House Speaker John Boehner expressed frustration with Barack Obama similar to the frustration conservatives have with Boehner. Irony is apparently lost on the Speaker.
At a press conference, Boehner showed frustration with Obama’s responsibility with respect to the illegal alien border crisis and blurted out:
“He’s been president for five-and-a-half years! When’s he going to take responsibility for something?!”
While he may be right, Boehner must come to realize that he’s accusing Obama of things Boehner is himself guilty of, most notably, failing to do his job:
When Attorney General Eric Holder was found in contempt of Congress and the U.S. Attorney responsible for prosecuting Holder refused, Boehner had the Constitutional right, responsibility, and authority to order the Sergeant at Arms to have Holder arrested and jailed.
He did not exercise that prerogative.
When former IRS official Lois Lerner was found in contempt of Congress and Eric Holder had the legal right to prosecute Lerner and refused, Boehner had the Constitutional right, responsibility, and authority to order the Sergeant at Arms to have Lerner arrested and jailed.
He did not exercise that prerogative despite stating one year earlier that he expected someone to go to jail:
Another aspect to Boehner’s constitutional authority is that he can instruct his caucus to draw up Aticles of Impeachment. Regardless of where one comes down on the viability of this route, that’s a card Boehner can play. Instead, he’s opted to sue Obama, which is not part of his constitutional mandate.
In short, the frustration expressed by Boehner relative to Obama is the same frustration the American people have with Boehner.
Perhaps he’ll wake up one morning and figure that out.