John Boehner Makes A Fool Out of Himself Trying To Use ACA Subsidy Ruling To Push His Lawsuit


After the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that Obamacare subsidies were illegal for the federal marketplace, Speaker Boehner jumped the gun with a statement that pushed his lawsuit against President Obama.

Boehner said:

For the second time in a month, the courts have ruled against the president’s unilateral actions regarding ObamaCare. The president has demonstrated he believes he has the power to make his own laws. That’s not the way our system of government was designed to work. That’s why the House will act next week to authorize a lawsuit to uphold the rule of law and protect our Constitution. This isn’t about Republicans versus Democrats; it’s about the Constitution versus unconstitutional and unilateral actions by the Executive Branch, and protecting our democracy.

Today’s ruling is also further proof that President Obama’s health care law is completely unworkable. It cannot be fixed. The American people recognize that ObamaCare is hurting our economy and making it harder for small businesses to hire, and that’s why Republicans remain committed to repealing the law and replacing it with solutions that will lower health care costs and protect American jobs.”

The problem is that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, VA handed down a ruling that disagreed with everything that Boehner said. The Fourth Circuit ruled that the subsidies were legal. By jumping the gun with his statement, Rep. Boehner looks like a fool. Boehner’s office has not commented on the second ruling, which leads one to believe that he is simply going to pretend that it does not exist.

Speaker Boehner’s lawsuit has nothing to do with the issue that was ruled on today. The court’s ruled on whether the law covers subsidies for the federal marketplace or is limited to state-run exchanges. It is the height of dishonesty for the Speaker to suggest that these lawsuits have anything to do with his claim that President Obama is making his own laws.

One lawsuit that does directly relate to Speaker Boehner’s was not mentioned in his statement. Boehner doesn’t want to discuss the fact that Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) tried to sue President Obama for making his own laws on Obamacare and had his suit thrown out of court because he lacked standing.

John Boehner demonstrated that he is a terrible Speaker of the House, but he excels at making a fool out of himself. The second ruling killed the Republican talking point that Obamacare is illegal and doomed while Speaker Boehner is on another planet still trying to sell his bogus lawsuit to a disbelieving public.

15 Replies to “John Boehner Makes A Fool Out of Himself Trying To Use ACA Subsidy Ruling To Push His Lawsuit”

  1. Mr. Tangerine man should have had that third scotch and water before he paraded out to find the microphones. Oops!

  2. Suggesting that John Boehner is MAKING a fool of himself overlooks the fact that he already IS a fool.

    Please, folks, especially those of you living in Red States – VOTE THIS NOVEMBER. Unless we can get these “Make America Fail Because A Black Guy Is President” fools out of Washington, the nation may not survive.

  3. I wish Republicans would work as hard for America as they do against her. Of course, the problem is, they don’t like America as she is, Republicans want to rule, not govern.

  4. boehner has been making a fool of himself every since he became a wuss and decide to give the teahadists everything they want.

    he’s an expert now at making a fool of himself, its been a daily habit for the past several years

  5. This is a repost because its so simple its beautiful
    Part of the opinion in todays smackdown of conservatism

    What they may not do is rely on our help to deny to millions of Americans desperately – needed health insurance through a tortured, nonsensical construction of a federal statute whose manifest purpose, as revealed by the wholeness and coherence of its text and structure, could not be more clear.


  6. Mr. Boehmer is so caught up in his complaint that President Obama is going against our Constitution, he doesn’t seem to realize that he and all the other obstructive, do-nothing Repubs are Invalidating our Constitution BIG-TIME! When these characters assume their Congressional offices, they take an oath of office to preserve and protect the people and uphold our Constitution. However, we have yet to see them do anything for the good of the people or the country, since they have become the political “powerhouse” they think they are, and are financed by the corporations, who really don’t give a hoot about we, the people or our Constitution!

  7. One big thing that I think all Republicans are missing is that in their attempts to gut the ACA and fire up their rabid base, they are in fact firing up the Democratic base.

    I think all the mid-term turnout predictions are going to be blown away as Democrats, Independents, and even some Republicans show up to throw the right-wing extremists out of office.

  8. I don’t think people realize the chilling validity of your comment. Republicans want to rule over a society consisting of the ultra poor who perform the menial tasks, technocrats who keep the gears grinding, an ineffectual political class to give the illusion of inclusion while the ultra rich enjoy the fruits of all other’s labors safely ensconced behind gated enclaves. Notice that they are vehemently against the social safety net and public education, the two things most responsible for keeping people out of poverty. Remember that when you vote!

  9. He did mention something new to the American people…..a Solution! Johnny boy please come forth with the GOP solution. Fine tune it with Mitch, Koch’, Rove, please please before Nov 2016, so we can find a reason to help the GOP keep the House. PS throw in Romney’s 10 yrs of tax returns for added Bonus.

  10. Does Boehner actually come up with these hair-brained moves with talking points that are geared to get headlines and rile up the pitch-fork crowd? OR, are they written up by Interns who are woefully inept (read: Fact checking and doing serious research)…. Then they hand it to him to read to the press and whoever else wants to take him seriously. Then, WHAM it backfires in his face, having him say Whoooa! What happened? Who gave me this to read? !!!! (Where’s my drink?)

  11. Boehner is nothing but a joke. He needs to lay off the orange, its seeping into his brain. I understand his difficulty in trying to tame the relentless stupidity shown by the domestic terrorists of the teapukers. He’s just trying to bide his time by doing NOTHING for Americans. He’s afraid of losing his precious Koch $$$$$$. They all are.

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