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Democrats' Impeachment Fixation
Townhall.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg

Posted on 07/30/2014 4:58:49 AM PDT by Kaslin

"Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me.

The House minority leader went on to explain that "for the first time in history, Congress voted to sue a sitting president." And, "Today: the White House alerted us that they believe 'Speaker Boehner ... has opened the door to impeachment.'

"What Republicans are doing to President Obama is historic -- and offensive," she wrote. And then, in a bright bold red text that can't be done justice in black and white, she chided me, "With everything happening right now, I'm a little disappointed to see that you haven't had a chance to chip in to defend President Obama.

"Jonah -- we could use your support today."

Nancy (apparently we're on a first-name basis) went on to promise that ALL GIFTS ARE TRIPLE MATCHED!

This was only one of a bushel of such emails from the Democratic Party. I particularly like the ones from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee referring to the "red alert impeachment deadline," complete with a scoreboard slowly ticking upward toward $2 million. "We now have a shot at hitting our $2,000,000 goal to defend the President -- and defeat Boehner's Republican House."

No doubt as karmic payback for grave sins I committed in a past life, I am on all of the Democratic fundraising lists. In terms of whipped-up urgency aimed at low-information voters, there's nothing special about these importuning missives. I can't count how many times I've been told that if I don't chip in $5 -- right now! -- the Koch brothers will throw another puppy into the furnace of their land-raping dynamo.

But what is interesting about these emails is the transparent glee. Far more than Republicans, Democrats love talking about impeachment. Not just Pelosi and the DCCC, but White House spokesman Josh Earnest, Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer and first lady Michelle Obama all chummed the waters with the I-word, igniting a frenzy among reporters who pretend that this is a real thing.

Ostensibly the hook for all of this is John Boehner's decision to sue Obama for abusing presidential authority. Pfeiffer said Friday that the suit "opened the door to impeachment." But pretty much everyone in Washington knows that the political motivation for the lawsuit is to close, not open, those doors.

The president constantly talks about the evils of cynicism as if denouncing the alleged dishonesty of others demonstrates his own honesty. In 2008, he said cynicism was his real opponent. Last week at an L.A. fundraiser, he returned to the theme, calling Republicans liars and bamboozlers.

The cynicism of Obama's war on cynicism is breathtaking. He's wasted so much of his presidency demonizing political opponents as deranged radicals who need to shut up and get in line. Even now he is thumping the podium about "economic patriotism," as if loyalty to his views on taxation is the only proof of 100 percent Americanism.

Last fall, Obama did nearly everything he could to be thrown into the briar patch of a government shutdown in order to denounce the Republicans for shutting down the government. When it went into effect, the administration endeavored to make the shutdown as painful as possible -- a replay of a similar scheme with the sequester -- so he could arouse the public against his political foes.

Given Obama's famously low regard for the Clinton presidency, it's ironic that he keeps stealing from its playbook. Bill Clinton benefited from a government shutdown and impeachment and from the general perception that his enemies were worse than his sins. The difference is that while Clinton was hardly immune to the charge of cynicism, he wasn't trying to shut down the government or get impeached for narrow political advantage.

Now Obama is reportedly considering a unilateral amnesty of millions of immigrants here illegally, knowing full well it will spark a fierce political backlash and heighten impeachment talk. No doubt he thinks it's the right thing to do on the merits, with his famous pen and phone. What's less clear is if the merits are his top priority.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: demonrats; impeachment; residentbarack0bama

1 posted on 07/30/2014 4:58:49 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

They’re skeered.


2 posted on 07/30/2014 4:59:50 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Kaslin

Ok, if “we” conservatives are going to get blamed for it, then why not just do it? But there is an easier way, just stop funding him...that can be done this afternoon, not “maybe” a year from now.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 5:06:17 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ($$$$$$$$ DEFUND OBAMA! $$$$$$$$$)
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To: Kaslin

4 posted on 07/30/2014 5:10:11 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: Kaslin

It’s the Democratic Party that needs to get him off the stage. He may survive, but will they?


5 posted on 07/30/2014 5:12:14 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: wayoverontheright

I agree


6 posted on 07/30/2014 5:16:55 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: F15Eagle

They’re skeered that their base won’t bother to show up this November.

This is the only way to rally them.

“What? The right wing racists are going to impeach our beloved first black president? Get out the vote! Vote often!”


7 posted on 07/30/2014 5:18:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: F15Eagle

I think what they are scared about is there has been a rapid fall off of Obama support within the party since the curtain rose on his second term and they got to see the dope in all his glory unglossed. They are positioning their run for 16 and actually doing a fair job on holding the status quo IMO in the interim.

