Republican Congressman Tells Right-Wing Radio Host That House Has Votes To Impeach Obama



Here we go again. During an interview with local Pennsylvania radio host Gary Sutton, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) commented that House Republicans most likely have enough votes to impeach President Obama. In an audio clip posted by Buzzfeed, Barletta pointed out that the President is constantly ignoring the Constitution and constantly breaking the law. He then suggested that impeachment would “probably pass” if it came up for a vote. Of course, neither Barletta or the host specifically brought up which laws Obama’s breaking, or how he is ignoring the Constitution. Instead, it was mostly just a generalized discussion about how the President uses politics against poor, helpless Republicans.

Below is the clip, courtesy of Buzzfeed”



The money quote from Barletta is the following:

“He’s just absolutely ignoring the Constitution, and ignoring the laws, and ignoring the checks and balances. The problem is, you know, what do you do for those that say impeach him for breaking the laws or bypassing the laws. Could that pass in the House? It probably, it probably could.”

This is more of the same old, same old from Republicans, who are merely trying to appeal to their base of angry, old, hardcore racists. Nary a week goes by where we don’t hear a Republican claim that Obama needs to be impeached, or that the House of Representatives has the votes to impeach the President. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has brought up impeachment a couple of times in the last month.  Former Congressman Allen West seemingly spouts it daily. Fox News has made a cottage industry out of mentioning impeachment.

Of course, it is all just talk from a bunch of whiny conservatives who still have a tough time dealing with a black man with an African name in the White House. Every single day brings about a new ‘scandal’ to smear the President with, all in the hopes that something will legitimately stick and give them the opportunity to show the American public that they’ve been bamboozled by this Kenyan Muslim Socialist Marxist Nazi who worships at the altar of Saul Alinsky. They have no interest in doing any actual work while in Washington, unless by ‘work’ one means going to the media every chance they get to complain about the lawless one occupying the Oval Office.

As far as Barletta, he’s just another House Republican that got into office due to the racist wave that switched the House over to the GOP in 2010. Prior to finally being elected to the House after 3 failed attempts, Barletta’s biggest claim to fame was passing unconstitutional laws as mayor of Hazelton, PA in 2006. Barletta, in an attempt to gain some publicity for himself and some notice from the national party, passed laws in Hazelton making it illegal for city employees and officials to translate any documents into another language other than English. The law also placed heavy fines on landlords and businesses that were caught hiring or renting to undocumented immigrants. A court eventually ruled the law unconstitutional as it interfered with federal law.


36 Replies to “Republican Congressman Tells Right-Wing Radio Host That House Has Votes To Impeach Obama”

  1. I’m thinking the dumb is just in republicant DNA. None of their asinine comments surprise me anymore.

    I’m sure I’m not alone in wishing these idiots would actually legislate and quit wasting our money.

  2. I wish they would try to impeach Obama. Every Dem in the country would come out to vote. They throw that word around so much it’s ridiculous. Now I’m going to tweet him and tell him he’s just plain ignorant.

  3. Congressional Republicans have been shouting into the wind, calling for Obama to be impeached … ever since he was originally elected in 2008.

    The House Republican majority and Senate minority have become obsessed with discussing and voting on meaningless, totally symbolic, wholly partisan proclamations as a means of avoiding any discussion of useful, substantive, productive legislation that meets the needs and concerns of the American people at large.

    Stop the Press! Obama ate a cheeseburger last week. Impeach him now!

  4. Barletta is a hack and was only elected by the extreme gerrymandering that was enacted. And he made his money with a line painting company with a Penndot contract. Pa has one of the lowest per capita state employee to citizen ratios. And one of the largest legislative bodies in the country. State jobs are doled out to contractors who are friends of assemblymen or family. Yes we are the 5th most corrupt state in the country, by design. And it goes right down to the county and municipal level.
    Who is going to write the article of Impeachment….Trey Goudy ?

  5. This guy is so stupid that he doesn’t realize that the “big message here” is that the people are sick of all existing politicians and you should all expect to be voted out at your next election.

