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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Republicans have no plans to begin impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner declared on Tuesday, putting the blame on Democrats for stirring up pre-midterm election tensions in Washington. Boehner is, however, hoping this week to pass Republican legislation that would authorize a lawsuit, claiming Obama overstepped his powers in ordering unilateral changes to Obamacare. "We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans," Boehner said.

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Any such lawsuit could take years to wind through the court system.

Meanwhile, Obama is weighing whether to take executive action to scale back deportations of some undocumented residents, a move that would further rachet up tensions with Republicans, who have blocked comprehensive changes to U.S. immigration law, insisting the president take stronger action to stop the flow of illegal migrants.

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"The Senate failed to achieve the two-thirds majority needed to remove Clinton, and the episode caused enough negative fallout to allow Democrats to win back five Senate seats in the 2000 election, wiping out a Republican majority."

Maybe they are capable of learning the lessons of history... naw!

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-29 01:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

Of course, his is Moonie Times spin and mine is Reuters, so there is that.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-29 01:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

Speaker Bonehead is an idiot and a liar.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-07-29 01:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

Speaker Bonehead is an idiot and a liar.

#1 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

That may be true but he's telling the truth on this issue.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-07-29 02:53 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

That may be true but he's telling the truth on this issue.

#2 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-07-29 02:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

www.msnbc.com

At a Montgomery County, Iowa, candidate forum in January, Ernst told a crowd that she believed Obama had "become a dictator" and that he needed to face the consequences for his executive actions, "whether that's removal from office, whether that's impeachment."

#6 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-29 03:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

She's a state Senator, Larry.

Are you going to have a few fringe Republicans clamor for impeachment?

Sure.

The point that Bohner is making is that very few, if any, Republicans at the Federal level (the only people who could actually bring forth articles of impeachment) are talking impeachment and certainly no Republicans of prominence or in leadership are talking about it.

The Dems are stupidly hyping it to try to scare and rev their base.

Impeachment is not part of the discussion within the GOP and the only ones talking about it are Democrats. Of course, media sycophants gleefully regurgitate bogus Dem talking points as if they are legitimate.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-07-29 03:10 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

talkingpointsmemo.com

December 4, 2013, 8:54 AM EST 18649 views

Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday to discuss the prospect of impeaching President Barack Obama – they just weren't very eager to use the dreaded "I-word."

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank noted the GOP's equivocations.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said that "impeachment" is "the word that we don't like to say in this committee, and I'm not about to utter here in this particular hearing."

My Words below

Does that change anything??

#8 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-29 03:32 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

"The Senate failed to achieve the two-thirds majority needed to remove Clinton, and the episode caused enough negative fallout to allow Democrats to win back five Senate seats in the 2000 election, wiping out a Republican majority."

Maybe they are capable of learning the lessons of history... naw!

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2014-07-29 04:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

"We have no future plans."

The most truthful thing Boehner has ever said.

#10 | Posted by rcade at 2014-07-29 05:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Does that change anything??

#8 | POSTED BY LARRYMOHR

No.

Fact remains that impeachment is not a topic of meaningful discussion.

This a Dem talking-point, which if I understand staunch Dems is beyond stupid. Why hype non-existent impeachment rhetoric when they should be campaigning on Obamacare???

#11 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-07-29 05:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

Boehner must really hate his job. Elected leader of a herd of cats who do nothing more than meow loudly, -------- in public and eat at the public trough...

#12 | Posted by catdog at 2014-07-29 05:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

So stupid, no ones is talking impeachment, although it it is well deserved. It just a way for this POS, joke of a potus to raise money while he golfs and hangs out with celebrities, acting like a north korean dictator.

#13 | Posted by danv at 2014-07-29 05:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

#11 "This a Dem talking-point"

Wake up! That is 100% BS!

It's nothing new and certainly not a reverse tactic. GOTP's been calling for impeachment from early 2009. Their bluff's just being called is all.

