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Republicans see one remedy for Obama: impeachment
wah post ^ | 12/3/13 | d millbank

Posted on 12/04/2013 8:34:46 AM PST by bestintxas

History will record that on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary met to consider the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama.

They didn’t use that word, of course. Republican leaders frown on such labeling because it makes the House majority look, well, crazy.

It is, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said from the dais, “the word that we don’t like to say in this committee, and I’m not about to utter here in this particular hearing.”

One of the majority’s witnesses, Georgetown law professor Nicholas Rosenkranz, encouraged the Republicans not to be so shy. “I don’t think you should be hesitant to speak the word in this room,” he said. “A check on executive lawlessness is impeachment.”

This gave the lawmakers courage. “I’m often asked this,” said Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) “You got to go up there, and you just impeach him.”

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.), who has said there are enough votes in the House to impeach Obama, added: “We’ve also talked about the I-word, impeachment, which I don’t think would get past the Senate in the current climate. . . . Is there anything else we can do?”

Why, yes, there is, congressman: You can hold hearings that accomplish nothing but allow you to sound fierce for your most rabid constituents.

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I say why not? It is the duty of House to do so as per the Constitution.

Boehner, are you listening?

1 posted on 12/04/2013 8:34:46 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Selective enforcement of the law is a crime.


2 posted on 12/04/2013 8:35:48 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: bestintxas

> They didn’t use that word, of course. Republican leaders frown on such labeling because it makes the House majority look, well, crazy.

Hell other than what Cruz has said that’s the most sane thinking I’ve seen from the GOP in a long time


3 posted on 12/04/2013 8:36:47 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: bestintxas
BLA_BLA-BLA

I recall in 2007 and 2008 Speaker Pelosi let her liberal base in House hold meetings on impeachment to keep them placated.

But even she wasnt that stupid to give them a vote on it.

4 posted on 12/04/2013 8:38:37 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: bestintxas

“Boehner, are you listening? “

You’ve gotta be kidding. How can he hear us between guzzling some more alcohol?

Boehner is slime.


5 posted on 12/04/2013 8:38:39 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: bestintxas

It’s just about sex; let’s move on. /s


6 posted on 12/04/2013 8:38:54 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Obama is a proven liar, an admitted liar, an unrepentent liar.)
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To: bestintxas

- “homo electus” needs to go - now

- Jesse Jackson had a solution…..


7 posted on 12/04/2013 8:40:15 AM PST by devolve (- "He's (Obama) just 'too talented' to do what 'ordinary people' do." - "All this for a damn fag!" -)
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To: bestintxas

What good would it do? This Senate will never convict him, it would be useless and the MSM would gleefully demagogue the whole thing, switching the subject from the obvious failure of Bambicare, the economy and the rest of the mess these people are leaving.


8 posted on 12/04/2013 8:40:16 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Lakeshark

Take the Senate in 2014 with enough seats to let the squishes off the hook and go for it.

In the process, hold the MSM’s feet to the fire in that they enabled Obama.


9 posted on 12/04/2013 8:42:37 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: bestintxas

Impeachment is not enough. Obama will not be affected by impeachment! He’s an ideologue. He must be tried and removed. There aren’t enough male hormones within the republican party to do what’s appropriate. They’re all hat and no cattle. Meanwhile, Obama’s well on his way to the total destruction of America!


10 posted on 12/04/2013 8:43:29 AM PST by old school
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To: bestintxas

Cue the surrender-monkeys, 3-2-1...


11 posted on 12/04/2013 8:43:39 AM PST by Ray76
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To: bestintxas

Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex) said it best. It ain’t gonna past the Senate. Perhaps wait till the 2014 elections and the possibility of taking back the senate.

I dunno the best way to do it.


12 posted on 12/04/2013 8:45:13 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Lakeshark
"What good would it do?"

The only good, I can see is that it might keep him occupied.

