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Are the Democrats behind the Barack Obama impeachment narrative?

July 27, 2014

    We have heard the calls for impeachment growing in the last several weeks in response to the border crisis but to date the most high profile names in this effort have been Sarah Palin and Allen West–neither of whom is in a position to do anything other than play  the role of rhetorician.

  Following the lead of both Sarah Palin and Allen West have been some members of the House who have also called for the impeachment of the president, but to date not one Republican leader has gone on record as saying that impeachment is even an option.

  So if nobody of any real import is calling for the impeachment of Barack Obama why has he mentioned it recently in a couple of fundraising stops?

    I have made my feelings known on impeachment in three posts (I think) but I will briefly repeat myself for the benefit of those who may have missed those posts: impeachment is a losing proposition because even if the House brought articles of impeachment to the Senate there is no way the Democratically controlled Senate would ever vote to convict the president.

  So what good could possibly come from this other than making those who want Barack Obama to be impeached to feel better about themselves? All this will do, in my opinion, is fire up the Democratic base which to this point is lethargic and unenthusiastic heading into this November’s election and bring them to the polls. In other words, is would have the opposite effect of what is intended.

  Which brings me to the answer to the question above; why is Barack Obama talking about impeachment during his fundraising events? The answer is simple; if I can see the benefits for the Democrats then certainly the Obama team can seem them as well and are looking to take advantage of this by using it to fire up the base.

  Recently Texas Representative Steve Stockman proclaimed that Barack Obama wanted to be impeached because it would help the Democrats in the election, here is what he had to say:

“President Obama is begging to be impeached.”

“He wants us to impeach him now,” Stockman theorized, “before the midterm election because his senior advisors believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama believes impeachment could motivate the Democratic Party base to come out and vote.”

  Needless to say, that really caught my attention because it plays into what I have been saying about impeachment all along, but then, in a comment on my post about Steve Stockman, bydesign001 really piqued my interest with a link claiming the White House is actually promulgating the rumors of impeachment for political benefit.

  And then GOP Whip Steve Scalise had this to say this morning while downplaying the calls for impeachment:

“You know what, this might be the first White House in history that’s trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president,” Scalise said incredulously. “Ultimately, what we want to do is see the president follow the laws.”

“We’ve made it clear we’re going to put options on the table to allow the House to take legal action against the president when he overreaches his authority,” he continued, noting the Supreme Court and others have routinely found against President Obama’s expansive view of his own powers.

“But impeachment is off the table?” Wallace pressed.

“Well, the White House wants to talk about impeachment,” Scalise replied. “Ironically, they’re going out and trying to fundraise off of that too.”

“Look, the White House will do anything they can to change the topic away from the president’s failed agenda,” the House Whip explained. “People are paying higher costs for food, for healthcare, for gas at the pump. And the president isn’t solving those problems. So he wants to try to change the subject.”

   The Democrats might not be the driving force behind the impeachment talk but they certainly are taking advantage of it–and who can blame them? It might be the only thing that can save them from losses in the November election.

  I have mentioned the Hegelian dialectic several times in recent posts but this is precisely what I am talking about so I will mention it again. Create or take advantage of a crisis–in this case making it appear as if the Republican leadership is calling for impeachment when in fact they are not–control both sides of the argument by keeping us fighting among ourselves, and then implement the predetermined result. In this case the desired result is motivating Democratic voters to the polls who would otherwise stay home.

  Only time will tell is this is successful but one thing is certain in my opinion: Republican voters are already fired up to vote in November (and if they are not they will never be) so this type of rhetoric will do nothing to get more of the base to the polls, however by playing the victim Barack Obama cold use this issue to entice Democratic voters to the polls and if the Democrats manage to hold onto the House  people like Sarah Palin will blame the base and the Republican leadership rather than looking in the mirror and admitting the role she played in the defeat.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2014 7:43 pm

    Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

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    • July 27, 2014 8:00 pm

      Thank you.

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  2. Paul H. Lemmen permalink
    July 27, 2014 8:27 pm

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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    • July 27, 2014 9:42 pm

      Thank you.

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  3. July 27, 2014 10:30 pm

    I doubt that Obama is driving the calls of impeachment. The reason I say this is because conservatives have pretty much been calling for it since day 1. Heck, Boehner’s lawsuit can be framed as a sort of impeachment-lite; an attempt to mollify those calling for it. Now, as to whether or not he is going to take advantage of it, I would not put it past him as it would be part of his M.O.

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    • July 28, 2014 5:55 am

      I think you are right on; the Democrats are not behind this call but they sure do intend to take advantage of it. I also agree with you on Boehner’s lawsuit, it is just a way to appease the base by making it appear as if he is doing something.

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  4. July 28, 2014 2:35 pm

    Obama can, and should, be impeached. However, the corrupt Democrats in the Senate would block conviction. Therefore, I believe the people themselves should take the initiative and remove Obama from office by following the process outlined in chapter 19 of John Locke’s “Second Treatise of Government.” I outline the reasons why Obama should be removed from office and Locke’s prescription for putting the old form of government, i.e., our constitutional republic, into new hands in a short book, which can be downloaded at http://www.chapter19.us/whatthen.pdf

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  5. July 28, 2014 3:53 pm

    The options are getting short. But this is not the way to go.

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    • July 28, 2014 6:24 pm

      In fact I think the only option is to ride this out until November, and that certainly is not ideal.

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      • July 28, 2014 6:26 pm

        This fall election will determine the future of our Republic. I do believe that.

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      • July 28, 2014 7:24 pm

        So do I! This is our last attempt at saving the republic.

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