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'Hes just absolutely ignoring the Constitution': Republican Representative says there's 'probably'
The Daily Mail Online ^ | Tuesday, June 17, 2104 | Francesca Chambers

Posted on 06/17/2014 7:43:19 PM PDT by Star Traveler

President Barack Obama has acted so unlawfully that he 'probably' wouldn't survive an impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Lou Barletta told a radio host on Monday.

'He’s just absolutely ignoring the Constitution, and ignoring the laws and ignoring the checks and balances,' the Pennsylvania lawmaker told News Radio 910 WSBA personality Gary Sutton yesterday.

'The problem is, what do you do?' Barletta continued. 'For those that say impeach him for breaking the laws or bypassing the laws — could that pass in the House? It probably could.'

'Is the majority of the American people in favor of impeaching the president? I’m not sure about that.'

'I don't think so,' the Pennsylvania radio host can be heard telling Barletta in audio of their conversation captured by Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczyinski.

Barletta made the comments during a discussion on illegal immigration after Sutton argued that the president wasn't 'faithfully executing the laws of this country.'

'Well we have a president that has taken this to a new level,' Barletta said of Obama's actions before explaining how he thinks impeachment proceeding would hypothetically play out in the House.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Full Title: 'He’s just absolutely ignoring the Constitution': Republican Representative says there's 'probably' enough votes in the House to impeach Obama

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The House of Representatives probably does have the votes to Impeach, but I can pretty well guarantee you that the Senate does NOT have the votes to CONVICT!

1 posted on 06/17/2014 7:43:19 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

The Kenyan has replaced the U.S. Constitution with a phone and a cheap pen made in China.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 7:44:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Star Traveler

For those that don’t recall - Barletta was the Mayor [Hazelton] that threw all the illegals out of his town. Obviously, that’s how he got elected to his house seat.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 7:48:40 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Because he intends to destroy America, and rebuild it in his own image on our ashes.

Obama is making a MarxoFascist omelet and he has to break some eggs.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 7:49:36 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Star Traveler

Impeachment?? Give it six months til after the election. Obama is spiraling in, in ever tighter circles.


5 posted on 06/17/2014 7:51:43 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: FlJoePa

‘The problem is, what do you do?’ Barletta continued. ‘For those that say impeach him for breaking the laws or bypassing the laws — could that pass in the House? It probably could.’


First stop....Bonehead :(


6 posted on 06/17/2014 7:51:51 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: FlJoePa

LOL. That’s one way to win an election. Deport all your opponent’s voters.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 7:51:55 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Star Traveler
he 'probably' wouldn't survive an impeachment

Come on folks, impeachment ain't gon'a happen. No one in the legislative branch of government has the gonads to make it happen.

On the slime chance that impeachment were to happen, it would be Clinton all over again ... nothing would be accomplished, nothing. And the current dictator in chief would just go merrily on his way, thumbing his nose at the Constitution.

8 posted on 06/17/2014 7:53:05 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Star Traveler; Jane Long; RitaOK; All

The only “man” standing between Obama and Impeachment of Obama is crybaby Speaker Boehner.

Remove Boehner now, and Obama get Impeached by Labor Day, 2014.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 7:54:18 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Star Traveler

Make the case. Build public support. Make the Senate vote. Then make any “no” votes be millstones around their neck.


10 posted on 06/17/2014 7:54:19 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: FlJoePa

I looked it up. Apparently it was never enforced, and now it’s been “thrown out”!

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Before he took his place as a rank-and-file congressman, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) was a go-it-alone, illegal-immigrant-busting, small-town mayor of Hazleton, Pa., population about 25,000.

Hazleton, nestled in Northeast Pennsylvania’s coal region, hit the national stage in 2006 when Barletta pushed through one of the nation’s strictest anti-illegal immigration ordinances, including a provision that penalizes landlords who knowingly rent to illegal immigrants.

A lawsuit over the never-enforced statute has ping-ponged through the court system since then, with a Philadelphia-based federal appeals court most recently striking it down. The Supreme Court declined to hear Hazleton’s appeal Monday.

Barletta, now nationally well-known (or infamous, depending on perspective), rode chest-puffed to Congress on the 2010 Republican wave. He told the Loop on Monday that while “very disappointed” in the high court’s decision, he will not give up his quest to weed out illegal immigrants.

