Impeachment?

There are rumors that two Republican House members are throwing around the possibility of impeachment resolutions against Casey Cagle for violating the state constitution by refusing to take up veto overrides immediately.

[UPDATE] Thanks to Romegaguy for this link.

45 comments

  1. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    Say what you want to about the heavy-handedness of Barnes, Kahn, and their group of flying monkeys in the Governor’s office, but at least everyone was on the same page.

  2. Doug Deal says:

    Burdell,

    Unfortunately they are like the hydra, and when you cut off the current heads, 2 more spring up.

    The only solution to government’s ills is to limit its power to do harm.

  3. Burdell says:

    Doug,

    You’re right. I forgot that going to the capitol with torches for burning heads is frowned upon 😉

    As far as limiting Government’s power to do harm, I remember a time when the GOP stood for this.

  4. eburke says:

    Do we really want to turn over all local government revenues to these egomaniacs to dole out or to withhold as punishment? The Republicans have lost touch with the public and have become drunk with thier own power.

  5. Doug Deal says:

    eburke,

    What you say is true, but until the Democrats become something other than race and class warlords, they are the best and only option.

    A party will only be as good as their opposition. Competition drives improvement, but right now there is just a single-horse race.

  6. Tea Party says:

    Doug & eburke:

    Could there be a better time for a legitimate third party in America? One that is based on fiscal conservatism, eschews any single religious group excercising control over policy points, and is socially moderate?

    I have always preferred the GOP to the Dems, and still do, but man these are trying times….

  7. CobbGOPer says:

    Whatever. If I had a nickel for every ‘rumor’ that flies around the Gold Dome, I’d own my own beach by now.

    Jason, why don’t you try to track down the source and see if you can actually verify that this action is taking place… before throwing Senate Republicans as a whole under the bus over a ‘rumor.’

  8. debbie0040 says:

    Jason, if it said legislators could it be House members? Doesn’t impeachment start in the House? Just curious since you did not say State Senator .

    I can’t imagine State Senators going against Cagle like that.

  9. Dave says:

    Why don’t these sorry a**holes get on with lowering my taxes, prying loose some of the welfare and non-productive tapeworms from our collective wallets and lessening the amount of government intrusion into our lives! No, they’d rather not do S**T and throw around words like impeachment. We are so screwed!

  10. griftdrift says:

    I think it’s pretty funny that people still roll out welfare as a great bugaboo 12 years after welfare reform passed and the rolls have been practically purged.

    But hey. We’re only talking about impeachment here so why not toss in a well timed red herring to chum the water?

  11. Jace Walden says:

    Welfare related story:

    When my guard unit got back to Milledgeville on Sunday, a few of the guys went to an eating establishment that is owned by one of our fellow soldiers.

    This dude, who looks like he hasn’t bathed in two months comes walking in with pants down past his ass crack, sporting a gold grill, and smelling like total ass…he’s got his weekly list that he has to turn in to “prove” that he tried to find a job.

    He asked my friend, “Are you guys hiring?” My friend answered, “No.” The guy hands my friend the paper and says, “Can you sign this?” My friend looked right at him and said, “Hell, no”. Without missing a beat, the guy says “You have to, it’s the law.” My friend replies, “When you come in here looking like you want a job, then I’ll sign your little paper. Now get the hell off my property!”

    The guy started cursing and didn’t stop until after he was out the door. It was priceless. What a dead beat turd.

  12. griftdrift says:

    Just trying to clarify a point. There are too many myths about welfare and food stamps. It’s likely he was either receiving food stamps or unemployment. Either way he’s definitely a turd. But one turd does not make everything a steaming pile.

  13. Jace Walden says:

    The whole scene was hilarious. It was obvious that this guy had NO intention of actually taking a job.

    I’m actually kind of curious what his reaction would have been had my friend said, “Yeah, we’re hiring. When can you start?”

  14. griftdrift says:

    That would have been funny. Oh the stories I could tell. Like the guy who came in my office with a bullet proof vest on and refused to check whether he was a citizen or not. He claimed he was a sovreign citizen of the nation of Alabama.

