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Too Clever By Half: Cryin’ John Pulls Another Boehner

19 November 2014 @ 20:58

Speaker Of The Souse, er, House, John Boehner thinks he’s being quite clever in hiring Leftist Attorney Professor Jonathan Turley as Chief Counsel in the suit he plans to file [and has been planning to file for months] against El Presidente Baracko Husseinez j Lopez Cara de Tiron Antonio de Gatito Marfa Alinsky Debil Tonto de Santa Obamanna

Andrew McCarthy points out what a Boehner-head move this is [worth quoting in full]:

I am with Powerline’s Paul Mirengoff on the too-clever-by-half choice by Speaker Boehner to retain leftwing law professor Jonathan Turley as counsel in the House’s long-delayed lawsuit against President Obama. In the end, I don’t think it will matter. As Paul points out, judges tend to decide cases based on the merits. When they don’t, their own political leanings matter a lot more than those of the lawyers for the parties.

Moreover, as I’ve opined, the lawsuit is frivolous: The Framers gave Congress its own powers to deal with a rogue president and would have been appalled at the thought of the powerful first branch asking the “least dangerous” third branch to do its heavy lifting. Moreover, as I recounted in Faithless Execution, Obama pays no more attention to court decisions against him than to statutes he dislikes. Since judges have no power to execute their rulings (they need the executive branch for that) a decision against Obama would have no effect – which makes it even less likely that a judge would agree to hear the case, in which the House already faces a daunting challenge to establishing legal standing to sue. (And by the way, that standing challenge now includes not only the fact that courts are not meant to resolve these policy disputes between the political branches, but the problem of mootness: Boehner talked a big game on the lawsuit but has waited so long to file it that many of the president’s Obamacare “waivers” that the suit was to target are about to lapse.)

John-Boehner-LimpBut even if we indulge the dubious assumptions that a court will take the case and could give a rat’s rump about the politics of the lawyers, the relevant fact about Professor Turley is not that he is a liberal taking a principled stand against a Democratic president’s lawlessness. It is, as Paul notes, that he is an extreme opponent of executive power, even in areas where the president has broad inherent authority. So if a judge bothered to weigh Turley’s politics, he would either discount the professor’s advocacy as the product of excessive skepticism about presidential action; or adopt Turley’s theories and issue a ruling that hampers future Republican presidents in matters of foreign affairs and national security.

That is the problem with political stunts like the lawsuit. They don’t have real upside but they’re not always harmless.

So…once again, this fool from Ohio wine [‘whine’?] country shows what an absolute amateur he is, what an incompetent putz.

Dipsomania is a horrible affliction, kids.

  1. Ernst Schreiber permalink
    19 November 2014 @ 22:11 22:11

    I think I’d like a tumescent Boehner rather less. . . .

    • 19 November 2014 @ 23:34 23:34

      But he is that too, to a certain extent – is he not?

  2. 20 November 2014 @ 01:15 01:15

    i have no problem with people disagreeing w/ Boehner but i don’t believe these accusations about drinking are necessary. There isn’t a lick of proof to substantiate the accusation.Something the left would do.

    • thecampofthesaints permalink
      20 November 2014 @ 07:10 07:10

      My source for Boehner’s excessive drinking is Mark Levin.

      Many Speakers, for some reason, have been drunks.

      On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 1:15 AM, The Camp Of The Saints wrote:


  3. 20 November 2014 @ 01:16 01:16

    never give the left ammo. They stand back and let us shoot our own.Don’t participate.

  4. 20 November 2014 @ 02:42 02:42

    They have to have this MFer by the balls somehow….him and Roberts both….

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