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GOP congressman threatens impeachment if Obama uses executive action for gun control
The Daily Caller ^ | 01/14/2013 | Caroline May

Posted on 01/14/2013 4:36:03 PM PST by Cheerio

Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman threatened Monday afternoon that he would file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama if he institutes gun control measures with an executive order.

Stockman warned that such executive orders would be “unconstitutional” and “infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms.”

“I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman said in a statement.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; house; impeachment; impeachnow; obama; obamanation; secondamendment; stevestockman; texas
Could get interesting - we shall see if there are any Republicans with a spine - talk is cheap.
1 posted on 01/14/2013 4:36:12 PM PST by Cheerio
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To: Cheerio
Bloomberg urges Obama to defy Congress, implement gun control by executive action

He MUST be impeached even if the Senate will not remove.
2 posted on 01/14/2013 4:38:38 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

Back it up with action!


3 posted on 01/14/2013 4:40:47 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Cheerio

If he backs up his talk, he has my support 100%!


4 posted on 01/14/2013 4:43:22 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: Cheerio

Thank you, Texans, for sending a man to Congress with enough intestinal fortitude to talk back.


5 posted on 01/14/2013 4:46:33 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Cheerio
Thank you, Texans, for sending a man to Congress with enough intestinal fortitude to talk back, which is considerably more than any other Republican has done thus far.
6 posted on 01/14/2013 4:47:06 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Cheerio

More Republicans with spines? How to find out? Easy. They can join the effort or be replaced in the next election. Do they really want chaos, intensified hysteria, more tanked markets, TEOTWAWKI, the end of the world and all of that? America as even more of a third world nation? Repudiation of debt? Do their most favored, few constituents of the radical social left want all of that? Call their big bluff.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 4:47:21 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Cheerio

Don’t mess with Texas!


8 posted on 01/14/2013 4:47:42 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: foundedonpurpose

I wish I could afford to move to TX.


9 posted on 01/14/2013 4:49:30 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: Cheerio

President does not have the power to make laws unilaterally. “Executive Orders” are for organizing the executive branch of government, they do not apply to anyone else.

These leftists want a dictatorship


10 posted on 01/14/2013 4:49:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cheerio
Is ID theft acceptable?

What ere yall waitin for????

11 posted on 01/14/2013 4:52:29 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Cheerio
Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman threatened Monday afternoon that he would file articles of impeachment against President Barack Obama

What's the delay????????

12 posted on 01/14/2013 4:55:11 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: GeronL
“Executive Orders” are for organizing the executive branch of government, they do not apply to anyone else.

That is the best explanation I have seen yet. I always hear that EO can only apply to existing law - he cannot make new laws on his own - but I really understand that part about EO's only applying to a branch of the Government.
13 posted on 01/14/2013 5:00:27 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: GeronL
"President does not have the power to make laws unilaterally. “Executive Orders” are for organizing the executive branch of government, they do not apply to anyone else.

These leftists want a dictatorship.
"

Well said. I will add that we should give 'em one. Just remember that it's not the "47%" or ethnic groups behind the attacks on constitutional freedoms. It's the so-called progressives, and most of them are rolling in dough and influence from government debt and sweetheart deals. They're guilty as sin and reacting from hysteria by goading their pocket politicians.

We need to cut government to something petite and pretty that issues the demurring purrs of a pussycat instead of the demanding shrieks of a bloated harridan. We need to cut spending for it from the regulatory top, down, starting with federal funding to local government regulatory/anti-family offices. After that, go ahead. Put the rabble to work.


14 posted on 01/14/2013 5:02:02 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Cheerio

So there is one Republican with a spine. Naturally, he’s from Texas.

I pity the fools that would try to take guns away from Texans.


15 posted on 01/14/2013 5:02:46 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Cheerio

Good for him. But impeachment won’t fly and it won’t deter him as we learned in ‘98, not with all the rats and rinos in Congress willing to turn a blind eye no matter how high his crimes and misdemeanors.

