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#1 Aug 10 2011 at 7:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'd have plugged this into an existing thread but none of the recent ones really seemed to apply. I need to just start an omnibus thread for my musings Smiley: laugh

Political Wire wrote:
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) agreed with a constituent that President Obama should be impeached in an attempt "to obstruct the president from pushing his agenda," the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

Said Burgess: "It needs to happen, and I agree with you it would tie things up. No question about that."

Burgess expanded on the comment to Politico: "We need to tie things up. The longer we allow the damage to continue unchecked, the worse things are going to be for us."
Star Telegram wrote:
When one attendee suggested that the House push for impeachment proceedings against President Obama to obstruct the president from pushing his agenda, Burgess was receptive.

"It needs to happen, and I agree with you it would tie things up," Burgess said. "No question about that."

When asked about the comment later, Burgess said he wasn't sure whether the proper charges to bring up articles of impeachment against Obama were there, but he didn't rule out pursuing such a course.


There ya go. Impeach the president not because of a specific "high crime & misdemeanor" as the Constitution states but throw it out there just to block up Congress for a while.

I think the question of obstructionist Republicans has been adequately answered. This is a 5th term Congressman too, not some young buck in his first term who doesn't understand the process.
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#2 Aug 10 2011 at 7:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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It's a high crime expecting work out of our Congressmen. We must put a stop to this kind of treasonous thought.

Edited, Aug 10th 2011 9:54am by lolgaxe
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#3varusword75, Posted: Aug 10 2011 at 8:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Jophed wrote;
#4 Aug 10 2011 at 8:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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varusword75 wrote:
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waaaahhhhhhh

You're not even trying Smiley: laugh

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Anything that can be done to slow the rate at which they're destroying this country is a good thing.

Not that there was any doubt that conservatives value partisanship over the Constitution but thanks for reminding us Smiley: smile
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#5 Aug 10 2011 at 8:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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Jophiel wrote:
varusword75 wrote:
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waaaahhhhhhh

You're not even trying Smiley: laugh

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Anything that can be done to slow the rate at which they're destroying this country is a good thing.

Not that there was any doubt that conservatives value partisanship over the Constitution but thanks for reminding us Smiley: smile
Sure I think conservatives have some pretty whacky notions, but I don't think they're they deserve having Varus lumped in with them.
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#6 Aug 10 2011 at 8:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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Given that him and Gbaji are lockstep 99% of the time, I think it's a safe claim.

If anything, it's a reason to not want to call yourself conservative any longer.
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#7 Aug 10 2011 at 8:52 AM Rating: Good
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So a far-right crank from a far-right district said something to appeal to his far-right base?

Say it ain't so!
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#8 Aug 10 2011 at 9:04 AM Rating: Excellent
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Here's another...

Obstruction to Maine voters: One of the first things the newly appointed republican congress of Maine did, was to pass a law that disallows same day voter registration. It took no time at all to for Maine citizens to come up with more than enough signatures for a peoples referendum to put the matter to a vote this November.

This morning the speaker of the house was quoted in the paper saying:

House Speaker Nutting wrote:
“Here in Maine, the people’s veto is part of our democratic process, and the extreme left-wing groups and individuals behind this signature-gathering effort have every right to try to pursue it,” said Republican House Speaker Robert Nutting of Oakland.


Extreme? Really? It makes me wonder who is out of touch with the peoples of this state...me or him?

The battle ensues concerning voter fraud. Prior to the new law, there had been no accusations or issues of any kind of voter fraud in this quaint little state. When questioned why the law was passed and/or necessary, our congressional detectives went and found some voter fraud. Now our AG has had to begrudgingly agree to investigate. 'le sigh'.
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#9 Aug 10 2011 at 9:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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Demea wrote:
So a far-right crank from a far-right district said something to appeal to his far-right base?

By "far-right base", you mean "Republicans".
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#10 Aug 10 2011 at 9:07 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:


If anything, it's a reason to not want to call yourself conservative any longer.
Smiley: nod

Varus, you're an unwitting tool for the dems. -> 'Loser'
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#11varusword75, Posted: Aug 10 2011 at 10:03 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Joph,
#12 Aug 10 2011 at 10:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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varusword75 wrote:
Obstructionist is the word

Agreed. Hence the OP.
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#13 Aug 10 2011 at 10:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Don't you know? The Bird is the word.
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#14 Aug 10 2011 at 10:17 AM Rating: Default
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Jophiel wrote:
Given that him and Gbaji are lockstep 99% of the time, I think it's a safe claim.

If anything, it's a reason to not want to call yourself conservative any longer.


Gbaji clearly being the quintessential conservative.

Smiley: dubious
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Demea wrote:
So a far-right crank from a far-right district said something to appeal to his far-right base?

Say it ain't so!


Yeah, well this wouldn't really a problem with conservatives if they tried to appeal to their base's better virtues. As a politician, you need to be at least a little bit of a leader and an exemplary person. If ALL you're going to do is represent your constituents, and in the truest form by representing their flaws and weaknesses, then we might as well just start electing average shmucks off the street and paying them a fraction of the amount.

When a politician is being unreasonable because his base is unreasonable, it bodes ill for the party, not to mention the country.
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Ok, now we're going to get slash fiction of Wint x Kachi somehere... rule 34 and all...

Never confuse your inference as the listener for an implication of the speaker.

Good games are subjective like good food is subjective. You're not going to seriously tell me that there's not a psychological basis for why pizza is great and lutefisk is revolting. The thing about subjectivity is that, as subjects go, humans actually have a great deal in common.
#16varusword75, Posted: Aug 10 2011 at 10:25 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Joph,
#17 Aug 10 2011 at 10:26 AM Rating: Excellent
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Varus, why do you hate the constitution?
#18 Aug 10 2011 at 10:27 AM Rating: Excellent
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varusword75 wrote:
Joph,

What you don't get is that everytime liberals use the word obstructionist conservatives smile.

Go back to crying like a little baby about how the GOP won't play fair.


Why won't the GOP play fair?
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#19 Aug 10 2011 at 10:28 AM Rating: Excellent
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zukunftsangst wrote:
Gbaji clearly being the quintessential conservative.

Smiley: dubious

He's got all the talking points down!
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#20varusword75, Posted: Aug 10 2011 at 10:30 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Joph,
#21 Aug 10 2011 at 10:30 AM Rating: Excellent
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We know he's right because he keeps telling us he's right.
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#22varusword75, Posted: Aug 10 2011 at 10:32 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Elinda,
#23 Aug 10 2011 at 10:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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varusword75 wrote:
What's your point?

My point was that Gbaji is a model conservative. Duh. Try reading.
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#24 Aug 10 2011 at 10:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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Gumbo Galahad wrote:
Because liberals murder babies.
You're still posting, so they're not doing a good enough job apparently.

Edited, Aug 10th 2011 12:37pm by lolgaxe
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#25 Aug 10 2011 at 10:47 AM Rating: Excellent
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varusword75 wrote:
Elinda,

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Why won't the GOP play fair?


Because liberals murder babies. Good enough?


Baby-murdering is allowed under the rules. Why do you evade the question?





Edited, Aug 10th 2011 6:48pm by Elinda
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#26 Aug 10 2011 at 12:00 PM Rating: Good
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The GOP and Tea Party were elected this last cycle to get a job done, Joph. That job is to make sure that nobody else in the government can do their job. Don't you see why anarchy would be better for everyone? It would certainly cut down on the fetal/infant mortality rate, I'm sure. Also, the poor people would die first for sure, and that'll just open up more jobs for deserving white males.
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