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PostSubject: The Impeachment of Barack Obama   Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:54 am

I have seen the future. It's gonna go down like this.

Tomorrow Obama announces unilateral immigration reform by executive order, because Congress has been unable to act.

Although this is within his legal purview to take such action, the Republican-controlled Congress will declare a constitutional crisis and begin impeachment proceedings. 2015 and 2016 will be consumed with hearings and posturing, completely eclipsing any thoughts of actually governing. In this way Congress will elude responsibility for fixing the problems caused by their inaction of 2010-2014, while diverting attention from this fact (among the Fox News set) with fiery rhetoric about "preserving the Constitution."

In the 2016 elections the nation will be even more polarized than now, and in even worse shape by every measure.

With the nation divided, and the Democrats frustrated at every turn, Bernie Sanders will run. This is a desperation move because Congress will still be in Republican hands, and Sanders will be mired in opposition just like Obama.

Sanders will try executive action too, around 2018, precipitating another "Constitutional crisis." At this point the government shutdown will occur, and it will last the remainder of Sanders' term. The 2020 elections will be, in effect, a new Constitutional Congress, designed to fix the permanently broken government.

Among the proposals:
* From the Republicans, the president will be *appointed* by Congress rather than directly elected
* From the Democrats, Congressional districts will be aligned with counties rather than gerrymandered

Who wins will depend on where the blame falls publicly for the nation's current sad state.
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PostSubject: Re: The Impeachment of Barack Obama   Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:42 am

Intriguing prediction, NoCo.

Because of the diminished influence of the Tea Party, no impeachment will occur, although the Republicans will continue threatening one and will continue to prevent the Congress from doing its job - blaming it on Obama and the Democrats, of course.

In 2016, the Democrats will take back control of the Senate and pick up seats in the House, but not get a majority.

Sanders may well run in 2016, and his popularity will force Clinton to move to the left and win the election. President Hillary will scare the hell out of the Republicans, and the federal government will actually accomplish a few things. But not enough.
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PostSubject: Re: The Impeachment of Barack Obama   Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:25 pm

_Howard wrote:
Because of the diminished influence of the Tea Party, no impeachment will occur
I hope you're right but I suspect you're wrong.

It's entirely possible that Charles Koch will fund Obama's impeachment as what's-his-name did for the Clinton impeachment. Huh, that's interesting. I DISTINCTLY remember the Starr investigation was funded by one right-wing billionaire -- but the internet has been scrubbed of his name.
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