A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Five myths about impeachment
Washington Post, by Jonathan Turley

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/2/2014 9:11:58 AM

1. An impeachable offense is anything Congress says it is. (Snip) But Congress’s exclusive power to impeach does not license it to abuse that power, any more than the Supreme Court’s final say on laws gives it license to deliver arbitrary rulings. The framers carefully defined the grounds for impeachment as “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors” — language with British legal precedent. They clearly did not want removal of the president subject to congressional whim. Indeed, they rejected the addition of “maladministration” after James Madison cautioned that “so vague a term will be equivalent to a tenure during pleasure

Comments:
Impeachment is not the problem, as much as the separation of powers by our three branches of government. It´s the will of a Senate to practice bipartisanship in removing an errant president who ignores the other two branches after he has been impeached.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Doctor P, 8/2/2014 9:25:15 AM     (No. 9950488)

An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House has the votes for.

This is as false as the Constitution is what 5 Supreme Court members say.

It is true that there has to be limits, but unfortunately those limits are self imposed.

If members of the House or the Supreme Court abuse their own self control, they are the still the final arbiters of those decisions.

This goes further in the impeachment hearings. Suppose the House so votes and it goes to the Senate for a trial. The same self control issue applies.

The Senate can vote to convict someone who the House falsely or frivolously voted for impeachment. Yet the Seante also can fail to convict someone who the House righteously voted for trial.

Yet all the members of the House, Senate, and the Supreme Court have taken oaths to uphold the fidelity of the Constitution.

Some fail in their obligations.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: Tom Paine, 8/2/2014 9:39:26 AM     (No. 9950503)

Impeachment plain and simple is a political act. The house can impeach the President for any reason they desire. Since politicians only care about being reelected, they would vote
without caring if the President is guilty or not.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: krause, 8/2/2014 9:41:47 AM     (No. 9950513)

Why can´t Harry Reid be impeached? He personally decides which bills presented to the Senate from the House get voted on. He refuses to present just about any bill from the republican dominated House. These are the people´s bills, presented by their duly elected representatives.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo, 8/2/2014 10:37:11 AM     (No. 9950601)

It´s difficult to imagine a more clear cut case for impeachment than Obama´s. He epitomizes the type of stealth tyrant that the founders feared might arise some day. Arrogation of powers from Congress. Domestic spying. Dismantling of our military. Support for our enemies and estrangement from our allies. Etc., etc.

If he doesn´t warrant impeachment and removal, who would?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/2/2014 11:04:17 AM     (No. 9950657)

We all just want that enemy of America GONE! AND NOW.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Gordon Mills, 8/2/2014 11:09:51 AM     (No. 9950673)

I disagree with Turley in that the SCOTUS has been delivering arbitrary, made up rulings.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/2/2014 11:50:52 AM     (No. 9950742)

Actions that subvert the U.S. Constitution are grounds for impeachment.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


   

 

R-TA-Wide
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Doctor P, 8/2/2014 3:48:44 PM     (No. 9950965)

To #3

One does not impeach Congressmen or Senators. Those bodies have rules to seat, punish, and/or remove their own members.

I doubt we see enough Democrats who control the Senate to remove Sen Reid or even to remove him from their leadership.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: snakeoil, 8/2/2014 5:44:36 PM     (No. 9951053)

The term "high crimes and misdemeanors" is about as vague as it gets. What is a high crime? Ordering government agencies such as the IRS to harass political opponents? Having an Attorney General who violates the law by committing perjury in testimony to congress? Back when the case was made against Nixon we were told that lying to the American people was an impeachable offense.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 795313




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "LittleHoodedMonk"



CDC officials rush to Newark Airport
to meet Liberian passenger flying from
Brussels who ´showed symptoms of Ebola´
Daily Mail [UK], by Mia De Graaf    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/4/2014 4:21:46 PM     Post Reply
CDC officials have rushed to Newark Liberty International Airport after a passenger believed to be from Liberia showed symptoms of Ebola. The man traveling with his daughter on a United Airlines flight from Brussels was reported vomiting as they landed in New Jersey at 1.50pm. They were both removed from the plane by a CDC crew in full Hazmat attire. It comes as the Ebola patient in Texas is said to have deteriorated to a ´critical´ condition. The remaining passengers have now been allowed to leave after being forced to stay on the plane then wait in immigration. Despite reports claiming the passenger was found to be

