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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:27 AM

Are the Scumpublicans laying ground for Impeachment? Fux News may have tipped its hand

Last nite I happened to tune into Fux News during Hannity and the first word that came out was literally "impeachment."

One of their duchewad commentators was apparently raising speculation that it was a possibility if a coverup on Benghazi became evident.

Right now, they're talking with rabid Rep Gohemrt about the need for a special prosecutor.

It's looking like instead of actually working to solve the real problems of the country, the Repuglicans are going to revert to form and become dogs in the manger. After unsuccessfully trying their best to beat Obama electorally first time around, they may now be dragging out their old 1990's playbook of trying to cripple a re-elected Democratic president by bogging us all down in a trumped-up phony impeachment crisis.

I hope to God this is incorrect. If they even try to go there, the country should slap them down and impeach all their GOP asses on the grounds of pathological power-hunger.





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Reply Are the Scumpublicans laying ground for Impeachment? Fux News may have tipped its hand (Original post)
Armstead Nov 2012 OP
still_one Nov 2012 #1
demwing Nov 2012 #9
Armstead Nov 2012 #17
Coyotl Nov 2012 #13
99Forever Nov 2012 #2
Armstead Nov 2012 #3
99Forever Nov 2012 #16
Armstead Nov 2012 #18
Care Acutely Nov 2012 #28
Armstead Nov 2012 #29
99Forever Nov 2012 #34
Armstead Nov 2012 #36
MiniMe Nov 2012 #4
Armstead Nov 2012 #7
marions ghost Nov 2012 #5
librechik Nov 2012 #6
Armstead Nov 2012 #11
librechik Nov 2012 #37
Armstead Nov 2012 #38
City Lights Nov 2012 #8
Armstead Nov 2012 #14
treestar Nov 2012 #21
yardwork Nov 2012 #10
geek tragedy Nov 2012 #12
treestar Nov 2012 #15
Armstead Nov 2012 #20
bamacrat Nov 2012 #19
Bonhomme Richard Nov 2012 #22
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #23
Armstead Nov 2012 #30
ChairmanAgnostic Nov 2012 #24
Armstead Nov 2012 #31
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #25
Grammy23 Nov 2012 #26
Armstead Nov 2012 #35
Nye Bevan Nov 2012 #27
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #33
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #32

Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:40 AM

1. let em. That will be the final nail in their coffin. When this Benghazi bullshit is fully revealed

and the repukes refused funds to protect the embassy, they will be history

The republicans have declared war on women and minorites, and they won't recover from that for a long time

If they are foolish enough to push impeachment, they will only waste time and money and lose. We have a good majority in the Senate, and impeachment will never result in conviction, but it will put a larger stain on the republican party.

They are self-destructing before our eyes, and just maybe, faux will follow them down the tubes

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:27 AM

9. Absolutely - LET THEM

Even if the House impeaches, the Senate will decline to prosecute, and the Republicans will look like fucking cry babies. 2014 will be a blow out of an election, the House will go blue, and the Senate will go super majority. At that point, Citizens United can be overturned, and the Dem candidate in 2016 will walk to the finish line while the Red States (what's left of them) weep.

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Response to demwing (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:32 AM

17. Such a total backfire and implosion would be wonderful

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:29 AM

13. And, if the House moves on this, let gerrymandering take front stage. They will regret it and lose.

Meanwhile, Jill Kelley was at the GOP Convention in Tampa!!

Petraeus Sex Scandal - Jill Kelley Attended the Tampa GOP Convention
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021831190

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:42 AM

2. "Are the Scumpublicans laying ground for Impeachment?"

And in other breaking news...


It will be dark after Sunset tonight.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:13 AM

3. I love your sarcasm....not

I have been prepared to see them stomp their feet and engage in their usual obstructionist tactics, including huffing and puffing and poutrages over phony "issues" such as Benghazi.

But the notion that they would try to totally cripple the government to that extent seemed a little farfetched. Call me naive if you want, but I at least gave them some credit for having at least some remaining vestige of common sense not to go there.

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Response to Armstead (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:31 AM

16. You're quite welcome to believe anything you please.

Frankly, I don't give a damn what that is. Ignore history, if that makes you happy.

I KNOW there isn't a fucking shred of decency or concern in the entire Teathuglican Party. They are nothing more than tools of the 1% to rob the rest of us.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:35 AM

18. I don't necessarily disagree...I just get sick of this type of internal discussion-board sniping.

How about if you think my OP was trite and stupid you just ignore it and reply to those you find more worthy of your attention?

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Response to Armstead (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:25 AM

28. I can't speak for others but,

What I saw in 99's post was dark, very dry, humor. It's a coping mechanism. This is an internet message board and there are many different ways that people respond to posts and problems. I struggle with it myself sometimes, but it makes for a better DU experience to remember not to take things too personally on here.

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Response to Care Acutely (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:36 AM

29. With thousands of posts over the years, I have a pretty thick skin

I just find the tendency to ridicule posts that one basically agrees with to be a needlessly bad habit here, and ultimately it helps to stifle discussion.



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Response to Armstead (Reply #18)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:00 PM

34. There's a class war going on...

.. and has been for 3 decades or more. Maybe you haven't become a casualty of it yet, I HAVE. I done bending over for them, nor do I have harbor any illusion that they have any interest in ANYTHING other than their own personal enrichment.

I really don't know why you took my response as a personal insult, I'm sorry you did. I didn't intend it that way. All I was saying is that this is more of the same.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #34)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:34 PM

36. Ok no harm done

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:14 AM

4. The repukes were talking about impeaching Obama way before the election

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:24 AM

7. True, but they have talked about a lot of things -- actually trying is something else

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:20 AM

5. I just don't see how they can justify it...

doesn't mean they won't try. Slap down necessary, yes.

the Rethuglicon take on Benghazi. So transparent.

