First, I am grateful for the response to my fundraiser. I’m much closer to replacing Old Glitchy, the laptop, but not all the way there yet, so I’m keeping the fundraiser going a couple more days, But it’s looking hopeful.

Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee wasted everyone’s time and taxpayer dollars fantasizing about how much they want to impeach President Obama. And, y’know, they’d probably do it except that they know the current Senate wouldn’t vote to remove the President from office.

Via TPM, here is a list of the grave and impeachable offenses of our President:

Examples included bombing Libya without congressional authorization; delaying implementation of some provisions of Obamacare; waiving immigration restrictions to enable children of illegal immigrants to remain in the United States; easing federal drug enforcement in states that have legalized the medicinal or recreational use of marijuana; ending mandatory-minimum prison sentences for some drug offenses; and permitting the Internal Revenue Service to scrutinize conservative organizations’ applications for non-profit, tax-exempt status.

Putting aside the quibble that the last thing didn’t actually happen — if these actions are cause for impeachment, has there been a President since, say, Truman who wouldn’t have been worthy of impeachment? Or is it just a high crime to be President while black (and a Democrat)?

9 thoughts on “Obsessive-Compulsive

  1. Well, now that it looks like Republican House member’s wasting time trying to repeal Obamacare is off the table, it looks as if they’ll waste their time in the New Year trying to impeach Obama.

    At least, even if the dragon’s weren’t, the windmills Don Quixote fought were real, and he might break one – by accident, if nothing else.

  2. “bombing Libya; delaying provisions of Obamacare; waiving immigration restrictions; easing federal drug enforcement; ending mandatory-minimum ; Internal Revenue Service to scrutinize conservative”

    What no Ben Gahzi, Fast and furryious, Obama phones, unemploymentgate, Solyndra, Black panther-gate, white-water, troopergate, nannygate, blowjobgate, oh wait, nevermind ………..

  3. I don’t care what they impeach him for, as long as they impeach him. This is because I want the Democrats to win the House next year. And it’s not like the House Republicans are going to pass any laws any time soon, so they might as well waste their time and make everybody hate them with a totally pointless impeachment crusade.

    They probably figure they’re riding high after the botched Obamacare rollout, and this is their idea of how to press their advantage.

  4. For a few moments, become a Catholic (or a friend thereof), and sign the Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good petition, to call on Rush Limbaugh to apologize and retract his remarks against Pope Francis.

    We are disturbed by Rush Limbaugh’s incendiary comments last Wednesday, November 27th about Pope Francis and are joining together with Catholics and other allies throughout the nation to support the Holy Father. To call the Francis a proponent of “pure marxism” is both mean spirited and naive. Francis’s critique of unrestrained capitalism is in line with the Church’s social teaching. His particular criticism of “trickle down economics” strengthens what Church authorities have said for decades: any economic system which deprives the poor of their dignity has no place within a just society.

    Contrary to what Mr. Limbaugh suggests, the Catholic Church isn’t built on money, but on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ.

    We call on Mr. Limbaugh to apologize and retract his remarks. We urge other Church organizations and leaders–both ordained and lay–to also condemn Mr. Limbaugh’s comments.

    We proudly stand with Pope Francis as he provides prophetic leadership for the Catholic Church and the entire world.

  5. In other words, a bunch of stuff he wouldn’t have had to do if we had a functioning Congress.

  6. Boy am I glad that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi refrained from impeaching and convicting George W Bush and the President Cheney. Had they done that, they would have lost control of Congress!

    Oh, wait…

  7. *cough*

    Or maybe impeachment is now the #1 thing that builds solidarity between deep-red members of Congress and the voters in their gerrymandered districts. Maybe it’s the new Obamacare repeal.

    I’m somewhat surprised by the lack of I-word bleating. Darrell Issa had so much promise…

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