Biden apologizes to Turkish President
Erdogan for saying Turkey allowed
foreign fighters into Syria
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/4/2014 4:10:03 PM     Post Reply
Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday apologized to Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for saying the Turkish leader admitted his country made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria. Biden spoke directly to Erdogan to “clarify” comments made on Thursday at Harvard University and apologized for “any implication" that Turkey or other allies had intentionally supplied or helped in the growth of the Islamic State or other extremists groups in Syria, the White House said. Erdogan denied making such remarks and said Biden would become "history to me" over the comments at Harvard’s Kennedy School

   

 



 
The Scariest Thing About Ebola
National Journal, by Ron Fournier    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/4/2014 3:55:37 PM     Post Reply
Doctors at a Texas hospital unwittingly release an Ebola-infected man. The hospital blames a flaw in the electronic health records system and then backtracks: The doctors blew it. (Snip) While specific federal agencies received generally high marks (including the Centers for Disease Control), Americans continued to lose faith in the presidency, Congress, and the two major parties. In short, the United States faces crises of leadership and trust. Which, to me, is the scariest thing about the Ebola outbreak. I´m far less worried about the disease striking me or my loved ones than I am about what incident says about the nation's ability to survive a

What’s Racist, What’s Not
(As of Friday Oct. 3, 2014)
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Andrew Stiles    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/3/2014 4:33:21 PM     Post Reply
Liberals tend to devote a significant portion of their daily lives to proving how not racist they are. One particularly expedient way of doing this is to declare that something a conservative has said or done is totally racist, and then to place oneself in opposition to the thing that was racist: “See, I’m not a racist!” As result, the List of Things That Are Racist has grown incomprehensibly long. The Free Beacon‘s devotion to public service obligates us to provide this list (not exhaustive by any means) of what liberals do and do not consider to be racist. Things That Are Racist: 1. Talking about Ebola (Salon) - 2. Describing the Hong Kong

Bell Gardens mayor abused
wife for years before she
shot him, lawyer says
Los Angeles Times, by Kate Mather & Richard Winton    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/2/2014 4:26:28 PM     Post Reply
Attorneys representing the wife and children of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo on Thursday described a "difficult and intolerable" home life marred by years of domestic violence that culminated in a fight this week that left the politician dead. (Snip) The mayor punched the teen in the face, prompting his wife to grab Crespo´s handgun and shoot him three times in the upper body, said sheriff´s Lt. Steve Jauch, who is overseeing the investigation. Lyvette Crespo´s attorney, Eber Bayona, told reporters Thursday that her husband´s death was a "very tragic loss for the family." But, he said, his client had long been

Up to 100 possibly exposed to
U.S. Ebola patient; four isolated
Reuters, by Lisa Maria Garza    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/2/2014 2:17:52 PM     Post Reply
Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, and four people have been quarantined in a Dallas apartment, health officials said on Thursday. (Snip) CNN reported that a Dallas woman who had a child with Duncan said he had sweated profusely in the bed they shared at her apartment. She said the sheets where he had lain were still on the bed. The woman, whom CNN identified only as "Louisa," is quarantined in the apartment with one of her children, who is 13, and two visiting nephews in their 20s (Health officials described them as relatives

Turkey approves military operations
against ´IS´ in Syria and Iraq
Deutsche Welle [Germany], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/2/2014 2:03:21 PM     Post Reply
Turkey´s parliament voted 298-98 on Thursday in favor of launching military operations across the border in Syria and Iraq, in a bid to combat the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" (IS). Despite opposition from two parties, many had viewed passage of the motion as a foregone conclusion. The legislation comes as IS attacks have caused thousands to flee the Syrian town officially known as Ayn al-Arab, but called Kobani by its Kurdish majority population, across the border from Turkey, despite airstrikes by the US-led coalition on the group´s positions in Syria since last week and in Iraq since early August.

