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June 25, 2014 - 3:29 pm

My colleague Andrew McCarthy is charitable toward House Speaker John Boehner, describing the latter’s threatened lawsuit against President Obama with words like feckless, wayward, futile and meaningless.

But why stop at a lawsuit, Mr. Speaker? You have other options.

Why not file a restraining order?

After all, we’re dealing with harassment, stalking, assaults on our liberties. A judge could order President Obama to stay away from our homes, our workplaces, our schools and, most importantly, our children. If he violates the order — say, by jacking the minimum wage, poking his finger over the sneeze shield at Chipotle, or putting an entire industry out of business — the judge could throw him in jail.

If you insist on suing him, Rep. Boehner, don’t sue him for something that’s impeachable — get creative! How about a copyright infringement lawsuit?

After all, Barack Obama has been using the Presidential Seal as if he were a Constitutional president. That seal belongs to “We, the People,” and we might be able to get the court to prevent him from displaying it. Then he’d just be stuck with that Obama rolling-donut logo, about which Kurt Vonnegut prophesied.

Of course, Mr. Speaker, you could simply make a citizen’s arrest. The great thing about this option is that the president is not too picky about who’s considered a citizen, so the deed could be done by nearly anyone.

All I’m saying, John, is that if you lack the political will to use the Constitutional power of Congress, you’re not limited to hiring former Sen. John Edwards to bring the jury to tears by impersonating James Madison crying out from the grave as his Constitution parts with its last gasp.

 

 

Scott Ott co-hosts a news, commentary and humor show called Trifecta on PJTV. He created and hosted the 20-part series on the Constitution titled Freedom's Charter. His satire site, ScrappleFace, spawned three books and praise from Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and many others.

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So tell us Scott what should the House Republicans do?
They do have the power of the purse, but do you remember last fall? The House passed numerous funding bills, but Harry Reid demanded an all or nothing approach. He wouldn't bring any of them to a vote in the Senate. And so when Ted Cruz took a day to make a speech, he became the face of "the GOP shut down the federal government and blocked open air memorials." Narratives don't have to fit the facts anymore.

Impeachment? There goes the GOP again, impeaching a two term Democratic president. And this time they're doing it because their racist. Last guy they did it to is well respected on the world stage and now has $100 million and his wife is gearing up for her own run for the White House.

So what should the House do, grant Letters of Marque?
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Well, if there is brigandry on the shores of the Potomac ...
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