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Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:03 PM

 

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Begs President Obama: ‘Please Dont’ Make Me Impeach You Over Immigration EO's

Source: The Raw Story Sunday, August 3, 2014 11:09 EDT

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) pleaded with President Barack Obama not to force the House of Representatives to begin impeachment hearings by taking executive action on reforming the immigration process after Congress failed to do so. In an interview on Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked King what Republicans would do if the president decided to take executive action to stop the deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants.

“None of us want to do the thing that’s left for us as an alternative,” King explained. “But if the president has decided that he’s simple not going to enforce any immigration law or at least not against anybody except the felons — which essentially he has done already, this is a broader group of people — I think Congress has to sit down and have a serious look at the rest of this Constitution, and that includes that i-word that we don’t want to say.”

The Iowa Republican added: “And I only say that now because I want to encourage the president, ‘Please don’t put America into a constitutional crisis. Please don’t do that. There’s too much at stake in this country to be decided that you can take over the Constitution and write it at will.’” “You’re saying that if he were to do that, impeachment would be on the table?” Wallace pressed.

“I think then we have to sit down and take a look at that,” King insisted. “If that’s not enough to bring that about then I don’t know what would be. We’ve never seen anything in this country like a president who says I’m going make up all the immigration law that I choose.”

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/03/steve-king-begs-obama-please-dont-make-me-impeach-you-over-immigration/

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big_dog Aug 2014 OP
The Wizard Aug 2014 #1
merrily Aug 2014 #5
onecaliberal Aug 2014 #2
C_U_L8R Aug 2014 #3
Curtis Aug 2014 #4
big_dog Aug 2014 #7
merrily Aug 2014 #8
eggplant Aug 2014 #27
Jack Rabbit Aug 2014 #32
freshwest Aug 2014 #13
Marie Marie Aug 2014 #49
merrily Aug 2014 #6
wordpix Aug 2014 #9
big_dog Aug 2014 #11
olegramps Aug 2014 #35
jmowreader Aug 2014 #39
Wellstone ruled Aug 2014 #10
Itchinjim Aug 2014 #44
lobodons Aug 2014 #12
big_dog Aug 2014 #14
freshwest Aug 2014 #17
alp227 Aug 2014 #15
graegoyle Aug 2014 #16
Turbineguy Aug 2014 #18
jwirr Aug 2014 #19
amandabeech Aug 2014 #22
jwirr Aug 2014 #23
amandabeech Aug 2014 #24
tclambert Aug 2014 #46
freshwest Aug 2014 #50
caraher Aug 2014 #20
Baitball Blogger Aug 2014 #21
Blue Idaho Aug 2014 #25
big_dog Aug 2014 #28
jmowreader Aug 2014 #41
big_dog Aug 2014 #47
Zambero Aug 2014 #26
LovingA2andMI Aug 2014 #29
GoCubsGo Aug 2014 #31
DinahMoeHum Aug 2014 #40
LovingA2andMI Aug 2014 #43
cosmicone Aug 2014 #30
4now Aug 2014 #32
Jackpine Radical Aug 2014 #34
Jack Rabbit Aug 2014 #36
onehandle Aug 2014 #37
rurallib Aug 2014 #38
yurbud Aug 2014 #42
Hekate Aug 2014 #45
Aristus Aug 2014 #51
tclambert Aug 2014 #48
Acornsouth Aug 2014 #52
LeftishBrit Aug 2014 #53
jonjensen Aug 2014 #54
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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:11 PM

1. King's mental illmess is covered by Obamacare. (NT)

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:22 PM

5. Congressional Reps didn't need coverage.

Or a pension plan.

Or much of anything.

They have it made.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:12 PM

2. Geezus, Mary, and Joseph

By all means proceed representative King.

Display your full crazy in public while you continue to ignore the hideous war criminals from the last administration who walk free because they have the right skin color to hateful ppl like you.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:14 PM

3. King?

More like Drama Queen.

What nonsense.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:20 PM

4. It's a good thing

Republicans aren't the ones talking about impeachment and that the only talk of it is coming from the White House

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Response to Curtis (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:23 PM

7. stop Rep King before Obama 'forces' him to impeach!!