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Reuters Reporter Dismantles Obama
Administration Spin On ISIL
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/1/2014 6:10:45 AM     Post Reply
Reuters correspondent Arshad Mohammed caught State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki in a trap with a pointed line of questioning regarding the Obama administration’s knowledge of and response to the rise of ISIL. “Is the basic point you’re trying to make that you–that the administration fully grasped the threat posed by ISIL and took aggressive and effective action to confront that threat from the beginning of the year?” Mohammed asked. “Is that what you’re trying to argue?” “Yes,” Psaki said. “If that’s the case, if your actions were so effective and so aggressive, how is it that since the beginning of the year

CDC: Ebola confirmed in Dallas patient
WFAA-TV [Dallas, TX] **, by Janet St. James & Josh Davis *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 10/1/2014 5:35:31 AM     Post Reply
Dallas - A patient in a Dallas hospital was confirmed Tuesday to have the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control said Tuesday. (Snip) September 19: The adult patient boards a flight to the U.S. in Liberia after being screened for Ebola symptoms - September 20: The patient arrives in the United States - September 24: Patient shows first symptoms of Ebola - September 26: Patient seeks initial medical care - September 28: Patient admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas - A Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital spokesman said the patient has been in isolation since he arrived on Sunday,

Chris Matthews vs. Ezekiel Emanuel on
Ebola: "Obama Said It Was Unlikely.
It Has Happened. It´s Here"
Real Clear Politics, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 8:46:42 PM     Post Reply
On MSNBC´s Hardball tonight, host Chris Matthews argued with Obamacare architect Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel about President Obama saying it was "unlikely" that an Ebola case would strike the U.S. "Obama said it was unlikely. It has happened. It´s here," Matthews said. Dr. Emanuel said there is some "fear mongering" going on here, but Matthews said he was just quoting the president and stating facts. Here´s a bit of the argument that lasted nearly ten minutes: Chris Matthews : I´m just trying to follow the logic here. Everybody´s being told, don´t worry unless they have the infectious symptoms, you can see them,

Eric Holder’s exit leaves a
complicated vacuum to fill
Washington Post Writers Group, by Ruth Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 8:34:01 PM     Post Reply
Who’ll be the next attorney general? Washington’s favorite parlor game is filling Cabinet vacancies; I like playing as much as the next pundit. (Keep reading!) Still, the more telling question is: Why are we playing this game at all? Why wasn’t the White House, which knew for months that Eric H. Holder Jr. was itching to leave, ready to roll with a successor? More important, given Holder’s foot inching toward the door, why did it not time this departure more intelligently — rather than having it arrive just before an election and the prospect of Democrats losing control of the Senate?

Oregon pols battle over when to
pull plug on costly ObamaCare website
Fox News, by Dan Springer    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 9/30/2014 6:03:32 PM     Post Reply
Cover Oregon was supposed to be a shining example of ObamaCare at its best. The state insurance exchange for the state of Oregon received $300 million in federal grants to launch a state-of-the-art website. But it never worked, and not a single Oregonian was able to sign up for health care from start to finish. So now, Oregon is in the process of pulling the plug on the site and switching over to the federal exchange and HealthCare.gov -- but the question is, how quickly they can do it. “We need to move forward and do the best thing for the people of Oregon,” Republican State Sen. Tim Knopp said, “and I think that’s ending Cover Oregon as

   

 



 


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Lena Dunham: I Was Raped By
a ´Campus Republican´ In 2008

50 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 8:29:26 PM     Post Reply
In her just-released memoir, 27 year-old "Girls" star Lena Dunham claims that as a 19 year-old Oberlin College student in Ohio, she was raped by a college Republican. In the first chapter that addresses the encounter, Dunham describes the "ill-fated evening of lovemaking" as awkward and hollow. The most sensational moment comes from the fact that "Barry" wasn´t wearing a condom. In the next chapter, Dunham backtracks with the claim that she´s an "unreliable narrator" and accuses "Barry" of rape: [I]n another essay in this book I describe a sexual encounter with a mustachioed campus Republican as the upsetting but

EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Secret Service chief
was ´sandbagged´ by ´p***ed off agents
who had had enough´ of her and thought*

41 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 9:11:57 PM     Post Reply
A recently retired Secret Service agent told MailOnline on Thursday that former director Julia Pierson´s resignation will be welcomed by the agency´s rank-and-file because ´people in the service thought she was a joke from Day One.´ He attributed her swift fall from grace to a cadre of ´p***ed off agents who had had enough´ of feeling disrespected by the service´s first female director. ´Putting her in charge was part of the [Obama] administration´s push to feminize the service after the "hookergate" nightmare,´ the agent said, referring to agents who were fired after patronizing prostitutes during a security-check trip to Colombia

