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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Boehner’s threat of a lawsuit against Obama is foolish on several counts
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Barack Obama has issued far fewer executive orders than most of his predecessors of the past 80 years, but most right-wingers are  unaware of that fact.

Some of these people seem to think that Obama invented executive orders and is using them to destroy America.

Accordingly, from a purely partisan political standpoint, House Speaker John Boehner’s recent rhetoric about perhaps suing Obama for violating the Constitution is aimed mainly at currying favor among the booboisie.

But as a practical matter, such a lawsuit wouldn’t likely change much, as Dana Milbank EXPLAINS:

To sue the president, Republicans are tying themselves in ideological knots. After howling about excessive lawsuits, they are embracing long-shot litigation. After lamenting activist judges, they are now insisting that judges be more activist and shed their long-standing reluctance to adjudicate disputes between the elected branches.

Even some conservative scholars argue that lawmakers probably don’t have a legal standing for such a suit. If Republicans persuade the courts to grant them standing, the case could take years to work its way through the system, at which point Obama will be gone.

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