Skip to comments.IMPEACH OBAMA! (33 percent say impeachment is on the table)
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.
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.....
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.
I have to agree but we may have to try........this administration and this Congress are dangerous, not only to us but our country!
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.
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!
Impeach Obama and the whole freakin’ congress!
As per the Canadian Free Press, they've all been threatened.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
So am I.
Impeachment itself would be rather difficult, but public discourse on the subject would be rather unsettling to Obama and the incumbents making it worthwhile.
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.