Join the debate

Jump in the Crossfire by using #Crossfire on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Jump in the Crossfire by using #Crossfire
on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Should Speaker Boehner sue President Obama?
June 25th, 2014
04:32 PM ET

Should Speaker Boehner sue President Obama?

Heated wins from last night's primaries, what does this mean for the 2014 midterm landscape?

Also, a day after former President Bill Clinton defended his wife against wealth attacks, Hillary Clinton said in an interview what while she is appreciative for the defense, she thinks her record "speak for itself."

Lastly, House Speaker John Boehner told reporters that he plans to sue President Barack Obama over his use of executive action.

At 6:30pm ET, S.E. Cupp and Van Jones host a debate with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and Republican Strategist, Kevin Madden.

promo split 6.25

We want you to weigh in: Should Speaker Boehner sue President Obama over executive orders?

Vote by tweeting Yes or No using #Crossfire or comment on our Facebook post. View results below or through our Poptip results page.

Posted by
Filed under: 2014 Elections • 2016 • Bill Clinton • Donna Brazile • Executive order • Fireback • GOP • Hillary Clinton • In the Crossfire • John Boehner • Kevin Madden • Obama • Politics • S.E. Cupp • Tea Party • Van Jones
soundoff (180 Responses)
  1. mike

    The president’s jobs initiative is intended to address the high rate of unemployment among younger veterans. Boehner will sue.

    June 29, 2014 at 6:40 pm | Reply
  2. MaryM

    Go right ahead Boehner, we dare you. Remember what happened to the House and the Senate after they, the repubs impeached Clinton? Do you remember repubs? That's right, the House and the Senate Both had Democrat majorities. So Boehner , go right ahead!!

    June 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Reply
    • ChrisM

      Correct, republicans lost both the Senate and the House after the house impeached Clinton

      June 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm | Reply
    • Shawn McFadden

      By the time Boehner actually committs to doing this. The President will already have left office. The better plan would have been to try to Impeach him, but that won't work either. However, if he wants to waste his money on such a futile endeavor, go right ahead.

      July 3, 2014 at 7:49 am | Reply
  3. Beth

    We'll see you democrats and obama in court, the Supreme Court, every time obama shreds the Constitution and uses it for his canary cage. We are sick and tired of your whiney voices and excuses and obama, who clearly doesn't know what is going on, calls it a stunt or "without a smidgeon of evidence". He who laughs last lasts best and my face already hurts.

    June 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm | Reply
    • Jean Taylor

      I'm with you Beth!

      July 1, 2014 at 11:39 am | Reply
    • kurt

      Okay... I've asked before without a reply so I'll ask again.

      Here is a list of all of Obama's executive orders:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_federal_executive_orders_13489_and_above

      Please tell me which one you believe is unconstitutional. I've searched through the list and find nothing that seems outside of the authority the president has to run the executive branch... but perhaps you have a different opinion.

      July 2, 2014 at 10:46 am | Reply
  4. hazerrazor

    I guess if you have no real ideas for creating jobs or getting our economy back on track you would need something to divert attention away from the fact that your not doing anything useful for average Americans so this will do nicely!

    June 28, 2014 at 1:11 pm | Reply
  5. ceaser

    Whose money is he going to sue the President with and to what end?
    Boehner's head is shoved so far up his own a$$ that the lump in his throat is his nose.
    If he doesn't stop getting high on the smell of his own colon he's going to wake up one day back swabbing daddy's bar

    June 28, 2014 at 9:49 am | Reply
  6. Franny

    I would like to know where our tax dollars really go when these yahoos keep doing their best to investigate every move by President Obama? What makes this all so darn funny? President Obama has pulled this Nation up from the huge mess left by the last Administration, and with little help from a do nothing Congress, and Senate. This Country's voters have developed "Romnesia"! I really hope those folks who decided it wasn't important to vote in 2010. Get out there in droves, and vote these yahoos out of office ASAP! Then finish the job in 2016! Politicians like Cruz, Stockman, many other Tea Party members need to GO!

    June 28, 2014 at 8:41 am | Reply
  7. sb

    That whole crew in Congress has never shown President Obama any respect from day one! It's all about President Obama skin color. Boehner will have to answer one day for his hateful ways and so will the rest of the crew.

    June 28, 2014 at 8:03 am | Reply
    • Jean Taylor

      This isn't about skin color–Obama has no idea what he is doing–he was just a junior senator and a professor. All he wants to do is go fund raising and play golf. The democrats voted for him over a war hero and a person with experience. I hope he doesn't take our country down–I believe that is his intention. Neither he nor his wife care for this Country. Remember when they were pledging allegiance to the flag–Michelle mouthed, "All this for a flag!" By the time he leaves office, we'll all be up _____ creek!

      July 1, 2014 at 11:53 am | Reply
      • jeffIndiana

        Yes... after six years in office he has no idea what he is doing. You are ignorant as well as ridiculous.

        August 2, 2014 at 9:37 am |
      • Me

        Just for the record Obama has never been a professor. Never was never will be

        August 6, 2014 at 7:43 am |
  8. Maria Rivera-Carvalho

    But of course! What’s another nail in the GOP’s coffin?

    June 27, 2014 at 11:37 pm | Reply
  9. jb

    Sure he should but he best come up with a reason.
    Oh and it will be long after the current president is out of office.
    Maybe he can say that the President makes him cry.

    June 27, 2014 at 10:12 pm | Reply
    • jb

      And hey anything to keep Congress from doing anything for the citizenry.

      June 27, 2014 at 10:14 pm | Reply
  10. Kangave

    Its gotten so bad that folks in congress always want to make headlines,now understandably,its election season and members of congress have to do what it takes to motivate their bases but suing the President in my opinion is a waste of time and tax payer dollars,my frustration also lies with the media,CNN,Fox news etc really do a very poor job in communicating a lot of the things that really matter,its always about ratings,who is down,who is up,they like to encourage what happens in Washington by yapping about stuff that really does not add any value for a lot of Americans,why is it that we never hear the Presidents accomplishments,or even what congress has accomplished for that matter,why is the news 100 % of the time,this gloomy picture like the world is coming to an end,journalists please do a better job on reporting progress and not just following scandals.The President has done a tremendous job under the circumstances,lets get this on the record with examples of what it is that is accomplished and what needs to be done and for the life of me,enough with Hillary Clinton and 2016 obsession ,lets focus on the issues at hand,cheers!

    June 27, 2014 at 9:36 pm | Reply
    • Norma Vessels

      Well said. Our President has done so much for us, but nobody's hearing about it. We just take the good things for granted, and dwell way too long on the things that are wrong. President Obama can't fix everything, but he's done a whole lot of good that a Republican President wouldn't have even thought of doing.

      June 28, 2014 at 9:10 am | Reply
    • Me

      If cnn does not report the good stuff O does then you know there are not any. The reason for all the doom and gloom is because of the corrupt pres. And his admin. Sorry if this does not feel good but we should not hide and ignore all the scandals because they make us feel bad. We need to be strong and brave and face these hard times with common sense and decency

      June 29, 2014 at 6:46 am | Reply
  11. gary

    Boehner sue obama reason the president tired of all republican always demand on him and want to make budget debit up.. president got him in his office order

    June 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm | Reply
    • Me

      English please

      June 29, 2014 at 6:49 am | Reply
  12. DQ

    Boehner is an a$$ hole. If he wants to sue the POTUS, let HIM pay for it out of his pocket. Why should the US taxpayer be on the hook for this?

