Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Nullification all in a twist

As if we needed more evidence that congressional Republicans lack any agenda or principles whatsoever except opposing the President, The Hill reports that they may now sue to enforce all of the temporarily suspended parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Republican lawmakers bashed the Obama administration at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday for opting not to enforce core parts of the Affordable Care Act, such as minimum requirements for individual healthcare plans.

Rep. Trent Franks (Ariz.), the chairman of the Judiciary panel’s Constitution and Civil Justice subcommittee, said Congress should sue the administration to spur Obama to enforce the healthcare law as written.
This would be the same ACA that Republicans aver to oppose stem to stern. The same ACA that House Republicans have voted nearly four dozen times to repeal in its entirety. The same ACA that they describe as a job-killer. The same ACA that they shut down the government to, well, suspend.

Now they propose suing to enforce it in its entirety.

As former President Bill Clinton quipped last year, that takes some brass.