Republicans Shouting Impeachment Have Reached Critical State Of Obama Derangement Syndrome

 

OK. Seriously, this has now gone far enough. A few days after the President of the United States announced that our last prisoner of war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, had been rescued from his five years of captivity by the Taliban, Republicans are now seriously calling for the President to be impeached for his actions in securing Bergdahl’s release. Instead of congratulating the President for doing whatever was necessary to make sure an American soldier was no longer a prisoner in a strange land and making sure we ‘left no soldier behind,’ conservatives have grown louder in their calls that President Obama broke the law by releasing five detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Bergdahl.

However, do you want to know the real reason why they are upset? Obama Derangement Syndrome, pure and simple. The President is in his sixth year occupying the White House, and ODS has now reached critical state. They weren’t able to make him a one-term President, despite Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s promises. Even though they threw every possible obstacle they could at it, Obamacare ended up becoming a raging success, as millions of Americans utilized the marketplaces to get health coverage. Somehow, Obama is still POTUS in the face of multiple Republican made ‘scandals’ hyped up by a compliant media, all for the sake of creating public backlash against Obama and find some inroad towards impeachment.

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Therefore, Republicans, completely infected with ODS, have been, per the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent, ”quick to jump on the train to crazytown” when it comes to this particular situation. Which is why we have not only conservative pundits calling for Obama to be impeached, but Republican lawmakers in Washington claiming the President broke the law by authorizing the prisoner exchange that freed Bergdahl. Obviously, when you have GOPers in D.C. yelling that Obama “broke the law,” it will eventually lead to them whispering, then shouting, impeachment.

Now, per Republicans, their main beef with this is that the Obama Administration did not consult with Congress prior to the prisoner exchange, and that Congress was not given the necessary 30 day notice. The administration has stated that Bergdahl’s health was a major concern and that it was deemed necessary to get him as soon as possible. Also, the White House had regularly consulted with members of Congress on the possibility of exchanging Gitmo detainees for Sgt. Bergdahl since 2011. On top of that, Republican Senators and Representatives had recently called on the President to do whatever possible to bring Bergdahl back home. Of course, these same Congressional Republicans changed their tune the moment Obama took action and secured Bergdahl’s release.

Per the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein and Amanda Terkel, Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), John McCain (R-AZ) and Rep. Rich Nugent (R-FL) have all been extremely critical of the President since the Bergdahl announcement was made. However, each of them made statements earlier this year calling for the administration to do all it can to free Bergdahl. McCain, while on a Sunday show (natch), even spoke approvingly of exchanging prisoners to bring Bergdahl home. Also, in April, Senate Republicans, led by McConnell, pushed forth a resolution declaring that no soldier shall be left behind.

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Yet, now that the President has kept the promise that America makes to all of its soldiers, ALL OF ITS SOLDIERS, Republicans have decided that this is their moment to strike and finally nail Obama. Former one-term Republican Congressman, and current conservative talking head, Allen West took to his blog on Tuesday to make the case for President Obama’s impeachment. On Fox News, Andrew Napolitano, a former judge, claimed that the President not only violated the law by not adhering to the 30 day notice, but that he provided material assistance to a terrorist organization, thus violating a federal statute and opening himself up for impeachment. Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy stated that by returning enemy combatants to the field, Obama has created a high crime that could lead to him being removed from office.

All of this discussion surrounding the release of Gitmo detainees is just one angle of attack to make this rescue of an American POW appear criminal and unseemly. A former operative for Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential campaign, Richard Grennell, has been organizing interviews between soldiers critical of Bergdahl’s military service and major media outlets. Essentially, Grennell, who also worked for President George W. Bush, is running a campaign to ensure that Bergdahl is held up to as much scrutiny as possible in order to sully his reputation and make the rescue operation dirty in the eyes of the public. At the same end, Bergdahl’s father has been slandered by the right-wing media regarding his appearance (he has a long beard which he started growing to commemorate when his son was captured) and some comments he’s made.

All of this is a concerted effort in order to create a scandal that might finally get the President out of office and cure the Republicans’ deadly strain of ODS. Even though Obama can’t be re-elected in 2016, it is still way too long to make Republicans wait for him to finally leave the White House. Therefore, they will do anything to get out of the ICU that Obama Derangement Syndrome has placed them in. That means telling America that only good soldiers that everyone liked deserve to come home if they are captured. And the President shouldn’t use detainees in Gitmo to secure a captured soldier’s release, even though international law states all of those prisoners there will need to be released very soon anyway

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When you have a bad case of ODS, you don’t have time to think. You only have time to act.

 

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  • Why consult the congress on anything? The only thing they do is obstruct legislation, take votes to real the ACA,and go on vacation. Oh and kill immigration reform and jobs.

    I am quite confident that Obama made a right decision. He isn't prone to irrational actions. They just hate it that he outsmarts them on every issue. Which I find particularly hilarious.

    I have been giving this Bergdahl situation a lot of thought. For this guy to become so disillusioned and do the things he supposedly did. There has to be an underlying cause. I am willing to bet that given the rhetoric coming out from various sides that this could very well turn into another Mai Lai incident. It wouldn't surprise me at all.

    • Huck,

      You could be 'right-on' about the possibility of another 'My Lai Massacre' type event.

      The Repigs are the most anti-American bigoted and racist bunch of sub-humans this country has ever witnessed in the US Congress. Seditious Treasoners....one and all.

    • the u.s. has now negotiated with terrorists. every american over in the mid east is now a target. military , people visiting family or on business. what is obama going to give up when the wave of kidnapping happens ? other prisoners , political considerations , cash payouts...then there will be yet more kidnappings...i cant stand any of these govt officials , republican and especially liberals. common sense and reasoning seem to be missing entirely. if people break the law they get charged and go to prison , why is this person that has made one irrational move after another immune. with the list of things that obama has done it is quite clear that he has an agenda that involves destroying liberty and the very country he is president of...and the u.s. deserves it for voting him in twice and doing nothing when he breaks the very laws he is in charge of , i saw your silly article, it bounced right off me as to dumb to note...enjoy the very near futurewhen the u.s. isa3rdworldjunkheap.

      • So what you are saying is for the past 13 years we have bombed back to the stone age, killed 10's of thousands of their civilians, supported regimes that hunted and murdered them because according to them we are the great Satan, we did all of that and more and we were not at risk? But since we did a prisoner swap which I will remind you at the end of the year according to international law the Taliban prisoners would have had to be released, now we are at greater risk? Where the hell do you people comeup with simple ass logic? Out your ass? Damn stupid is as stupid does. I got an idea try thinking for yourself for a change. Its very refreshing

  • Found this this morning and it made me sit up. You know the meme that 6 soldiers died while searching for Bergdahl? Well something is fishy and it aint French house of ill repute

    How Many Died Saving Bergdahl? Likely None.
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/04/1304285/-How-Many-Died-Saving-Bergdahl-Likely-None

    Can Bowe Bergdahl Be Tied to 6 Lost Lives? Facts Are Murky
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/04/world/middleeast/can-gi-be-tied-to-6-lost-lives-facts-are-murky.html?hp&_r=0

  • I wonder if all this vitriol and talk of impeachment might not just be a roundabout way of trying to prevent a Hillary Clinton presidency. I really can't see the House impeaching Pres. Clinton, but if worse comes to worst, and Pres. Obama is impeached and convicted, we will then have Joe Biden as President, and a Hillary Clinton presidency would be a little less likely.

    • The house can impeach but the senate will never convict and if the crazy baggers want to go that route I say get out of their way and let them make fools of themselves. I know that's redundant but it is what it is

      • Even IF the rethugs gain control of the senate (and that's a BIG IF) they will need a 2/3 vote to convict on articles of impeachment and there is NO WAY that will happen. Once again the facts will come out and rethugs will slink away to the shadows to try and come up with another stupid scandal to hit PBO with.
        Maybe the guy was suffering PTSD and was kept on the line when he shouldn't have been (and wandered off - intentionally or unintentionally)? We'll see.

