The Tea Party Pushes Democrats Towards Victory By Declaring National Impeach Obama Week
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The Tea Party is an out of control entity full of birthers andfringers that the Republican Party only thought they had control over. So, yet another fail courtesy of the Tea Party for the GOP. This time, it’s Obama impeachment craze. Even as Republican leaders try to pretend they aren’t heading toward impeachment, all signs to reality tell quite another story.
As Democrats raise record amounts of cash and rile up their usually-not-engaged-for-the-midterms-base off of Boehner’s misguided and partisan Hail Mary aka the Obama lawsuit, Republicans won’t shut up about impeaching Obama. The more they talk, the more Democrats raise and the angrier the Democratic base gets. The angrier the base gets, the more they commit to voting to protect their President– and no matter what the press tells you, this base loves this President. He is “their President.” They don’t like watching him get picked on.
Here comes the fail.
Robert Ogden writing in the conservative Western Journalism (via Talking Points Memo) reported that “National Impeach Obama Week” is coming on August 23! They even have a website titled “Impeach Obama.” Just in case you didn’t hear them the first six years. They claim their effort is “bi-partisan”, even though polls and reality say otherwise.
Here’s the list of reasons why they want to impeach the President (see if you can find the few that have even a remote relationship to reality and then vow that no matter what side of the aisle you are on, you will never only read what you want to hear):
● Governing by dictatorial fiat with lawless executive orders targeting Amnesty, Obamacare, gun regulation, etc.
● Waging illegal wars without the constitutionally-required approval from Congress
● Assassination of three American citizens without due process via drone bombings
● Bald-faced lying to the American people about the Benghazi attack, Obamacare, etc.
● Supporting Al Qaeda and other Jihadist terrorists in Syria and elsewhere
● Encouraging massive numbers of illegal aliens to enter the US for his own political reasons
● Bizarre and erratic behavior, which implies psychological pathology
● Forgery of his identification documents to make it appear that he is eligible for office
● Overall radical and subversive anti-American background, which is confirmed by his actions in office
● Constitutional ineligibility for the office that he holds
Yeah. The folks who want to impeach the President also think that he forged his documents (hello birthers!), supports Al Qaeda (which totally explains why he was the only President who seemed intent on actually getting Bin Laden), has psychological problems as evidenced in his “bizarre and erratic behavior” (projection is often the sign of trouble), and other already-proven false accusations.
In other words, these are not people the Republican Party wants to be associated with come election time. These are the crazies that the Republican Party uses with cheap fear tactics – the easily manipulated and easily conned to vote against their own interests. But there is a political cost to cheap shots and negativity. Caitlin MacNeal at Talking Points Memo noted dryly, “Only a few groups have endorsed the impeachment week so far, including the Tea Party Patriots of Brookhaven in New York and the Ventura County Tea Party in California.”
It’s also very John Boehner-esque that conservatives have been calling for Obama to be impeached long before many of these alleged/fantasized/invented events ever happened. They’ve been on the desperate hunt for a cause to impeach Obama since he beat them in the first election.
If Republicans had ever actually read Obama’s books, they would know that he admits to being excellent at using things like this against the perpetrators. But Republicans underestimate Obama at every turn, even as they writhe in jealousy over his Kennedy-esque charisma. Republicans are blinded by hubris and never seem to learn from their past mistakes, so they don’t see “Please proceed” even when it’s coming at them 200 MPH. Or lipstick on a pig.
Yesterday I noted that by failing to take reasonable action on immigration and the border crisis, Republicans were setting President Obama up for impeachment. They are forcing him to either let Rome burn/abrogate his duties or stretch the powers of the executive office. They are counting on the fact that Obama is not as irresponsible as the GOP and therefor will not put his political self ahead of the country’s responsibilities.
But what they aren’t counting on is the mountain of cash Democrats are raising. The riled up base. And a President who excels at using other people’s cheap shots against them. Just ask Sarah Palin how that whole “pallin‘ around with terrorists” thing worked out for her.
It’s Impeach Obama Week, y’all! Get your tin foil hat and kick up your Obama Derangement Syndrome into high gear, the party is starting just in time for the public to remember it come November.