Skip to comments.Lindsey Graham, Impeachment and Tea Party Conversion
Posted on 06/06/2014 3:49:07 PM PDT by cotton1706
Lindsay Graham surprised a lot of us earlier in the week when he said that if Obama persists in releasing Taliban, and presumably al Qaeda, prisoners in contravention of the law then many in the GOP would push for impeachment:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned Wednesday that Republican lawmakers would call for President Obamas impeachment if he released more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without congressional approval.
Republicans worry Obama may try to shut down the prison camp unilaterally after congressional opposition has repeatedly stymied efforts to pass legislation to close it.
Its going to be impossible for them to flow prisoners out of Gitmo now without a huge backlash, Graham said. There will be people on our side calling for his impeachment if he did that.
Coming from Graham and considering the statement was in the context of the statement was a prediction and not a dismissal of the idea this statement seemed extraordinary. But on further examination it is just the latest example of how the Tea Party movement has shifted the GOP caucus, including weak sisters like Graham, further to the right and made them more likely to oppose the increasingly egregious actions of Obama. As the National Journal observed in The Tea Party has already won:
So even if Republicans facing primary challengers from the right are not in real danger, their rivals will keep bringing the heat, scrambling the potential for deals by a Congress already making history for doing so little.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
"Why did we ever wait for the stupid RINOs."
DITCH GRAHAM NOW!
There are already enough grounds to impeach Obama at least a dozen times over. If someone can’t see that now, then they never will.
Graham can’t be trusted to impeach the president if more gitmo prisoners were released. Why not impeach now, but later. Theres no difference in crime president have commited
F Linda Grahamnesty!
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Impeached? He could behead a troop of girl scouts on the White House lawn during the Easter Egg roll, butcher them, barbecue them and serve them to all the participants and he still wouldnt be impeached. And if you criticized him about it, the press would say its a black thing and accuse you of being a racist tea bagging rethuglican for bringing it up while licking their fingers and asking Michelle what kind of awesome spice rub theyre using and beg for more of that delicious macaroni & cheese and a refill of their Kool-aid.
Miz Linseed is up for re-election, so naturally, he is going conservative — just like McTurtle. If re-elected, Linseed will still be a RINO, just like McTurtle.
this narrative gets more detailed and vivid by the day.
it must be somewhat cathartic
Because the only “crime” to a liberal is not being one. They’ll ignore everything else if you are, and act like jaywalking is worse than genocide if you aren’t.
Note that Linda is not saying she’d personally be for impeachment... only that others would be. Her statement could include her planning to counter any rogue elements of the party that would call for impeachment.
“Note that Linda is not saying shed personally be for impeachment... only that others would be. Her statement could include her planning to counter any rogue elements of the party that would call for impeachment.”
Very perceptive, C210N.
Also note that Linseed “warned Wednesday that Republican lawmakers would call for President Obamas impeachment if he released more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay without congressional approval”
So the first release of a terrorist would be an impeachable offense, except for the fact that the constitution gives you a free pass on the first one, but boy you had better watch out for the second and later releases?
It’s like the old comedy routine where a wimp draws a line in the sand and dares a bully to cross it. The bully crosses it. The wimp backs up and draws a new line and dares the bully. Same thing. Pathetic.
We should do it anyway.
Now start the impeahment!!
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can’t see through his black color.
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