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GOP's Darrell Issa: "Not a Chance" We'll Impeach Obama (Issa gives in as Pence vows "no compromise")
CBS News - Political Hotsheet ^ | 2010-10-22 | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 10/22/2010 6:07:06 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, who will run the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee if Republicans take over the House, is promising that he and his party will not move to impeach President Obama - at least as things now stand.

"Not a chance at this point. I don't see it happening," Issa said in an interview with Bloomberg's "Political Capital" that will air over the weekend and was reported by The Hill.

"Look, disagreeing with the president -- the president using his authority, maybe even misusing it -- that's not what impeachment's for," Issa added. "Do we have disagreements? Yes. Do we want to see that the president strictly adheres to process? Yes."

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And Issa is vowing not to investigate alleged White House job offers to clear the field for its preferred Democratic candidates in primaries, an issue he pushed hard in the past. He said the practice also went on under President Bush and while it is not impeachable, it needs to stop.

Another top Republican, Rep. Mike Pence, says his party isn't interested in compromise if it takes the House.

"Look, there will be no compromise on stopping runaway spending, deficits and debt. There will be no compromise on repealing Obamacare. There will be no compromise on stopping Democrats from growing government and raising taxes," he told radio host Hugh Hewitt last night. "And if I haven't been clear enough yet, let me say again: No compromise."

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; cbspropaganda; cowards; issa; obama; pence

1 posted on 10/22/2010 6:07:11 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Out with those varmints...new leadership in January.


2 posted on 10/22/2010 6:09:12 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: rabscuttle385
I agree with Issa.

But Eric Holder is another story...

3 posted on 10/22/2010 6:09:24 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: rabscuttle385

I believe they tried that with the rapist, Clinton. He stayed. No thanks.


4 posted on 10/22/2010 6:09:49 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rabscuttle385
Don't do it. The Article of Impeachment would be iffy at best and the Republicans would look like idiots. Let Obama finish his last two years as a lame duck president. Let him go down in history as the worst president ever.
5 posted on 10/22/2010 6:10:02 PM PDT by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: Lysandru

There’s no point in attempting to impeach him if they simply don’t have the numbers. Besides, impeachment isn’t enough if you can’t get a conviction.

Talking about impeaching him now will bring democrats running to the polls.


6 posted on 10/22/2010 6:12:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: rabscuttle385

prob better to keep Zero in office.
1. probably can not impeach and convict, so much time and political capital is wasted.
2. Zero the clown president will be much easier to run against. Getting rid of Zero clears the deck for Hillary.


7 posted on 10/22/2010 6:12:39 PM PDT by Piers-the-Ploughman (Just say no to circular firing squads.)
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To: Traveler59

Yup. Repubs would have egg on their face.


8 posted on 10/22/2010 6:13:17 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Traveler59
It's obvious by his actions that Zero has absolutely NO intention to run for a second term....his ego has been satisfied on this rung of his ladder, and he'll be quite content (and relieved) to move on as a groundbreaking 'elder statesman'.

Footnote to Al and Jesse - you two clowns are hosed.

9 posted on 10/22/2010 6:13:35 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: rabscuttle385

We wouldn’t have the numbers, so why look like fools.


10 posted on 10/22/2010 6:13:40 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: rabscuttle385

I agree BUT I suspect that Zero himself may be behind the leaking of the classified war documents. I doubt there is any paper trail but we all know he hates America and he hates our Military. It’s a twofer.


11 posted on 10/22/2010 6:13:54 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: rabscuttle385

Geez, some of them are caving in already.


12 posted on 10/22/2010 6:16:05 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: rabscuttle385

Pence BUMP.

Ditch Bonhner and replace with Pence.

No compromise. The Dim/Commies didn’t; why should we?


13 posted on 10/22/2010 6:16:44 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: rabscuttle385
will not move to impeach President Obama - at least as things now stand.



"Not a chance at this point. I don't see it happening," Issa said

Well, we see that Issa qualified his words. Impeachment would depend what you find out - right Issa?

14 posted on 10/22/2010 6:18:52 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: rabscuttle385

What does the “No compromise” Pence spoke about have to do with impeachment or Issa giving in?


15 posted on 10/22/2010 6:19:59 PM PDT by scratcher
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To: Lysandru
“I agree with Issa.
But Eric Holder is another story...”


I agree 100%. Holder has committed many crimes, by commission and omission, as AG, and need to be held accountable ASAP.

16 posted on 10/22/2010 6:20:47 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: rabscuttle385
I'd watch for numerous Republicans to submit legislation to build a "Grand Canal" down Constitution Avenue in DC right past the White House.

Bet that'd catch Obama's attention ~ once he has one of his smarter staffers read the brief on the way the Senate of Venice removed a worthless Doge.

17 posted on 10/22/2010 6:21:03 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: rabscuttle385

Good, there is no need to impeach him. Republicans are about to get control of the budget, stay on task, and they’ll get to reduce spending.


18 posted on 10/22/2010 6:21:59 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: rabscuttle385

I think that it would be better to leave Obama as a ‘lame duck’ and override any vetoes he makes.

Impeachment, at this point, would just seem to be too much like ‘grand standing’.


