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.



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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

    • 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.

  • 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 ?

  • 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.

  • "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...

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

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