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Slap Obama With 'No Confidence' Vote

By Wednesday, 06 August 2014 11:32 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Now that prospects for the impeachment of President Obama by the House have gone from unlikely to zero, our scofflaw president and his progressive (i.e., socialistic) supporters are virtually begging House Republicans to try anyway.

Already they have scammed millions of dollars from gullible contributors, panicked over a threat that no longer exists.

Avoiding this trap and seeking victory elsewhere, the GOP on July 30 won permission 225-201 to sue the president over his lawless overreach of authority in ignoring, rewriting and failing to “faithfully execute” many of the nation’s laws. But it remains quite unclear as to whether the courts will accord the House legal standing to do so.

This well-intended measure is focused on Obamacare, but may well target presidential extremism regarding immigration, energy, the environment, taxation, national security, and other elements of governance — all in apparent violation of the laws of the land as written and of the Constitution.
But however justified this lawsuit might be, it will take several days or weeks to be filed and then, perhaps, to be denied standing by the courts. And, even if the House achieves standing to proceed, the case will almost certainly remain entangled in the courts beyond the current Congress and possibly beyond Obama’s term in office.

As is so often the case, justice delayed is justice denied.

At best, if this novel lawsuit eventually succeeds in exposing such abuses of executive power to judicial review, future presidents might need to minimize their power-grabs.

The question now is whether there is some punishment other than impeachment that would amount to more than a slap on the wrist and would not be viewed as a cop-out by Republicans not sufficiently anti-Obama to fight for impeachment.

There is such a serious alternative. In the lower House of most other democracies it is called a resolution of no confidence, whose adoption typically mandates new elections within weeks. Earlier articles by retired Gen. Paul Vallely, World Net Daily writer Drew Zahn, and me put forth this argument.

Just because the American system contains no such regime-suspending provision, this does not prevent its use as a condemnation of a president who has lost the respect and confidence of the American people and their representatives.

Nor would such an expression of mistrust and official reprimand have to be limited to the high crimes and misdemeanors of formal impeachment but could and should include a wide range of lesser but highly incriminating offenses.

The loss of confidence ingredients of this resolution will be so numerous as to require a dozen or more categories listed below — later to be stated in legalistic terms as a “bill of particulars” in a de facto indictment of this president.

The following list will lead to a more detailed enumeration to appear in the sequel to this article and, eventually, in the actual House resolution, depending on who the leading sponsors are and how assertively they proceed.
  • His influences from childhood through Harvard Law School, guided by Saul Alinsky, Bill Ayers, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod, Tony Rezko, Rashid Khalidi and others
  • His “perfectly clear” but patently false promises of a transparent, accountable, bipartisan, post-racial, lobbyist-free and budget-conscious administration
  • His mismanagement of the stimulus and other billions in deficit spending
  • His crony-capitalist policies and practices on “green energy” and “green jobs”
  • His “war on coal” and other fossil fuels, based on the climate change scam
  • His dozen or more major RICO-style scandals and their associated cover-ups
  • His dangerous leading from behind and foreign policy debacles
  • His totally partisan passage and administration of Obamacare
  • His unconstitutional abuses of executive power in ignoring and changing laws
  • His multilayered and 'round-the-clock "war on God" and on the idea of our Judeo-Christian roots
In an upcoming Op-Ed, I will reveal in far greater detail adoption by the House of such a comprehensive indictment will serve not only as a massive conviction — albeit without eviction — of Obama and also as a blanket indictment of those far-left Democrats who for six years have been in lockstep with him on all of these offenses.

For almost two decades, Jim Guirard served as chief of staff to three House and Senate Committee chairmen: Rep. Edwin Willis, Sen. Allen Ellender, and Sen. Russell Long, and was named to both Who's Who in U.S. Government and Who's Who in American Politics. He worked for over three decades as a government relations consultant, Op-Ed writer, and lecturer on energy, environment, national security and anti-terrorism affairs. He is currently a board member of the American chapter of the MacKinder Forum, a London-based geopolitical affairs think tank, and sponsors the TrueSpeak.org Web site. For more of Jim's reports, Go Here Now.

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There is such an alternative to impeaching. In the lower House of most other democracies it is called a resolution of no confidence.
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