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IMPEACH OBAMA! (33 percent say impeachment is on the table)
Thursday, December 10, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 12/10/2009 7:15:57 AM PST by kristinn

The continuing loss of support for Barack Obama has produced a budding groundswell for his impeachment, according to a poll released yesterday by Public Policy Polling.

Even though impeachment is not a major topic in political discourse on the Internet, talk radio or cable news shows, the public's growing revulsion with Obama has caused twenty percent of the electorate to want to see him removed from office not even a full year in to his term as president, with another thirteen percent open to the idea.

The poll also showed that forty-four percent would rather have former President George W. Bush back in office now instead of Obama.

Broken down by party, thirty-five percent of Republicans want Obama impeached, as do fifteen percent of independents.

Obama even has ten percent of Democrats wanting him impeached.

To add insult to injury, only forty-seven percent of those surveyed would admit to voting for Obama out of fifty-three percent who voted for him last year.

Five percent of admitted Obama voters want him impeached.

PPP's Tom Jensen doesn't say why they asked the impeachment question, but he offered this condescending comment at the group's blog:

I'm not clear exactly what 'high crimes and misdemeanors' they are using to justify that position but there may be a certain segment of voters on both the right and the left these days that simply think the President doing things they don't agree with is grounds for removal from office. I don't think Obama has a lot to worry about on that front.

Jensen left out treason and bribery as grounds for impeachment.

For starters, a case for treason is being made here. More grounds are surely to be found without much effort.

Details of PPP poll here in PDF.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
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IMPEACH OBAMA! and Biden, Pelosi, Byrd, Clinton, Geithner, etc.....
1 posted on 12/10/2009 7:15:57 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Good I have my bumpersticker ready.


2 posted on 12/10/2009 7:18:23 AM PST by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: kristinn

They ain’t gonna like it if we the people do it ourselves.


3 posted on 12/10/2009 7:18:46 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: kristinn

He wouldn’t need be impeached if birthers are right.


4 posted on 12/10/2009 7:21:02 AM PST by onedoug
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To: kristinn

Is this above the normal percentage that want to impeach any president?

In any case, I support impeachment, ouster, and imprisonment of the traitor in chief.


5 posted on 12/10/2009 7:21:40 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: kristinn

He should be impeached, but it ain’t gonna happen. There are still too many star-struck lovebirds in the media and Congress who think this gutless traitor walks on water.


6 posted on 12/10/2009 7:23:12 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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To: HerrBlucher
President Biden? Does that sound like a secure and favorable connotation
7 posted on 12/10/2009 7:23:46 AM PST by shadeaud ("If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: shadeaud

It’d be a safer and far more entertaining prospect.


8 posted on 12/10/2009 7:24:29 AM PST by riri (Resistance-It's the New Black)
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To: kristinn

Impeachment must become a topic for national discussion along with cleaning out the Congress come 2010 and 2012. Treason is being committed and the American people realize our future depends on unraveling the plot and whose behind it that is destroying our country.

The arrogance and in-your-face attitude of the Elitists in DC must be voted out.


9 posted on 12/10/2009 7:26:15 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: onedoug

Can anyone tell me why not one member of the White House press corp will not ask The One why he will not produce his long form birth certificate? Are they ALL sheep?

My understanding is that it costs ten bucks to have the state of Hawaii release the form...I will gladly fork over the ten dollars.

Why does having this question make me a nut? Why is so much of Obama’s background a blank? Why is the press so incurious? I thought media people were supposed to be our watchdog? Bow wow, this group doesn’t even bark.


10 posted on 12/10/2009 7:26:52 AM PST by kjo
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To: kristinn

Yeah, I heard them talking about this on MSNBC....

HA! Just kidding ;-)


11 posted on 12/10/2009 7:27:20 AM PST by bigbob
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To: kristinn
I'm not clear exactly what ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ they are using to justify that position “

This fool doesn't watch Glenn Beck obviously. There are already plenty of valid reasons to impeach the Kenyan.

12 posted on 12/10/2009 7:27:38 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: kjo

Just for the record...I am a proud “Birther” and Climate Denier”. Thank you.


