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Bachmann says House preparing to sue Obama for overreach: ‘He’s not a king’
Daily Caller ^ | 1/29/14 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 01/29/2014 5:19:54 PM PST by Nachum

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann says House conservatives are preparing to sue President Barack Obama for executive overreach in response to his threats of unilateral action on a host of issues.

“He’s the president of the United States — he’s not a king,” the Republican lawmaker told reporters after Obama’s State of the Union address. “He may think he’s a king, he may declare himself king, but that’s not what he is under our Constitution.”

Bachmann said an effort is underway in Congress to take back their “authority under the Constitution as the House of Representatives.” She said the plan is to introduce legislation allowing lawmakers to hire an attorney, so “we can force the president to act under the Constitution.”

“We’ll sue the president of the United States and force him to no longer act unilaterally,” she said.

In his address at the Capitol Tuesday night, Obama said he plans to take unilateral action on the minimum wage for federal workers. He suggested he might go solo on guns, for example.

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


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KEYWORDS: bachmann; congresslawsuit; king; lawsuitagainstobama; michelebachmann; obama; obamadictator
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Can we depose him? Please Oh Please Oh Please... under oath.
1 posted on 01/29/2014 5:19:54 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Bammy is not a king, he’s a marxist, islamic Dicktater.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 5:20:52 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum
‘He’s not a king’

Well ... not yet ...

3 posted on 01/29/2014 5:20:58 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: Nachum

“Let it begin here.”


4 posted on 01/29/2014 5:22:10 PM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: Nachum
Bachman has more balls them the eunuch's in Washington. But this is not going to happen.
5 posted on 01/29/2014 5:23:32 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Nachum
“We’ll sue the president of the United States and force him to no longer act unilaterally,” she said.

Talk is cheap. Do it.

6 posted on 01/29/2014 5:24:03 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Nachum
She said the plan is to introduce legislation allowing lawmakers to hire an attorney, so “we can force the president to act under the Constitution.”

So Harry Reid is actually going to allow this legislation to pass in the Senate and then Obama will sign it into law?

7 posted on 01/29/2014 5:25:27 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Nachum

He has sovereign immunity.

He must be impeached.


8 posted on 01/29/2014 5:26:18 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Nachum

Open Hearings on the Articles of Impeachment and quit dicking around.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 5:27:34 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Nachum

“Sue”?


10 posted on 01/29/2014 5:28:14 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Nachum

“SUE”!

As much as I like Bachman it would seem she is as much a twit as the rest of her collegues. IMPEACH! That’s what the House is supposed to do.


11 posted on 01/29/2014 5:28:29 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: Nachum

You’re an optimist! Thinking being under oath would have the slightest affect on whether he told the truth.


12 posted on 01/29/2014 5:29:09 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum

Sue? I thought according to the constitution the only thing you can do to the President is to impeach him.


13 posted on 01/29/2014 5:29:41 PM PST by waredbird
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To: Diogenesis
He must be impeached.

I wonder if 0bama and Holder are doing what they're doing on purpose... they're just itching for a constitutional crisis so they can pull off whatever they're planning in just that circumstance.
14 posted on 01/29/2014 5:29:49 PM PST by plsvn
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To: Nachum

Shame you actually have to sue a fraud azzhole because he is pretending to be King and nobody has the guts to call him out unless they go to a court where the fraud azzhole has the judges all in his favor.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 5:30:28 PM PST by dforest
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To: Nachum

Since when does the Legislative branch have to take the Executive to court?

They aren’t powerless. They have impeachment (abuse of power qualifies, its the real reason Clinton was impeached), Congressional nullification of Federal Regulations, nullification of EO’s through constraining laws, withholding expenditures, and other measures too abstract to mention.

It’s beneath them to go to the courts. In the United States the Congress is first among equals, and who said they were equals anyway? The courts are constrained by Congress.

They need to start multi-pronged legislative initiatives on this guy and his co-conspirators and ramp it up until either he stops or they impeach him, and who cares about the ensuing riots. That will simply be the icing on the cake: don’t ever put an unqualified thug on the throne just because of his skin color.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 5:31:18 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Timber Rattler

They’ve got to force the media to talk about it and try to defend the lawlessness.

In attacking her, they will have to at least mention why she is doing what she is doing.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 5:31:34 PM PST by digger48
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To: driftdiver
Thinking being under oath would have the slightest affect on whether he told the truth.

That is what I am COUNTING on. Lying under oath is exactly how the impeachment hearings got started for Clinton.

