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Obama on impeachment: ‘For what?’
The Hill ^ | July 10, 2014 | Justin Sink

Posted on 07/10/2014 12:19:24 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

President Obama on Thursday claimed he is “not that partisan of a guy” as he mocked calls in the Republican Party for his impeachment.

The president spent much of his address in Austin, Texas, hammering congressional Republicans, saying they have "blocked or voted down every serious idea to strengthen the middle class."

“I’m just telling the truth now," Obama said. "I don't have to run for office again so I can just let her rip.”

He teed off on Republicans such as Sarah Palin who have suggested in recent days that he be impeached, and dismissed Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) proposed lawsuit over his executive actions.

"'Sue him! Impeach him!' Really? For what? You're going to sue me for doing my job?" Obama said. "I mean think about that — you're going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job, while you don't do your job? Huh."

The president said that the "best thing you can say" about Republicans this year is that they haven't forced a shutdown of the federal government.

"Of course it's only July, so who knows what they may cook up in the next couple of months," he added.

At the beginning of his remarks, Obama spoke fondly about visiting the Texas capital during the 2008 campaign, and appeared to be channeling that energy throughout the event.

And yet the president also tried to argue that the torrent of criticism aimed at congressional Republicans wasn't "a partisan statement" but rather "a statement of fact."

"I'm not that partisan of a guy," Obama said. "My favorite president is a Republican president."

Obama heralded the accomplishments of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower, saying the nation had "great" Republican leaders.

"Richard Nixon started the EPA!" Obama said.

He suggested Republicans had cynically chosen to abandon positions they believed in simply because he had embraced them.

"At least agree with me for the things you used to say you were for, before I was for them," Obama said, adding that "Ronald Reagan passed immigration, and you loved Ronald Reagan."

"It's lonely just me doing stuff," Obama said. "I'd love if the Republicans did stuff too."

Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner, hit back at the president on Twitter.

"House Republicans feel the same way," Steel said. "If only there were a prominent Democratic politician who could help end Senate gridlock."

"Could POTUS talk to Senate Democrats about these 40 House-passed jobs bills? Thanks!" Steel said in another message, directed at White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

The speech in Austin capped off a three-day trip through Colorado and Texas that saw Obama attend four fundraisers benefitting Democratic candidates and a series of events designed to show him outside the traditional confines of his office.

Earlier Thursday, Obama visited an Austin institution, the Magnolia Cafe, to grab a cup of tea. He promised that after his speech, he'd hunt down some barbecue.

Obama even took the unprecedented step of telling immigration protesters during his speech that he'd meet with them later if they allowed him to proceed.

"Sit down guys, I’m almost done. I promise I’ll talk to you about it later," Obama said while waving off Secret Service agents.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communityorganizer; impeachment; lameduck; obama
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1 posted on 07/10/2014 12:19:24 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The answer to “for what?”

is “exactly”


2 posted on 07/10/2014 12:20:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Besides ... there’s no telling where the money went. As Congress, obama was quoted.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 12:20:53 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Uh... for not giving a rat’s ass what the people of the nation think about anything....?

Despite the rise of the Marxist ideology, this remains a republic.

For now.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 12:21:38 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I don't have to run for office again so I can just let her rip Sadly not a lie. That is what he is going to do.
5 posted on 07/10/2014 12:21:52 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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I hate it when losing a ‘k’


6 posted on 07/10/2014 12:21:58 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"I won."
7 posted on 07/10/2014 12:22:55 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obama is having the time of his life. He is successfully bringing America down. Now, he can let his animosity for anyone who isn’t a leftist out to full view. He can mock, chide, insult whoever he wants.

He’s like a 15 year old punk being grilled by the principal, but knows that the principal doesn’t have a shred of evidence. But they both know the punk did it.


8 posted on 07/10/2014 12:23:12 PM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: GeronL

bttt


9 posted on 07/10/2014 12:23:34 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Unhinged and unfit for office. The man is certifiable.


10 posted on 07/10/2014 12:24:14 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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is almost as bad as losing a ‘y’


11 posted on 07/10/2014 12:24:56 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If Baracko has to ask “for what?”, he’s not paying attention. Focus Barry! Focus!


12 posted on 07/10/2014 12:25:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
" “I’m just telling the truth now," Obama said. "I don't have to run for office again so I can just let her rip.”
The Pugnacity of A Dope
13 posted on 07/10/2014 12:25:02 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Germany 7 Brazil 1)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“I’m just telling the truth now," Obama said. "I don't have to run for office again so I can just let her rip.”