13 posted on 12/10/2009 7:28:08 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: shadeaud
Well at least we will know where he stands..He is such an idiot he tells everything..where as Obama and his Czars do what they want and we know nothing until it is to late..The main ones that have to go is Obama, Pelosi,Reid and the whole democrat party..I think we can control the idiot all we have to do is give him a toy and he will play with that all day while we put someone that could do the job in there to baby sit the moron..
14 posted on 12/10/2009 7:28:40 AM PST by PLD
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To: riri

Biden has been somewhat squirrely in the past, but he is not nearly the ideologue that Obama is.


15 posted on 12/10/2009 7:28:43 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: kristinn

It is impossible to impeach someone who is a pretender, usurper, and has not qualified for the position of president.

The action needed is arrest and criminal trial.


16 posted on 12/10/2009 7:29:08 AM PST by wintertime
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To: shadeaud

I’ll take idiot Biden over the Meglomaniacal Narcissist any day.


17 posted on 12/10/2009 7:29:38 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: kristinn

I think we should just kick him out the old fashioned way. The attempts to impeach Clinton gave Dems a rallying cry that not only helped him win re-election but helped them make gains in the second wave of mid-terms.


18 posted on 12/10/2009 7:30:07 AM PST by discostu (The Bluebird of Happiness long absent from his life, Ned is visited by the Chicken of Depression)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Treason is rampant in Washington. It’s ignored and no one charges treason because those charging treason would often be guilty as well.

The whole place needs to go.

19 posted on 12/10/2009 7:30:29 AM PST by ryan71 (TERM LIMITS)
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To: Blue Turtle
Just for the record...I am a proud “Birther” and Climate Denier”. Thank you.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

That would be a great tag line! :-)

20 posted on 12/10/2009 7:30:42 AM PST by wintertime
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To: SmokingJoe
There are already plenty of valid reasons to impeach the Kenyan.

The real problem here is the majority of Americans aren't paying attention and won't realize the effects of Obamalamadingdong until he's long gone. My union thug neighbors are prime examples. They are so clueless to what is happening it is mind boggling.....

21 posted on 12/10/2009 7:31:10 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: kristinn

As much as I completely dislike 0bama’s policies, I don’t believe he has done anything that could rise to the level of impeachment (lying constantly in speeches is stock in trade for politicians in Washington and I don’t think he has committed perjury for his lying, yet). I think he just needs to be defeated the old fashioned way — at the ballot box (which becomes more and more difficult with ACORN getting so much taxpayer money to falsify voter registrations and voting records.


22 posted on 12/10/2009 7:33:07 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I have to agree but we may have to try........this administration and this Congress are dangerous, not only to us but our country!


23 posted on 12/10/2009 7:36:09 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: kristinn

Obviously, we have to get the House back. 0bama has certainly energized his opposition by advancing the one-party state and the command economy.
Getting the House back will allow us to do a whole lot of investigations. Revelations from these investigations could crate a real popular upswell for impeachment.
At least a substantially neutered 0bama would be a great thing for America and the world. A president Biden could be managed much easier.


24 posted on 12/10/2009 7:37:04 AM PST by grumpygresh
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To: kristinn

Maybe if people had focused on his destructive policies insted of getting swept up in the ad campaign this discussion would not even be necessary!


25 posted on 12/10/2009 7:40:41 AM PST by cvq3842 (A fool and his liberty are soon parted.)
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To: kristinn

Impeach Obama and the whole freakin’ congress!


26 posted on 12/10/2009 7:42:36 AM PST by cblue55
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To: kjo
Can anyone tell me why not one member of the White House press corp will not ask The One why he will not produce his long form birth certificate? Are they ALL sheep?

As per the Canadian Free Press, they've all been threatened.

27 posted on 12/10/2009 7:42:58 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: kristinn

Sadly I don’t see grounds for impeachment. Now, if it’s proven he was born outside the U.S. or not proven that he was born inside the U.S., he should be removed. But I don’t think that should even require impeachment proceedings. Just have him get his butt out of the white house.