19 posted on 10/22/2010 6:23:19 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: originalbuckeye

“I suspect that Zero himself may be behind the leaking of the classified war documents. I doubt there is any paper trail but we all know he hates America and he hates our Military.”

YES.


20 posted on 10/22/2010 6:28:13 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: screaminsunshine
Out with those varmints...new leadership in January.

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The 'working man' has been pushed into a corner. His savings are gone, his children's futures are being destroyed for no good reason.

IMPEACH-Obama touts economic record in Ohio-2

21 posted on 10/22/2010 6:29:20 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: freekitty

Agreed. Bad idea to impeach him unless he does something that makes his super vulnerable or super dangerous. Need to fight him every day and work for a strong candidate in 2012.

GOP chickened out on the impeachment because they finally realized that installing President Gore in the White House would have made the 2000 election that much harder.


22 posted on 10/22/2010 6:33:30 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: Piers-the-Ploughman
If Dems suffer a wipe-out on Nov 2, and 0bummer looks like a loser, won't that clear the deck for Hillary?
23 posted on 10/22/2010 6:46:51 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: rabscuttle385

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of possibly actionable items done by nobama and his thugs.

I imagine just trying to prioritize them for investigation will be a major task.

The new Congress will need to grow some cojones and get it done.


24 posted on 10/22/2010 6:53:30 PM PDT by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: Traveler59

Had Clinton been convicted, Gore would have assumed the Presidency. Had Gore maintained a semblance of sanity, he would have likely won the election in 2000. Please don’t try to impeach Obama. Run an investigation of Zero’s eligibility if he won’t/can’t produce a legitimate birth certificate and convince him to resign to spend more time with Bo. Trying to impeach him will become a circus.


25 posted on 10/22/2010 7:04:35 PM PDT by Postman
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To: All

1.Don’t impeach Barack...not worth the distraction
2.Definitely move to impeach Holder
3.Immediately defund Corp for Public Broadcasting(very popular move)
4.Immediately sponsor legislation putting severe penalties into the MOVE law providing absentee ballots to military...or stop funds to offending states;Mass,Del., NY etc.


26 posted on 10/22/2010 7:11:28 PM PDT by firefox ((Vote Democrat...Its Easier Than Thinking!))
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To: Postman

Don’t impeach him, just try him for treason.


27 posted on 10/22/2010 7:18:23 PM PDT by kiltie65
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To: rabscuttle385
Never mind impeachment. I don't want to see the Republicans wasting time, energy, and political capital on endless witch hunt investigations, such as birther investigations, for example. They need to focus on legislation and budget, and not restore Obama's popularity by making him a victim.

They need to be smart and make Obama look like the miserable failure that he is, and not a victim of evil, white Republicans. In short, they need to play a smart political game.

28 posted on 10/22/2010 7:23:43 PM PDT by Batrachian (America electing Barack Obama is the moral equivalent of Palestinians electing Hamas.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I actually think Obama will be more humiliated by an election defeat than impeachment, though I believe Obama is guilty of high treason just for his actions in Arizona and his back door and administrative amnesty for illegals.


29 posted on 10/22/2010 7:28:39 PM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: rabscuttle385

Do you know of ONE Republican candidate for Congress who has suggested impeaching Obama?


30 posted on 10/22/2010 7:37:46 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: rabscuttle385
Republican Congress: Don't bother impeaching Obama unless you have a airtight case of criminality, gross incompetence or treason. And that you also have the votes in the Senate to convict.

Instead:


31 posted on 10/22/2010 7:39:45 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: cripplecreek

“Talking about impeaching him now will bring democrats running to the polls.”

Let the rats run. Rats are outnumbered 2 to 1.

I’m tired of being scared of what rats might do. We’re at war. Let’s do what we have to do. If we have to mow them down by thousands, let’s do it.


32 posted on 10/22/2010 8:06:01 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: luvbach1

1. if somehow, he is impeached and convicted, that for sure will clear deck for Hillary
2. even if Dims suffer wipe out, it is unclear Zero the Clown would not run. IF over next year he somehow comes to his senses he could run and if Repubs make foolish mistakes, etc. In any event, for Hill to challenge an incumb pres would be a very tall order. The Blacks would not like it one bit and Dems need blacks to win elections.


33 posted on 10/22/2010 8:06:16 PM PDT by Piers-the-Ploughman (Just say no to circular firing squads.)
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To: Bigh4u2

“Impeachment, at this point, would just seem to be too much like ‘grand standing’.”

Holding a traitor accountable for treason is not “grandstanding.”


34 posted on 10/22/2010 8:11:48 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: rabscuttle385

I agree with Issa too. Impeachement was and is a stupid distraction. Starve the beast.


35 posted on 10/22/2010 10:33:08 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Agree. Boehner has had plenty of time to demonstrate his leadership skills. He has been a disaster.


36 posted on 10/23/2010 6:38:46 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: rabscuttle385

They try to make it sound like Issa and Pence are in disagreement: they were talking about two different things. Issa was talking about the possibility of impeachment proceedings against Obama; Pence, about policy.

Pence would make a great Speaker of the House. Boehner had his chance. He’s a dull, uninspiring, career politician. Yes, he votes conservative but he is not the leader the House needs.

NO COMPROMISE!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 10/23/2010 6:43:47 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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