Poll: 35 Percent of Republicans Want to Impeach Obama

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009 at 10:38 am

Public Policy Polling has another mind-bending partisan number from its national survey. Right now, 20 percent of Americans “support the impeachment of President Obama for his actions so far.” That number includes 35 percent of Republicans, to only 15 percent of independents and 10 percent of Democrats.

“I’m not clear exactly what ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ they are using to justify that position,” said PPP’s Tom Jensen, “but there may be a certain segment of voters on both the right and the left these days that simply think the President doing things they don’t agree with is grounds for removal from office.”

Without probing further it’s hard to say, but like the post-Iraq War opposition to George W. Bush, the first-year opposition to President Obama has included a lot of rhetoric about the president’s supposed violations of the Constitution. With Bush, it was war-related; with Obama, it’s Glenn Beck critiques like “where in the Constitution does the president have the right to take over a car company?”

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Greg
Comment posted December 9, 2009 @ 11:26 am

So where in the Constitution is the President given the right to take over a car company and fire the CEO?


strangely_enough
Comment posted December 9, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

With Bush, it was war-related…

To a large extent, yes, but there are also the matters of the USA firings, politicized prosecutions and government agencies, violating the Fourth amendment and FISA on an unimaginable scale, authorizing torture…
If there's a legitimate reason to impeach Obama, it's probably for doing nothing about, if not continuing, the above, and shielding the perpetrators from any consequences of their actions.


strangely_enough
Comment posted December 9, 2009 @ 12:09 pm

Probably in the same clause that says the president is the “unitary executive” with the king-like powers to ignore the co-equal branches of government and the law…


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Anonymous
Comment posted December 9, 2009 @ 12:55 pm

“War-related” issues? That is a bit of an oversimplification, isn't it? What about the fact that he tortured people and jailed them indefinitely? A bit more serious than taking over an auto company if you ask me. I don't think they should be mentioned in the same breath. And that's only one of the worst offenses.


RussTC3
Comment posted December 9, 2009 @ 1:23 pm

And according to PPP, Obama won the 2008 election with 47% of the vote.

I'll pass on this, and any other polling done by PPP until they iron out their inaccurate sampling.


Herrence Meritocracy
Comment posted December 9, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

Where in the Constitution is the President given the power to command an air force? Article I, Section 8 outlines that Congress can establish and fund an army and a navy and Article II, Section 2 identifies the President as Commander in Chief of the army and navy, but the air force is unmentioned. Perhaps we need to impeach Obama for taking over a car company–since it is not explicitly allowed in the Constitution–and retroactively impeach all presidents since Truman for commanding a not explicitly authorized air force…


alverant
Comment posted December 9, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

That car company ASKED for help and money. We invested in that company. Investors have a say in how that's company is run including firing the CEO if he's doing a lousy job. Why do you hate the free market so much?


katahdin
Comment posted December 9, 2009 @ 11:18 pm

And, of course,during WWII, President Roosevelt took over all the car companies. He told them what they could produce and what they would be paid. So I guess we need to impeach the greatest president of the 20th century, FDR.
President Obama's real crime is Presidenting While Black. The winguts really believe that's an impeachable offense.


Mikethedog
Comment posted December 10, 2009 @ 8:51 am

idiots all!


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Crocker
Comment posted December 10, 2009 @ 9:54 am

Obama is continuing to jail people indefinitely. Habeas Corpus was suspended by Executive Order. That means Obama has complete control over the situation of indefinite imprisonment without a trial. All he has to do as president is rescind the original order. He should bring back Posse Comitatus to unless you want the National Guard fiasco that happened to New Orleans to happen everywhere in the US.


