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The Coming Attempt to Impeach Obama
The Daily Beast's Politics and Other Good Stuff Blog ^ | May 12, 2013 | Michael Tomasky

Posted on 05/12/2013 5:34:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The idea of impeaching Obama is industrial-strength insane. Republicans will probably try anyway, predicts Michael Tomasky.

When the histories of this administration are written, I hope fervently that last Friday, May 10, does not figure prominently in them. But I fear that it might: the double-barrel revelations that the White House hasn’t quite been telling the whole story on Benghazi and that some mid-level IRS people targeted some Tea Party groups for scrutiny are guaranteed to ramp up the crazy. But to what extent? I fear it could be considerable, and the people in the White House damn well better fear the same, or we’re going to be contemplating an extremely ugly situation come 2015, especially if the Republicans have held the House and captured the Senate in the by-elections.

Let me clarify a point that’s been going around. On MSNBC Friday, I broached the I-word. You know the one. Three syllables. Links Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton. I said something like: I have little doubt the Republicans would try to pursue it—something I’ve written dozens of times without readers really batting an eye. But I guess saying it on TV, and on a fateful day, is different. I was on the business end of a small number of angry tweets from liberal readers....

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KEYWORDS: benghazi; impeachment; irs; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
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1 posted on 05/12/2013 5:34:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It wouldn’t be insane if we didn’t have a senate full of insane people.


2 posted on 05/12/2013 5:36:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Monkeys will fly out of my arse before Odinga ever sees justice.

And you know it.

And everyone here knows it.


3 posted on 05/12/2013 5:36:41 PM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: Old Sarge

H! will pay for the death of Vince first.


4 posted on 05/12/2013 5:37:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We don't need to impeach him.

Just keep him tied up in hearings for the next 3.5 years.

5 posted on 05/12/2013 5:37:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to detonate anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never get past the dem senate, Exercise in futility.


6 posted on 05/12/2013 5:39:16 PM PDT by wrench
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lets all band together and build a mile high statue of him.


7 posted on 05/12/2013 5:40:58 PM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

liberals only want harsh justice for non-liberals. the people they agree with they make apologies for and downplay the severity of what’s been done. anything they can find on enemies is turned into a huge deal.

liberal hypocrites. economy. worst ever under bush. now, with gas double, 47 million record foodstamp users, obama forcing everyone to buy insurance under threat of fines and jail, covering up a far larger deal than nixon or clinton, where four people including a us ambassador and jailing a filmmaker who had nothing to do withit, and is still in jail now, and making every attempt to ut the 2nd amendment,

and it’s just republicans “politicizing” things.


8 posted on 05/12/2013 5:41:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is no middle ground with these idiots. They are completely lacking in anything resembling integrity. The Lie is their go-to response to almost any argument - the truth is incomprehensible to them.

All they understand and care about is political power.

When reality finally catches up to them they will be the most surprised people to have ever walked the earth.

9 posted on 05/12/2013 5:41:40 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You make an excellent point. Certainly need to keep the heat on for another year and a half and see if there are enough patriots left in the country to keep the House and take back the Senate. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul are doing a great job. They need to be out front to be the voice of the senate and if so, it can be done.


10 posted on 05/12/2013 5:43:03 PM PDT by untwist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not enough attention is getting on the MANPADS smuggling —THAT was what the (looted) warehouse was for, at The Farm. For how many years will airport shoe removal now be irrelevant?

With THOUSANDS of MANPADS now floating around the AQ blackmarket, what sane jihadi will blow himself up aboard an airliner? They won’t have to —they’ll just point and click.

BOOM.

Will we continue taking our shoes off until we get dazzlers and flare dispensers on civil aircraft?

And why won’t the media talk about how Obama refused to go 2 Dover 2c the bodies —he was STILL in campaign mode even AFTER the killings, so they were flown to Andrews in order to save time time for campaigning.

Why aren’t they discussing those 2 things?


11 posted on 05/12/2013 5:43:05 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: cripplecreek
It wouldn’t be insane if we didn’t have a senate full of insane people.

Unfortunately, we do have a senate full of insane people. It's to our advantage to mention "impeachment" early and often, but only i the context of "we're not looking for impeachment, just for a full explanation". We want the Obama administration crippled so they cannot do any more damage. We want them tied up so they are so busy saving their own necks that they will allow ObamaCare to be defunded. We want them discredited and in hiding so they will not be out there campaigning for Hillary. We don't want to try for the impossible. As wonderful as it would be to remove that evil communist from office, and replace him with the dunce from Delaware, it's not going to happen.

12 posted on 05/12/2013 5:43:42 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Just keep him tied up in hearings for the next 3.5 years”

You really expect him to interrupt his “lifestyles of the Rich and Imposters” routine to show up for congressional testimony?.....that’s the stuff legitimate presidents do.


