Skip to comments.Coburn: Obama a 'Friend,' But His Actions Nearing Grounds for Impeachment
Posted on 08/22/2013 4:26:36 PM PDT by kristinn
Sen. Tom Coburn became the latest Republican lawmaker to link President Barack Obama to potential grounds for impeachment during a town hall Wednesday.
The Oklahoma Republican who also said Obama was a "personal friend" responded to a question from a constituent by asserting that the president's policies were approaching a legal standard for impeachment.
Without using specifics, Coburn cited "intended violation of the law" by Obama's administration, as well as general incompetence of some of his appointees.
"I don't have the legal background to know if that rises to high crimes and misdemeanors but I think they're getting perilously close," Coburn said, according to a YouTube video posted Thursday.
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Are you kidding me? Hey, Ahole, are you seriously kidding me?
If the kenyan were WHITE, HE'D BE GONE BY NOW!
Stupid pig that you are.
Let’s hope he’s not just pandering to the town hall crowd...
I am sick and tired of hearing the drivel of “my friend on the other side of asile”...the Constitution is what it is..use it or forget about it. There are so many areas he could be impeached.
Let me give one I have not seen hide nor hair of.He attended Occidental college for a year. If he accepted money as a foriegn student then he is not eligible to be POTUS.
If he lied about being a foriegn student because he was born in Hawaii...then he commited fraud to get foriegn student aid. Since this is a felony I think it reaches the bar of high crimes and misdemeanors
I am waiting for some politician to get off the honey pot and get serious about making this man accountable.
Until the GOP grows a spine.Don’t expect me to vote for your canidates
He is just pandering.
He has drank the water in DC.
He might have written the book about how a conservative gets liberalized in DC but he has also fallen into that himself.
If the kenyan were WHITE, HE’D BE GONE BY NOW!
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If he were white he would be lucky to be employed by Mickey D’s ... even today, as he probably would have been abandoned by his GParents when his ‘momma?’ left him on their doorstep.
The ‘black’ half of him has opened doors ever since, doors that never would have been answered if he were White, much less opened.
Not you Kristinn, but the fool Bryan Koenig who wrote the piece.
Sure you knew that, but not taking chances.
THIS is why his talk about a Constitutional Convention worries me....
I do NOT trust him.
Coburn has shown his true colors, and they are not in the Constitutional palette.
An impeachment could take till 2016.
Yeah, right. He just says that because he is back in Muskogee County, Oklahoma and knows somebody would lose their good nature and beat the living hell out of him if he said anything else.
My eyeballs glaze over and I quit listening, reading or believing just after he says obastard is a “friend”.
We are known by the company we keep and I don’t have or want any friends like obastard or anyone else who is “friends” with them.
It appears congress is more concerned with O’s job than the citizens and the state of our country.
Meaning, this ishould not be about hurting poor O’s feelings. This is about doing the right thing for us.
So, if its impeachable, let the games begin.
Talk is cheap.
Anybody who thinks Obama is their “friend” is kidding themselves.
Quit reading right there.
Dog and pony show, smoke and mirrors.
A man who can pick friends like that says it all.
If he doesn't really mean it, be a man and don't say it you pandering bastard.
I've had enough of this 'good friend' crap!
Can't ever recall when I've ever called an enemy a good friend, ain't right.
He should be more discriminating in who he calls a “Friend”.
No pun intended.
Until the republicans control the Senate...it's a moot point...
Coburn is pandering
Coburn lost his freaking mind, nobody should serve more than a single term or two in the Senate
As we all are well-aware, the “first black president” cannot possibly be impeached, because to do so would cast a stain upon all-important “diversity.”
The sad part is, I think this would be the case even if the GOP leadership wasn’t such creampuffs. The nation’s laudable sense of fair play for minorities has been so co-opted and corrupted by the liberals that even criticism of Obama is, in Jesse Jackson’s immortal words, “frowned upon.”
Sweet talkin’ Tom.
Maybe with just one term, they won't be able to steal enough to set themselves up for life.
I'm pretty much in my "Had enough of the bastards mood" today.
He just strengthens the enemies resolve because they know they can now get away with anything. Coburn would be advised to either accuse him outright or keep his mouth shut. No middle ground.
Never accuse a President of almost breaking the law or committing impeachable offenses. “We don’t want to think. We want to know”.
That is every day
Bingo. My friends aren’t trying to destroy the US. If they were, they wouldn’t be my friends.
