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(40,364 posts)
Tue Oct 15, 2013, 11:55 AM Oct 2013

Satire: House Republicans Schedule Obama Impeachment Hearings

sorry, didn't at first catch that this was satire...


October 14th, 2013

GOP Leaders Cite Inability to Halt Government Shutdown

Republicans in the House of Representatives have scheduled impeachment proceedings against President Obama, claiming his inability to halt the federal government shutdown makes him unfit for office.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann introduced a resolution to impeach Obama this morning and referred the matter to the House Judiciary Committee. Senior aides close to judiciary chairman Bob Goodlatte say hearings will begin Thursday.

"I think it's high time President Obama be held accountable for his crimes," explains Bachmann. "For two weeks now, vital government services have been disrupted, federal workers have gone without pay and national memorials have been closed, all because of the president's refusal to negotiate over Obamacare.

"This isn't just poor leadership. The Obama administration is corrupt to the core. The scandals surrounding the IRS, Benghazi, the Fast and the Furious (sic) and Solyndra have shown us this cabal will do anything to stay in power.

"But in shutting down the government President Obama has committed economic treason against the United States of America, and he must be removed before it's too late. The Constitution provides us the mechanism of impeachment. It's time to end this dictatorial regime and return the presidency back to the American people."


Satire: House Republicans Schedule Obama Impeachment Hearings (Original Post) G_j Oct 2013 OP
What, are they daring him to invoke the 14th Amendment Jackpine Radical Oct 2013 #1
Check the source (sigh) HERVEPA Oct 2013 #4
I get it now, but Jackpine Radical Oct 2013 #22
Forget it... pinboy3niner Oct 2013 #29
Satirical site. Mass Oct 2013 #2
I, for one, knew that but there's very little satire there. randome Oct 2013 #6
Yeah, it's pretty bad pinboy3niner Oct 2013 #15
OP needs satire disclaimer pinboy3niner Oct 2013 #3
Nope. People need tolearn to recognize the obvious. HERVEPA Oct 2013 #9
This attempt at satire is so bad that it's not obvious pinboy3niner Oct 2013 #19
Disagree. HERVEPA Oct 2013 #20
Not far from reality. DCBob Oct 2013 #5
Geez. Is everyone tone deaf??? HERVEPA Oct 2013 #12
too believable, didn't realize it was Satire G_j Oct 2013 #18
Last week Bachmann "Obama committed impeachable offenses" Southside Oct 2013 #28
This message was self-deleted by its author Buddha_of_Wisdom Oct 2013 #8
The Daily Currant is satire. madaboutharry Oct 2013 #10
racist assholes. 'crimes' bachmann? spanone Oct 2013 #11
If I didn't know this was satire, I wouldn't put it past them. n/t cynatnite Oct 2013 #13
Looks Like They Are Declaring Civil War. TheMastersNemesis Oct 2013 #14
Is this a joke? bunnies Oct 2013 #16
Will almost certainly be a genuine headline by next week, bullwinkle428 Oct 2013 #17
BWAHAHAAA hootinholler Oct 2013 #21
Sites like the Daily Currant and The Onion are doomed to failure. SamYeager Oct 2013 #23
This is a joke right? Southside Oct 2013 #24
Probably Is A Joke. Actual Charges May Not Have Been Filed, But There Has Been Talk. TheMastersNemesis Oct 2013 #27
Top Ten Reasons to Impeach Obama (add your own!) M.G. Oct 2013 #25
Is This For Real Or Is This A Piece From The Onion?..... global1 Oct 2013 #26
Facebook Debau2005 Oct 2013 #30
good idea G_j Oct 2013 #31
haha loyalsister Oct 2013 #32

Jackpine Radical

(45,274 posts)
22. I get it now, but
Tue Oct 15, 2013, 12:08 PM
Oct 2013

there was nothing in the excerpt that didn't sound plausible given the attributions.

