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Pure political theater, specifically crafted for public consumption, just in time for election day...
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He's afraid of being "Cantored"
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Yep.....most likely that's the real motivation.
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater

Most likely, but I like the ring of it anyway.
 Quoting: Desert Fox


True.
It's a start in the right direction, but it reeks of saving his own ass.

If he REALLY cared, he would have done it long ago.
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LOL actually I think the "lawsuit" will actually happen because it will be a soap opera media storm and a meme-generator. It will all be theater of course.

Obama will walk away from it victorious, and people will be more polarized than ever, running to the voting booths and participating in the next (s)election fraud, where Hillary Clinton is already slated to win, LOL
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He's afraid of being "Cantored"
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Yep.....most likely that's the real motivation.
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater

Most likely, but I like the ring of it anyway.
 Quoting: Desert Fox


True.
It's a start in the right direction, but it reeks of saving his own ass.

If he REALLY cared, he would have done it long ago.
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Also dilutes the many scandals in the admin.
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Right after they are done golfing together?
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And planning their next luciferian move?

Idol1

Well, to be fair, they probably don't actually PLAN them - just carry them out.

Please pray for ALL the illuminuttie minions!
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LOL actually I think the "lawsuit" will actually happen because it will be a soap opera media storm and a meme-generator. It will all be theater of course.

Obama will walk away from it victorious, and people will be more polarized than ever, running to the voting booths and participating in the next (s)election fraud, where Hillary Clinton is already slated to win, LOL
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Yup. And Benghazi and IRS gate and all the other scandles will be put in the memory hole.
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Yep.....most likely that's the real motivation.
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Most likely, but I like the ring of it anyway.
 Quoting: Desert Fox


True.
It's a start in the right direction, but it reeks of saving his own ass.

If he REALLY cared, he would have done it long ago.
 Quoting: Useless Cookie Eater


Also dilutes the many scandals in the admin.
 Quoting: Desert Fox


This IRS scandal is going to go right to the top.
You only need ONE like that to get a bunch of these corrupt fascist scumbags thrown in prison....and Obama IMPEACHED.

November can't get here fast enough.
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WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner confirmed Wednesday that he intends to sue President Obama in the long-running dispute between the administration and congressional Republicans over the scope of the administration's executive authority to enforce laws.

"I am," Boehner told reporters, when asked if he was going to initiate a lawsuit. "The Constitution makes it clear that a president's job is to faithfully execute the laws. In my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws."

Boehner added: "Congress has its job to do and so does the president. And when there's conflicts like this between the legislative branch and the administrative branch, it's in my view our responsibility to stand up for this institution in which we serve."

Boehner can use his authority as speaker to convene the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, a five-member legal panel appointed by GOP and Democratic House leaders, but weighted towards the majority. BLAG has authority to direct the U.S. House Office of General Counsel, to participate in litigation and represent the U.S. House itself.

The House is expected to vote to move forward with a lawsuit next month.

SHIN THIS PIT!!
 Quoting: R.P. McMurphy


I'm sure he already had a meeting with and discussed this move with the kenyan clown.

they both know it will go nowhere as the SCOTUS will not hear cases based on separation of powers.

no standing..

they will be swilling fairy drinks together at the clubhouse next week after 18 holes..
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Why cant we all sue him? Just a thought.
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because they KNOW WE would have standing..

boner is beating us to the punch and stalling .. he is running interference for the kenyan.
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Who needs Netflix when we've got this show in Washington?
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Boehner announces things. He doesnt actually ever do anything he announces.

He is just a carnival barker.
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not anymore, everything is staring to unravel for Obummer cool2 I think things will happen soon
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Dont get me wrong now. I think it sounds great. i think a lot of things boehner has said sounds great. But he never gets them done. If you or i dont get shit done we say we are going to do we get fired right? I cant stand that we now live in a world where the more power you have the less responsible for your words and actions you become. That creates...well, it creates exactly the mess we find ourselves in. A world where the lower on the pole you are the more responsibility you have for the ones above you. It's ass backwards.

If he doesnt get it done he should be kicked square in his naked asshole with a pair of those pointy metal tipped cowboy boots for opening his dumb mouth again with another comment he cant make good on.
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May I make a quick suggestion....


