Skip to comments.White House, MSNBC Can't Stop Talking About Impeachment
Posted on 07/29/2014 8:40:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
Republicans are not planning to impeach President Obama. Yes, Sarah Palin has called for it. The South Dakota GOP passed an impeachment resolution. Andy McCarthy is out with a book arguing that the legal foundation for ousting Obama exists, but the political will does not. And the occasional House back-bencher floats the 'I-word' from time to time. But there is no groundswell of support, or any semblance of a serious campaign, to remove the President of the United States from office. That's not a thing. When asked about Palin's impeachment advocacy House Speaker John Boehner -- who's suing Obama for executive overreach -- flatly responded, "I disagree." The Republican chairman of the relevant House committee has shut the idea down, too. Indeed, the parties most excited about invoking the specter of impeachment are the White House...
A top aide to President Obama said it's possible that Obama could be impeached by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. House Speaker John Boehner's decision to proceed with a lawsuit against the president has "opened the door" to the third presidential impeachment in the nation's history, Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters at a Friday breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor...Later, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said "prominent voices in the Republican party" have called for impeachment, but was hard-pressed to name one other than Palin. "I think there are some Republicans, including some Republicans that are running for office, hoping that they can get into office so they can impeach the president," he said.
I attend a lot of conservative events. Idea of impeaching Obama has come up more on MSNBC today than all those events combined. Philip Klein (@philipaklein) July 28, 2014
Leading cable news at 6PM/ET: CNN: Gaza conflict; Fox: Legislative deal to fix V.A.; MSNBC: GOP calls for Obama impeachment Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 28, 2014
The uptick in impeachment hand-wringing from the Left isn't an accident. It's a coordinated fundraising and base-goosing effort that's latched onto this CNN poll as a news hook:
Roughly a third of adult Americans want to see President Barack Obama impeached, according to a new CNN poll released Friday. Support for impeachment cuts down party lines, with 57% of Republicans favoring the idea but just 35% of independents and 13% of Democrats feeling similarly.
A majority of Republicans! This is serious, they clamor. Not really. In 2006, roughly the same percentage of CNN poll respondents favored impeaching George W. Bush, presumably with heavy support from Democrats (that survey didn't include internals). A substantial majority of liberal Vermont residents told a CBS News pollster they wanted Bush impeached in 2007. In short, it's not unusual for partisans to want the other guy thrown out. Hell, more than half of self-identifying Democrats believed that it was at least "somewhat likely" that Bush knew about 9/11 in advance, according to a 2006 poll. Congressional Democrats never came close to advancing articles of impeachment against the 43rd president even though some really wanted to -- including the powerful House Judiciary Committee Chairman. Rep. John Conyers and dozens of fellow liberals convened fantasy impeachment hearings in the Capitol basement in 2005, before they took over the lower chamber. Obama impeachment chatter hasn't even sniffed that level of, er, "seriousness." Here's what's going on: Democrats are desperate to light a fire under their base before November, as enthusiasm indicators have looked fairly grim so far. One way to galvanize support and raise easy money is to try to convince low information lefties that the nasty, racist GOP is actively scheming to bring down The Precious. The White House, evidently, is not above playing along with the charade. This is about fear-mongering and raising cash, plain and simple. Did I mention that Democrats are desperate? Here's a screen grab from an endless parade of borderline stalker-esque, impeachment-themed contribution solicitations:
Would only make sense if Biden was removed at the same time.
Not that I’d have a lot of confidence in a President Boehner — but it at least would give our nation a chance to survive
Yeah, I agree
Why would this be?
Sympathy ploy, most Americans (wrongly) would be against it.
Why impeach him and deny him the opportunity to continue destroying his party for the next two years?
It's like close-up magic. Don't watch the hand that the illusionist wants you to look at. 'Your' card is not there.
A *^$# do something to stop his illegal EOs.
But it has been brought up by the GOP, so why are we surprised that the Democrats are trying to milk all the political capital they can from it?