Done in by Poe's Law. The shame, the shame…



(34,845 posts)
6. I, for one, knew that but there's very little satire there.
Tue Oct 15, 2013, 11:58 AM
Oct 2013

[hr][font color="blue"][center]A ton of bricks, a ton of feathers. It's still gonna hurt.[/center][/font][hr]


(1,458 posts)
Tue Oct 15, 2013, 11:59 AM
Oct 2013

Why doesn't this surprise me? These guys cannot get their way on the debt ceiling and Obamacare, so they go ahead and schedule this. What a croc. No wonder Congress's approval rating is 5%. Instead of impeaching the president, we need to recall our representatives.


(338 posts)
28. Last week Bachmann "Obama committed impeachable offenses"
Tue Oct 15, 2013, 12:31 PM
Oct 2013

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) When asked whether he would allow the government to default on its debt, Gohmert projected the responsibility for such circumstances onto Obama.

"No," he said, "that would be an impeachable offense by the president."

They are revving the impeachment engine.

Response to G_j (Original post)


(39,663 posts)
10. The Daily Currant is satire.
Tue Oct 15, 2013, 11:59 AM
Oct 2013

Though these days, separating truth from fiction has gotten a little tricky.



(10,602 posts)
14. Looks Like They Are Declaring Civil War.
Tue Oct 15, 2013, 12:00 PM
Oct 2013

Impeachment proceedings is more like the shots fired at Fort Sumter. Now they are actively calling for coup disguised as impeachment. None of trumped up charges are true.



(309 posts)
23. Sites like the Daily Currant and The Onion are doomed to failure.
Tue Oct 15, 2013, 12:13 PM
Oct 2013

With the teabaggers driving the clown car, satire is being usurped by the absurdity of reality.


(338 posts)
24. This is a joke right?
Tue Oct 15, 2013, 12:20 PM
Oct 2013

The Tea Party wants civil war, but this must be a joke. The first known minority president of the United States impeached for providing health insurance to those in need.

They have 3 years to get something on the President, but I am sure they already have the votes for impeachment. If they do impeach Obama, the way they did Clinton, it will be the end of Boehner and the Tea Party. Would be interesting to see how Obama would deal with them at that point.
Newt Gingrich , Tom Delay, Robert L. Livingston leaders behind the Clinton impeachment all ended up in trouble. Bachman is under investigation now. She should chill on the accusations.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Tuesday that President Obama has “committed impeachable offenses” and that the House could hold a hearing to impeach.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/327491-bachmann-house-could-impeach-dictator-obama#ixzz2hoQnR2EH


(250 posts)
25. Top Ten Reasons to Impeach Obama (add your own!)
Tue Oct 15, 2013, 12:22 PM
Oct 2013

Top Ten Reasons For the Impeachment of Barack Obama...

(Add your own!)

10) A ghost writer crafted his autobiography, a prosecutable offense. Proof? No Harvard Law Review editor has the brains to narrate his own life.

9) Older red-state voters still find him weird and scary. Just why is that? Must be something he did, right?

8) Membership in the Communist Party is a felony, and Democrats are the new Communists.

7) Because we say so. Ha!

6) Because he conspired with Bin Laden. Don't believe the liberal media hype. Heck, he probably IS Bin Laden. Just look at the first names!

5) When Michelle Obama spoke at the Oscars, it violated laws against politicians not named Reagan having Hollywood ties.

4) Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Ben-Gha-Zee! If you say it often enough, something illegal must have gone down.

3) Because unlike Texas, Chicago is the most corrupt part of America.

2) Because the IRS did its job.

And at number one...

1) Because we say so! Take that, hippies!


(1,916 posts)
30. Facebook
Tue Oct 15, 2013, 12:44 PM
Oct 2013

I was going to alert my Facebook friends of this, and their need to fact check, when I realized I would be wasting my time. My dislike for anything GOP, including friends, is growing stronger by the moment. I think it's time I start "thinning the herd" in my Facebook Friends group.

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