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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:45 PM

Instead of Impeaching Obama, Letís Impeach Unhinged House Republicans

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Instead of Impeaching Obama, Letís Impeach Unhinged House Republicans

By: Rmuse
November 16th, 2012

In the world of thoroughbred dogs, there is an unspoken practice of putting down animals that resist intervention training to prevent the propagation of unwanted behavior due to hereditary flaws. Normally, before destroying an animal, they undergo intensive behavior modification and extensive training to modify conduct that is atypical of breed standards that may prove dangerous if a family pet becomes aggressive towards strangers. There are human beings who fall into the same category as what breeders refer to as ďbad animals,Ē and America is home to an organized group of bad animals in Congress known as Republicans. It is a sad reality that despite two overwhelming election victories, Republicans are still disavowing that Barack Obama was legally elected as President, and instead of modifying their behavior and getting down to doing their job as legislators, they have chosen to spend time attacking the President to delegitimize his presidency.

In the aftermath of the Presidentís resounding victory over Willard Romney in last weekís election, Republicans are making excuses for why they lost, pretending they were victorious, or attacking the President over the tragic Benghazi attack that claimed four Americansí lives. Perhaps Republicans are following the will of their supporters who, in a recent Pew poll, said Republicans should stand up to the President and not work with him to solve the nationís problems, but it is more likely they are picking up where they left off and plan to obstruct the President out of spite. In fact, Republican leaders in Congress announced their intention of using Willard Romneyís tax plan as a model to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff within a day of the election, and it signaled their inability to acknowledge the election was a repudiation of Republican fiscal policies.

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Republicans have disavowed that Barack Obama is the President of the United States since he defeated John McCain in 2008, and they have never altered their aberrant behavior one iota. Whether they sat passively and allowed their surrogates to question the Presidentís rightful birthplace, or impugned him as un-American, the sentiment is the same; he cannot be the President. Never before in American history has one party so traitorously sought to damage the nationís economy for three-and-a-half years just to prevent President Obama from winning a second term and they show no signs of relenting in their attempt to delegitimize his presidency. In August, Iowa Representative Steve King proposed introducing a bill, which if it became law, would repeal everything President Obama has signed into law in the ultimate action to eradicate the Presidentís achievements from the historical record. Republicans have sat on their hands for the Presidentís entire first term and either outright obstructed or voted no on bills that helped all Americans, caused the nationís first credit downgrade, and nearly caused a credit default that would have destroyed the full faith and credit of the United States, and they show no signs of letting up before the Presidentís next term even begins.

It is one thing to work through ideological differences on how to govern the country, but these Republicans are behaving in a manner more in line with enemies of the state than an opposing party, and the country has suffered enough. Their actions are reminiscent of a serial abuser who beats his wife because his football team lost a game and Republicans deserve nothing less than imprisonment for their malfeasance. The election is over and President Obama won, again, but it looks like the GOP will continue punishing the American people for re-electing him for four more years, and along the way they will make every attempt to remove him from office as the ultimate censure of a legal election.

Republicans have had four years to change their behavior, and the election was the ultimate behavior modification to rid them of their bad habit of obstructing progress, but like bad animals they have not changed their bad conduct. The people have spoken, twice, and instead of following the simplest directions possible, to do their jobs, they persist in attempting to change the outcome of an election; first by sabotage, and now by seeking ,to invalidate the election with phony reasons for impeachment. There are already over a hundred reasons in the public record to begin impeachment proceedings, and if Democrats were empowered, they could impeach every Republican in Congress.

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Reply Instead of Impeaching Obama, Letís Impeach Unhinged House Republicans (Original post)
babylonsister Nov 2012 OP
octoberlib Nov 2012 #1
libodem Nov 2012 #2
trueblue2007 Nov 2012 #3
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #4
meow2u3 Nov 2012 #8
babylonsister Nov 2012 #10
shraby Nov 2012 #9
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #12
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #17
libodem Nov 2012 #19
indie_voter Nov 2012 #5
NightOwwl Nov 2012 #6
Lint Head Nov 2012 #7
Coyotl Nov 2012 #11
Cha Nov 2012 #13
davidpdx Nov 2012 #14
Shilo Nov 2012 #15
AlinPA Nov 2012 #16
ganggng Nov 2012 #18
Sunlei Nov 2012 #20
mojitojoe Nov 2012 #21
TroyD Nov 2012 #22

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:47 PM

1. I'm for this! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:51 PM

2. Start the paperwork right now

The obstructionists are traitors, to the country, whom all richly deserve impeachment.

They gotta go!

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Response to libodem (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:11 PM

3. i will sign the petitions or whatever

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:11 PM

4. Members of the House are not removed by Impeachment: They are, however, subject to expulsion

from the House by a Two-Thirds vote of the Members:

Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member

This being quite unlikely, based on the current composition of the House, one might wanth to drop the idea in order to pursue more productive avenues of change

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:39 PM

8. Felony convictions will cause Congress to expel a member

Now for the Feds to investigate every crooked repig House member, starting with Eric Can't-or and the Teabag Taliban. If a felony won't expel them, what will?

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 12:26 AM

10. Issa should be a close second, or first. nt

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:40 PM

9. Read your constitutions..if I recall correctly, they can be impeached..the only way

we can get rid of them besides voting them out.

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Response to shraby (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:31 AM

12. No, because only the president, vice president, and "civil officers" can be impeached.

Members of Congress aren't officers.

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Response to shraby (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:22 AM

17. Look again: I already provided the direct and relevant quote from Article I, Section 5, Paragraph 2:

Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member

If two-thirds of a House agree, that House can expel a member. So the House of Representatives can expel a Representative without any action by the Senate, and the Senate can expel a Senator without any action by the House of Representatives

Impeachment, on the other hand, is an action of the House of Representatives that then requires a Senate trial

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:42 AM

19. If that is the process

So be it! Let's go. Government is stalled and not functioning. Get them out. Examine their records.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:19 PM

5. Sign me up! n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:31 PM

6. Impeachment is too good for them.

I say we strip them of their citizenship and forcibly remove them from the country.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:37 PM

7. Hell! Have the men in white coats hall them off to the asylum.

They are insane and a danger to the citizenry and the country.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 01:14 AM

11. They seem to be self-impeaching

This is a desperation event, trying to keep the finger in the dike by exciting the base, largely in accurate fear of a flood out people out of the party after the bubble burst.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:17 AM

13. Great Idea, Rmuse!

Thanks for bringing this on DU, babylonsistah~

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:38 AM

14. I agree that the Republicans have been asshats and have obstructed progress

I'm very doubtful about any of them getting impeached. What I am sure of is that they are going to try to impeach Obama. The old phrase history repeats its self comes to mind. No, they don't even have to come up with a good reason because they'll make one up. Anyone that doubts that is fooling themselves. We know what they are capable of given the stuff they have pulled over the last 20 years.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 04:38 AM

15. Sounds like a plan to me

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 09:08 AM

16. The unhinged republicans are running the U.S. House, led by Boehner, the teabagger

wannabe.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:02 AM

18. yes

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 12:48 AM

20. pick one or two and start the process.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:16 AM

21. Can we start with Louie Gomert?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:46 PM

22. The Democrats retain the majority in the Senate

So at least we know the Republicans can't remove the President from office. They failed to do so to Clinton, and they will fail to do so to Obama.

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