Gingrich: Obama Has Created Constitutional Crisis With DOMA Posture, And Could Face Impeachment

Eh. It's all kind of play-for-the-base-ish.


“Imagine that Governor Palin had become president. Imagine that she had announced that Roe versus Wade in her view was unconstitutional and therefore the United States government would no longer protect anyone’s right to have an abortion because she personally had decided it should be changed. The news media would have gone crazy. The New York Times would have demanded her impeachment.”

Gingrich’s comments mark the first time a significant Republican leader has raised the specter of impeachment against Obama.

“First of all, he campaigned in favor of [the law]. He is breaking his word to the American people,” Gingrich says.

“Second, he swore an oath on the Bible to become president that he would uphold the Constitution and enforce the laws of the United States. He is not a one-person Supreme Court. The idea that we now have the rule of Obama instead of the rule of law should frighten everybody.

“The fact that the left likes the policy is allowing them to ignore the fact that this is a very unconstitutional act,” Gingrich said.

Gingrich said it is too early to call for Obama’s impeachment, but did not rule it out if he fails to comply with Congress and the constitutional process.

“I believe the House Republicans next week should pass a resolution instructing the president to enforce the law and to obey his own constitutional oath, and they should say if he fails to do so that they will zero out [defund] the office of attorney general and take other steps as necessary until the president agrees to do his job.

“His job is to enforce the rule of law and for us to start replacing the rule of law with the rule of Obama is a very dangerous precedent."

To me this just seems to be attention-grabbing for the sake of political posture. To overcome Obama's position, vote Obama out of office -- but I don't think that cause is particularly advanced here.

My Problem... is that this misreads the electorate, I think. It's not 1995.

I think the public wants tangible, realistic solutions. I feel that Gingrich here is talking like he's a blogger, offering up a whole raft of tough-guy posturings we know to a moral certainty will never actually happen.

This to me makes him seem like a politician to me, playing for applause, looking for advantage, and not at all like what I'm imagining a successful challenger to Obama will look like.

I think a successful candidate will be a politician adept enough to know he has to pretend to not be a politician and is ready to have a "grown up" talk with the public. Not someone who seems to be offering partisan-pleasing bluster.

Posted by: Ace at 04:48 PM



Comments

1 Well really technically he's right.Will it get anywhere? No. I do think it's funny how he says if it was President Palin, would this be allowed. Hell no, she'd be impeached immediately.

Posted by: Donna at February 25, 2011 04:51 PM (DhK9/)

2 Good God, that's almost word for word from Rush's show yesterday. Go Away Newt.

Posted by: Tami at February 25, 2011 04:51 PM (VuLos)

3 Meh. Newt. Republican badger don't give a shit.

Posted by: joncelli at February 25, 2011 04:51 PM (RD7QR)

4 Newt says too much to get face time in the MFM.

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at February 25, 2011 04:51 PM (4yjiA)

5 I'm Rick James, bitch...!

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 25, 2011 04:51 PM (aOstJ)

6 Meh. The left calls for impeachment of Republican Presidents for the crime of breathing.

Posted by: Alex at February 25, 2011 04:51 PM (x40U+)

7 Ace, it's not just DOMA.

Dept. of Ag has also just released a $1.2 BILLION dollar settlement with female and Hispanic farmers that would be Pigford 3 and Pigford 4.

Given what the other Pigford settlements have been used for, this is little more than a slush fund for people within groups that tend to vote for the Dems.

He's pretty much throwing as much bread-and-circuses as possible at his base right now because he's losing badly on stuff the middle agrees with.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 25, 2011 04:51 PM (bxvFd)

8 Impeach Da Won? Not yet.
I find this OT interesting.

Posted by: maddogg at February 25, 2011 04:52 PM (OlN4e)

9 So not only did we not charter a big enough ship to get all of our people out Ghadaffi has refused to let us land chartered jets to get them out. What would Dubya have done in a similar situation?

