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Coburn: Obama a 'Friend,' But His Actions Nearing Grounds for Impeachment
CNN ^ | Thursday, August 22, 2013 | Bryan Koenig, CNN Political Unit

Posted on 08/22/2013 4:26:36 PM PDT by kristinn

Sen. Tom Coburn became the latest Republican lawmaker to link President Barack Obama to potential grounds for impeachment during a town hall Wednesday.

The Oklahoma Republican – who also said Obama was a "personal friend" – responded to a question from a constituent by asserting that the president's policies were approaching a legal standard for impeachment.

Without using specifics, Coburn cited "intended violation of the law" by Obama's administration, as well as general incompetence of some of his appointees.

"I don't have the legal background to know if that rises to high crimes and misdemeanors – but I think they're getting perilously close," Coburn said, according to a YouTube video posted Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: impeachment; impeachobama; obama; oklahoma; tomcoburn
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More at the source link. Coburn says he's been "documenting" potential impeachable offenses by Obama.
1 posted on 08/22/2013 4:26:37 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn
president's policies were approaching a legal standard for impeachment.

Are you kidding me? Hey, Ahole, are you seriously kidding me?

If the kenyan were WHITE, HE'D BE GONE BY NOW!

Stupid pig that you are.

2 posted on 08/22/2013 4:31:40 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: kristinn

Let’s hope he’s not just pandering to the town hall crowd...


3 posted on 08/22/2013 4:31:43 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: kristinn

I am sick and tired of hearing the drivel of “my friend on the other side of asile”...the Constitution is what it is..use it or forget about it. There are so many areas he could be impeached.
Let me give one I have not seen hide nor hair of.He attended Occidental college for a year. If he accepted money as a foriegn student then he is not eligible to be POTUS.
If he lied about being a foriegn student because he was born in Hawaii...then he commited fraud to get foriegn student aid. Since this is a felony I think it reaches the bar of high crimes and misdemeanors
I am waiting for some politician to get off the honey pot and get serious about making this man accountable.
Until the GOP grows a spine.Don’t expect me to vote for your canidates
Freegards
LEX


4 posted on 08/22/2013 4:32:58 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: cld51860

He is just pandering.

He has drank the water in DC.

He might have written the book about how a conservative gets liberalized in DC but he has also fallen into that himself.


5 posted on 08/22/2013 4:33:48 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: ConradofMontferrat

If the kenyan were WHITE, HE’D BE GONE BY NOW!
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
WRONG!!!!!!!

If he were white he would be lucky to be employed by Mickey D’s ... even today, as he probably would have been abandoned by his GParents when his ‘momma?’ left him on their doorstep.

The ‘black’ half of him has opened doors ever since, doors that never would have been answered if he were White, much less opened.


6 posted on 08/22/2013 4:37:12 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --"People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to." J. Seinfeld)
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To: ConradofMontferrat
Stupid pig that you are.

Not you Kristinn, but the fool Bryan Koenig who wrote the piece.

Sure you knew that, but not taking chances.

7 posted on 08/22/2013 4:37:18 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: kristinn
Mealymouthed = Mincer of words = Mincer of principles    (= GOP star)
8 posted on 08/22/2013 4:37:54 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: kristinn

THIS is why his talk about a Constitutional Convention worries me....

I do NOT trust him.

Coburn has shown his true colors, and they are not in the Constitutional palette.


9 posted on 08/22/2013 4:38:12 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: kristinn

An impeachment could take till 2016.


10 posted on 08/22/2013 4:38:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kristinn

Yeah, right. He just says that because he is back in Muskogee County, Oklahoma and knows somebody would lose their good nature and beat the living hell out of him if he said anything else.

My eyeballs glaze over and I quit listening, reading or believing just after he says obastard is a “friend”.

We are known by the company we keep and I don’t have or want any friends like obastard or anyone else who is “friends” with them.


11 posted on 08/22/2013 4:38:59 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: kristinn

It appears congress is more concerned with O’s job than the citizens and the state of our country.


12 posted on 08/22/2013 4:39:21 PM PDT by HollyB
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Meaning, this ishould not be about hurting poor O’s feelings. This is about doing the right thing for us.

So, if its impeachable, let the games begin.


13 posted on 08/22/2013 4:41:46 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: kristinn

Talk is cheap.


14 posted on 08/22/2013 4:43:32 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: kristinn

Anybody who thinks Obama is their “friend” is kidding themselves.


