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'So sue me': Obama vows to act alone, taunts Republicans

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  • shesaidohkay Utopia, UT
    July 5, 2014 12:36 p.m.

    If there were grounds for impeachment he WOULD have been. Fox News is not a court of law. Self admittedly they entertain their audience, red faced and mouths foaming. I agree with Obama- "if you won't do your job then I will". Somebody has to be the grownup in the room. This congress has accomplished NOTHING but whine and try to set the house on fire. Pathetic.

  • Jimmytheliberal Salt Lake City, UT
    July 4, 2014 1:00 p.m.

    What a complete nonsensical title for this article! Anyone with a working brain understands this is all just more political fluff from the right. Don't believe me? Google what the President would have to do in order to make this happen then get back to me. In the meantime our President has a country to run and two years left on his second term!

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    July 4, 2014 8:20 a.m.

    "The GOP are worthy of taunting. They are doing NOTHING to help the president."

    You are right, SharpHooks. They are doing nothing to help the president, but EVERYTHING to help this nation.

    Whose side are you on? Obama's? Or America's?

  • SharpHooks Sandy, UT
    July 3, 2014 10:38 a.m.

    The GOP are worthy of taunting. They are doing NOTHING to help the president.
    What are they going to do when Hillary Clinton is elected our NEXT president? For 2 terms?

  • Light and Liberty St. George/Washington, UT
    July 2, 2014 11:18 p.m.

    Go see the documentary "America" if you want to be reminded of what America truly means. obama's Ametica has left his own culture, along with the rest of America's poor, worse off. Even the left knows that America is more divided than ever, but instead of finding a way to make things better, a sign of real leadership, he is blaming the other party. He would be much better off as a divorce attorney because he could always find numerous reasons for the reason why a divorce is essential, rather than looking for ways to bring parties once riven apart, together again, the real purpose of an attorney! He just needs to go away. I am certain that even Hollywood is growing tired and wanting a fresh new face to exalt!

  • David Centerville, UT
    July 2, 2014 10:32 p.m.

    Baccus,

    House Republicans have tried to deal with immigration, but the president refuses. House Republicans have voted on the Keystone pipeline. House Republicans have passed a federal budget every year of Obama's presidency, but the Senate has failed to follow, and the president's budgets have failed to receive a single Democratic vote (Obama's budgets are a joke and a sham). House Republicans have voted to balance the federal budget, and to deal with our national debt. They voted to eliminate the Obamacare benefits that Congress receives. They voted to get rid of Obamacare. They have proposed restructuring entitlement programs to ensure their viability for years to come. They have proposed restructuring income taxes to spread the tax base. All of this has been opposed by the Senate Democrats and Obama.

    Democrats are pushing for weak immigration, free birth control, expanding entitlements, and things that Republicans truthfully disagree with. Compromise would be possible if Democrats were serious. But the president said Republicans can come along for the ride, but they'll have to sit in the back of the bus. No compromise there.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 2, 2014 1:09 p.m.

    Bacchus0902,

    BO would rather govern with congress – as long as they rubber stamp his proposals – remember, he told them could come along if they wanted, but they would have to ride in the back of the bus.

    Those same voters who mistakenly re-elected BO also elected the Congress that opposes BO’s wrong-headed ideas.

    Did you see today’s Quinnipiac University survey, showing BO as the worst president since WWII? That poll shows voters now think Romney would have been better

    BO had a clear platform? HAHAHAHAHA.

    Republicans hate what BO is trying to do this nation. Sorry you see that as personal.

    Karen R,
    The HOUSE passes legislation – that is what they do, they work on it every day. reid’s does nothing since harry won’t allow a vote.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    July 2, 2014 11:58 a.m.

    To "VST" I wouldn't think that Biden would last long either as President. He would probably resign if Obama is impeached, that or else divulge some national secret that would give congress reason to impeach him too.

    Hopefully the fear of an impeachment would scare Biden enough that he wouldn't do much before 2016.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 2, 2014 10:16 a.m.

    Yes Obama:

    * you released five Hitler type terrorists.
    * you've pardoned tens of thousands convicted criminals from American prisons.
    * you've wasted tax money on projects like Solyndra.
    * you haven't secured the borders.
    * you added seven trillion dollars to the national debt.
    * you've spent hundreds of millions tax payer money for vacations.

    And now, you want to act alone?

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    July 2, 2014 10:05 a.m.

    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!

  • high school fan Huntington, UT
    July 2, 2014 7:58 a.m.

    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.

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    July 2, 2014 7:26 a.m.

    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.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    July 2, 2014 5:43 a.m.

    @ 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.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    July 2, 2014 4:41 a.m.

    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.

  • dawgdeelux saratoga springs, UT
    July 1, 2014 10:47 p.m.

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

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    July 1, 2014 10:05 p.m.

    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.

  • David Centerville, UT
    July 1, 2014 8:34 p.m.

    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.

  • Sourdough Salt Lake City, UT
    July 1, 2014 8:32 p.m.

    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?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    July 1, 2014 7:53 p.m.

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

  • antodav TAMPA, FL
    July 1, 2014 5:06 p.m.

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

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    July 1, 2014 4:53 p.m.

    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!!!

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    July 1, 2014 4:21 p.m.

    @ 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.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    July 1, 2014 3:39 p.m.

    "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.

  • Objectified Richfield, UT
    July 1, 2014 3:38 p.m.

    @ 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.

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    July 1, 2014 2:59 p.m.

    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.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    July 1, 2014 2:57 p.m.

    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.

  • Brio Alpine, UT
    July 1, 2014 2:38 p.m.

    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
    July 1, 2014 2:16 p.m.

    Yeah "Conservatives."

    . . . So sue him.

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

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    July 1, 2014 1:42 p.m.

    ...I would rather just impeach the man