Skip to main content

More craziness out of Georgia:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/...

Candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., right, speaks as fellow candidates Karen Handel, and and Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., lookon during a forum Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Atlanta. Six of the GOP hopefuls used the forum sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association to insist that their differences matter, even if it's not obvious.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Three of the eight Republicans running in the Georgia Senate primary said they would impeach President Barack Obama if given the chance.

The candidates signaled their willingness to impeach the president at a candidate forum on Saturday. At the forum, a woman said President Bill "Clinton was impeached for perjury. Obama has perjured himself on multiple occasions. Would you support impeachment if presented for a vote?"

Of the five candidates at the event, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), engineer Derrick Grayson and businessman Eugene Yu said they would support impeachment. Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel and attorney Art Gardner did not raise their hands. - TPM, 2/3/14

Here's a little more info:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

When asked for further comment, Broun spokesman Christine Hardman said, "If House leadership brought an impeachment vote before the floor, then there would certainly be good reason for doing so, with substantive information and evidence to impeach the President. With the President repeatedly bypassing Congress through executive order, lying to the American people on Obamacare, and failing to address what really happened in Benghazi, I can understand why this would be an important issue to many Georgians right now."

"What I don't understand, is how a candidate can claim to be a proven conservative, and yet if such a resolution was brought up for a vote, they would oppose it," she added.

Reps. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) and Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who are also running for the nomination, were not at the forum. - Huffington Post, 2/3/14

Crazy old Broun is just doing what he can to appeal to crazy old GOP/Tea Party voters:

http://abcnews.go.com/...

Throughout the primary, Broun has touted himself as the “true conservative” in the race, and many expect the crowded primary to shift candidates rightward.

Support for impeachment isn’t exactly controversial in some conservative circles. Last summer, two members of Congress and one Senator discussed impeachment at town hall meetings with their constituents. One, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich., said it would be a “dream come true.” - ABC News, 2/3/14

Broun has a good shot at winning his primary and he's really fighting for the nominee.  Which is why this race is a great pick opportunity for Democrats.  If you would like to get involved with Michelle Nunn's (D. GA) campaign, you can do so here:
http://www.michellenunn.com/

Originally posted to pdc on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 12:01 PM PST.

Also republished by Kos Georgia and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  Tea Party overreach: best hope of GA Dems. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MPociask

    Perhaps following in the footsteps of Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Sarah Palin, etc.

    Of course the glitch in this hope is that Palin/McCain actually won Georgia, and Angle & O'Donnell probably would have if they'd run here.

    I'm donating to Nunn. She may be a conservadem, but she's a helluva lot better than anyone the GOP primary electorate is gonna choose.

    "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

    by HeyMikey on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 12:30:19 PM PST

    •  ConservaDem.... (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Mayfly, HeyMikey

      With a lean towards Conserva.  

      Don't get me wrong.  I'll vote for her in the general election.  But she's made it very hard for me to support her, or encourage others to support her.  

      I also want to add that I respect your decision to do so, and I understand that it's the correct pragmatic choice, but... I just can't.

      •  Remember Obamacare, stimulus. (3+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        poopdogcomedy, notagain, MPociask

        Obamacare got the bare 60 votes needed to break a Senate filibuster (and got zero GOP votes in the House). http://en.wikipedia.org/...

        The 2009 stimulus package also got the bare 60 votes it needed to break a filibuster and pass the Senate (and also got zero GOP votes in the House). http://www.politico.com/...

        All conservadems got on board for both votes.

        I will absolutely support more progressive Dems in primaries. But in the general election, I'll take whatever Dem I can get, and be grateful. Especially in Georgia.

        "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

        by HeyMikey on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 03:49:28 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  let the idiots waste resources & political capital (0+ / 0-)

    and maybe they'll find Judge Crater and Jimmy Hoffa

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

    by annieli on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 12:52:04 PM PST

  •  It's an election year. Gotta get the wingnuts (0+ / 0-)

    good and riled up.

