Skip to comments.Steve King on default: Obama could be impeached
Posted on 07/25/2011 12:25:00 PM PDT by thepatriot1
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Monday that President Barack Obama would be impeached if the nation falls into default.
STOP talking about default, he wrote on Twitter. The 1st dime of each $1 of revenue services debt. Obama would be impeached if he blocked debt payments. C C & B!
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Wouldn’t this be a spectacle?
He’d probably invoke Martial Law and round up his opposition.
You know, to save America.
There may or may not be enough votes in the Senate to remove him from office.
The Constitution mandates that the United States promptly pay it's debts so if the President chooses to default on our $20 billion per month debt, especially with $200 billion dollars per month in revenue, there certainly will be valid grounds for impeachment.
If things really get sideways, it might be a good thing for the idea of impeachment to be raised but there is virtually no way our Treasury will default on it's debt.
It's also hard to see Social Security checks not being delivered.
The real outcome here is going to be any and all budget cuts by the President will be targeted towards putting as much pain as possible on the middle class and doing it in such way as to point blame towards the Republicans.The economy is already slowing as the sugar high of the Stimulus spending wears off and Obama will try to blame this inevitable economic slow down on the Republicans and their fiscal polices
Of course, the Republicans are not blame here. There are going to be cuts, steep ones in fact, regardless of what budget deal is agreed upon because we are simply out of money and the rest of the world is losing interest in buying US Treasury Debt at effective negative interest rates when the US Government's spending is so out of control that default is inevitable in the near term future if spending is not brought back into control. But you can bet The Democrats will try to pin this on the Republicans and they are already posturing to do so
He should have been impeached long before this, sometime in mid-November of 2010. I agree with those on here who point out that it’s one thing to impeach a popular president like Clinton, and yet another to impeach an unpopular (alleged-) president facing election. Has there ever been a president up for election while facing impeachment proceedings who won?
“Clinton was impeached, made not a bit of difference, did it.”
Tricky Dick Nixon was threatened with impeachment and resigned before any action was taken, Slick Willy Clinton was impeached but was not convicted and removed from office by the senate. Now there are millions of Americans who think they know that Nixon was impeached and Clinton was not.
Nixon is no hero of mine but he did have the decency to resign and not put the nation through the misery of impeachment. Clinton would not resign and would have had to be dragged kicking and screaming from the oval office had the senate convicted him. Who do most Americans see as being the better man and better president? One guess allowed.
ROFLMTO...been using those same words in same sentence, in my prayers daily!
Who was guy who spoke on Fox News, that he had proof Obama had done something illegal, it was to do with Libya and the Muslim Brotherhood? I missed it but two people were talking about it, but i haven’t seen it, have you?
I don’t know...there are a lot of people who have proof of his illegal activities...
I do think it would be remiss of the Congress not to impeach in this case...but I would not want a conviction at this point...Biden scares me more than the magic Won.
Maybe King’s statement on default is why OBAMA is always on TV whining to get this done, but it does not explain the lack of cooperation the conservatives are getting from him.
I told someone today, if zero and Geitner do not pay elderly, disabled, and vets, it is intended to start a revolution, whereby he can evoke martial law...he is upset, that Boehner isn’t bowing down to his dictatorship attitude.
The vision of her with the copious notes all around her while trying to make sense of what Dennis Kichinich (sp)was saying, the whole scene is hilarious. I would love to meet your Mom. I used to love working in the dementia ward at the retirement center when I was chaplain there. My “girls” were so sweet and so confused. It was a challenge, but I cried when I had to leave that job.
“Why do RINO’s rub their eyes when they wake up in the morning? Because they don’t have any balls to scratch.”
RINO’s are not lacking balls. They lack desire to achieve any conservative results. They vote just the way they want to.
Obama should be impeached because he is the worst POTUS ever!
Agreed on all points. Also, wtf added all the nasty keywords?
Here's my philosophy on the matter.
You do what is right, you do what you can, and you let the chips fall where they may.
I say, impeach the bastard and let the pathetic Senate save the hapless, miserable, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, sorry excuse for an American President.
All that said, a Boehner congress doesn't have the stones to do it.
LOL, Condor51. HUGE LOL!!!!
Don't tease me. Reid and Pelosi go re-elected, what makes anybody on God's green earth think that anything will happen to Zero before election day?
She would be a perfect trap for a photo-oping politician. Just when you think she couldn't put two and two together she will say something, about current politics no less, that just cuts to the heart of it.
