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Posted: 9/5/2010 12:41:35 PM EDT

If the Republicans get enough seats in November we could see subpeonas flowing in the Spring.

Here is an interesting editorial from the Washington Times:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/22/the-case-for-impeachment-142967590/?page=1


President's socialist takeover must be stopped

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner - The Washington Times


President Obama has engaged in numerous high crimes and misdemeanors. The Democratic majority in Congress is in peril as Americans reject his agenda. Yet more must be done: Mr. Obama should be impeached.

He is slowly - piece by painful piece - erecting a socialist dictatorship. We are not there - yet. But he is putting America on that dangerous path. He is undermining our constitutional system of checks and balances; subverting democratic procedures and the rule of law; presiding over a corrupt, gangster regime; and assaulting the very pillars of traditional capitalism. Like Venezuela's leftist strongman, Hugo Chavez, Mr. Obama is bent on imposing a revolution from above - one that is polarizing America along racial, political and ideological lines. Mr. Obama is the most divisive president since Richard Nixon. His policies are Balkanizing the country. It's time for him to go.

He has abused his office and violated his oath to uphold the Constitution. His health care overhaul was rammed through Congress. It was - and remains - opposed by a majority of the people. It could only be passed through bribery and political intimidation. The Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker Kickback, the $5 billion Medicaid set-aside for Florida Sen. Bill Nelson - taxpayer money was used as a virtual slush fund to buy swing votes. Moreover, the law is blatantly unconstitutional: The federal government does not have the right to coerce every citizen to purchase a good or service. This is not in the Constitution, and it represents an unprecedented expansion of power.

Yet Obamacare's most pernicious aspect is its federal funding of abortion. Pro-lifers are now compelled to have their tax dollars used to subsidize insurance plans that allow for the murder of unborn children. This is more than state-sanctioned infanticide. It violates the conscience rights of religious citizens. Traditionalists - evangelicals, Catholics, Baptists, Muslims, Orthodox Jews - have been made complicit in an abomination that goes against their deepest religious values. As the law is implemented (as in Pennsylvania) the consequences of the abortion provisions will become increasingly apparent. The result will be a cultural civil war. Pro-lifers will become deeply alienated from society; among many, a secession of the heart is taking place.

Mr. Obama is waging a frontal assault on property rights. The BP oil spill is a case in point. BP clearly is responsible for the spill and its massive economic and environmental damage to the Gulf. There is a legal process for claims to be adjudicated, but Mr. Obama has behaved more like Mr. Chavez or Russia's Vladimir Putin: He has bullied BP into setting up a $20 billion compensation fund administered by an Obama appointee. In other words, the assets of a private company are to be raided to serve a political agenda. Billions will be dispensed arbitrarily in compensation to oil-spill victims - much of it to Democratic constituents. This is cronyism and creeping authoritarianism.

Mr. Obama's multicultural socialism seeks to eradicate traditional America. He has created a command-and-control health care system. He has essentially nationalized the big banks, the financial sector, the automakers and the student loan industry. He next wants to pass "cap-and-trade," which would bring industry and manufacturing under the heel of big government. The state is intervening in every aspect of American life - beyond its constitutionally delegated bounds. Under Mr. Obama, the Constitution has become a meaningless scrap of paper.

To provide the shock troops for his socialist takeover, Mr. Obama calls for "comprehensive immigration reform" - granting amnesty to 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens. This would forge a permanent Democratic electoral majority. It would sound the death knell for our national sovereignty. Amnesty rewards lawlessness and criminal behavior; it signifies the surrender of our porous southern border to a massive illegal invasion. It means the death of American nationhood. We will no longer be a country, but the colony of a global socialist empire.

Rather than defending our homeland, Mr. Obama's Justice Department has sued Arizona for its immigration law. He is siding with criminals against his fellow Americans. His actions desecrate his constitutional oath to protect U.S. citizens from enemies foreign and domestic. He is thus encouraging more illegal immigration as Washington refuses to protect our borders. Mr. Obama's decision on this case is treasonous.