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at February 25, 2011 04:54 PM (4yjiA)

10 I get so tired of this kind of crap. If every time Newt, instead of opening his yap, actually hammered in a yard sign for a Republican somewhere we would have the Senate already.

Posted by: Walsingham at February 25, 2011 04:54 PM (dCigj)

11 While I relish the thought of a humiliating impeachment, Newt just needs to go the fuck away.

Posted by: beerologist at February 25, 2011 04:54 PM (w1GaM)

12 It's more than 'meh', he's right. Obama is the Executive. Not the Judicial or Legislative. He doesn't get to pick and choose what laws he enforces. He also doesn't get to have his cabinets make new laws like the EPA is doing.

Posted by: Mortis at February 25, 2011 04:55 PM (I8CPt)

13 Newt died on the couch with Botox. He's dead, or his nose would pick up the terrible stench of his own decay.

Posted by: maddogg at February 25, 2011 04:55 PM (OlN4e)

14 Ping deserves Pong. The Obamacrats are grasping at anything to divert attention away from their failures in budgeting, being puppets of unions, rocketing gas prices and foreign policy debacles in most every direction.

Gingrich is just returning the serve so everyone can get back to the ongoing fiasco of mess that is the Obamacrat Presidency. Toss this into the pile if you wish, or not...

Posted by: drfredc at February 25, 2011 04:56 PM (/+GW9)

15 It's all kind of play-for-the-base-ish.

I think he left such a sour taste in the mouth of the base with his personal actions they all wish he'd shut up and go back to professor-ing. Politicians should be good actors. Period. His personal actions in regards to a cancer-stricken wife removed him from my 'favorites' list. Forever.






Posted by: Downscaled Upscale at February 25, 2011 04:57 PM (IhHdM)

16 Rush Limbaugh spent a lot of time discussing this during his broadcast yesterday, a full day before Gingrich followed suit.

Posted by: davidt at February 25, 2011 04:57 PM (9Pzy7)

17 #3

Jeez - You did my comment verbatim. Thanks for saving me the typing.

Posted by: Navin R Johnson at February 25, 2011 04:57 PM (HpT9p)

18 blah. silly statements like impeach only serve Odipstick. this will keep the MFM full of "those silly republicans" stories all weekend, instead of the every growing fecklessness of the white house.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at February 25, 2011 04:57 PM (xdHzq)

19 GO AWAY NEWT GINGRICH.
This is so stupid. so so stupid. Yes, a bunch of shit Obama does in unconstitutional. A lot of president do unconstitutional stuff and never get called on it.
But we can do something about that. We can vote him out in 2012.

I know a lot of us here are homers for the conservative view of the world, but do you think trying to impeach the first black president is going to go over well with out average apathetic swing voter?

Posted by: Ben at February 25, 2011 04:57 PM (wuv1c)

20 In a perfect world many of Obama's actions are likely impeachable offenses. With Democrats in any amount of power to stop impeachment he will not be. He could take a shit on the flag, light the Declaration of Independence on fire, pull a Nixon, commit full on out in the open treason, and they would still call it partisan witch hunting by Republicans against a black man.

Posted by: buzzion at February 25, 2011 04:58 PM (oVQFe)

21 Somehow, in some way: This is racist.

Oh, and now we're supposed to be all worked up because a GOP Rep didn't immediately condemn a constituent who asked a question who was going to shoot the 0bama.

Without missing a beat, repeat after me:
Union goons, who have engaged in actual, physical violence with signs with crosshairs on the photo of a Republican governor? = Good, fine, no big deal;
An elderly person asking asking who is going to shoot the 0bama? = END OF THE REPUBLIC!!! DEATH OF CIVILITY!!! RISE OF THE NEW NAZI PARTY!!!111!!!!!!

Posted by: Jimmuy at February 25, 2011 04:58 PM (tUEMJ)

22 Has Newt ever apologized for jumping on the Green eco-bandwagon? Remember that ad where Newt sat on a bench with the Pelosi-bitch and lectured America about going Green?


