House Republicans Forge Ahead With Lawsuit Against Obama

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CBS News – Amid several outstanding domestic and foreign policy crises Congress must tackle by the end of the week, House Republicans are finalizing their plans to sue President Obama.

The House will formally vote Wednesday afternoon to authorize House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to go forward with the lawsuit. It alleges that the president has overreached on his executive authority by unilaterally changing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

The president’s response to Congress, in a campaign-style speech from Kansas City, was to ask House Republicans to “stop just hatin’ all the time.”

“We could do so much more if Congress would just come on and help out a little bit,” Mr. Obama said after he laid out all the ways he had unilaterally taken stepshe says help all Americans. “Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hatin’ all the time.”

“I know they’re not that happy that I’m president, but that’s okay,” he said. “I’ve only got a couple of years left. Come on, let’s get some work done. Then you can be mad at the next president.”

He reminded the audience that their tax dollars would fund the suit – which likely wouldn’t even take effect until after he has left office.

“It’s not a productive thing to do,” the president concluded.

The suit has sparked days of bickering between the House GOP and the White House as they argue over who is responsible for fanning the flames of suggestion that the House might impeach the president.

Boehner called it a “scam started by Democrats in the White House” on Tuesday, pointing to the fundraising success the party’s campaign arm enjoyed over the weekend after sending out scores of frantic emails warning that impeachment in the works.

“We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans,” Boehner said.

In response to Boehner, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said he suspected that several Republicans “didn’t receive the memo,” calling out by name some of House members who have used the I-word in public recently.

The White House’s hope, according to the Washington Post, is that voters will be put off by those efforts now, like they were when Congress worked to impeach former President Bill Clinton and handed Democrats five new seats during the 1998 midterm elections.

In just two days, Mr. Obama will be the lone voice from Washington on the national stage as lawmakers leave town for their districts. He’ll continue to work to motivate Democratic voters by pitching ideas like closing tax loopholes that benefit large companies even if the House and Senate are expected to do barely any legislating between now and November.

During some of his past out-of-town trips he has met with Americans who wrote to him describing their struggles and successes at getting ahead.

At Arthur Bryant’s, an iconic Kansas City barbeque joint, Mr. Obama bought dinner for some of those letter-writers and mingled with local patrons, including the Glenview, Ill., Titans, a fast-pitch softball team.


  • Fae Cain

    Well, its about time but it’s a little late in the game. He has nearly single-handledly brought America to her knees. Thank goodness he cant serve again. He should have been impeached long ago.

    • Impeachtheliar

      Well said fae cain, and you’re right it’s too late for what’s been done to this country under Obama. Let’s just hope they keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House, She wants to be president of the universe so bad that she can taste it, she would surely put the last nail in the coffin of America.

  • Elaphas

    He should be impeached, convicted by the Senate, then imprisoned for a long time. In the meantime, SEAL THE F**KING BORDER AND DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS!!!

    • Arnold Fudpucker

      Well said. Direct, truthful and to the point. We have let ourselves be “compromised” to the point of oblivion.The only way to deal with the libs is to be unyielding.

    • Jay

      We expect every other country, who have way less than us, to open their borders to refugees when a neighboring country is under civil war. Yet, we don’t want to do the same for some children. Children who are protected under a law that George Bush signed. What’s wrong with our country now? We’ve become so bitter and have so much hatred towards people who are different than us.

  • Jcar

    Sue his Sorry A$$ and Deport that Illegal Mobster! Anyone that doesn’t like it should go with him to the Middle East or Mexico or Palestine!

  • Veritas

    “…single-handedly brought America to her knees”
    “…put the last nail in the coffin of America”
    “…imprisoned for a long time”
    “…go with him to the Middle East or Mexico or Palestine!”

    5 News viewers are some misinformed, fearful, and ignorant folks.

  • Jay

    The Republicans are incompetent and incapable of getting anything done. They want to talk about lawsuits and impeachment. They should be ashamed. Now lawyers are the ones who are going to run our government? We didn’t elect them. These Republicans and Democrats alike need to sit down and get things worked out like the American public voted them in office to do. By the way who’s paying these lawyers for this lawsuit? American taxpayers?

  • Arnold Fudpucker

    Repubs aren’t talking impeachment. Let me tell you also that the demoncrats sure as hell aren’t competent but they are excellent liars. And what do you mean “Now lawyers are the ones who are going to run our government? ” What do you think most of the political pukes are? Janitors? (My apologies to the janitors, if the political pukes were janitors we’d be in better shape.) Problem is the demoncrats won’t allow participation in the bills. And by the way who do you think is paying for this disaster of a regime we have now?

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