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Bridget Johnson


January 15, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Meeting with the Senate Democratic caucus in the East Room of the White House this evening, President Obama made clear that his executive order pen is at the ready.

The administration’s readout of the closed-press meeting:

Today, the President met with members of the Senate Democratic Caucus. The group discussed their shared goals for 2014, and the President expressed his desire to continue to work together to advance a number of our priorities for the year to strengthen our economy, create jobs and build the middle class. The President has declared 2014 a year of action, and while he will continue to use his executive authority – his pen and phone – to get things done, he will also work with Congress to make progress on behalf of the American people. The President addressed a number of issues with the Caucus, including increasing the minimum wage so those Americans working hard can have a living wage, passing commonsense immigration reform, strengthening education and promoting a number of other jobs and growth measures.

No doubt he also tried to put some heat on the significant number of Democrats co-sponsoring the Iran sanctions measure which may come up for a vote the week of his State of the Union address. The White House fears the support is growing so large that the bill will be out of the reach of Obama’s veto pen.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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If the Republicans win control of both houses of Congress, Obama won't be issuing many executive orders. I suspect the pressure to impeach, and convict, Obama will be so strong that not even the Establishment Republicans will be able to resist it (although their excuses for NOT impeaching him should prove interesting).

In that case, Obama will be spending all his time defending his many illegal and unconstitutional actions over the past five years.
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This president may be impeached, but he will never be convicted because it requires a 2/3 supermajority in the Senate. The Republicans will have to pick up 21 seats to have 67 votes. How realistic is that?

And even if they did, in reality they would have to win a lot more than 21 because McCain, Graham, Collins, and a number of others would possibly vote not to convict.

As far as tying him up in lawsuits goes, he has the Justice Department, the FBI and others in his pocket to run all the interference he needs. By the time he is involuntarily retired by the 22nd amendment (hopefully), he will have done immense, possibly irreversible damage to the formerly greatest nation in human history with his phone, his pen, and his lies.
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