Posted by: Clubber Lang at February 25, 2011 04:59 PM (QcFbt)

23 The republicans are in the middle of a epic budget battles. Obama is tanking again among independents. So here's a great idea! Let's change the subject. Better yet, let's help the media change the subject!

I really don't blame Newt. He's just doing what he needs to: get noticed by the base. I blame Drudge. No way that deserves a freaking siren.

Who's running that site anymore?

Posted by: B at February 25, 2011 05:00 PM (A3zgF)

24 Why is Drudge running this on his site with a siren? Anyone?

Posted by: Ben at February 25, 2011 05:01 PM (wuv1c)

25 >>>Well really technically he's right.

I don't know if he is. On Volokh they had a list of laws the executive had previously refused to defend.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2011 05:02 PM (nj1bB)

26 >>>Why is Drudge running this on his site with a siren? Anyone?

for hits, of course.

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2011 05:02 PM (nj1bB)

27 meh... just a play to the base.

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at February 25, 2011 05:02 PM (c5RQr)

28 24 Why is Drudge running this on his site with a siren? Anyone?
Posted by: Ben at February 25, 2011 05:01 PM (wuv1c)

Slow news day? Complete lack of perspective? Likes to put up the siren when he lights the drinking lamp? Drudge is merely kinda okay these days.

Posted by: joncelli at February 25, 2011 05:03 PM (RD7QR)

29 I don't see the siren on Drudge anymore, but Gingrich's statement still doesn't warrant a centered, giant headline.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at February 25, 2011 05:03 PM (c0A3e)

30 Newt needs to STFU. He is not helping.
I'm tired of that fat little Poindexter fuck.

Posted by: BDJ at February 25, 2011 05:04 PM (cUNcx)

31 If wishes were horses, etc., etc. No, impeachment won't likely happen to our current pResident, much as I'd love to see it. How about a precedent set for the next R president, hopefully in 2012, saying they won't enforce ObamaCare?

Posted by: Theresa D at February 25, 2011 05:05 PM (2hQbY)

32 Gingrich's Pillsbury-Doughboy ass aside, I'm glad someone's mentioning Obama's actions being unacceptable. Of course, I wish somebody would be shouting about his refusal to allow oil production in the face of a possible collapse of the world oil market over unrest in the MidEast, or shenanigans at EPA/DOJ, but Newtie's going for the boob-bait for the bubbas.

Posted by: nickless at February 25, 2011 05:05 PM (MMC8r)

33 Who's running that site anymore?

Posted by: B at February 25, 2011 05:00 PM (A3zgF)

I believe he's outsourced it to a team in Bangalore.

Well if he hasn't yet, he needs to. That way the site will get updated more than once a day and Drudge can cut back his daily workload from 50 minutes to a mere 3.

Posted by: Mætenloch at February 25, 2011 05:05 PM (pAlYe)

34 But Matt Drudge has a really cool, 50's era reporter fedora.....

Posted by: maddogg at February 25, 2011 05:07 PM (OlN4e)

35 OT:

The city of Providence, RI, has fired all 1926 of its public school teachers. No word yet on the rehiring policy they'll put in place.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 25, 2011 05:07 PM (bxvFd)

36 No word yet on the rehiring policy they'll put in place.
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 25, 2011 05:07 PM (bxvFd)

If they're smart it will be "If you're with a union you won't be rehired." But that's a big if.

Posted by: joncelli at February 25, 2011 05:10 PM (RD7QR)

37 When compared to Andy Brietbart, Drudge comes off somewhat lame.

Posted by: maddogg at February 25, 2011 05:11 PM (OlN4e)

38 Newt makes a swing for the base. And there's pitch, strike one!

Look at that attempt? He got badly fooled by the pitchers low curve ball. It wasn't even near the strike zone; Bernard the catcher, had to almost kiss the ground to keep that pitch pocketed.

