WASHINGTON — Representative Kerry Bentivolio, a freshman Republican from Michigan, has a legislative dream. It is not to balance the federal budget, or find a way to help his ailing state or even take away money from the federal health care program, a goal that has so animated many other Republicans this summer. Rather, Mr. Bentivolio told constituents, it is to put in motion the impeachment of President Obama. “If I could write that bill and submit it, it would be a dream come true,” he said this month. Mr. Bentivolio may be lacking in his understanding of the technical details
Comments: Of course, it´s not going to happen, but each of us enjoy the idea.
I don´t enjoy it. It´s not my dream. It is a laughable waste of time and brain cells. Not only can he not be impeached - look at what was accomplished with the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Not a lot. Let´s get serious here instead of looking like little dogs yapping at the heels - or, truly, Matthews´ wife´s gnats swarming around him. Republicans need to reach out to the American people and clue them in. That´s the only way. And even if it fails, they will have tried.
Even discussing the idea makes the Reps look like idiots and wastes time. What would it accomplish? The Senate would never convict. If the plot succeeded, then Biden would be prez...and he wants to run in 2016. The Dems would say thank you...and the Reps would be on the outs worse than ever.
Doesn´t anyone in the Republican party play chess anymore? Think more than one move ahead.
The Obammunist gets into office illegally. Don´t report it. In fact, report only denials about it.
The Obammunist starts early by offering a bribe to fill a Senate seat. Don´t report it.
The Obammunist embarks on five years of clearly illegal acts from gunrunning in Mexico to improper interim appointments to collusion with the IRS to suppress opposition voting to gunrunning in the Middle East. Report only denials, or mostly, nothing.
The Obammunist commits clear dereliction of duty during Benghazi. Blame a video, report only denials.
A few Republicans reach a breaking point in the face of this most criminal regime in America´s history and quietly mention impeachment. Banner headlines!
The logos and brainwashed in the Slimes audience read this and say "All Republicans are crazy."
I disagree that impeachment is a waste of time. Yes, it´s true that it is not likely to go anywhere. Yes, it´s true that Clinton benefited from his impeachment. But the corruption and chicanery was exposed and made clear to anyone who was looking.
Impeachment is not necessary. Here is the way it will go down. First remember the Amendment that if a VP serves less than 2 years of a Presidents remaining term, he then can run for office two more times. If more than two years then he can only run for one term.
So, any time after Jan 20, 2014 or perhaps 2015, Obama can resign and Biden becomes President. Now being an incumbent Biden can run for two more elections.
Or Biden will become President and choose Hillary to fill the VP slot. Then in 2016 he steps aside and Hillary runs for President in his place in 2016 and 2020.
Thus we have a Marxist Government all the way to 2024.
It will happen because too many of "We The People" are too complacent or just plain lazy.
Please don´t tell me I´m wrong or call me names. I hope to God someone PROVES me wrong.
Thermopylae was an impossible dream to, but we honor the memory of those who refused to do the "smart", safe thing. We remember the general who said "nuts!" when called upon to surrender what seemed to be an impossible position. The struggle for the nation´s independence from the most powerful empire in the world at the time was not "smart", not the way to bet. We did it anyway. I would rather be in the company of such men, than condemned to spend my life with craven cowards, licking the hands of their oppressors, grateful for whatever crumbs they deign to throw them. Impeachment and removal may be an impossible dream. But it is also what duty to the nation, the Constitution, and our posterity demands, as a MINIMUM.
President Obama’s formerly illegal Kenyan uncle didn’t miss an opportunity to drop his famous nephew’s name in front of a federal immigration judge yesterday — and walked away with permanent legal residency — but one prominent immigration lawyer said the White House ties shouldn’t and probably didn’t matter. Onyango “Uncle Omar” Obama, seeking to overturn a decades-old deportation order, told Immigration Judge Leonard I. Shapiro he has a sister and two nieces in the United States, then added, “I do have a nephew.” Asked to name the nephew, he said, “Barack Obama. ... He’s the president of the United States.”
