#1 White House taking impeachment seriously by Rev 25.07.2014 18:40

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White House taking impeachment seriously

By Alexander Bolton - 07/25/14 10:30 AM EDT

Senior White House advisers are taking very seriously the possibility that Republicans in Congress will try to impeach President Obama, especially if he takes executive action to slow deportations.

Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to Obama, said Friday that the White House is taking the prospect of impeachment in the GOP-controlled House more seriously than many others in Washington, who see it as unlikely.

Pfeiffer noted that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has a large following among Tea Party conservatives, has called for Obama’s impeachment and a large block of the GOP’s base favors it.

“I saw a poll today that had a huge portion of the Republican Party base saying they supported impeaching the president. A lot of people in this town laugh that off. I would not discount that possibility,” he told reporters Friday at a breakfast sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor.

Pfeiffer said Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) decision to file a lawsuit against Obama over his use of executive actions increased the chance of impeachment proceedings in the future.

He said that possibility could become more likely if Obama takes executive action to halt the deportations of illegal immigrants who have strong ties to the United States, such as those who have family members who are U.S. citizens.

“I think Speaker Boehner, by going down the path of this lawsuit, has opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment at some point in the future,” he said.

Palin wrote an op-ed for Breitbart earlier this month calling for Obama’s impeachment because of his handling of the surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America on the Texas border, calling it the “last straw that makes the battered wife say ‘no mas.’

Read more: The Hill

#2 RE: White House taking impeachment seriously by PzLdr 26.07.2014 00:07

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Would that anyone in government was taking it seriously

#3 RE: White House taking impeachment seriously by ThirstyMan 26.07.2014 08:57

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Quote: PzLdr wrote in post #2
Would that anyone in government was taking it seriously



I would if being impeached had any consequence. It didn't with Bill Clinton. How would it be any different with Zero?

Riddle me that and I'll be in favor of it.

#4 RE: White House taking impeachment seriously by ThirstyMan 26.07.2014 09:01

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When the White House brings up the subject, it's as if they'd like nothing better than to fend off an impeachment attack. It'd round out their favorite theme of wealthy angry white men attacking the oppressed black president and the administration battling off republicans who are to blame for America's malaise by blocking every single one of his agenda items.

#5 RE: White House taking impeachment seriously by algernonpj 26.07.2014 09:17

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In newspeak 'taking seriously' means the names of anyone discussing impesachment are being put on a list for special attention from the NSA, IRS, DoJ, EPA, BLM, .........

#6 RE: White House taking impeachment seriously by ThirstyMan 26.07.2014 09:32

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I think you are right Algernon!

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