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Yes, It's Still Crazy to Talk About Impeaching Obama

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pam w. (138)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 6:32 am
As long as ANYONE gives them an iota of attention....their work is successful.

And's crazy. But, like toddlers who scream obscenities because adults pay attention...they keep on trying.

Jane K. (10)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 9:21 am
Unfortunately though they are wasting their time and our money in this pursuit. They are also not doing the real work they are paid for. I suggest we dock their salaries each time they bring up a nonsensical time and money wasting thing like this. They continue to pander to the looniest segment of their constituents. Even normal republicans thing what they are doing is wrong. We need to teach them that when they waste our money they have to pay for it. We need to make sure they are defeated in the next elections. Our country is being run by the morons and crazies, we need to take it back. Start by writing to any of them and telling them what they are doing is wrong. Wrong for us, wrong for them and wrong for our country. Keep telling them until they listen.

Jason R. (72)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 9:24 am
I never thought we'd see so many people blind to what is going on in the world. They remind me of gobbling turkeys at a waving hand.


. (0)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 10:42 am
If the GOP actually was considering, the timing would just stupid.

Arielle S. (316)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 10:58 am
I have a dream, too - that the GOP would just shut up and actually get to work.

James Maynard (81)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 12:26 pm
We seriously need to regain control of the
House and the Senate. The inmates are
running rampant......

Roger Skinner (14)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 12:32 pm
These people have ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome). Birthers have been trying to get rid of Obama since before he was first elected. Others have been calling for his impeachment since shortly after he was first sworn in. has been selling impeach Obama bumper stickers since August 2009. And none of this is because he's black, right? ;-)

Barbara K. (67)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 12:34 pm
They are not even smart enough to know that there has to be an impeachable offense in order to impeach the President. There is none. These idiots are just going around with with their garbage mouths just to get attention from the media. We can ignore them and if they were not getting so much attention, well, that just might shut them up.

Donna W. (0)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 12:48 pm
The president hasn't done anything impeachable. In fact, the country is recovering nicely, though slowly, from the damage the previous republican administrations had done. On the other hand, congress is perilously close to being impeachable; failure to do the job you were elected for sounds like grounds for dismissal to me. I for one plan to fire the current "representatives" from my state who are not only nothing but actively doing harm to the country. At the next election.

donald Baumgartner (5)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 12:49 pm
If I could send a star to Roger Skinner, I WOULD!!!!!!!

Barbara V. (51)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 12:51 pm
I don't want to hear anything about impeaching Obama. You know why? Because if anyone deserved it big time, that was little worm Georgie Bush. When I think of the horrors that pig got by with, including his despicable VP, I decided that evil is having a field day in the government, and nobody's going to stop them. Bush, with all his crimes against the Constitution and nobody raising an eyebrow proves that you can do anything you damned well want to if you're powerful enough and have money enough. Chaney alone should be on death row. So don't start on Obama until Bush and Cheney pay for what they did...

Lois Jordan (61)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 12:56 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. I guess that after 40 unsuccessful votes of trying to do away with Obamacare, the GOP has decided to change its tune with this piece of garbage. Nothing has gotten done in the House, and NOTHING good is going to get done in the House with this mindset. This group has a one-track mind. And, I totally agree with what Barbara V. said about impeaching Bush....should've been done then.

. (0)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 1:09 pm
Get off the fence, Barbara V, and tell us what you REALLY think.

Jamie Clemons (282)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 1:51 pm
Is it also too late to try him for war crimes along with Bush and Cheney ? Is it too late to impeach him for shredding the constitution? Killing American citizens without due process , signing the patriot act into law, increasing drilling in the arctic, re-opening drilling right after the spill in the gulf, fast tracking portions of the keystone pipeline, removing the public option from health care reform, I could go on and on.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 1:52 pm
Jane K, you may well be right, but how do you know? Where can a "normal republican" be found? Besides maybe Colin Powell.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 2:21 pm
I'm Praying The We The Smart People Of America Have Had Enough Of The GOP/Tea Party American Taliban Members And United And Start Taking Away Their Power VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICES In 2014 And Beyond!!!

