Republican solutions: Sue Obama, for something, maybe
From the moment that House Speaker John Boehner announced his lawsuit against President Obama, it was obvious that it was a
principled stand against an imperial presidency on verge of becoming a dictatorship pathetic attempt to mollify loopy teapartiers who believe Republican congressional leaders are sellouts.
The fact that the lawsuit still hasn't been filed more four months after announcing it only confirms its pathetic nature, and now we're learning that it's even more pathetic yet, because Boehner can't seem to find a law firm willing to handle it, a fact that his office blames on Democrats:
“The litigation remains on track, but we are examining the possibility of forgoing outside counsel and handling the litigation directly through the House, rather than through law firms that are susceptible to political pressure from wealthy, Democratic-leaning clients,” [Boehner spokesman Kevin] Smith said.
That's pure baloney. The litigation never was on track, isn't on track, and Democrats aren't the reason they can't find a law firm to handle it. There are plenty of firms that don't lean Democratic and there are even firms that are Republican, but none of them are interested in handling the case because it's an obvious loser motivated by political considerations inside the House Republican Conference instead of sound legal theory.
But even if it were true that Democrats were blocking outside firms from taking the case, nothing stopped Boehner's office from handling it internally. The only reason they've taken this long is because even Boehner-land knows their case is a stinker.
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So now that it's been revealed that the emperor has no clothes, what is Boehner's next move? Turn it into an exercise in xenophobia
Boehner’s office also suggested the suit, which planned to challenge Obama’s failure to implement aspects of his health care reform law, could be broadened if Obama goes forward, as promised, with plans for executive action on immigration.
“We are also closely following what the administration does on executive amnesty, and the possible impact that could have on the litigation strategy,” Smith said.
The original lawsuit was supposed to be about Obamacare. Now they're talking about using it to force the Obama administration to accelerate deportations. To say these guys are chickens running around with their heads cut off would be polite.