Well it's happening ,as no political system is perfect. If Russia's Mr. Putin could read our American news he must be laughing . Here is the news today : The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing (2) Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the Constitution. (4). With world crisis coming , our Congress choose to waste American tax payer time. It's too late , why bother? I am so fed up with this bull.Can we just impeach this entire Congress head up by Boehner... it is obvious the president is already lame duck , but he can't get things done because of these Republicans have done nothing but roadblocked; demeaned and filibustered at every time he tries to do anything at all. I do understand that President Obama is a bit on the weak side , but all this grandiose (1) style litigation is not helping our national image . Obama has slammed the move as a political stunt, egging Republicans on with the quip "so sue me" during a speech in early July. “They’re mad because I’m doing my job,” Obama said on Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to instead take action on closing tax loopholes and pass new laws he said will spur job creation. (3) .The House backed the lawsuit resolution on a vote of 225-201, with all Democrats opposed. The Republicans are about to shoot themselves in the foot....AGAIN. Now they are about suing the president and pushing for impeachment, though there is no impeachable offense, and the Senate would toss out whatever the House comes up with. Unreal.
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(1) This kinda of litigation is a bit frivolous.According to The Hill, Jones said, “Why not impeach instead of wasting $1 million to $2 million of the taxpayers’ money? … If you’re serious about this, use what the founders of the Constitution gave us.” (2). House Speaker John Boehner and many other leading members of the GOP, however, have opposed the possibility of impeachment, calling it a political misstep. The lawsuit is viewed as an alternative that would appease the GOP’s base without alienating more moderate voters. In 1998, the failed Republican attempt to remove President Clinton from office redounded to the political benefit of Democrats. Impeachment proceedings likely would have the same effect this time, especially with the success that Democratic campaigns have had fundraising off of the specter of impeachment in recent weeks. And with 67 votes required in the Democratic-controlled Senate to convict Obama and remove him from office, successful impeachment proceedings may be impossible. (Even if Obama were somehow removed from office, conservatives probably wouldn’t be thrilled at the prospect of a President Biden). (3). Exactly one handful of the 233 Republican members of the House voted against suing President Obama on Thursday. Reps. Paul Broun (Ga.), Steve Stockman (Texas), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Scott Garrett (N.J.) and Walter Jones (N.C.) all broke ranks with Speaker John Boehner's bid to take Obama to court over his implementation of the Affordable Care Act. (4). Right after Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) vehemently denied that he was gunning for impeachment with his lawsuit against the President, Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) insisted that Boehner should stop the “theater”, calling his lawsuit a “show” that will waste millions of taxpayer funds.