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On the GOTP threats of impeachment

There has been a lot of bantering, pontificating and general bloviating on the right since the mid-term elections, and chief among the spewing of words has been the word “impeachment.” Every Tea Partier is foaming at the mouth, rabidly wanting to see the President removed from office in disgrace.

Sorry to break it to you, but it is never going to happen.

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First, in order to remove the President of the United States through impeachment he or she must have committed an act of “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,” as clearly outlined in Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States – a document the talking heads and politicians on the right would be well served to read from time-to-time. There are no provisions for removing the President because you do not like his policies, his party affiliation or the color of his skin.

Black’s Law Dictionary defines “Treason” as, attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance; or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power.” The President has not attempted to overthrow the government, nor has he betrayed the country into the hands of a foreign power.

Bribery is defined as, The receiving or offering any undue reward by or to any person whomsoever, whose ordinary profession or business relates to the administration of public justice, in order to influence his behavior, and to incline him to act contrary to his duty and the known rules of honesty and integrity.” Gee, once again, the President has not committed any such offense.

Black’s further defines “High crimes and misdemeanors” as being “such immoral and unlawful acts as are nearly allied and equal in guilt to felony, yet, owing to some technical circumstance, do not fall within that definition.” As much as the likes of Hannity, Limbaugh, etc., would like to claim, think and propose, the President has yet to commit any such crimes.

So, besides the fact there is no “cause” for Republican Tea Party (GOTP) controlled Congress to attempt to remove the President, that will not stop them from trying to do so. There is just one small problem, while the House can “impeach” the President with a simple majority vote, Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution is very clear as to how many votes are needed to convict.

“The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.”

Dream on Tea Partiers, your long sought for victory over President Obama will never come to pass because you and your minions lack the 2/3s majority needed to convict him of whatever trumped up charge the House deems to throw at him. In order to convict the President the GOTP would need 67 votes, meaning at least 14 Democrats would need to side with them, which is never going to happen.

In short, do not waste the time and energy to try to impeach the President, you will be wasting millions of dollars and in the end, you will look incredibly stupid.

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2014 in Lunatics

 

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Just a thought…

Then shall the righteous answer him,

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Food Stamps

 

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You say you want a revolution?

According to a recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, nearly 30% of Americans polled believe an armed rebellion will soon be necessary; of course, the poll also found almost 25 percent of these geniuses believe the American public’s being lied to about the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting by people seeking to promote a political agenda.

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The poll was conducted between 22-28 April surveying 863 randomly selected registered voters across the country and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

One doesn’t have to go far to determine why a quarter of Americans polled think the second American Revolution is near, a recent Public Policy Polling poll reported 34% of Americans think FOX News is the network they trust the most; coincidence? I think not.

When a network makes its money by proffering up a non-stop litany of doom, gloom and conspiracy the natural result would be it would start to stick; problem is these are the same yahoos showing up at Tea Party rallies brandishing assault rifles and carrying signs declaring the need to “water the tree of liberty”. What used to be the staple of short wave radio is now the red meat of the far-right, and is portrayed on FOX as news. The mantra “we report, you decide” is fast becoming “we fabricate, you believe”.

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Right Wing Crazies

 

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No Right Turns

Haven’t you seen FOX News

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Humor

 

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Hannity’s television audience has fallen to half since President’s re-election?

The New York Daily News has reported Nielsen – the company responsible for gathering and releasing data regarding television-viewers’ viewing habits – is showing, in its figures for the fourth-quarter of 2012, that FOX News’ little leprechaun Sean Hannity’s television program has lost almost half of its audience since President Obama pummeled Mitt Romney in the general election in November.

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Why have so many viewers stopped watching Hannity? Because he’s a schmuck who spent the entire summer and fall predicting – unsuccessfully – how the President was going to lose to Romney and lose big. When things didn’t quite work out that way, Hannity and his usual gang of political misfits (Dick Morris, Ann Coulter, Karl Rove, and Sarah Palin to name a few) looked obtuse and incredibly out of touch with the smallest shred of political reality. Anyone willing to look objectively at the polling data knew Romney was going to lose, anyone, except for Hannity and crew.

But wait, there’s more, Nielsen’s also reporting Hannity’s lost more than half of his 25-to-54-year-old audience members of angry white Christian gun loving tin foil hat wearing couch potato crunching men, a demographic crucial in relation to advertising dollars for his program and thence FOX News.