    June 27, 2014 at 8:49 pm | Reply
  13. Tractingurg

    The republicans are now going to sue Obama, I pointed and laughed when I heard that one. As far as Im concerned they can sue bush/cheney/and karl rove the three of thiem mess up this country so bad, and lied to the american people and still are. The republicans have caused tons of crap, refusing to work with obama, and congress is the worse ever in history. I think the american people should sue congress and the republicans for lack of there poor job on trying to work with Obama. They hate Obama and they have been doing this crap since he was first elected and still are as hateful as when he first became president. They are haters, and nasty, and I come from a republican family and never again will I vote republican ever again till republicans change there ways. The republican put our country in the worse situations of all times. ever. Thats what they did, and they refuse to admit it. and you still see cheney trying to improve himself lol, He is washed up so is his daughter and so are all the shrubs/Bushes THE END

    June 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm | Reply
  14. VINCENT

    His lawless use of the Executive Order are with good intentions. However, without revision they have ultimately been failures. EO failures to include: Amnesty at our borders, Obamacare revisions, emission reductions. After failures are exposed, plan B is blame republicans? This spineless leader NEEDS be sued.

    V/R
    America

    June 27, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Reply
    • goo

      Can we sue this congress for being the least productive congress ever? As an American, I want my president to do whatever is necessary to do what he can for the people, and if that involves strong arming some tea party colluding gop assholes then I am onboard.

      June 27, 2014 at 4:57 pm | Reply
    • golden rule

      I'm sorry but your ending gesture of "v/r America" is not the sentiment of every American. Whether i believe in this President or not, as a military person he is the Commander and Chief. I see there was never any talk of sueing either 1 of the Bush's nor Clinton. I am for the PEOPLE and not a particular party. And by the way......you do know that if this idiot does this, it is OUR tax dollars to pay for it

      June 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Reply
    • John

      The republicans would do there jobs the pres. Would not haveto make appointments!!!!!!! The right always complain of out of control spending, yet they waste tax payer money on wastefull investigations on spupid things over and over again, yielding absolutely nothing.eg. 40 million to find out clinton got a blow job!!!! The right will spend no money to help the working people of this country who made this country so great, but they work real hard to give the wealty tax breaks. The trickle down effect does not work,the will not help the working class because of greed and arrogance. The think they built there company's,they played a big part by putting up the money. But they would not have succeded with the working class , THEY NEED TO REMEMER THAT AND REWARDTHEM!!!!!!!!!

      June 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Reply
  15. Sharon

    Presidential executive orders have been utilized by presidents for many years. You can go research congressional library archives website and can verify. Be aware info may be a little tricky for some to access though. Presidents from both political parties utilized. I did find list of total orders for all presidents, and actually found Obama has used the least among all the presidents. And saw some presidents gave many. And that includes both political parties.

    I can't really come re: an legal issues at this time, as no lawsuit has been approved so far, and haven't read attorney's legal brief to court. I did see some news reports that generally such litigation is futile, but can't verify.

    June 27, 2014 at 3:44 pm | Reply
    • Me

      It's not the amount of EO but the content.

      June 28, 2014 at 6:41 am | Reply
    • common sense eludes liberals

      If a president issues an executive order proclaiming a day in the name of a national hero that is one thing but to issue an executive order to skirt the Constitution that is another. In other words, one executive order by Obama can do more damage to America than all executive orders by Bush.

      June 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Reply
      • GC

        @common sense eludes liberals

        "If a president issues an executive order proclaiming a day in the name of a national hero that is one thing but to issue an executive order to skirt the Constitution that is another. In other words, one executive order by Obama can do more damage to America than all executive orders by Bush."

        Really, I beg to differ and by the way explain with specificity how exactly President Obama skirted the "Constitution", please site which law and what part of the "Constitution" was skirted by it.

        How do you explain Former President Bush's executive orders regarding laws dealing with Homeland Security? Why did he have so many excutivie orders involving Homeland Security?

        "Executive Order 13284
        Amendment of Executive Orders, and Other Actions, in Connection With the Establishment of the Department of Homeland Security"

        And if you want a copy of the Homeland Security Law its "Public Law 107-296" you can find it under the 107th Congress.

        July 1, 2014 at 11:59 am |
      • common sense eludes liberals

        GC @common sense eludes liberals

        "If a president issues an executive order proclaiming a day in the name of a national hero that is one thing but to issue an executive order to skirt the Constitution that is another. In other words, one executive order by Obama can do more damage to America than all executive orders by Bush."

        Really, I beg to differ and by the way explain with specificity how exactly President Obama skirted the "Constitution", please site which law and what part of the "Constitution" was skirted by it.

        How do you explain Former President Bush's executive orders regarding laws dealing with Homeland Security? Why did he have so many excutivie orders involving Homeland Security?

        "Executive Order 13284 Amendment of Executive Orders, and Other Actions, in Connection With the Establishment of the Department of Homeland Security"

        And if you want a copy of the Homeland Security Law its "Public Law 107-296" you can find it under the 107th Congress.

        July 1, 2014 at 11:59 am |

        I defend President Bush order 13284 who had the approval of both parties in defense of an attack on our own country, however, get over Bush he has been gone for 6 1/2 years.

        EXECUTIVE ORDER: #13535

        July 1, 2014 at 2:51 pm |
      • common sense eludes liberals

        Correction 6 1/2 should be 5 1/2, damn we still have 2 1/2 years of this administration.

        July 1, 2014 at 4:05 pm |
  16. RCCO

    Boehner and the house republicans spend so much time attacking President Obama and precious little time doing the people's work. Now they want to spend my tax dollars on this simple minded tactic. USE MY TAXES TO GET MORE JOBS FOR PEOPLE!! THIS IS A WASTE OF TIME JUST LIKE VOTING TO APPEAL OBAMACARE 50 TIMES!

    June 27, 2014 at 10:55 am | Reply
    • Rob

      Apparently Obama's trampling of the constitution doesn't concern you! However the supreme court thinks otherwise, the president answers to Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 “the President ‘shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States.’”

      June 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm | Reply
      • GC

        @Rob

        "Apparently Obama's trampling of the constitution doesn't concern you! However the supreme court thinks otherwise, the president answers to Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 “the President ‘shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States.’”

        Really?

        Constutition also says this – Article I Section 8 "To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of
        the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof."

        It seems members of Congress specifically the House has been trampling all over the Constitution. How many bills have they passed? Why haven't they been doing their jobs?

        July 1, 2014 at 12:10 pm |
    • VINCENT

      What is this people's work you speak of? please refrain from posting ill-advised, unintelligible comments.

      June 27, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Reply
    • Me

      If we get rid of Obama then Reid, we can move so e of the bills that Reid and o have been obstructing. We will also get jobs back and create new jobs that will never happen under current potus. He does not know how to create jobs just tax.

      June 29, 2014 at 6:54 am | Reply
  17. Madman25

    The amount of idiots on here thinking the validity of the lawsuit depends on whether they like/dislike boehner is staggering... Shame on all of you. There was a time when all politicians regarded the constitution as fragile and in need of protecting. Now it seems the constitution needs protecting only when your party is on the other end of its infringement. Makes me sick to my stomach reading your posts. Most of you dimwits are liberals but I'll be the first to say republicans are guilty of this very same crime. The negative aspects to not having protections surrounding the constitution are not partisan but bipartisan. I hope all of you dem supporters get the chance to reap what you sew when a republican gets into office. First exec order will be to disband the democrat party and imprison their leaders for crimes against the state

    June 27, 2014 at 1:32 am | Reply
    • rey

      Why are you so mad, man. I come from a family of 5 brothers and during Vietnam war all 5 of us were in the service at the same time. I strongly believe in the democratic process and will defend it until the day I die. The GOP party are acting like uneducated bigots. I don't want to play, wah,wah,wah. George Bush did this 100 times more than the President. So Mr President do what you have to do to pass laws that will keep our great Country running. As Harry Truman would say, give em hell.

      June 27, 2014 at 12:28 pm | Reply
    • kurt

      The constitution gives congress the ability to pass laws and the president the abiltiy to execute them.