13 posted on 05/12/2013 5:43:48 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s a point for consideration. Maybe somebody could correct me if I’m wrong but in the past 40-50 years I’m thinking each and every presidential administration has had to shove cabinet level people and high level administration people overboard due to one scandal or another. I’m thinking the number in the usurper’s administration is exactly 0. Isn’t this more or less unprecedented in modern history? Sure there was the usual shakeup after the first term at state, defense etc. but this is not the same as individuals being forced out and forced under the bus. I’d like to see at least some heads start to roll like if memory serves has happened each and every other time.


14 posted on 05/12/2013 5:44:17 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Republicans will probably try anyway, predicts Michael Tomasky.

Michael Tomasky writing about Michael Tomasky's prediction.

15 posted on 05/12/2013 5:45:09 PM PDT by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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To: Old Sarge
I know it. Luckily we won't have to count on the cowards in the GOP.

Like the moron who fires his weapon straight up into the air Obama will not escape the inevitable results of his policies. What is coming is a matter of physics.

16 posted on 05/12/2013 5:45:24 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Pollster1

We want them exposed and we want to force democrats to accept the reality they desperately fear.


17 posted on 05/12/2013 5:45:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No sane person would seriously consider impeaching Obama for two reasons:
1. He is the best salesperson for conservatism (and weapons) this country has ever had.
2. Crazy Joe would be President.
18 posted on 05/12/2013 5:45:35 PM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: Old Sarge

ditto, the only way this guy gets impeached is if he try to pardons people going down for criminal charges


19 posted on 05/12/2013 5:46:11 PM PDT by dila813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Worse then impeachment. Defund his gas allowance for AF1. Keep him captive in WH with no visitors No trips ;-)


20 posted on 05/12/2013 5:47:23 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he doesn’t deserve it, no one does!!


21 posted on 05/12/2013 5:48:05 PM PDT by District13 (I miss my country!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Impeachment would make a racial martyr of Obama and probably set off a race war. He will implode along with ObamaCare.
22 posted on 05/12/2013 5:49:41 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Impeachment would be a stupid move, and I do not think it will happen.

Our goal needs to be putting cogs in the wheels of Hussein’s stupidity...and finding a way to keep Hitlery out of power....because full blown media worship of that will replace the Obama cult....


23 posted on 05/12/2013 5:51:10 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Old Sarge

Sad but true.

The msm and his “protectors” will never let any tie to any scandal lead back to The Won. (or Hillary)

Some lower level pol will pay the price for any scandal.


24 posted on 05/12/2013 5:51:27 PM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“...guaranteed to ramp up the crazy”

The “crazy” is on the commie-dem side, bub...conservatives can be patient enough to let Bath-House hang himself—seems he’s doing a fine job of it so far.

What has transpired this past week puts a little lift in my step. I’m going to enjoy watching the whole thing come unraveled.


25 posted on 05/12/2013 5:53:17 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hold enough hearings to cut into the Family’s vacation and golf time.


26 posted on 05/12/2013 5:53:43 PM PDT by DrDude (Governor of the 57th State)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“would make a racial martyr”

That is also true. When the Dems played hardball and got the big O in the White House it was a “checkmate” moment.


27 posted on 05/12/2013 5:55:04 PM PDT by berdie
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To: cripplecreek

No you got it wrong, “We got a Senate full of DEVILS, and their leader is OBAMA!”


28 posted on 05/12/2013 5:55:38 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: Spartan302

Really? A good prediction but gun control didn’t get out of the senate...
Maybe there’s a chance?


29 posted on 05/12/2013 5:56:04 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“We don’t need to impeach him.

Just keep him tied up in hearings for the next 3.5 years.”

This is a much better plan. I’m fairly certain that every single thing he and the administration does for the duration will receive increased (well, a lot more than no, anyway) scrutiny from the media. 2014 election results will probably slam the door on any more crazy initiatives and will probably result in rollbacks.

Also, with three years left and an uncertain 2016 future ahead of them, I suspect that a lot of the mid-level wonks are going to be on their best behavior. The job market is STILL likely to be tough then.


30 posted on 05/12/2013 5:56:11 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Theirs

Is rhis actually a word?

5 paragraphs down. fourth line.

31 posted on 05/12/2013 5:59:13 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

this


32 posted on 05/12/2013 5:59:35 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Republicans do their base’s bidding, not America’s”
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Excuse me, aren’t they supposed to do their constituents bidding? They aren’t supposed to all be the same—it is supposed to be representative gov’t, isn’t it?


33 posted on 05/12/2013 6:00:03 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: wrench

Piss off enough people before 2014 and there may be a Republican Senate.


