Let's applaud the GOP for going the Judge Judy route to fight Obamacare

I'd like to say up front that I'm an enormous fan of House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority gobbler Mitch McConnell.  Really.  They're so innovative.  Instead of using the powers of the purse given to them in the Constitution to cut off funding for Obamacare, they've decided to appeal it to Judge Judy's court instead:

House Republicans won the opening round in a lawsuit against President Obama over their claim that his administration spent money for health insurers under the Affordable Care Act without receiving needed approval by Congress. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled Wednesday that the lawmakers have the legal standing to sue. Her ruling is only the first step, however. She told lawyers she would hear arguments in the fall on whether the administration’s action violated the Constitution.

If Collyer, a judicial appointee of President George W. Bush, were to decide in favor of the House on the merits, Obama’s lawyers would appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where Democratic appointees are in the majority.

From there, the case could move to the Supreme Court. Unless the dispute moves with unusual speed, a final decision might not come until after Obama has left office.

And there you have the punch line.  By the time all the appeals are done, Obama will be long, long gone from public office.  This is done just for public theater.

Just like Judge Judy.  Did you know that in Judge Judy's court, even if the defendant loses, he doesn't have to pay anything?  In fact, both the winners and the losers are paid merely for being on TV.  If the plaintiff "wins," the money comes from Judge Judy's producers, not the defendant.  It's all just for the TV cameras.

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell must be big fans of Judge Judy, because that's the approach they've chosen.  Win or lose their "lawsuit" (and, by the way, there is an excellent chance they will lose), nothing will change while Obama is in office, and by virtue of this "lawsuit," both Republicans are relieved of any obligation to fight Obama's agenda.

So far as I know, only one candidate has challenged the Boehner/McConnell axis.  I wish there were more.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

I'd like to say up front that I'm an enormous fan of House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority gobbler Mitch McConnell.  Really.  They're so innovative.  Instead of using the powers of the purse given to them in the Constitution to cut off funding for Obamacare, they've decided to appeal it to Judge Judy's court instead:

House Republicans won the opening round in a lawsuit against President Obama over their claim that his administration spent money for health insurers under the Affordable Care Act without receiving needed approval by Congress. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled Wednesday that the lawmakers have the legal standing to sue. Her ruling is only the first step, however. She told lawyers she would hear arguments in the fall on whether the administration’s action violated the Constitution.

If Collyer, a judicial appointee of President George W. Bush, were to decide in favor of the House on the merits, Obama’s lawyers would appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where Democratic appointees are in the majority.

From there, the case could move to the Supreme Court. Unless the dispute moves with unusual speed, a final decision might not come until after Obama has left office.

And there you have the punch line.  By the time all the appeals are done, Obama will be long, long gone from public office.  This is done just for public theater.

Just like Judge Judy.  Did you know that in Judge Judy's court, even if the defendant loses, he doesn't have to pay anything?  In fact, both the winners and the losers are paid merely for being on TV.  If the plaintiff "wins," the money comes from Judge Judy's producers, not the defendant.  It's all just for the TV cameras.

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell must be big fans of Judge Judy, because that's the approach they've chosen.  Win or lose their "lawsuit" (and, by the way, there is an excellent chance they will lose), nothing will change while Obama is in office, and by virtue of this "lawsuit," both Republicans are relieved of any obligation to fight Obama's agenda.

So far as I know, only one candidate has challenged the Boehner/McConnell axis.  I wish there were more.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.