Liberal Icon Urges Obama Impeachment

Garth Kant, WND, January 20, 2014

Worse than Richard Nixon. An unprecedented abuse of powers. The most un-American president in the nation’s history.

Nat Hentoff does not think much of President Obama.

And now, the famous journalist says it is time to begin looking into impeachment.

Hentoff sees the biggest problem as Obama’s penchant to rule by executive order when he can’t convince Congress to do things his way.

The issue jumped back into the headlines last week when, just before his first Cabinet meeting of 2014, Obama said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone . . . and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions.”

“Apparently he doesn’t give one damn about the separation of powers,” Hentoff told WND. “Never before in our history has a president done these things.”

And just to make sure everyone knew how extremely serious he regarded the situation, the journalist added, “This is the worst state, I think, the country has ever been in.”

Nat Hentoff does not think much of President Obama.

And now, the famous journalist says it is time to begin looking into impeachment.


“He has no right to do these executive orders,” Hentoff insisted, his voice reaching a crescendo of indignation.

He says Obama gets away with it only because there is no outrage in Congress, no coverage by the media and no knowledge by the public.


The most well-known examples of Obama changing or issuing laws with the stroke of a pen by issuing executive orders include:

  • Delaying the employer mandate in Obamacare
  • Changing the types of plans available under Obamacare
  • Ensuring abortions would be covered under Obamacare
  • Enacting key provisions of the failed Dream Act to halt deportations of illegal immigrants
  • Enacting stricter gun-control measures
  • Sealing presidential records
  • Creating an economic council
  • Creating a domestic policy council
  • Changing pay grades

As WND previously reported, even the the far left-leaning FactCheck wrote, “It’s true that President Obama is increasingly using his executive powers in the face of staunch Republican opposition in Congress. He’s changed federal policies on immigration and welfare and appointed officials without congressional approval.”


The journalist said he doesn’t think any other president has acted so lawlessly as a matter of habit.

“So, if this isn’t a reason for at least the start of an independent investigation that would lead to impeachment, what is?”


He also pointed out that as president of the Harvard Law Review Obama never published an article, something that went virtually unnoticed when voters considered his qualifications.

“See, that was a case of affirmative-action and people feeling, ‘Hey we ought to do something important, symbolically, and here’s a black guy, and he’s articulate, so we’re gonna do this.’”

Hentoff mentioned that former U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, the man Time Magazine once called “the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court,” once personally lectured him that “Affirmative-action on a racial basis is a total violation of the 14th Amendment, no doubt about it.”

And, referring to Obama’s presidency, the journalist said, “That’s what that kind of affirmative-action did for us.”


Hentoff wanted to make sure no one thought he was engaging in hyperbole.

He said it was literally true that Obama is “the most un-American president we’ve ever had.”

And just to make sure everybody heard him, he added, “I hope the FBI got all of that.”

Hentoff is just the latest public figure to be added to the growing list of those mentioning the possible impeachment of President Obama.

WND has been keeping track, and that list now includes:

Reps. Steve King, R-Iowa; Blake Farenthold, R-Texas; Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas; Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas; Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.; Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., and Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.

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  • Spartacus

    “This is the worst state, I think, the country has ever been in.”


    And it’s gonna get worse and worse. Obama is just a symptom, the disease cannot be cured through peaceful or legal means .

  • bigone4u

    Obama has assumed dictatorial powers, while the Republicans provide token opposition. The best thing for the country at this point, which is late in the game, would be a military coup designed to restore the Constitution. After his trial and conviction, Obama should be deported to his birthplace in Kenya, if not hung from a lamp post. Congrats to liberal Nat Hentoff for waking up. Maybe he can convince other Jews and other liberals that impeachment is necessary if freedom means anything anymore.

    • Jesse James

      The upper leadership of the military is complicit in the crimes of the status quo powers that be during both the administrations of Bush and Obama. I wouldn’t expect much from the military, they are compromised. All of them swear the Oath of Allegiance and they have completely ignored Obama’s complete disregard for the US Constitution. The cavalry isn’t coming. Keep your powder dry folks.

