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Thu Oct 3, 2013, 11:39 PM

NEXT GOP MOVE: IMPEACH OBAMA! [View all]

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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