 

let him do it! if he thinks this is great mid-term election strategy, let him lose both the Senate and House trying to impeach and force a constitutional crisis over executive orders

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Response to Curtis (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:24 PM

8. Yep. Democrats made it all up.

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Response to merrily (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:42 PM

27. King was our most devious false flag. n/t

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Response to eggplant (Reply #27)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:48 PM

32. King is almost as good as Louie Gohmert

!!

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Response to Curtis (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:46 PM

13. Proof that King is an undercover agent for the White House, LOL!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 03:14 PM

49. I see what you did there..

Good one freshwest - yes he is so obviously part of the left-wing conspiracy to use impeachment for their own evil gains.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:22 PM

6. Go ahead, King. Make my day.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:24 PM

9. "take over the Constitution and write it at will.’” ---Hyperbole much?



King is way out there

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Response to wordpix (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:32 PM

11. this is coming straight from Bachmann, Mike Lee etc

 

according to the Politico, they are all eating pizza at night together planning this madness

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Response to big_dog (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:20 PM

35. Papa Johns cardboard pizza no doubt.

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Response to olegramps (Reply #35)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:14 PM

39. Nope. Little Caesars Hot and Ready

The bastards are too cheap to spring for Papa John's.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:32 PM

10. What a sick puppy.

 

He plays to his base in around the Quad Cities. Lot's of impoverished older white folks of Germanic decent. You would think they were still fighting WWll and Adolf is their hero. So sad,so much culture in the area and to think there are pockets of stupid in our nation in the 21st century.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 06:20 AM

44. His district is in western Iowa, not the Quad Cities.

We aren't his base.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:40 PM

12. Oh, Please Mr. President, don't throw me in that Briar patch.

 

Even though you have used the EO less than any recent President, please don't make me Impeach you by doing your job while we are on vacation. Please don't throw me in that Briar patch.

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Response to lobodons (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:50 PM

14. 2014 generic ballot tests are still showing dems +2, exactly the same as 2012

 

if King wants this so bad, Boner should give his caucus the red meat it really wants and make it a total democratic sweep of both houses of Congress!

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Response to lobodons (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:06 PM

17. And although he admits the GOP wouldn't reform immigration laws, it's still Obama's fault.

Excuses from the criminal mind:

'Just look at her! What did she expect? She made me rape her!'

And:

'He shoulda known I was gonna rob him! It's not my fault.'


And the 'simply not follow the law' ruse is another lie they are telling.

Obama is following the law on children at the border signed and reauthorized by Bush before Obama got into office.

Yet it's illegal if Obama obeys it?

What's dangerous is the media making his words viral.

The initial meeting of the one-term only conspiracy was that no matter what PBO did, they'd ignore his authority, and they full intended to impeach him right after he was elected in 2008. Now GOPs put impeaching him in state platforms.

They said they had to destroy his legacy.

Which means they want to destroy the ideals and people the legacy benefits and the changes they elected him to make.

If America stands by and lets this travesty happen, as they did in 2010, and doesn't vote the GOP out of office, we're done both as a nation and as a relatively free people in the world.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:50 PM

15. Steve King, I as a liberal Democrat would like to tell ya: BRING IT ON.

It's going to be a HEAVIER 1998 for you guys.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:06 PM

16. This just in:

"We’ve never seen anything in this country like a president who says I’m going make up all the immigration law that I choose."

According to Peter King (Ridiculous-IA), the United States Presidency came into existence after 2008.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:16 PM

18. OK

now go fetch me something to beat you with. You've made me be mean.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:17 PM

19. Is stevie up for election this year?

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Response to jwirr (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:25 PM

22. Every House member is up for re-election every two years on the even-

 

numbered years.

One third of Senate members is up for re-election every two years on the even-numbered years.

That's your civics refresher course for today.

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #22)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:28 PM

23. Thank you for the education. At 73 years old I have forgotten much of what I once learned. I am

thinking of donating to his opponent because there is no one I would rather see get beaten.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:29 PM

24. Steve King really is a disaster.

 

I'm getting up there myself, and I need refresher courses on quite a few things.

