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Posted on 07/27/2014 12:56:11 AM PDT by MulberryDraw
A new CNN poll reveals that one in three Americans agree with my call for President Obamas impeachment. Thats a huge number especially considering how misconstrued the issue is when relying on media to explain impeachment. Lets go around the media filters and acknowledge this ourselves: many Americans havent heard what impeachable offenses really are; but when they do, more citizens will rise up to hold their government accountable.
On the heels of this new poll, The Hill reports that the Obama White House is now taking talk of impeachment very seriously. They cant poo-poo this as liberal followers want them to because they know theyve done wrong.
The article states, Dan Pfeiffer, a senior advisor to Obama, said Friday that the White House is taking the prospect of impeachment in the GOP-controlled House more seriously than many others in Washington, who see it as unlikely. Pfeiffer then noted that a large block of the conservative base favors impeachment.
They also note that Team Obama is aware that the illegal immigration crisis is the tipping point. With the president continuing to halt deportations and with his intention to skirt law once again to grant some sort of amnesty by executive fiat, more Americans will join me in calling for impeachment. Im talking about average, everyday law-abiding citizens who know we must hold our government accountable; Im not talking about the political elite on both sides of the aisle who only give lip service to the problem of a lawlessp. They mock the idea of actually remedying this extremely dangerous situation because theyre fine with Washington D.C.s status quo.
Thank you, good Americans who care about defending our constitution and preserving American exceptionalism! Its so good to know we finally got Washingtons attention. It took the illegal immigration crisis to tip this because Americans know its a direct attack on our sovereignty, on American workers of all races and backgrounds (both native-born and legal immigrants who came here orderly, safely; the right, legal way), on our solvency and security. It IS a direct attack, orchestrated by a president who promised to fundamentally transform our nation.
The American worker is the forgotten man in this crisis of Obamas making. None other than Cesar Chavez affirmed that illegal immigration hurts hardworking Americans as it drives down the wages of our workers seeking good jobs to support their families.
Thats why we see so many Americans of all racial and ethnic backgrounds uniting to protest this border insanity. We are protesting a lawless administration that doesn't respect the will and wisdom of the people. We can affirm the productivity of legal immigration, but we know why we have laws on the books that keep government in check with this issue and all other issues; we know that part of what makes America exceptional is the rule of law. Without rule of law at our borders, in no time we will become as corrupt and dysfunctional as the nations immigrants flee to come here. We also know that no borders equals no nation.
The president has a constitutional duty to secure our homeland. That means securing our borders. Hes willfully derelict in his duty. This is illegal.
The Washington Post published a bombshell report this week about top officials at the White House and the State Department having been repeatedly warned of the crisis brewing with illegal immigrant children coming through our unsecured borders in massive numbers from Central America. Essentially the illegals are enticed here by Obama sending a message that he promises they may do so. Illegal children and adults from all over the globe are coming in droves to collect what he's illegally promised. His incentives are invitations to not support legal immigration but instead, invasion.
Despite dire warnings, the White House didnt want to deal with the issue. They were focused instead on Obamas 2012 reelection and the push for amnesty along with that promised transformation, and this burgeoning crisis didnt look good for the president politically. So Obama willfully ignored it, and our laws, and in fact Team Obama actively stoked this when Obama issued his own version of the DREAM Act. I call him the Dream Weaver because Obama waved his glittery magic wand and took actions that obviously led the illegal immigrants to believe they would be granted amnesty. And that is why they're coming. He caused a trickle of illegals to necessarily skyrocket.
In light of this Washington Post report, there are two questions Congress needs to demand answers to: What did the president know and when did he know it?
Recall that those questions were asked of another president who was also the subject of a Washington Post exposé.
So, speaking of the I word IMPEACHMENT a supporter on Facebook recently asked me: Do you have any clue why he isn't impeached already?
Yes, I do actually. Lets go back to that poll I cited showing 33% of Americans agree with me on impeachment. Its clear from the way these polls are conducted that most Americans aren't aware of what constitutes impeachable offenses.
The Constitution says high crimes and misdemeanors are the basis for this serious remedy. The Framers used that term to mean a dereliction of duty, and the first duty of the president is to enforce our laws and preserve, protect, and defend our Constitution. Alexander Hamilton described impeachable offenses as the abuse or violation of some public trust. He called them political offenses because they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.
No serious person who is paying attention can deny that Obama and his administration have abused and violated the public trust and the Constitution.
The White House is counting on the fact that Americans think impeachment is for committing a crime under the penal code. But Ill keep repeating the truth in order to educate as many Americans as possible.
So, again, lets be crystal clear on this. Impeachment isnt necessarily for ordinary criminal acts, nor is it for bad political decisions or differences in opinion. Were not saying, Impeach him because his stimulus failed; he coddles Wall Street while dissing Main Street; he recklessly spends our tax dollars on skewed priorities, etc., etc.
