Texas Lt. Gov. Calls for Obama Impeachment

“The man has committed crimes that do not warrant his staying in office,” said Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.

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Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst speaks during the signing of a water fund bill, in Austin, Texas, May 28, 2013.

Texas’ incumbent Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, the second-highest elected official in the state, called Monday night for the impeachment of president Barack Obama at a Tea Party forum for candidates in the lieutenant governor’s race.

“This election is about protecting you and your freedoms, which are given to you by God, but which are being trampled on by Barack Obama right now. I don’t know about you, but Barack Obama ought to be impeached,” Dewhurst said. “Not only for trampling on our liberties, but what he did in Benghazi is just a crime.”

Dewhurst lost a 2012 Senate primary to Tea Party darling Ted Cruz and has since moved to shore up support among conservative elements in the GOP, according to the Texas Observer, which first reported Dewhurst’s statements.

[Texas Tribune]

279 comments
loridexter
loridexter

I hope all Americans now realize that Obama is a disgrace to the presidency of our country; Remove him while we can still hope for a change. Florida had a change regarding taxes. That change was overturned the following month; because a lot of people were not afraid to protest out in streets thoughout the entire state. All solid Americans should speak up and louder to not being forced to take something they don't want. Obama is telling us to do what he says because he thinks we don't know the difference. Lets prove him wrong.

travellingman007
travellingman007

hello my fellow true americans that love what our country stood for years ago but ever since 9-11 has changed for the worst....WE NEED TO IMPEACH AND ARREST BARRY SOETORO AKA BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA AS WELL AS DIANE FEINSTIEN ERIC HOLDER PELOSI HILARY CLINTON AND OTHERS WHO HAVE BETRAYED AND LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AS WELL AS MICHELLE OBAMA AS BEING AN ACCOMPLICE TO MURDERS INCLUDING WAR CRIMES WITH DRONES WHICH NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.  WHY IS THE DHS BUYING SO MUCH AMMO AND FEMA STOCKPILING FOOD BOTH IN ABSURD AMOUNTS...IT IS TIME FOR A NATIONAL CONVERSATION...WE NEED TO GET RID OF THESE PARASITES THAT ARE RUINING THIS COUNTRY NOW!!!!!

ConnieFaulkner
ConnieFaulkner

The Senate and Congress, better wake up! Impeach Obama before its to late. Do you really believe ,when Obama has achieved his agenda, for total control , that they won't be replaced with his Brotherhood. At this point, they are nothing but pawns, to be used and discarded.

MarieShanahan
MarieShanahan

I'm sorry to say it, but the reasons for wanting him to willingly resign are far overwhelming any hope that this can work, anymore.  Now that we have alienated literally every (or close to) European leader with the wire tapping/espionage, it's inconceivable that Mr. Obama even CAN stay now.  Liberty, freedom, democracy and everything that we are supposed to be standing for has been turned asunder.  I don't know if he's a bad man, I just think he's too "young" to be there.  It overwhelmed him and we need a REAL GOOD PRESIDENT now.  God bless him and his family.


rwill27
rwill27

I am in favor of free birth control to Tea Party members!

acerjoe128
acerjoe128

Is this the man who repeatedly (from what I read over ten times) empaneled grand juries to ruin and jail Representative Tom Delay who just recently was acquitted on appeal? From what I read this elected official of Texas is more a clown than a representative of the state. No wonder the Democrats are such losers, if they associate with the likes of this so called government official. This is exactly what the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party is all about. To expose these charlatans masquerading as representatives of the people. What is really saddening is that the fools of the state vote for them. In my own state of Indiana in the County of Lake, over fifty people of a single party have been sent to prison for corruption in the last decade. Guess which party and it ain't the Republicans. Democrats equal corruption, fed up .... vote Republican!

