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CNN/ORC Poll: Americans donít want House Republicans to sue Obama over executive actions
Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN

Posted on 07/25/2014 3:36:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

A note of caution.

Republicans in Congress and in the commentariat are fed up with this White House failing to faithfully execute the law, as is its constitutional charge. Regarding this administration’s selective enforcement of the laws passed by Congress – ranging from DOMA to DACA, from recess appointments made while Congress was in session to the delayed and selective implementation of the Affordable Care Act – the GOP is foursquare behind a proposal to sue the president over his flagrant abuse of authority.

The public at large, however, is less than enthralled with the idea of suing President Obama. “Based on what you have read or heard, do you believe that the Republicans in the U.S. House should file a lawsuit against Obama, or don’t you feel that way?” CNN/ORC pollsters recently asked the public. 57 percent said that the GOP should not sue Obama while just 41 percent supported the lawsuit.

On its face, this makes little sense when compared to another finding in this poll: a plurality of Americans think Obama “has gone too far” in his effort to extend the powers of the presidency. 45 percent agree that Obama is expanding executive authority beyond its appropriate constitutional limits while just 22 percent say he has not gone “far enough.” Only self-identified liberals, Democrats, northeasterners, and urban residents disagree that the president has exceeded the boundaries placed on him by the Founders. Another 30 percent of respondents believe Obama’s actions are “about right.”

How do you square these two incongruous results? While a plurality may believe that Obama has exceeded his authority and should be reined in, the public may also think a lawsuit filed by already suspect congressional Republicans is the right instrument to accomplish that.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: congress; lawsuit; poll; republicans

1 posted on 07/25/2014 3:36:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Bullsh*t.


2 posted on 07/25/2014 3:37:43 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: SeekAndFind

Most people don’t even know about it. It’s the middle of summer.


3 posted on 07/25/2014 3:39:09 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t want him sued.

I want him impeached, arrested, convicted, and properly punished for High Treason.


4 posted on 07/25/2014 3:40:04 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: SeekAndFind

They don’t want him sued. They want him jailed.


5 posted on 07/25/2014 3:40:19 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jack Hammer

I don’t know what the purpose of polling ORCs would
be, everyone knows they are brainless minions of hell.


6 posted on 07/25/2014 3:41:04 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

;-)


7 posted on 07/25/2014 3:42:57 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: SeekAndFind

CNN doesn’t even try to hide the fact that they and their viewers are ORCs.


8 posted on 07/25/2014 3:43:06 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Am sure it is true. If most people thought like us you think they’d have elected ODimwit twice? You think the GOP would STILL be in the minority in the Senate? You think that Gay (I’ll say “marriage for brevity) would be supported by the majority? This list can go on and on and on but saying something isn’t true doesn’t make it false. Just ask Baghdad Bob.

This lawsuit is nothing more than a Boehner GOTV ploy. He probably doesn’t have standing AND it will take WAY beyond ODimwit’s term in office before it gets to SCOTUS. By then we’ll probably be in Hildabeast’s Second term.

Only when we finally accept facts for what they are will we ever hope to change America.


9 posted on 07/25/2014 3:43:53 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind

Sue the rascal! Do it ASAP! Congress must do something or they will be cease to be a respected factor!!


10 posted on 07/25/2014 3:44:03 PM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Must have been a very targeted poll.
11 posted on 07/25/2014 3:45:56 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s a CNN poll. Can one expect, otherwise?


12 posted on 07/25/2014 3:46:57 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: SeekAndFind

OKAY. Resign, congress.

After all, you’re playing small ball, content to play small ball and Obama has already run off with your man parts, your authority and your crayons ions ago. So quit.

Who needs a Republic anyway, Boehner? Just cede your House of Representatives over to the White House, since you have vacated all power of the purse anyway.


13 posted on 07/25/2014 3:48:21 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Bryanw92

He can be the first POTUS executed for high treason.


14 posted on 07/25/2014 3:48:22 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Jack Hammer

Just goes to show that Obama and his democrats in the Press have done a successful job at demonizing Congressional republicans.

If speaker john would just step down we would have a new face and they have to start all over again. That would probably win us the midterm big time.


15 posted on 07/25/2014 3:48:52 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: SeekAndFind

Another left wing wet dream conjured up in a gay hot tub, and then posing as a news article.


16 posted on 07/25/2014 3:49:39 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, aka, new democRat voters and his 2016 FDR 3rd term attempt!)
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To: Jack Hammer

I just read a poll saying 1 in 3 Americans want Obama impeached.


17 posted on 07/25/2014 3:59:55 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: SeekAndFind

This lawsuit is for Boehners and the establishment wing of the GOPs sake only. It’s to make it appear that they care, and are going to really do something to stop that evil, out of control Obama from over stepping his authority.

IT WON’T MATTER ANY WAY!

This lawsuit is a bunch of bologne....kabuki theater, if I’ve ever seen it. It won’t have ANY affect on what Obama does or does not do. No one will enforce anything that comes out of the lawsuit.

All one has to do, is look to the recent Supreme court ruling of Obama’s Recess Appts and how well that was received and ignored by Obama and his admin, to know, not a damn thing changes...he just plows right ahead with his agenda, no one stopping him.


18 posted on 07/25/2014 4:03:45 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. ~ Albert Einstein)
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To: SeekAndFind
Maybe a majority of people think that instead of suing the President, the HOR should have been doing ITS job and not fund Obama's illegal usurping of power. It's like, why should you sue the President for not doing his job as he should when they're not doing theirs?

