Via WorldNet Daily, a fascist Republican publication. The definition of a fascist is a far rightwing, anti-democratic movement. The Republican Party is an extreme rightwing party. And they are anti-democratic. Therefore, they are fascist. The latest hostage-taking in Congress, threatening to ruin the US and world economy in order to destroy the safety net and savage the state, was reminiscent of the Nazis walking out en masse of the Reichstag when they could not get their way. It was a very fascist and anti-democratic act.
The Republican Party has been objectively fascist since the Bill Clinton Administration. Shutting down the government was a fascist act. Fascist Republicans are still shutting down the government, a fascist act. Attempting to impeach Clinton for nothing was very much a fascist act.
Now the Republicans are threatening to impeach Obama.
Perhaps one reason why Obama did not use the 14th Amendment to get rid of the idiotic debt ceiling is because Republicans threatened to impeach him over it. There is no legitimate reason to impeach Obama over using the 14th Amendment to override a debt ceiling, since it’s arguably Constitutional.
It would have to be settled in the courts, and it would go all the way to the Supreme Court. But the Supreme Court has many fascist members who participated in the fascist and illegal Bush vs. Gore decision, in which they permitted a rightwing candidate, George Bush, to steal the election from the Democrat, Al Gore, for ideological reasons.
It’s arguable that the Libya War is grounds for impeachment. Presidents have been violating the War Powers Act in every war for decades now. Congress has basically abdicated its role in the declaration of war to the Executive. It sucks, but what can you do about it?
I do not know enough about the refusal to defend DOMA in court, and whether or not that is an impeachable act.
Impeachment proceedings are a last act, to be used only in very extreme circumstances. Republicans have now decided that they will try to impeach every Democratic President who makes it into office. That’s abusive, and it’s an act of a fascist party.
As we can see in the article, the Republican fascists are thinking of using impeachment proceedings simply to tie Obama’s hands so he can’t do anything more for the rest of the Administration. That’s a fascist act right there. The Republicans fundamentally do not recognize the right of any Democratic President to govern. That’s fascist right there – it’s anti-democratic.
Note that Democrats never threaten to impeach anyone, because they are a party of wimps.
Impeachment usually represents a punitive act following the commission of a crime, but some are looking to it as a last means of self-defense. At a Tea Party town hall meeting last night Rep. Michael Burgess, R-TX, said impeachment “needs to happen” to stop Barack Obama from inflicting more “damage” on this country.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram claims an attendee “suggested that the House push for impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama to obstruct the president from pushing his agenda.” Burgess, who represents four counties in northern Texas, responded: “It needs to happen, and I agree with you it would tie things up. No question about that.” He later stood by his comment. “We need to tie things up. The longer we allow the damage to continue unchecked, the worse things are going to be for us.”
Burgess made his comments at a town hall meeting with the NE Tarrant Tea Party Tuesday evening in Denton, Texas.
The Star-Telegram adds, “Burgess said he wasn’t sure whether the proper charges to bring up articles of impeachment against Obama were there.” Since the reporter does not quote Congressman Burgess nor elaborate on this sentence, it is uncertain whether Burgess said he was not sure Obama had committed an impeachable offense or whether the charges could pass the Democrat-controlled Senate. While there are ample grounds for impeachment, it would take intense citizen pressure to force senators to vote for conviction.
The event was broadcast live on UStream, but it is not yet archived on the Congressman’s video page. If you have more information about — or video of — this incident, please contact me.
Whatever the circumstances surrounding Burgess’ words, he is part of a significant and growing number of Congressmen willing to see Obama removed from office. Early last month Rep. Tim Scott, R-SC, told the Tea Party group LowCountry 9.12 if Obama invoked the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling, it would be “an impeachable act.” The next day, Texas Republican Pete Olson said Scott is “not a lonely voice” on impeachment. Obama promptly backed off the scheme.
Rep. Trent Franks, R-AZ, became the first sitting Congressman to raise the possibility of impeaching Obama over his refusal to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The Justice Department is currently fighting against DOMA in the courts.
A number of Republican presidential candidates are also on board. Newt Gingrich warned Obama about possible impeachment if he refused to defend DOMA. Ron Paul said forthrightly the war in Libya is “an impeachable offense,” although he later sought to distance himself from his statement. Last Monday when a questioner asked Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman if the Libya war is impeachable, Huntsman responded, “I’ll let Congress make that decision.”
Burgess received some flack from the meeting because he was one of only seven Texas Republicans in the House to vote for the debt ceiling deal. He shrewdly warned Reuters news service last week that the plan’s “spending reductions do not go far enough” to satisfy Standard & Poor’s requirements to maintain our AAA credit rating. He also raised concerns over the “Super Congress” the bill establishes.
A medical doctor, Burgess wrote a book-length refutation of ObamaCare, published by WND Books, entitled, Doctor in the House: A Physician-Turned-Congressman Offers His Prescription for Scrapping Obamacare…And Saving America’s Medical System. It carries a foreword by Newt Gingrich and an endorsement by Ron Paul.
Now it seems the three agree impeachment should be on the table for America’s most radical president.