Skip to comments.IMPEACHMENT BAIT
Posted on 06/27/2012 2:25:28 PM PDT by Deb
Anyone who was following the news, this week, had to be shocked at the immediate, smash-mouth response from the Obama White House to the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold the most important part of the Arizona immigration law. He ordered his entire administration and all the government agencies to IGNORE any immigration violations reported by Arizona law enforcement. "If Arizona calls, hang up" is basically what he told his people. At the same time he provided a toll free number for illegals to call to report any perceived profiling by Arizona authorities. And, of course, the harassment of sheriff Joe Arpio continues.
How can he do this? How can he completely ignore his own federal laws? Didn't he vow to defend the laws of this country?
What's he doing?
I think that this added to the demand that his own Justice Department no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court was another indication of a very deliberate re-election plan to excite his base which has fallen into disillusionment and apathy. To be sure, it caused conservative spontaneous head-explosions when he succeeded in brow-beating the military into admitting and accepting openly gay servicemen and when he went around the congress to install a Dream Act they had previously rejected, but those things weren't unconstitutional. Were they?
I started to think something was up when he spit on the Senate by appointing recess nominees even though the Senate was not in recess! That seemed unnecessarily aggressive. Of course the media, talking heads and late night talk show hosts will always unite behind him, provide him cover and say that everything he does is completely within his scope, but it has become obvious the Obama administration is nothing but a lawless and unconstitutional band of government criminals.
Let's add his direct attack on religious freedom, to the list, by demanding the Catholic church provide "family planning" services to employees of church supported schools and agencies. Totally unconstitutional. He can't do that. And he knows it. So what's he doing?
I believe he is publicly shredding the Constitution in an attempt to provoke the Republicans into talking impeachment. He will have succeeded if one Republican congressperson utters the word. At that point the Democrats, media and entire popular culture will come down with the fury of a Sumatran tsunami and wipe out all other discussions and issues. This will make Obama a tragic victim of the dastardly GOP and send his '08 supporters flocking to the polls to re-elect their Dear Leader.
Bill Clinton left office with high approval numbers and is worshipped today by his party because of the evil, over-reaching Republican plot to "overthrow an election". I believe David Axelrod thinks he can secure Obama's re-election by poking the elephants till they have to respond and that will seal their (and America's) doom.
Impeachment bait is being set outside the front door of the Obama White House. Be careful elephants.
Didn’t Kyl say “impeach” already?
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Gee, it would be tragic if government resources were wasted answering meaningless messages left at the phone number and email address.
I just sent a note to my Congressman on the lines of impeachment for our President!
U.S. Constitution, Article 4, Section 4:
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion;”
This was posted on an earlier thread and I thought I would share this with my Congressman! Then I added it was an impeachable offense to circumvent his oath to the Constitution and to its citizens!
Oopsie. And Jon Kyl has never been accused of being a severely conservative GOP Senator.
It don't get any better than that, eh?
The Dems control the Senate. Just like with Clinton, it doesn’t matter if the House votes to impeach — the Senate would not vote to convict if Obama killed and ate a baby on live network television.
I think that you are right. And I would add that Obama’s lack of natural Born Citizen status is another piece of bait that the Republican’s are refusing to grab. They know that he is unquaified but they also know that the media would rain down on them and force to American public to sit through tirades by Jesse jackson and Al Sharpton until their consciences exploded and they were overcome by guilt.
I think you are on to something, Deb. The uninformed masses believed Clinton was being bullied during impeachment, and just maybe Obama believes he can create the same kind of backlash and turn it into energized support.
P.S. It is good to see a post from you! I am not as active as I used to be in freerepublic.
And the Republicans would be crucified.
And the Republicans would be crucified.
Really? There’s a link to back up my brain? Wow!
I think you are exactly right. But there’s even more to it.
People respect, and in some cases will follow, a man who knows how to exercise power. People do not respect, and will not follow, pussies.
Obama (or his handlers) know the Republicans are pussies, and know also that punching them in the mouth carries no risk, because, unlike 1974 when Republicans turned on Nixon, there are no Democrats who will split with Obama and raise a (true) threat of removal.
With removal off the table, impeachment is not a power gesture, it’s a gesture which shows just how pussified and powerless the Republicans are.
Because of this Obama can slap the Republicans and make them like it, and every time he does it his popularity will increase, and the GOP’s will decrease.
