Impeachment: The Unthinkable Process

I am constantly bombarded on Facebook and in emails with *meme’s* about impeaching Obama, click like and share if you think he needs to be impeached and so forth and so on to the point of wanting to scream.

Well of course he needs to be impeached, I don’t know how any THINKING American could see it otherwise, but the reality is; Barack Hussein Obama is not going anywhere.

I have covered this before but I am going to take one more shot at explaining what it takes to impeach the POTUS and remove him/her from office. Please, read through the process and then see my commentary below.

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Impeachment: The Unthinkable Process

The Impeachment Process in the House of Representatives

• The House Judiciary Committee decides whether or not to proceed with impeachment. If they do…
• The Chairman of the Judiciary Committee will propose a Resolution calling for the Judiciary Committee to begin a formal inquiry into the issue of impeachment.
• Based on their inquiry, the Judiciary Committee will send another Resolution to the full House stating that impeachment is warranted and why (the Articles of Impeachment), or that impeachment is not called for.
• The Full House (probably operating under special floor rules set by the House Rules Committee) will debate and vote on each Article of Impeachment.
• Should any one of the Articles of Impeachment be approved by a simple majority vote, the President will be “impeached.” However, being impeached is sort of like being indicted of a crime. There still has to be a trial, which is where the US Senate comes in.

In the Senate

• The Articles of Impeachment are received from the House.
• The Senate formulates rules and procedures for holding a trial.
• A trial will be held. The President will be represented by his lawyers. A select group of House members will serve as “prosecutors.” The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (currently John G. Roberts) will preside with all 100 Senators acting as the jury.
• The Senate will meet in private session to debate a verdict.
• The Senate, in open session, will vote on a verdict. A 2/3 vote of the Senate will result in a conviction.
• The Senate will vote to remove the President from office.
• The Senate may also vote (by a simple majority) to prohibit the President from holding any public office in the future.

Impeachable Offenses

Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution says, “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.” In his report, Independent Counsel, Starr accuses President Clinton of committing eleven acts for which he could be removed from office by impeachment. Are any of those acts “Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors?” Well, that’s up to the members of the House of Representatives. According to constitutional lawyers, “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” are (1) real criminality — breaking a law; (2) abuses of power; (3) “violation of public trust” as defined by Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers. In 1970, then Representative Gerald R. Ford defined impeachable offenses as “whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.”

An excellent definition, Mr. Former President. In the past, Congress has issued Articles of Impeachment for acts in three general categories:

•Exceeding the constitutional bounds of the powers of the office.
•Behavior grossly incompatible with the proper function and purpose of the office.
•Employing the power of the office for an improper purpose or for personal gain.

SOURCE: Process of Impeachment of the President of the United States

OK, so there it is; neat, simply worded so that even the most simple minds can understand the judicial process required to impeach the POTUS.

In all fact and actuality all of those words mean exactly NOTHING!

First and foremost; in order to impeach the POTUS and to remove him/her from office you have to have a Congress and Senate that has COURAGE, DETERMINATION, DIGNITY, and the WILL to what’s right for America.

Well, that just threw ANY thoughts or hopes of impeachment right out the window my friends, you see, we don’t have more that 15 or 20 people in the U.S. Congress that possess those qualities, the rest are spineless cowards, go along to get along cretins and lazy bastards that won’t rock the boat simply because they don’t want to draw attention to themselves, at least not by ridding this nation of its GARBAGE.

If you think the 15 or 20 in the House with any degree of courage or a modicum of decency is a small number, the Senate would be doing good to raise 5 or 6 members that have the BALLS to actually care about anything other than their own position.

Congress can’t make a case against Lois Lerner and the irregularities of the IRS because the Dept. of Justice, a misnomer if ever there was one, refuses to prosecute Lerner. I am of the belief that they have declined prosecution simply because Lerner KNOWS too much on certain people.

Sen. Bob Menendez didn’t toe the line for Obama, and as such, there will likely be enough Democrats willing to throw him under the bus as they find a hard core Libber to replace him.

The only way former Senator and former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will ever face actual prosecution will be if at some point in the near future SHE renders herself useless to the Democratic Party effort.

