If Barack Obama is reelected, will he face impeachment over Benghazi — a yet more unpleasant and far more wrenching result than to lose an election? It could happen — and in my estimation should happen — the way revelations are playing out over the bloody terror attack that took four American lives and has led to weeks of prevarication and obfuscation. The scandal thus far has at least tarnished and quite possibly implicated everyone from the CIA director, to the secretaries of State and Defense, to the UN ambassador
There's actually an endless pile of impeachment quality things Obama could be slapped with.It wouldn't be all that hard to trace campaign donations to people who got varying degrees and angle of green funding.
I think the ROE's in Afghanistan are impeachable also.We've just seen how little Obama cares about Americans overseas and there has to be a macro reason for all the military suicides.
The coverup of fast and furious. Firing whistle blowers in the government.Using tax dollars to buy influence in Obamacare.Intentionally lowballing the cost estimate of Obamacare to get it under a trillion.Telling insurance companies how much profit they can make.Using Obamacare to influence the gender vote.
Darryl Issa only does what Boehner and McConnell want him to do. They wanted Issa to let Holder and Obama off the hook for Fast and Furious and he did. Much more should already have been done about Benghazy but it hasn't and won't be. Apart from a few sound bites. Obama has the media and that's all that matters.
The lies have been to the American people, but not under oath. Obama's 6 weeks of lies have been far worse than Mogadishu and Black Hawk down, since they involve so many obvious shifts of blame, so much political spin and basically the abandonment of our Ambassador and troops on the battlefield.
Impeachment leading to removal from office will never happen. What I have learned is that Democrat Presidents, starting with Bill Clinton, can break any law, trash the Constitution, commit treason, ignore the separation of powers knowing that the Democrats in Congress and the msm will support them no matter what. Unlike what happened to Richard Nixon. The Democrats are on the verge of destroying this great country. God help us if little barry gets reelected.
OBAMA: Help me out here. I was in the bathroom when it went down. Biden was calling the shots. DAVID AXELROD: Seven hours, sir? OBAMA: Some bad sushi? DAVID PLOUFFE: Uh, no, sir. OBAMA: Um, I asked the CIA to call me with an update at three a.m., then turned in early so that I would be fresh when the call came? JAY CARNEY: Lame, sir. OBAMA: A miscommunication, then. When I told guys at the annex to ''Stand down,'' I meant, ''Take cover. We’ve got your back.'' Instead they rushed to the Consulate, drawing the attackers’ attention to. . . . AXELROD: Uh uh, sir. By then, the ambassador was probably already dead. PLOUFFE: Then there's the failure of the AC-130 to support the CIA team when they returned to the annex. OBAMA: There’s the answer. AC/DC. What idiot deployed the AC-130 to that backwater instead of the DC-130. Everybody knows AC doesn’t work in places like. . . . LEON PANETTA: Grasping at straws, sir. You told them to stand down, too. Said you were afraid collateral damage would make you look bad. You ordered a drone strike, but only after surveillance determined that the attackers didn’t have family members with them. OBAMA: I said that? Can you prove it? PANETTA: It’s all on tape, sir. OBAMA: Oh. Hey, how about this? The action leaked over into Friday, Islam’s holy day. It would have been culturally insensitive to. . . . PANETTA: General Petraeus just informed me he’s scheduled a news conference, sir. He suggests you might want to think about standing down.
Trucker Observation: Obama will be stopped by elections or impeachment. 23 million unemployed Americans depend on it.
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Mr. Hanky, 10/27/2012 7:56:20 AM (No. 8966420)
As demonstrated in Benghazi, the Obama Administration is incapable of defending America or American values, because they simply don't believe in them. The fact that they left men on the ground to die while they watched in the Situation Room is disgusting.
Don't forget the impeachable offense of using US air power to oust Mommar Quadaffi without the approval of Congress.
I am afraid it would create another outcome like that of Billy Boy--you cannot get the Senate to vote to convict when they are running for re-election with a popular politician who has the media in his back pocket.
