Archives for July 2011

Frum Tells GOP to Raise Debt Ceiling — To Spare Obama Impeachment

by Ben Johnson For most of his term, Barack Obama has been flirting with impeachment like Bill Clinton at a sorority on open bar night, but he may be set to go too far even by Washington’s standards. Administration officials suggested if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling, the president may (wrongly) invoke the 14th Amendment to force the nation to borrow money. Last Tuesday Rep. Tim … [Read more...]

McConnell’s Plan Would Give Obama Dictatorial Powers

Mitch McConnell explains his "Plan B" on the debt ceiling.   Barack Obama has made it a purpose of his presidency to bypass Congress and implement his agenda through executive powers. Yesterday, Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell proposed giving him a helping hand. Just last week, administration officials floated the idea of (mis)using the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling … [Read more...]

Issa Asks If Obama Used White House for Illegal Fundraising (Video)

by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch As the Obama administration threatens to cut off the meager checks Social Security recipients must live on if Republican leaders do not agree to raise the debt ceiling, one House Republican is exploring the massive campaign checks Democrats may have illegally solicited inside the White House. Congressman Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight … [Read more...]

Obama Promises “Job-Killing Tax Increases” After 2012, Says Job Losses Prove Stimulus Worked

If you were regularly described as one of the most "brilliant" leaders in our nation's history and were poised to launch a 16-month-long crusade to convince the nation to re-elect you, how would you sell your dismal economic record? Barack Obama gave his answer in a press conference yesterday, when he promised to deliver "massive, job-killing tax increases" and claimed a 9.2 percent unemployment … [Read more...]

A Congressman Confirms GOP is Talking Impeachment (Video)

Barack Obama's threat to bypass Congress and raise the debt ceiling has stirred significant talk of impeachment -- and not just on talk radio. A Republican Congressman has confirmed some of his colleagues are talking about initiating impeachment hearings. Scott Keyes of ThinkProgress.org asked Rep. Pete Olson of Texas: "Congressman Tim Scott of South Carolina yesterday in a town hall said if … [Read more...]

Impeachment Works? Obama Backs Off Fascist Debt Ceiling Threat

Conservatives who say they believe in "peace through strength" might take a lesson from the Obama administration this week. Its officials walked back discussion of an end-run around Congress on the debt ceiling after Republicans stepped up their talk of impeaching Barack Obama. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner had raised the possibility the president might unilaterally raise the debt ceiling … [Read more...]

Will Obama Go Fascist on the Debt Ceiling?

by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch Barack Obama has sometimes been fond of branding his Republican foes “hostage-takers,” but officials in his administration have found a new hostage in their negotiations over raising the debt ceiling: the U.S. Constitution. The president’s advisers and several “unbiased” media outlets are suggesting if Congress refuses to raise the debt ceiling, Barack … [Read more...]

Congressman Calls Obama’s Debt Ceiling Proposal “An Impeachable Act”

Not all Republicans are rolling over in the face of President Obama’s unconstitutional usurpation of power. Rep. Tim Scott, R-SC, said if the president moves forward with a plan to raise the debt ceiling without Congressional authority, he would consider it “an impeachable act.” Scott told the Tea Party group LowCountry 9.12 on Tuesday: This president is looking to usurp congressional oversight … [Read more...]