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Since: Nov 09

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#160 Oct 17, 2013
It's not just the Executive Branch of the federal government that may be impeached.

Federal judges including Supreme Court justices have been investigated for impeachment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_inve...

For state officials, the prior reference

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_in_t...

describes that an impeachment proceeding is dependent upon a state's constitution.

“defusing bigot mind-bombs ”

Since: Nov 09

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#161 Oct 17, 2013
A noted observer wrote:
This is from Wiki so it's not as reliable as an Alex Jones site or a Clem post but, it explains impeachment:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_in_t...
So, the folks here who wanted to impeach Obama minutes after his election in '08 were, well, wrong about that.
The Houston Chronicle is a fairly reliable source:

http://news.yahoo.com/ted-cruzs-hometown-news...

or -- "where's Kay Bailey Hutchinson when we really need her!?"

and working in the U.S. House of Representatives causes meltdowns in the House support staff. Truly. There's no denying ... all that time among the wingnuts!

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/house-st...

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#162 Oct 17, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
.....Their government shutdown cost American Taxpayers $24 Billion Dollars.
How's that possible Blue, you been watching Hannity again?
Let's not put ANY merit on analysis by Standard & Poor to be consistent with the zanyrights. Got it!

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/costs-go...

The 16-day government shutdown is over, but the country has taken at least a $24 billion hit along the way.
The financial ratings agency Standard & Poor's said Wednesday the shutdown "to date has taken $24 billion out of the economy," equaling $1.5 billion dollars a day and "shaved at least 0.6 percent off annualized fourth-quarter 2013 GDP growth."

**** These estimates are for the overall economy, taking into account not just federal wages and productivity, but all the ripple effects and costs as well.****

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Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

#163 Oct 17, 2013
You could already see what it's done to the Reps.
Boehner crys, McConnell snickers, Ted loses, and everybody else snoozes.
A noted observer

Roselle, IL

#164 Oct 17, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
It's not just the Executive Branch of the federal government that may be impeached.
Federal judges including Supreme Court justices have been investigated for impeachment.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_inve...
For state officials, the prior reference
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_in_t...
describes that an impeachment proceeding is dependent upon a state's constitution.
AND, contrary to teapublican belief, it is an action rather than a conclusion. It's like an indictment. People here and elsewhere on the internet wanted, for example, to "impeach" Obama moments after he won in November of '08. Impeach for what doesn't really matter because they so totally misunderstood the word. Suffice it to say, it doesn't have the Banana Republicam denotations they like to think it does!

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#165 Oct 17, 2013
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>
Impeach for what doesn't really matter because they so totally misunderstood the word.
Yes, kind of like a couple of Democrats here on Offbeat that still refuse to believe that Slick Willy was impeached.
factoid

San Jose, CA

#166 Oct 17, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
You could already see what it's done to the Reps.
Boehner crys, McConnell snickers, Ted loses, and everybody else snoozes.
Its more like-

Republicans look to Boehner,
Boehner looks to Ted Cruz,
Cruz looks to the Tea Party,
the Tea Party looks to constituents,
the constituents look to God,
and God looks to Republicans and says,'Don't look at me, Ted Cruz and the Tea
Party created this mess.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#167 Oct 17, 2013
factoid wrote:
<quoted text>Its more like-
Republicans look to Boehner,
Boehner looks to Ted Cruz,
Cruz looks to the Tea Party,
the Tea Party looks to constituents,
the constituents look to God,
and God looks to Republicans and says,'Don't look at me, Ted Cruz and the Tea
Party created this mess.
Surely God knows that Ted Cruz is not in the House, which passed the bill that caused Democrats to shut down the government???
factoid

San Jose, CA

#168 Oct 17, 2013
dragoon70056 wrote:
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Surely God knows that Ted Cruz is not in the House, which passed the bill that caused Democrats to shut down the government???
So it was a democrat that held a 21 hr filibuster to close the govt?

It was the democrats standing outside the capitol with their supporters yelling "cut it or shut it"?

It was a democrat who got on national tv and declared she was "giddy" over the shut down?

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#169 Oct 17, 2013
Lmao hey dragoon ;). How ya doin?

Can you explain how you came to the conclusion it was the democrats fault for the shutdown? I need actually facts though not bs rolling from bs mtn.
factoid

San Jose, CA

#170 Oct 17, 2013
The House can pass any kind of spending bill they like...with or without Obamacare.

But that is only ONE leg of a three legged stool.

In order for the bill to land on the Presidents desk it has to be sent to the Senate for Approval.

3 Times the Republican house sent a bill that was not acceptable to the Senate and Three times the Senate rightfully sent it back for revisions.

The reason for this is simple. If all Republican controlled House had to do was pass bills defunding programs they don't like and approving programs they like, the government would be held hostage to their whims.

