Thursday, November 26, 2015

Vacation open thread -- the impeachment of Barack Obama

Impeach Obama?

Vacation open thread -- the impeachment of Barack Obama


In all the excitement last week, I forget to tell you...I'm on vacation/furlough/whatever until deep in September. By the time I resume regular blogging, the Syrian War will be over and the Eagles will be looking ahead to 2014. So talk about whatever's on your mind, but here's a conversation starter. A lot of Republicans are talking about the inevitable impeachment of President Obama:

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said at a town hall Wednesday that President Obama may not have committed impeachable offense yet, but that he’s getting “perilously close.”

“I think those are serious things, but we’re in serious times,” Coburn said in Muskogee, Okla., when asked about impeachment. “And I don’t have the legal background to know if that rises to ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ but I think you’re getting perilously close.”

Seems to me that you'd have, you know, actual grounds for impeaching Obama first before you started impeachment, but what do I know? What are the specific, plausible "high crimes and misdemeanors" of the president? (Hint: You need to bring more than "lol obamacare," but if you have a cogent argument of impeachable offenses related to Obamacare, make the case!)

Or talk about something else completely. As a great man once said, time's yours.

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