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Monday, May 13, 2013

74th Rant: Impeaching Obama? Not a wise idea

It has been a while since I have done a rant, having spent the past few months or so devoting the blog to doing up a news aggregate. However, just because I have not ranted it does not mean that my mind stops churning over a few things that had been happening.

It really frosts me when I hear people say how we should impeach Barack Obama because of Benghazi and Fast and Furious. While I do feel that Obama should be held culpable for Benghazi and Fast and Furious, impeachment is not the way to go, and here is why. There have only been two sitting Presidents who have been impeached in the history of the United States. The first one was Andrew Johnson in 1868 and the second one was Bill Clinton in 1999. Both Johnson and Clinton were acquitted, as the votes in the Senate to impeach failed with 2/3 of the Senate not voting guilty, as seen below:

Year President House charge (vote to impeach) Senate vote to impeach (number required to impeach)
1868 Andrew Johnson Vote to impeach the president of high crimes and misdemeanors (126 yea, 47 nay) Vote to impeach the president of high crimes and misdemeanors - 35 guilty, 19 not guilty

(36 required out of 54)
1999 Bill Clinton 2 charges that stuck

1.) Perjury to a grand jury (228 yea, 206 nay)
2.) Obstruction of Justice (221 yea, 212 nay)

2 charges that failed

1.) Second count of perjury (205 yea, 229 nay)
2.) accusing Clinton of abuse of power (148 yea, 285 nay)
1.) Perjury to a Grand Jury – 45 guilty, 55 not guilty
2.) Obstruction of Justice – 50 guilty, 50 not guilty

(67 required out of 100)

Diane Sori of The Patriot Factor had written a very interesting Op-ed on this very subject.

In order to impeach a sitting president the House of Representatives needs a simple majority vote, but to obtain a conviction in the Senate a two-thirds majority (67 votes) is needed. Unfortunately, with the current Democratic controlled Senate this is NOT likely to happen, so the Republicans are looking forward to the 2014 elections to try to take back the Senate.
But another year is too long to wait to avenge the MURDERS of Ambassador Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and ex-Navy SEALS Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Too long and with NO guarantee that the Republicans will even take back control of the Senate for we all know that Obama will ‘fix’ the mid-terms with voter fraud and machine ‘irregularities’ just like he did in November.

After all, this time his neck is on the line…literally.         
And even if he was by an outside chance impeached, impeachment gives credibility to his presidency and all his misguided policies and laws would still stay in place…something we surely do NOT want. Also, remember that once charges are brought for impeachment and they fail in the Senate, it’s over and cannot be brought back again.

“If we cannot impeach Obama, then what CAN we do?” Well, Diane gives us the answer later on in her blog entry:

The simple fact is that Barack HUSSEIN Obama can and should be arrested for treason under Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution which states, “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort…”
Meaning in NO uncertain terms that the betrayal of the United States of America by consciously and purposely acting to aid her enemies is indeed grounds for treason.
And treason fits Obama to a tee for this man NOT only sends monies to our enemies (like the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas), but I believe that Barack HUSSEIN Obama was sending, without Congressional approval, guns and weapons to Syrian rebels, rebels with direct ties to al-Qaeda, got caught by Ambassador Stevens, who then had to be silenced at all costs.

She then finishes it up by saying:

So my friends, impeachment is but a slap on the wrist and won’t do for Barack HUSSEIN Obama or for Hillary Clinton for that matter. Arrest, try, convict, and sentence carried out for treason, aiding and abetting the enemy, murder, and crimes against America is the way to go.
And along with Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution there is a possibly that the military could arrest Obama and bring him before a military tribunal. A military tribunal is a military court designed to try members of enemy forces during times of war. A definitive case can be made that Barack HUSSEIN Obama, by his actions or should I say deliberate lack of actions in regards to Benghazi, is a member of our enemy’s forces.
And it’s also appropriate to subject a private citizen to a military tribunal if that person is being tried for treason, which would be the case with Hillary Clinton…a now private citizen who knew of the gun-running…who covered it up…and who lied about it all thus aiding and abetting the enemy.

Read the whole thing on The Patriot Factor, and support a TRUE PATRIOT, a REAL AMERICAN in Diane Sori!

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It’s a Manic Monday

And here’s The News to get your work week started

Also, check out The Layfield Report, InstaPundit, Drudge, and Breitbart for more news

h/t to Robert Stacy McCain for his report on Mrs. Other McCain being a Soldier Mother. I would like to thank the Youngest McCain for beginning to do his part in defending this great country’s freedom. (not a snarky comment but rather a heartfelt thanks as I always do to those in the military, whether current or former)

One key to getting others to blog: Start them young. It seems the World’s Youngest Blogger is bringing the cute with a simple question, the flowers are the icing on the cute cake.

And we have Smitty channeling Jack Nicholson (Colonel Jessup in “A Few Good Men”) in sticking it to Obama’s Chief Window Licker Jay Carney.

Are you an up and coming Blogger (or even an experienced Blogger) that is having a hard time getting views on your blog? Well The Other McCain is your best resource. Just read some of the blog entries and comment on them in your own blogs, making sure you link back to them, and if you comment and link on more than five entries then you can find your blog listed in the FMJRA (Full Metal Jacket Reach Around) Version 2.0 for the week.

Another way The Other McCain can be conducive for all Bloggers is by submitting something for a Rule 5 blog entry. Just take a look at the blogs that had posted a Rule 5 entry for an idea on how to do it.

One question that we are all wonderating about: What happened to the creator of the YouTube video that the Obama Administration said was the cause of the Benghazi attack?

In addition to The Other McCain, there has been news posted on other wonderful blogs and sites.

h/t to Diane Sori of The Patriot Factor for her Op-Ed entitled Arrest NOT impeach

h/t to Craig Andresen of The National Patriot for his post on IRS CORRUPTION – Targeting Conservatives

h/t to The Lonely Conservative for her entry entitled Detroit’s Emergency Manager Says The City Is Insolvent

h/t to Elisha James of Planet Rawr for her article on entitled My Mother’s Day with coffee, friends, tattoos and terrorists.

h/t to Becca Lower of Lowering The Boom for her investigative entry entitled Cincinnati-Area Tea Party: IRS Attacked ‘Groups from Virginia to Hawaii’ and also an update entitled Report: Jewish Organizations “Given Extra-Special Attention” By IRS Non-Profit Division

Due to complications with the producer machine, the episode of Red, Right, and Blue (originally scheduled for this past Saturday at 1:30 PM Eastern) has been postponed until TONIGHT at 11:30 PM Eastern, right after Live and Direct with G-Ski Rocks and the Captain. So come over to right after Live and Direct for more wonderful conservative talk!

And that is all the news that is news for today. If you want to see more news, follow me on Twitter (@RickBulow1974) as I will be retweeting and tweeting more news articles that cross my stream. Also, I had only gotten two questions for a question and answer session I am planning to do on YouTube in the near future. Remember what was said by the interviewer in the intro to an interview I did for an online forum back in 2006:

I must be honest here, when I began typing up questions to put to RickBulow74 I thought, "Sure, he said I could ask him anything, but can I really? And, if I do, will he get offended at all?" Well, yes I could, yes I did, and no he certainly wasn't. I had absolutely nothing to be concerned about. Rick has a physical disability, however he is exactly as he describes himself, " open book." And, as I found out—an incredibly interesting and remarkable "book" at that!

So do feel free to ask me anything you want to know about me. you can send them to me in a Twitter DM, also in a Facebook message, or you can email them to me at

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