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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:13 AM

John Dean: Why President Obama Could Easily Be Impeached Over the Debt Ceiling [View all]

This is a good article by John Dean that pretty much shows the Republicans could be setting it up to impeach Obama if he raises the debt ceiling on his own or doesn't raise it at all - so, a damned if you do, damned if you don't prospect.

Chilling.

http://verdict.justia.com/2013/01/11/why-president-obama-could-easily-be-impeached-over-the-debt-ceiling-if-congress-fails-to-raise-it

Buchanan and Dorf do not really address the issue of impeachment. Yet there is no question that President Obama would be operating outside the law, which clearly could subject him to impeachment for simply carrying out his constitutional duties, which most likely would be to try to avert a financial catastrophe. Moreover, the President would be violating the duties of his office if he failed to act, and simply did nothing.

There’s no question in my mind, particularly after witnessing at close hand what happened to former President Bill Clinton, when the radical conservative Republicans in the House impeached him. Republicans who are foolish enough to decline to raise the debt ceiling would have no problem proceeding to impeach President Obama in order to divert attention from the disaster they would create. These are people who want to destroy the federal government. Former President Gerald Ford, when serving as Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, observed that the House of Representatives can impeach a ham sandwich, just for being a ham sandwich. In short, impeachable offenses are whatever a majority of the House of Representatives declares them to be.


You really can't trust these assholes.

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