If we really think he is trying to usher in a dictatorship, then that could keep him tied up and frustrate his ability to implement further changes.

13 posted on 12/04/2013 8:45:36 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Ray76

It will never happen... blaaaa blaaaa blaaaa /sarcasm


14 posted on 12/04/2013 8:45:51 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: bestintxas

Impeachment is a total waste of time, as long as we have a Dem Senate.


15 posted on 12/04/2013 8:45:56 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: bestintxas

Isn’t that the one remedy Democrats also saw for President Bush?


16 posted on 12/04/2013 8:48:16 AM PST by circlecity
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To: EQAndyBuzz
The only hope for this happening is a lot of smoking gun revelations of crime corruption and incompetence, a 75% disapproval rating in the polls, plus a wholesale change in the Senate, more genuine conservatives in the House, a bigger wave election than even 2010.

Likely not happening, not with the democrat/media complex circling the wagons..

17 posted on 12/04/2013 8:48:25 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: bestintxas
I am amazed to anyone of even average intelligence give a passing glance to impeachment. Obama has pigmentation immunity and there is absolutely no offense that could bring congress to remove him from offense -

If people are earnestly concerned with out country and serious about preserving liberty they must work full time at creating a landslide election of true conservatives in '14 and '16.

If just 20% of the republicans who voted for Romney would recruit one new voter for the next election the liberals would not stand a chance. But, the truth is that for every Tea Party activist that is out trying to persuade the uneducated and uninvolved, there are ten people who claim conservative values and do no more than forward email rants and jokes hoping others will take action.

18 posted on 12/04/2013 8:48:48 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: DannyTN

Perhaps, without multiple smoking guns I think it might actually help our fearless reader bring about his dictatorship..


19 posted on 12/04/2013 8:51:11 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: bestintxas

Obama committed an impeachable act by just taking the oath of office. At least it was a criminal act.


20 posted on 12/04/2013 8:53:25 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: bestintxas

I hope the GOP doesn’t take that bait. As much as I would like to see that play out, it won’t. The GOP needs to focus on winning elections. Conservatives need more Republican victories of any sort before they can start to implement an agenda.


21 posted on 12/04/2013 8:53:57 AM PST by The Public Eye
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To: Da Coyote

boehner is democrat... redundant I know!


22 posted on 12/04/2013 8:54:05 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Baynative

“If just 20% of the republicans who voted for Romney...”

If a RINOmney voter tried to recruit me to vote for their next favored RINO, it would have no currency with me.


23 posted on 12/04/2013 8:56:57 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (I grew up in America. I now live in the United States..)
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To: bestintxas

“Yet at least 13 of the 22 Republicans on the panel have threatened or hinted at impeachment of Obama, his appointees or his allies in Congress.”

That is right on the spot.

When there is an impeachment it would have to be a wholesale, wide reaching impeachment and include mot just Obama, but Biden, all the judges that Obama has appointed and every all of Obama’s supporters in the House and Senate.

There Republicans calling for such action are on the right track.


24 posted on 12/04/2013 9:00:45 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: riri

bookmarking for later


25 posted on 12/04/2013 9:01:49 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Lakeshark

Unless there is an OVERWHELMING turnover in the Senate, allowing for a margin of at least 60 votes for removal after impeachment, this proposal is going nowhere.

But by properly drumming on the inadequacies of the incumbent Democrats up for re-election in the Senate, and simultaneously both retaining every Republican seat while simultaneously enforcing an unheard-of level of party discipline, such a margin COULD be realized.

Of course, the remaining Democrats may have such a scare thrown into them, some of them might even go straight, and actually do the job they were elected to carry out, to protect and defend the US Constitution.

Enter unicorns and rainbows, with fountains of lemonade bubbling up.


26 posted on 12/04/2013 9:02:18 AM PST by alloysteel (The Internet, a most exquisite system by which to confound and muddle any reasonable dialogue.)
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To: Lakeshark

There is less chance of a conviction in the Senate than Iran dropping a nuke on DC tomorrow. We will not get rid of this enemy agent in the White House by impeachment and it will completely divert from the various issues that are causing a slow bleed on the left.


