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Judge Napolitano: Impeachment the only way to stop Obama's executive actions
The Examiner ^ | February 14, 2014 | Joe Newby

Posted on 02/18/2014 9:40:12 AM PST by Texas Fossil

While speaking with Fox News' Neil Cavuto, Judge Andrew Napolitano said impeachment is the only way to stop President Obama from ruling by executive fiat, Newsmax reported Thursday.

"The president is doing the opposite of what he was elected to do," he said. "At some point he is totally frustrating what Congress has written."

He also told Cavuto that when Obama takes unilateral action, picking and choosing what laws -- or portions of laws -- to enforce, he is actually telling people how to avoid the law.

The president has unilaterally delayed portions of Obamacare without going through Congress, and he has taken other executive actions on issues like the minimum wage, gun control and immigration.

Although some Republicans have threatened impeachment, Napolitano said that as a whole, neither Congress nor the American people have the guts to see it through. Another problem is the current makeup of the Senate. Even if Obama were impeached by the House, a Senate controlled by Democrats would never vote to convict or remove him from office.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: executive; impeach; obama; order
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Impeach for High Crimes?

Take the Senate, then we might have a chance.

1 posted on 02/18/2014 9:40:12 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Well, that ain’t going to happen.

GOP is scared of it’s own shadow. Chicken chits!


2 posted on 02/18/2014 9:42:59 AM PST by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Sounds like Obama is quite a Lawless fellow.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 9:44:37 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: The South Texan

Guess we will see. I think there are going to be some real surprises in the Primary. GOPe had best get comfortable with setbacks.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 9:45:08 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil
IMPEACH and REMOVE!!

There is CERTAINLY enough publicly available and objectively documented evidence of all “O’s” infractions.

There isn't a politician in the United States who has taken the liberties and defied the rule of law as often or to the extent “O” has, and escaped censure.... WHY can HE?

5 posted on 02/18/2014 9:45:44 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Texas Fossil

Actually Impeachment is not the only option.

Can nullify EO’s and CFR rules by Congressional overrides.

Has even been proposed by libs such as Stephen Breyer because they know all of it is un-Constitutional.

If the RINOs had any sense they would use this as a campaign issue to convince people to turn over the Senate to them.

But that would imply they had sense, like I said....


6 posted on 02/18/2014 9:45:55 AM PST by Regulator
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To: Slyfox

Posted 28Jan09:

“Welcome to New Kenya”

“Where the law of the jungle has replace the Law of the Land”

23 posted on Wed 28 Jan 2009 06:42:31 AM CST by Texas Fossil

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2173300/posts see post #23


7 posted on 02/18/2014 9:46:58 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Can we have a “double feature” impeachment of both Obama and Crazy Uncle Joe? After all, they are complicit in their crimes.


8 posted on 02/18/2014 9:47:30 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Regulator

I agree. But whatever it takes it must be done.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 9:48:02 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: fwdude

Far more than the 2. You forgot Hillary.

We will need MaCarthy hearing #2

Followed by charges, trials, conviction, sentences, punishment.

And the only way to root out the Communist vermin in DC is to eliminate their jobs. It is TIME to DownSize DC! Close entire Rogue/Unconstitutional Departments including their SWAT Teams.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 9:50:27 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil
Getting elected and taking the Senate isn't enough.

First build a case that most of the public is going to understand.

We don't want another Clinton/Lewinsky repeat.

There should be hearings first on election honesty and manipulation. Build a case. Once the Democrats have been exposed as corrupt, then impeachment of Obama himself becomes much easier and natural.

Rushing to impeach without doing a thorough investigation of the entire Democratic party is a mistake.

11 posted on 02/18/2014 9:50:37 AM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: fwdude
Can we have a “double feature” impeachment...

Note for upcoming COS effort: need an amendment to cover Executive RICO.

12 posted on 02/18/2014 9:51:01 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: The South Texan

Na, they are simply as corrupt as the president and if they act they know the liberal media aka scribes of the oligarchs will bring it all out and they will all go down together.


13 posted on 02/18/2014 9:51:02 AM PST by edcoil ( "All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone." - Blaise Pascal)
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To: freerepublicchat

I see nothing wrong with your argument.

But the Media needs to be put under the microscope too.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 9:52:25 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: freerepublicchat

“Getting elected and taking the Senate isn’t enough.

First build a case that most of the public is going to understand.”

Hopefully, people aren’t too dumb to understand ‘Sheriff Arpaio has documented evidence that Soebarkah’s birth certificate is forged, and he’s been using 3 different SSNs.’

However, if MSNBC tells people “That’s OK,” maybe they’ll parrot back “That’s OK” and just accept it.

I’m wondering if the populace is #1 Hypnotized, or #2 Suicidally dumb.


15 posted on 02/18/2014 9:53:16 AM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Regulator

Right!

GEE! Billy Boy was impeached for his PERSONAL misdemeanors while in the oval office... I mean, these were strictly his smarmy and crude dalliances and otherwise professionally objectionable activities WHILE in office....

Why NOT call “O” on HIS pattern of dangerous and abjectly illegal conduct?


