John Boehner and House Republicans Are Suing Obama For Being President


Instead of creating jobs or passing legislation, Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today that House Republicans are suing President Obama using his presidential power to issue executive orders.

Boehner told House Republicans that he will be announcing within days, or maybe next week, that the House, a.k.a. House Republicans, will be suing President Obama over his use of executive orders.

According to Roll Call:

Boehner told the House Republican Conference during a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning that he has been consulting with legal scholars and plans to unveil his next steps this week or next, according to sources in the room.

Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said further action is necessary because the Senate has not taken up bills passed by the House targeting executive actions. The House has passed a bill expediting court consideration of House resolutions starting lawsuits targeting executive overreach and another mandating that the attorney general notify Congress when the administration decides to take executive action outside of what has been authorized by Congress.

“The president has a clear record of ignoring the American people’s elected representatives and exceeding his constitutional authority, which has dangerous implications for both our system of government and our economy,” Steel said. “The House has passed legislation to address this, but it has gone nowhere in the Democratic-controlled Senate, so we are examining other options.”

Boehner told the Republicans that he didn’t know which executive orders that the House was going to sue Obama over. What Speaker Boehner announced today boils down to this: House Republicans are mad because the Senate won’t pass their bills, so they are going to sue President Obama over something. They aren’t sure what yet, but they are definitely going to sue the President Of The United States.

One might think that before they went to court, House Republicans might try to come up with a reason for suing the president. Logic has never been a friend of these Republicans, so the odds are that Boehner made the decision to sue the president and then decided that he would work out the details later.

Executive orders have been used since George Washington was president. Courts have long held that executive orders are legal. After seeing their attempts to block President Obama’s legislative agenda fail, Republicans are turning to the courts in the hope that the judicial branch will obstruct this president. The Boehner lawsuit isn’t about checks and balances. It isn’t about the separation of powers. Any potential lawsuit from the House Republicans will be all about political obstruction.

House Republicans are doing anything that they can think of distract the nation from their abysmal job performance. They are even willing to take President Obama to court if it means keeping people from asking questions about why Republicans won’t create jobs while trying to take away healthcare from millions.

The truth is that Boehner and the Republicans are suing Obama for carrying out his duties and being president. The truth is that Republicans had no problem with Bush’s executive orders, or Reagan’s executive orders. The issue that they have isn’t with executive orders. It’s because Barack Obama is the President Of The United States.

101 Replies to “John Boehner and House Republicans Are Suing Obama For Being President”

  1. These people just sit around and dream up ways to be idiots. Obama is well within his legal parameters to do any thing he has done. There isn’t a court in the land that wouldn’t laugh at them and probably sanction them for filing a frivolous suit.

    I guess they think that it is good fodder for the base. I think even the base is tuning them out. Except for the few die hards they have left.

    It’s like watching one of those dinosaur movies where they get stuck in the mud and keep struggling to get. Nothing more than saber rattling by a hollow soldier.
    I tweeted him earlier and told him we are voting in November, see ya at the polls.

  2. The whole teathugliKKKan party needs to be sued by the American People while they do nothing but obstruct democracy and I am sick & tired of being sick & tired of these
    heartless,brainless mofo’s.

  3. These Republicans not only need to be voted out of office or kept from even being elected. They also need to be committed to any insane asylum that would have them, because they are certifiable. Instead of using their offices to do some constructive things for this country, they waste time, energy, and money on trying to thwart this president.

  4. Don’t pay attention to the Reich hand focus on what the left is accomplishing
    Republicans, Wrong Again

    Not a single health insurance company on Florida’s ObamaCare exchange has asked to increase its rates for next year, according to a report.

    Of the nine companies that have filed their proposals so far, seven are asking for zero increase in price and two are asking to lower their premiums by 7.9 and 11.16 percent on average.

    The rates deal a blow to ObamaCare critics who predicted insurers would have to hike premiums substantially in states like Florida, where older, sicker patients were expected to outnumber younger, healthier ones.

    “The fact is, an overall pattern of insurers not seeking rate increases — and even seeking rate decreases — is unheard of,” Greg Mellowe, policy director for the consumer advocacy group Florida CHAIN, told Health News Florida, which broke the story Tuesday.