      Laws have been passed to direct the president to do many things... the basis for agencies such as the FBI, CIA, State Department, EPA and others. While the laws didn't necessarily CREATE all the agencies, the duties those agencies perform are dictated by laws passed through congress.

      Most congressional laws are somewhat generic. They say "The federal government shall do X". They rarely say HOW to do it or even specify an exact number. Often there is just a minimum (or a maximum). Sometimes there isn't even that.

      Executive orders are how the president details how the laws will be executed. There is nothing illegal or unconstitutional about that. Congress has given the president the authority to enact sanctions on foriegn governments or countries. Obama signed 3 executive orders doing just that to the Ukraine and Russia. There's nothing unconstitutiional about that.

      If Boehner can point to an executive order where the president is directing his agencies to do something that congress has NOT given him the authority to do (or the constitution doesn't allow him to do) they should take action. But I've read the executive orders Obama has signed this year. There have been 13. 5 of them have been sanctions on foreign governments. One reversed a prior executive order. One created a trade dispute board for a specific disagreement (something that happens frequently under all presidents). One changed qualifications for a military medal. One sligtly changed the name of a government agency. One created a sub-office of the department of state.

      None of those is in any way contraversial.

      That leaves you with:

      EO 13659 Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America's Businesses – A pretty uncontraversial streamlining of application processes dealing with the import/export application procedure and computer systems backing that process up.

      EO 13665 Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information – An order stating that due to laws that give employees protecting from compensation discrimination, employers cannot prevent employees from sharing that information (hard to tell if an employer is paying people differently based on race or religion if nobody is legally allowed to share what they make)

      EO 13658 Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors – Congress already allows government agencies to set rules for contractors... for example we have some agencies that will ONLY buy from american suppliers as a matter of policy, not law. This EO simply adds another rule... the minimum wage for those contractors must be above a certain level. This doesn't break the minimum wage laws in place... because it's a minimum. The only way to break that is to go below it.

      I can't see anything there (or in any of Obama's other EO's from prior years) that seems to in any way be "making law". It's simply changing rules or regulations that are already declared BY LAW to be within the purview of the executive branch.

      Here's a list of Obama's executive orders. Please let me know which one is unconstitutional.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_federal_executive_orders_13489_and_above

      June 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm | Reply
      • yes

        wait, are those facts? cause you know, the people who HATE, yes actually HATE the president, (which i don't even hate bush even tho he lied to us and got a bunch of people killed) they don't actually care about facts.. lol so good luck with that.. lol

        June 28, 2014 at 2:00 am |
      • 1234

        Finally! Somebody did their homework. Thank you!

        June 28, 2014 at 1:30 pm |
    • Nigel

      You wish a republican would do what others accuse Obama of being......a dictator. I think Obama should be impeached for the executive orders in question because there is a good argument he has overstepped the boundaries of constitutional power. However, there are more than a few suspect executive orders that were never challenged by congress historically speaking. I recently saw a few sites regurgitating a lie that Obama has had over 900 executive orders to date and cite executive orders from Kennedy during the cold war and preparing infrastructure co-ordination leading up to and the aftermath of a thermonuclear war. These tea party sponsored sites obviously chose the titles carefully to froth up their base because they knew they wouldn't bother to check on facts....like the dates of the actual order and the president who was really involved. So, why sue him instead of impeachment? Isn't impeachment the tool of the constitution for congress to reign in this accused dictator? Why use this other slow tactic? Because....people will forget about it after mid term elections, it is much safer than going all in which is what impeachment requires......cowards.

      June 29, 2014 at 7:53 pm | Reply
  18. Maria Rivera-Carvalho

    So, Boehner and the Republicans in Congress feel they haven’t piled enough indignities and ridicule onto their own party. Now they will try to set a new low in the annals of political insanity. I say, go for it.

    June 26, 2014 at 9:37 pm | Reply
    • Madman25

      Big word for such a half witted person. You must be one of those racist democrats

      June 27, 2014 at 1:34 am | Reply
      • Guest

        I'm guessing all the words are big ones for Madman25

        June 27, 2014 at 2:42 pm |
      • Maria Rivera-Carvalho

        Which “big word” child? Invest in a dictionary and open it once in a while. If Republicans did that, they wouldn’t be acting like azzes all the time. Knowledge is power, that’s why Obama rocks!

        June 27, 2014 at 11:41 pm |
  19. rey

    Sure, let the speaker sue the POTUS. Maybe he can cry while he does it.

    June 26, 2014 at 9:36 pm | Reply
  20. Iamnotfooled

    No-he should not use our tax payer money for being The Tea Party stooge. We should make a class action lawsuit against Boehner.

    June 26, 2014 at 7:15 pm | Reply
    • Poly

      Tax dollars are already being used for DUI, DWI, murderers, rapist, pimps, prostitution,pedefiles. You name it. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed to you. It's called "The Miranda Rights." Who pays for it? Tax payers

      June 26, 2014 at 9:49 pm | Reply
      • Iamnotfooled

        Well in that case you won't mind paying for President Obama too. Will you?

        June 28, 2014 at 3:53 am |
  21. john

    Obama has less than one half of the "executive orders" of Clinton or Reagan, and also fewer than George W.......but despite this fact, a lawsuit is in order, right?.......................looney tunes congress.....................

    June 26, 2014 at 5:21 pm | Reply
    • Madman25

      You understand 5 executive actions regarding contractor pension plans are not as significant as an executive action to not enforce duly enacted immigration laws passed by congress, right? I fail to see the validity of your "quantity over quality" argument. Your just repeating cnn and msnbc talking points.

      June 27, 2014 at 1:22 am | Reply
      • Iamnotfooled

        What 5 executive actions is that? BTW quantity does matter. If they want to sue him for 32, what would they do if he had 250 and beat Reagan? They would lose their minds! On second thought maybe he should!

        June 28, 2014 at 3:59 am |
      • kurt

        Which executive order do you find unconstitutional?

        Here's a list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_federal_executive_orders_13489_and_above

        I'll give you a hint... there are no executive orders there about immigration at all. That supposed executive order is a figment of your imagination.

        June 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm |
  22. Randall

    Why not sue the President. Boehner and the GOP have wasted the President's time blocking every jobs bill POTUS
    has presented. Boehner and the GOP have deliberately blocked any bill that would put American's back to work and stimulate the economy. Why do they do this? To make political footsie with the right wing nuts in the tea party and keep Obama from looking good..

    June 26, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Reply
    • Poly

      If the President is not following the laws in the United States then I feel there should be something done. We are a nation of laws and if the President doesn't go according to the laws then what example are we setting for the american people and all the other nations around the world. As President you should be upholding the laws of the constitution. Even if you don't agree with them.

      June 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm | Reply
      • Iamnotfooled

        He has. He has the Constitutional right behind him as Commander- in Chief. The Tea Party claim to be experts in the Constitution when in reality they are not. They have their own interpretations of it. Which is usually not the true meaning of the Amendment of the Constitution.

        June 28, 2014 at 4:04 am |
  23. K - lite

    Only if Boeher pay the bill out of his own pocket. If he loses he gets all the attorney fees.

    June 26, 2014 at 2:13 pm | Reply
    • Me

      I would rather my tax dollars go to a good cause such as preserving our laws, rather than giving money to arm rebels or unions for future favors

      June 29, 2014 at 7:01 am | Reply
  24. sendthistodave

    YES

    The Supreme Court delivered a blow Thursday to President Obama, ruling that he went too far in making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.

    FNR Special Coverage: SCOTUS Recess Appointments Decision

    02:47

    More podcasts from Fox News Radio

    In a unanimous decision, the high court sided with Senate Republicans and limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments.

