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U.S. House: Lawsuit Against President Obama (Live)
C-SPAN ^ | 7/30/2014 | n/a

Posted on 07/30/2014 2:14:12 PM PDT by mojito

The House is debating H.Res 676, the resolution authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama for his use of executive power in implementing the Affordable Care Act. A final vote is expected around 6 p.m.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; obama; obamacare
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Stop yer hatin' on president Barry.

I'm agnostic on this strategy. If it works, I'm all for it.

But I have my doubts.

1 posted on 07/30/2014 2:14:12 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

‘So sue me.’


2 posted on 07/30/2014 2:17:20 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: mojito

If not Barry, then who?


3 posted on 07/30/2014 2:17:50 PM PDT by albie
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To: mojito

The self-EXEMPT should actually read the Constitution upon
which they micturate, daily.
It says exactly what they can do.


4 posted on 07/30/2014 2:18:09 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Diogenesis
It says exactly what they can do.

For the GOP-E, it's more fun to pretend you are doing something, rather than take the risk and do the right thing.
5 posted on 07/30/2014 2:20:49 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

Exactly.


6 posted on 07/30/2014 2:21:52 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: mojito

The juvenile RATs pulled their usual stunt earlier today..had all the reps march down & try to bring up minimum wage, student loan forgiveness bills. They all had their little scripts in hand & all admonished the GOP for attacking POTUS.


7 posted on 07/30/2014 2:22:54 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: mojito
Ewww. Conyers is talking.

Watch at your own risk.

8 posted on 07/30/2014 2:25:07 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

Mayo hair now up - even worse


9 posted on 07/30/2014 2:31:10 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: mojito

might this lawsuit open the door to RICO lawsuits against insurance companies at the state jurisdiction level (as can be done, see Tafflin v. Levitt)?


10 posted on 07/30/2014 2:31:31 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: mojito

So I go to CSPAN Online, and almost lost my lunch... Talking is Dummy Washerwoman-Twitz...


11 posted on 07/30/2014 2:31:50 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: mojito

The Marxists that are elected to Congress are just a symptom.

The problem is the people that vote for them.

There aren’t too many effective ways to effect a solution, and a solution sure isn’t coming from the clowns in the GOP


12 posted on 07/30/2014 2:33:02 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: mojito

Boehner sounds like he’s had a few.

Levin’s up now.


13 posted on 07/30/2014 2:34:32 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Cowards ALL!


14 posted on 07/30/2014 2:34:43 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: mojito

Since impeachment seems out of the question with the current rat Senate, a lawsuit seems like the only option. But I’m curious what remedy they are going to ask the court to implement.

I wish they could ask for authority over immigration to be removed from the president, but that would be a violation of separation of powers.

But the court can order members of the executive to perform certain acts and hold them in contempt if they don’t. That seems like the best option.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 2:35:23 PM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: mojito

Since impeachment seems out of the question with the current rat Senate, a lawsuit seems like the only option. But I’m curious what remedy they are going to ask the court to implement.

I wish they could ask for authority over immigration to be removed from the president, but that would be a violation of separation of powers.

But the court can order members of the executive to perform certain acts and hold them in contempt if they don’t. That seems like the best option.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 2:35:23 PM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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17 posted on 07/30/2014 2:37:02 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mojito
I'd rather see a strategy like approving funds to turn the northmost ten miles of Mexico into a DMZ zone. And funds for one-way transportation home for everyone who entered the US illegally this year. How about defunding AF1?

Lawsuit's a gimmick. It's just not fast-moving enough to accomplish anything in a timely manner. Besides that, where are we if some judge says the HOR can't stop Obama? The HOR runs the risk of turning the power of the purse (which they haven't used) over to the courts.

They should choose something extreme like I suggested. Something that anyone who's up for election can't refuse to vote for. JMHO

18 posted on 07/30/2014 2:37:09 PM PDT by grania
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To: Rome2000

One of the big problems is that fewer and fewer people vote every year. This is true in all local elections, and even in Congressional and Senatorial elections.

The Dems win because their organizers haul people out in busloads (not to mention massive election fraud), but the GOP doesn’t seem understand that it’s all numbers. While they should try harder to get a candidate people like and actually want to vote for, even when they don’t - as in the case of Romney and McCain - they should try harder to get people to the polls simply basing it on the party platform.

The Two R’s stank in a major way, but if they had been elected, anybody they might have appointed to their Cabinet or in other positions would have been better than anybody Barry has appointed. Neither one of them would have done this major dictatorial overreach, nor would we have the all-out attacks on abortion opponents, gay “marriage” opponents, etc.

But the GOP doesn’t know how to present its platform regardless of the individual candidates, and also doesn’t stoop to doing things like trying to get out the vote. Huh?


