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"Impeach the President!" Rhetoric or Reality?

by Countable | 3.20.17

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  • Karen r
    03/04/2017
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    There IS a way & it involves the Presidential line of succession. Here me out....Step 1: We the people must first show up in November and make sure we get representatives in office that vote according to how we actually request. Step 2: Then, working with our new elected reps, vote out Paul Ryan from House Speaker. Step 3: Present the overwhelming evidence for impeachment of Trump AND Pence, from conflict of interest, tax fraud & evasion, lying under oath, conspiring with and accepting bribes from foreign government officials, the list goes on and on. Step 4: After the two are removed from their positions, appoint the speaker of the house as president. The presidential line of succession goes Vice President, then Speaker of the House. In this way we preserve and utilize the checks and balances system set up by our founding fathers and show the true power of a representative democracy and do so peacefully as well. It's poetic almost, that it all comes back down to the power of the people. It's all about staying informed and showing up. We the people must show up on all election dates!

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  • Fran
    03/04/2017
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    I am a senior citizen and have worked in public service all my life. I have never felt so fearful for the direction this country is heading. My fear is that this climate exists in my country. He has to be investigated at all costs. I am ashamed of politicians who are allowing this to go forward. We all must stay informed and resist and vote them out. I also believe that the media and the brave people feeding them need all our support. Please protect them!!!

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  • Yvette
    03/04/2017
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    We need to impeach Donald Trump before he does anything worse to this country and the people living in it! First of all, he called on Russia during the campaign to hack into Hillary's emails that right there is treason! There's no other way of looking at it. We are now discovering that the majority of his staff have dealings with Russia! That is also unacceptable. Now he wants to Capture illegal immigrants, mainly the women and children, and send the women back and steal their children and give them to Chapotec to services here to be adopted out. You cannot kidnap and steal peoples children! You either send them all back together or you let them stay here and find a path to legal citizenship but you do not take their children away from them when the only crime they have is that they wanted a better life for themselves!! If you allow trump to do this it is the end of all of your careers because we will vote you out of office! As it stands, you Republicans may not even have a fighting chance in hell in the next election because the Democrats are going to come out in the two rows to make sure we capture back Congress to stop this crazy treasonous president! And Democrats you need to get a backbone and stand up to this tyranny and refuse to allow this authoritarian to rule us like a dictator. The last time I checked we were still the United States of America and this is a democracy! You will bring this country to a civil war! Do not do that to us.

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  • debmorrow51
    03/04/2017
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    Mr. trump has refused to provide his taxes after promising to do so. He has clearly violated the emoluments clause of the constitution by accepting money from foreign governments through his D.C. Hotel and foreign-based hotels from which he has not divested himself (he's still signing checks) as he promised to do. He owes money to DeutscheBanke in the billions which has Russian-owned subsidiaries to which he might owe part of that money. He has said he knows Putin (in 2003) and now tries to deny it. Which is the lie? Members of his team have been meeting with Russian officials over the last year and/or have ties to Russia including Kushner, Tillerson, Sessions, and Flynn. He's talked to Putin since becoming president. He uses an android cell when talking about government business and uses an unsecured Microsoft 2003 personal server for which you investigated Clinton several times and wanted to jail her when she was only Secretary of State. He has open air security meetings in a public restaurant at Mar-a-Lago. He refuses ethics training for White House staff. He refuses security briefings when he clearly does not understand the USA's place in the world, the balance of power or how the world works. And worst of all? He doesn't care. Impeach him. If these aren't high crimes and misdemeanors, you don't know the meaning of those terms.

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  • Lauren
    03/05/2017
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    For the sake of our democracy PLEASE appoint a Special Prosecutor and start impeachment proceedings against Trump.

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  • Dan
    03/04/2017
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    How long do you believe it will take our country to recover from the corrosive policies, deception, destructive action that you as our representatives are allowing. It's very understandable why people of this country don't trust politicians. It's very clear that a majority of our representatives do not represent us, but rather what you believe is best for us or what we really need...paraphrasing Mitch McConnell's comments. You in Congress have the power to stop this madness, but the self-serving greed is deafening!! Gestopo techniques rounding up people and deporting them and destroying families, the elimination of funding and deregulation to allow corporations unbridled reign over our air, water, earth, leaders ignorant of the history of education (HBCU's were not created as a choice contrary to our Dept. of Ed. leader), lies of "America Only" for jobs yet a substantial portion of the Dakota pipeline steel is being purchase from Russian cronies, guilty of healthcare policies that will lead to the deaths of thousands of Americans...come on...tax breaks! walking into a doctors office and ask to pay with tax credits is a joke.......this goes on and on!!! If you of Congress cannot put country above greed and party, I'm afraid our country will enter a dangerous, unpredictable phase of this experiment called democracy!!

