President Obama has a message for his GOP haters: “Stop just hatin’ all the time.” Barack Obama on Wednesday continued to defend himself against the Republican plan to sue the president for his misuse of executive powers and his general bungling of his office.
The president, on the other hand, called the move nothing more than a “political stunt” seeking to discredit him ahead of the November congressional elections, and has repeatedly urged GOP lawmakers to get back to some actual work.
“Stop being mad all the time,” Obama said of his Republican opponents. “Stop just hatin’ all the time. Let’s get some work done.”
The president says the GOP should take a lesson from himself – and do their job, rather than concerning themselves with perceived oversteps of the boundaries of the Executive Office.
“They have announced that they are going to sue me for taking executive actions to help people,” Obama said this week while visiting Kansas City. “They’re mad because I’m doing my job.”
Reports NBC News on July 30: “Calling the vote a waste of valuable taxpayer dollars, Obama said Republicans are also taking time away from important legislation they should be addressing.The House is expected to approve a resolution later Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against the president for what Republicans call his overstepping of executive authority. Democrats call that a slippery step towards an impeachment fight – being sure to note their concern about impeachment in fundraising appeals that have brought in millions for the party.”
The drafted lawsuit, which initially called foul on dozens of Obama blunders, was opposed by all Democrats and only five Republicans. The most recent suit revision focuses on ObamaCare and calls for unilateral changes to the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans have complained loudly that Obama has exercised “king-like” authority in taking executive actions ranging from raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to extending benefits to same-sex partners. But they have narrowed the focus of their suit, to be filed later this summer, to ObamaCare because they believe this has the best chance of succeeding in the federal court system.
Outspoken Obama opponent, House Speaker John Boehner, took the political high ground when defending his lawsuit, calling on the ghosts of the founding fathers, as it were.
“This isn’t about Republicans and Democrats, it’s about defending the Constitution that we swore an oath to uphold,” Boehner said.