DreuFowler
DreuFowler

The affordable care act is a job killer, and it makes people not able to afford health insurance. companies are cutting peoples hours so they don't have to provide the health insurance then people have to get second and third jobs just to get by, let alone get health insurance. If you work 40 hours a week, bust your ass, work your way up and get to the point where your making money you can get your own personal coverage through an insurance company rather than through your place of business. Its called being a responsible adult, oh no wait, everybody wants a free handout. And you can make the argument of the downtrodden and lame and how they need help. But they put themselves in that situation and its NOT THE GOVERNMENTS RESPONSIBILITY to help them. The government serves a simple purpose and to take care of the people is not its purpose. But i digress, that's not the reason president Barrack Obama should be impeached and or kicked out of office. He should be kicked out because he has raised the national debt more in 4 years than bush did in 8 by refusing to cut spending or making any compromise with the house or senate for that matter or provide a budget which is ILLEGAL. Also, all the discrepancies in his administration between the NSA, IRS, and EPA, also including the events that occurred in Benghazi and the ILLEGAL operation known as Fast and Furious, all these are impeachable offenses and i am not a racist and i am not an idolater but if he was white he would have been impeached already because this president, whether his intentions where innocent or not, has sullied the white house and this country.

George286
George286

I have an excellent idea, let's exempt every Tea Partier from Obamacare.  Insurance companies can deny them coverage for pre-existing conditions or for some flimsy reason when they need it, charge them whatever they want, write all kinds of gotcha's into the boilerplate --just like in the good old days.   And if they can't afford it then let them die!  

We will of course have to make it crime to administer medical care to them in ERs if they don't have coverage or cash, we are tired of paying for deadbeats that come crying for free help just because they're dying.  And don't allow them to charge it off in bankruptcy, which was the reason for about 45% of all bankruptcies before.

It's win-win, they get their "freedom" as they see it and lots of them will disappear from preventable maladies. They can't possibly object, can you Tea Partiers?

George286
George286

How did Texas ever become such an incubator for blabbering lunatics, ignoramuses and morons?  Most people outside its borders just start laughing at someone like Gov. Perry after a few moments, now this D-bag.  Something in the water?

eric.weir.mail
eric.weir.mail

"I don't know about you, but Barack Obama ought to be impeached."  I should not be impeached, I'll tell you that.  C'mon Dewhurst, Try to frame a coherent sentence, the kind of sentence that the President uses, and I won't mock you, I'll address the stupidity of your views.

seabee247
seabee247

Though we all have the right to our opinion, we should not be arguing with each other , but rather we should be coming together.  Though we don't have to agree, we need to come together and fix our nation, and do what ever is needed to accomplish this, We are the greatest Nation on earth. That is why everyone want to come here , but if we divide we will fall .If our officials are not up to the task, then we need new leadership in office. We need to stop all the bitching and come together as a nation. What dose the constitution say, WE THE PEOPLE  IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFICT UNION, meaning united we stand. Divided we fall, food for thought.    

seabee247
seabee247

I have just read some disturbing information about Obomacare from a sit on Facebook called mission aviation, what it speaks about is down right communisum against all Americans. The Obomacare for starter tells of how the Government will have free access to your bank accounts, and will  conduct  wire transactions with your founds with out your permission to pay for this health care. It tells of how if you are over the age of 76 and have cancer that no health care will be given to these people. That it's cheaper for them to just die, than give them health care. Every American should be telling there elected officials that  this needs to be stopped, and if they don't repeal this abomination on the American people. That they will be out of jobs co on Facebook  and you will see just what I mean.     

IanBortner
IanBortner

We can't stop with the impeachment of Obama.  ALL federal politicians of BOTH parties are a disgrace!  Every Republican and Democrat sitting in the federal government needs to be brought to trial for crimes against humanity and treason against the Republic.

