Here’s Why Democrats May Be Secretly Hoping Republicans Impeach Obama

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Whenever Democrats are in real trouble politically, the Republicans seem to come up with something new that distracts the public’s attention from the Democrats’ problems. Who says Republicans are not compassionate?

With public opinion polls showing President Obama’s sinking approval rate, in the wake of his administration’s multiple fiascoes and scandals — the disgraceful treatment of veterans who need medical care, the Internal Revenue Service coverups, the tens of thousands of children flooding across our open border — Republicans have created two new distractions that may yet draw attention away from the Democrats’ troubles.

From the Republican establishment, Speaker of the House John Boehner has announced plans to sue Barack Obama for exceeding his authority. And from the Tea Party wing of the Republicans, former Governor Sarah Palin has called for impeachment of the president.

Does President Obama deserve to be sued or impeached? Yes! Is there a snowball’s chance in hell that either the lawsuit or an impeachment will succeed? No!

Barack Obama’s repeated disregard of the laws that he is supposed to follow, and his blatantly changing these laws passed by Congress, are a threat to the whole Constitutional form of government, on which all our freedoms depend.

Once a president — any president — can create his own laws unilaterally, we are on our way to becoming a banana republic, where arbitrary rule from the top replaces representative government by “we the people.”

Why not sue Barack Obama then, or impeach him?

For the simplest of all reasons: Neither of these actions is going to do anything to stop Obama, or even discredit him — and both can create a distraction that draws attention away from the Democrats’ disasters during an election year.

Either the lawsuit or an impeachment — or both — can hurt the Republicans, by making it look like they are playing Mickey Mouse politics during an election year. President Obama is already making a joke out of Speaker Boehner’s threatened lawsuit by saying, “So sue me!”

Courts don’t like to get involved in cases where one branch of government is suing another — and the Supreme Court does not have to take any case that it does not want to take. Even a lower court can throw out Boehner’s lawsuit as a political issue that does not belong in court. Then it will be the Republicans who will have egg on their faces.

As for impeachment, the House of Representatives can impeach any president they want to. But an impeachment is essentially just an indictment that leaves it up to the Senate to decide whether to vote to remove the president from office.

So long as the Democrats control the Senate, impeachment of Barack Obama is guaranteed to lose. And this too would leave the Republicans with egg on their faces during an election year.

The political fate of the Republican Party is not something that those of us who are not Republicans need to worry about. If they want to shoot themselves in the foot again, so be it.

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  1. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    It’s not Mickey Mouse politics when you have King Goofy mocking Republicans for using taxpayer dollars and suing this clown for dong his job (of corruption and deceit), then Goofy laughs off Sarah Palin’s call for his impeachment. King Goofy laughed and said, “You hear some of them, sue him (King Goofy said “so sue me” first), impeach him.” You’re going to sue your king for doing his job (of corruption and deceit) while you don’t do your job by following the rule of law.” King Goofy always forgets who is and who won’t obey the rule of law that made America the greatest republic in the history of the world, and not a dictatorship that he and his crony clowns want.
    Please spend my tax money getting rid of this clown via suit or impeachment, but my money would be better spent buying the first bullet to put this dog down. Republicans will lose in November NOT due to threats of suits or impeachment, we will lose due to the massive voter fraud that will make our entire voting process worthless.

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