didn't stop caring, they just realized that after 8 years of fearmongering and scare tactics, the American people were more politically concerned with the illusion of safety than they were about attempting to role back the "security state" and imperial presidency that the GOP left the country with.

Does anyone truly think that there are enough votes in Congress to overturn the Patriot Acts and to bring FISA and the NSA under greater oversight? Look at Dick Cheney over the last two weeks. According to him, Obama has not only been soft, he's been lax on protecting our "freedoms" as though 9/11 happened on Obama's watch and not his own.

History will judge Obama on what he did and did not do during his tenure, but for many of us, we understood the new US presidency -- as it evolved after 9/11 -- wasn't going to end under Obama, for the times we live in are just as volatile and unpredictable as ever. We just thought new management might do a better job than the old regime and on that score reality couldn't have been more right under the circumstances.

#20 | Posted by tonyroma at 2014-06-27 02:19 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"The Democrats didn't stop caring"

LOL good one.

#21 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2014-06-27 02:22 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Hit man 'a' tattles to the don that hit man 'b' is doing a job that hit man 'a' doesn't like.

Both hit men serve the same don. That is all that matters.

#22 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-06-27 03:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

...to be sure, orange alchy ----- will enjoy the full backing of five on SCOTUS for this.

#23 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-27 08:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

It is pointless. Boehner is Speaker of the House of Representatives, where all spending bills originate. If Republicans want to fight back, just don't vote to spend the money. De-fund the EPA and the IRS, if they want. De-fund ZeroCare.

By asking the courts to step in a couple of years from now, he's making Obama's point for him. Obama is at 39 percent approval. His support is collapsing across the board. Just stop sending him money.

#24 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2014-06-27 09:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

Obama is at 39 percent approval. His support is collapsing across the board. Just stop sending him money.

#24 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2014-06-27 09:31 PMFlag: (Choose)
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The GOP is 29 percent approval (by same poll). Its support is collapsing across the board.

Doofus.

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-28 08:48 AM | Reply | Flag:

All of you Democrats who are dismissing this will be damn happy if ----- succeeds and a Republican is elected to the WH in 2016. The urge to institutionalize all of Obama's over-reach and exert raw, naked power is going to be overwhelming after two terms of Obama and his Dem enablers in congress.

Think (Seriously, think about this scenario for a moment) about this scenario:

A vicious, spiteful and fiercely ideological GOP president, bound and determined to stack the courts with far RW justices and a GOP-controlled Senate (can't filibuster these appointments, thanks to Reid. If this were to play out, Senate Dems will have ZERO check against these appointments. None. Then, imagine Ginsburg and Breyer jointly announcing their retirement and this new president decides he's going to go with the biggest RW activist judges he can find and Senate Dems are FINALLY able to filibuster (and are itching to filibuster no matter who is nominated after being run roughshod for a couple of years). What's a majority leader McConnell to do? These obstructionist Dems will filibuster anyone this prez nominates and these most important vacancies have to be filled. Then, following Reid's lead, McConnell expands the 'nuclear option' to include SCOTUS appointments (remembering back when the GOP wanted to go nuclear and 7 GOP Senators teamed with 7 Dem senators to kill the nuke - where were the principled Dems when Reid went nuclear?).

And that's just the filibuster. Now that Obama has pushed the regulatory state to new heights and has decided that he can re-write laws as he sees fit and enforce laws as he sees fit, what't to stop a future president from doing the exact same thing? How about having government agencies crack down on wind and solar? An Executive re-write of abortion laws? Stack the NLRB with union-busting thugs and wage war on unions? Hold up the tax exempt status on liberal non-profits for a couple of years?

I could go on and on, but hopefully, at least some of you are able to comprehend why checks and balances is a good thing and that the only way for it to work is for it to ALWAYS be in place, even when those whom you support are the ones being checked.

#26 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-06-28 08:56 AM | Reply | Flag:

"a Republican is elected to the WH in 2016".

Not as long as the Tea Party exists.

#27 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-28 09:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

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