That’s a needed start. I would personally hope that Boehner nominates someone who is actually conservative for VP, and then “decides to spend more time with his family” or “peacefully passes away”.
Only 33 %?!! I doubt it. That’s one of those figures that the MSM cooked up to save face for their buddy. I would guess its nearer to 55 % maybe even higher...
We need to get them talking about convicting Obama and cadre after they’re out of office. We’ll get no where in the political area.
I think it would be interesting to see how the democrats choose to deal with the possibility.
Good for the other four
Obama deserves to be impeached and should be impeached if sanity and common sense reigned in politics & the rule of law meant something .... but it doesn’t. The WH & Obama’s political consultants can only wish the GOP would be so stupid as to try impeaching the ‘first black president’ ... it would fit right in with Obama’s (and Holder’s) constant refrain that the reason he can’t get anything done and the reason Republicans fight him (sometimes) on his damaging policies is because they don’t like him and it’s his race. Impeachment would be synonymous with ‘racism’. This would gin up the ‘vote-skin-color-no matter-what’ base and as the article says “it’s [threat of impeachment] a coordinated fundraising and base-goosing effort”.
The “why” of it is simple:
To make him a sympathetic victim so his base will get riled up to protect him - by sending money to get more democrats elected in November midterms, obviously.
We’re “racist” if we impeach him... we’re “racist” if we oppose him... we’re “racist” if we don’t do, pass, agree with, support, everything he says/wants/throws tantrums over.
They’ve got that victim/race card down to an artform.
The time has come for a very plain discussion with the American people.
Explain to them what “progressives” like Elizabeth Warren have for an agenda.
Explain the conservative agenda in plain terms.
Tell the voters it is not about the campaign slogans or candiates — it is about the agendas.
And let the voters decide which way the nation will go.
If the voters choose nanny state slavery — there is nothing that can be done. Or could have been done.
Oh, it’s simple really.
“They’re going to impeach the first black president if they take over Congress! Send money! Vote! Often!”
Obama might be lucky if he gets impeached. He will be twisting in the wind for 2.5 years.
But i think impeachment is inevitable, he will cross toooo many lines. He is a radical revolutionary.
2.5 years of golf, luxury vacations, 5 star world travel for his family on taxpayer's money, and 20 grand a plate fundraising dinners.
Doesn't sound all that bad to me....
Their balloon must be awfully deflated after Boehner took impeachment off the table a little while ago.
If the Democrats lead on this I’m sure the GOP would follow.
Because Obama’s DESTROYING our country. Will our Free Republic survive his second term?
they think it makes the right look bad. Sara Palin is talking impeachement.He should be impeached . Obama and his machine are real criminals .
The best defense is a good offense.
They have dropped the defense of the IRS’ lies about their destroyed emails and collusion to defeat the TEA party in 2010 and 2012.
They are on attack at the GOP for hating on the black president.
RULE 5: Ridicule is mans most potent weapon. There is no defense. Its irrational. Its infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
Boner’s lawsuit will be the final push to a dictatorship. Once the courts rule in Obama’s favor he’ll be free to do any damn thing he wants.
That’s the problem with lawsuits. You just might lose then you’ll have to stop your bitching. Boner is doing this to help Obama.
It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if a democrat introduced articles of impeachment just to show which republicans would vote for it. I hope we haven’t given them an idea.
Someone please explain the meaning of futility.
The Current Regime and the (P)MSNBC are stirring this up as what they hope will be a very potent fund-raiser and motivation for the Low-Information Voters to get out there in November. If at all possible, they are attempting to hold the Senate, and possibly make inroads on the House.
(Cue up “Mission Impossible” theme music)
This is even bigger than pushing Grandma over the cliff.
In a day dream, I see this backfiring on the journolistas by awakening a dormant unease in the ignorant masses who, now aware that there is a path to relief from the Obama plague, actually demand impeachment, declaring “I heard it on MSNBC.”
But then I wake up.
Honestly if one like Obama can take us down, we aren’t going to survive anyway. I do agree he should be removed ,but he is just following orders from those in charge. If he wasn’t he would have been removed already. Obama is playing the role given to him, that’s all.
