By Peter Andrew – ConservativeAmerican.org – If you like our website, you can keep it. Period.
Something needs to be done. The President of the United States is a proven liar. The citizens no longer trust Barack Hussein Obama. While we have been urging voters not to trust this man since before his election in 2008, it has taken the Obamacare Nightmare to wake up most of the nation. Something needs to be done. If republicans refuse to impeach the man in the U.S. House of Representatives, can they at least just take a symbolic vote of “No Confidence” in the President?
The Washington Post suggested in September this kind of vote might be in order because of the White House mishandling of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. A vote of “No Confidence” should lead to the resignations of the President and his cabinet. Yes, we know that even if the vote took place, Obama and his minions would not resign.
While there is a small effort to add a Constitutional Amendment that would allow citizens to take a vote of no confidence in their representatives in congress, no such effort is underway for the President of the United States. Another site asks you to sign a petition online to give Obama a vote of no-confidence, but this also has no impact.
CAN IT EVEN BE DONE?
In 2007, Senate Democrats threatened to take such a vote against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. The latest time an actual vote took place in congress was in 1950 when the House passed a vote of no confidence against Secretary of State Dean Acheson. He kept his job despite the displeasure in him not doing more to fight the communists. That’s just funny today. Now we not only don’t fight them, the President appoints them to key cabinet positions!
The Slate.com says ” In 1886, Republicans passed a resolution censuring then-AG Augustus Garland, who had refused to turn over executive papers relating to his dismissal of a U.S. attorney from the southern district of Alabama.”
So, the answer to the question, “Can congress take a vote of no confidence on Obama?” is yes, they can. However, it is meaningless. Unlike Great Britain, a no confidence vote here means nothing. The proper procedure is for the U.S. House to bring charges of high crimes and misdemeanors against the President and vote to impeach him. It is then up to the U.S. Senate to put him on trial. If convicted in the Senate, the President would then be removed from office.
This “crisis of confidence” over the big Obamacare Lie that if you like your health plan, you can keep it, should be enough to push the U.S. House, John Boehner and Eric Cantor, to do something. If they don’t like the symbolic vote of no confidence, then take the real action and impeach this man. We could suggest hundreds of charges against him from our Official Obama Administration Scandals List.