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Why cant we all sue him? Just a thought.
tyrone1
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because they KNOW WE would have standing..

boner is beating us to the punch and stalling .. he is running interference for the kenyan.
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yea, now everyone screaming for impeachment of Obama admin. will have to shut up and we go through the Boner-Obama WWF controlled opposition circus act. And afterwards Obama will be officially cleared of all wrong-doing.
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YOU HAVE BEEN TRICKED AGAIN...

AND AGAIN...

AND AGAIN...

BOEHNER IS USING THIS AS LEVERAGE TO GET RE-ELECTED...

HE HAS ALREADY SAID IT WOULD COST TO MUCH MONEY!!!

WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO STAND UP...

AND STOP GETTING TRICKED...

STAND UP ON "THE TRUTH" ...

IS VICTORY OVER THIS CRAP!!!
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FINALLY! WILL THIS SETTLE IT? OR......

[link to www.cbsnews.com]
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No it won't.....its all.....

blahblah5
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more theater for the sheep to make it look like someone cares
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hesright
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Fucking weird, I remember when John Boehner was nobody running here in the small town of West Chester, yet now he's a national name attempting to impeach the president .
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FINALLY! WILL THIS SETTLE IT? OR......

[link to www.cbsnews.com]
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He made a statement today about being ready to continue his speaker-ship. I'm pretty sure he will say and do anything at this point to further his career.

It would be nice if they would actually do something with it! Only time will tell but I am thinking this is some sort of ploy to rally support for Republicans so they can remove any gumption that the TeaParty has or might gain nearing elections.
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DING! DING! DING! ^^^^^^^^^

ana...
after CANTOR GETTING 'RELIEVED' BONER KNOWS IF HE DOESN'T START TO LOOK LIKE HES DOING 'SOMETHING' - HE WILL BE THE NEXT TO GO!
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Believe i read or heard somewhere that the country has to provide representation (attorneys) for a setting president.

Why wouldn't they bring impeachment charges if anyone was going to do anything? Whole thing sounds like some very expensive overly ridicules side show..
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How can we ever vote for any Republican Presidential candidate,when no articles of Impeachment have not been filed over the infamous Berg(brain) trade.
I am going to vote third party no matter what!
Where is Rand Paul, Rubio, Ryan, and all the rest when Impeachment, not a lawsuit is deserved here?
There are no Democrat or Republican heroes on our side, it is disgusting. Vote third party and never vote who the T.V. tells you to.
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Makes sense to me.

Have to wait and see, but not with baited breath.
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I suspect this move is to temper the tea party/libertarian congressmen's calls for impeachment. Boehner is as much of a puppet as Obama so you'd best believe he's not serious about this. Probably buying Obama some time to finish carrying out their puppetmasters' agenda.
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So everyone can read it, here's Boehner's memo to the House in full:

M E M O
To: House Colleagues
From: Speaker Boehner
Re: [T]hat the Laws Be Faithfully Executed. . .”
Date: June 25, 2014

For years Americans have watched with concern as President Barack Obama has declined to faithfully execute the laws of our country – ignoring some statutes completely, selectively enforcing others, and at times, creating laws of his own.

Article II, Section III of the Constitution of the United States dictates that the president, as head of the Executive Branch of our government, “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” even if the president does not agree with the purpose of that law. Under the Constitutions separation of powers principle, only the Legislative Branch has the power to legislate.

On one matter after another during his presidency, President Obama has circumvented the Congress through executive action, creating his own laws and excusing himself from executing statutes he is sworn to enforce – at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the America people to stop him. On matters ranging from health care and energy to foreign policy and education, President Obama has repeatedly run an end-around on the American people and their elected legislators, straining the boundaries of the solemn oath he took on Inauguration Day.

Presidents have traditionally been granted a degree of latitude with respect to the enforcement of the law, and tension between the branches of our government is hardly new. But at various points in our history when the Executive Branch has attempted to claim for itself the ability to make law, the Legislative Branch has responded, and it is only through such responses that the balance of power envisioned by the Framers has been maintained.

President Obama’s aggressive unilateralism has significant implications for our system of government, and presents a clear challenge to our institution and its ability to effectively represent the people. If the current president can selectively enforce, change or create laws as he chooses with impunity, without the involvement of the Legislative Branch, his successors will be able to do the same. This shifts the balance of power decisively and dangerously in favor of the presidency, giving the president king-like authority at the expense of the American people and their elected legislators. It also has consequences for our economy and its ability to grow and create jobs.