“He will be twisting in the wind.....”
IMO The above sounds good to me.......
It’s a fundraising tool for the RATS, and gives MSNBC something to rile their moronic viewers.
The media will promptly chastise the Republicans for impeaching him.
Team Barry’s NSA has the ability to listen to everyone’s phone calls and read their Emails and then put them all aboard a helicopter and make it crash. Barry removes all threats ahead of time, even SEALs.
Because country is more important than party. Do you agree?
ROTFLOL---Desperate Dummycrats are resurrecting the impeachment bugaboo to raise shady money.....actually raising monies for impeachment from diehard Obama suckups.
This gambit----and Obama's obsessive non-stop fund raising----is beginning to look sinister. The world smolders but the Dumbcrat ding-a-lings are wishing on a star for impeachment.
REALITY CHECK Could this be a WH/Democrat Ponzi scheme in progress?
While they bash Wall Street publicly, leaders of the Democrats' mega-funder "The Democracy Alliance" have quietly recruited venture capitalists, bankers and hedge fund moguls -- along with union bosses and red-diaper trust fund babies -- to fund their takeover goals. ....$230,000 public school union dues go to the Democrats' "Democracy Alliance."
"The Democracy Alliance" does not itself raise and spend a great deal of money. Rather, being a partner in the Alliance requires one to contribute large amounts to other left-wing groups. The Alliance evaluates left-wing organizations on various criteria, and makes recommendations to its members as to where they should put their money. Currently, the Alliance lists 21 groups in its Aligned Network:
<><> America Votes, American Constitution Society, Black Civic Engagement Fund, Brennan Center, Catalyst, Center for American Progress, Center for Community Change, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Common Purpose Project, Fund for the Republic, Latino Engagement Fund, Media Matters for America, New Media Ventures, New Organizing Institute, Organizing For Action, Progressive Majority, Progress Now, State Engagement Initiative, State Voices, Womens Equality Center and Youth Engagement Fund.<><>
The most interesting of the D/A documents that have come to light is the one that contains D/As investment recommendations for 2014. Not only does it list the recommended organizations, but it rates each organization in several categories, sets out the groups budget for 2014, and shows how much of that budget should be contributed by the 100 members of the "Democracy Alliance." One category in which DA rates the organizations is Collaboration, as DA believes that all left-wing groups should coordinate their activities for maximum political impact.
Opportunistic pols like Harry Reid have denounced Charles and David Koch, and others, who contribute to conservative causes as shadowy, secretive people who dare infest politics with dark money.
In that context, it is worth noting that most of the groups to which the Alliance and its elite liberal members contribute are 501(c)(4)s that do not disclose their donors.
ANALYSIS Buncha sap-happy Dummy/dopes are feeding the Democrats' Democracy Alliance lotsa money---thinking its safe.....going to a "good thing."
That's exactly how Madoff operated. Money-laundering, tax evasion was part of the Madoff mix---helping investors, foundations, and tax-exempts break the law in a seemingly legal way.
Madoff helped himself to the untraceable money in the process.....and got himself in trouble. When he went to jail for 125 years, investigators found Ponzi King Madoff had stashed billions offshore---into a labyrinth of financial entities.
COLLUSION AND CONSPIRACIES GALORE Some $8.9 billion was funneled to Madoff through a dozen so-called feeder funds based in Europe, the Caribbean and Central America......a labyrinth of hedge funds, management companies and service providers that, to unsuspecting outsiders, seemed to compose a formidable system of checks and balances.
But the purpose of this complex financial architecture was just the opposite: the feeder funds provided different modes for directing money to Madoff in order to avoid scrutiny.
Dummycrats apparently took notes.
Accused Fraudster Stanford Partied With Pelosi, (Bill) Clinton in Denver
ABC News ^ | February 18, 2009 | Justin Rood and Brian Ross / FR Posted by Zakeet
Accused con man R. Allen Stanford used corporate money to become a big man at last year's Democratic convention in Denver. A video posted on the firm's web-site shows Stanford, now sought by U.S. Marshals, being hugged by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and praised by former President Bill Clinton for helping to finance a convention-related forum and party put on by the National Democratic Institute.
