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Kos currently has a diary up on Texas Congressman Steve Stockman. Kos notes, correctly, that Stockman upholds the ludicrous position that any form of gun control equates to a violation of the second amendment.

So, when I heard this, I quickly called Stockman's office and much to my surprise, a staffer answered and he and I sort of got into it. His tone was a bit snarky, but he challenged me in my position which is that an impeachment would be idiocy, that Obama has done nothing impeachable, and that most Americans favor tighter gun control. The staffer said to me, again with sarcasm in his voice, "oh, so you know what Obama is planning to do" (with the insinuation that this is to be some great mystery.

Finally, this staffer challenged me top email him; and so I did. Here is a copy of the email.

To staffer@mail.house.gov (I will refrain from giving his email here, but I would advise those who wish to contact this office to do as I did and to call first)

Dear --------,

Thank you for taking my call and for asking for some further clarification for Mr. Stockman. There is a part of me that actually hopes that he will move on his articles of impeachment, as it will go nowhere but it will further demonstrate the extremism and the rigid ideological position of the House GOP.

Anyway, as I asserted, Obama was elected by a majority of Americans who largely agree with his positions and trust him more than the GOP. In addition, a majority of Americans are now indicating that they want tighter gun control. Some evidence of this is here.

http://www.businessinsider.com/...

http://www.gallup.com/...

According to Gallup, 58% of Americans now want tighter gun control, which is what Obama and Biden are calling for; tighter gun control certainly does not violate the 2nd Amendment, regardless of what lobby groups like the NRA have to say.

As far as presidential executive orders, they have a very long history, and have been around since the founding of our Republic and have been issued by just about every president and have been upheld by the courts

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/...

Mr. Stockman should thus feel free to take it to the courts if he doesn't like the executive order.

But as far as impeachment, it will only make those who push for it look ridiculous, other than in the eyes of those living in right wing fantasyland. Good luck with it though!

Sincerely,

Tom Conroy
Beacon, NY

I am amazed at how truly ignorant the far right is!

Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 6:19 AM PT: Quick update; here's this wingnut Congressman's Facebook page, full of the usual paranoid comments from low information supporters, as well as Democrat and liberal baiting by the Congressman himself. And like the true coward that he is, dissenting opinions get deleted and critics get blocked from posting. It happened to me, overnight.   http://www.facebook.com/...

Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 6:19 AM PT: Quick update; here's this wingnut Congressman's Facebook page, full of the usual paranoid comments from low information supporters, as well as Democrat and liberal baiting by the Congressman himself. And like the true coward that he is, dissenting opinions get deleted and critics get blocked from posting. It happened to me, overnight.   http://www.facebook.com/...

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  •  Tip Jar (10+ / 0-)

    Randian for me means "Prince Randian" from the 1930s horror classic Freaks and is not a reference to libertarianism.

    by Randian on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 05:46:18 PM PST

  •  Unfortunately, Obama is not (1+ / 0-)
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    going to take away all the guns, or have the entire GOP House caucus thrown in jail, or suspend presidential elections indefinitely. This guy is lucky that Obama is a centrist who is somewhere between us and the right.

  •  What A Pipedream..... (3+ / 0-)
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    freerad, second gen, suesue

    In order for Stockman to impeach the President, 50% + 1 members of the House of Representatives must charge him w/ a sufficient crime in order to remove him from office.

    Then.....the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States will preside over the trail in the Senate.  The entire Senate will be the jury.....not just the 45 Republicans in the Senate.

    2/3rds or a super majority of the Senate will be required to convict the President.

    Seriously.....some unknown Texas congressmen is going to pull this off?  He's going to convince 11 Democrats + 45 Republicans in the Senate to convict a newly elected President from office?

    And this unknown is going to get 'er done?  

  •  I fight Existential Crisis Constantly (1+ / 0-)
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    The moment I heard a congressman use the phrase "prevent an existential crisis" I about laughed my head off.

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 07:34:49 PM PST

  •  You May Want To Edit Your Diary To Delete Your (1+ / 0-)
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    suesue

    name?  Or maybe not.

  •  my email to a wannabe impeached: (0+ / 0-)

    Dear wannabe impeached:

    Fuck you

    Sincerely,
    CSA Sucks

    P.S.: No Really FUCK YOU!  

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