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Washington is desperate for Republicans to impeach Obama
Hotair ^ | 07/29/2014 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 07/29/2014 7:31:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Quite unlike six years ago, President Barack Obama has become a liability for his fellow Democrats running for federal office.

Surveys have consistently shown that the GOP is well positioned to take back at least three of the six seats they need to regain control over the Senate and reduce Obama’s final two years in office to a series of vetoes. In another five seats, Republican candidates remain competitive.

The president is no longer energizing his unique coalition of voters. This year, they are staying home. Democrats are desperate to reawaken those young, single, women, and minority voters and get them back out to the polls. Without Obama at the top of the ticket, Democrats appear set to face another brutal midterm election cycle.

The president is no longer a transformative figure. He cannot bestride the world like the colossus which he was once portrayed. Now, he must be cast as a victim in need of protection.

“I think it’s important to note, though, that through all of this, the Republicans are trying to sue the president — on a path to impeach the president – while we’re trying to create jobs and have stability,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) fabricated in an appearance on CNN over the weekend. Point A and Point B in this train of thought remain parsecs apart, though her interlocutor – Candy Crowley – chose to throw to break rather than to dig too deeply into Pelosi’s flawed thinking.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: impeachment; obama

1 posted on 07/29/2014 7:31:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hold your fire til after November.


2 posted on 07/29/2014 7:36:22 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: SeekAndFind
...Candy Crowley – chose to throw to break rather than to dig too deeply into Pelosi’s flawed thinking.

Candy Crowley has to protect her heavy investment in Democrats. I will not be surprised to see the GOP-e agree to allow Crowley to be a presidential debate moderator again in 2016. I also would not be surprised if GOP-e Senators, such as Alan Simpson, then publicly praise what a wonderful, and tough, job Crowley did in the 2012 debate. Watch for it.

3 posted on 07/29/2014 7:38:29 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: RoosterRedux

agreed. There is a time and a place for everything.


4 posted on 07/29/2014 7:39:27 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ve heard rumblings of impeachment talk. But it mostly seems to be coming from Democrats, who are saying that Republicans want to impeach Obama.

As opposed to Republicans saying they are in favor of impeachment.

If impeachment happens, I would hope they wait until the new Congress takes office.

Remember that if impeachment takes place, there is no way that 2/3 of the Senate will remove Obama from office. So realistically, impeachment would be a listing of the crimes committed, but with no chance of removing him from office.

Clinton served out the last 2 years of his term, after his acquital by the Senate in Feb. 1999, as if the whole thing never happened. The same could happen with Obama.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 7:40:11 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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6 posted on 07/29/2014 7:42:14 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just like when the GOPe began distancing themselves from Bush in 2006 when the Dems took control. This is a good sign for conservatives and I hope those running for office take advantage of it.


7 posted on 07/29/2014 7:43:14 AM 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: RoosterRedux
Impeachment attempts are definitely part of Team Obama's Game Plan. Notice that Democrats are accusing Republicans of seeking impeachment when all but the most bloodthirsty have long given up on the idea (and pretty much everything else).

The President has always played the Victim Card and The Race Card. Impeachment will give him both. Story Line:

I tried to save the country
but those Obstructionist, Racist Republicans
They Hate Me because I am Black
And won't let me do my job of helping you.

8 posted on 07/29/2014 7:46:03 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure they’re desperate. Then he gets to play the “poor victim” card...

It’s an easy distraction from his policy failures and his wrecking of the economy.


9 posted on 07/29/2014 7:47:20 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Impeachment would be a slap to the face of an arrogant and narcissist president. If he is allowed to remain in power he will exact a veangance that will pale in comparison to what he has done thus far. I am pretty sure he would move to completely dismiss and remove all constitutional protections. If he is impeached he must be removed. No other way. Just my .02


10 posted on 07/29/2014 7:47:58 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner has convinced most voters in the Public and US House of Representatives that NOTHING CAN BE DONE to punish B. Hussein Obama for violating the US Constitution unless he is removed from Office by the US Senate.

IOW, Speaker Boehner, by doing nothing, Boehner violates his unique Constitutional Duty to “Control the Purse” or Impeach Obama, and passes the buck to a Democrat-controlled US Senate that will never Remove Obama from Office.

Obama knows that as long as Boehner stays in as Speaker, then Obama has permission do whatever he wants to do, with no fear of punishment.

Boehner as Speaker is ESSENTIAL to permitting Obama to violate the US Constitution on a near daily basis.

Boehner is “the best Speaker of the House that the Democrat Party has ever had.”

Removal from Office can only come from the US Senate, and ONLY if the US House Impeaches BEFORE the US Senate even considers whether or not to bring an Impeachment to the Floor of the US Senate.

BTW, “stupid” people are those people who are incapable of learning, and Speaker Boehner and all those who refuse to use the Checks and Balances found in the US Constitution are TRULY STUPID, especially the Republican Member supporters of Boehner as Speaker in the US House of Representatives.

