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Republican Party goes round the bend
CNN Opinion page ^ | July 17, 2014 | Sally Kohn, progressive activist, columnist and television commentator

Posted on 07/20/2014 2:25:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In the beginning, one might have considered it bold -- even inventive -- to oppose every single thing President Obama supported.

But it quickly became tiresome and predictable over the last five years. And now, as House Republicans weigh a resolution to sue President Obama for not quickly enough implementing a law the same Republicans voted more than 50 times to repeal or stall, all hell has broken loose.

Republicans are just being obnoxious now. And dangerous. And nuts.

On Wednesday, the House Rules Committee will debate a draft resolution to file a lawsuit against President Obama, wasting taxpayer dollars in what is plainly a political stunt.

Their complaint? That President Obama did not implement the employer mandate in Obamacare quickly enough. That's right, that same employer mandate Republicans have berated Obama for, the one in the health care reform law they've voted 54 (failed) times to try to repeal or delay or stall -- the law, incidentally, that's working -- House Republicans are now using taxpayer money to sue President Obama for not implementing it quickly enough. Yeah.

Meanwhile, at least Republicans aren't going full-political-stunt and impeaching President Obama ... yet. Sarah Palin has thrown her constitutional-scholar-like support behind the idea. Though as Attorney General Eric Holder said of Palin this weekend: "She wasn't a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She's an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: boehner; cnn; holder; obama; obamacare; palin
Unlike Sally Kohn and Eric Holder, Sarah Palin has actually submitted herself to the will of the people and been voted into office almost a half a dozen times. You learn governing and the constitution best hands-on, wouldn't you say?

Editor's note: Sally Kohn is a progressive activist, columnist and television commentator. Follow her on Twitter @sallykohn. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

1 posted on 07/20/2014 2:25:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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In the beginning, one might have considered it bold -- even inventive -- to oppose every single thing President Obama supported.

Defeating every aspect of Obama's extreme left-wing anti-American agenda remains critical to any change our nation has of surviving and recovering its former strength, status and freedom.

2 posted on 07/20/2014 2:29:27 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sally Kohn is another progressive retard that creates a false narrative about what is actually happening and then proceeds to argue her point with straw man after straw man.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 2:30:40 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
wasting taxpayer dollars

Kohn and other leftists live for wasting taxpayer dollars.

4 posted on 07/20/2014 2:35:52 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Republicans are Obama is just being obnoxious now. And dangerous. And nuts.
5 posted on 07/20/2014 2:36:14 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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wasting taxpayer dollars in what is plainly a political stunt.

But, Salleeee,
that’s the Presidents own method.

Sally, you should change your last name to Sweetlies.


6 posted on 07/20/2014 2:38:42 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ConservingFreedom

Ain’t that the truth.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 2:38:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sally - it is the Democratic party that has gone over the cliff (not the bend). As far as you are concerned, after seeing and hearing you on Fox News for a few years, I quickly learned to change the channel whenever you appeared. You are a far left-wing nutcase.


8 posted on 07/20/2014 2:39:48 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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It does seem stupid for Boehner to sue Obama for delaying the employer mandate. If he wins the suit will that cause the mandate to go into effect?


9 posted on 07/20/2014 2:41:58 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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Sally - it is the Democratic party that has gone over the cliff (not the bend). As far as you are concerned, after seeing and hearing you on Fox News for a few years, I quickly learned to change the channel whenever you appeared. You are a far left-wing nutcase.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 2:42:13 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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The point isn’t what the GOP House does or does not do. The point is the constitution must be followed. Obama can give speeches. He can call the House “Do-nothing loser.” He can put political pressure on them. What he can not do is enact or change laws without their consent. Period!!

If the public does not like what the House is doing, they will vote the House members out of office. That’s how it works.

Now, as far as the House suing Obama for delaying the employer mandate goes. The real issue is the neither the House, the Senate, nor the President can do anything alone. Everything must be done together (again....how our system works) or nothing gets done.

The GOP House tried to delay the employer mandate via legislation. Obama called them arsonist and the Government shut-down. He then delayed the employer mandate on his own...illegally. It is impossible to know what is going through Obama’s head, but he can’t just do this. For some reason, he feels threatened if he shares in the delay, but empowered if he does it by himself?

