Boehner To Sue Obama

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Now that Eric Cantor is history, crushed by an unexpected Tea Party "David" (literally and metaphorically) as the US population finally begins to say no to an artifical "two-party" system which is quite united in only serving its Wall Street masters, it is time for that other republican, none other than the consummate folding lawn chair John Boehner, to scramble fearing for his own political career. And since the only way the GOP knows to challenge the implosion of the US republic is by making loud noises and providing hours of hollow theatrical entertainment, here comes Boehner with the biggest soap opera he could muster: moments ago the speaker announced he plans to sue Obama "on behalf of the House over his frequent use of executive actions that Republicans believe are beyond his authority."

Of course, if the republicans wants to make a real statement they should just impeached Obama. However, remember: this is only theater. Boehner confirmed as much. According to The Hill, "during his weekly Capitol press conference, the Speaker accused the president of violating his oath of office by not “faithfully executing the laws of our country.” But Boehner said the lawsuit would not lead to an attempt to remove Obama from office. "This is not about impeachment,” Boehner said. “This is about his faithfully executing the laws of our country.

Oh, so it is not about impeachment: so is it only about generating the brownie populist points that go alongside such "tremendous bravery" as engaging in a clearly hollow straight to TV spectacle?

More on this farce from Fox:

The speaker alleged that the president not only has ignored the law but "brags about it," decrying what he described as "arrogance and incompetence."

 

Boehner had been weighing such a lawsuit in recent days, over concerns that Obama exceeded his constitutional authority with executive actions. Republicans have voiced frustration with Obama's second-term "pen and phone" strategy of pursuing policy changes without Congress -- particularly environmental rules via the Environmental Protection Agency. Republicans also complained about numerous unilateral changes to the implementation of ObamaCare.

 

The lawsuit has not yet been filed. But asked Wednesday whether he intended to proceed, Boehner said: "I am."

Which means no: reference - all those previous debt ceiling battles where the speaker was just as "resolute."

"My view is the president has not faithfully executed the laws," he said. "What we have seen clearly over the last five years is an effort to erode the power of the Legislative Branch."

 

The decision to sue still would have to be formally approved by a group of House leaders. Presuming that step is cleared, the suit is expected to be filed in a few weeks.

 

The plaintiff would be the House of Representatives.

Well, at least the House would finally be busy "doing" something. For everything else there is, as Chuck Schumer made so very clear once and for all, the Mr. Chairmanwoman, who continues to "get to work" every single day, making America's very rich, richer.

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Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:21 | 4894090 ParkAveFlasher
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Nobody messes with Weeping Cheeto!

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:26 | 4894109 AlaricBalth
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Dear Mr. Boehner,

You federal tax returns for the years 2006-2013 have been selected for examination...

You may have someone represent you during any part of the examination.

Sincerely,

Internal Revenue Agent

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:35 | 4894144 InjectTheVenom
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BLAHBLAHFUCKINGBLAH ... can we PLEEEEEEEZ  get done with the theater and games and smoke & mirrors and get to WW3 already   ? !     

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:38 | 4894171 john39
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the bread and circus acts are getting more lame by the day...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:43 | 4894193 daveO
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Ya can't expect much from a crying drunk.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:46 | 4894211 Ignatius
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He could redeem himself if he rolled up his sleeves and called Obummer out on the White House lawn.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:59 | 4894287 Oldwood
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I'm shocked that a strongly worded letter would not suffice.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:06 | 4894316 Comte de Saint ...
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Suing a Constitutional Lawyer by profession...Obama's response to Mr. Boehner:

 

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Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:38 | 4894507 john39
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>>constitutional lawyer

as if that walking fraud ever stepped into a law school.  nothing about that guy is real.

 

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:33 | 4894754 pods
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Noting is more unbecoming than crying while wiping spunk off your chin.

Man up Boehner, what are you Poland?

pods

 

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 18:04 | 4895423 max2205
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John just wait till it's an election year....oh wait

 

You stupid fuck

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:38 | 4894775 LostAtSea
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"by profession" --- really? 

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:48 | 4894825 InjectTheVenom
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FFS  our GIC  (Golfer-In-Chief) most likely couldn't even SPELL the word "profession"  !