#14 | Posted by 88120rob at 2014-07-29 05:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder if they are racist by not impeaching because he is black? Would they impeach a white president who has done the same?

#15 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-07-29 06:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

Impeachment : No
Lawsuit : Yes

Let the courts decide how far executive power can be used when it is in directly conflict with existing laws. This started before Obama and will end after Obama, but it should be done and will help settle the debate.

#16 | Posted by RobThomas at 2014-07-29 06:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

Ha!

Who was it calling for impeachment?

Only EVERY B. Hussein Obama hater on the DR. That's who. Including me! But for very different reasons. Man, when Benghazi was at its peak, impeachment was DEFINITELY part of the discussion. Now the rabid right realizes that such talk could risk their chances at garnering the pendulum induced change of tide in Congress. Now it's "NOBODY TALKING 'BOUT IMPEACHMENT BUT THE WHITE HOUSE!"

HAHAHA!

#17 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-07-29 06:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder if they are racist by not impeaching because he is black? Would they impeach a white president who has done the same?
#15 | POSTED BY MSGT

Who said they are not impeaching the POTUS because he is black?

Way to go after the race card so early...only 15 posts in. Risky move, there, MSGT. Gonna start havin' to call you MVRK.

#18 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-07-29 06:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

The race card is part of their hand. They also have the homophobic card, the xenophobic, and the ever classy "war on woman" card. To bad there isn't a card that deals with logic and rationality.

#19 | Posted by danv at 2014-07-29 08:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

Just wait'll Obama signs an executive order on immigration next month while Congress is in recess. Impeachment will be the least severe censure GOPers will discuss post Labor Day.

#20 | Posted by DCTexan at 2014-07-29 08:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

Pelosi & Hoyer statement to Boehner....we won't impeach Bush 2 if you don't impeach our guy. The deal remains on the table to allow flagrant Constitutional violations and hold no politician accountable.

#21 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-29 09:48 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Ha!
Who was it calling for impeachment?
Only EVERY B. Hussein Obama hater on the DR. That's who. Including me! But for very different reasons. Man, when Benghazi was at its peak, impeachment was DEFINITELY part of the discussion. Now the rabid right realizes that such talk could risk their chances at garnering the pendulum induced change of tide in Congress. Now it's "NOBODY TALKING 'BOUT IMPEACHMENT BUT THE WHITE HOUSE!"
HAHAHA!
#17 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-07-29 06:44 PM

It's also outright ridiculous because nobody could actually come up with any reasons for impeachment. In fact, the proclaimed "witness" to Benghazi never panned out, and instead proven to be a LIAR.

But still Africom decision to stop protection of the annex staff isn't questioned.

The precision military action now has a face and Obama is "clean" once again. Everyone is a liar on this issue - this was a second 9/11 false flag operation and Obama could never admit that truth. So, not only did he have Osama bin Laden "assassinated" but he also captured the Benghazi "mastermind". Amazing strokes of "capability", essentially flipping the Neocon lies on their backside. As much as I also find the ACA a disgusting gimmie to the insurance industry I simultaneously must admire the man who can shove the absolute BS arguments back down the gullets of the traitorous Neoconservatives by simply "getting their man". I've always stated Obama is politically shrewd.

Imo, Mitt Romney would have done nothing different other than expanding both wars and contractor immunity immediately.

#22 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-07-29 11:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

What Bonehead really means is he can't impeach Obama. It amazes me that the clown brigade takes more punches from their hyperbole than from their lack of policy or authority.

There is always this build up of angry intrigue, something "gate", waterloo, katrina,blah blah blah and then fizzle.

Kinda like they way they fight wars. Gonna get Osama dead or alive... WMDs... way to go brownie mission accomplished and bring it on.

#23 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2014-07-30 01:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

He knows it would backfire by bringing more people to the polls. More people = Democracy. Republicans hate democracy.

