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Gitmo Detainees Coming to a Town Near You?

June 5th, 2014 - 8:21 am

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says Obama may be impeached if the Obama administration “flows prisoners out of Gitmo.” So what happens when Obama flows them straight into Graham’s own state, like the brig at Joint Base Charleston? What will Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) do when Gitmo detainees show up at the brig at Camp Pendleton?

President Obama defended the release of five top Taliban terrorists by saying that’s what happens when “wars end.”  Never before have we had a president so detached from the realities of the world as we do now, at this moment. The war in Afghanistan is still on — even by Obama’s own absurd timetables for quitting it — and Obama’s justification of the prisoner swap should give Senators like Graham and Feinstein a taste of what’s to come.

Here’s the simple way to decode every dumb thing this administration does: their radical ideology makes them brazenly unconcerned about the consequences of their outrageous actions.

This militant approach to governance explains a great deal about the last six years. Think Gitmo, Bergdahl, Fast and Furious, IRS abuse, Benghazi, the New Black Panthers, Holder’s attack on election integrity and Voter ID, attacks on religious liberty, attacks on free speech, and an unmatched record of losing 9-0 at the Supreme Court.

Consequences don’t matter to the radicals populating the Obama administration. The crusade matters, as per Saul Alinsky: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up … As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new. Attack, attack, attack.” The blueprint is right there for anyone to read for just $8.44.

Part of that ideological crusade is closing down Gitmo. Because people throughout the administration — in the White House, National Security Council, State Department, Justice Department and Defense Department — think Gitmo is an evil place outside the norms of international law, they will do anything to shutter it. That explains the last week.  It’s easy to understand their behavior if you understand what drives them. The Bergdahl for Taliban swap wasn’t an error; it wasn’t incompetence.

The swap represented radical ideology in action.

But impeachment? Nothing sounds more delightful to the ears inside the White House. If you ever get around to reading Alinsky’s Rule for Radicals, focus on how important “overreaction” is to an Alinskyite. Overreaction is the one way the administration might emerge from the fallout of the Gitmo detainee for probable-deserter swap.

Why is impeachment an overreaction right now, this day? Because the public doesn’t support it. Re-read the last sentence. Impeachment is a political act, not a legal one.

It is strange how anyone needs to be reminded of this lesson, barely twenty years old. I was in the House chamber the moment President Bill Clinton was impeached. The gallery erupted in applause. Who knew they were cheering a boomerang that led to a wipeout in the 1998 elections and the death of the 1994 GOP surge?

In favor of impeachment? Get back to me when more than 50% of the public supports impeachment. I’ll give you a discount — get back to me when just 47% support it. Get back to me when you have a winner. Until then, make the case with your friends and neighbors, minus any spittle or froth.

In the meantime, Obama may help your cause. Gitmo needs to be emptied. (Or as they would say in my hometown of Pittsburgh: “Gitmo needs emptied.”) There is nothing Obama and his radical aides would like to do more than open the Gitmo gates and say goodbye.

If the firestorm following the Sgt. Bergdahl swap does anything positive, it may scrap that dream.

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Dear Mr. Adams:

How I wish you were right, but you're not. You're making two dangerous, and incorrect, assumptions: first, that Mr. Obama is wrong, but wrong within the limits of reasonable political disagreement; and, second, that the senate won't vote for his removal following impeachment.

The first is a mistake lots of people make - but look at what he got for his trip to Afghanistan:

1 - a 2014 version of John Kerry loose in America with every opportunity to ghost a book or host a tv show;
2 - five experienced jihadis ready for deployment; and,
3 - the exposure of the CIA's Kabul operation along with the career death of a senior CIA officer.

To the extent that we can impute motives from actions and their predictable results, this looks like high treason - not political disagreement in action.

Second, impeachment in the house now makes the senate trial an issue for November. Check Mr. Obama's popularity lately? More importantly, many more states are moving to strengthen controls against vote cheating; and without a lot of cheating he can't elect enough senators to survive the vote on removal.
24 weeks ago
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The sad truth is this.

The vast, VAST majority of the public? They don't care.

All they want are their entitlements and their Abortions.