That is the hard part. We need a bill of particulars. Ranting and venting is fun/academic/good exercise but the list MUST be specific. I’m ready to support anyone with the goods but I’m not sending a dime to another bunch of posers who can’t get it done.
I sent a bunch of money to Klayman and his happy band of Clintoon investigators but they couldn’t get it done. If Coburn claims he’s working on it then he must be pressured to pick up the pace. Invalidating Obamuzzie’s signature would be a cheap way to get rid of all his phoney krap but the list must be specific.
Why worry because Coburn says “Constitutional Convention”?
First, he doesn’t know the correct terminology, his town hall meeting constituent mentioned Mark Levin’s book about a convention to AMEND the Constitution according to the process laid out in the Constitution itself.
That is not a “Constitutional Convention”, it’s an “amend the Constitution convention”, two entirely different things.
Second, Coburn has absolutely nothing to say about what happens. This would be a convention of STATES and completely bypasses Washington DC/the Federal Government.
In fact, when the constituent asked Coburn for his suggestion what citizens could do to advance Levin’s cause, Coburn said, this has nothing to do with me, you need to lobby the OK state legislature to join the effort.
NEARING?!! He ignores the law and the Constitution and he is only NEARING grounds for impeachment?
A friend??? really? With friends like that ...
coburn is friends with evil... personally friends with evil... think about that.
Mr Coburn, do your “friends” typically have, as a part of their political agenda, a plan of destruction of the US? What kind of “friends” do you have?
Stalin and Kruschev were probably fun to bend elbow with, but I would never refer to these two as “friends”.
Mr Coburn, your senility is showing.
Ya reckon? ;-)
Obama is not a “friend” Coburn. He hates America and he hates you, you stupid fool!
he IS pandering to the crowd
Leftists hate those Pubs who kiss up to them even more than they hate the conservatives who stand up to them. They just use them.
A personal friend???
Seems Coburn need an indepth investigation too.
Coburn is talking constitutional convention. Mark Levine is not. I heard Levin say that this is not a constitutional convention he is calling for.
Romans 16:17 KJV
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 KJV
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.”
1 Corinthians 5:11 KJV
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.”
13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
He also said Pelosi was a good woman or something like that during the Healthcare town halls . Lets call a spade a spade you can not have it both ways.
Issues of church discipline don’t carry over into the stewardship of a government staffed by mixed believers and unbelievers.
The true issue is independent of any political move. We’ve quit asking the Lord for blessings so as to be exalted in us. We’re wandering around on our own, subsisting. God never wanted us to have the false humility of subsisting, God wanted us to prosper (in spirit, which might or might not mean prospering in earthly goods too, though it could if the goods are dedicated to the Lord).
God’s not there with some big grudge to be satisfied, but he has given permission to lots of demons to come in and nip at our heels to wake us up to the need for Him. We can sock him on the head with new confession and forsaking of sins (instant forgiveness no probationary period needed) and praise and prayer for God’s exaltation.
Get the spiritual stuff right and the physical stuff WILL follow. We’re here ragging on a politician who is as powerless as we are because the power was in the exaltation of God which has been forsaken.
More talk from the R’s.
Show me action or STFU.
Maybe that is what you thought that I was doing but I was just pointing out that GOD has given us guidance when it comes to picking our “personal friends”. I wasn’t ragging on coburn in this post... obama is evil and coburn is “personal friends” with him. Where better to go for guidance than to GOD?
“Personal friends” is actually very, very gospel.
We are one race, the human race.
The enemy is Satan. Love offensives that exalt God, not hate offensives, oust Satan.
And yes you WERE quoting church discipline passages. Got to divide that word of truth correctly or you are just in a spiritually lame position. Not unforgivable, but if you stand on your pride and defend it rather than turning to something better, you go nowhere.
Thanks for the additional information/clarifications. It is an ongoing effort for me to deepen my understanding of the differences, and certainly appreciate any help in that regard :)
Concerning the issue of trusting Coburn - well, that is looking more doubtful every day, but he shouldn’t feel too bad. He has a LOT of company ;)
I pray that I am going to Heaven my friend... not “nowhere”. I certainly hope and pray that we both do. I was just trying to explain myself and my reasoning and all that I can tell you was what was in my heart and mind.
I’m with you.
What is wrong with these politicians? Do they check their morals at the door of the capitol? How many friends do you have who commit felonies? Me: none.
IRS targeting of conservatives CONTINUES as we speak, and 0bama has not shut it down.
If I had to choose between impeachment before 2016 and putting Zippy in jail after 2016, I’d choose the latter. It will take a housecleaning in Congress to get justice.