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.

26 Comments on "Constitutional Lawyer Drafts Obama Impeachment"

  1. chinagreenelvis | Apr 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm |

    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.

  2. chinagreenelvis | Apr 16, 2011 at 3:01 pm |

    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.

  3. chinagreenelvis | Apr 16, 2011 at 7:03 pm |

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

  4. chinagreenelvis | Apr 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm |

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

    • Bud Bundy | Apr 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm |

      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.

  5. Bud Bundy | Apr 16, 2011 at 7:37 pm |

    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.

  6. justagirl | Apr 16, 2011 at 11:10 pm |

    what does that mean? how long does it have?

  7. Prose Stylist | Apr 17, 2011 at 3:24 am |

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

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

  8. Prose Stylist | Apr 17, 2011 at 4:21 am |

    90 days according to The War Powers Resolution of 1973

  9. Jim herndon | Apr 17, 2011 at 6:51 am |

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

  10. Jim herndon | Apr 17, 2011 at 2:51 am |

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

    • Brentskinner5 | Apr 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm |

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

      • Tuna Ghost | Apr 18, 2011 at 7:48 am |

        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.

        • not true

          i will

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

          you like apples?
          how you like them apples?
          😉

  11. Brentskinner5 | Apr 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm |

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

  12. Brentskinner5 | Apr 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm |

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

  13. Tuna Ghost | Apr 18, 2011 at 11:48 am |

    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.

  14. djfilthyd | Apr 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm |

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

  15. djfilthyd | Apr 18, 2011 at 9:35 am |

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

  16. not true

    i will

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

    you like apples?
    how you like them apples?
    😉

  17. 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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