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Is Obama in big trouble when liberal
and conservative constitutional law
experts agree he´s out of bounds?

Washington Examiner [DC], by Mark Tapscott

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/18/2014 5:10:19 AM

Political pundits are divided about the merits of House Speaker John Boehner´s lawsuit against President Obama´s employer mandate. But should the chief executive be worried that two constitutional law experts — one a conservative, the other a liberal who voted for Obama — not only think the suit has merit but will likely succeed? The two backing Boehner and two constitutional law experts who oppose the suit testified Wednesday before the House Rules Committee. The uber presidency George Washington University Law Prof. Jonathan Turley voted for Obama but in recent months has become perhaps the most visible critic of what he views as a


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BillW., 7/18/2014 5:47:48 AM     (No. 9929744)

The Boehner lawsuit and an impeachment effort will likely fail. But just talking about it brings Obama´s corruption and malfeasance into the public eye. That, and the new D´Souza movie could be the turning point for Obama.

Interesting to see constitutionalists being joined by lib intellectuals in condemning our Dictator in Chief. But even some of his lo-fo voters are getting the message: It is time to Take Back America

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Reply 2 - Posted by: provide, 7/18/2014 6:14:45 AM     (No. 9929762)

If things get too dicey, Obummer will appear with new Dreamers and fawning college students.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/18/2014 6:33:46 AM     (No. 9929776)

How can anyone with half a brain trust or even continue to trust any person who voted for Obama and TWICE? Something is seriously wrong with their thinking and reasoning skills. Perhaps it was all those drugs in college. I have read research on how drugs introduced into a teen´s brain before the frontal lob is fully developed can destroy or ruin reasoning skills for their lifetime. Perhaps that´s what´s happened because this is NOT the America I was born in back in 48. It´s like they´ve all turned into unreasoning beasts with little or no direction on what is right or wrong. Sigh.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/18/2014 7:11:58 AM     (No. 9929820)

Not so much drugs, #3, as 40 plus years of the Department of Education and the leftist teachers´ unions. Add in the "if it feels good, do it" degenerates from the 60´s and 70´s, the gimmedats and the "elites" and you have a perfect storm of useful idiots.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/18/2014 7:14:38 AM     (No. 9929824)

Nancy Pelosi speaks up more than the Speaker. Sad.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: bubby, 7/18/2014 7:19:11 AM     (No. 9929828)

No obama is not in any trouble. Even if the lawsuit is successful who is going to enforce it? The Republicans have taken impeachment off the table. Just like his recess appointments when the Senate was still in session nothing will happen. Any law without enforcement is meaningless to obama and the Democrats.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/18/2014 7:23:50 AM     (No. 9929836)

#6, if the lawsuit is successful even after Obama leaves office, the ruling will restrict future presidents from behaving the way Obama has. An impeachment, even if successful, affects no one but Barack Obama.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/18/2014 7:29:12 AM     (No. 9929844)

Not holding my breath. I am so disgusted and frustrated with Obama and his ability to, in five short years, bring this nation to its knees. Then when I think of the enablers in our party, I want to scream! We are forever playing defense when we should with this lawless president be on offense daily. There is no coherent messaging going out from our side. When will be use a public relations approach to politics? The people know there is something terribly wrong in this country, we must clearly and concisely make the case that we have the solution.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nonsense, 7/18/2014 7:36:04 AM     (No. 9929855)

The Obama years have been one long and unending nightmare for the sane citizens of the country, those no suffering from the Liberalism is a mental disorder syndrome. However the rise of the Permanent Elite Ruling Class Republican in Name Only has been even more frightening.

