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The GOP Poutfest Ignited: House Republicans Sue President Obama Over ACA

In case you needed a study in contrasts, today we have Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) using taxpayer money to sue President Obama over the implementation of the ACA (aka, Obamacare)- a suit that nearly every reasonable person has told them has no merit and a suit that two law firms dumped the GOP over, while just hours ago President Obama did Republicans’ jobs for them by doing something to fix our broken immigration system. One of these entities is not really doing their job. It’s the ultimate GOP poutfest.

In a press release, Speaker Boehner announced his temper tantrum is indeed going public:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today announced that the House of Representatives – consistent with the House-passed resolution H.Res. 676 – has filed litigation over President Obama’s unilateral actions on his health care law:

“Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and re-write federal law on his own without a vote of Congress. That’s not the way our system of government was designed to work. If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to as well. The House has an obligation to stand up for the Constitution, and that is exactly why we are pursuing this course of action.”

Republicans pretend that the President doesn’t have authority to tweak the implementation of a policy, but he does. But Republicans aren’t really upset over his implementation changes; they’re trying to save face with the Tea base. After all, they spent years telling you that Obama was killing everyone with Obamacare. The Death Panels, etc. And now that none of that has happened and people actually like their Obamacare, Republicans must distract with more noise.


It should come as no surprise that Republicans don’t do anything but troll Democratic presidents. They did this to Clinton and made fools of themselves and here they are again, making mountains out of hypocritical molehills and hysterically screeching and pouting constantly. There have barely been a few moments when we could celebrate a sane, rational, reasonable Republican in the last six years. They have become a party of crying babies and this lawsuit is just the beginning. After last night’s immigration action announcement, Republicans admitted the President has their balls in a vice grip. So like the children they are, they will react.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi tried to hold in her contempt, “After scouring Washington for months, Republicans have finally found a TV lawyer to file their meritless lawsuit. While the American people want Congress to get serious about creating good-paying jobs and strengthening the middle class, House Republicans are paying $500-an-hour in taxpayer money to sue the President of the United States.”


Pelosi called Republicans out for trying to undermine the legislative process that legally passed the ACA after much vigorous, public debate, “The fact is, this lawsuit is a bald-faced attempt to achieve what Republicans have been unable to achieve through the political process. The legislative branch cannot sue simply because they disagree with the way a law passed by a different Congress has been implemented. It is clear, as one leading legal scholar put it, that this lawsuit is ‘an embarrassing loser.'”

An embarrassing loser it is, at least according to constitutional scholars. But this is what reactionaries, who don’t like that all Americans have access to affordable health insurance, do. For all of the GOP’s trolling over Obamacare, not once have they offered a viable, detailed alternative other than No Care. And that matters, because it highlights yet again that Republicans don’t really have a rational, ideological objection to Obamacare; but rather, they are simply obstructing everything this President does, because that is their on the record political strategy.


That’s a no to caring about the American people and putting aside political end games and a yes to catering to extremists and special interests out of weakness and desperation.


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  • AaaHaaa!! Poor Poor Babies!! some one get their sour grape and Tea nummy and put it back in their mouth(s)!! But wash it off first...we are not savages..

  • "Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people" - you mean the will of the American people that voted for him twice and by large margins? The ones who voted for him even after the ACA passed, those people?

    The GOP can cry us all a river and build us a bridge, I tired of their BS years ago-finally (hopefully) PO has too...

    • Because Republicans are the party dedicated to ending frivolous spending in any way possible, no matter how much it costs.[wink]


  • Just wait. You going to have some wing nut come on here and say Jonathon Turly who is arguing this nonsense is a liberal so it has merit.

    Turly is either a fool or just another grifter chasing a welfare check

  • "“After scouring Washington for months, Republicans have finally found a TV lawyer to file their meritless lawsuit. While the American people want Congress to get serious about creating good-paying jobs and strengthening the middle class, House Republicans are paying $500-an-hour in taxpayer money to sue the President of the United States.”

    WELL-paying jobs, dammit!!! I guess even Nancy doesn't speak English.

  • Please proceed, Republican fools. You'll have to prove that his action 1) is unconstitutional (this action, by the way, is taken by a professor of Constitutional law), and 2) that you have incurred injury somehow because of it. Good luck with that, assholes.

    • They know it is without merit, but they have to do something to pacify the tea-babies. Boehner and others are backed into a corner by their own actions, and they are desperate to find a way out of it.

  • GOP should use Koch money for this fool's errand of a lawsuit, instead of taxpayers' money.

    I wonder if there is any way we can do anything to prevent use of taxpayer money for this bs.

    • Yes, there was. At the beginning of this month, we had an opportunity to change this idiot parade. Most Non-Republicans didn't feel it was worth turning off Survivor long enough to go out and vote. Go look at the numbers and realize that H.L. Menkin was right :

      The problem with Democracy is it assumes the other guy knows what he wants.

      • Great post!

        Here are some more:
        ”The cornerstone of democracy rests on an informed electorate.” Thomas Jefferson;

        "...Teach Democracy"... was Alexis de Toqueville's advice after visiting the U.S.

        Both used wisdom.

  • Republican logic says if you can't nail the President for doing something you didn't want, sue him for doing exactly what you wanted on another issue.
    How do you rationally deal with people like this?

    • you shouldn' should have to. But being that our First African American president is black..everything is on the table according to the can call him racist names but they're not being racist..watermelons in front of the white many disrespectful things. They remind me of how the white man hated the blacks when there was slavery. The GOP hate Americans and especially latinos the same exact way. If they could today..they would gas us all. Trust me. They are that hungry for their power. Hold on cause January is coming..wait till you see the draconian shit they try to help me the Dems better be on their game and stop them. We can't. They have never done what the people asked for 6 years. And now try to say the President didn't listen tot the people. You mean he didn't listen to the GOP! THAT WAS THE BEST THING HE DID. Ignore you the racist cheap labor conservative party of NO.

  • Do they ever stop with the drama? All of them lies..just to make the base react. They are inciting white on brown killings..that's what they're doing. They're riling up the white supremes to get their guns..on CNN they said the immigrants are going to rape our women and kill our children..are you fricken ready for that? WTH have they ever done but clean you house, raise your kids, pick your fruits and vegetables..Oh yeah. Those are the jobs they took from you. Yeah, cause you guys want to work for slave wages like they do the latino immigrants, in the sun with no protection, no benefits, no nothing. You people on the right are barbaric as hell. You belong in seem to have the same mindset. Short of you killing us all like their leader..your mighty close DENYING US THE RIGHT TO VOTE SO YOU CAN HAVE THE WON NOTHING! Thieves that you are GOP! Cowards..cry babies..little men. Racist bigoted party of NO!

  • I am of the mind that the American citizens need to do their obligations.

    We need to have Physical and Psychological evaluations of the Idiots in Congress, to certify if they are fit to serve.

    Not by MD that are of their ilk, but by Qualified Board Certified Doctors and scientists.

    • I also think we need to remember that many House Republicans come from little back-wood districts in States where people are very ill-informed with little education. These representatives, themselves, don't have to have college degrees or even have common sense. Hell, they probably don't have to read above a six grade level. I once knew a college president who was paid by a few Congresscritters to write speeches for them.

      Senators are a little different. They have to represent an entire state. But a Congressperson only represents their district. They do not have to be the sharpest knife in the drawer.

      Come to think of it Senators from Red states where education levels are low just need to be good liars.

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