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Th0r S1mpson 03-22-10 08:22 PM

Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
I know we had an Obama Impeachment thread, but I can't find it, so here's another one...yadda yadda.

It seems things have been entirely hostile lately. Now with this health bill passing, I think a formal request is no too far off, though it may come after the November elections. Thoughts?

DVD Polizei 03-22-10 08:25 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
Why impeach him. I haven't been following the amazingly accurate media for the last year or two.

dan30oly 03-22-10 08:29 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
I will.

Rockmjd23 03-22-10 08:32 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
Not that he's done anything worthy of impeachment, but I'm sure someone will call for it anyway.

Consider:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efforts...George_W._Bush

Who's the Dennis Kunicich of the right?

ernestrp 03-22-10 09:05 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
NO,NO,NO. Please, state an impeachable offense...

Th0r S1mpson 03-22-10 09:13 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by ernestrp (Post 10064461)
NO,NO,NO. Please, state an impeachable offense...

I've never seen James and the Giant Peach, but I'd imagine he was put there for a reason.

the big train 03-22-10 09:13 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
I haven't seen any IMPEACH OBAMA bumper stickers yet, so no.

Groucho 03-22-10 09:14 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
I see protesters calling for it all the time, but never anybody of power. Not even somebody of Kunicich's level of power.

Originally Posted by the big train (Post 10064481)
I haven't seen any IMPEACH OBAMA bumper stickers yet, so no.

You must not live in Utah. I saw my first "Impeach Obama" bumper sticker before he was even sworn in. :lol:

Th0r S1mpson 03-22-10 09:15 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
Hey, it looks like we actually had a pool on this so more people need to guess dates.
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/politics-wo...ach-obama.html

JOE29 03-22-10 09:48 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
Impeach him? He's going to be re-elected.

FiveO 03-22-10 10:10 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by JOE29 (Post 10064536)
Impeach him? He's going to be re-elected.


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I was never much of a Bush supporter...but Obama is on his way to being worse that Bush ever was. In my opinion of course.

Obama has single handedly made me (a life long democrat) into a independent or republican supporter in the next election.

kvrdave 03-22-10 11:37 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
I certainly don't agree with his policies (especially the one about hating America), but he hasn't done anything that would be a call for impeachment.

X 03-22-10 11:41 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
He smokes in or on public property, doesn't he? That will probably be an impeachable offense in a year or two.

JasonF 03-23-10 12:00 AM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by X (Post 10064777)
He smokes in or on public property, doesn't he? That will probably be an impeachable offense in a year or two.

He also lives in public housing even though his income is well into the six figures. There's got to be some kind of fraud going on there, right?

X 03-23-10 12:05 AM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by JasonF (Post 10064813)
He also lives in public housing even though his income is well into the six figures. There's got to be some kind of fraud going on there, right?

Charlie Rangel told me that's not a problem.

Josh-da-man 03-23-10 12:21 AM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
I'm sure he will be impeached if he actually does something impeachable.

Upsetting butthurt republicans doesn't qualify, I'm afriad.

Superboy 03-23-10 05:33 AM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by kvrdave (Post 10064767)
I certainly don't agree with his policies (especially the one about hating America), but he hasn't done anything that would be a call for impeachment.

I for one disagree with a lot of his policies as well, even though i'm from the opposite end of the political spectrum, and I still don't think he should be impeached.

creekdipper 03-23-10 07:56 AM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
Why do you ask? Have you heard a rumor that Monica is dusting off her kneepads & blue dress?

rw2516 03-23-10 08:29 AM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by X (Post 10064777)
He smokes in or on public property, doesn't he? That will probably be an impeachable offense in a year or two.

More like a felony the way things are going.

DVD Josh 03-23-10 09:29 AM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by JOE29 (Post 10064536)
Impeach him? He's going to be re-elected.

He's lucky his relection is so far off. If he gets people back to work, and home values to rise again, I wouldn't be surprised if he was.

CRM114 03-23-10 09:35 AM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
You wouldn't be surprised? He just won the Presidency 16 months ago by a comfortable margin and is still popular.

Th0r S1mpson 03-23-10 11:57 AM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
I'm not saying he's done anything deserving of impeachment. I'm saying there are Republicans out there imbalanced enough to call for it. Especially if/when he is re-elected. For now, they will probably focus on defeating Democrats at the polls.

nemein 03-23-10 12:01 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by Thor Simpson (Post 10065584)
I'm not saying he's done anything deserving of impeachment. I'm saying there are Republicans out there imbalanced enough to call for it.

