Barack Obama, our next President

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TIME FOR OBAMA TO GO

Davenport, IA

#907140 May 20, 2013
The United States Constitution states in Article II, Section 4: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."

Thus far in the history of the United States there been three Presidential impeachment proceedings -- in 1868 against President Andrew Johnson for his removal of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton in violation of the Tenure of Office Act - 1974 against President Richard Richard Nixon for the Watergate coverup (106 years after Johnson)- 1998-99 against President Bill Clinton for concealing an extramarital affair (24 years after Nixon).

Modern Impeachment Procedure:

Impeachment resolutions made by members of the House of Representatives are turned over to the House Judiciary Committee which decides whether the resolution and its allegations of wrongdoing by the President merits a referral to the full House for a vote on launching a formal impeachment inquiry.
The entire House of Representatives votes for or against a formal impeachment inquiry, needing only a simple majority (a single vote) for approval.
If approved, the House Judiciary Committee conducts an investigation to determine (similar to a grand jury) if there is enough evidence to warrant articles of impeachment (indictments) against the President. The Committee then drafts articles of impeachment pertaining to specific charges supported by the evidence. The Committee votes on each article of impeachment, deciding whether to refer each article to the full House for a vote.
If the House Judiciary Committee refers one or more articles of impeachment, the entire House of Representatives votes on whether the article(s) merit a trial in the Senate, needing only a simple majority for approval.
If the full House approves at least one article of impeachment, the President is technically impeached and the matter is referred to the U.S. Senate. The House then appoints members of Congress to act as managers (prosecutors).
The trial of the President is held in the Senate with the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court presiding. The President can be represented by anyone he chooses. He may appear personally or leave his defense in the hands of his lawyers.
The entire Senate may conduct the trial or it or it may be delegated to a special committee which would report all the evidence to the full Senate.
The actual trial is conducted in a courtroom-like proceeding including examination and cross-examination of witnesses. During questioning, Senators remain silent, directing all questions in writing to the Chief Justice.
After hearing all of the evidence and closing arguments, the Senate deliberates behind closed doors then votes in open session on whether to convict or acquit the President. The vote to convict must be by a two thirds majority, or 67 Senators. If this occurs, the President is removed from office and is succeeded by the Vice President. The Senate's verdict is final and there is no right of appeal.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#907141 May 20, 2013
Red State Sucker wrote:
<quoted text>
The Republican strategy is to drag the other side down rather than climb out of the hole they have dug themselves in with the teabagger shovel.
Obama bin Lying...

Chris Matthews: Obama Likes Giving Speeches More Than He Likes Leading.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#907142 May 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
NRO? right wing 'oh it's not that big a deal'? lol
ok. left wing 'it is a big deal'.
"When the GOP was given access to the lengthy email documents weeks ago, it was clear that their theory the White House inserted the ‘protest’ in the talking points to mislead the country had been completely debunked. The erroneous statement that the attacks on our facilities in Benghazi began as a protest was drafted by the intelligence community and remained in the talking points from beginning to end. This was the intelligence community’s belief at the time, and as flawed as that assessment was, the emails made clear the White House had no role in it.
But instead of coming clean with the country, someone in the GOP decided to change portions of the emails to discredit the White House, and leak them. This is deplorable conduct, and all the more so if it comes from those entrusted to fairly and objectively investigate claims of misconduct in government. Congressman Issa owes the public an answer as to who doctored these emails, who leaked them to the press, and who is being held accountable."
“A GOP leak of doctored e-mails [became] the basis of GOP talking points,” Schiff told the Washington Post.“That’s a pretty disturbing irony considering the investigation was supposed to be about spin on talking points.”
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/19/dem_congressm...
not moving on just because it interferes with right wing talking points that never held any water in the first place.
You a garbage scow of foolishness sonicfiller..
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#907144 May 20, 2013
The ABC report was based on notes taken by a still-unnamed source, presumably a Republican, in attendance at one of two briefings the administration held for members and senior staffers of the Senate and House intelligence committees and top leadership offices in February and March of this year. The ABC report contained a great deal of the information the White House would ultimately reveal itself this week when it released all of the inter- and intra-agency email communication that ultimately resulted in the talking points Susan Rice used in a now-infamous series of appearances on network news shows on the Sunday after the attack.

But it got one big part about the White House’s role wrong:

In an email dated 9/14/12 at 9:34 p.m.— three days after the attack and two days before Ambassador Rice appeared on the Sunday shows — Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes wrote an email saying the State Department’s concerns needed to be addressed.“We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation. We thus will work through the talking points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting.”

It turns out that’s not what the email said. To quiet the growing furor over the idea that the White House had thumbed the scale on the State Department’s behalf, a government official subsequently leaked to CNN the full text of Rhodes’ message, which was assiduously neutral about each relevant agency’s concerns.

But discussions with several people in attendance at or with knowledge of the two congressional briefings suggest that members and staffers were left with the opposite impression — that the White House had remained neutral in the dispute between the State Department and the CIA — and that after a thorough run-through, they were given ample time to take notes not just about the briefing itself, but in theory to transcribe key emails verbatim.

“When I say they were allowed to have the documents for as long as they wanted, they were allowed to take notes for as long as they wanted as well,” the intelligence official said.

The discrepancy between the documents ABC was provided and the official records has led White House officials, congressional aides, and outside observers to the conclusion that a GOP member or staffer falsified notes or tendentiously interpreted administration emails — and then leaked them — to create the impression that the White House had sided with the State Department in an intra-agency dispute to protect President Obama from political blowback.

“I got a lot of questions probing in a lot areas,” the intelligence official said.“Truthfully I cannot recall whether I specifically got any questions asking about the White House. All the questions I got were not sort of tendentious questions but they were asking facts, to understand what went on.”

After those briefings, the Benghazi controversy quieted down for several weeks — a tellingly long silence given how damning the emails supposedly were — until ABC’s report, including its characterization of the White House’s involvement, exploded in the press late last week. Karl, who downplayed the discrepancies between the summaries he relied on and the actual emails, was not immediately available for comment for this story.

“I wouldn’t go into what the members said in the meeting,” the intelligence official said.“The relationship between what the documents show and what the report said sort of speak for itself.”

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/05/be...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#907145 May 20, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>You a garbage scow of foolishness sonicfiller..
WATCH: CBS' Major Garrett calls out GOP over doctored Benghazi emails

The former Fox News correspondent takes the rare step of chastising partisan sources on air

http://theweek.com/article/index/244363/watch...
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#907146 May 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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"enimiesgate" is still alive & well among the feeble minded right.
Unbrellagate
enemiesgate
birthergate
Benghazigate
Afirmativeactiongate
IRSgate
APgate
Obamacaregate
Too bad the f*cking Republicans can't spend time working on jobs, the economy, education, climate, immigration, guns, & actually helping America.
Instead we have dipsh*ts like Waxman running screaming thru the streets, waving his arms about, screaming "OMG OMG OMG the umbrella! OMH OMG OMG The enemies list. OMG OMG"
Just how GD dumb are you people?
You forgot the lapel pin. Fred/Paul spent three months on topix moaning about that.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#907147 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You forgot the lapel pin. Fred/Paul spent three months on topix moaning about that.
and why do they moan so loudly?

GOP’s biggest obstacle on Benghazi/IRS/AP: Americans’ attention spans

Put simply: Americans’ lack of attention span remains a — if not the — major hurdle in the GOP’s effort to turn these issues into ones that will help them win elections.

While the quantity and proximity of the controversies has made this week stunningly bad for the White House, each of them individually remain somewhat in-the-weeds to casual followers of politics.

A sex scandal is cut and dry, as is an economic downturn or a failed response to a natural disaster. But the editing of talking points and the security of an overseas mission? The IRS providing extra scrutiny to the tax-exempt status of nonprofit groups? The Justice Department looking at journalists’ phone records while investigating national security leaks? You can’t even describe these controversies without using political/governmental gobbledygook.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/w...

no one cares what they, and the Insanestream Media, have to say other than themselves.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907148 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>You forgot the lapel pin. Fred/Paul spent three months on topix moaning about that.
Fred never showed up again after the re election! He put his paintball gun in his mouth and shot himself blue!!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#907149 May 20, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
You might as well adjust your pink panties butter butt, it will be a long time before you nutcases ever win an election again, and you have idiots like you and most of the other clowns on here to thank. TRUE STORY.
Hey aren't you the guy that doesn't want to pay for dead beat O'bama supporters? This ought to financially ruin liberal states that house so many O'bamasons: Millions of ex-felons, parolees and those on probation are about to be entitled to tax-payer paid health coverage. Newly freed prisoners traditionally walk away from the penitentiary with a bus ticket and a few dollars in their pockets. Starting in January, many of the 650,000 inmates released from prison each year will be eligible for something else: health care by way of Medicaid, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
A sizable portion of the nearly 5 million ex-offenders who are on parole or probation at any given time will also be covered.
The expansion of Medicaid, a key provision of the health care reform law, is the main vehicle for delivering health insurance to former prisoners.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#907150 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Carney will not be able to get away with that crap under oath in front of Congress.
He will either refuse to appear or take the Fifth.
On a brighter note-at least some of this stuff has toned Carneys self-lauding arrogance down some. Now he just comes across as a puffed up punk, rather than a major, self absorbed Punk!

