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GOP Rep.: House ‘Probably’ Has the Votes to Impeach Obama
Mediaite ^ | 6/16/14 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 06/16/2014 6:10:23 PM PDT by Nachum

A Republican congressman said in a radio interview today that the House probably has the votes to impeach President Obama, if things got so bad that impeachment became their only recourse. Congressman Lou Barletta told Gary Sutton that the issue of impeachment is an important one to address with Obama “absolutely ignoring the Constitution and ignoring the laws.” A couple of Republicans have floated the idea of impeachment and the House having enough votes for impeachment before, and Barletta’s no different, claiming there’s a good chance impeachment could pass the Republican-led House if they took a vote. “For those that

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Make sure you have the votes in the Senate too.
1 posted on 06/16/2014 6:10:23 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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2 posted on 06/16/2014 6:10:45 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Absolutely.


3 posted on 06/16/2014 6:12:18 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Nachum

No way 2/3 of the Senate would find him guilty.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 6:12:44 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Nachum
(...) if things got so bad that impeachment became their only recourse (...)

Geez Louise, what more do you want to reach "High crimes and misdemeanors" ?!?!

5 posted on 06/16/2014 6:13:16 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Nachum

Uh...Lou. Just how bad does it have to get? Hello? Is this thing on?


6 posted on 06/16/2014 6:13:39 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Only Liberals can look at an amendment that says "shall not be infringed" and see blank parchment.)
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To: Nachum

Well then let’s be like a bunch of macho commie libs and say, “LET’S DO THIS!!!”


7 posted on 06/16/2014 6:13:51 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Nachum

Kind of a non story.


8 posted on 06/16/2014 6:14:06 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Starstruck

doesn’t matter let them vote and be recorded for history.

Time to put the Hero of benghazi in check and impeachment proceedings will get his attention.

Plus, it’s the right thing to do.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 6:14:59 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Nachum

“Make sure you have the votes in the Senate too.”

PLEASE make sure you have a reasonable number of Democrats supporting too...otherwise we’ll blow the Mid-Terms.


10 posted on 06/16/2014 6:15:04 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Nachum

IIRC, we had the Senate when Bubba was impeached and we were unsuccessful in removing him.


11 posted on 06/16/2014 6:15:55 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

“if things got so bad that impeachment became their only recourse.”

No its not their only recourse. At this point they should be thinking seriously of invoking the25th Amendment and removing him from office. It is that bad.


12 posted on 06/16/2014 6:16:04 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum

LOL! Having a gop leadership that isn’t in bed with dear leader might help too.

Ok. Now a positive idea for change. Ever consider brewing your own beer? It’s cheaper, tastes better than the swill sold in the stores, and you don’t have to pay beer taxes. Also, beer has a long tradition of being the elixir of political discourse.


13 posted on 06/16/2014 6:16:46 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: Nachum

Make sure you have the votes in the Senate too.


Don’t wait on the senate.

Get the proceedings started now. Use the evidence in the upcoming elections.

If the public were more aware, they may not vote for those who went along.


14 posted on 06/16/2014 6:16:59 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Nachum

Well, we all know that isn’t happening. Reid wouldn’t even let it get to the floor.


15 posted on 06/16/2014 6:19:26 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: Kackikat

and can we all assume, impeaching both of them?, when a president chooses to golf during an international crisis that will affect our own nation, thats enough cause for impeachment, what are they waiting for,? another 9/11?


16 posted on 06/16/2014 6:19:29 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Nachum

How are the Brit bookie odds on impeachment trending?


17 posted on 06/16/2014 6:19:48 PM PDT by gasport (Will operate for food.)
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To: Nachum

Make sure senators are not allowed to vote under Scottish law!


18 posted on 06/16/2014 6:19:59 PM PDT by all the best
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To: Nachum

Impeaching a criminal with dark skin in America is a fools errand. Obama could have Saturday night beheadings of Tea Party members on a weekly basis and their still would not be enough votes in the senate to convict.


19 posted on 06/16/2014 6:22:09 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: gasport

Until Hairy ‘the shive pusher’ Reid has a heart attack and retires to Hell where he belongs, the abomination of degeneracy that is little barry bastard boy will not be impeached and removed. The republicants will not impeach the bastard because they fear the press will crucify them for it, the press being the fifth column enemy within the gates that they are.


20 posted on 06/16/2014 6:22:34 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Sacajaweau

The Oligarch’s owned Arlen Specter since the Kennedy assassination cover-up. Remember the ‘magic bullet’?


21 posted on 06/16/2014 6:25:40 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: maine yankee
Don’t wait on the senate. Get the proceedings started now. Use the evidence in the upcoming elections. If the public were more aware, they may not vote for those who went along.

I agree.

22 posted on 06/16/2014 6:26:46 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Nachum

Who cares. The Senate has nothing to do with impeachment. The House should duty their duty and not think about the Senate


23 posted on 06/16/2014 6:28:04 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Nachum

Votes, yes. Testicles, ah, no.


24 posted on 06/16/2014 6:29:56 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: MHGinTN

They should take a vote each and every day. They should impeach the squalid-one each and every day. He appears to do something unconstitutional each and every day. Even though the senate would probably vote to not convict this criminal, Clown Prince nobama would have a great historical footnote as the President impeached daily for a couple years. My preference would be just to arrest the grifter, anti-American scum and exile him (after extensive water-boarding to find out who he really is). Exile his grifter family also.


25 posted on 06/16/2014 6:30:08 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ArtDodger

Get it going...this is what the people want, and what this POS deserves...period.