The GOP house is not the problem. Obama does not know how to work with congress. His ego won’t let him do it and his personality isn’t right for that kind of cooperation anyway. Obama is the problem!! When he leaves office, assuming we get a semi-competent President in his place, normal order will once again begin....regardless of which party holds the presidency.


11 posted on 07/20/2014 2:44:43 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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Sally Kohn, islamist facilitator.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 2:50:23 PM PDT by onedoug
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Lefty hypocrisy here. They are ok with Harry Reid blocking every Republican legislative bill.


13 posted on 07/20/2014 2:52:26 PM PDT by RginTN
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"... Obama did not implement the employer mandate in Obamacare quickly enough."

Many people want Obama and Democrats out of office. And the best way to get Obama and Democrats out of office is for low-information voters who work for a living to get kicked in the teeth with the full brunt of the constitutionally indefensible Obamacare Democratcare tax tsunami.

The problem is that, in stark contrast to former Speaker Pelosi irresponsibly ramming Democratcare through the HoR because the sky was falling, Obama keeps on pushing the full force introduction of Democratcare back so that voters don't get angry and kick Democrats out of office.

H O W E V E R ...

Since the last thing that RINOs want to do is to start clueing low-information voters in on Congress's constitutional Article I, Section 8-limited powers, public healthcare not one of those powers, RINOs are trying to do the next best thing to save their memberships in their congressional "country club." And the next best thing is to force Obama to “drown” voters in the Democratcare tsunami so that angry voters will kick Democrats out of office.

As a side note concerning the federal government's constitutionally limited powers, please consider the following. The states would sure be a dull, boring place to grow up and live in if parents were to make sure that their children were taught about the federal government's constitutionally limited powers as the Founding States had intended for those powers to be understood. /sarc

Thomas Jefferson had put it this way:

“Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature.” - Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Edward Carrington January 16, 1787)

In fact, forget about traditional salesman / sucker cliches like "buying the Brooklyn Bridge." Voters now have to deal with the problem that they have foolishly exchanged their votes for constitutionally nonexistent rights and federal spending programs based on constitutionally nonexistant federal government powers.

14 posted on 07/20/2014 3:08:32 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: headstamp 2
In this event I will supress my dislike of making up words just to try to be clever. But Sally deserves to be a conehead.
15 posted on 07/20/2014 3:10:37 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...obnoxious now. And dangerous. And nuts.”

Wow! And here I thought Republicans were just doing their job, albeit with limp-wristed effectiveness, hardly well enough to counter all the Obama butt sniffers of the media and loony left, like the expression challenged fruitcake who wrote this piddly shrill.


16 posted on 07/20/2014 3:21:19 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the same leftist crap I’ve been hearing for fifty years. Republicans object to some Dem-sponsored bill as incurring too much spending, for example on some aid program to help “poor” people, and Dems scream that Republicans want to STARVE!!!! or KILL!!! poor people. It never ends. For commies like Kohn, it’s never enough money spent.


17 posted on 07/20/2014 3:23:05 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well she’s .... interesting. lol


18 posted on 07/20/2014 3:56:16 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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“Their complaint? That President Obama did not implement the employer mandate in Obamacare quickly enough”

False. The complaint is that Obama ILLEGALLY delayed elements of the law.

“That’s right, that same employer mandate Republicans have berated Obama for, the one in the health care reform law they’ve voted 54 (failed) times to try to repeal or delay or stall”

Which we were trying to do LEGALLY.

“— the law, incidentally, that’s working —”

Liar.

Distraught mom: Obamacare ‘takes away all of my baby’s heart doctors’

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3169989/posts

Cancer Survivor’s Obamacare Plan Doesn’t Cover A Single Doctor In 400 Miles

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3162095/posts

Those are just two of thousands of examples.


19 posted on 07/20/2014 4:01:34 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When I hear a Democrap or a Lib express a concern for the cost of an initiative or waste of taxpayer money, I immediately dismiss the comment as BS!


20 posted on 07/20/2014 8:07:49 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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[cue Creedence]


21 posted on 07/20/2014 8:14:01 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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“wasting taxpayers dollars” ROFL


22 posted on 07/21/2014 4:00:34 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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