19 posted on 07/30/2014 2:41:49 PM PDT by livius
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To: mojito

Bush’s fault. Bush did it! They waste money....LOL


20 posted on 07/30/2014 2:42:33 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

In other words no one has went along with Ovomit’s ways of detroying America!


21 posted on 07/30/2014 2:43:40 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

CAN’T STAND TO WATCH these clowns. Tell me if anything good happens later.


22 posted on 07/30/2014 2:45:01 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: mojito

Aren’t they suing over Obama’s refusal to enforce the employer mandate? If they win, that provision gets put back in. That’s bad isn’t it?

I think the lawsuit is silly. I agree with Levin. A judge will say, “why do you want me to solve this problem for you? You have tools at your disposal to bring him to heel.”


23 posted on 07/30/2014 2:46:37 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Shiela Jackson-Lee and Gentlelady in the same sentence... SOMEONE HAS BEEN DRINKING


24 posted on 07/30/2014 2:48:18 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: livius

Or doing things to suppress the parasite vote.

Getting rid of early voting would be huge, gives the marxists less time to steal elections

A lot of elections are stolen before election day


25 posted on 07/30/2014 2:48:22 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: mojito

They should have impeached this POS a LONG time ago.....

This is like Bohners way of closing the barn door after the horses have gotten out and died of old age..


26 posted on 07/30/2014 2:48:37 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Diogenesis
It says exactly what they can do.

It says exactly what they can must do. It is on their heads (and the Senate) if they choose to play party of country during a mid-term election year. The resident in the "hut" is a threat to all Americans and our way of lives.

27 posted on 07/30/2014 2:52:40 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: GraceG

Someone get out the Beano - Clyburn is talking


28 posted on 07/30/2014 2:55:34 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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Onoz

A chart

0bamacare.

Who is this cretin.


29 posted on 07/30/2014 2:56:53 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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Nice pre-made billboard up there, dems.


30 posted on 07/30/2014 2:57:18 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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Sessions is up.


31 posted on 07/30/2014 2:57:56 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: demshateGod
That’s bad isn’t it?

Depends on your political calculation. The Employer Mandate will cause lots of people to lose their employer-purchased health insurance. If implemented according to the timetable established in the law, those unhappy people would be voting in the 2014 congressional elections.

32 posted on 07/30/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: All

We now have a sign.... Money wasted by the GOP on denying healthcare...


33 posted on 07/30/2014 3:01:19 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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We now have a sign.... Money wasted by the GOP on denying healthcare...


34 posted on 07/30/2014 3:01:23 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Tell me if anything good happens later.

No chance of that happening.

35 posted on 07/30/2014 3:02:48 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: mojito

What a joke!! A US House leadership that will not even use the Constitutional given tools of the power of the purse over this imperial pResident and they want to waste time with a law suit. The US House will find the judicial will tell them they do not have standing.


36 posted on 07/30/2014 3:03:09 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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Bach playing while they vote.... How poetic...


37 posted on 07/30/2014 3:03:15 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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Elevators running slow. 5 mins gone and only 30 members voted...


38 posted on 07/30/2014 3:06:40 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB
Low turn-out for this election.
39 posted on 07/30/2014 3:08:24 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Cheerio

Bonehead refuses to even cut off the funds


40 posted on 07/30/2014 3:13:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: BigEdLB

So far, 4 RINO’s voted NAY


41 posted on 07/30/2014 3:14:19 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: BigEdLB

Is the chamber empty?


42 posted on 07/30/2014 3:14:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Cheerio

It’s just a political statement....nothing more will come of it. But keeps the Republicans looking like they’re trying to do “something”, so they can say they did.


43 posted on 07/30/2014 3:15:19 PM PDT by caww
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To: BigEdLB

this is just pathetic


44 posted on 07/30/2014 3:17:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GraceG
Agreed..

I'm SICK of Boehner's constant reassurance to Democrats that Lerner will not be arrested and Obamadullah will not be impeached. IT'S VERY CLEAR WHOSE SIDE BOEHNER IS ON!!!!!!

FUJB and do America a favor: Retire NOW!!!!!

45 posted on 07/30/2014 3:18:26 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: rainee

One changed - It’s 3 now


46 posted on 07/30/2014 3:20:49 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: mojito

Are you kidding me?


47 posted on 07/30/2014 3:21:16 PM PDT by novemberslady
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Which Bach is playing?


48 posted on 07/30/2014 3:21:16 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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What is wrong with you folk?


49 posted on 07/30/2014 3:21:51 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: novemberslady

This is a huge joke.

Congress has the power of the purse and impeachment.

Filing a lawsuit is ridiculous.


50 posted on 07/30/2014 3:23:35 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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