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Honest question. I’m seeing several places where it’s assumed that most Trump supporters are Ryan haters, and vice-versa. My general impression is that while a few Trump supporters are both vocal and informed, most are neither, and tend to be blue-collar voters who probably aren’t paying much attention to the race or politics generally. Anti-house-leadership […]

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Thomas Sowell gets it right on John Boehner and Republican non-communication in this article. Boehner isn’t the only one. The refusal to communicate is party and movement wide. Here are two excerpts from Sowell’s article (emphasis mine): More

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Brietbart: Boehner’s Health Policy Director Is Sister of StemExpress Founder The founder and CEO of StemExpress is Cate Dyer, the younger sister of Charlotte Ivancic, Boehner’s health policy director, as originally observed at the conservative site ForAmerica. More

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Not a lot to say here. I mean, what’s the point? http://thehill.com/homenews/house/234766-dems-would-back-boehner-in-coup-attempt More

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In a gesture of class and magnanimity, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu included in his remarks to the American people the following:

We appreciate all that President Obama has done for Israel. … Some of that is widely known, like strengthening security cooperation and intelligence sharing, opposing anti-Israel resolutions in the U.N. … Some of what the President has done for Israel is less well-known. … And some of what the president has done for Israel might never be known, because it touches on some of the most sensitive and strategic issues that arise between an American president and an Israeli prime minister. But I know it, and I will always be grateful to President Obama for that support.

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So, yeah…Boehner got picked up for another season. While an unprecedented number of Republicans defected, the lotus eaters of the GOP still pulled one out and re-elected the feckless Boehner to continue being the Ron Burgundy of the establishment GOP. Awesome… More

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Thursday morning, ahead of the House vote on the new immigration bill, Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard advised the GOP to “Kill the Bill,” saying: The president’s approval rating is slipping to historic lows. Let it continue to slide. Don’t bail him out by jamming though a bill that divides Republicans, will confuse voters, […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Boehner v. Obama: Can the Courts Restrain the President at the Behest of the House?

 

boehner-obamaRight now the hottest story coming out of Washington, D.C. does not involve the end-of-term Supreme Court decisions. Rather the media attention is turning rightly to the audacious lawsuit the House Speaker is cooking up against President Barack Obama. I have not seen the complaint that is being drafted on behalf of the House of Representatives and its Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, by veteran litigator David Rivkin and law professor Elizabeth Foley, so any immediate judgment has to be treated as tentative at best. Nonetheless there is enough grist for the mill to ask whether this lawsuit will do any better than an ice cube exposed to the relentless summer sun.

A Political Question? My initial reaction was that this lawsuit has to be dead on arrival. There is a long tradition under which power struggles between the different branches of government are deemed to be “political questions,” which are, almost by definition, to be resolved by the political branches themselves through the messy processes of bluff and negotiation. So why is it that this process does not apply in this particular case, when it is so obvious that deep political divisions rule the day on such key issues as Obamacare, drugs and immigration, among other topics. No doubt that is the position of the administration’s speakers who regard this lawsuit, much as Carl van Clausewitz, who famously wrote:

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