26 posted on 06/16/2014 6:30:58 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Nachum

You’d d*mnb well better send that lying POS grifter to the jail he (if indeed he is a he).

Really, considerting the treason that trash has committed, let the military take care of him...in their traditional way.


27 posted on 06/16/2014 6:32:18 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Starstruck

“No way 2/3 of the Senate would find him guilty.”

Wait until January, and if you take the Senate go for it. If the Rats complain, invoke the Reid Rule.


28 posted on 06/16/2014 6:33:05 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Sacajaweau
We had the Senate along with RINOS like McLame.
29 posted on 06/16/2014 6:33:16 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Nachum

If the embassy complex in Iraq falls to muslim murderers and there are Youtube videos of hundreds of Americans being shot or being raped or having their heads sawed off, then maybe the House will impeach Obama. And perhaps the outcry of Americans to get rid of the illegal alien in White House will convince the Senate to convict and remove him, but I wouldn’t put any money on that.


31 posted on 06/16/2014 6:36:03 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: gwgn02

Get it going...this is what the people want, and what this POS deserves...period.

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Agreed. Start it up. Impeach him everyday. Heap SHAME on this miserable bastarde. Let it bring attention to his misdeeds. Yes, at first the media will throw mud back at conservatives and “white America’ for doing so, but eventually, the crap will start sticking to the wall.

Our side needs to take the gloves off YESTERDAY!!


32 posted on 06/16/2014 6:38:02 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: SandRat

http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/clinton/senatevotes.html


33 posted on 06/16/2014 6:41:23 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum

Obama thinks if they try to Impeach him to people will rise up and make him King


34 posted on 06/16/2014 6:42:07 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

25th deals with filling a POTUS vacancy, not creating it.


35 posted on 06/16/2014 6:42:52 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun" - Obama, setting RoE with his opposition)
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To: Nachum

Boy! This will scare the sh*t out of them!

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/771460/thumbs/r-JOE-BIDEN-WISCONSIN-large570.jpg


36 posted on 06/16/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Nachum
Bubba said his impeachment was a badge of honor.

One warped dude!!

37 posted on 06/16/2014 6:43:34 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jwalsh07

Quite correct. Was Rep Barletta in diapers in ‘98?
Democrat Senators don’t even have the guts to publicly
criticize Obama and they would vote to try him in the Senate? That won’t happen even if the GOP takes control of
the Senate.


38 posted on 06/16/2014 6:43:53 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: ctdonath2

I think you could make a case for it since its getting to the point that the guy is incompetent to carry out his duties.


39 posted on 06/16/2014 6:45:04 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Nachum

Might as well impeach today since they are never gonna have the Senate votes.


40 posted on 06/16/2014 6:46:06 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: gwgn02
“this is what the people want”
Not so sure about that..40% of the country are yellow dog dems who will NEVER change their minds. I will guess that half the pubs don't want to rock the boat, either. Certainly ALL of the establishment GOPers feel that way.
Don't confuse their limp bleating for anything meaningful. You and I want something to happen because the rape of the Constitution cries out for it, but how many in the country really feel that way? 15%?
I have stopped associating with libs as friends so my view is skewed..EVERYONE I talk to is in a rage.
41 posted on 06/16/2014 6:50:02 PM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: Nachum
Make sure you have the votes in the Senate too.

This is why something is going to happen before November, (he plans on legalizing illegals) or something already happened, i.e., voting -wise. (electronic voting machines are successfully under the control of democrats)

42 posted on 06/16/2014 6:50:09 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: Nachum

“Losing” the IRS emails should be enough to do it in the real world. Nixon went down for way less than that.


43 posted on 06/16/2014 6:51:59 PM PDT by jersey117 (greta)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Wait until January, and if you take the Senate go for it. If the Rats complain, invoke the Reid Rule.

Actually you don't need the Reid rule. If the house chooses to impeach, the Senate has to hear the impeachment. But I agree with waiting until January and not screwing up November. We have to remember that Clinton's popularity rose after impeachment.

44 posted on 06/16/2014 6:53:03 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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Make sure you have the votes in the Senate too.

You are 100% correct. Right now, Obama is seen as a lightweight, and a bumbler. Even most blacks would privately agree with that.

But if Obama is impeached but not convicted, all of that would change. Obama would be seen as a sympathetic victim, not as a bumbler. Much the same thing happened with Clinton. Impeachment turned him from a lecher into the sympathetic victim of Kenneth Starr.

Do not impeach in the House unless you can convict in the Senate. Wait until a smoking gun appears, something that will disturb even senate democrats.

45 posted on 06/16/2014 6:54:47 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Nachum

Since they are a bunch of snivelling cowards . . . don’t look for them to defend us from enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC any more than Moe-bama-hamad.


47 posted on 06/16/2014 6:57:34 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Leaning Right
Do not impeach in the House unless you can convict in the Senate. Wait until a smoking gun appears, something that will disturb even senate democrats.

Agree. We're going to have to have more Dems with us if impeachment is a real possibility.

Otherwise, Obama comes out more popular just like Bill Clinton. And that would be a NIGHTMARE.

48 posted on 06/16/2014 6:59:54 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Nachum

Bump


49 posted on 06/16/2014 7:05:44 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: RKBA Democrat

Been there for >20 yrs. My bit of tax protest, started when our state raised taxes on my turn-favorite beer.

Plus homebrew tastes a lot better. No more factory swill.


50 posted on 06/16/2014 7:07:20 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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