27 posted on 12/04/2013 9:04:52 AM PST by Truth29
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To: bestintxas
The House might very well impeach ObaMao, but conviction will never happen unless a handful of both Democrat senators and RINOs holdouts grow a conscience the size of Barry Goldwater's.

What do you think the chances are of that happening?

28 posted on 12/04/2013 9:04:55 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Conservatives who voted for Romney had no choice. In spite of his soft leanings on some issues he is a genuinely good man and America would have been far better off today had he been elected..

The point of my example is that a 20% recruitment on behalf of everyone who made the effort to vote would bring more than 70million votes next time. There has never been a number even close to approaching that. But, what's more important is the residual effect. Ever recruited conservative means one more vote the media and liberals will not get and it creates the opportunity that the person recruited will influence others down the road.

We are up against a powerful army of media and an education system that works full time turning young people against America and far too many people give it no interest.

29 posted on 12/04/2013 9:05:28 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: bestintxas

It didn’t work with Clinton - because of the Senate ...


30 posted on 12/04/2013 9:09:56 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: bestintxas
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) yesterday said in his interview with Sean Hannity (Fox News) that its time for the people rise up. Of course he was speaking about rising up against the Adolf obozo. I don't know who the other congress critter in the interview was but he made a doozy as well. (Paraphrasing) He said the best way to control a president is through the vote process. Clearly these guys understand how ruthless organized crime is thus they are afraid to do their DUTY to uphold the law, as is Darrell Issa.

DC really needs to be disinfected.

31 posted on 12/04/2013 9:13:33 AM PST by drypowder
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To: bestintxas

Impeachment is the only choice left. It may take til 2014 before it starts rolling, but by that time things will be so FUBAR that even Dems will be on board.


32 posted on 12/04/2013 9:13:57 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Baynative

“Conservatives who voted for Romney had no choice.”

Sure they did. Example. In my state, RINOmney lost by about +9 million votes. To not vote for RINOmney didn’t matter at all. I don’t know of any states where the margins were so tight that a single vote would have swung the election. To say you have no choice is to admit you are as much a part of the RINO Plantation as the black Americans are a part of the Democrat Plantation.

“In spite of his soft leanings on some issues he is a genuinely good man”

And you know him personally enough to vouch for him? Or do you just believe the hundreds of millions of dollars of PR he put out over 5 years to get the nomination?

I do not know if he is a good man or not. That is irrelevant to whether he was a good candidate, or would have been a good POTUS.

His “soft leanings”, flip flopping and cultic involvement were all factors to various conservatives who were uninspired by RINOmney - ney, repulsed by him. If they did not vote for him, it is because they were served what they perceived as a crap sandwich and didn’t want to swallow it. Now you want to go to them and tell them that you voted for RINOmney and you have a new guy they should vote for? I don’t think it works that way - or you are perhaps thinking that you will recruit mindless lemmings, instead of the conservatives who thoughtfully rejected RINOmney?

“...and America would have been far better off today had he been elected.. “

First, theoretical. We’ll never know what violence he would have visited on our country that the republicans would have felt obligated to support. He believed in much of the same liberal claptrap that Zero did, including state run healthcare.

I think that if this recruitment is your plan, you will have a tough go of it...


33 posted on 12/04/2013 9:20:05 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (I grew up in America. I now live in the United States..)
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To: bestintxas

Bookmark


34 posted on 12/04/2013 9:21:03 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: bestintxas

Mark Levin:

This nation is in grave jeopardy like nothing I’ve ever seen before

Levin starts out:

“We have President of the United States who should have been impeached and removed last year, but to even mention it is wacko and extreme, controversial and provocative... But the framers would have thought so”

We have President of the United States who should have been impeached and removed last year


NSA, IRS, Benghazi, Obamacare: Where are Republican demands for impeachment?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3089079/posts?page=105#105


35 posted on 12/04/2013 9:23:45 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: bestintxas

Do it. Impeach him.

