Obama and Executive Privilege: A Case for Impeachment

Friday, June 22, 2012

       Obama has done several things that I felt should be viewed as impeachable offenses. From his unwillingness to prosecute members of the Black Panther party for election intimidation, while hosting the head of that same organization in the White House just before that decision. To his forcing of automotive companies that had gone bankrupt to pay union member debts before the debts the company owed to it’s investors. This was both illegal and immoral as legally the investors are entitled to be paid first. Obama unilaterally changed that precedent without due process in what seemed like a payoff to union members who had heavily funded his campaign. These crimes have been largely ignored most likely due to the fact that the Democrats had a super-majority in the Congress at the time. That super majority no longer exists and it is time to look at these crimes and the current cover up of Fast and Furious in light of impeachment. I don’t take that word lightly. Impeachment is serious business and Obama has certainly done more to earn impeachment than either Bill Clinton or Richard Nixon…..No one died, was deigned the right to vote, nor where peoples’ life savings destroyed by the peccadilloes of Clinton or Nixon. All these things have been the result of Obama’s actions.
    In recent days Obama stepped WAY over the line. He has exerted executive privilege over papers that document discussions between Holder and his subordinates involved in Fast and Furious. This action represents not only a political effort to hide the truth about F&F it represents a direct illegal effort to cover up criminal activity that is well outside Obama’s shield of executive privilege. This is not like Clinton lying to Congress about blowjobs. This is the exact kind of coverup that Nixon was being impeached for. Maybe it is time to look more closely at removing Obama from the high office that he has continually abused to curry favor with his donors and to enact a criminal political agenda against the people of the United States of America.
 Let’s go over all the possible reasons for Obama to extend an Executive Privilege order over the Fast and Furious documents.

 

1. Obama does have direct knowledge of those papers and was involved in Fast and Furious but no crime was committed by those involved in F&F (highly unlikely). In this case Holder must still be removed because he lied under oath to congress that Obama had no affiliation with those papers. This is the only scenario in which Obama is not guilty of an impeachable action in this case. This is a very narrow scenario and one which proves that Obama has lied about F&F all along as he has said numerous times he knows nothing about the program.

2. Obama used EP to shield Holder or another subordinate from being found guilty of a crime and Obama has no affiliation with the documents at all. This is the most likely scenario. If he did this Obama is guilty of exactly the crime that Nixon was being impeached for.

3. Obama used EP to shield himself from being found guilty of a crime. This would be illegal on two counts and of course he could be impeached and jailed for this.

These are the only possible reasons for him to use EP in this manner.

But liberals will say Bush and Clinton used Executive Privilege and they weren’t impeached for it….
 Neither Bush nor Clinton used the Executive privilege improperly. Both Obama and Holder have said….Holder has said this under oath… that Obama has had no ….NO…. access or knowledge about Fast and Furious. Obama can not use the executive privilege to shield information that he has no direct relation to.We know there was a crime committed. We know that a federal officer was killed by guns released to criminals by F&F. We know that Mexican citizens have been killed by the same guns. We know that someone in the Attorney General’s office made the call to allow these guns to walk.
I stop here because Liberals will say that gunwalking began under George Bush. That is not true. Programs similar to gunwalking did begin under Bush, but these programs never allowed the guns to actually get across the border into Mexico or beyond the reach of federal officers. Gunwalking was also never used as an excuse to create more gun laws and restrictions by using the guns allowed to cross the border as statistical proof that American guns were getting into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. If you think that I am just repeating an insane right wing conspiracy then please read this CBS news article that details memos between ATF officers discussing this plan.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-57338546-10391695/documents-atf-used-fast-and-furious-to-make-the-case-for-gun-regulations/?tag=re1.channel
 No president has ever protected individuals whose ultimate goal was the destruction of one of the fundamental rights enumerated in the Constitution. Obama is not just obstructing justice, he is guilty of protecting individuals who would see Americans murdered in the streets by Mexican drug lords in an effort to undermine the second amendment.
 He does not deserve to continue as President.
Jerry says:

For what it’s worth, Nixon wasn’t impeached. Factual errors like that weaken the strength of your argument.

That is sort of a technicality as he resigned just before the vote would have taken place, but I will change the article to reflect that. I added two words to the article hopefully that makes you happy 🙂