But the fact of the matter is that there are 45 Republican senators. Out of that number, can you confidently say that John McLame, Susan Collins, Lindsey Grahamesty, and Lamar Alexander would vote to convict the b@$+@rd?
So that means 41 votes we can be confident of.
How many Dems could be spun off to vote to convict? Any of them? (Maybe 2...and that's a big, big maybe)
It takes 67 votes to convict him in the Senate.
Seriously, what good does Impeachment in the House do if he's not convicted in the Senate? What good did it do with Klinton?
Look after November: there are 45 Republicans now (41 who we can presume would vote to convict). Do you seriously think that we can pick up an additional 26 seats without losing a single one out of these 41?
People need to get it through their heads: the Dems woudln't vote to convict Øbama if he was caught in the act of planting a bomb for Al Qaeda (they'd say the accusation was racist and he was trying to diffuse the bomb); hell, they wouldn't vote to convict Øbama if he was caught in the act of buggering a 6 year old boy (they'd say the 6 year old seduced him). If there aren't 67 solid GOP votes to convict, he won't be convicted. Period.
And if we don't have those 67 votes, starting down the road will turn him into a martyr...one that will be with us in perpetuity...even beyond the 2016 election.
......with Nixon, several pubbies told him he had to go. This was done in a face to face meeting in the Oval Office. Shortly thereafter Nixon resigned.
This is THE ONLY way removing this bastard prior to January 2017 can happen. NAMELY, until things get SO BAD that a handful of Dims will look him in the eye and tell him to “GET!!!”........it just ain’t gonna happen.
So, the country’s fate is in the hands of those Democratic Senators who would be most likely, if any, to tell Obama to “GET!!!”
Bottom Line: “IMPEACHMENT” didn’t remove Nixon. Bi Partisan determination DID!
I love Sarah Palin! I was testing a boat on a lake in WASILLA three weeks ago! But, “IMPEACHMENT” perse is a fools errand unless and until a few democratic senators will cross the line like the republicans did to Nixon.
Now, would the “IMPEACHMENT” process help generate and muster support from “a few good dims”.......... I don’t know. Right now, I doubt it.