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    Re: $350,000 to sue President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    By following the process set down in the constitution and impeaching the president if they have a case.

    Pretty frickin'simple.

    I don't expect to see that happen anytime soon.
    True, but people seem to think that is worse. Challenging certain actions in court is a simple method, and also constitutional.

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    Re: $350,000 to sue President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    And therein lies the problem. Besides being a waste, they are not using the powers given to them by the Constitution. They are dumping their responsibilities on the Judicial branch. I expect they will just say that they are not going to touch it, there's no basis for the suite, or something along those lines. They have the power of the purse strings, and have refused to use it. They can't just ask another branch to do their dirty work.
    Bring a lawsuit IS constitutional. Any person can do it. The purpose of the judicial branch is to settle disputes under the constitution.

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    Re: $350,000 to sue President Obama

    I don't remember all this hand wringing on the left when congressional Democrats sued President Bush over his cancellation of the ABM treaty.

    House Democrats Sue President Bush Over Withdrawal From ABM Treaty (Desperation Tactics 2002)

    Nor when Nancy Pelosi was threatening to sue the White House over the Attorney General's refusal to take up a House motion to investigate President Bush.

    Pelosi Pledges to Sue White House Over AG's Refusal to Investigate Bush Advisers | Fox News

    "Waste of time and money" I hear them bellow now, yet they were cheering from the bleachers when the shoe was on the other foot and it was that Satanic Bush that was being sued.
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    Re: $350,000 to sue President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The article that's linked to says that the House will pay a law firm $500.00/day for this law suit.

    The GOP doesn't own the House of Representatives.

    Explain that.
    Better yet explain how they found a law firm to work for $500 per day and not an hour.

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    Re: $350,000 to sue President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The article that's linked to says that the House will pay a law firm $500.00/day for this law suit.

    The GOP doesn't own the House of Representatives.

    Explain that.
    Ah you are correct. I read wrong. My apologies.
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    Re: $350,000 to sue President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Better yet explain how they found a law firm to work for $500 per day and not an hour.

    Excellent point.

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    Re: $350,000 to sue President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I didn't say they didn't have a right to, I said it was a waste of money regardless of whether it is public funds or not. It still will accomplish ZERO. Those are facts and will hurt the GOP more than help them. People are tired of political games and the GOP is playing a big one right now. Instead of focusing on jobs and the economy, the GOP is focusing on suing Obama. Well, the GOP has snatched defeat from victory before, they are quite good at it.
    Well then you should be happy about it and encouraging more of the same.

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    Re: $350,000 to sue President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Bring a lawsuit IS constitutional. Any person can do it. The purpose of the judicial branch is to settle disputes under the constitution.
    I said they are not using their Constitutional powers, not that it is unconstitutional for them to bring a lawsuit. There is a distinction there. Also, they may not be able to bring the suit on behalf of Congress, since it is only the House and does not include the Senate. Either way, big waste of time.
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    Re: $350,000 to sue President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    I said they are not using their Constitutional powers, not that it is unconstitutional for them to bring a lawsuit. There is a distinction there. Also, they may not be able to bring the suit on behalf of Congress, since it is only the House and does not include the Senate. Either way, big waste of time.
    What constitutional power does congress have to force the Executive branch to enforce a law thats already law?

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    Re: $350,000 to sue President Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by tech30528 View Post
    Well then you should be happy about it and encouraging more of the same.
    Why would I be happy over wasted money? Oh wait, you see "left" in my lean and automatically assume I support Obama and the Dems right? You might want to check my posts before you make such an assumption.

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