      • The right wing use the impeachment tool for the base followers as a hating purposes and they don't know why they hate the 1/2 black man in the white house, go figure!!!....... joe

      • I don't believe that there is any better way of energizing the Democrats to get out and vote in November than for the House to bring Articles of Impeachment against this President, and the smart Repub's in DC know it - it would most definitely be a bad move on their part; but the President seems capable of strategically outmaneuvering these guys no matter what Wiley-Coyote scheme they come up with.

      • Why do most liberals use hateful and nasty language to express their views. It only shows what's inside of them. They could express their views in a civilized way and still get their point across. Obama and all his lies have deceived millions of Americans and he has aided the enemy and made America less safe in releasing the Gitmo prisoners who hate America and want to do harm to Americans all over the world. This is treason and he should be impeached. How long will it take for people to realize that our president does not have America in his best interest and is doing everything in his wicked power to destroy it. Impeach. Impeach. Impeach. etc.

    • Here's the thing that all of the Republican Congressmen know (but are carefully avoiding mentioning). Should The House actually deliver Articles of Impeachment (hey, it could happen), and the Senate convict (highly unlikely), what we get is President Joe Biden (considerably more Liberal than the rather Conservative Obama. THEN we could very well see a Vice President Hillary , giving her an excellent "Spring Board" for '16 :)

    • If only that was the Republicans plan. You have to understand one thing; the Republicans know that they will not win another presidency. If a candidate does not go to the extreme in the primaries, they will lose. The winner ends up being too extreme for the general.

      So, enter impeachment. If they win the midterms, they will impeach both Biden and Obama. Thus the third in line will be the Speaker of the House who probably will be Eric Cantor. If Boehner is not replaced that is. If not, then he is president and they regain the White House as well.

  • Yeah, this is not an impeachable offense just like all the other things they want to impeach him for are not impeachable offenses.

    He's well within his power as Commander-in-Chief and the chief foreign policymaker.

    The Republicans have nothing, as usual.

    Maybe we should ask them what they would have done? Maybe we should also ask them that since they are so opposed to this man's release, perhaps they want to send him back when he gets here?

    • They want to impeach one of the best presidents, yet they would not do this to bush chainey romsfeld rice McCain for the covering up of the wars they started over oil, the terrorism of their own citizens, the lies deceit and treason that they caused before, during and after 9/11, and the fraud, deception and theft that rethuglicans committed under bush and the bush family think Americans will vote for seb bush another war mongering thief to be president

    • republicans suck, so freeing an american is wrong, why did they free McCain then or is that lies as well, don't forget McCain told state secrets to north Korea which ermm is that treason?

  • Yeah..Right! Like Congressional Repub.Conservs would EVER let Bergdahl be freed! They would kill their own mothers and blame it on Obama if they could get away with it! I like that photo of Obama, it's as if he's thinking What!? what is your problem?

  • This should make a fine spectacle. Especially when the gop's own words are brought back to haunt them.

    Hardly impeachable, but a fine spectator sideline sport

    • I say let them do it. As a matter of fact Pelosi should get about 20 members of the Progressive caucus to go behind the lines and egged them on like we support you, go for it republicans impeach the Kenyan usurper

  • I would love to see them try to impeach him..It would ensure getting the house back and never winning the white house again.

      • And that djchefron is the true character of all rethugs. Kill those who do not think like you want nor bend to your wishes. to quote a piece I read once again: "if Pres Obama walked on water, the rethugs would complain he didn't swim" They dislike, hate,are very angry that this half black man is in the White House and that they did not succeed in taking the Presidency in his second term.

  • The GOP/Libertarian/T Party has nothing. They use these faked "controversies" of their own making because that is ALL they have.

    Remember in 2009, Boehner stated the Congress GOP's were all about "Jobs, jobs, Jobs...? Seen any lately?

    They did vote against EVERY jobs program ever since then. They are interested in THEIR OWN jobs and their rich owners and that's it.

  • A bunch of raving psychopaths. The President's unbelievable inner strength and patience dealing with this nuts on a daily basis never fails to amaze me. If it was me, I'd round up every last one of these seditious traitors and throw them all in jail where they belong.

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