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Obama Used A Mark Wahlberg Line From 'The Departed' To Scoff At Boehner's Lawsuit
Business Insider ^ | July 11 2014 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 07/11/2014 6:54:39 AM PDT by PoloSec

Hours before House Speaker John Boehner officially set the plans in motion to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, the president scoffed at the House's potential action — with a pop culture reference.

During a campaign-style speech in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Obama compared himself to Mark Wahlberg's character in Martin Scorsese's film "The Departed." He blasted House Republicans for inaction and for what the White House later characterized as a "political stunt" — preparing to sue him for his prevalent use of executive actions.

"I mean, think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job — while you don’t do your job," Obama said to applause.

"There’s a great movie called 'The Departed' — a little violent for kids," he continued. "But there’s a scene in the movie where Mark Wahlberg — they’re on a stakeout and somehow the guy loses the guy that they’re tracking. And Wahlberg is all upset and yelling at the guy. And the guy looks up and he says, 'Well, who are you?' And Wahlberg says, 'I’m the guy doing my job. You must be the other guy.' Sometimes, I feel like saying to these guys, 'I’m the guy doing my job. You must be the other guy.'"

(Obama almost got the line right — Wahlberg's line was a little saltier in the movie.)

After hinting at the lawsuit for weeks, Boehner officially announced on Thursday the legal action would focus on Obama's unilateral action to delay implementation of the so-called employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act in 2013.

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1 posted on 07/11/2014 6:54:39 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

More sauce for the goose.


2 posted on 07/11/2014 6:55:45 AM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: PoloSec

Spoken like a true idiot. FUBO.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 6:59:07 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA ..IMPEACH, REMOVE, AND IMPRISON. NOW IS THE TIME!!!)
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To: PoloSec

I hope people keep provoking this piece of excrement. I’ll enjoy watching him come unglued.


4 posted on 07/11/2014 6:59:51 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: PoloSec

We agree, for once, Obama. the House has not done their job. They’ve let all your spending, regulations, taxes and government ineptitude slide without using the power of the purse to eliminate any of it. They’ve allowed YOUR executive branch to act as legislatures and create laws when they have no legal ability to do so. They’ve allowed laws passed by two houses and signed by presidents be ignored and reversed with no repercussions. We wish they would do their job.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 7:00:28 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: PoloSec

Observing Obama’s performance in Austin last night on the local news I was struck by how much his presentation was like what passes for stand up comedians these days. I think Obama spends a lot of time, when not golfing or watching ESPN or keeping up with the Kardashians, watching the Comedy Channel.


6 posted on 07/11/2014 7:04:38 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: PoloSec
Another brilliant Marky Mark lines.

When you stick you finger in your belly button and something brown comes out, doesn't make it your a$$hole.

7 posted on 07/11/2014 7:06:40 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: dragonblustar

So he used a line from an anti gun actor where 95% of his money is made from movies involving gun violence? That figures.


8 posted on 07/11/2014 7:07:59 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: PoloSec

I guess I need to start referring to him as “The Other Guy” now ;’)


9 posted on 07/11/2014 7:07:59 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: PoloSec

Is this shuck and jive stand up routine on his teleprompter? All that is missing is a drummer hitting rim shots.


10 posted on 07/11/2014 7:18:18 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: PoloSec
What's up with his whiny, high pitched voice lately? Is this something new? Maybe a side effect from something he scored in Colorado?

I admit I don't listen to his speeches and can become nauseous and my bowels unsettled from overexposure to the sound of his voice, so I avoid him whenever possible and maybe he's always been like this or is this something new?

11 posted on 07/11/2014 7:19:51 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: PoloSec

DOTUS (Douchebag of the United States)


12 posted on 07/11/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT by twister881
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To: fivecatsandadog

again .


13 posted on 07/11/2014 7:26:39 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: PoloSec

This guy has time to sit around and watch movies.

Boner’s lawsuit is stupid. If Obama is “making” illegal laws then Boner should simply advise everyone not to follow them. Let the government sue Hobby Lobby instead of the other way around.


14 posted on 07/11/2014 7:32:28 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Mark Levin addressed this lawsuit on last night’s program. He read parts of it and said what Boehner was filing is impeachment papers - not a lawsuit. He spelled out how stupid this is - and it IS! Boehner doesn’t have the guts to start impeachment, so he tries a lawsuit. What a gutless wonder we have as Speaker. Nazi Pelosi had more gonads than he ever will.


15 posted on 07/11/2014 7:47:04 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: PoloSec

Maybe it’s just me, but I thought he looked a little stoned during that speech.


16 posted on 07/11/2014 7:50:55 AM PDT by deweyfrank
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To: PoloSec

The proper venue for Boehner to sue the president is in the congress. He is Speaker. He can do that any time he wants. He is punting while pretending to do something.


17 posted on 07/11/2014 7:56:46 AM PDT by marron
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To: deweyfrank

He looked totally choomed out, stoned, zoned out and could barely put together a sentence.


18 posted on 07/11/2014 7:58:48 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: PoloSec

Obozo’s job is to uphold the constitution of the US and its laws. He is doing the opposite. He has no idea what his f’in job is.


19 posted on 07/11/2014 8:01:59 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: PoloSec

Most of Obama’s Lines ,Slogans are stolen from movies and TV


20 posted on 07/11/2014 8:13:04 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: PoloSec
"I mean, think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job — while you don’t do your job," Obama said to applause.

Golfing is not your job.

21 posted on 07/11/2014 9:18:30 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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