Is Obama Impeachable? Let Me Count the Ways….

Matthew Vadum, The American Spectator

Not that I’ve been watching closely, but so far I count at least four possible grounds for the impeachment of the president of these United States.

I am not suggesting impeachment proceedings would be a good idea. I’m just keeping score, the same thing the president does.

The latest impeachment ground, if President Obama follows through on it, is his kingly proposal to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling without congressional approval.

Liberals are often impervious to reason, preferring to see the Constitution as authorizing everything they see as good and prohibiting everything they see as bad. “When a crisis occurs, instead of solving it, Democrats use it as an excuse to expand their power,” notes Republican historian Michael Zak.

So it wasn’t terribly surprising the other day when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner waved the Fourteenth Amendment around like a magic wand. The fourth clause of the amendment states:

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Obama zombies like liberal Bruce Bartlett seem to think that because “[t]he validity of the public debt of the United States … shall not be questioned” somehow this means a) that the debt ceiling is unconstitutional and b) the president gets to authorize borrowing without congressional approval. Maybe in their eyes there is also an option c) which fantasizes that because debts are falling due borrowing is automatically authorized or mandated by operation of law.

In other words, even though Article I, section 8 of the Constitution provides that Congress has the power “[t]o borrow money on the credit of the United States,” it doesn’t matter. Congressional control over borrowing is irrelevant because the Dear Leader says so.

Why bother having a Congress with the power of the purse then?

In reverse chronological order, the other three prospective grounds for impeachment are….

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Comments

  1. Impeach HELL!!! The military,the Cia or FBI …for God sakes somebody remove this SOB and put him in a cell.

    • JNCSMOM says:

      You are sooo right!! Too bad the citizens of this great country don't have the right to DEMAND this president be removed from OUR White House! Everyone says to just be patient – he's a 1 term president, he'll be voted out. If he is voted out – he walks away to continue his agenda in Chicago and then just spread from there. I'd rather he be gone NOW and face prosecution. The people he has surrounded his self with are part of his mission to make us a third world muslim country with him as our 'king', in fact if he has his way – our next election will be our last. Elections will be no more right along side of our constitution.

      • fordman says:

        I feel sorry for you people. We've already had our last election if something isn't done now. Wake up the party is over.

      • Nightfighter says:

        It has nothing to do with the citizens right to demand to have someone removed. The citizen first, must have the guts, to do something about it. "Guts" something the American people DON'T have, if they did they would not be asking congress to do something.

  2. hedgehog says:

    There is one simple solution to this whole Obama mess that is to find a way to kill the CHICAGO machine. The Democrats that run for and get into political positions are a corrupt bunch and have been for many years. This is precisely where this all started (right out of Chicago) and that is where all of this must end. Clean up Chicago politics and you will clean up U.S. Politics………. From an Illinois resident

  3. I'll give you the best reason Obama should be impeached..he is NOT an American and does NOT think like an American and there fore everything he does is against this nation: the "ONLY" time Obama spoke the truth is when he said he would change this country fundamental, and that is what he intends to do, and is doing! To hell w/this mess, GET this man out of office!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Stop just talking about it…..DO IT!!!! Put some ACTION behind your words!!!!

  5. If this SOB does an end run around congress and raise the debt ceiling, as many people as possible should march on Washington and demand that obama be impeached. Enough is enough.

  6. hijinx60 says:

    Other grounds for impeachment: illegal alien,.Real name is Barry Soetoro, falsifying federal documents, identity theft (in using CT SSN), violation of War Powers Act, campaign finance fraud, illegal seizure of private property, lieing to congress and the American people, illegal bailouts, failure to issue drilling permits after the courts ordered it, attempting to give our military secrets to Russia (espionage), illegal law suit against AZ, allowing the invasion of our soverign country by Mexico, illegally blocking the legal import of legal M-1 s, illegal imprisonment of LTC Terry Lakin and others, illegal support of Islam, failure to perform his oath of office, using the White House for political campaigning,…………just to name a few more.

  7. Now that so many people realize that this non-american muslim is a fraud to include his birth certificate, why don`t we all start bugging the members of the Republican Party for their support on this. Why are we allowing this puke face Jack Ass to get away with this? My God, our forefathers are probably turning over in their graves over this. _I am a nobody with very little funds (actually I am broke), so where do I begin? I am willing to back anything/anyone as much as my present state will allow. I would give my life as I was willing to do in Vietnam just to get this individual out of the WH!

