Skip to comments.WashTimes OpEd: Impeach the President?
Posted on 03/18/2010 5:41:55 PM PDT by kristinn
Mr. Obama is imposing a leftist revolution. Since coming to office, he has behaved without any constitutional restraints. The power of the federal government has exploded. He has de facto nationalized key sectors of American life - the big banks, financial institutions, the automakers, large tracts of energy-rich land from Montana to New Mexico. His cap-and-trade proposal, along with a newly empowered Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to impose massive new taxes and regulations upon industry. It is a form of green socialism: Much of the economy would fall under a command-and-control bureaucratic corporatist state. Mr. Obama even wants the government to take over student loans.
The Slaughter Solution is a poisoned chalice. By drinking from it, the Democrats would not only commit political suicide. They would guarantee that any bill signed by Mr. Obama is illegitimate, illegal and blatantly unconstitutional. It would be worse than a strategic blunder; it would be a crime - a moral crime against the American people and a direct abrogation of the Constitution and our very democracy.
It would open Mr. Obama, as well as key congressional leaders such as Mrs. Pelosi, to impeachment. The Slaughter Solution would replace the rule of law with arbitrary one-party rule. It violates the entire basis of our constitutional government - meeting the threshold of "high crimes and misdemeanors." If it's enacted, Republicans should campaign for the November elections not only on repealing Obamacare, but on removing Mr. Obama and his gang of leftist thugs from office.
It is time Americans drew a line in the sand. Mr. Obama crosses it at his peril.
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DIDN’T SEE THAT ONE COMING.
>> It is time Americans drew a line in the sand.
It should be etched in stone.
Arrest him and lock him up, He’s an efing commie!
"If once [the people] become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions." --Thomas Jefferson to Edward Carrington, 1787. ME 6:58
He also described the solution:
"It would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the men of our choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights... Confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism. Free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence. It is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions, to bind down those whom we are obliged to trust with power... Our Constitution has accordingly fixed the limits to which, and no further, our confidence may go... In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." --Thomas Jefferson: Draft Kentucky Resolutions, 1798. ME 17:388
"Whenever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force." --Thomas Jefferson: Kentucky Resolutions, 1798.
"It [is] inconsistent with the principles of civil liberty, and contrary to the natural rights of the other members of the society, that any body of men therein should have authority to enlarge their own powers... without restraint." --Thomas Jefferson: Virginia Allowance Bill, 1778.
Heh...fat chance! I would put a public revolt (possibly violent - probably what they want) ahead of any possible impeachment (Not that it wouldn’t be nice though).
I’m good with this.
Push and push and push, the people revolt, he calls in his forces to crush the rebellion and installs a dictatorship. His Indonesian childhood did not serve him well.
It should be a firing line. Rubber bullets permitted.
The first time.
You are probably correct.
I live in Wisconsin and we have the most corrupt governor in our history, Democratic Governor Jim Doyle.
Democrats are evil!
Yes he does.
At which point...”Sic semper tyrannis”.
Look it up.
If Obama gets impeached, I’d have to take an indefinite vacation from my job, so I could take in every exquisite moment of the delicious proceedings.
This is what we should be talking about now.
WOW! Impeach it!
Great Picture - everybody loves floating cats!
Wow that’s powerful!!! Rush was right. This could get very fun in the near future!!! WHERE’S MY POPCORN!!!
> “If Obama gets impeached, Id have to take an indefinite vacation from my job, so I could take in every exquisite moment of the delicious proceedings.” <
Pass the popcorn, please.
The article is right on the mark. Put an end to the whacked out Leftist mischief, and get this Nation’s locomotive back on track.
Focus on getting rid of everything that is the Left which means vote out every Leftist in office today. Democrats, and especially RINO’s as they are the most dangerous to regaining control. They are the ones redefining Conservatism Left.
If that miracle occurred, a lot of people would be idle for a while considering the short term paralysis that would happen. Sign me up too!
Is this a real editorial?
Members of Congress are not subject to impeachment.
Gee, the halls of Congress empty....That would be great. They couldn’t spend any money!!!
High crimes and misdemeanors.....or simple incompetence and malfeasance....ping
Some of us have been saying it for months! Impeach the imposter!
Don’t bet on the Halfrican crushing a grass roots rebellion. I think he’s in for one hell of a surprise if he trys.
We should be careful about falling for the impeachment business. I’ve always thought that the unconstitutional means of passing government health care was to cause Obama to violate his oath by signing it, prompting 2010 Republican candidates to campaign on impeaching him.