  5. The rethugs use a flag with a coiled reptile ready to strike. You know this flag suites them perfectly. They are coiled reptiles laying in wait to strike any passer by with their evil, potent, poison reptilian spit.
    They talk of the president not allowing the legal Representative voted by the people to do their job? Where and when have they done the job? working only 113 days this year and then not passing one bill that would help the people. Immigration, jobs, fair and equal trade all have been left on the dump heap of the rethug garbage pile. Now once again, they are willing to spend time and money on a subject they have created. THUGS are what they all are. Garbage, trash, reptilian spit!! fits them….

  6. Aiiiiy. Just when you think they couldn’t get any dumber (or more bigoted :( ) The Prez is a Constitutional Scholar. Get it? Constitution (aka rules of the nation)– he is an expert on it Bozos. Most of the GOP don’t even read the bills they pass so I doubt they are scholars of anything except #1. winning their next election and #2). how to obstruct getting the people’s work done and #3. How to obstruct the Prez in ANY and EVERY way possible (not necessarily in that order!)

  7. Continue: Its the oldest trick in the book. To get people mind off of what they are not doing and to stop the good news the grand plan is too sue. Give me a fracking break!

    There is no case here and they know it but they got the media in a tizzy gaming this out.

    I posted yesterday about Syria’s chemical weapons. They are gone. All of them. Without a single AMERICAN LIFE lost. Have you heard about it?

    Don’t fall for the okey doke. Keep up the pressure with one simple question too the American Taliban.


  8. Boehner & House Republicans, are you really sure about this? Did you guys sleep with KOCH brothers lately to take suck stupid measure

    Focus on what is required. If you think Democrats has NOT passed your bills then on your STUPID web-site list one by one what is passed & what is not. Give specific information on how a bill helps common American

    Let’s see what stupid bill of yours are accepted by common man. You republicans are all MoFos

  9. Please proceed, GOP, please proceed…right off the cliff.

    Are they deliberately trying to kill their own Party?

    If so, I wish they’d hurry up with it already because this slow walk of death they’re doing is keeping the adults from actually helping the American people!

  10. Everyone in our government needs to be cleared out! No one on either side cares for the people they are elected to serve!

    If you think the actions of these “leaders” are serving the best interest of the people, you are simple minded and as ignorant as those that are supposedly serving us!

    However, I will give liberals this credit over the republicans…at least the liberals stand strong to their cause and doesnt fold like the weak republicans!

  11. the party of “desperation”. if they win any seats in 2014 – then the people that voted for them are just as inane. I never knew that you can sue a president for – well – being a president.

  12. Please, even though your statement is true, at least apologize to real snakes, after all, they are just doing their job at rodent or insect control. Rethugs not their fault. Snakes are innocent. GOP on the other hand, well, no insults left they can be called are bad enough, I personnally think they are even insulting demons by calling them evil. They make demons look nice.

  13. GOP has worked people into a frenzy! TeaParty’s Impeach PBO List. And all these lies where created to destroy our sitting President.

  14. Constitutional scholar? What on earth? Are you people serious, how about reading the Constitution and seeing what Article 2 states…I bet many making these idiotic claims have no idea what the law of the land states! The Constitutions consist of THREE Articles, creating a check and balance and separation of power! Our current government is one sided, not all the fault of the democrats…but also the weakness of the republican. Obama and Reid, the senile, on one side while Boehner the weak and the “am so afraid what name the democrats would call me” weak republican on the other. And how about Ms. “I am so liberal and dont know what I am doing” Pelosi: we need to pass the bill to know what’s in it! People are such idiots when they make such claims when it is their own “special” interest that drives the the reason why they are so polarized…one sided!

  15. From the place where racism laws were written, republican racism flourishes in full bloom. What’s to be proud of Mr Bohner ?

  16. John Boehner and cohorts, F*&% U

    Your hatred is showing beyond anything I have ever witnessed in my 59 years…you are toxic to our country.

  17. ‘Instead of creating jobs or passing legislation, Speaker of the House John Boehner announced today that House Republicans are suing President Obama using his presidential power to issue executive orders.’

    Enough said.

  18. OH BOY! Another way to get votes from the sad uneducated uninformed idiots on the right. YEAH, SUE THE PRESIDENT for being the president.. That one works EVERY time.

  19. You certainly are lost. I’m not even sure what point you’re trying to make other than I guess you’re saying that President Obama is not a Constitutional scholar, which of course is BS.

    Can you please give examples to back your claim? Word salad is not my forte, I can’t decipher it.

  20. What’s funny is baggers come on here citing the Constitution knowing damn well they failed civics in summer school. Its like the Marianna turkey shoot debating these idiots

  21. GSB, actually the Repukes have got that down to 90 something days to work this year, about 25% or less of the entire year. and when they are there, they don’t work anyway.

