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    Re: Boehner plans to file suit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power

    Term limits are only in vogue for DEMs, as taught to us by NOOT in 1994 and TEAs in 2010.

    Two straight disastrous census mid-term elections in 1990 and 2010 could give the GOP the House until at least 2042,
    in spite of getting less votes than Dems.

    By then, I might be 88-YO .
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    Re: Boehner plans to file suit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power

    Yes but mine is quality hackery without saying the word.
    Telling you that yours will get it rammed just like Obama has--it made me feel good--real good Flo.
    You didn't really expect your cake and eat it too.
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good afternoon NIMBY,
    Thanks for clearing up that you're satisfied to join the ranks of unsubstantiated rhetorical hackery.
    Pretty low-level 2m stuff don't you think cj?
    Give me a better fastball to hit .
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    Re: Boehner plans to file suit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Last week, President George W. Bush signed an executive order authorizing the use of military tribunals for select terrorists. The order gives the executive the exclusive right to identify, try, and even execute foreign terrorists, without the constitutional or evidentiary protections ordinarily afforded defendants in the United States. Some critics contend the order arrogates congressional law-making authority. Is there a limit to what can legally be done through an executive order, and what are the means to challenge one?

    Is President Bush's Executive Order Creating Military Tribunals Legal?

    WASHINGTON, July 23 — The American Bar Association said Sunday that President Bush was flouting the Constitution and undermining the rule of law by claiming the power to disregard selected provisions of bills that he signed.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/24/wa...rexy.html?_r=0

    Unfortunately, far from defending the Constitution, President Bush has repeatedly sought to strip out the limits the document places on federal power. In its official legal briefs and public actions, the Bush administration has advanced a view of federal power that is astonishingly broad, a view that includes

    a federal government empowered to regulate core political speech—and restrict it greatly when it counts the most: in the days before a federal election;
    a president who cannot be restrained, through validly enacted statutes, from pursuing any tactic he believes to be effective in the war on terror;
    a president who has the inherent constitutional authority to designate American citizens suspected of terrorist activity as “enemy combatants,” strip them of any constitutional protection, and lock them up without charges for the duration of the war on terror— in other words, perhaps forever; and
    a federal government with the power to supervise virtually every aspect of American life, from kindergarten, to marriage, to the grave.

    Power Surge: The Constitutional Record of George W. Bush | Cato Institute

    Constitutional violations? We had plenty with Bush

    Constitutional violations? We had plenty with Bush - Opinion - News Item

    George W. Bush’s Impeachable Offenses: Newsroom: The Independent Institute

    . . . .the Bush administration engineered and presided over the most sustained period of constitutional decay in our history.

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    Lists of George Bush`s unconstitutional Executive Orders

    Lists of George Bush`s unconstitutional Executive Orders
    It's a shame, for your side of the argument, that the Supreme Court actually ruled in favour of President Bush's executive power in the conduct of war and everything related to the conduct of war, once Congress authorizes that war. They also ruled on the constitutionality of military tribunals as they relate to enemy combatants.

    In addition, I would point out that the topic of this thread is Executive Orders, issued by the President of the United States, and the power to do so in select areas. We were not, to my knowledge, talking about what the far left fantasized about impeachable offenses and war crimes.

    So again, is there a specific Bush executive order that was unconstitutional that you can point to?
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    Re: Boehner plans to file suit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Yes but mine is quality hackery without saying the word.
    Telling you that yours will get it rammed just like Obama has--it made me feel good--real good Flo.
    You didn't really expect your cake and eat it too.


    Pretty low-level 2m stuff don't you think cj?
    Give me a better fastball to hit .
    Rules are rules and laws are laws. And just to burst your little balloon, when the Republicans control the Senate, do you think they're going to rescind Harry's nuclear option stunt or use it to their advantage?
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Boehner plans to file suit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    So again, is there a specific Bush executive order that was unconstitutional that you can point to?
    A better question jcj would be is there a specific Obama executive order that Boehner is going after.
    When questioned earlier, Boehner said no specific XOs yet, just a lawsuit.
    Kind of like all the other phony wastes of taxpayer money--start a committee without evidence with a goal of impeachment.

