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Boehner Plans to File Suit Against Obama Over Alleged Abuse of Executive Power

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posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 12:53 PM
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originally posted by: doubtit
If the government actually worked and stopped being a pissing contest maybe there would be less executive orders needed. Instead, each party tries to stonewall the president that isn't a part of their party. The republicans do it to Obama, the democrats did it to Bush in an attempt to trick the public into thinking the president was a lame duck come re-election time.

Instead of coming up with BS ideas like this, how about Congress tries to work with the white house and vice versa to do whats best for the country? Won't happen but its a good idea...


Because the entire system was set up to be checks and balances to one another and neither branch should be a rubber stamp for the other. The idea was to keep all branches of government co-equal and none more powerful than the other. Stalemate is often actually good for a country and good for freedom. You don't want them to all walk in lockstep.




posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: NavyDoc

originally posted by: doubtit
If the government actually worked and stopped being a pissing contest maybe there would be less executive orders needed. Instead, each party tries to stonewall the president that isn't a part of their party. The republicans do it to Obama, the democrats did it to Bush in an attempt to trick the public into thinking the president was a lame duck come re-election time.

Instead of coming up with BS ideas like this, how about Congress tries to work with the white house and vice versa to do whats best for the country? Won't happen but its a good idea...


Because the entire system was set up to be checks and balances to one another and neither branch should be a rubber stamp for the other. The idea was to keep all branches of government co-equal and none more powerful than the other. Stalemate is often actually good for a country and good for freedom. You don't want them to all walk in lockstep.


Yes, but this Congress will be the least significant of all time. They've done nothing apart from passing ridiculous motions. How many times have the Republicans voted to repeal the ACA without saying what they'd create in its' stead? How many times have they screamed about Benghazi and the facts - and then when the facts come out they start screaming for more facts? The USA desperately needs a jobs bill. It desperately needs new roads, new bridges, new dams, new infrastructure. What does it get? Boehner looking hangdog whilst Michelle bloody Bachmann yips around like a demented Chihuahua on crack. We are seeing a party that is in the process of going raving mad.



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: AngryCymraeg

originally posted by: NavyDoc

originally posted by: doubtit
If the government actually worked and stopped being a pissing contest maybe there would be less executive orders needed. Instead, each party tries to stonewall the president that isn't a part of their party. The republicans do it to Obama, the democrats did it to Bush in an attempt to trick the public into thinking the president was a lame duck come re-election time.

Instead of coming up with BS ideas like this, how about Congress tries to work with the white house and vice versa to do whats best for the country? Won't happen but its a good idea...


Because the entire system was set up to be checks and balances to one another and neither branch should be a rubber stamp for the other. The idea was to keep all branches of government co-equal and none more powerful than the other. Stalemate is often actually good for a country and good for freedom. You don't want them to all walk in lockstep.


Yes, but this Congress will be the least significant of all time. They've done nothing apart from passing ridiculous motions. How many times have the Republicans voted to repeal the ACA without saying what they'd create in its' stead? How many times have they screamed about Benghazi and the facts - and then when the facts come out they start screaming for more facts? The USA desperately needs a jobs bill. It desperately needs new roads, new bridges, new dams, new infrastructure. What does it get? Boehner looking hangdog whilst Michelle bloody Bachmann yips around like a demented Chihuahua on crack. We are seeing a party that is in the process of going raving mad.


There were multiple and multiple proposed plans to replace ACA in part and in whole. The problem is that they did not give out enough handouts or governmental control, which is what Obama and his cronies really wanted.

The facts of Benghazi are still not known fully and I'd suggest the destruction of an embassy and the murder of the ambassador a pretty important issue to get to the bottom of and exactly the thing that would be the duty of congress just as the investigation into Watergate was a duty of congress.

YEs, we desperately need work done, but I want it the right work, not the economic destruction and pandering the democratic party is famous for.

Meh, both parties have their nut-balls. Don't forget "Guam tip over" or "Show me where the astronauts put the flag on MArs. "



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: beezzer

that and hes had the best insurance policy since bush ,no body wants president Biden as that is what would happen if he were impeached with a pardon thrown in for good measure from Biden to Obama, its like when the left wanted bush impeached for various transgressions but no one ever really tried it as if they did well we would have had president Cheney which i would assume would be views as bad if not worse then bush was . seems the new trend is pick a vp that every one hates/is scare of more then you and then pull your shenanigans with them as an insurance policy



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: Ahabstar

www.politico.com... the supreme court can exert power in other ways as well as this link shows how they stopped the recent appointments obama tried to make and cited a rules violation.