And that's all that will ever matter to them.
24 weeks ago
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Let's face reality. This loose cannon won't be stopped through
The legal system nor through congress. After the November
Congressional elections Obama will have two full years of unfettered
Rule by presidential fiat. Because America has become
A volatile racial tinderbox, as the Democratic Party has cleverly orchestrated
For political purposes, there is almost zero possibility
Of impeachment proceedings against him. He knows
There is almost nothing to stand in the way of his radical
Islamo/leftist agenda. The only possible exception is almost
Unthinkable, yet to save American democracy and the American
People from the existential dangers this reckless man has
Created, all options should be on the table, including
A temporary military one. There is a higher authority to obey
Than a commander and chief gone rogue. True patriots
Know when to 'shut up and salute' and when heroic acts of courage
And patriotism may, regrettably, be called for. This may be
Such a time.
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23 weeks ago
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This guy fails to separate the criminal/impeachment investigative powers of the US House from the final act of the vote to impeach and we all know the odds are heavy that the Reed Senate will not convict. There is no better way to inform and gain the public support this guy says we must have than having the house expose this usurper for the criminal fraud that he truly is by acknowledging and finishing the work of Sheriff Arpaio and his law enforcement verification that the usurpers birth certificate and Selective Service card are forgeries and is using a stolen Social Security number. Does this guy disagree that these instruments and images are forgeries??? Is it not a serious crime to produce a forged public document and used by someone to qualify for a federal position??? Has this guy ever examined and debunked the work of Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse??? The truth alone, properly investigated and exposed by the House, will prevail. We don’t need the Senate to do that.

I admired the guy as a whistleblower but he isn’t worth a crap as a political strategist.
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24 weeks ago
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RE:Gitmo. It was my understanding that it is illegal for us to detain prisoners off U.S. soil & that "due process" demanded that we try these prisoners. IF we transfer them to the mainland & decide to comply with our own laws, wouldn't they go to the Fed. Pen. in Leavenworth, KS?
24 weeks ago
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No. They do not need to be 14 miles from my home. Put them where the government will feel the pain - somewhere in Washington, DC.
24 weeks ago
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More likely they'd go to the maximum secutiry one in Florence, Colordado, where several jihadis already live.
24 weeks ago
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What information do you have that it is illegal to detain foreign terrorists at Guantanamo? Please cite some documentation.

Constitutional "due process" does not apply to non-US citizens, detained outside the US borders.
24 weeks ago
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As I stated it was my "understanding" & so I have no empirical evidence & was hoping someone would point me to the law/laws that says it's Constitutional to hold prisoners outside our borders & keep them indefinitely without a trial. Since these are the types of actions we typically decry as communist, I was "hoping" for some "consistency" from the politicians in D.C. I FULLY expect ANY of the prisoners in Gitmo to be found guilty, so I am not looking for a "hall pass" for these professional criminal terrorists...I would just like us to "walk our talk", that's all.
24 weeks ago
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I disagree with Mr. Adams.

If the choice becomes impeachment, or a military coup by a coalition of civilian patriots, and fed-up military personnel, I'd much prefer impeachment. No one, at this point, knows what the American public will support, or what it would support in the future, if Obama continues shredding the political foundation of this country.

I don't care if Obama is black, or purple, or chartreuse, Impeach him, or suffer the consequences, which could very easily entail another civil war..
24 weeks ago
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Thank you, Gridley, and you may fire ANY time you are ready.

We are nowhere near wise enough to pull off some kind of coup and make things better. If there were a well thought out majority opinion -- even such an opinion among those attempting a coup then we could fix everything within a couple of election cycles: Just elect the right people and have them use constitutional tools to do the job.

Even impeachment has some downsides: I'm NOT among those who thinks it is necessarily a bad move politically but the current group of Republican 'Leaders' is so inarticulate that I don't think they could explain the case to the public even WITH a good set of talking points. I find it easier to imagine today's R. Party screwing up the explanation of impeachment than otherwise.

There are really two classes of issues: One is the growing day-to-day danger of apocalypse caused by Obama's Fundamental Transformation. I really don't get why Congress isn't scared by that: I've never been scared about a war, economic or political catastrophe before in my life and I'm plenty scared now.

The other major issue is the precedent that the chief executive can use laws as grants of power, ignoring any limits they set and not carrying out any provisions he dislikes. We have three branches of government for a very sound reason and Obama has -- with the acquiescence of Congress and the judiciary -- telescoped all three into one.

