Saturday, August 02, 2014

If not now, ever?

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If the U.S. Constitution requires “high crimes and misdemeanors” to justify impeaching a president, talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh reasoned on his program Thursday, would nearly 2,000 illegal actions be enough to qualify?

Limbaugh quoted a July 29 Washington Post article by Juliet Eilperin – whom Rush called “so in the tank for Democrats it’s impossible to categorize” – that nonetheless reported the Obama administration has put into force 1,800 “technically illegal” executive branch regulations since 2012 alone.

“He’s acting outside the authority granted him by the Constitution over and over and over again, and yet, Republicans say his behavior has not risen to the level of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’”
“Over the past 2 1/2 years, the Obama administration has published hundreds of rules – on how wheelchairs should be stowed aboard U.S. aircraft, how foreign trade zones should be regulated, how voting assistance should be provided for U.S. citizens overseas and so on,” Eilperin reported. “There’s a problem, however: Technically speaking, these and about 1,800 other regulations shouldn’t be in effect, because they weren’t reported to Congress as required.”

In fact, according to Eiliperin’s report, Robert Cramer of the Government Accountability Office explained Obama’s failure to report the regulations to Congress is a “technical violation” of a 1996 statute and said, “The law says they can’t take effect.”

Nonetheless, they have.

“Since 2012, this administration has simply implemented nearly 2,000 regulations they didn’t report to anybody except the enforcement agencies. Two thousand!” Limbaugh exclaimed. “President Obama has just created 2,000 laws without Congress and without telling Congress. High crimes and misdemeanors!

“He’s acting outside the authority granted him by the Constitution over and over and over again, and yet, Republicans say his behavior has not risen to the level of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’” Limbaugh continued. “They’re just bending over every which way possible to try to convince people that they don’t hate Obama.”


Anonymous said...

Well, I still hate him. In fact, I have never despised a human being (I won't credit him with 'man')more in all my years.
But my vote doesn't count much anymore. Maybe 3/5 of a Dem vote, thanks to gerrymandering and vote fraud.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

It's more than that. If you're going to strike the king, you must kill the king. There is nothing to gain from impeachment until after November, and working toward it beforehand just helps the other side. Let's collect our title wave election, then hand him his ass and a bus ticket back to Chi-town.


Anonymous said...

Casca, if only that were the case. The repubics don't have the "orbs" to impeach this asshole.

They are too concerned trying to figure out how to pass amnesty without pissing off the rest of the base.


Skoonj said...

And, Geo, even if there were solid Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, the current leadership of their party will still not resist Obama or try to impeach him. That is because most of them are on the same page as Obama, and believe in big government, especially if they get to control the money spigot.

Anonymous said...

Inre: O'Reilly's statement And schools don't teach it.
Long story short, I've been trying to get a young acquaintance who dropped out of high school to take the GED.
He thinks it might be too hard and too expensive.
Looks like it costs $80 for the four tests; I was thinking about springing that for him. GED announced they were shifting toward Cmmon Coe style. I found a sample test which allotted 1 hor per section. I finished each in maybe 15 minutes.
Typical 'math' questions:
3x -9= 9; x=?
52 x 82 = ?
All is choose a,b,c,d answer.
Believe it or not, some of the answers selections had no correct answer.
Reading comprehension and social studies sections are full of syntax, spelling and grammatical errors; e.g., "Bill was hateful of George." of?
Roosesevelt's objective was "full government".
Stand alone - "full government."?? never heard that. Full of what?
Many of the spelling errors were not typos, and in any case, don't you think somebody would proof read a one-off document going to a national audience?
The word "educator" *spit* was used throughout the tests and instructions.
The &*^%^% educators who wrote this bilge are at what used to be an eight grade reading and math level.
Try it once, and see how much it will scare you. WASoF.
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

Shoot. I fail. Make "Cor" "Core", and "hor" "hour".
Lt. Col. Gen. Tailgunner dick

Anonymous said...

President Biden? What could go wrong?

Rodger the Real King of France said...

President Biden? What could go wrong?

In this climate - nothing. He'd be as toothless as your granny. And besides that, it would be the right thing to do.

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