  6. “Of course, neither Barletta or the host specifically brought up which laws Obama’s breaking, or how he is ignoring the Constitution.”

    In other words, “doing anything that conservatives disagree with” is deems unlawful…

  7. I remember reading a story about impeaching him in 2008 BEFORE the inauguration.

    Problem is – you really have to have reasons, and they never EVER do. I suppose they could just vote to do it, but then, without any grounds, the Senate would NOT have to proceed.

    This is the GOP answer to all Democrats – impeach them. They’d better be careful because the only real efforts to impeach have fallen always on the GOP. Payback’s a bitch.

  8. Another shining example that Republicans have taken sore-loserism beyond the gutters. These people, and the people who continue to vote for them, are the most primitive subspecies of homo sapiens to have ever walked this Earth.

  9. Ohh PLLLEEAAASSEE. The President has been elected twice by popular vote. PLEEEAASSEEE start this as soon as you can. Get this into HIGH GEAR before the mid-terms! See how well it plays out in November!

  10. Let’s impeach Weeper Boehner and his Republican only goons in HIS Congress for bad acting all of these past six years they have obstructed our president! Why does the media let these idiots spew their hatred!

  11. They are down so low they will never get back up again until they get a spine. They have got to quit depending on their lies and sensationalism to attract attention, they are detracting themselves and their party.
    The Republican party as it once stood is long gone, they have let the tea-baggers get in and start running (ruining) the Republican Party. All this nonsense over the President is just sheer nonsense and they are making fools of themselves… Until they get a grip, they are losing the true republicans as they are falling off and becoming Libertarians, even they are tired of all the lies. Wake up and start doing your job instead of trying to destroy our President…

  12. Stop threatening and do it already! Please god do it nut-job conservatives because every Democrat in the nation right now who have been in a hibernation state since 2010 will come alive. The best(probably the only way)to take back the house is for these radical off the rails right wingers to actually attempt to impeach our president. I guarantee the presidents approval ratings will jump up by twenty points.

  13. I think we Democrats should be afraid. If the Republicans got enough Senators to convict, they would impeach. It is just a matter of votes. There is no judicial review on whether or not there is really guilt of anything approaching high crimes or misdemeanors.

  14. Go for it nutjobs. Show all of America where you stand. You stand with the freaks that marry their first cousins

  15. Odd man out here, but it actually isn’t just “sensationalism or lies” unfortunately these are facts. Lots of them, which can be found all over the Internet, not just some republicans opinions. The most recent example being that he waived a federal provision specifically designed to prevent the U.S. from supplying arms to TERRORISTS, if he didn’t he could’ve gone to jail, because that’s exactly what he’s been doing. Anyone find that strange? That’s just the most recent. The list is too longtime continue going on. Please stop lumping all of these people together as well republicans ( the word makes me I’ll, I’ve never seen such a sorry group of spineless politicians) or tea party people lumpedintothesamegroup.imAconstitution,country,military,freedomlovingAmericansaythankyoutoaveterantodayforyourlifeandattheveryleastyufreedomofspeechlikewecannow.RESPECTthosewhoveearnedit.haveyouifeelgoodknowingivegiventoeachandeveryAmericantimeforyoutoGIVEyourselfDOsomethingandlookatwhyourleade…

  16. This congressman, never heard of him, must have a really ignorant right-wing constituency. He’s preaching to HIS choir.

  17. This is the same Barletta who as mayor hazleton PA wanted local law enforcement to be able to arrest illegals aliens/ undocumented workers, and have apartment owners be able to investigate tenant citizenship. A federal court ruled his acts were blatantly unconstitutional, that the arrest and deportation of undoc. wkrs was solely a federal responsibility. He–who has no law background– complained the court was biased–or some such nonsense. Then, as congressman, tried to write legislation to match his personal opinion.

  18. Liberal Professor Jonathan Turley:
    “What’s emerging is an imperial presidency, an uber presidency as I’ve called it, where the president can act unilaterally. This is only the latest example of that…Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be.”