  15. Dave says:

    Drift, we need more folks like your restaurant buddy. And Jace, those welfare reform programs that were previously slashed have been renamed and there are more folks that ever on the gov’t dole, to the tune of almost one trillion dollars plus. Those wonderful “social programs” will bleed us all dry.

  16. Jace Walden says:

    Dave,

    I think you have GriftDrift and I confused. I’m the one with the “Restaurant Buddy”, GriftDrift is the one talking about Welfare “Reform”.

  17. Still Looking says:

    Grift is right about welfare. Based on the information presented in the restaurant story, the man was most likely trying to meet the requirements for unemployment insurance. He might be eligible for food stamps.

    Unemployment insurance is not infinite, it runs out after a few months. To be eligible he had to have worked previously and been laid-off, not fired.

    There are plenty of deadbeats (some even have jobs, but don’t add value) in this world, but you aren’t going to get much if any welfare from Georgia if you are a male. The vast majority of beneficiaries are children, physically/mentally handicapped, or social security recipients like our retired parents and grandparents.

  18. Hank Reardan says:

    Still Looking
    You can be fired and still recieve unemployment. I fired a guy about three months ago because he could not follow map quest. He was a trainee for a new driver postion I needed. He filled for unemployment I challenged it and I lost. They said a man can get unemployment if he is fired because he is not smart enough for the job.

  19. Romegaguy says:

    From Chatt Times Free Press Story yesterday…

    Rep. Ron Forster, R-Ringgold, was incensed by the Senate action. He said he has written to the attorney general inquiring about whether it was constitutional for Lt. Gov. Cagle not to act on the override votes Monday.

    “You can’t thumb your nose at the constitution,” Rep. Forster said. He said he was drafting a possible impeachment measure against Lt. Gov. Cagle while he waits for a response from the attorney general.

    http://www.timesfreepress.com/absolutenm/templates/local.aspx?articleid=28350&zoneid=77

  20. griftdrift says:

    Unemployment Insurance is a no-fault meaning if the claimant is not at fault they can receive the benefits. So yes someone who is fired can receive. Also in rare circumstances someone who quits can receive. The employer must meet the burden of proof it was the employees fault to get benefits denied.

    Hank in you case that is something in the bidness that we call “inability”. As long as an employee tries to the best of his ability to perform the task he cannot be denied due to a lack of ability. In that case the employer has the burden of proof to show it was a task within the employees capability or he did not truly try to the best of his ability. These are difficult thresholds to meet as its a vague area of the law.

  21. Dave says:

    Hank, I’m truly sorry you are getting raped by the govrenment into paying for a moron. I hope you can go into business for yourself and just yourself in the future. The fact that this can happen to an employer who lets somebody go sucks.

  22. GodHatesTrash says:

    Looks like Hank is a victim of Georgia’s abysmal education system – if you hire a high school graduate in a non-red state, he/she will know how to read mapquest….

    But it’s hard to feel sorry for Hank, though. If he had the guy fill out an employment application, he could have looked at it and realized he was dealing with an illiterate…

    Besides, if the guy only worked for Hank for a short time, was fired and still collected UI, that means he was working when Hank hired him. So more than likely the young man had a job – got caught up in Hank’s lousy/non-existent personnel practices, quit that job and went to work for Hank, then Hank decided to fire him, leaving him without an income and having to look for another job (hopefully with a more responsible employer)…

    In the good ol’ days that you southrons love so, Hank would have purchased the employee/slave from his old employer, and maybe could have whipped some mapquest sense into him – or at least have had the fun of degrading a fellow human being – if he was still stupid after that, he could go shoot the former owner…

    (It ain’t easy living in a civilized society, folks. Deal with it.)

  23. Philly says:

    The Senate wanting to study the vetos before voting on them was a reasonible request.

    Some legislators act like kids on a playground when they do not get their way.

    They need to remember that we are all on the same team. ..

  24. juliobarrios says:

    I heard a rumor that Forster was going to run statewide for the PSC. Anyone else hear anything on it?

  25. IF there is any truth to the rumor, it is an act of lunacy. The LG has run a tight ship and maintained a great level of decorum. If this slime continues I would suspect there will be a large turnover in the House this fall. It also won’t be pretty for the down ticket.

    They should be more concerned with creating an efficient government and reducing taxes.

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