16 posted on 02/18/2014 9:54:43 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Regulator
Actually Impeachment is not the only option.

Can nullify EO’s and CFR rules by Congressional overrides.

Has even been proposed by libs such as Stephen Breyer because they know all of it is un-Constitutional.

If the RINOs had any sense they would use this as a campaign issue to convince people to turn over the Senate to them.

But that would imply they had sense, like I said....

Exactamundo. Bama's a 'distraction'. The people have only one way of wielding power in DC and you cite it.

The mid-terms are more important than most comprehend, and that, my FRiend, is why I believe it's too late. (plus all the seemingly successful pressure on conservative-organizing) (cynicus)

17 posted on 02/18/2014 9:54:49 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: Texas Fossil
Take the Senate, then we might have a chance.

Nope. Conviction and removal requires 2/3 of the Senate. I doubt it is even mathematically possible for the GOP to control 2/3 of the seats after the next election.

Which leaves aside the fact that it is doubtful whether even 2/3 of the GOP senators would vote for conviction.

18 posted on 02/18/2014 9:55:20 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Well, what is your prescription to fix this?


19 posted on 02/18/2014 9:57:41 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Sherman Logan

He can still be impeached and go down in history with Clinton and Johnson with that stain on his presidency.

He won’t ever be convicted in the Senate, but it might slow him down. I’m not so sure he could recover like Clinton did since Clinton still had the Reagan recovery going for him.


20 posted on 02/18/2014 9:59:26 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: logi_cal869

Also, any executive orders that go beyond the bounds of the discretion allowed by Congress can be overturned by the courts.

An executive order is not a law. A valid executive order merely designates how federal agencies are to apply a law, within reasonable discretion as permitted by Congress. Any EO that goes beyond these bounds has no more legal validity than a proclamation by you or I.

Whether a court would properly make this distinction is of course an entirely separate question.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 9:59:37 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Texas Fossil
Not to get off topic, but I see that the Judge is still making appearances on Fox News.

However

I never see any more appearances on Fox News by Michelle Malkin. Anyone know why that is?

22 posted on 02/18/2014 10:00:53 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: Texas Fossil
Take the Senate, then we might have a chance.

I think we had both houses of Congress when Clinton was impeached by the House and was not convicted by the Senate.

Obama by himself reminds me of the frustration we all had during the days of the Soviets. That regime seemed to be, like Obama seems now, to be completely invincible.

The Soviets were like a huge steamroller careening down a hill crushing everything in its way. But then, it came upon a Reagan and it could not go around him.

Today we have a compilation of everything that was the Soviets wrapped into one package called Obama. He seems unstoppable.

The only way to dismantle him is not through the actions of one person or a small group of people like the Congress. It will take the concerted effort of millions of Ronald Reagans.

23 posted on 02/18/2014 10:01:42 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: A'elian' nation

The consensus of historians and political observers is that the Clinton impeachment backfired for the Republicans.

IMO, a successful impeachment of Obama would backfire even more, due to his race.

This is not because I believe it SHOULD backfire. I think the American people are foolish enough, however, that it would.


24 posted on 02/18/2014 10:02:10 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Texas Fossil

Impeachment is a House function not Senate. Still won’t happen IMO. Even if the Senate doesn’t remove the House should do its duty and impeach the SOB.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 10:02:41 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Texas Fossil

Romanian term limits.


26 posted on 02/18/2014 10:03:41 AM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: fwdude

That would result in Boehner as President.

Not sure that would be a huge improvement.

And, yes, VP can be impeached just like the Pres.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 10:05:06 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
That would result in Boehner as President. Not sure that would be a huge improvement.

True. I see that as merely a slowing of the bleeding.

28 posted on 02/18/2014 10:07:48 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Texas Fossil

There is no direct political fix.

The solution is a sea-change in the hearts and minds of Americans, at which point they will elect better leaders. Which means the solution is cultural, not directly political, as one would expect in a society where the government is a reflection of the will of the people.

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves...”


29 posted on 02/18/2014 10:07:51 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Noumenon

Are we approaching Obama’s Ceausescu Moment?

Mr. President learn from Ceausescu!

http://www.wnd.com/2010/10/211825/

*Oct. 2010* He obviously did not listen.

Condi Rice coined the phrase “Ceausescu Moment”.

Here is a video of Ceausescu’s Last Speech, December 1989

https://chnm.gmu.edu/1989/items/show/696


30 posted on 02/18/2014 10:08:18 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Sherman Logan

Cut off funding to the Executive Agencies that are to enforce the Executive Orders. Close them down.


31 posted on 02/18/2014 10:11:06 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Sherman Logan

Oh, I forgot, the GOPe just gave them a clean budget.

Total Insanity.


32 posted on 02/18/2014 10:11:50 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Who should take the Senate? Republicans? Sorry, but that makes me giggle.

The party is so infested with liberals, it’s no longer distinguishable from the Democrats.

President Reagan is rolling over in his grave.


33 posted on 02/18/2014 10:12:40 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Texas Fossil

Clinton earned a Get Out of Impeachment Free pass for all future POTUSes.

