Skip to comments.Obama impeachment a possibility, says Ron Paul
Posted on 10/03/2011 2:35:41 PM PDT by Razzz42
I put responsibility on the president because this is obviously a step in the wrong direction, Paul said. We have just totally disrespected the Constitution.
The comments once again put Paul at odds with his Republican rivals over foreign policy and the war on terror in the latest indication of how his foreign policy views stray far from Republican orthodoxy even in a GOP thats taken on an increasingly isolationist bent. Candidates like Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney who included the president in a list of people he commended in a statement released Friday have generally been supportive of the killing. No one else in the field has spoken out against it.
But Pauls stuck with the civil libertarians whove criticized the targeted killing of an American citizen without public due process.
Paul, speaking at the University of New Hampshires Manchester campus as part of a brief swing through the state, also made another pitch for eliminating the federal income tax
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Why should our military be given a higher standard than our cops?
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Well, what’s holding Paul back from filing articles of impeachment?
Ron Paul is a Jew hating, 911-truther loon.
I can’t trust anyone like that, no matter how right he is about other issues.
While a stopped clock is right twice a day, Ron is more like a clock running wild.
He gets to be right more often, but he still can’t be trusted to give you the right time of day.
Sounds like he’s starting to lose some of his support and needs to try to get them back.
Dennis Kucinich does the same thing.
I do not care that the terrorist weasel was turned into potted meat by a hellfire missile even if he was an “American”.
While technically I can see his point, terrorist boy may have been an American, he was far from being one when he took arms against up. As usual on foreign matters, Ron Paul is wrong.
But let Obamah assassinate a US citizen overseas and that's just fine with them.
Gee Ron, where were you on the day you and the rest of congress approved the results of the last Presidential election? Where was your objection?
I’ve often wondered the same.
Yeah that would go over about like a turd in a punch bowl.
I want a president who is glad that this SOB terrorist was wiped off the map but still has a problem with the constitutional and future implications.
Obama should never have been permitted to seize power in the United States, but he will never be impeached. The best use of our effort is to vote the druggie out by such a huge margin that even the numerous dead and fictional voters won’t be able to give him a win on paper.
Killing the cleric was completely Constitutional. He was an illegal enemy combatant on a battlefield. There is no Constitutional issue involved.
Look let the dems invoke the 25th, if they need to rid themselves of him and he refuses to resign...impeachment at this stage is way to late...Republicans will not touch this with a 10 foot pole and rightly so.
re-election looks bad, so let Ron Paul do something that would inflame sympathy for Obama. wonder-fool.
While I’m unsettled at the idea of the government killing an American citizen, you can easily make the case that this was done as part of a war. Heck, how many citizens were killed in the Civil War?
Of all the things to impeach Obama over, THIS is what Ron Paul concentrates on??????? Not the misuse of govt funds by giving out loans to his supporters, not the refusal to prosecute voting rights violations by the black panthers, not the total disregard of law when it came to the GM bankruptcy, no. He wants to impeach Obama for killing a traitor during time of war without due process.
“Ron Paul is a Jew hating, 911-truther loon.”
Heh heh heh .. so...he won’t be getting your vote?
I presume Code Pink and MoveOn haven't given up the "9/11 was an Inside Job" even though Al-Queda is calling Iran delusional for propagating the smear. When Al-Queda is calling you delusional for promoting the idea that 9/11 was an inside job, one can only imagine what they would say to Ron Paul, who is ostensibly an American.
Even Al-Queda probably thinks Ron Paul is delusional, and worse. They likely consider him a tool and a useful idiot.
Reminds me of this, just substitute Ron Paul's name in there:
I’m at a loss how anyone could consider this guy anything other than an enemy of the United States.
Max Boot wrote a column making that same point, i.e., that every Confederate soldier was also an American citizen, so should the Union have refrained from fighting and killing them?
Pinch-faced delusional kook!!