I suspect that's something that is not going to be reserved only to Reps. As soon as a Rep gets back into office I suspect there are going to be Dems calling for impeachment. It's going to become the new "norm" for some people/groups.

Th0r S1mpson 03-23-10 12:09 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
Absolutely. That's the level of a certain wing of politics today, and it's neither right nor left wing. The media eats it up, which is exactly why it is employed.

General Zod 03-23-10 12:13 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
I see no impeachable offenses at all. I said the same thing during the Bush administration when there was the silly talk of wanting to impeach him.

I've called Obama a 1-term president since the day he was elected and I still strongly believe that to be true. So.. No impeachment but I think a lot of the members of congress that votes yes on this bill will be drummed out in November and Obama himself in 2012.

classicman2 03-23-10 03:06 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
It wil be a touch hard to impeach him since the House is firmly in the hands of the Democrats.

Th0r S1mpson 03-23-10 03:08 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by classicman2 (Post 10066071)
It wil be a touch hard to impeach him since the House is firmly in the hands of the Democrats.

Chance of success weighs little here.

CRM114 03-23-10 03:55 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by classicman2 (Post 10066071)
It wil be a touch hard to impeach him since the House is firmly in the hands of the Democrats.

Judging by the Fox pundits you seem to like so much, the Dems will get swept out of Congress in massive numbers. Only six months until your dreams come true.

DVD Josh 03-23-10 06:00 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by CRM114 (Post 10065288)
You wouldn't be surprised? He just won the Presidency 16 months ago by a comfortable margin and is still popular.

16 months in politics is a lifetime. Hell, it's two lifetimes.

He's not popular. Less than half of Americans approve of his presidency.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...or-first-time/

46% approval. He's not popular. And this is CNN, so it's at least semi-unbiased.

He wouldn't be reelected if the election were today. And good for him that it isn't.

wendersfan 03-23-10 06:16 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by DVD Josh (Post 10066536)
46% approval. He's not popular. And this is CNN, so it's at least semi-unbiased.

He wouldn't be reelected if the election were today.

He probably would. Generally speaking, a 45% approval is just about enough to get re-elected.

Th0r S1mpson 03-23-10 06:27 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
If Obama resolves Gitmo, has troop levels declining in Afghanistan, and the economy is showing signs of improvement, he wins. He has a lot of time there.

I'm assuming Iraq will be a done deal, as all indications are showing as much.

I'm also assuming he bags a new Nobel prize each year and scores the Winter Olympics for his buddies in Munich for 2018. If he fails to do so, this thing is up for grabs.

DVD Josh 03-23-10 06:35 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by wendersfan (Post 10066561)
He probably would. Generally speaking, a 45% approval is just about enough to get re-elected.

Maybe ordinarily, but there would be a likely massive anti-Obama vote and plenty of folks coming out that wouldn't ordinarily to vote him out.

Th0r S1mpson 03-23-10 06:36 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
There will be an anti-Obama vote, that's a given. But will there also be a unifying candidate to compete?

General Zod 03-23-10 07:37 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by Thor Simpson (Post 10066609)
There will be an anti-Obama vote, that's a given. But will there also be a unifying candidate to compete?

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Ky-Fi 03-23-10 07:43 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
I think with Obama, it will REALLY be "the economy, stupid". If the economy rebounds and things are looking up, his agenda won't seem so frightening to people when it comes to reelection. If not, it'll be pitchforks and torches time.

Red Dog 03-23-10 07:59 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by DVD Josh (Post 10066536)
16 months in politics is a lifetime. Hell, it's two lifetimes.

He's not popular. Less than half of Americans approve of his presidency.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...or-first-time/

46% approval. He's not popular. And this is CNN, so it's at least semi-unbiased.

He wouldn't be reelected if the election were today. And good for him that it isn't.


He's popular with CRM. ;)

DVD Polizei 03-23-10 08:26 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by DVD Josh (Post 10065271)
He's lucky his relection is so far off. If he gets people back to work, and home values to rise again, I wouldn't be surprised if he was.

That's what the Bush Admin did. :)









Then it all came crashing down a little earlier than planned.

wendersfan 03-23-10 10:58 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by DVD Josh (Post 10066606)
Maybe ordinarily, but there would be a likely massive anti-Obama vote and plenty of folks coming out that wouldn't ordinarily to vote him out.

You're probably right. I think Obama is probably the first president who wasn't universally loved by the American people.

DVD Josh 03-24-10 03:52 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 

Originally Posted by wendersfan (Post 10067166)
You're probably right. I think Obama is probably the first president who wasn't universally loved by the American people.