As president, he is supposed to respect the rule of law. Instead, his administration has dropped charges of voter intimidation against members of the New Black Panther Party. This was done even though their menacing behavior was caught on tape: men in military garb brandishing clubs and threatening whites at a polling site. A Justice Department lawyer intimately involved in the case, J. Christian Adams, resigned in protest. Mr. Adams says that under Mr. Obama, there is a new policy: Cases involving black defendants and white victims - no matter how much they cry for justice - are not to be prosecuted. This is more than institutionalized racism. It is an abrogation of civil rights laws. The Justice Department's behavior is illegal. It poses a direct threat to the integrity of our democracy and the sanctity of our electoral process.

Corruption in the administration is rampant. Washington no longer has a government; rather, it has a gangster regime. The Chicago way has become the Washington way. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is a political hit man. He is an amoral, ruthless operator. It was Mr. Emanuel who reached out to Rep. Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania Democrat, offering a high-ranking job in the hopes of persuading Mr. Sestak to pull out of the primary against Sen. Arlen Specter. It was Mr. Emanuel who offered another government position to Andrew Romanoff to do the same in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary. And it was Mr. Emanuel - as the trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has revealed - who acted as the go-between to try to have Valerie Jarrett parachuted into Mr. Obama's former Senate seat. The only question was: What did Mr. Blagojevich want in exchange?

This is not simply sleazy Chicago machine politics. It is the systematic breaking of the law - bribery, attempt to interfere (and manipulate) elections using taxpayer-funded jobs, influence peddling and abuse of power.

The common misperception on the right is that Mr. Obama is another Jimmy Carter: an incompetent liberal whose presidency is being reduced to rubble under the onslaught of repeated failures. The very opposite, however, is true. He is the most consequential president in our lifetime, transforming America into something our Founding Fathers would find not only unrecognizable, but repugnant. Like all radical revolutionaries, he is consumed by the pursuit of power - attaining it, wielding it and maximizing it. Mr. Obama's fledgling thug state must be stopped.

If Republicans win back Congress in November, they should - and likely will - launch formal investigations into this criminal, scandal-ridden administration. Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has promised as much. Mr. Obama has betrayed the American people. Impeachment is the only answer. This usurper must fall.

Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a columnist at The Washington Times and president of the Edmund Burke Institute, a Washington think tank. He is the host of "The Kuhner Show" on WTNT 570-AM (www.talk570.com) from 5 to 7 p.m.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 12:47:05 PM EDT
I HATE OBAMA WITH A PASSION
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 12:50:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AROKIE:
I HATE OBAMA WITH A PASSION


As would anyone who loves our country.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 12:50:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 1:01:54 PM EDT by orangelo]
He also broke federal law when he fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin without notifying Congress 30 days in advance.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Finance Committee have already put out a joint report finding obunger did not comply with the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008.
Link to the Congressional report: http://republicans.oversight.house.gov/images/stories/Reports/20091120JointStaffReport.pdf

The law states the President must inform Congress at least 30 days in advance in writing before dismissing or transferring an US Inspector General. This law simply does not apply to anyone else other than the POTUS. Thus when obunger broke that law he committed a High Crime.

Obunger told Inspector General Walpin to get out because he was investigating misuse of federal funds by kevin johnson, a personal friend of obunger. IG Walpin goes in front of Congress and tells them he was fired by obunger on June 10, 2009. obunghole says 'Oh shit I just broke the law!' and hastily sent a letter to Congress on June 11, 2009. The day after IG Walpin already informed Congress he had been fired. This obviously does not comply with the 30 days in advance required by federal law.


From Findings on page 8 of the joint Congressional report:
In an effort to comply with the requirements of the IG Act, the White House sent
a letter to House and Senate leadership on the evening of June 11, 2009 stating

that Walpin would be removed in 30 days. The White House’s letter did not

comply with the notice and reason requirements of the Inspector General Act.

Rather, Walpin received an ultimatum on June 10, 2009 and communicated that

ultimatum to members of Congress himself beginning the evening of June 10,

2009.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 12:51:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Brohawk:

If the Republicans get enough seats in November we could see subpeonas flowing in the Spring.

