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    Despite hype, House still hasnít sued Obama

    It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the Capitol to the federal courthouse just down the hill, but House Republicans havenít managed to make that trip in the four months since they announced theyíd be suing the president.
    House Speaker John Boehner came out swinging hard last June when he announced that his chamber would take President Barack Obama to court. The suit, charging that the president grossly exceeded his constitutional authority by failing to implement portions of the Obamacare law, was billed as an election-season rallying point for aggrieved Republicans. But days before the midterms, the Houseís legal guns seem to have fallen silent.


    Lawyers close to the process said they originally expected the legal challenge to be filed in September, but now they donít expect any action before the elections.

    Lawyers close to the process said they originally expected the legal challenge to be filed in September, but now they donít expect any action before the elections.

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    Whatever happened to that lawsuit? I thought it was a huge deal? I thought it was a constitutional crisis, and the GOP was all behind this effort?


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    Re: Despite hype, House still hasnít sued Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Whatever happened to that lawsuit? I thought it was a huge deal? I thought it was a constitutional crisis, and the GOP was all behind this effort? [/FONT][/COLOR]
    You deserve a response. Three words: elections. When you mention those words, politicians of every stripe take on that deer in the headlights gaze, and everything else stops for them. Haven't you noticed?

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    Re: Despite hype, House still hasnít sued Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    You deserve a response. Three words: elections. When you mention those words, politicians of every stripe take on that deer in the headlights gaze, and everything else stops for them. Haven't you noticed?
    "Three words: elections."

    Is that like J-O-B-S being a three letter word (to Joe Biden)?
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    Re: Despite hype, House still hasnít sued Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    "Three words: elections."

    Is that like J-O-B-S being a three letter word (to Joe Biden)?
    Heh. Two words: yes.

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    Re: Despite hype, House still hasnít sued Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Whatever happened to that lawsuit? I thought it was a huge deal? I thought it was a constitutional crisis, and the GOP was all behind this effort?
    Imo, there is the strong possibility that the courts will deny Boehner, et al., "standing", and they know it.

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    Re: Despite hype, House still hasnít sued Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Whatever happened to that lawsuit? I thought it was a huge deal? I thought it was a constitutional crisis, and the GOP was all behind this effort? [/FONT][/COLOR]
    No need to repeat yourself.
    But the diminutive font seems appropriate.

    Think of it as the Republicans answer to Obama's amnesty plan and you'll get the picture.

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    Re: Despite hype, House still hasnít sued Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Whatever happened to that lawsuit? I thought it was a huge deal? I thought it was a constitutional crisis, and the GOP was all behind this effort? [/FONT][/COLOR]
    I forgot all about that. Efforts or lawsuits of this kind are usually thrown out by the courts. The feeling is the federal courts, congress and the administration are all three equal branches of government and the court does not like to get involved in a power struggle with other branches.

    Now this does not apply to the constitutionality of the law. That being said, I am not sure how the court would deal with this one. The administration is charged with enforcing the laws congress passes as written. Not as the administration assumes this or that is what congress meant. If the law had a specific date that this or that would be done or implemented, the administration does not have the power to change it, ready or not without congress's approval.

    So much is up in the air on this thing, but I think the courts would throw it out.
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    Re: Despite hype, House still hasnít sued Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Whatever happened to that lawsuit? I thought it was a huge deal? I thought it was a constitutional crisis, and the GOP was all behind this effort? [/FONT][/COLOR]
    What motivates you to pay attention to what politicians say?

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    Re: Despite hype, House still hasnít sued Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Heh. Two words: yes.
    I count four words
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    Weíll say what? Something like ďnothing happenedĒ ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Despite hype, House still hasnít sued Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I count four words
    So do I, now.

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