    June 26, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Reply
    • quiktek

      Actually they left the power of the Executive branch unchanged. What they ruled was the Senate could continue to bang the gavel every 3 days and pretend they are in session. Which is what the Dems will do to any GOP president if they lose the Senate.

      Of course all of this is 100% moot since the Dem's in the Senate changed the rules allowing the president to appoint with a simple majority vote.

      So little changed, so few understand.

      June 27, 2014 at 11:04 am | Reply
    • Norma Vessels

      The Supreme court voted to declare some of President Obama's appointments during Congress's recess, unconstitional because there are 5 Republicans against 4 Democrats on the Supreme court. There are no court justices that don't follow their party's line of reason. If there's a way to vote against the President, the Republican judges will. The only way our new Health Care passed was because of the vote by the Chief justice, for the new Health Care law. He must have had a dressing down from his wife or family, that saw the good in the new Health Care law. 🙂 I'm just so glad it happened, for the good of the people, for once in a long time.

      June 28, 2014 at 9:23 am | Reply
  25. MaryM

    Ol Bonehead can do whatever he likes, it just makes him and the repubs look more and more like the fools they are

    June 26, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Reply
  26. Furious Styles

    Which one is it? They say abide by the Constitution but what's Boehner doing now? The constitution already says no you can't do it. How much of a waste of time and a dead end for Bohener will this be? Bush had twice as many executive orders. Tell Boehner to go cry in a corner somewhere.

    June 26, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Reply
  27. Harish

    He deserves to be sued but should they – no. It will only work to his advantage if he is sued. CNN and the rest of the media will be running this deal all day long if they do while of course ignoring all the incompetence and utter mayhem he has created. Leave Obama to his own devices and work legislatively to correct major issues but that's it. Many people pointed out Obama's paper think C level experience from the start and what the result would be so let it happen. Its was always a train wreck waiting to happen. Sit back and watch.

    June 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm | Reply
  28. JJO

    Obama is the best and worst thing to happen to this country. The worst is that he has destroyed the economy, military, job market, middle class, foreign policy, stature in the world, healthcare, energy industry, immigration system and everything else he touches and it will take years to reverse this destruction. The most important and best is that he will have destroyed the Democratic Party for at least a decade. Thank you Barack “Commie” Obama.

    June 26, 2014 at 12:35 pm | Reply
    • Detkid

      I agree with most of your comment and hurt for what he is doing to the US. However, I think Boehner should pursue the issue because the president is doing everything in his "power" to cause the republicans to impeach him (i.e. the latest over reach Bergdahl for terrorists) and I think suing him would not be able to be used against them. If he were a republican he definitely would have been impeached by now!

      June 27, 2014 at 4:04 am | Reply
  29. JLM

    This Congress is useless. They don't stay around, they don't try to legislate, and all they think about is political advantage. We need campaign finance reform so the Corporations and Big Oil Barrens don't buy our legislators and they can start to work for the people again.

    June 26, 2014 at 11:46 am | Reply
  30. Patrick

    It is not Congress's job to work with the President. The President has to work with Congress since laws start in Congress not the Executive branch.

    Congress makes the laws. The executing branch, aka the US President, enforces the laws. People keep on forgetting that. Congress is split into two sections the House and Senate. There have been a large number of bills that passed the House and never saw the light of day in the Senate. Exactly how is Boehner, a member of the House, responsible for bills not being brought to the Senate floor? Harry Reid controls what the Senate votes on. The lack of bills being brought to the Senate floor is all on Harry Reid. Look art Harry Reid for not doing his job in the Senate for job bills not getting passed.

    The US President is not supposed to be making laws. Obama by using executing Order to make laws is going around Congress. Obama by not enforcing laws he doesn't like is breaking the law.

    June 26, 2014 at 10:49 am | Reply
    • Norma Vessels

      Patrick .. when the House, mainly filled with Republicans, pass their Bills to the Senate, most of them have to do with repealing the Health Care Law. Others put in mandates to take away more money from the poor and needy, like the food programs. Some of the Bills the Republicans in the House send to the Senate are just repeats of the same ole stuff. You wonder why the Senate doesn't bring them up for a vote?

      June 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm | Reply
      • Madman25

        Do you even know what your talking about Norma? Your idiocy astounds me. The house has tried to repeal the ACA a lot but it is no where near encompassing "most of them (bills)". Furthermore, your emotions get the better of you since welfare programs have seen a steady increase in funding since their inception and yet the poor and minority populations remain Stagnant where they are. Democrat policies effectively strangle black populations to ensure "those niggers vote for us for the next 200 years" while not caring less if a black man becomes successful or not.

        June 27, 2014 at 1:47 am |
    • Katherine

      Yes, the legislative process does begin with Congress, specifically with the House to begin the process. The only problem is that this particular House doesn't seem to create laws, but rather, trouble. God All Mighty would not be able to push legislation through the House, as it exists today.

      I suppose that Obama is responding to the lack of legislative process which is a result of a mal-functioning house of Represenataives. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out. If the House can deviate from its primary purpose, then so can Obama.

      June 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm | Reply
      • Poly

        As much as I have to respect the President. He is also one that didn't stay in the Senate that long (1year) before he decided to step down and try for President. He did not last one year in the Senate before stepping down. He didn't do anything for his state( Chicago) while he was in the Senate. I can't understand why people would vote for him if he couldn't even help out his own state. Fact is we are a country of laws and we should be abiding by those laws. The President should be upholding the laws not breaking them for his own benefit.

        June 26, 2014 at 9:40 pm |
    • sendthistodave

      agreed

      June 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm | Reply
    • vdyashanti

      Let speaker go after the senate.

      June 26, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Reply
  31. GlenR

    This is just another example of the GOP/Tea Party behaving like spoiled little children. Like a small child not accepting that mommy said no they can't accept that they lost the presidential election.

    So for the last 4 years they've been doing the legislative version of holding their breath. It hasn't gotten them their way so now they are attempting a version of going to the other parent ( the courts) and trying to get them to intercede for them.

    In the meantime we have a new member of the party everyday standing in front of the cameras throwing temper tantrums like frustrated little children as well as whining more silly threats like the constant cry of impeachment. Of course just like little children they know their threats are empty.

    June 26, 2014 at 10:43 am | Reply
    • yesm

      number of Exec orders by Obama: 172
      Number of Exec orders by Bush: 291
      Where was the outrage then? GOP is a joke, same as Dems. no difference between them; in the meantime out country is degrading.

      June 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Reply
      • BH

        It is not a count of executive orders, it is the laws already on the books that must be enforced by the president, even if you do not agree with them. Review the oath a US president takes when he assumes the office. If one person is allowed to decide what will and will not be enforced, we are in trouble.

        June 27, 2014 at 11:21 am |
      • common sense eludes liberals

        yesm
        number of Exec orders by Obama: 172 Number of Exec orders by Bush: 291 Where was the outrage then? GOP is a joke, same as Dems. no difference between them; in the meantime out country is degrading.

        June 26, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Reply

        Number of executive orders by Clinton 364. Obama still has 2 1/2 years to continue screwing America.

        June 30, 2014 at 6:22 pm |
    • sendthistodave

      Spoken like a true minion of the democrat plantation Glen – you wear that yoke so well.

      June 26, 2014 at 1:54 pm | Reply
  32. The Entire GOP Platform In A Single Paragraph

    The GOP Prayer/Mantra/Solution: Dear God...With your loving kindness, help us to turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then, with your guidance and compassion, we will whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. God...Grant us the knowledge to then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. God...Give us the strength during our speeches to repeatedly yell........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!..........and........GET RID OF SS AND MEDICARE!!!
    In your name we prey (purposely misspelled, or is it?)........Amen

    June 26, 2014 at 10:10 am | Reply
    • Gunderson

      And I suppose you want that delivered up on a silver Platter by the rich. But who is rich anymore with all the big spending programs now in place. Last time I checked your Nanny was on the ropes gasping for breath. hope you have a good retirement plan. You will have to deliver it yourself.

