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Obama Under Impeachment Threat–From His Own Party?!

Just a quick hit, from Politico, where it seems President Obama’s actions in Libya have have ticked off his own party members:

A hard-core group of liberal House Democrats is questioning the constitutionality of U.S. missile strikes against Libya, with one lawmaker raising the prospect of impeachment during a Democratic Caucus conference call on Saturday.

Further, Rep. Dennis Kucinich brought up the “i” word:

Kucinich, who wanted to bring impeachment articles against both former President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney over Iraq — only to be blocked by his own leadership — asked why the U.S. missile strikes aren’t impeachable offenses.

Now, Kucinich has come up with some off-the-wall things in the past, and this is no different. But to me, this just goes to show that as Obama not only tacks to the center in terms of policy, and also becomes more agressive militarily, he risks having his own party mates turning against him. Time will tell.


Liberal Democrats in uproar over Libya action

2 responses to “Obama Under Impeachment Threat–From His Own Party?!

  1. Lòt Poto-a April 18, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Obama’s basically in a rock between two hard places, if that is the correct usage of the term.

    My hardcore Conservative professors have been railing on Obama ever since the start. However, throughout his presidency, he has had sparks of “brilliance” (aka Republican moments) such as his decision to order the sniping of the Somali pirates…

    However, his lenience towards the center is equivalent to a sharp turn to the Right among Democrats. The problem is, if here were to adhere to Leftist politics, his approval rating would cause him immediate impeachment. As a politician, he’s stuck between making the angry mob of a people happy while somehow maintaining support within his own party.

    Not a pretty job.

  2. Jane Millar March 11, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    It would have been nice for Obama to fulfill Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream. But Obama killed that the first day he took office. A reporter asked him about Character. Obama replied to my horror, “Character and Honesty DON’T COUNT!” And this was the man that Americans voted in?

    I still Pray for Obama and his family. I even sent them a real pretty Christmas Card for God to Bless them over the Christmas Holidays.

    Peace Be Unto You All and God Bless! Jane.

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