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Thu Jun 26, 2014, 02:36 PM

Boehner Sues (updated)

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updated June 28, 2014






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Reply Boehner Sues (updated) (Original post)
napkinz Jun 2014 OP
randys1 Jun 2014 #1
FSogol Jun 2014 #2
monmouth3 Jun 2014 #3
Ineeda Jun 2014 #4
sheshe2 Jun 2014 #5
napkinz Jun 2014 #8
sheshe2 Jun 2014 #9
lsewpershad Jun 2014 #6
titanicdave Jun 2014 #7
riderinthestorm Jun 2014 #10
Cha Jun 2014 #11
napkinz Jun 2014 #12
Cha Jun 2014 #16
napkinz Jun 2014 #13
napkinz Jun 2014 #14
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2014 #15
napkinz Jun 2014 #18
napkinz Jun 2014 #19
malaise Jun 2014 #17
gratuitous Jun 2014 #20
napkinz Jun 2014 #22
napkinz Jun 2014 #21
Jamaal510 Jun 2014 #23
napkinz Jun 2014 #24

Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 02:40 PM

1. If Dems/Libs obstructed any repub president and opposed him

based on pure hatred (has not only never happened but nothing close to what is happening now) what do you think those idiots would do?

Trust me, violence on a LARGE scale would have broken out a very long time ago...

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 02:44 PM

2. Get thee to the Greatest Page! n/t

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 02:57 PM

3. I don't know who is giving advice to these nimrods but prior to an election and this nonsense? Not

good for them, great for us. Repubs are getting sick of them too...

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 03:51 PM

4. Great collection -- and sickening. n/t

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 04:00 PM

5. Hypocrisy, Thy name is republican!

Well done napkinz. This says it all.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 06:04 PM

8. if only there were a way we could sue Boehner

But we can help him lose his speakership ... by winning back the House!

"Send OUT The Clowns!"








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Response to napkinz (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 06:08 PM

9. "Send OUT The Clowns!"

Now that is perfect!

Yup! GOTV 2014!

Thanks napkinz~

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 04:11 PM

6. Bigoats

they are.

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 04:41 PM

7. What A Total

waste of time and taxpayer funds for this asshole to continue to be such and obstructionist

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 06:13 PM

10. K&R. Everyone of these is great. Thanks for putting it together napkinz nt

 

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Thu Jun 26, 2014, 07:00 PM

11. Please Proceed gop..





Jesse Lee ✔ @jesseclee44
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Here's @SpeakerBoehner demanding a Bush EO to save an historic boat Congress had rejected: http://archive.cincinnati.com/article/20081204/NEWS01/812040397/Local-reps-ask-Bush-Save-Delta-Queen
8:09 AM - 25 Jun 2014
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http://theobamadiary.com/2014/06/26/please-proceed-gop/



thanks napkinz! your last graphic is Killa!

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 27, 2014, 12:47 PM

12. you're welcome Cha :)












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Response to napkinz (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 27, 2014, 07:46 PM

16. Yes, napkinz!

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Fri Jun 27, 2014, 02:38 PM

13. Boehner May Not Have the Ability to Sue Obama After All

June 26, 2014
Ben Jacobs

The House speaker trumpeted his plans Wednesday to file a suit against the president over his ‘king-like’ executive orders. But legal experts say one doctrine may stand in the way.

John Boehner is ready to sue President Obama, but the House speaker may not be able to make it through the courthouse doors.

Boehner announced Wednesday that he would sue the president for his failure to “faithfully execute the laws of this country.” In the opinion of the speaker, according to a memo he circulated, Obama’s reliance on executive orders meant that he was acting with “king-like authority at the expense of the American people and their elected legislators.” As a result, Boehner said, he planned to sue the president over executive orders to be named later under the aegis of a resolution passed by the House of Representatives.

But Boehner may not be able to do so. According to Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the University of California, Irvine Law School, the speaker of the House does not have the ability to sue the president in this situation, even if Congress says he does. Chemerinsky says “standing,” the doctrine that allows a person to file a lawsuit in federal court by demonstrating that real harm has been caused to them, is defined by the Constitution. As a result, even if Congress passes a law, or in this case a resolution, which only requires approval by the House, it will not be binding on federal courts, as the Constitution trumps any law, let alone a resolution, and does not give members of Congress the ability to sue if they cannot prove real harm.

read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/26/boehner-may-not-have-the-ability-to-sue-obama-after-all.html





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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Fri Jun 27, 2014, 06:18 PM

