Skip to comments.Napolitano: Impeachment Only Way to Stop Obama's Executive Actions
Posted on 02/14/2014 6:18:13 AM PST by Cheerio
The only way to stop President Barack Obama from nullifying duly enacted laws is impeachment, says Judge Andrew Napolitano. The problem is, neither Congress nor the American public have the guts for it.
"The president is doing the opposite of what he was elected to do," Napolitano said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto." Napolitano is a former New Jersey Superior Court judge and a Fox News legal analyst.
When Obama picks and chooses which laws, or portions of them, to enforce, he actually is telling people how to avoid obeying the law, he told Cavuto.
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Then he’s unstoppable. Because impeachment is a fantasy.
If everybody disobeyed his orders he would no longer matter.
If impeachment fails - as it probably would - the Constitution would be weakened to the point of collapse.
The Democrats would be in a corner. They would have to choose between defending a President who was obviously ignoring the Constitution, and defending the Constitution which (a) inconveniences them and their president, and (b) they’re not really that into anyway.
Which choice do you think they would make?
Well, I did hear there was another way , , ,
but Im not saying right now..
He’ll get his - and it will come back in spades.
Our side will selectively enforce EPA regs, IRS regs, on THEM ... LOL.
Then why keep bringing it up judge (since you say it won't happen ) ?
If Democrats were not so convinced that the GOP cannot win the WH again they would be worried about what a GOP POTUS could do with all these precedents.
But they have concluded that POTUS year voting turnout will always favor them and will keep the GOP out of the POTUS office.
Thank you, Captain Obvious. So, GOP? Who will be first to file the articles of impeachment?
I believe that the American people would support Impeachment. Just because the Quislings in Congress lack the Guts, Integrity and Honor to stand in defense of our Constitution per the Oath of Office they swore to means nothing at all.
The number of reasons for Obama to be Impeached and Removed from office is endless and that’s a fact.
Pretty much the same thing happened when they impeached Samuel Chase, the one and only Supreme Court Justice ever to be impeached.
He was not removed, and no other SC Justice was ever impeached again, leaving the Supreme Court unchecked ever since.
No they won’t. The GOPe leadership doesn’t have the guts.
And the one reason he won't/can't be is insurmountable.
Rush put it best on Wednesday. We’re already beaten and apathetic. Suppose... by 2016 Obama decides... he likes being President. Who’s to say no and make it stick?
Ok Judge, so who’s gonna stop him?
The Senate are thugs just like him and the GOP majority in Congress are wimps....
This government has me very scared.
Some representative should open a charge of Impeachment just to begin formally, to list all the illegal, unconstitutional and unethical actions this President has performed.
Just to get the charges down for the record.
Because the nutless wonders in the GOPe need to be publicly shamed and shamed again. Maybe some will wake up.
You mean like when our Founders made the decision to cast British Rule from our shores?
Yeah, I suppose you’re right. Why bother?
It’s not enough to have a Republican majority in both houses of congress. These days the two parties are barely distinguishable. We need to replace the spineless wimps with real conservatives who will uphold and defend the Constitution. Surely, there has to be someone who will put country ahead of party.
As the left chants, you can’t impeach a black man, and get ready to chant, you can’t impeach a woman.
I really think our nation’s only path out of this mess, besides divine intervention,
is for the states to once again stand up and assert themselves.
An article 5 convention would get their attention, for sure.
Its amazing that Obama hasn’t pushed his power grab further than he has. Not suggesting that he’s acting in a restrained way, which of course he’s not, but there’s a lot of lattitude for him to be even more agressive.
Nobody seems willing to stand up and check his wanton exercise of power. Its an invitation to more executive abuse and an expansion of authoritarian rule.
Another possible path, and the most likely one IMO, is the onset of an economic calamity. Events like that have a way or re-orienting people’s views and priorities. Its a very painful path but maybe a necessary one in the long run.
Yeah, when that happens, the fedgov just simply won’t have the resources available to “put down” those who ignore/oppose their edicts.
I was thinking the same thing.
More efficient, and permanent, than impeachment.
A solution that should be implemented for the entire political class in the District of Criminals.
I can and do fully support that.
Have you contacted your State Reps to encourage them to sign on?
You may need to do so several times.
Congress is violating their oath to the Constitution by not impeaching.
Given that the judge said that the American people don't want impeachment its not much of a shaming.
No, they wont impeach him.
Yes, having his butt-fugly wife telling him to stop will most likely work, , , /sarc
If everybody disobeyed his orders they would be obeying the law because his orders are lawless. It's very confusing.
At least the word is being bandied about.
At 4:23 the Judge begins
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GWB was first busy getting re-elected (his one big success) and then afterward dealing with huge crisis's partially or fully of his making, regardless he got all the blame for them, as Obama should be now.
By 2006 or 2007 most Americans had tuned him out.
Given his weak hand he worked with Dems to get stuff he really wanted done. In his second term each year was worse than the last.
Pelosi's #1 mission then was to win the 2008 election and she didn't let her progressive members get in the way of that.
Nonsense. The only reason such a statement is even marginally convincing is because there are so many people who throw up their hands and say "impeachment is a fantasy" because they fear the political cost, or because it requires too much perseverance.
By any reasonable standard, 0bama should be impeached, but if he isn't, maybe the People will just have to settle for total Republican control of both Houses of the Federal Legislature.
Not that he shouldn’t be impeached, convicted and removed, but that only puts the image of Biden in my head:
“I have can of Progresso and a crayon...”
Gotta get a new keyboard. It seems to be dropping letters more and more frequently, such as in the case of “... have [a] can...”
Bingo we dont have to listen to the govt. We can work and operate only for our own purposes. The fed govt is all about power and money control. They gave they gave up their right to govern.
Obama and the RAT congress critters are acting just like Snowball and Napoleon in Animal Farm. The rabid dogs are the IRS. The useless republicans are the chickens and the rest of us are Boxer.
More Republican Speakers of the House lost their jobs as a result of the last impeachment than the Democrat, who is now more popular than ever.
The only way an impeachment move would happen is if the Dems start it. Pubbies don’t have the backbone and they know as soon as they made the first move, the Dems and MSM could be crying ‘racism’.
The only real option would be for the GOP leadership to try to convince the Dem leadership to put pressure on Obama and try to corral him.
Obama has declared parts of this law null and void and therefore the government has no authority whatsoever to enforce any other provisions of this law.
The waiver of the business mandate and the attempt to enforce the individual mandate is clearly a violation of the equal protection clause.
In my opinion, the actions of the executive branch on Obamacare have clearly and unequivocally rendered the entire law moot.
There is no longer any "Affordable Care Act." It has been vetoed by the president who signed it. The only thing left are his unconstitutional executive orders.
The reason why no one will touch Obama is 90% of the press is held hostage because the Democrats have used the NSA to gather evidence, and will use the IRS to deliver the hammer-blow, if they do not lick the boots with excited passion.
I’d do anything she said—Just to get her to shut up and leave me alone.
Impeachment is not the only way but probably the least likely to cause a major uproar.
If “impeachment” it is then get it done and NOW.
Then hes unstoppable. Because impeachment is a fantasy.
With Bonehead as *Speaker*, you’re correct.
What is the process that We the People can take to do the Speaker’s job, should he prove incompetent and/or compromised?
Nobody is going to impeach Obama.
Let’s hope the GOPe is no longer in charge at such time....