Diane O. (194)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 3:11 pm
History was always going to be good to George W. Bush. Iraq's WMD's are being found in Syria. Saddam Hussein refused weapons inspections for years while mobilizing those WMD's and sending them to Syria. Now Syria is using them.

Now Obama has "his" war facing those same weapons of mass destruction that gassed the Iraqi's and are now gassing with those same chemical weapons their people.


Diane O. (194)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 3:12 pm
History will be good to GWB and his beautiful First Lady.

Arielle S. (316)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:09 pm about dreamin'....

karen n. (57)
Tuesday August 27, 2013, 4:48 pm
President Obama is doing his best,hard to get anything done with the Republican controlled Congress,impeachment is ridiculous

Susanne R. (249)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 12:47 am
History will always be good to George W. Bush? I don't see how that's possible --or what his lovely wife has to do with anything.

Efforts were made to impeach President Bush, and the list of articles was long and the offenses were serious:

Kucinich/Wexler impeachment articles:

The Kucinich/Wexler impeachment resolution contained 35 articles covering the Iraq war, the Valerie Plame affair, creating a case for war with Iran, capture and treatment of prisoners of war, spying and or wiretapping inside the United States, use of signing statements, failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas, the 2004 elections, Medicare, Hurricane Katrina, global warming, and 9/11.[1]

The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the most substantial portion of the articles of impeachment introduced by Kucinich and Wexler. 15 of the 35 articles directly relate to alleged misconduct by Bush in seeking authority for the war, and in the conduct of military action itself. Five other articles address allegations partially or tertiarily relating to the war, including the "outing" of Valerie Plame, treatment of prisoners (both in Iraq and from operations in Afghanistan and other countries), and building a case for Iran being a threat based in part on alleging Iranian actions in Iraq.

Justification for invasion
Further information: Iraq and weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, Downing Street memo, Bush-Blair memo, Legitimacy of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and Bush-Aznar memo.

The first 4 impeachment articles charge the president with illegally creating a case for war with Iraq, including charges of a propaganda campaign, falsely representing Iraq as responsible for 9/11, and falsely representing Iraq as an imminent danger to the United States.[1]

Legitimacy of invasion
Further information: UN Charter, War of aggression, Jus ad bellum, and Legitimacy of the 2003 invasion of Iraq

Articles 58 and 12 deal with the invasion of Iraq and include charges that funds were misspent before the war, that the war was in violation of HJRes114, that Iraq was invaded without a war declaration, that the war is a violation of the UN Charter, and that the purpose of the war was to control the country's oil supplies.

Conduct of the Iraq war
Further information: 2003 invasion of Iraq
Articles 9, 10, 11 and 13 deal with conduct of the war, including failing to provide troops with body armor, falsifying US troop deaths and injuries, establishing a permanent military base in Iraq, and creating a secret task force to develop energy and military policies with respect to Iraq and other countries. Articles 15 and 16 cover contractors in Iraq and charges that the president misspent money on contractors and provided them with immunity.

Valerie Plame
Further information: Plame affair
Article 14 is about the revelation of the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame.

Treatment of detainees
Further information: Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse, Bagram torture and prisoner abuse, United Nations Convention Against Torture, Geneva Conventions, Command responsibility, and Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.
Articles 1720 concern the treatment of detainees, the "kidnapping" and detention of foreign nationals, and the use of torture.

Attempt to overthrow the government of Iran
Article 21 claims that the president misled Congress and the American people about threats from Iran, and supported terrorist organizations within Iran, with the goal of overthrowing the Iranian government.

NSA warrantless surveillance controversy
Further information: NSA warrantless surveillance controversy and Separation of powers.
Articles 24 and 25 charge the president with illegally spying on American citizens, directing US telecom companies to create databases of citizens, and violating the fourth amendment of the US Constitution.

Signing statements
Further information: Signing statement#Controversy over George W. Bush's use of signing statements
Article 26 concerns the presidential use of signing statements.