Were saying he must be impeached for overstepping his Constitutional authority. Here are some examples: he broke the law in changing the Obamacare law by fiat, and he issued amnesty for illegal immigrants by fiat, and he committed fraud on the American people by lying that we could keep our health care if we like our health care, and he refused to secure our borders or halt this border crisis he caused. The list of abuse is long. Allowing any president to continue this lawlessness sets a precedent for future presidents that can allow destruction of our nation.
Were acknowledging that theres only one recourse in holding government accountable when led by a president who breaks the law. Remember the Constitution holds the president directly responsible for the executive branch. He cant just vote present and keep feigning ignorance of all the scandals rocking his administration, any more than a mob boss can claim innocence because he didnt personally do the hit. The buck stops with the guy at the top.
From Benghazi to the IRS and VA scandals, to the NSA spying on innocent Americans, to his Department of Justice wiretapping reporters and giving guns to Mexican drug cartels in Fast & Furious, to ignoring in-house illegal fundraising, I could go on and on.
Impeachment is the Constitutions answer for a derelict, incompetent presidency, as well as for a lawless imperial presidency. Both describe the unprecedented problem we have with Obama.
In terms of lawlessness, the president is radically changing the way the executive branch does business. He has put us on a dangerous path that will fundamentally change us. With his pen and phone, hes abrogating Congressional authority in violation of the Constitutions separation of powers. Hes making himself a ruler, not a president. As I said last week, we had a revolution back in 1776 because we dont do kings.
Making the case for impeachment is not difficult. Whats difficult is having the moral courage and political will to do what is right.
I will keep hammering this issue because it is clearly the only way to stop this president from further abusing his powers. Our founders prepared a future citizenry for such a thing. They crafted the tool for Congress authority and obligation to stop this. Were putting the president on notice.
One out of three Americans are talking about impeachment, Mr. President, because we love this country and respect the sacrifices made to build it. That number will increase as more eyes open to the truth.
- Sarah Palin
Heres the Washington Post article mentioned above: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-aides-were-warned-of-brewing-border-crisis/2014/07/19/8b5d2282-0d1b-11e4-b8e5-d0de80767fc2_story.html
Here’s a 3:00 am wakeup call. LOL. In 20 minutes it had 150 shares.
My new tagline!
At this point, everything Obama is doing is to punish USA. The most disturbing part of it all is that I can’t think or find one single Democrat Senator or House member who’s had enough of it.
Just one Democrat Senator come out and threaten impeachment unless he fall into the Constitutional role he was elected for, then he’s done for. Just one.
There are probably five Democratic senators in the running for November....who really don’t need another stumble created by the White House. As for House Democrats....no real threats...they’ve been purged out of the races of 2012 and 2014 of tough races.
The problem I see...is that if you dragged this into impeachment....then you have Biden in charge. What exactly will he do? Will you have to toss Biden into another round of impeachment? Then what?
It’d be awful easy and simple for the President to just act like he has....make no decisions...and just coast onto January of 2017 to golf 365 days out of the year. If I were him....I’d avoid doing anything on immigration and just let it lay there for the next President to mess with.
From which, one might conclude that every Democrat Senator and Congressman is in favor of what is being done to the USA.
If the Republicans showed more fight, more resolve, would a Democrat or two cross the aisle to join them on this issue.
But nobody is going to take that chance in order to follow the likes of Boehner and McConnell.
More disturbing that than, at least to me, is that We The People haven't already started dumping the proverbial tea into Boston Harbor. The reason he's getting away with it is not that his party isn't opposing him, it's that NO ONE is opposing him...in the Pubbie cloakrooms in DC, or here at home. Every time we point a finger of blame, we point three back at ourselves.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Great article by Sarah! Thanks for posting this!
NO efforts to impeach should be undertaken until after the November elections. If the Pubs take back the Senate, then let the fur fly!
IMHO, we should do just the opposite. Impeach before the elections to motivate the voters to give us a GOP majority Senate to convict Obama after his impeachment in the House............
Reportedly, the Regime is secretly hoping to be impeached to get their base to the polls!
Reportedly, the Regime is secretly hoping to be impeached to get their base to the polls!
Just a minor correction...get their base to the streets!
That’s exactly what they want us to do.
“If the Republicans showed more fight, more resolve, would a Democrat or two cross the aisle to join them on this issue.”
Even two democrats would leave you far short of the two thirds necessary to convict and remove from office.
This whole talk of impeachment only serves to rally the democratic base. Not only is it a senseless waste of time, it is counter-productive.
so your saying let the lawless president continue destroying America because you think this will go no where?
