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Obama Mocks Boehner Lawsuit: It's a 'Stunt'
Newsmax/Thomson/Reuters ^ | 27 Jun 2014

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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1 posted on 06/27/2014 6:52:23 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Obama is a stunt. A deadly one.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 6:54:51 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: kingattax

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.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 6:55:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

That’s pretty harsh. You’re gonna make him cry.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 6:56:02 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: kingattax
If you're really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, why don't you try getting something done through Congress?" Obama said.

Taunting on the level of "Let them eat cake."

5 posted on 06/27/2014 6:57:17 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: kingattax

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 .... : )


6 posted on 06/27/2014 7:01:19 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GeronL
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.

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

ESAD Boehner

FUBO

7 posted on 06/27/2014 7:01:25 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: kingattax

Here’s a stunt: Defund the Executive Branch.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 7:01:31 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: kingattax

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.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 7:04:43 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: vladimir998

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.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 7:05:21 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: kingattax

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.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 7:05:45 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Gumdrop

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.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 7:08:21 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: kingattax
"Congress had forced his hand by failing to take action"

So he basically admits that he bypassed Congress. He's supposed to be the "Constitutional scholar", but he doesn't know about the separation of powers?
13 posted on 06/27/2014 7:09:18 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: kingattax
That SC decision that came down the same day as the pro-life protestors buffer zone, I looked all over ABC and didn't see where they reported it. That was a blow to Obama and his recess appointments.

Didn't see it here either come to think of it.

9 to 0, who woulda thunk it?

14 posted on 06/27/2014 7:11:09 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Theodore R.

We did win, the GOPe cheated, like a bunch of lib dems! Played the race card, like the klan all ways new how!


15 posted on 06/27/2014 7:11:48 PM PDT by qman (The communist usurper must go!)
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To: vladimir998

“Obama is a stunt.”

Did you spell check...?

I see a glaring error ...


16 posted on 06/27/2014 7:14:48 PM PDT by CTyank
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To: kingattax

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


17 posted on 06/27/2014 7:14:54 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: kingattax

Surely he said that it was a *racist* stunt.


18 posted on 06/27/2014 7:18:38 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: GeronL

“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.”

You get the door prize.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 7:38:22 PM PDT by stillfree? (Rome is Burning)
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To: Gumdrop

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.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 7:40:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: kingattax

EVIL

SON OF A WHORE


21 posted on 06/27/2014 7:41:24 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: CTyank

a RUNT!


22 posted on 06/27/2014 7:41:31 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: kingattax

Here’s one instance where I agree with Obama.


23 posted on 06/27/2014 7:45:24 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: PGalt

‘ESAD Boehner

FUBO’

Don’t hold back, you wuss, tell us how you really feel.:)

I second those sentiments.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 7:53:00 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: MUDDOG

Well, its like this Barry - anything the House passes - your majority in the Senate refuses to go along with. So, just who is it blocking these programs? What an imbecile!!


25 posted on 06/27/2014 8:10:50 PM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: Catsrus

Exactly. And Obama makes no effort to even talk to the Repubs. It’s his way or the highway.


26 posted on 06/27/2014 8:14:51 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: kingattax

Even a clock.....


27 posted on 06/28/2014 2:21:42 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: kingattax

I asked yesterday...is it? How does a lawsuit like this work?


28 posted on 06/28/2014 4:23:30 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kingattax
As an example, Obama pointed to efforts to overhaul the U.S. immigration system and said there was wide public support for change.

Bullpuckey. Besides, doesn't the Constitutional Scholar® know the difference between a Democracy and a Constitutional Republic?

29 posted on 06/28/2014 4:33:49 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: kingattax

Obama: “I’m not going to apologize for doing something when they do nothing!”

Drainbramage:”hum.....you f’ing voted “present” the whole time you were in congress. That is when you were actually present.
Is that getting it done douchebag?”


30 posted on 06/28/2014 4:34:50 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: kingattax

If Obama wasn’t black, you could see the red mark left by the slap in the face


31 posted on 06/28/2014 4:36:43 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
I second those sentiments.

Thanks. I have to hold back. If I told you how I really feel on the forum, I'd be banned.

I'll just say that I despise liars/criminals/socialists/totalitarians, especially in our government. The damage (plunder death) they have caused in the republic and throughout history is incalculable.

We are in the midst of "a long train of abuses and usurpations". They could become clearer to more as time rolls on.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

32 posted on 06/28/2014 5:14:58 AM PDT by PGalt
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