      June 26, 2014 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • sendthistodave

      You have a vivid and twisted imagination. Republicans occupy the moral high ground in this country and donate more to charities and philanthropy than all the democrats could ever squeeze from their greedy pockets.

      June 26, 2014 at 1:56 pm | Reply
    • common sense eludes liberals

      "The top 10 percent of taxpayers paid over 70% of the total amount collected in federal income taxes in 2010, the latest year figures are available, according to the Tax Foundation, a think tank that advocates for lower taxes. That's up from 55% in 1986."

      money.cnn.com/2013/03/12/news/economy/rich-taxes/

      June 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm | Reply
  33. Gunderson

    Well,
    We need to send Obama to the Trash heap of history before he sends us to the Trash heap of History. So far the people don't care if they wind up on the trash heap of history. Most are selfish and want everything handed to them. Those that don't learn from History are bound to repeat it. They say Hell is for Heroes. Many of you don't know what is coming before it is too late. Hope you have a good retirement plan.

    June 26, 2014 at 9:50 am | Reply
  34. JJ in DC

    How about if Boenhner looses, he quits politics. He resigns from Congress and never works in politics again. Naw don't think he believes in his case that much.

    June 26, 2014 at 9:48 am | Reply
  35. kurt

    If Boehner can point to instances where Obama directly did something prohibited by a law... sure.

    But here's the deal... congress essenentially passes requirements or limitations for the government agencies. But the president can order those agencies to go beyond those requirements or come short of those limitations if he likes... as long as the laws don't prevent it.

    The minimum wage is... a minimum. Private companies can pay more then the minimum. So can the government agencies. THe president is COMPLETELY within his rights to set a higher minimum both for the agencies he controls and those that the agencies do business with... just like a private CEO can.

    What he can't do is set a wage BELOW the minimum... because... it's a minimum.

    Similarly... the justice department has been granted the authority BY CONGRESS to pass on defending laws if they feel that the cases cannot be won based on prior court decisions. CONGRESS gave them that ability. They are allowed to not contest lawsuits against congressional laws.

    The fact is Obama has issued fewer executive orders per year then any president since James Garfield. Just using executive orders is NOT unconstitutional. That's how the president gives edicts to the agencies he controls based on the rules, limitations and requirements that Congress sets. The only way there can be any validity is if they can show cases where the president obviously violated the rules, limitations and requirements congress set. But they haven't floated any specific examples yet... they just say "executive orders".

    They need more then that. And not only does it need to be a violation or rules and requirements... it also needs to be seen as meaningful by the public. Giving companies an extra year to comply with Obamacare rules won't work... not because it's not breaking a rule (it is) but because the public will see it as the president doing what the GOP was pushing for. They're going to cry foul at the GOP attacking him for doing something they were pushing for afterwards.

    It's like the Lewinsky thing. While Clinton did do something that technically warranted impeachment (lying under oath)... the american people viewed this as Clinton's personal life, not his public life and didn't feel like the GOP should have gone after him for it. If he had been stealing taxpayer money for personal gain... they'd have been after his head. But hiding an affair... not so much.

    June 26, 2014 at 9:01 am | Reply
    • common sense eludes liberals

      kurt
      "If Boehner can point to instances where Obama directly did something prohibited by a law... sure.

      But here's the deal... congress essenentially passes requirements or limitations for the government agencies. But the president can order those agencies to go beyond those requirements or come short of those limitations if he likes... as long as the laws don't prevent it."

      Here in lies the problem with your thinking, When congress passes a law it is ( The Law ) and not a decree that the president can change at will, such as making changes to Obamacare mandates. Which is the Democrats own law and this is only one of Obama's abuse of executive power.

      June 30, 2014 at 6:34 pm | Reply
    • common sense eludes liberals

      Obama is always threatening to use executive orders to bypass congress in order to stir up crap but knows he is limited. The real problem and the most troubling is his directing the justice department and others to simply change law at his will, eg. The 40 plus changes to the obamacare LAW.

      Where is his executive orders for them, after all YOU stated on this forum:
      " Executive orders is how the government functions. It's the process by which the president executes the laws congress passes. Congress says "regulate polution". The president issues executive order to properly accomplish that goal. Some presidents (like Obama) tend to let the agency heads make their own calls and issue few executive orders for detailed orders. Others (like Reagan, Clinton, Nixon, Carter or Eisenhower) issue alot more with very specific guidance.

      Do you think it will be OK for the next President to change LAW at will, no matter the party to which he/she belongs?

      And those few executive orders you mentioned is irrelevant at this point because he still still has 2 1/2 years, unfortunately.

      July 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm | Reply
  36. JD

    I am so sick of these whiny, obstructive Republicans. They are the real reason there hasn't been any progress but plenty of wars for years. They protect the rich and step on the poor. Get them out!

    June 26, 2014 at 9:00 am | Reply
    • Norma Vessels

      I'm going to do my best to get Mitch McConnell out, by voting for Alison Grimes, here in Kentucky. We've had more than enough of Mitch McConnell. I'd like to do the same to Rand Paul, too, but that will have to wait.

      June 26, 2014 at 12:11 pm | Reply
    • sendthistodave

      suck on this

      June 26, 2014 at 1:56 pm | Reply
  37. JD

    am sooooo sick of these whiny, obstructive Republicans. They are the real reason there hasn't been any progress but plenty of wars for years. They protect the rich and step on the poor. Get them out!

    June 26, 2014 at 8:58 am | Reply
    • sendthistodave

      dropout loser and impressionable I d I o t

      June 26, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Reply
  38. ra

    Someone better- this changing things until just after elections is getting VERY old since laws are to be upheld as written not changed for political advantage- People this applies to all presidents! Get over the partisan stuff and let's get the constitution and the separation of powers back under control

    June 26, 2014 at 8:43 am | Reply
  39. Minnie Mouse

    Waste of time and money because Boehner has no legitimate reason at all. All presidents have the options to use executive orders when it's needed while our own government is not working with them but instead against him. This has been the entire case during Obama's presidency and still on going. Some people just don't get along but that's not a good reason to drag anyone to court. It's his right to use executive orders because he has been granted the power to do it as being the president of our country.

    June 26, 2014 at 7:11 am | Reply
    • Poly

      It's also his job( president) to uphold the laws of the United States of America.

      June 26, 2014 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  40. Matt

    Wow! Obama has signed fewer exec orders than other presidents. This is Boehner's pettiness and idiocy. In fact, the people of the United rates should be suing Boehner for his grossly irresponsible actions that led DIRECTLY to a credit downgrade. Boehner has refused to allow democratic votes, meaning that he is negligent. He has allowed useless repeal votes, which is irresponsible. He has cost US taxpayers billions unnecessarily.

    I hope Boehners suit gets in front of a judge so he can be exposed for the fool, charlatan and grotesque incompetent that he is. He never answers a question, lets see him bully a judge, see what happens Mr. Speaker. Worst congress in history, driven by pettiness and ugliness ... Mr Speaker, meet your legacy.

    June 26, 2014 at 7:05 am | Reply
  41. Fred Griswold

    Boehner is going to bring a bill to the House floor authorizing a Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group to file a lawsuit against the President, so say the news reports. But if it's a bill, doesn't Obama have to sign it before it becomes law? And there's zero chance Obama would sign such a thing. I feel like I'm missing something. But if it happens, I'm not necessarily against it, if it curbs presidential power. Obama wants to hog all the power to himself. Even to the point of being the judge, jury and executioner over American citizens, as he did with Abdulrahman al-Awlaki. And increasing presidential power will probably work to the disadvantage of the Democrats anyway, in the long run, since the Republicans do win the presidency most of the time. I still feel like I'm missing something.