Congress will NEVER EVER EVER EVER again have the guts to go there. Unless it is a Republican POTUS and a filibuster-proof Democrat Senate.

In the long run there will be a steep historical price to pay for the failure to bring Free Willy down.


34 posted on 02/18/2014 10:13:18 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sherman Logan

Won’t work.

Either we fix this at the elections, or the consequences are “unthinkable”.

No sane person wants to go there, but there is always a final option.


35 posted on 02/18/2014 10:13:19 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Same problem now. An unwilling Senate.


36 posted on 02/18/2014 10:14:12 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: fatnotlazy
President Reagan is rolling over in his grave.

Yes, and the founders. And Barry Goldwater.

37 posted on 02/18/2014 10:15:48 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

He’s correct.

So, as a practical matter, if the Senate is dominated by unscrupulous members of the same party as the President, he can do whatever the heck he wants, just as he said to the French President the other day.

IOW, the rules are different, depending on which party it is that dominates the Senate. Republicans were willing to convict Nixon, but the Rats will never vote to convict one of their own, as they proved with Clinton. And some people say there’s no difference between the parties.

On a policy level, there isn’t much difference between the GOPe and the Rats these days, but on a moral level they are as different as night and day.


38 posted on 02/18/2014 10:16:21 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Texas Fossil
WOOP!




39 posted on 02/18/2014 10:17:43 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Texas Fossil; All

The problem with impeaching Obama is that the lawmakers who have the constitutional authority to impeach Obama need to be impeached themselves.

Remember in November.


40 posted on 02/18/2014 10:18:01 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: Texas Fossil
"Another problem is the current makeup of the Senate. Even if Obama were impeached by the House, a Senate controlled by Democrats would never vote to convict or remove him from office."

If impeachment proceedings were started now, they can be still under investigation thru Jan 2015, and likely a more favorable Senate.

41 posted on 02/18/2014 10:19:23 AM PST by matthew fuller
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To: Texas Fossil

There was another such moment....... it was the Robespierre moment in 1794. The leader of the Committee Public Safety went before his Convention and was shouted down. There were cries for his arrest.

He fled. He shot himself but didn’t die. A few hours later his near dead body was placed on the guillotine to do it properly.


42 posted on 02/18/2014 10:20:07 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Texas Fossil

But victory at elections is the result of appealing more successfully to the people.

The problem is that you and I don’t like what appeals to the people. To change that requires changing the people.

This is, BTW, why we are losing. The culture was abandoned to liberals/socialists some decades back. While we won some elections, with Reagan and such, they gradually whittled the ground out from under us.

Politics in a democratic society is downstream of culture. In the long run, culture controls politics.


43 posted on 02/18/2014 10:26:01 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Texas Fossil

Will NEVER happen.

The GOP-e is at war with Conservatives, not with Obama.

The GOP itself will not contend with or withstand the firestorm of outrage from the media and the Left. Charges of Racism and every other demagogic tactic will frighten the Republican Party into apologizing and surrendering for their ‘extremist’ members daring to politically attack a black president.

Boehner will NEVER allow charges to come to the floor, Reid, McConnell, McCain and the host of the Politburo rubber stamps for Obama will NEVER, EVER convict.

It’s a political IMPOSSIBILITY. That’s the reality.

History teaches that no dictator or tyrant is ever able to be constrained or prohibited by ‘civil laws’. They ignore and rewrite the law to suit their rule.

There is only one way that a dictator and tyrant is removed from power.

But no one is willing to allow their minds to go there. So instead - we will suffer a tighter and tighter iron fist towards subjugation and eventual eradication.


44 posted on 02/18/2014 10:26:42 AM PST by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Amendment10

A Rep or Senator cannot be impeached. Only judges and executive officers.

They can be expelled by a majority of their House, or they can be voted out.

Only two ways to get rid of them.


45 posted on 02/18/2014 10:28:09 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Texas Fossil
Either we fix this at the elections, or the consequences are “unthinkable”.

Hard to win elections when elections are fixed. i.e. IRS targeting.

46 posted on 02/18/2014 10:29:00 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Texas Fossil

Humiliate the Senate, shame them into doing their duty. Of course this requires the House to make the case, something which Boehner will not allow.


47 posted on 02/18/2014 10:31:26 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Slyfox

He’s a criminal, not a President.

If he were not the “First Black President”, even his own paraty would be shying away from him.

However, since about 90% of blacks apparently would support Obama even if he introduced eating babies alive at Public Events, and since Black Voters are a substantial part of the Democratic Voting block, the Dems will NEVER support impeaching this guy.

The dismal fact is that about 1/2 of Americans think one way on social issues and about 1/2 of them think the other way and there is POSSIBLE way of reconciling their views.

It will result in YEARS of domestic economic and social strife and a schizophrenic foreign policy.

The best long term solution is for a dissolution of the Union with the conservatives taking one half and the liberals the other half. Its the ONLY solution which might work.


48 posted on 02/18/2014 10:32:41 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Amendment10

Bump!


49 posted on 02/18/2014 10:38:36 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

May it be so.


50 posted on 02/18/2014 10:39:53 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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