34 posted on 05/12/2013 6:01:02 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: hoosiermama

” Keep him captive in WH with no visitors No trips.”

Wouldn’t that be wonderful? He’d go insane.

(add no taxpayer funded Wednesday night parties anymore, too, and you’ll have him climbing the walls.)


35 posted on 05/12/2013 6:04:42 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: ricmc2175

Joe would be an improvement. He isn’t a muslim, he isn’t a Marxist, he isn’t beholden to the Saudis and he isn’t behold to Soros and God only know who else.
How about we demand O’ resignation?


36 posted on 05/12/2013 6:05:23 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Coming Attempt to Impeach Obama


No doubt about it, republicans are delusional..
The only ones to attempt that are the idiotic absurd..

The ones that have not come to grips of just HOW in charge this scissor-bill is..

HE OWNS the FBI, the IRS, the CIA, The NSA, the whole friggen military.. most of Congress, a big part of the Supremes, all administrations of academia, most network news organizations, HollyWeird, San Fransicko, most all of Mexifornia, Oregon and Washington State.. the North East is BArry Half-White territory, Minnesota is high on the vapors of Lutefisk (USELESS)... those in Chicago are as crazy are vampire bats, and flying horned black Unicorns are coming out of the asses of all citizens of Washington D.C...

Did I mention he OWNS the voter fraud cabal.. and likely is franchising it.. and gives federal bene’s to the most successful..

The only way to get of Obama and his “minions” is to cut off their cold dead hands from federal power.. but that would take a meat ax.. (and a 45 cal.) Republicans only have scalpels..

What about the democrats?.. Well the democrats are in “LUV”... You know with FREE stuff..
They are drones in Borg collective.. Obama-Termites..


37 posted on 05/12/2013 6:06:59 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hoosiermama

No golf!


38 posted on 05/12/2013 6:11:20 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let Barrack be the rotten apple that ruins the Dem’s barrel.


39 posted on 05/12/2013 6:14:41 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At least Caligula had the right idea regarding the Senate.


40 posted on 05/12/2013 6:16:13 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will the Democrats ask Obama to resign? In a minute if he is hurting the party too much. Nobody has to impeach Obama. All you have to do is tie all of his problems to the party. He’ll come down with Mogo On The Gagogo and have to spend time with Michelle and the kids. He’s accomplished all the big stuff. My guess is he won’t live in the US after he’s done being President.


41 posted on 05/12/2013 6:19:49 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

to impeach Obama would take republican help and everyone knows they don’t have the stones!


42 posted on 05/12/2013 6:22:56 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: blueunicorn6
Impeachment is the biggest threat the republicans and their supporters have for obama.

Noteworthy, potentially troubling for the reasons you mentioned, but not all that frightening to obama personally.

He should be, and likely is, far more worried about what his side will do to him if he becomes too big of a liability and/or threat. He was brought to life and lives by that sword.

43 posted on 05/12/2013 6:24:54 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Old Sarge

Add me to your KMA list, defeatist!


44 posted on 05/12/2013 6:27:02 PM PDT by IrishPennant (All warfare is based on deception.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"OMG, General Washington...let's not fight this battle....they have beaten us in the last four. Methinks we shall never win the war".

Puzzies!!!!

45 posted on 05/12/2013 6:30:02 PM PDT by IrishPennant (All warfare is based on deception.)
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To: Mortrey

Cut funding of secret service golf outing extra food budgets to entertain guests or any extra curricular activities. He’s only in it for the parties and so isl position He would resign within a month


46 posted on 05/12/2013 6:31:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Probably probably that’s a lot of probablys. Gotta take him out if the chance comes - impeachment is now on the radar. Zero in and GOP and patriotic dems, get the job done before he goes insane and starts a major global conflict in an attempt to reset things for him or his muzzie butt buddies.


47 posted on 05/12/2013 6:35:28 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (yellow black or white hillary's pantsuits stink by night!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My opinion....
The DEMs will shout ‘impeachment’ as loud and as often as then can to put the REPs on the defense. Making the REPs look like they are over reacting is how the DEMs will attempt to minimize this.


48 posted on 05/12/2013 6:37:22 PM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Agreed. Even liberals are turning on Obama for this one and no one, not even Bill or Huma, actually likes Hillary.

Yep, it will be fun watching the wounded, bleeding, feckless Islamo-Commie narcissist try to remain "one of the most interesting people in the world" after this.

49 posted on 05/12/2013 6:38:14 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (We say "low-information" but we mean "low-intelligence")
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Definitely a real word.

Whose version of the events at Benghazi are we to believe? Obama’s? Or that of the whistleblowers and survivors on the ground?

Theirs, of course.


50 posted on 05/12/2013 6:41:11 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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