Jun 9, 2014 at 10:05 am #1317730
He provided aid and comfort to the enemy by releasing five suspected terrorists and former members of the Taliban who participated in or orchestrated attacks against Americans.
He violated a law he signed six months prior requiring him to notify Congress 30 days before releasing GITMO detainees.
He has willfully and repeated violated Article I, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution by continuously amending the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
He knowingly and willfully violated Article I, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution by signing the ACA, knowing full well it was a bill for raising revenue that had originated in the Senate.
He engaged in fraud by repeatedly lying to the American people about the effects of the ACA by claiming that Americans could keep their current coverage and physicians if they chose.
He exercised an abuse of power by instructing, through his proxies, agents of the Internal Revenue Service to target conservative organizations and his critics for extra scrutiny and audits.
He participated in an obstruction of justice and a criminal conspiracy by hindering a Congressional investigation into the Internal Revenue Service targeting scandal and using Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice in that obstruction.
He provided aid and comfort to the enemy by ordering or allowing the sale of arms and ammunition to al-Qaida-linked terrorists in Syria and by dispatching agents of the government to advise and train in the use of the those weapons and in military tactics.
He failed, despite repeated requests by the U.S. Consulate, to provide the security necessary to ensure the safety of U.S. personnel and the Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
He knowingly and willfully denied military assistance to Americans under attack at the Benghazi Consulate, resulting in the trashing of the U.S. Consulate building, the theft of sensitive documents and the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.
He knowingly and willfully lied and ordered his proxies to lie about the circumstances surrounding the attack on the U.S Consulate in Benghazi, thereby perpetrating a fraud on the American people in order to ensure his re-election and to cover up his illegal gun running operation.
He violated the War Powers Act by failing to gain Congressional approval for the military attack on Libya that resulted in the overthrow of the Libyan regime.
He provided aid and comfort to the enemy by using the American military and intelligence organizations and allowing the sale of arms and ammunition to al-Qaida-linked terrorists in order to assist them in overthrowing a legal regime in Libya that Congress had not declared war upon.
He has repeatedly made war on various Middle Eastern countries with the use of drone attacks without the approval of Congress in violation of the War Powers Act and in violation of Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution.
He has ordered the murders of at least three American citizens without due process in violation of Amendments 5, 6, 8 and 14.
He has repeatedly used the Environmental Protection Agency to contravene Congress and pass laws harmful to American businesses and consumers, in violation of Article I, Section 1.
He has repeatedly violated the 4th Amendment by allowing agencies under his direction to continue to spy upon, wiretap and collect personal information of American citizens who are not criminal suspects.
He has repeatedly violated Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution by disregarding laws passed by Congress, including, but not limited to, U.S. immigration laws, civil rights laws and the Defense of Marriage Act.
He knowingly allowed the illegal sale of weapons to Mexican narco-terrorists that were later used to kill Americans, including border agent Brian Terry.
He obstructed justice by participating with Attorney General Holder in a cover-up of the Fast and Furious gun running scheme.
Neither Republicans nor Democrats in Washington, D.C., are interested in anything other paying lip service to the Constitution while solidifying their respective grips on power and transferring America’s wealth to their favored crony partners. That is all that matters in D.C. Neither party will intentionally do anything to upset their cushy way of life. As long as there is not a two-thirds majority of Republicans in the Senate, there will be no impeachment. But even in the off chance that Republicans were to somehow come up with 66 Senators willing to remove the President, the Republicans would not have the stomach to attempt it because the sycophantic media would gin impeachment up as a racial issue and stir up street riots that would make Watts riots look like a park stroll. Obama is the president Nixon always wanted to be.Jun 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm #2110056
Tea Party crazinessJun 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm #2110058
If Obama should be impeached for the things you stated then Bush, Cheney and all their special Pals should be in prison for life for all the lives lost in our two unjust wars.
Dude get a clueJun 9, 2014 at 2:54 pm #2110076
More plagiarized copy/paste goodness from Matthew. At least cite your sources instead of passing things off as your own words.Jun 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm #2110107
"If Obama should be impeached for the things you stated then Bush, Cheney and all their special Pals should be in prison for life for all the lives lost in our two unjust wars.
I agree. I also still think you're nuts,Ken, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. Good job.Jun 9, 2014 at 4:32 pm #2110109
Craig W….don't try and change the subject.Jun 9, 2014 at 4:53 pm #2110120Jun 9, 2014 at 7:23 pm #2110176Jun 9, 2014 at 7:42 pm #2110184
Hmm…. Déjà vuJun 9, 2014 at 8:24 pm #2110192
I'm not a fan of Obama by any means, however, it's not an issue about democrats vs republicans or liberals vs conservatives at the core–this is a smoke screen and a drama that they want you over focused on.
It's about special interests having largely taken over or overly influencing the federal (and to lesser extent state) government. These special interests (primarily corporations and international banks) via politicians and mainstream media (read, mostly actors) "work" both sides of the fence, often times "play dueling" to keep up appearances and keep the drama going and more believable (occasionally some of the drama is real, not all politicians are completely bought and sold).
