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PODCAST: Impeachment: Here Today, Yawn Tomorrow

If the impeachment drudgery is putting the senators to sleep, it’s no wonder Americans are tuning it out. According to the latest Nielsen ratings, millions of viewers are changing the channel — and based on the president’s growing approval rating, they wish House Democrats would too.

Even after marathon sessions — 12 and 13 hours — nothing Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) party has produced smacks remotely of the “high crimes and misdemeanors” threshold the Constitution sets. Still, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has kept his word on the “fair and even-handed process” — forcing Republicans to sit and listen through days of painfully uncompelling testimony. “Everyone can see now there’s nothing there,” Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) told me on “Washington Watch” Thursday. “I mean, God bless them, Tony. They don’t have anything to present. And they’ve got to fill somehow two full days with such a bad case. They did it to themselves. But here we are.”

As for the senators themselves, Mike says, there’s a reason the cameras are trained on the people at the podium. While some senators nap, others have been seen passing notes, doing crossword puzzles, even making paper airplanes. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) even gave the GOP members fidget spinners, just to keep their hands busy. Even the famous “candy desk” is taking a hit, after hungry senators demolished the stash.

“Anecdotally,” Congressman Johnson said, “I can tell you that many of them are having a very hard time staying awake. It is so dreadfully boring…” Which is no wonder, he says, since “this is the most vapid evidence-free case for impeachment that has ever been presented certainly in the history of this country.” And regardless of how much ranting and raving the case managers do on the Senate floor, there’s no suspense over the outcome of the trial. The only real suspense will be in November, when voters decide how severely Democrats should pay for this sham.

“It’s the first time a single party has ever advanced an impeachment case like this. And it’s specifically what the founding fathers and the framers of the Constitution warned us against, because they knew that it would weaponize the impeachment function of the Constitution. They were they were terribly afraid of that outcome because they knew would open a Pandora’s box. And that’s what they’ve done here. So they can’t walk it back. It’s too late. They’re trying to do as much damage as they can to President Trump going into the election cycle, hoping against hope that it will have some sort of effect in the election outcome and the turnout. I think it’s going to backfire.”

At the very least, Mike pointed out, Pelosi’s party won’t have a single accomplishment to run on. “… We haven’t done any work of substance in the House for almost a year because they’ve been on this impeachment quest. The American people want us to get back to work.” Meanwhile, work is all the administration has done — protecting life, religious freedom, securing our borders, improving our international relations, negotiating better trade deals, boosting the economy, creating jobs. As White House counsel Pat Cipollone said, “We should end this ridiculous charade and go have an election.” But an election is exactly what Democrats are trying to avoid. And after the disaster of these past 11 months, who can blame them?


Tony Perkins’s Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC Action senior writers.


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Impeachment Resolution Introduced at the RNC

Seven long and disastrous years into the criminal reign over the nation by America’s first dictator, Barack Hussein Obama, five years after Republicans gained control of the House and a year after Republicans seized control of the US Senate, Obama remains in power, on track to destroy the USA and unaccountable for his many crimes…

The GOP touts a beautiful set of principles and values that they never live up to… The Michigan GOP has even posted those principles in Arabic, as Michigan is fast becoming the Mecca of America under Republican leadership.

The GOP web site asks all GOP voters to sign a petition, to “take the oath to defend the Constitution” by signing a pledge posted on the GOP site… an oath that every Republican member of Congress has taken upon entering office… That GOP call to action reads as follows:

“When Members of Congress are sworn into office, they take an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Stand up and take the oath:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion . . . So help me God.”

Yet as of today, not one Republican in Congress has stood up to keep their oath.

Since 2009, millions of American conservatives have been actively working in Tea Party and Patriot groups to force federal government back towards conservative constitutional foundations, based on the same principles and values espoused by the do-nothing GOP. But no matter how many Republicans they elect and send to DC, nothing changes, Obama’s crimes continue unabated.

The people have had enough at this point… and they are finally ready to take matters into their own hands and force their elected servants to keep their oath, to hold Obama accountable and turn this country around, or be held accountable themselves for failing to do so.

In July of 2014, The North American Law Center (TNALC.org) made public their proposed Articles of Impeachment against Barack Hussein Obama, a combined 48 criminal charges under three Articles…

  • ARTICLE I – Usurpation of the Oval Office via criminal identity fraud
  • ARTICLE II – Malfeasance, misconduct and abuse of the Oval Office
  • ARTICLE III – Aiding and Abetting known enemies of the United States

Since then, House Republicans who have publicly stated their support for Impeachment, and even some who have directly committed to advance TNALC Articles of Impeachment, like Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas and Rep. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, have done absolutely nothing to hold Obama accountable for the many impeachable crimes of his administration.

The Constitutional Accountability Coalition (CAC) in 29 states, focused entirely upon advancing the TNALC Articles, has been hosting a weekly BTR event to muster support for the Impeachment of Obama.

