The Powers of Suing???

So our fearless leader, the Speaker of the House, is planning to sue the President. According to Michael Steel, spokesman for John Boehner, Obama’s is guilty of,

“. . . ignoring the American people’s elected representatives and exceeding his constitutional authority.”

He also said that,

“The House has passed legislation to address this, but it has gone nowhere in the Democratic-controlled Senate, so we are examining other options.”

So the ol’ bronze Boehnster is doing a grand and I’m sure quite exhaustive search in the hopes of finding out just what in this whole wide world the Congressional House of Representatives of this United States of America can do about a President’s illegal and/or unconstitutional misconduct.

Oh bully!

No doubt, when he says he’s “examining other options” we can be sure that American tax dollars are footing the bill for the effort. So, being the good and concerned citizen that I am, I want to let our lachrymose lackey know that there is one small corner of the room he apparently hasn’t looked for said “options.”

Boehner was elected to Congress in 1990, went on to be elected GOP Conference Chairman in the 104th and 105th Congress, was elected Vice-Chairman of the House Administration Committee in 1999, Majority Leader in 2006, and in 2010 was elected as Speaker of the House.

So given his scant and fringe experience in that Congressional legislative body, it’s no wonder he has to employ a number of legal attorneys in order to find said, “other options.”

I think I may have the “option” your looking for, Mr. Speaker. That’s right, I, Joe Keck, writer of horror and thriller stories, the occasional OP-ED piece and overall boat bum. So you can tell all those lawyers The People’s dollars are shelling out for your endeavors to loosen their suspenders, grab their genuine leather briefcases and head on home.

There’s this thing, Mr. Speaker, you might remember it if you think back, it was mentioned when you first took office. It’s called the Constitution of the United States of America and it actually has – a shocker, I know – the very remedy (option) you’re so earnestly looking for.

No? Don’t recall it?

Well, perhaps it’ll help you a bit if we form it into a multiple question test, but before we go there, let’s looks at the afore-mentioned Founding Document. Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution says,

“The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

The House alone has such Impeachment powers. Uh, yes, that would be the same place where you work. Yep, that’s the one. Uh-huh, the very place.

Okay, Mr. Speaker, now for the test. Ready? Here we go-

The House of Representatives is given the sole power,

1. to make the President sit in the corner?
2. to take away the President’s green fees?
3. to sue the President for high crimes and misdemeanors?
4. to impeach the President for high crimes and misdemeanors?

Oh, I’m so sorry Mr. Speaker, nice try but number 3 is not the correct answer. No, the correct answer would be number 4, to impeach the President for high crimes and misdemeanors.

It is amazing to me that John Boehner would have the audacity to think he’s actually doing something by suing the Barack Obama. Does he think that Conservatives will raise their fists in wide-eyed admiration and say, “Yeah, John, our hero! You go girl!” Is it that he’s that stupid, or is it that he thinks we’re that stupid? It doesn’t really matter which, the result is the same: Grandstanding and avoiding the duties of his office.

If the Speaker wants to impress us with his leadership then instead of digging into his bag of pretentious political tricks and coming up with some dog-and-pony show posturing, he can simply do what he vowed to do when he first took office, that is Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States of America.

In other words, impeach Obama for gun-running in the Fast and Furious scandal, or for targeting particular American citizens in the IRS scandal, or for abandoning our people in the Benghazi scandal, or for any number of other scandals this socialist dictatorial President has fostered on the American people.

Or he can sue Obama, get himself a nice settlement and retire at Martha’s Vineyard, sipping blackberry mint mojitos and watching the sailboats from his balcony.

“Hey Bill, make sure you and Hilary are here by six, Michelle and Barack are bringing that appetizer you guys love so much.”

Ahhh, the Stars and Stripes forever!

About the Author

Joe Keck is a writer of horror, thriller, suspense, and other fiction, some poetry and music, with the occasional op-ed piece on current events, politics, and theology. Although born in Oklahoma, he was taken to Los Angeles when he was an infant, or as his mother described, "the ugliest little thing I've ever seen", and raised there on the West Coast. He considers himself to be far superior to most on the artistic merits of film and literature, seeing the vast majority of such to be well below adequate. He has four novels and many short stories to his credit, and hopes to one day have them published, promising to hold critics like himself in harsh derision. He's currently restoring a Jason 35 sailboat and plans to sail the world, writing horror stories, and marveling at the illustrative works of the Creator and His Divine story-telling imagery. You may Find Joe's Website at

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