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Wed Jul 30, 2014, 09:51 PM

My Thoughts About the GOP's Lawsuit

I think that this lawsuit is a waste of time and a hypocritical waste of taxpayer money. The money could've been better spent on things such as infrastructure and education, but of course that was out of the question. However, what's also troubling to me about this is that it helps foster even more cynicism among Americans towards their own government as the Republican House continues wasting time on nonsense instead of working to create jobs, and it is dangerous for some of America's adversaries such as Russia to see how elected Republicans disrespect the President and portray him as illegitimate.
My hope is that people will look at this lawsuit and be inspired to vote against the GOP this November. This lawsuit is further evidence of the stark contrast that exists between the two parties these days. Democrats have been trying to take care of business, while the Republicans have been farting around. This foolishness absolutely must stop for the sake of the country.

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Jamaal510 Jul 2014 OP
HooptieWagon Jul 2014 #1
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2014 #4
lunasun Jul 2014 #8
ballabosh Jul 2014 #2
1StrongBlackMan Jul 2014 #6
madville Jul 2014 #3
JaneyVee Jul 2014 #5
Marie Marie Jul 2014 #7

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:01 PM

1. I think you're giving people too much credit.

 

Putting 2 + 2 together is beyond the capacity of many voters. They won't associate the town highway bridge falling down and Congress fucking off by voting to repeal Obamacare 57 times.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:20 PM

4. I agree ...

 

I was reading an editorial in my community newspaper (it's election season and they were profiling the candidates ... I usually just read the "Police Beat" column and the entertainment section, because I live in crazy country and the LTEs usually start with a criticism of that "Socialist Muslim in office ..."

Well, the paper's editorial writer is a prime example of what is wrong ... the editorial was titled "Let's pay for performance" ... in the first paragraph, she takes Congress to task for taking a vacation "without making progress on some of the nation's pressing issues - again."

Then, she states "Congress as a whole is broken, America's executive branch is dysfunctional and we Americans are forced to do nothing more than watch, and react as if we are watching some kind of reality show."

Then, the rest of the piece points out that every matter that President Obama has attempted to address through legislation or executive action has been fought by the gop ... but it's all President Obama's fault ... because ... well ... it's both parties.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 11:21 PM

8. +1

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:10 PM

2. My thoughts

The republicans don't really want a court case. Or at least they shouldn't. If it goes to court, it will be thrown out for lack of standing. Then they look like idiots.

The problem for them is if they don't go to court, they look like wimps. So they need a reason why they're not going to court. They are banking on the Senate voting this bill down. So when the Senate votes it down they can say we couldn't sue because the Seante voted it down. Which, of course is ridiculous. You don't need to pass a bill to sue. Any one of us can sue any time we want. But they're betting on the fact that their base doesn't know that or won't understand it.

So I think the Senate should call that bluff. Vote it through and make them go to court. And then watch while they spin trying to explain why they won't.

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Response to ballabosh (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:25 PM

6. The Senate has no vote on House resolutions. ...

 

So I think the Senate should call that bluff. Vote it through and make them go to court.


So how will it get through a Democratic Senate ... unless (10+) Democrats vote "Present." But that still would blow back on Democrats.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:16 PM

3. Sure it's a waste of time

The things in the ACA they are suing to have implemented on schedule probably will be implemented by the time this plays through the courts. Or the House could get flipped back Democratic in the next few years and they would drop it.

This Administration will be long gone by the time this works through the courts anyway as well. The whole thing is actually kind of boring and I don't see it being a big story 3 months or even a few weeks from now.

Republicans are basically throwing a bone to their base to give the appearance they are fighting the Democrats when we all know it won't lead to squat in the end if it even goes to the first round of court next year, or through appeals, or maybe the SCOTUS in 3-5 years.


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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:21 PM

5. We portrayed Bush as illegitimate too.

 

Difference is he deserved it.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:26 PM

7. This is pure theater - Call it "Impeachment Lite"

Just enough sustenance to appease the base while having no real substance.

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