Should President Obama Be Impeached?

I’m not saying any president is immune to the law, no matter who it is, but am I the only one who senses the hypocrisy of this campaign in light of the events that occurred a decade ago under the Bush administration?

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  • Contradiktion

    Not hypocrisy if these same people calling for the impeachment of Obama have called for impeachment and arrest of Bush for war crimes.

    • DeepCough

      Well, you can’t impeach Bush anymore, but yeah, you could still try him, Cheney, and his cabinet for war crimes.

      • Auto5734955

        Presstv.com……
        New documents reveal Cheney’s bid to whitewash torture …..
        The documents, released by the US
        State Department on April 3 under the Freedom of Information Act, have
        corroborated the claims by Philip Zelikow, an adviser to then-Secretary
        of State Condoleeza Rice, who revealed in 2009 that Cheney’s office had
        attempted to destroy any evidence of his secret memo about the
        illegality of enhanced interrogation techniques, US-bases periodical Mother Jones reported.

    • Heath

      It’s good to be consistent when your sensationalizing everything through a megaphone..

  • Bass Clarinet

    Bush did not violate any specific Constitutional limits of his power. i.e., he got Congressional  approval for war.

    Obama has clearly violated the Constitutional limits of his power.

    • Liddy47

      Two words: habeas corpus

    • Atom322

      Except for, you know, that whole PATRIOT ACT thing. Totally not an egregious overstep of constitutional limits of his power at all, nope. 

      • Seamus Dubh

         May 26, 2011. President Barack Obama signed a four-year extension of three key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act, that was orginally passed by the 107th. Congress, The House by 357 to 66 (of 435) and in the Senate by 98 to 1 and was supported by members of both the Republican and Democratic parties.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N7ALIJGK2R55DAGQ2DIOHB4ZCU Richard

          That shows that Obama is just George Bush with a different name and party label.  Why do people have such a hard time understanding this?

    • really

      He lied to get that approval.

      • OtterWithKids

        He didn’t lie; he just acted on faulty intelligence. And when one considers that Saddam Hussein was doing everything in his power to make everybody think he really did have WMDs, you can’t entirely blame the intelligence agencies, either.

  • GregForest

    Not sure why Congress would want to impeach Obama after they abdicated their authority in the run up to Afghanistan and Iraq. The U.S. has not had a declared war since WW2. When was the authorization given to the president revoked?

  • Tcat2000

    Why does one go through such lengths to earn degees in constitutional law?  So that they can figure ways to defeat it or to empower it …  To condone lynching, the the murder of innocent people is not what you would expect from a real black man,  Especially one who is educated.  I am very disappointed….

    • Ikallicrates

      Obama is not a ‘real black man’ (see my reply to  jasonpaulhayes, above). 

  • Lustxi

    No hypocrisy whatsoever. Infowars = Alex Jones. Alex Jones is really big in the 9/11 truth movement and would love nothing more for Bush and friends to be brought to justice for their crimes against humanity. He is in no way shape or form a traditional movement conservative or a fox news dittohead, and is being completely consistent w/ this sort of campaign.

    (I’m not even a fan. Just saying.)

  • Liam_McGonagle

    I don’t know why the thought comes to me so clearly now, all of the sudden, after I’ve spent so much time thinking about it before, but:

    As much as Obama (and Bush) deserves to be impeached, almost NOBODY in America is willing to do so.  Not just because they have a partisan agenda to further, but more disturbingly, because disposing of their plastic prop presidents would mean having to be morally responsible for THEIR OWN decisions.

    Who here really wants to be the one answerable for fostering the “fuck-you-gimme-mine” ideologies that killed Dimitris Christoulas and Apostolos Polyzonis?

    • Stewie

      You lost me at “all of the sudden”.

  • Anon

    Ummm…are you familiar with Alex Jones (infowars)? He’s been calling for Bush’s impeachment for years!

    • DeepCough

      As I said before, you can only be impeached WHILE IN OFFICE.

  • Redacted

    It would be good for a few laughs. Sure, lets impeach him.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N7ALIJGK2R55DAGQ2DIOHB4ZCU Richard

      That’s why I have decided to vote for Romney:  he should provide more laughs per day than any other candidate.  Although watching Bammy exercise his only talent, lying convincingly, is really fascinating, I would rather go with Romney for the laughs.  They are both bought-and-owned SOB’s, but at least Romney doesn’t try to pretend to be something else like the traitor in the White House does. 

  • Atom322

    Go ahead, impeach him. I’m sure the next guy will be much better.

  • Atom322

    It’s funny because everyone in America still believes that the US Government can simultaneously run a Superpower and a Democracy. You simply can’t. We are too big. To run a Superpower, you can either go all out Totalitarian or go with the much reserved Inverted Totalitarianism. Inverted Totalitarianism maintains the facade of democracy and keeps the people happy while behind the mask it’s simply another totalitarian regime. Where Totalitarianism uses Fear and Punishment, Inverted Totalitarianism uses Hope and Distractions. The average American knows next to nothing about their government and are too distracted by debt and sports to care about their government. The general election every 4 years helps maintain the facade because it’s a routine way of letting the people know that “they make a difference” when in reality they don’t. The Superpower can never give it’s people too much freedom. It’s too much of a security risk. If people were free, there would be dissent, if there was dissent, the people would revolt, if the people revolted, the whole system would come crashing down. The average America just wants to live a good life and die old. They honestly don’t care about politics. And that’s the problem. Politics has become nothing more than a spectator sport, another circus to be enjoyed. The idea of the Superpower itself is a problem. It literally is “too big to fail”. The draconian laws will keep coming until those in power believe they can protect us, and to protect us, they have to legislate everything. In politics you ultimately have a single choice: Do you want Freedom or Security. You can’t have both. Americans chose security, and now they are feeling the consequences of their choice. 

