President Obama now has less than a year left in his final term in office. But that hasn’t stopped the drumbeat of calls for his impeachment among the most fervent haters of the country’s first African American POTUS.
This past week, the Michigan 7th Congressional District Republicans passed a resolution asking Congressman Tim Walberg to introduce articles of impeachment. In their resolution, these legal geniuses accuse the president of “Usurpation of the Oval Office via criminal identity fraud”, “Malfeasance, misconduct and abuse of the Oval Office”, and “Aiding and abetting known enemies of the United States”. They say that impeachment is “the proper constitutional solution to Obama treason, tyranny and treachery.”
In other words, they are classic racist tea party birthers.
I am a member of the 7th Congressional District Democratic organization. At our meetings, we talk about how to restore our economy so that every Michigander has a shot at the American dream, how to increase voters’ access to their constitutional right to vote, how to ensure that women are paid the same as men and have full access to reproductive health care, how to make sure workers have a fair shot at good wages, basic benefits, and the ability to retire in dignity, and how to make sure government isn’t a game rigged by corporations for their own financial benefit.
Seven years after his election and reelection and Republicans in the 7th District are still arguing over whether or not Barack Obama is a Kenyan usurper.
How do we lose to these guys?
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