Forgive My Rant.....

I want to state first that I am a registered Independent who supported Ron Paul in the last election due to his pro Constitution stance.
There’s a man in my area proudly displaying a bright red bumper sticker on his silver Toyota Tacoma that says in capital, underlined, white letters “IMPEACH OBAMA”. This is ******* me off.
Article II, Section 4 of the US Constitution states “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and misdemeanors.”
Which of these crimes has Obama committed? Let’s review some history.
Andrew Johnson was impeached after removing Edwin Stanton from his office as Secretary of War. Articles 1-8 accused him of “high crimes and misdemeanors”, Article 9 accused him of violating the Command of the Army Act and Articles 10 & 11 charged him with libeling congress through “inflammatory and scandalous harangues”. He was acquitted by one vote and is the only former President to later serve as a Senator.
Bill Clinton was impeached and charged with Perjury, Obstruction of Justice and Malfeasance in office but we all know he was acquitted of these charges. His impeachment was a joke to me since it was all about denying he had oral sex while in office. He should have copped to it and nothing else would have happened. Was anyone bothered by James Garfield with 18 year old Lucia Calhoun? Warren Harding and Nan Butler? FDR with Lucy Mercer and a few of his cousins? Lyndon Johnson and Madeline Brown, Helen Douglas and Alice Glass? Grover Cleveland who fathered a child with his mistress? What about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings? And last but certainly not least, JFK, the big daddy of adulterers, who had the hottest First Lady ever and still managed to bed Marilyn Monroe on the side. Why were none of these men impeached when several of them are reported to have fathered children with their mistresses? Because their sex lives had nothing to do with how well they served as President.
So now we come to the Cheney Presidency (I say this because W was absent nearly 3 years of his term) after the Republicans took back the White House and managed to get us into 2 wars we have no business being in. According to an article in the Huffington Post dated Jan 18, 2009, W spent 487 days at Camp David and 490 days at his Texas ranch. His administration fabricated “evidence” to drag us into a war with Iraq that has cost 4,287 US lives to date. According to globalsecurity.org there have also been 30,182 wounded during this war. You will never convince me that the US government was not somehow involved with the events of 9/11. This gave the administration the public outrage needed to sway the vote in their favor. And will someone finally tell me if Al Qaeda was hiding out in Afghanistan, why did we invade Iraq? If this does not define Treason or high crimes, I don’t know what does, and yet W is happily retired back to his ranch in Texas and not rotting in a prison cell with his cabinet members. Don’t even get me started on the economic collapse the country suffered during their term as well.
Get rid of the lobbyists and reporters who are just looking to stir up ratings and let’s take back our government. Impeach Obama, my ***. The only thing this statement has managed to do is convince me to vote Democrat in all future elections.
We don’t have to like the man, but we should respect the office.

RawRedhead RawRedhead
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9 Responses Jul 24, 2010

They did not "drop" the conviction. The man has an injunction against him, he is forbidden to appear anywhere outside of a polling station for three years. <br />
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That list of immoral names is laughable! Has the right wing developed some sort of ultimate purity test? Better not apply it to your own kind. You'll have to jettison everyone down the tubes!

