Cantor is still pulling the strings through McCarthy and Boehner IMO.
As he promised, he will push his agenda through the end of July when he resigns as ML, with August recess.
and Heaven help those AGOPs on his **** list.
I say the GOP gives a little, all part of the Priebus-maneuvering behind the scenes, as with the Senate primaries.
Chemists Have Solutions .
You should go to work for Boehner.
He hasn't figured out how to verbalize that yet.
With immigration lawsuits just in case.
I think it's fair to say this is the Speaker v. Presidency, versus the present actors,
since we have the last three decades of this being debated on dp constantly .
Chemists Have Solutions .
To sue the president, Republicans are tying themselves in ideological knots. After howling about excessive lawsuits, they are embracing long-shot litigation. After lamenting activist judges, they are now insisting that judges be more activist and shed their long-standing reluctance to adjudicate disputes between the elected branches.
Even some conservative scholars argue that lawmakers probably don’t have a legal standing for such a suit. If Republicans persuade the courts to grant them standing, the case could take years to work its way through the system, at which point Obama will be gone. Adding to the charade, the taxpayer-funded legal fight would be waged under the authority of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, which is known by the acronym “BLAG” and is bipartisan only in name because it is controlled by the House majority.
But the real problem with the lawsuit approach is that it misunderstands the cause of the problem: congressional dysfunction. Lawmakers, hamstrung by disagreement, have created a power vacuum, and presidents have stepped in to fill it. The solution is not to sue, but to legislate, which means to compromise — and this is something Boehner’s troops have been unwilling to do.
Dana Milbank: John Boehner wants to sue President Obama - The Washington Post
Indeed, at a certain point, Boehner’s own lawsuit — putting its legal merits aside — will neatly reveal that to be the real problem here.
Paul Kane puts his finger on the nub of the matter: “Boehner declined to spell out which specific actions would be addressed in the suit.”
The lawsuit, Kane suggests, will at some point have to specify which executive actions by the president constitute a failure to “faithfully execute the laws of our country,” justifying this dramatic step by Republicans. Yet the raising of any specifics will only serve as a reminder of the fronts on which Republicans have refused to legislate.
HOUSE GOP LAWSUIT CARRIES POLITICAL RISKS: NBC’s First Read crew nails it:
With just 121 bills becoming law in the entire 113th Congress (compared with 136 at this point in the historically unproductive 112th Congress), they need something to show their constituents and base voters back home. “See, we’re standing up to the president,” they can say….While the lawsuit move will certainly fire up conservative voters almost four months out until the midterms, it does come at a risk for Republicans. With a summer that’s going to be dominated by hearings on Benghazi and the IRS — and now with a vote on this lawsuit coming next month — non-base voters can legitimately ask: What are you doing to improve our lives, help the economy, and make sure we have extra money in our pockets?
Morning Plum: Boehner scratches GOP base’s impeachment itch - The Washington Post
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy