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Why Republicans Should Ignore Palin’s Call to Impeach Obama
Wall Street Journal -- Washington Wire ^ | 7-9-14 | Peter Wehner

Posted on 07/10/2014 3:08:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Edited on 07/10/2014 4:19:30 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, is advocating the impeachment of President Barack Obama. “It’s time to impeach,” she wrote, “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.”


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: biden; impeachment; obama; palin; sarahpalin
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I disagree. It seems to me that the Republican Party has done a lot to create the monster -- Obama.

Firstly, they allowed a man to run for President on a national ticket without raising a peep about the cloud surrounding his birth. This is a person who repeatedly advertised himself to book fairs and speaking circuits as "born in Kenya" or the first Senator "born in Kenya". Whose WIFE referred to Kenya as "the country of his birth". And NOBODY said a word, or raised a question about his eligibility to run for President?

When does the Constitution mean LAW? When will our leaders stand up for LAW?

1 posted on 07/10/2014 3:08:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m with ya. Constitution first. Obey the laws. The “damage” to the Republican Party is far down the list of things to worry about.


2 posted on 07/10/2014 3:10:37 AM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This guy opines like a squish. He wants Conservatives to be squishes as Obama nukes all Constutitional restraints.

This guys opine is for the low info voters who haven’t read the Constitution since forced to in school.


3 posted on 07/10/2014 3:17:46 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The Republican Party (GOPe) has done a lot to create the monster — Obama.


4 posted on 07/10/2014 3:18:22 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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So voting for President Obama’s impeachment isn’t enough; those who even hesitate to do so deserve scorn.

I think Palin's case is pretty clearly cut. That those such as the author believe following the law is "theater," and should take a back seat to political exigencies is a self-validating indictment of such "cognoscenti."

5 posted on 07/10/2014 3:19:58 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: RginTN

got a call from the Rhino party yesterday asking for money. Wife told them we are NO LONGER supporting the rhino’s due to their support for odumbo and attack on each other. NO WAY will they get ANY of my money.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 3:21:24 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Big Giant Head

Why impeach? The Marxist has only two more years,what could happen?


7 posted on 07/10/2014 3:22:51 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: RginTN
This guy opines like a squish. He wants Conservatives to be squishes as Obama nukes all Constutitional restraints.

He doesn't seem to understand that just because our leaders have no principles doesn't mean they shouldn't have principles....

8 posted on 07/10/2014 3:23:02 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Such ball-less-ness within the GOP-E.


9 posted on 07/10/2014 3:26:12 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Big Giant Head
"I’m with ya. Constitution first. Obey the laws. The “damage” to the Republican Party is far down the list of things to worry about."

Well said. You get DITTOS from the Deacon.

I don't care if the turd only has 2 days left impeach the bastard. He has done more damage to our beautiful country than ALL of our enemies combined.

10 posted on 07/10/2014 3:26:41 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO Worst ever and still falling. Even Juan Williams now is turning on the scum. Is Combs next?)
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To: RginTN
This guys opine is for the low info voters who haven’t read the Constitution since forced to in school.

BTW...your age is showing.

I have a friend that earned a degree in Political Science without ever reading the Constitution; and that was in the Nineties.

11 posted on 07/10/2014 3:26:49 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: DaveA37

I donate to individual candidates. ..sadly no one I supported that won. It almost makes me think I am an not so lucky charm.


12 posted on 07/10/2014 3:27:53 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: ballplayer
Why impeach? The Marxist has only two more years,what could happen?

Surely you jest...

13 posted on 07/10/2014 3:29:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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I am a pretty fierce critic of the president myself, but let me be among the first to say that Republicans would be insane to follow Ms. Palin’s counsel.

I would hazard a guess, that he isn't half as fierce a critic of the Obungler as most of us are.

14 posted on 07/10/2014 3:31:21 AM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Two Imperials, except Nero was a better fiddler, and didn't need a pen or a phone)
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I took a poli sci course in college in the early 90s & never had to read the Constitution. In fact I never had to read it in 4 years of college but I watched that Watergate film in a journalism class.


15 posted on 07/10/2014 3:32:22 AM PDT by RginTN
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I am a pretty fierce critic of the president myself, but let me be among the first to say that Republicans would be insane to follow Ms. Palin’s counsel.

Kind of like a pro-choice claiming to be a fierce defender of "women's rights."

16 posted on 07/10/2014 3:34:37 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Mr. Obama would never be forced from office...

Oh, really? Is this idiot saying that Obama is not only beyond the reach of Constitutional law but is also so powerful that he would be able to withstand Congressional sanctioned force? (not that Congress would ever have the spine or integrity to do such a thing)

Anyone need a better definition of a dictator?

What a pitiful argument: Obama says, "I don't want to leave office, no matter what the Congress says!"...."OK, you can stay."

17 posted on 07/10/2014 3:36:37 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
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I took a poli sci course in college in the early 90s & never had to read the Constitution. In fact I never had to read it in 4 years of college but I watched that Watergate film in a journalism class.

Then kudos to your high school ;)

18 posted on 07/10/2014 3:36:49 AM PDT by papertyger
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Would Peter Weiner have written a similar letter to the Democrats about Richard Nixon. The Demoncrats were gung ho to impeach him. They didn’t seem to be worried about how it would affect their party. Odumbo has done a hundred times more damage to the country than Nixon ever thought of doing.


19 posted on 07/10/2014 3:37:42 AM PDT by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Unfortunately they’re right. There are no Democrats in the Senate prepared to do the right thing. So it would just be stages and theaters for the media and detract from the upcoming election — Which we want focused on Obama’s unchecked usurpation of Legislative and even Judicial powers.

Impeachment would steer it more towards GOP and there they go again with impeachment.

I think Sarah Palin kinda knows this and only brought it up as a revenge of sort for what happened in the Mississippi run-off and the treatment of Tea Party candidates in general. It’s a spoiler of sorts as it puts pressure on GOP. It puts the issue on the table before the election and makes some of them kinda uncomfortable having to talk about it.

The best shot at impeachment is after the election. whether we take the Senate or not (we won’t). We’ll fall short by 1 and if we do take it by 1, I believe we’ll have a defector. Perhaps McCain’s last insult to the Conservatives.


20 posted on 07/10/2014 3:38:58 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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