The GOP Plan: Impeach Obama
"I brought myself down. I impeached myself by resigning.
(Richard M. Nixon)
There is a funny thing about our elected representatives in the U.S. Congress who were not there in 1998 when President Bill Clinton was brought before the U.S. Congress. The new breed of representatives do NOT know what impeachment means:
"Impeachment in the United States is an expressed power of the legislature that allows for formal charges
against a civil officer of government for crimes committed in office. The actual trial on those charges, and subsequent removal of an official on CONVICTION n those charges, is separate from the act of IMPEACHMENT itself."
But if you were to listen to Texas Represantive Blake Farenthold or Michigan Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, you would think they could just haul Barack Obama down to the Capitol and just kick his ass back to Kenya, no problem.
These guys are all talk. They say this crap to raise money from their overeager constituents back home. They really don't have grounds for impeachment, say like the Iraq War or selling arms to Iran for hostages.
They will bring up the NON-IRS Scandal, which to this day baffles me that they have not even READ the law and IRS regulation they accuse the Obama administration of breaking. The LAW was broken by the Republican Eisdenhower administration in 1959 when they changed the words "Exclusively" to "Primarily" in the IRS Guidelines for 501 C-4 application status.
They would bring up the botched CIA Libya (Benghazi) Operation that cost America it's ambassador and three other Americans there lives. Obama is blamed by those on the right for the "cover-up." There was no cover-up.
There are many things conservatives don't like about Mr. Obama, but the number one thing they don't like is his skin color. I hate to say it, but there is still a segment of our beloved country that has not accepted the results of the Civil War OR the Civil Rights laws that have long been in effect in America.
They hate this president so much, they even praise Putin in Russia. This is something we have never seen. The climate of our political landscape is disgraceful. We have regressed to a point I never thought was possible.
The advent of the Tea Party occurred BECAUSE we elected an African American as President. It was the FIRST year of his administration that these groups started popping up with their "Obama as Hitler" banners.
Tea Party groups have even demostrated in front of the White House with confederate flags. That embarrasses me as an American.
I guess we never really progressed since LBJ passed through all that legislation in 1965.
The states have been cutting into those laws and the Supreme Court has not helped matters much, gutting section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, opening the door for the states to suppress African American, Asian and Latino voters. States like Ohio and Florida have regressed shutting EARLY VOTING down to allow LESS voters the ability to get to the polls.
This is disgraceful.
Anytime President Obama tries to do anything to better the people's survival and chance to thrive, the far right goes crazy riling up their fundraising to try and push back.
Things have really changed and there is little respect for the office of president, as long as a black man resides there with his family.
I hope and pray the Democrats keep the Senate in November.
This President and administration is not perfect, but they have tried to help mainstreet and they HAVE helped Wall Street in so many ways, but have been derided at every turn.
Someday when history is written, these men and women will be disgraced. I truly believe it. They didn't try to help fix the problems, they made MORE problems.
Too bad. This really could have been a special time in our country's history. It is not. It is a shameful period. We have regressed.