What’s the political equivalent of a passive-aggressive Facebook message? The “Enforce The Law Act of 2014,” which would make it possible to sue the president, a president, any president.
But we all know this isn’t about the ability to sue a president; it’s about the ability to sue a very specific president named Barack Obama. Which is why it was voted for by every Republican member of the House of Representatives.
Look, we get it, mid-term elections are around the corner and the GOP wants to send a message about the president’s use of executive authority, specifically on immigration and health care.
All this theater has zero chance of becoming a real thing. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) called the measure “dead on arrival.” But the whole thing follows such circular logic: Republicans can’t get their act together on immigration, so the President takes action by himself, and then Republicans rebut with a piece of legislation threatening to sue him.