18 posted on 01/29/2014 5:32:54 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Yea yea yea We have been hearing for a year, just last week they were going to get rid of Johnny Boy - didn’t do that either.


19 posted on 01/29/2014 5:33:00 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Nachum

Writ of quo warranto?


20 posted on 01/29/2014 5:35:20 PM PST by voicereason (The RNC is like the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: Regulator

Pelosi threat to sue Bush over Iraq bill

Source: The Hill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is threatening to take President Bush to court if he issues a signing statement as a way of sidestepping a carefully crafted compromise Iraq war spending bill.

Pelosi recently told a group of liberal bloggers, “We can take the president to court” if he issues a signing statement, according to Kid Oakland, a blogger who covered Pelosi’s remarks for the liberal website dailykos.com.

A lawsuit could be seen as part of the Democrats’ larger political strategy to pressure — through a series of votes on funding the war — congressional Republicans to break with Bush over Iraq.

Lawmakers have tried to sue presidents in the past for taking what they consider to be illegal military action, but courts have rejected such suits.

Read more: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/pelosi-threat-to-su...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x2839324


21 posted on 01/29/2014 5:36:37 PM PST by digger48
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To: Nachum

So they sue.

What can the courts do? Sanctions?

Yeah, that’ll scare the WH.

Censure?

Right. Look at how that has hindered Sens. Graham and McCain.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 5:37:02 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Clinton avoided impeachment in the Senate for the lack of a Republican Majority. If the GOP can take the senate and house, and O’Fraudo lies under oath with proof- he’s dead meat.


23 posted on 01/29/2014 5:38:53 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Yet another example of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government eagerly punting their authority to the lifetime appointees in the Judicial Branch.

And they wonder why the public doesn’t respect them.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 5:39:26 PM PST by Bratch
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To: waredbird
"Sue? I thought according to the constitution the only thing you can do to the President is to impeach him."

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I'm not sure so don't quote me but I thought the House impeaches and the Senate removes from office.

Like, I think, Clinton was impeached but not removed from office.

25 posted on 01/29/2014 5:41:52 PM PST by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5)
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To: Bratch
Yet another example of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government eagerly punting their authority to the lifetime appointees in the Judicial Branch.

Punting? This action was taken by a few (underline few) representatives in the House. The House has repeatedly been beaten over the head with presidential vetoes and Senate refusals with their DemocRAT majority.

It is an excellent example of why 'elections have consequences'.

26 posted on 01/29/2014 5:41:59 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Timber Rattler; All
So Harry Reid is actually going to allow this legislation to pass in the Senate and then Obama will sign it into law?

I asked myself the same question? What is wrong with this picture?

27 posted on 01/29/2014 5:42:13 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Nachum

IIRC, it takes 67 Senate votes after the Senate trial to remove a sitting president, after the House impeaches.

I have posted before: If Obama gets impeached and subsequently removed, it will be the Dems leading the charge. And they are far from that currently.


28 posted on 01/29/2014 5:42:39 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Nachum

SUE HIM?????????????

IMPEACH THE DAMN BASTARD!!!!!!!!!!

He violated his oath of office and is preparing to rule like a king!!! Two more years of this SOB in office and we will all be in prison for merely CRITICIZING him!!!!!

I think I’m going to be sick.


29 posted on 01/29/2014 5:43:59 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Nachum

30 posted on 01/29/2014 5:45:24 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Michael.SF.

She ought to join forces with Rep Steve Stockman (TX). He walked out of the SOTU and is thinking about filing Impeachment articles.


31 posted on 01/29/2014 5:45:38 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Nachum
Bachmann says Obama will have a fight ahead. “If he wants to go forward with his unilateral activity, he better be prepared for the lawsuit that the United States Congress will bring,” she said.

OK...maybe I'm not following the logic here...

The DOJ who would defend such a lawsuit is under the purview of the executive branch...and this would be heard in a federal court...eventually moving to the SCOTUS which is loath to get involved in federal separation disputes...

Eric Holder would probably ignore this legal action or SLOW walk this like a snail in a snow blizzard...

I mean if you are going to challenge Obama lawlessness, why not actually move to REMOVE him...rather than threaten him with a lawsuit he will ignore...

32 posted on 01/29/2014 5:46:05 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Nachum
Like under oath would matter to this liar!!

Are you kidding me?!?!?!?

Lying is second nature to politicians....they think it's okay. It's JUST politics! They justify it....

What difference does it make?