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #24)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 01:15 PM

46. Yeah, Steven King is a real horror story.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #46)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 03:45 PM

50. Maybe he thinks his last name makes him 'a prince among men.' Not so fast, pal:

GOP Rep. Steve King Defends Dogfighting

by Scott Keyes - July 31, 2012

If you believe that the United States should legalize dogfighting because we allow humans to fight, fear not. You’ve got an ally in the United States Congress.

During a tele-townhall late last week, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) fielded a question about his opposition to animal rights and recently introduced legislation that would undermine local standards preventing animal torture. “It’s wrong to rate animals above human beings,” he told the questioner. To make his point, King argued that “there’s something wrong” for society to make it a “federal crime to watch animals fight” but “it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to watch people fighting...”




Of course, there is a very good reason we ban dogfighting and other similar forms of cruelty: animals don’t have a choice in the matter. Manny Pacquiao chooses to step into the ring. Michael Vick’s dogs did not. Similarly, when a human boxer loses a fight, he is not ritually executed after the fight. The same is not always true in dogfighting.

Unfortunately, King is a longtime advocate for legalizing dogfighting, cockfighting, and other forms of animal torture. Most recently, he fought legislation that would make it illegal to bring a child to an animal fight. He has also set aside his love for states’ rights in order to forbid localities from enacting anti-animal torture standards.


http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/07/31/615951/steve-king-dogfighting/

While I understand the paranoia of some farmers on other practices (and understanding is NOT the same as endorsing) he's taken his stance too far. Uncomfortable with the fact he keeps on getting elected, as he is a stain on his state's reputation.

But the last part, where he 'fought legislation that would make it illegal to bring a child to an animal fight' and 'forbid localities from enacting anti-animal torture standards,' shows he is wants to eliminate any moral fabric we have left in this country. Neither of those acts have any redeeming value for Iowa.

His latest poutrage was about immigration, but if employer sanctions were carried out, half the fuss would be over with. His last rant that was filmed and then put online is so dishonest, because he likely gets campaign money from farms who hire iimmigrants at low wages, illegal or not.

Something profoundly wrong with that man. But there are a lot of good people and Democrats in Iowa, it's just that they are overrun.



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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:18 PM

20. I've got 2 words for ya...

"Please proceed."

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:22 PM

21. What an authorative wannabe idiot.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:32 PM

25. Nice Try

Asshole. Even if the TeaPublican wackos think this is a good idea - the "party" still has enough collective memory to remember just how well this turned out the last time they tried it. This is all posturing to heat up the reich wing mouth breathers enough to extract cash from their wallets.

Even if they do get a majority in the Senate in 2014 and pull this off - what do they get? President Joe Biden? How does that help them? And what do you think will happen in the 2016 election? One more meaningless impeachment attempt might just end the GOP as a national party.

By all means dick head, bring it on.

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Response to Blue Idaho (Reply #25)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:52 PM

28. my guess what the Teapublicans are planning here

 

they've already put out all the red meat to the base that they can on immigration, foreign policy with the russians / middle east policy, hobby lobby etc so this is the political 'hail mary' pass since the election polls are still unchanged with the Dems leading +2. Are they nutty enough to hijack the country for 3-4 months for blatant political gain before a mid term election? This 'throw it against the wall' approach and see what sticks is not governance, its madness

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Response to big_dog (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:37 PM

41. Are you sure your screen name isn't Rip_Van_Winkle?

The bastards started hijacking the country on January 20, 2009, and they haven't stopped yet. Two or three more months of this isn't a huge problem for them.

If you want to see how dysfunctional a party can be, consider: the John Boehner wing has asked the president to take executive action to fix the immigration crisis (because, of course, the Republicans ain't gonna have anything to do with it - if they spend money the teabaggers will have their asses, if they aren't harsh enough the teabaggers will have their asses and if they're harsh enough for the teabaggers Wolfgang Schwanitz, the last chief of the East German Stasi, will go on television to point out "y'all may be going just a bit too far..." and the Ted Cruz wing has threatened to impeach him if he does anything short of deporting anyone without blonde hair and blue eyes then passing out MRAPs and M60 machine guns to the KKK and the Craven Bundy Militia and deploying them to the Rio Grande Valley.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #41)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 01:16 PM

47. this all ends with the Teapublicans deposing Boner anyway

 

just hope that they don't do more damage to the country before it happens

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 03:39 PM

26. Please swallow this here poison pill

Michelle B. and I concocted it especially for you, and now we've left town with no realistic solution. You'd better swallow it. Because given the current emergency situation, if you decide to do the proper thing instead on your own, then we will go off the rails with more impeachment chatter, even though our illustrious Speaker Boehner acknowledges that it's all a 'Democrat' ruse. So hey, PLEASE don't make ME do this because given the rhetoric spewed so far, it would make our true intentions appear questionable!

