Friday, June 11, 2010

Yes, the Republicans WILL Try to Impeach President Obama If They Win This Year

Steve Benen has the story here. And wouldn't you know who's pushing it? Everyone's favorite right-wing psychotic, Michele Bachmann. Details:

Everywhere Bachmann goes [she says], people emphasize their desire to see the president impeached. Impeached for what? Bachmann didn't say, and given the deranged crowd she hangs out with, it's probably safe to assume that it doesn't much matter. (As a rule, those seeking to undo national elections might look for "high crimes," but I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that those pushing the issue with Bachmann don't care if Obama has actually committed an impeachable offense or not.)

In this case, Bachmann didn't say exactly whether she supports presidential impeachment; it's just what "people" say "everywhere" she goes.

But this brings me back to a point from a couple of weeks ago -- how seriously are Republicans prepared to take this whole impeachment idea?

Obviously, President Obama hasn't committed any crimes, and there are no sane reasons for anyone to try to impeach him. But House Republicans have been known to take some stupendously crazy steps, so it's hardly unreasonable to ask now -- before the election.

Yes, let's ask the Republicans the question BEFORE the November election: Are you going to try to remove President Obama from office by means of impeachment? YES OR NO?

And by God, let's put them on the record IN FRONT OF THEIR OWN RIGHT-WING FANATICS. That's something I'd pay to see.


Bachmann is associated with (and politically connected to) a "Christian" rock band that advocates KILLING gays. Not imprisoning them or fining them or forcing them to stay in the closet, but KILLING THEM. And this woman is considered a leading Republican??

1 comment:

Peregrin said...

There's no doubt in my mind that this will happen if they gain a majority.