Skip to comments.Palin the constitutional expert (She must be right over the target)
Posted on 07/11/2014 8:45:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
It has been a while since former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) embarrassed herself, but staying out of the news isn't good for her livelihood, which relies on lucrative speeches, television appearances and a regular stream of news accounts of her Facebook posts where she offers up her special brand of leadership. So since things have been a bit quiet for her, this week she insisted that everyone who resists impeaching President Obama must go. In her words, "we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment," and this other choice sentence: "Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, 'No mas.' Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. It's time to impeach." She surely didn't want you to miss her slap at Latino battered wives while she accused the president of the United States of intentionally creating a humanitarian crisis involving more than 70,000 people.
It must have been too much fun for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to face reporters this week, knowing he would be asked to weigh in on the latest guidance Palin had offered up to the Grand Old Party. "I disagree," Boehner said, something he had to repeat when asked the question again another way. In her inspirational call to arms, Palin had made a point of mocking the suit Boehner is filing against Obama on behalf of House Republicans, saying "you don't bring a lawsuit to a gun fight." That's pretty rich, considering the lawsuit was created in order to quiet conservatives calling for impeachment. Rational Republicans decided a long time ago that impeaching Obama is a one-way ticket to political irrelevance. Which is why someone like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) looking for a future in politics, possibly including the presidency, instead of a past had to admit when pressed by CNN that "that's not my position."
And then there is Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who gets credit for birthing the phenomenon that is Palin. Shocker he also disagrees. "I respect always Sarah Palin's views, but my particular view is that we should devote our energies to regaining the majority in the Senate," McCain said. "I saw the impeachment scenario with former President Clinton and it was not a good thing to do. The American people didn't like it. The American people wanted us to do their work and that was overall opinion at the time. It did not sit well with the American people." Trying to urge reason in an unreasonable debate, McCain said that "the real answer is to get control of the United States Senate and then we can enact legislation which would curb exactly what Sarah Palin and others want to impeach him for. You're never going to get 67 votes in the United States Senate either." Those trying to "defund" Obamacare last year never let a lack of votes get in their way.
Palin isn't the first conservative calling to impeach the president, and she won't be the last. There are conservatives everywhere hoping Obama could somehow be convicted of "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," but those experts on the Constitution should spend some more time looking those words up in the dictionary and giving some thought to a legal path forward, particularly before giving any money to a "leader" or lawmaker who tells them that just like defunding ObamaCare, the votes are there.
Democrats can count their email titled "Palin Humiliated" (about her impeachment push) brought in 10,000 donations in 24 hours to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
It's been never, actually.
Compared to Obama and the rest of the Dims, she is the Einstein of political thought.
They are mocking us. Pride is the first step toward a downfall.
Mrs. Stoddard is not getting as much love in the comments over there as I expected.
A.B. really seemed to enjoy herself in this article. It gave her license to spill every drop of hot venom she has been storing for Sarah all this time. Is A.B. from the Karl Rove/Bush wing of the GOP? Maybe she’s auditioning for a blogging job on Huffington Post. Talk about a circular firing squad!
That remains to be seen. But it is certain the author embarrassed himself with this drivel.
We should each print off 100 or so stickers saying “Palin’s right - Impeach Obama” and slap ‘em up all over the place.
The last two words would make Libs mad, but the first two would drive them absolutely crazy.
They’re already mad and crazy.
Interesting..two HILL artilces..one on Pelsoi and one on Palin. Who sounds more unhinged?
Alex is a professional ObamaSplootGeschlurping DC bimbette.
Alexandra Brandon Stoddard (born 1967) is an associate editor of The Hill newspaper, a contributor to the paper's Pundits Blog and a regular guest who gives political commentary on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, PBS, HBO, BBC, C-SPAN and Court TV.Peter Roberson, Bank Lobbyist Turned [Democrat] House Staffer, Is Heading Back To K Street
Stoddard attended the prestigious Spence School in New York City, later graduating from Connecticut College in 1991. She was employed as a reporter by the Potomac News in northern Virginia. Stoddard was a Congressional reporter for The Hill from 1995 to 1999.
In 1999 she moved to ABC News. From 1999 through 2002,Stoddard was a producer for World News Tonight and covered the U.S. Senate. She also wrote a column for ABCNews.com and contributed work to ABC Radio and ABC webcasts.
Stoddard has also done a significant amount of work as a freelance writer, working for the Boston Globe, Congressional Quarterly and The Federal Paper. She is known for her commentary on the 2008 U.S. presidential election on numerous cable news programs.
Stoddard was a regular guest on Verdict with Dan Abrams at MSNBC. She currently is a contributor to Fox News Sunday and Fox News Channel.
Her father is Brandon Stoddard, who served as president of ABC Productions and ABC Motion Pictures. Stoddard's mother is Alexandra Stoddard, a prolific author, interior designer and lifestyle philosopher.
Her aunt is Barbara Johns Waterston, owner of Providence Magazine. Stoddard's cousin is James Smallwood Waterston, an actor. Her great-aunt is Ruth Elizabeth Johns, renowned social worker.
She was married on September 7, 1997 to Peter Scott Roberson
Stoddard is just another Palin-hatin' Democrat prostitute.
Here's another Palin hit-piece by Sluttoddard, from 2011:
Palin v. Christie
Another week, another Dirty Sanchez for Obama from his girl Alexandra...
How much does Palin make on her speeches compared to Hillary?
Stoddard is one of the elites. She knows more than the average person. And she surely knows more than a hick from Alaska. I don’t know what her education is, but, apparently, she’s a constitutional expert on impeachment. /s
About a third, IIRC.
She has a bachelors degree, the same as Governor Palin and millions of other people up and down the strata of society.