John Flemming Jr.
Comment posted December 10, 2009 @ 10:58 am

this president seems to be from royalty . He is constantly rewarded and praised for some imagined or dreamed up acheivement . Now , apparently he has brought peace and harmony to the world . Oh , It's so nice . I am so happy to be an american , especially now . Afterall we have the Messiah to guide us down this road to Ruin . I actually am a lot better off , being laidoff . Now I can meditate and pray for this country much of the day . Soon I will have to write obama for my share of his cash stash . Hillary got hers to pay off her little bill . I hear he's some left over . let's all bow to our illustrious leader , it could be worse ?


strangely_enough
Comment posted December 10, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

Yeah, he is so much worse than, “”[i]f this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator.”
Amazing how everyone's problems seemed to have begun on Jan. 21, 2009, regardless of what happened the previous eight years…


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Comment posted December 10, 2009 @ 4:30 pm

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Comment posted December 10, 2009 @ 4:32 pm

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tim8rolls
Comment posted December 10, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

Impeach Obama or face a national crisis. The country is too big to fail because of this idiot. Our image is tarnished with every speach soured in hypocrisy and untold truths. For instance, the REAL reason we are in Afghanistan is not to fight the Taliban. It is to ensure that the gas, oil, and water pipelines from the Caspian Sea are not terrorized.


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Arliss
Comment posted December 11, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

Herrence Meritocracy: I guess you don't know history very well, there was no Air Force until after WW2, before that the Air Force was part of the Army and it was called The Army Air Corps.

The President is Commander in Chief of ALL armed forces!


Herrence Meritocracy
Comment posted December 15, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

“I guess you don't know history very well, there was no Air Force until after WW2″

Yes, I do know that, which is why I stated “all presidents since Truman” since Truman was president when the Air Force became an independent service branch in 1947. I guess you need to work on reading comprehension skills.

“The President is Commander in Chief of ALL armed forces!”
The U.S. Constitution states, “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States.” Thus your statement is an interpretation of the Constitution, not a direct quote. And unlike strict constitutionalists, whom I was mocking and who like to say things like “the Constitution does not allow Obama to take over a car company,” I agree with that interpretation.

Thanks for playing, though. I hope you understand my point now.


Christine
Comment posted December 21, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

HOW DO I ADD MY NAME TO THE IMPEACH OBAMA PETITION?
I AND MANY OF MY CO-WORKERS AND FRIENDS WOULD LIKE TO SIGN ALSO!

BETTER YET, HOW DO WE MAKE IT HAPPEN???????


captainsteve
Comment posted December 21, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

Technically you can't impeach him because he isn't eligible in the first place. Let's see the birth certificate first, then we'll go from there. No doubt he's a Fascist fraud usurper.


GunnyRed
Comment posted December 26, 2009 @ 2:36 am

Because his Kenyan Citizenship was still in effect in 1983, Obama may still be a Kenyan Citizen. Neither the President nor any of his surrogates have addressed this issue. Locate where he legally changed his name to Barack H. Obama? It is fraud to run for and serve as President under an “alias” name. What about Soetoro/Obama's Indonesian citizenship? We have the school record, which Soetoro/Obama has admitted too.Obama released two (2) forged images of a Certification of Live Birth, claiming it to be his birth certificate. The Hawaii Health Department has NEVER verified the images placed on the internet. Law 101: No agency or person can look at an online image and state the document came from their agency or location, unless the person making such statement was the one who personally printed the document in question (Soetoro/Obama's Certification of Live Birth in this case) and handed it to Soetoro/Obama and can prove it is in fact the same document. If in fact Soetoro/Obama was a U.S. “natural born” citizen and eligible to serve as our United States President, why in the world would he spend in excess of a million dollars litigating these cases instead of just proving his citizenship status? because Soetoro/Obama can't.
See: http://obamacrimes.com/
and theobamafile


kdpvegas
Comment posted December 28, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