So what he is saying, is that when he DID run for office he lied his ass off. I would tell my liberal friends that all the time, but now he has confirmed it.

14 posted on 07/10/2014 12:25:25 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
President Obama on Thursday claimed he is “not that partisan of a guy”

BULLSTALIN, he was the turd calling Bush "unpatriotic" for raising the debt ceiling and then he blew it all to hell himself.

BULLSTALIN, he was the one who said voting is the best "revenge".

FUBO, lying red diaper doper bastard.

15 posted on 07/10/2014 12:25:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: ColdOne

If congress waits until they get some testosterone in there prior to January to stop all this, they’re not winning

While Ann coulter is whining about some race in Mississippi over a senile old coot even she is way way off and way off where she was promoting what’s his name romney


16 posted on 07/10/2014 12:26:06 PM PDT by stanne
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To: brownsfan

Or, he’s getting out of touch....


17 posted on 07/10/2014 12:26:21 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Obummer is scared shirtless coz he knows he will be arrested for treason soon.


18 posted on 07/10/2014 12:26:21 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits n firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: a fool in paradise

yes, ‘y’ the media doesn’t give obama a depends is beyond comprehension.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 12:26:56 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ColdOne

It just appears to escape their consciousness as to why we have ‘partisan’ politics. Can’t we just get along and do things my way? Can’t I just be the king?


20 posted on 07/10/2014 12:27:45 PM PDT by dvan (Send Them Home!)
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To: brownsfan

More and more like Chavez every day.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 12:28:47 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: GeronL; All

CLICK on image for full article:

"..........1. "Common to malignant narcissism is narcissistic rage. Narcissistic rage is a reaction to narcissistic injury (when the narcissist feels degraded by another person, typically in the form of criticism)."

2. "When the narcissist's grandiose sense of self-worth is perceived as being attacked by another person, the narcissist's natural reaction is to rage and pull down the self-worth of others (to make the narcissist feel superior to others). It is an attempt by the narcissist to soothe their internal pain and hostility, while at the same time rebuilding their self worth."

3. "Narcissistic rage also occurs when the narcissist perceives that he/she is being prevented from accomplishing their grandiose fantasies."

4. "Because the narcissist derives pleasure from the fulfillment of their grandiose dreams (akin to an addiction), anyone standing between the narcissist and their (wish) fulfillment ... may be subject to narcissistic rage. Narcissistic rage will frequently include yelling and berating of the person that has slighted the narcissist, but if strong enough could provoke more hostile feelings."

5. "Individuals with malignant narcissism will display a two faced personality. Creation of a 'false self' is linked to the narcissist's fear of being inadequate or inferior to others and this mask becomes ingrained into their personality so as to project a sense of superiority to others at all times."

6. "The narcissist gains a sense of esteem from the feedback of other people as it is common for the malignant narcissist to suffer from extremely low levels of self-esteem."

7. "The ... false self of the malignant narcissist is created because the real self doesn't meet his or her own expectations. Instead, the narcissist tends to mimic emotional displays of other people and creates a grandiose self to harbor their internalized fantasies of greatness."

8. "The [false self] is used by the narcissist to present to the outside world what appears to be a normal, functioning human being and to help maintain his or her own fantasies of an idealized self. The narcissist constantly builds upon this false self, creating a fictional character that is used to show off to the world and to help them feed off the emotions of other people."................

22 posted on 07/10/2014 12:28:57 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If violating the war powers act is not an impeachable offence than what exactly is the purpose of the war powers act and what does it accomplish?


23 posted on 07/10/2014 12:28:58 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

My 3 year old granddaughter has more maturity than that. What an imbecile.


24 posted on 07/10/2014 12:29:08 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: bunkerhill7

“Obummer is scared shirtless coz he knows he will be arrested for treason soon”.

What are you taking to sleep? I could use some.


25 posted on 07/10/2014 12:29:30 PM PDT by dvan (Send Them Home!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

26 posted on 07/10/2014 12:29:37 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Meanwhile the media thinks they are safe ... and they can’t turn on the traitor because then the media will be shown as traitors too. Too bad ... the media is on the front line and do not know it ...


27 posted on 07/10/2014 12:29:44 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s not running for re-election and can let it rip/

Yep another day of him showing no class or being Presidential.

NOT PARTISAN.

He can’t really believe that ,can he?


28 posted on 07/10/2014 12:29:50 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
A good stating point is a detailed list of his acts that have egregiously broken his oath of office to "defend, protect, and persevere the Constitution of the United States."

Take it from there.