15 posted on 08/22/2013 4:43:54 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: kristinn
The Oklahoma Republican – who also said Obama was a "personal friend"

Quit reading right there.

Dog and pony show, smoke and mirrors.

A man who can pick friends like that says it all.
If he doesn't really mean it, be a man and don't say it you pandering bastard.

I've had enough of this 'good friend' crap!

Can't ever recall when I've ever called an enemy a good friend, ain't right.

16 posted on 08/22/2013 4:45:02 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: kristinn

He should be more discriminating in who he calls a “Friend”.

No pun intended.


17 posted on 08/22/2013 4:45:10 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: kristinn
Well, Obama could eat live kittens and rape little boys on the White House Front lawn, show MSNBC/CNN his Islam prayer rug in his prayer room and the democrat controlled Senate would not convict...

Until the republicans control the Senate...it's a moot point...

Coburn is pandering

18 posted on 08/22/2013 4:47:17 PM PDT by Popman
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To: The Cajun

Coburn lost his freaking mind, nobody should serve more than a single term or two in the Senate


19 posted on 08/22/2013 4:47:32 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: kristinn

As we all are well-aware, the “first black president” cannot possibly be impeached, because to do so would cast a stain upon all-important “diversity.”

The sad part is, I think this would be the case even if the GOP leadership wasn’t such creampuffs. The nation’s laudable sense of fair play for minorities has been so co-opted and corrupted by the liberals that even criticism of Obama is, in Jesse Jackson’s immortal words, “frowned upon.”


20 posted on 08/22/2013 4:51:28 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: kristinn

Sweet talkin’ Tom.


21 posted on 08/22/2013 4:52:20 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: GeronL
One term the whole bunch, what do we have to lose at this point.

Maybe with just one term, they won't be able to steal enough to set themselves up for life.

I'm pretty much in my "Had enough of the bastards mood" today.

22 posted on 08/22/2013 4:54:04 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: kristinn

He just strengthens the enemies resolve because they know they can now get away with anything. Coburn would be advised to either accuse him outright or keep his mouth shut. No middle ground.

Never accuse a President of almost breaking the law or committing impeachable offenses. “We don’t want to think. We want to know”.


23 posted on 08/22/2013 4:55:00 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: The Cajun

That is every day


24 posted on 08/22/2013 4:57:28 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Sequoyah101

Bingo. My friends aren’t trying to destroy the US. If they were, they wouldn’t be my friends.


25 posted on 08/22/2013 4:57:30 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

That is the hard part. We need a bill of particulars. Ranting and venting is fun/academic/good exercise but the list MUST be specific. I’m ready to support anyone with the goods but I’m not sending a dime to another bunch of posers who can’t get it done.

I sent a bunch of money to Klayman and his happy band of Clintoon investigators but they couldn’t get it done. If Coburn claims he’s working on it then he must be pressured to pick up the pace. Invalidating Obamuzzie’s signature would be a cheap way to get rid of all his phoney krap but the list must be specific.


26 posted on 08/22/2013 5:07:44 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: thesearethetimes...

Why worry because Coburn says “Constitutional Convention”?

First, he doesn’t know the correct terminology, his town hall meeting constituent mentioned Mark Levin’s book about a convention to AMEND the Constitution according to the process laid out in the Constitution itself.

That is not a “Constitutional Convention”, it’s an “amend the Constitution convention”, two entirely different things.

Second, Coburn has absolutely nothing to say about what happens. This would be a convention of STATES and completely bypasses Washington DC/the Federal Government.

In fact, when the constituent asked Coburn for his suggestion what citizens could do to advance Levin’s cause, Coburn said, this has nothing to do with me, you need to lobby the OK state legislature to join the effort.


27 posted on 08/22/2013 5:14:22 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." - Glenn Beck)
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To: kristinn

NEARING?!! He ignores the law and the Constitution and he is only NEARING grounds for impeachment?


28 posted on 08/22/2013 5:17:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: kristinn

A friend??? really? With friends like that ...


29 posted on 08/22/2013 5:18:48 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: kristinn

coburn is friends with evil... personally friends with evil... think about that.


30 posted on 08/22/2013 5:20:31 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: kristinn

Mr Coburn, do your “friends” typically have, as a part of their political agenda, a plan of destruction of the US? What kind of “friends” do you have?

Stalin and Kruschev were probably fun to bend elbow with, but I would never refer to these two as “friends”.

Mr Coburn, your senility is showing.


