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The vote was 233-181 in the Republican-led House as GOP lawmakers excoriated Obama for multiple changes to his 4-year-old health care law, steps he’s taken to allow young immigrants to remain in the United States and the administration’s resistance to defend the federal law banning gay marriage.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., sponsor of the ENFORCE the Law Act, delivered a fiery speech and read a series of statements by Obama when he was an Illinois senator in which he warned of the encroachment of the executive on the powers of the other branches of government.

“How does going from being a senator to a president rewrite the Constitution?” Gowdy asked. “What’s different from when he was a senator? Mr. Speaker, I don’t think there’s an amendment to the Constitution that I’ve missed. I try to keep up with those with regularity.”

Gowdy went on to argue that “process matters” in law enforcement, noting that evidence gathered with a legitimate search warrant is thrown out if an officer so much as accidentally checks the wrong box on the application.

“Even though he was well-intended, even though he had good motivations, even though he got the evidence — because process matters,” he added.

“We all swore an allegiance to the same document that the president swears allegiance to, to faithfully execute the law,” Gowdy continued. “If a president does not faithfully execute the law… what are our remedies?”

He then argued that Congress should do exactly what then-Sen. Obama suggested before he was president of the United States: “To go to the Supreme Court and have the Supreme Court say once and for all: ‘We don’t pass suggestions in this body. … We don’t pass ideas — we pass laws. And we expect them to be faithfully executed.”

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Re: Trey Gowdy's EPIC Floor Speech Sends Shockwaves Through Nation
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 11:07:41 AM »
Boiled it down rather nicely but hey should not be looking to another branch of government  to fix it what  they themselves have the power to do!

IMHO they should just cut the funding of the Executive branch until that branch get's the message!


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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 11:10:47 AM »
Boiled it down rather nicely but hey should not be looking to another branch of government  to fix it when they themselves have the power to do it!

IMHO they should just cut the funding of the Executive branch until that branch get's the message!



that's precisely what they should - cut funding - that was exactly why the Founders gave Congress the power of the purse.  that being said, they'd better set the optics up with the general public first, otherwise they'll just get lambasted for another petty shutdown of the gov't.

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 11:20:24 AM »
Boiled it down rather nicely but hey should not be looking to another branch of government  to fix it what  they themselves have the power to do!

IMHO they should just cut the funding of the Executive branch until that branch get's the message!

Bingo!  By the way, Gowdy needs a new barber.

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 11:31:22 AM »

that's precisely what they should - cut funding - that was exactly why the Founders gave Congress the power of the purse.  that being said, they'd better set the optics up with the general public first, otherwise they'll just get lambasted for another petty shutdown of the gov't.

It's that "setting up the optics" that has proven to be so difficult for them and really, it should be priority one.  When Ted Cruz gets the blame for shutting the government down and not Obama, where the real blame lies - "Houston, we've got a problem"!

I realize that the progressives control the media, a genius stroke on their part, but until we can present our own alternative media that can get the word out - conservatives will continue to be demonized for demanding accountability - and Republican leaders will continue to be terrified of being smeared by the media.  Cowards.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 11:45:08 AM »

that's precisely what they should - cut funding - that was exactly why the Founders gave Congress the power of the purse.  that being said, they'd better set the optics up with the general public first, otherwise they'll just get lambasted for another petty shutdown of the gov't.

Obama:  "My fellow Americans.....look what happens when the wrong people get elected to office.  They have figured out that by denying me the money to conduct the executive branch...that they could hurt us.   But they didn't hurt me.  THEY HURT YOU!  THEY DON'T CARE!    The Republicans are bastards.  Vote Democrat this November and send a message to these unpatriotic members across the aisle.....
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 12:18:29 PM »
Obama:  "My fellow Americans.....look what happens when the wrong people get elected to office.  They have figured out that by denying me the money to conduct the executive branch...that they could hurt us.   But they didn't hurt me.  THEY HURT YOU!  THEY DON'T CARE!    The Republicans are bastards.  Vote Democrat this November and send a message to these unpatriotic members across the aisle.....

Republican Congress  In accordance with the Republican form of government laid out in our Constitution you have elected us to represent you in Congress. That same Constitution requires that we, each one individually, swear an oath to to uphold the Constitution! That same Constitution requires that the President, as a part of his inauguration, to swear allegiance to that same same Constitution and to ensure that the laws, ALL of them not just the ones he likes, are faithfully executed.  It is abundantly clear to us that the President has and is NOT honoring that oath and thus, if we are to honor ours,  we must use the tools that the Constitution grants us to rectify the problem. Therefore until  such time as the President decides to honor his oath and "ensure that the laws are faithfully executed"  we cannot in good conscience continue to fund that branch of government which we find to be outside the boundaries of government laid out in our Constitution! 
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 12:20:03 PM »
It's that "setting up the optics" that has proven to be so difficult for them and really, it should be priority one.  When Ted Cruz gets the blame for shutting the government down and not Obama, where the real blame lies - "Houston, we've got a problem"!

I realize that the progressives control the media, a genius stroke on their part, but until we can present our own alternative media that can get the word out - conservatives will continue to be demonized for demanding accountability - and Republican leaders will continue to be terrified of being smeared by the media.  Cowards.

It takes a lot more than that.  The necessary groundwork is extensive and should have been started years ago.  In fact, unless that groundwork starts getting laid now, it won't be available to help the eventual republican nominee in 2016.

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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 12:34:43 PM »
Boiled it down rather nicely but hey should not be looking to another branch of government  to fix it what  they themselves have the power to do!

IMHO they should just cut the funding of the Executive branch until that branch get's the message!

The House of Representatives has a moral obligation to immediately open Hearings on the Articles of Impeachment.