Force Boehner to resign as Speaker, and THEN Impeach Obama with New House Speaker Louis Gomert, Jim Jordan or Trey Gowdy.

Do nothing, and US Voters may find no EFFECTIVE reason to vote for a do nothing Republican slate of Candidates in November, 2014.

BTW, BTW, just what is the difference between a do-nothing Republican Politician who always caves-in to his Democrat betters, and an Obama Democrat Politician?


11 posted on 07/29/2014 7:50:50 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It’s not just a listing of crimes. It goes into the public record as an officiant indictment and it needs to be done. This man has broken many laws and needs to be held to account just like we would be if we were DUI or robbed a bank -


12 posted on 07/29/2014 7:51:48 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I suspect that if Obemba decides to make all of the illegals legal while Congress is out of session then I do not believe that impeachment will be necessary. I think that that will be the ‘straw-that-broke-the-camel’s-back’.

Obemba would be physically thrown out of the White Hut.


13 posted on 07/29/2014 7:51:49 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: SeekAndFind
“The White House wants to talk about impeachment and they’re trying to fundraise off that, too,” Scalise replied. “The White House will do anything they can to change the topic away from the president’s failed agenda.”

The Democrats and the Washington elite need a distraction from how bad things are. The Democrats and the MSM are the ones talking about impeachment. Not conservatives. Not Republicans.

Sarah Palin is the only non-Democrat talking about impeachment.

The MSM has been saying Sarah is irrelevant and should be ignored. They ignored her completely except for an occasional remark ridiculing her. Now they are continually quoting her.

They need a distraction.

14 posted on 07/29/2014 7:53:14 AM PDT by detective
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To: Dilbert San Diego

What IWCAR accomplishes (Impeachment without Conviction and Removal) is paralyze DC - helping avert further moves to the hard left. It puts out into the open opposing forces at the feral level so that the country knows it must coast, like a train on fire, to the next stop in 2016. It also does the right thing to air the grievances against a govt gone wild and sensitizes any more overt moves.

I fear the momentum of the executive without IWCAR would damage much more the fabric of the USA and society as a whole. 0’ and his minions are going for broke, and they need to be slowed down, if not halted/reversed.

As much as the ‘Rats *want* IWCAR for their own political reasons, I want it for concern for the future of the country.


15 posted on 07/29/2014 7:54:11 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SeekAndFind

” He cannot bestride the world like the colossus which he was once portrayed.”

The media chose to portray him as something he was not to get him elected. Now that he has been elected to his second term, they’re ready to choose another role for him.


16 posted on 07/29/2014 7:59:19 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: RoosterRedux

Too late. This fools errand has motivated the Dim base and raised millions for them.


17 posted on 07/29/2014 8:00:18 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: detective

Your comment (and some others) stands in stark contrast to comments I have read from many here at FR.

There have been unbelievably numerous calls here to impeach.

I have always thought it a self-defeating notion.


18 posted on 07/29/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT by sakic
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To: RoosterRedux

EXACTLY! This is not the time to push the impeachment issue.
“HOLD YOUR FIRE TIL AFTER NOVEMBER” should be the course we take. Sarah is wrong on her impeachment strategy.


19 posted on 07/29/2014 8:03:45 AM PDT by itssme
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To: sakic
>>>I have always thought it a self-defeating notion.

It is. It's an INSANE idea to impeach before November. Sometimes the right thing is at the wrong time. Those on here who want impeachment now...well...I'm glad they're not in positions to outline strategy. They're like Custer and it would get us all killed.

20 posted on 07/29/2014 8:10:24 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: RIghtwardHo

It’s NEVER too late to alert peop;e to the error of this impeachment strategy. Never say never..we can’t predict the future, and so we must push forward, educate others and fight for what is right.


21 posted on 07/29/2014 8:10:47 AM PDT by itssme
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To: sakic
“Your comment (and some others) stands in stark contrast to comments I have read from many here at FR.

There have been unbelievably numerous calls here to impeach.

I have always thought it a self-defeating notion.”

Don't get me wrong, I think Obama deserves to be impeached and I think it would be good for the country.

But impeachment is not going to happen. The MSM is talking about it continually to create a distraction and make Obama the victim.

It is better to honestly and accurately point out Obama’s many failures. It is better to get Democrats out of office. It is better to talk about the corruption in Washington and the destruction of our once great country.

22 posted on 07/29/2014 8:11:19 AM PDT by detective
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To: itssme
>>>EXACTLY! This is not the time to push the impeachment issue.

Here is the bottom line: If Obama WANTS impeachment...you have to know its a trap and they know it will work out better for them.

The dems are much better at long term strategy than the GOP...they are much better at scheming. If the enemy WANTS something....then it can't be good for YOU!

23 posted on 07/29/2014 8:12:40 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: SeekAndFind

A not so clever attempt to get the GOP to go after the bait of impeachment, because the libs know they’d be able to play it as racially motivated.

