Now John Boehner is laying out his case for suing the President. What he objects to is what he feels is excessive use of "executive action". He says it circumvents both the American people and their elected representatives.
Well, Mr. Speaker, the American people elected those representatives to DO something, to act. And so far what have they done? Practically NOTHING!
Barack Obama didn't run for his job just to sit in a fancy mansion on our dime and twiddle his thumbs. At least he's trying to do his job.
The real problem is the system itself. It has become so dysfunctional that it forces the person at the top to strike out in desperation. If laws have been broken, then maybe a lawsuit is the only way to find out and deliver appropriate punishment.
This is nothing new. Remember FDR trying to "pack" the Supreme Court? Or Harry Truman railing about the "do-nothing Congress".
It is time for some "outside the box" (or, in this case, outside the beltway) thinking to find a solution to this mess.
There are groups out there like No Labels and Lawrence Lessig's Mayday USA who are working on such ideas. They need to be encouraged.
In the end, the people are the government. Maybe Pogo was right. "We have met the enemy and he is us".