My initial reaction to a congressional lawsuit of the president was negative. To me it was just so much nonsense.
With Speaker John Boehner and his pied piper followers come a high level of suspicion about motive. However, when I watched the President’s rude, childish, and disrespectful response I acquiesced to give the whole thing another look-see. I don’t think my mind has changed, but something has been solidified.
First, there is sufficient cause to impeach Obama. That is no longer a matter of dispute. Barack Obama should be impeached in the House of Representative and convicted by the Senate, and consequently removed from office. That is a foregone conclusion beyond rational debate. That is what I believe the House should do.
I also understand why the House has dillidallied around. The US Senate, under the leadership of Harry Reid, would not do the correct thing of convicting Obama even if he were caught burning the original Declaration of Independence. Reid and his renegades would explain it away as an accident. Thus, a House impeachment achieves nothing when the character of the senate is also equivalent to nothing.
The House has been mildly patient in holding off with any impeach…at least until after the November elections when they will know if a bunch of Republican candidates have been able to avoid snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. If Republicans take control of the senate, then the Republican House could have impeachment completed and ready for the new senators to act on by their first day in office. Joe Biden who has demonstrated mental unfitness for office could be gone by March 15, 2015. I am not advocating that, because that would leave us with John Boehner, who would spend as much time in tanning salons as Obama spends golfing.
But impeach is a good option to be rid of the American embarrassment called Barack Obama.
The lawsuit business is a different matter.
The lawsuit of the president is to place in the hands of Supreme Court the decision which Congress should be making. The lawsuit is about an official declaration by the Supreme Court that the president’s powers are limited. Congress, lacking the will to act as affirmatively as several presidents have, is willing to place the Constitutional design of the federal government at risk.
Congress wants SCOTUS to say what they are unwilling to say, “Mr. President, stop the executive orders or we will stop the funding.” It is not, has not, and never should be the place of the president to issues executive orders. He should only take executive action…WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF APPROVED LEGISLATION AND BUDGETS!
No lawsuit or decision by the Supreme Court will ever alter that basic reality. Congress must act affirmatively to direct the president through legislation, or remove him from office. No other body, not even the voters, can change that FACT of life.
That Is The Way I See It.