“That’s the end of it,” Barletta said sourly, though he cited another federal appeals court ruling that upheld a similar law.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2014/03/04/rep-lou-barletta-from-small-town-mayor-to-illegal-immigrant-basher-to/


11 posted on 06/17/2014 7:54:48 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Ray76

Well, how much of a millstone has it been for those Clinton supporters in the Senate? ... :-) ...


12 posted on 06/17/2014 7:56:29 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
'Is the majority of the American people in favor of impeaching the president? I’m not sure about that.'

Therein lies the problem - the MSM spent 9 months hammering Nixon until the will to punish him materialized among the public. Today they're still covering the Kenyan Klowns arse, as they have been for five solid years.

The GOP will have to get creative and develop a strategy for educating the American people on the danger this man presents to their country and liberties.

But there I go again assuming the GOP wants to stop him.

13 posted on 06/17/2014 7:57:04 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: kevao

It didn’t happen ...


14 posted on 06/17/2014 7:57:11 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

I know the landlord law never got enacted, but if I recall, he was instructing police officers to check ID and deport more than a few roaches.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 7:57:32 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Graewoulf

You’re right. Boehner has been the main facilitator of Obama.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 7:57:47 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“The Kenyan has replaced the U.S. Constitution with a phone and a cheap pen made in China.”
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Correct!


17 posted on 06/17/2014 7:58:53 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Graewoulf

It’s the Senate that is the real problem, and not the House of Representatives. And so, since the House knows that it will never make it through the Senate, that puts a real big damper on any action in the House!


18 posted on 06/17/2014 8:00:26 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
'The problem is, what do you do?' Barletta continued. '

Do your f'in job.

19 posted on 06/17/2014 8:02:06 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Star Traveler

By not impeaching Obama, every member of Congress is failing the Constitution and the Country.


20 posted on 06/17/2014 8:02:33 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Graewoulf

Biden for President? Yikes!


21 posted on 06/17/2014 8:02:53 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Star Traveler

I really think that there should be more impeachments of Presidents. They tend to get too big for their britches half the time anyway.


22 posted on 06/17/2014 8:03:33 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Star Traveler
How can an illegal immigrant have standing in a matter of American jurisprudence when they are breaking Federal Law just to be here, but American citizens are denied cert for lack of standing when they seek to have a fundamental Constitutional requirement upheld?

Up is down, and we have always been at war with Oceana...

23 posted on 06/17/2014 8:04:43 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Star Traveler

Impeach The 0ne and every dem will turn out to vote as often as they can to avenge their hero.

It will be played as a desperate partisan trick by the rasiss republicans.


24 posted on 06/17/2014 8:06:34 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Born to Conserve
By not impeaching Obama, every member of Congress is failing the Constitution and the Country.

Damn right they are.

25 posted on 06/17/2014 8:06:47 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Born to Conserve

Impeachment is only “ONE-HALF OF THE WAY THERE”.

The other one-half is “dead on arrival”!

People don’t start something knowing for certain that it will “go nowhere” ...


26 posted on 06/17/2014 8:06:55 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

You, like so many others on FR have it backwards, cart before the horse, tail wagging the dog, etc., Etc., ETC.

By the Book: Arrest, trial, sentence.

By the US Constitution: Impeach. remove from office, punish. Got it?


27 posted on 06/17/2014 8:07:46 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Star Traveler

There’s no comparison.

Clinton was spun as “a personal issue”.

Obama’s acts are public, are lawlessness, are treasonous.

If we do nothing then we are giving our approval. Approval which I think none of us gives. Yet by not beginning the task, by being discouraged and turned from beginning, it will never get done. Which, in the end, is the same as approval.


28 posted on 06/17/2014 8:09:58 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: RitaOK

Nope, just for Court Jester, Master of Ceremonies, or tour guide of the Pentagon.


29 posted on 06/17/2014 8:10:59 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: fhayek

Do you know that there has NEVER been even ONE SINGLE SUCCESSFUL IMPEACHMENT process in the entire history of this country.

In other words, even though this “process” is written into the Constitutuon - in all the times it has been tried over the course of our entire history of our country - it HAS FAILED EVERY SINGLE TIME to EVER remove one single President!