This pitcher has a noted weak budget crisis fastball, that's the pitch Newt should be waiting for.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 25, 2011 05:12 PM (0q2P7)

39 36
No word yet on the rehiring policy they'll put in place.


Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 25, 2011 05:07 PM (bxvFd)



If they're smart it will be "If you're with a union you won't be rehired." But that's a big if.

I'm not sure if they will do that or not.

On one hand, it's a solid blue Dem area in the city and the state.

On the other hand, the union had supposedly begged for layoffs instead of outright firings, so that seniority would be in place when the school system rehired, but they were all canned anyway.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 25, 2011 05:14 PM (bxvFd)

40 When will republicans grow some balls, if any Republican President decided what laws they would enforce and what laws they will ignore, the media and Democrats would be calling for Impeachment.

People like Ace talk tough but in the end they are cowards and unwilling to take on democrats and then they rationalize it to themselves and their viewers, Obama is spending like mad, with the debt and deficit that should be against the law, 1.3 and higher trillion dollar deficits 3 year running, the way Obama rammed down Obamacare, Obama has been in contempt with the Gulf drilling ban, the hundreds of billions of American tax dollars from the Stimulus have disappeared not one investigation, suing Arizona for a law then more then constitutionally and legally they had the right to pass, not to mention what Obama's EPA and FCC are enforcing without congress passing laws that give them the authority to.

Obama's like some rouge President that can almost do anything he wants because we have a media that wouldn't hold him to account and a opposition party who can't articulate to the public or wouldn't bother because they are chicken shit to take on Obama.

Posted by: sam at February 25, 2011 05:14 PM (CnXRh)

41
And here the big story of the day is Kathleen Parker.
“Kathleen Parker has decided to leave the program to focus on her writing.”
Thank God Kathleen, we so need your voice right now.

Posted by: PoconoJoe at February 25, 2011 05:15 PM (3s8nc)

42 34
But Matt Drudge has a really cool, 50's era reporter fedora.....

So does Carlos Estevez

Posted by: wildwood at February 25, 2011 05:16 PM (VSWPU)

43 I believe he's outsourced it to a team in Bangalore.

I was on a Bangalore torpedo team when we landed on Omaha beach.

Posted by: Richard Blumenthal at February 25, 2011 05:16 PM (tf9Ne)

44 "Mr. President, I must warn you that your...performance could lead to your impeachment."

Obama nods sagely, strokes chin thoughtfully. Says nothing. Inside his head...
"Big, sweaty balls. Mmm-mm-MMM!"

Posted by: Obama's thoughts at February 25, 2011 05:17 PM (B60j2)

45 Posted by: sam at February 25, 2011 05:14 PM (CnXRh)

so tell us what you're doing.

Posted by: BDJ at February 25, 2011 05:17 PM (cUNcx)

46 The public at large really doesn't want an Obama impeachment. They want an end to the deficit spending.

Let's keep our eye on the ball.

Posted by: CoolCzech at February 25, 2011 05:18 PM (tJjm/)

47 yeah, sam, tell me how to be a Big Damn Hero like you.

Talk about internet tough-guys! Look at all that look-at-me bluster!

Posted by: ace at February 25, 2011 05:19 PM (nj1bB)

48 so tell us what you're doing.
Hey, he's posting on a blog.

Thomas Jefferson never did, the pussy.

Posted by: nickless at February 25, 2011 05:20 PM (MMC8r)

49
Imagine that Governor Palin had become Mrs. Navycopjoe
fifh
whoa, BUNK!!!!

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 25, 2011 05:21 PM (pYurd)

50 TROLLBUSTERS- ASSEMBLE!

Posted by: BDJ at February 25, 2011 05:21 PM (cUNcx)

51 themselves and their viewers,

Were viewers now. I thought what we were doing had something to do with reading...
and maybe commenting.

Where is this all Ewok channel and how do I get it on cable?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 25, 2011 05:22 PM (0q2P7)

52 Gingrich is a cynical hypocrite. If Oliar is to be discredited, and there's a truckload of material available and Newt poisons the well just by opening his big yap.
Tami and the others are right, Rush had this covered yesterday and this poser is a day late and a rapidly shrinking dollar short.

