Sen. Coburn Tells Constituents that Impeachment of Obama Is Close; White House Throws a Fit
August 24, 2013 • 7:59AM

Spurred by the wide media coverage of Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) telling a gathering of Oklahoma constituents that the Obama Administration is "lawless," that Obama is getting "perilously close to impeachment," and that we are headed for "another Constitutional crisis," Obama's Chicago "protector" David Axelrod jumped onto the nearest pro-Obama network to denounce the growing demand to dump the British puppet from the Presidency.

On August 23, Axelrod rushed onto MSNBC's Morning Joe program to come to Obama's defense. Coburn's remarks were "way out of bounds," Axelrod complained. "He speaks to a kind of virus that has infected our politics that really has to be curbed."

In a pathetic attempt to turn the tide, Axelrod mocked Coburn's statement as his "considered legal opinion as an obstetrician."

Axelrod's pathetic and defensive reaction to the groundswell building around the country against Obama triggered an immediate backlash that will only further feed the furor. Aaron Klein, co-author of the soon-to-be-released book Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama From Office, responded to Axelrod, declaring: "This is a transparent attempt to discredit legitimate concerns over Obama's possible violations of the Constitution, the sidestepping of Congress to make de facto law and his apparent and systemic abuse of the executive authority."

Axelrod was sent out to handle the panic at the White House and try to put out the impeachment fire, which is gaining ground as more and more mainstream Republicans are openly talking about impeachment — as their constituents demand they take action on getting rid of Obama.

Sen. Coburn is a senior member of the Senate, who as vice chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, co-signed the report on the 2008 financial crash that put a good deal of the blame on the repeal of Glass-Steagall. Other Republicans who have come out in recent days citing the possibility of an Obama impeachment include Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas, Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan, and Senator Ted Cruz, also from Texas. Back in May, Sen. James Inhofe, another Oklahoma Republican, said that Obama could be impeached over the White House cover-up of the Benghazi attack of 9/11/12. Farenthold told a constituent group earlier this week that he believed there were sufficient votes in the House to pass an impeachment resolution.

The WND book by Aaron Klein and co-author Brenda J. Elliot is due to be released on Aug. 27, but has already pre-sold 100,000 copies and gone into a third printing. A grass roots organization called Overpasses for Obama's Impeachment, launched in June, now claims to have 40,000 members in all 50 states.

The mood for impeachment is not exclusively a partisan affair. Recent polling data has shown a dramatic collapse in approval for Obama among under-30-year-olds, particularly as more and more details come out of the NSA spying and cover-up. And today, PostPartisan blog of the Washington Post by Ed Rogers gave serious coverage to the impeachment furor:

"The fire the president is stoking through his willful flaunting of the law can't be denied. Perhaps the former constitutional law professor has overreached and decided that the Constitution is more flexible than he once thought. His misdeeds are increasingly being detailed by commentators, even those who are not marginalized conservatives. No less than Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) who is particularly bright and well-regarded, has broached the issue and is raising the notion that impeachment is conceivable. This drew a sharp rebuke — rather than a laugh — from David Axelrod, suggesting that perhaps Senator Coburn hit a nerve."

In effect, the population — and some leading politicians are catching up to Lyndon LaRouche and LaRouchePAC, who have been detailing the impeachable crimes of Obama for the past four years.