It Was Inevitable: House Republicans Start Talking Impeachment

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Blake Farenthold: Let's Impeach!
Let's start with this: there is no chance President Obama will actually be impeached. Well, to be completely accurate, there is a very slim chance that the House, on a party line vote, impeaches the president, but there is no chance the Senate, controlled by Democrats, will vote to "convict" Obama of whatever he is accused of doing by the House.

No matter. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary met to consider the impeachment of President Obama. (Barack Hussein Obama in the right-wing fever swamps). The hearing was categorized: "The President's Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws."

Blake Farenthold, a Tea Party member of Congress who represents the Corpus Christi region, said this:

"We've also talked about the I-word, impeachment, which I don't think would get past the Senate in the current climate. . . . Is there anything else we can do?"

Steve Stockman, who represents portions of southeast Harris County -- and who also said this about the Violence Against Women Act legislation: "This is a truly bad bill. This is helping the liberals, this is horrible. Unbelievable. What really bothers--it's called a women's act, but then they have men dressed up as women, they count that. Change-gender, or whatever. How is that--how is that a woman?" -- has made sure each MC has a copy of a book making the case for impeaching Obama.

Yes, we've reached the "I-word" phase of the Democratic presidency: approximately two years to go in office for a second-term president who so outrages the other side they lose all ability to act/think rationally. E.g., Remember when the fever swampers tried to tell us that the Clintons had Vince Foster murdered?

Unfortunately, all they can latch on to vis-a-vis Obama is Fast & Furious -- which is simply a creation of Darrell Issa -- Beghazi, again, a manufactured "crisis", and, I'm serious, Obama's failure to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act.

University of Texas law professor Sandy Levinson has said that our Constitution is broken and we need a new one; I'm beginning to think he's right.

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teachintv
teachintv

I don't think we need a new Constitution. What we need are new law professors. Let's keep in mind that it is Republican House members who changed the rules of the game. Fortunately there's a Senate to keep Tea Baggers like Farenthold in check. Hopefully, his constituents in Corpus Christi will finally succumb to old age and he will follow them into retirement and a grave. 

Schitt.C.Rumpney
Schitt.C.Rumpney

Repugnantcants just don't know how to sit down and shut up like a good repug should... instead, they open their mouths and make themselves more foolish than the last classic event.

If they REEEELY wanna to do some impeaching, start with their own imploding party from top, bottom  and all in between.

Here's a good start at the bottom:

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johnnybench
johnnybench topcommenter

"University of Texas law professor Sandy Levinson has said that our Constitution is broken and we need a new one; I'm beginning to think he's right." 

When are you going to write a post expanding on this comment?

James
James

Forbes had a pretty interesting article last week regarding Obama's impeachment. Part of it makes sense - he is changing the law at his own whims. We have a system in place to make sure no single person can pick and choose which laws are followed, which are ignored, and checks and balances in place to change them. When he decides to change Obama care every week he is undermining that system.

PDiddie
PDiddie

The very best thing that House Republicans could do for Democrats all across the country is to hold a vote to impeach Obama.

So I hope that they do, but I'm pretty sure that they won't.  Just letting the suggestion leak out is enough to keep the outrage ginned up.


Puller58
Puller58

For anyone who thinks the GOP seriously wants Obama out of office NOW, need only remember Tom DeLay answering a question about Bill Clinton staying in office during his impeachment.  DeLay said, "He's fine where he is."

gentry
gentry

@James 

Silliiness. The Republican need to say what they are FOR. Instead of being against everything.

Schitt.C.Rumpney
Schitt.C.Rumpney

@PDiddie Did you not read the very first opening sentence of this article....... they can bring back the TELEPROMPT rant and still, republicans have NO grounds for any such thing.  They never did, still do not and never will.   They need to face facts they are outdated.

James
James

@gentry @James Yeah, but that won't address the fact that Obama thinks he can change law that We The People, through Congress, passed. If they had taken time to read the disaster of a law in the first place the President wouldn't have to break the law to change it because it never would have passed.

gentry
gentry

@James 

How is he unlawfully changing it James? Help us....

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