They could, for example, pass a spending bill that eliminates funding for foodstamps, welfare, ornstudent loans. Those are popular targets of Republicans

But it would have to pass the Senate and then it would have to be signed by the President.

Republicans were trying to use the debt ceiling as a tool to get what they couldn't get through regular channels. They knew they couldn't defund Obamacare with a Democratic controlled Senate and a President with a veto pen.

So they took the only course available to them. Force a fight on the debt ceiling like last time and hope Obama would blink.

Unfortunately for Republicans ...he didn't

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#171 Oct 17, 2013
factoid wrote:
<quoted text>So it was a democrat that held a 21 hr filibuster to close the govt?
It was the democrats standing outside the capitol with their supporters yelling "cut it or shut it"?
It was a democrat who got on national tv and declared she was "giddy" over the shut down?
Ted Cruz' speech wasn't a filibuster. You might want to read some reliable sources and stop listening to what the government-closing Democrats tell you to believe.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#172 Oct 17, 2013
factoid wrote:
The House can pass any kind of spending bill they like...with or without Obamacare.
But that is only ONE leg of a three legged stool.
In order for the bill to land on the Presidents desk it has to be sent to the Senate for Approval.
3 Times the Republican house sent a bill that was not acceptable to the Senate and Three times the Senate rightfully sent it back for revisions.
The reason for this is simple. If all Republican controlled House had to do was pass bills defunding programs they don't like and approving programs they like, the government would be held hostage to their whims.
They could, for example, pass a spending bill that eliminates funding for foodstamps, welfare, ornstudent loans. Those are popular targets of Republicans
But it would have to pass the Senate and then it would have to be signed by the President.
Republicans were trying to use the debt ceiling as a tool to get what they couldn't get through regular channels. They knew they couldn't defund Obamacare with a Democratic controlled Senate and a President with a veto pen.
So they took the only course available to them. Force a fight on the debt ceiling like last time and hope Obama would blink.
Unfortunately for Republicans ...he didn't
Unfortunately, for Americans.
factoid

San Jose, CA

#173 Oct 17, 2013
dragoon70056 wrote:
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Ted Cruz' speech wasn't a filibuster. You might want to read some reliable sources and stop listening to what the government-closing Democrats tell you to believe.
That's your reply? Its what he called it and every con here. It's not our fault he gave up early realizing he was fighting a lost cause.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Arcadia, LA.

#174 Oct 17, 2013
Lylah wrote:
Lmao hey dragoon ;). How ya doin?
Can you explain how you came to the conclusion it was the democrats fault for the shutdown? I need actually facts though not bs rolling from bs mtn.
How's it going Lylah?

The House did it's job and passed a bill. Democrats had a hissy fit and shut down the gooberment because it did not contain what they wanted.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Arcadia, LA.

#175 Oct 17, 2013
Lylah wrote:
Lmao hey dragoon ;). How ya doin?
Can you explain how you came to the conclusion it was the democrats fault for the shutdown? I need actually facts though not bs rolling from bs mtn.
BS Mountain? Is that located in Democrat territory somewhere? Sounds like it might be a fun place to take a vacation.

:)

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Arcadia, LA.

#176 Oct 17, 2013
factoid wrote:
<quoted text>That's your reply? Its what he called it and every con here. It's not our fault he gave up early realizing he was fighting a lost cause.
It was political grand-standing on Cruz's part. He started the speech knowing that there would still be a vote, as did every American that doesn't get their news from Harry Reid. LoL.
factoid

San Jose, CA

#177 Oct 17, 2013
Lylah wrote:
Lmao hey dragoon ;). How ya doin?
Can you explain how you came to the conclusion it was the democrats fault for the shutdown? I need actually facts though not bs rolling from bs mtn.
Odd, I replied to this. Try again. He isn't being honest. He's being what's called stupid smart. It's very common out of Republicans and this war on Obama.

Certainly you can end a program. Simply build a coalition and garner the votes needed.

What you ought not be able to do is hold your breath and threaten to ruin an economy until you get your way.

What if Obama demanded a 15% tax hike on millionaires and an end to birth certificate questions before he agreed to a debt limit hike? The Tea Party would feel ill used I'm sure.

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OMFUG

#178 Oct 17, 2013
dragoon70056 wrote:
<quoted text>
How's it going Lylah?
The House did it's job and passed a bill. Democrats had a hissy fit and shut down the gooberment because it did not contain what they wanted.
The House knew any CR that defunded the ACA would get the boot. Every poll shows who's being blamed for the shutdown. And it's not the Democrats.
A noted observer

Roselle, IL

#179 Oct 17, 2013
factoid wrote:
<quoted text>That's your reply? Its what he called it and every con here. It's not our fault he gave up early realizing he was fighting a lost cause.
Drag is as delusional as Cruz but, can't shut down a government. He's probably closed a few bars though....

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