Alternative Title: "Can We Impeach Him, NOW?"
In 2009, the Department of Justice began a drug running operation called "Fast and Furious," which- whatever its aims- funneled guns to the Mexican Drug Cartels which were then used to murder over 300 Mexican civilians and two American Citizens; one of those was Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
In 2010, a DoJ Whistle-blower went to Congress about the operation. Since then, anyone paying attention has been horrified at what happened. They've been just as horrified at the lengths to which Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have gone to avoid oversight. Whistle-blowers have been retaliated against, Congress has been stonewalled, and- today- Barack Obama invoked Executive Privilege.
Wait- Did I just say Barack Obama? Yes, yes I did. Did he invoke Executive Privilege? Yes, yes he did. Does that mean that he was aware of this operation, and it proceeded under his authority? Yes. Yes it does.
Barack Obama has just accepted responsibility for the operation which weakened the government of a foreign power (we call that "an act of war,"). Moreover, that foreign power is a putative ally. He just accepted responsibility for an operation that murdered hundreds of foreign nationals and two American citizens. He just accepted responsibility for hampering Congress in pursuit of its duty to oversee the government and hold the Executive Branch accountable.
Barack Obama just admitted to crimes far in excess of any previous president. Richard Nixon resigned in disgrace over Watergate. Watergate did not have a body count.
I'll say that again: Watergate. Did. Not. Have. A. Body. Count.
It is time to hold Barack Obama responsible. He must be impeached.
Watergate did not have a body count.