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    Re: Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit.

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Are you kidding me? Suppose a president decided to delay a tax law change - how can you defund that other than not funding IRS to collect any taxes? Can congress prevent Obama from ignoring federal immigration law enforcement by defunding it?
    A lawsuit isn't going to stop him either. If congress doesn't like what he is doing they should impeach him. The courts aren't going to step in.

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    Re: Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit.

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I was referring to the likes of Pelosi, Reid, Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Comrade Judy Chu, Debbie Wasserman and community organizers.
    Oh.

    Did they engage in political grandstanding by filing a lawsuit against the president?
    Or was that just a variation of the "Oh look! A squirrel!" diversion?
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    Re: Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    A lawsuit isn't going to stop him either. If congress doesn't like what he is doing they should impeach him. The courts aren't going to step in.
    Impeachment 101: The House can vote to indict but only the Senate can vote to convict.

    Obama did not have sex with our immigration policy but he did **** it up.
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    Re: Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Oh.

    Did they engage in political grandstanding by filing a lawsuit against the president?
    Or was that just a variation of the "Oh look! A squirrel!" diversion?
    Some don't even have the balls to admit they voted for Obama.

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    Re: Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit.

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Some don't even have the balls to admit they voted for Obama.
    Oh look! Another squirrel!
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    Re: Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit.

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Impeachment 101: The House can vote to indict but only the Senate can vote to convict.

    Obama did not have sex with our immigration policy but he did **** it up.
    Immigration policy was (bleep!)ed up long before anyone heard of Obama.

    And, if the Congress wants to fix it, they can. Impeaching the president over it would just be more political grandstanding, accomplishing nothing.

    If we had a functioning Congress, perhaps they would address the issue instead of simply proposing an expensive boondoggle (border fence) that everyone knows won't work and will never be built and blaming the problem entirely on Obama.

    But, alas, we don't have a functioning Congress.
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    Re: Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Immigration policy was (bleep!)ed up long before anyone heard of Obama.

    And, if the Congress wants to fix it, they can. Impeaching the president over it would just be more political grandstanding, accomplishing nothing.

    If we had a functioning Congress, perhaps they would address the issue instead of simply proposing an expensive boondoggle (border fence) that everyone knows won't work and will never be built and blaming the problem entirely on Obama.

    But, alas, we don't have a functioning Congress.
    I agree that Obama is not the only POTUS to try to ignore federal immigration law enforcement (but is very much more "in your face" aboput it) and that using a federal police force (ICE) only the size of the police forces of Boston and Baltimore (combined) to patrol the entire nation's interior is NEVER going to work. Endless rounds of amnesty followed by "hoping for change" is not the solution either. To assert that a nation that "has resources" to police the world somehow "lacks resources" to secure our own border is insane. The majority of the blame lies with the fact that our congress critters depend on campaign cash from those that now enjoy using low cost foreign labor within our borders.
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    Re: Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit.

    I can't believe this is even happening.
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    Re: Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Immigration policy was (bleep!)ed up long before anyone heard of Obama.

    And, if the Congress wants to fix it, they can. Impeaching the president over it would just be more political grandstanding, accomplishing nothing.

    If we had a functioning Congress, perhaps they would address the issue instead of simply proposing an expensive boondoggle (border fence) that everyone knows won't work and will never be built and blaming the problem entirely on Obama.

    But, alas, we don't have a functioning Congress.
    I think we have a congress that functions exactly as designed. We have a very deeply divided country on virtually every issue and that is reflected in the congress. If they cant find consensus on an issue like immigration, then there should be no resolution. It doesn't mean that the president should just get to do whatever he wants. That is dysfunction and lawlessness.

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    Re: Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    I think we have a congress that functions exactly as designed. We have a very deeply divided country on virtually every issue and that is reflected in the congress. If they cant find consensus on an issue like immigration, then there should be no resolution. It doesn't mean that the president should just get to do whatever he wants. That is dysfunction and lawlessness.
    I'm not so sure the country is really that divided, but the Congress certainly is. The goal of both sides is power, pure and simple, and the way to get power is to make sure that you support your side of the aisle regardless of what is good for the country.

    We could deal with illegal immigration. Congress does not want to deal with illegal immigration. They'd rather use the issue as a political football to score points against the other side. Moreover, as Ttwitt points out, the large donors like the cheap labor.
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