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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:12 PM
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GOP lawyer drafts Obama impeachment


A prominent libertarian constitutional lawyer and civil libertarian has drafted an article of impeachment against President Obama over his attack on Libya, throwing down a legal gauntlet that could be picked up by some Congressional Republicans

Bruce Fein, a former Reagan administration official in the Department of Justice and chairman of American Freedom Agenda writes in his 15-page argument of Obama's course that "Barack Hussein Obama has mocked the rule of law, endangered the very existence of the Republic and the liberties of the people, and perpetrated an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor."

Fein is a small-government conservative who worked on the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and also called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, and his work doesn't represent the Republican Party line. But it comes as some Republicans on the Hill, led by Senator Rand Paul, object vociferously to Obama's decision to strike targets in Libya without Congressional authorization.

"He's been more bold than any other president," said Fein, who said Obama has failed to secure congressional approval for his military action in a much more brazen way than previous administrations.

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http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0411/GOP_lawyer_...
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:13 PM
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1. Good luck with that. nt
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:16 PM
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4. It's not going to work
but he is a strict constitutionalist and applies the interpretation equally.

Perhaps we need more strict constitutionalists around to assure we the people that their bidding is being done and to elevate the status of the Constitution again to more than just a piece of paper.
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:24 PM
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8. Then why hasn't he drafted paper work to try and get
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 07:25 PM by Drale
some of the SCOTUS members impeached, or Why didn't he try and get Bush impeached?
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:40 PM
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12. He did draft papers on Bush and Cheney
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 07:41 PM by Horse with no Name
*google*Bruce Fein* *impeach*


There is a wealth of information out there.

This man is NOT an enemy of the state. This man expects the Constitution to be followed to the letter.
As it was intended.

I have NO problem with someone that has a differing opinion than mine. While Fein and I are diametrically opposite on the political spectrum, we are in unison about calling out WHOEVER does wrong--no matter which party they belong to. The problems I have come when different measuring sticks are used to justify wrongdoings and approving that which comes of their own party yet abhorring the same when the other party does it. IF we are to take our country back from the corporations who have us in a chokehold and the politicians who gave them the tools to harm us, we must understand we are ALL Americans--I just happen to be an American who is a liberal and Fein just happens to be an American who is a conservative. We both want the same for this country although we both have very different ideas of how to do it--and we both feel that regardless of who is in power, the same rules apply to everyone in governance.



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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:56 PM
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16. Agree - I thought Jonathan Turley should have been AG. nt
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:58 PM
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17. Ohhhh I love Jonathan Turley
Whenever I have a question regarding something...I was always happy to see him out there proffering his analysis.

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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:03 PM
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19. But you know what? I haven't seen him at all lately -- have you? nt
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warrior1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:13 PM
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2. asshole
needs to get a life.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:15 PM
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3. Where was the concern when Bush lied us into war?
"We got the intelligence wrong," my ass!!
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:17 PM
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5. Fein called for bush and cheney to be impeached.
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:41 PM
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13. Well, we saw how far that went...
Let's see if the Repubs today will pursue an impeachment of Obama with the same fervor.

The very same fervor...
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:18 PM
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6. The Idiot-in-Chief and cohort Cheney FIRST! Assholes! n/t
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LiberalAndProud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:19 PM
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7. If pressed, would impeachment prevent more of the same in the future?
Fein is 10 years late with this. I wish to Goddess that he had pressed this when Bush persued the illegal invasion of Iraq. I hate hate hate that Obama has put himself in this position, but damnit, executive war powers need to be curtailed at long last.
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Dj13Francis Donating Member (343 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:25 PM
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9. I'm on board.
So is Dennis Kucinich. F this war.

I'm hoping to have a chance to vote Sanders/Kucinich in '12. Hoping against hope...
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:43 PM
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15. STOP wars!
Anyone have a better idea on how to prevent this kind of aggression without constitutional authority?
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:27 PM
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10. Fein is an asshole!
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 07:32 PM by ProSense
Bruce Fein, a former Reagan administration official in the Department of Justice and chairman of American Freedom Agenda writes in his 15-page argument of Obama's course that "Barack Hussein Obama has mocked the rule of law, endangered the very existence of the Republic and the liberties of the people, and perpetrated an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor."

Fein is a small-government conservative who worked on the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and also called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, and his work doesn't represent the Republican Party line. But it comes as some Republicans on the Hill, led by Senator Rand Paul, object vociferously to Obama's decision to strike targets in Libya without Congressional authorization.

"He's been more bold than any other president," said Fein...


One President missing from the list: Reagan.

One word: Grenada.

I take it that asshole missed this.

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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:27 PM
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11. It seems he does not play favorites .........that is a good thing
and also called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:42 PM
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14. Reagan Administration official?
did he want to impeach Reagan over his military adventures? Thought not.
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:02 PM
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18. If the Republican House impeached him would Obama still try to "compromise" with the hostage-takers?
Inquiring minds and all that...
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:04 PM
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20. Don't they usually wait until the second term? Jerks.
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