    June 26, 2014 at 3:18 am | Reply
  42. emskadittle

    well i guess since nothing is coming out the house, he has plenty of time for more political stunts

    June 26, 2014 at 2:09 am | Reply
  43. hazerrazor

    I guess the GOP isn't "winning" with their obstruction strategy so this in the next play in the book. Keep up the good work GOP if the Tea Party doesn't destroy your party, you'll just have to do it yourselves.

    June 26, 2014 at 1:45 am | Reply
    • common sense eludes liberals

      You haven't been paying attention to Obama's poll numbers have you, despite the continued help from liberal media they are still dropping. Even worst than Bush.

      July 5, 2014 at 9:31 am | Reply
  44. Jack

    This a political move to energize the religious and tea party base. The problem is that the republicans just energized the opponent's base. Especially dumb, when the opponent's base is large than your base.

    The Republican's are depending on a low turnout in mid-term election, they just blow that. There are way to many of us independents that are going remember the government shutdowns that effect our retirements.

    And remember Democrats definitely effected the outcome in Mississippi.

    I have voted Republican mainly for over 45 years, but won't until the Republican quit letting Koch and Rove buy votes.

    June 26, 2014 at 1:24 am | Reply
  45. Iamnotfooled

    OMG These guys do NOTHING and keep wanting to file ridiculous lawsuits and stupid investigations. Vote these do nothing Republicans out! They are wasting our time and money.

    June 25, 2014 at 11:40 pm | Reply
  46. wigglwagon

    What President Obama has done on immigration is a direct violation of his oath of office. Telling ICE to concentrate on violent criminals was okay but telling ICE not to prosecute known violations is complete dereliction of their official duties.

    June 25, 2014 at 11:11 pm | Reply
  47. justbeamensch

    MasterBoehner

    June 25, 2014 at 10:22 pm | Reply
    • Bill

      Here we go again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Boehner and the Republicans are wasting taxpayer money

      June 25, 2014 at 10:40 pm | Reply
  48. Hector Slagg

    The democrats and liberals and Obama have been doing things they have no business doing, bass akwards these last 100 years. With Obama's Poll numbers being in the dungeon the only thing he can do is violate the U.S. Constitution. Most likely the next presidential election will see a republican elected overwhelmingly. Fixing the 18 Trillion Dollar Federal debt needs to be started now before Obama and the Liberals send the Nation the way of Rome.

    June 25, 2014 at 9:09 pm | Reply
    • justbeamensch

      Mission accomplished. Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job.

      June 25, 2014 at 10:21 pm | Reply
    • Jack

      President Bush should have gone off budget(meaning not included in the budget) for the Iraq War and they left bill for future administrations.

      Reagan, Clinton, Bush have done more executive orders than Obama. And just because you don't like him does not mean he is all that you claim. The very same was said of FDR, Nixon, Reagan and Clinton.

      Just admit that you don't like him, that's your opinion, but quit trying to justify it, it is been said an argued before. It is a political move.

      June 26, 2014 at 1:07 am | Reply
    • James Owens

      I'm sorry, what exactly are the republicans doing to fix the deficit? Oh yes, they're considering suing the President. No one is doing a good job and the majority of the people the in Congress and Senate don't deserve their jobs. So try something smart and make sure you vote for someone who is actually going to do something instead of acting like a child who can't get the toy they want.

      June 26, 2014 at 8:50 am | Reply
    • jboh

      Bass akwards? All you can do is quote Palin around w/witch doctors and secessionists? Pathetic.

      June 26, 2014 at 9:21 am | Reply
    • kurt

      Hector... how will a GOP candidate win the next election overwhelmingly? By getting what percentage of votes from what voting blocks.

      Here's the problem (for the GOP) that I see.

      The last time a GOP candidate for president won handily was when Bush beat Dukakis in 1988. In that election Bush took 60% of the white vote and 25% of the minority vote and won by 7 percentage points.

      In 2012... Mitt Romney took 60% of the white vote and 25% of the minority vote.. .and lost by 4 percentage points.

      The GOP needs to take more then 25% of the minority vote to have a shot in a presidential election. They haven't done anything to court that voting block. Given that every four years, the white voting demographic loses 2% to the minority groups... how do you see even a close GOP win happening... let alone an "overwhelming" win?

      June 26, 2014 at 10:03 am | Reply
    • So to clarify

      @Slagg – So to clarify. Boehner is suing Obama and wasting tax payer dollars and that will help save money? Ok. Got it.

      June 26, 2014 at 10:12 am | Reply
    • GlenR

      Funny that none of you ever seem to get around to actually naming these terrible things. Just like your pathetic cries of impeachment nothing you ever say has a basis in reality

      June 26, 2014 at 10:45 am | Reply
  49. lou sum

    NO he should not sue OBAMA. He should find out why CNN, NBC ,CBS ,ABC dont have crap about the IRS hearing. As free people you should be very afraid of that thing in the white house.

    June 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm | Reply
    • hazerrazor

      I'm guessing because it's a non-issue. Apparently, all the GOP can do is grandstand. If they would maybe work on job creation or lowering the cost of college they could actually win elections on merit. If they continue down this path either the Tea Party will destroy them or they will make themselves obsolete by continuing to do things the majority of Americans clearly do not want.

      June 26, 2014 at 1:48 am | Reply
    • kurt

      Maybe because with all the IRS stuff being talked about, only one politically affiliated group was actually denied 504 status... and it was a liberal one. While they may have been "targeting" more conservative groups... they only actually "hit" a liberal one.

      June 26, 2014 at 10:05 am | Reply
    • GlenR

      Whaaaa IRS whaaaa IRS. More childish behavior from the party that wants people to think they are mature enough adults to govern

      June 26, 2014 at 10:46 am | Reply
  50. oceanluvver2

    If Boehner and his cronies put the amount of effort into doing their job that they do being mad at the President, this country might be going in the right direction in many different areas. However, they can't stand the support he has, so they have done nothing but fight against him at every turn. If people can't see that, then they are blind and as useless as this group of losers. Boehner and his cronies are useless and should resign, but they are much to crooked and greedy to do that. What a bunch of boneheads. If the President can't get these losers to do their job, then HELL yes he should use his executive powers! What good is it to be President if you can't make those tough decisions that need to be made??

    June 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm | Reply
    • Norma Vessels

      Tractingurg ... I agree with you completely. The Republicans in the House have a lot to be accountable for, and they will only find themselves with a red face if they persist on suing our President, who has every right under the law, to use his power as President when he sees fit. I sure don't remember the Republicans suing President Reagan and President Bush, when they did the same thing, only they both did it more often.

      June 26, 2014 at 8:16 am | Reply
      • Norma Vessels

        I mean you, Oceanluvver2 .. too. 🙂

        June 26, 2014 at 8:18 am |
    • Margie61

      stop wasting money and get some work done – like a jobs bill – none of this trickle down crap, it doesn't work!. I am thoroughly disgusted with the entire GOP. They are wasting our money – yours and mine. Whether you like Obama or not, he is the president of the US and deserves respect. The way he is talked about, referred to is totally disgusting and makes us the laughing stock of the entire world.

      June 26, 2014 at 8:40 am | Reply
  51. oceanluvver2

    If Boehner and the rest of the useless Congress would put the same amount of effort into doing their job as they do going after the President for something they can't win, the country would be better off. But instead, they can't stand it that a smart, black man is President. They have done nothing but fight Obama the whole time he has been in office. They should be ashamed of themselves and do the people a favor and resign. But we know that will never happen. They make too much money from money being stuffed into their pockets for their votes and bad service to make a few happy. Boehner and his cronies are a bunch a boneheads.