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service needs to make changes to prevent fraud and improve security in systems it is building to deliver health insurance subsidies, according to an audit by the tax agency’s inspector general. The audit, released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, finds that the IRS successfully completed development and testing for the systems that compute the subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The audit found that “critical” pieces in security controls failed during testing and anti-fraud programs are still being developed. “The IRS’s existing fraud detection system may not be capable of identifying ACA refund
Lionsgate is in early talks to make Rodham, Temple Hill´s and The Arlook Group’s biopic of the former first lady, New York senator, secretary of state and possible presidential candidate, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. James Ponsoldt, who last directed the acclaimed indie flick The Spectacular Now, is on board to direct the drama, which was written by Young-Il Kim. The script, which was on the 2012 Black List, portrays Rodham as a young lawyer on the committee involved in President Richard Nixon´s impeachment, as well as shows her juggling a diverging career path with her unresolved feelings for future president
Success! The Obama administration announced over the weekend that it had hit its deadline of November 30 for HealthCare.gov. Of course, there were caveats. The site will still probably get buggy when there’s a lot of traffic, which is why Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius advised people to use it at off-peak hours. But that simply means peak hours will be moved to after midnight. After all, you don’t alleviate crowding if you tell everyone to try a different door. Oh, and there will still be crashes, and occasionally the administrators will have to take the whole thing offline. But,
On Monday, the State Department called on China to withdraw the rules it imposed when announcing its East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone. “The fact that China’s announcement has caused confusion and increased the risk of accidents only further underscores the validity of concerns and the need for China to rescind the procedures,” said spokeswoman Jen Psaki at the department’s daily press briefing. Psaki’s statement — a little too diplomatic given the circumstances — was a first step in undoing the harm the State Department caused on Friday when it advised U.S. carriers to comply with Beijing’s demands for
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
MANHATTAN — Investigators believe the motorman at the controls in the deadly Metro-North Railroad derailment in the Bronx Sunday dozed off for a few fateful moments and woke up too late to stop the speeding train from hurtling off the tracks, DNAinfo New York has learned. Veteran engineer William Rockefeller all but admitted he was falling asleep as the train came roaring to a curved section of track north of Spuyten Duyvil in statements made shortly after four people were killed and dozens were injured in the wreck, sources said. He apparently woke up just as the train, traveling at
WASHINGTON — The White House is offering more money to insurance companies as an incentive for them to let people keep insurance policies that were to have been canceled next year. The administration floated several proposals on Monday to “help offset the loss in premium revenue and profit” that it said might occur if insurers went along with President Obama’s request to reinstate canceled policies. Millions of people have received notices saying their policies were being canceled because they did not comply with minimum coverage requirements of the new health care law. In a notice published Monday in the Federal
You can call her Grandma. Grandma Obamacare. Hillary Clinton is the matriarch of the disaster that Americans now scorn as Obamacare. And helpfully for opponents, she was kind enough to detail her role in this unending rolling disaster. As it were, in chapter if not verse. In fact, Mrs. Clinton’s 2003 memoir Living History, an autobiography that takes her from childhood to the U.S. Senate, can be viewed as something unique in the annals of candidate biographies. Hillary Clinton’s book is a literary landmine. A self-detailed look at just where all those false promises — about keeping your doctor and your health insurance if
Nobody could accuse the press of ignoring the fiasco-on-a-server that is HealthCare.gov. The Obamacare website’s woes are dominating coverage on the network news, the cable talk shows, the blogs and, of course, high-octane websites like POLITICO. But did the press do a good job of covering the Affordable Care Act before the health care exchanges went online—sort of—on Oct. 1? Were we adequately warned of the troubles that were to come? And now that HealthCare.gov’s problems are headline news, is the coverage of it any better? Sure, one can find a few examples of one news outlet or another warning of impending
Obamacare’s penalties for not buying insurance, as well as the subsidies that make its plans affordable in the first place, may not be legal in a majority of states, according to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Pruitt is suing the federal government on those grounds. According to the letter of the law, the government can only reward subsidies and levy penalties in states that have created Obamacare state exchanges, but conservative resistance has stopped state exchanges from being set up in a number of states, including Oklahoma. “While the president’s health law is vast and extraordinarily complex, it is in one respect very
Pope Francis told Italian churchgoers that he was a bouncer before he became pontiff. Francis spoke about his past careers while visiting the church of San Cirillo Alessandrino outside of Rome, Catholic News Services reported. No longer kicking troublemakers out of clubs, he has discovered the secret to bringing people back, this time, into the church. … He told one group that when he was young, he worked as a bouncer, and that his work later in life, teaching literature and psychology, taught him how to get people back into the church. The pope had served as a bouncer at a Buenos Aires nightclub
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” Wednesday that when Jesus fed five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fish, “he didn’t charge food stamps.” “When Jesus had those five loaves and two fishes, he didn´t charge food stamps. He didn´t ask anybody how much money they had. He fed them because they were hungry, and that´s really where we ought to be,” McDermott said in response to Republican critics of the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). In September, the House approved a plan by Republicans to cut $39 billion in food stamps over the next