YvonneMarzulloVaccaro
YvonneMarzulloVaccaro

Wake up people! Obama is trying to destroy our great country. Now Obama wants to go after the internet, he wants complete control of this country.

jordaxxx
jordaxxx

It's always amusing to hear people defend this hypocrite

Someone who said OUT OF HIS OWN MOUTH that he will twist and bend every end of the constitution he can

Someone who has ran this country into the ground and greatest amount of debt - and cost us a 25 BILLION dollar shutdown of our own gvmnt

Someone who's bringing in a healthcare plan that's going to cause this country to be thrown into the next depression

Great job - keep supporting that

sypolar
sypolar

So, another crackpot Texas politician looking for publicity -- why is this news?   Here's an idea, Texas! Why not elect Louie Gohmert as Governor? He out-whackos all the whackos that seem to breed like rabbits in your state, so go all the way! Elect Louie!

k8therinecm
k8therinecm

Impeachable Offenses

Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution says, "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." What acts "Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors?" Well, that's up to the members of the House of Representatives. According to constitutional lawyers, "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" are (1) real criminality -- breaking a law; (2) abuses of power; (3) "violation of public trust" as defined by Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers.  All 3 have been committed.  Impeach Obama already!

JerryReiter
JerryReiter

No crimes have been committed by President Obama. The ONLY reason anyone can call for impeachment is because they hate our nation's first President recognized as being of partial African descent.  Hate is not a valid reason for impeachment.

takeoutdatrash
takeoutdatrash

Obama is a disgrace to this great nation and that crap mandate Obamacare needs to be shredded!  He should of been impeached already over Benghanzi. Had enough yet America?? Impeach the most incompetent president this country has ever seen!!!

paoligarcy
paoligarcy

@rwill27  How silly. So you assume children are mindless zombies who only vote the way their parents do?   Perhaps liberals think that way since they try to indoctrinate children thru the teachers-union-dominated and failing public schools.

How about this? We just admit the nation is too polarized and get an amicable divorce before the two sides start shooting at each other.  Let the Northeast be an atheist, socialist "utopia", and the South be a capitalist christian society.  Win-win.  Just have a peaceful separation and see which nation thrives and which one declines.

Switching back and forth between parties that obstruct each other every step of the way is pointless gridlock that makes both of us unable to enact any decent legislation and dooms us to never make progress for either viewpoint's ideals.

JohnDenson
JohnDenson

@rwill27 How is that health insurance policy doing for yah?  Are you still employed?  When was the last time you were given a raise?  That is if you have a job!  As they say, ignorance is bliss.

paoligarcy
paoligarcy

@acerjoe128 David Dewhurst is a RINO, thanks for helping call him out! We're trying to beat him in the coming primaries so he's just saying things NOW to try and not lose that race. A few months ago he was one of the guys STOPPING conservative legislation.  Now that he knows he might lose he's just trying to shift right.  Rick Perry did the same thing over and over but even he knows the jig is up now and isn't running again. The Texas Tea Parties have gotten much better organized and are better at spotting liars and holding them to account.

rah2132
rah2132

@DreuFowler If we don't have Affordable Care we must accept that the hospitals have the right to refuse treatment to people without insurance.  Hospital Emergency rooms are closing because they are forced to give care. Courts have ruled that Hospitals can not deny care.  The only way to deny it, is to close the Emergency rooms.

Just as everyone must have Auto Insurance for the sake of society, everyone should have Health Insurance.  The problems are that both parties agree we need health care (during election time) but never discourse what type of care is needed.  The Republicans brought nothing to the table.  What we should have had was a beginner stage where people are protected for most simple ailments.  Oregon recognizes 500.  But if you have brain cancer it may not be covered, unless you pay for additional care.  It should not be all or nothing. 

But to do nothing while Health Care was being debated only to complain later is to be neglectful.  If the Republicans, and or Democrats are worth their salt they will vote to stop their own medical care free from the Public, and purchase their own plans. 

Clean it up!

JohnDenson
JohnDenson

@George286 You think it's the Tea Partier's who don't have the means to get health insurance?  You need to look at the statistics, but the Tea Partier's are the ones who are tired of footing the bill!  46% of American's don't pay federal income tax!  The majority of this 46% are your Obama supporters, and not part of the Tea Party!  I can agree with you on one thing, let's get rid of the dead beats, let's all say goodbye to the Democratic party!  Last I checked, doctors don't' want Obamacare, neither do most hard working Americans!  

Spinoff55
Spinoff55

@seabee247 - okay... let's do as you suggest and figure out a way to get Obamacare to everyone in the country. Starting with you...

