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When Does Impeachment Become An Option?

Posted by Raw Editor on May 14, 2013 in politics |

Fast and Furious

Kathleen Sebelius

Obama administration leaking sensitive national security imformation for political purposes

Benghazi

IRS targeting conservative groups

DOJ secretly obtaining phone records of the Associated Press

EPA: Conservative groups seeking information from the Environmental Protection Agency have been routinely hindered by fees normally waived for media and watchdog groups, while fees for more than 90 percent of requests from green groups were waived, according to requests reviewed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

 

These seven scandals, four of which are active, and, two of which resulted in the deaths of five Americans, should be more than enough to topple the ” thuggery ” Whitehouse.  Think about it, Richard Nixon, as a result of the June 17, 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., and the Nixon administration’s attempted cover-up of its involvement, was forced to resign in disgrace.

Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, was impeached by the House of Representatives on two charges, one of perjury and one of obstruction of justice, on December 19, 1998. Two other impeachment articles, a second perjury charge and a charge of abuse of power, failed in the House. The charges arose from the Lewinsky scandal and the Paula Jones lawsuit.

He was acquitted by the Senate on February 12, 1999. Requiring a two-thirds majority for a conviction, only 50 senators (out of 100) voted guilty on the obstruction charge and 45 on the perjury charge. The Senate was 17 votes short of removing Clinton from office.[1]

The voting in the House and Senate was largely partisan. In the House, only five Democratic Representatives voted to impeach. In the Senate, which had 55 Republican Senators, none of the Democratic Senators voted for conviction. It was only the second impeachment of a President in American history, the other being that of Andrew Johnson, who was also acquitted by the Senate, but by the margin of one vote.

These two scandals, as serious as they were, fail in comparative severity to the seven incidents listed above.

In the Fast and Furious scandal, which was a gun-walking operation orchestrated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was designed to allow licensed firearms dealers to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers, hoping to track the guns to Mexican drug cartel leaders.”[6] These operations were done under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner, a project intended to stem the flow of firearms into Mexico by interdicting straw purchasers and gun traffickers within the United States. One of these weapons was found at the scene of a murdered U.S. Border patrol Agent.

In February 2012, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius openly electioneered on government time in her official capacity during a visit to North Carolina. The Hatch Act, a federal law, expressly forbids such activity.

Obama administration leaking sensitive national security imformation for political purposes: In a series of stories that were published in the New York Times, and in a movie production that was set to make a two-hour pre-election infomercial for President Obama, a person or persons within the administration leaked all kinds of sensitive national security information to the media. These persons leaked the names of active Navy SEAL special operators to Hollywood producers, they leaked details of ongoing cyber operations against Iran, and they leaked details about how the president decides when and where to kill terrorists. None of this information should have leaked. All of it hurt our nation’s security in one way or another. All of it, if leaked by someone not in the president’s inner circle, would get the leaker jailed and charged with serious crimes. No one has been fired, no one has been jailed. Presumably the leaker or leakers still have access to sensitive information and can still leak it whenever they choose. Or are ordered to.

Benghazi: The American diplomatic mission at BenghaziLibya, was attacked on September 11, 2012 by a heavily armed group. The attack began during the night at a compound that is meant to protect the consulate building. A second assault in the early morning the next day targeted a nearby CIA annex in a different diplomatic compound. Four people were killed, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. Ten others were injured.

The Obama administration, at first,  attempted to blame the attack on an anti Islamic video some idiot made that no one saw.

Since the attack, there have been allegations of the administration being lax in its efforts to protect our diplomatic personnel overseas, also, in its response to requests for extra security and, in its response to the attack itself. The investigation is ongoing.

The latest three involving the IRS, the DOJ and EPA have all appeared on the radar within the last week or two. We are talking about 3 government agencies harassing and spying on groups that are in direct opposition to a sitting president while showing favoritism to groups with like interests.  Scary stuff.

One has to wonder why this President and his administration has gotten away with this garbage, considering the cost. The answer is a simple one, the media, for whatever reason, refuses to hold Obama accountable for his actions. The media does not seem to care about the laws being violated, they don’t care about violations of the constitution, all they care about is the history that was made when Obama was elected. We all know what that history is. The problem with all this is, making history does not create jobs, strengthen our economy, rebuild our infrastructure, and protect our borders. Those are the things America needs right now, we’re not getting them by ” making history. ” All we’re getting from that is an out of control government that has decided its okay to violate the constitution, harass people who don’t agree with it and, violate people’s privacy! Where and when do we draw the line in the sand?

The Department of Justice spying on the media is huge. That is exactly why we have the first amendment to the constitution! The media must have the unfettered ability and sovereignty to truthfully and accurately report stories and events that affect the people of this country. PERIOD! The DOJ violating that sovereignty is in direct violation of the constitution. Erik Holder must be held accountable for this and, so must Barack Obama.

The bottom line here is this, three government agencies are in involved in serious violations of the public trust and our constitution. A member of the President’s cabinet violated federal law. This administration leaked sensitive material for political gain, another violation of federal law. This President has time and time again apologized to our enemies after they attack us. He has blamed other countries problems on America. Where do the American people draw the line?

 

 

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  • Joseph says:

    Getting Obama out of office will be dicflfuit to do even if his policies are found unconstitutional by courts all the way to the supreme court. During the Roosevelt administration the NRA, not the national rifle association, the national recovery act, was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court and Roosevelt’s response was to add more judges to the court to get his way. This of course did not happen. If he can’t be impeached he can be stopped by refusing to give him the money to spend on programs that are only intended to help Democrats stay in power year after year after year. If the real economic truth after all that has taken place in the last 4 years is that this nation’s economy is on the road to disaster everyone’s jobs will be in jeopardy including those in the House and Senate and maybe that is what we need too, a House cleaning and a Senate cleaning to get rid of the many years of accumulated trash. No one is indispensable. Not even the president. Historians of the future will be more critical of this presidency than present day historians seem to be even though many of us will not be around to see that day when it comes and I believe that it will come. The cast of characters around and including the president resemble the Ship of Fools rather than the Ship of State.reply from Robert: I understand that impeachment will be hard .maybe impossible at this point but at least things like this are going on. It would be horrible if nothing like this was happening.

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