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Boehner: Why we must now sue the President
cnn.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | John Boehner

Posted on 07/06/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave

Editor's note: Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, is speaker of the House of Representatives. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN)

-- Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So did President Barack Obama. But too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold -- at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the American people to stop him. That's why, later this month, we will bring legislation to the House floor that would authorize the House of Representatives to file suit in an effort to compel President Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country. The President's response: "So sue me."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; executiveactions; obama
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1 posted on 07/06/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Talk, talk, talk. Same ole “stuff”.


2 posted on 07/06/2014 7:45:53 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Why sue? Can’t he just be arrested for criminal acts?


3 posted on 07/06/2014 7:46:04 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

too much talk and not enough action


4 posted on 07/06/2014 7:46:41 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

A-hole should have sued him 5 years ago. Charade.


5 posted on 07/06/2014 7:47:58 AM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Artie

“Can’t he just be arrested for criminal acts?”

Probably no. Maybe if he shot somebody and there were witnesses, but even that’s unlikely. All of the enforcement arms report to him. He must be impeached by the House and tried by the Senate. Democrats would, who are in the majority in the Senate, would not vote to impeach even if he was stark-raving guano crazy. (In contrast, principled Republicans voted to impeach Nixon. When was there last a principled Democrat?)


6 posted on 07/06/2014 7:50:50 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Artie

Can he be arrested? Can the president be arrested if he commits a crime? I don’t know. I’ve always heard the only legal remedy is the impeachment process. Any Freepers who know please weigh in.


7 posted on 07/06/2014 7:50:59 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: yldstrk

Tan Boy Boehner at his best here. Firing up the Dems and not using big enough ammo to actually accomplish anything.


8 posted on 07/06/2014 7:51:52 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: yldstrk

It’s been all talk and no action up to this point.
After November it will be back to business as usual.Boner will do nothing but cry from time to time.


9 posted on 07/06/2014 7:52:55 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
This looks like more theater for the easily fooled. Isn't there a constitutionally legal action that Congress can take at this point?
11 posted on 07/06/2014 7:54:46 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

The lawsuit is a GOPe fig-leaf.

- It is fake opposition for the low information voters.

Impeach!


12 posted on 07/06/2014 7:54:52 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Why is Boehner still in this position?


13 posted on 07/06/2014 7:54:53 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold -- at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the American people to stop him

No legislation is needed. There is already a court sitting empowered to deal with this.

It's called the House of Representatives, and John Boehner runs it.

14 posted on 07/06/2014 7:56:59 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave; All
Get your Head outa your @$! SotH Beohmer.
Your time came and you did absolutely nothing
..except drank booze @ the White Hut and played golf.

15 posted on 07/06/2014 7:58:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Boner passed the Bar Exams donchyaknow. Can bartendars sue pResidents? Bammy’s a constitutional lawyer so they say-— or did they mean liar?
Go get him pink tie Boner while your gavel gently weeps.


16 posted on 07/06/2014 8:00:18 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tryranny)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Is this a joke or what!


17 posted on 07/06/2014 8:01:02 AM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Boehner:

“This will get the base off my back for a few years”


18 posted on 07/06/2014 8:01:16 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Las Vegas Dave

He won’t have any standing in the court and his lawsuit will get thrown out.

Nice grandstanding, Boehner!


19 posted on 07/06/2014 8:03:58 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Bone head has been talking this to death. Will someone please tell this asshat to do something about the border surge of illegal aliens?


20 posted on 07/06/2014 8:06:51 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Ugh.

Wooden cigar store Indian moves!

What sort of minute critter crawled inside the wooden cigar store Indian’s alimentary canal, to make him do this?

Why NOW? Why not MONTHS AGO?


21 posted on 07/06/2014 8:13:04 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Copyright restrictions apply down thread as well. Thank you.


22 posted on 07/06/2014 8:18:24 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: EagleUSA

That’s what they do: talk. And it seems to work for them. The ability to distract, confuse and dissemble are key success factors for politicians. Just saying.