Just go away Newt.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 25, 2011 05:23 PM (HBqDo)

53 On Volokh they had a list of laws the executive had previously refused to defend.

Is it unusual that he's continuing to enforce it?

Posted by: toby928™ at February 25, 2011 05:23 PM (GTbGH)

54 Gingrich/Daniels/Huckabee 2012!

Posted by: nickless at February 25, 2011 05:24 PM (MMC8r)

55 People like Ace talk tough but in the end they are cowards and unwilling to take on democrats and then they rationalize it to themselves and their viewers,
Posted by: sam at February 25, 2011 05:14 PM (CnXRh)
Well, sam, now that you've taken on the Democrats and solved the problem, the budget is balanced and we're paying down the debt, and Obama has been thrown out of office for his repeated violations of law and the courts, we can all sit back and relax.What? You didn't do that? The DEUCE you say! Why, you must be a coward, too!...Man, some people really need to think before they bang angrily at their keyboards.

Posted by: Merovign, Bond Villain at February 25, 2011 05:25 PM (bxiXv)

56
54 Gingrich/Daniels/Huckabee 2012!
if i tried to type that out instead of cut and paste, my keyboard would have slapped me

Posted by: navycopjoe at February 25, 2011 05:26 PM (pYurd)

57 Yeah, technically Newt may be right. But his impeachment talk is right out of the same, old partisan playbook. The country needs a new playbook Newt with some smart new plays in it.

Posted by: AJ Lynch at February 25, 2011 05:26 PM (BjYdG)

58 Obama's like some rouge President that can almost do anything he wants
because we have a media that wouldn't hold him to account and a
opposition party who can't articulate to the public or wouldn't bother
because they are chicken shit to take on Obama. gets instantly demonized as heartless racist bigots or silenced by said media if even admit they don't like his policies.

FIFY

BTW Personally I thought he had more of a sepia skin tone. Maybe my eyes are off.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at February 25, 2011 05:27 PM (0q2P7)

59 O/T: I know ace tries to post something funny around this time so I humbly submit this

stay with it, the segment on dinner jacket is priceless

sometimes he sounds so much like a moron it's scary

Posted by: curious at February 25, 2011 05:27 PM (p302b)

60 This country needs Newt to STFU followed by STFD, and a hasty GTFO.

Posted by: maddogg at February 25, 2011 05:28 PM (OlN4e)

61 What I was GOING to say is that Clinton (damn his soul to Hell) set the bar for impeachment so high (suborning perjury is not good enough for the Senate but for crying out loud the LAWYERS disbarred him), that effectively a Democrat now only faces the "dead girl / live boy" rule, and I'm not even sure about that.

Newt knows this was just a publicity stunt, and so does Obama, it just solidifies Obama's "victimhood" base and distracts everyone else from what actually needs to be accomplished.

Hell, if the House really wants to put together a list of impeachable offenses that Obama has committed, I'm all for it. Nail it to Obama's door. Just do it after we get some damned cuts so we don't go broke waiting for them to find enough paper to list them all.

Newt is a no-hoper, if he wants to do any good at all he should be using his "professorial voice" to get the word out about why spending HAS to be cut and why there HAVE to be entitlement reforms or we are boned like a fish filet.

Posted by: Merovign, Bond Villain at February 25, 2011 05:30 PM (bxiXv)

62 Tonight on 60 Minutes: "President and Constitutional Scholar Barack Obama will explain the 2 - 3 year journey he took discovering how DOMA,a statute he supported in his presidential campaign, became unconstitutional."
Well ah, you see, the constitution you know is something that we have and intend to ah follow er very closely as part of one of my duties as President.

Posted by: Mr. Barky at February 25, 2011 05:30 PM (qwK3S)

63 Also on tonight's show,the "On the Couch with Nance" segment: "Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich explains the unimpeachable sciencebehind global warming, climate change and chaotic weather".