    Professor Turley: “Obama Is at War with the Rule of Law!”

    Jonathan Turley – “America at the Crossroads of Civil Liberties in the 21st Century”

    Professor: Obama Becoming The Very Danger The Constitution Was Designed To Avoid

  19. I remember after the House voted to impeach Bill Clinton, the owner of one of the men’s magazines (don’t remember which one) threatened to publish a list of everyone in Congress and their paramours if the Senate voted to impeach President Clinton.

    The constituents in the states of those who scream for impeachment, need to gang up on their pseudo-representatives in D.C., over the telephone, telegrams, every way they could!

    These fools (congress people) have been wasting our money since President Obama was inaugurated. THEY need to be impeached for stealing from the American people!

  20. He’s not a liberal, he’s a civil libertarian, and all over the place with his opinions – he also called for the prosecution of Bush II Administration officials for war crimes, and favored the impeachment of Bill Clinton – yeah, a real liberal……..

  21. Let us be clear on a few things. The Republican party is becoming a disgrace to democracy and people. It has become the polar opposite of what it was originally, and was meant to be.

    The sheer paranoia is clear within the party. The selfish egos in politicians that don’t care about the well being of ALL Americans, but their political appearance, power, and face

    Supplying arms to terrorists? Are you serious with that comment? If yo understand the US government you will realize the president alone does not have that power, nor would it go unseen for a split second. Speculation of proof is a lie. Simple as that. It would be brought out and acted on right away. They don’t move by themselves. That old idea just doesn’t happen today. Certain ignorant hate filled republicans may hope some american’s will believe it when others know it simply isn’t happening.

    IF the republican party would grow up, stop attacking gays, or others that don’t fit their view. We woudl be a better n…

  22. CarrWatt, what is so silly and childish about your comment and Mr. Turley’s scribblings is that Mr. Obama has done not ONE thing that could even be considered impeachable! NOT A SINGLE THING!!! And THAT is what has the Reich Wing so pissed off and utterly frustrated!

  23. The near-impeachment of Richard Nixon – clearly well-deserved – has galled the Republicans for 40 years now. With the advent of the Tea Party extremists, along with the so-called Christian evangelicals, the Republican extremists now view impeachment as an important method to destroy, or at least rein in, a President who they regard as totally undesirable, and unfit to be President (i.e. “he’s black! for God’s sake!”). It really appears that the Republicans intend to attempt impeachment of every Democratic President before his term(s) conclude. From the first day of the Obama Presidency, the GOP’s first order of business was clearly to find a way to impeach him.

  24. That’s just it. There is no way in Hades that they will EVER get 67 votes to convict in the Senate. It’s highly unlikely that, even if they get a majority at all, that they will get even a 60 vote majority.

  25. This is the wretch of a rep I got through some of the most over the top gerrymandering anyone has ever seen…last night I wrote to him directly and demanded he answer these questions, to me , a constituent, specifically: “Exactly what law or laws has President Obama broken? In what way is he ignoring the Constitution? Do you even know the definition of the word ‘impeachment’, and what is it?” Of course I am still waiting for more than the “Thank you for contacting me” robo-reply…

  26. i think they need to go take the back seat they’ve taken since the second term….are they so dumb as to not see what will happen with this country if they did come up with some backhanded crap that impeached the President???…

  27. Not another one. Never heard of him. Like cockroaches they refuse to die & continue crawling out the woodwork. I truly hate republicans.

  28. I say do it, impeach Obama! Please make it about 2 months before the midterm elections. Just like the government shutdown it’ll have the opposite affect the dipshits predict.

  29. PA are about to lose their lousy, bastard of a governor to a Dem. I hope he takes a few of the Repub jerk congressman with him.

  30. I’m sure they have the votes. Do the have the evidence? Proof the Pres. Obama committed high crimes and misdemeanors? No they don’t. If they did they would have impeached him by now. The Republican/Tea Party are a bunch of ignorant cowards!

  31. Barletta is nothing more than a right-wing extremist & runs as one thanks to a Republican gerrymandered district. The man is clueless!

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