The author of a soon-to-be-released book documenting the case for impeaching President Obama has some strong words for senior White House strategist David Axelrod.
Earlier today, Axelrod went on MSNBC to label impeachment talk “absurd.”
Axelrod further slammed Sen. Tom Coburn R-Okla., who stated Obama was getting “perilously close” to impeachment, calling Coburn’s remarks “way out of bounds.”
“He speaks to a kind of virus that has infected our politics that really has to be curbed,” Axelrod stated, mocking Coburn’s statement as “his considered legal opinion as an obstetrician.”
“This is a transparent attempt to discredit legitimate concerns over Obama’s possible violations of the Constitution, the sidestepping of Congress to make de facto law and his apparent and systemic abuse of the executive authority,” stated Aaron Klein, co-author of the new WND Books title, “Impeachable Offenses: The case to remove Barack Obama from office.”
“Alexrod’s comments represent classic Saul Alinsky tactics of mocking and smearing a movement you fear, of attempting to paint the movement of concern as fringe when it is nothing of the sort,” Klein told WND.
Besides members of Congress discussing the issue, the impeachment campaign continues to snowball, with an “Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment” movement reportedly sweeping the nation.
WND first reported on the booming movement in July, and now it claims it has mushroomed to 40,000 members to become “the largest grassroots movement in the nation” in the few weeks since it was launched in June.
The group’s national website has links to Facebook pages of groups in all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C.
MSNBC previously reported Klein and Elliott’s “Impeachable Offenses” is fueling the national conversation to impeach Obama.
The book lays out the blueprint for impeaching Obama, alleging high crimes, misdemeanors, bribery and other offenses committed against the U.S. Constitution and the limitations on the executive office.
MSNBC.com reported: “The national conversation to impeach the president has been fueled in part by an upcoming book ‘Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office’ that’s set to be released by WND Books next week.”
Continued the news network: “The authors of that book lay out a number of criticisms of the president, including his handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and his failure to ‘preserve, protect, and defend’ the Constitution.
“That includes the argument that the president’s health reform law is unconstitutional, even though the Supreme Court ruled more than a year ago that it is constitutional.”
Yesterday, Politico reported “Impeachable Offenses” will be hand-delivered to members of Congress when they return from recess Sept 9.
Earlier this week, BuzzFeed.com reported Klein and Elliott’s new book “ushers in the Obama Impeachment movement.”
The Daily Mail of London has called the “Impeachable Offenses” “explosive,” reporting the book contains a “systematic connect-the-dots exercise that the president’s defenders will find troublesome.”