The nation’s view of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, colored by the horrific Benghazi assassination of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on her watch, has suddenly turned upside down, with more now holding an unfavorable opinion of the likely 2016 presidential candidate. A new YouGov/Economist poll found Clinton, whose approval ratings have typically been sky high, with an unfavorable rating of 48 percent, more than the 46 percent who have a favorable opinion of her. The YouGov pollsters said that the change in American attitudes toward Clinton "suggests that negative press surrounding the tragic
In the US we are used to abortion advocates claiming that the risk of elective abortion is relatively trivial, and major medical organizations denying any link between abortion and breast cancer. Now a powerful new study from China published last week by Yubei Huang and colleagues suggests otherwise. The article, a meta-analysis pooling 36 studies from 14 provinces in China, showed that abortion increased the risk of breast cancer by 44% with one abortion, and 76% and 89% with two and three abortions. This new article is another example of the recent excellent scholarship on abortion in peer-reviewed journals coming out
MIDDLETOWN, Del.- Remembering the plot of a short story is no longer good enough in teacher Amy Lawson´s fifth-grade classroom. Today´s students are being asked to think more critically. For example, what might a character say in an email to a friend? "It´s hard. But you can handle this," Lawson tells them. Welcome to a classroom using the Common Core State Standards, one of the most politicized and misunderstood changes in education for students and their teachers in kindergarten through high school. In 45 states and the District of Columbia, Lawson and and other teachers are starting to use the standards
Bill Clinton, the cliché goes, was the first black president, no matter his skin color. That being the case, Barack Obama is not the first black president, or the first African-American president, if you prefer, but the first hippie president. Clinton’s southern background and lifestyle were indeed more typically black, just as Obama’s was more typically hippie. And we’re not just talking about the “Choom gang” here, scarfing “Maui Wowie” on the sands of Oahu. We’re talking about all of it, the whole multi-culti-missing-white-mother-vanished-Kenyan-father-anti-imperialist-America-is-always-the-enemy-and-don’t-you-forget-it-nine-yards. And like most hippie culture as I knew and experienced it, it wasn’t about “peace and love.” Not
Gov. Chris Christie’s “bizarre behavior’’ in refusing to say he’ll support a possible GOP challenger to Gov. Cuomo next year could derail his chances to become president, state and national GOP insiders have told The Post. “Christie already has a problem with many Republicans refusing to forgive him because of his embrace of [President] Obama and his socially liberal policies,’’ said a nationally prominent GOP operative. “But this bizarre behavior in suggesting he won’t help a Republican defeat a Democratic governor, and a Cuomo no less, could finish off his chances of becoming his party’s nominee for president in 2016,’’ the
Senior officials in the White House have said that Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu “is desperate and weak,” in reaction to Netanyahu´s remonstrations against the deal struck with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. Israeli television Channel 10 quoted the officials as saying “His pronouncements show a lack of self-confidence,” in an unusually harsh personal attack on Netanyahu. “We are not perturbed by his vocal opposition.”
During a presentation at the White House in which President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed. This assertion led his administration members, his staff, and audience members to rise from their seats and give the president a standing ovation. Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for
A woman has revealed how difficult it is to eat healthily and stay full when living off an average food stamp budget. Melinda Moulton, from Huntington, Vermont, was one of 200 people to take part in the 3Squares Challenge, which saw her living for a week on just $36 worth of food, or around $1.71 a meal. Opting to try and eat as healthily as possible, Ms Moulton resorted to cheap foods like yogurt for breakfast, two handfuls of peanuts for lunch and lentil stew for dinner, all of which left her unsatisfied.´I don´t know how people do it,´ said
Barack Obama is a man with only one core conviction. He has, as the basic foundation of his otherwise disorganized and uncertain belief system, the irrefutable tenet that the United States, because of its European roots, has been the epitome of oppression and arrogance throughout its history. Therefore, he is able to rationalize the need to say or do anything as the transformation of American society and the end of the pre-eminent status of the United States are his sole objectives. He has, thus, adopted a pre-meditated schizophrenic personality wherein he comports himself as an apologist and appeaser on the
A push by activists to ease the 30-year-old blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men faces a key test this week as a federal panel hears results of the latest research. The findings will be released amid growing pressure from politicians and advocates, including college students, to change the policy. Critics say the ban is a hangover from the early, fear-filled days of AIDS, stigmatizing gay men and ignoring advances in treatment and detection in the decades since. Supporters of the policy say politics, not science, is driving the proposed change, which would heighten the risk of
So the troubled site apparently now works 90 percent of the time. That should be good news for Obama—but the question is whether Obamacare will get the mass enrollment it needs. HealthCare.gov finally works. Now people just need to use it. The error-plagued website, which was supposed to be the portal for Americans seeking to buy health insurance through the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act, is finally approaching basic functionality two months after it went online. In a report released Sunday, the Department of Health and Human Services breathlessly announced that the website now functions more than 90 percent of