Wooo Hooo! Today I get to be a feline Clint Eastwood and call out the minions of evil challenging them to hasten their own demise through an act of aggression. I knew, without doubt that not a week would pass before the Republican Reich unleashed the “I” word. Now its springing up like weeds in May.
And so it begins, again. “I believe this is an impeachable offense,” Charles Krauthammer told Fox host Megyn Kelly Thursday night [Faux Noise delinked], discussing President Obama’s planned executive action on illegal immigration. “It is very clear that what he’s doing now […] is a flagrant assault on the Constitution, on the separation of powers.”
Impeachment carnival barker Andrew McCarthy jumped on Twitter [wing-nut delinked] with rauthammer’s pronouncement. So did the excitable and feeble-minded folks at Breitbart [Breitfart delinked]. GOP congress members are likely to follow.
Of course you’ll recall that, back in July, it was Krauthammer who claimed talk of the president’s possible impeachment was “a concoction of Democrats,” [Faux Noise delinked] as he denied any serious Republicans were interested in such a move. “They know that in 1998 the party was saved, the sixth year of an administration, it was saved by impeachment, overreaching on impeachment by Republicans, and this is a good issue, it’s a good way to raise money,” he said then.
Now he’s telling Kelly, one of Fox’s most reliable impeachment trolls, that Obama is about to commit “an impeachable offense.”
It was Kelly, back in January, who asked then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell if he would consider impeaching the president (McConnell ducked the question) Late in the summer, though, top Republicans put out the word that impeachment was an overreach likely to rev up the Democratic base and cost the party its coming midterm landslide, so she settled down.
But Kelly brought the charge back election eve, suggesting that any Obama executive action deferring deportation might be designed to “offend” Republicans into impeaching him. Those poor impetuous creatures are slaves to emotion, the Fox host seemed to suggest, and can’t be blamed if they’re baited into political overreach by our amoral, conniving president…
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Rachel Maddow covered the Republican reaction and discussed what she thinks Obama plans to do.
If you can’t see it here, try the direct link to the video. I could not find it on YouTube.
If Republicans do try to impeach Obama, I can make four predictions:
House Republicans will have no trouble passing a Bill of Impeachment. Breathing while black is sufficient offense for that.
We will get tons of ridiculous email from a bunch of places, but especially the DCCC, laying on a guilt trip that, unless we give them money, we’ll lose Obama and it will be our fault. (They copied that tactic from the Republicans, and it really g=has to stop. I bet it turned off thousands of voters.)
The Senate will not convict. That requires 67 votes, and although the Republican Reich will goose step in lock step, they won’t be able to peel off enough Democrats.
All the while, the Republicans will behave like bratty two year olds in full tantrum. They will make such complete asses of themselves, that they will set themselves up for even bigger losses in 2016.
So Republicans, do you feel lucky? Go ahead! Make my day!!