Weeping Cheeto John Boehner wants to sue President Obama for exercising his powers as President. When asked if he was planning to sue, Boehner confirmed on Wednesday that he, indeed, was planning to take the President to court over his use of executive actions.
“I am,” Boehner said at a news conference, “You know the constitution makes it clear that the president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws and in my view the President has not faithfully executed the laws.”
Boehner denied that this completely asinine move had anything to do with riling up the anti-Obama crowd ahead of midterm elections. “This is about defending the institution in which we serve. If you look back over the past 235 years of our history there’s been movement between the inherent powers of the executive branch vs the inherent powers of the legislative branch and what we’ve seen clearly over the past 5 years is an effort to erode the power of the legislative branch,” he told CNN.
Boehner and other wingnuts feel that President Obama is using executive powers to sidestep the legislative process to perform such atrocious actions as adjust the minimum wage for federal employees and employees of federal contractors, ease student loan debt, and prevent discrimination against the LGBT community.
While Republicans tout his 180 issuances of executive orders as proof of corruption, they ignore that George W. Bush issued nearly 300 during his Presidency. Ronald Reagan issued 381 executive orders. In fact, so far, President Obama has issued fewer executive orders than any President since the Carter administration, with the exception of George H.W. Bush.
“President Obama issues an executive order, on average, about every 11 days. President George W. Bush issued them every 10 days. President Reagan issued about one a week. President Carter issued more than one every five days,” John Hudak, a Brookings fellow in governance studies, explained.
Any challenge to the authority granted to the President by the Constitution and, ironically, Congress, will likely be a lengthy legal battle that will, like the Benghazi and IRS hearings, be a complete waste of time and taxpayer money.