28 posted on 12/10/2009 7:43:06 AM PST by Terry Mross (I voted for McCain and apparently still wasted my vote.)
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To: onedoug

I received a letter from our former RINO senator Mel Martinez in response to my complaints about Hussein’s lack of eligibility. Martinez answered in a convoluted way that the voters “vetted” Obama during the election by selecting him in full knowledge of what his credentials were and weren’t.

After regaining control of my temper, which was a hard thing to do with Martinez, I realized what he was really saying: that the election of the dubiously eligible Obama was the electoral equivalent of jury nullification. The citizenry has spoken and that’s that.

When a jury tosses the evidence out the window and acquits a killer because they like him or sympathize with his situation, everybody hollers and bitches but nothing can be done about it. There is such a principle as jury nullification: the direct voice of a panel of citizens supercedes the law. I think the government is taking that sort of view of Obama. Some are just to cowardly to deal with it and others - like SCOTUS, I’m afraid - are taking the position that the people have spoken so let them have him.


29 posted on 12/10/2009 7:43:24 AM PST by Scanian
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To: kristinn
Impeachment? Come on.

This is a silly idea. First, there's no practical way that a Democrat-controlled House will even consider it. Second, even if the both the House and Senate had GOP majorities, you'd need an impossibly high 70 or more number of GOP senators to even consider removal, of course that counts for the excess you'd need to counter the votes of the RINOs.

People seem to forget that Bill Clinton was impeached, and the end result of that was nothing.

30 posted on 12/10/2009 7:44:40 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: kristinn
This is as idiotic as the impeach Bush movement. We had an election, O won. This is democracy. All efforts should be directed at voting out democrats and proven RINOs. We'll get Obama out in 2012.
This ain't some banana republic, even if our debt looks like it.
31 posted on 12/10/2009 7:45:02 AM PST by don'tbedenied
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To: kjo

We should all write letters to Hawaii requesting the BC be released to the public and sign them “Barack Obama”. Make sure they’er typed so we can’t be charged with forging a signature.


32 posted on 12/10/2009 7:46:40 AM PST by Terry Mross (I voted for McCain and apparently still wasted my vote.)
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To: kristinn

I’d love impeachment. But even more, i’d love to see him utterly rejected by the populace in an election. Then he couldnt play the victim. It’d be fun to watch him have to shuck and jive his way thru explaining why he lost a huge election. Then he becomes the next Carter.

But when i consider the damage he could do, i’d happily accept impeachment.


33 posted on 12/10/2009 7:49:12 AM PST by DesertRhino (Dogs earn thi title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: reagan_fanatic
I am all for impeachment although my fantasy outcome goes well beyond that. In all honesty, envision what the inner cities will become when the Amish react to the impeachment, fueled and fanned by morons like Sharpton and Jackson. This will make Watts and the Rodney King events look like a lovefest.
34 posted on 12/10/2009 7:49:22 AM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: discostu

I agree. We really don’t want to use impeachment except in the worst case of treason. We need to vote this man out in 2012 and the dem congress in 2010. We really don’t want to go down this road. If we do, it’s going to become a rallying cry for every administration and make it difficult for anyone to govern. I believe the founding fathers were wise to include a four-year cycle. I don’t want an unstable system where we can change presidents once elected, except in the worst of circumstances. As bad as I believe Obama is, I don’t think he’s there yet. He could get there, though, I’m sure...


35 posted on 12/10/2009 7:50:57 AM PST by twigs
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To: Blue Turtle

So am I.


36 posted on 12/10/2009 7:51:03 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: kristinn
Everyone here knows that if a hostile foreign agent disguised as a legitimate president were to knowingly perform internal espionage to irreparably harm the US and usher in a socialist state, they'd proceed exactly as Obama has been doing. The political makeup of congress at the moment won't allow impeachment, but it needs to be openly discussed as very much on the table.
37 posted on 12/10/2009 7:51:32 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: kristinn

Impeachment itself would be rather difficult, but public discourse on the subject would be rather unsettling to Obama and the incumbents making it worthwhile.


38 posted on 12/10/2009 7:51:47 AM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: kristinn

There is no Constitutional basis on which to impeach Obama.