A few (very few) dems I know have been contantly whining about how they should have gone for Hitlery in 08 so it shows they are still nothing but brain dead as there is not a hairs difference in competency between the two except in their regard for marxism. Frankly had Hitlery been in the White house since 09, they would have turned on her by now too.

They are hoping to convince the middle ground between the two parties IMO. The Party is using this impeachment talk to keep alive the myth the right is destroying this country by not going along with the dem agenda by fighting his majesty on every issue. (truth be known, RINOs go along too much not too little). With Congressional approval in the tank due to the drone of the MSM “they are not getting anything done”, it is a powerful message and one that should not be over looked by a complacent party who feels they are dead certain to take both houses. It is not dead certain and in fact if they keep the image they are nothing more than flotsom moving with the political tide, they are going to get washed out to sea.

Anyway, it is far too late to impeach the bastard anyway as such a move now will be positioned as purely political and Bonehead would not have to worry about being the speaker of the next Congress.


8 posted on 07/30/2014 5:18:23 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Excellent. I just stole, err, I mean “borrowed” it from you. *grin*


9 posted on 07/30/2014 5:19:15 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
Dear Nancy —

Anyone who achieves the title of Speaker of the House and then tells the American people that “we have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it” should never again be taken seriously about anything.

So please just STFU. You really seem more and more like the Mad Queen of Hearts every day. Sincerely,
Maceman

10 posted on 07/30/2014 5:20:47 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Kaslin
It's simple - nothing gins up public support for Obama more than an attack (real or perceived) on him personally, as opposed to policy disagreements. Indeed, on the latter, there's hardly any policy positions the Obama administration is putting forward that even has a plurality of support, let alone majority, and his own approve/disapprove number is underwater.

But when the target is Obama himself? Well, the same reasons people voted for him in the first place, despite knowing his complete failure to have any qualifications and policy positions at odds with most of America, kick in. He's "historic" and is a way for the public at large to pay penance for whatever racial sins they or their ancestors may (or may not) have committed. To admit that Obama is a complete and utter failure and disaster ruins that image, and so Obama the individual has to be defended even if the Obama administration requires critique.

Now, say what you like about the intelligence of the average Democrat politician (and I have), there's one thing they're good at: manipulating public perception. They know the above is true about Obama, so when their backs are against the wall, when not even hue and cry of a fictitious "war on women" is sticking, their final trump card is to claim that Obama is under attack from the GOP. Even if they have to make up the attack themselves.

11 posted on 07/30/2014 5:21:23 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: MrB

Red. Squirrel.


12 posted on 07/30/2014 5:22:10 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Kaslin

Impeachment would actually give Republicans a reason to vote. He is no Bill Clinton.

Pray America wakes up


13 posted on 07/30/2014 5:29:53 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: MuttTheHoople

“Box of Rocks”

Just like the people who voted her into office.

IMHO


14 posted on 07/30/2014 5:31:53 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Kaslin

I thinks this story is being put out by the WH for none of the reasons listed here, or anywhere for that matter.

I think the story is to inoculate Obama FROM impeachment in the near future.

Given recent history, he is going to do something much more dramatic than he has ever done, perhaps mass amnesty, or something even bigger. This story will have drained a lot of the impeachment poison from the political system, making it harder to gin up support for removing him even after his dramatic betrayal of his powers.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 5:38:44 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: bray

Obama and the Dems are losing the Black Vote. This is their way to get blacks back in the stable by saying the evil honkys are going after a Brother.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 5:38:55 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: kevkrom
... there's hardly any policy positions the Obama administration is putting forward ... That statement is a complete sentence.
17 posted on 07/30/2014 5:45:46 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Kaslin
Everybody, including freepers seem to forget Governor Palin calling for impeachment. That is why they are afraid.

An impeachment fight might get out the vote for the spineless republicants. Right now there is no reason to believe the cretins will do anything to slow Obama's destruction.

18 posted on 07/30/2014 5:45:53 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: All
WISHING ON A STAR FOR IMPEACHMENT Senior Obama Adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters at a CSM breakfast that it's possible that Obama could be impeached by the Republican-controlled House....b/c Boehner's lawsuit "opened the door" to impeachment. Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest was coached to say "prominent voices in the Republican party" have called for impeachment, but he was hard-pressed to name one other than Sarah Palin.

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, Women’s 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/A’s “investment recommendations” for 2014. Not only does it list the recommended organizations, but it rates each organization in several categories, sets out the group’s 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.

