Obama Ignores Impeachment Threat And Tells Republicans He Is Going To Use His Power

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President Obama is completely unfazed by Republican claims that they will impeach him if he issues his executive orders on immigration. The president responded to the threat by telling Republicans that he is going to use his power.

Some House Republicans like Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) are calling for impeachment if Obama acts alone on immigration.

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Rep. Barton said, “Well impeachment is indicting in the House and that’s a possibility, but you still have to convict in the Senate and that takes a two-thirds vote. But impeachment would be a consideration, yes sir.”

Speaker of the House John Boehner has hinted about serious consequences for Obama if he acts on immigration, “I believe that if the president continues to act on his own he is going to poison the well. When you play with matches, you take the risk of burning yourself, and he is going to burn himself if he continues to go down this path. The American people made it clear Election Day. They want to get things done, and they don’t want the president acting on a unilateral basis.”

The president responded at a press conference today by letting Republicans know that he plans to use his executive powers,

There has been ample opportunity for Congress to pass a bipartisan immigration bill that would strengthen our borders, improve the legal immigration system, lift millions of people out of the shadows so they are paying taxes and getting right by the law. It passed out of the Senate. I gave the House over a year to go ahead and at least give a vote to the Senate bilaterally; they failed to do so. And I indicated to Speaker Boehner several months ago that if, in fact, Congress failed to act, I would use all the lawful authority that I possess to try to make the system work better. And that’s going to happen. That’s going to happen before the end of the year.

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So they have the ability to fix the system. What they don’t have the ability to do is to expect me to stand by with a broken system in perpetuity. And I would advise that if, in fact, they want to take a different approach, rather than devote a lot of time trying to constrain my lawful actions as the Chief Executive of the U.S. government in charge of our enforcing our immigration laws, that they spend some time passing a bill and engaging with all the stakeholders, the immigrant rights groups, the law enforcement groups, the evangelicals, the business community, all of whom have said this is something that needs to be done, is way overdue. And we’ve been talking about it for 10 years now, and it’s been consistently stalled.

Republicans can threaten this president all that they want, but he is still going to do what he thinks is best for the country. Fox News and other conservative media outlets are already whipping up an impeachment frenzy even though Obama hasn’t done anything yet. The confrontation over immigration is going to set the stage for the next two years.

Obama isn’t going to back down. He isn’t going to give in to Republican threats. Everyone knows that congressional Republican leaders wouldn’t be foolish enough to impeach the president two years before a presidential election. The problem isn’t the leadership. It is that there is a groundswell on the right that is demanding impeachment. These calls will only grow louder after the president takes his executive action on immigration.

John Boehner could put the brakes on all of this political drama by allowing the House to vote on the Senate passed immigration reform bill. Since Boehner won’t allow a vote, and House Republicans refuse to pass their own bill, the only option left is for Obama to act alone. As the president has repeatedly stated, nothing is stopping the Republican controlled Congress from wiping out his executive actions by passing an immigration bill in January.

Obama is daring Republicans to destroy their party by pursuing impeachment. Republicans are now on the hook for their obstruction. The chickens have come home to roost, and they are now they are facing the consequences of their years of just saying no to President Obama.

26 Replies to “Obama Ignores Impeachment Threat And Tells Republicans He Is Going To Use His Power”

  1. Good, with some spineless Dems and alleged Dems (looking at you Manchin), and Republicans coming for him at all sides, he has nothing else left to lose

    If he doesn’t stand up for us, we have a lot to lose-the hell with them go for it, If losing the midterms was what it took for him to say *@#$ it, then I feel a little better about it

    What goes up must come down, six years of what Reps threw up will now come down-Cruz will undermine McConnell and Boehner and I don’t feel a bit sorry for them

    We’re gonna suffer for their foolishness, but I was trying to find a silver lining in all this…

  2. In an attempt to be concise I will say this:

    I believe it (past) time for progressives to stand on principle because Republicans demonize us even when we adopt Republican platforms.

    Democrats must grasp that progressives will not side with them forever and it is time to force Democrats to choose between Wall St. and Main St.

    Let the chips fall because triangulation isn’t working and the eco-system is sending us very clear and strong warnings to stop poisoning and killing everything.

  3. Democrat being a democrat now we’ll see republicans fighting each other to impeach instead of governing ;meanwhile i’ll remind them Reagan amnestied 3millon illegals.

  4. kudos mr president. stick it to them. they haven’t done anything in the last six years but try to stop you and now they have it all and they still can’t do anything. lol.

  5. There is nothing so fearless as a U.S. President with no worries about running for office ever again, especially when he is acting on his principles.

    Politics be damned! President Obama, do what you believe to be right. Ignore the clown show and lead our country as you were twice chosen by the majority of voters to do.

  6. Congress is absent from government. Obama is the on the job while SCOTUS & Congress play games for the cable media. “Showtime” is the purpose of our congressional elites. Screw the threats Obama, keep doing your job!! History will show you did your job while the critics sat on their do nothing butts.

  7. Not to quibble over wordage, but…rather than describing these actions as using his power, why not use the phrase Obama uses, “I would use all the lawful authority…” ?

    “Obama to exercise his lawful authority to…”
    sounds a bit better to my ear than “Obama to use his power to….”

  8. He actually said that himself…his lawful powers. But, yeh, I’m sick of all the drama, drama, drama in headlines.

  9. Good for our president. Remember the last time Republicans tried an impeachment scheme to oust a Democrat.

    That worked so well. [WINK]

  10. So why doesn’t the news tell the world how Boehner couldn’t retain an attorney to impeach Obama? NO attorney would take it. They have no grounds. No attorney would ruin his reputation by doing that. Not one! They constantly cry that Obama is breaking the law..which one? They never say. Because they plan to make it up so they can impeach. Never once did you hear them scream like that when bush completely broke every law in the book and even MADE TORTURE LEGAL …you RW barbaric AH’s love to act like yu give a sht about the Constitution. Your nothing but sick barbaric uncivilized AH’s! They’re threatening our President! Do not pass immigration. Because they know we’ll have America on the Dems side if we do!! Red states can stay red and rot for all I care. They’re people are rotting anyway with everything the GOP took from them. They have a miserable life in those red states. I am so dam glad I was born and raised in California.

  11. So the lowest turnout in decades for a midterm and conservatives believe they have a mandate. Nothing is going to pass in the house(nothing) with President Obama’s fingerprints on it, so do it president Obama. Fire up the base.

  12. it just goes to show that any Black man that do his job well will get terminated when he steps out of line. The POTUS will be the first president to be terminated for using the power that “we the people” gave him. Some White men will do anything to get their way. I say this not in a racist way. Just think, would any of the other presidents would have faced the out right racism this one only Black president has faced. One can say what they want to say, but, one has to have a closed racist mindset to read it any other way. Can one ever ponder the accolades the POTUS would be recieving if he was of the White hue.

  13. I’m white and I totally and absolutely agree with you. It started before Obama was even NOMINATED. And it WAS racism. Does anyone actually believe for one second that a white POTUS would be accused of lying about his birthplace, religion, and everything else about his background? How about being the Anti-Christ? Planning to disarm the country? Force Sharia law? Make us part of his worldwide empire under the New World Order? Of being a Muslim Communist Nazi – especially since such a combo is impossible?

    Not only the accusations, but the fact that a significant number BELIEVE them. RACISM. Disgusting!

  14. This is the most do nothing Congress collecting their paychecks. Talk about entitlements, we would all love a do nothing job for $140,000.00 plus percs and full pension after 4 years(2 terms) in office. They refer to some of the 99% as lazy, well, their actions speak for themselves. The Tea Party has Boehner by the b—s and are not letting go. Now with Mc Connell back in business the infighting is great. Do Nothing.

  15. If I may ask: Why didn’t President Obama pass immigration reform when the Dems controlled both the House and the Senate?

  16. Anyone including myself that has the balls to take the name ( President ) GOD BLESS YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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