14. kick

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Fri Jun 27, 2014, 06:39 PM

15. So, let me get this straight

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Republicans engage in massive obstructionism for 5+ years- they relentlessly block UP-OR-DOWN VOTES on nearly every piece of legislation and nominee- that ensures that nothing much gets done and then they have the chutzpah to file a lawsuit over the lawful use of executive orders and executive decision-making? Congressional Republicans really are lost at this point. A much better use of their time would be to actually try to get stuff done but they won't. A lawsuit is also dumb just because the Constitution already has a procedure for Congress to reign in a supposedly law-breaking POTUS and it's called "impeachment", which the Republicans don't apparently have the balls to try even though many of them like to fantasize about it in public and claim that they would do it only if they could think of some "high crime and misdemeanor" to charge President Obama with. Yet, they are filing a lawsuit that claims that he is trampling the Constitution but Boehner doesn't even have an example to cite and I don't have a clue as to what he is trying to accomplish with the lawsuit. It's all just bats**t insane crazy with the GOP now.


BTW I am not advocating impeachment, just pointing out that it is really the more appropriate "tool" for Congress to deal with POTUS.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 09:46 AM

18. they conspired to obstruct from day one

Robert Draper Book: GOP's Anti-Obama Campaign Started Night Of Inauguration

by Sam Stein
4/25/2012

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama was celebrating his inauguration at various balls, top Republican lawmakers and strategists were conjuring up ways to submarine his presidency at a private dinner in Washington.

The event -- which provides a telling revelation for how quickly the post-election climate soured -- serves as the prologue of Robert Draper's much-discussed and heavily-reported new book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives."

According to Draper, the guest list that night (which was just over 15 people in total) included Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Paul Ryan (Wis.), Pete Sessions (Texas), Jeb Hensarling (Texas), Pete Hoekstra (Mich.) and Dan Lungren (Calif.), along with Republican Sens. Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), John Ensign (Nev.) and Bob Corker (Tenn.). The non-lawmakers present included Newt Gingrich, several years removed from his presidential campaign, and Frank Luntz, the long-time Republican wordsmith. Notably absent were Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) -- who, Draper writes, had an acrimonious relationship with Luntz.

For several hours in the Caucus Room (a high-end D.C. establishment), the book says they plotted out ways to not just win back political power, but to also put the brakes on Obama's legislative platform.

read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/robert-draper-anti-obama-campaign_n_1452899.html




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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Fri Jun 27, 2014, 08:14 PM

17. Excellent

Rec

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 10:06 AM

20. Notice what Boehner ISN'T saying?

I'll give John Boehner this: He's not a total nincompoop. He's not invoking that Republican trope "the will of the people." I'm not sure why; truth really hasn't been the basis for Republican operations for three decades or more. But since Obama was returned to office with more than 50% of the popular vote, the Senate is in Democratic hands, and Democratic congresspersons received more total votes than those holding Republican seats, it's clear that the Republicans are fighting a rearguard action in defense of a status quo that doesn't serve the broader interests of the country.

So, what does Boehner have? The empty threat of a frivolous lawsuit. I'm shaking in my boots.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #20)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 12:32 PM

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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 12:16 PM

21. Democrats Raise Record Funds Thanks to Boehner’s Pathetically Racist Lawsuit Against President

by Paul Loebe
June 27, 2014

We’ve all heard the news that John Boehner was filing suit against President Obama, citing that the President was abusing his ability to issue executive orders. The Democratic response to that was overwhelming – raising over $584,000 in a single day!

Critics argue that Boehner does not even have the ability to sue Obama over his actions of utilizing the Executive Orders, which is what the President has had to resort to in order to circumvent a “do-nothing” Congress. This Congress is the least productive Congress in the history of the United States - due to the high partisanship and the undermining efforts for any type of progress by the Tea Party.

The argument about abuse of the Executive Orders falls flat when backed against numbers. It appears that President Obama, with 182 EO’s, still has to sign off on another 100 Executive Orders before he even comes close to tying with George W. Bush – whose record stands at 291. And Bush Jr. pales in comparison to Ronald Reagan who must have been the great usurper of the Constitution with his Executive Order count standing at 381!

This is just another glaring example of the hypocrisy and overt racism ruled by those on the right.

see video: http://aattp.org/democrats-raise-record-funds-thanks-to-john-boehners-pathetically-racist-lawsuit-against-president-obama-video/




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Response to napkinz (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 02:49 PM

23. K&R

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Sat Jun 28, 2014, 06:29 PM

24. How Obama Should React To Boehner's Lawsuit Threat






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