    June 25, 2014 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  52. Leftcoastrocky

    So John Boehner, the most incompetent Speaker of the most useless, do-nothing session of the House in the history of our Republic; the Speaker responsible for getting the country's credit-rating downgraded for the first time in American history and for a government shutdown that cost the taxpayers 24 billion dollars, is going to try to sue President Obama for "not faithfully executing the laws of this country"???

    June 25, 2014 at 8:04 pm | Reply
    • Norma Vessels

      Doesn't make a bit of sense, does it.

      June 26, 2014 at 8:54 am | Reply
  53. Sam

    He should sue Obama, to the fullest reach of the law. Have him pay back his and his family vacations too.

    June 25, 2014 at 7:32 pm | Reply
    • jboh

      Will you also send a bill to Reagan and Bush for all the vacations at "the ranch"?

      June 26, 2014 at 6:32 am | Reply
    • GlenR

      Typical GOP/Tea Party whine that doesn't cover the fact that you have done nothing for years or come out with a single piece of coherent legislation

      June 26, 2014 at 10:47 am | Reply
    • oh you

      so obama isn't allowed to use taxpayer money on a vacation, but Boner is allowed to use tax payer money to sue obama?

      June 26, 2014 at 10:57 am | Reply
  54. Tractingurg

    I think the republicans should be sued for not doing there job, working with President Obama. They still don't get it, I think they never will. They can't get over the fact that they lost twice lolol...... And then they continue with this BS. Boner is a w himp afraid to do what is right. If they want to sue anyone they need to sue President Bush and Vice President Cheney, they broke many laws including both being dam liars. They got us into this mess, its was a mess as they both were being voted out and those two should be in prison. For killing sons of people who went and fought for us all. Cheney was and is a draft doger. Yet he want to fight but not his kids, or himself the chicken.... No one will ever get my kids killed in any war , till there children go first

    June 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm | Reply
    • banlarson

      Working with the President means his way or nothing, so our government should be totally one sided I guess. There is a reason the founding fathers setup two parties with equal power as a check and balance. Working together takes two sides and this President has not shown the willingness or ability to bring anyone together, which is his job.

      June 26, 2014 at 10:10 am | Reply
  55. TGH

    this spineless Republican wants to sue. Kiss my ass his bunch of joke congressmsan should be sued for doing nothing. JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, UNEMPLOYMENT, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHAT THE F****** HAS HE DONE TO BETTER ANYONE OF US.
    ASSWIPE

    June 25, 2014 at 7:03 pm | Reply
  56. MARV

    What a waste of taxpayers money! I want Boehner out of office

    June 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm | Reply
  57. Angel Flying

    This story has absolutely convinced me that stupidity is a virus and is spreading expotentially in the United States. There is no cure, therefore this country is doomed to fail, the empire will crumble is short order.

    June 25, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  58. Onthemoney

    Why do we bother with these nut jobs. Someone should sue Boehner for operating a gavel while intoxicated. "Mad Men"

    June 25, 2014 at 6:33 pm | Reply
  59. KeninTexas

    Yes, he should sue Obama for ignoring the law. Obama swore he would uphold the law of the land, not just the ones he agreed with.

    June 25, 2014 at 6:24 pm | Reply
    • jboh

      Of coarse you made such a stupid staement. You voted for oops Perry, and Crazy Cruz. A fools comments only show your ignorance.

      June 26, 2014 at 6:35 am | Reply
    • GlenR

      Funny how none of you ever seem to be able to get around to actually citing which laws he's supposedly breaking

      June 26, 2014 at 10:48 am | Reply
  60. Paul

    All Americans should be aware of what each and every executive order is about. Most people aren't aware of what's going on. There's some discriminatory, weird stuff in some of those executive orders.

    June 25, 2014 at 6:18 pm | Reply
    • kurt

      Obama's last 10 executive orders:

      – Taking away immunities and tax breaks for those developing Iraqi real estate (reversing Bush executive order)
      – Blocking access to property and funds for certain people connected to the conflict in the Central African Republic.
      – Expanding eligibility for the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
      – Blocking retaliation towards employees to discuss their compensation.
      – Blocking access to property and funds for certain people connected to the conflict in South Sudan.
      – Establishing an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between the Long Island Rail Road Company and Certain of its Employees Represented by Certain Labor Organizations
      – Blocking access to property and funds for certain people connected to the conflict in Ukraine (number 3)
      – Blocking access to property and funds for certain people connected to the conflict in Ukraine (number 2)
      – Blocking access to property and funds for certain people connected to the conflict in Ukraine (number 1)
      – Streamlining the Export/Import Process for America's Businesses

      Oh the horror... he's taking fairly routine administrative and diplomatic actions through executive orders just like every other US president has done for the last century.

      June 26, 2014 at 9:31 am | Reply
      • common sense eludes liberals

        I seriously doubt you read any of these orders you keep posting. Many even refer to previous executive orders and all are written by lawyers in terms the average person would not grasp. So save us this – I Know Everything BS, its getting old.

        June 30, 2014 at 7:42 pm |
  61. Blake

    The problem with his "case" is two fold:

    1. Obama has signed the least amount of executive orders on average than any other President in 50-100 years.
    2. It will be very hard to argue legally that Obama has overstepped his grounds when the nature of his executive orders pale in comparison to what other Presidents have done which may have overstepped their authority, especially around the 1930-50s.

    It's one thing to argue in the court of public opinion, but another to do so in a real court you need to have some semblance of facts and reality. Precedent has long been set and addition to that, the Judicial branch will likely throw this case out because it's almost impossible to prove any damages and its almost purely political in nature (for above reasons).

    This issue is for Congress and the President to sort out. The Speaker should impeach him if he thinks he overstepped his grounds.

    June 25, 2014 at 6:18 pm | Reply
    • kurt

      Other executive orders which could be invalidated if the GOP won this lawsuit.

      1. The emancipation proclomation.
      2. Desegregation of the US armed forces
      3. Indian reservation system in US
      4. Freeze of Iranian assets (started under Carter, still in place today)
      5. Ban on US committing assassinations
      6. FEMA
      7. Ban on US use of chemical weapons.
      8. Right to unionize for federal workers.
      9. The design of the US flag
      10. National academy of sciences
      11. Much of the land for the state of Hawaii (which used to be federally owned prior to the executive orders)
      12. Most national park rules.
      13. Ban on federal discrimination against same sex oriented people.
      14. White House "faith based initiative" office.
      15. Office of Homeland Security
      16. Succession rules for all government agencies
      17. Equal protection for churches and other faith based organizations
      18. Stem Cell research (in both directions depending who's in office)
      19. Every economic sanction we've ever issued against anyone (including current Russian sanctions)
      20. Pretty much every wage level for any government position... ever.

      Executive orders is how the government functions. It's the process by which the president executes the laws congress passes. Congress says "regulate polution". The president issues executive order to properly accomplish that goal. Some presidents (like Obama) tend to let the agency heads make their own calls and issue few executive orders for detailed orders. Others (like Reagan, Clinton, Nixon, Carter or Eisenhower) issue a lot more with very specific guidance.

      June 26, 2014 at 9:24 am | Reply
    • GlenR

      Shhhhh! No facts allowed in GOP delusionland

      June 26, 2014 at 10:49 am | Reply
  62. fehonhussein

    If Boehner really means it, and is not just grandstanding to steal tea party votes for fake conservatives...
    It is way past due, Speaker Boehner. I am afraid that Obama and his democratic cronies have caused irreparable damage to the nation.

    June 25, 2014 at 5:43 pm | Reply
    • jboh

      We will be repairing the damage done by W for the rest of our lives. The damage done by TEA/GOP, and their Wall St puppet masters, have all but destroyed us already.

      June 26, 2014 at 6:38 am | Reply
  63. labman57

    The Executive Order has been around since the dawn of our nation, and the constitutionality of this process was validated by the SCOTUS in the 1950's. Every President in the past century has used executive orders with greater frequency that the current POTUS.

