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Top House Republican Won't Rule Out Obama Impeachment
Talking Points Memo ^ | Sunday, July 27, 2014 | Caitlin MacNeal

Posted on 07/27/2014 9:18:18 AM PDT by kristinn

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Sunday did not rule out impeaching President Obama after he was asked three times by "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace.

When first asked whether he would consider impeaching Obama, Scalise dove into a response pinning impeachment talk on the White House.

“This might be the first White House in history that’s trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president. Ultimately, what we want to do is see the President follow his own laws,” Scalise said. "The Supreme Court unanimously said 12 times the President overreached and did things he doesn’t have the authority to do."

Scalise gave a similar response the second time Wallace asked if impeachment was on the table.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; impeachment; impeachobama; obama; stevescalise
Complete discussion and video clip at the source link. Lefty source spins it their way but I've got to give Scalise credit for not ruling out impeachment.
1 posted on 07/27/2014 9:18:18 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

He completely avoided the topic. I guess that could be stretched to “not ruling it out.” Maybe.


2 posted on 07/27/2014 9:19:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
He completely avoided the topic. I guess that could be stretched to “not ruling it out.” Maybe.

The GOP-E Leadership is very experienced at avoiding any topic that deals with actual leadership.

That's who they are, that's what they do.
3 posted on 07/27/2014 9:28:18 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: kristinn

“........Ultimately, what we want to do is see the President follow his own laws,” Scalise said........”

I don’t know about you all, but I don’t want that SOB following HIS OWN LAWS.


4 posted on 07/27/2014 9:29:54 AM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: kristinn

Governor Palin is not the White House. She started the talk last week. This is not leftist strategery. This is the best voice in the conservative movement calling for the rule of law. And it just might work.


5 posted on 07/27/2014 9:29:57 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: rockinqsranch

The problem in its essence is that Ø *IS* following his own laws. As opposed to the laws of the USA, Congress, etc.


6 posted on 07/27/2014 9:33:28 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: kristinn

Impeachment won’t get it done. He needs to be arrested, along with his major lieutenants, for crimes against America.


7 posted on 07/27/2014 9:34:17 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: kristinn

Just a GOTV ploy.


8 posted on 07/27/2014 9:36:23 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: kristinn

Those gutless punks aren’t going to do a damned thing. More abba-dabba baloney to gin up support for November.

Obama will start flying in diseased children directly from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, etc and placing them in cities across the nation and all these pussies will do is stomp their feet. Obama knows this.


9 posted on 07/27/2014 9:38:12 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: kristinn

The Smart People in the GOP say this is a dumb idea because it will create sympathy for Obama and rally Democrats to vote in Nov and destroy the R’s chances of taking the Senate.

Suppose your home was burglarized, wife raped, kids terrorized by a Trayvon-like kid - but the Smart People said that if you prosecuted the perp it might create sympathy because “he’s only a kid”.

Since when do we fail to prosecute crimes because we are afraid of some theoretical consequences that are impossible to prove? Are we a nation of law, or a nation of guesswork and theory?


10 posted on 07/27/2014 9:44:46 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rockinqsranch

Just like the Obama voters, the GOPe will do whatever it takes, sink to any low, scrape the bottom of any barrel that preserves their way of life.

Leading, providing actual leadership, could cost votes. That they can’t do.


11 posted on 07/27/2014 9:45:04 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (I'd use the /S tag but is it really necessary?)
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To: kristinn

stunt


12 posted on 07/27/2014 9:45:31 AM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: kristinn

cheap trick


13 posted on 07/27/2014 9:46:03 AM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: kristinn

Impeachment would be a foolish thing to try BEFORE the elections. Remember it takes 67 votes. W./O them Obama skates. Before the elections it is nothing but a call to arms for the left voters who would likely stay home this November. The Marxist’s internals show that and they are trying like mad to motivate their base(s). JMHO!


14 posted on 07/27/2014 9:51:56 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kristinn
The Supreme Court unanimously said 12 times the President overreached and did things he doesn’t have the authority to do.

Then what in hell are they waiting for? Impeach and it is their sworn duty when they took the oath.

15 posted on 07/27/2014 9:58:00 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: kristinn
“This might be the first White House in history that’s trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president.

