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July 30, 2014 - 2:38 pm

Washington is abuzz with talk of impeachment — mostly from Democrats, according to Nate Silver:

Consider, for example, the Sunlight Foundation’s Capitol Words database, which tracks words spoken in the House and Senate. So far in July, there have been 10 mentions of the term “impeachment” in Congress and four others of the term “impeach.” Eleven of the 14 mentions have been made by Democratic rather than Republican members of Congress, however.

Impeachment chatter has also become common on cable news. On Fox News this month, Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, called for Obama’s impeachment, for instance. But for every mention of impeachment on Fox News in July, there have been five on liberal-leaning MSNBC.

Clearly, the Democrats are using the whispers of impeachment coming from Republicans as a fundraising gimmick. It’s working, The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $2.1 million in 24 hours earlier this week.

But all the political maneuvering doesn’t address the fundamental question: Has the president committed an impeachable offense?

PJ Media columnist Andrew McCarthy recently released Faithless Execution, which makes a case for impeaching President Obama for offenses of both omission and commission. In an interview with PJ Media’s Ed Driscoll, McCarthy lays out two major reasons to impeach the president:

Well, the second half of the book, as you point out, is an actual effort to draft articles of impeachment. And I start out with the failure to execute the laws faithfully, not because that’s necessarily the one that grabs you by the throat. I mean, the one that really grabs me is all the acts that involve Benghazi, more than anything else.

But as an old prosecutor, I like to have a slam-dunk count in an indictment. You know, you always want the jury to get used to saying “guilty,” because then they’ll say it again and again. And I think even the president’s most ardent admirers would have to admit that he does not follow federal law, he does not execute laws faithfully.

And a president, as I point out in the book, does have the right and the power, under our system, to refrain from enforcing a law that he’s got a good-faith belief is unconstitutional. But that is not Obama’s objection. He’s objecting to and not enforcing laws on the basis of policy disagreements.

So I think the failure to enforce the law is a big one, because it’s one of the president’s most important jobs in our system. The president is the only official who’s required by the Constitution to take an oath to faithfully uphold the laws and preserve the Constitution.

As I said, I think that Benghazi, to me — and there are many different acts that are laid out in the book — but I think the Benghazi transaction, to me, is the most offensive.

I take that back to the unauthorized war that Obama instigated against Libya and the Gaddafi regime at a time that Libya was being underwritten by our government as an important counterterrorism ally, precisely because it was giving us intelligence about the Jihadists in Eastern Libya.

Obama had no authority to commence that war. It was done under circumstances where it was clear that it would empower anti-American Jihadists. They follow it up by this really recklessly irresponsible failure to provide protection for the personnel who are mysteriously assigned to Benghazi, which is one of the most dangerous places on the planet.

You’ve heard from McCarthy and other pundits about possible impeachable offenses the president has committed. Now it’s your turn. What is the most impeachable offense committed by President Obama?

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The President’s fundamental crimes are far more egregious and harmful than Tricky Dick’s ever were. His simpering denials are ballsier than Slick Willy’s. Remember, though, it was the cover-up that took down Nixon, and the lying that shamed Clinton. On both scores, Obama has exceeded his predecessors by a mile.

The fact that there have only been 3 serious mentions of impeachment this month indicates that our representatives are either gutless or clueless. Sure, I understand that a conviction is as unlikely as a senator with a conscience. The impeachment on its own would be worthwhile, though. If we cannot even have a conversation about it, then we might as well crown the man king and acknowledge that the grand experiment has failed.
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Being Coyote-in-Chief.
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"Most impeachable" meaning strongest legal argument?

Most easily provable?

Or most heinous act?

The most heinous act is the weaponizing of agencies and using those weaponized agencies against citizens. There is no second place. Obama's fingerprints on these high treasons may be scrubbed off and material evidence destroyed, witnesses threatened and silenced...but if proved, EVERYONE involved should be jailed. Or hanged.

Benghazi. There is a dirty deal underneath all of this. It stinks to high hell. My best guess is this cabal cut a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood. Itself a dirty organization with whom Obama/Kerry/Hagel/Jarrett have sold out Israel (see Caroline Glick's column today) and America repeatedly. Again, fingerprints scrubbed, material evidence destroyed, witnesses threatened. Blaming and jailing a known innocent videographer as part of the coverup is despicable.

Obamacare, a lawless pursuit, lawlessly passed, lawlessly amended and lawlessly targeting organized religion. The law was broken so many times here, prosecutorial fatigue would set in before completing the reading of the charges.

Iran. The failure to notify Congress isn't the highest crime. It's the secret intent. This cabal has an agenda and the Muslim Brotherhood is the rotting fish giving off the stench.

The borders/amnesty. Failure to protect the borders is bad enough. Working with corrupt governments to flood the borders is another. No way the spike happens coincidentally. It was and is a setup.


Most of these cannot and will not be proved. The palace guard media won't investigate.

They did recoil at being spied on. I won't list that because frankly, I find it deliciously ironic.
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Obama should be impeached for perjury and treason for not faithfully preserving, protecting, and defending the constitution. He lied when he took the oath, knowing he had no intention of following this sworn oath, and was going to trash and destroy our constitution and republic (fundamentally change America). He and his supporters (Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid) lied to America about him being a natural born citizen, and the MSM media is complicit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoaZ8WextxQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esiZZ-1R7e8
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Lies. Over and over lies. Everything we treasure, free speech first, but everything depends on equal treatment under the law. He represents the government and has stacked the bureaucracy with liars that rob us of confidence in the government he represents. The only nation on earth that has ever counted on honest tax payers cannot survive without confidence in our government as a neutral arbiter. His change has robed us of America.
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Barry's illegal fiddling with Obamacare--changing deadlines, exemptions, etc. Not enforcing current immigration laws--DACA.
DerelictIon of duty--sleeping during Benghazi attack.
Unfortunately there isn't enough space here.
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Impeachment requires conviction in the Senate. Fat chance!
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That is based on the assumption that democrats will ignore the criminality of the charges and not convict. The charges will be exposed and the MSM will have to cover, and then these democrat senators will have to go home and justify their vote. If these charges are convincing enough and they ignore the crimes for political gain, there might be an uproar in their state and the people there might insist THEY be impeached and face the charges, OR they might all be exposed as involved in conspiracy and racketeering and then be exposed to being prosecuted using RICO statutes. The MSM has covered up much of the wrongdoing, but impeachment should expose the uninformed as to the severity of the charges and would be good for the country to find out they have been lied to and the watchdog media is really a lapdog coverup propaganda arm of the democrat party.
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1800 regulations from executive branches not posted with congress are illegal. These unelected officials are basically putting laws on us that have not been cleared with congress. Then weaponizing these agencies and making it hard for citizens to buy ammo.

IRS targeting.

Executive amnesty.
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"I don't want to rock the boat.
I want to sink the boat."
Barack Hussein Obama
(or was it Putney Swope?)
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Brobama's IRS ABUSE of POWER with Obstruction of JUSTICE (ad hoc IRS) by his Lackey Eric Holder's DOJ... (Bring to Indictment & Trial Lois Learner: she will be Obama-Gate's JOHN DEAN and sing like the jail-bird she is in prospect of becoming)
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And Boehner and the rest of the bought and sold conservative media claims impeachment has never been on the table. We need a third party!
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I think the saddest thing is hat we're all discussing what's the MOST impeachable. That implies there are more than one. What kind of world do we live in where we let our highest elected official get that chance?
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It would be more difficult to list something that this criminal has done that is not impeachable.
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