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.
Good I have my bumpersticker ready.
They ain’t gonna like it if we the people do it ourselves.
He wouldn’t need be impeached if birthers are right.
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.
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.
It’d be a safer and far more entertaining prospect.
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.
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.
Yeah, I heard them talking about this on MSNBC....
HA! Just kidding ;-)
This fool doesn't watch Glenn Beck obviously. There are already plenty of valid reasons to impeach the Kenyan.
Just for the record...I am a proud “Birther” and Climate Denier”. Thank you.
Biden has been somewhat squirrely in the past, but he is not nearly the ideologue that Obama is.
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.
I’ll take idiot Biden over the Meglomaniacal Narcissist any day.
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.
The whole place needs to go.
That would be a great tag line! :-)
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.
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.
Why you dirty right wing extremest. Your just saying that because your a racist I bet. (sacrsm)
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.
You forgot to include "keel-hauling."
Are you flippin’ nuts?
Take your seditious rhetoric elsewhere. We’re not at that stage yet.
Hell, if we are gonna impeach Obama, let’s just go down the list...
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.
:) - I was waiting for someone to play the race card like Harry Reid?? :)
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!
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.
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