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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.

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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.

19 posted on 07/30/2014 5:47:02 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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Accused Fraudster Stanford Partied With Pelosi, Bill Clinton
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 ...

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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 Biden’s 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. "

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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)

20 posted on 07/30/2014 5:48:19 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Kaslin

funny thing.... fundraising won’t keep him from getting impeached. know what will?

stop helping our enemies and doing things to destroy the country ... and start following the law

I know... mind blowingly complicated, isn’t it


21 posted on 07/30/2014 5:53:46 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Obama will not be defunded because the GOP is complicit with the Dem/Socialist/progressive/Communists or whatever this one world agenda is called today.


22 posted on 07/30/2014 5:59:40 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Just what is the real reason to disarm a law abiding citizen like me?)
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To: F15Eagle
They’re skeered.

If they're worried about anything, it's November.

As of now, I don't think impeachment is a good idea. Oh, he deserves it, but it's a two-part process. Impeachment without conviction in the Senate does no good. He'd feel even more invincible than he does now.

But, what I think is good is that people are talking about it openly, and more and more people are thinking he deserves it.

Even when BJC (that's Blowjob Clinton, or more formally, Billy Jeff) was under investigation by Starr, the impeachment talk was all on the GOP side, and as I recall, the media was talking about whether or not Ken Starr had found anything significant, or whether it was all about sex.

Here, you have the media talking about impeachment for real reasons of executive over-reach, even if most of the MSM is pooh-poohing the idea... for now.

23 posted on 07/30/2014 6:01:46 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Mouton
Anyway, it is far too late to impeach the bastard anyway as such a move now will be positioned as purely political

So what?

and Bonehead would not have to worry about being the speaker of the next Congress.

Again, so what? I view that as an improvement.

24 posted on 07/30/2014 6:09:53 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

Sarah is correct.

It’s way past time to impeach.


25 posted on 07/30/2014 6:11:04 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Pearls Before Swine

~~~If they’re worried about anything, it’s November~~~

That’s what I mean.


26 posted on 07/30/2014 6:13:18 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: sauropod

My point is wait till after the election assuming the right wins it. We can then tie the bastard up for 2 years in hearings. Why roll their dice on their table now??

As far as bonehead goes, I hope he does go but I want it done by the tea party not the voters, except those in his district if they ever see the light.

In the upcoming election, I saw some polls in the paper this AM wherein Landrew is leading in La and the dem in NC. I thought these were safely going to be GOP seats. We don’t get them, regardless of the others we were “expecting”, turn out the lights on the Republic.


27 posted on 07/30/2014 6:16:17 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: sauropod

IMHO that is why the left is so vocal about impeachment for the last week. They fear the Alaska hockey mom more than anything or anybody. One facebook post by this gal fills Depends all over DC.


28 posted on 07/30/2014 6:29:38 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Kaslin
Wow, there sure is a lot of talk about impeachment in the news.

Funny how one seemingly washed up bible-thumping, gun-token, patriotic ex-governor of Alaska started started it all.

29 posted on 07/30/2014 6:55:29 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: F15Eagle

Democrats use Obama’s incompetence to raise money. Why let a Constitutional crisis go to waste when it can be used to collect money from liberal elite fools, right?


30 posted on 07/30/2014 6:59:57 AM PDT by GOPJ (Liberal elites want Mexicans as servant class that supplies cheap drugs and easy women and kids)
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To: Kaslin

It sounds to me as though the commie lib DemocRATS are trying to trick the Republicans into impeaching their Kenyan. They’re tired of him too.


31 posted on 07/30/2014 7:02:41 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Mouton
My point is wait till after the election assuming the right wins it. We can then tie the bastard up for 2 years in hearings. Why roll their dice on their table now??

Agreed. Strategically, that makes sense.

If Landrieu wins and the NC dem as well, then the game really is up.

The LIVs really are ruining this country.

32 posted on 07/30/2014 8:43:03 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Kaslin

is it cause deep down dems secretly would just as soon be rid of this bore? This pathetic nothing?


33 posted on 07/30/2014 9:03:12 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: F15Eagle
"They’re skeered."

I don't think they're scared of anything. Unlike republicans who play checkers, they are planning three moves ahead on the chess board of politics.

I think this a test to see how rock solid Obama's immunity to impeachment is so that even if dems lose the majority in congress, it won't make any difference and Obama will continue to veto anything that comes to him and alter or select law from the golf course with a cell phone and a pen.

34 posted on 07/30/2014 3:17:14 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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