Posted by: Mr. Barky at February 25, 2011 05:37 PM (qwK3S)

64 Anyone see the Bullshit going on here?

Democrat Clinton Sets up "Dont as Dont tell", Democrat Obama gets rid of it...

Democrat Clinton Sets up "Defense of Marriage Act" . Democrat Obama gets rid of it..

--------

So... how Centrist is Clinton now?

Posted by: fdgdfhh at February 25, 2011 05:38 PM (xW/nO)

65 Newt is talking like he's a blogger...because that's pretty much what he is. Really, my *dad* doesn't even listen to Newt Gingrigh anymore. I barely remember him as speaker myself, so anyone under 30 is like, "Newt who?"

Posted by: Lone Marauder at February 25, 2011 05:39 PM (NY7mQ)

66 “Imagine that Governor Palin had become president. Imagine that she had
announced that Roe versus Wade in her view was unconstitutional and
therefore the United States government would no longer protect anyone’s
right to have an abortion because she personally had decided it should
be changed. The news media would have gone crazy. The New York Times
would have demanded her impeachment.”


Um, Rush said this two days ago. Dear God, he really is a gnat,er Newt.

So
let's step back. Imagine, for the fun of it, Sarah Palin is elected
president. I pick Palin only 'cause they hate her the most (and I'm not
running). Imagine that Sarah Palin appoints scores of czars who are
not confirmed by the Senate. These czars run the government out of the
White House; they bypass the cabinet structure. Imagine that President
Palin appoints as attorney general a politically partisan conservative.
Imagine that attorney general takes orders from Palin on active cases,
and she orders that attorney general to stop defending lawsuits against
aspects of Roe v. Wade, to stop defending lawsuits against Obamacare, to
stop defending lawsuits against the EPA's greenhouse gas regulations. (lots more at link)

Posted by: momma at February 25, 2011 05:41 PM (penCf)

67 Newt's primary skill set now is to instantly embody a list of the things that the crucial middle in this country really dislike about republicans.
His connection with the opposition to the marxist fraud in the WH is counter productive.

Posted by: ontherocks at February 25, 2011 05:43 PM (HBqDo)

68 He must have a new book coming out to flog. Huckabee is in a similar mode of tongue these days.
Just views from north of the border as I see it. We have our own problems but we dohave asittingPM and cabinetpulling the electorate to right of center with a long game plan. Five years as a minority leader here is no easy feat.

Posted by: bverwey at February 25, 2011 05:43 PM (9Wwsb)

69 If you think what he says smells.

Posted by: Newt's Recyclable Carbon Free Butt Plug at February 25, 2011 05:44 PM (EL+OC)

70 Can the impeachment talk. We know Bammy is a POS and more people are seeing it. Just leave him as an albatross around the dems necks. More of them are seeing what he's doing to their party. They will start wondering themselves how to get rid of him. We just let the weight get heavier and make them own it.-

Posted by: bigred at February 25, 2011 05:44 PM (cX9pO)

71 Which one is Newt again? Is he the one wearing Han Solo Depends or is that McCain? I know, it's Chewie!

Posted by: Fritz at February 25, 2011 05:53 PM (/8mBu)

72 The public at large really doesn't want an Obama impeachment.

But humiliation is so hawt.

Posted by: sadistic voyeur at February 25, 2011 05:53 PM (xs5wK)

73 My only problem with the threat of impeachment is that it was made by Newt Gingrich- who is completely unserious and seems to be willing to say anything in the context of whatever situation he puts himself in.

Couch.Pelosi.Like that.

Posted by: sartana at February 25, 2011 06:05 PM (+fNcw)

74 Of all the things the GOP cannot afford to do, loose talk of impeachment is probably at the top of the list. It's a reminder of the Really Stupid Republicans, the Terri Schiavo Republicans.

Earth to Newt - I know you're just being theoretical, but do yourself and everyone who wants to see this clown out of office a favor and don't give the nonaligned electorate a reason to sympathize with the guy.

