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Tom Tancredo: Impeach Obama or We’ll Start ‘Armed Rebellion’

Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo appeared on American Family Association’s ‘Today’s Issues’ with Tim Wildmon to warn that if we don’t impeach President Obama the right will start an “armed rebellion.”

Tancredo told Wildmon that beyond impeachment there is little “short of armed rebellion that everybody constantly – you know, a lot of people, I guess I should say, think to themselves is either coming or a potential – and God knows that’s not something we want to see.”

He went on to say that Obama’s actions have been “so egregious and so dangerous to the Republic that unless we do something like impeachment, which is certainly deserved, that we will essentially have lost this thing no matter what happens in the next election.”

While Tancredo said an armed rebellion “isn’t something we want to see,” last month he wrote a column for ultra-right-wing site WorldNetDaily basically calling for a militia to take down Obama if he is not impeached.

“We are being asked to look away and pretend the Constitution is now being shredded… We must make the case for impeachment to demonstrate that no man is above the law, not even the first black president,” Tancredo wrote. “If we do not make that case, we are betraying the Constitution and degrading our children’s inheritance… Are we really that afraid to challenge presumptuous dictatorial behavior? If so, then the war is already lost and we should all stock our ammunition shelves and join a militia.”

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  • elaine stenzel

    this guy is one sick puppy,

  • whatcom_bassist

    Sounds like treason to me, m*therf*cker.

  • Jim

    Since the Republicans can’t seem to start any more wars around the world, they are trying to start a Civil War right here in the United States. This is treason. Will someone please lock this idiot up?

    • Brennan Barrington

      Treason is giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States, which he has not yet done in a material sense (which is the standard, because otherwise you could claim just about any speech gave aid and comfort to enemies). Nonetheless, I hope they try this: it’ll be the end of them. The same thing happened in WWII: in the thirties, there were plenty of people in this country who thought fascism and Hitler were pretty swell. Then the war, and revelations of the Holocaust, happened, and that was the end of politically significant Nazism in this country: during the war they almost all thought “my country right or wrong”, because that’s how they think, and afterward it was clear that the whole ideology was done. As it was put in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive: “We’ve been waiting for years for Charlie to surface and fight, and he’s doing just that – and getting his clock cleaned!”

      • u_go_guys

        Ok then. Not treason. How does charges on “sedition” sound to ya?

      • GilGordon

        Actually according to the US Constitution:

        Treason against the United States, shall
        consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies,
        giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two
        Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

        The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during
        the Life of the Person attainted.

        But there is the “Smith Act”, also known as the Alien Registration Act of 1940.

  • diablodejalisco

    where do they find these idiots? the republicans must be embarrassed at the people they have in their party. none of them have any common sense.

    • Chris19741949

      Maybe some pubbies are embarrassed by rwnj’s like Tom…who has been an idiot for most of his public life; however, way too many of them are dumb enough to rah rah him, and would probably follow him and others just like him over the cliff.

  • CDavidson

    Does he even know that this threat is treasonous? Or is he too stupid to know better? And, if it turns out to be a direct threat to the President of the United States that it is a Class D Felony? Hmmmmm?

  • Artie412

    If it smalls like treason, and looks like treason . . . Hey, it IS treason.

  • Lynda L B Duke

    TRAITOR…impeach his arse…oh he’s former, then get him for TREASON

  • liberalinlove

    I thought it was against the law to threaten this government from within! Why has this man not been charged. He sounds like a terrorist.

  • Maureen Magovern

    This man is clearly dangerous. The only reason I know of for not locking up him and his “compatriots” is that is exactly what they want to happen. Any government military action against them would be the spark to foment their armed rebellion. Of course if this had happened when G.W. was “in charge” (aka Cheney) the traitors would have been quietly kidnapped and water boarded. Disgusting, evil blather.

  • Laura Hague Mock

    Why aren’t these hate filled agitators arrested for treason? It seems to me that calling for an “armed rebellion” if our duly elected (twice) POTUS is not impeached, is treason I am so tired of these agitators playing on the fears of their old white audience. Obama has done absolutely nothing that warrants impeachment. Not liking his race or his politics is not reason enough to impeach him. I realize that we have laws that protect free speech. However, calling for armed rebellion because things are not going your way is more treason than free speech.