    • Betsy K. Larsen says:

      Rex, what really confuses me is how on earth did so many miss the NAME at the start in 2008!!!! That name screamed MUSLIME!!!! I do not understand how people missed that! The first time I saw it, it was as clear as mountian water, this is a MUSLIME!!! And this is the worst possible contender for president of the country! This thing should never even been allowed to run, never mind actually winning! I was beyond appalled when the votes were counted, and this is what we had to look forward to for how many years………? Because when he said “Change”, I knew exactly what he had in mind……to change America into a third world islimic shithole!!! And, I mean exactly that, a shithole, where only the filthy muslimes will be comfortable, and anyone who is Christian or otherwise will feel like an outsider, that we don’t belong in our own country! And so far, this is what has happened, Christian Americans are no longer welcome in their own country, it is the muslimes and the mexicans and any other ILLEGAL INVADER who is welcome and is FREE to do as they choose. No one is listening to the AMERICAN BORN CITIZENS anymore, this is the New and “improved” America that this infection, this disease called a “president” had in mind when he said “hope and change”. The “hope and change” was not for we, the people of America, but for every illegal and for every muslime peice of filth that has invaded, and infected every aspect of our country, what was once a great country, of which we were all so proud. And a nation that no one laughed at. As of now, we are the biggest joke in the world to these muslime hellholes. The only thing they want from us is our money, and our weapons, and the total destruction of us as a nation. They have their biggest supporter sitting in the “white house”!
      (it was once white, now it’s so dirty that none of us can see what color it is!)
      I have never claimed this imposter, this illegal invader, infection, as my “president”. I have not had a President since 2008! When Bush left office, that was when I lost my President. I hate, loathe, and despise him, and everything he stands for. For, what he stands for IS NOT AMERICA, OR ANYTHING REMOTELY AMERICAN!!!! HE IS NOT AN AMERICAN HIMSELF! HE IS A FILTHY MUSLIME!!!

    • Nope they most likely sitting around laughing at the mess our country has become saying We knew they would screw it up!

  8. michael says:

    If the Congress allows Obama to just go ahead and extend Debt limit by decree then Obama MUST be impeached.

    • A legal Potus can be impeached. A illegal Potus has to be arrested. Ain`t gonna happen. All of the Joint Chiefs of Staff should be thrown out with out pensions for not up holding their Oath to defend our country from enemy`s in and out of our country.

  9. A lot has been done and is being done to find a way to impeach Obama without it happening; impeach if we can, but unify support for Romney and Santorum elections to the Presidency and Vice Presidency in 2012.

  10. Marylee says:

    If you will notice in some of the pictures of Obama he has his hand up against his face and he has his middle finger up like he is flipping the citizens off. He is too self absorbed and if left to run this country he will run into the ground. He is out to destroy everything America has stood for. The gun ownership is just one of the things he wants and thinks he will get them outlawed but the NRA is a lot stronger than Obama is.

  11. marylee says:

    Obama wants to control the world and he wants to change it into a land of Muslimes. I love my country but I am ashamed of what we call our President and elected officials in DC. They are out for them and they do not care about the citizens of the US of A.

    The great one (as he thinks he is) is going to destroy our country and he can't keep blaming Bush as the great one has been in office long enough and he ran on change but he has not changed anything. Still no jobs, the cost of food has gone up, gas has gone up but nothing else like wages have gone up. Bamma can claim his fame as being the 1st black President but time for him to go

  12. donjusko says:

    I've counted 54 reasons, here are the first 15 I have.
    54 IMPEACHABLE CRIMES BY OBAMA
    3 to add, any corrections to be made? 4-20-11, 3 AM http://www.teapartynation.com/forum/topics/the-en
    Obama's Impeachment Offenses as relating to the Constitution. 4-15-11
    1. Taking authority to add citizens to Assassination List.
    2. Suppending right of trial for US citizens to his wars. (Making a police state.)
    3. Initiating war to defend the creditability of the UN Security Council. 1. <!–(is this an impeachable offense or just ?)–> MISUSED OVER $300 MILLION IN PRIVATE DONATIONS meant to improve the education of minorities. Instead of spending the money on traditional learning programs, Obama and terrorist William Ayers directed the funds to local community activists who used it trying to "radicalize" the students. Obama's term as Board Chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge in the mid-1990s.

    2. <!– (is this an impeachable offense?)–>PROVIDED HOUSING FOR LOW INCOME MINORITY TENANTS IN RETURN FOR POLITICAL DONATIONS. As a Illinois State Senator, Obama directed tens of millions in state money to slumlords Valerie Jarrett and Tony Rezko. <!– Due to shoddy construction and nonexistent maintenance, the majority of the units, after less than 10 years of use, have been rendered uninhabitable. –>

    3. <!– (is this an impeachable offense?)–>MICHELLE OBAMA'S POLITICALLY CONNECTED $316,000. VP OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS JOB at University of Chicago Hospitals while her husband was serving as US Senator. She was responsible for the design of an illegal "patient dumping" scheme that prevents local African Americans from using the emergency room at one of the nation's finest hospitals and instead redirects them to community healthcare centers where they often receive substandard and inadequate treatment. The high paying position was eliminated soon after Mrs. Obama's departure from the university.