Posted by: JEM at February 25, 2011 06:12 PM (o+SC1)

75 RINO!!!1! RINO!!1! ACE IS A RINO!!1!

Just kidding, buddy. Don't get all wee-wee'd up.

But he kind of has acted stupidly, as it were. If we used the same tactics they did, the wailing and moaning would be epic.

Posted by: Barack at February 25, 2011 06:13 PM (McG46)

76 Posted by: Barack at February 25, 2011 06:13 PM (McG46)

Out, damned sock!

Posted by: FUBAR at February 25, 2011 06:15 PM (McG46)

77 The important part of all this is awareness. He has drawn attention to something that has been totally ignored. I'm glad he did it. Oblabla has virtually trashed our system of checks and balances that has allowed this country to survive 235 years. Remember we are but one generation away from extinction as a nation and frankly we are now much closer than that. Thank you Newt. This issue needs all the press it can get. Will Oblabla get impeached? Hell no. But talking about this will raise awareness in the MSM and that IMO is a good thing.

Posted by: Meddler at February 25, 2011 06:19 PM (fCBw5)

78 There is joy in libville tonight as they perceive that the newt shall be the challenger to "hopey/changey"

Posted by: curious at February 25, 2011 06:21 PM (p302b)

79 I do believe that I heard on one of the talk shows last night that ann coulter or monica or one of those blonds was all over this yesterday saying similar stuff ....but you guys can catch up.

Posted by: curious at February 25, 2011 06:23 PM (p302b)

80 I wish Newt would just go away.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 25, 2011 06:34 PM (61b7k)

81 ontherocks
Newt's primary skill set now is to instantly embody a list of the things that the crucial middle in this country really dislike about republicans. His connection with... opposition to the Marxist Fraud in the WH is counter productive.
Bingo, rocks. Dead-on. Gewtros-Gewtros Numnuts negatives are so high, and we all know it, that this is proof plu-positive that he simply gotsta hear his own voice. Other than Palin, his negatives are off the chartamong the Left
I'd be happy if this growl came from a ttrue conservative ... but they are so few in Congress ! All it'll do is insulate the Kenyan even deeper in the bosom of the Left

Posted by: CFFFROWRWC at February 25, 2011 06:38 PM (KwqTw)

82
Impeaching Obama would be like the ousting of Sadam. If one charge doesn't stick, there are at least ten others to choose from. In total, it is the right thing to do.

Posted by: sTevo at February 25, 2011 06:54 PM (VMcEw)

83

This to me makes him seem like a politician to me, playing for applause,
looking for advantage, and not at all like what I'm imagining a
successful challenger to Obama will look like.
I think a successful candidate will be a politician adept enough to know
he has to pretend to not be a politician and is ready to have a "grown
up" talk with the public. Not someone who seems to be offering
partisan-pleasing bluster.


Posted by: Ace at 04:48 PM

Not that I've ever been a big fan of Newt's but I expect to hear this from every serious Republican candidate. Obama is doing nothing but playing to his base in pulling this move so I would expect the same response from our side. Anything else is a Danialsesque capitulation.


Posted by: Rocks at February 25, 2011 06:59 PM (th0op)

84
Oh sTevo, the image of a frazzle-haired fugitive Barack being yanked out of some rathole in the desesrt by a burly Marine in dusty fatigues is absolutely delish! I'm going all Sullivan over it!

Posted by: sartana at February 25, 2011 07:03 PM (+fNcw)

85 This folks is why Obama can decide what laws he will enforce, why Wisconsin and Indiana democrats decide when democracy can proceed without worrying about getting kicked out of office for hiding out in another state, why democrat leadership can call the President United States and war criminal and get away with it and why democrats can use a war to gain political points even though they voted and would never stop funding it.

