There’s a word for this: hypocrisy.
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) confirmed Wednesday that he will file a federal lawsuit challenging the executive actions of President Barack Obama, despite supporting President George W. Bush’s extensive use of executive authority.
Boehner said at a news conference, “You know the constitution makes it clear that the president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws and in my view the President has not faithfully executed the laws.” He added that the suit was “about defending the institution in which we serve” because “what we’ve seen clearly over the past 5 years is an effort to erode the power of the legislative branch.” He refused to say which specific actions he believes to be illegal.(Think Progress)
My question to Speaker John of Orange: where the hell were you & your fellow Republicans during the prior administration when Dubya issued 291 executive orders across the eight years of that wretched administration..oh, wait, I forgot…IOKIYAR.