23 posted on 07/06/2014 8:21:14 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: teletech

Is this a joke or what!

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Boehner and his merry band of clueless clowns in the GOPe are the joke. But their schtick seems to be working for them. They keep getting re-elected.


24 posted on 07/06/2014 8:23:23 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Boehner's lawsuit against the Administration is nothing but a stunt to fool the ignorant and gullible. If Boehner wanted to oppose Obama's lawlessness and unconstitutional actions he would exercise the Constitutional power that Congress already possesses. Only the House of Representatives can originate funding bills, so without funding by the lower house the government has no money to operate. And on that score, Boehner has opposed every Conservative attempt to withhold specified funds -- so in truth Boehner supports Obama's agenda. When his "lawsuit" fails, Boehner will shrug his shoulders and cry "See, I tried. But the courts didn't side with us."

And Lynn Westmoreland (R, GA-3) supports this imposter. It makes me wonder what dirt they collected on Lynn back when he was a Conservative.

25 posted on 07/06/2014 8:28:15 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Stunt and UTTER waste of time and money. Won’t even get to SCOTUS for years.

GOPe trying to appear relevant and desperate for our vote.


26 posted on 07/06/2014 8:32:57 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Hey, Boehner, any comments on the southern invasion?

Or on our Marine still stuck in a Mexican jail?

...No....?


27 posted on 07/06/2014 8:35:37 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Flaccid Boner is a joke. Do something, you freak. Maybe cut-off funding for Clown Prince nobama’s BS. By law that is something you CAN do...but won’t. Boner is flaccid.


28 posted on 07/06/2014 8:46:01 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: yldstrk
too much talk and not enough action

More like ALL talk and NO action.

29 posted on 07/06/2014 8:49:39 AM PDT by Mark17 (Rats and RINOs, who are destroying America, may you be screwed by the fickle finger of fate)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Yeah, and if Obama keeps it up, Boehner’s gonna write another letter!!

And Obama better not get him mad again, or Boehner will write a letter again, and after that, look out!! Boehner’s really gonna write a letter, man.


30 posted on 07/06/2014 9:06:23 AM PDT by IncPen (None of this would be happening if John Boehner were alive...)
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To: Artie
“Can’t he just be arrested for criminal acts?”

Eric Holder will get right on that.

31 posted on 07/06/2014 9:12:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: riri

“Why is Boehner still in this position?

Because politics is like a pond: the scum rises to the top.


32 posted on 07/06/2014 9:12:50 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Las Vegas Dave

impeach or STFU and go cry in the corner John.


33 posted on 07/06/2014 9:13:20 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Obama and Boehner are both members of that predominant, resident tribe running Washington, DC – the Sosuhmee


34 posted on 07/06/2014 9:14:41 AM PDT by mikrofon (NTBCW the natives from Missouri: The Soshomee)
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To: Gen.Blather

Sir, the following is a quote from “Answers”:

..............”Nixon resigned to avoid being impeached; the Judicial Committee of the House had already agreed to it, and it looked likely that the Senate would convict him if the impeachment went ahead.”.............

You are partially correct though. Several Republicans met with Nixon and not only told him he would be “convicted” if impeached but that many republicans would vote for it including the ones sitting in front of him at the meeting. Contrast that to the scum Democrats today who quite literally would not vote convict Obama if there was a video of him committing murder.


35 posted on 07/06/2014 9:17:22 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

1. Impeachment (gutless reps ain’t going there)
2. Power of the purse (gutless reps gave it away)
3. Article V (launched and ongoing; gives hope)


36 posted on 07/06/2014 9:23:37 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You nailed it. It’s all legal theory, full of wind and piss, signifying nothing.


37 posted on 07/06/2014 9:25:13 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Contrary to all these posts below, I think this might, finally, accomplish something by way of reigning in the tyranny from the Oval Office by the Great Pretender. Why don’t we see if there is actual follow through.