31 posted on 08/22/2013 5:20:48 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: cld51860

Ya reckon? ;-)


32 posted on 08/22/2013 5:21:04 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: kristinn
Good grief.
Obama has exceeded the threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors to trigger impeachment on a number of scandals.
33 posted on 08/22/2013 5:22:09 PM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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To: kristinn

Obama is not a “friend” Coburn. He hates America and he hates you, you stupid fool!


34 posted on 08/22/2013 5:22:34 PM PDT by dforest
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To: cld51860

he IS pandering to the crowd


35 posted on 08/22/2013 5:22:45 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: dforest

Leftists hate those Pubs who kiss up to them even more than they hate the conservatives who stand up to them. They just use them.


36 posted on 08/22/2013 5:24:02 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: kristinn

A personal friend???

Seems Coburn need an indepth investigation too.


37 posted on 08/22/2013 5:31:05 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: thesearethetimes...

Coburn is talking constitutional convention. Mark Levine is not. I heard Levin say that this is not a constitutional convention he is calling for.


38 posted on 08/22/2013 5:33:44 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Sequoyah101

Romans 16:17 KJV

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 KJV

And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.”

1 Corinthians 5:11 KJV

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.”

13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.


39 posted on 08/22/2013 5:34:37 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Sequoyah101

He also said Pelosi was a good woman or something like that during the Healthcare town halls . Lets call a spade a spade you can not have it both ways.


40 posted on 08/22/2013 5:36:00 PM PDT by funfan
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To: LibLieSlayer

Issues of church discipline don’t carry over into the stewardship of a government staffed by mixed believers and unbelievers.

The true issue is independent of any political move. We’ve quit asking the Lord for blessings so as to be exalted in us. We’re wandering around on our own, subsisting. God never wanted us to have the false humility of subsisting, God wanted us to prosper (in spirit, which might or might not mean prospering in earthly goods too, though it could if the goods are dedicated to the Lord).

God’s not there with some big grudge to be satisfied, but he has given permission to lots of demons to come in and nip at our heels to wake us up to the need for Him. We can sock him on the head with new confession and forsaking of sins (instant forgiveness no probationary period needed) and praise and prayer for God’s exaltation.

Get the spiritual stuff right and the physical stuff WILL follow. We’re here ragging on a politician who is as powerless as we are because the power was in the exaltation of God which has been forsaken.


41 posted on 08/22/2013 5:41:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: kristinn

More talk from the R’s.

Show me action or STFU.


42 posted on 08/22/2013 5:49:58 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Maybe that is what you thought that I was doing but I was just pointing out that GOD has given us guidance when it comes to picking our “personal friends”. I wasn’t ragging on coburn in this post... obama is evil and coburn is “personal friends” with him. Where better to go for guidance than to GOD?


43 posted on 08/22/2013 5:50:31 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“Personal friends” is actually very, very gospel.

We are one race, the human race.

The enemy is Satan. Love offensives that exalt God, not hate offensives, oust Satan.

And yes you WERE quoting church discipline passages. Got to divide that word of truth correctly or you are just in a spiritually lame position. Not unforgivable, but if you stand on your pride and defend it rather than turning to something better, you go nowhere.


44 posted on 08/22/2013 5:56:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: txrangerette; RitaOK

Thanks for the additional information/clarifications. It is an ongoing effort for me to deepen my understanding of the differences, and certainly appreciate any help in that regard :)

Concerning the issue of trusting Coburn - well, that is looking more doubtful every day, but he shouldn’t feel too bad. He has a LOT of company ;)


45 posted on 08/22/2013 5:57:09 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I pray that I am going to Heaven my friend... not “nowhere”. I certainly hope and pray that we both do. I was just trying to explain myself and my reasoning and all that I can tell you was what was in my heart and mind.

LLS


46 posted on 08/22/2013 6:01:39 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

I’m with you.

What is wrong with these politicians? Do they check their morals at the door of the capitol? How many friends do you have who commit felonies? Me: none.


47 posted on 08/22/2013 6:16:32 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: kristinn
"Approaching"? ROFL!!!!

IRS targeting of conservatives CONTINUES as we speak, and 0bama has not shut it down.

IMPEACH ALREADY.

48 posted on 08/22/2013 6:18:19 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: cripplecreek

If I had to choose between impeachment before 2016 and putting Zippy in jail after 2016, I’d choose the latter. It will take a housecleaning in Congress to get justice.


49 posted on 08/22/2013 6:18:42 PM PDT by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: kristinn
Here's another personal friend of Obamatollah.


50 posted on 08/22/2013 6:19:24 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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