We can't take it back, by squabbling among ourselves about and in polarized categories of liberals vs conservatives and democrats vs republicans. I suppose if you want to play into their hands, then sure, do that. Yes there are some very real differences among the common people within those categories, but we should put aside those differences and focus on the real problems–greedy, power mad sociopaths who do naught but lie, manipulate, take advantage of, all in the name of ever increasing self and selfish gain.
Some places to start. Dismantle the Federal Reserve and re-institute gold standard. Get rid of campaign funding, kick out the lobbyists, make laws forbidding corporate or international banking heads and big wigs to be instituted as public officials and vice versa–there is just too much of a conflict of interest–look at the past and present ties between Monsanto and some of the large pharma corporations and the FDA, or the ties between big oil and government back when Bush Jr was President.
More over, at a very fundamental level, selfishness and materialism has largely over taken the world powers and institutions at the highest levels, but Love and unity can take it back and transform these. It starts small and super local, it starts with you and i treating each other (and ourselves) with respect and kindness, even if we don't particularly like each other or agree with each other's views. It starts with forgiveness, with focusing on living one's higher ideals as much as they can while in this rocky world. It starts with learning how to give without thought of return, but also learning how to humbly receive with appreciation.Jun 10, 2014 at 12:27 am #2110245
Hmm…. Déjà vu"
Nope…that's where I copied it from :) LOL What difference does it make, at this point?Jun 10, 2014 at 6:01 am #2110271
John S.BPL Member
That's the coolest picture I have ever seen Beavis.Jun 10, 2014 at 7:47 am #2110291
Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Because it is copyright infringement to copy and paste. That is all. And it is tacky. At least CITE your references with a link to the original.Jun 10, 2014 at 10:01 am #2110359
Ryan SmithBPL Member
I agree with pretty much your whole post except the below. What are your thoughts on the Fed?
"Dismantle the Federal Reserve and re-institute gold standard"
RyanJun 10, 2014 at 12:17 pm #2110396
Jennifer MitolBPL Member
@jenmitolLocale: In my dreams....
I don't seem to remember much criticism from the right back then….
It's also kind of humorous to see – wait for it – Ollie North! – criticizing the deal to free Bergdahl. Seriously???!! How can right-wing conservatives actually do this with a straight face?Jun 10, 2014 at 1:07 pm #2110409
Michael LBPL Member
nice try Jennifer
The government helped arrange a private payment. That isn't the same as trading 5 top level terrorists for a deserter and possible traitor.Jun 10, 2014 at 2:26 pm #2110422
I would assume Matthew is a card carrying member of Patriot Nation…..
I wonder what your thoughts on Vegas Matthew.Jun 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm #2110424
More evidence that conservatives will never again field an electable candidate at the national level. You would think losing 5 of last six elections (by popular vote) would have clued them into their delusions, but no. They decided to turn their delusions up to 11.Jun 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm #2110430
Almost forgot. Impeaching Clinton – remember that? Seems to have done wonders for his popularity. More evidence that conservatives never learn.Jun 10, 2014 at 5:31 pm #2110468
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
"I agree with pretty much your whole post except the below. What are your thoughts on the Fed?"
gold standard makes no sense because people (or governments) can manipulater gold price by selling or not huge quantities
and the amount of money supply needed to have an efficient global economy has nothing to do with the amount of gold
and after the creation of the federal reserve, the great depression occured. The federal reserve didn't do much to prevent that. Friedman says they made it worse. But since then there haven't been any great depressions. Before the 1930s there were frequent of great depressions.
the 2000s "great recession" would have been much worse
Greenspan totally screwed things up in 2000. He talked about "irrational exuberance" and then increased interest rates which fixed the irrational exuberance, but crashed the economy, he should have just increased margin requirements
So, the federal reserve isn't perfect, but they're not all powerful either, better than no federal reserveJun 10, 2014 at 8:31 pm #2110530
"I wonder what your thoughts on Vegas Matthew."
I love Vegas! Wait…oh…No opinion. I've been working crazy hours and have not been keeping up on the latest news stories. I'll check it out and get back to you. Is that the one where the guy thought he was the Joker or some crazy $h!t?Jun 11, 2014 at 6:49 am #2110612
Yes Matthew you are correct.Jun 11, 2014 at 6:51 am #2110614
Also the very same couple that went to Clive Bundy's standoff to be good patriots to stand up against government tyranny. Just turns out that they were too radical and were told to leaveJun 11, 2014 at 7:16 am #2110619
“Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.”
They were also the couple that killed two cops and were stopped by a concealed carrying citizen, before more police arrived or they had time to kill more people, correct?Jun 11, 2014 at 7:37 am #2110623
Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
But if your vision of the country is there are routine shootings and the shooter is killed by someone else, that's crazy.
There must be some solution where shootings aren't routine. Stop them before they occur.
And taking everyone's guns away is not a practical solution.
Many shooters talk about it ahead of time so if the authorities are notified, they can probably prevent it. People need to know that if someone talks about killing people, they can't just ignore it.
Or many shooters have a history of mental illness and are violent, they should be treated. There was a time when many people were held in mental hospitals, but they were all released. Unfortunately, we never replaced this with anything.
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