SocraticGadfly: #Boehner says that he will sue Obama ...

June 25, 2014

#Boehner says that he will sue Obama ...

He'll sue him for "being the President."

That's not Washington RedFace's quote (hey, Danny Boy Snyder, there's another new name and mascot for the team I will call the Washington Hymies when your name is in the same sentence and not give a mascot to otherwise), but, it's the reality of what he's saying.

This is another It's OK If You're A Republican, of course, because RedFace never talked about suing Shrub Bush, who wrote more executive orders than Obama ever did.

But, let's let RedFace speak for himself:
"This is not about impeachment -- it's about him faithfully executing the laws of this country," Boehner said.

The speaker alleged that the president not only has ignored the law but "brags about it," decrying what he described as "arrogance and incompetence."

Boehner had been weighing such a lawsuit in recent days, over concerns that Obama exceeded his constitutional authority with executive actions.
Now, let's translate. I've already addressed paragraph No. 3.

This isn't about impeachment, because RedFace remembers 1998 and the Clinton impeachment #fail.

"Brags about it?"

While Obama is insufferable at times, what president had "Mission Accomplished" on an aircraft carrier, even though it wasn't then, never has been and never will be? Years later, when he finally realized that about Iraq, what president then said, "Bring it on"?

I'll take "George Wingnut Bush" for $1,000, Alex!

Now, let's translate more.

After Eric Cantor's upset loss earlier this month, and Thad Cochran nearly losing his Mississippi Senate seat in a primary runoff last night, after pandering for black Democrat voters, RedFace is running scared of the Tea Party. So, anybody who says the teabaggers are losing steam, think again. Well, at least the fear of them inside the GOP isn't losing steam.

Here's the details:
The decision to sue still would have to be formally approved by a group of House leaders. Presuming that step is cleared, the suit is expected to be filed in a few weeks.
See, RedFace butters up new Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy et al.

As for the chances of such a suit? If Nino Scalia, Clarence "Uncle" Thom(as) and others really are originalists or strict constructionalists, they'll tell RedFace that the Constitution prescribes impeachment as their political route, and dismiss the suit, with prejudice.

Failure in "faithfully executing the laws of this country" would certainly be considered a high crime or misdemeanor, as it would be violating his oath of office. Therefore, per Article I, Section 2:
The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
You're that Speaker guy, you idiot.

It's a big day for news, even if news of teh stupidz.

Meanwhile, since turnabout is fair play, I've tweeted Rep. Alan Greyson and asked him to sue Boehner for benig Speaker of the House.

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