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The case for impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama
AllenBWest.com ^ | June 3, 2014 | Allen West

Posted on 06/03/2014 4:13:05 PM PDT by kingattax

This morning on WMALs “Morning on the Mall” radio show with hosts Brian and Larry I was asked a simple question relating to the Taliban prisoner release and impeachment of the president. I responded yes that in this current case, the U.S. House of Representatives should file articles of impeachment against Barack Hussein Obama.

Now before all the detractors go apoplectic here, let me tell you about Article 2 signing statements, their intent, purpose, history, and usage, and the implications for the president’s impeachment.

President Obama used an Article 2 signing statement to deem unconstitutional a measure HE had signed into law contained in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The law stated that he must advise Congress within 30 days about any plans to transfer detainees from GITMO. Obama basically stated that this was “unconstitutional” and that his unilateral action fell within his purview.

Once again Obama used selective discretion as to what law he feels he must adhere to — in this case it has severe ramifications for our national security.

(Excerpt) Read more at allenbwest.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: allenwest; bergdahl; impeachobama
Col West. great choice as a running mate for Ted Cruz
1 posted on 06/03/2014 4:13:05 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I’ll be very surprised if anything comes of this. It never does and there have been many opportunities to do it.
The republicans just don’t have the leadership to pull it off.
They make a lot of noise, rile up the base and then they move on.
Like old junkyard dogs, lots of bark but no bite.
I wish it were different.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 4:23:12 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: reefdiver
I wish it were different.

I don't think it will be different anytime in the foreseeable future. The GOPe will never change. I just hope we can send some of them to the unemployment line.

3 posted on 06/03/2014 4:31:23 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: kingattax

Oh for pete’s sake!

How many slow, hanging curves does Obama have to pitch to the GOP and/or Constitutionalists

The fact there is never a challenge for all his illegalities, he becomes more and more emboldened and brazen.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 4:34:15 PM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: kingattax

The case for impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama

HE LIES!

About Fast and Furious..HE LIES!
About Solindra...HE LIES!
About the IRS... HE LIES!
About Bengazi...HE LIES!
About the VA... HE LIES!
About domestic spying...HE LIES!
About “Global Warming”…HE LIES!
About Healthcare…HE LIES!
About Illegal Immigration…HE LIES!
About gun control…HE LIES!
About the EPA…HE LIES!
About anything…About everything...HE LIES

HIGH CRIMES...never mind the misdemenors.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 4:38:52 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: GoldenPup

It truly hurts me to no end as I burst your bubble.

POW!!!


6 posted on 06/03/2014 4:44:50 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: kingattax

CRUZ/West in 2016 and beyond.


7 posted on 06/03/2014 4:50:52 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: All

There’s a case against impeachment?

Anyway, the only way forward is to change the administration in 2016 because by the time impeachment worked its way through, the election would be fully activated and the main priority then (as now really) would be to remove the Dumbocrats from office. A different face at the podium would probably make only slight differences if it were Biden, Clinton or (God forbid) Reid or Pelosi.

Various GOP options represent different degrees of change but any change would be a move in the right direction. I hope it’s a person of the calibre of Cruz or Palin.

Now I don’t mean to imply that impeachment is pointless because it would set the right precedent so that something this blatant won’t happen as easily in the future. But in terms of saving America from the abyss, it’s 90% about the next election and 10% about impeachment, unless you can twin that impeachment with strong restraints on further misadventure by (presumably) the Biden administration of 2015-16. And the 2014 midterm election addresses that question. So it’s mainly about the votes however you slice the onion.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: kingattax
This is arguably the most heinous act of Treason in the history of the Republic.

Treason being defined as "a violation of allegiance to one's sovereign or to one's state".

The release of the enemy's high command in a sham exchange for an enemy sympathizer and collaborator over the objections the security apparatus of the USA displays a basic lack of allegiance by the POTUS to the United States of America.

All 57 of them.

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9 posted on 06/03/2014 5:06:00 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: kingattax
Cause for impeachment:

I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I
will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States,
and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend
the Constitution of the United States.

10 posted on 06/03/2014 5:18:03 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: kingattax
Yawn.

He will finish out his term with out a hint of malfeasance.
History will never record his misdeeds.

The next person in the WH = D or R, will take the fall.

Sorry to sound so cynical. If he hasn't taken the heat yet --

he never will.

11 posted on 06/03/2014 5:41:55 PM PDT by fone (@ the breaking point!)
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To: fone

https://news.vice.com/article/why-was-the-fbi-investigating-michael-hastings-reporting-on-bowe-bergdahl

Michael Hastings was working on the Bergdahl story at the time of his car “accident”

The articles in question included a lengthy investigative report published under Hastings’ byline in Rolling Stone on June 7, 2012 — “America’s Last Prisoner of War” — about 27-year-old U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl’s deployment to the war in Afghanistan and his capture by the Taliban in June 2009. Bergdahl is believed to still be in the custody of the Taliban.