Those who believe in the rule of law over the rule of man must use the rule of law to stop the rule of man by impeaching the "One" who rules disregarding the Constitution.

29 posted on 07/10/2014 12:32:02 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: bunkerhill7
I agree he has committed treason multiple times, but who is going to arrest him?
30 posted on 07/10/2014 12:32:26 PM PDT by anoldafvet (Close the border!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Lying mofo.


31 posted on 07/10/2014 12:32:37 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Impeach him for what? Let me count the ways:

Dereliction of duty by inviting millions of illegal aliens into our country
IRS targeting of conservative groups
NSA spying on Americans
Fast and Furious

And those are just starters.


32 posted on 07/10/2014 12:33:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He's a genuine psychopath as were/are his two heroes....Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers.He honestly doesn't know,just as Ted Bundy and OJ honesty didn't/don't know what they did wrong.
33 posted on 07/10/2014 12:33:01 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: anoldafvet
who is going to arrest him?

Maybe it will be the voters of 2014?!?

34 posted on 07/10/2014 12:34:00 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I thought this was satire at first.


35 posted on 07/10/2014 12:36:00 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m surprised he didn’t say ¿Por qué?


36 posted on 07/10/2014 12:36:45 PM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: PapaNew
Those who believe in the rule of law over the rule of man must use the rule of law to stop the rule of man by impeaching the "One" who rules disregarding the Constitution.

I blame the Senate for not convicting Clinton when he was impeached. More than anything else, it provided a template for being lawless and getting away with it. If they had removed Clinton (deservedly), subsequent presidents would have been more circumspect.

37 posted on 07/10/2014 12:37:34 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s cares about the middle class?

The one he seeks to level?

and fill it back up with illegals voting for more tyranny in the guise of freedom.


38 posted on 07/10/2014 12:37:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
illegals voting for more tyranny in the guise of freedom

but remember, the media always tells us the democrats mean well even if everything they do fails America. We must never forget ... according to the media.

39 posted on 07/10/2014 12:40:24 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: anoldafvet

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”


40 posted on 07/10/2014 12:41:07 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits n firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: anoldafvet

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”


41 posted on 07/10/2014 12:41:07 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits n firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cincinatus’ Wife wrote:
<<
“..........1. “Common to malignant narcissism is narcissistic rage. Narcissistic rage is a reaction to narcissistic injury (when the narcissist feels degraded by another person, typically in the form of criticism).”

2. “When the narcissist’s grandiose sense of self-worth is perceived as being attacked by another person, the narcissist’s natural reaction is to rage and pull down the self-worth of others (to make the narcissist feel superior to others). It is an attempt by the narcissist to soothe their internal pain and hostility, while at the same time rebuilding their self worth.”
>>

************************************************************

Haha, yep! There’s no question Sarah Baracudda has gotten inside the imperialist Kenyan Marxist’s head with her impeachment comments! He is melting down like a malfunctioning robot!


42 posted on 07/10/2014 12:41:38 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Gay State Conservative

He should be impeached for treason. The border crisis, Bergdahl swap, Benghazi, fast and furious etc.

He won’t be. Sarah Palin and Mark Levin know this. Sarah and Mark are standing on principal. This is something not many people do anymore.

He should be impeached because he has violated his oath of office, regardless of the political consequences. There are always consequences for doing what is right. Do it anyway.


43 posted on 07/10/2014 12:41:42 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: NormsRevenge
Besides according to the media the situation is not serious ... Watch another athlete or reality show. Sleep ... Sleep America. Everything is under control.
44 posted on 07/10/2014 12:42:21 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

* Barracuda (sorry for the mis-spelling)


45 posted on 07/10/2014 12:43:21 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: All

President Barack Obama chats with Senior Advisor w:Valerie Jarrett in the Blue Room of the
White House before holding a press conference, Nov. 3, 2010. (Official White House Photo
by Pete Souza)
46 posted on 07/10/2014 12:46:14 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: no-to-illegals

Maybe it will be the voters of 2014?!? ...Dreams are a wonderful way of narcotizing yourself against reality.


47 posted on 07/10/2014 12:46:29 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

48 posted on 07/10/2014 12:46:33 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

BARF NOTICE


49 posted on 07/10/2014 12:46:47 PM PDT by jch10 (WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE COYOTE IN CHIEF?)
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To: DestroyLiberalism

you are correct ... the Barracuda are circling. The tales of the Barracuda ... better known as the lame-stream media. They whisper you better turn gay.


50 posted on 07/10/2014 12:47:49 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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