I can NOT understand, I will NEVER understand this idea of protecting Obama, preserving Obama, because Biden is next in line. I supposed for that logic, plunging the country into oblivion is the better choice. Again, I cannot understand. Someone please make me understand.
A Presidential Impeachment is the nullification of a Presidential election.
Are more than 70% of us Americans DEMANDINDING that nullification now?
More than 50%?
Democrats want us to seek “glory” in a futile, suicidal act.
INSTEAD, let’s work to get the number of Americans demanding Impeachment up past 70%.
Our Congress will follow.....
I don't care or believe what the Post writes and question any article that refers to it. I stop reading right there.
They are left wing shills and have no credibility on anything. It is nothing but a cheap liberal propaganda instrument.
You can’t impeach a democrat they are above the law Obama&co are proof of it.
A people say the Mafia is dead.
“so your saying let the lawless president continue destroying America because you think this will go no where?”
OK, give me a credible scenario for obtaining sixty six votes in the Senate for removal from office.
So The Regime is now flying in these people from Honduras Proper, cutting out the Mexican Middle-Man
Is that an Impeachable Offense?
Is ANYTHING he is doing even being punished?
HE WILL LOOSE THE SENATE! Uh Huh... He lost the house in 2010 and that sure didn't slow them down.
Great comment here and I would agree coming from a true Sarah Palin supporter always and forever.
This whole talk of impeachment only serves to rally the democratic base. Not only is it a senseless waste of time, it is counter-productive.
I tend to agree with what you’re saying. However, I worry about what the next two years will bring. Even if the hapless Pubbies manage to take back the senate, Obama still has a couple of years to run wild. The Pubblies haven’t shown any political or moral courage or indications that they would collar him. They’re all talk.
Its true, the impreachment movement has a downside. But then again, I don’t want Obama and his vortex of national destruction to continue out of fear that it will cause catastrophic and lasting damage.
Gallup just reported that Obama’s approval has dropped to 39%. That is very encouraging and indicative of a national mood change but impeachment is a long and messy process that will never get beyond the senate. IMHO we need to inflict maximum pain on Democrats for getting us into this mess. Many of them are already distancing themselves from him. If they suffer enough damage at the polls, they will be forced to sideline and/or politically neutralize their own president for the next two years. That is probably the best we can hope for short of his own resignation.
Thats their understanding of the word "conservative".
I agree it’s justified.
I don’t agree that it is politically viable.
I also see our cities collapsing into third world lawlessness over the proceedings, much less an actual impeachment, and all he’ll would break loose over a senatorial removal.
Some would argue civil war part 2 is overdue, I’m not there yet.
1. Democrats KNOW how to play the victim... even when it based on lies.
2. Impeachment opens the wallets of rich guilty white liberal elites. Hopefully in time for midterm elections.
3. It gives Obama a chance to show how powerless the ‘little honest people’ are...
Yes, we can impeach him - AFTER THE MIDTERMS. When democrats want to distance themselves and we have enough power in Congress to make it happen...
“IMHO we need to inflict maximum pain on Democrats for getting us into this mess. Many of them are already distancing themselves from him. If they suffer enough damage at the polls, they will be forced to sideline and/or politically neutralize their own president for the next two years. That is probably the best we can hope for short of his own resignation.”
Absolutely. Keep the pressure on the democrats to defend their programs and do not give them an opportunity to attack us using the race card.
Every congresscritter is going into campaign mode. We hammer them with calls for impeachment at every event. Same with Senators of both parties up for reelection. Tea party rallies everywhere a politician goes.
By doing nothing we cease to be a sovereign nation with borders. We all lose our country.
Or we can try to win one for the Gipper with the only tool in the shed - Impeachment.
It will be harder for Biden to hide behind the race card.
This is senseless. Forget impeachment. Arrest him and try him for treason.
I agree. I have said many times, I’d rather have the incompetent Joe “village idiot” Biden as prez than the POS we have now who is intentionally trying to destroy our country.
The number of people that owe Sarah an apology could be one of these hands across America deals literally her detractors holding hands from sea to shinning sea.
I hate to say it, but Joe Biden would be far better than Obama.
Biden is just a stupid jerk. Obama is pure evil.
give me one after the pubs take the senate. if they do.
I for one appreciate Palins calls for impeachment, do I believe there’s a chance for impeachment before the midterms?........NO....but I do believe with Palin putting the thought of impeachment out there more and more people will start putting 2+2 together and start to pair Obamas illegal actions up against the backdrop of impeachment.
Nobody is getting Impeached.
As I stated on another Thread, Ebony doesn’t get Impeached, only Ivory gets Impeached.
All this will do is motivate the Lefties to Vote in November to protect their King.