Bill Clinton sat there looking into the camera and LIED to Congress and the American people. He was impeached for committing acts of perjury, but he wasn’t removed from office.

Presidential impeachment and removal from office is a pipe dream, today more than ever.

All of that hard work we did to make the Senate a GOP controlled entity and to keep the HOUSE for the GOP, even increasing its majority, was for naught. We The People have been screwed once again, deal with it!

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9 Responses to Impeachment: The Unthinkable Process

  1. Capt Ron says:

    You are correct as usual. Impeachment is a process, outlined very succinctly to keep mob rule from trumping the day. That being said, both Clinton and Obama have perpetrated impeachable acts, but it takes solid resolve to follow through with the impeachment process.

    I will also mention here, Justices are appointed for life on the Supreme Court but the impeachment process also applies to them, if ever needed.

  2. Petermc3 says:

    Should that august body known as congress be so bold as to merely suggest that the first foreign born mulatto president of these United States should stand before his equally corrupt peers to answer for his crimes and misdemeanors the flames from every urban ghetto would light the night skies for weeks and maybe months. Ferguson, MO would be a marshmallow roast compared to what the poverty pimping race hustlers would unleash across the nation.

  3. Bunkerville says:

    Peter comment expressed exactly the State of affairs to be.

  4. TexasFred says:

    Granted; there may be riots and burnings, but is that a BAD thing? The dumb bastards burn their own neighborhoods, the solution, let em burn then let the hood rats live in the street… Don’t rebuild for them, don’t give them ANY welfare, medical care or food stamps, make it crystal clear that this is the NEW America, you work, you earn, you contribute to society or you can f’ing die…

    • Petermc3 says:

      The fine handiwork of the burning, looting and murdering mobs from 1965 is still evident in places like Newark, NJ and stand as a stark reminder of the ignorance of the permanent integenrational dependent underclass subculture created by the caring liberal democrats.

  5. Wayne says:

    This president has defied rule of law, usurped THE CONSTITUTION and rewritten or ammended laws on his own for over six years now. Our REPUBLIC has ceased to be a republic for some time now. ” It is enough that the people have had an election. The people who vote decide nothing, the people who count the votes decide everything”. This is how the progressives in our government work. They take their example from Stalin.

  6. the unit says:

    For sure no way to get 67 Senate votes. Doubt could even get all the repubs to vote yea.
    Thanks for the reminder of how it works. I getting forgetful these days. Told my doc who is 10 years older than me ( he 83) that I’m even forgetting old times. He said my mind is cataloging memories, and I’ve just lost my library card. :)

  7. Bloviating Zeppelinq says:

    Let’s get real. Impeachment of Obama isn’t going to happen. Obama would have to put a revolver up against the head of Joe Biden and drop the hammer, splattering his brains against a wall on live television before anyone would ever remotely consider impeachment. And even then the American Media Maggots’ headlines would read: “Biden pushes Obama to the limit.”


  8. OregonBuzz says:

    I’m in total agreement with your analysis Fred, but, as your analysis points out in detail, Congress, both House and Senate, are the ultimate initiators of the process. Now, in the last two to six years has Congress even said yay or nay to the start of the process? NO. That whole outfit needs a massive dose of Viagra.
    Did you know that anthropologists, biologists and other who study humans, animals etc., are known to refer to a large group of baboons as a congress?
    WOW! I think we’re on to something here. We no longer have a bicameral system. The Constitution and the governance dictated by it are under constant attack simply by ignoring it. We were warned some 70 years ago about what was going to happen to our country, its values and structure, but we didn’t pay attention.
    To wit: “When we get ready to take the United States, we will not take it under the label of communism; we will not take it under the label socialism. These labels are unpleasant to the American people, and have been speared too much. We will take the United States under labels we have made very lovable; we will take it under liberalism, under progressivism, under democracy. But, take it we will.” Alexander Trachtenberg at the National Convention of Communist Parties, Madison Square Garden, 1944
    From a speech made in our own country, near the end of WWII.
    So, when we lose our freedoms and liberty it would seem that we have no one to blame but our sorry selves.

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