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

    Back in July, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to file a historically unprecedented lawsuit against President Obama for delaying Obamacare's employer mandate. But months have since passed, with no news that a lawsuit has been drawn up or filed. There's been some speculation that Speaker John Boehner was intentionally slow-walking the process until after the election, not wanting to jeopardize the party's potential Senate gains by reviving headlines of House GOP overreach.

    This week, however, Politico's Josh Gerstein and Maggie Haberman reported that Boehner's actually been having serious problems even finding a law firm willing to file the suit — two have tentatively signed on, and then gotten cold feet. Originally, attorney David Rivkin — who crafted the unique legal arguments Boehner used to justify the suit — was supposed to draw up the suit itself. But his firm, Baker Hostetler, pulled out. More recently, Bill Burck of the firm Quinn Emanuel was also tentatively hired, until similarly backing away.
    Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit. - Vox

    Classic.

    Bohener is willing to shell out millions to a firm for this, but no one wants to take the case because they know its a reputation killer. Apparently Boehner doesn't really have one to kill.

    No one wants to take this stupid case, so Boehner might have to do it via House lawyers. If this doesnt show how the GOP has hit rock bottom, I dont know what does, especially when the point of the suit is that Obama has delayed the ACA's employer mandate (which affects about 5% of businesses, or maybe less at this point), and the same people who are claiming this is 'unconstitutional' are also shouting on how the employer mandate will destroy America.
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    Re: Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit.

    The lawsuit was a bad idea from the start, so it falling apart is a good thing. If the congress doesn't like what the president is doing, they can defund it.

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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
    The lawsuit was a bad idea from the start, so it falling apart is a good thing. If the congress doesn't like what the president is doing, they can defund it.
    Bad ideas seem to be a hallmark of Boehners GOP House (remember the government shutdown over...something, and the debt ceiling fiascos?).

    It's a mystery to me why they keep getting voted back in.
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    Re: Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit.

    Thanks for the update. I'd be willing to bet, the courts will either say the case is nonjusticiable or deny Boehner et al. standing.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Bad ideas seem to be a hallmark of Boehners GOP House (remember the government shutdown over...something, and the debt ceiling fiascos?).

    It's a mystery to me why they keep getting voted back in.
    Could it be an incompetent President and members of Congress who put the Democrat party above what's best for America ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    It's a mystery to me why they keep getting voted back in.
    Easy, they have rigged the voting system.
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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
    Could it be an incompetent President and members of Congress who put the Democrat party above what's best for America ?
    Really?

    Did Boehner change parties then?
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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
    The lawsuit was a bad idea from the start, so it falling apart is a good thing. If the congress doesn't like what the president is doing, they can defund it.
    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?
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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
    Really?

    Did Boehner change parties then?
    I was referring to the likes of Pelosi, Reid, Sheila Jackson Lee, Maxine Waters, Comrade Judy Chu, Debbie Wasserman and community organizers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Boehner has hired two law firms to sue President Obama. They've both quit. - Vox

    Classic.

    Bohener is willing to shell out millions to a firm for this, but no one wants to take the case because they know its a reputation killer. Apparently Boehner doesn't really have one to kill.

    No one wants to take this stupid case, so Boehner might have to do it via House lawyers.
    If this doesnt show how the GOP has hit rock bottom, I dont know what does, especially when the point of the suit is that Obama has delayed the ACA's employer mandate (which affects about 5% of businesses, or maybe less at this point), and the same people who are claiming this is 'unconstitutional' are also shouting on how the employer mandate will destroy America.


    I predict that this lawsuit will go nowhere and accomplish nothing.

    It will be a fitting monument to the GOP Controlled House which has done nothing for the USA.

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