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:21 AM

6. of course they are. Watch for this key phrase: "the president lied."

they are pushing that as a reason, like they did for Clinton.

Problem--this president hasn't been caught lying under oath yet.

Thus the hearings. They will demand Obama's testimony under oath

Then they'll incite the masses over whatever happens next.They'll make a sideways glace from BO into perjury, treason.

Fox viewers are very gullible and excitable, after the pundits fluff them into a frenzy. And vice versa.

At least they will if they don't get laughed off the stage by their own troops. There is a lot more of that than I expected. The sane repubs are trying for an escape from behind the iron curtain.

I hope they make it out!

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Response to librechik (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:28 AM

11. If "lying" was grounds for impeachment, the Rethugs should be impeached for lying about lying

I do hope the saner ones will slap down the crazier ones on this...But it would be setting a precedent I'm not sure they are capable of.

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Response to Armstead (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:56 PM

37. It's only a crime if a Democrat lies. Repubs follow other god-blessed rules.

"It wasn't a lie because I am doing God's work."

To them this is an actual serious excuse.
http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Family.html?id=ioA0HzQzopYC

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Response to librechik (Reply #37)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:01 PM

38. Yes, Romney's campaign was a working example of that principle

Fortunately God had other ideas on that one

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:26 AM

8. IIRC, they were throwing around "impeachment" before the election.

Sadly, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if the Republican idiots in the House impeached him. They don't give a shit about the country, government, people, etc. They care about two things: power and money.

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Response to City Lights (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:30 AM

14. three things -- I'd add narcisscistic ego to that list

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Response to City Lights (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:45 AM

21. And look how childish they are being

With their petitions for secession and other whining crap.

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:27 AM

10. Of course. They failed to steal or buy the election so impeachment is their next step.

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:28 AM

12. Good. I want them to lose the House in 2014. nt

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:30 AM

15. Of course. It's what they do.

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Response to treestar (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:42 AM

20. They also pick their noses and cheat on their spouses -- I just wish they...

.....could keep this bad habit to themselves too.

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:37 AM

19. Probably...

They can't accept that a Democrat could be re-elected. If they try there will be massive push back on this. There are some repubs that want to move forward and not get bogged down in petty shit like this. It's just a question of whether the saner ones will prevail. Given their history, they will not.

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:50 AM

22. That is their plan though they know they can't get it.

This is what they do. The whole idea is to bog down the President with legal maneuvers and have some control over the media headlines.
It's no different than they did to Clinton.
Frankly, they are a treasonous organization whose only goal is to be in power and make policy for the ultra rich. They don't have anything else that is why they only appeal to a humans worse instincts.

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:51 AM

23. Is the sun warm?

Is the pope catholic?

They NEED a scandal like you need to breath.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #23)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:39 AM

30. I hoped they'd stick with "scandals" like birtherism or their phony outrages over creeping socialism

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:01 AM

24. Armstead, may I suggest that you are wrong?

The whole issue of impeachment is a political one, not a legal one. Here, the voice of the public has been heard. Decisively. If the GOP is so rabid, so sick, so mentally deranged to try something like this, it will cause such a public uproar that the GOP can say goodbye to any election in the future.

They tried this once. It bit them hard. If they do it again, it will leave scars.

I welcome this, because there is no downside.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:45 AM

31. I hope I am wrong

Although Clinton has been able to rise above it historically, they did succeed to an extent by tying his hands and monopolizing public attention for two years...Ultimately, the smelly fallout helped contribute to the defeat of Gore.

Hopefully the public (and media) won't fall for it again...But we're not always a very intelligent country and it could still become a giant needless pain in the ass.

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:02 AM

25. Yes. It will fail in the Senate but the damage done to Obama's 2nd term would be worth it

for the Rethugs. They will have tied his agenda into a Gordian knot, creating massive internal gridlock in Congress and ensuring that nothing the President wants gets done.

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:06 AM

26. It's sounds to me like some of the GOPers didn't get the memo....

and are continuing with the same old talking points and "impeachment" is part of that. It's not a new subject and some of the righties have not gotten a new set of talking points so are just falling back on the same ol' same ol'.

But some of them got the memo and seem to be scrambling to try to save the GOP from itself. So now we get people like Jindal speaking out against Romney's comments about the outcome of the election. Haley Barbour is admitting that the GOP needs to do a "procto" on itself. Hey, I'd pay money to see that!

In any case, it is a weird time to be in the GOP and it will, no doubt, be interesting to see whether they eat each other alive or one faction is able to retain control over the other.

Meanwhile, Fox will stick to their talking points and try to navigate their way forward after the beat down they and Mitt Romney and KKKarl Rove suffered last week. They know their audience seldom strays from them to get another point of view so they can safely continue to talk about "impeachment" and other nonsense.

Disarray does not even begin to cover the state of affairs in the GOP.

Get out the popcorn as this could turn out to be fun to watch.

These comments are in no way to suggest that we should simply stand by and watch this unfold. Impeachment is a serious issue here and I believe these low life GOPers will do anything and everything they can to disrupt and destroy President Obama's 2nd Term. But when there is something amusing going on amongst this band of thieves, we should take the opportunity to watch the circus.


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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:01 PM

35. At the moment there are a whole lot of conflicting memos flying around

Just a matter of which ones stick

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:06 AM

27. Yes, because impeaching Bill Clinton worked out so well for the Republicans (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #27)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:47 AM

33. It did, in the sense of being a huge time-consuming distraction.

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Response to Armstead (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 11:47 AM

32. They had better tread lightly. Those ORCA-busters are still around. Ms. Kelley is

seeking "diplomatic immunity", because she KNOWS THINGS.

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