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    House backs bill to sue president over laws

    House backs bill to sue president over laws

    Casting Barack Obama as a president run amok, the House voted on Wednesday for a bill that would expedite congressional lawsuits against the chief executive for failure to enforce federal laws.

    The vote was 233-181 in the Republican-led House as GOP lawmakers excoriated Obama for multiple changes to his 4-year-old health care law, steps he's taken to allow young immigrants to remain in the United States and the administration's resistance to defend the federal law banning gay marriage.

    Ignoring a White House veto threat, the GOP maintained that the bill was necessary as the president has selectively enforced the nation's laws.

    "Throughout the Obama presidency we have seen a pattern: President Obama circumvents Congress when he doesn't get his way," said Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

    Democrats countered that the legislation was merely election-year rhetoric to address a non-existent problem. The measure stands no chance in the Democratic-led Senate.

    Under the bill, the House or Senate would have a fast track for any civil lawsuit against the president if that president "failed to meet the requirement of Article II, section 3, clause 17, of the Constitution of the United States to take care that a law be faithfully executed."

    Once litigated in district court, any appeals would be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., sponsor of the bill, read a series of statements by Obama when he was an Illinois senator in which he warned of the encroachment of the executive on the powers of the other branches of government.
    Is this party politics with no chance of passing, or is it a definitive statement that has purpose?
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    Re: House backs bill to sue president over laws

    Same as it's always been. Party politics. Pandering for votes, while maintaining the two party status quo. There is an agenda. It just doesn't serve us.
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    Re: House backs bill to sue president over laws

    Political Theatre.
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    Re: House backs bill to sue president over laws

    Sitting idly by saying nothing denotes approval. Glad to see a few are brave enough to stand up to tyranny.

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    Re: House backs bill to sue president over laws

    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
    Edmund Burke, British Philosopher.

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    Re: House backs bill to sue president over laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Smartmouthwoman View Post
    Sitting idly by saying nothing denotes approval. Glad to see a few are brave enough to stand up to tyranny.
    Interesting POV, these few are not brave in any way,shape, or form. What is the consequence of their action? What is the blow back? NONE

    Now what are the odds of this ever becoming law- NIL to NONE

    It's more like those 'brave' mice coming up with the idea that a bell on the cat would warn them when it approaches- but who would bell the cat?

    Meaningless debate in the House over a bill that stands ZERO chance of passing isn't going to get that bell on, and isn't brave.

    Coming up with a plan that can actually work- now THAT would be something...

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    Re: House backs bill to sue president over laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
    Edmund Burke, British Philosopher.
    Regurgitating trite phrases is the same as doing nothing.

    Debating bills that have ZERO chance of passing is doing less than nothing.

    Clucking on the sidelines is doing nothing.

    If you believe the reason for the 2nd A is to stop gubmint tyranny, and the CONs love throwing that word around, then not so brave men are sitting idly by doing nothing.

    just saying, sometimes the rhetoric is way out in front of the facts...

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    Re: House backs bill to sue president over laws

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Interesting POV, these few are not brave in any way,shape, or form. What is the consequence of their action? What is the blow back? NONE

    Now what are the odds of this ever becoming law- NIL to NONE

    It's more like those 'brave' mice coming up with the idea that a bell on the cat would warn them when it approaches- but who would bell the cat?

    Meaningless debate in the House over a bill that stands ZERO chance of passing isn't going to get that bell on, and isn't brave.

    Coming up with a plan that can actually work- now THAT would be something...
    Something you wouldn't like.
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    Re: House backs bill to sue president over laws

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Something you wouldn't like.
    And yet I don't worry because the odds of the couch potatoes rising up to do more than vote is pathetically slim. For all the calls of TYRANNY! and KING! the CONs just sit and stew. IF, as the CONs love to claim, the 2nd A is to stop tyranny and they love to claim that has happened do they think the 2nd A is magical and all by itself will sweep the 'tyrant' from office????

    But everyone knows that as the response is calling empty political gestures 'brave', and trite quotes... need a bit more to happen before I worry about the 'something I won't like'...

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    Re: House backs bill to sue president over laws

    All you Obama worshippers cover your ears cuz I know you hate to hear this truth...

    If Obama was white, he'd have already been impeached.

    Because he's black, he never will be... no matter what he does.

    Sad, but true.

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