Here is an interesting editorial from the Washington Times:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/22/the-case-for-impeachment-142967590/?page=1


President's socialist takeover must be stopped

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner - The Washington Times


President Obama has engaged in numerous high crimes and misdemeanors. The Democratic majority in Congress is in peril as Americans reject his agenda. Yet more must be done: Mr. Obama should be impeached.

He is slowly - piece by painful piece - erecting a socialist dictatorship. We are not there - yet. But he is putting America on that dangerous path. He is undermining our constitutional system of checks and balances; subverting democratic procedures and the rule of law; presiding over a corrupt, gangster regime; and assaulting the very pillars of traditional capitalism. Like Venezuela's leftist strongman, Hugo Chavez, Mr. Obama is bent on imposing a revolution from above - one that is polarizing America along racial, political and ideological lines. Mr. Obama is the most divisive president since Richard Nixon. His policies are Balkanizing the country. It's time for him to go.

He has abused his office and violated his oath to uphold the Constitution. His health care overhaul was rammed through Congress. It was - and remains - opposed by a majority of the people. It could only be passed through bribery and political intimidation. The Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker Kickback, the $5 billion Medicaid set-aside for Florida Sen. Bill Nelson - taxpayer money was used as a virtual slush fund to buy swing votes. Moreover, the law is blatantly unconstitutional: The federal government does not have the right to coerce every citizen to purchase a good or service. This is not in the Constitution, and it represents an unprecedented expansion of power.

Yet Obamacare's most pernicious aspect is its federal funding of abortion. Pro-lifers are now compelled to have their tax dollars used to subsidize insurance plans that allow for the murder of unborn children. This is more than state-sanctioned infanticide. It violates the conscience rights of religious citizens. Traditionalists - evangelicals, Catholics, Baptists, Muslims, Orthodox Jews - have been made complicit in an abomination that goes against their deepest religious values. As the law is implemented (as in Pennsylvania) the consequences of the abortion provisions will become increasingly apparent. The result will be a cultural civil war. Pro-lifers will become deeply alienated from society; among many, a secession of the heart is taking place.

Mr. Obama is waging a frontal assault on property rights. The BP oil spill is a case in point. BP clearly is responsible for the spill and its massive economic and environmental damage to the Gulf. There is a legal process for claims to be adjudicated, but Mr. Obama has behaved more like Mr. Chavez or Russia's Vladimir Putin: He has bullied BP into setting up a $20 billion compensation fund administered by an Obama appointee. In other words, the assets of a private company are to be raided to serve a political agenda. Billions will be dispensed arbitrarily in compensation to oil-spill victims - much of it to Democratic constituents. This is cronyism and creeping authoritarianism.

Mr. Obama's multicultural socialism seeks to eradicate traditional America. He has created a command-and-control health care system. He has essentially nationalized the big banks, the financial sector, the automakers and the student loan industry. He next wants to pass "cap-and-trade," which would bring industry and manufacturing under the heel of big government. The state is intervening in every aspect of American life - beyond its constitutionally delegated bounds. Under Mr. Obama, the Constitution has become a meaningless scrap of paper.

To provide the shock troops for his socialist takeover, Mr. Obama calls for "comprehensive immigration reform" - granting amnesty to 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens. This would forge a permanent Democratic electoral majority. It would sound the death knell for our national sovereignty. Amnesty rewards lawlessness and criminal behavior; it signifies the surrender of our porous southern border to a massive illegal invasion. It means the death of American nationhood. We will no longer be a country, but the colony of a global socialist empire.

Rather than defending our homeland, Mr. Obama's Justice Department has sued Arizona for its immigration law. He is siding with criminals against his fellow Americans. His actions desecrate his constitutional oath to protect U.S. citizens from enemies foreign and domestic. He is thus encouraging more illegal immigration as Washington refuses to protect our borders. Mr. Obama's decision on this case is treasonous.

