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PostSubject: KUHNER: IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT?   3/20/2010, 8:53 am

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/19/impeach-the-president/


....."Hence, Mrs. Pelosi and her congressional Democratic allies are seriously considering using a procedural ruse to circumvent the traditional constitutional process. Led by Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, New York Democrat and chairman of the House Rules Committee, the new plan - called the "Slaughter Solution" - is not to pass the Senate version on an up-or-down vote. Rather, it is to have the House "deem" that the legislation was passed and then have members vote directly on a series of "sidecar" amendments to fix the things it does not like.

This would enable House Democrats to avoid going on the record voting for provisions in the Senate bill - the "Cornhusker Kickback," the "Louisiana Purchase," the tax on high-cost so-called "Cadillac" insurance plans - that are reviled by the public or labor-union bosses. If the reconciliation fixes pass, the House can send the Senate bill to President Obama for his signature without ever having had a formal up-or-down vote on the underlying legislation.

Many Democrats could claim they opposed the Senate bill while allowing it to pass. This would be an unprecedented violation of our democratic norms and procedures, established since the inception of the republic. Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution stipulates that for any bill to become a law, it must pass both the House of Representatives and the Senate. That is, not be "deemed" to have passed, but actually be voted on with the support of the required majority. The bill must contain the exact same language in both chambers - and in the version signed by the president - to be a legitimate law. This is why the House and Senate have a conference committee to iron out differences of competing versions. This is Civics 101.

The Slaughter Solution is a dagger aimed at the heart of our system of checks and balances. It would enable the Democrats to establish an ominous precedent: The lawmaking process can be rigged to ensure the passage of any legislation without democratic accountability or even a congressional majority. It is the road to a soft tyranny. James Madison must be turning in his grave.

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Mr. Obama is imposing a leftist revolution. Since coming to office, he has behaved without any constitutional restraints. The power of the federal government has exploded. He has de facto nationalized key sectors of American life - the big banks, financial institutions, the automakers, large tracts of energy-rich land from Montana to New Mexico. His cap-and-trade proposal, along with a newly empowered Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to impose massive new taxes and regulations upon industry. It is a form of green socialism: Much of the economy would fall under a command-and-control bureaucratic corporatist state. Mr. Obama even wants the government to take over student loans.

Yet his primary goal has always been to gobble up the health care system. The most troubling aspect of the Obamacare debate, however, is not the measure's sweeping and radical aims - the transformation of one-sixth of the U.S. economy, crippling tax increases, higher premiums, state-sanctioned rationing, longer waiting lines, the erosion of the quality of medical care and the creation of a huge, permanent administrative bureaucracy. Rather, the most alarming aspect is the lengths to which the Democrats are willing to go to achieve their progressive, anti-capitalist agenda.

Obamacare is opposed by nearly two-thirds of the public, more than 60 percent of independents and almost all Republicans and conservatives. It has badly fractured the country, dangerously polarizing it along ideological and racial lines. Even a majority of Democrats in the House are deeply reluctant to support it.

Numerous states - from Idaho to Virginia to Texas - have said they will sue the federal government should Obamacare become law. They will declare themselves exempt from its provisions, tying up the legislation in the courts for years to come.

Mr. Obama is willing to devour his presidency, his party's congressional majority and - most disturbing - our democratic institutional safeguards to enact it. He is a reckless ideologue who is willing to sacrifice the country's stability in pursuit of a socialist utopia.

The Slaughter Solution is a poisoned chalice. By drinking from it, the Democrats would not only commit political suicide. They would guarantee that any bill signed by Mr. Obama is illegitimate, illegal and blatantly unconstitutional. It would be worse than a strategic blunder; it would be a crime - a moral crime against the American people and a direct abrogation of the Constitution and our very democracy.

It would open Mr. Obama, as well as key congressional leaders such as Mrs. Pelosi, to impeachment. The Slaughter Solution would replace the rule of law with arbitrary one-party rule. It violates the entire basis of our constitutional government - meeting the threshold of "high crimes and misdemeanors." If it's enacted, Republicans should campaign for the November elections not only on repealing Obamacare, but on removing Mr. Obama and his gang of leftist thugs from office.

It is time Americans drew a line in the sand. Mr. Obama crosses it at his peril.

Jeffrey T. Kuhner is a columnist at The Washington Times and president of the Edmund Burke Institute, a Washington think tank. He is the daily host of "The Kuhner Show" on WTNT 570-AM (www.talk570.com) from noon until 3 p.m.


This is just the bottom part of the article...to read the full article (which is explaining the votes needed, the everything we already know about the process of passing through the senate, and if not, the article posted is the balance of what will occur if the "deeming" is allowed).

Note that he wants to legalize the millions illegals that are partially to blame of draining taxpayer funds and a huge contributer to gang banging and the majority of whom take up space in jail. There is a topic there - just log onto the www. WashingtonTimes.com.

I have sometimes intuitions, and in this case, for whatever reasons, I just feel in my heart that Mr. Obama is going to wind up getting impeached eventually. What say you?
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PostSubject: Re: KUHNER: IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT?   3/20/2010, 10:56 am

The fact that Obama is succeeding really has you wingnuts and bigots in a tizzy,doesn't it?.....Now read this and please calm down...

Constitutional expert rebuts claim that health care procedure is unconstitutional
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Conservative media figures have recently claimed that the use of a legislative procedure called a "self-executing rule" to pass health care reform in the House is unconstitutional. However, Yale law professor Jack Balkin has explained that the procedure in question would pass constitutional muster; additionally, federal appeals courts have recently held that the constitutional requirement that both houses pass a bill has been met when the House speaker and Senate president attest the bill has passed.
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PostSubject: Re: KUHNER: IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT?   3/20/2010, 12:43 pm

He's NOT succeeding. That's why he's by-passing with the "deeds".

Instead of getting to the root of the problem (illegals draining the system), he puts a bandaid where it just encourages more illegals to come here until the (if it goes thru) reform takes place.

1/3 of the drs. will leave.

Our debts will rise with illegals.

Get rid of the illegals, and 1/3 of our debt will be wiped out. Change the law on born here, automatic citizen. Send them all home, kids or no kids.

He's not my Potus. A real potus goes to the root of the problem, solves that, then moves on where no illegals benefit, which is the root of the problem.

Make Iraq pay for infrastracture. They have billions more than us to rebuild...they have the oil.

I wrote a lengthy response to you, somehow I hit a key and it disappeared. I respect your stance, but this is my stance...he is not fit to be POTUS. He will get impeached, in my opinion, with Nancy gal.
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PostSubject: Re: KUHNER: IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT?   3/20/2010, 3:31 pm

UrRight wrote:
He's NOT succeeding. That's why he's by-passing with the "deeds".
I told you earlier that isn't going to happen. Go find a new wingnut talking point...
Dems ditch 'deem and pass'
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Top Democrats confirmed Saturday that the House would hold separate votes on the Senate healthcare bill and the reconciliation bill, making fixes to it.

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of the chief deputy whips, Rep. Melvin Watt (D-N.C.), and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), all of whom said that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) won't use the tactic of deem and pass for healthcare reform.

The move effectively kills the "deem and pass" strategy Democrats had been eyeing to make changes to the Senate bill through a rule on the bill, which at the same time would have deemed the original Senate healthcare bill to have passed the House.


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