The current administration is the worst administration to ever have had to endure for that kind of thing, as if they're above the LAWS that govern this nation. Punkish, self serving bloviate behaviors for sure!
They really need to grow the hell up and get over themselves...and remember they're nothing but elected and appointed public servants, paid by TAX PAYERS, to WORK at the jobs they hold!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#907151 May 20, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
WATCH: CBS' Major Garrett calls out GOP over doctored Benghazi emails
The former Fox News correspondent takes the rare step of chastising partisan sources on air
http://theweek.com/article/index/244363/watch...
If NOT for Obama bin Lying... Benghazi would NOT be an issue you idiot... Obama keeping Benghazi alive by continuing to lie.

You have to admit - Obama bin Lying, Hillary, Susan Rice and Carney do what they do best is LIE.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907152 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Car bombings kill 40 in Shiite neighborhoods as far South as Basra. Last week Sunnis were dying__this week it's the Shia
Those Iraqi's are sure loving their freedom.
In other news, 30 Hezbollah fighters and 20 Syrian troops were killed yesterday by rebels in the Syrian town of Qusair.
Someone ought to tell that Russian in Boston, Muslims kill more of their own than Americans do.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#907153 May 20, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
"enimiesgate" is still alive & well among the feeble minded right.
Unbrellagate
enemiesgate
birthergate
Benghazigate
Afirmativeactiongate
IRSgate
APgate
Obamacaregate
Too bad the f*cking Republicans can't spend time working on jobs, the economy, education, climate, immigration, guns, & actually helping America.
Instead we have dipsh*ts like Waxman running screaming thru the streets, waving his arms about, screaming "OMG OMG OMG the umbrella! OMH OMG OMG The enemies list. OMG OMG"
Just how GD dumb are you people?
but but but....the O'bama administration is the one calling themselves incompetent-the epitome of dumb.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907154 May 20, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Bad guy never fired a shot.
New York cops don't want anybody to be armed other than themselves.
Are you saying that you want criminals to out arm the police?
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#907155 May 20, 2013
March Against Obama bin Lying and Monsanto on 5/25..

Monsanto and biotech lobbyists and exec's litter obama's cabinet. Bill Gates and George Soros, purchased 900,000 and 500,000 shares of Monsanto stock.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/07/1207...

Monsanto Protection Act awakening the republic
This new "Monsanto Protection Act" signed on March 26th, 2013 by a sellout obama, gives executive powers to the USDA that grant permission to companies like Monsanto to sell its genetically modify seed to farmers without any judicial accountability.

http://occupy-monsanto.com/tag/march/

Obama: My administration does not torture. We kill..
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#907156 May 20, 2013
Red State Sucker wrote:
<quoted text>
The Republican strategy is to drag the other side down rather than climb out of the hole they have dug themselves in with the teabagger shovel.
At least there were proverbial shovels-and they were NOT MOOCHED off the backs of OTHERS hard earned tax payers dollars, by parasiTic, herd pack, jack-boot licking suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccc ccccccccckkkkkkkkkks.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#907158 May 20, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
On a brighter note-at least some of this stuff has toned Carneys self-lauding arrogance down some. Now he just comes across as a puffed up punk, rather than a major, self absorbed Punk!
The current administration is the worst administration to ever have had to endure for that kind of thing, as if they're above the LAWS that govern this nation. Punkish, self serving bloviate behaviors for sure!
They really need to grow the hell up and get over themselves...and remember they're nothing but elected and appointed public servants, paid by TAX PAYERS, to WORK at the jobs they hold!
Argo fk yerself dummy
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#907159 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Car bombings kill 40 in Shiite neighborhoods as far South as Basra. Last week Sunnis were dying__this week it's the Shia
Those Iraqi's are sure loving their freedom.
In other news, 30 Hezbollah fighters and 20 Syrian troops were killed yesterday by rebels in the Syrian town of Qusair.
Morning, Real Dumb.

Saddam would have 30 killed every day.

As with the Democrats here, I you spoke out against the government, Saddam would have his thugs come in the middle of the night and take you or your kids away.

That will be the next step you Obama NAZI Democrat bastards will try.

You Obama supporters must be sad 30 Hezbollah fighters were killed.

You on the left are all sick.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#907161 May 20, 2013
Realtime wrote:
Car bombings kill 40 in Shiite neighborhoods as far South as Basra. Last week Sunnis were dying__this week it's the Shia
Those Iraqi's are sure loving their freedom.
In other news, 30 Hezbollah fighters and 20 Syrian troops were killed yesterday by rebels in the Syrian town of Qusair.
Realtime prefers Sharia. The moral code and religious law of Islam.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#907162 May 20, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone ought to tell that Russian in Boston, Muslims kill more of their own than Americans do.
Mornin' fascist.

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