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WASHINGTON D.C., USA - Sep 18, 2014: United States President Barack Obama during an official meeting with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in Washington, DC (USA) - Image via Shutterstock
By Dothan Eagle

Barack Obama repeatedly abused his executive power as president. That is worth noting because we now have House Democrats and their buddies in ideological clothing insisting that abuse of power is sufficient grounds for impeachment. They are talking about President Donald Trump, of course, and have cleverly selected a transgression equivalent to saying you are guilty because you abysmally do what all presidents do.

Back in the days when the founders were arguing about constitutional content, some wanted to be able to impeach a president for such things as “maladministration.” James Madison, who agreed that the right to congressional impeachment was crucial for governmental stability, said heaven help us. Where would you draw the line, he wanted to know. Would any kind of administrative stumble be enough for action?

We therefore ended up with a Constitution saying impeachment required treason, bribery or “other high crimes and misdemeanors” with some saying that phrase at the least implies malfeasance as serious as treason and bribery.

You don’t get that in Trump delaying military aid to Ukraine and asking the Ukrainian president to investigate Vice President Joe Biden. Ukraine got the aid and, according to the U.S. secretary of defense, at no military disadvantage. Biden never got investigated, though his own conflict of interest was twice as startling as that of Trump, who had plenty of reason to be concerned about corruption even if Biden is now striving to be president.

But on to Obama who never talked about “fake news” but proved himself more quiver-worthy to free press principles by his administration spying on reporters and, in national security cases, threatening reporters with jail if they did not reveal their sources. The administration also set records on refusing requests for governmental information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Obama, please remember, made appointments requiring congressional acquiescence without congressional acquiescence. It has been noted that he worked things so that, in the Chrysler bailout, creditors did not get the money due them under law. A bunch of it went to Democratically beloved unions instead. As other seekers of the truth also report, he started regulating the internet despite congressional requirements that he do no such thing.

In implementing Obamacare, he rewrote Obamacare in concert with his congressional talents, and there were 22 times he said he could not constitutionally give reprieves by himself to illegal aliens, nevertheless finding it convenient to do as much during an election campaign.

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Obama made a deal with Iran that let it keep the means of producing nuclear weapons and enabled it to keep inspectors outside of military bases while the administration said some of its violations in trying to buy nuclear technology were not violations because the tricksters were caught. The power abuse was refusing to submit the deal to Congress for treaty verification just possibly leading to something less threatening.

Back in the states, it turned out that the Internal Revenue Service was denying tax breaks to certain non-profit conservative organizations while giving them to non-profit liberal organizations.

Also, pretending the Founders never wrote a Constitution, Obama unilaterally gave us a court-snubbed Clean Power Plan that would have changed state laws while raising utility rates sky high and deterring climate change by an undetectable speck.

Obama was among our most autocratic presidents, especially when you consider how he also set records for new liberty-shriveling regulations, but I am not saying he should have been impeached. I am saying that some of his offenses were as bad as Trump’s.

© Copyright 2019, The Dothan Eagle, Dothan, AL

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19 Comments

  • Jesse DuBose says:

    He should have been impeached for impersonating an American citizen of the United states of America.

  • thomas says:

    What a bum.

  • Ellen says:

    Absolutely NO DOUBTS !! So many reasons – lied to the American public constantly – executive order abuse The ties to foreign nations spying on his own ppl & spying (more abuse of power) on TRUMP & the 1.7 B dropped off on a pallet to our enemies ! Geezus the list is endless how he blindsighted the ppl of the USA 🤬

    • Sandra Lee Smith says:

      Coercion of Congress &all 50 state’s’ top election officials to put his name on ballots for which he was INELIGIBLE, never having been an US citizen, an act in which Pelosi was complicit, having signed all 50 affidavits declaring him “eligible”.

      • Jim says:

        Sandra Lee Smith bless your heart. The birth registration was real and proved him to be a citizen of the United States. Unlike the still unseen tax returns of mr trump, which I’m sure would show just how dependent he and the rest of his corrupt family rely on Russian money

        • Rick says:

          Aww Obama and the rest of the do nothing Democrats need to pay for what they did to this country and to the people.

  • KB Barrett says:

    Yes. He should have been impeached. Actually, he should never have been allowed to ‘reign’.
    RET/DAV/USA

  • Victor says:

    President Donald Trump has divided this country more then any other President in history. He is a puppet of Putin, why else
    are all of his meetings with him are kept secret….

    • Donald Cook says:

      nothing he does will please you DEMOCRAPS, he has done more good for the working class than anyone. he has not done anything for the Democraps because they DON”T WORK.

    • Ben says:

      It is the media and their puppet democrat leaders that have divided the country!

  • Diana says:

    He should have faced a Firing Squad that is what Traitors get and all his minions, those behind him soros, bloomberg, many other millionaires, billionaires, their plans one world order, kill of populations, for easy control. That is what this democratic socialist communist atheists muslim politicians are up to better wake up fast or we all are in for a very sick distorted vile end

  • 2WarAbnVet says:

    Obama, the hemorrhoid that keeps on irritating.

  • mike Tracy says:

    He should be tried for treason along with his handlers, he was after all a Post Turtle.

  • Tammy says:

    Yes he should have for so many reasons. 5he reasons everyone has given and then some

  • James says:

    Not only should he have been impeached but also charged with treason.

  • Gene says:

    HE’LL YEAH, he should have along with all his crookedass staff!!! And they all should have been charged with treason!!!

  • Dan Black says:

    Has any other President ever declared that they were “pretty good at killing people”?

  • Don W says:

    If you don’t support Trumps impeachment then you don’t support the Constitution of the USA, USA laws, what is right from wrong. If this was Obama you world be saying “YES”, and you know what that makes you.

    What you do support is a criminal, racist, bully, sexist, bigotry, killer of Immigrants, fraud, liar of over 15,000 falsehoods, someone who is responsible for contaminating the environment, someone who obstructed justice, and who has been accused of sexual assault and harassment. There are so many more bad things YOUR president has done to list here. People need to stop watching FOX news and look at the real world of the worst criminal president that ever was, and there is proof that is has done all of this and more.

    YOUR Trump is the worst criminal president that ever was!

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