A couple of weeks back, we reported on Sarah Palin’s calling for the impeachment of President Obama. Palin was particularly perturbed over Obama’s “purposeful dereliction of duty an untold number of illegal immigrants will kick off their shoes and come on in, competing against Americans for our jobs and limited public services.”
Other conservatives weighed in on Palin’s call to action, some of whom are more on the front lines of the left-right battle for power in Washington. Palin told her acolytes that those on the right who would not join her in her impeachment crusade deserved to be voted out.
“It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment. The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.”
As it turns out, the impeachment brigade is working, but not for Republicans. Democrats are having a field day raising campaign funds ahead of the midterm elections using the impeachment chatter. In a four-day period, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $2.1 million by sending out emails that mentioned the impeachment chatter.
The impeachment call to action has no traction, but worse, it is putting Republican candidates up against growing war chests of their Dem opponents.
Cue John Boehner, who decided that the best way to handle this kerfluffle was to act like it was someone else’s idea entirely. So Boehner is putting word on the street that impeachment was not even a Republican idea; it was a “scam” started by the Democrats as a way to demonize Republicans and make money for their candidates.
Boehner has had to distance himself from this impeachment talk before. He had to explicitly state that the lawsuit he wants to bring against President Obama “is not about impeachment … This is about his faithfully executing the laws of our country,”
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