      • Max Krakah

        Fragg, fragg up boys, up the chain of command , fragg up boys!!!!

      • This would jibe with my own observations but is not what I’ve heard from a couple people with inside knowledge. I don’t know what to make of it–either they’re wrong, or they’re right and the stars are merely biding their time.

        • Jesse James

          I served 12 years but have been out since 1994 so I really don’t know what is going on. Part of my frustration was that I once had a high opinion of the Colonels that I met during my time in and those men are today’s Generals. I never had much interaction with Generals so I really don’t have too deep of an understanding of who they are but I do know that you don’t make it to those grades without being a serious politician. I just really believed in the integrity of the Army’s top leadership, which may have been naive, but it means that I had to fall a long way down to where I am now in my head and heart and I am bitter about it.

          I do hope that I am wrong and that the nations military’s leadership will prevent some kind of de facto coup by the radical leftist, however, I can’t forget one of my first battalion commander’s favorite maxims: “Hope is not a plan.”

          Deo Vindice

  • I have a better idea.

    Don’t impeach the President, but do impeach the Presidency.

    That level of power is becoming just way too much to trust to any one person, not even a good person. On top of that, Presidential campaigns are so expensive that it’s an inevitability that whoever gets elected President is going to be a slave to monied special interests, which means open borders all the way. Remember, as things are, the President has 100% of the power of enforcement (or non-enforcement) of immigration law in this country. If the Chamber Pot of Commerce spends enough money, it can guarantee the non-enforcement of immigration law.

    My ideal would be a vastly expanded House of Representatives being the center of political power, the Senate returning to the pre-17th Amendment paradigm but having little more than veto power over bills the House passes. However, no one elected member of Congress should have any more or less power than any other member, there should be no head of state as such. And all the members of Congress should be elected on a non-partisan basis, and only white people should be allowed to both vote and hold office.

    • WR_the_realist

      I’m antiwar and would like us to stay out of as many of them as possible. But when there is a war you do need one guy at the top who serves as the ultimate authority for all decisions needed to execute the war. So we need someone to serve as commander in chief of the armed forces, even if he has no other authority. Perhaps he should be appointed by congress.

      • In a declared war, the person who leads the armed services committee can be that person. Or someone else appointed as such.

      • This would only be true if the person in charge were a seasoned warrior, with proven military experience and a keen understanding of strategy. When was the last time someone like that was President? In the modern reality, we’re talking about bought-and-paid-for shysters groomed by corporate globalist interests and installed in fraudulent elections as mere figureheads to do the bidding of their masters.

  • Pelagian

    Another of that rare breed of independent-thinking non-Eskimo, like Oliver Stone, Murray Rothbard, Chomsky etc.

    • Rhialto

      Perhaps this non-Eskimo’s discontent with Obama is caused by Obama’s lack of support for the non-Eskimo homeland. Just a random thought!

      • NeanderthalDNA

        OK, I’m confused…

        Is “eskimo” = “ewjay” or is “non-eskimo” = “ewjay”?

        I thought “eskimos” were “ewjays”.


        Confused in Columbia

        • Pelagian

          I may be using it wrong .. cosnsensus of the house? Either way, it passes the censors, I understand.

          • NeanderthalDNA

            Okay, I feel less out-of-the-loop now.

        • Brian

          Non-Eskimo, as in ‘I can’t say who he is, but he’s definitely not an Eskimo’. But I have seen people go the other way. I use ‘YKW’ to remove ambiguity.

        • IstvanIN

          Whenever you see Eskimo mentioned in a non-Canada/Alaska/Siberia context you should assume a person of chosen decent.

        • BTW I’d like to crown the person who thought up the idea to use “eskimo” as a euphemism for “Jewish” or whatever. And by “crown,” I don’t mean king or queen.

