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Jon Stewart “I didn’t realize the level of despotism of Obama was so great.  I’m convinced.  Let’s rid ourselves of the tyrant.”

Rep Randy Weber (R-TX) July 15, 2014 “We do need to do this, methodically and correctly, and do it the right way.  So I don’t think it’s practical that we impeach him right now, but he definitely deserves it.”

Stewart “Wait, what the huh?  … Are you American Randy Weber of not?  Patrick Henry didn’t say give me liberty, or if not now it’s fine, I understand, we’re busy.  Come on.  Don’t tell me you can’t squeeze one little tyrant impeachment into your busy schedule of not passing laws.  What’s really going on here?”

Dick Cheney July 15, 2014 “I think that gets to be a bit of a distraction, just like the impeachment of Bill Clinton did.”

Rep John Duncan (R-TN) July 15, 2014 “Nothing would fire up the base of the Democrats more than an impeachment action…It would turn off some of the independents who are right now leaning our way.”

Stewart “And all that is really how you know all this talk of tyranny is BS.  Because, when your main concern about deposing a tyrant is how it will effect your party’s chances in the upcoming mid-term elections, that’s not tyranny.”

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Bill Moyers “Remember when the Occupy movement demanded that issues like income inequality, race-to-the-bottom globalization and the failures of the free market be placed on the agenda?

Remember the silly critique of Occupy that said the movement’s necessary challenge to austerity lacked specifics?

Problem solved.

The pope has gotten specific.

Condemning the “new tyranny” of unfettered capitalism and the “idolatry of money,” Pope Francis argues in a newly circulated apostolic exhortation that “as long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems.”

The pope has taken a side, not just in his manifesto but in interviews, warning: “Today we are living in an unjust international system in which ‘King Money’ is at the center.”

He is encouraging resistance to “the absolute autonomy of the marketplace and financial speculation” that creates “a throwaway culture that discards young people as well as its older people.”

“What I would tell the youth is to worry about looking after one another and to be conscious of this and to not allow themselves to be thrown away,” he told a television audience in his native Argentina. “So that throwaway culture does not continue, so that a culture of inclusion is achieved.”

Pope: “King Money” Culture is Hurting Young and Old