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:03 PM

29. Who the heck does Peter King think he is....

Take a long walk on a Short Pier Peter.....

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #29)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:44 PM

31. Steve King, not Peter.

This is the whackjob from Iowa, not the one from New York. Actually, he's so batshit crazy, he makes Peter King seem sane and decent in comparison.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #31)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:26 PM

40. Which is not saying much about Peter King, either.

So inept in his "fight against terrorism", he can't kick a duck in the ass unless he stands on a brick - and even then, he'd miss the mark half the time.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #31)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 11:04 PM

43. Okay, thanks for the correction.

Who the heck does Steve King think he is?

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:19 PM

30. The sad thing is that

 

his low-information-voter constituency is going to reelect him because of this.

Any congressman from a state like NY or CA would have not made such a stupid statement (although I am sometimes surprised) because they know they would get voted out with such imbecility.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 04:48 PM

32. "that i-word"

Obama has them so fearful over this that they can't even say the word impeachment anymore.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:12 PM

34. Republicans to Obama:

[font size=5]Quit laughing, muddafukka--You're next![/font]

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:29 PM

36. Mr. King doesn't want Obama to "force" him to file impeachment charges over the border crisis

He'd rather file impeachment charges over Benghazi.

Republicans would rather not file impeachment charges over a crisis they created years ago. They think it would be better to file impeachment charges over a crisis they simply made up.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 05:38 PM

37. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Begs President Obama: ‘Please Remove The Squirrels From Inside My Skull' nt

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 06:04 PM

38. King's opponent is Jim Mowrer - he could use all the help he can get

Jim is a good Democrat, a veteran and a family man with good Iowa and Democratic values.
Read more about Jim here:
http://mowrerforiowa.com/

Help Jim make king's threat moot here:
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/mainpage?refcode=mp&amount=50.00&amounts=25,50,100,500,1000,2600,5200

Nothing says "Fuck you and your crazy rhetoric" to Steve King than helping King retire! You will feel GREAT in November when Mowrer wins!

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 07:44 PM

42. Is there anything so petty Republicans won't impeach for it?

Or anything so serious that Democrats will?

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 12:40 PM

45. "Don't make me hit you again," said the wife-beater. These are not conservatives, but radicals. nt

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Response to Hekate (Reply #45)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 04:14 PM

51. "LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!"

The eternal rationalization of the abuser.

Jesus...

How the President gets through his day dealing with these monsters...

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Mon Aug 4, 2014, 01:17 PM

48. Didn't John Boehner just say impeachment talk was a Democratic scam?

They should impeach Obama for perpetrating an impeachment scam.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #48)

Tue Aug 5, 2014, 02:48 AM

52. If they Impeach the President and Vice-President,

John Boehner would become acting president....and here is a small example of what he would do.....
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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Aug 5, 2014, 03:19 AM

53. He sounds loathsome

In personal relationships, begging someone not to 'make you' do something nasty is one of the hallmarks of an abuser. In politics, it just sounds slimy,

It also appears that some of the Republicans consider impeachment as a normal way of trying to get rid of a president with whom you disagree. Being of the opposition party is not a 'high crime or misdemeanor'!

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Aug 5, 2014, 03:48 AM

54. obama is not tough enough

 

rep king should be in a jail cell waiting trial on treason sedition and sabotage 'but obama won't arrest him and the other republican traitors.

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Response to big_dog (Original post)

Tue Aug 5, 2014, 09:27 AM

55. Yep, so this way the impeachment talk is Obama's fault.

"We didn't want to do it, but he made us!"

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