    4. MILLIONS IN ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTIONS ACCEPTED BY THE OBAMA campaign during his presidential run. Credit card filters designed to screen out foreign money and domestic donors who had maxed out their legally allowable limits, as required by US law, were intentionally switched off.

    5. OBAMA'S SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON'S ongoing effort to create international small arms accords that will subvert the Second Amendment rights of US citizens.

    6. The RUSSIAN-AMERICAN START treaty signed by Obama in April 2010 that has no chance of making it through Congress unless passed during the lame duck session. Not only does the treaty hamstring US missile defense development and make it difficult to modernize our rapidly aging nuclear weapons arsenal, it represents unilateral disarmament by the US in return for nothing more than Russian "good will".

    7. Moving control of the CENSUS BUREAU FROM THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT DIRECTLY INTO THE WHITE HOUSE where it is managed by Chief of Staff Rham Emmanuel.

    8. DE FACTO AMNESTY TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton, who has prohibited ICE officers from enforcing US immigration laws outside the institutional setting. The ICE union has subsequently taken the unprecedented step of voting "no confidence" in Morton's leadership.

    9. FAILURE TO SUE SANCTUARY CITIES for violating US immigration law, while at the same time proceeding with a lawsuit against the State of Arizona for enforcing US immigration law by Attorney General Erik Holder.

    10. Allowed theTAKEOVER OF SOVEREIGN LAND IN ARIZONA BY THE MEXICAN DRUG CARTEL AS AN ACT OF WAR.

    11. REFUSED TO RELEASE RESULTS FROM AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE TOYOTA SUDDEN ACCELERATION PROBLEM that contains findings favorable to the foreign automaker, by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator David L. Strickland

    12. ONGOING EFFORTS TO GAIN CONTROL OVER THE INTERNET in opposition to a judge's ruling and Congress's will, by reclassifying internet companies as telecommunication providers thus making them subject to FCC regulation by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

    13. PREVENTING US INDUSTRIES FROM TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OUR RICH NATURAL RESOURCES including oil, coal, uranium and timber.

    14. DUAL LOYALTIES BY OUR PRESIDENT Obama's month long stint as UN Security Council Chair in 2009, the first ever by a sitting U.S. President. Not only did this action give credibility to an international organization ruled by tyrants.

    15. TARGETED ASSASSINATION OF US CITIZENS, The Obama National Security Strategy released in May 2009 that allows for including "homegrown terrorists" without due process. It has also been described by the Kremlin, which knows quite a lot about these kinds of things, as a "new law put forth by President Obama capable of seeing up to 500,000 American citizens jailed for the crime of opposing their government."

  13. SEAN MURRY says:

    There are many reasons for impeacment .

  14. I would say impeach him, but it would never be approved by the democ-rat senate. In the event he should be reelected, he could be impeached should the Republicans take control of the senate. I doubt this will happen either since there are so many RINOS in both the House and the Senate. There are many Republican politicians who support Obozo's policies even though they say something different in public.

  15. CONGRESS do your job, IMPEACH this corrupt Muslim!!

  16. VIRGINIA says:

    CONGRESS……REMOVE THIS MAN FROM OUR GOVERNMENT…..N O W~ YOU WILL HURT EVERYONE'S CREDIT INCLUDING THIS COUNTRIES IF THE DEBT CEILING IS RAISED AND FOR WHAT??????………..IT'S TIME TO GET THESE PEOPLE OUT OF OUR WH~~ CONGRESS HAD THE POWER TO YANK THE NOT SO QUALIFIED PREZ AND JOE BIDEN OUT AND RE-ELECT A NEW ONE. SO DO IT ALL READY! MONEY CAN NOT REPLACE THE COUNTRY WE HAVE BUILT FOR SO MANY YEARS WITH ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE THAT HAVE HELPED MAKE IT THE GREAT COUNTRY IT IS TODAY…..STOP YOUR FOOLISHNESS AND GET BUSY! WE WILL STAND BEHIND YOU…….DO NOT WAIT ANOTHER DAY!!

  17. Virginia says:

    Obama can't be impeached because he is NOT American….believe it…. but Congress HAS the power to removed him NOW! Enforce congress to make this move….forget the b l a c k backlash! Our lives are at stake!

  18. This discussion should be held at a venue that seats 100,000 people, not some small room limited to perhaps 20 people. As Biden would say," This is a BIG f***ing deal!" I am MORE THAN ASHAMED at EVERYONE who disregard this issue. This issue effects everyone who is not in Obamas circle of corruption and criminals. If people wise up by 2012 and if Obama does not declare martial law at that time, we may possibly get him removed. Once he is gone, the new President needs to conduct a complete investigation of his background then have everything he did in office nullified.

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