"I would like to thank the Stanford Financial Group for helping to underwrite this," Clinton said to the crowd at the event. Stanford Financial was listed as the "lead benefactor" for the gathering, and Stanford was permitted to address the audience of several hundred.
The SEC charged yesterday that Stanford was running a fraudulent offshore investment scheme that may have bilked customers out of as much as $8 billion. Over the last decade, Stanford has spent more than $7 million on lobbyists and campaign contributions to Washington politics in both parties, although the vast majority of the money has gone to Democrats.
"We had no reason to believe that a very public company that was also engaged in philanthropic work might be suspect," said a spokesperson for the National Democratic Institute, Amy Dudley. (Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...
REFERENCE VP Biden's son Hunter Biden was previously a top official at Stanford's PARADIGM Global Advisors, a hedge-fund holding company founded with Vice President Bidens brother, James, and marketed by convicted finance fraudster Allen Stanford.
As Paradigm chairman, Hunter Biden oversaw half a billion dollars of client money invested in hedge funds while remaining a lobbyist. Cooper chipped in $2 million for the ill-fated venture, which went down in flames amid nasty fraud lawsuits." (NOTE Stanford is now in jail but the Biden's got off scot-free.)
"Hi there, Americans. Obama put me in charge of the trillion dollar stimulus.
My son and brother are gonna help me disperse the money. "
Offshore Fraudster had links to offshore fund run by VP Biden's relatives
Reuters on Yahoo | 2/23/09 | BY Ajay Kamalakaran
(Reuters) A fund of offshore hedge funds run by two members of VP Joe Biden's family was marketed exclusively by offshore firms controlled by Texas financier Allen Stanford, charged by regulators with an $8 billion fraud, the Wall Street Journal said.
The Bidens $50 million fund was jointly branded between the Bidens' Paradigm Global Advisors LLC and the offshore Stanford Financial Group entity headquartered in Antigua, and was known as the Paradigm Stanford Capital Management Core Alternative Fund, the paper said. Stanford-related offshore companies marketed the Biden fund to investors and also invested about $2.7 million of their own money in the fund, the paper said, citing a lawyer for Paradigm.
Paradigm Global Advisors is owned through a holding company by the vice president Biden's son, Hunter, and Joe Biden's brother, James, according to the WSJ. Paradigm's attorney, Marc LoPresti, who represents Hunter Biden and James Biden, as well as Paradigm, told the paper he did not know which Stanford entity invested the roughly $2.7 million. (Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
NOTE A lawyer for Hunter Biden and James Biden told reporters the Bidens NEVER met or communicated with Stanford. (/snicker)
Of course, Dems are praying for impeachment now.
In 1998 Clinton was impeached by House
and while he finished his term in the WH, Newt the same House speaker resigned not long after impeachment after he lost House seats in the 1998 midterms.
Impeachment is a great 'get out the Dem votes' tool. What's not to like?
It will make them look paranoid.
If we need to talk about it, chock it up to other side being crazy. Then let it go at that.
Humiliate them, when possible, and thank Alinsky for the tip.
This is a preemptive strike by the Democrats because they know obama is preparing to make illegal moves (such as amnesty via EO) that are so egregious that the Republicans will either be forced to either impeach or acquiesce to total irrelevancy.
Yes, I agree. GOP and GOPe - don't bite.
A futile exercise gains little - a Democratic Senate will never vote to convict or bounce him out of office.
After November 2014 talk to me.
Since CNN pretty much ran out of gas doing the 24-7 imaginary coverage of Malaysian 370 they no doubt see the need for a new project. I can already see Blitz doing the play-by-play of the imaginary impeachment proceedings-—the man in the street interviews, the opinion polls, the progress thru congers hearings, the forensics——and maybe even discussion of a black box? Probly new evidence of a birth certificate?