Skip to comments.Is the Impeachment of Barack Obama Moving Forward?
Posted on 05/29/2010 6:34:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
All of a sudden, everyone is talking about the possibility of impeaching Barack Obama.
Drudge is writing about it. Sean Hannity is talking about it. Dick Morris is saying that the potential scandal is "enormous.". Karl Rove called it an "extraordinary charge." WorldNetDaily.com wrote that "it could be grounds for impeachment."
What happened? The story surrounding the alleged bribe of Congressman Joe Sestak initially broke way back in February. We wrote about it then, but it never broke out into the mainstream media. But because of activist pressure and the courageous work of California Congressman Darrell Issa the story refused to die.
ImpeachObamaCampaign.com alone has delivered more than 750,000 petitions to Congress in support of impeachment. Make no mistake, patriotic Americans are driving this sudden turn of events. It is a testament to what can happen when patriotic Americans refuse to look the other way, and they make their voices heard in a real and meaningful way. It didn't hurt that Obama has failed to answer the questions surrounding the attempted bribe of Congressman Joe Sestak.
So did Barack Hussein Obama commit a felony by offering Congressman Joe Sestak a "high ranking" Cabinet position to drop out of the Pennsylvania Senate race against Sen. Arlen Specter?
Let's be clear. The commission of an actual felony is not actually required in order to impeach a sitting president, but if Sestak's allegation is true, and if Barack Hussein Obama's fingerprints are all over this offer, that's a felony, and drawing up Articles of Impeachment against Barack Obama becomes a necessity.
According to Judge Andrew Napolitano with Fox News: "Federal law makes it a felony to offer 'anything of value' to an official of the government in return for a decision in your favor by that official of the government; it is called bribery."
And Congressman Darrell Issa has been relentlessly pushing the matter. He's called on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the allegation, but Holder is essentially ignoring the request.
Recently, Issa directly challenged Holder: "You don't answer or apparently investigate. ... You're not investigating whether it's a false statement by a member of Congress or a crime by the White House. What are we to do?"
Back in February, Sestak confirmed to Larry Kane, a Philadelphia talk-show host, that the White House dangled a "high ranking" job in front of him to convince him to drop his primary challenge against incumbent Arlen Specter.
Initially, the Obama White House denied the accusation. According to a Fox News report: "White House official told Fox News that Sestak is expected to 'clarify' the allegation."
But Sestak didn't take the hint... he didn't "clarify" the accusation.
He stood by his statement and told Fox News: "I was asked a direct question yesterday and I answered it honestly."
Just prior to the Pennsylvania primary, Issa confronted Holder directly, but Holder refused to comment on the case. When Issa questioned Holder on why he had not responded to his request for a special prosecutor, Holder simply said that he thought he had responded to the request and offered his apologies.
Is it possible that Sestak lied, or that he was simply mistaken?
It seems unlikely as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs issued the following carefully guarded statement to the press: "I'm told whatever conversations have been had are not problematic" and Gibbs added that the matter was "in the past."
Stonewalling... obstruction... but it's clear by Gibbs' statement that someone made Sestak an offer.
Keeping in mind that only Barack Obama has the authority to appoint an individual to his own Cabinet, the only question that remains is: What did Obama know and when did he know it?
The American people deserve an answer.
Don’t forge, Walpingate is still simmering in the background as well: http://www.nationalreview.com/the-feed/264/walpingate-heating. If the dems at least lose the House this November, the investigations can begin.
From a strictly political point of view it would be stupid to move to impeach zero over this.
750,000 signatures on a petition mean nothing to a bunch of communists who rammed government take over of health care down the people’s throat. The only thing that will get this “thing” out of office is a Divine intervention. How He intervenes is up to Him.
I agree with you 100 percent and those who laughed at you are the reason we are the minority. I had warned them in 2008 that if the Rats get the majority it would be decades, perhaps generations until we can take it back. You can be sure the dems will do anything to hang on to their majority
Keep writing it all you want. It doesn’t make it any more likely.
I agree. The only scenario in which a President would ever be removed is if his or her own party couldn't survive he or she remaining in office.
Even if it got to trial zero would win because his defense would be “It didn’t affect the outcome. All I was trying to do was help my personal choice.”
I agree with you. There would be race riots if Obama were impeached, regardless of what crimes he commits.
With this House it’s useless to even bring it up, because everyone knows they won’t even touch it. That is why it is important to vote in November and get the majority back
Suppose Bill Clinton told a white lie for Barack Obama with the intention of helping him out with this Sestak problem. Bill Clinton will not take the fall for Barack. Meaning Bill will spill the beans when it’s politically expedient. Now who would be left to pick up the pieces? If Barack trusted Bill, it was very stupid of him.
I must admit that very same thought did cross my mind along with I'm sure many others. You can't ever put anything past the Clintons.
Uh, that was bill clinton, and they impeached him.
We should remember that constitutionally, impeachment is a political process, not a judicial process. It is congress that sets the standard for the definition and proof of “high crimes and misdemeanors”. Congress has long since forsaken Blackstone and English common law in that regard.
Impeachment and removal will not happen until and unless an overwhelming majority of sitting Senators and Representatives believe that their personal political interests are served by that course of action.
Bullseye. Excellent post.
Sestak would have to be on tape saying specifically what was offered. And then it would be one “man’s” word against the other. The only way this could possibly go anywhere is for the “offer” to be on tape and then I doubt it would lead to impeachment. Every democrat and every rino in office would hold a joint press conference and announce that Clinton and both Bushes had offered all of them jobs to quit races.
Impeachment is a political act, not a legal one.
Impeachment is just one step below a coup. In fact in a way it is a legal coup.
This current administration is governing against the will of the American people. While it is true he won the election, we do not elect dictators, we elect a President to be the chief administrator of the Federal Government.
I am thinking that President Obama may at some point wish his party did not have such complete control over both houses of congress. It would have tempered some of the more extreme movement towards the left. As it is, the Democrats are moving further and faster than the American people want to go. President Obama is going to pay the price for this (he is not blameless, but I think Pelosi and Reid are the main driving force in all this).
It is now clear that Obama does not know what he is doing. It is also clear he has surrounded himself with political ideologues, not competent administrators.
Blaming the Bush Administration is no longer a winning hand
Blaming racism is no longer a winning hand.
What does he have left?
We live in a dangerous world. We now live in a dangerous world where our friends don’t trust us, and our enemies don’t fear us.
It is no longer if we suffer another major terrorist attack, it is only a question when.
That by itself may tip the nation fully against this administration (except for the hard core 30-35% who think Obama is a conservative), but if it is shown the terrorist enter from our southern borders it will be all over for Obama, and perhaps even the Democrat party.
The only defense against impeachment is the support of the American people. This administration has shown what it thinks of the American people. In time they will return the favor.