Obama should just go straight to jail for his unconstitutional behavior.


24 posted on 07/29/2014 8:13:11 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

RE: A not so clever attempt to get the GOP to go after the bait of impeachment, because the libs know they’d be able to play it as racially motivated.

The GOP SHOULD NOT TAKE THE BAIT AT THIS TIME.

As the Bible says: “To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”

2014 is NOT YET the time.

Don’t get distracted. Win Congress, get the majority, and then yes, look at the ground for impeachment AFTER THAT.


25 posted on 07/29/2014 8:19:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If they could get the Pubbies to bring up Articles of Impeachment, they could campaign before the November election with both the Race Card AND the Victim Card — a double-header to rally their base.

So far, most of the Pubbies have stayed away from the I-word.


26 posted on 07/29/2014 8:20:02 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

unless the Republicans control the senate in order to achieve a conviction, there is no point in bringing forth articles of impeachment.

That is just political reality.

AFTER republicans control the senate, that is a different issue.


27 posted on 07/29/2014 8:23:53 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

Impeaching the POS right now would just be stupid. The havoc on the border is just infuriating the public. Good its about time they woke up and smelled the coffee. Maybe they will get to the polls and vote.


28 posted on 07/29/2014 8:24:55 AM 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: SeekAndFind

Read a good term for this on another thread this morning:

Red Squirrel.


29 posted on 07/29/2014 8:26:52 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: SeekAndFind

We should all donate to the Democrat Party. That way, no Democrats will donate and the party will go broke.


30 posted on 07/29/2014 8:27:57 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RoosterRedux
Hold your fire til after November.

Yep. Can't really organize an impeachment in 99 days anyhow.


31 posted on 07/29/2014 8:35:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Obadiah
Herein after referred to as, Candy"check the transcript" Crowley.
32 posted on 07/29/2014 8:38:16 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: longtermmemmory

Guess who would be president if Dumbo was removed.


33 posted on 07/29/2014 8:45:57 AM PDT by River_Wrangler (Nothing difficult is ever easy!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not that I have any issues with impeaching his sorry behind....but is not the whole effort a fool’s errand without 67 votes in the US Senate willing to convict?


34 posted on 07/29/2014 8:50:05 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Clinton served out the last 2 years of his term, after his acquital by the Senate in Feb. 1999, as if the whole thing never happened. The same could happen with Obama.


Also, Clinton and the Dems got shellacked in the 2000 election yr. Landslides are more effective than impeachment in this case though.


35 posted on 07/29/2014 8:55:30 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: SeekAndFind
The pure egotism of the left is astounding, they have no shame in the slightest.
This attitude in front of a court would not be advised.

I don't think this will turn out like the Democrats think it will because
the Americans who are watching this will not stand for their
assuming they're untouchable in defiance of our Laws.

They are acting like Bullies, not even teenage bullies, but rather children
who get away with everything and expect it.

Their hubris is disgusting.

36 posted on 07/29/2014 9:02:09 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: NELSON111
It's called Poker, a Bluff. The RATs are playing a bluff and you can see their Tells.
Their tell is that they've never been this brazen, they're scared to death.
37 posted on 07/29/2014 9:05:30 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

RE: ....but is not the whole effort a fool’s errand without 67 votes in the US Senate willing to convict?

Yes it is. That’s why I always ask the impeachment crowd, what exactly is your purpose?

If it is to remove Obama from office then it ain’t gonna happen even if (God permit) the GOP wins 10 seats this November.

I think the best you can do with an impeachment is to SEND A MESSAGE to America informing them why Obama deserves to be impeached, THAT’s ALL THERE IS TO THIS EXERCISE.


38 posted on 07/29/2014 9:15:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: NELSON111
I'm seeing and reading both sides, and your side on this issue is wrong.
Breaking the law, especially against the US Constitution must be punished.
Those who think that this is a winning issue for the Dems are not paying
attention to the public, they are pissed off and to busy working to support their
family to do anything about it. Our elected leaders Must take action. Period.

It's called Balls. Inaction is lacking the Balls to stand up for what is true and righteous
to our nation. The American public just needs to be informed by the bully pulpit
exactly which laws have been broken. The bully pulpit is Not being used, at all!

39 posted on 07/29/2014 9:24:56 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Clinton did not run in 2000 and Gore won the popular vote and GOP lost 5 senate seats and some House as well

No landslides....in fact impeachment hurt the GOP politically making them appear bitter and trivial but ineffective

Clinton’s impeachment for lying under oath served no purpose other than to record it

History can judge

Impeachment is for egregious offenses unless the GOP is in office

Its really a media vehicle which cripples us...


40 posted on 07/29/2014 9:35:44 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take backour way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: detective

You’re right, but the chatter of impeachment originated from the Right, not the Left. The Left is seizing upon it to their own advantage.

Palin is an idiot for promoting this agenda.


41 posted on 07/29/2014 12:57:10 PM PDT by sakic
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