Just because he was born in a foreign country does not make him a ineligible to be President. Many American citizens have children born out of the country. I was serving in the Air Force in Germany when my daughter was born there. She is an American Citizen as any child of American parents is no matter where they are born. Look it up, its totally legal. Believe me, I hate everything this guy is doing and am all for removing him from office, but let's not get stuck on one item and go, no matter what the facts are. Yes, he should answer the questions and provide the documents and it he doesn't then that is suspicious. There are many reasons he is no fit to be in office but where he was born really isn't the one to stand up on. His mother was an American citizen and he was born somewhere that we do not yet know for sure


aaronb1979
Comment posted December 29, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

The Constitution does not say “American citizen” though. It specifically states “Natural-born citizen.” I believe the courts have accepted the notion that individuals born in U.S. territories to be citizens of the United States, however if (and I'm not saying he was) Obama was born in a foreign country, and only one of his parents had U.S. citizenship, it is questionable as to whether he would qualify as a natural-born citizen. The whole point behind this clause in the Constitution was to assure that foreign individuals could not infiltrate our political system.


georgejoneswashington
Comment posted January 9, 2010 @ 7:13 am

He is a communist and they for a trader! He must go!


pollyatlanta
Comment posted January 14, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

Obama … BECAUSE he knew we were in trouble and instead of HELPING the people … rolling his sleeves up to work with us as he says he has done with the 'down and out on Poverty Street' … he put financial chains on us and acted like our 'master' of the plantation (USA) … Now, WHY would he do that if he loves America???


jeremy
Comment posted January 27, 2010 @ 2:30 pm

If he wasnt born in america, he cannot be president. In the constitution, one of the main qualifications for the presidency is that he/she be born HERE. look it up. Your daughter is a citizen because you and your wife are citizens. Also, if she was born in a hospital on the base, that is considered American territory, as we usually lease those lands from the countries where those bases are built. Even if his mother was a citizen, unless he was born on American land, he wasnt born HERE. I'm not a birther, just spreading some knowledge.


bb
Comment posted February 15, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

How exactly due you impeach someone who isn't legally serving???
Why don’t you all think, about this highly complex issue regarding Natural Birth! (Joke!)
1. Our country was founded on Natural Law. Not Man’s Law! (Admiralty/Commerce Law)! As, written in our Declaration of Independence, Treaty of Paris, and our Constitution.
2. Our constitution is Man’s Law! It declares Natural law to be the Highest or supreme law and or power in our land.
3. Natural law is natural rules that are clearly relevant like, Gravity! Man can’t do away with gravity!
So, our country was founded with this order of hierarchy.
a.. Natural Law and or Natures God!
b. The Citizen
c. The State
d. The Federal Government
4. How it works Now!
a. Money!
b. The Federal Government
c. The State
d. The Citizen
e. Natural Law and or Natures God!
5. Still wonder, why everything seems to work backwards from your beliefs.
The word Natural in (Natural Born) invokes Natural Law, If you have to refer to Man’s Law, it is not Natural Law! So, the mere fact that Obama’s father was a British citizen meant he had a choice under under man’s Law, he could chose to be British or American, in making the choice you invoke the use Man’s Law, not Natural Law. It’s like this if I mate a Beagle to a Beagle I get a Beagle, I don’t need a lawyer, or Man’s Law as this is truth in Natural Law. If I suddenly find my dog (the Beagle) had pups and I didn’t know who the father is, I would have to go to the AKC for a ruling, to say its pup, is a Beagle. So, the AKC would represent Man’s Law. It’s really sad, that 300,000,000 Americans don’t seem to know anything about the law our country was founded on! (Natural Law)! Provided, for us by Natures God! The Constitution doesn’t say (Native birth) It says Natural Born to invoke natural law! For the Stupid Americans!!!!
See the quotes below:
a. US Constitution, Article II, Section I – “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution”
The addition of a grandfather clause in this paragraph says a lot as to the meaning of natural born. The first thing it says is that being born in the US is not enough to be Natural Born; otherwise the grandfather clause would not be necessary. If it were the framers would not have included the clause.