    • jk,it’sallgood

      Seriously though, the concept ‘they hold the power’ is total bs. they got shit and the know it, soon as they show their hand, everyone will know they got nothing, but it’s people like you that keep the myth going “oooh, they are so badass and we should all tremble in fear”. Not the case at all. You have a handful of douches that think they are in power, and billions upon billions of people who live life as they should, generation after generation. it’s the ones with “power’ who are under a delusion, not the average folk

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N7ALIJGK2R55DAGQ2DIOHB4ZCU Richard

        jk, the “ones with power” control the entire U.S. armed forces and the alphabet agencies to boot.  And you call that a delusion of theirs that “they hold the power”??  Are you a fully certified idiot or just an ordinary one?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N7ALIJGK2R55DAGQ2DIOHB4ZCU Richard

      You make some excellent observations, Atom, especially about how most Americans are too busy watching, and being, The Simpsons to educate themselves about political realities, and about the illusion of elections when the candidates of both parties are already bought and owned even before the election takes place.  I am sure you know old Ben Franklin’s thought about the matter of choosing security over freedom, but here it is anyway: 
       
      “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
      –BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Pennsylvania Assembly: Reply to the Governor, November 11, 1755.-The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, ed. Leonard W. Labaree, vol. 6, p. 242 (1963).

  • grey.silver

    wow, once again you keep pushing alex jones’ half-formed bilge. as much as loved the books and website over the years, your promotion of jones and his dissemination of “disinformation” and half-cocked claptrap is getting rather stale… how about a little disinfo on jones and his lies and smear tactics, huh? 

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    >am I the only one who senses the hypocrisy of this campaign
    in light of the events that occurred a decade ago under the Bush administration?

    Obummer works for the same guys Bush worked for.
    He is merely a continuation of the Military-Industrial-Bankster-Complex “Presidents”
    installed by the Elites.
    The fact that you haven’t yet noticed this
    is somewhat disconcerting.

    No worries
    he’s not going to get impeached
    he has unimpeachable CIA credentials.

  • http://twitter.com/jasonpaulhayes jasonpaulhayes

    Conservatives want to impeach Obama because hes Black … that’s the simple truth of the matter.

    • Ikallicrates

      Conservatives want to impeach Obama because he’s Black. This statement contains so many unquestioned assumptions.

      First, who are these Conservatives? Are they the Republican/Tea Party radicals who are trying to destroy what little is left of American democracy?  

      Second, Obama is not ‘Black’ as Americans define ‘Black’. In this country, a ‘Black’ is the descendent of African slaves. A descendent of slaves would never have been elected President because his existence reminds us Americans that we are hypocrites. The ‘Liberals’ who voted for Obama of Kenya would never allow a real Black American to live in their neigbhgborhood.

      Third, the Republican/Tea Party (if they are who you mean by ‘Conservatives’) don’t want to impeach Obama. Impeaching him would only replace one Democrat with another (VP Biden). They want to discredit him, and prevent him from being re-elected, because he’s a Democrat.     

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Buvens-Butts/1552472426 Linda Buvens-Butts

      He ain’t black dude.

  • jk,itsallgood

    pretty suprised no one stated the obvious…if we impeach obama, then Mitt romney would likely become the next president…yeah, that’s actually way worse obviously. This fucking shit above “paid for by mitt romney”. weak……..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N7ALIJGK2R55DAGQ2DIOHB4ZCU Richard

    I was going to vote for Obama as the lesser of two evils, but I have just become so fed up with all of his lying, his contributions to the creation of a police state, and his black racist Justice Department, that I no longer care how bad the alternative is.  I will NOT vote for that lying SOB of a traitor currently disgracing the White House and what is left of this nation.  I will vote for WHOEVER is running against him, and I  guess that will be that nutcake Romney.  Better a nutcake than a corporate bought-and-owned traitor, liar, and serial killer pretending to be something else. 

    • ikallicrates

      Voting for the lesser of two evils makes no sense, because you’re still voting for evil. But voting for Romney instead of Obama makes even less sense because Romney is the greater evil. When playing a game that is crooked so that whatever you do, you will lose, the only rational thing to do is refuse to play the game. The so-called parliamentary democracies allow people to vote on whether they think the government is doing a good job, the job they were elected to do. If the government receives a vote of ‘no confidence’, it falls. Since we can’t vote ‘no confidence’, the only thing we can do is refuse to vote. In other so-called democracies, if fewer than half of the people eligible to vote do not vote, the election is null. This is not how we do things in America, but I think we all know our political system is not a democracy.

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