As president, he is supposed to respect the rule of law. Instead, his administration has dropped charges of voter intimidation against members of the New Black Panther Party. This was done even though their menacing behavior was caught on tape: men in military garb brandishing clubs and threatening whites at a polling site. A Justice Department lawyer intimately involved in the case, J. Christian Adams, resigned in protest. Mr. Adams says that under Mr. Obama, there is a new policy: Cases involving black defendants and white victims - no matter how much they cry for justice - are not to be prosecuted. This is more than institutionalized racism. It is an abrogation of civil rights laws. The Justice Department's behavior is illegal. It poses a direct threat to the integrity of our democracy and the sanctity of our electoral process.

Corruption in the administration is rampant. Washington no longer has a government; rather, it has a gangster regime. The Chicago way has become the Washington way. Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is a political hit man. He is an amoral, ruthless operator. It was Mr. Emanuel who reached out to Rep. Joe Sestak, Pennsylvania Democrat, offering a high-ranking job in the hopes of persuading Mr. Sestak to pull out of the primary against Sen. Arlen Specter. It was Mr. Emanuel who offered another government position to Andrew Romanoff to do the same in the Colorado Democratic Senate primary. And it was Mr. Emanuel - as the trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has revealed - who acted as the go-between to try to have Valerie Jarrett parachuted into Mr. Obama's former Senate seat. The only question was: What did Mr. Blagojevich want in exchange?

This is not simply sleazy Chicago machine politics. It is the systematic breaking of the law - bribery, attempt to interfere (and manipulate) elections using taxpayer-funded jobs, influence peddling and abuse of power.

The common misperception on the right is that Mr. Obama is another Jimmy Carter: an incompetent liberal whose presidency is being reduced to rubble under the onslaught of repeated failures. The very opposite, however, is true. He is the most consequential president in our lifetime, transforming America into something our Founding Fathers would find not only unrecognizable, but repugnant. Like all radical revolutionaries, he is consumed by the pursuit of power - attaining it, wielding it and maximizing it. Mr. Obama's fledgling thug state must be stopped.

If Republicans win back Congress in November, they should - and likely will - launch formal investigations into this criminal, scandal-ridden administration. Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican and ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has promised as much. Mr. Obama has betrayed the American people. Impeachment is the only answer. This usurper must fall.

Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a columnist at The Washington Times and president of the Edmund Burke Institute, a Washington think tank. He is the host of "The Kuhner Show" on WTNT 570-AM (www.talk570.com) from 5 to 7 p.m.


His actions in the GM takeover alone provide grounds for impeachment. Ignoring established bankruptcy law and telling secured bond holders to go to the back of the bus while the UAW gets preferential treatment. Installing his own company officers. What a fuster cluckl
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 12:52:07 PM EDT
No subpoenas please. No more treaties, no more promises, no more paper work of any kind. Just a very large firing squad will do wonders.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 12:54:05 PM EDT
Even if they took enough seats in the house to pass an impeachment act, they'd never have the votes in the senate to convict.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 12:58:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Even if they took enough seats in the house to pass an impeachment act, they'd never have the votes in the senate to convict.


Is Convict the same as removing him from Office
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:02:34 PM EDT
FBHO
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:02:54 PM EDT
One can only hope for change.

IO
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:36:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Bobby_the_Hun:
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Even if they took enough seats in the house to pass an impeachment act, they'd never have the votes in the senate to convict.


Is Convict the same as removing him from Office


No. Think of impeachment like a trial, and removal from office a potential sentence.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:43:45 PM EDT
This has to be handled VERY carefully, or you break the spell.

Seriously, impeaching Clinton only made him more popular. If the Republicans go after the Kenyan, the race card will be played by the MSM for the next two years.

Instead, drown his staff in subpoenas. Keep the whole administration, cabinet and all, hopping and dodging investigations.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:50:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
This has to be handled VERY carefully, or you break the spell.

Seriously, impeaching Clinton only made him more popular. If the Republicans go after the Kenyan, the race card will be played by the MSM for the next two years.

Instead, drown his staff in subpoenas. Keep the whole administration, cabinet and all, hopping and dodging investigations.



Kinda like what the they did to Bush and Co.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:54:12 PM EDT
Also, consider all the foreign donations (especially from Arabs) to his campaign.

The Federal Election Commission dropped that one. It deserves a thorough investigation.