  22. You need to read the Constitution, Limbo, before you question the scholarship of others. There’s a piece of it you’re missing, and if you’re missing that piece, you’re probably missing a lot more.

  23. John Boehner, you are a freaking idiot. How about we sue you and your Rethuglican and Tea Party colleagues for obstructing every important legislation day in and day out. I hope that Nancy Pelosi takes back the speakership in November.

  24. Look out Boehner must be seeing “pink elephants” again. Meaning he must be back on the bottle. To attempt the President for doing his job you have to be drunk or on dope.

  25. The funny part is, the house and senate republicans are no longer elected representatives of the people. They are owned representatives of the 1%.

  26. In reading numerous articles and postings on the political situations here in the United States, one thing I have found is that it is always easy to tell which side the author is on. Turns out they are not ‘reporting’ the news they are writing papers.
    Just publish the news and current events. Don’t reveal your party affiliations and person preferences.

  27. Well that is one thing they would get right. Was’t it a serpent that Satan appeared to Eve in the garden of Eden? Priceless.

  28. At least Obama is trying to work. Congress does nothing. We should be suing them, or at least firing most of them.

  29. A. Not ripe: since both houses of Congress have not acted together, there is as yet no actual conflict between the legislative and executive branches.
    B. Political question; ie, nonjusticiable.

  30. You would think these stunts at this juncture would have no effect, as the Republican controlled house is the worst legislative body we have seen…ever. However, given how polarized the country is this red meat sells and sells big! U.S. is in a sad state of affairs.

    If a Democrat wins the Presidency in 2016 their heads will explode.

  31. DJ, every post of yours is so pitiful and yet so,so true. How crazy was it Mississippi Dems saved the lesser evil in the runover. Funny as hell.

  32. Obama is doing his job of governing, it is a source of frustration for the rethugs because he
    is making a difference in spite of them.
    They are going through all of the stages of a temper tantrum, trying to negate laws to help people, holding endless stupid hearings – which seem to be frustrating them daily because they cannot find any wrongdoing, closing down government to stop health care etc – they will soon be left with the last stage of their tantrum, stamping their feet, sobbing and pulling their hair out.

  33. Let them keep making fools of themselves.Nothing else they have done has worked.The sad thing is they are hurting the country not the President.Right now they are so confused they don’t know what to do.

  34. Oh, of course. Isn’t that what the citizens of America pay those bozo’s for? They should all be forced to wear clown suits, wigs, and clown faces while they “work”.

  35. Its time all registered republicans are arrested for treason, to the people and country of the United States of America. There is just nothing else to do with them. Trial not needed, they are guilty, then execute. The GOP have ruined this country, and now would burn it to the ground rather than see it flourish under a black Democrat. They are that terrified of seeing another, should this one actually repair what they have destroyed.

  36. Yes, the Tbag/thuglicans need to be sued by the taxpayers and ordered to pay all the taxpayer money they have wasted that could have gone to feeding the poor, etc. They don’t give a crap about us, so why are we wasting our money on their salary, health insurance, and pensions? We have paid a lot for this bunch of whiny lazy-assed idiots to do absolutely nothing for us. They block everything that would help us and are well paid by the Kochroaches, so why should we be paying them a single dime? Sue for our money back for all they have cost us, and haven’t earned a single dime.


  37. Wow, you know that was the flag that rallied all the militia men during the Revolutionary war to fight the british. It is an iconic symbol to our “Republic” that unites a whole nation to be patriotic towards those who mean to oppress, oppose, and to do harm to our country and people who call it home. It’s known as the Gadsend flag, to defile it is as bad if not worse than defiling the national flag…

  38. NO it was not used to rally the militia.
    the Second Continental Congress authorized the mustering of five companies of Marines to accompany the Navy on their first mission. The first Marines enlisted in the city of Philadelphia, and they carried drums painted yellow, depicting a coiled rattlesnake with thirteen rattles, and the motto “Don’t Tread on Me.” This is the first recorded mention of the future Gadsden flag’s symbolism.