    He's not running for Congress anymore in a gerrymandered district.  He might want to check the census or GA voter registration data now that he's running for Senate.  GA has about three times as many black residents as the rest of the country, on average AND a lot less whites.  This kind of messaging might just backfire.

  •  Meanwhile, Ken Dious running for Broun's seat (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mayfly

    Website:  http://www.diousforcongress.com/

    Donate:  https://kendiousforcongress.nationbuilder.com/...

    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/...

    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/...

    Can't believe Paul Broun represents Athens, GA, one of the most liberal parts of the state.

    •  they manufactured that district (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Mayfly, trumpeter, MPociask

      especially for him in mid-decade.  It splits Athen's voting power,  not allowing all of Athens-Clarke to be in the district, adds more rural parts of Oconnee and Jackson to it to make sure it stays red.   There was a lawsuit over it when it happened as usually districts are only changed at the decenniel census and this was done mid-decade without much showing of a reason other than partisan politics, ie no population shift of major proportions.  Which the judge said was a fine reason.

  •  Idiot (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mayfly, anon004

    He's running for Senate.  He can't impeach the president.

  •  Broun is after two things: (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MPociask, Mayfly

    publicity and being offensive because the best defense is offense.

    Challenging the President is a guaranteed attention getter. Being offensive towards the male President is safer than offending a female candidate. He's a doctor, he's supposed to at least pretend to be nice to patients, if patronizing.

    The dropping birth rate has put the squeeze on gynochologists. That's why their professional association has changed its name to be a Congress. More status.

    http://hannah.smith-family.com

    by hannah on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 01:40:20 PM PST

  •  maybe we should all get involved (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mayfly

    in Broun's race.

    Broun isn't taking a postition merely to appeal to tea party voters, he's the real deal, batshit crazy.  

  •  Impeach Obama is the new Repeal Obamacare (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mayfly

    Except the teahadists in congress aren't crazy enough (yet!) to actually try it on. As mentioned above, it's just to get teabaggers riled up.

    Of course, that won't stop them from wasting tax payer's $$$ on another 46 pointless votes to repeal the ACA.

  •  If you ain't no better than a n****r, son (0+ / 0-)

    May I school you on why Sen Paul Broun and his co-conspirators want to "impeach"  

  •  Do it! I wish Obama would taunt them with (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    StillAmused

    "put up or shut up."

    It will never happen but an impeachment trial Obama v. Wingnuttia would be as one-sided as the Super Bowl.

    Ted Cruz president? Pardon my Vietnamese, but Ngo Pho King Way.

    by ZedMont on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 02:07:17 PM PST

  •  "Obama has perjured himself (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    MPociask

    on multiple occasions."

    When?  Has he ever been called to testify in a court of law or before Congress?  Certainly not during his presidency.  Obviously this woman has no idea what perjury is, and it's not like her Senatorial candidates are going to correct her.  Dumbasses all.

  •  What a thundering asshole! (0+ / 0-)

    From 'Wonkette', 2/3/14:

    "Speaking in front of a wall of glassy-eyed dead deer to an audience of glassy-eyed Christians at last month’s 2012 Sportsman’s Banquet at Hartwell, GA’s Liberty Baptist Church, serial Obama-speech-boycotter Rep. Paul Broun (R-JesusJesusJesusland) single-handedly disproved evolution and the Big Bang, and embryology, for good measure, revealing that they are “lies straight from the pit of Hell.”

    "... Broun attributes his 2007 election to the direct intervention of the Lord Jesus Christ, shows slides of a Kodiak bear and a lion that he heroically shot, and tells a story about heroically shooting another lion in the face, explaining that “God directed that bullet, because if I’d missed, that lion would have been in the back of the truck with me and I’d have been clawed to death.”

    ... and it gets better!

    http://wonkette.com/...

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site