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Obama to Republicans: 'So sue me'

Posted by on Jul. 2, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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Obama to Republicans: 'So sue me'

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(CNN) – President Barack Obama dared Republicans to follow through on their threats to bring a lawsuit against his administration over his use of executive action.

"Middle-class families can’t wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff. So sue me," Obama said Tuesday at an event in Washington.

"As long as they’re doing nothing, I’m not going to apologize for trying to do something."

Obama’s defiant attitude comes as House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, plans to propose legislation that could bring a lawsuit against him for implementing executive actions that the GOP contends amounts to a breach of his constitutional power by side-stepping the legislative process.

Obama: Boehner's lawsuit is 'a stunt'

Recently, Obama has ramped up his use of executive authority as a way to bypass a deeply divided Congress, avoiding inaction on issues the White House has made hallmarks of the President's second term agenda.

On Monday, Obama said he would start "a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress."

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At Tuesday's event, Obama continued to harp on congressional Republicans to pass legislation - this time pushing them to invest in transportation.

Standing in front of Key Bridge, which connects the city's Georgetown-area to Virginia, Obama continued his stepped-up rhetoric hammering Republican for obstructing action in Washington.

A fundraising first for Obama

Obama proposed a long-term highway construction bill earlier this year that he says would spur job growth.

"It’s not crazy, it’s not socialism," Obama said of his transportation proposal. "It’s not the imperial presidency - no laws are broken. We’re just building roads and bridges like we’ve been doing for the last, I don’t know, 50, 100 years. But so far, House Republicans have refused to act on this idea."

 

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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 11:56 AM

 

littlemoments99
by Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 11:59 AM
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He is super immature and not a leader. It's not his job to create and interpret laws. His job is to work with both sides and enforce the laws we already have. No matter how tough it is. Stop whining when every little thing does not go your way, you are not king, Mr. Obama. 

mehamil1
by Platinum Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 12:12 PM
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Cause this went so well for Republicans last time they sued. 

jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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I love the response.

This is like some kind of GOP party trick.  Most obstructionist do-nothing congress in history, and now they have time to sue?

It's all about churning up the base, people...

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 12:15 PM
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 Obama enforces laws?

Stop acting like a King?

eye rolling

Quoting littlemoments99:

He is super immature and not a leader. It's not his job to create and interpret laws. His job is to work with both sides and enforce the laws we already have. No matter how tough it is. Stop whining when every little thing does not go your way, you are not king, Mr. Obama. 

 

littlemoments99
by Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 12:22 PM
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I said he should be enforcing the ones we already have, not creating new ones. That's not his job. 

And he does act like he's king. If you don't want to see that, that would be your problem

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Obama enforces laws?

Stop acting like a King?

eye rolling

Quoting littlemoments99:

He is super immature and not a leader. It's not his job to create and interpret laws. His job is to work with both sides and enforce the laws we already have. No matter how tough it is. Stop whining when every little thing does not go your way, you are not king, Mr. Obama. 

 


sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 12:53 PM

 You said his job was to enforce laws

His job is to work with both sides and enforce the laws we already have

Quoting littlemoments99:

I said he should be enforcing the ones we already have, not creating new ones. That's not his job. 

And he does act like he's king. If you don't want to see that, that would be your problem

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Obama enforces laws?

Stop acting like a King?

eye rolling

Quoting littlemoments99:

He is super immature and not a leader. It's not his job to create and interpret laws. His job is to work with both sides and enforce the laws we already have. No matter how tough it is. Stop whining when every little thing does not go your way, you are not king, Mr. Obama. 

 

 

 

VooDooB
by Platinum Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 12:54 PM
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SO looking forward to when this man-child is out of office.

Billiejeens
by Gold Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 12:57 PM
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The Supreme Court will rebuke him some more.

He has been shot down 9-0 how many times now?

Pretty bad when even crazy left Ginsburg says - Dude what the fuck?

meriana
by Platinum Member on Jul. 2, 2014 at 2:20 PM
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Quoting jaxTheMomm:

I love the response.

This is like some kind of GOP party trick.  Most obstructionist do-nothing congress in history, and now they have time to sue?

It's all about churning up the base, people...

It's almost funny. He has used Executive Authority less than any president in recent history, yet he's abusing his powers by side-stepping the legislative process? Maybe if the GOP would stop acting like spoiled brats and actually DO something besides attempting to block everything that isn't 100% the way THEY want it, Obama wouldn't need to use Executive Authority. Guess they were hoping he'd just sit back and do nothing like they have

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