For good reason, the bar for what makes us consider someone crazy in politics is getting higher all the time. As I’ve said, if you think Wall Street is rigged, the government is spying on you and that if you get out of line the Internal Revenue Service will come after you, you’re not considered a nut anymore.(Snip)The bothersome reality is that President Obama is inventing new laws, selectively choosing to enforce laws he likes and ignoring or amending the ones he doesn’t. Many writers, from George Will to Jeffrey Anderson to Charles Krauthammer have written about the president’s increasing
It bothers me when columnists mangle facts and elementary grammar. Makes the rest of the message suspect. The word is FLOUT the law, not flaunt it... Unless we are saying Obama is flaunting his disregard for the law by flouting it. Duhhhh. The rule here is Dont use big words until you know what they mean. And Obama was never a Constitutional Law Professor. Never. He was a part-time lecturer, and not a well-regarded one at that. Can we quit promoting him, at least on this side? It´s the left that can justify repeating a lie often enough.
I don´t think senator Cobrn as serious hen he used the impeachment comment. He was just playing his audience, throwing them red meat, showing them he´s on their side. senator Cobern would be the last person to vote for Obama´s impeachment, they are friends.
Obama should be, must be, impeached. It is the right thing to do and will expose what a puppet, "Manchurian candidate" he is. He and his masters have severely damaged America. If he is not convicted that is an indictment of the senate. Please vote your conscious in 2014!
Read the comments in the Post under this column and you will know the mindset of the no-info lemmings that elected and re-elected this wannabe dictator. Obama´s just the symptom - the millions of idiots who voted for him because he´s black and will vote for Hillary because she´s a woman are the disease.
People, the talk of impeachment is a non-event. Impeachment is to remove a president from office but we all know Obambi is NOT the president. He is an illegal occupier of the oval office. Besides impeachment, if it removes him from office, leaves all of his policies, orders, etc., on the books and a burden on our country. The right course is to cause him to resign as an illegal. That will nullify all of his works.
The talk about impeachment just isn’t as crazy as it used to be. It’s a distraction politically, but it’s not meritless and it won’t go away.
The title of the article is the key: Obama won´t let talk of impeachment go away because of his malignant disregard for the Constitution, the rule of Law and the American people other than those dimbulbs who voted for him and are not sorry for it.
Obamacare is our immediate concern; getting it repealed or indefinitely delayed is priority one. Talk of impeachment is a welcome distraction in the minds of leftists: "Let the GOP obsess about impeachment while Obamacare gets implemented and destroys the insurance industry and private-practice medicine."
Impeach Obama you have to be joking? The first black experiment is going to finish his eight years and maybe more. Nothing is going to happen to Obama as he skips along unscathed in his ignorance and lawlessness. Obama and his communist racist coharts along with their media will see that the Obama cabal stays intact. Quit talking and dreaming of impeachment it ain´t going to happen.
He simply believes that he is above the law. Why? Because the laws have never applied to him. He´s always been given something because he´s special. I hope everyone who agrees with this plans to vote in 2014. The only way to stop him is to control the senate, where he would be tried.
I´m all for keeping the impeachment talk alive, even if it will never happen, it may put them off their game, keep them distracted and give Chris Matthews a raison d´etre.
While we are at it, lets keep the birth certificaste out front as well. Anythig to annoy them. Oh yes, and there´s that little matter of where was Obama during th Benghazi attack. Do let us keep hammering.
There is no one who would more enjoy rubbing that repulsive, leering face in the mud more than I.
But step back and think a minute. To bring impeachment proceedings, successful or not, against the person who calls himself Obama would only result in personalizing and depoliticizing the situation. There is nothing the Democreeps would like better as distraction from their administration´s disastrous domestic and foreign policies.
They are convinced that their Golden Boy´s star power would rise above such an attack and might even improve his position in the eyes of his adoring lo-fos.
FTA: "Republicans need to concentrate on Obamacare and the economy, because that is what will drive votes in November 2014."
This is it in a nutshell. Regardless of how tempting it would be to humiliate, to tar and feather the imposter, we´ve got to keep this on a professional level and remember the big picture. The stakes are too high to get into a schoolyard spat.
You know how these people are. They live for martyrdom. Obama would be insufferable if he indeed "became" Trayvon Martin. He would be portrayed by the press as Jesus on the Cross. I have a bad feeling how this would end. However, as long as we´re prepared for it, let the fur fly.
Well, if impeachment actions will distract the public from all of the other illegal activities of Obozo and the Senate would never convict him, the Republicans should, at least, keep alive the IDEA of impeachment just so that they lo-fo´s will start to understand just what Obozo is doing to this country. Maybe that way they (the lo-fo´s) will start to see that their beloved Obozo is acting against the laws of the country. Of course, this would entail someone in the Republican Party would have to step forward and continuously pound home all the illegal actions that Obozo has taken. All of them. And show the public why they are illegal.
Should a police officer not arrest a criminal caught in criminal act, just because that criminal has a good lawyer on retainer and will thus likely not be convicted? Should the officer, in other words, let the crime proceed, just because eventual justice is indeterminable at the moment?
This is the argument being made now about the House’s reluctance to impeach (arrest) a lawless President.
It’s not the duty of the House to make political predictions about the future action of the Senate when it catches the President committing high crimes and/or misdemeanors. It’s duty is to intervene and bring the President before Congress to answer for his actions.
