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Sat Jun 28, 2014, 04:27 PM

John Boehner’s Obama Lawsuit Is a Complete Disaster as Democrats Raise $1 Million




http://www.politicususa.com/2014/06/28/john-boehners-obama-lawsuit-complete-disaster-democrats-raise-1-million.html

John Boehner’s Obama Lawsuit Is a Complete Disaster as Democrats Raise $1 Million
By: Jason Easley
Saturday, June, 28th, 2014, 3:49 pm


Instead of firing up Republicans, Speaker of the House John Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama has raised more than $1 million for House Democrats.

Here is the tweet from the DCCC making the official announcement:

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ICYMI --> MT @IsraelDCCC: It's official: $1 million in online donations to @DCCC since Boehner announced he's suing President Obama. Thanks!
10:58 AM - 28 Jun 2014




Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama is the gift that keeps on giving for Democrats. Wednesday was the biggest fundraising day of the year for the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee). After Boehner had announced that he was going to sue President Obama, House Democrats raised a 2014 record $584,000 in 24 hours. The money has continued to fly in from mostly small Democratic donors all over the country. Passing the one million dollar mark in a few days is even more impressive by the fact that the majority of Democratic donors are giving less than $200.

The idea of suing President Obama have been floating around in conservative media for years, so Speaker of the House John Boehner likely assumed that he had found his golden ticket to increase Republican turnout in the mid-term election. Boehner did find a golden ticket, but instead of getting the keys to Mr. Wonka’s factory, he is being rolled into the squeezing room Violet Beauregarde style.

It is easy to foresee a situation where Boehner’s lawsuit gets thrown out of court due to lack of standing, which will mean that all the Speaker will have accomplished is raising millions of dollars to help the Democratic Party replace him as Speaker with Nancy Pelosi. Republicans are so trapped in their own bubble that they never imagined that Democrats would react to the Boehner lawsuit by getting energized, mobilized, and opening their wallets.

Democrats are thrilled that Speaker Boehner decided to sue the president, because he has reminded Democrats and Independents what the Republican Party is really about. House Republicans have made themselves into the issue that may decide the 2014 election.

Republicans have awoken the giant voting bloc that has crushed them in three of the last four elections. If a small fraction of these voters go to the polls on Election Day, the Republican decision to sue the President Of The United States could banish them to minority party status for another decade.

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Reply John Boehner’s Obama Lawsuit Is a Complete Disaster as Democrats Raise $1 Million (Original post)
babylonsister Jun 2014 OP
McCamy Taylor Jun 2014 #1
Louisiana1976 Jun 2014 #16
bluedigger Jun 2014 #2
malaise Jun 2014 #3
McCamy Taylor Jun 2014 #5
jaysunb Jun 2014 #8
calimary Jun 2014 #19
LuvLoogie Jun 2014 #4
McCamy Taylor Jun 2014 #7
hollysmom Jun 2014 #6
frazzled Jun 2014 #9
babylonsister Jun 2014 #12
Cha Jun 2014 #14
babylonsister Jun 2014 #17
Cha Jun 2014 #18
Blue Owl Jun 2014 #10
3catwoman3 Jun 2014 #11
Cha Jun 2014 #13
napkinz Jun 2014 #15

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 04:31 PM

1. High Noon with Obama as Gary Cooper. GOP are so out of touch they did not see it in 1998

and they do not see it now. America loves the man who does the right thing in the face of seemingly overwhelming opposition.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 06:39 PM

16. True.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 04:34 PM

2. "the squeezing room"

So, orange juice?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 04:35 PM

3. I heard Bill Maher last night saying that Boehner cannot sue the President

without getting a bill passed which would then have to be approved by the Senate and said President.

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 04:40 PM

5. True. He can only sue for something he did before he became president. We learned that with

Monica. However, I am pretty sure that the Gang of Five on the SCOTUS will give him a special exemption from the law the way they gave Bush a special exemption from the law in Bush v. Gore, because of who he is (it being illegal to base a ruling in a case upon the identity of the parties in a case).

I would loooooove to see this one on CNN this fall. "The House sues Obama for doing his job." Oh, I really, really want to see this one. I mean, I desperately want to see this one. There is no sex, so it might not get as much coverage as Monica, but I am sure the 24 hour news stations would give it at least an hour a day.

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 04:43 PM

8. This is correct.

But the fundraising game roars on.

BTW, I played....donated 50 bucks.

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 07:16 PM

19. So did I!

Granted, they'll call on the kochs and out-raise us yet again, but this at least sends a message. What I'm HOPING is that it doesn't just motivate Dems to donate - but to get off their asses and VOTE!!!! If ALL OF US who could - DID, we'd turn it all blue - Capitol Hill, and every statehouse and state legislature up for grabs. If we don't, then frankly, we deserve what our apathy and/or laziness will get.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 04:36 PM

4. Wow!

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Response to LuvLoogie (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 04:42 PM

7. Pretty good for a man who is not running for anything at the moment.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 04:42 PM

6. They make me sick

truthfully, they do make me sick, When I read crap like law suits and investigations, not that I am against legitimate investigations, just not money wasting posturing for their chance to appear on the news cycle. It just makes my blood pressure rise, which means I have to take pills,


I guess asking them if they have no shame does not good because they have no shame.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 04:48 PM

9. Raising a million dollars off of this is not "victory"

Victory would be preventing the Republicans from taking this obstructionist step, which will mean almost NOTHING will happen in Congress: no laws to help people who need help; no hike in the minimum wage; no immigration reform legislation; no freaking nothing.

A million dollars is peanuts in the larger political scheme of things. And it's a million dollars that will go into staff salaries or advertising, neither of which really helps move the country forward.

I'm not happy that we use this kind of shit, that both sides use this kind of shit, to raise money. It's just turned into a giant game of using the crazy thing, or making up some crazy thing, so you can send hair-on-fire emails to people to ... raise money. I've had it with my inbox being filled with 15-20 of these every day. There was even one the other day that said "Don't delete this email without reading!!" I deleted it, without reading.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 06:10 PM

12. Perhaps not, but

I had a redneck rethug friend post this last night on his FB page; some people might just be waking up thanks to boner.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 06:33 PM

14. I saw that on some Liberal site.. why would your rethug friend post it on his page, babsis? Since

it's so very true?

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 06:50 PM

17. I have no idea,

but I'm pretty sure he stole it from me. Maybe he's having a change of heart? He's retired military; maybe he doesn't like the b.s. boner is slinging.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 07:04 PM

18. Yeah, I guess you can be a die hard repub and still not think much of this silly stunt from boner

and the baggers. I don't think it will end well for them. In fact it will highlight even more the repub hypocrisy and obstruction and how many EOs previous presidents have executed.





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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 05:07 PM

10. Meanwhile, Boner's raised dick squat...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 05:21 PM

11. Please proceed...

...Mr. Speaker.

An unintended consequence, mayhap? Even tho $1 million is a relative drop in the bucket in today's obscenely expensive campaigns, it is a delicious drop.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 06:30 PM

13. Awoken the Giant Voting Bloc right before the Midterms, too.. I guess we should be

thanking the clown.

Thank you, babylonsistah and Jason Easley

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Jun 28, 2014, 06:36 PM

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