#24 | Posted by TwoCents at 2014-07-30 02:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

TWOCENTS

Boehner is also aware of what happened to Newt Gingrich, a leading advocate for the Clinton impeachment and also the one who touted that the scandal would generate a net gain of 30 seats in the House.

The epic fail that followed probably isn't something that Boehner wants to repeat ~ which is a wise move on his part, I would say.

#25 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-07-30 03:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

Republicans aren't very good a reading the temperament of the voters when they start throwing the word "impeachment" around. Obama is still a very popular president in spite of all the brouhaha over nonsense being ginned up by the Republicans.

I do like the use of the word "backfire" though. So does Obama. Maybe that's why he's egging them on.

Do ya' think?

#26 | Posted by Twinpac at 2014-07-30 03:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

Dang, I was hoping to watch the GOTP circle the drain, looks like that will be temporarily postponed. Drat!

#27 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2014-07-30 07:34 AM | Reply | Flag:

That may be true but he's telling the truth on this issue.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at

He's a coward and I fully expect even the law suit to be 'settled' with more big government shenanigans.

#28 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-30 11:44 AM | Reply | Flag:

He's a coward and I fully expect even the law suit to be 'settled' with more big government shenanigans.

#28 | POSTED BY AFKABL2

No doubt.

#29 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-07-30 11:45 AM | Reply | Flag:

He's a coward and I fully expect even the law suit to be 'settled' with more big government shenanigans.

POSTED BY AFKABL2 AT 2014-07-30 11:44 AM

Of course it will be. The GOP, while they want to stop Obama, do not want to close any doors to Executive power they hope to exploit later on. Same reason the DNC condemned Bush, but did nothing to stop him.

#30 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-07-30 11:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

I do understand the reluctance. democrats, being the incredibly and repugnant deceivers and manipulators of the 'low info voter' will without a doubt use the same techniques they used in re electing the potus in making those people actually thinking he's NOT a 'constitutional criminal'

#31 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-30 11:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

'constitutional criminal'..YES My own description...and just think of the great alliteration possibilities...

#32 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-30 11:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

one correction, if I may, K-man....the gop ESTABLISHMENT, I am sure is quote more correct.

#33 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-07-30 11:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

Teh GOP has gone so insane however that I fully expect Orange Man to not win re-election, and the Tea Party to go full tilt forward with impeachment.

#34 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-07-30 11:57 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

The GOP, while they want to stop Obama, do not want to close any doors to Executive power they hope to exploit later on.

This is the point I've tried to drive home to Obama's cheerleaders. As he breaks new ground in lawlessness and Executive over-reach, he's also creating a precedent for future presidents to use (even Republican presidents - GASP!) if he's not reined in.

This point is ALWAYS responded to with *crickets*.

#35 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-07-30 12:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

I do understand the reluctance. democrats, being the incredibly and repugnant deceivers and manipulators of the 'low info voter' will without a doubt use the same techniques they used in re electing the potus in making those people actually thinking he's NOT a 'constitutional criminal'

#31 | POSTED BY AFKABL2 AT 2014-07-30 11:53 AM | FLAG: FROM THE BRAINS OF FOOLS

Yeah right... coming from a nit wit that put a low info president in power twice. A president who had to be shown Katrina in rerun because he was totally unaware of it when it was happening... hence the you're doing a swell job Brownie gaff.

The party that said the Iraq war would pay for itself... and you pig brains believed them.

Mission accomp[lished!!

One who would vote in McClown because he spent most of the war in as a POW and not because he actually participated prosecuting a war in theater. The same one who would not go into Pakistan to get bin Laden because they were our trusted allies.

The same party that did the happy dance over Sarah Palin who boasts a degree in journalism from a university in Idaho... and yet was flummoxed with a gotcha question to name a paper she read... not even the Anchorage Daily News... and she was clueless about what the Bush Doctrine actually was.