Then shut the government down again until Reid agrees to a House passed budget.

Even if it means the government is shut down until after the next set of elections...

I know exactly what I’m saying and it will work if, a big “if”, the GOP can maintain an upright posture minus their spine...


36 posted on 12/04/2013 9:26:02 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Professor Jonathan Turley, no conservative by any stretch of the imagination, had some pretty stiff language about the responsibility of the Congress to maintain their critical role in the balance of powers defined by the founders during yesterday’s hearings.

As for Dana what’s his face of the Washington Post, I’m getting sick of being called rabid. In my day only dog catchers and doctors were qualified to discuss that condition, and now it is required of left wing enabler’s of the presidency of democrats. So, Dana, be careful that someone of the conservative movement don’t bite your ass.


37 posted on 12/04/2013 9:29:09 AM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: bestintxas

If we get the senate back next year they can impeach and remove the guy. Of course that’s if the POS hasn;t declared martial law and kicked off a revolution.


38 posted on 12/04/2013 9:32:12 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bestintxas

39 posted on 12/04/2013 9:34:44 AM PST by PLD
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To: bestintxas

Republicans are not going to be on record as having impeached both black presidents. This one is untouchable.

Sorry.


40 posted on 12/04/2013 9:38:29 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Truth29
There is less chance of a conviction in the Senate than Iran dropping a nuke on DC tomorrow

So you're telling me there's a chance... *YEAH!*

41 posted on 12/04/2013 9:40:02 AM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: bestintxas
"...Republicans see one remedy for Obama: impeachment..."

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Ah. Ahh...I just couldn't help myself...I...

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42 posted on 12/04/2013 9:40:17 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: BlueMondaySkipper

Love that reference...!


43 posted on 12/04/2013 9:40:59 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: bestintxas
Dana Milbank suffers from a severe case of Craniorectal Insertion Disorder.

His head is so far up his arse that he has to unbutton his shirt to see where he is going.

44 posted on 12/04/2013 9:41:02 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: bestintxas
Republicans willing to discuss impeachment ... all of them.

Republicans willing to vote to impeach a black president ... zero.

45 posted on 12/04/2013 9:43:20 AM PST by dartuser
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
"I think that if this recruitment is your plan, you will have a tough go of it"

And your suggestion would be...

46 posted on 12/04/2013 9:43:46 AM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: rlmorel

Mark Levin:

This nation is in grave jeopardy like nothing I’ve ever seen before

Levin starts out:

“We have President of the United States who should have been impeached and removed last year, but to even mention it is wacko and extreme, controversial and provocative... But the framers would have thought so”

We have President of the United States who should have been impeached and removed last year

___________________________________________________________

NSA, IRS, Benghazi, Obamacare: Where are Republican demands for impeachment?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3089079/posts?page=105#105


47 posted on 12/04/2013 9:44:50 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: bestintxas
Beware of liberal media pundits bearing gifts.
48 posted on 12/04/2013 9:47:33 AM PST by McGruff (Obama lied. Period!)
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To: All
Impeachment and removal are appropriate.

All good congressman should articulate that message and pursue it as far as possible.

All Obama supporting congressman need to go on record voting against it.

Anything short of that course of action yields good congressman sending out the wrong message to less involvled folks that impeachment and removal aren't appropriate.

Anything short of that course of action yields good congressman following the same failed strategy that the Republicans-GWBush-Rove and all the rest of them have been following since 1995.

The get-along-with-them-while-we-say-and-do-very-little strategy has brought this country to the cutting edge of tyranny.

49 posted on 12/04/2013 9:50:26 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: bestintxas

Dont you have to have the votes in the senate? Why impeach if you cannot convict?


50 posted on 12/04/2013 9:53:38 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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