33 posted on 01/29/2014 5:46:49 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: BenLurkin

Sue him for what...and with what end? Bachman needs to quit Obama and focus on our guys who can attain elections ahead...


34 posted on 01/29/2014 5:46:55 PM PST by caww
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To: Jane Long

I do hope he does more than think about it (and I have not been on the impeachment bandwagon, yet)


35 posted on 01/29/2014 5:48:07 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Harry may open a big can of worms as once the real folks see some positive action-there will be a call to action against Harry.


36 posted on 01/29/2014 5:50:31 PM PST by Lumper20 ( clown in Chief has made some Gov employees Gestapo)
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To: Nachum
Question: Why did the democrat congress critters stand up and cheer when Ωbamα told them he was usurping all their power?

I think I know the answer, but I'm curious what take other FReepers may have.

37 posted on 01/29/2014 5:50:33 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Regulator
‘Since when does the Legislative branch have to take the Executive to court?

They aren’t powerless. They have impeachment (abuse of power qualifies, its the real reason Clinton was impeached), Congressional nullification of Federal Regulations, nullification of EO’s through constraining laws, withholding expenditures, and other measures too abstract to mention.

It’s beneath them to go to the courts. In the United States the Congress is first among equals, and who said they were equals anyway? The courts are constrained by Congress.

They need to start multi-pronged legislative initiatives on this guy and his co-conspirators and ramp it up until either he stops or they impeach him, and who cares about the ensuing riots. That will simply be the icing on the cake: don’t ever put an unqualified thug on the throne just because of his skin color.’
Well reasoned and said, Regulator
The proper remedy is to develop evidence via existing committees and then form a committee to impeach Mr. Obama. Irrespective of the nominal power of the Democrats, Mr. Obama has made a lot of Democrats very concerned, enough that a Republican majority in the House could get the ball rolling.
But the GOPe Mainstream Leadership in the House is corrupt and coerced and blackmailed into occasional Kabuki type rants with no action.
TWB

38 posted on 01/29/2014 5:50:43 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin, the Flame of the North)
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To: Paladin2

> Bammy is not a king, he’s a marxist, islamic Dicktater.

His preferred snack of choice...


39 posted on 01/29/2014 5:56:45 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Lumper20

You remove Harry and the house of cards falls


40 posted on 01/29/2014 5:58:10 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Nachum

ATTENTION SPEAKER BOEHNER:
Impeachment File for the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a documented legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


41 posted on 01/29/2014 6:05:07 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: jsanders2001

Barry: I Love you man.


42 posted on 01/29/2014 6:09:50 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Is this woman really this dumb? Impeachment is such. So get to it. Start it out and lets hear the facts congress!


43 posted on 01/29/2014 6:16:39 PM PST by crz
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To: hummingbird

The house impeaches, and then it goes to the senate to CONVICT. If convicted, he then is removed from office.
In a short sort of way, the impeachment is the charges brought and if found valid, it then goes to the senate for the conviction and removal.

Funny thing he conviction in the senate. the senators HAVE to be there, Have to sit silent and listen to the charges..they are the jury, with the chief justice presiding.


44 posted on 01/29/2014 6:21:26 PM PST by crz
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To: Paladin2

Dicktater.
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Dicktaster. Fixed your typo.


45 posted on 01/29/2014 6:35:42 PM PST by Joshua (Jimmy is the reason for this)
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To: Diogenesis

But sovereign immunity does not cover writs of mandamus — indeed only officials of the executive can be served writs of mandamus.


46 posted on 01/29/2014 6:37:21 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Nachum
Sue?

Why not bring full and open charges, vote and then impeach him as the Constitution directs? Then argue charges and force him to testify on his own behalf at his Senate trial.

This is crazy. If you sue him it will take years, if ever, to get anywhere. His high crimes and misdemeanors are ongoing. This is tantamount to letting him get away with it.

He'll have you (and us) standing against the wall with a blindfold and firing squad before you ever make any progress stopping him.

47 posted on 01/29/2014 6:38:58 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: Joshua
"Dicktaster. Fixed your typo"

LOL, peeps have corrected my typos before.

48 posted on 01/29/2014 6:39:15 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Gritty
Why not bring full and open charges, vote and then impeach him as the Constitution directs?

Because it would never get out of committee. Also, it would fail immediately in the Senate. It is a battle to gain some public traction. And nothing says 'traction' better than a president lying under oath.

49 posted on 01/29/2014 6:40:52 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Regulator

Post #16 I couldn’t have said it any better.


50 posted on 01/29/2014 6:54:08 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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