Because of republicans like Ace and that clown Allahpundit who spends more time rationalizing Obama actions then criticizing them, is that they don't have it in them to play tough or even take a stand, always bending, bending, that's why republican or democratic President the progressive gravy train keeps getting bigger and bigger because democrats know republicans wouldn't play though with them or push their agenda they way democrats do in power.

Posted by: sam at February 25, 2011 07:21 PM (CnXRh)

86 Newt is such an attention whore. Maybe if we stopped discussing him.

Posted by: Banjo at February 25, 2011 07:50 PM (nnZ5F)

87 Newt has many fine qualities and is a smart guy, but on balance, he is a douche bag.

Posted by: Lionel Manboobs at February 25, 2011 08:12 PM (9AJat)

88 #77 has it right

Posted by: qrstuv at February 25, 2011 08:15 PM (SBOmx)

89 Regarding the DOMA: I think most Americans don't mind if same-sex couples have some kind of "official status of committed couple-hood". Just don't call it "marriage".

Marriage has a definition that's thousands of years old. Don't go letting the Progressives and their hench-persons start redefining terms that have well-understood, absolutely-precise meanings that have been part of our culture since writing began. You risk having some OTHER well-understood and precisely-defined words rendered Orwellian: "War is Peace", "Freedom is Slavery" and so on. When they start re-defining what "God-Given Rights" are, it's going to be waaay too late....

Posted by: A_Nonny_Mouse at February 25, 2011 08:58 PM (hq0VE)

90 "yeah, sam, tell me how to be a Big Damn Hero like you.
Talk about internet tough-guys! Look at all that look-at-me bluster!"


I have a job, my job isn't a blog and to sit all day and analyze politics with a so called conservative point of view and to give advice on what republicans and conservative actions should be , but when it comes to actually advocating and demanding action of conservative politicians that I pretend to believe are just, I then don't get chicken shit and mock other conservatives and question their motives.

A bunch of Joe Scarborugh's a so called conservative, but the minute republican politicians try to enact their policies or take on Obama, these are the first people in line denouncing them.

And sorry, I think I do enough, vote and donate to candidates that are conservative and when they enact polices I pretend to believe in my approval doesn't waiver.

Posted by: sam at February 25, 2011 09:22 PM (CnXRh)

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Posted by: thomas sabo at February 25, 2011 09:49 PM (WZXi4)

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Posted by: thomas szabo at February 25, 2011 09:55 PM (WZXi4)

93 Why is Drudge running this on his site with a siren? Anyone?

Posted by: Ben at February 25, 2011 05:01 PM (wuv1c)
Because someone is finally speaking about impeachment. It's amazing, seeing that Barky has committed, literally, tens of impeachable acts ... and many more purely offensive acts.Newt is a real pain in the ass, but he's inching in the right direction on this one. This doesn't mean that Newt can be trusted as far as one can throw him - he can't - but he's stumbled onto an important point.

Posted by: iknowtheleft at February 25, 2011 09:58 PM (G/MYk)

94 Obama will not be impeached, and Newt will not be president.

Let's get back to the possible.

Posted by: MarkD at February 25, 2011 10:16 PM (6CLxP)

95 ...and Newt will not be president.

Thank God for that. Neither the Republican party nor conservatism would survive a Gingrich presidency.

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 26, 2011 12:21 AM (QgI7g)

96 Obama and his entire cabnet should be totaly removed from office and especialy ERIC HOLDER

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at February 26, 2011 12:23 AM (vA9ld)

97 Have not read any of the comments yet but listened to Hannity talking about this on the way home. Seems to me the comparison of Roe to DOMA is a bad one, as one is a legislative act and one is a court decision. Better example to my mind would be if GW Bush had taken this same action to the Assault Weopans Ban when he took office.

Posted by: Have Blue at February 26, 2011 01:06 AM (mV+es)

98 What should be done about it, then? Nothing? We just let this immature President decide which laws he shall enforce and which he shall not? When the President is lawless, who enforces the law?

Posted by: nick at February 26, 2011 03:26 AM (S2Q0B)

99 Let's get back to the possible.

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