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    Exclamation GOP Argument for Suing Obama Goes Down In Flames As Fact Checkers Expose the Lies

    Republican Argument for Suing Obama Goes Down In Flames As Fact Checkers Expose the Lies

    Sarah Jones
    Wednesday, July 9, 2014
    PoliticusUSA.com

    http://www.politicususa.com/2014/07/...olitifact.html



    The Republican justification for the Boehner lawsuit gets a “pants on fire” rating, as they would be suing Obama for Bush’s actions.

    First Erick Erickson went rogue on Speaker Boehner’s “lawsuit”(a suit which hasn’t happened yet, the threat of which is being used for political intimidation and get out the vote efforts) and now PolitFact is calling Pants on Fire on the Republican justification for the lawsuit. Republican spokesman Sean Spicer told a CNN panel on the Boehner lawsuit that the Supreme Court unanimously ruled against Barack Obama’s executive orders 13 times. You know, because if that happened it would mean he should be sued as the groundwork for impeachment.

    But wait. Here comes reality and she isn’t pleased. PolitiFact determined that actually, Republicans are objecting to litigation that came as a response to things that happened under the Republican President, Bush. Seriously. “Most of the litigation actually came in response to actions under the Bush administration. In the few cases initiated during Obama’s two terms, the court wasn’t even ruling on challenges to Obama’s executive orders.”

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-me...imously-ruled/

    It got worse, because PolitiFact noted that since this Republican claim had already been debunked and Spicer repeated it anyway, he gets a Pants on Fire for repeating a known falsehood.

    Watch GOP spox Sean Spicer on a July 6th, 2014 appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union”:

    http://youtu.be/3f0tMVPYwM4

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    Oh, for the pre-Reagan days, when news organizations were held to some sort of standard. Reagan ditched that though!

    But what could anyone expect from a guy who made his millions peddling cigarettes to unsuspecting victims!

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    Thanks for bumping up my threads, I appreciate it!

    BTW, Duke still says:

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