30 posted on 06/17/2014 8:11:11 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: ladyjane; Star Traveler

31 posted on 06/17/2014 8:11:47 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Ray76

Count the Democrat votes and then count the Republican votes - then tell me how it passes the Senate ... :-) ...


32 posted on 06/17/2014 8:12:50 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Thank you for the reality check.


33 posted on 06/17/2014 8:13:19 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Star Traveler

Make the case. Build public support. Make the Senate vote. Then make any “no” votes be millstones around their neck.

Don’t behave like a whipped dog.


34 posted on 06/17/2014 8:14:03 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Graewoulf

The votes aren’t there in the Senate ... 53 to 45 ... keeping Obama in office (two are unknown) ...


35 posted on 06/17/2014 8:16:06 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler
Clinton was impeached. It certainly slowed him down, even if he wasn't removed.

/johnny

36 posted on 06/17/2014 8:16:51 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Ray76

It’s already clear how the Democrats vote in the Senate. We’ve already ACTUALLY seen their votes with simple legislation. It’s not a guess or speculation ... we’ve seen them doing it.


37 posted on 06/17/2014 8:18:47 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The Impeachment process is not completed until it goes through the Senate - it FAILED!


38 posted on 06/17/2014 8:20:39 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Two American presidents were impeached. There have been about sixty impeachments in this country with quite a few actually resulting in removal of the defendants, mostly judges.
At the Philadelphia convention, Benjamin Franklin pointed out that assassination was the usual method of removing obnoxious politicians and he suggested, and enough of his colleagues agreed with him, that a legislative process was preferable.

Enough of Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton’s colleagues were so disgusted with their conduct that they voted to impeach.
It couldn’t help but put a damper, one would think, on their respective excesses. As I recall, it made Slick stop assaulting women in and off the Oval office (as far as we know) for the few months remaining of his second term.
Impeach him. It’s the right thing to do.


39 posted on 06/17/2014 8:27:16 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Graewoulf
The only “man” standing between Obama and Impeachment of Obama is crybaby Speaker Boehner.

I have to disagree. The puppet masters that are running the show are the buffer. Obama has never had an original thought in his life. The only ones that can restore "The Republic", is us.
40 posted on 06/17/2014 8:27:40 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: tumblindice

As I said ... there has NEVER (even once) EVER been a single President removed from office from this Constitutional process. It has NEVER succeeded even one time in the entire history of our country of removing one single President, by this process.


41 posted on 06/17/2014 8:30:52 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Wrong. He was impeached. He was not convicted.

/johnny

42 posted on 06/17/2014 8:31:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: tumblindice

As I said ... there has NEVER (even once) EVER been a single President removed from office from this Constitutional process. It has NEVER succeeded even one time in the entire history of our country of removing one single President, by this process.


43 posted on 06/17/2014 8:31:23 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

Today.

Make the case.


44 posted on 06/17/2014 8:32:38 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Star Traveler

No. You said there has never been a single successful impeachment process, etc. with a lot of capital letters, etc.

That’s incorrect. Both Johnson and Clinton were ‘successfully impeached’ by the House of Representatives.


45 posted on 06/17/2014 8:34:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS that is clearly outlined and very specifically so in our Constitution - REQUIRES - that it go through the entire process specified.

It has NEVER SUCCEEDED ONE SINGLE TIME in the entire history of our country to remove even ONE President from office, as specified by that process.


46 posted on 06/17/2014 8:35:06 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

There has NEVER (even once) EVER been a single President who commits overt acts of treason. NOT EVER.

UNTIL TODAY.


47 posted on 06/17/2014 8:35:10 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Star Traveler

CONCENTRATE:

You, like so many others on FR have it backwards, cart before the horse, tail wagging the dog, etc., Etc., ETC.

By the Book: Arrest, trial, sentence.

By the US Constitution: Impeach. remove from office, punish.

Got it?


48 posted on 06/17/2014 8:36:26 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: tumblindice

Read it again ... and then you can also read Post #46 ...


49 posted on 06/17/2014 8:36:51 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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Impeachment is like indictment. Clinton was impeached. He was not convicted at the trial in the Senate.

/johnny

50 posted on 06/17/2014 8:37:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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