It’s bad enough when Washington politicians force laws upon the people that make it difficult for private-sector employers to meet payrolls, invest in new initiatives and create jobs. It’s even worse when those same laws are arbitrarily enforced on the whims of the individual entrusted with the responsibility of carrying them out, adding uncertainty for private-sector job creators and families on top of the challenges they already face week-to-week.

Everywhere I go in America outside of Washington, D.C., I’m asked: when will the House stand up on behalf of the people to stop the encroachment of executive power under President Obama? We elected a president, Americans note; we didn’t elect a monarch or king.

Every Member of the People’s House took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. It is only through strong action by the House in response to provocative executive action by the Executive Branch in the past that the separation of powers intended by the Framers has been preserved. For the integrity of our laws and the sake of our country’s future, the House must act now.

I intend to bring to the floor in July legislation that would authorize the House of Representatives – through the House General Counsel and at the direction of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) – to
file suit in the coming weeks in an effort to compel the president to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country.

The legislation would follow regular order and be considered by the Rules Committee following its introduction, prior to its consideration by the full House. Under our system of government, the Judicial Branch has the power to resolve disputes between the Executive and Legislative Branches. When there is a failure on the part of the president to faithfully execute the law, the House has the authority to challenge this failure in the Judicial Branch by filing suit in Federal Court in situations in which:

• There is no one else who can challenge the president’s failure, and harm is being done to the general welfare and trust in faithful execution of our laws;
• There is no legislative remedy; and
• There is explicit House authorization for the lawsuit, through a vote authorizing the litigation against the president’s failure.

I believe the House must act as an institution to defend the constitutional principles at stake and to protect our system of government and our economy from continued executive abuse.

The president has an obligation to faithfully execute the laws of our country. When this legislation is introduced in the coming weeks, I ask that you review it and join me in supporting it when it goes before the House.

###

Now, you know, I fucking hate that I've become so cynical because I'd really like to be jumping up and down (with relief and happiness) over this memo. However, like most everyone here, I've never trusted Boehner so my immediate reaction is that this is over-the-top too good to be true. I find it suspicious simply because it says everything that we'd say if we could write a letter to the House and, I'm sorry, but that just never happens.

So, having said that, this memo has to mean only one of two things:

1. that we've all been completely wrong about Boehner - and I mean really wrong or...

2. TPTB know exactly what we're thinking and orchestrated this memo to make us think that there are actually people in the government working on our behalf, whereby temporarily shutting us up so they can get on with planning our demise

Thoughts anyone?

btw...here's link to memo: [link to big.assets.huffingtonpost.com]

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GOP wastes more of our tax dollars. Nice work Bonner.obama9
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Right after they are done golfing together?
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FINALLY! WILL THIS SETTLE IT? OR......

[link to www.cbsnews.com]
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Holy cow.
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Dude Boehner is just some overly tan white cracker trying to be cool with the Obama haters.

This shit will crash and burn. The lawsuit docs will go "missing", everyone will change their support because of "negotiations", and drones will wipe out the deep part of Boehner's pool, ruining his 7PM daily swim.

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So everyone can read it, here's Boehner's memo to the House in full:

M E M O
To: House Colleagues
From: Speaker Boehner
Re: [T]hat the Laws Be Faithfully Executed. . .”
Date: June 25, 2014

For years Americans have watched with concern as President Barack Obama has declined to faithfully execute the laws of our country – ignoring some statutes completely, selectively enforcing others, and at times, creating laws of his own.

Article II, Section III of the Constitution of the United States dictates that the president, as head of the Executive Branch of our government, “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” even if the president does not agree with the purpose of that law. Under the Constitutions separation of powers principle, only the Legislative Branch has the power to legislate.

On one matter after another during his presidency, President Obama has circumvented the Congress through executive action, creating his own laws and excusing himself from executing statutes he is sworn to enforce – at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the America people to stop him. On matters ranging from health care and energy to foreign policy and education, President Obama has repeatedly run an end-around on the American people and their elected legislators, straining the boundaries of the solemn oath he took on Inauguration Day.

Presidents have traditionally been granted a degree of latitude with respect to the enforcement of the law, and tension between the branches of our government is hardly new. But at various points in our history when the Executive Branch has attempted to claim for itself the ability to make law, the Legislative Branch has responded, and it is only through such responses that the balance of power envisioned by the Framers has been maintained.