    At the Congress, Continental Colonel Christopher Gadsden represented his home state of South Carolina. He was one of seven members of the Marine Committee who were outfitting the first naval mission

    Before the departure of that first mission in December 1775, the newly appointed commander-in-chief of the Navy, Commodore Esek Hopkins, received the yellow rattlesnake flag from Gadsden to serve as the distinctive personal standard of his flagship. It was displayed at the mainmast

  39. The JOKE is that the ones Exceeding Constitutional Parameters are John Boehner and the House Republicans.
    The historical Tea Party of Boston was to decry the enslavement of pre-Revolution slavery to the British.
    The present-day usurpers of the “Tea Party” mis-nomer ARE the Party Of Enslavement, these days; thus they are on the wrong side of history, and all of their policies and their proposed Suit are refined-LIES.

  40. No, they need to be impeached/removed from office. They have failed to do that which they were elected to do, which is serve in the best interests of the American people.

  41. You are correct Lost. It is one-sided because the president is the only member of all the elected officials in Washington that is doing his job. The Republican-led House (and I use the word led loosely because they are doing nothing) has voted to repeal The Affordable Care Act over 50 times. They are statistically the Congress that has done the least, legislatively, in the history of the country, outdoing even the congress known as the Do Nothing Congress by a wide margin. And all because of their hatred for a black man (actually as I’m sure you know he’s only half black). Pure and simple racism against the President of this country. Back to the 50s I guess. My suggestion would be that we allow secession. We, the progressive states, would do just fine without all this ignorance emanating from backward states.

  42. Just another feeble attempt too repeal healthcare laws for the 50th time. If this would go too court maybe we could get an exact amount of the hundreds of billions that have been wasted do too the actions of the worst congress in our countries history. Best they all just take a permanent vacation and don’t make one decision until we have them all replaced in 2016. Once their out we can get an accurate sum of how much they’ve thrown away, holding them accountable by making them pay the money back, including all legal fees for suing our elected leader. Maybe the next group will think twice about using our money for personal gain and failing too respect the voters choices and the very basic rules of our country. Looking out for our citizens with the money we have provided them too do so should be their number one responsibility. I think you would be hard pressed too find any GOP members that care one ounce about the average American. “What a joke” Mr. Pres., please don’t give them a …

  43. you see the hate in that bastards eyes as he looks at the POTUS?!total disdain for Obama and his position!If Obama were truly evil the repubs would love him. Their hatred of him is disgusting! God does not like hate, they will get what is coming to them!

  44. Wow what a waste of time,John you and your party need too relax history will show just how insane you really are!!!!

  45. Don’t wait for history. VOTE

    Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

    Napoleon Bonaparte

  46. Im pretty sure that if we could do that — we should ad suing member of congress for being equally *dumb asses

  47. if the Republican Party can sue the President of the United States, there should be no reason that myself and the 200 million Americans that had their homes in 2008 stolen by the corrupt Republican one percent by the rigged economy and real estate market to crash in order for the central banks and the Republican Party to gain even a larger amount of control over the country and the world. We all should be able to sue the Republican Party for financial loss and emotional distress if this logic they are using to sue President Obama is accurate. The Republican Party and 1 percent of America that is run by greed and corruption is having a trickle down effect on the entire world. This party needs to be abolished immediately because it is ruining this country. I do not understand how more Americans do not see what is going on here in the motives of this Republican Party. The only motive this party has is greed and makes me sick that people are not realizing that this is the reality of what…

  48. Oh good grief, more waste of time & money. Too bad they can’t focus on something good for the country!

  49. Maybe this is what it will take to finally wake up all the sleeping Democrats. Those Democrats who came out of the woodworks in 2008 and voted in huge numbers but then went home and sat on their hands ever since. If Democrats stay home come the midterms(which it looks like according to recent polling data)all is lost for the progressive agenda. If you want to know the conservative agenda in congress tune in to C-SPAN while the house GOP are on the floor. You will hear some very scary stuff like cutting the national debt on the backs of the poor. Privatization of all things which benefit the poor is their goal period.

  50. Then maybe you should look at signing the petition to install term limits through article 5 of the constitution?

  51. What a sad article. As a constitutionalist I am saddened by the way the republicans are handling this issue. I think suing the president is an awful use of government time. Instead they should be drafting articles of impeachment. Hussein is a dispicable man and needs to be stopped. He is trying every day to eliminate the middle class that way the upper class has total control. That is why we don’t see jobs that is why America is moving backwards not forward. Every life lost in Iraq is a direct result of Obamas actions and it will be the same in Afghanistan. I have been there and its on the brink of the same disasters happening in Iraq right now. This joker needs to be put out.

