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July 6th, 2014
01:28 PM ET

Boehner's lawsuit and the partisan blame game

Liberal talk show host Stephanie Miller, conservative activist and former business executive Carly Fiorina, Democratic National Committee spokesman Mo Elleithee and Sean Spicer sparred Sunday over Speaker John Boehner's plan to sue President Obama over his executive actions.

Miller called Boehner's action a "midterm stunt," noting President George W. Bush signed more executive orders in his terms in office than has Obama.

RNC spokesman Sean Spicer shot back that the Supreme Court has repeatedly found Obama's executive actions to be unconstitutional.

"All of the justices from the liberal to the conservative have agreed with what Speaker Boehner is trying to do,” said Spicer. “Thirteen times in three years they've said what the President has done has been a constitutional overreach."

Mo Elleithee, the Democrat's chief spokesman, likened the lawsuit to a political ploy saying the GOP "has been focused on turning out their base. That's all that is, whether it is yet another vote to repeal the affordable care act, whether it is yet another hearing on Benghazi, whether it is suing the president and some members of Congress, talking about impeaching the president, this is about ginning up their base."

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina disagreed and said the Obama administration's calls of GOP obstructionism are getting old and will backfire on Democrats. According to Fiorina, "with all the problems we have in this nation, for the president's only answer for the last two and a half years to be 'I can't get anything done because the Republicans won't let me' makes him look weak, not strong, makes him look like he cannot lead and that's what the American people have concluded.”

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