A well-trafficked right-leaning blog has raised the possibility of impeaching Barack Obama. Pajamas Media, one of the most prominent political blogs followed by Republican voters, raised the possibility on its blog, The PJ Tattler. In an entry posted today entitled “Democrats Gone Wild, Subverting Our Democracy,” contributor Bryan Preston writes:
In the space of a few days, Democrats in Wisconsin and Indiana fled their state capitals rather than allow the democratic process to work.
Now, President Obama is declaring a federal law unconstitutional rather than respect the fact that the democratic process has already worked.
The Constitution is not silent on President Obama’s actions. Article II, Section I spells out the presidential oath of office:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Barack H. Obama took that oath — twice — on January 20, 2009. Article II, Section III is clear on the president’s relationship to US law.
[The president] shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed
There’s nothing in there about the president faithfully executing only the laws with which he agrees. It says nothing about the president or his attorney general being vested with the power of judicial review. That power belongs to the courts.
This president and his party have gone over the cliff into lawlessness. At this point, I wouldn’t put impeachment off the table for discussion. The president is intentionally stoking a constitutional crisis, while his party fosters anarchy in the states. These acts cannot stand.
Preston’s grounds largely echo those made by Floyd Brown‘s Impeach Obama Campaign and expounded on this website. The constitutional implications of the president’s stoking of the uprisings in Wisconsin and Indiana, which featured their Democratic legislators’ exodus from their respective states, gives even liberal writers pause. More troubling is Barack Obama’s selective, often race-based enforcement of the law and his dedication to side-stepping the usual means of legislation to implement his agenda. As conservatives, Republicans, and independents of all persuasions are beginning to discover, this administration is, in the words of Rush Limbaugh, “increasingly lawless.”
Preston’s writing of impeachment signals its growing mainstream acceptance. Preston is the former producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and the former Communications Director of the Texas Republican Party.
Pajamas Media is no extreme right-wing publication. Although J. Christian Adams exposed the Justice Department’s corruption in the Black Panther case, the blog’s political line is in many respects not-at-all conservative. Its “Chicago editor,” Rick Moran, raked Glenn Beck and others over the coals for their alleged “paranoia.” The conservatives’ offense? Citing the Cloward-Piven Strategy, believing Obama follows Saul Alinsky (whose tactics he studied, then taught as a community organizer), and holding “the wrongheaded belief that one’s political opponent harbors evil intent toward the nation.” Pajamas Media CEO Roger Simon called Andrew Breitbart’s party to welcome GOProud to CPAC 2011 Breitbart’s “proudest hour,” because it “will open up a whole new constituency for the GOP.” GOProud supports open homosexuality in the military, a policy that a Military Times poll found would cause 24 percent of enlisted men to leave the military or consider leaving. A frequent contributor, the very confused Ruben Navarrette Jr., insists Obama is “playing Hispanics on immigration”; Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is exploiting violence to sign a “vindictive, ill-conceived, and hypocritical” immigration law that “all but requires” racial profiling; enforcing our borders is an “inanity”; Lou Dobbs is a hypocrite; and the GOP will (he hopes) push for amnesty for illegal immigrants.
It is more Ken Mehlman than Glenn Beck or Joseph Farah.
Calls for impeachment have intensified in recent months from all sides of the political spectrum. Radio talk show host Tammy Bruce called for impeachment in four separate tweets, which she posted on her Twitter feed on February 1st. She argued the president’s role in bringing the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt merited an inquiry.
Last November, Arizona state senator Russell Pearce, the author of the state’s illegal immigration enforcement law, listed Obama’s decision to outsource his legal war against Arizona to foreign nations as “impeachable.” Richard Nixon’s former head of the Office of Economic Opportunity and three-time presidential candidate Howard Phillips concurred.
A month earlier, Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg told his constituents Republicans must confront Obama “up to and including impeachment.”
Although stopping short of calling for impeachment, Andrew McCarthy of National Review joined our call to investigate Eric Holder’s racist Justice Department.
Other prominent conservatives have discovered various Obama outrages from this website/author. Fox News/Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto ran two segments about Barack Obama’s report to the UN Human Rights Council called card check unionization a fundamental human right, and that the stimulus bill paid for microchips to monitor trash bins in Dayton, Ohio. (For a list of the top stories we broke in 2010, click here.)
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