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:00 | 4895643 BlindMonkey
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He has a promising career as a news caster.   Nobody has ever read a teleprompter as well has he can.  He can even pause for dramatic effect and lift that weak chin of his into a pose for a low angle drama shot.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 16:04 | 4894933 SheepDog-One
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'Constitutional lawyer' my ass, the only part of that which applies to ObaMao at all is the first 3 letters 'con'.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:04 | 4895656 BlindMonkey
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I disagree.  Barry is personally reviving the old english slang meaning of 'constituional'.

 

Now, read the link and tell me about Barry being a constitutional scholar.

 

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=morning%20constitutional

 

 

You're welcome.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 16:41 | 4895119 drendebe10
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The incompetent, corrupt arrogant narcissistic illegal indonesian kenyan alien muslim sociopathic liar in chief is about as much of a constitutional lawyer as OJ Simpson is innocent of murder....

Only  thing the liar in chief is good at is living its celebrity grand imperial life style at hard working US citizen taxpayers expense and pissing on the sheeples' back telling them it's raining...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 19:51 | 4895810 Monty Burns
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Constitutional Lawyer????    We know nothing about Obummer.  All his grades have been made a State Secret, his birth certificate is a forgery etc. etc.  The only thing we do know about him and the First Ho' is that they were propelled way beyond their abilities every step of the way via Affirmative Action.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:43 | 4894196 freewolf7
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I'm looking forward to the car full of clowns, and later, the guillotines.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 17:08 | 4895219 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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Seriously where do these effing government BUFFOONS come from?

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 17:43 | 4895358 HamRove
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One of Dante's circles of Hell.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:27 | 4894111 Four chan
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lol! why are those power mad control freaks so very weird?

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:29 | 4894126 NotApplicable
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It's called the "vetting process."

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:42 | 4894471 813kml
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I think that's short for "veterinarian processing", genes from the animal kingdom are spliced into a candidate's DNA to bring about desirable traits.

Reptilian genes appear to be the most successful.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:47 | 4894195 crazybob369
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It seems they all get Emperor Palpatine disease.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:38 | 4894778 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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"on behalf of the House over his frequent use of executive actions that Republicans believe are beyond his authority."

Hmm, wonder if he also means to do that for the previous Emperor Palpatine a/k/a "W", who went hog wild with exec actions, signing statements, etc. Oh, but you liked the ones George did? Yeah, turnabout ain't fair play...

 

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 16:07 | 4894954 Mr Pink
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I swear to God if I hear anymore red team vs blue team bs from you mental midgets I'm gonna stab myself in the face with a soldering iron!

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:16 | 4895879 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Make sure the tip has a good tinning first.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 16:40 | 4895109 Tall Tom
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First...ASSHOLE...

 

I DID NOT LIKE THE ONES THAT GEORGE W BUSH DID. So FUCK YOU.

 

Next their is NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES. DROP YOUR FUCKING RED TEAM/BLUE TEAM BULLSHIT.

 

This BULLSHIT IS COMING FROM BOEHNER??? THE ASSHOLE WHO FUNDED OBAMACARE LAST OCTOBER???

 

THAT FACT FUCKING ONLY SERVES TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THERE IS NO FUCKING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES YOU SPINELESS, STATIST AUTOFELLATOR.

 

Why don't you come out hunting with me. I live at 12223B Woodside Ave., Lakeside, California, USA.

 

BUT YOUR SOCIALIST ASS LACKS THE BALLS...

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:40 | 4894178 Canadian Dirtlump
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this makes wonderful theater, but I think we can all agree that the chances of this leading to anything material are somewhere between slim and none, and slim was recently liquidated by a drone while at a wedding reception in Tunis.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:01 | 4894298 Oldwood
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Everything is for public "consumption". We are the sheep and they are trying to herd us, but its more like herding cats. They will ultimately use the dogs to direct us.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:51 | 4894575 sdmjake
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You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need.
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street,
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed.
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight,
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking.

And after a while, you can work on points for style.
Like the club tie, and the firm handshake,
A certain look in the eye and an easy smile.
You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to,
So that when they turn their backs on you,
You'll get the chance to put the knife in.