    In this case, Linc knows this lawsuit's about any future ACA changes,
    as well as an implied Immigration threat, appeasing the TEAs after the Cochran Dem fiasco .
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    Re: Boehner plans to file suit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It's a shame, for your side of the argument, that the Supreme Court actually ruled in favour of President Bush's executive power in the conduct of war and everything related to the conduct of war, once Congress authorizes that war. They also ruled on the constitutionality of military tribunals as they relate to enemy combatants.

    In addition, I would point out that the topic of this thread is Executive Orders, issued by the President of the United States, and the power to do so in select areas. We were not, to my knowledge, talking about what the far left fantasized about impeachable offenses and war crimes.

    So again, is there a specific Bush executive order that was unconstitutional that you can point to?
    Not in all cases. I believe one of the links showed they didn't. But I can link another for you:

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Bush overstepped his authority in ordering military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees.

    Justices overrule Bush on Gitmo - US news - Security | NBC News

    Washington — The US Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a setback to President Bush's expansive vision of presidential power, ruling that a unilateral attempt by Mr. Bush to order state courts to comply with an international treaty violated "first principles" of constitutional government.

    Supreme Court rules against Bush in death-row case - CSMonitor.com

    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.

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    Re: Boehner plans to file suit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power

    Absolutely not--in fact, I take Sen. Grassley at his word--
    Republicans will expand the nuclear option to include legislation--then Obama will veto--then the House will impeach him .
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Rules are rules and laws are laws. And just to burst your little balloon, when the Republicans control the Senate, do you think they're going to rescind Harry's nuclear option stunt or use it to their advantage?
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    Re: Boehner plans to file suit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    A better question jcj would be is there a specific Obama executive order that Boehner is going after.
    When questioned earlier, Boehner said no specific XOs yet, just a lawsuit.
    Kind of like all the other phony wastes of taxpayer money--start a committee without evidence with a goal of impeachment.

    In this case, Linc knows this lawsuit's about any future ACA changes, as well as an implied Immigration threat, appeasing the TEAs after the Cochran's Dems .
    You'll get your specifics when the lawsuit is filed - as with every lawsuit that's announced. Not to equate the two, but it's no different from Donald Sterling announcing that he's going to sue the NBA. Part of the "threat" is to put on notice the other side that you're prepared to play hard unless the other side changes tactics.

    Is there politics involved - Duh, of course - they're politicians so what do you expect? But there are also serious issues about separation of powers and the authority of one, the congress, to conduct it's business and have the President and the courts respect and uphold that business.

    The immigration issue isn't a constitutional authority one - the President didn't change the law by executive order in that case, he merely chose to abandon enforcement of certain aspects of that law - similar to DADT and other legislation he decided he didn't like. The President has the authority to enforce the laws of the land, as he sees fit - if it's deemed he's derelict in that duty, impeachment is the cure, not the courts.

    The ACA issue, however, is a constitutional one because the President's executive orders, in effect, altered the language of the law as it relates to dates of enactment of several provisions of the act. It is a question for the court to decide whether or not the President has the authority to do so without congressional authorization by way of an amendment to the act.

    But be patient - we'll see soon enough. After all, the Supreme Court is unlikely to rule on this issue until sometime next June - plenty of time to get lathered up about it.
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    Re: Boehner plans to file suit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not in all cases. I believe one of the links showed they didn't. But I can link another for you:

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Bush overstepped his authority in ordering military war crimes trials for Guantanamo Bay detainees.

    Justices overrule Bush on Gitmo - US news - Security | NBC News

    Washington — The US Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a setback to President Bush's expansive vision of presidential power, ruling that a unilateral attempt by Mr. Bush to order state courts to comply with an international treaty violated "first principles" of constitutional government.

    Supreme Court rules against Bush in death-row case - CSMonitor.com
    Very good - so as you've pointed out, the courts stepped in and clarified for President Bush what powers he may or may not have as it relates to this particular issue. So why is it so distressful that the courts may be asked to step in and clarify things for President Obama? Is Obama somehow too special for the same treatment?
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Boehner plans to file suit against Obama over alleged abuse of executive power

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Absolutely not--in fact, I take Sen. Grassley at his word--
    Republicans will expand the nuclear option to include legislation--then Obama will veto--then the House will impeach him .
    I'm sorry, you'll have to clarify for me where President Obama gets the authority to veto the organizational rules the Senate establishes for their operations. Can you point that out for me?
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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