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    Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) warned President Barack Obama is “getting perilously close” to the standard for impeachment.According to Tulsa World, Coburn referred to the president as “a personal friend of mine" before criticizing Obama's "lawless" administration while speaking during a Wednesday town hall meeting at Oklahoma's Muskogee Convention Center.
    BuzzFeed reports Coburn said impeachment is "not something you take lightly, and you have to use a historical precedent of what that means," noting that he feels there is a great deal of "incompetence" in the Obama administration.
    "I think there’s some intended violation of the law in this administration, but I also think there’s a ton of incompetence, of people who are making decisions," Coburn said.
    "Those are serious things, but we’re in a serious time," Coburn continued. "I don’t have the legal background to know if that rises to high crimes and misdemeanor, but I think they’re getting perilously close.”

    Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment
    As a non lawyer, I agree with Sen. Coburn...I think that Obama is doing things that long ago should have been considered for action. So my question is, why do you think that he can get away with some of the clear violations he has, when if we were talking of a republican violating the constitution in the same way the calls for impeachment would be loud and steady....
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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Yawn!

    You guys have talked of impeachment since January 21st 2009.

    Somebody wake me up when it's not just Conservative Hysteria about the man.

    The reason he won't be impeached is the same reason George Bush wasn't. even though they both deserved to be.

    The silent consent of the masses.

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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    As a non lawyer, I agree with Sen. Coburn...I think that Obama is doing things that long ago should have been considered for action. So my question is, why do you think that he can get away with some of the clear violations he has, when if we were talking of a republican violating the constitution in the same way the calls for impeachment would be loud and steady....
    My guess? His skin color. If he were a white democrat, I expect he would have been treated with different standards.
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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My guess? His skin color. If he were a white democrat, I expect he would have been treated with different standards.
    You could make that case...
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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    God, even this has to get tarded up with race....


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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    As a non lawyer, I agree with Sen. Coburn...I think that Obama is doing things that long ago should have been considered for action. So my question is, why do you think that he can get away with some of the clear violations he has, when if we were talking of a republican violating the constitution in the same way the calls for impeachment would be loud and steady....
    I don't think it has much to do with party.
    I think it's because all of the hogs in DC eat from the same trough.

    I would have liked to have seen impeachment over sending troops to Libya.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Hmmmm, so Sen. Coburn " ... I think there's some intended violation of the law",
    "I don't have the legal back ground to know if that rises to high crimes and misdemeanor".
    Incompetence? maybe. Impeachment? Unless he can site a specific example such as
    starting a war on doctored data, outing a CIA operative then claim executive privilege, firing US Attorney's, Enron scandal, Halliburton no-bid contracts, ---no wait, sorry, wrong President.
    "Oops!" credit for quote given to Rick Perry

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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Why do people discuss Impeachment as a judicial procedure? It isn't, it is a political procedure. If there are enough votes, the President stays in office, if there isn't, then he stays.

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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    As a non lawyer, I agree with Sen. Coburn...I think that Obama is doing things that long ago should have been considered for action. So my question is, why do you think that he can get away with some of the clear violations he has, when if we were talking of a republican violating the constitution in the same way the calls for impeachment would be loud and steady....
    Name a thing. You talk about "clear violations" any yet didn't name a single one.

    You can't just start a discussion like this on the premise that he's guilty.

    Besides, "if it were a Republican" is a ridiculous argument because you people have been loudly and steadily calling for impeachment.
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    Re: Tom Coburn: Obama 'Getting Perilously Close' To Standard For Impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My guess? His skin color. If he were a white democrat, I expect he would have been treated with different standards.
    So why not a white republican? To hear the Cons talk everyone hates a con....

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