Internet Articles (2015)
The bartender's son just resigned from his job as the third most powerful man in the United States.
House Republicans led by Speaker John Boehner hired two Washington law firms in 2014 to file a lawsuit against Barack Obama's abuse of power by assuming for himself the role of keeper of the keys of the nation's piggy bank and for ignoring the legislation lawfully enacted by Congress. While no one's talking, it appears that both law firms dropped the GOP lawsuits for one of two, or perhaps both, reasons. First, pressure from the Obama White House, and the promise of no access to the Obama bureaucracy or any future Democratic administration in 2016 and 2020 if the GOP upsets the Obamacare economic apple cart; and an assurance that no lawyers in any law firm that pushes the GOP lawsuit through the federal court system—win or lose—will have any expectation of being successfully appointed to any federal court bench, regardless if he or she is nominated by a Republican or Democratic president.
In November, 2014, Speaker Boehner retained his third lawyer to carry the GOP water bucket to the US District Court for DC. . On Sept.9, 2015 US Chief District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Rosemary M. Collyer ruled George Washington University law professor and constitutional lawyer Jonathan Turley, Esq. could proceed with his case because Obama clearly overstepped his constitutional authority concerning spendling money he was not specifically authorized by Congress to spend.
Turley's argument to the US District Court of DC is that if Obama is allowed to violate the origination clause and/or spend money not specifically appropriated by the House of Representatives for a specific expenditure, then future presidents will assume, by precedent, the same right and completely erase, by proxy, the origination clause without the need to propose a resolution to repeal the origination clause of the Constitution, erasing the most powerful right possessed exclusively by the House of Representatives. The fear of the left is that, in proving his case, all Turley has to do is show the court that every iota of Obamacare is unconstitutional since not only did Obamacare not originate in the House of Representatives, HR3590 originated not as Obamacare, it originated as the House version of the Service Members Home Ownership Act of 2009, that allowed veterans a tax write off on any down payment or closing costs made on a home purchased if they served in a war zone. Both the House and Senate versions of Obamacare were initiated in the US Senate. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and current Senate Majority Leader [until Jan.4], Harry Reid, committed a felony when they swore under oath to the Supreme Court that Obamacare met all of the requirements of the Originality Clause of the Constitution—when it didn't. Add to that Obama's ignoring the Constitution, and Turley should have a case fairly easy to win. So, once again, I think Speaker Boehner was wrong when he said he had nothing left to accomplish. Until Barack Obama is impeached, removed from office and facing a jury of his peers, he still has work to do.
On Friday, Dec. 12 several newspapers reported that online newshound Matt Drudge concluded that Obama had enough NSA dirt on Boehner that he could virtually make, or prevent, the Speaker from doing anything. The Drudge comment? "Obama got everything he wanted. NSA dirt on Boehner must be incredible. Chicago wins."
Since December of last year, Speaker Boehner, who awoke most days with the knowledge that he's just a regular working class guy with a big job who has been pondering the decision, "Is this the day I step down?" since the GOP fractured into two ideological separate wings in 2011. The Democrats, who have been data mining usable information about Republicans from the NSA since 2002, revealed their plan to take back the House in 2016 by destroying the political careers of one or more key GOP leaders. Topping their list of targets is Speaker Boehner whom the National Examiner first claimed, in 2010, had an affair with lobbyist Lizabeth Lyons and previously, Daily Kos reported that Boehner had hooked up with a congressional press secretary, Leigh LaMora, at the home of a lobbyist in 1997. Boehner and several congressmen were attending a "casino night" poker party at the home of the unidentified lobbyist.
If I was a betting man (meaning, if I had some loose pocket change to fritter away), I'd bet even money that Barack Obama has a nasty NSA file on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and as many Democratic Congressmen and Senators as he does Republican. Who's going to replace Congressman John Boehner as the 62nd Speaker of the House? I have five choices, in order of viability (in my mind): Steve Scalise LA],Jeb Hensarling [TX], Kevin McCarthy [CA], Pete Sessions [TX] and Cathy McMorris Rodgers [WA]. (If Paul Ryan wanted the job, he would be my number one pick. He's aready said he's not interested in being Speaker.)
Charlie Dent [PA] said there was a lot of sadness in the room when Speaker Boehner told his colleagues he would step down the following morning, blaming the Tea Party members for his decision since the hard-right members just can't get to the word "yes." Dent added that the next Speaker is going to have a very tough job because the fundamental dynamics in the House aren't going to change.
Questioned about Speaker Boehner's announcement, Michael Needham, the Executive Director of Heritage Action, the conservative policy arm of the Heritage Foundation noted that "...too often, Speaker Boehner has stood in the way. Today's announcement is a sign that the voice of the American people is breaking through to Washington. Now is the time for a principled conservative leader to emerge. Heritage Action will continue fighting for conservative policy solutions and we look forward to working with the new leadership team." I suggest Needham do one important thing when seeking those solutions. Look beyond the stripe of the party leader and whether or not he or she is hard right, center right or moderate, and then count the compromise votes that need to be reached to win the day, and the legislation. And when it appears the guy in the White House is trying to blackmail Congress, get that guy out of the White House and put him in the Big House where he belongs.
Prior to 1924 there was no standard, mandatory oath of allegiance. The oral oaths recited at the naturalization ceremonies were independently adapted from the 1795, 1870 or 1906 naturalization laws, with each court (federal or State) or the government bureaucrat administering the oath of allegiance could create theri own verbiage. On May 26, 1924 the 68th Congress enacted the Immigration Act of 1924, Public Law 68-139 43 Stat 153 which standardized and mandated the oath of allegiance. Subsequently, Barack Obama's fiat changes in immigration law (now attributed to the US Citizenship and Immigration Service [USCIS]), would be an invalid exercise of presidential power, but just one among many that Obama would exercise with impunity..