Could Republicans be contemplating impeachment?
David L. Horne, PH.D. | 6/13/2013, 1:04 p.m.
In other words, the Republicans still have not gotten over the president’s repeat victory in the 2012 elections, just as they reacted to Clinton’s 1996 re-election victory. The Republican Party, especially in the House of Representatives, misspent a huge amount of public money in efforts to undermine, humiliate, tarnish the reputation of, and, fundamentally embarrass Clinton into resigning his office. That did not happen, and their narrow-minded, wrongheaded stubbornness eventually cost them dearly at the ballot box, although they were able to bulldoze George W. Bush into the presidency through various nefarious activities in 2000.
Well, they are at it again, so don’t be surprised when the Republican-majority House of Representatives votes to impeach President Obama within the next few months. Of course, any charges the Republicans present will be ephemeral, and won’t come close to the constitutional standard of “high crimes and misdemeanors” for impeachment. Any Senate trial will also not convict Obama of impeachment nor remove him from office. The Senate is currently a Democratic Party majority, and there is no possibility that that body will vote 67-33, the required 2/3 majority, in favor of convicting Obama of anything except being a smart, strong-willed African American trying to do his best as the 44th and re-elected president of the U.S.
But, you have been forewarned.
Professor David L. Horne is founder and executive director of PAPPEI, the Pan African Public Policy and Ethical Institute, which is a new 501(c)(3) pending community-based organization or non-governmental organization (NGO). It is the stepparent organization for the California Black Think Tank which still operates and which meets every fourth Friday.
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