Can we sue the HOR for that? (sarcasm)

19 posted on 07/25/2014 4:08:08 PM PDT by grania
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To: SeekAndFind

Mark Levin says that suing 0bama is another stupid move by Boner. He says the case will get thrown out because Boner does not have standing (Boner represents one half of congress, he does not represent congress). After the case gets thrown out 0bama will rub Boner’s nose in it. Also, Levin does not want the courts taking more power. Levin says Boner already has the power of the purse strings, but does not use it; which is another reason the courts will throw the lawsuit out.


20 posted on 07/25/2014 4:08:41 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: SeekAndFind
We are dealing with the most risk adverse and cowardly group of Republican politicians in history.

You can bet they are not suing Obama based on deeply held principal alone.

If they are following through with the law suit you can bet it was polled and focus group tested to death before they made the decision to move forward.

This poll is junk

21 posted on 07/25/2014 4:10:17 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Jack Hammer
It is, take a look at Breitbart, The residents own advisors are telling him to back off, the reason impeachment. It's the tea party folks leading this, they are pushing their critters in congress, hard. It's having an effect. Write your critter, let them know what your thinking. Just takes a minute.
22 posted on 07/25/2014 4:16:29 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: tet68
brainless minions of hell

Are you talking about libs or the ROP?

23 posted on 07/25/2014 4:21:54 PM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're yelling "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: MaxMax

Obama certainly needs to be executed, although there’s still time for a jury to convict Carter and Clinton, and have them executed for their various crimes.

A civil suit is a waste of time, and does nothing to actually stop the tyranny.


24 posted on 07/25/2014 4:25:11 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just stop funding him...NOW. Let him pay for his own damned vacation next month. This is ridiculous, the stupid Republicans keep writing him blank checks, you want to make this amnesty stuff...stop funding any support of it.


25 posted on 07/25/2014 4:28:08 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ($$$$$$$$ DEFUND OBAMA! $$$$$$$$$)
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To: SeekAndFind

Love the wording.

“Based on what you have read or heard, do you believe...”

Should have read, “Based on what you have heard or read here at CNN, do you believe...”

The low information voter will be the death of us all.


26 posted on 07/25/2014 4:28:47 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: Objective Scrutator
The only person with experience to convict any Government official is Palin.
She should be our next POTUS, then we know for a fact that DC will meet it's maker,
the US. Constitution.
27 posted on 07/25/2014 4:34:41 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: SeekAndFind

How about we have another presidential election in 9 months.


28 posted on 07/25/2014 4:51:15 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: SeekAndFind

Okay, so the hundred or so that watch CNN are aginit ...


29 posted on 07/25/2014 4:55:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Jeff Chandler

They also DON’T WANT HIM TAKING ANY EXECUTIVE ACTIONS. CNN doesn’t suck to much.


30 posted on 07/25/2014 4:57:52 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: SeekAndFind
The public at large, however, is less than enthralled with the idea of suing President Obama. “Based on what you have read or heard, do you believe that the Republicans in the U.S. House should file a lawsuit against Obama, or don’t you feel that way?” CNN/ORC pollsters recently asked the public. 57 percent said that the GOP should not sue Obama while just 41 percent supported the lawsuit.

With an approval rating that's at 39% and at free-fall, one has to wonder just WHO this CNN/ORC poll questioned.

No doubt, the stay-at-home government cheese-eaters waiting for their checks.

The rest of us were out busy working for a living and struggling to take care of our families while these MOOCHERS answered a stupid poll.

31 posted on 07/25/2014 5:00:21 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: SeekAndFind

If they have the grounds to sue him, then Obama can be impeached for the same which is an enumerated power delegated to congress.

Impeach him, already, Boehner, you dimwit.


32 posted on 07/25/2014 5:03:31 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: SeekAndFind

CNN/ORC. ROTFL! Obama clowns.


33 posted on 07/25/2014 5:04:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dear CNN Communist sympathizers:

America is governed by the Constitution, NOT your propagandist polls!

Obama’s actions are UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!

Suing Obama is appropriate and necessary, ONLY because the AG is unwilling to uphold the law either.


34 posted on 07/25/2014 5:05:29 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: forgotten man

hes probably right, John Boner is a real problem here.


35 posted on 07/25/2014 5:10:17 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: SeekAndFind

Did they poll the CNN anchors?

Pray America wakes up


36 posted on 07/25/2014 5:15:30 PM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

CNN brings a poll to try and rescue the Clown. Hey, CNN....did you see Gallup today?


37 posted on 07/25/2014 5:30:47 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind
LOTR/ORC poll: 57% believe Republicans should not sure Sauron.


38 posted on 07/25/2014 5:47:31 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: SeekAndFind

Screw the polls. Lead, do what you believe is right, but don’t put your finger in the air and try to figure out which way the wind is blowing before you decide what your position is.


39 posted on 07/25/2014 5:53:10 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Bryanw92

AGREED!


40 posted on 07/25/2014 6:15:42 PM PDT by blaveda
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To: SeekAndFind

I want him removed from office not sued. I am sick of taxpayer monies being flushed away by and over this evil scum. He is a criminal and should be treated as such.


41 posted on 07/25/2014 8:18:12 PM PDT by formosa
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