President Obama is threatening to veto a law that would allow Congress to sue him in federal courts for arbitrarily changing or refusing to enforce federal laws because it “violates the separation of powers” by encroaching on his presidential authority.
“[T]he power the bill purports to assign to Congress to sue the President over whether he has properly discharged his constitutional obligation to take care that the laws be faithfully executed exceeds constitutional limitations,” the White House Office of Management and Budget said Wednesday in a statement of administration policy. “Congress may not assign such power to itself, nor may it assign to the courts the task of resolving such generalized political disputes.”
Okay, this sounds like a pissing contest between Congress and that fucking punk Obama. While I agree that Congress cannot Constitutionally assign itself those powers, what’s the difference between that and all the other powers that it has assigned itself?
And why should there even be a fucking law to make the president obey the law? Why don’t they just bring impeachment proceedings against him for breaking his oath by not enforcing the laws of the United States?