A lot of folks in RuPaul’s base like obama. In fact, if(when) obama faces the non-Paul GOP nominee, they will stay home or write in Paul knowing that would help obama.
During President Washington’s tenure, he led a federal army to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion. It led to less than half a dozen deaths. The rebels who died apparently were killed before President or literally Commander and Chief George Washington arrive to the scene. However, I highly doubt the army arrived with warrants. I would add many of the rebels were arrested and then aquitted.
Speaking of impeachment, could there be any possibility of a Torricelli/Lautenberg situation developing? Say zer0 is not primaried, is nominated, and then is impeached. Now, of course the SC is not like the NJSC... but would the republican be unopposed? Would a court say that the ‘rats not having a nominee would be an “unfair advantage” to the republican nominee?
> Heh heh heh .. so...he wont be getting your vote?
Paul will never start impeachment proceedings against Obama for this.
The Daily Paul float.
Google the term “Ron Paul to sue”.
He is one day going to sue the TSA, The Fed, Fox News, Obama over Libya.
He tosses these things out for a bump.
If I recall correctly, I believe they were pardoned and released, not acquitted.
While technically I can see his point, terrorist boy may have been an American, he was far from being one when he took arms against up. As usual on foreign matters, Ron Paul is wrong
I agree with your thinking, but I keep thinking, can he target a Militia member or any armed citizen?
Yes, you probably right, they were pardoned and released. I was just bringing the Whiskey Rebellion up, because while people are debating whether Obama overstepped the Constitution, previous Presidents have authorized the use of deadly force on its “citizens”, including President Washington. There was also the infamous “Bonus Army”.
You could make the case that O’bummmer is a combatant, in more ways than one. Who gets to press the ‘Fire’ missile button?
It’s called a civil war because it’s a ‘civil’ war not a foreign military action.
I am glad Ron Paul said something about this because no one else did. After the fact, most figureheads agreed with the killings although they have no idea who in entirely they killed (ended with just a red spot on the ground). What a way to run a country. Either you practice the rule-of-law or you don’t.
Many have forgotten during W’s administration that we had John Walker Lindh aka Johnny Jihad. He took up arms with AQ against the US but he was an American citizen. Many then wanted him fed to the sharks but he had his day in court. Another point in keeping these evil doers alive is a serious interrogation might lead to saving many American lives. Sure, the down side is Johnny Jihad is alive and well and could get out in 2019.
But there’s no way the current senate would vote to convict. Republicans would have to run the table and pick up 20 of 23 seats up next year to have a straight party vote for conviction. Of course if we picked up even half that many seats, it’s quite unlikely Obama would be reelected too. Perhaps there are good reasons for impeaching and removing a lame duck Obama in the 17 days between the swearing in of the 113th Congress and the swearing in of the next president, but it would look rather vindictive. I would like to see all the czars impeached and removed though.
But we weren't obligated to transport him back to the US since he was captured overseas. He should have been tried in Afghanistan by a military tribunal and hanged and cremated there so he couldn't defile US soil.
I say start impeachment proceedings and let them vote along party lines.
Let’s see who supports criminal activity and who doesn’t. If they want to play the gray area game, let’em, for every one to see.
George Washington was an amazing man. I read a great book about him “His Excellency:George Washington” by Joseph Ellis...good read, and a slightly different take on Washington.
It has been a while since I read it, but I recall that of the guys arrested, Washington pardoned nearly all but I think two, who went on trial and were acquitted.
Washington saw that trying all of them was only going to piss people off, and he did an intelligent and compassionate thing.
I understand the parallel you draw, and I think the Bonus Army seems to be a better example...good call.
If ever there was a SOB who deserved to be hung, it was that pussy.
When I saw the way that trial went, I realized then that it is impossible to be executed for treason.
Of course, that was on top of Hanoi Jane and John Fkn Kerry...
Annnnd, impeachment is now officially OFF the table. :’) Thanks Razzz42.