President Obama isn’t caving in to the latest Republican Party sideshow of a threatened lawsuit over his executive orders. He called House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit threat a “stunt” and said he’s not going to apologize for being the president. It’s a sad day when even a Fox News host finds the threatened lawsuit a waste of time. Yeah, Neil Cavuto got in a shoutfest with wingnut Rep. Michele Bachmann earlier in the week.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News on Thursday, President Obama tossed the ball right back in John Boehner’s lap, saying he refuses to apologize for trying to get something done while they do nothing. I think Boehner and his colleagues fail to realize that the president has tools at his disposal, such as executive orders, that he can use in his authority as president.
Watch the interview:
John Boehner says, “We elected a President we didn’t elect a monarch or a king.” President Obama’s response to that comment was simply, “I’m not going to apologize for trying to do something while they’re doing nothing.” In short, Barack Obama is legally able to take some actions in his capacity as president and he’s not going to run from that just because Republicans are playing politics.
Obama added, “You notice that he didn’t specifically say what exactly he was objecting to.”
The fact is, John Boehner is certainly not credible, since he couldn’t even get his own bill passed in the House. So, threatening to sue the president for using executive orders is laughable and asinine, at best. This was nothing more than an attempt to intimidate Obama and he’s fighting back.
Obama was told John Boehner claimed the lawsuit was over him not faithfully executing the law. President Obama emphatically said, “the suit is a stunt.”
The Republican Party has spent the last six years trying to derail every move President Obama makes, no matter how small and trying to make it seem that the George W. Bush presidency was great for the country, with Iraq and Afghanistan now blamed on Obama. You know, Obama’s Iraq, Obama’s Afghanistan, Obama’s NSA, Obama’s IRS, Obama’s VA, Obama’s Monarchy, etc….
I guess the lawsuit stunt has started to backfire, thanks to a Do-Nothing Congress presided over by a Do-Nothing House Speaker. It has given the Democrats their biggest fundraising day of 2014.