President Obama’s aggressive unilateralism has significant implications for our system of government, and presents a clear challenge to our institution and its ability to effectively represent the people. If the current president can selectively enforce, change or create laws as he chooses with impunity, without the involvement of the Legislative Branch, his successors will be able to do the same. This shifts the balance of power decisively and dangerously in favor of the presidency, giving the president king-like authority at the expense of the American people and their elected legislators. It also has consequences for our economy and its ability to grow and create jobs.

It’s bad enough when Washington politicians force laws upon the people that make it difficult for private-sector employers to meet payrolls, invest in new initiatives and create jobs. It’s even worse when those same laws are arbitrarily enforced on the whims of the individual entrusted with the responsibility of carrying them out, adding uncertainty for private-sector job creators and families on top of the challenges they already face week-to-week.

Everywhere I go in America outside of Washington, D.C., I’m asked: when will the House stand up on behalf of the people to stop the encroachment of executive power under President Obama? We elected a president, Americans note; we didn’t elect a monarch or king.

Every Member of the People’s House took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. It is only through strong action by the House in response to provocative executive action by the Executive Branch in the past that the separation of powers intended by the Framers has been preserved. For the integrity of our laws and the sake of our country’s future, the House must act now.

I intend to bring to the floor in July legislation that would authorize the House of Representatives – through the House General Counsel and at the direction of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) – to
file suit in the coming weeks in an effort to compel the president to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country.

The legislation would follow regular order and be considered by the Rules Committee following its introduction, prior to its consideration by the full House. Under our system of government, the Judicial Branch has the power to resolve disputes between the Executive and Legislative Branches. When there is a failure on the part of the president to faithfully execute the law, the House has the authority to challenge this failure in the Judicial Branch by filing suit in Federal Court in situations in which:

• There is no one else who can challenge the president’s failure, and harm is being done to the general welfare and trust in faithful execution of our laws;
• There is no legislative remedy; and
• There is explicit House authorization for the lawsuit, through a vote authorizing the litigation against the president’s failure.

I believe the House must act as an institution to defend the constitutional principles at stake and to protect our system of government and our economy from continued executive abuse.

The president has an obligation to faithfully execute the laws of our country. When this legislation is introduced in the coming weeks, I ask that you review it and join me in supporting it when it goes before the House.

###

Now, you know, I fucking hate that I've become so cynical because I'd really like to be jumping up and down (with relief and happiness) over this memo. However, like most everyone here, I've never trusted Boehner so my immediate reaction is that this is over-the-top too good to be true. I find it suspicious simply because it says everything that we'd say if we could write a letter to the House and, I'm sorry, but that just never happens.

So, having said that, this memo has to mean only one of two things:

1. that we've all been completely wrong about Boehner - and I mean really wrong or...

2. TPTB know exactly what we're thinking and orchestrated this memo to make us think that there are actually people in the government working on our behalf, whereby temporarily shutting us up so they can get on with planning our demise

Thoughts anyone?

btw...here's link to memo: [link to big.assets.huffingtonpost.com]
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believe #2 pretty much sums it up..
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John Boehner..Republican?..conservative.. Really?

What a slimy fucker! Fuck Him! FUCK THEM ALL!!!

Throw his corrupt ass out!! IF your going to vote...throw them fuckers out!!...All of them. Lets start from scratch...maybe that way WE at least have a chance some of them idealistic fuckers will stay together and do the right thing for our country and the fucking world!!!

I have a better idea....FUCK voting. How about YOU are selected at random to be a representative or a Congressman or Senator. ITS your civic duty to serve...even if you hate it...so what! Term..2 years!

Psychopaths begone!! NO more of those pricks running the show...BANKSTERS...Bye Bye!!!! See ya later you greedy fuckers!!!!!

Free at last, Free at last!!!
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How can we ever vote for any Republican Presidential candidate,when no articles of Impeachment have not been filed over the infamous Berg(brain) trade.
I am going to vote third party no matter what!
Where is Rand Paul, Rubio, Ryan, and all the rest when Impeachment, not a lawsuit is deserved here?
There are no Democrat or Republican heroes on our side, it is disgusting. Vote third party and never vote who the T.V. tells you to.
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So,Why isn't the 3rd party creating waves? Can they be trusted any more than any other.

At this point in life - no politician can be trusted - that is unless they have been (and they haven't) willing to speak up and speak up LOUDLY against this tyrannical govt.!