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  • Aida
    03/05/2017
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    Do the American citizens need to be dominated in order to make their country great? How can those who are being asked to give this individual an opportunity to lead do so in the midst of all the incorrigible "fake" "inflated boastful" news spewed by him. Case in point...the Sweden fiasco. We are an embarrassment to the world as the leader insults country after country and has countries protesting against him. Even more frightening is the fact that the information below is proving to be reality and not "fake news." "Dictators come to power primarily during times of national weakness, such as economic downturns. During national struggles, dictators emerge as powerful and confident leaders offering to provide fellow citizens with guidance and direction (Make America Great). Dictators manipulate their supporters by feeding them propaganda and encouraging them to question legit news, especially if it paints them unfavorably (fake news..."THE FAKE NEWS media...failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN is...is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!). They start the propaganda slowly...perhaps one news source at a time (CNN), and then present one source as an "Honest" friend (Fox News), one that can be manipulated and molded, and who will report the truth to the public. A champion of the people, so the supporters will be brainwashed into believing that only their fearless leader and this one source has their best interest at heart. Then the momentum is picked up and more sources are targeted, and before you know it, the supporters have bought their piece of land on the moon. Because propaganda only works if you can convince the supporters that it's them against everyone else, and they are the righteous ones...their dictator has told them so. One thing dictators have in common is that they are able to maintain political power by using violence ("I'd like to punch him in the face...Knock the crap out of him would you, I mean seriously... knock the hell...so much fun...I love it...I love it,"). Dictators often manufacture an external threat in order to gain control over the state and appear as the people's only salvation ("77% of refugees allowed into U.S. since travel reprieve hail from seven suspect countries." SO DANGEROUS!'). Dictators also use their leadership skills to persuade the masses to believe their agendas (President Donald Trump tweeted: 'Our legal system is broken!'). They use censorship to control the flow of information so as to maintain power. (" White House comment line is shut down. New signatures aren’t being counted on petitions posted on the White House’s website. Federal agencies are not allowed to respond to requests.")" Aren't any of the red flags cause for some unease? This is not fake news, unless the numerous sources used are all to be labeled as such. The description of a dictator is merely a definition confirmed by several sites written years ago and certainly not targeted at DT. The quotes are all legitimately made by DT. Conservatives state that Liberals are guided by 'feelings' and not facts as they are. Sadly the above are simply cold hard facts without one drop of feeling in the mix.

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  • Deanna
    03/04/2017
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    I would rather see an election recall done. The entire administration is corrupt and they all need to leave office, then charged with any crimes that are found. They have lied repeatedly under oath, they are hypocritical. They want others to be charged for their actions but then it seems to be o.k. When they are caught doing it. They have brought church into our state which has caused hate crimes around the country... which are then being ignored because they are being committed by white extremists. Big business should not have control over our country, but they seem to control every republican in the congress. Let's not forget that they are also controlled by Russia. The election was a sham, it was tampered with. Not just by the Russians, but our own FBI. When did these Americans start colluding with the enemy over their own country? The idea coming from this administration are from the stone ages. We must progress to be the strongest.

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  • Sally
    03/05/2017
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    How can we believe anything President Twitterfingers says?

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  • Joann
    03/06/2017
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    The majority of Americans DID NOT vote Trump into the office of POTUS. Trump is an embarrassment to America and all that we stand for. He and his alt-right team members have no intention of working for the Americans and it is laughable that anyone can possibly still think that is the case. He is a PROVEN compulsive, pathological liar who would rather compliment and cozy up to our worst enemy, Putin, than stand by his own intelligence agency, FBI or CIA...the very people who took an oath to protect his sorry person. Trump need to be held accountable for his lies, his ties to Russia, his lack of knowledge regarding domestic and foreign policies, his narcissistic behavior, his silencing the press, his propaganda that he is hell bent on tweeting...I could go on and on. When is enough enough? When is the love and respect for our Country going to be more important than Party lines? America deserves better than this individual as POTUS. He is a disgrace and extremely dangerous and MUST BE IMPEACHED!