In a rebuke to President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court struck down three of his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board as unconstitutional. The decision Thursday gives the Senate broad power to thwart future recess appointments, but did not go as far as some conservatives hoped to undercut the president’s ability to fill vacant executive branch posts and judicial slots. The court ruled 9-0 that Obama’s appointments were unconstitutional because the Senate was not truly in recess when he made them during a three-day break in pro forma meetings of the legislative body. Read more: www.politico.com...



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 04:42 PM
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Here we go AGAIN. Congress can’t compromise, can’t negotiate, can’t deal with the fact that a Democrat is in the Whitehouse (especially a black one), and can’t legislate. They do NOTHING and then complain about nothing getting done. They block or attempt to repeal EVERYTHING this president puts forth, and yet have ZERO solutions as an alternative. They’re totally obsessed with making this presidency fail, to the degree they spend all their time plotting and conniving to accomplish their twisted agenda, and they’re doing it at the expense of the nation and it’s people. They waste OUR taxpayer money on fruitless witchhunt after witchhunt, conspiracy after conspiracy, with absolutely no regard for the welfare of this nation. And then, from time to time, the brain-dead Speaker of the House has the gall to stand in front of a camera and ask, “Where are the jobs?”

Let’s see now, what has Mr. Boehner and Co. accomplished? They’re responsible for having our nation’s credit rating downgraded, nearly bringing the economy to the brink of default, they are responsible for shutting the government down and costing our country 24 billion bucks, they’ve made 50+ attempts to repeal the ACA (which is working), yet they refuse to deal with the jobs bill President Obama put forward, and have no good alternatives. The list goes on and on. They do nothing except protect the interests of the elite and plot against Obama. This Congress is worthless and their list of accomplishments and approval rating show it.

Lastly, they make no secret about their desire to overthrow this government. For many of them their mission is not to legislate, but to bring the institution down. And that, by definition, is treason.

And they want to sue Obama? Give me a break!!

PS: Here’s a winning ticket for 2016: Bachmann/Palin for President/VP.



posted on Jun, 26 2014 @ 11:13 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

What I'm interested in is the irony that stems from this if John Boehner ever successfully attempts to make a bid at the White House.

He doesn't seem to be above these kinds of tactics himself, the House of Representatives has been the origin of some pretty shady political moves since he became speaker.
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posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 01:23 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Seriously, do you honestly believe that Boner will actually persue this? It just seems that it is another trick to make you believe that he is actually doing his job.

I'll believe it when I see it.



posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 08:09 AM
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originally posted by: netbound
Here we go AGAIN. Congress can’t compromise, can’t negotiate, can’t deal with the fact that a Democrat is in the Whitehouse (especially a black one), and can’t legislate. They do NOTHING and then complain about nothing getting done. They block or attempt to repeal EVERYTHING this president puts forth, and yet have ZERO solutions as an alternative. They’re totally obsessed with making this presidency fail, to the degree they spend all their time plotting and conniving to accomplish their twisted agenda, and they’re doing it at the expense of the nation and it’s people. They waste OUR taxpayer money on fruitless witchhunt after witchhunt, conspiracy after conspiracy, with absolutely no regard for the welfare of this nation. And then, from time to time, the brain-dead Speaker of the House has the gall to stand in front of a camera and ask, “Where are the jobs?”


No one is making the president fail other than the president. He's the most incompetent since Carter and I honestly think this is intentional. He said he intends to fundamentally change this nation to which he has. He's rewritten history and we've literally taken out American accomplishments and replaced it with "How evil America is". He stated verbally that he will "necessarily cause energy cost to sky rocket". He's made the executive office the most powerful office of this nation which was never intended. He also made the EPA a legislative branch of the executive office and the rhinos have literally sat there and watched it happen with nothing more than "you big poopy head".


originally posted by: netboundLet’s see now, what has Mr. Boehner and Co. accomplished? They’re responsible for having our nation’s credit rating downgraded, nearly bringing the economy to the brink of default, they are responsible for shutting the government down and costing our country 24 billion bucks, they’ve made 50+ attempts to repeal the ACA (which is working), yet they refuse to deal with the jobs bill President Obama put forward, and have no good alternatives. The list goes on and on. They do nothing except protect the interests of the elite and plot against Obama. This Congress is worthless and their list of accomplishments and approval rating show it.


