WHY the 2014 Election is Extremely Important

If Republicans win control of the Senate this November, and the Tea Party increases its power in Congress, they will do absolutely everything within their power to impeach President Obama.

The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart is sounding the alarm — and I agree with him:

“I’ve said this before and I’ll keep repeating it until the message sinks in for Democrats inclined to sit out the midterms: Obama is not on the ballot in November, but Obama is on the ballot in November. Democrats have it in their power to keep the Senate and save the Obama presidency from the all-but-certain asterisk of impeachment.”

If there is even a 10% chance that Jonathan Capehart is right, we have to do everything in our power to stop the possibility that the GOP will impeach the president — a media circus that would have disastrous policy consequences for what would have been the final two years of the Obama Administration.

The Republicans are serious.  In 2013 Senator Ted Cruz was asked why Republicans hadn’t impeached the president. His answer was that they did not yet control the Senate. Senator Tom Coburn has said he is “watching whether the president was committing impeachable offenses,” and Senator Lindsay Graham said impeachment was a possibility over the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Really? Over the return of a US Soldier who was a prisoner of war? Now half-term Sarah Palin is calling for the president to be impeached over the humanitarian crisis at the border, arguing that “the many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.”

So, how would that 2-step procedure for Impeachment work? First, the House of Representatives would need to pass, by a simple majority of those present and voting, articles of impeachment, which constitute the formal allegation or allegations. Upon passage, the defendant would be considered “impeached,” but NOT out of office. Second, the Senate would then need to “try” the accused. In the case of the impeachment of a president, the Chief Justice of the United States presides over the proceedings (that would be Chief Partisan Roberts). To convict the accused, a two-thirds majority of the senators present is required. Conviction removes the defendant from office. The Senate could also vote to further punish the individual by barring him from holding future federal office, elected or appointed and to disqualify him from receiving certain emoluments of his prior office (such as a pension or secret service protection).  If there is no charge for which a two-thirds majority of the senators present vote “guilty”, the defendant is acquitted and no punishment is imposed.

If the Republicans win control of the Senate in November, even if they do NOT have a solid super-majority, and if Republican membership within the House remains in control of the Republicans, they will proceed with at attempt to impeach not just President Obama, but most likely Vice President Biden as well.  Their logic will be that he aided and abetted the President in whatever ridiculous “high crimes or misdemeanors” they manage to dream up.

Can you imagine President John Boehner and Vice President Mitch McConnell as the leaders of   our nation?  It would be the end of our nation and everything we’ve worked for throughout our lives.  Sitting this election out is the equivalent of voting for every Republican on the ballot.  We just CANNOT do that.   Not only can we NOT sit this one out, we need to engage others to vote for Democrats up and down the ticket.  We cannot afford to provide Republican candidates with seats of power through which they can achieve name recognition which can be used to fool uneducated members of the electorate into voting for them just because their name is better known (even though their deeds aren’t).

Kristen Spees
Kristen Spees

In Nevada, we can’t do anything about Republican membership in the Senate, be we can improve Democratic membership in the House.  Kristen Spees is running against Republican incumbent Mark Amodei.  We need to engage in every way possible to help Kristen win the race in CD2.  It’s up to us to help our friends and neighbors understand how Mr. Amodei’s attrocious voting record impacts them and how that record predicts how his votes could personally harm them should Republicans take control of both the House and the Senate — and then engineer an impeachment coup to usurp the Presidency and Vice Presidency.  Gone will be many of the programs millions of Americans dependent upon.  Gone will be our national parks and heritage, sold off to the Corporations and Billionaires to pillage.  Gone will be any environmental safeguards to ensure safe drinking water, clean air and the like.

Erin Bilbray
Erin Bilbray

Similarly, Erin Bilbray (Open Secrets) is running against Joe Heck in CD3 which encompasses the southern outreaches of Clark County.  Rural and Urban Democrats throughout CD3 need to engage with both Democrats and independent voters across the district, get folks registered and energize  them to make it to the polls this November to vote for Erin.  Just as those of us in CD2 need to unseat Mark Amodei, those in CD3 need to unseat Joe Heck.  CD3 is a competitive district for Democrats.  We just need to get folks off their couches and out to the polls to vote for our candidate. Make your commitment now, to do just that.

Engage and pay attention.  This could be the election that ends what was our great nation.

NOT My Boss’s Business!


Corporate owners are NOT entitled to SUPER-CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS that they can wield in a discriminatory fashion against their employees. It’s time to end this culture war once and for all in November. We, as Democrats, need to encourage everybody we know to go to the polls and vote for folks who will actively work for the benefit of not just men, but women too.  If we don’t vote and if we don’t convince our Independent and Non-Partisan friends to vote with us, we’ll have nothing but gridlock in Washington, one government shutdown after another and the introduction of second-class citizenship for women.

Meet Vance Alm, M.D. – Candidate for United States Congress

This voting season, Northern Nevada has only one federal level election – Nevada’s Congressional District 2, which encompasses most of Northern Nevada.

Dr. Vance Alm, who currently practices family medicine in Sparks, Nevada, is also a military veteran, serving four years enlisted in the army, then completing his career in the United States Air Force as a Navigation Officer.  Dr. Alm is scheduling several Town Hall style meetings throughout Washoe County over the next few weeks.  He will also be visiting several of the rural counties.  He has specific ideas on how to solve many of the challenges currently facing Nevadans and all Americans.

We invite you to join Dr. Alm at one of these meetings to hear his ideas, ask your questions and to have an opportunity to meet with one of your potential federal representatives one-on-one.

The meetings are being held at the following public libraries and are free to attend:

Friday, April 25, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
South Valleys Library
15650A Wedge Parkway
Reno, NV  89511
(775) 851-5190 – Library
Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
North Valleys Library
1075 North Hills Blvd., #340
Reno, NV  89506
(775) 972-0281 – Library
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sparks Library
1125 12th Street
Sparks, NV  89431
(775) 352-3200 – Library
Thursday, May 8, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Spanish Springs Library
7100A Pyramid Lake Highway
Sparks, NV  89436
(775) 424-1800 – Library
Saturday, May 31, 2014
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Northwest Reno Library
2325 Robb Drive
Reno, NV  89523
(775) 787-4100 – Library

For more information on Vance Alm, please visit his campaign website: http://www.Alm4Congress.com and our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/Alm4Congress

We will be listing additional meeting dates and times on the website and on Facebook as they are added.  We hope you can attend and we hope you will extend the invitation to your friends, family and colleagues.  Please help us to get the word out, so we can all get the vote out!  Thank you for your support!

Whether or not you are able to attend, Dr. Alm would like to remind everyone to honor those who have fought and sometimes died for our rights.  Please honor the military…Vote!

June 10, 2014 – Primary Election / November 4, 2014 – General Election

Vance S. Alm, M.D.
Candidate for U.S. Congress
18124 Wedge Parkway, Suite #2019
Reno, NV  89511
(775) 303-2377