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It´s Not Crazy to Talk
about Impeachment

National Review Online, by Andrew C. McCarthy

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 8/24/2013 7:18:55 AM

To the legacy media, that shriveling adjunct of the White House press office, the story is not why Americans would think it worth asking whether the president should be impeached. It is, as one would expect, why some prominent Republicans are dignifying the question with serious answers. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is in trouble, naturally. Being an unapologetic conservative, tea-party stalwart, and happy warrior has made him the preferred punching bag of the media and other Beltway dinosaurs — their hysteria meter always tells you who worries them most. Asked at a conservative gathering in the Houston suburbs “why don’t

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cinwasp, 8/24/2013 7:38:57 AM     (No. 9488835)

FTA—
The Framers intended impeachment as the ultimate accountability. Without at least the credible threat of it, there is no realistic checking of a president who seems increasingly disposed to abuse his awesome powers, in fulfillment of a promise to “fundamentally transform” the United States of America. Maybe we are already transformed. The Framers did not see impeachment as outlandish; it was a realistic response to an imperious executive’s seeking to upend our constitutional order — the specter of which gripped the constitutional convention with fear. In today’s America, there is more political peril in engaging the question of impeachment than in doing the things that make the question relevant.


Mark my words, the more we talk about impeachment,the more Obama doubles down in his abuse of power.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grimland, 8/24/2013 8:05:16 AM     (No. 9488873)

Excellent article. New way to think about impeachment. Thanks!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/24/2013 8:08:37 AM     (No. 9488881)

It´s crazy while the Dems hold the Senate, and WHO takes that silly oath seriously anymore?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Texhere, 8/24/2013 8:17:51 AM     (No. 9488897)

This should be a Must Read

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Salt5792, 8/24/2013 8:42:10 AM     (No. 9488926)

Obama is bad. Biden would be worse.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Country Boy, 8/24/2013 8:52:11 AM     (No. 9488943)

Add to the large list of impeachable offenses provided by Andy McCarthy, how about his over $100Million/year of vacations. That´s not part of the deal. The job pays $400,000/year + room and board. That´s the deal.

obama is stealing the vacation expenses, from us, the taxpayers. It´s no different than any private company employee charging his company for business expenses that are not legitimate.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 8/24/2013 9:17:07 AM     (No. 9488988)

No #5, Biden would not be worse. Evil is more destructive than stupidity.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/24/2013 10:12:43 AM     (No. 9489099)

Dittos #7. Thank you. I am getting so tired of that ridiculous meme ´we can´t impeach Obama, Biden would be worse´. It is just a pathetic excuse for people to continue sitting on their hands and not do anything productive.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jglas, 8/24/2013 11:40:19 AM     (No. 9489225)

In other words elect more Tea Partiers to congress and take over the senate. Then maybe there will be the votes.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/24/2013 11:53:55 AM     (No. 9489240)

Since Obama ordered a real-life journalist to be spied upon for leaks coming from his own White House, I think his base of support among the sycophantic left is quietly eroding.

Obama a narcissistic personality, and as such takes criticism poorly, and retaliated irrationally. Recall the infamous "Monica Missiles" fired by narcissist, Bubba C., when the Drudge first broke the story? Anything to draw attention from themselves, while at the same time reminding everyone of the power they wield.

Idi Obama will become more and more erratic, as African dictators are prone to do, and will eventually come off as a raving madman. Witness his current travels around the country to sell the "Obamacare bill" that he had already signed into LAW, but he himself keeps selectively de-constructing through waivers and implementation date changes!

And when was the last time the usurper actually traveled abroad for a global meeting, instead of sending the Wookie, Val Jarrett, or Oprah to do it for him? Obama and his "lead from behind" mantra is nothing but a front for a shiftless bio-daddy with a mafia mannerism of letting others the dirty-work for the appearance of innocence. The sheer number of scandals on Obama´s watch are unparalleled in America´s history. At minimum he´s a total incompetent not able to run the government, per the job app he filled out in 2007. At worse, he´s the most corrupt politician to ever hold high office in this country.

After the 2014 election meltdown for the Dems, look for Obama to meltdown shortly thereafter. Only then will the Dems throw him to their own wolves for annihilation while excoriating those, "evil, mean-spirited Republicans!"

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