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    House GOP File Lawsuit Against Obama

    House Republicans on Friday filed a long-awaited lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his executive authority when implementing his signature health care law.And though the suit is centered on the Affordable Care Act, the GOP moved on the legal action the morning after the president announced he will unilaterally grant temporary relief to millions of undocumented immigrants.



    "Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and re-write federal law on his own without a vote of Congress. That's not the way our system of government was designed to work,” House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement. “If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to as well. The House has an obligation to stand up for the Constitution, and that is exactly why we are pursuing this course of action."


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    So it begins. Suspecting this to go absolutely nowhere. Just another stunt.


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    Re: House GOP File Lawsuit Against Obama

    Assuming the GOP wins the lawsuit, exactly what action can be taken against Obama from this?

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    Re: House GOP File Lawsuit Against Obama

    Truth be told the action has merit, by the rules if the executive branch cannot adhere to legislation for some reason then legislation has to revisit the issue on what is to be done to remedy the matter. In this case the action is right, Obama was not granted under ACA the ability to move dates around on the various stages of implementation for ability to or political reasons. Because we are off course for whatever reason, then ACA should have had another go in the legislative branch to bridge whatever the problems were.

    We know why that did not happen though. Politics. Once the 112th Congress included a Republican House there was no way for Congress to agree on moving dates around and ACA would be dead in the water, a failed implementation with dates missed. The 112th House was busy trying to repeal ACA while Obama was making ACA implement on a politically safer schedule.

    The whole thing is absurd but this immigration debate is going to make things far worse. This 114th Congress and Obama will mean 2 more years of no solutions, no compromise, and few acting within the confines of the Constitution. If anything, Obama fired the first shot backing Republicans into a corner. Obama clearly acted outside his authority and there is no real remedy other than this, perhaps follow up legislation, and possibly impeachment.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: House GOP File Lawsuit Against Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Assuming the GOP wins the lawsuit, exactly what action can be taken against Obama from this?
    GOP leaders can use the White House sauna on alternate Thursday afternoons.
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    Re: House GOP File Lawsuit Against Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    So it begins. Suspecting this to go absolutely nowhere. Just another stunt. [/FONT][/COLOR]

    "What" everything the Repubs do is a stunt.....huh? Did you note who their attorney is now?

    Looks like they will go with all they can do.


    Republican Texas Congressman Michael McCaul, who will serve as the new chairman for the House Homeland Security, warns Obama's action is a threat to American democracy and vows to use his new position to stop the "unconstitutional action."

    As chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, I will use every tool at my disposal to stop the president’s unconstitutional actions from being implemented.”.....snip~

    Obama: My Executive Action Isn't Amnesty and It's Lawful - Katie Pavlich

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    Re: House GOP File Lawsuit Against Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post


    "What" everything the Repubs do is a stunt.....huh? Did you note who their attorney is now?

    Looks like they will go with all they can do.


    Republican Texas Congressman Michael McCaul, who will serve as the new chairman for the House Homeland Security, warns Obama's action is a threat to American democracy and vows to use his new position to stop the "unconstitutional action."

    As chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, I will use every tool at my disposal to stop the president’s unconstitutional actions from being implemented.”.....snip~

    Obama: My Executive Action Isn't Amnesty and It's Lawful - Katie Pavlich
    Just like their las lawsuit. Lawyer who was helping the GOP said it had no basis and refused to take it.


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    Re: House GOP File Lawsuit Against Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Just like their las lawsuit. Lawyer who was helping the GOP said it had no basis and refused to take it.
    Well, this time it is the Liberal Constitutional Lawyer and Professor Jonathon Turley.

    Who has called for BO's overreach to be put in check.....and balanced government.

    So not so much like the last two at all.....huh?

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    Re: House GOP File Lawsuit Against Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Assuming the GOP wins the lawsuit, exactly what action can be taken against Obama from this?
    He must change his slogan to - no we couldn't.
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    Re: House GOP File Lawsuit Against Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well, this time it is the Liberal Constitutional Lawyer and Professor Jonathon Turley.

    Who has called for BO's overreach to be put in check.....and balanced government.

    So not so much like the last two at all.....huh?
    Good luck. Its a stunt just like their 40 odd times to repeal the ACA.


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    Re: House GOP File Lawsuit Against Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    So it begins. Suspecting this to go absolutely nowhere. Just another stunt. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Why not wait until January 2015, when the Repubs will control both chambers of Congress, to undo everything from Mr. Obama
    that they don't like. January 2015 will be the time to show that they are the party that can govern. Can't blame the prez anymore.
    Filing a lawsuit at this point is just plain silly.

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