Talk Of The Townhalls: ‘Impeach Obama’ (Video)

Republicans as mainstream as Charles Krauthammer and George Will have lamented the abuse of power and utter lawlessness of this administration. Tea party conservatives have been appalled at what they’ve been seeing from this corrupt administration since the beginning. But it’s not just them, anymore. A sense that the Regime’s lawlessness is destroying the Republic has become an overriding concern for many Republicans – and perhaps a few Democrats, too.

The I-word is coming out from the fringes (and the highway overpasses) and to Republican town halls.

ABC News is picking up on the impeachment chatter at town hall meetings this month that have mostly focused on repealing Obamacare, immigration reform,  and the War on Terror, but one “unexpected”  topic found its way into the conversation: the impeachment of Obama.

At least two members of Congress – one from Texas and the other from Michigan – have openly discussed the unlikely possibility of booting the president from office.

Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., Monday said it would be a “dream come true” to write a bill to impeach President Obama after constituents asked what he is doing to stop the president from “doing everything that he’s doing against [the] Constitution.”

“If I could write that bill and submit it, it would be a dream come true,” Bentivolio said at the  Birmingham Bloomfield Republican Club Meeting. “I feel your pain. I stood twelve feet away from [the president] and listened to him. I couldn’t stand being there, but because he is president I have to respect the office. That’s my job, as a congressman. I respect the office.”

Bentivolio noted that he has already asked various lawyers and scholars to advise him on how to impeach the president of the United States.

Earlier this month, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, told town hall attendees in Luling, Texas, that the House of Representatives would be in favor of impeaching President Obama, but that proceedings would most likely fail in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

“If we were to impeach the president tomorrow, you could probably get the votes in the House of Representatives to do it,” he said to constituents. “But it would go to the Senate, and he wouldn’t get convicted.”

Despite an inability to articulate what makes the president impeachable, Farenthold went on to argue that the country would be “damaged” if it had to endure another failed impeachment, like that of the Clinton presidency.

In both cases, constituents brought up the possibility of impeachment to their congressional representatives.

The subject also raised its head at an event at a local Civic Center with Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), Wednesday. Coburn warned that Obama was veering “perilously close” to the standards of conduct necessary to be impeached.

Via Mediaite:

In a video uncovered by BuzzFeed, Coburn warned that the Congress may have to act if Obama does not alter course in the coming months.

What you have to do is you have to establish the criteria that would qualify for proceedings against the president and that’s called impeachment,” Coburn said in response to a question. “That’s not something you take lightly and you have to use a historical precedent of what that means.I think there’s some intended violation of the law in this administration, but I also think there’s a ton of incompetence of people who are making decisions,” Coburn continued.

“I don’t have the legal background to know if that rises to high crimes and misdemeanor but I think they’re getting perilously close,” Coburn added.

People are starting to talk about it. I think we’ll be hearing more such talk in the coming days.

And as I noted at the Conversation, earlier today – why the hell hasn’t the most corrupt Atty General in American history been impeached, yet? I want them both OUT!

Linked by The Astute Bloggers, and Doug Ross, and iOWNTHEWORLD, thanks!

9 thoughts on “Talk Of The Townhalls: ‘Impeach Obama’ (Video)

  1. The Constitution says that a President may be impeached for “high crimes and misdemeanors”. If interfering with a bankruptcy court, writing executive orders that are new laws or repeal or amend old laws, delaying the execution of existing laws (even one his own party and he himself were hot to pass: ObamaCare), granting waivers to groups and individuals from the effects of laws without any authority to do so … none of those actions were legally within his power to do … taking military action against Libya without following either the Constitution or the War Powers Act … I would say that those and all the other high-handed unconstitutional acts he has taken equal high crimes and misdemeanors for which he ought to have been impeached as soon as he did them. But, Congress-critters, both male and female, lack the smallest iota of guts, except to yell at their constituents, so it is not surprising that he’s not been impeached before. Senate won’t convict him? Hang that on the Democrats’ necks and beat them with it in the 2014 elections. But … the House won’t find the nerve or the courage or the will. Spineless bastards, every one, and that’s why the Republic is dead.


  2. Coburn use to be a solid conservative, recently he has waiverd on several issues.

    There is no doubt that there is more than sufficient evidence to file at least a dozen Articles of Impeachment against this POTUS. No real Republican or Conservative should get their hopes up on the issue though as long as the current leadership remains in power. No matter how many seats they gain in either House, they will never/ever file Impeachment charges against obozo.

    These repubics will never go down in history as impeaching the first black President


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  4. It boils down to getting two thirds vote in the Senate. Unless you expect that 67 senators could be convinced that Obama should be removed from office and Joe Biden should take his place, don’t even go down that road. What kind of job do you expect John Roberts to do as presiding judge in the Senate? He’s already shown that he’s compromised.

    Early talk about his failure to follow the law is certainly appropriate as is saying that these willful failures are sufficient to remove him from office is helpful.

    I agree that Holder is an easier target but not yet anywhere near the 67 hurdle.


  5. I think Congress should start impeachment proceedings against the Secretaries of the Federal agencies that are carrying out the unconstitutional unilateral changing or totally ignoring laws passed by Congress. Article II, Section 4, says that the President, VP, and CIVIL OFFICIALS (i.e., the Secretaries in this case) SHALL BE IMPEACHED by Congress for …high crimes and misdemeanors.


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