George286
George286

@seabee247oh how I hate that "communisum" by the gub-mint.  Guess what?, everything you read were garden variety lies designed to alarm morons you lapped it up.

JamesFlatmo
JamesFlatmo

@seabee247 And since it's on facebook it has to be true??

Seriously. NONE of that is in the bill. Have you read the bill? Maybe do some basic research before you propagate these stupid rumors about something that isn't even true.

First off: The bank has no more access to your bank accounts than it's always had, unless you're signed up for something government sponsored and have automatic withdrawls, in which case - like everything else that uses auto withdrawl - the government can take up to the amount authorized by you on the timetable you agreed to. Just like any other automatic bill pay.

But more importantly: The government isn't actually doing the health care plans - Private insurers are. The healthcare.gov site (aka "the exchanges") just aggregate the various insurance offers and attempts to help consumers make the best choices with regards to their insurance packages after factoring in things like subsidies for low income consumers.
*IF* your plan doesn't treat something, you don't get treated - just like any other disease. The government has NOTHING to do with this, the rules for what is insured and what isn't insured are dictated by the individual insurance companies.
However - interestingly enough you have it backwards in this case because in actuality the insurance companies - due to obamacare - are neither allowed to deny you coverage based on pre-existing conditions nor kick you off a plan when you develop a condition. So in your case of the 76 year old with cancer he's actually MORE likely to get lifesaving treatment as a result of Obamacare than he was before Obamacare.

George286
George286

@IanBortner Yes and YOU will be our leader!  Wear your tin foil tri-corner hat.

I must disagree though, it's pretty much the Tea Party that are the disgrace.

FrankBurns
FrankBurns

@JerryReiter The ONLY reason that anybody can claim that the only reason for opposing Obama is "racism" is racism.  Why are you such a racist?

JohnDenson
JohnDenson

@JerryReiter Man, am I glad you cleared that up!   Yes, let's blame Bush for the IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, do you want me to keep on going?  No crimes committed!  What happened to transparency?  Isn't that what Obama ran on?  How about a nation that needs to raise the debt ceiling, is because of poor administration.  Weren't those the words out of Obama's mouth the first time he ran for his presidency?  The reason people hate Obama, and I mean hate, is because he has single handed destroyed everything that this Country once stood for.  We've rewarded mediocrity, and hate excellence.  As they say Jerry, ignorance is bliss.

seabee247
seabee247

@JerryReiter  when this health care no longer finds you of any use, then they will just let you die. Then tell us what you think of your health care. Also being partial African decent has nothing to do with this. This is about crimes against America, wake up and smell the roses Jerry.

SpeakOut
SpeakOut

@JerryReiter Nothing to do with him being a partial African descent.  Don't make it into something it isn't.  I could care less if he is pink.  His leadership sucks!!!  He has made Obama Care mandatory costing people money they don't have.  I have insurance and don't have to do anything with Obama care but there are people working very hard who can't afford insurance and they are going to be penalized for  that.   He doesn't talk with Congress he throws temper tantrums and won't met anyone in the middle.   He is just the wrong man for the job!!! 

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@takeoutdatrash For what? Having 4 CIA and State operatives die in a CIA operation during a surprise attack. By that standard what should we have done to GWB after 9/11?

JohnDenson
JohnDenson

@rah2132 @DreuFowler Driving is a privilege, and not a right.  If you choose to drive, you must carry auto insurance.  Nobody is entitled to health insurance, nor should anybody be forced to purchase a service or be fined.  Dreu is correct in that companies are doing everything they can to reduce/cut hours for employees, to avoid having to pay for healthcare.  Boeing for the first time in the history of the company January 1st 2013, stopped paying for health care for all of it's employees and families.  Thousands of family's that work for Boeing, who have always had their health care paid for, who are now having to pay 100% of that cost!  I'd like to see you tell those families, don't worry about the additional $1,000 a month, everything will be just fine!  You've got companies left and right going out of business, yet people assume all of these corporations are making billions in profits, and they can pay for their employees health care.  Wake up!  The reason the Republicans are not bringing anything to the table, is that they know the Government should not be involved in this Country's health care.  For crying out loud, our Government can't even take care of our Veterans, and you honestly think they're capable of running our health care?  Are you for real?  What bubble did you grow up in?  Who taught you about economics?  

