Posted: 11/21/14 14:06
by Dave Mindeman
House Republicans had a swift reaction to Obama's executive order on immigration....
They filed a lawsuit - on his actions on healthcare?
Boehner has been shopping this lawsuit idea for months and I guess he finally found a lawyer (Jonathan Turley) willing to do it. But this lawsuit is being pursued based on what Obama has NOT done on the health care law. And has nothing to do with executive action on immigration.
Is Congress really so broken that they can't even get their lawsuits figured out? This suit will fail and even if they do bring up one on immigration, that will fail as well. Obama isn't doing something revolutionary. He is doing what past Presidents have always done...and he is actually doing less of it than most. Executive orders are one means of executing laws in the best manner possible. And Obama is doing just that on health care and immigration.
If Boehner wants to stop Obama, he has a very clear Constitutional remedy. PASS A DAMN LAW! Instead of not doing anything and having sessions about once every other week, PASS A DAMN LAW!
In regards to immigration, you already have the bipartisan Senate bill sitting on your desk. All you have to do is move it to the floor. It will pass - maybe with more Democrats than Republicans - but it will pass.
And if you do that, immigration can be taken off the table as a divisive topic. Families can make plans for the future. And we can all get back to the business of governing.
But, Speaker Boehner won't do that will he? He can't. Because he has too many negative voices speaking much too loud.
It would take some political courage but the answer is right there on his desk. PASS THE DAMN BILL!