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Instead of questioning the viability of the Executive Branch using the 14th amendment (validity of public debt), why not turn it around and hold the Tbaggers accountable to uphold the Constitution they claim to love so much?

Yes, I know, a pipe dream.

But if a Rep or Senator is arguing for not raising the debt ceiling, it sounds to me like they are violating their oath of office, since the validity of public debt would be questioned. And these Reps/Sens should therefore be subject to removal proceedings.

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Of course, getting 2/3 votes would be nigh on impossible; but if there are 80ish TBaggers of 435 in the HoR, then maybe, just maybe a 2/3 vote could happen. The Senate, of course, would be even less likely.

But, really - couldn't Obama argue that Boehner & Co is violating the 14th amendment?

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  •  Whether Obama is willing to use the 14th or not (1+ / 0-)
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    GeoffT

    he is wise to at least STATE that it is off the table.  Why give the republican assholes a chance to start planning an impeachment?  Why give them the idea that he might bail them out from their own idiocy?  

    He is better to state that he's taking it off the table, let them (hopefully) fracture and raise the debt ceiling...but if they don't, it's not like he CAN'T go back on his word for the good of the American economy.  

    Political compass: -8.75 / -4.72

    by Mark Mywurtz on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 04:58:48 PM PDT

  •  only parts of the constitution (0+ / 0-)

    matter. and that's only most of the time anyway.

    The Senate has no guts. The House has no brains.

    by gossamer1234 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 06:09:30 PM PDT

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