Bravo Holymoses #22 who says "keep it all alive". A year ago, nothing could be uttered even questioining the imposter. Any ANY, questions were automatically racist. Today impeachment, Benghazi secrets, IRS intimidation, Obamacide, full communist KGB IRS detective enforced medical destruction, phony birth and social security documents, a hidden past gay life, a growing list of unconstitutional acts, 50 secret Stalinist style czars, pumping billions out of thin air to favored banks and financials, flaunting all of America on multi-million dollar, ENDLESS vacations, and top it off with no photos, no scores on golf! Slick Wilie cheated on every hole, a mulligan here a mulligan there. We dn´t even know if he can hit the ball. Slick Wlllie could lie rght at America and did not need a teleprompter. Nobama can´t speak without it Willie was slick. Nobama, raging, vindicive. Impeachment, no more than a talking point with our gutless Congress and lap dog media, but like Willie and Evita, it will always remain in the scrap book.
Every Republican had the opportunity to impeach Obama last November 6. It didn´t require hearings in the House or a vote in the Senate. Romney got 1 million more votes than McCain / Palin . Obama got 4 million less votes in 2012 than 2008 , but, he still beat Romney by 5 million votes. Romney won Independents , but, the Democrat turn out was better. And too many in the far right, Tea Party wing preferred to stay home and re elect Obama because Romney wasn´t pure enough. I bet they´re the ones now demanding that Obama be impeached. The understanding of the Constitution and the legal requirements to impeach, convict and remove a president from office has been reduced to fairy tale sloganeering on the right. Impeach and/ or defund Obamacare are shouted as if just saying it makes it happen. The Democrats control the Senate by a 10 vote majority, 45 -55. Nothing happens on defunding Obamacare without the cooperation of the Senate Democrats and Obama . Likewise , Obama would never be convicted by this Senate. I personally believe that Obama is guilty of Dereliction of Duty , but, I live in Realville and understand that the chances of anyone in this administration flipping and providing evidence to bring Articles of Impeachment are zero. The most realistic option for trying to rein in Obama is to get 6 more Republicans elected to the Senate in 2014.
Specifically, what has Obama done to warrant impeachment? Remember, after Bill Clinton, perjury is not an offense (nor obstruction of justice) to warrant removal from office. If there were specifics, other than generalities, perhaps the right would have a case. But they dont. Thus, such talk is nothing more than pandering to the rabid right wingers that hate Obama anyway.
If O-Bomber were fully white, articles would already be introduced by now...
We must hold the House and take the Senate in 2014 for all kinds of reasons...
Don´t worry about Joe Biden... he´s a dunce who will block Hillary from the ticket, and then run atrociously and lose very badly... There is no media protection for this old white male dunce... Buh-Biden...
The rule of law must prevail... Better late than never... Impeachment has worked twice... Nixon resigned, and Klintoon was witch-slapped in the face... (remember half the Senate voted to remove Klintoon... that is a censure vote)...
I see Tom Coburn has a lot of femininity about him. He is Obama´s close friend? Maybe for a reason. Maybe he is his girlfriend. Like some others. Hey Lindsay, how close are you to Obama. You too John Roberts. Did you guys have a special party or something?
Articles of Impeachment do not originate in the Senate. They originate in the House. They are an indictment, not a conviction.
Once Articles of Impeachment are drawn up in the house, a trial is conducted in the Senate. So, if the house has the stones to impeach, Reid has no choice but to hold a trial. He has no say in the matter....
Remember Clinton WAS impeached. Just not convicted....
Look, everybody knows that if you can´t even call terrorists terrorists, in other words you refuse to identify the enemy for what they are, you can´t win the war. Well by the same token if you won´t talk about it or consider it because you think it is a moot point, of course it will never happen. And that may well be right, but the more people who are vocal about impeachment gets other people thinking and looking into things they may never have. Just the fact that Axlerod says that "talk of impeachment is a virus that needs to be curbed" is telling and disturbing. Think the First Amendment is in jeopardy here? Anyone?
Romney was quite pure. He was a pure RINO. Lukewarm, just like the Laodicean church in Revelation. And the instinctive response is to spit them out of our mouth.
Sure Obama is much worse. But when people have a choice, they´ll pick someone who is hot or cold. That said, I don´t think the Republican elites even care that we can´t stomach their nominees. They are only looking for the public trough and are quite content with accepting defeat if the Democrats will let them continue to have access to it.
Grounds for impeachment. What has he specifically done that is an impeachable offense? Without an answer, it is nothing more than pandering to a group of angry voters that would never vote for a democratic if there were nobody else on the ticket. Seriously, what grounds?
/we learned under Clinton that perjury and obstruction of justice from the POTUS is not sufficient reason. It would take more than that to get Obama removed.
Despite media hoopla, there was no significant backlash to either the "shutdown" of the Gummint in 1995 (the GOP held the House another ten years or more) and likewise despite loss of a few of the impeachment managers there was no loss of the House by impeaching Klintoon.
O-Bomber is a criminal and can be impeached. If we win the Senate it is very worthwhile to do it. It´s worth it even if we just hold the House, but is less likely to happen.
It’s long been said that Democrats and their supporters who cry “racism!” at everything that smells like opposition to their left-wing agenda are misguided, or in some cases, smear merchants who lack all credibility whatsoever (looking at you, MSNBC). Well, get a load of the T-shirt that this recently departed national figure – whose impeccable left-wing bonafides should never be doubted – has on:(Snip for photo)That’s anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela wearing a T-shirt that endorses getting an ID and voting in 1998. We’ll anxiously be waiting your apology. Oh wait, you won’t apologize, will you?
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Apparently having decided to embark upon a course of self-parody, the National Reconnaissance Office — the other NRO — sent out a press release sharing the logo for its new spy-satellite program, NROL-39. The image is that of an evil-looking giant octopus with its tentacles encircling the entire planet over the motto: Nothing Is beyond Our Reach.(Snip)Our relationship with the national-security and public-safety bureaucracies has changed. It used to be that you called the fireman to get your cat out of a tree; now the policeman shoots your dog. We have police rolling through the streets of such combat zones
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