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Does Obama Plan To Prevent Impeachment By Ruining The Economy?

Jerome Corsi is making some shocking claims about an alleged plot by Barack Obama and his Democratic followers to prevent an impeachment of Obama through a “false flag” event. Through the right wing outlet World Net Daily, Corsi has announced that he has learned of plans to distract the American people from an growing movement to impeach Obama – and says that Obama’s plan is to wreck the economy so that people will forget about impeachment. “They’ll stage something… What’s ready to happen, the next I think false flag or crisis on the horizon is the bursting of the stock bubble,” Corsi says. Corsi’s conspiracy theory has spread throughout the right wing blogosphere, with writers like Susan Duclos saying that the false flag conspiracy is being planned “as talk of impeaching Barack Obama heats up”.

Is it true?

jerome corsiFirst of all, let’s consider the source of the story. We have written about Jerome Corsi before. Corsi was the guy who claimed that Barack Obama’s secret Muslim identity was revealed by the fact that he wears a Muslim shahadah ring. The ring that Barack Obama wears actually isn’t a shahadah ring, and there was never much evidence to suggest that it was, but Corsi pursued the conspiracy theory anyway, because he disagrees with Obama’s politics.

Still, it’s possible that a person like Corsi, who has proven disreputable in the past, could be telling an honest story now. So, let’s examine the conspiracy theory on its own, and see if it holds up.

First of all, we need to deal with the initial premise: That Barack Obama is being forced to create a conspiracy to distract the American people because Americans are clamoring for impeachment. A simple look at trends on the Internet shows that this premise is false. The Google Trends chart below shows the rate of searches on the dominant search engine for the term “impeachment” over the last 12 months. It shows that, although there have been a few blips of brief activity on the search term, talk about impeachment is actually not heating up.

With the premise of a popular push for impeachment gone, there’s no reason for a false flag operation.

impeachment talk

Second, we can take a look at the logic of Corsi’s argument. Corsi says that Barack Obama and his supporters are planning an “immanent” crash of the stock market in order to prevent the impeachment of Obama, but the very idea of this conspiracy runs counter to the structure of how a false flag operation is supposed to work. A false flag operation is supposed to be disruptive, as a stock market crash probably would be, but it’s also supposed to trigger a reaction of popular support for the regime currently in power. A Wag The Dog scenario of starting a war might do that, as presidents typically enjoy increased public support shortly after the beginning of new wars, but there’s no reason to think that a stock market crash would make Barack Obama more popular. If anything, economic difficulty would make Obama more vulnerable to a genuine impeachment movement, not less vulnerable.

Third, we need to evaluate the evidence. This is easy to do, because Jerome Corsi has no evidence that any economic false flag conspiracy exists. He never presents any proof for his claims. “I suspect” and “I think” are phrases that Corsi uses. He never cites anything concrete to support his story.

I’m not writing this in order to defend Barack Obama. Obama has been a rotten president, and there is a legitimate argument to be made for his impeachment (on the grounds of his expansion of NSA spying, for example, but not on the right wing’s bizarre conspiracy theories about Benghazi and “international bankers”). As we are outraged by President Obama, however, we need to remain grounded in reality. Wild conjectures won’t bring Barack Obama down, and they won’t create the kind of political movement that will be able to deal with the serious erosion of the Constitution under both Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

4 comments to Does Obama Plan To Prevent Impeachment By Ruining The Economy?

  • Sounds very plausible, this Corsi scenario…. Then again, so does the intentional stock market crash (like the last one was done intentionally to pass Dodd-Frank which had existed for decades). The ring sounds kind of interesting as well, but I am thinking this guy has watched that totally ignorant movie where that little slimy white guy is crawling on the wall saying “my pretty, my pretty” (I saw all three minutes of it by the way).

    All it will take to clean up this mess is to elect an official who has both the right/duty to have the laws enforced AND the right to pardon. That would be a governor in 2014 who has never been elected to public office and has never taken an ‘official’ oath of service to defend the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic (because they have failed and are in breach of oath and as such have committed fraud).

    To be clear… Such an individual can by law, undo all laws that were voted in place through a single act of fraud. The current count is 100 Senators and 435 Representatives, plus thousands of state legislatures at the local level.

