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Published: Tuesday, July 1 2014 1:37 p.m. MDT

Updated: Tuesday, July 1 2014 1:37 p.m. MDT

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patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

...I would rather just impeach the man

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Yeah "Conservatives."

. . . So sue him.

Or is all this just a bunch of talk that can't be backed up?

Brio
Alpine, UT

Yes, GaryO... most of Obama's offers is talk that can't be backed up.

Within a few days of having the Supreme Court decide that Obama is over-reaching with his use of Executive Orders, he's announces he is actually going to expand their use, instead of reigning them in, as he legally should do.

But hey, doing things illegally has never been an impediment to this president before. He throws tantrums and blames everyone else but himself on a regular basis when things don't go his way.
He needs to learn the art of compromising, like Reagan and Clinton did. By doing so, they were able to get a lot of things done with bipartisan support and action. This man creates complete gridlock by refusing to compromise whatsoever with the other side, then blames everyone but himself.

The Republican philosophy has been two-fold:
- If the President won't work with them, they won't work with him.
In other-words, turnaround is fair play.
- The country is better off keeping the President from doing anything, than lettinghim do bad things.
In other words, there are times when no action is better than wrong action.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey Brio -

"... most of Obama's offers is talk that can't be backed up . . ."

I was not referring to Obama. I am referring to Boehner and the Republicans in Congress . . . A ridiculous leader of a ridiculous party with another ridiculous proposal.

There is NO established procedure by which the House of Representatives can sue a sitting president.

The only way they could possibly sue Obama is to first change the law. And the only way to do that is to pass a bill in the House and have it passed by the Senate with its Democratic majority and then have it signed by Obama.

And that would NEVER happen.

So yes, the Republicans in Congress are just spewing more hot air they cannot back up with action.

So what we have here is more talk and NO action . . . Republican Standard Operating Procedure in other words.

Richie
Saint George, UT

I just finished reading a book entitled "Blood Feud". It shows how inept President Obama is and how he relies on Valerie Jarret. Every time he opens his mouth he is campaigning and not leading. Its scary. I hope the Republicans quit their internal bickering and impeach him after November. They must get control of the Senate. If we can't legally get rid of him now, we will probably become a third rate power like France.

Objectified
Richfield, UT

@ GaryO:

You wrote that the only way to change a law "is to pass a bill in the House and have it passed by the Senate."

That's interesting. Obama doesn't agree with you. He does it all the time by himself... without action from the House or the Senate. In fact, he's made a regular habit of making or changing laws without any action at all from Congress. He acts like an intransigent power unto himself. The very definition of a dictator, though he thinks he's a tutelary.

Obama can never expect, nor will he obtain any cooperation from Republicans as long as he continues to taunt them... just as the title of article states.

And so the illegal misuse of executive power mandates continues.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"And exactly what would you impeach him on? Because of your hatred of him? Because you're not happy?"

Ummmmmm... Is this a rhetorical question? He blatantly said he will take over Congress' job if they don't comply with his demands. He is in direct violation of the Constitution! Why even have a Congress if the president just does his own thing and makes his own laws and ignores whatever laws Congress passes?

Obama has declared war on the constitution and people are actually backing him up. Unbelievable.

Brio
Alpine, UT

@ Steamroller:

There are a number of grounds that Obama could be impeached on. A few are...

- Misuse of executive powers... especially concerning Executive Orders.
- Not adhering to the Constitution when he chooses not to obey laws not to his liking. He can't legally make those choices. He took a solemn oath to uphold all laws of the United States of America when he became President. He hasn't.
- A case could even be made for dereliction of duty. But that would take several pages to properly explain.

Like you said, his poll numbers might then go up. Actually, that's about the only direction they could go, seeing that his poll number popularity is currently at an all-time low.

Baccus0902
Leesburg, VA

Fascinating to read so much venom against President Obama.

President Obama would prefer to govern with Congress. Congress would prefer Obama didn't exist.
Not a marriage made in heaven.

President Obama was elected to a second term by the people of the United States. He had a clear platform he is trying to implement.

I may understand Republicans hate for the President of the United States. What I cannot understand is that because of their hate they are willing to sacrifice the country in the process.

Hopefully in November Democrats will keep the Senate and win the House.

I love the Tea Party and their intransigence. I love Boehner and his lack of personality.
I think I love the act Republicans are putting on display. Keep it up!!!

antodav
TAMPA, FL

Maybe somebody will, considering that what he's doing is illegal.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Another childish Obama temper tantrum disguised by him as "leadership".

Sourdough
Salt Lake City, UT

Having read all of the comments with interest, I have one question for those who support President Obama and call others haters because they disagree with what he is doing. That question is doesn't what President Obama is doing bypassing Congress bother you at all?

David
Centerville, UT

Baccus,

Americans have given us divided government. Sure, Obama won the presidency. But Republicans have the House. In order to move any legislation along, you must compromise. This president has never been inclined to compromise, though he talks a good talk. Republicans have realized that they cannot negotiate with the president as he is not an honest partner. It is better to get nothing done that to damage the country the way Obama intends.

Impeach the president for acting unconstitutionally and give a reset to our politics, our government and our nation.

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

For once BO should try to find some middle ground. But no......no desire to build anything but his own ego. Stop blaming the G.O.P... this president is only concerned with his far left agenda. No consensus-building bone in his body.

dawgdeelux
saratoga springs, UT

Where are the Republican? Where is the outrage? Where is the Hatch where is Lee? Do they all agree with the President?

Baccus0902
Leesburg, VA

David,

It is strange. We are looking at the same situation and yet we see different things. The House that is dominated by Republicans are the ones who say... NO! before the President opens his mouth.

Many of you are talking of impeachment and other penalties against the President of the United States. Are you telling me that your party could do all those things but is choosing not to do it?

If that were the case the Republican Party is failing you. Don't you agree?

In the other hand...may be all this talk about Imperial presidency, impeachment, is just that....Talk! Fuel to keep the masses going.

Karen R.
Houston, TX

@ Sourdough

Isn't a better question: What exactly does Congress work on every day? They're certainly not passing any substantive legislation that addresses the nation's problems. It seems to me they exist merely to react to each other and to the President, doing what is being done on this board:

"It's all your fault!"
"Uh-huh. It's all your fault!"
"Yeah, but you did this!"
"Well, you did this first!"

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict, American style. Great.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

Liberals have lots of temper tantrums when they don't get what they want, and then blame others for the inept results of the policies they had temper tantrums to get.

high school fan
Huntington, UT

As far as actually working, the House has passed many bills but Harry Reid's senate will not take up any of them. Harry has no need to do anything and when the Democrats controlled everything why didn't they make all these changes.
Doing nothing is not a bad thing.

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

Impeach him.......the scotus backs the idea 9-0!

His activism will get him impeached constitutionally!

The guy thinks he is Bill Ayers and can get away with murder!

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