12 posted on 06/03/2014 6:07:02 PM PDT by Therapsid
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To: Rome2000

Treason as defined by constitution:

Article III, Section 3, Clause 1

“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.”

Fact: Obama armed al Qaeda in Libya to overthrow Gadaffi and in Benghazi Libya transfering arms through Turkey to Syria.

al Qaeda made an act of War against the US on 9-11-01 and killed 2,000 of our citizens. Is there any question about al Qaeda still being “at war” with US?

We did not declare War on al Qaeda, but we did defeat them in Afghanistan.

Now Obama releases the top Taliban (al Qaeda affiliates) in GTMO under a very questionable prisoner exchange.

Is this not enough? How many others should also be charged. This is the real issue here. The Treason against the US was not done solely by the POTUS.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 6:22:17 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: kingattax

14 posted on 06/03/2014 8:41:04 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: GoldenPup
You gotta put 'About his Predigree.. HE LIES!', first.

GITMO-GATE!!! You heard it here first. LOL

15 posted on 06/03/2014 9:01:02 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Texas Fossil

Indeed. Think of all the individuals involved in the exchange who kept their mouths shut when they could’ve alerted Congress or Media and blew the lid off the whole thing. Too many on the inside complicit in the coup on America now.


16 posted on 06/03/2014 9:03:05 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: kingattax
I would say impeachment may be possible based on treason - " helping your country's enemies during war".

This article lays out the scenario that money (lots) was likely exchanged to pay off the Haqqanis who held him captive for the 5 years (not the Taliban). Negotiating With Terrorists: Inside the Capture and Release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Whether money exchanged hands or not, the fact that the terrorists were returned to the enemy essentially during a time of war should be enough.
17 posted on 06/03/2014 9:39:19 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: kingattax

Impeachment is NEVER going to happen.

There is NO WAY the Senate will vote to impeach.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 11:32:43 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: reefdiver

I know l. Can’t they think of more than one thing or combine a few .


19 posted on 06/03/2014 11:48:30 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Diogenesis

W and the cheater need to change places


20 posted on 06/03/2014 11:54:27 PM PDT by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: Tzimisce
Impeachment is NEVER going to happen.

Impeachment is a function of the House the Senate only gets to say yea or neigh.

The House could gather all kinds of evidence and not only against the President, the fact that they don't should concern any Patriot.

21 posted on 06/04/2014 12:04:13 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: itsahoot
The GOP doesn't want impeachment because when it's their turn, they will be impeached. And, it's much easier for the Democrats, who have the MSM in their pockets, and a very strong and growing stronger voter base.

BTW, gettin' sick over Republicans .... like West and Gowdy ... always telling me how bad Obama is. I already know that.

What's their Program? What's their Plan. Who's going to lead it? When? How? West talks a good game ... but he lost his seat because of fraud ... and he did damned little about it. He's also a Trayvon Martin partisan. Privately he says "he agrees with Sheriff Joe." Publicly, not a peep.

Foxtrot Oscar, Colonel. Fish or cut bait. Shoot or shut up. Time's a-wasting.

22 posted on 06/04/2014 12:39:20 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The great)
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To: kingattax
Col West. great choice as a running mate for Ted Cruz

Yeah, but the racist Tea Party would never vote for a black or Hispanic.

< /sarcasm>

23 posted on 06/04/2014 12:59:38 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kingattax

No matter how much Obama fails at EVERYTHING he tries. No matter how many tmes he proves he is the worst most dictatorial POS ever to be president 40% to 50% of America still likes him.

A democracy can only be as good as its people. The sad truth is the american public, at least much of it has become hopelessly stupid. Stupid enough that if Obama were impeached there would be a backlash, and a rally to his defense. While that is sickening and disheartening its the truth.


24 posted on 06/04/2014 1:31:06 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (liberalism is a cancer that has spread everywhere, even to the republican party)
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To: llevrok

It appears the congress has decided to let him be king, to hell with that....the bro has got to go..


25 posted on 06/04/2014 4:13:07 AM PDT by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: Cubs Fan
A democracy can only be as good as its people. The sad truth is the american public, at least much of it has become hopelessly stupid. Stupid enough that if Obama were impeached there would be a backlash, and a rally to his defense. While that is sickening and disheartening its the truth.

Sad to say but I believe you are right. I think if a recall election for President was held next Tuesday with any replacement you could name, Obama would win and remain in office. It is going to be hard for America to ever have a decent president again what with how degenerate and stupid the American people have become. I don't know one single person who voted for Obama who would not vote for him again right now.

26 posted on 06/04/2014 7:00:20 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: Tzimisce

“Impeachment is NEVER going to happen. There is NO WAY the Senate will vote to impeach.”

You are probably right. But we should try anyway.