The Case for Panic
35 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/3/2014 5:27:33 AM     Post Reply
Deadly, irrational, and determined, the intruder snuck across a weakened perimeter. Eluding capture, the intruder was detained only after missteps and close calls. The spin began soon after the threat was isolated. Information was selectively leaked. Half-truths and untruths were uttered. Responsibility was avoided; privileges and credentials asserted; authority reasserted. Trust us. Remain calm. Don’t panic. This is the template of recent events. A mental case jumps the White House fence. He makes it to the East Room before he’s tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Initial statements turn out to be misleading or false. We discover that lapses in

Courts Will Decide If Chimps Should
Have Same Rights As Humans

29 replie(s)
New York Post, by Lia Eustachewich    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 10/4/2014 10:08:43 AM     Post Reply
It’s the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” A New York appeals court next week will consider whether chimps should have the same rights as human beings. The extraordinary proceeding is the result of a lengthy battle by animal-rights activists who argue that animals with human qualities — including chimps — are entitled to human protections, including freedom from captivity. Steven Wise, part of the Nonhuman Rights Project, which is leading the effort, will have to convince a panel of Albany appellate judges that a chimp name Tommy is a “legal person” to get him moved from a cage

Another weird Obama pronunciation
29 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 10/4/2014 11:22:06 AM     Post Reply
What on earth is an ohbee-guynee? Apparently it is a weird Obamaspeak pronunciation of OB/GYN (pronounced oh-bee-gee-why-en). For the president’s benefit, let me specify that means a doctor who delivers babies and takes care of the lady parts. When President Obama announced the departure of Eric Holder from his position as attorney general, he also mentioned his “good friend,” the AG’s wife, Dr. Sharon Malone, and he called her an “ohbee-guynee.” (snip) it almost seems as though someone raised in a fantasized USSR training camp for deep cover agents was inserted into the identity of Barack Obama and loosed upon

28 words that Democrats
really wish President Obama
didn’t say today

26 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:48:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago -- even if they didn´t feel it in their everday lives. Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him. Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): "I am not on the ballot this

We’ve made the
Ebola crisis worse

26 replie(s)
Telegraph [UK], by Geoffrey Lean    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/3/2014 11:45:50 PM     Post Reply
It is the stuff that nightmares are made of, and day by day it is getting worse. The Ebola epidemic, says Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), is now “the greatest peacetime challenge” since the Second World War. Yet her own organisation’s tardiness, partly caused by cuts, together with reductions in--and misuse of--funds elsewhere, are largely responsible for Ebola spiralling out of control. [Snip] It’s just the beginning. At present the numbers of people infected are thought to be doubling in under 30 days--and the blue-chip US Center for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that, if Ebola

Michelle Obama: U.S. Has Improved
´By Almost Every Economic Measure´

25 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 10/4/2014 10:36:54 AM     Post Reply
In a speech in Boston, First Lady Michelle Obama left behind talk of exercise and school lunches, exchanging it all for bald politics by claiming that under her husband the US economy is now better off "by almost every economic measure." The First Lady appeared at the Strand Theater Friday to stump for Martha Coakley´s campaign for Governor of Massachusetts. Coakley needs help badly, as even in blue, blue Massachusetts, the race between Democrat Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker is essentially a toss up. In her remarks, Obama pushed the President´s newest campaign line that he has saved the economy based on

Meghan McCain on Secret
Service: ´I hated all of them´

24 replie(s)
The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/3/2014 12:30:44 AM     Post Reply
Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

United Airlines Flight 998 From Brussels
To Newark Liberty Met By Hazmat CDC
Officials – Liberian Father and Daughter*

24 replie(s)
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: galloglass- 10/4/2014 3:00:31 PM     Post Reply
Ladies and Gentlemen: Please secure your trays tables and seats into their upright and locked positions, along with any vomit or other Potentially Infectious Materials for our flight staff to pick up as we prepare for arrival to our final destination”…. “And, as always, the staff of United Flight 998 would like to thank you for remaining calm as we transport the Ebola virus to a destination near you”. NEW YORK - A United Airilines flight from Brussels was met by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials today at Newark Liberty International Airport after a passenger on board believed to be from Liberia exhibited possible signs of

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

23 replie(s)
New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 12:16:43 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

White House says it has
Ebola virus under control

23 replie(s)
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 6:55:38 PM     Post Reply
Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

   

Post Reply   Close thread 795313



B-G1


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS