Sunday, November 16, 2014

Yes, Republicans Want To Impeach Obama

Let's remember folks that Republicans want to impeach Obama more than anything right now, and so far in just the last few days we've had Republicans openly threaten to do just that.

Rep. Joe Barton of Texas:

Well impeachment is indicting in the House and that’s a possibility. But you still have to convict in the Senate and that takes a two-thirds vote," Barton said. "But impeachment would be a consideration, yes sir."

Rep. Steve King of Iowa, who reiterated last month what he first said in August:

"Congress has to sit down and have a serious look at the rest of this Constitution, and that includes that 'I' word that we don't want to have to say," King said on Fox News Sunday.

"I only say that now on this program because I want to encourage the president: Please don't put America into a constitutional crisis," he added.

 Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina:

"To me a constitutional question means that we have the option of impeachment," Jones said in an interview Breitbart published Thursday. "We have a Constitution, and I am very disappointed from year to year that we do not follow the Constitution. To me, if you think the president has violated his trust of office, meaning with the American people, then follow the Constitution."
And let's not forget the GOP hype machine.  FOX News is calling for impeachment already:

On the November 13 edition of Fox News' The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly suggested that "some say Republicans have no choice" but to impeach President Obama if he issues executive action on immigration reform. Fox contributor Charles Krauthammer agreed, saying Obama's executive action is "an impeachable offense." Kelly went on to advise Republicans on legal options to "thwart President Obama's executive action," suggesting impeachment again, and adding a lawsuit, cutting off the funds needed to carry out the executive order, and holding up Obama's judicial and other appointments.

And of course National Review's Andrew McCarthy has written an entire book about impeaching Obama and is calling for it again now, saying Democrats should join Republicans in convicting him:

In the past, presidents acting in such ways would surely have been impeached. But as Kelly and Krauthammer illustrated, tolerating Obama’s lawlessness invites a destructive new era of dictatorial presidency. Not all future presidents will be liberal Democrats. Even with the press as the wind at their backs, Democrats faced with a Republican president who exploits Obama’s precedents to impose his agenda lawlessly will experience what Republicans are going through today: They will have insufficient support for ending the lawlessness. Obama will have devolved us into a banana republic where might makes right.

This is the theme of Faithless Execution: All Americans who aspire to sustain a nation of laws not men have a vital interest in rejecting executive lawlessness. The Framers understood that presidential usurpation of lawmaking power would be the road to tyranny. They were right . . . and avoiding tyranny should not be a partisan issue.

So yes, I fully expect the President to be impeached and soon.  This was always going to be the endgame of the Obama presidency after his re-election in 2012.  They have to destroy him now.


Scopedog said...

And I fully expect to see some on the Far Left--Michael Moore, for one--start agreeing with the GOP, because for them, Obama should have been impeached for Libya, for getting involved in going after ISIL, for not doing enough to go after Wall Street, for not prosecuting Bush and Cheney, etc...

Still, if the GOP wants to start a race riot, they can do no worse than impeach America's first Black President. And of course the only real, true reason they want to do this is because he is Black.

And thanks to those who didn't vote on Nov. 4th--you helped to push this along.

drspittle said...

Don't forget St. Snowden, the eeevull NSA, DRONEZZZZZZZZ and "Obama worst than BOOSH on civil liberties" ("persecuting" right wing reporters"). Charlie Pierce called for Eric Holder to be fired over something something Fox News reporter something.

rikyrah said...

I can't wait to see the charges.....because where I'm standing, Being President While Black isn't an impeachable offense.

GreenEagle said...

This is the price that Democrats are paying for failing to exact any penalty for the worst abuse of Congressional power in the history of this country- the utterly unjustified impeachment of President Clinton. And I believe that this is not only about Obama. If the Democrats don't stand up to this subversive behavior, every Democratic President from now on will enter office with the sword of impeachment hanging over his head, with the Republicans ready to seize on any petty excuse (a blow job- really) to carry it out.

This has the added advantage of totally discrediting impeachment, so that when a Republican President like Bush, who committed war crimes that were clearly impeachable, runs out of control, the Democrats will find themselves unable to muster the courage to do a damned thing about it.

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