There is no opposition party, and that is a very dangerous thing for our country. Two parties, both in love with Big Givernment, presents a very dark trend for the United States of America.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: iamshazzam, 7/18/2014 7:39:04 AM     (No. 9929858)

#8 - the only coherent message that will work is for whoever our nominee is (hopefully a real conservative and constitutionalist)to run on a PROMISE TO REPEAL EVER ONE OF O´BUMMER´S EXECUTIVE ORDERS! That is a total winning issue!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Joe vann, 7/18/2014 7:55:05 AM     (No. 9929880)


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Reply 12 - Posted by: bubby, 7/18/2014 7:55:50 AM     (No. 9929883)

#7 I´m curious just how will the law be enforced? If the lawsuit is successful and obama continues with his governing alone by issuing Executive orders what happens next? Is Speaker Boner going to have obama arrested? The Democrats aren´t going to support any Supreme Court ruling that goes against obama. I just don´t see any effective enforcement short of impeachment which is the Constitution´s remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors by a President.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: walcb, 7/18/2014 8:12:23 AM     (No. 9929911)

Interesting how some continue to say there is no opposition party when Boehner a member of the opposite party of the president is bringing a lawsuit against the president.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dagger, 7/18/2014 8:37:57 AM     (No. 9929954)

I don´t know if we´ve reached a turning point or not, but if we have, O "jumped the shark" when he got his picture taken shooting pool and turning down a hit on a doobie, while the crisis screamed at the border. It was beyond goofy and really bizarre.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/18/2014 8:52:13 AM     (No. 9929973)

#12, I can´t see how this lawsuit will be resolved while Obama remains in office. So, it won´t matter whether he obeys the ruling, future wannabe-kings will be restricted.

For those who have a WSJ subscription, I highly recommend Kim Strassel´s op-ed on this very subject, Boehner´s lawsuit. Unfortunately, it´s behind the subscription wall currently.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: congar, 7/18/2014 8:58:24 AM     (No. 9929984)

You don’t have to be a constitutional expert to understand what a hopeless egomaniac we have at the helm. Captain Zero speaks more and more in front of gooey-eyed college students-the last remnant of Americans who can´t see what a farcical boob this guy is. This is proof positive that 20 years of instruction by leftists turns out a good little liberals incapable of discernment and lacking any knowledge of history except history by such frauds as Howard Zinn.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: strike3, 7/18/2014 9:12:34 AM     (No. 9930011)

The bear is making big potty in and out of the woods and still getting away with it. If he is impeached, he won´t get it. It must have been some other barack obama that screwed up the country and walked all over the constitution. The boy has some seriously loose screws, even for a sociopath.

He needs to be injected with a tranquilizer, put into a straight jacket and hauled off to a rubber room. Yes, it´s that bad.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/18/2014 9:22:15 AM     (No. 9930031)

Obama will survive all the pretend efforts to take him down. Even a drunk driving court case takes at least two years to make its way through our legal system. How long do you think a drunk presidenting case will take?

And the problem now is really much bigger than Obama. His tribe of followers has grown. And he´s succeeding in growing it even bigger by totally opening up our border with no resistance whatsoever. In fact, our intrepid #sortofoppositionparty is only arguing about how many billions to give him to fund his Undocumented Democrat Redisttibution Program.

No, his bizarre behavior is in fact his in your face end zone spike. He´s celebrating. He knows he made it into his ultimate end zone and nobody can touch him now.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 7/18/2014 10:04:17 AM     (No. 9930101)

No he is not in trouble with his faithful followers. They belong to the same political party the Marxist democrats and RINO´s of America. Many just don´t accept this fact as they have shut out truth for so long it is now impossible for them to fathom.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mathman, 7/18/2014 10:27:20 AM     (No. 9930133)

Two lawyers think he is out or bounds?
So what? How many troops do they have?
[This was the question which Hitler asked, when told that the Pope objected to his extermination of the Jews.]
There is no controlling legal authority over Commander Zero. He cannot be disciplined or restrained in any way. No one can tell him what to do. He has a phone and he has a pen. He can do whatever he wants. Like his famous predecessor, Adam Clayton Powell, he is free as a bird. [You could look him up.]
Perhaps after North Korea bombs Hawaii and Russia annexes Alasks?
Even then nothing will happen.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Jebediah, 7/18/2014 10:46:09 AM     (No. 9930171)

No!!!!!!!!---I am SURE Brian Williams will have all sorts of excuses for Obama, if he even covers this latest mess.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Roark, 7/18/2014 11:14:17 AM     (No. 9930224)

The end justifies the means. Where have we heard this before? 0bama has two women with much more brass than he making sure he has his eye on the ball. Lawsuits, impeachment, dropping poll number mean nothing compared to the wrath he will suffer from these two if he lets up on his agenda.