[dorothy]Gee Toto, I don't think we're in Chicago anymore![/dorothy]
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:32:30 PM EDT
Push the Congress critters to do this. I'd bet some would react.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:38:44 PM EDT
That's great... impeach the fucker and put Biden at the helm. That'll fix everything.

I'm glad that there's serious talk of impeachment, but it means nothing unless Republicans start using the House ethics committee as a weapon when they take control. Otherwise, Pelosi, Frank, etc... will be ready and waiting to do their damage again when they get Congress back.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:39:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tras:
Originally Posted By Bobby_the_Hun:
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Even if they took enough seats in the house to pass an impeachment act, they'd never have the votes in the senate to convict.


Is Convict the same as removing him from Office


No. Think of impeachment like a trial, and removal from office a potential sentence.



No, he had it right.

Impeachment is like an indictment.

Two Presidents have been impeached. Andrew Johnson, who was nominally impeached for violating Lincoln's appointment law (which was probably unconstitutional, anyways) was impeached in the house. The process then went to the Senate where he was only spared conviction by a few senators who recognized what a bunch of bullshit the whole thing was and voted against convicting him. He missed conviction by a single vote.

Bill Clinton was also impeached but was acquitted in the Senate on all charges.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:41:38 PM EDT
Can we put Barry in Gitmo? please???
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:42:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 2:42:28 PM EDT by Milquetoast]
Be careful what you wish for.

President Biden?

No thanks.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:44:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Milquetoast:
Be careful what you wish for.

President Biden?

No thanks.


For two years. And if the Republicans had the muscle to get Obama impeached, Biden would be a lame duck from day one.

Then he might not even gain the Dem nomination in 2012.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:54:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Originally Posted By Milquetoast:
Be careful what you wish for.

President Biden?

No thanks.


For two years. And if the Republicans had the muscle to get Obama impeached, Biden would be a lame duck from day one.

Then he might not even gain the Dem nomination in 2012.


Not to mention he's a ticking time-bomb. He'd shoot his mouth off and lose more votes in the process
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:56:44 PM EDT
I was just hoping for some ass cancer but impeachment also works!
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:12:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mr_camera_man:
That's great... impeach the fucker and put Biden at the helm. That'll fix everything.



Biden is an unmitigated buffoon, but he's not a Marxist ideologue set on destroying the country so he can reshape it into a Stalinist paradise.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:18:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
This has to be handled VERY carefully, or you break the spell.

Seriously, impeaching Clinton only made him more popular. If the Republicans go after the Kenyan, the race card will be played by the MSM for the next two years.

Instead, drown his staff in subpoenas. Keep the whole administration, cabinet and all, hopping and dodging investigations.



The riots.


The riots will be epic.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:32:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Milquetoast:
Be careful what you wish for.

President Biden?

No thanks.

And how could he be any worse than the asshole in Office now?



Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:35:16 PM EDT
using the threat of impeachment as a reason to vote for conservatives in November will backfire

the vast majority of Americans that have been swayed from the middle-left to the middle-right over the past 2 years are not really interested in the drama of an impeachment
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:38:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cpt_Kirks:
This has to be handled VERY carefully, or you break the spell.

Seriously, impeaching Clinton only made him more popular. If the Republicans go after the Kenyan, the race card will be played by the MSM for the next two years.

Instead, drown his staff in subpoenas. Keep the whole administration, cabinet and all, hopping and dodging investigations.


Exactly.

IF the GOP tries to impeach, the gains they (hopefully) will gain will be for naught.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:39:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
using the threat of impeachment as a reason to vote for conservatives in November will backfire

the vast majority of Americans that have been swayed from the middle-left to the middle-right over the past 2 years are not really interested in the drama of an impeachment

+1 QFT.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:40:53 PM EDT

they throw him out of office there will be alot of TV's carried out of broken windows in his honor..
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 4:49:18 PM EDT
I was in Harbor Freight yesterday to pick up some disposable tools (I know support the chicoms etc...) but there was this

big black dude with a Barack Obama for President baseball cap on. I was going to ask him why he is still wearing

the cap, but given the area I was in and I only had the 18" 3/4 drive ratchet on hand, I didn't want to get on anyone's bad side.
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