The House Republicans voted to sue the President; the House Democrats voted against that. These are the people presently conducting the governance of these United (sort of) States. We should not be abandoning God with such goings-on in play; we need His help, desperately.
You cannot sue the U.S. Government unless it agrees to be sued; it is a sovereign. In line with that, its minions have immunity conferred by their positions so far as lawful conduct of government is concerned. Most of the Congress being lawyers, that is no secret.
Let’s say that the case isn’t thrown out up front for any of those reasons. Say there is a plausible case that the Prez is breading the law but you don’t want the Constitutional remedy of impeachment. Come back for your trial in a year or two, right? And then again in a few more years for the ultimately Supreme Court review, assuming the case isn’t dropped or tossed out along the way. Mr. Obama then will be playing golf in Hawaii or Palm Springs or wherever he actually settles and a new President will be in the White House.
This entire Dance of Fools is political theater, played for the cheap seats. All it tells us is that our governors think we’re fools. Since we elected them, they’re likely correct. When Congress seriously wants to prevent any particular Presidential action, it simply denies funding. When Congress seriously wants to impress a witness who won’t testify, it enforces incarceration for contempt of Congress; it has had its own jail until recently.
So the IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious (the Justice Dept. gun-running, remember?) and all the scandals du jour along with Presidential overreach of various stripes are not being taken seriously by Congress. The stuff is used for electioneering but no real action is taken. We are played for suckers. Especially visible when one notes that the actions for which the House GOP plans to sue the Prez are actions that Speaker Boehner plans to fund.
It is all about power and handing it back and forth without losing any of it, sort of like passing a cup of very hot coffee to a dinner companion when each of you is hoping that the other will pick up the check. Except that in this case, no matter which diner gets the coffee, we end with the check. Come November, let’s hope that a bunch of us remember that for a change …