Hannity isn’t losing his audience simply because he blew political chunks where the election was concerned, he’s losing it because of his incessant whining, moaning and complaining about everything the President does. He’s losing it because of the company he keeps agreeing with Ann Coulter’s one thing (as bad as that is), but setting up house with the likes of Ted Nugent? Hannity’s become a hateful little man, with an annoying little whiny voice and if his ratings continue to slide at the current rate the nation will soon be blessed without his program. Perhaps FOX News will continue chopping heads, and Sean’s will be next; first Palin, then Morris and next Hannity? One can only hope.

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2013 in Right Wing Crazies

 

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Lindsey Graham claims Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ‘Got Away With Murder’?

According to news reports, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina’s claiming outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “got away with murder” in the Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

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“I haven’t forgotten about Benghazi. Hillary Clinton got away with murder, in my view,” Graham pontificated on Fox News Monday evening, speaking to Greta Van Susteren. “She said they had a clear-eyed view of the threats. How could you have a clear-eyed view of the threats in Benghazi when you didn’t know about the ambassador’s cable coming back from Libya?”

Well Senator, how about this? Perhaps if the uber-conservative GOTP members of the House hadn’t slashed funding for embassy defenses the four Americans would still be alive? The hypocrisy of the right knows no bounds, it’s amazing how this attack’s somehow criminally negligent but the death of more than 3,000 Americans on 9-11, and then sending more than 4,000 American soldiers to their deaths on faulty intelligence wasn’t? So, using Graham’s logic then, the Bush Administration got away not with murder, but with “mass murder”.

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2013 in Libya

 

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Latest 2012 Presidential Polls – 6 Nov 12 Edition

Today’s the day…

With votes being cast how are the candidates faring in the polls as it all comes to a close?

The CNN/Opinion Research poll of likely voters conducted from 2 – 4 Nov 12 has President Obama with a 52% favorability compared to Willard Romney at 51% favorability rating, but, who’s more electable right now?

In the most recent viable’ national poll(s) – which are any group other than WeAskAmerica or Rasmussen (which are generally always skewed not just to the right, but far to the right – usually by five or more points) or ARG (which only polls landline phone numbers, thus eliminating a huge portion of the liberal electorate) – the most recent Politico/GWU/Battleground poll of likely voters conducted from 4 – 5 Nov 12:

President Obama 47/Romney 47

CNN/Opinion Research poll of likely voters conducted from 2 – 4 Nov 12, if the general election was held today:

President Obama 49/Romney 49

According to other recent polls, if the general election was held today …

IBD/TIPP poll of likely voters conducted from 3 – 5 Nov 12:

President Obama 50/Romney 49

Gallup poll of likely voters conducted from 1 – 4 Nov 12:

President Obama 48/Romney 49

Pew Research poll of likely voters conducted from 31 Oct – 3 Nov 12:

President Obama 50/Romney 47

NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl poll of likely voters conducted from 1 – 3 Nov 12

President Obama 48/Romney 47

Public Policy Polling poll of likely voters conducted from 1 – 3 Nov 12:

President Obama 50/Romney 47

ABC News/Wash Post poll of likely voters conducted from 29 Oct to 2 Nov 12:

President Obama 48/Romney 48

Reuters/Ipsos poll of likely voters conducted from 27 – 31 Oct 12:

President Obama 47/Romney 46

RAND poll of likely voters conducted 30 Oct 12:

President Obama 49/Romney 45

So, if the general election was held today, according to the latest national polls it appears President Obama is edging out GOTP challenger Willard Mitt Romney in the general election 48.6/47.4

On this day four years ago SEN Obama led SEN McCain in the polls 52.1/44.5 and ultimately losing to SEN Obama by a margin of 50.4/43.6

According to state polls, if the General Election were held TODAY (note these are based on current poll numbers – not projections), the Electoral College totals based on all available current poll numbers President Obama defeats Romney 303/235:

As a comparison, President Obama defeated John McCain 365/173 in 2008

Results of 10 consecutive simulations based on poll data as of 6 Nov 12

Obama 292/246
Obama 318/220
Obama 305/233
Obama 322/216
Obama 301/237
Obama 311/227
Obama 276/262
Obama 300/238

Romney 293/245
Romney 273/265

According to today’s simulations President Obama has an 80% chance of winning compared with Romney’s 20%.

The simulations use cumulative polling data by state and are not based off of national polling data.

According to polling data available if the election was held today the Democratic Party would retain its majority in the United States Senate 54/46; while Democrats will be  picking up at seats in the House of Representatives, the GOTP would retain control of the lower House at 225/210.

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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