Ah balderdash! I'm no Boehner fan what so ever but the one thing I thought they would have done correctly is forbid the president from spending us into oblivion. Then skirting or prolonging the extension of the debt ceiling had nothing to do with our credit rating. The amount of debt and the increased spending did, however. And with the 2.9% decrease in the economy, we could (hopefully won't) could create a dichotomy of increased inflation which impacts the poor more than anything.. And that's a direct result of the massive spending which was not solely Obama's doing but was began under Bush. The expansion of this government has been beyond astounding over the last 20 years and it needs to stop.


originally posted by: netboundLastly, they make no secret about their desire to overthrow this government. For many of them their mission is not to legislate, but to bring the institution down. And that, by definition, is treason.


You sound like the progressive talking points. "They are terrorist trying to destroy this nation" which is nothing more than hyperbole from the left. Fiscal and Constitutional conservatives understand the value and importance of government. It's the size and regulatory outreach of the government most conservatives has issue with. When we founded this nation, it understood what big government did to personal freedoms as most democracies under monster governments stripped individual freedoms under the assumption "the government knows best" when reality is, government is nothing more than a bureaucratic oligarchy


originally posted by: netboundAnd they want to sue Obama? Give me a break!!

PS: Here’s a winning ticket for 2016: Bachmann/Palin for President/VP.


No, a winning ticket would be we going back to where our representatives represented us because they love this country and their decisions were at the behest of their constituents and that benefited them and not their own wallets. It should be ILLEGAL for federal representatives to get rich from policy they dictate. And it should be illegal for any such representative to continue to receive life time Cadillac benefits to them and their family after time served. They should also reap what they sow in that they are follow under the same rules and regulations as you and I. Allowing politicians to trade on stocks potentially impacted by policy decisions in our world would be considered inside trading....

Our government is broken and its not the republicans fault alone. It's both sides of the isle and if you don't think they are working in concert with each other, you're as naive of most the sheep in this nation!



posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 10:15 AM
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Can we sue Boehner for not doing his job?



He's a joke, and his Congress has been the worst in the Nation's history.

Democrat Laughs in Do-Nothing John Boehner’s Face For Suing Obama


“With Speaker Boehner and the Tea Party at the helm, this Congress has failed to act on vital legislation to help improve the lives of Americans. The same Speaker who allowed the government to shut down last October, now intends to sue the President of the United States for acting while Congress has not, instead voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act 54 times and turning the tragedy in Benghazi into a manufactured scandal.

“In fact, the least productive Congress in modern history – the so-called ‘Do-nothing Congress’ of 1948 – passed 350 bills in their first year; this Congress passed fewer than 100 bills in its first year. It is ironic the Speaker would sue the President for doing his job while the House of Representatives fails to do its job.

“Speaker Boehner is allowing the Tea Party tail to wag the dog. It is clear he has chosen to be the Speaker for the extreme right-wing of the Republican Party. Unfortunately, this Republican controlled House of Representatives has no intention of actually governing and will continue to block any effort by President Obama at the expense of our constituents.”


PS: Obama has issued the fewest Executive orders of any president, period. And that list includes Gerald Ford, who was in office for only half a term. Obama has been in office for nearly 2 terms and still issued fewer executive orders than Ford.



posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 10:24 AM
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Fun facts about this Speaker Boehner, giving you a clue what a piece of excrement this man is:



Back when Bush was in office, Boehner sought an executive order for a riverboat:



Boehner demanded Bush issue this executive order to provide funds for a riverboat in his hometown, a riverboat that Congress refused to fund on the taxpayer dime.

Here's @SpeakerBoehner demanding a Bush EO to save an historic boat Congress had rejected:
Local reps ask Bush: Save Delta Queen (Cincinnati.com)

Talk about a frivolous abuse of executive privilege, right Mr. Boehner? OH, I get it, it's from a GOP president so this makes it perfectly fine. Obama has to use executive privilege to keep the country functioning in the face of a do-nothing, obstructionist Congress, and out come the law suits.

Boehner, pull your head out of Koch's keister.
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posted on Jun, 27 2014 @ 03:12 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday he plans to file suit against President Obama over his alleged abuse of executive power.

"This is not about impeachment -- it's about him faithfully executing the laws of this country," Boehner said.

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.


I am NOT a John Boehner fan, but it is about time someone did something to stop the abuses of power this POTUS has been perpetrating on the American people. I am sure that the whole point of this lawsuit by Boehner is for political reasons, but it also happens to be in the best interest of the nation for a change. Obama has been abusing his power time and time again by taking major issues and creating laws while circumventing Congress using his Executive Order powers.

Hopefully we can all agree that this needs to be stopped or at least limited not just for the current President, but for future Presidents as well.

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Different puppet same hand. It means NOTHING if you look the other way while the other party does it. And they did from 2000-2008.




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