No, if you want to put the fear of God in them, and him, (and it’s obvious to me that that is going to become a necessity eventually, if we want to save our country from these Stalinist jackals), you must threaten to call out the militia and literally go to war with the traitorous sons of b******.


16 posted on 01/14/2013 5:05:46 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Cheerio

Good luck. No chance in hell in the senate.

But it could provide some great entertainment. Watching liberal heads explode is always fun.


17 posted on 01/14/2013 5:08:03 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Cheerio

If the constitution is the highest law in the land, then how can any president think that he has the power to override it?

Isn’t this an example of NOT protecting the Constitution and therefore grounds for impeachment and conviction


18 posted on 01/14/2013 5:09:32 PM PST by navyblue (<u>)
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To: Cheerio

If anyone trespasses upon our God-given rights, he trespasses upon us. It is a crime that for which the trespasser will be prosecuted and duly punished.


19 posted on 01/14/2013 5:17:40 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ( duhhhh)
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To: unixfox
But it could provide some great entertainment. Watching liberal heads explode is always fun.

More than just entertainment. I want Zero to go down in the history books as only three Presidents who have been IMPEACHED. To-date only in America's history, only two presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.

I have libtard acquaintances that still claim Bubba Klintoon was NOT impeached, since he was not removed from office. But what the hey - Libtards are no defenders of FACTS.
20 posted on 01/14/2013 5:18:20 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: unixfox

How many red state dems plus A rated dingy harry will sit and let obama take the guns?


21 posted on 01/14/2013 5:21:55 PM PST by Sybeck1
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To: Cheerio

Texas should just start the Secession movement. Lil Barry will be peeing in his pants. The clown removed in place by the states. Time to choose a side. As a bonus the Supreme Court members get told to bleep off as well.


22 posted on 01/14/2013 5:22:30 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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23 posted on 01/14/2013 5:22:39 PM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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24 posted on 01/14/2013 5:23:36 PM PST by Nachum (Back on the Google blacklist- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: VRWC For Truth
Time to choose a side. As a bonus the Supreme Court members get told to bleep off as well.

Now there is a good one I had not thought about. I will miss my SS, but I can still go back to work for a few more years.
25 posted on 01/14/2013 5:29:08 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

Just subpoena his so-called “birth certificate” and his draft papers and social security number as evidence in the Impeachment.


26 posted on 01/14/2013 5:33:28 PM PST by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: Cheerio

“He MUST be impeached even if the Senate will not remove.”

Agreed.

While practicing at the range remember, every shot a bulls eye, every shot an eye shot.


27 posted on 01/14/2013 5:36:57 PM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Cheerio

Can a high-ranking military official, like a 5-star general take action against 0bama if he believes he’s committed a blatantly unconstitutional offense that violates rights given to American citizens by our Constitution?


28 posted on 01/14/2013 5:44:41 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: bicyclerepair

I know that feeling, with all of my family’s stuff there in storage in Decatur.


29 posted on 01/14/2013 5:45:18 PM PST by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: Cheerio
"I want Zero to go down in the history books as only three Presidents who have been IMPEACHED."

...and he would be the 2d consecutive Democrat to have been impeached...

30 posted on 01/14/2013 5:49:36 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

They have a duty to do so - or risk violating their own Oath to defend the Constitution...

Fulfilling the duty - aye, there’s the rub.


31 posted on 01/14/2013 5:54:50 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: castlebrew

Especially if given an order that violates the Constitution.


32 posted on 01/14/2013 5:56:00 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: Alaska Wolf

To answer your question, the hook causing the delay must first be waiting until the EO is signed already, which is a nasty prospect.

I am proud that Stockman had the stride to speak the word, I M P E A C H M E N T. That’s far more than we can hope for from Boo Hoo Boehner in a lifetime.


33 posted on 01/14/2013 6:06:31 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Cheerio
Could get interesting - we shall see if there are any Republicans with a spine - talk is cheap.

True, talk is cheap!!

