Biden Should Be Impeached

 

In an excellent article posted at The Federalist this afternoon, that publication’s Political Editor, the solid, responsible, and highly respected analyst and commentator John Daniel Davidson, has called for the impeachment of “President” Biden.

The piece starts with a brief summary of the latest grotesqueries over the past few days and shows, in a few words, just how massive the collapse of the Administration has been:

Joe Biden is not capable or competent to hold the office of the presidency. If there were any doubt on this point, his press conference Thursday evening in the wake of a pair of coordinated suicide bombings in Kabul should put the matter to rest.

The first blast Thursday killed 13 U.S. soldiers at a Kabul airport gate, along with scores of Afghans. Another bomb at a nearby hotel killed dozens more. Between the two blasts, as many as 170 people perished, not counting the U.S. service members. Hundreds more were injured, and according to U.S. officials there may be more attacks coming.

Whatever the final body count is, Thursday was the deadliest day for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since 2011, and the first time since February 2020 that any U.S. service members have been killed in action there. When the smoke finally clears, one thing is certain: Biden has been derelict in his duty, he is unfit to lead, and he should be impeached.

At his press conference Thursday evening, the president was slow and appeared at times to be confused, his answers rambling and unclear. When the time came to take questions, he said he’d been given a list, and had “been instructed” to call on certain reporters. It was a moment of quiet dread when we all saw confirmed again, before a gaping world, that although Biden is the president, he’s not actually running the country.

The last paragraph brings up what is in my view the most dangerous and obvious and blatant “tipping point” with regard to Biden’s diminished cognitive abilities. While there have been many downright embarrassing performances vividly illustrating his dementia – using a term I see more and more frequently although I disclaim any medical expertise in using the term- a statement by the occupant of the Office of the President of the United States that someone is instructing him to do or say anything is, to put it mildly, frightening. It is simply unimaginable what our major dictator adversaries are thinking now as they ask themselves if they actually are this fortunate to have no one in charge of The Devil America.

The incompetence of the Administration is on display everywhere and need not be recounted here except to note the following discussion in The Federalist piece:

Throughout this crisis, Biden and his White House have been evasive, defensive, and cruelly indifferent to a disaster entirely of their own making. The bare minimum for a commander in chief in this scenario is to be clear and forthright with the American people about what it will take to get Americans out safely, and what will happen if we can’t get them out by the August 31 deadline. Instead, the Biden administration has blamed Donald Trump, ducked questions, stonewalled, and generally contributed to the deadly chaos still unfolding in Afghanistan.

Indeed, what this means for the ongoing evacuation is unclear. It might well be over, at this point. News reports out of Kabul indicate the U.S. military is welding shut the gates of the airport complex, which could mean an abrupt end to evacuation efforts for an estimated 1,500 American citizens, at least, still trapped in Afghanistan.

If that is the case, we are now facing the worst hostage crisis in American history.

Consider a couple of phrases used in that passage — “welding shut the gates of the airport complex,” “worst hostage crisis in American history” — they bespeak errant stupidity, cruelty, and callousness which are hard to comprehend even in some of our less illustrious Presidents. It is clear we have never, in our history, had as incompetent a President and, as if that was not dangerous enough (there’s that word again, but it is important to describe how perilous our situation is with all of these fools in office) so many in the administration have demonstrated they would be fired on the spot in a normal private sector setting.

Noting better illustrates that point than the following:

The administration’s silence continues to be matched by its incompetence. Later on Thursday, Politico reported that U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of names of American citizens, green card holders, and Afghan allies to grant entry into the airport complex, a move that sparked outrage among lawmakers and military officials. “Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list,” one defense official told Politico. “It’s just appalling and shocking and makes you feel unclean.”

“Makes you feel unclean” is a good description of the way one feels when trying to imagine how officials of our Government could be so bereft of any intelligence whatsoever as to hand a group of Stone Age animals a list to make it easier for them to go out and start massacring our fellow citizens.

It makes me sick to my stomach to think we have a Commander-in-Chief so devoid of human compassion as to violate one of the principal tenets of the Warrior Ethos:

In the U.S. Armed Forces, we don’t leave anyone behind. It’s one of the basic pillars of what the Army calls the Warrior Ethos: “I will never leave a fallen comrade.”

Impeachment is just, sound and proper under these circumstances and is also mandated for the protection of our citizenry. It is not a detraction from the justness and propriety of this remedy that it will not realistically take place until early 2023.

We should all pray — fervently — that we can survive that many more months of the most dangerously incompetent President in American history.

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  1. Franco Member
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    I am against applying political pressure in response to very predictable and even monumental screw-ups.

    Impeachment just complicates things. Let the Democrats deal with Biden. 

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  2. Kevin Schulte Member
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    Impeachment if successful would only bring Heels Up. Keeping that thing out of the Oval Office is probably more important than keeping Cankels out. 