          Thanks for ruining Christmas carols for me, whoever you are. “Winter Wonderland” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” both contain “eskimo(s)” in their lyrics, and this past Christmas when I heard it I kept thinking about Non-Eskimos.

        • Alexandra1973

          “Non-eskimo” means “I’m on the blame-the-Jews-for-everything” bandwagon.

          I’m apparently one of the few that doesn’t buy into that.

          • Katherine McChesney

            Me either. There are more sinister groups threatening us. The Jesuits are one of them. And, I believe they are the puppetmasters for all the leftist governments world-wide.

  • ncpride

    He says Obama gets away with it only because there is no outrage in Congress, no coverage by the media and no knowledge by the public
    Nonsense. He gets away with it because he is BLACK. Period. Call him out on anything, no matter how justified and you’re the biggest racist, bigot, Nazi, KKK member, blah, blah, blah to ever live, and we all know any of those titles are worse than murderer or child molester.

  • I believe it is impossible for a black president to be impeached no matter what his offences are.

    It would stand as the most politically-incorrect action of all time.
    0bama has nothing to lose and everything to gain by throwing his weight around.
    No one with authority has the sack to tell this guy no.

    • IstvanIN

      He could shoot the VP on live television broadcast worldwide and even Mrs. Biden would raise an eyebrow. Nothing sticks to that slick brown coating.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    YAY! Another liblefty awakens!

    Keep up the good work, Mr. Taylor, and ALL WHO POST HERE!

    Try to ixne on the ewjay thing, Natsocs, and next thing you know…

    We may just get our country back. Beware that silent majority – it’s slow to awaken but mad as a hornet when it does…

  • Max Krakah

    Nat Hentoff and his ilk created this monster, there is room for them on that gallows as well

  • Extropico

    The first US President born in Kenya won’t be impeached. The problem is far more insidious than one foreigner. The nation must stop its war campaign on the White majority.

  • WR_the_realist

    Nat Hentoff is a brave liberal, and on the matter of Obama’s unconstitutional actions I can agree with him. But I can’t help but notice that every elected official listed who has said anything about impeaching Obama is a Republican. And that is the problem — Republicans are happy to let Republican presidents do unconstitutional things, and every single Democratic congressman will back a black Democratic president who does unconstitutional things. So we can never get rid of these guys.

    • MBlanc46

      Impeachment was meant to be political, but I don’t imagine that the Framers meant it to be petty party political.

  • Pelagian

    Obama is “the most un-American president we’ve ever had.”Is Hentoff a birther? (-:

  • 2eRep

    A liberal a brief moment of clarity, not to worry, it will pass.

  • While just about all of the items Hentoff lists are abuses of power, Obama and his apologists can make the plausible case that Obama had the authority to do those things, either as a function of prosecutorial discretion, or the regulatory authority that Congress created by law, or executive privilege.

    But what cannot be defended at all from a legal standpoint are these two parts of DACA (“Dream Act”): 1. The creation of work visas out of thin air that Congress did not authorize, and 2. The levy of a $465 fee per DACA applicant, a revenue collection which again Congress did not authorize.

    As far as I understand, a lawsuit that the aforementioned Steve King and others filed, is still brewing in Federal court, and is citing those two things as the key complaints.

  • sbuffalonative

    When a Republican or Conservative makes such comments, the chorus of hater tells us they’re ‘racists’ and can’t deal with a black man as president. Will these charges be leveled against Mr. Hentoff?

  • Brian

    I love it when liberals auto-cannibalize.

  • mobilebay

    I’m still wondering why anyone voted for him when his campaign promise was to “fundamentally changed this country.” The basic foundation on which this nation was built is rock solid, and that should never change. However, a this point, and after six years of his “reign,” I don’t even recognize my nation.

  • MBlanc46

    Acting lawlessly as if it were a habit? Well, you can take the ****** out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the ******.

