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Republican Speaker of the House Boehner proving to be the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's best resource for raising money. Pointing out yet again the abject level of incompetency and political tone deafness the party is sorely afflicted with of late. Don't hold your breath republicans, conservatives, libertarians, and Tea Party folks for much better any time soon.
POLITICO - Speaker John Boehner’s announcement that House Republicans would sue President Barack Obama for misusing executive authority turned into a big payday for congressional Democrats.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee posted its best fundraising day of the year on Wednesday, bringing in $584,000, according to figures shared with POLITICO.
“The only jobs that John Boehner and House Republicans have created are for partisan lawyers to sue the president and our grassroots supporters are already holding them accountable,” said Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.). “The hypocrisy here is stunning: President Bush issued many more executive orders than President Obama and Boehner didn’t make a peep. This is just another stunt from the most unpopular Republican Congress in history.”
That figure is $100,000 more than the DCCC’s previous record one-day haul for the year, which occurred back in February when it was announced House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan would release a 2015 budget plan. The DCCC raised slightly more than $460,000 then.
The donations on Wednesday stemmed from roughly 27,000 online donations. The vast majority came in the form of small donations under $200. A DCCC aide said that 7,885 of the donations were from first-time donors.
The DCCC has consistently bested its GOP-counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee, in monthly fundraising totals. In May, the DCCC brought in $7.3 million to the NRCC’s $6 million.
Boehner’s office has yet to outline what specific executive orders or actions the House will pursue in its lawsuit against Obama but pledged a floor vote in July after the Rules Committee tackles the legislation.
House Republicans have argued that Obama is misusing his executive powers by side-stepping Congress on immigration and other policies, including a decision to extend family leave to same-sex couples. A memo sent to the GOP conference by Boehner on Wednesday mentioned executive actions on health care, energy, foreign policy and education, but did not delve into specific orders.
Most assuredly a ase of grasping at straws.