34 posted on 01/14/2013 6:07:12 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Cheerio

good to see some congresscritter has actually read the Constitution and understands the separation of powers

unfortunately, my congresscritter isn’t one of them. I’m pretty sure rep. young is auditioning for ‘weekend at barrys IV’


35 posted on 01/14/2013 6:13:56 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Cheerio
B T T T ! ! ! ©

36 posted on 01/14/2013 6:24:26 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Cheerio
"Could get interesting - we shall see if there are any Republicans with a spine - talk is cheap."

Dissenting governors (Republican, or otherwise) could simply refuse to comply with any executive orders. .
37 posted on 01/14/2013 6:30:16 PM PST by indthkr
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To: Cheerio

Just ONE??


38 posted on 01/14/2013 6:35:23 PM PST by jughandle
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Can a high-ranking military official, like a 5-star general take action against 0bama if he believes he’s committed a blatantly unconstitutional offense that violates rights given to American citizens by our Constitution?

He would be obligated to in order to uphold his oath to protect and defend the Constitution.

39 posted on 01/14/2013 6:53:49 PM PST by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of secession)
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To: Cheerio

Bloomberg needs to be impeached to along with that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave


40 posted on 01/14/2013 8:12:36 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Cheerio.


41 posted on 01/14/2013 8:30:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Biggirl

I’m with you.


42 posted on 01/14/2013 8:34:19 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Cheerio; familyop

thanks


43 posted on 01/14/2013 8:47:50 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cheerio

if he can’t be removed peacefully, then he must be removed another way if he becomes a dictator


44 posted on 01/14/2013 8:49:40 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cheerio

Gun banning is one of many items that should be on a list to impeach this jerk. Hopefully the Republicans have the balls to move forward and kick this sorry ass out, once and for all!


45 posted on 01/14/2013 8:51:13 PM PST by Lucky2 (Obama is a Socialist Dictator)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

There ARE no 5-star generals or admirals. The last one was Omar Bradley.

All the current generals and admirals who have reached two-star or higher owe their rank and privileges to The Won. They are political appointees and they will not forget that.


46 posted on 01/14/2013 11:32:23 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Cheerio

When does boner come to Zero’s rescue by trying to marginalize this guy?


47 posted on 01/15/2013 6:04:46 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Cheerio

Newsmax
Meese: Obama Risks Impeachment If He Uses Executive Order for Gun Control
Monday, January 14, 2013 09:14 PM

By: Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III declared in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that President Barack Obama could easily be impeached if he bypassed Congress and enacted gun-control legislation by executive order.

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/meese-obama-guns-impeachable/2013/01/14/id/471412

Newsmax
NY Times: Obama Plans 19 Executive Orders on Gun Control
Monday, January 14, 2013 04:22 PM

By: Hiram Reisner

President Barack Obama plans this week to present 19 separate executive orders on gun control and will press for comprehensive legislation to expand gun-purchase background checks, lawmakers made privy to the president’s agenda said Monday, according to the New York Times.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/guns-obama-executive-orders/2013/01/14/id/471370


48 posted on 01/15/2013 7:26:56 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Cheerio; sickoflibs; justiceseeker93; NFHale; Perdogg; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; ..

Um I hate to say this is a waste of time but..

The Senate will not remove him so what’s the point? With the media on his side it would just make him more popular like with Clinton.

And say he is removed what do we win? President Biden? Yay. He’s Obama with less melanin, and sanity.

Incumbent President Gore would have won in 2000.

Impeach Biden first.


49 posted on 01/15/2013 10:34:25 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy
>> Incumbent President Gore would have won in 2000. <<

True, and probably would have been re-elected in 2004 because of 9/11 (even though I think he would have handled it much worse than Bush, people are reluctant to change Presidents in wartime).

We could have a GOP president now because the economic meltdown would have been blamed on the RATs instead of Bush, and fatigued in 2008 from "16 years of Democrat rule" ;-p

(Seriously though, you're right that an impeachment of Obama would go nowhere. It might be fun to introduce such a resolution in committee just to needle him though. And they'd need some really wacked out Kucinich type Dem to sign on as "cosponsor" so the GOP would be able to spin it as a "bipartisan")

50 posted on 01/15/2013 10:47:00 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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