Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Barack Obama flirts with impeachment
Posted on 10/14/2013 8:48:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Barack Obama is risking impeachable offenses with the way he is handling the debt limit debate, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said in a post on her Facebook page Monday.
Defaulting on our national debt is an impeachable offense, and any attempt by President Obama to unilaterally raise the debt limit without Congress is also an impeachable offense, Palin wrote.
In her statement, Palin also accused the president of scaremongering on the debt ceiling. She suggested that a default could be averted by paying interest on the debt through daily revenues collected by the United States, an idea that has been recently touted by several conservative voices on the right.
Its also shameful to see him scaremongering the markets with his talk of default. There is no way we can default if we follow the Constitution,(continued)
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defaulting on national debt is NOT an impeachable offense. US already defaulted at least once during 1971. How else do we deal with the massive US debt? It already reach a point where paying the debt is an impossible task
The House needs to prepare a number of Articles to have in the quiver, ready to fire.
Obama will never...and I mean never, be impeached.
It isn’t going to happen.
I disagree. If he fails to pay the debt even though he has 8 or 10 times the revenue necessary, thus causing great harm to America and Americans, then he should be impeached. Boehner, if he had any gumption, would be on the Hill saying that he would personally file the Articles of Impeachment if Obama tried that. Impeachment is for high crimes and misdemeanors. Misdemeanors means “bad behavior” in Constitutional law. I think intentionally destroying the American economy in order to punish Americans for not wanting to be socialist qualifies.
wonderful. thank God for her bully pulpit.
No, he will never be convicted. If he keeps this up, he might be impeached.
I love Sarah, but I believe Jughead could do anything he pleased and never be questioned about it much less impeached - just remember Libya, the IRS, etc...
I doubt there are enough votes in the house to impeach him. I don’t doubt the NSA has dirt on most of the house.
HE IS ABOVE THE LAW!!!
The House of Representatives has the sole power of impeaching, while the United States Senate has the sole power to try all impeachments.
The way expenditures are rigged, the actual debt payments are not prioritized. A government contractor may be paid before the interest on a government bond.
The House may very well impeach him, before this is over. The senate will not convict him though.
But it could be a strategy to tie his hands, if he continues unlawful practices. His underlings will have second thoughts about following unconstitutional dictates if there is an active impeachment trial in process.
There is nothing to prevent the House from impeaching the guy now, except the lack of political will. Andrew Johnson was impeached simply for frustrating the will of Congress. That does not mean it is a wise course, nor does it mean it is wise. It is basically a means of holding the Executive in check. Given that it is so seldom used, does mean that we dont know how it would function. On the other hand, if we can keep the lawyers off any panel, it is not bound by precedent.
I am glad you guys are continuing to stand up to the idiots of both parties who want to keep on adding debt to you economy - i.e. you and your children and your grandchildren. Even prior to this I have heard economists talking about the US being like a young married couple, with an Education debt, with all their credit cards maxed out, a debilitating house loan, 2 car loans and kids at private schools and yet they are still wanting to borrow more just to pay for the interest they owe.
They are already talking about how the rest of us live in a world and monetary system with a failed US economy or with one that’s spending power is severely reduced. It’s now or never or be prepared for a total paradigm shift - can anyone say New World Order?
Sure it is. By constitutional law, the debt interest must be paid first before any other obligations. The government takes in 8 to 10 times the amount of that interest, so they have plenty of money to sevice the interest. (Note I said interest, the principal owed is impossibly huge.) Obama is always talking about default, but he means "it's de fault of Bush". He can't allow actual default or he can be impeached.
And that President was impeached.
Bkmking for later
What if the interest payment make up 100% revenue, is defaulting still an impeachable offense then? What you’re really saying is dereliction of duty is impeachable, not defaulting on the debt when its mathematically impossible to pay
Nixon? He wasn’t impeached because he resigned before that happened, but was almost impeached for covering up spying on democrats. Nowadays, Obama commits the same crime but nothing happens to him
He may be impeached. Like Clinton.
But, he would likely remain in office. Like Clinton.
Or, he could resign from threat/action of impeachment. Like Nixon.
I think the Constitution is being misread here. It applies to debt during the civil war. That US debt would be honored and not the Confederate debt
If you really think defaulting national debt is impeachable, why is piling on trillion of debt NOT impeachable? Because one of these days, debt interest will be over 100% revenue and servicing debt is impossible. How could default not be an option?
defaulting is simply fixing a symptom of the problem, not the cause. The cause is piling up those trillions debt in the first place
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
A liar and manipulator, IMHO. What he means is that my buck, that could have been invested for my grandchildren, winds up in his pocket.
Is it 2016 yet? Can’t come soon enough. If the nation can survive.
Do we want it to “survive” as it sits right now? Trillions wasted on food stamps, welfare, unnecessary wars, WIC, government cheese, Obamacare, section 8, etc., etc.
Just because no one has been impeached for flouting the Constitution doesn't mean it is not an impeachable offense.
You may have a point about the Constitution; I'm not a Constitutional lawyer like Obama (well he says he is one, yeah right). But they all kick the can down the road. Obama is kicking it past 2016. They won't default then because they'll just confiscate all personal wealth to fix it. We'll be like Cuba, all of us will be poor saps.
Neither offense matters, however, unless you can get together 67 votes in the Senate.
Ultimately, an impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House and two thirds of the Senate can agree on.
US already defaulted at least once during 1971.
Yeah, that was Dickie Poo, who, to quote something I read on a campus wall at the time, belonged where poo belongs. Bring back the Gold Standard!
Sara Palin - saying what the weanies in the GOP are afraid to say.
Watch her in the future. This lady is going to be a real “player” in the 2014 and 2016 elections.
Impeach OBAMA, Holder, Reid , Pelosi , ....with extreme prejudice.
Im all for them wasting their time with that since it keeps them from passing any other legislation while engaged in an impeachment circle jerk. Come on people...they can't even reduce funding to a program named after obama. Do you think they can actually impeach, let alone remove him?