The number of people acknowledging that Barack Obama’s lawless actions deserve impeachment has risen by one. Obama’s refusal to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is “impeachable,” according to a nationally syndicated, widely quoted talk show host. Bryan Fischer is director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy at American Family Association and host of “Focal Point,” which is heard on the 148 radio stations of the American Family Radio Network. Fischer wrote on the AFA’s website:
Obama is violating his oath of office by refusing to defend DOMA. The Constitution he took a solemn and sacred oath to “preserve, protect and defend” requires him in Article II, Section 3 to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” This refusal to do his sworn duty makes him derelict in his duty, and is both inexcusable and even impeachable.
Fischer also dedicated a segment of his Thursday program to the DOMA decision.
The Christian broadcaster’s influence is only growing. Newsweek magazine (which apparently still exists) paid Fischer a backhanded compliment in a tongue-in-cheek hit piece entitled, “How Bryan Fischer Became the Newest Media Darling.” It describes how Fischer’s straight talking common sense and Biblical conservatism have attracted a growing national audience — a fact that has caused the dinosaur media to frequently distort, mock, and ridicule Fischer’s message and audience.
Fischer joins a growing list of center-Right (and occasionally far-Left) personalities who believe the president should be investigated, and perhaps impeached and removed from office. Radio talk show host Tammy Bruce called for Obama’s impeachment for bringing the Muslim Brotherhood closer to power in Egypt. (It would be difficult to think of two people further apart politically than Fischer and Bruce.) Another Bryan, Bryan Preston of Pajamas Media’s blog, put impeachment on the table the day before Fischer’s blog.
Within the last two weeks alone Newt Gingrich, ACORN expert Matthew Vadum, and others have stated the president’s actions violate the rule of law, ignore legal precedent, and establish a “rule of men” presided over by Obama — and all have had the courage to say these actions could merit impeachment.
Gingrich has since tried to distance himself from the implications of his words, saying, “Congress has every responsibility to demand President Obama live up to his constitutional obligations, but impeachment is clearly not an appropriate action.” However, Gingrich called the president’s DOMA decision “a dereliction of duty and a violation of his constitutional oath,” which is itself impeachable.
The author of Arizona’s immigration law, State Senator Russell Pearce, and former Constitution Party presidential candidate Howard Phillips have stated Obama’s refusal to carry out national immigration laws is impeachable. Phillips recently mailed out a 17-page questionnaire cum indictment of Barack Obama to five million registered voters, asking them if they supported impeaching Obama. It included a section entitled, “Obama Refuses to Enforce Laws He Does Not Like.”
Before Congress will act, it must be assured the American people support an action as bold as impeachment. Signed petitions, public pressure, and the increasing number of significant personalities who support impeachment are important steps. Public backlash against this increasingly imperious president shows the growing storm of public disapproval into which Barack Obama is steering his administration.