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Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver and wingnut pundit Matt Barber are calling for President Obama's impeachment for "high crimes and misdemeanors" and "acting in a lawless way" because it is somehow his fault that attorneys general around the country are refusing to defend gay marriage bans in their states, Right Wing Watch reports.

Said Staver:

"This lawlessness has been empowered by President Obama and Eric Holder, the Attorney General, where they have just simply ignored the laws and decided not only to not enforce certain laws that they don't like but also to actively work to undermine them. That's why we're calling for President Obama's impeachment, he's just acting in a lawless way."

Added Barber:

"He has the bully pulpit, he holds the highest office in the land and so people are looking to him for direction. Well, he has set the tempo here so we are now living in a culture of lawlessness where relativists, ideologically-driven relativists, ideologues, liberals, are saying we're not really a nation of laws, we're a nation of men and we're the ones who are smart enough to know better, we need to effect change, we have to skirt the Constitution, get around the laws or just trample right over them in order to do what we want to do and accomplish what we want to accomplish. And that's why this culture of lawlessness that we can point to multiple, specific instances and actions by President Obama and inactions that have created the culture, this is why we believe and we are petitioning Congress essentially to impeach this man."

Listen to Staver and Barber make jokes of themselves, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Good luck guys. I hope you spend buckets full of your own money for your fight. LOL

    Posted by: mike | Feb 18, 2014 1:30:24 PM


  2. What idiots! Not a chance of success, of course.

    Posted by: Joel | Feb 18, 2014 1:31:45 PM


  3. "Liberty Council - Faith and Freedom" That's so funny.

    Posted by: Jack M | Feb 18, 2014 1:33:10 PM


  4. The fact that our ban here in Virginia has fallen must be especially bitter for them.

    Buwhahahaha!

    Posted by: NotSafeForWork | Feb 18, 2014 1:48:45 PM


  5. Jack beat me to it :(. "Religious freedom" is an oxymoron.

    Posted by: Steve | Feb 18, 2014 1:50:40 PM


  6. Waaaambulance for Staver and Barber.

    Posted by: bollox | Feb 18, 2014 1:55:29 PM


  7. Reading their words I see basically projection. They are the ones who would skirt the constitution, ignore the laws regarding freedom of and from religion to uphold their small minded world views. So they describe the President as doing the same but from a different view point. It would just be pathetic except for the fact they have such a large audience to poison the public discourse with.

    Posted by: Dave C. | Feb 18, 2014 1:59:38 PM


  8. To quote Bender from Futurama: "Oh wait - You're serious? Then let me laugh harder!"

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Feb 18, 2014 2:24:22 PM


  9. And they continue to repeat the lies. Attorneys General around the country have NOT refused to enforce the laws. They have refused to DEFEND the laws in court. That is a big difference. The laws remain on the books. The laws continue to be enforced. If the courts decide that the laws are unconstitutional, then unless the decision is somehow reversed, that becomes the rule of law.

    Posted by: jmartindale | Feb 18, 2014 2:28:03 PM


  10. WaaaaWaaaa…Waaaah. Like these are remotely impeachable offenses. It's so satisfying to watch these people squirm as their personal end of days approaches… and it's going to be the rapture only for the rest of us.

    I'm all for cancelling religion in general. Good point @Steve, religious freedom IS an oxymoron (are these made specifically FOR morons?).

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Feb 18, 2014 2:40:30 PM


  11. Aren't Matt Barber and Matt Staver also ideologues? Isn't that the ideologue calling the ideologue an ideologue?

    Posted by: Keith | Feb 18, 2014 3:10:41 PM


  12. Why do so many of those guys have that same terrible haircut?

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Feb 18, 2014 3:23:01 PM


  13. It won't help your lie much but there is a truth out there.

    A state can't set up it's own laws to "specifically skirt the constitution". It is allowed powers to govern itself but only as long as those powers don't violate the federal constitution in doing so.

    Not to mention, setting up a second class of state citizens who are obligated to follow a different set of rules is the antithesis to equality.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Feb 18, 2014 3:35:45 PM


  14. Who are these guys and why should we care. You can dig up anything if you look hard enough. Every president gets impeachment petitions against him, at least since Nixon, and it actually goes back to Wilson, though he arrested people who called for his impeachment(!). There were many, many people on the left that wanted Bush II impeached and tried for war crimes, but that didn't happen. It's the most desperate form of political wish fulfillment out there, a pure exercise in fantasy thinking.

    Posted by: anon | Feb 18, 2014 4:23:26 PM


  15. @anon : there were far better grounds for impeaching Bush - such as the lies to congress about weapons of mass destruction that got us into an unnecessary war that sent trillions of dollars down the tube.

    But to impeach Obama because his Attorney General (and other state-level ones) don't want to waste the taxpayer's dollars by mounting a defense in court when they know they will almost certainly lose? Now that really is crazy.

    If you look at the data, the fiscally conservative elected officials are mostly Democrats.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 18, 2014 7:20:56 PM


  16. About a month ago the message went out from the head Republican wordsmith that the new focus group approved word for the president was "lawless". Hence, suddenly lawless, lawless, lawless, although the last time anyone heard that word was in western movies or something.

    Apparently these guys don't understand that when the legal handwriting is on the wall government legal departments often use their discretion to stop throwing good money after bad. (Yes, two cliches in on sentence, thank you!)

    Posted by: emjayay | Feb 19, 2014 2:16:14 AM


  17. Moron RWNJs never have and never will understand how their own government works. Obama is the Chief Executive, not the Chief Justice. Morons with nothing to do but lie to their moron minions.

    Posted by: Mykelb | Feb 19, 2014 3:28:13 AM


  18. I love gay lawlessness

    Posted by: toomi | Feb 19, 2014 7:39:40 AM


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