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  • Khrysten
    03/04/2017
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    I call on you as my representatives to get the momentum going to start the impeachment process for the 45th president of the United States! I am a citizen I am tax payer and I feel this man is a threat to our nation and our nations constitution! You took an oath to our constitution not to this man! This is no longer about "right or left" it's irrelevant that I'm a republican as I believe in conservation and preservation because now I believe in America and all parties within it! Donald Trump still has business ties with his companies, he had a botched campaign with communications from a foreign dictator which whom is an enemy of the United States! I again as an American citizen want action not words not broken promises! Start now or suffer the consequences at future elections!

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  • VSB
    03/04/2017
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    I wonder if every one of Trump's supporters will feel good about their decision when health care will be less affordable and accessible to many more than in today's world. If you read the new proposed plan, it clearly does just that. The dismantling of our health care system will take away health care from so many people. It doesn't just impact those accessing health care through the Affordable Healthcare Act, but also Medicaid recipients and Medicare recipients as well as those receiving health care through employer sponsored health plans. It will actually cost more to administer than the current plan. In terms of impeaching President Trump, if there was engagement by Trump's campaign team and Russia to interfere with our elections that should result in impeachment.

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  • eanbay
    03/06/2017
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    Based on the President's most recent Twitter tantrum, I believe he is psychologically disturbed. I believe he is a danger to our nation. I believe he must be removed from office.

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  • Maria
    03/09/2017
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    Please investigate Trump, and several of his cabinet choices, into their involvement with Russia. It has now gone beyond just rumor, clearly there is something that they are trying to hide. Also I'm certain I'm not alone in wondering if Mr. Trump is fit for office. His actions certainly suggest otherwise, he seems unhinged and paranoid at every turn. I'm pretty convinced he is suffering from mental illness that is preventing him from executing decisions, and we can't just wait for a breakdown.

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  • jenhm
    03/05/2017
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    Trump should be impeached. He has violated the emoluments clauses of the Constitution. His Muslim ban was ruled unconstitutional. He tramples on the freedom of the press. He has violated federal statutes by not divesting his business assets. He refuses to release his tax returns. His collusion with Russia violated the Logan Act. Russia interfered with the election. He was elected through illegal influence of a foreign power. He does not belong in office and he needs to be removed as soon as possible.

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  • Sue
    03/05/2017
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    Not only does he need to go, his whole 'administration' (what a nightmare), and Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnel need to go with them.

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  • Kathleen
    03/10/2017
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    We want visibility on The Trump campaigns links to Russia and the possible Trump business ties with Russia . And enormous conflicts of interest worldwide. He is benefiting financially in a big way. Needless to say the waste of tax payer dollars with Trump Tower, Mar-a-lago and ego stroking rallies that have nothing to do with governing. A president that lies and makes outrageous accusations about people is not fit to be president.

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  • Ibrahim
    03/06/2017
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    In case anyone is getting too sidetracked by the Russian spy drama and the 'Obama bugging', the following bills have been introduced: 1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency 2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education 3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education 4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife 5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act 6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood 7. HR 785 National Right to Work (this one ends unions) 8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill 9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion (“Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”) 10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran Please copy/paste and share widely. Call your House Representative and ask them to not only vote "NO"...but to speak up for our rights, health & safety, and our beautiful country. If your senators and reps aren't saved in your phone yet, text your zip code to 520-200-2223. You'll get a text back with everyone's contact info. It gives you Federal and State. PASS IT ON (cut and paste, don't share, for maximum views). This is participant democracy at work. Posting for any follow up fact checking.

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  • Keith
    03/04/2017
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    First of all, I was shocked to learn that it was known back in October that the Russians were interfering with our election, and Majority Leader McConnell played partisan politics, and would not allow President Obama to launch a necessary investigation then. Second, it's disconcerting that Mr. Trump will not release his tax returns, or place his businesses into a blind trust. Third, Mr. Trump himself spreads fake news, but accuses trusted news sources of the same. He clearly doesn't want to held accountable, and is using his accusations against the media as a red herring to distract from his unethical behavior. Finally, there are too many ties to Russia, not to investigate. Do the right thing here!

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  • M
    03/05/2017
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    A sitting US President accuses s former President of wiretapping based on Fake News from a right winged "news" source. How much more embarrassing and infantile can this get!?!

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