There is probable reason to disqualify Obama, based on the eligibility issue, but there is no documentable high crimes or misdemeanors that rise to the level of removal.

He is thinking about signing on to the world court (treason), but he hasn’t done it yet. He is bypassing Congress by controlling carbon through the EPA, but you can’t impeach him because Congress has surrendered its powers to the executive branch.


39 posted on 12/10/2009 7:52:06 AM PST by kidd (Obama: The triumph of hope over evidence)
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To: ryan71

You are exactly right, the whole Congress the present group of affirmative action pukes, tax cheats, loony toon 60’s “leaders” with drug fried brains raised on flower power.

Get rid of all of them and a taste of jail time for all.

Would help if we could just kick CA, MASS and IL out of the Union or not allow any furthur imput they have already done enough to cripple the rest of us.


41 posted on 12/10/2009 7:53:46 AM PST by tiger63
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To: Blue Turtle
Just for the record...I am a proud “Birther” and Climate Denier”. Thank you

Why you dirty right wing extremest. Your just saying that because your a racist I bet. (sacrsm)

42 posted on 12/10/2009 7:54:23 AM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: kristinn

While I agree with the sentiment, we must approach this man with caution. In ‘94 the pubbies when they took over went right after Clinton with a vengeance. In doing so Newt and the boys made some serious tactical blunder and the dems gained seat back in ‘96 although failed to take back either house. They also handed Clinton his second term. I feel in hindsight that they should have kept their powder dry in ‘95 and let Clinton flail away. Although it is possible to take back the house, it may take 2 elections to reduce the Dems to minority status in the senate. I want the public to put Obama out of office and not go through the impeachment process. We need 2 blowouts one to neuter Obama and then turn him out. I just hope it won’t be too late. We will need a veto and filibuster proof majority to reverse hearlthcare and Cap and Trade if enacted regardless of it unpopularity. The dems are in banzai mode and will fight to the last man over this stuff.


43 posted on 12/10/2009 7:56:53 AM PST by Pharmer (Palin in 2012! We are so screwed! Go Flyers!!!!)
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To: HerrBlucher
In any case, I support impeachment, ouster, and imprisonment of the traitor in chief.

You forgot to include "keel-hauling."

44 posted on 12/10/2009 7:57:59 AM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Doc Savage

Are you flippin’ nuts?

Take your seditious rhetoric elsewhere. We’re not at that stage yet.


45 posted on 12/10/2009 8:00:48 AM PST by MWS
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To: kristinn; All

Hell, if we are gonna impeach Obama, let’s just go down the list...

Congress critters
and all Judicial appointments from Carter, Clinton and Obama administrations (including Breyer, Ginsberg, Stevens and Sotomayor.) Replace them with solid constitutionalist.

And if those removed want to make a stink about it, revoke their citizenship and deport them, they are not here to uphold the Constitution.


46 posted on 12/10/2009 8:02:30 AM PST by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots all!!!)
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To: bikerman

:) - I was waiting for someone to play the race card like Harry Reid?? :)


47 posted on 12/10/2009 8:06:30 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: tiger63
Would help if we could just kick CA, MASS and IL out of the Union or not allow any furthur imput they have already done enough to cripple the rest of us.

Hey, don't kick all of us Californians out because of two large and screwed up cities and their surrounding areas. There are a lot of good conservative parts of this state too.

Restructure our state and THEN kick out North and South California. Keep Central California as part of the Union!

48 posted on 12/10/2009 8:06:57 AM PST by MWS
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To: kristinn

Forget the impeachment business - that’s merely a slap on the wrist (which didn’t hurt Clinton, I might add) - which, given the current Democrate-controlled Congress and media, would never happen.

Talk about Removal From Office instead. When there are enough votes in the Senate for that, then impeachmnet is a forgone conclusion.

Then tip your hat to President Joe Biden, or President Pelosi. Take your pick of poisons.


49 posted on 12/10/2009 8:10:16 AM PST by PIF
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To: kristinn

with the ditching of Public Option and Card Check, plus the decision to surge troops in Afghanistan, I am thinking those Democrat numbers may overtake us soon


50 posted on 12/10/2009 8:43:26 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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