Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by Lemon.Fresh
I see bribery, abuse of power, official misconduct, and breaking his oath to the Constitution . . . just to name a few impeachable offenses.
Give me the specific examples of all of those where Obama is personally doing those things.
Sources would be nice too...not a blog site or your opinion...but an actual source.
"Whoever solicits or receives … any….thing of value, in consideration of the promise of support or use of influence in obtaining for any person
any appointive office or place under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both." -- 18 USC
Sec. 211 -- Bribery, Graft and Conflicts of Interest: Acceptance or solicitation to obtain appointive public office
"In the face of a White House denial, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak stuck to his story yesterday that the Obama administration offered him a "high-ranking"
government post if he would not run against U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary."
-- Philadelphia Inquirer
February 19, 2010
Abuse of Power:
"[I]t is a clear abuse of power to use such [Presidential signing] statements as a license to evade laws that the president does not like or as
an end-run around provisions designed to foster accountability.
I will not use signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional instructions as enacted into law."
- Senator Barack Obama, December 20, 2007 (Boston Globe)
"However, provisions of [HR 2436] ... would interfere with my constitutional authority to conduct foreign relations by directing the Executive to
take certain positions in negotiations or discussions with international organizations and foreign governments, or by requiring consultation with the
Congress prior to such negotiations or discussions. I will not treat these provisions as limiting my ability to engage in foreign diplomacy or
- President Barack Obama, June 24, 2009 (Signing Statement accompanying signature of HR 2436)
In a precise example of an "end-run around provisions designed to foster accountability", the President's signing statement is, in his own words
of 2007, a "clear abuse of power" that reinforces the idea that business interests can turn off the lights whenever they choose -- or get their
centrist President to do it for them.
Breaking oath to Constitution
Quite a few examples
Shall I continue?
[edit on 6/3/2010 by Lemon.Fresh]