That's not going away when he leaves office. Do we want ANY future president of any party to keep working from Obama's playbook? But if he gets away with it, why wouldn't they?

A civil war is about the best possible outcome on this (no impeachment) path and it would be miserable beyond what 99% of Americans can imagine.
24 weeks ago
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You cannot impeach these scum with Harry in office. This has been set up very carefully. I have a friend in Vegas who says the number of events that Slimy Harry held where they handed out absentee ballots to illegals was unreal.
No press, and noone without the ballot that Harry had sent to them were allowed in, so they could "show them the proper way to vote".
What is NOT illegal about this?
How does my friend have special knowledge? Because he is the manager of a very big hotel, and on the days Harry held these things, noone would show up for work.
Just think of what Harry is doing to our government? He doesn't need to be removed, he needs to be put to death.
He is the lynchpin of this disaster. He HAD to win, and so did the other Senators who had surprising victories.
It is a criminal conspiracy involving the attorney general.
The only other options are a coup or a revolution.
On the chance I may be missing something else, I await your alternate suggestions.
24 weeks ago
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Revolution will not happen. Regardless of how anti-Washington violence might start there are enough people firmly on the government side that it would be a civil war within a couple of weeks.

There would, however, be no 'no fault' divorce, because the breakaway parts of the country would be the producers and the Washington parts couldn't let them go without collapsing.

I think civil war is what we're going to get if impeachment isn't attempted. We're simply not going to be turned into Russia over the next decade.

The Progressives never read history so they don't understand that the affluence that makes their redistributionist schemes work won't be there in the centrally planned economy they intend.
24 weeks ago
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No, you are wrong , MC. Impeaching Obama would be quite easy. All it takes is a majority in the House, which the Republicans already have.

However, getting a conviction in the Senate, and removing him from office, would be near impossible, with Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader.

But that situation MAY not prevail after the November mid-terms. If the Republicans win control of the Senate, impeachment AND conviction are quite doable.
24 weeks ago
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I think even just impeachment would be worth doing. A set of articles approved in the House that details the offenses would be a strong corrective and a warning to future presidents. "Okay, they couldn't convict him of this stuff in that Senate, but how do you know it couldn't happen to you?"

Conviction would be far better.

It really frosts me that close to 100% of politicians assume that Americans are mostly so stupid as to not be able to weigh clearly explained offenses and decide how serious they are and whether the president likely committed them.
24 weeks ago
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I live in Vegas & would interested to know more about these events to sign up illegals. Harry Reid is a HYPOCRITE!! He spoke before the NV State Legislature in Jan. or Feb. of 2011 & appealed to the state legislature to end legalized Prostitution, (the ONLY tax generating business in the small towns/counties). He did this just months after being re-elected in 2010. One of his 2010 re-election TV ads featured Harry saying; "I was so poor growing up in Searchlightt that my Mother had to take in laundry from the local Brothel". SO Prostitution was good enough to put food on the table for his family then, but not good enough for rural NV now? About a month or two ago he said: "Sheldon Adelson isn't in it for the money"! Mr. Adelson is the owner of the Sands Corp., (Venetian Hotel/Casino/Resort+ the Sands Convention Center). If he "isn't in it for the money", what the H3LL is he in it for? Hypocrite Harry just didn't want to offend one of the most powerful men in Vegas, so he PUBLICLY made yet ANOTHER completely INSANE remark!!
24 weeks ago
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What makes the GOP so stupid, is the Left is so vile and blood-thirsty they would easily say and do horrendous things that would offend a majority of Americans. Yet we let the MSM media scapegoat the GOP for all "evil" in the world. Let the Leftist speak their minds, they will. America will hate them.
24 weeks ago
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So, how far has the public sentiment moved towards the threshold of revolt, the critical point where impeachment become politically possible, because the nation actually came to clamor for it? The unconscionable asymmetric prisoner swap may have elicited more revulsion than any previous scandal, but this article suggests not yet enough to reach the trigger point.