This means you had to be a citizen WHEN the Constitution was adopted by the founding fathers, i.e.: it applies to people here up to the date of September 17, 1787. It does not apply to anyone AFTER that time. It was made to say that, so that the people of the original colonies, who were not Natural Born Citizens (they were Citizens of Britain and through the adoption of man’s law (the Constitution), Gave themselves the necessary ability to form the new government and with full Knowledge, set out to restrict the Office of President to the higher standard of Natural Law, to their own children. This in-fact requires both standards you will here about from the misinformed or disinformation pundits, often referred to as by blood (Jus sanguinis (Latin: right of blood)) or geographical/Land (Jus soli (Latin: law of ground)) as it requires the parents to have been citizens of the United States and have been born on U.S. soil.
b. When asked to define natural born citizen, John Bingham, the author of the 14th amendment which extended the bill of rights to former slaves, stated, “Any human born to parents who are US citizens and are under no other jurisdiction or authority.”
c. The Naturalization Act of 1790, also passed by this congress, declared “And the children of citizens of the US shall be considered as natural born, provided that the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been a resident of the US.” Some will argue that, neither of these definitions, one from US law, mentions birthplace, only the parents’ citizenship. But given the statement “under no other jurisdiction or authority” they must, be born in or on U.S Soil or Jurisdiction to have that statement apply, So, again in-fact both forms that are generally discussed, are in fact required as evidenced by John Bingham’s definition, our constitution, and the 14th amendment.

6. Look up the meaning of “AT THE TIME OF ADOPTION”
For example, when you go adopt a dog from an animal shelter, the contract you sign will say somewhere, that “AT THE TIME OF ADOPTION” this shelter relinquishes all care of the animal to the ADOPTER. It means WHEN YOU ADOPT SOMETHING, or in other words, the shelter IS NOT responsible for the care of the animal AT THE TIME WHEN YOU ADOPT IT. When you adopt a child, it will say somewhere in the contract that AT THE TIME OF ADOPTION the adoption agency relinquishes certain things or care to the adopter, or meetings will be set up with the parents AT THE TIME OF ADOPTION. Again, it means AFTER SOMETHING IS ADOPTED, something else does or does not apply, and the Constitution CLEARLY states: No person EXCEPT a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, AT THE TIME OF ADOPTION of this Constitution. IF IT DID apply to a person born of one NON-Citizen and one American citizen AFTER THE TIME OF ADOPTION, it would clearly say AFTER THE ADOPTION of this Constitution…Obama is NOT NATURAL BORN, no matter HOW you try to argue it. It’s VERY SIMPLE and easy to understand. Unless you are a complete idiot, Try studying the Constitution. It’s not that hard.
7. But again Stupid Americans!!!! Give away your rights and your children’s as well!
You can try to argue what’s written, but you have no argument! It’s only your liberties, your freedoms and those of your Children’s at stake. All the politicians and judges no this! That’s why they can’t let it go to trial, as then they, and person’s who have taken their oath to support and defend the constitution and are still holding office!, could and possibly should be tried for treason.
8. The Citizens are the supreme authority, as long as the constitution is intact, the citizens don’t need the Courts to correct this issue they just need to say enough is enough you’re fired!, and do it in mass! Then proceed to Trials. Trials based on Natural Law!


kray
Comment posted February 23, 2010 @ 1:00 am

You stupid fool….I hope the next terrorist act committed is on you and/or your family. Do you know how many of our men have died keeping ignorant dolts like you safe from harm? While you slept safe in your little bed, Bush's policies stopped any further terrorist attacks on our country. That was his primary function and is a president's primary function. Where do you hateful little minds go to school anyway?


kray
Comment posted February 23, 2010 @ 6:00 am

You stupid fool….I hope the next terrorist act committed is on you and/or your family. Do you know how many of our men have died keeping ignorant dolts like you safe from harm? While you slept safe in your little bed, Bush's policies stopped any further terrorist attacks on our country. That was his primary function and is a president's primary function. Where do you hateful little minds go to school anyway?


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