The same party that wanted to insert the author of ACA into all the while pinching his ------- to make him say he was against his own creation.

The same party that thinks a fetus is more viable than a child refugee.

The same party that thinks Reagan was a saint.

The same party that will go to church and pray for the deaths of how ever many innocent women and children it takes to win.

The same party that has never done the exponential math of what the population would be with out roe versus wade.

The same party that thinks only libruls have abortions.

The same party that has never come up with a better solution.

#36 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2014-07-30 12:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

House Republican Insists He's Not Considering Impeaching Obama, Then Admits He Is, All In Less Than 60 Seconds

On Wednesday morning, during an appearance on CNN's New Day, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) seemed to endorse charging the president with "high crimes and misdemeanors." Though he initially said he "is not pushing impeachment," when pressed by host Chris Cuomo, King admitted that "if the president continues to violate the constitution" by expanding immigration relief, he would support the process.

During an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday, King was slightly more direct, claiming that Obama "completely destroys the rule of law with the stroke of a pen" and could push House Republicans to consider impeachment. He also called for Obama's impeachment in 2011.

ThinkProgress

#37 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2014-07-30 02:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

everyday obama works to destabilize america.
and its harry reid who blocks everything the republicans put forward so reid is the real obstructionist.

#38 | Posted by outbacker at 2014-07-30 08:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

"This is the point I've tried to drive home to Obama's cheerleaders. As he breaks new ground in lawlessness and Executive over-reach, he's also creating a precedent for future presidents to use (even Republican presidents - GASP!) if he's not reined in.
This point is ALWAYS responded to with *crickets*."

There will be no more Republican Presidents of the US. There might be a future for them in the new Confederate States of America, however.

#39 | Posted by DCTexan at 2014-07-30 10:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

Funny,
you can tell which posters are FOX viewers as they regurgitate the fake news and views.

#40 | Posted by drewl at 2014-07-31 08:36 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

actually thinking he's NOT a 'constitutional criminal'

#31 | POSTED BY AFKABL2 AT 2014-07-30 11:53 AM | FLAG:

Same way you thought W was, Bushlover2.

#41 | Posted by 726 at 2014-07-31 08:42 AM | Reply | Flag:

There will be no more Republican Presidents of the US. There might be a future for them in the new Confederate States of America, however.

#39 | Posted by DCTexan

The New Confederate State of Antarctica.

I'd approve giving you as much of the the continent as can be had through American territorial claims. Copperheads are not welcome in my country.

Try planting cotton at 50 below zero.

#42 | Posted by Zed at 2014-07-31 09:02 AM | Reply | Flag:

Republicans throw feces around and then blame Liberals for their stinky hands.

#43 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-07-31 09:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

The same party that has never come up with a better solution.

#36 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2014-07-30 12:52 PM | Reply | Flag

Government programs are not solutions, they are a prison. I am sure the USSR had many government programs, I imagine N. Korea does too. The republican party is BS, but you progressive liberals really are much worse. You people will be the downfall of America, Obama is doing it right now.

Our country is s**t right now because of him, he only divides people, he talks to his citizenry as if they were children, and he acts like petulant child himself. He hardly takes a question from the press, and travels around on taxpayer dollars to raise money for PAC from 1%'ers and going on grand vacations. He has expanded the police state, he is increasing electricity prices (hows that good for poor people?), flooding our country with hundreds of thousands of low-skill illegal aliens while we have >10% unemployment. He prints money faster than Bush, artificially inflating the markets. He is the most disastrous president of all time, but that's his goal because he is a scum sucking marxist authoritarian.

The worse part is I will be called racist (and he isn't even black, he is whiter than I am) or ignorant but no one can challenge the facts, our country is in bad shape all around.

In short he is a tyrant and you liberal fools love him for it

#44 | Posted by danv at 2014-07-31 05:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

#44: BAM!

#45 | Posted by Daniel at 2014-07-31 06:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

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