Now, Republican National Committee member David Agema from Michigan has introduced the linked  Resolution in Support of Proper Articles of Impeachment at the national level, similar to a GOP Resolution currently traveling at the county and district level through CAC groups in 29 states.

Agema, a former Air Force fighter pilot, has become as fed up with do-nothing Republicans in a party he has supported all his life, just like millions of Americans in mass exodus from their beloved GOP after the past six years of incompetence and cowardice demonstrated by every Congressional Republican in office today.

The first response from fellow RNC members came from an Arizona RNC Member who immediately advised Agema that he will not support any action to hold Obama accountable without marching orders from Reince Priebus and Speaker Paul Ryan. He would not keep his oath unless ordered to do so by Priebus and Ryan, who have long demonstrated a lack of constitutional decency and courage themselves… and then, “he might…”

This is exactly the type of cowardice that has allowed Obama & Co. to destroy America unchallenged for the past seven years, no matter how many Republicans are elected to stop it. It is also a prime example of why millions of Americans are defecting from a feckless GOP… including Rev. Franklin Graham who recently announced he was leaving a party that no longer represents Republican voters, principles or values.

Agema’s Resolution in Support of Impeachment will be a center point of the next RNC meeting on January 13, 2016. The people cannot sit back and allow this true patriot to fight this battle alone in the RNC, facing stiff opposition from both Priebus and Ryan, who remain committed to the path of Boehner and McConnell…. As the party is in free fall.

It isn’t any Democrat who is blocking the proper impeachment of the most impeachable administration in US history…. IT IS REPUBLICANS, ALL OF THEM!

People who want to support the Agema Resolution need to contact their own State GOP RNC Representatives between now and January 13 to make certain that Agema is not left standing alone in the ongoing battle for constitutional accountability.

Nothing good is going to happen in this country until “the people” take action and make it happen. Left to their own devices, Congressional Republicans are going to do the same as they have done for the past seven years, NOTHING THAT MATTERS, while they beg for your money and votes in yet another worthless election cycle.

Until we hold someone accountable, no one is accountable for anything! Until we uphold and enforce the US Constitution, we don’t have a Constitution worthy of mention…

As Much as You’d Like To, Don’t Fall Into the Impeachment Trap

You just have to hand it to the Democrats. They are not incompetent – evil, yes — but not incompetent. They’ve now successfully made the word “impeachment” verboten in America. In fact, they’ve managed to turn it into political heyday as they celebrate fundraising records based on generating fear among their base over something that’s not happening. They’ve been successful in forcing Americans to accept a lawless president, all for political gain. The Democrats have manipulated America in such a way that elevates one man to be indeed greater than the rule of law in our Constitutional Republic.

To borrow a word from Oprah Winfrey, brilliant.

So now President Barack Hussein Obama can march on and even issue an executive order granting amnesty to the illegal aliens who have defied our sovereign border — basically remaking the demographic balance of America in his ideological favor.

And in doing so, dares the GOP — actually any law-abiding American — to do anything to stop him. We are politically teetering on the verge of dictatorship as a result of paralyzing fear. Democrats have effectively outmaneuvered the fail safe measures entrusted to us by our Founding Fathers to replace the rule of law with the rule of one.

So what do we do to stop it? Simple, we must do that which the Democrats truly fear: ensure they lose control of the U.S. Senate and expand the GOP House majority. Obama foments the idea of “impeachment” and therefore it’s not what he really fears. He would want nothing more than for his final two years in office to be a repeat of the first two. We cannot allow that to happen. As well, this must leak over to the 2016 presidential election. We must ensure voters are reminded of Democrats’ insatiable hunger for absolute rule and exile them from the White House for at least 24 years.

American people must come to understand Barack Hussein Obama cares less about America than his own accumulation of power. In other words, this bear must be caged. Obama’s incessant unilateral actions violate our fundamental separation of powers and idea of coequal branches of government.

Do not take the bait from Obama and the Democrats, even though we all know his unilateral negotiations with a terrorist organization to release five senior members of the Taliban truly represent a high crime and misdemeanor.

But let’s outsmart Obama as he creates the ruse of a constitutional crisis for his political gain. I appreciate Obama’s useful idiot Dan Pfeiffer coming out and singing the accolades on impeachment. As Politico reported, “White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer warned last Friday that the possibility of an impeachment of the president shouldn’t be discarded.”

In addition, it’s a big moneymaker! As the Washington Post reports, The Democrats’ congressional campaign arm pulled in $2.1 million in online donations over the weekend – the best four-day haul of the current election cycle – largely propelled by fundraising pitches tied to speculation that House Republicans could pursue the impeachment of President Obama.

There’s nothing better than an arrogant enemy who overplays his hand. And that is exactly what the Democrats have just done!

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on AllenBWest.com.