We also know that a small minority of the House have the integrity, decency and courage to live up to the Oath of Office that they swore to.

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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2014, 12:36:37 PM »
The House of Representatives has a moral obligation to immediately open Hearings on the Articles of Impeachment.

We also know that a small minority of the House have the integrity, decency and courage to live up to the Oath of Office that they swore to.



That is one of the best ways to ensure the democrats keep the Senate and take back the House.

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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2014, 12:40:09 PM »
That is one of the best ways to ensure the democrats keep the Senate and take back the House.

According to you!

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2014, 01:16:48 PM »
That is one of the best ways to ensure the democrats keep the Senate and take back the House.

I  suggest you youtube Jonathon Turley. This is above and beyond politics or fear of the democrats and media. If the republicans get majority in 2014 and cower and bend over to Obama then you're correct they will lose majority. Polls today showed voting was a mandate on Obamacare and Obamas bully tactics and lies.
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2014, 01:34:27 PM »
What would be the grounds for impeachment? Has any well known source bothered to distill it into an easily understood, short sweet list?
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2014, 01:35:29 PM »
That is one of the best ways to ensure the democrats keep the Senate and take back the House.

I totally disagree with you on this.

IF the Congress would for once take a stand against Obama and tell him that he has taken things too damned far and hold him to account, the American People would strongly support them.

I don't care a whit what the Media and Establishment GOP tells us, people across this country are sick and tired of Obama, his Regime and what is happening to our country.

There is a very good reason why the approval numbers for Congress is in the crapper and it's NOT because they have bad haircuts. It is precisely because they have been cowards and derelict in their duties to uphold and defend the Constitution. The American People do not like losers, cowards and wimps and never have.
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2014, 01:37:48 PM »
What would be the grounds for impeachment? Has any well known source bothered to distill it into an easily understood, short sweet list?

Have you ever taken the time to read our Constitution? The reasons for Impeachment and Removal from office are enumerated right there in plain English.
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2014, 01:57:26 PM »
What would be the grounds for impeachment? Has any well known source bothered to distill it into an easily understood, short sweet list?


No, they are not at that stage.

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SUBJECT: THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S ABUSE OF POWER
2141 Rayburn House Office Building
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By Direction of the Chairman
Hearing Documentation

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JUDICIARY COMMITTEE PUSHING BACK AGAINST PRESIDENT'S OVERSTEPPING OF CONSTITUTIONAL BOUNDS

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"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2014, 02:02:54 PM »

The Sept. 12, 2012 hearing is in PDF format*

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S ABUSE OF POWER

http://judiciary.house.gov/_files/hearings/printers/112th/112-145_75846.PDF
« Last Edit: March 13, 2014, 02:06:42 PM by Gazoo »
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2014, 02:12:31 PM »
That is one of the best ways to ensure the democrats keep the Senate and take back the House.

Eggsactly!  :patriot:
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2014, 02:20:36 PM »
Eggsactly!  :patriot:

So because he is half-black with the media in his pocket he skates? In case you haven't noticed he got his almighty pen and phone out after all these hearings and scandals. Do you really want him unchecked?
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2014, 02:30:44 PM »
So because he is half-black with the media in his pocket he skates? In case you haven't noticed he got his almighty pen and phone out after all these hearings and scandals. Do you really want him unchecked?

On another thread I explained that the last thing the GOP needs to do when then win the House AND Senate this November, is to bring Impeachment proceedings against Obama.

They need to, instead, focus on castrating the SOB politically, and essentially render his agenda impotent...at the same time demonstrably show how making him a lame duck improves the economy and lives of countless Americans.

Because we all know that the moment business owners realize Obama is toothless, the boom begins again.
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2014, 02:36:48 PM »
Have you ever taken the time to read our Constitution? The reasons for Impeachment and Removal from office are enumerated right there in plain English.

Impeachment is a largely political act, and the GOP doesn't have the numbers. (I learned this from carefully following the proceedings first with Nixon, later for Clinton.)

Article II, Section 4.

2/3 vote of the Senate for conviction of "Treason, Bribery or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_of_Bill_Clinton

So again, what are the grounds/charges against Obama, under the terms specified in the Constitution?

In case anybody is interested in reality, here is what has been "done" regarding Obama, thus far.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efforts_to_impeach_Barack_Obama

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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2014, 03:18:16 PM »
Impeachment is a largely political act, and the GOP doesn't have the numbers. (I learned this from carefully following the proceedings first with Nixon, later for Clinton.)

Article II, Section 4.

2/3 vote of the Senate for conviction of "Treason, Bribery or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_of_Bill_Clinton

So again, what are the grounds/charges against Obama, under the terms specified in the Constitution?

In case anybody is interested in reality, here is what has been "done" regarding Obama, thus far.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efforts_to_impeach_Barack_Obama


We know this. You asked the question, why did you since you know all the answers? Thanks for informing us of reality. I see now you asked the question originally in a mock gesture.
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2014, 04:40:42 PM »
What would be the grounds for impeachment? Has any well known source bothered to distill it into an easily understood, short sweet list?

Liberal Democrat Constitutional Professor (Georgetown University) did a pretty good job of laying it out in his two testimonies before congress.
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2014, 04:41:35 PM »
We know this. You asked the question, why did you since you know all the answers? Thanks for informing us of reality. I see now you asked the question originally in a mock gesture.

Of course and always uses Wiki to educate us peons.
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2014, 04:59:58 PM »
Of course and always uses Wiki to educate us peons.

If you can find a source at Wiki....why wouldn't you cite it?

It's a given that it's heavily edited if necessary to lean left...which ironically makes its use here even more apropos. 
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