This would make the 2010 election about Obama which is just what he wants. That will rally his supporters and get them to the polls to vote to support the messiah’s candidates.
Impeachment is not a possibility when the people voting on it also supported the same unconstitutional legislation. There are not enough seats open in 2010 in the Senate to reach the two thirds majority needed to convict anyway.
2010 should be about the health care fiasco, socialism, coddling terrorists, and replacing those who don’t have the public’s interest at heart. In 2012, we can deal with Obama.
True, but each chamber can expel Members for cause.
I was discussing this very matter with an acquaintance of mine who was on one of Beck’s panels, attended the Tea Party in Nashville and another gathering in Las Vegas. He proceeds at his own peril and worse still at the peril of our Republic.
Nice sentiment, but can’t be brought now. If Reps win Nov by a landslide and control both houses then there is a slight chance. But remember, Gramnasty did his best last time around to block conviction in the Senate...
The following members of Congress are Marxists and terrorist coddlers who have rebranded themselves as Progressives in an attempt to hide their agenda
Nancy Pelosi was one of the original members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and only left when she was named Minority Leader.
MEMBERS AND EX MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNIST CONGRESSIONAL PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS ARE LEADING THE CHARGE TO NATIONALIZING THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY, INCLUDING PELOSI, SLAUGHTER, FRANK AND CONYERS
Peleosi is now Speaker of the House and 2 heartbeats away from President of the United States.
All members are members of the Democratic Party or caucus with the Democratic Party. There are currently 82 total declared Progressives including 79 voting Representatives, 2 non-voting Delegates, and 1 Senator.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus
* Ed Pastor (AZ-4, Phoenix)
* Raúl Grijalva (AZ-7, Tucson) - Co-Chair
* Lynn Woolsey (CA-6, Santa Rosa) - Co-Chair
* George Miller (CA-7, Richmond) - Chairman, House Education and Labor Committee
* Barbara Lee (CA-9, Oakland) - Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus
* Pete Stark (CA-13, Fremont)
* Michael Honda (CA-15, San Jose)
* Sam Farr (CA-17, Monterey)
* Henry Waxman (CA-30, Los Angeles) - Chairman, House Energy and Commerce Committee
* Xavier Becerra (CA-31, Los Angeles)
* Judy Chu (CA-32, El Monte)
* Diane Watson (CA-33, Los Angeles)
* Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34, Los Angeles)
* Maxine Waters (CA-35, Inglewood)
* Laura Richardson (CA-37, Long Beach)
* Linda Sanchez (CA-39, Lakewood)
* Bob Filner (CA-51, San Diego) - Chairman, House Veterans Affairs Committee
* Jared Polis (CO-02, Boulder)
* Rosa DeLauro (CT-3, New Haven)
* Corrine Brown (FL-3, Jacksonville)
* Alan Grayson (FL-8, Orlando)
* Robert Wexler (FL-19, Boca Raton)
* Alcee Hastings (FL-23, Fort Lauderdale)
* Hank Johnson (GA-4, Lithonia)
* John Lewis (GA-5, Atlanta)
* Neil Abercrombie (HI-1, Honolulu)
* Mazie Hirono (HI-2, Honolulu)
* Bobby Rush (IL-1, Chicago)
* Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-2, Chicago Heights)
* Luis Gutierrez (IL-4, Chicago)
* Danny Davis (IL-7, Chicago)
* Jan Schakowsky (IL-9, Chicago)
* Phil Hare (IL-17, Rock Island)
* André Carson (IN-7, Indianapolis)
* Dave Loebsack (IA-2, Cedar Rapids)
* Chellie Pingree (ME-1, North Haven)
* Donna Edwards (MD-4, Fort Washington)
* Elijah Cummings (MD-7, Baltimore)
* John Olver (MA-1, Amherst)
* Jim McGovern (MA-3, Worcester)
* Barney Frank (MA-4, Newton) - Chairman, House Financial Services Committee
* John Tierney (MA-6, Salem)
* Ed Markey (MA-7, Malden)
* Mike Capuano (MA-8, Boston)
* Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI-13, Detroit)
* John Conyers (MI-14, Detroit) - Chairman, House Judiciary Committee
* Keith Ellison (MN-5, Minneapolis)
* Bennie Thompson (MS-2, Bolton) - Chairman, House Homeland Security Committee
* William Lacy Clay, Jr. (MO-1, St. Louis)
* Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5, Kansas City)
 New Jersey
* Frank Pallone (NJ-06)
* Donald Payne (NJ-10, Newark)
 New Mexico
* Ben R. Luján (NM-3, Santa Fe)
 New York
* Jerry Nadler (NY-8, Manhattan)
* Yvette Clarke (NY-11, Brooklyn)
* Nydia Velazquez (NY-12, Brooklyn) - Chairwoman, House Small Business Committee