As if that wasn’t enough, unlike LBJ or Nixon, who were aware (sometimes dimly) of limits, Obama has contempt for limits set by dead white slaveowners, so there really is no practical limit to what he is capable of doing. With Harry Reid and his cohorts controlling the threat of removal and prepared to go all the way down the road to overthrow and communism, the political system is powerless to stop this.
The Republic is poised on a knife edge. I agree that impeachment by the House would be a huge negative. We have to hope for the election of the weakling Romney, and hope Obama isn’t prepared to go all in.
Did anyone hear him?
Please tell me that you are okay with at least impeaching Holder following the contempt vote? (yes, even if DOA in the Senate)
Rats! I knew I should have talked to you before I wrote this. Double crap!
OF COURSE!!! Absolutely. Positively. You betcha.
Its gonna be a long 5 months.
Here’s the story!
I say “Suceed from the Union”.
Let US patrol our borders and the hell with Washington that does not have the cahonies to stand up to the Progressive (Commie) bully.
At first I thought you were posting in support of impeachment...but as I read further, I realize...you are warning against it.
However, I disagree with your dissertation that Obama will energize his base. His base doesn’t need energizing. They are sheep, so they’ll believe anything he says or does. He’s already got them in the bag.
And IMO, unlike Bill Clinton, Obama is way more unpopular and disliked, the more he does. To me, it seems, the more he jumps into things and tries to “fix” things, the more he messes it up and hurts himself (and his party). And the more people see him for what he is.
After all, SEVERAL democrats aren’t even showing up for their big DNC party in NC. They don’t even want to be SEEN with Obama. Even Clinton was kind of bagging him recently.
I think Obama is a FAR CRY from Clinton when it comes to popularity, likeability, energizing their base, etc. Obama is not your average liberal. And MANY people are seeing that. He’s a PROGRESSIVE MARXIST. And his true colors are showing more and more every day. Only the sheeple losers, the willfully ignorant and the fully complicit are his base. I think he knows his chances for re-election are dwindling quick...and he’s using every tactic he can find to try to keep his head above water. He is desperate...and IMO, it doesn’t matter what the GOP (elephants) do....calling for impeachment.....it isn’t going to change anything, IMO. Many of the ‘08 supporters are no longer in his camp, because of everything he’s done and all I mentioned above.
Also, keep in mind...in ‘08, a lot of people voted for him because they wanted to be a part of history....the first black president kind of thing. And many voted for him solely because he was black. Now it’s 2012 and all that “hopey/changey” has worn off and has seriously lost it’s luster. I don’t think playing the victim would work anymore. As I said above, he already has his voting base locked....any more games and I don’t think it’s going to change anyone’s mind. I think it will sink him faster, actually.
Just my $.02.
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I know I will be put on the top of somebodies list for that last statement but what the hey!?
.. if I were Jan Brewer, for every illegal picked up my state or local cops, Id buy em a one-way ticket and put em on the bus to Washington, DC.
cheapest daggone solution for the state...anyday of the week.
Charter a bus....drop em at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
or better yet...the Attorney Generals joint looks pretty accommodating....
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That is on their about page! It was the first article I came upon to show that his statement is out there and known! :)
Thanks, I think. Hopefully, no one working for Obama has seen it.
Problem is they have eyes everywhere, just a bunch of snitches who don’t believe in the Constitution.
Why....can someone please explain why the talking point is immigration reform when speaking about people who are illegally crossing our borders? The laws are there and need to be enforced, not reformed, ok maybe make illegal border crossing a capitol offence.
Illegal, is, well illegal in respect to someone illegally crossing the border.
It really is unbelievable.
Here is another viewpoint: Dictators only have the power that the people allow him to have.
He is one, we are many. We choose to let him do whatever he wants to do.
Thats nice if you're in the French underground, but most Americans refuse to believe that a real anti-American could be elected president. And the press has convinced people that "it's all about politics".
Enjoy the next four years of Obama Rule, quietly of course.
I think there are enough people out there who know the truth, to save us. They may not show up in the polls, but Obama will lose in a landslide. That is...if his base stays uninspired.
We are living under a Dictatorship. Obama proved that when he illegally waged war on Libya without Congressional approval, made illegal 'recess appointments' while not in recess, illegally obliterated DOMA and deportation laws without consent from Congress. Now he's OPENLY telling States 'screw you' when they ask for help processing illegal aliens. As such, he's in clear violation of his oath to protect and defend us from foreign invasion, under the Constitution.
We can take the impeachment vote the day after the elections. I am patient, I can wait.
But then again I guess your just attacking the Kenyan 'cause he's 1/2 black.
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