    Fraud? The fraud that was committed by breach of oath of office, violations against our Bill of Rights including the NSA spying on Americans bullcrap and ANY gun law, plus the destruction of allodial title and so much more. With High Crimes and Misdemeanors being involved at every level,this newly elected Governor with /clean hands’ can by law, have the US President charged and arrested. His counts of fraud amongst the High Crimes and Misdemeanors cannot be charged by others with unclean hands, yet are fully jail worthy offenses by a state Governor (again, with ‘clean hands’).

    So… Now I must ask: How far is America willing to go to right what has been wronged? Figure that this ‘clean hands’ gubernatorial candidate also has a detailed and the only viable plan to actually fix the economy and who does not play favorites with anyone but the people he is supposed to protect and represent….

    Is there really any other choice? Is there really any other reason for people to bitch and moan n groan about being cheated or of having no hope?

    From this point forward (and I will repost this as a blog at this site if I can) no one in America has a legitimate excuse to complain UNLESS they are helping to put this man in office. End of discussion.

    Good article/post Mr. Peregrin Wood.

    JL MEALER… by the way, I am that candidate and not just tooting my horn.

  • Bill

    John, I’m sure you’re a perfectly nice guy, but I gotta say you’re losing it. Even the most batsh*t crazy Republican teabagger governor doesn’t seriously believe he can “charge and arrest” the President.

    Thanks for playing.

    • BIll… Although a US President has pretty much a case ofr immunity, it does not count if he has committed high crimes and misdemeanors. If so, and Congress has done the same, then a State Governor with clean hands can technically file charges at the very least.
      Arresting is a whole different matter.

      However, no other elected official has the impunity of the US President and has no protection under the law. I try not to be batshitte crazy, but when it comes down to it, I “might” appeal to the TEA Party, but then again, I will be endorsed by the NAACP in Phx and that may be their issue to avoid me.

      As far as “charge” YES.. “arrest” not physically, but the court docs can be drawn if Congress is unable to do their job. Of course, I am referring to any and all presidents, not just Pres Obama.

      The law is clear on this matter.

  • Tom

    As I’ve been saying: so much for politics as a means of governance:

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/12/obama-least-popular-president-4-decades.html

    Obama Least Popular President In 4 Decades

    Americans Have Lost Faith

    A new Washington Post/ABC poll released today shows that Obama is the least popular president in 39 years:

    The president’s overall approval rating stands at 43 percent, while disapproval is at 55 percent.

    ***
    Obama ends his fifth year in office with lower approval ratings than almost all other recent two-term presidents. At this point in 2005, for example, former president George W. Bush was at 47 percent positive, 52 percent negative. All other post-World War II presidents were at or above 50 percent at this point in their second terms, except Richard M. Nixon, whose fifth year ended in 1973 with an approval rating of 29 percent because of the Watergate scandal that later brought impeachment and his resignation.

    Why is Obama so unpopular?

    Because – as horrible as Bush was – Obama is worse than Bush in favoring the super-elite, bailing out the big banks, protecting financial criminals, targeting whistleblowers, keeping government secrets, trampling our liberties and starting military conflicts in new countries.

    Obama is even worse than Bush in redistributing wealth from the American people to a handful of fatcats and trampling civil liberties.

    Americans now realize that Obama is not following the will of the people.

    Moreover, having a sell-out president Obama after a sell-out president Bush has shown the people that neither mainstream parties represents them.

    Indeed, both the mainstream Republican and Democratic parties are virtually identical regarding core issues including:
    ◾Allowing the trampling of our liberty and see this
    ◾Launching preemptive war and aggression
    ◾Re-distributing the nation’s wealth from the people to the ultra-elite
    ◾Bailing out the giant banks while shafting the little guy
    ◾Otherwise selling out to the big banks (and see this)

    Any apparent difference is just a scripted show.

    Under both Republican and Democratic politicians, both the rule of law and free market capitalism have been trashed.

    In reality, we no longer have free market capitalism. Instead, we have socialism for the rich and sink-or-swim capitalism for everyone else. Conservatives see the socialism half of this equation, and liberals see the laissez faire free market half. Both liberals and conservatives hate crony capitalism. Look here, here, here.

    Please have lost faith in the 2 party system.

    Note: The poll numbers for Congress are even worse.

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