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Boehner Critics Blew It Before
Investor´s Business Daily, by IBD Staff

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Posted By:RustMB, 7/17/2014 7:02:00 AM

Separation Of Powers: John Boehner´s lawsuit against President Obama is being mocked by the very same people who dismissed an earlier challenge to Obama´s imperial ways — one the Supreme Court unanimously upheld. That case involved Obama´s decision in early 2012 to make "recess" appointments to several key posts, though the Senate was still in session. As with Boehner´s proposed suit, it was widely ridiculed as a "political stunt" without legal merit that would end up backfiring on the GOP. Laurence Tribe, the left´s favorite constitutional law professor, said, "Whatever standards the courts ultimately adopt . .. this case ought to be

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/17/2014 7:11:21 AM     (No. 9928304)

Another poster correctly points out that John Boehner is simply the necessary figurehead for this suit, that the lawyers spent months putting it together and should get credit, too. Nevertheless, it´s an excellent idea and I wish it (and Boehner and the lawyers) great success.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 7/17/2014 7:32:05 AM     (No. 9928327)

The suit represents a failure of our constitutional process to remove a corrupt president.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/17/2014 7:58:29 AM     (No. 9928354)

As I have posted before I wish boehner had attempted use of his constitutional power of the purse. An article posted days ago likened the suit to bringing a whistle to a gun fight. Court rulings are implemented by the executive branch which is funded by congress, no way around that.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bubby, 7/17/2014 8:05:22 AM     (No. 9928369)

If the "appointments to several key posts" were never removed were those that "mocked" the earlier challenge really wrong? I haven´t seen anything where those original appointees were removed from office. If I´m wrong please someone tell me. I guess my point is even if Speaker Boner´s lawsuit wins in court obama is just going to ignore it and continue on with his imperial ways. Who will enforce the Supreme Court ruling? The GOP establishment had already taken impeachment off the table which is the Constitution´s remedy. What will Speaker Boner do sent obama a strongly worded letter?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/17/2014 8:06:00 AM     (No. 9928372)

There are a lot of ways to kill a cat besides choking him on butter.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hisself, 7/17/2014 8:46:57 AM     (No. 9928436)

"Boehner´s lawsuit against President Obama is being mocked by the very same people who dismissed an earlier challenge to Obama´s imperial ways — one the Supreme Court unanimously upheld."

However, even a broken clock is correct twice a day. These clowns could be right this time.
(Pardon the pun)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/17/2014 8:56:53 AM     (No. 9928449)

Hahaha .. a paper judgement .. who´s going to enforce it?

Get serious

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/17/2014 9:20:20 AM     (No. 9928497)

#2 is correct. The GOP lives in fear of using the prescribed process because the dims have gotten so good at using the media and sophistry to destroy the GOP for anything they try that the dims have experience with.

So the GOP is trying a completely different tack, not because its constitutionally proper, but because it gives them cover for their lack of action to this point, and it makes it more difficult for the dims/media to destroy them prior to November.

I think I can see both sides, but its a sad commentary on just how weak our GOP is.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: noparallel, 7/17/2014 9:36:34 AM     (No. 9928521)

Blew it, like when they criticized the House voting to repeal obamacare 47 times (or 57 or 97 or...?)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/17/2014 9:40:00 AM     (No. 9928530)

From "Boehner´s Brilliant Lawsuit"

Finally, those who have been tearing their hair out because Boehner has been passive now attack the speaker for not taking more aggressive action like impeachment or defunding government agencies. They argue that the courts will not hear Boehner’s lawsuit because Congress has other powers to use against the president. When the speaker shows signs of life, it seems wrong to attack him.

It makes no sense to demand the drastic step of impeachment, which is highly unlikely to succeed. Furthermore, a Supreme Court precedent would be binding on future presidents. Impeaching one president would not prevent the next president from the same violation.


http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/07/boehners_brilliant_lawsuit.html:



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Reply 11 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/17/2014 9:48:14 AM     (No. 9928542)

Thank you, #11.

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