The White House and their lackeys are indeed trying to urge the Republicans to advance Impeachment. Just because Palin is also saying it does not mean that this is not a real plus for Obama were it to happen. They know that the Senate will never convict, making any House action completely toothless. They know that it will help them and hurt Conservatives.

16 posted on 07/27/2014 10:04:12 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: kristinn

Quit talking about it and do it, or at least do something. Defund something, arrest him and his posse, don’t approve his appointees, do something. Do something even if it’s wrong. Oh, you did that in Mississippi.


17 posted on 07/27/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Don Corleone

Impeachment would be a foolish thing to try BEFORE the elections. Remember it takes 67 votes. W./O them Obama skates. Before the elections it is nothing but a call to arms for the left voters who would likely stay home this November. The Marxist’s internals show that and they are trying like mad to motivate their base(s). JMHO!

Impeachment would be an exercise in futility at this point. Even if it makes it in the House who thinks the Democrats will condemn one of their own.


18 posted on 07/27/2014 10:07:48 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Don Corleone
Impeachment would be a foolish thing to try BEFORE the elections.  photo thefinalsolution_zpse9ae0f41.jpg I agree.
19 posted on 07/27/2014 10:11:55 AM PDT by RetSignman (obama: "For the love of Alinsky, how much more do I have to do to get them to impeach me"?)
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To: bigbob
...a dumb idea because it will create sympathy for Obama and rally Democrats to vote in Nov...

Your response:
"Since when do we fail to prosecute crimes because we are afraid of some theoretical consequences that are impossible to prove?"

There are arguments on both sides of the issue, but I agree yours is the better of the several.

Perhaps best case: the (R)'s are now preparing a compelling case and will launch a major effort shortly after the upcoming November elections. Concurrently, the House will do everything in the book to tie his hands.

Arguably, anything less than that is professional negligence, a breach of oath and dereliction of duty.

20 posted on 07/27/2014 10:19:29 AM PDT by frog in a pot (We are all in the same pot.)
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To: kristinn

If I were Scalise I would have handled the question the
same way. He indicated that the WH is floating this
impeachment crap because they want to change the subject.
You can get away with this when you know that the MSM is
totally in the tank for you as they were for Slick Willie.
The more GOP lawmakers that sign on to impeachment the
sooner the MSM gets to make the GOP the issue. There is
a time for aggression and a time to shut the hell up
about things like impeachment. At least wait until some
‘Rats get brave enough to defy Obama. If that never happens
then the impeachment will have been doomed from the start,
anyway.

When you wrestle with a pig in the mud you get
dirty and the pig loves it.


21 posted on 07/27/2014 10:27:05 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: kristinn; All

What many citizens really want is for Obama to be impeached out of office. The problem is that only the Senate can decide to kick someone impeached by the House out of office. And Reid is not going to allow the Senate to kick Obama out of office, Reid also deserving to be impeached imo.

So if patriots and former Obama supporters want Obama impeached out of office this is what that they have to do. Patriots have to make sure that two thirds of senators are willing to vote to remove Obama from office after the 2014 elections if the House decides to impeach Obama after the elections.


22 posted on 07/27/2014 11:10:30 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
He completely avoided the topic. I guess that could be stretched to “not ruling it out.” Maybe.

The Obama Administration is stirring up talk of "impeachment" because they know they're not going to get the House of Representatives back in 2014 and stand a very good chance of losing the Senate this November.

All this impeachment talk is about stirring up their base to get to the polls and stop the Republican's from getting the Senate.

Personally, I wish the House of Representatives WOULD impeach Obama -- but the reality is it's a dead issue in the Senate.

I hate to say it, but it appears the best/smartest thing the Republican Party can do right now is just ignore the talk of impeachment and win the Senate in November. THEN impeach Obama's worthless ass.

At least that's how I feel about it in this post. A huge part of me says "impeaching him now is the right thing to do!" because Obama really does have to be stopped. The other part of me however says that without the Senate, impeachment really means nothing other than stirring up the Democrat base before the November elections.

Very torn on this one myself .....

23 posted on 07/27/2014 11:18:30 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

Problem is that even if the GOP wins the House and the Senate, it does us little good if McCockle and Boner are stil in charge.


24 posted on 07/27/2014 11:22:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Don Corleone

Spot on! I hope your words are given serious thought.


25 posted on 07/27/2014 1:00:17 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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26 posted on 12/31/2014 11:00:52 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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