“Impeachment.” That’s the sound of desperation coming from the White House and the Democratic Party.
The word “impeachment” is being bandied about a lot these days. While there have been calls from conservatives for the impeachment of President Obama almost from Day One of his Administration, much of the current ballyhoo is coming from the Left.
That doesn’t mean there’s been some mass awakening or that liberals en masse have suddenly rejected the socialist leanings of their leaders.
What it means is that enough people have finally admitted Obama’s and the Left’s agenda for America is an unmitigated disaster that Democrats facing re-election in the fall are in danger of losing their phony baloney jobs.
Nothing motivates scoundrels like the possibility of being stripped of the power they’ve taken for granted.
Ordinarily, President Obama is the sort of guy who probably wouldn’t give a damn about someone else’s problems, but he certainly realizes that if he didn’t have the Senate dominated by Democrats willing to run defense for him, he would not be able to get away with running the country like his own monarchy.
The Democratic Senate is what keeps any of the several congressional investigations into his Administration from gaining serious traction. It’s the Senate that rubber stamps his appointments to various agencies and most importantly the Supreme Court. It’s the Senate that prevents any serious congressional challenge to his usurpation of powers not granted him by the Constitution. It’s the Senate that stands between him and impeachment.
If the Democrats lose power in Congress, Obama could face serious trouble.
That’s why the Machiavellian minds of the Left have come up with the “impeachment threat” supposedly coming from the GOP.
It’s a marketing ploy, advanced by Democratic politicians and White House spokesmen in recent weeks, designed to win back the many disaffected Obama supporters. After all, if the generic threat of evil conservatives taking over Washington isn’t enough to convince liberals to empty their pockets, a direct threat to Dear Leader and his plans to change America may provide the necessary motivation.
That’s why Speaker of the House John Boehner, despite the inevitable wave of criticism, has ruled out impeachment — at least until after the election. The Democrats are facing an uphill battle because they gave America its worst president ever, and all the media hype in the world can’t keep the entire country blind to that fact forever.
The Obama Administration is slipping deeper into a spinning black hole. Why throw them a rope by pursuing impeachment now?
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said in a speech Tuesday, “There is a rumor that the president, around Labor Day, may use executive action to legalize five million people who are here outside the law. And I think if they do it, it will be trying to provoke the Republicans to institute impeachment.”
Gingrich advised avoiding impeachment. He said that what the House should do if Obama grants amnesty using an executive order is pass a bill plainly defining that specific action as illegal, then send the bill to the Senate for a vote. Americans’ natural anger at the amnesty, combined with such a House bill, would put the Senate’s Democrats in a very difficult position.
“And the Democrats running for re-election even in seats that look like they’re not in trouble would be in trouble overnight,” Gingrich said.
Sen. Jeff Sessions was thinking along a similar line this week when he denounced a GOP-sponsored border bill going through the House because it does not have any language restricting the president from expanding on his 2012 amnesty.
“That the House leaders’ border package includes no language on executive actions is surrender to a lawless president,” Sessions said in a prepared statement. “And it is a submission to the subordination of congressional power.”
Obama has turned himself into a king by usurping congressional powers. What he doesn’t seem to appreciate is that Congress does have the ability to stop him. He’s been lucky so far because he has been protected by the Senate.
But like all power-sotted tyrants, he thinks authority rests in himself, when it’s only a combination of factors that has allowed him to get away with his crimes.
Those who would stop him must play a strategic game for now, one that involves identifying and counteracting the Left’s attempts to save itself from Obama’s flailing presidency.
“These people are pretty desperate,” Gingrich said. “… I think we ought to laugh at them and say, ‘If the best you can do after six years of the presidency is to yell impeachment and hope that you can raise money, it is a pretty pathetic presidency.’ And by the way, it is a pretty pathetic presidency.”
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