38 posted on 07/06/2014 9:25:54 AM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: cableguymn

Geeze, cry me a river.

Besides drinking and maintaining his orange tan, all Boner did for the last 5 years is maintain a firm grip on his ankles and look up between his legs as the Kenyan mistake raped him and usurped more and more congressional power.

What did you de-fund, Johnny Boy? What did you present as a reasoned response to insane executive orders? Nada.

So now you want to snivel and sue. We’ll believe it when we see it. For now, you need to be content with your place as the second turd in the American punchbowl behind the Kenyan communist. May you soon circle the drain together.


39 posted on 07/06/2014 9:41:49 AM PDT by txeagle
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To: riri

“Why is Boehner still in this position?”

Because once you have your head stuck in there it’s hard to get it back out.


40 posted on 07/06/2014 10:14:07 AM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Hmmm. It took about three seconds for the usual crowd to show up and tell us this will never work, all is lost...

Actually, I think it’s pretty creative and even if it doesn’t work - and Boehner seems pretty committed to doing it - it might get a glimmer of press attention.


41 posted on 07/06/2014 10:58:15 AM PDT by livius
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Keep playing for time, crybaby.

If you’re not implicated in something dishonest or illegal, and covering for the Disaster in the Oval Office, I’ll eat my shoe.

Not words...

ACTION.

NOW.


42 posted on 07/06/2014 11:05:50 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
Isn't there a constitutionally legal action that Congress can take at this point?

They can cut off the money, the only real power the have, but it is a biggie, but they refuse to do it.

43 posted on 07/06/2014 11:54:48 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: itsahoot
They can cut off the money, the only real power the have...but they refuse to do it.

How about the day after the election, in November?

44 posted on 07/06/2014 11:58:35 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Jim Noble
It's called the House of Representatives, and John Boehner K-Street runs it.
45 posted on 07/06/2014 11:59:09 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: livius
Actually, I think it’s pretty creative and even if it doesn’t work

Spaghetti for parachute chord is creative as well, and it definitely won't work. Neither will Boehner's stunt.

46 posted on 07/06/2014 12:16:31 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: itsahoot

Ah, the stunt meme. How much are the Dems paying for this one? Not to get personal or anything.

But if you’re sincere, do you have a better idea?

You have to fight with the army you have.


47 posted on 07/06/2014 12:22:47 PM PDT by livius
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To: Dilbert San Diego; Alamo-Girl; marron; TXnMA; hosepipe
I’ve always heard the only legal remedy is the impeachment process.

I'm no expert on such matters. But it's pretty clear to me that "high crimes and misdemeanors" are political crimes. There is a special provision in the Constitution — Article II, Section 4 — that stipulates that such political crimes are to be tried in the Senate. Not in the federal courts. This process is called "impeachment."

The House must bring the articles of impeachment, as a sort of grand jury; the Senate is where the case is tried. Only the Senate can convict.

So, why on earth does Speaker Boehner seem to be evading the clear Constitutional language here? Rather it seems he is trying to prosecute the President in the federal criminal courts instead of following the constitutional provision for such matters.

The federal courts are not constituted to handle "political crimes." Moreover, it is dubious that Boehner or Congress would be found to have "standing" in this matter under the rules of the federal criminal courts.

I hate to say it, but the GOP seems to like to evade the Constitution as much as liberal Democrats do. At least every now and then.

But I think Boehner is definitely barking up the wrong tree; and I'd like an explanation as to why.

48 posted on 07/06/2014 2:11:36 PM PDT by betty boop (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. —Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Impeach,convict, then arrest for criminal acts. Successor Biden pardons. Useless when the tyrant is immune.


49 posted on 07/06/2014 7:18:11 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: AmericanVictory

the time frame was planned to take longer than the rest of Obama’s term. We can wait to see if it works though, because it won’t and BOner won’t do anything anyway.


50 posted on 07/06/2014 7:22:09 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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