Skip to content

Extreme Teabagger Congressman Michael Burgess Wants To Impeach President Obama

August 10, 2011

Another stupid Texan trying to make some news. 

This news about Congressman Michael Burgess reminds me of the politicians who were running down every avenue trying to find a way to impeach President Andrew Johnson.  Granted, Johnson was a destructive force in the White House during a most fragile time in the nation.  Still one needed to have appropriate reasons for an impeachment.

To have some yokel constituent of Burgess suggest that President Obama be impeached might have been the perfect time for the Congressman to provide a history lesson, a short legal analysis why this was not plausible, and even direct this wayward voter to a local detox center.

But Burgess would have none of that.

Congressman Michael Burgess agreed with his dim-witted constituent.  Now that is leadership that only a teabagger could understand!

The headline to this post should surprise no one who has been watching the antics of those who appear to have been potty-trained at gun point, and somehow made it to Congress as adults.  I speak of  people such as Congressman Michael Burgess.

I am not sure if Michael Burgess has been reading…(OK I am laughing already)… the newspaper accounts about the mood of the electorate in regards to the lack of civility and disregard for the art of compromise on Capitol Hill.   Had Burgess thumbed a few pages of any newspaper he would encounter stories about the dismal approval rating that hug the mid-teens when it comes to the public view of Congress.  Much of that disdain is aimed at those who have only disruption of government as their reason for waking up in the morning.

As such this idea…and Congressman Michael Burgess… deserve a verbal bitch slap for once again working at odds with where the American people want Congress to head.

Shame on this stupid Texan!

Impeaching President Barack Obama “needs to happen,” Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) told a local tea party group, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Tuesday.

Burgess spoke, the paper said, in response to an attendee’s suggestion that the GOP-controlled House use impeachment to stop Obama from “pushing his agenda.”

It needs to happen, and I agree with you it would tie things up,” Burgess reportedly responded. “No question about that.”

When the Star-Telegram’s reporter asked Burgess about the comment, he said the House needs to do what it can to stop the president.

“We need to tie things up,” Burgess said. “The longer we allow the damage to continue unchecked, the worse things are going to be for us.”

Meanwhile Andrew Sullivan has a direct take on the matter of impeachment, a stark-raving mad idea from the teabaggers that is insane on the face of it, and therefore seems totally fitting for the extremists to pursue.

Apparently now, it is just another legitimate maneuver to oppose a president you don’t like or support. I’m afraid it’s hard to come up with any real reason for this gathering extremism – first impeaching a president for perjury in a civil suit, and a decade later using the threat of national default as leverage – except a presumption that only a Southern Republican can be a legitimate president, as beautifully expressed here.

The truth about these alleged constitutionalists is that they are defined by their lack of any restraint.

One Comment
  1. Skip permalink
    August 11, 2011 9:59 AM

    I don’t know. For a president who has sworn to uphold the Constitution to order the assassination of an American citizen without any due process sounds like an impeachable offense to me.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: