Fire Holder, Impeach Obama, Blacklist Clinton

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The surfeit of Barack Obama Administration scandals hitting headlines over the course of the past several days has increased the frequency of utterances of words like “fire” and “impeach” from politicians and American citizens all over the Nation.

While the calls for relief of duty are coming mostly from people on the right, those with more Democratically aligned political leanings are finding, largely for the first time since Obama’s election, that they are utterly lacking in their ability to write off the sentiment as right-wing zealotry run amok.

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called publicly on Tuesday for the President to can Attorney General Eric Holder — a firing many conservatives have pined for since the Fast and Furious scandal — for violating the 1st Amendment in allowing the Department of Justice to spy on Associated Press reporters.

“Attorney General Eric Holder, in permitting the Justice Department to issue secret subpoenas to spy on Associated Press reporters, has trampled on the First Amendment and failed in his sworn duty to uphold the Constitution,” Priebus said in a statement to reporters.

“Because Attorney General Holder has so egregiously violated the public trust, the president should ask for his immediate resignation,” he went on.

Priebus said that if Obama fails to right the wrong by eliminating Holder, the President heading “the most transparent Administration in history” will send a clear — if damning — message to Americans.

“If President Obama does not, the message will be unmistakable: The president of the United States believes his administration is above the Constitution and does not respect the role of a free press,” the RNC chief concluded.

The case of AP spying is only one of the most recent in a running series of Administration scandals being revealed, or re-hashed, in the public eye. As the troubles pile up at the White House doorstep, Republican politicians have been granted an opportunity to make the case for Presidential impeachment without the reprisal of Democrats, suddenly neutered of their ability to defame them as right-wing nuts.

Last week, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) suggested that the President ought to suffer impeachment for his Administration’s handling and cover-up of the Benghazi, Libya, terror attacks last September.

“People may be starting to use the I-word before too long,” Inhofe said.

“Of all the great cover-ups in history — the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra, Watergate, all the rest of them — this … is going to go down as the most egregious cover-up in American history,” Inhofe said.

While Inhofe is of the minority Party in his chamber, his colleagues in the Republican-controlled House are uttering “Obama” and “impeachment” in the same sentences with increasing frequency.

Representative Steve Stockman (R-Texas) began talking about filing articles of impeachment against the President way back in January, as the Administration was ramping up efforts to destroy the 2nd Amendment.

“The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic,” Stockman said in a statement. “I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment.”

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) expressed a similar sentiment around the same time. That lawmaker said that, at the time, Obama’s “staggering” abuse of law was already grounds for impeachment.

Representative Trey Radel (R-Fla.) followed up on Gohmert’s assertion stating that he too would support a GOP-led effort to impeach Obama.

On Monday, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said that lawmakers would be remiss to take the possibility of impeaching the President off the table until it was absolutely certain that the Administration was absolved of wrongdoing regarding the Benghazi incident.

“It’s certainly a possibility,” Chaffetz said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. “That’s not the goal but given the continued lies perpetrated by this administration, I don’t know where it’s going to go. … I’m not taking it off the table. I’m not out there touting that but I think this gets to the highest levels of our government and integrity and honesty are paramount.”

It’s not just lawmakers who want to initiate impeachment proceedings; a number of grassroots efforts to warm public opinion to the idea of stripping Obama of his power are also doubling down. Revive America PAC, a grass-roots super group that runs presidentdowngrade.com, sent an email to supporters Monday, proclaiming, “between ‘Benghazi-gate’, ‘Fast and Furious’, Obama’s ‘Gun-Grabbing’ Executive Actions, and now the latest IRS firestorm, it’s hard to say which disgusting Obama scandal will consume his Imperial Presidency first!”

Other conservatives have been less focused on taking action against people involved with the scandals who are currently in office and more on making sure that the same people are never allowed to hold positions of political power in the future. That is the tone that Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has taken in speaking about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her failures in Benghazi.

“She was in charge of the State Department. She was asked repeatedly for increased security for Benghazi. Some of the media have been reporting that because she didn’t read them she’s protected — she wasn’t responsible because she didn’t read them? I fault her absolutely for not reading the cables.”

Paul added: “Part of being in charge is triaging what comes to your desk and what doesn’t come to your desk. And to say that Libya wasn’t important enough for her to be reading the cables from the ambassador asking for more security, I think was inexcusable.”

Paul’s solution: “She came before my committee and said she never read any of the cables. I think it precludes Hillary Clinton from ever [again] holding office.”

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • northbrook

    The photo reminds me of the Three Stooges Larry, Mo and Curly about as smart/ I would prefer them to the three in the photo we might have someone that represented the people and not their own interests. Perhaps 4 Americans might be alive today.

    • http://batman-news.com samurai

      D’oh! :-) :-) :-) Here is soemthing describing Benghazi more in detail.
      http://www.humanevents.com/2013/05/14/lies-about-libya/
      FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
      You need both love of country and faith in God to be a patriot.
      “Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens.”
      Daniel Webster
      Devout Christian

  • steve buckner

    If we immpeached Obamma and fired Holter and Clinton then we also need to get rid of that IDIOT vice president too, because he will be following the Obamma game plan for Amarica as if Obamma was still in office One reason the Hillery didn’t read the cables from Libia was she was running all over the world being an IMPOTANT FIGURERHEAD and being full of herself. The outcome of all this ought to be interesting !!

    • Justsomeguy151

      Don’t kid yrself, she read them. She just ignored them.

  • skippy

    Great article Sam, thanks!
    I surely hope that those with the ability to do so, take action to put ovomit where he belongs……..and all his cronies with him………….

  • Warrior

    Time to rid ourselves of the “progressive caucuses” in “our” houses.

  • dan

    call me old fashioned , but treason calls for shooting ,hanging ….
    and burning at the stake seem more appropriate

    (although a supersoaker with Holy Water ought to get ‘er done’ )
    Biden we can lock in a padded room with Pelosi

  • Steve E

    The only advantage Hilary has is that her zombie followers will always stick with her no matter what. That’s just another example of the rampant mental illness that is in this country. You can’t fix stupid.

  • Jeanette

    Fire Holder, Impeach Obama, Blacklist Clinton, Fat Chance

  • Vigilant

    Once again, the ugly head of “impeachment” surfaces to whip up the faithful. And once again, it’s a possibility as remote as asking any of the above stooges to be honest.

    Should it happen? Of course. Will it happen? When pigs fly.

    It would be a monumental waste of time to attempt impeachment of Obama. How soon we forget that Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury yet avoided conviction because senators refused to uphold their constitutional oath and voted for purely political reasons. You might find enough votes in the House to impeach, but does ANYONE seriously believe the numbers exist in the Senate to convict?

    Impeachmment proceedings would have but ONE function: to distract and to delay the Congress from addressing the urgent needs of legislation to prevent the nation, like a moth, from circling closer and closer to the flame.

    • Wiley2

      Congress has done so much damage with busybody, meddlesome and restrictive legislation that anything to slow down their legislative orgy is welcome. At the start of the 20th century there were a few dozen federal criminal laws; now there are over 4500 such laws plus uncounted thousands of regulations with criminal penalties that do nothing but enslave us and increase the power and wealth of the political class.

      Aside from that, fighting injustice and corruption in never a waste of time, even if the odds of success are slim. To not fight it is the same as endorsing it. Just letting it pass increases the likelihood that we’ll have more of that behavior, and worse, in the future.

      • Vigilant

        Understood. The legislation I envisioned was legislation to repeal and roll back the intrusive and unconstitutional laws, reverse the specter of executive orders and reclaim respect for the Constitution as the law of the land.

        Sadly, that may be even more remote in its chances of success than taking the impeachment route.

    • WTS/JAY

      Sadly, you are correct!!!

  • tncdel

    Obama is a foreign terrorist who infiltrated U.S. government at its highest level. When is the Tea Party and the GOP going to call for Obama to be PROSECUTED and removed from office? A non-U.S. citizen is not constitutionally-entitled to impeachment proceedings.

    Obama’s social security number failed E-Verify, and anyone with enough intelligence to follow the simple instructions of this video can prove to themselves beyond any doubt that the document Obama claims is his birth certificate was amateurishly created using Adobe layering techniques. Please see:

    http://youtu.be/7s9StxsFllY

  • Michael

    This country has elected this Chicago hoodlum to this highest office and unfortunately, I do not believe the US House of Representatives has the moral courage to seriously consider impeachment. hillary will skate on this, holder will remain in office and obama will continue to over turn the Constitution, because We the People have put people into public office who have no courage of their stated convictions.

  • elda

    Biden needs to be counted with the other traitors. It was his big mouth that got the heroes of the Osama take out killed and forgotten. NO, Biden goes TOO!