Skip to comments.Obama Mocks Boehner Lawsuit: It's a 'Stunt'
Posted on 06/27/2014 6:52:23 PM PDT by kingattax
U.S. President Barack Obama mocked Republican lawmakers' plan to file a lawsuit against him for using his executive authority to make policy, saying Congress had forced his hand by failing to take action.
"The suit is a stunt," Obama said in an interview with ABC News that aired on Friday.
House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday he planned take legal action alleging the president has abused his executive authority by implementing policies without congressional approval.
"I'm not going to apologize for trying to do something while they're doing nothing," Obama said.
As an example, Obama pointed to efforts to overhaul the U.S. immigration system and said there was wide public support for change.
Sweeping legislation passed the Democratic-controlled Senate last year, but the plan has stalled in the Republican-controlled House, which is led by Boehner. Republicans say the administration must first secure the U.S. borders before easing immigration restrictions.
"What I've told Speaker Boehner directly is: If you're really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, why don't you try getting something done through Congress?" Obama said.
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Obama is a stunt. A deadly one.
It is a stunt.
Borhner needs to do his job and pass a bill that limits and/or rescinds these EO’s and/or defunds these agencies.
It’s the power of the House after all, and he needs to do his job instead of these stupid political stunts.
That’s pretty harsh. You’re gonna make him cry.
Taunting on the level of "Let them eat cake."
Amazing that Obama fails to point out the real reason Congress can’t do “something”.....Harry Reid bottles up everything ....
I guess it’s not that amazing, more like a strategy .... : )
Its the power of the House after all, and he needs to do his job instead of these stupid political stunts.
EXACTLY, GeronL. Kabuki theater for the masses.
Every one of them is responsible for the mess we are in. Absolutey NO ACTION on DEFUNDING or DISMANTLING these socialist constructs.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM
Here’s a stunt: Defund the Executive Branch.
This is the best summer I’ve had since I was a kid! The Democrats are stumbling around like a bunch of drunks trying to play hopscotch.
Krauthammer was right last night when he said Obama is arrogant.
We are being punished by God for allowing our country to slip into atheism and anti-Judeo-Christian rule.
To the extent that Republicans stop Obama from achieving his agenda, they should be praised, not castigated. That is what Americans who live in their (the Republican congressmen) districts WANTED them to do. But I am sure that a towering intellect like Obama cannot grasp that fact.
When we can’t even win a Republican runoff election in MS with a fine candidate who made few if any gaffes, we are doomed.
Didn't see it here either come to think of it.
9 to 0, who woulda thunk it?
We did win, the GOPe cheated, like a bunch of lib dems! Played the race card, like the klan all ways new how!
“Obama is a stunt.”
Did you spell check...?
I see a glaring error ...
a lawsuit does look like a stunt, to defuse or delay doing the obvious and brining charges of impeachment
besides, he doesn’t obey court orders anyway
Surely he said that it was a *racist* stunt.
“It is a stunt.
Borhner needs to do his job and pass a bill that limits and/or rescinds these EOs and/or defunds these agencies.
Its the power of the House after all, and he needs to do his job instead of these stupid political stunts.”
You get the door prize.
Well really America is punishing itself!
It didn’t HAVE to go cavorting in the darkness. Nobody forced it to.
It chose to do so.