“Every congresscritter is going into campaign mode. We hammer them with calls for impeachment at every event. Same with Senators of both parties up for reelection. Tea party rallies everywhere a politician goes.”
Do the math. The democrats have 40 seats in the Senate which are deemed to be safe or are not up for re-election. Even if the Republicans sweep every seat, you still need six democrat votes. It’s not a credible scenario unless you can name at least six of those forty democrats who will vote to convict.
All this Rah Ray win one for the Gipper talk is nonsense. Focus on how you can stop Obama without the impeachment and conviction. That tool isn’t leaving the shed.
Don’t you understand the democrats would like nothing better than to change the subject from democrat policies to republican racism.
The Impeachable One only wants impeachment to go forward before the 2014 elections is so some sympathy votes might help some Democrats hold onto their seats.
Maybe Boner knows this so he is sitting back, waiting (I hate giving the idiot the benefit of the doubt)
Your comment (#32) was spot on!! Excellent!
Now, if the GOP does not think it is prudent to talk of impeachment before November, let Governor Palin go rogue and see if she can up the figures from 33% to at least above 50%. Then it will be difficult for the media not to follow on.
Some interesting points from from the poll: First the negative one - more than 50% of the sample felt that the president had been about right or not gone far enough in expanding the power of the presidency. However, it was only 4% less who thought the same about President Bush in 2006. Maybe you really do do rulers!
OK, so more information is needed (and remember the poll was “adults” on phone - not the best of samples, probably a lot of LIV:s).
So, on the positive side, the figure 33% for impeachment is higher than the figures CNN compares with for both Clinton and GW Bush (29 and 30%, respectively).
The Boehner lawsuit is not much more popular than impeachment, 41 vs 33%.
So, what do we think the figures would have been like 2 months ago, before Sarah Palin started to talk about impeachment? (There were others before her, for sure, but she is still the one with the media buzz.)
Can she, with the excellent assistance of Obama, Holder, Kerry et co, get these figures to increase further? That is the question.
PS: If it had been a Republican president, what is the likelihood that the headline of this piece would have been that the opinion for impeachment was the highest for more than 15 years (notwithstanding the fact that the difference is not statistically significant)?
You know, taking small Progressives steps towards an ultimate goal.
Something MUST be done, the Regime will place these People they have flown from Honduras RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR SCHOOLS. And we have NO recourse because......It might be politically risky?
Are we that far gone?
As you may or may not know, I am watching this from abroad, so it is hard for me to say whether you are that far gone or not. Given the response in the poll, it appears that “We the people” are not fully aware of the issues. This is something Governor Palin mentions in her op-ed.
If it is true I find it awful, but not surprising, given the mediocre (at best) news media available for those who don’t actively search for news.
However, IMHO this is one type of issue where I think a non-aligned, rogue, media-savvy person like Sarah Palin can do a tremendous amount of good. Not alone of course, but with the help of other good men and women. But, I think she has found the correct approach in this piece, Information, information, information - then it is up to people to start to decide themselves.
Note, I am not saying that this is how this situation must be handled, or should be handled, only that if no one in a leading position (GOP or Democrat) dare to pursue the impeachment question, then Palin’s way may be the only one. And even if it does not get you all the way there, it may still do some good such as scaring the WH from going all out with some of the more outlandish ideas that are being proposed.
Obama is doing everything in his power to destroy the USA and Israel because he hates both..he was raised to hate America, he was brought up by Communists, surrounded by Communists, and started his career in the home of a terrorist..its no wonder he became what he became..he wants to destroy Israel because that is his progressive mentality, that Israel is the enemy and that everyone should embrace Islam..Obama wants all these illegals in America for the same reason the left wants them in America, so that they will have power forever..you will have 20+ million new Democrat voters..that gives them power forever
I’m glad the founding Fathers didn’t have that attitude. Screw their base. Stand up and fight for what you know is right! If you fight with passion and conviction, people will follow.
Yes - “and respect the sacrifices”. Leave it to Sarah to put things in total perspective.
Some have referred to Sarah as ‘the American version of Margaret Thatcher’, and I see even that may be an understatement.
Anything less than a Palin/Cruz ticket in ‘16 is tantamount to waiving the white flag to the globalist elites. House and Senate in November; Palin/Cruz two years later.
“People they have flown from Honduras RIGHT NEXT TO YOUR CHILDREN IN YOUR SCHOOLS. And we have NO recourse because......It might be politically risky?”
Well said, KCL. If that thought doesn’t make someone understand the gravity of the situation, I don’t think anything will.
Since the old media are complicit in the cover-up, articles of impeachment rather than a nonexistent news chronicle will serve as the permanent historical record of His presidency.
And, if we should not recover our freedoms, if we should continue our head first dive into despotism, history will record that the people of the United States made one last effort to save their republic.
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