Tag Archives: Obama Impeachment

Poetic Justice

Lite Ain’t Right

The Republicans just won’t give up the fight.
Now they’re talking about “impeachment lite.”
They say censure’s the solution,
But if it violates the Constitution,
The Grand Old Party would be a very foolish-looking sight.

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Yoho: Impeachment Would Be Obama’s Fault

So if an impeachment comes up, it’s not because Congress wants to do that. It’s because the president has chosen to bring that upon himself by not enforcing the laws on the books.

— Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), quoted by BuzzFeed.

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Republican Congressman Warns Against Impeachment Trap

Believe me, let’s make one thing perfectly clear. The only people who want impeachment more than the right wing of the Republican Party is the entire Democrat Party. … They’re desperate for impeachment. They would love to be able to talk about impeachment and immigration between now and the November elections, instead of talking about jobs, and the economy, and health care. They are desperate to change the dialogue, which is exactly why you heard the president starting to talk about his amnesty cause he’s begging to be impeached.

— Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), warning Republicans against falling into an impeachment “trap,” BuzzFeed reported.

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Dem Lawmaker Inconveniently Forgets She Voted to Impeach G.W. Bush

We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority.

— Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), quoted by BuzzFeed, apparently forgetting that she co-sponsored legislation to impeach President George W. Bush over the Iraq war.

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Ryan Calls Impeachment a ‘Ridiculous Gambit’ by Obama

I see this as sort of a ridiculous gambit by the President and his political team to try and change the narrative, raise money and turn out their base and raise money for an election that isn’t going to go their way. And I will just leave it at that.

— Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), in an interview with CNN, on the possibility of Republicans trying to impeach President Obama.

Enumerati

MSNBC Leads Fox in Number of ‘Impeachment’ Mentions

448

Number of times MSNBC has mentioned the word “impeachment” in July, which works out to about 2.7 mentions per hour of original programming, or once every 22 minutes, according to Nate Silver. In contrast, Fox News has just 95 mentions of impeachment.

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Impeachment Is the Dumbest GOP Strategy in a Century

All this talk of impeaching the president is the stupidest Republican political strategy so far this century.

— Charlie Hurt, in an op-ed in the Washington Times.

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McCain Says No to Impeachment

We’re not gonna impeach the president of the United States. There just aren’t the votes there even if we believed that it was warranted.

— Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), in an interview with KFYI.

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GOP Representative Says House Could Impeach Obama

He’s just absolutely ignoring the Constitution, and ignoring the laws and ignoring the checks and balances. The problem is, what do you do? For those that say impeach him for breaking the laws of bypassing the laws — could that pass in the House? It probably could. Is the majority of the American people in favor of impeaching the president? I’m not sure.

— Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA), asserting the House “probably” has the votes to impeach President Obama, Politico reports.

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House Still Considering Impeachment of Obama

We’ve also talked about the I-word, impeachment, which I don’t think would get past the Senate in the current climate … Is there anything else we can do?

— Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), quoted by the Washington Post, noting there are enough votes in the House to impeach President Obama.