Democrats have gone into full damage control mode following a vote in the House of Representatives to sue the President of the United States of America for "executive overreach." The vote was held yesterday, July 30th which was followed by a flurry of emails out of the official DNC/Obama camp HQ begging the acolytes for donations to combat the lawsuit. Interestingly they also mention in the emails that this is a historical first in America... but are they right?
From Abby Witt of BarackObama.com:
Yesterday, Speaker Boehner and House leadership did something that's never been done in American history: They voted to sue the President.
What's certain is that this is an utter waste of time and millions of taxpayer dollars.But it gets crazier -- this opens the door for extreme voices in Congress to call for impeachment.I wish that was as unbelievable as it sounds. But look at John Boehner's track record: He let an extreme minority shut down the government, gave them more than 50 votes trying to derail Obamacare, and now he's letting them call the shots over a wasteful lawsuit.This isn't going to stop unless the American people demand it -- right now, add your name to tell John Boehner you're fed up with this nonsense.As grassroots organizers who are working for real change that actually helps people, what's most frustrating is that political stunts like this lawsuit only make it more unlikely that they'll get something meaningful done.John Boehner is the Speaker of the House. That's a job that should mean something -- the chance to fix problems and tackle the issues that the American people sent you there to do.Instead, he's one of the biggest reasons this is the least productive Congress in modern history.That's pretty shameful, and what just happened yesterday on Capitol Hill is making matters worse.Add your name to tell John Boehner to knock off the political games and get something done:http://my.barackobama.com/John-Boehner-Lawsuit
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im·peach [im-peech]verb (used with object)1.to accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office.2.Chiefly Law. to challenge the credibility of: to impeach a witness.3.to bring an accusation against.4.to call in question; cast an imputation upon: to impeach a person's motives.5.to call to account.
So it seems that by the definition of "impeach" clearly spelled out in the dictionary the House, led by speaker John Boehner, has voted in the affirmative to "impeach" president Barack Hussein Obama.
It's a sneaky move and, as the panicked DNC points out, unprecedented. The House of Representatives has voted to impeach the President without any required involvement from the Democrat-led Senate.
Synonyms for "sue" are listed as "accuse, allege, arraign, charge, cite, complain, impeach, implicate, indict, litigate, prosecute, subpoena, summons." - See more at: http://www.thesaurus.net/sue#sthash.ALFHA2Jn.dpuf
If found guilty of executive overreach it remains difficult to ascertain what Boehner's next move will be but make no mistake: suing the POTUS may be a first in US history but the term is synonymous with impeachment and the US House of Representatives has voted to do just that.