* Carolyn Maloney (NY-14, Manhattan)
* Charles Rangel (NY-15, Harlem) - Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee
* Jose Serrano (NY-16, Bronx)
* John Hall (NY-19, Dover Plains)
* Maurice Hinchey (NY-22, Saugerties)
* Louise Slaughter (NY-28, Rochester) - Chairwoman, House Rules Committee
* Eric Massa (NY-29, Corning)
 North Carolina
* Mel Watt (NC-12, Charlotte)
* Marcy Kaptur (OH-9, Toledo)
* Dennis Kucinich (OH-10, Cleveland)
* Marcia Fudge (OH-11, Warrensville Heights)
* Earl Blumenauer (OR-3, Portland)
* Peter DeFazio (OR-4, Eugene)
* Bob Brady (PA-1, Philadelphia) - Chairman, House Administration Committee
* Chaka Fattah (PA-2, Philadelphia)
* Steve Cohen (TN-9, Memphis)
* Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18, Houston)
* Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30, Dallas)
* Jim Moran (VA-8, Alexandria)
* Peter Welch (VT-At Large)
* Jim McDermott (WA-7, Seattle)
* Tammy Baldwin (WI-2, Madison)
* Gwen Moore (WI-4, Milwaukee)
* Donna M. Christensen (Virgin Islands)
* Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)
 Senate member
* Bernie Sanders (Vermont)
 Former members
* Sherrod Brown (OH-13) - Elected to Senate
* Julia Carson (IN-07) - Died in December 2007
* Lane Evans (IL-17) - Retired from Congress
* Cynthia McKinney (GA-4) - Lost Congressional seat to current caucus member Hank Johnson
* Major Owens (NY-11) - Retired from Congress
* Nancy Pelosi (CA-8) - Left Caucus when Elected House Minority Leader
* Hilda Solis (CA-32) - Became Secretary of Labor in 2009
* Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH-11) - Died in 2008
* Tom Udall (NM Senate)
* Paul Wellstone (MN Senate) - Died in plane crash in 2002
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) was established in 1991 by five members of the United States House of Representatives: Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Then-Representative Bernie Sanders was the convener and first. The founding members were concerned about the economic hardship imposed by the deepening recession, the growing inequality brought about by the timidity of the Democratic Party response at the time.
Additional House representatives joined soon, including Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
It's old and fragile, but still strong.
“...Mr. Obama and his gang of leftist thugs...”
Music to the ears. (Not to mention the gang of leftist thugs in the electorate.)
I had to stop watching his speeches or run the risk of a shoe through the TV.
If America adopted a drinking game of taking a drink every time Obama lied the US would be filled with alcoholics within a week.
Heh...well, whatever you call them, they are beautiful!
Hallelujah! Thank you Lord.
Too logical... When the government is NOT abiding by the Constitution, it is up to the people (forget the courts) to provide relief. It just may be time for that to become a reality...
So how can you impeach anyone if you don’t control the Senate?
Maybe starting the Second U.S. Civil War was always Obama’s game plan - As a Marxist of long standing he believe that “The Revolution” is necessary to establish socialism.
ON THE OTHER HAND....
Many Socialists believe that “The Revolution” can triumph by more or less peaceful means - Hitler’s overthrow of the Weimar Republic is an example, as well as Chavez’s destruction of his republic.
In fact, I think a civil war is NOT in Obama’s plan. Where are his “Red Guards?” Where is his domination of the U.S. Army? National Guard? Navy? Air Force? Marine Corps? Yes, he is CIC, but the U.S. military swears a sacred oath to the Republic and not to the president. If the military thinks Obama has become a threat to the Republic, they will act alone, if necessary, to remove that threat. This is their duty, and Obama knows it.
Let us Patriots play the FORCE CARD...If we cannot remove Obama from office by legal means.
“Obamacare is opposed by nearly two-thirds of the public, more than 60 percent of independents and almost all Republicans and conservatives. It has badly fractured the country, dangerously polarizing it along ideological and racial lines. Even a majority of Democrats in the House are deeply reluctant to support it.”
I agree 100%
Shall we deem him impeached and convicted?
Where is it written that the president gets to destroy the wealth of the people who have earned it?
I wasn’t referring to the military as “his forces”.