You confuse the issue. Plenty of presidents have been disliked (HW) but not many have been hated (W). There are lots, and lots, and lots of folks who hate Obama. Personally.

You may doubt it, but hate drives peoples to the polls more than anything else - they hate taxes, they hate war, they hate abortion/prolife, etc. Malaise and dislikes doesn't do it.

Th0r S1mpson 03-24-10 08:24 PM

Re: Will someone call for Obama's impeachment?
 
Double double toil and trouble?


GOP Lawmaker Darrell Issa Poised to Call for Special Prosecutor to Investigate White House
(Credit: CBS)

Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight committee, told CBS News Wednesday that he will call for a special prosecutor to investigate the White House if it does not address Rep. Joe Sestak's claim that he was offered a federal job in exchange for dropping out of the Pennsylvania Senate primary.

"If the public doesn't receive a satisfactory answer, the next step would be to call for a special prosecutor, which is well within the statute," Issa (pictured) told Hotsheet.

The California Republican has been pushing for the White House to provide details of conversations between Sestak and administration officials in the wake of Sestak's comment during a radio interview last month that he was offered a high-ranking administration job in exchange for dropping his primary challenge against Sen. Arlen Specter.

Asked if that job was secretary of the Navy, Sestak declined to comment. His press secretary told CBS News that the lawmaker stands by his original statement that he was offered the job in exchange for an administration post. Sestak did not drop out of the race.

On March 10th, Issa sent a letter to White House lawyer Robert Bauer asking for details about communications between Sestak and the White House. In the letter, he pointed to statutes he said could have been violated if Sestak was offered a quid pro quo arrangement in which he would be given an administration job in exchange for leaving the race.

Issa said the move may have violated anti-bribery provisions of the federal criminal code as well as prohibitions on government officials interfering in elections and using federal jobs for a political purpose. Violation of each provision is punishable by up to one year in jail.

The White House did not respond to Issa's letter by its March 18 deadline. Reporters have asked White House press secretary Robert Gibbs about the inquiry on six occasions.

On February 23rd, Gibbs said he had not looked into the matter. On March 1st, he said he had not made any progress on it. On March 9th, he said he did not have an update with him. On March 11th, he said he did not have anything additional on the matter. On March 12th, he said he did not have any more information on it.

On March 16th, Gibbs finally addressed the situation.

"Look, I've talked to several people in the White House; I've talked to people that have talked to others in the White House," he said. "I'm told that whatever conversations have been had are not problematic."

On Monday, Issa issued a second letter asking who Gibbs had spoken to about the matter and the basis for his comment that the interactions between the White House and Sestak were not problematic.

In the letter, Issa said that Gibbs' comments that he is "collecting direct evidence from witnesses" implies "that the White House is allowing its communications staff to carry out investigative tasks ordinarily conducted by legal professionals in the Counsel's office. Such slipshodness has all the makings of a cover up."

In an interview Wednesday, Issa stood by the notion that the White House is engaged in a cover up.

"I believe not answering our questions when in fact they have asked and gotten them answered" meets the standard for a cover up, he said. He compared the Obama White House to that of former President Richard Nixon and said it was not living up to its promises of transparency.

"Democrats, when they were not in the White House, had real objections to that idea of, 'whatever I want to do is OK,'" he said, referencing objections to Bush administration policy. "The public has a right to know who asked what, when. A congressman has made an allegation that is likely a felony."

Issa said that if he doesn't receive "satisfactory answers" to his letter by its April 5th deadline, "then the next step would be to call for a special prosecutor to investigate."

He said it is now "a lot easier" for the White House to respond because Gibbs "has the raw information that we asked for." Asked if he expected his call for a special prosecutor to be answered, Issa said, "I'm a practicing Christian, I have always believed in the redemption of souls." He said that if the issue generates enough publicity Democrats may feel forced to appoint a prosecutor out of "the fear of the voters."

Issa said that while backroom dealing is not uncommon in politics, an explicit quid pro quo arrangement crosses the line, and that there is no way to know exactly what happened until either Sestak or the White House provides details. Asked why he was taking up the fight, he pointed to efforts by Democrats on the House Oversight committee to examine Bush administration e-mails and the Valerie Plame matter and said he had the right to look into any potential violation of the Hatch Act.

"I'm not going to let this issue go away between now and November until it's resolved," Issa said.

"I think an unanswered allegation of a criminal activity is one that even a back burner boil will eventually lead to steam rising," he added. "I don't believe the question will stop being asked until original source information is delivered."

Asked if he wanted to comment on Issa's intention to seek a special prosecutor in the case, Gibbs said he would say "nothing more than what I said last week."


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