He said it himself: he does not have to run for election again. He has nothing to lose. All this talk is high theater and means nothing. He will have to be physically restrained to make him stop his pursued agendas.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/18/2014 1:21:01 PM     (No. 9930358)

Bla Bla Bla Effin Bla.

WHAT IS BEING DONE to stop this criminal?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Butch59, 7/18/2014 1:48:39 PM     (No. 9930392)

I have repeated this more times than I can remember. There is ONE WAY to put a stop to Obozo and punish him for all of his misdeeds. And that is that enough American rise up, in anger, and fully exercise out 2nd Amendment rights. We need to have another revolution that will clean out the entire swamp known as Washington D.C. And I mean every one of them. Then we can make the necessary changes to the Constitution that will prevent this same sort of thing from happening again in the future. I know that this seems to be a drastic action, but I ask isn´t drastic action needed to stop the drastic ruination of our country? Most of us here know full well that unless RINO´s can be completely eradicated, there is no hope for any political solution. There are far too many that are in love with the power they have over the country and it´s citizens. And they crave it just like a drug addict craves his/her next fix. If you get the idea that I´m EXTREMELY angry about everything happening in this country, you are completely correct!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/18/2014 1:58:29 PM     (No. 9930404)

#24, I understand and share your fury. I can see the urge to revolt. The question is, however, how would that work? Do we gather from across the country and march on the White House? And demand what? Obama´s head on a platter? Resignation? But what happens then. Say we forced the President to leave office. Are we willing to accept Biden in his place? In that circumstance, what would have changed?

I think many of us dream of physical, enthusiastic, revolution. But there has to be a plan and I can´t spot one.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dman, 7/18/2014 2:52:02 PM     (No. 9930466)

#7 assumes that the Emperor or any future President will obey such a "legal" ruling. The executive is responsible for enforcing any court order.

Impeachment, or a credible threat of it, succeeds when the people become convinced of its merit, and the governed withdraw their consent. Watergate proved that.

Impeachment is a political act that enforces Constitutional boundaries and limits. It gives serious pause to all Presidents that follow.

Obama is "safe" until a real opposition party controls the Congress.

The GOP "ain´t" it.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: snakeoil, 7/18/2014 5:03:32 PM     (No. 9930643)

For 6 years we´ve been reading that ØDumbø is Belly Up. Really? He has the support of 99% of black folks, immigrants, libs, etc. And the demographics are changing rapidly and it´s not to our benefit. He reminds me of former Notre Dame coach Gerry Faust. Faust was seen as a miracle worker and a savior for Notre Dame. But in his last game against Miami he appeared to have mentally broken down and was ignoring what was going on. Emperor Putt Putt never had any interest in governing. He wants to be the center of attention and to destroy his political enemies and to keep Prissy Chrissy Mathews leg tingling. He appears to have lost all interest in foreign policy since nothing he and his food tasters have done has worked and usually back fired. He can´t be successfully impeached because it would require a 2/3 vote in the senate and that´s not going to happen. We are stuck with him until January 20, 2017. The only good thing is how much more damage can he do? I just hope no body retires from the Supreme Court. I envy the Russian; they have a president they can be proud of.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: vigilant, 7/18/2014 6:22:32 PM     (No. 9930730)

bur where is that movie playing- I canny find it any where.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/18/2014 7:58:34 PM     (No. 9930815)

FTA; "Impeachment of a president removes the president from office;..

It does not. Clinton was impeached but not removed.

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Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

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New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 12:16:43 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

White House says it has
Ebola virus under control

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
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Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

California’s next big political fight:
Plastic grocery bags

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Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
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Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It

Lindsey Graham Mulling White House Run
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
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The hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says he is thinking about running for president in 2016. In an interview with Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard, the senator, running for re-election to the Senate this year, said: “If I get through my general election, if nobody steps up in the presidential mix, if nobody’s out there talking — me and McCain have been talking — I may just jump in to get to make these arguments,” Graham said. Graham, 59, also dismissed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 43, as a presidential candidate, saying he is too young. “He’s a good

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