Congressional subpoenas
Article 27 is about failing to comply with congressional subpoenas.

2004 elections
Further information: 2004 United States election voting controversies

Articles 28 and 29 charge the president with tampering with the 2004 elections and violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Article 30 states "Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy Medicare."

Further information: Criticism of government response to Hurricane Katrina
Article 31 concerns the supposed failure to plan and respond to Hurricane Katrina.

Global warming
Article 32 charges the president with "Systematically Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change."

Articles 33, 34 and 35 concern 9/11, alleging that the president failed to respond to prior intelligence, obstructed post 9/11 investigations and endangered the health of 9/11 first responders.

Here's the link: Efforts to impeach George W. Bush

(source: Wikipedia)

On another note, are you saying that the chemical weapons being used on innocent Syrian civilians, including babies and children, were sold to the Syrian government by Sadam Hussein? If that's the case, then President Assad is obviously guilty of gassing his own people.

Diane O. (194)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 2:55 am
Yes, we can assume that Assad gassed his own people.

Robert K. (31)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 4:47 am
Ah, I found the winner from 2008 for a new word created from minor changes to dictionary entries and it is a perfect description of Diane and her like here:

1. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops
bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone laye r, unfortunately, shows
little sign of breaking down in the near future.

Robert K. (31)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 4:48 am
History has already called Dumbya the worst president in history Diane.

Lloyd H. (46)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 5:39 am
One thing to note about all the Repug/Tea Bagged ODS sufferers is while they love to talk about it they never mention anything specific. The Repug/Tea Bagged unfortunately are either no longer capable of or no longer care to distinguish between politics and policy. Which is perfectly understandable considering the fact that they are only against never for anything. Well, with the exceptions of making the Rich richer and establishing Christian Sharia as the basis of the Constitution and American law. Even Boehner has said that they wish to be measured by what they repeal not what they enact. When as the Repug/Tea Bagged have one has only Anti-Policy one is left with only the politics of repeal. You know Repeal Voting Rights, Repeal Women's rights, Repeal the rights of the poor, the young, the old, et alia to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, and most Importantly Repeal Both of the Elections of Obama to the Presidency of the USA.

Mari 's (1354)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 5:49 am
It's because they are racist hateful bigots who care more about feeding their hate than doing what's right. Keep the dysfunctional hate cycle going, they are selfish monsters!!!!

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." - Mahatma Gandhi

Cathe Franklin-Romano (52)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 7:05 am
What most people said! There is no reason to impeach Obama, being black while President is not a high crime or misdemeanor.

Winn Adams (218)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 7:05 am
There are WACKOS among us and they are called Republicans.

Carol Dreeszen (353)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 9:45 am
Ignorance is not always bliss..some times it's a down right disgrace to this country!! So many intentionally blind people! Urrgghhhhhh..Totally agree Diane! As a matter of fact.......George Bush approval ratings are higher than Obama's right now! LOL That says something for sure!

Jason R. (72)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 9:54 am
"History was always going to be good to George W. Bush. Iraq's WMD's are being found in Syria"

"I never thought we'd see so many people blind to what is going on in the world. They remind me of gobbling turkeys at a waving hand."

gwbusH IS mabus. No one sees him as any good.

Syria did NOT gas it's people. The rebels did. Stop being a foolish MIC tool!!!

Nancy L. (141)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 10:59 am
Newsflash Barbara V GWB is no longer POTUS

Obama is going to get us into WWIII

Jason R. (72)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:56 pm
Newsflash: gwbusH cause this world downfall via wall street and greed. We are living in it. I will NOT forget.

Jason R. (72)
Wednesday August 28, 2013, 3:57 pm
"Obama is going to get us into WWIII "

John McCain and Lindsey Gramm, with the MIC/CIA are going to get us into another war. Obama is just a scared puppet.

Nancy L. (141)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 7:25 am
I agree McCain and Graham need to shut their pie holes and retire BUT they do not call the shots....the POTUS does.

Jason R. (72)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 10:30 am
Not if he is under a death threat like MLK, JFK et al was.
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