If for no other reason than it’s the right thing to do.

Question: Can it be done without Boehner?


27 posted on 06/04/2014 7:22:19 AM PDT by privatedrive
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To: kingattax

I used to think impeachment was impossible. Thing is, you always have to consider that people act according to how they are compensated.

This latest thing - the swap. It’s a clear violation of the law on a lot of levels, including perhaps treason.

If you are a Democrat, and you want your credibility back, you may just decide that one bit of practical bipartisanship is to jettison Obama.

Behind closed doors, they are there. So many of them rue the day they got behind the guy. There are a few unemployed electeds that got behind Obamacare.

You never know. Both parties win from impeaching the guy. The country looks more united, etc.

It’s not the impossibility it was three weeks ago. Between the VA and this latest thing, it may be possible now.


28 posted on 06/04/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: RinaseaofDs
....Democrats ..... may just decide that one bit of practical bipartisanship is to jettison Obama.

Obama is already a lame duck and the Democrats really aren't worried about him at all. The maximum damage their boy can cause now is loss of the Senate, for which they were already set. I.E., the 2014-2016 script is already written.

Scenario:
Economic collapse blamed on Republican obstructionism during the period when the GOP will ostensibly control House and Senate.

In 2016, The Democrats bolstered by millions of new votes, FRAUD, and lackluster Republican turnout, sweep back in.

The Only Real Question:
Will the Republicans use Congressional power to thwart Obama's last two years and make a last ditch effort to save the Republic by rolling bck his anti-constitutional agenda? Or, will they just make more corrupt hay while the sun shines and let the rest of us go to hell?

I don't see any Republican sense of urgency. There's no Program, no Plan to implement it, and no Leader to handle what has to be done has as yet emerged.

29 posted on 06/04/2014 8:24:51 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( A disbarred gay lawyer from Kenya as POTUS? Sure! What could go wrong?)
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To: Kenny Bunk

People, especially politicians, are INDIVIDUALLY motivated. Democrats are a coalition party. They are a collection of divergent interests with a common interest - government as an unprecedented way of accumulating resources that can be used by people who aren’t interested in earning them.

As such, INDIVIDUAL senators and reps are looking at the balance sheet. So is the media. CNN is on the ropes, literally. So is PMSNBC.

If Obama can use individual senators, the Senate, the House, and individual reps to advance their agenda, then each and all can surmise that turnabout is profitable - individually and collectively.

The republicans are no different - they are appropriators. There’s the unity plank between the parties. They are appropriators - not servants of the people are patriots. It’s how a millionaire rep becomes worth 10’s and 100’s of millions throughout his or her career.

It’s why very rich candidates will spend $20M to $35M of their own cash for a job that pays $180,000.

Democrats don’t care about their party. They care about their business model. To the extent that Obama’s actions endanger their ability to use that business model down the road, anything is possible.

This is why Rove is jihad on conservatives. Conservatives are a threat to the business model in DC. That’s precisely why Palin had to be destroyed. It’s one thing to wreck it in Alaska - nobody cares. Don’t bring that sh!t to DC.

It’s why Cruz is the anti-Christ to both parties and every media outlet. DC is freaking out.


30 posted on 06/04/2014 10:01:36 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: RinaseaofDs
Conservatives are a threat to the business model in DC. That’s precisely why Palin had to be destroyed. It’s one thing to wreck it in Alaska - nobody cares. Don’t bring that sh!t to DC. It’s why Cruz is the anti-Christ to both parties and every media outlet. DC is freaking out.

Unfortunately, the successful business model which creates billionaires like Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer, among others ...like Orrin Hatch and Mitch McConnell, has lead to the death throes of the Republic. Congress' real work now is to represent big contributors before the all-powerful ... and completely un-constitutional ... agencies. Our representatives often have no clue about what is in the bills they pass, which are written for them by the very agencies they are supposed to control. We are ruled by the regulators, not by the elected representatives, who function as insider traders.

Who is going to rein them in? How? 6 years into an administration and we have no budget. WTF is next for the Republic? Is this it? A new Bolivia with plumbing, for as long as it lasts anyway?

31 posted on 06/04/2014 10:27:34 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( A disbarred gay lawyer from Kenya as POTUS? Sure! What could go wrong?)
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To: RinaseaofDs

also, there is a very practical aspect to your point. the RATS need to clear the deck for the hildebeast and cut her loose from any negative obozo ties.

they will do whatever they can to make sure her skirt is clean, so doing what you are suggesting would very much help them accomplish this.


32 posted on 06/04/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Therapsid
Thanks for the refresher, and link to a great article.

One of my favorite rainy day pastimes when I was quite young was playing "connect the dots." Funny how that simple game has morphed into a technique for understanding geopolitical events.

33 posted on 06/08/2014 5:50:24 AM PDT by fone (@ the breaking point!)
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