3rd party wants the perks as much as the rest of the govt. cocksuckers.
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So everyone can read it, here's Boehner's memo to the House in full:

M E M O
To: House Colleagues
From: Speaker Boehner
Re: [T]hat the Laws Be Faithfully Executed. . .”
Date: June 25, 2014

For years Americans have watched with concern as President Barack Obama has declined to faithfully execute the laws of our country – ignoring some statutes completely, selectively enforcing others, and at times, creating laws of his own.

Article II, Section III of the Constitution of the United States dictates that the president, as head of the Executive Branch of our government, “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” even if the president does not agree with the purpose of that law. Under the Constitutions separation of powers principle, only the Legislative Branch has the power to legislate.

On one matter after another during his presidency, President Obama has circumvented the Congress through executive action, creating his own laws and excusing himself from executing statutes he is sworn to enforce – at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the America people to stop him. On matters ranging from health care and energy to foreign policy and education, President Obama has repeatedly run an end-around on the American people and their elected legislators, straining the boundaries of the solemn oath he took on Inauguration Day.

Presidents have traditionally been granted a degree of latitude with respect to the enforcement of the law, and tension between the branches of our government is hardly new. But at various points in our history when the Executive Branch has attempted to claim for itself the ability to make law, the Legislative Branch has responded, and it is only through such responses that the balance of power envisioned by the Framers has been maintained.

President Obama’s aggressive unilateralism has significant implications for our system of government, and presents a clear challenge to our institution and its ability to effectively represent the people. If the current president can selectively enforce, change or create laws as he chooses with impunity, without the involvement of the Legislative Branch, his successors will be able to do the same. This shifts the balance of power decisively and dangerously in favor of the presidency, giving the president king-like authority at the expense of the American people and their elected legislators. It also has consequences for our economy and its ability to grow and create jobs.

It’s bad enough when Washington politicians force laws upon the people that make it difficult for private-sector employers to meet payrolls, invest in new initiatives and create jobs. It’s even worse when those same laws are arbitrarily enforced on the whims of the individual entrusted with the responsibility of carrying them out, adding uncertainty for private-sector job creators and families on top of the challenges they already face week-to-week.

Everywhere I go in America outside of Washington, D.C., I’m asked: when will the House stand up on behalf of the people to stop the encroachment of executive power under President Obama? We elected a president, Americans note; we didn’t elect a monarch or king.

Every Member of the People’s House took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. It is only through strong action by the House in response to provocative executive action by the Executive Branch in the past that the separation of powers intended by the Framers has been preserved. For the integrity of our laws and the sake of our country’s future, the House must act now.

I intend to bring to the floor in July legislation that would authorize the House of Representatives – through the House General Counsel and at the direction of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) – to
file suit in the coming weeks in an effort to compel the president to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country.

The legislation would follow regular order and be considered by the Rules Committee following its introduction, prior to its consideration by the full House. Under our system of government, the Judicial Branch has the power to resolve disputes between the Executive and Legislative Branches. When there is a failure on the part of the president to faithfully execute the law, the House has the authority to challenge this failure in the Judicial Branch by filing suit in Federal Court in situations in which:

• There is no one else who can challenge the president’s failure, and harm is being done to the general welfare and trust in faithful execution of our laws;
• There is no legislative remedy; and
• There is explicit House authorization for the lawsuit, through a vote authorizing the litigation against the president’s failure.

I believe the House must act as an institution to defend the constitutional principles at stake and to protect our system of government and our economy from continued executive abuse.

The president has an obligation to faithfully execute the laws of our country. When this legislation is introduced in the coming weeks, I ask that you review it and join me in supporting it when it goes before the House.

###

Now, you know, I fucking hate that I've become so cynical because I'd really like to be jumping up and down (with relief and happiness) over this memo. However, like most everyone here, I've never trusted Boehner so my immediate reaction is that this is over-the-top too good to be true. I find it suspicious simply because it says everything that we'd say if we could write a letter to the House and, I'm sorry, but that just never happens.

So, having said that, this memo has to mean only one of two things:

1. that we've all been completely wrong about Boehner - and I mean really wrong or...

2. TPTB know exactly what we're thinking and orchestrated this memo to make us think that there are actually people in the government working on our behalf, whereby temporarily shutting us up so they can get on with planning our demise

Thoughts anyone?

btw...here's link to memo: [link to big.assets.huffingtonpost.com]
 Quoting: thepatrioticgirl


believe #2 pretty much sums it up..
 Quoting: ceawaves


Yeah, I was afraid of that. Too bad, I really wanted to believe.
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