    Best thing is to wrap Biden around the Dems neck and ridicule them. 

    If the Dems want to impeach one of their own (not likely). Then step aside and watch and ridicule.  

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  3. Hoyacon Member
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    Does Biden’s ineptitude reach the level of criminality?

    “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

    We can call Biden’s actions “treasonous” or “criminal,” but was that his intent?

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  4. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Does Biden’s ineptitude reach the level of criminality?

    “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

    We can call Biden’s actions “treasonous” or “criminal,” but was that his intent?

    Yes, that is his party’s intent, to bring down America, the country they despise.

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  5. Ekosj Member
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    Biden’s shrewd VP pick has made him irreplaceable.    Kamala Harris was a genius move!

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  6. Ekosj Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Does Biden’s ineptitude reach the level of criminality?

    “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

    We can call Biden’s actions “treasonous” or “criminal,” but was that his intent?

    Does intent matter?    
    “Honestly officer, I had no intention of t-boning  that minivan and killing a family…I just wanted to drive home from the bar I was drinking at.”

    But, stupid as he and his handlers are, I don’t think it’s criminal behavior.   Tragic.   Dangerous.   Irresponsible.    But not, I think, criminal.

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  7. Hoyacon Member
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Does Biden’s ineptitude reach the level of criminality?

    “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

    We can call Biden’s actions “treasonous” or “criminal,” but was that his intent?

    Does intent matter?
    “Honestly officer, I had no intention of t-boning that minivan and killing a family…I just wanted to drive home from the bar I was drinking at.”

    I think it does, unless impeachment can be based on gross negligence (your example).  I’m not really qualified to go that far.

     

     

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  8. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    https://rushbabe49.com/2021/08/22/there-are-grounds-right-now-to-impeach-president-joe-biden-updated-in-august/

    The original post was written in February.

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  9. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    No, Biden is essentially the same guy the American people elected.  What he has done is 100% consistent with his past actions.  American Left gamed the election and has their pet military install him and keep him in office.  He needs to stay until the whole thing burns down.  

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  10. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    We are going to see a big media blitz on how Biden has bravely saved 105,000 from Afghanistan.  It is the greatest action since Dunkirk.  No, it is greater than Dunkirk and the dead show how brave it was.  Everyone will get medals.  Magazine covers.  Celebrity interviews.  There might be a parade.

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  11. Doctor Robert Member
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    The end result is all deliberate, although the optics may not be.  The selling out of America and throwing our friends under the bus is certainly intentional.

    He’s criminal, committing treason and dereliction of duty.

    And he’s senile.

    These three observations are not mutually exclusive, you know. Someone can be a very bad person who hates America except to the extent that it enriches him, can deliberately act against America’s best interests, and still be a doddering senile old coot.

    A competent cabinet would have replaced him two weekends ago. 

    ’nuff said.

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  12. Sisyphus Member
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    No, Biden is essentially the same guy the American people elected. What he has done is 100% consistent with his past actions. American Left gamed the election and has their pet military install him and keep him in office. He needs to stay until the whole thing burns down.

    So another week, then.

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  13. OldPhil Coolidge
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Does Biden’s ineptitude reach the level of criminality?

    “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”

    We can call Biden’s actions “treasonous” or “criminal,” but was that his intent?

    It’s not like he made a phone call or something, for crying out loud.

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  14. Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):
    Does Biden’s ineptitude reach the level of criminality?

    This reminds me of something that was once touted as an example of Presidential ineptitude, bordering on criminal—or so Democrats once thought. With apologies to Dubya, “Heck of a job there, Joey.” And for good measure, “Mission Accomplished.”

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  15. MarciN Member
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    Some Senate Republicans have a great idea:

    Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., on Thursday called for Biden to resign following what he called a “sickening” event, and Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., joined him by saying that Biden – along with Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley “should all resign or face impeachment and removal from office.” [emphasis mine]

     

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  16. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    No, Biden is essentially the same guy the American people elected. What he has done is 100% consistent with his past actions. American Left gamed the election and has their pet military install him and keep him in office. He needs to stay until the whole thing burns down.

    So another week, then.

    Six months at least.

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  17. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Biden’s shrewd VP pick has made him irreplaceable. Kamala Harris was a genius move!

    Obama’s pick of Biden was a similar genius move.  

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  18. Alan Aronoff Member
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Biden’s shrewd VP pick has made him irreplaceable. Kamala Harris was a genius move!

    Not really. At least she wouldn’t have the deciding vote for Bernie Sanders spending bill. With respect to national security we need to get rid of the entire security team including SecState and SecDef.  If any of these people understood what Biden was doing, they should have resigned. Instead, they think this blows over in the next news cycle. 

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  19. I Walton Member
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    Franco (View Comment):

    I am against applying political pressure in response to very predictable and even monumental screw-ups.

