Anterior Osseous Bankruptseous

You can hardly blame Sam Ervin in 1974 for wanting to impeach then President Richard Nixon. I mean, my gosh, with all the people that were brutally massacred due to Nixon’s lies in the Watergate scandal . . . wait, hold on . . . oh, that’s right, there were no deaths in the Watergate scandal.


Okay, so, no one died bringing about that vote for impeachment. Fine.

How about former President Bill Clinton. He was the second of only two Presidents in our nation’s history to be impeached. With all those fatalities resulting from Clinton molesting an intern his daughter’s age off the oval office, I can certainly see how the Speaker would vote for impeachment in that case.

Um, yeah, no deaths there, either.

So why is John Boehner not calling for the impeachment of Barack Obama? What’s the hold up, folks?

I think it’s due to a condition from which many politicians – especially Republicans – suffer. It’s called, anterior osseous bankruptseous.

Apparently, Boehner is riddled with it.

In 1974, due to (never proven at the time) lies told by then President Richard Nixon, there were several House of Representatives who called, and voted for, impeachment. Among them were:

  • John Conyers (D-Michigan)
  • Paul Sarbanes (D-Maryland)
  • Charles Rangle (D-New York)
  • Barbara Jordan (D-Texas)

To those politicians, doing something as benign as lying was grounds for putting a President on trial for removal from office.

Nixon resigned before the articles were drawn up.

There was no blood, no deaths resulted, no Americans lost their lives in the Watergate scandal.

In the 90’s, John Boehner voted to impeach Bill Clinton for his lies with not a single death there, either.

If you would, do a little experiment for me. Hold out both of your hands, palms up. Okay, now think of them as scales, balancing the moral gravity of certain actions. In your right hand, imagine holding the ethical offense of telling a lie. Pretty weighty, depending on your idea of right and wrong. Now, in the left hand, imagine you’re holding the offense of allowing four U.S. citizens to be brutally murdered by a gang of maniacal Islamic terrorists!

(if your hands are still relatively even, you can stop reading this article now)

For the rest of you, let’s take a look at three Presidents, one of which was threatened with impeachment, one of which was in fact impeached, and one of which is yet unscathed by the House’s Constitutionally ordered responsibility. Let’s take a death count of all three administrations:

  • Nixon- 0.
  • Clinton- 0.

The Obama Coffin count so far is somewhere around a couple a’hundred and five. Get out your calculators, boys and girls, and let’s have a go at it.

In the Benghazi catastrophe, 1 government worker, 2 U.S. Marines and 1 U.S. ambassador, in the Fast and Furious debacle, 1 American border patrolman, along with hundreds of Mexican citizens.

If the deaths of that many Americans and hundreds of Mexicans isn’t enough for impeachment, maybe we can get Speaker Boehner to move on the lies that the White House has told regarding the Benghazi scandal. Without a doubt, the Obama gang lied about the attack on our embassy in Benghazi. They said the attack stemmed from a protest over a video showing Mohamed in a demeaning light. We now know that the story proffered by the White House was nothing more than a manufactured ruse, made up out of political motives.

(will the real Speaker of the House please stand up)

Problem is, not only has our sun-baked and lachrymose House leader failed to call for Obama’s impeachment, he won’t even call for a Special Select Committee to investigate the Benghazi incident. Frank Wolf, (R-VA), has officially asked for Boehner to call for such a committee and has support from many other Republicans.

But here’s my question. Why should he have to? Why is Boehner himself not doing the right thing for the families of those four U.S. citizens over there in our embassy that lost their lives? Not to mention every other American citizen of this nation and our government’s accountability.

(John Boehner, calling Speaker John Boehner, you have a message waiting for you at the desk of the right thing to do)

According to Boehner,

“Four committees that are heavily involved in this. Probably the most significant committee involved would be the Government Reform and Oversight Committee, headed by Darrell Issa. I think Darrell Issa, Jason Chaffetz, Trey Gowdy and the members of the committee, are doing a good job. I don’t think at this point in time that it’s necessary.”

John Boehner voted to impeach Bill Clinton for misconduct in lying to the American people in the Lewinski episode. And rightly so.

Mr. Boehner, if you don’t do the same when another White House has such misconduct that resulted in the deaths of a government worker, two servicemen and an ambassador, you owe Bill Clinton an apology.

I wonder. Just how do you go about impeaching a Speaker of the House?

About the Author

Joe Keck is a writer of horror, thriller, suspense, and other fiction, some poetry and music, with the occasional op-ed piece on current events, politics, and theology. Although born in Oklahoma, he was taken to Los Angeles when he was an infant, or as his mother described, "the ugliest little thing I've ever seen", and raised there on the West Coast. He considers himself to be far superior to most on the artistic merits of film and literature, seeing the vast majority of such to be well below adequate. He has four novels and many short stories to his credit, and hopes to one day have them published, promising to hold critics like himself in harsh derision. He's currently restoring a Jason 35 sailboat and plans to sail the world, writing horror stories, and marveling at the illustrative works of the Creator and His Divine story-telling imagery. You may Find Joe's Website at

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  1. Hey Al, that for the comment.

    No, search engines may not have a sense of humor, but I do, odd though it may be. No, the title was my little, ‘Latinesque neologism.’ Thought the humor would be obvious, but apparently is wasn’t. It meant politicians are bankrupt (bankruptseous) of anterior (back) bone matter (osseous).

    Hey win some, lose some.

  2. Joe:

    Please define, ‘anterior osseous bankruptseous’ – Seems to me, with my medical Latin training that only two of those terms are close meaning anything, and anterior interosseous is a nerve in the arm. I assume the last term is something like a prehistoric bankruptcy – Search engines do not have a sense of humor and are dumb. That headline needs to be keyword rich according to the subject of the article – so if you are saying our politicians have no nerve or spine and are morally bankrupt… the headline should read:

    ‘Spineless GOP has no nerve to impeach morally bankrupt Democrats’ – search engines understand that… and you will get more hits due to SEO.

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