The president is cranky that the Senate still hasn’t called a vote to confirm his Supreme Court nominee, so much so that the White House recently put together a cutesy video in which “Professor POTUS” walks them through “Supreme Court 101.”
Rep. Darrell Issa certainly doesn’t need the president to teach him constitutional law, and we might have found the reason he jumped a fence at RNC headquarters Thursday: he was excited to spread the news that the courts had dealt Obamacare another blow.
— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) May 12, 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan, though, had already heard the news that a judge had ruled for the House GOP, finding that the Obama administration requires Congress to appropriate any money it spends to pay insurers “cost sharing reduction payments.” Ryan called the ruling “an historic win for the Constitution and the American people.”
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) May 12, 2016
Judge rules in favor of Congressional GOPers on Obamacare lawsuit. Judge says Admin can't spend Obamacare $ not appropriated by Congress
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) May 12, 2016
The TL;DR version of today's Obamacare decision: the Obama administration cannot spend money that Congress didn't appropriate.
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) May 12, 2016
Sounds like Constitution 101 to us. Issa didn’t mince words in his statement, calling the ruling “proof positive that the Obama Administration is continuing in its blatant and willful disregard for the Constitution,” following seven-and-a-half years of continued overreach.
Is the House GOP’s victory America’s loss? Issa’s critics seem to think so.
— Clayton Strickland (@MottdeWitt) May 12, 2016
@DarrellIssa the Activist GOP judge will be overruled on appeal. House GOP has no standing to bring suit. You lose again
— Sam_Handwich (@Holdthebaloney) May 12, 2016
So now activist judges are a bad thing?
@DarrellIssa How much did it cost to buy this one bad jurist that will have her feckless decision reversed? Nice try though!
— Daniel Davis (@cycleoptions) May 12, 2016
@DarrellIssa Give it a rest, and actually do something that helps the average joe. You keep wasting our $$ on witch hunts.
— Henny Penny (@hennypennyoh) May 12, 2016
@DarrellIssa Always great when more poor Americans suffer and die, right Darrell? Separates the winners from the losers.
— Max (@fatalmocking) May 12, 2016
Speaking of losers:
— Straight Outta Pali (@jslemaker) May 12, 2016
— Rob Cunningham (@Rob_Cunningham) May 12, 2016