  • AmusedAgain

    Grab, your rifle, Tom. Lead the fight!!!! Stare down that Apache helicopter!

    If Obama has broken laws, impeach him. If not, stfu.

  • bobhuntsman

    Go ahead, Tommy. . .give it a shot and see how that works out for ya. . .(remenber 1860?)

  • Martin Miller

    Secret Service visit needed for this lunatic. Waiting for Ted Nugent to chime in…

  • u_go_guys

    Not treason? How about “sedition”.

  • jm

    What an asshat, and all that would say the same.

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  • Chris19741949

    Tom is desperate for some attention, since he lost the pubbie primary for CO governor to that other perpetual candidate Bobby Beauprez. Tom is just a little tiny guy trying to make sure no one forgets him; and no, I don’t think little Tom will be out front with his big guns in some imagined civil war.

    For those of you below calling for Tommy’s arrest for treason, that’s what he would really like to have happen, since he believes, I am sure, that his loyal followers would immediately come to his rescue, and start the rebellion…

  • Melinda Killie

    Go RIGHT ahead and try it, Tancredo.. YOU will be one of the FIRST casualties of war.. Stupid!

  • WHAT?

    A lot of rhetoric, but what specific acts are “so egregious and so dangerous?”
    A lot missing, wouldn’t you say?

  • JKess

    Since the Republicans had no problem in shredding the constitution when it came to such things as letting W invade the wrong country, authorizing torture….

  • Harry Barr

    If this were a black or brown man he would be arrested for “TERRORISTIC THREATS” prosecuted and jailed for life in a week!! This alleged “man’ is nothing but a racist, bigoted republican appealing to the GUN-NUT republican base that wants a gun battle and blood bath to prove their patriot stand and be martyred by the sick right wing and FASCISTS! How many innocents will die before Americans wake up and realize big business, Corps. and the Koch brothers are AMERICA’s real enemies??

  • notadailycaller

    I love it when these kinds of Republicans speak for their party.

  • notadailycaller

    Another funny old White man representing the Right. Love it.

  • Patricia Robertson

    Everytime someone on the right tried to set up a protest march against the president, it keeps falling flat, so now he want to this. How many do he think will show up, a few who don’t have any common sense will but the majority of his nut crowd will be behind close doors hoping that protesting, marching don’t come to their city or town. They have been paying attention when the real sane people want to protest they have thousands of people out there with them. Look at moral monday, it started off small but it grew and if republicans even think of doing what this nut want it will grow more. Look at what happen in STL over the killing of a black unarmed teenager in just a matter of days even with the tanks and tear gas didn’t scared the protesters away, now add that to trying to get rid of the president time a million people see how many he have behind him. The sad thing is talk like will tear our country apart and it will almost get to that point, but it will take the president and other good leaders to keep it from going really dangerous. But it will lead to the republicans losing their own party and the american people will have to form a new party, the trouble is will any of this take place before either election remains to be seen.

  • FMJ

    President Obama has done nothing to be impeached for, this is just republicans wasting more of our tax dollars, as they want to waste all they can, then blame it on him. If they even try to impeach him, we all need to join together and sue them, and get all of their wages back from the last 4 yrs or so, when they refused to do anything. If Congress had done their job, Obama wouldn’t have had to do some of the things they are griping about. If we hit these greedy repugs the only place it hurts them, they will retreat.

  • Josef

    So armed rebellion is constitutional. I must re-read the Constitution to find where it says so.

  • christianh

    Make sure you come and see me first in van Nuys… I’m very good at guerilla military strategy….And other stuff…

    Speak not ill of my POTUS… He’s not a crook like the GOP…

  • HannahInManoa

    BRING IT, TOM!–You Yellow Coward!

    • Robert Bergman Jr.

      Tell ’em tita!

  • Pam Judkins

    Is this puke married to Sharon Engle? …the NV dip stick that advocated for “second amendment solutions”…?

  • 46RayCharles2

    This clown couldn’t start a fire….

  • Don

    Let ’em start a war, we got plenty of hard working, fighting democrats !!!

  • TEDjosa

    ix times