It Was Inevitable: House Republicans Start Talking Impeachment
Let's start with this: there is no chance President Obama will actually be impeached. Well, to be completely accurate, there is a very slim chance that the House, on a party line vote, impeaches the president, but there is no chance the Senate, controlled by Democrats, will vote to "convict" Obama of whatever he is accused of doing by the House.
No matter. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary met to consider the impeachment of President Obama. (Barack Hussein Obama in the right-wing fever swamps). The hearing was categorized: "The President's Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws."
Blake Farenthold, a Tea Party member of Congress who represents the Corpus Christi region, said this:
"We've also talked about the I-word, impeachment, which I don't think would get past the Senate in the current climate. . . . Is there anything else we can do?"
Steve Stockman, who represents portions of southeast Harris County -- and who also said this about the Violence Against Women Act legislation: "This is a truly bad bill. This is helping the liberals, this is horrible. Unbelievable. What really bothers--it's called a women's act, but then they have men dressed up as women, they count that. Change-gender, or whatever. How is that--how is that a woman?" -- has made sure each MC has a copy of a book making the case for impeaching Obama.
Yes, we've reached the "I-word" phase of the Democratic presidency: approximately two years to go in office for a second-term president who so outrages the other side they lose all ability to act/think rationally. E.g., Remember when the fever swampers tried to tell us that the Clintons had Vince Foster murdered?
Unfortunately, all they can latch on to vis-a-vis Obama is Fast & Furious -- which is simply a creation of Darrell Issa -- Beghazi, again, a manufactured "crisis", and, I'm serious, Obama's failure to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act.
University of Texas law professor Sandy Levinson has said that our Constitution is broken and we need a new one; I'm beginning to think he's right.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- How Ken Paxton Became the New Supervillain of Texas Politics
Sat., Sep. 5, 12:00pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 2:30pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 6:00pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 7:00pm
- Texas A&M Finds Radioactive Thingy it Lost The Other Week
- Does Houston Have the Right to Enforce Clean Air Laws? The Texas Supreme Court Will Decide