Impeach, Impeach, Impeach!
By Tim Dunkin Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The magnitude of the scandalous and illegal behavior of the Obama administration
Canada Free Press
The past week has been amazing for American political observers, and it probably has many Americans longing for the good ol’ days of government transparency and impartiality that we saw during the Nixon administration. Though it has been long simmering, the scandals pot on the Obama administration’s stovetop is finally starting to boil over, and there’s little now that anyone in the executive branch can do about it.
Many Americans—often apolitical, or perhaps even leaning towards Obama and his ideology—are finally starting to see the Obama administration for what it really is: the most corrupt, deceitful, scandal-ridden presidential administration since Harding’s. I’m sure, however, that the more radical and partisan Democrats and left-wingers out there will try to argue that it’s much ado about nothing, that the Rethuglicans are just trying to stir up a tempest in a Teapot Dome.After many long months (and in some cases, years), the people of this nation are finally seeing the dirty laundry, the web of deceit, that Obama and his underlings have been hiding. For many conservatives in the “alternative” media and the blogosphere, there has to be a sense of vindication in the air, as their yeoman’s work of keeping the various Obama scandals before their readers and not letting them be swept into the mainstream media’s memory hole has finally paid off, and people are starting to realize that these conservative media sources were right all along.
Regardless of what the left-wing fringe thinks, recent revelations—as well as things that some of us have known about for years but which the media kept hidden from the general public—clearly indicate that the current administration, from top to bottom, cannot be allowed to continue in office. The level of corruption is astounding, even beyond what most conservative opponents of Obama thought would be possible. The only solution to what we’re seeing in Washington DC is to impeach. Impeach Obama, impeach Hillary Clinton, impeach Tim Geithner, impeach Eric Holder, and from there, work down the food chain.
In American history there have only been two Presidents who were impeached by the US House—Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton (Richard Nixon was technically not impeached, since he resigned before the House could finish articles of impeachment against him). In both cases, they were acquitted by the U.S. Senate. Andrew Johnson was impeached, essentially, for working against Radical Republican efforts to make Reconstruction more painful for the defeated South after the Civil War. Richard Nixon, as we know, was going to be impeached for his part in covering up the break-in at the Watergate Hotel in which GOP operatives tried to spy on Democrat planners. Bill Clinton, for his part, was impeached for having sex‚Ä¶wait, that’s not it, he was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice (things that would have gotten any of us thrown in jail if we had done them).
The magnitude of the scandalous and illegal behavior of the Obama administration makes all of these prior impeachments, as well as the many other scandals that have plagued the American government of the last two and a quarter centuries, look like child’s play.
Now that the lid has been blown off, I get a sense that the average low-information voter is even starting to become informed about what the executive branch has been doing, and is getting angry about it. At the end of last week, I had something unusual happen at work. One of my co-workers, an almost stereotypical “twenty-something”—unmarried, doesn’t follow politics very much, socially liberal, supports gay marriage, probably voted for Obama, and so forth—started a completely unsolicited conversation with me about Benghazi. He was very angry about the way the administration allowed four Americans to die, about how they could have come to their rescue but didn’t, and that they then tried to downplay, minimize, and cover it up. In fact, my co-worker had been listening to the Benghazi hearings live-streamed from C-Span—something I wouldn’t have even thought of doing. I think he knew more about the scandal than I did. The coverage was having a very definite and negative effect on his opinions about the Obama administration.
Maybe Mike Huckabee was right when he said a couple of weeks ago that the Obama scandals were about to explode on the scene, and would result in impeachment. At the time, I sort of shrugged it off, figuring that the media was just going to keep covering up and word would never get out. Yet, it’s starting to look like this might happen. I’m definitely hoping that it will.
So what are all the scandals that are finally seeing the light?