The Republican Ruse is Over as Congressman Says It’s Time To Look At Impeaching Obama

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The lid was blown off of John Boehner’s lawsuit cover story today as Republican Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said that it was time to look at impeaching President Obama.

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Host Chris Wallace asked King what he would do if Obama decides to delay deportations, and Rep. King answered, “None of us want to do the thing that’s left for us as an alternative, but if the president has decided that he is simply not going to enforce any immigration law, or at least not against anybody except the felons, which essentially he has done already this is a broader group of people. I think Congress has to sit down and have a serious look at the rest of this Constitution, and that includes that i-word that we don’t want to say, and I only say now on this program, because I want to encourage the president, please don’t put America into a constitutional crisis, please don’t do that. There’s too much at stake in this country to be deciding that you can take over the Constitution and write it at will.”

Wallace asked if he was saying that impeachment was on the table. King answered, “I think that we have to sit down and take a look at that. Where we would we draw the line otherwise? If that’s not enough to bring that about, then I don’t know what would be.”

The problem with Rep. King’s claim that any executive action that President Obama takes on immigration would be an impeachable offense is that it is completely wrong. President Obama has the executive power under the constitution to implement and enforce the law. There is nothing impeachable about the president issuing a new set of guidelines for the enforcement of immigration policy.

According to The Washington Post, “Obama aides have discussed a range of options that could provide legal protections and work permits to a significant portion of the nation’s more than 11 million undocumented residents, said Democratic lawmakers and immigrant advocates who have met recently with White House officials. Ideas under consideration could include temporary relief for law-abiding undocumented immigrants who are closely related to U.S. citizens or those who have lived in the country a certain number of years — a population that advocates say could reach as high as 5 million.”

Legal protections are not the same as writing new laws. The truth is that Republicans desperately want to impeach President Obama, and their desire may be uncontrollable if the president pushes their buttons on immigration. The cat is out of the bag now. Boehner’s lawsuit is part of bigger desire to impeach the president.

Rep. Steve King confirmed what the majority of Americans have long suspected. The Republican Party won’t stop until they impeach President Obama.

25 Replies to “The Republican Ruse is Over as Congressman Says It’s Time To Look At Impeaching Obama”

  1. The same logic in play that forced a government shutdown, yet they think this time it will redound in their favor? King’s delusional if he thinks this will force a change of leadership in the Senate, and it’s clear that’s what this is all about. The reality-obscuring GOP bubble is as strong as ever.

  2. I guess Mr. King missed the part when Boehner stated “There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action.” Since there has been no congressional action (the goptp border bill vote was a sham), the president must now take ‘numerous steps’ to resolve this refugee crisis on the border.

  3. King is an idiot or fool.GOP have shot themselves in one foot now ready to do same in other foot :)

  4. these jack offs really piss me off. I say we need to impeach the congress they do nothing for our country and i’m mad. You can try to keep disrespecting the president when it’s actually you the republicans and teahats that need to be struck from american history. Sometimes this party we are forced to pay yet they do nothing but obstruct obstuct obstruct. It is time for americans to take a stand against these people that someone voted for.The sad thing is our younger generations are wise to these asswipes.

  5. They aren’t going to impeach the President so close to the mid-terms and they aren’t going to do it in the last two years of the President’s term because they know it would guarantee a win for the Democratic Presidential candidate in 2016.

    If they had the guts, they would’ve done it by now, but they’re a bunch of cowards – proof of which is in the votes they take, like the immigration-related vote the other day.

    They won’t stand up and do the right thing simply because it’s the right thing to do because they don’t want to alienate the extremists. Alienate them, tick them off, and suddenly a Representative or Senator is facing a Tea Party challenger in their next election, which should otherwise have been a cake walk for him/her.

    They’re too concerned with getting reelected and they’re too concerned with how the right wing media will tar and feather them if they do anything remotely close to what Obama wants – even if it’s what the country NEEDS.

  6. IF they had any legal standing to impeach him they would have done it already. The reason they don’t is there is nothing he has done that would GET him impeached. And they know it. So they just keep blowing hot air and hoping the Fox News crowd stays clueless and believes them.

  7. When are the Republicans going to drop the attempts to justify impeachment (which only make people laugh at them anyway) and simply admit the reality: Conservatives truly do believe that it is an impeachable offense to be President of the United States while black.

  8. This is all BS, the GOP has been in the News Media weekly since Obama was elected to promote their cause. The goal has been keep the negative or lies about Obama, so the News Media will not print anything Positive about what Obama has done. Jobs, keeping us from going to war, etc etc. It doesn’t sell the positive news. NO President is perfect, but this Party of Idiots IS NOT WHAT the American people need in 2014 or 2016. They are dangerous, just look at Palin, McCain, The House. KOCH and TED CRUZ own this party. Vote in NOV, take back the HOUSE>

  9. Are they seriously going to impeach the president for doing his job? Is this why they aren’t doing their jobs; do they think it is a crime to pass a real law that might help this country?

  10. What we need is a 12-step program for Congressional Republicans who have become addicted to empty threats of impeachment.

  11. I don’t see why we can’t withhold their pay until they earn it. If they worked for anyone else they would have been fired a long time ago.

  12. If the House Evantaliban/TBagger/Republican is to impeach the president would they need to do so while using the constitution as the guide? http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/thepresidentandcabinet/a/impeachment.htm When they use the constitution as a guide would they not see that there is no ground for impeachment? As they see that they have no ground for impeachment would it not be against the constitution to seek impeachment? So Mr. King I ask, who is violating the constitution of the United States?

  13. This is going to be FUN!!! As President Obama stated to Mitt Romney, “please proceed.”

    Impeachment can only happen if the Republicans win the Senate. After the stunt Cruz pulled Friday,it’s not happening! Hispanics will vote mostly for Democrats come November.
    The fact that Republicans are talking about impeaching Obama helps the Democratic base!African-Americans, so proud of the country finally electing a president who resemble them, will vote en masse come November.

    Republicans are their own worse enemies! They have not learned from the mistake they made when trying to impeach then President Clinton: it helped him!

    Nothing has changed! Impeachment talks help President Obama and Democrats, especially as we enter into the 2016 Presidential race, which starts after the midterms. Republicans are dumb ad hell!

  14. On every issue and of every action the President takes, these deplorable Republican bulldogs look for ways to discredit the President. They have been trying since day one to remove him for ANY action he takes! It is disgustingly obvious what they are up to. How in hell can we have a functioning government when one branch of dysfunctional petty and spiteful representatives refuse to acknowledge the Head of the Executive branch? Obama knows this. No wonder he thinks that they are willfully backstabbing him at every moment. How can he pat them on the back and invite them over for drinks and dinner at the White House when the surly, sour grapes losers continuously disrespect him in words and deeds? !!!!! WOW. The world sees this and ask: Is this how Democracy supposed to work? Yet Americans try to impose moral and democratic ways on us? The examples coming from the actions of these despicable Representatives does does NOT send a pretty picture to the world.

  15. They are above the knees already. You know what’s next, but never fear, most of the men don’t have any.

  16. I take exception to your statement that AA are so proud of the country for electing a President that resemble them.

    We are proud that the country elected a President that for the most part upholds our democratic values & beliefs of equality of all, who happens to be black!

    If you thinks it’s only about Pres Obama being black, change the name to Dr Carson or Mr Cain & what would the turnout be among AA?

  17. Go for it!…
    Steve King should go ahead and walk his talk about impeaching Obama… It would be the shortest way to insure defeat of the GOP in both the upcoming 2014 midterms and the 2016 Presidential elections. Impeachment can only happen if the Republicans win the Senate and if impeachment occurred it would assure that Joe Biden fills the Presidential slot until January 20, 2017.

  18. Good luck with that, I think that there is going to be about 150 million Americans that are not going to let that happen. The God Damned hateful, hate filled, hate mongering, lying, racist, republican liars in D.C. and around this country are not going to get-er done, we Americans are not letting it happen. Period.

  19. I think that these fake Republipigs forget that both The President and his wife are constitutional lawyers as well as Professors at UFC. Proceed asswipes..

  20. “I want to encourage the president, please don’t put America into a constitutional crisis, please don’t do that.”

    How do the GOP do it? Under Bush the Constitution was just something the GOP wanted burned. Then Obama came to town. Now the GOP use the Constitution as a hammer to crack Obama over the head with.

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