    Using the powers granted to the Executive Branch to enact certain programs and policies is just as legal and part of the democratic process as is the Senate Republican minority's use of the filibuster to obstruct said programs and policies.
    Had the GOP not blatantly abused the latter, Obama would not feel compelled to implement the former.

    So why the current right wing uproar over Obama's plan to "get things done" via Executive Order? What is substantively different this time?
    I suspect that it's largely a matter of some complexion.

    And so House Republicans once again resort to voting on wholly partisan, politically-loaded, yet fundamentally meaningless, totally symbolic proclamations as a means of avoiding any discussion of useful, substantive, productive legislation that meets the needs and concerns of the American people at large.

    In short, the GOP - addicted to tepid tea - has resigned itself to serve as little more than a speed-bump on the road to progress.

    June 25, 2014 at 5:43 pm | Reply
    • jboh

      100% accurate. We have seen TEA/GOP turn into Salem witch hunters, just like the talibangelical Puritans.

      June 26, 2014 at 6:41 am | Reply
  64. REGinAZ

    I wish I could share others' trust in today's Republican Party, Tea Party or not, as an ex-long term registered Republican who still believes in Republican philosophies (least amount of government is best and government should only do for the people that which they can't do for themselves) I would like that ... but as I see it, they have become totally owned and controlled by "the money", concentrating totally on their political ambitions and on serving only "the money" for the support, while cocky confident that together they can just con the people and simply manipulate public opinion with their aggressive actions and abundant propaganda. Their abandonment of their important responsibilities inherent in their base philosophies (not the least being to protect – rather than enabling – the majority from being exploited by the advataged few – as we saw under Bush-Cheney and hear proposed today by the "puppets" – with simply having at least as much government as is needed and doing what the people can't do for themselves) for me that just leaves any faith in them unjustified.

    June 25, 2014 at 5:39 pm | Reply
  65. maxine howard

    Yes, they should sue him! About time!

    June 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm | Reply
    • REGinAZ

      Bush-Cheney, Rove, Rice, etal, should have not only been sued but also prosecuted for using their offices and America's resources for their private agenda to serve their political and private interests and to serve only "the money", their strong supporters and masters. They constantly lied to the American people, to the world and criminally to congress and today's Republican Party fully intends to return us to "more of the same", which can only result in "more of the same". Disgusting but none the less reality.

      June 25, 2014 at 5:47 pm | Reply
    • jboh

      Keep drinking the TEA aid.

      June 26, 2014 at 9:23 am | Reply
  66. Beth

    If suing is going to stop obama, sue. Republicans are going to cut obama off at the knees when they win back the Senate so it'll be a one-two punch. Maybe then obama will notice he can be rendered invisible in the halls of congress.

    June 25, 2014 at 5:32 pm | Reply
    • REGinAZ

      What is reality is that Obama has accomplished quite a lot after inheriting all the problems left by Bush-Cheney and having no cooperation or contribution from today's Republicans who have constantly and aggressively just arrogantly faulted him and stubbornly blocked every effort. The Republicans simply concentrate on their political ambitions and on only serving "the money", their strong supporters and masters – to look to them for improvement is like wanting the Mafia to clear up some injustices. The only way people can't see this is by their being naive and gullible, being conned and deceived by the abundant propaganda and by allowing their prejudices, biases, emotions and misplaced loyalties to be exploited.

      June 25, 2014 at 5:58 pm | Reply
      • Pharmgrl

        Guess that's why his approval rating is 43%.

        June 26, 2014 at 9:01 am |
      • guest

        Guess that is why O's approval rating is almost double what W's was in second half of second term.

        June 26, 2014 at 2:20 pm |
    • TGH

      SURE MAYBE THEY CAN GET SOME DEMOCRATES TO HELP THEM

      June 25, 2014 at 7:04 pm | Reply
      • jboh

        Your partisan, foolish ignorance is showing.

        June 26, 2014 at 6:43 am |
    • RWB1956

      You really think that's going to happen. That the Republicans are going to be rewarded by the country for obstructing President Obama? You do realize the majority does not think like you. Boehner just put another nail in the GOP coffin. You people don't mind continuously slandering a decent man because of what you think he has done or is doing. You have been trying for nearly six years and never have any proof. And let me tell you speculation does not stand up in court. Good day, Madame.

      June 25, 2014 at 7:42 pm | Reply
      • Pigheaded

        Somebody's gonna have to eat their words this November. Starts with "D". :). Heh heh.

        June 26, 2014 at 7:07 am |
      • Pigheaded

        You do understand the meaning of the word "majority" don't you?

        June 26, 2014 at 7:11 am |
    • Pharmgrl

      GOP is projected to take back senate, ending Obama's domestic agenda for all practical purposes.
      They will immediately start chipping away at Obamacare, which is what the electorate wants in poll after poll.
      Obama will likely have to veto a GOP bill that gets rid of the individual mandate.
      That plus other resistance to changing Obamacare could easily sink Hillary's boat.
      The two most politically toxic Obamacare provisions, the employer mandate and IPAB, have yet to be implemented in Obama's "bad medicine in small doses" approach.

      June 26, 2014 at 8:59 am | Reply
      • Maria Rivera-Carvalho

        Was that projection made by ORCA? Or by Karl Rove? Even Nate Silver is revising his numbers!

        June 27, 2014 at 11:53 pm |
    • GlenR

      And when they don't win the senate what are you going to do? Whine like usual. Throw tantrums like usual. Toss around vague silly threats of impeachment and criminal charges like usual and file silly worthless lawsuits like usual.

      This is what the GOP calls governing. The rest of us call it behaving like spoiled children.

      June 26, 2014 at 10:52 am | Reply
      • RWB1956

        Shhh. Let 'em have their fantasy. They are counting on low turnout by Independents and Democrats. I never voted before in mid-terms but that will never happen again after 2010. And I don't think I'm alone. I do not want hate-filled people deciding my fate in this country while they try again and again to "get" this President. If a lot of people vote the GOP knows they don't have a chance.

        June 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm |
  67. miguel r. serda, jr.

    if Boehner or any other right wing hater wants to sue the president or impeach him. then do it or shut the hell up because there is no reason or case for either one of those options. he and his ilk remind me of crickets, they chirp and chirp until one gets close to them, then they shut the hell up.

    June 25, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Reply
  68. Tim C

    Just more money and time wasting by both parties. Vote all the incumbants out when the opportunity arises.

    June 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Reply
    • TGH

      Might as well they have nothing else to do in that congress, what a legacy he will have.

      June 25, 2014 at 7:06 pm | Reply
  69. mike

    What he should do is resign.

    June 25, 2014 at 4:50 pm | Reply
    • TGH

      who would take Boehners place if he resigned

      June 25, 2014 at 7:13 pm | Reply
      • Bubba

        A retarded jellyfish would do nicely.

        June 25, 2014 at 11:21 pm |
      • Maria Rivera-Carvalho

        Anyone that can say “NO”.

        June 27, 2014 at 11:55 pm |
      • common sense eludes liberals

        Maria Rivera-Carvalho
        Anyone that can say “NO”.

        I realize you were being cynical, however the we need someone willing to say NO, to prevent further damage to our nation by the current administration. This is how checks and balances work. Example of what we get without it: OBAMACARE

        July 4, 2014 at 5:34 pm |
  70. Go for it boehner

    Give it a try Boehner. You're a nut case.

    June 25, 2014 at 4:42 pm | Reply
    • TGH

      kudos

      June 25, 2014 at 7:12 pm | Reply
    • common sense eludes liberals

      No one expected a 9 to 0 judgment against Obama in the SCOUS either but there have been 13 to date, so yes go for it Boehner

      July 4, 2014 at 5:23 pm | Reply

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.