This time however, it "wasn't about sex", but dereliction of duty and abuse of power to take out a leader to hand it over to radical musslims.
Our dear messiah and commander in chief thinks he is a free man, however our dead bud Shakespeare would remind him of his "daddy issues" were he available.
Recall how his Kenyan father ended his "political" career. Note how Obama-Mao seeks his father through various formats of expression, etc.
He marches down a path of self destruction. Impeachment is just one possible outcome, but any choice he makes will be a dark one for him. (dog whistle our dear hysterical bud, chrissie matthews, aka tingles!)
This story is getting worse by the minute for zippy and crew. Especially now that the SEAL's father is out there on TV and radio firing away at the administration. I don't see how zippy survives this. At the very least he should lose the election in a complete blowout. In a sane world he would already be on his way to Leavenworth or Gitmo.
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Joan Toast, 10/27/2012 9:36:33 AM (No. 8966627)
Just last evening I was talking to a neighbor and friend, a typical suburban Jewish voter and I said I thought that if re-elected, BHO would be impeached over Benghazi and she replied that nobody she knows is voting for BHO and that Romney really impressed her in the first debate, that he was nothing like she thought he was. She isn't a political junkie and rarely watches Fox News. No, Romney will not win in NY, but if this is a sign of what's going on all around the USA, Romney will win. She was also impressed with Ryan.
Richard Nixon did the honorable thing and resigned over Watergate......an incident in which no one died. The Benghazi debacle is far worse, perhaps the worst scandal in U.S. Presidential history, IMO. 0bama literally watched while our diplomats were being murdered. Is he the Commander in Chief, or isn't he? It's one or the other. Considering what we now know, impeachment would be too lenient.
To #23's point: I just returned from two VERY blue areas in NY state and only saw two yard signs for the incumbents (cannot even type their names). It was remarkable to me because I expected to see hundreds!
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Ida Lou Pino, 10/27/2012 10:59:35 AM (No. 8966873)
It'll be no different from what it was with Sick Willie. Zippy is not only pro-abortion - - he's also black. No leftist demonrat senator would dare vote to convict - - he'd be impaled before he left the Senate floor.
No way Zippy gets removed by this route. Enjoy your dreams - - but it ain't never gonna happen.
If Romney should win, the most dangerous time for America will be from the time Romney is voted in until the day Obama leaves office. Obama can do some horrific damage in 2 months. There are some democrat senators that will lose the election because of Obama. I hope they join with the republicans to impeach Obama right away.
I left the Republican party and now call myself an Independent because Boehner didn't impeach Obama (for any of a rather long list of offenses) after 2010.
He won't impeach Obama now either...probably because the Republican Establishment in Congress is afraid of a possible Democrat sympathy vote.
If Obama is re-elected, the first order of business is to put Paul Ryan in as Speaker of the House. (Ryan is running for re-election to the House simultaneously with running for Vice-President...under some requirement in Wisconsin law).
Then the House must just keep impeaching Obama (and Biden if possible) for one thing after another until something finally sticks.
And then, Happy Day, we are left with Paul Ryan as President!
The coverup of Benghazi is the crime. The failure to support our people there is a total failure of leadership which is tough to impeach someone over. But this is just the latest in pages of high crimes and misdemeanors that 0bama has committed for which he should already have been impeached. He's been playing the 'stay out of impeachment proceedings' race card.
Thank God everyone is saying what I have been saying for 2 weeks. What the fraud-in-chief did was commit an act of Treason. He is sworn to protect the United States form all foreign and domestic enemies. He has actually committed Treason twice. The first time in Russia off mike, and now this. I agree with #25 but let's make Allen West Sect. of Defense. I may be wrong but I believe if the fraud were to be impeached the office goes to the Speaker of the House.
Can always spot a troll #42. The illiteracy is compelling. Obama needs to be held for hearings with no authorization for presidential orders until hearings are concluded. Traitor.. absolutely; he's NOT on America's side, never has been.
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