You gotta keep one eye looking over your shoulder.
You know it's going to get harder, and harder, and harder as you
get older.
And in the end you'll pack up and fly down south,
Hide your head in the sand,
Just another sad old man,
All alone and dying of cancer.

(Dogs - Pink Floyd)

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:44 | 4894543 TheFourthStooge-ing
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this makes wonderful theater

Yep, and even though Bhoaner's acting comes off a bit stiff, the script's turgid humor stands erect.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:15 | 4894672 Canadian Dirtlump
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if the comedy lasts more than 8 hours call your doctor.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:45 | 4894212 doctor10
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boehnerboy is too busy doing his work for re-election to do his own job Constitutionally

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:45 | 4894213 Itchy and Scratchy
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'Weeping Cheeto' one of the best lines ever!

 

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:47 | 4894229 ParkAveFlasher
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Courtesy ZHer other than myself.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:22 | 4894431 Itchy and Scratchy
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1st Class Youmur!

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:46 | 4894816 InjectTheVenom
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"weeping cheeto" .... +1776  !!    Spewed most of my mouthful of Schlitz all over te keyboard   ;>(    but it was worth it

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 18:41 | 4895569 zerocash
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One Little Thing All White People Could Do That Could Make A Difference In The World Is Just Accept Big O As Their Lord and Savior

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:23 | 4894093 NoDebt
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About fucking time.

It'll never stop Obama, but at least I can be entertained for a while, watching the fiction that anyone in DC cares about the Constitution or rule of law.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:30 | 4894124 DoChenRollingBearing
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Impeach Eric Holder and the IRS honcho (I forget his name) first.  That could be done.  And it would show something supporting that the R-Team is different than the D-Team.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:37 | 4894163 InjectTheVenom
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the IRS honcho ?    i think you're talking about the guy that used to play Creed on The Office  , right ?   i don't remember his name either !       ;>)

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:44 | 4894188 ThroxxOfVron
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"And it would show something supporting that the R-Team is different than the D-Team."

Still trying to figure out which side to part your hair on?

Even IF the 'R-Team' made "a show of something supporting...different"  They aren't going to actually DO anything, because not only is 'R-Team' NOT "different"; 'R-Team' is just a division of the same Team that 'D-Team' is also a division of...

 

There is only ONE Team.

TEAM DIVIDE & CONQUER.

TEAM OLIGARCHY.

TEAM BIG CLUB YOU AIN'T IN.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:47 | 4894558 Anusocracy
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The Repugs are certainly not going to do anything to diminish the office of the Apex Predator.

Not when they want to win it in 2016.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:25 | 4894704 1000yrdstare
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@throxx

That's actually 3.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:31 | 4894739 ThroxxOfVron
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...& now You see just how easy it is to convince People that there is more than one team.

Those are all just different names for the same team.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 15:32 | 4894748 halfasleep
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last two are just rehypothecations of the first.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:48 | 4894221 NoDebt
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At this point, DCRB, it's so little, so late it doesn't matter.  The state won.  We lost.  Rs, Ds, it doesn't matter.  The Tea Party upset of Cantor was a fluke, as I feared.  Rerun the same thing in Mississippi a week later and what happened?  The establishment puke enlisted the help of BLACK DEMOCRATIC voters to win the Republican primary away from his Tea Party opponent (who would have otherwise stomped him).

If that's not a clear-cut indication of what EITHER party will do to hold onto power, I don't know what would ever convince people.

I used to think the people who said "both sides are the same, this is all just for show" were a little extreme.  Not any more.  They're absolutely right.  Those bastards will never leave on their own.  You'll never vote them out (because they have all the money and own the election process).  That only leaves one option.  An option nobody in the US is anywhere close to considering at this point.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 14:07 | 4894331 ThroxxOfVron
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"That only leaves one option.  An option nobody in the US is anywhere close to considering at this point."

I'm not sure that it leaves only one option; but, the range of options are certainly limited to those outside the conventional political process.


I have been considering the options left for quite some time.  Neither am I alone in such deliberations.

It also sounds like You are having some rather unconventional thoughts yourself at this point.

Good.  

Now it might be possible for Us to begin reasoned discussion about proceeding to amend this situation without the constant childish devolution into whining about sanctity of the so-called legitimate democratic process.

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