Monday, August 4, 2014

Impeach The President?!

Following the continuous antics of The GOP is ridiculously laborious. Their mission to destroy President Obama, both the man and the presidency remind of the old road runner/coyote cartoons. They invest vast amounts of time and money to "catch" The President. Time and money that could be invested in finding a viable candidate to feed their political needs. But just like Wil E Coyote, whatever they choose as their weapon of choice always blows up in their faces. Their latest tool is just as insane if not more insane than the rest, except for the whole "birther" dibackel, because after all, nothing is crazier than that. They want to impeach the president.

Recently Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) became the latest conservative politician to suggest that Republicans may attempt to oust President Obama from office if they take control of the Senate next fall, citing "mounting frustration that a lot of people are getting to." For conservative activists, it's no longer of issue of whether the president should be impeached, but what he should be impeached for. Since 2010, the Obama's haters have floated more than two dozen reasons for filing articles of impeachment. They would like to fire the president for, among other things...

  • Anything at all: "It needs to happen," Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), an early adopter said, in 2011.
  • The birth certificate: "The Executive has an awful lot of power to keep from showing certain things unless the courts will stand up to him, or unless Congress in majority will stand up, up to and including impeachment," Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) admonished in 2010, before calling for a select committee of talk-radio hosts, members of Congress, and a single Supreme Court justice to examine the president's birth certificate.
  • The border crisis (2014): In July, reality TV star Sarah Palin wrote an article stating that the "unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'No mas.'"
  • Defense of Marriage Act:Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) told Think Progress in 2011 that he'd "absolutely" vote for impeachment "If it could gain the collective support."
  • Fast and Furious: Gun Owners of America president Larry Pratt, most recently seen encouraging the use of force against elected officials, said last March that, "if this isn't the time when you can get him both politically and legally, I don't know when."
  • Health coverage for undocumented residents:"We clearly have a president who is dedicated to the well being of people who are here in our country illegally and instead of watching out for the interests of the American people," Rep. Dana Rohenbacher (R-Calif.) said in March.
  • Hypothetical executive orders: Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) sought to preempt any actions by President Obama to reduce gun violence by threatening impeachment: "If the president is allowed to suspend constitutional rights on his own personal whims, our free republic has effectively ceased to exist," he said last January.
  • Hypothetical raising of the debt ceiling: "This president is looking to usurp congressional oversight to find a way to get it done without us," Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said in 2011.
  • Hypothetically defaulting on the debt: "Obama would be impeached if he blocked debt payments," Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), warned inan otherwise indecipherable tweet.
  • Not extending the Bush tax cuts: It was a simple proposition for Grover Norquist: "Obama can sit there and let all the tax [cuts] lapse, and then the Republicans will have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach." 
  • NSA data collection: "In Watergate, Richard Nixon faced impeachment for breaking into the offices of the chairman of the Democratic National Party—Obama has broken into the homes of 300 million Americans," conservative lawyer Larry Klayman explained last December.
  • Obama's legacy: At least Glenn Beck is honest in his reasoning: Even though he actually has no real reason, just spite and disdain. "Obama needs to have the stain on his record that they cannot remove."
  • The stimulus:WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein and Brenda Elliot argued that "Questions should already be raised about how the former employer of Obama's Commerce secretary received the Energy Department’s biggest loan guarantee."
  • The Veterans Affairs scandal: "I and Liberty Counsel Action are calling on the House of Representatives, the people's house, to draft Articles of Impeachment against President Barack H. Obama for high crimes and misdemeanors," Liberty University law school dean Mathew Staver announced in May.
Of course none of these reasons or accusations "hold water", or have much meritt. There are no more than far fetched ideas from a dying group of geriatric sore loser's. Members of a predominantly racist, dying party who refuse to accept the fact that The President of The United States identifies as an African-American man.
These accusations are so upsurd, if fact, they GOP unwhittingly managed to rally the Democratic Party.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has raised $2.1 million from 114,000 online donations, its best four-day haul for the election cycle. The DCCC is the primary fundraising organization for House Democratic races across the country. 

Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) got caught in a massive lie when he claimed  that the talk of impeaching President Obama is a Democratic scam. Boehner seems to have forgotten his own threat to impeach the president.

Back in January, Boehner hinted at impeachment, “We’re just not going to sit here and let the President trample all over us. This idea that he’s just going to go it alone, I have to remind him we do have a constitution. And the Congress writes the laws, and the President’s job is to execute the laws faithfully. And if he tries to ignore this he’s going to run into a brick wall.”

To top it off. Sarah Palin, AKA the worst running mate in the history of politics has been quoted as saying, "God wants President Obama impeached."

Apparently Sarah Palin has an open line to God Almighty. Who knew!


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