JohnDenson
JohnDenson

@JamesFlatmo @seabee247 The fact that anyone thinks a health care system run by our Government is good is just crazy!  I'm curious if anyone in this thread actually owns a business of more than 50 people, and thinks this a good idea.  How many of you have received a raise in the last year, or your employer has come out saying things are so good under this administration we're going to give you more hours, pay you more, etc.  This is bad for all of us, and will cripple our economy.  When you have companies like Boeing, who have paid for their employees, and families health care since the beginning of time, and now putting that cost 100% on their employees, how is this good?  I'd love to see any of you who own a business tell your employee that your cutting their hours, or no longer paying for their health care, All this is going to do is hurt the middle class, and only further divide this Country.  Obama and this administration need to be gone completely!  When this Country becomes a dictatorship, and you no longer have your personal freedoms, don't go blaming Bush!

acerjoe128
acerjoe128

@art.m.bagnall @YvonneMarzulloVaccaro  Sorry to hear that you disregard so many of your fellow citizens. Then again, perhaps you are too busy inventing falsehoods of your own to acknowledge the corruption of your own party.

IanBortner
IanBortner

@art.m.bagnall @YvonneMarzulloVaccaro You're the one who's to stupid to realize BOTH parties are playing on the same team.  They want an oligarchy and absolute power.  Bush and Obama have pursued the exact same agenda.  

nullnotvoid
nullnotvoid

@seabee247 @JerryReiter What "crimes against America"? How is wanting to ensure you can get proper healthcare when you need it a crime? Where at ANY point does your Palinesque death panel exist? There aren't any, unlike the way things work ALREADY in the medical insurance industry, where you already can be denied care because your prognosis isn't strong enough for the money involved.

If you're going to have a stupid opinion about something, at least base it on something realistic, not a delusion over a topic you don't understand.

George286
George286

@SpeakOut the Congress passed the ACA, not Obama, he signed it into law.  We The People passed Obamacare.  Funny thing but most Americans support the ACA, unaware that it IS Obamacare, and very soon they will support it as much as Medicare.  

And BTW Google conducted a study of the use of the N word and Obama together during the election, turns out from this evidence that about 5% of the vote against him pretty much IS because he is part black.

SteveBrandtSr
SteveBrandtSr

@mantisdragon91 @takeoutdatrash  how about resigning the patriot act , the NDAA , benghasi , fast and furious,  need i go on ? how about aiding the rebels in syria ?

Spinoff55
Spinoff55

@IanBortner - lol... let's solve one problem at a time, shall we? First, let's get rid of every last Tea Party member get moderates back into the GOP. Then we can discuss how you want to take over the world. Fair enuf?

IanBortner
IanBortner

Eat one?  Childish insults don't help your case that you are some sort of genius.  Only a total idiot, educated or not, could possibly support the liars and murderers who are staining our nation with blood, stealing our money to bail out banks, giving weapons to terrorists in Syria, and smuggling guns to gangsters in Mexico.

JohnDenson
JohnDenson

@George286 @SpeakOut Just curious, how many people voted for him because he is black?  Isn't it illegal for someone to hire someone because of his/her color?  

IanBortner
IanBortner

@mantisdragon91 @SteveBrandtSr Obama has the power to call for the repeal of the atrocity called the Patriot Act.  Instead he has done NOTHING.  Hang Bush and Obama.  They are both TRAITORS. 

RossMiller
RossMiller

@mantisdragon91 @SteveBrandtSr Well, when the baggers can't win elections the only course of action they have if impeachment.  Never mind that they don't have grounds for impeachment, that doesn't matter to the bagger, they just keep making crap up

mantisdragon91
mantisdragon91

@SteveBrandtSr The Patriot Act was implemented under GWB did you talk about impeaching him? How about his lying about Iraq's Nukes, ignoring 9/11 warnings? And as for aiding the rebels in Syria the GOP wanted us to go to war for them. How about impeaching them for that?