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Thu Oct 3, 2013, 11:39 PM

NEXT GOP MOVE: IMPEACH OBAMA!

Richard Reeves
Richard Reeves 6 hours ago

WASHINGTON -- If the Republicans in Congress are unable to prevent the United States from paying its bills later in this month of shutdowns and deficit limits, I assume their next move will be an attempt to impeach President Obama.

This has not been a great century for American democracy, beginning with the Supreme Court's decision to give the presidency in 2001 to a man who may not have won it. Since then, we have started two wars we did not have a chance to win, we have had one fiscal crisis after another, and now seem to be at the mercy of 30 or 40 wackos in the House of Representatives who do not really believe in democracy or majority rule.

Alexis de Tocqueville worried about an American tyranny of the majority, still always a danger. He did not, however, envision a tyranny of the minority, which we are now living through.

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"The Constitution requires the president to spend what Congress has instructed him to spend, to raise only those taxes Congress has authorized him to impose and to borrow no more than Congress authorizes. ... Lawyers tend to play down policy considerations as a basis for interpreting law. In this case, the consequences are so overwhelmingly on one side that they cannot be ignored by the president and should not be ignored by the courts. If the debt ceiling is not increased, the president should disregard it, and honor spending and tax legislation....

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Thanks and a tip o the hat to tx4obama

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 11:41 PM

1. Outstanding Move. Just Do It.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 11:47 PM

2. It'll never happen, but it would be real interesting to watching the circus.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 11:48 PM

3. Well of course they will. They have been looking for some situation that

they could turn to their favor and gin up charges against him. They were trying with Benghazi, but that was a bust.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 11:59 PM

5. Seems like the only thing they can gin up now is accusing him of not stopping them.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Thu Oct 3, 2013, 11:58 PM

4. Good article.....if the repukes try to impeach obama,

then I think the American public will turn on them

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 12:02 AM

6. It would be the cherry on the cake.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 12:03 AM

7. I agree

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 12:07 AM

8. Big time!

That is how their careers will end.

Believe it.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 01:42 AM

10. They're already turning on them over this shutdown shit

If they try an impeachment after shutting down the government over a temper tantrum, things will go VERY badly for them.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 12:35 AM

9. Richard Reeves is a real gem.



He's still going strong at 76, born and raised when journalism had much more ethics and much less marketing. He's still plugging along. Thankfully.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 08:00 AM

11. I have been predicting that the GOP will try this stunt

The GOP is full of idiots who hate President Obama. These will try this stunt

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 08:12 AM

12. No, they won't try impeachment again.

Just like they won't try shutting down the government again. They know that stuff backfires.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 08:41 AM

13. Apparently, they are losing control of the M$M over the shutdown.

And what is this "he Supreme Court's decision to give the presidency in 2001 to a man who may not have won it." There is no question Bush DID NOT win the Presidency!!

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 08:50 AM

15. +10,000

I have often wondered whether ReTHUGs and their fascist friends knew that the CJ had serious problems with prescription drugs.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 08:48 AM

14. I think this is a real posibility unless cooler heads prevail in the Repub Party.

If Obama invokes the 14th amendment to prevent default, they could very well try to impeach him. If he doesn't and we go into a default they could impeach him on letting us go into default.

Boehner should go ahead and have the vote in the House on the CR and dare the crazies to seek his removal as Speaker. So what? He's doomed in the history books anyway. He's got money and I'm sure he has a job lined up. Why not quit now...it ain't gonna get any better for him, that's for sure...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 4, 2013, 11:13 AM

16. Exactly what I've been thinking

I would not be surprised if this is part of their endgame on debt negotiations.

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