Okay, we may still be sub-critical right now, but what if, God forbids, we suffer another terrorist attack that may have been reasonably prevented by a CIC with a less cavalier attitude? Wouldn't that lower the threshold? In the meantime the drip-drip-drip demolition derby continues to escalate. Where does is stop, if it ever does before 2016?
24 weeks ago
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If you're looking for a bright side, Mr. Bundy still has his cattle. Perhaps we should see how they did it, and emulate that.
24 weeks ago
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The Bundy story isn't over yet...the Gubermint has just gone quiet on it...perhaps the "calm before the storm". Besides, not everyone considers Bundy a good example...there's that pesky matter of not paying his rent.
24 weeks ago
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He will never be impeached...

He's the "First Black President", and the Outright Racist Left knows full well how to milk the sympathies of soft bigotry of low expectation, that basic hypocrisy harbored by most “liberals” they count as their bread & butter.

Whatever Obama does, it will be forever (pun intended) "colored" by that fact, and thus no matter the scale of deceit or failure, no matter what the evidence, The Media and those who BELIEVE the media, can never allow for such a “setback” as the First Black President facing Impeachment….

Even if they personally despise him, their “ideology” comes first…Their contorted rationale is, sure, Obama may have failed, but YOU GUYS are Evil Racists for capitalizing on it. So I must vigorously oppose Obama being held accountable for just that reason alone.

The Media will only allow that Republicans have (cynically!) capitalized on the "challenges" he faced with The IRS, The VA, etc. ad nauseum, (which were not his DOING, mind you, just the difficult CHALLENGES he faced) and insist then, that the GOP taking the Senate this mid-term proves nothing about the failure of their guy, or the faulty political notions they hold.

Republicans just “exploited” the problems that “they” somehow created, and voters were simply “tricked” or, well, finally found the excuse they needed to alow their ull “racism” to immerge. That will be the explanation this November.

Obama will then have two more years of abject failure, but given the “Fundamentally Transformed” Electorate who'll turn out for the Presidential Election in 2016…. Low-informationals, illegal aliens, and those in line for the NEXT Big Government handout…Student Loan Forgiveness anyone?....The Media will easily feed the myth that 8 years of “Obamafailureism” was due to 8 consectutive years of Racist Republican Obstructionism…

And no one will remember (and certainly never be reminded) that the DEMOCRATS are the ones that had either a Majority, or flat-out unopposed party rule, for most of his disasterous two terms.

Obama faces no re-election, so in 2016 it’s a rather simple game for The Media to fix blame on “the enemy you see”, meaning Republicans holding both houses.

The 2016 message will be “..and you want the GOP to have ALL THREE NOW!?!? The House, The Senate, AND the Whitehouse, after how badly they’ve DAMAGED THE COUNTRY over the last 8 years!?!”

Obama will never be impeached….he’s the frigging KEY to another Democrat in the Whitehouse in 2016, and he’s already proven that CONGRESS AND THE SENATE are not NEEDED, for The Left to Rule like Tyrants


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24 weeks ago
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You hit the nail on the proverbial head.

Illiberals disgust for their and the illiberal party's self-created 'enemy' - Conservatives is far deeper and ever-deepening than their disappointment in Obama/ the frightening NWO 'nirvana' they ignorantly so wish for coming to dangerous fruition.
24 weeks ago
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You don't know how race works in America. If he is impeached he will be a half-white, Harvard elitist traitor, not a black man.
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"If he is impeached..." is a monumentally big "If". Increasingly I'm starting to think that we may be trapped into the humungous irony of being "hoist on our own petard" of Democracy.

This new demographic of the under-educated and the entitlement seekers seem now to be on the verge of being a self perpetuating majority in the sense that they are apparently more fertile than those of the rest of our former hard working folks who have created the very wealth which is now being taxed to feed the under-achieving.

See now the coming circular and downward spiral of our wealth creation abilities and population declining, on top of the wealth creators being increasingly taxed to the point of destroying most of the incentive towards wealth creation?

Socialism is practically a given with our new demographic.

[ ...and I haven't even given any space to our 'Lawfare' - exploiting and increasingly vocal Muslims who're a growing part of this new demographic exploiting our Democratic procedures to ensure our ultimate downfall.]
24 weeks ago
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Dedication for Rules for Radicals:

“Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history... the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.”

Saul Alinsky
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Those who aren't at all familiar with Alinsky's Rules for Radicals will find the Wikipedia article a useful introduction.

You can hardly have a clue about the game being called from the White House if you don't read the playbook.
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