Constitutional Lawyer Drafts Obama Impeachment

Ben Smith writes for Politico:

A prominent libertarian constitutional lawyer and civil libertarian has drafted an article of impeachment against President Obama over his attack on Libya, throwing down a legal gauntlet that could be picked up by some Congressional Republicans.

Bruce Fein, a former Reagan administration official in the Department of Justice and chairman of American Freedom Agenda writes in his 15-page argument of Obama’s course that “Barack Hussein Obama has mocked the rule of law, endangered the very existence of the Republic and the liberties of the people, and perpetrated an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.”

Fein is a small-government conservative who worked on the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and also called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, and his work doesn’t represent the Republican Party line. But it comes as some Republicans on the Hill, led by Senator Rand Paul, object vociferously to Obama’s decision to strike targets in Libya without Congressional authorization.

(View article of impeachment here)

For more information, see original article.

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  • chinagreenelvis

    Apparently this guy has never read the part where it says the President has a limited length of time in which to conduct military operations without congressional consent. More political theater.

  • chinagreenelvis

    Apparently this guy has never read the part where it says the President has a limited length of time in which to conduct military operations without congressional consent. More political theater.

    • justagirl

      what does that mean? how long does it have?

      • Prose Stylist

        90 days according to The War Powers Resolution of 1973

    • Prose Stylist

      The Phony Arguments for Presidential War Powers by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

      http://www.tomwoods.com/warpowers/

    • Brentskinner5

      And I’m sure the Democrats would politely and patiently wait for a Republican President, were the tables reversed.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XFMMVBQQFHSWBLHZR5T74P564E memries

        nah– the Reps would just gin up a phony WMD case before the entire world …

        BTW– i don’t recall Ronnee babee getting approval for Operation Urgent Fury — what a sad f*cking joke these names are, no?

  • chinagreenelvis

    Also, wow. The comment thread of the original article is a shit vortex like no other.

  • chinagreenelvis

    Also, wow. The comment thread of the original article is a shit vortex like no other.

    • Bud Bundy

      I especially enjoyed the smart asses who thought typing “ummmmm” made them sound superior. Then whatever comment they have is about pet food or something else unrelated.

      As for the article itself, its nice to know people like this exist, because I won’t feel bad about eating him after whatever disaster in 2012 happens.

  • Bud Bundy

    I especially enjoyed the smart asses who thought typing “ummmmm” made them sound superior. Then whatever comment they have is about pet food or something else unrelated.

    As for the article itself, its nice to know people like this exist, because I won’t feel bad about eating him after whatever disaster in 2012 happens.

  • justagirl

    what does that mean? how long does it have?

  • Prose Stylist

    The Phony Arguments for Presidential War Powers by Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

    http://www.tomwoods.com/warpowers/

  • Prose Stylist

    90 days according to The War Powers Resolution of 1973

  • Jim herndon

    Bush? Impeach? Ummmm…. welll…. i guess nobody thought of that.

  • Jim herndon

    Bush? Impeach? Ummmm…. welll…. i guess nobody thought of that.

    • Brentskinner5

      Riiiiight, and so, we shouldn’t talk about impeaching Obama!

      • Tuna Ghost

        Because the two cases are obviously the same, and thus deserve similar treatment. Obviously. No one is going to call you a fool for thinking so.

        No one.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XFMMVBQQFHSWBLHZR5T74P564E memries

          not true

          i will

          hey, dude, you’re a fool for the false equivalency

          you like apples?
          how you like them apples? ;-)

  • Brentskinner5

    Riiiiight, and so, we shouldn’t talk about impeaching Obama!

  • Brentskinner5

    And I’m sure the Democrats would politely and patiently wait for a Republican President, were the tables reversed.

  • Tuna Ghost

    Because the two cases are obviously the same, and thus deserve similar treatment. Obviously. No one is going to call you a fool for thinking so.

    No one.

  • djfilthyd

    not the worst of ideas,however it would have been better in the bush years,,,both of them

  • djfilthyd

    not the worst of ideas,however it would have been better in the bush years,,,both of them

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XFMMVBQQFHSWBLHZR5T74P564E memries

    not true

    i will

    hey, dude, you’re a fool for the false equivalency

    you like apples?
    how you like them apples? ;-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XFMMVBQQFHSWBLHZR5T74P564E memries

    nah– the Reps would just gin up a phony WMD case before the entire world …

    BTW– i don’t recall Ronnee babee getting approval for Operation Urgent Fury — what a sad f*cking joke these names are, no?

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