  52. Usually the comments on these kinds of articles are balanced. More often than not they make for a good read. These though? Full of bias and cocksure attitudes.. sure you might be right. but the assumption that you cannot be wrong makes this thread stink of bullshit! :)

  53. Then since it is bullshit tell us on what basis, one does the drunk have standing, two what law the President has broken and three have you read the case law on this subject?

    Get back to us when you can answer just one of those three questions. I wouldn’t want to tax your brain in a lot of critical thinking

  54. No, Boehner is suing because Obama is a lousy president and exceeding his authority. He is MAKING law through executive fiat and ignoring laws he doesn’t like. Best example is the Supreme Court slapdown of his “recess appointments” t the NLRB. Quit making up headlines that don’t even come close to telling the truth. Oh wait, you’re a LIBERAL site so you must be right.

  55. Ronald Reagan 232, George W. Bush 171, Bill Clinton 139, George H. W. Bush 78 (serving one term) and Barack Obama 32.
    Its only unconstitutional when… Oh forget about it but you baggers will rue the day this ruling was handed down.

  56. And BTW I making recess appointment is Constitutional Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution: “The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.”

    So they found a loophole since the Constitution did not define what is a session and having one member clock in for 5 minutes does not make a session. Enjoy this small victory for now but after NOV when we hold the senate your racist obstruction will come to an end

  57. How funny is it that anyone can grab a name from the past, call themselves patriots and have no idea what the term means.

    You are not Thomas Paine. He was obviously more intelligent then you.

  58. Its funny they think they won. The NLRB has been neutered and there wont be any pro workers decisions yay we can impose serfdom at our pleasure WRONG
    Senate confirms all five NLRB members

    So this ruling changes nothing other than no future Presidents can make recess appointments if even one person is “session” and bring into focus the need for filibuster reform

  59. wow. you guys sound so funny really unbelievable that you think Obama has done nothing wrong who cares if it’s in his legal rights did he do anything wrong? Do you guys really think that letting those terrorists go is OK truly do you really truly believe that

  60. You hypocritical piece of day old boogers. You, who would tie yellow ribbons and chant USA while driving your car with I support the troops magnets would leave one behind in the hands of who we are fighting. I have never met some people as cold hearted, un-American, fake ass Christian as you idiots on the REICH.

    Just plain pitiful

  61. Donna, they would have been gone in 7 months anyways. Over 400+ have been let go already. Please get a grip on yourself and change news sources

  62. Wow Justin, what a sad post. The various talking points you list have been debunked. Both your projections and your blame game are misplaced and completely off the mark. The only joker that needs to be put out is you for neither your purported experience nor your self-stated intellect shows one ounce of reality-based thinking.

  63. Oh, please. Get off the high horse already. Besides, the 500 who were let go under the Dubya Bush Administration, these 5 “terrorists” are nothing as great as a threat to us as a nation as the domestic terrorists who live amongst us.

  64. For the record I don’t like Obama or most in his administration. You cannot cut out the fucking senate or other legislations to pass acts consistently, once or twice ok no harm done, not, but to repeatedly act that way goes against the constitution. We are a democracy, no one person should dictate how things are ran across the whole country. We like to vote on everything, that’s how we work, or used to, but now people are too into which party they are in, how could this help us out, and so on. This is a new age but you cannot go making changes to the way things have ran for 200 years. That’s just wrong and disrespectful. Should he be sued? Like Mr. Obama said, its not going to matter. He hold himself in the highest, which he is however, you can not let those under you fall so that you can remain on top we have to start working together. Do we want to be like the middle east? Fighting in streets to represent our side? I have a feeling in the years to come this will become a big…

  65. Total BS. Washington was the first to do this. Every president has used them. Bush used one to wipe the congress out if we were under attack and give himself fill authority.You apparently have no idea what the executive orders are. All you know is what Fox tells you.

    In fact your post proves you know nothing of executive orders at all. Period. Look at what executive order are and what they can do and cant do.

  66. Someone failed history in summer school.I will help you out use TEH GOOGLE, type in George Washington and executive orders and try to comprehend

  67. “The president has a clear record of ignoring the American people’s elected representatives”

    The Republicans have a clear record of doing nothing but obstructionism, voting no and clear racism for this president. Obama cannot get anything done: healthcare? No. Immigration? No. Women’s rights? No. Minority rights (Protections for Gay Americans) no. Environmental protection. No. Having the wealthy pay their fair share. No.

    What they are doing is clear to the American people and they are shooting themselves in the foot. Please do sue and see what it gets you.

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