First lady Michelle Obama is warning Democrats that control of the U.S. Senate, Republican efforts to impeach her husband and even the fate of Obamacare all may rest on “a few hundred” votes.
In an email to raise funds for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, she warned of dire consequences if the party fails to collect more money or get voters to the polls this November. “These races are going to be unbelievably tight. They could be won and lost by a few thousand – or even a few hundred – votes.”
The following is her email:
In July, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, blasted Democrats for saying the House GOP wants to impeach Obama, calling it “a scam started by Democrats at the White House.”
“This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill,” Boehner said. “Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s election.”
He added, “We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans.”
But WND reported in August when a member of Congress said the Constitution provides for impeachment when a president exceeds his authority, and it’s a provision that should be used.U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., told WTIB’s “Talk of the Town” program that Boehner’s plan to sue Barack Obama in court probably is a non-starter. “Use the Constitution,” he said on the Greenville, North Carolina, radio program. “That’s what it’s there for.”
Discussion about bringing impeachment charges against Obama scandals, including Fast and Furious, the IRS, the immigration catastrophe on the southern immigration , attacks against conservatives and tea-party members, Benghazi, Bowe Bergdahl and multiple changes to the Obamacare law without any participation from Congress.
“I am one that believes sincerely that the Constitution says that when a president, be it a Republican or a Democrat, when a president exceeds his authority and you can’t stop the president from exceeding his authority then we do have what’s called impeachment,” he told the station.
“You can thank Alexander Hamilton,” Jones said. “He felt that the Congress needed to use this process to get the attention of a president.
Impeachment talk even has come from a White House top adviser. According to Reuters, Dan Pfeiffer, a top adviser for Barack Obama, says the president’s planned executive orders on immigration will make Republicans in Congress very unhappy.
“The president acting on immigration reform will certainly up the likelihood that they would contemplate impeachment,” the report quoted Pfeiffer saying.
And Joe Miller, a potential GOP candidate in Alaska to unseat Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat, endorses impeachment. According to a Huffington Post report on his campaign, Miller said: “Sarah Palin is right; it’s time to impeach this president for dereliction of duty, selectively enforcing the law, and usurping powers that the Constitution does not authorize. He is willfully undermining the rule of law and creating chaos.”South Dakota Republican Party passed a resolution at its state convention calling for Obama’s impeachment. The resolution says Obama has violated his oath of office, citing the release of five Taliban combatants in a trade for captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl and the president’s statement that people could keep their health insurance companies. It also cites recent Environmental Protection Agency regulations on power plants.
Mark Levin said “Sarah Palin is right. If we had a functioning constitutional republic with a president who violates the separation of powers, thumbs his nose at the court system … and says he’s going to do more and more of it, she’s exactly right,” he said. “This would be an open and shut case,” he said. “Wait for the next election? That doesn’t fix it.”
Palin, the GOP vice presidential candidate in 2008, said the immigration crisis Obama has created along the southwestern U.S. border is the tipping point, and she believes it now is time to bring impeachment articles against the president. “It is time,” she told Sean Hannity on Fox News. “A great awakening is due in this country … [that] he is not an imperial president and lawlessness will not be accepted by the American people.”
“Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. This is his fundamental transformation of America. It’s the only promise he has kept. Discrediting the price paid for America’s exceptionalism over our history, he’s given false hope and taxpayer’s change to millions of foreign nationals who want to sneak into our country illegally.”
She continued: “President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here. It’s not going to get better, and in fact irreparable harm can be done in this lame-duck term as he continues to make up his own laws as he goes along, and, mark my words, will next meddle in the U.S. court system with appointments that will forever change the basic interpretation of our Constitution’s role in protecting our rights.
“It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment,” she said.
The fact that Washington has serious problems was confirmed by Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer. Referencing the White House claim that IRS emails sought by investigators looking into harassment of tea-party members and conservatives were “lost,” he said, “These guys are living on a different planet.”
He noted computer experts said they are retrievable, but the Obama administration doesn’t want people to see them. “Nixon lost 18 minutes. Obama now has lost two years of email,” he said. “One thing that people don’t remember, the second article of impeachment for Richard Nixon was the abuse of the IRS to pursue political enemies. This is a high crime. This is not a triviality.”
Impeachment has become a topic across America in recent months, and the big list confirms the scope.