    • bubo

      Obama has never seen a ghetto. Maybe on TV. He’s seen a lot of beaches, golf courses and bath houses(allegedly).

      I’m not really sure just what Obama is, but I do know that he’s basically a puppet. Probably just a gauge to see how much the American public will take.

      • PvtCharlieSlate


      • MBlanc46

        He lived in Kenwood. It’s a pretty toney neighborhood, but the ghetto is just yards away. You can’t live on the South Side of Chicago and not see ghettos.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    I doubt he’ll ever be impeached, though I’d love to see it happen. Liberals will never allow it, and unfortunately, both major parties are majority-liberal. They don’t care what he does or how quickly he drives this nation into the ground as long as we can have a black president finish out two full terms.

    Anything else would be “racist.”

  • Xerxes22

    Mr. Hentoff believes in the Constitution. So he is not your typical liberal.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Stone is currently a gay Buddhist.

    Half ewjay.

    “Stone was born in New York City, the son of Jacqueline (née Goddet) and Louis Stone, a stockbroker.[3] He grew up in Manhattan and Stamford, Connecticut. His father was a non-practicing Jew, and his French-born mother was a non-practicing Roman Catholic.[4] Stone was raised in the Episcopal Church,[5][6] and now practices Buddhism.[7] Stone attended Trinity School in New York City before his parents sent him away to The Hill School, a college-preparatory school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.”

    Non-practicing Jew + non-practicing Catholic = Episcopal turned Buddhist almost every time, I think…

    I’ve seen folks here claim Tarentino was eskimo (ewjay as I like to put it), but he’s not. He’s a Negro loving I-talian, but I can’t hold that against the I-talians.

    Some folks seem to assume anybody they hate on the left and especially in Hollywierd is ewjay. This is made no easier by folks like Morris SELIGMAN Dees pretending to be ewjay (like the fictional character, Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad) for professional reasons.

    • PesachPatriot

      In this case mr. stone isn’t even half….according to OT laws non-jewish mother equals born not jewish….tarantino(and diblasio) definitely have to be the exceptions to the rule in the Italian-American community….most that I have known are not big fans of the moolinyans….

      • Pelagian

        OT Laws have nothing to do with it, IMHO. DNA has nothing to do with it. The question to ask is, “does a father tend to hand down his values and mores to his son or does he clam up?” And of course the answer is “usually, the former.” And so called “non-practicing” non-Eskimos have been the vanguard, along with their practicing brethren, of every revolutionary movement from the time of Christ on. See E Michael Jones, 1000-page masterpiece, “The Revolutionary non-Eskimo and its Impact on World History”.

  • Oil Can Harry

    Another excellent Hentoff tome is “Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee”.
    Hentoff also produced a number of jazz albums back in the 50s and 60s.

  • seapeaMP

    No need to impeach Obama, he was never eligible for the presidency since he wasn’t “natural born.” In a nutshell, a person is “natural born” when they are born in a country that both parents are also citizens.

    As required by the U.S. Constitution, a person seeking to be President of the United States must be “natural born”. Meaning the person seeking the presidency would have to had been born in the U.S. to parents who are U.S. citizens.

    The controversy surrounding Obama’s place of birth is moot because no one would deny the fact that his father was not a U.S. citizen at the time of Obama’s birth.

    Here’s a good primer on the issue – people mags net/tonchen/birthers.htm

    • Alexandra1973

      I say arrest him and charge him with fraud, at the very least. Deportation sounds good too.

  • Dave4088

    I commend Hentoff for speaking out but he fails to understand that liberal theology is what paved the way for a mulatto monster like Obama to ascend to the presidency. White liberals have willingly served as useful idiots for black racial supremacists and extremists for decades culminating in the Obama-Holder dictatorship.

  • Randall Ward

    If the republicans win the senate, they will join with the dems and obama and continue the march to communism. Don’t kid yourself, they are all the same, except for the few that stand up for us.