    Impeachment just complicates things. Let the Democrats deal with Biden.

    Impeachment is the only acceptable move.  That the Democrats may suffer with him, or that she may be worse are not acceptable.  He should be impeached.  He is doing the bidding of the Chinese because they have the goods on him.  I don’t know why that isn’t widely discussed as it is obvious.  Still he shouldn’t worry as they would never admit they ere behind it and won’t leak the information they have on them.  The Democrats helped by the Chinese will not allow free elections, which is the other illusion that is guiding so many Republicans. 

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  20. I Walton Member
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Biden’s shrewd VP pick has made him irreplaceable. Kamala Harris was a genius move!

    She won’t be in charge either, but the Chinese will have less influence.  He has to be impeached because that is what must be done in such a situation. it’s not a matter of cleverly figuring out how the good guys benefit the most.  He has committed impeachable offenses.

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  21. Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler Member
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Biden’s shrewd VP pick has made him irreplaceable. Kamala Harris was a genius move!

    Obama’s pick of Biden was a similar genius move.

    Could it be that Marx got something right? “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” —Karl Effin’ Marx

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  22. Stina Member
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    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Biden’s shrewd VP pick has made him irreplaceable. Kamala Harris was a genius move!

    Obama’s pick of Biden was a similar genius move.

    Could it be that Marx got something right? “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” —Karl Effin’ Marx

    I think Marx got a lot right, personally. The results I consider less good than he did, but I think he absolutely was correct on how to get where he wanted to go.

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  23. Sisyphus Member
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    I Walton (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Biden’s shrewd VP pick has made him irreplaceable. Kamala Harris was a genius move!

    She won’t be in charge either, but the Chinese will have less influence. He has to be impeached because that is what must be done in such a situation. it’s not a matter of cleverly figuring out how the good guys benefit the most. He has committed impeachable offenses.

    So you think Xi selected a Vice Presidential nominee with zero career electoral votes earned and zero primary votes earned for her character and independence from his influence. Bold theory.

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  24. I Walton Member
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    I Walton (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Biden’s shrewd VP pick has made him irreplaceable. Kamala Harris was a genius move!

    She won’t be in charge either, but the Chinese will have less influence. He has to be impeached because that is what must be done in such a situation. it’s not a matter of cleverly figuring out how the good guys benefit the most. He has committed impeachable offenses.

    So you think Xi selected a Vice Presidential nominee with zero career electoral votes earned and zero primary votes earned for her character and independence from his influence. Bold theory.

    XI didn’t pick the VP.  The Democrats wanted good reasons to keep Biden as well, they probably don’t even know the Chinese are really in charge.  Lets’ not forget the democrat powerhouses include corporate kids who don’t know squat about much of anything except their own business.  That’s not unusual, but their power is new and if we can’t find a way to trim their power, it’s over for the US of A. 

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  25. Sisyphus Member
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    Stina (View Comment):

    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Biden’s shrewd VP pick has made him irreplaceable. Kamala Harris was a genius move!

    Obama’s pick of Biden was a similar genius move.

    Could it be that Marx got something right? “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” —Karl Effin’ Marx

    I think Marx got a lot right, personally. The results I consider less good than he did, but I think he absolutely was correct on how to get where he wanted to go.

    Since Paul Harvey is unavailable, it is left to such as myself to point to…the rest of the story.

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  26. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Biden’s shrewd VP pick has made him irreplaceable. Kamala Harris was a genius move!

    Obama’s pick of Biden was a similar genius move.

    Could it be that Marx got something right? “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” —Karl Effin’ Marx

    👍👍👍

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  27. Ida Claire Member
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    I’ve been thinking about this. I do understand that we have worse and worser waiting in the wings to take over, and that does scare me. But in the end I come down on the side of those that are calling for impeachment. Why? History is written by the victors. And truth matters. 
    Already we see the re-writes beginning. If Biden is impeached they would not have the support for their malicious rewrites. 

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  28. philo Member
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    It seems to me the proper course of action would be for a group of honorable Democrat Senators to trek down to the White House and inform Biden and his Cabinet that it is time for him to go. 

    If only there were ANY…honorable Democrat Senators, that is.

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  29. Kevin Schulte Member
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    philo (View Comment):

    It seems to me the proper course of action would be for a group of honorable Democrat Senators to trek down to the White House and inform Biden and his Cabinet that it is time for him to go.

    If only there were ANY…honorable Democrat Senators, that is.

    Hell, there are only a couple honorable Republicans. I just can’t point with assurance of who those are. 

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  30. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    Biden’s shrewd VP pick has made him irreplaceable. Kamala Harris was a genius move!

    Obama’s pick of Biden was a similar genius move.

    Could it be that Marx got something right? “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” —Karl Effin’ Marx

    👍👍👍

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