It is ‘pact’ not “pack”.
May the Lord of compassion watch over her now and henceforth. You have been blessed.
How did you come to that conclusion ? Steve King (R) IA is
a thumbs up type person that must be reading Obama’s tea leaves and adding up all his mistakes that has helped to bring this once, SUPERPOWER Nation to its knees in just two
short years, and while everyday he and his administration are doing all that they can to destroy our constitution and at the same time our freedoms , liberty and security. 55-60% of people throughout this country just want to see him gone before he can do more damage...I believe there is a point of no return that needs to be avoided and I believe that is what Steve King was referring to. Each mistake Obama and his administration makes, brings us closer to that possibility.
I’ve known Steve personally for twenty years. And if he’s supporting “CCB,” he’s supporting legislation that raises the debt ceiling by almost two and a half TRILLION dollars. That’s a simple fact.
Immeasurably. Thank you!
Definitely the best music!
retracting my previous post :)
It makes a statement but in the end if we can’t remove him, nothing changes except another black mark for him in the history books.
From his lips to God’s ears...
Pretty much everything he’s done has been unconstitutional when you get far enough into it.
I hate even thinking this, much less saying it, but part of me hopes he’s not impeached. As much pain as he is inflicting on America, that pain is exactly the thing needed to bring a lot of fair-weather Lib/Democrats to their senses since the impact to them personally, whether financial or what have you, is the only thing that “may” wake them the hell up from their Utopian fantasies. THEY need to experience the hell PERSONALLY. Mugged liberal and all that...
The downside is the rest of us have to suffer right along with them. Then there’s the fact that he may actually succeed in destroying America at the rate he’s going. Yes, he’s a Major problem, but not ‘the’ problem. ‘The’ problem is/are the hopeandchange zombies and the media that encourages them, that believe like he does.
We are making progress and the idiots are finally taking their heads out of their collective arse, but his rate of destruction increases proportionally to the loss of his power and base. He’s quickly becoming a cornered animal.
Hopefully someone changed the codes to the football on him already.
Thanks, jla. Spell check took it but I guess I need to check the defination of a word as well. :)
Make it “fast and furious.”
Chris the Hardball will not let it happen!
How did “defination” sneak past spell check?
since he legally shouldn’t be there at all,
he should be arrested, with all the accomplists
“able was i ere i saw elba”... napoleon’s paladrone. he was a big fan of those.
Bring as Evidence his statement Monday to the Latino group that he wishes he didn’t have to bother with the law or the Constitution, that he would prefer if he could rule by fiat.
Bty, for someone who got a (sincere thank you) from me for pointing out my misspell of “pact” vs “pack”, why are you still on my back about my spelling? Are you the designated "spell cop" on this forum?
I noticed I'm not the only one you have singled out for spelling.
My grammar was awful, sorry. As a born raised Texan, I am very leary of Perry
The correct word is leery.
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Incidentally, I admire your use of the English language.
I know exactly what you mean. I think it's the mushy middle independents that need the mugging though and have enough openness to actually learn something from this. If reality slaps them hard enough to wake them up the left will be an impotent minority without them.
The downside is the rest of us have to suffer right along with them.
That's true but by our nature I think we have more inner and outer resources to endure in bad times and an understanding of why it must be so. Pro-life and pro-liberty values are worth sacrificing for. They are not some nebulous hope-and-change, wing-and-a-prayer, pie-in-the-sky dreams of someday becoming angels dancing a polka on the head of a pin rather than the humans on a wild and wooly planet that we really are.
Default = impeachment
Libya = impeachment
Gunwalker = impeachment
Federal drug enforcement = impeachment
Stimulus bill payouts = impeachment
GM bond holders = impeachment
(feel free to add)
Obamacare cronyism waivers = impeachment
You have stuned my beeber. I am series! ;^)
I want to thank you for sharing how you cared for your "girls." That really helps to hear. I am in that awkward position of knowing what you mean. I am slowly losing my best friend and at the same time becoming closer to her than ever before.
Yes, indeed. Unequal treatment under the law. Soviet-style elitist party favoritism.
lol NO worries. ; )
“...stupid, recalcitrant bastard ...”
I prefer Feckless Marxist Douchebag, but “stupid, recalcitrant bastard” also seems to sing nicely to the ear...
Accurate, too. Especially the “bastard” part. We still don’t know “who’s yo daddy” when it comes to him, do we?
No, Sir, we do not know that information, not at all.