Willie: I see you swim in right wing waters and swallow their spin, hook, line and sinker. Here's some left wing bait to chew on:<br />
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"J. Christian Adams' accusations that President Obama's Justice Department engaged in racially charged "corruption" in the New Black Panther Party case do not stand up to the evidence. Adams is a right-wing activist tied to the Bush-era politicization of the Justice Department who has admitted he lacks first-hand knowledge of the events he is discussing, and his claims fall apart given the fact that the Obama DOJ obtained judgment against one defendant, while the Bush DOJ declined to pursue similar allegations in 2006.<br />
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Reality: Adams' accusations don't stand up to the factsa;<br />
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•Adams is a long-time right-wing activist, who is known for filing an ethics complaint against Hugh Rodham that was subsequently dismissed, served as a Bush poll watcher in Florida 2004, and reportedly volunteered for a Republican group that trains lawyers to fight "racially tinged battles over voting rights";<br />
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•Adams was hired to the Justice Department in 2005 by Bradley Schlozman, who was found by the Department of Justice Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility to have improperly considered political affiliation when hiring career attorneys -- the former head of the DOJ voting rights section reportedly said that Adams was "exhibit A of the type of people hired by Schlozman";<br />
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•Adams has admitted that he does not have first-hand knowledge of the events, conversations, and decisions that he is citing to advance his accusations;<br />
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•The Bush administration's Justice Department -- not the Obama administration -- made the decision not to pursue criminal charges against members of the New Black Panther Party for alleged voter intimidation at a polling center in Philadelphia in 2008;<br />
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•The Obama administration successfully obtained default judgment against Samir Shabazz, a member of the New Black Panther Party carrying a nightstick outside the Philadelphia polling center on Election Day 2008;<br />
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•The Bush administration DOJ chose not to pursue similar charges against members of the Minutemen, one of whom allegedly carried a weapon while harassing Hispanic voters in Arizona in 2006;<br />
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•No voters have come forward to claim that they were intimidated from voting on account of the New Black Panthers standing outside the polling center in 2008;<br />
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•The Republican vice chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, which is currently investigating the Justice Department's decision, reportedly said that the other conservatives on the Civil Rights Commission were trying to use New Black Panther case "to topple" the Obama administration. Thernston has also called the case "very small potatoes" and criticized the "overheated rhetoric filled with insinuations and unsubstantiated charges" surrounding it, and said that rhetoric has not "served the interests of the commission"; she further said that DOJ has given a "plausible argument" for not pursuing additional charges in the case;<br />
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•The United States Commission on Civil Rights has been integral to the phony New Black Panthers scandal. Although the media have emphasized the fact that the commission is technically bipartisan, thanks to a "controversial maneuver" by the Bush administration, the commission is dominated by conservative activists;<br />
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•Adams himself testified that he had no "indication" that the decision involved anyone "higher up" than an acting assistant attorney general;<br />
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•The Obama Justice Department requested additional judgment against black leaders in Mississippi who were found to have discriminated against white voters.

Well, I am the poster child for non-political, but it seems to me that the last one got us into two wars and a major depression. Let's let the new guy have a chance instead of just saying NO to everything he does.

Wille - I haven't had much respect for any of the men elected to this office but I don't think there has ever been an more inept man than GWB. I can't say I support Obama but he hasn't done anything worse than any of the other men to hold this office in my lifetime. My rant is specifically about the idea of Impeachement and how stupid I think that is.

To bad BO doesn't respect the office nor his oath to the office. Nor any of his promises about no lobbiest or special interests groups. His election was and is tainted by his association with ACORN which has been indited in 14 different states for voter registration fraud. He had DOJ drop a slam dunk conviction against the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation. He accused the Cambridge police for of "Acting Stupidly" which was proceeded by by this quote "I don't know all the facts or all of the details but, the Cambridge Police acted stupidly"> How about him trying to staff his admin with the most radical elements in our society along with a host of tax cheats. Some of which were forced out, some of which we deal with today!<br />
Here's a partial list of Obama's friends with strong moral issues:<br />
Bill Richardson corruption<br />
Tom Daschale - tax and ethics<br />
Nancy Killsfer - taxes<br />
Caroline Atkinson - taxes<br />
Scott Polakuff - fraud<br />
Jon Cannon - embezelment<br />
Charles Freeman - ties to China & Iran<br />
Tim Geithner - tax fraud - chgs dropped<br />
Gary Locke<br />
Ron Simms<br />
David Axlerod<br />
Hild Solis<br />
Eric Holder<br />
Tony Rezco - in jail and close to Obama<br />
Carol Bruner<br />
Steve Ratner<br />
Nancy Deparkle<br />
Tom Vilsack<br />
Ron Klain<br />
Leon Panetta<br />
Bill Ayres<br />
Rev. Wright<br />
I could add hundreds more but you should get the drift of how inept BO really is

What is this country coming to? I was sickened by a group of "locals" out my way in the boondocks when during the campaign they declared they were going "coon hunting". They said there's a reason it's called the White House. I told them they disgusted me and I was ashamed to have them in my shop. How can you hate some one so much just because their skin in a different color? What's worse is these guys had kids and had passed on the hatred and stupidity to them. If these are our future leaders we're in more trouble than I thought.

Tancredo is pushing this idea so he can ride an 'impeach obama" wave into the Colorado Governor"s seat. The man seeks to fuel his ambition with the rubble of national destruction. This impeachment campaign will ignite our polarized country with a heat of hatred like we have never seen before...there is no love for this country in those who push for this madness, that's for sure.. We know where all their priorities lie, and it is with themselves alone!

Amen, Dog.

If Cheney-Bush didn't warrant impeachment and hanging, the only offense that is impeachable is ******* dead babies on the Oval Office desk!