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Today’s Quote: This is What the Corrupt GOP Will Use to Impeach Obama

“I [Ralph Nader] asked Bruce Fein, an associate deputy attorney general under Ronald Reagan, constitutional rights litigator, author of books and articles and many Congressional testimonies on the imperial presidency, and its unlawful penchant for Empire, for his reaction. Here is his response:

‘Former President Bush’s selective memoir is a little like Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. With the exception of authorizing waterboarding, a form of torture, Bush neglects his serial vandalizing of the Constitution and the federal criminal code: five years of illegal surveillances of Americans on American soil; a war against Iraq without proper authorization by Congress; illegal detentions of enemy combatants without accusation or trials; hundred of unconstitutional signing statements professing an intent to refuse to faithfully execute the laws; unconstitutional defiance of congressional subpoenas; and, employing unilateral executive agreements to circumvent the treaty authority of the Senate over military commitments.”

‘Despite his constitutional literacy, President Obama has balked at faithful execution of the laws against torture, warrantless spying on Americans, or obstruction of justice perpetrated by Bush and his servile minions. On that score, Obama resembles President Nixon, who was impeached by the House Judiciary Committee and forced to resign for sneering at his constitutional obligation to enforce, not ignore the laws.

‘If Obama believes exculpatory circumstances justify non-prosecution of Bush-Cheney,” Fein continued, “then he should pardon them as authorized by the Constitution. A pardon must be accepted by the recipient to be effective, and acknowledges guilt and the inviolability of the rule of law. Ignoring lawlessness at the highest levels like Obama wounds the rule of law, and creates a precedent that lies around like a loaded weapon ready to destroy the Constitution. Obama himself is thus violating his oath of office by nonfeasance.’ “
From “Bush At Large,” by Ralph Nader, CommonDreams.org, Nov.16, 2010.

Of course, the unconscionably hypocritical Republicans won’t demand Bush and Cheney be prosecuted, but they will use this as a basis to impeach Obama and AG Eric Holder for failing to prosecute them – that’s just how crass and despicable they are – and it’s really the only thing they have on Obama.

Think it’s unlikely? Remember, in the mid-90s when the GOP went after Bill Clinton for having an extramarital affair, the charge was initially spearheaded by Republican adulterers Newt Gingrich, Bob Livingston and Henry Hyde.

Never Forget: Bush and the GOP Caused the Economic Crisis

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by Marc Perkel — Pass it on!
(via Bartcop.com)

Liberal bloggers are organizing to stop the Republican’s attempt to rewrite history and blame the deficit on Obama and the Democrats by posting the Bush TARP speech video on their web sites to remind voters that the economy and the debt is the fault of Bush and the Republicans. The idea is to assign blame where blame is due.

When Clinton was president we had a surplus. We were paying down the national debt. Then the Republicans seized power and the surplus quickly became a deficit. They cut taxes for the rich and started two expensive wars. The deregulated the financial markets and allowed the big banks to steal to the point of global economic collapse.

This video of Bush with his hat in his hand begging America to pony up almost a trillion dollars reminds us what really happened. We liberal blogs are trying to organize so that we all post this video and put out the message so that the voters, who are angry, get angry at the right parties. Maybe then the public will have a real choice about whether we are going to stay the course with Obama or go back to irresponsible spending and deregulation as it was when Bush gave this speech.

I urge every blogger to post this video and keep it on top till the election. Who is with me on this?

Never Forget: Bush and the GOP Caused the Economic Crisis

YouTube Preview Image

by Marc Perkel — Pass it on!
(via Bartcop.com)

Liberal bloggers are organizing to stop the Republican’s attempt to rewrite history and blame the deficit on Obama and the Democrats by posting the Bush TARP speech video on their web sites to remind voters that the economy and the debt is the fault of Bush and the Republicans. The idea is to assign blame where blame is due.

When Clinton was president we had a surplus. We were paying down the national debt. Then the Republicans seized power and the surplus quickly became a deficit. They cut taxes for the rich and started two expensive wars. The deregulated the financial markets and allowed the big banks to steal to the point of global economic collapse.

This video of Bush with his hat in his hand begging America to pony up almost a trillion dollars reminds us what really happened. We liberal blogs are trying to organize so that we all post this video and put out the message so that the voters, who are angry, get angry at the right parties. Maybe then the public will have a real choice about whether we are going to stay the course with Obama or go back to irresponsible spending and deregulation as it was when Bush gave this speech.

I urge every blogger to post this video and keep it on top till the election. Who is with me on this?

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