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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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To: afraidfortherepublic
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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To: afraidfortherepublic
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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To: papertyger

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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To: Mark17
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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To: RginTN
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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To: afraidfortherepublic

IMPEACH ERIC HOLDER, FIRST!!! Go up the chain.....not down.


21 posted on 07/10/2014 3:41:05 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Obama is Law-Less because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!!


22 posted on 07/10/2014 3:42:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

the GOP is complicit and must go.

the GOP is composed of Romney backstabbers
and Obama supporters.

the GOP must go.


23 posted on 07/10/2014 3:43:11 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The best case scenario, of course, would be that the powers within the Democrat Party would pay Obama a visit, and ask him to step down. With her statement, Sarah is betting that there’s some thought being given to this within the party.

Notice the careful choice of the words “any politician”. She could have just directed her statement to those within the party she represents, but no, she said “any politician from either party”.

Obama is destroying the Democratic Party, and more importantly, allowing everyone to see the wrongness of liberalism itself. We would be doing the democrats a favor by yanking him off the stage. No, I don’t thing that’s what she’s after. This is a message to democrats that they’d better give him the hook, and she knows there are some within the party wishing to do so at this point in time.

Her reasoning here, I believe, is to precipitate a revolt within the party. We already can see there are some within congress, even in the Senate, who may be thinking clearly now about damage control. More importantly, potential donors need to think about where Obama is taking the party.

No, this wasn’t a message to Republicans, her statement was designed to get liberals to begin to think logically, and move to cut their losses.

Make no mistake, they won’t tell us what they’re thinking, but privately they must be considering removing Barack Obama before he takes them all down.

Who has the most to gain, politically, by removing Barack Obama from office? It’s not Republicans, not any more.


24 posted on 07/10/2014 3:43:20 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: papertyger

I remember having TN social studies class. Is that even taught now??


25 posted on 07/10/2014 3:44:31 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cheap Jedi news tricks.


26 posted on 07/10/2014 3:45:18 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: wayoverontheright

Excellent analysis.


27 posted on 07/10/2014 3:46:55 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"WHY REPUBLICANS SHOULD "SUPPORT" IMPEACHMENT OF ZERO"

OK say the RATS in the Senate vote against impeachment. The turd still has it on record like KLINTOON.
The RATS will have to defend their decision.

We can't let the scum completely OFF THE HOOK. . . . . .

28 posted on 07/10/2014 3:47:34 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: Usagi_yo

“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.”

Agree. No one would like to see Obama impeached than me. It takes a simple majority to impeach in the House and that probably could be accomplished. However, to impeach (convict and remove) in the Senate requires 67 votes (2/3 majority). Even if GOP should regain the senate it won’t achieve a 2/3 majority. And, then factor out the RINO’s and you begin to see the problem. So, sadly, all that impeachment would do is provide political theater for the Dem’s and take the publics eye off the ball...


29 posted on 07/10/2014 3:51:20 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

the House should do it’s job and IMPEACH him (hell, i’d say you’re actually looking at treason, but we’ll let him slide with impreachment)

then let HReid try to defend 0bama’s record in the senate... a VERY unpopular record... going into an election

the press has been doing everything it can to keep any mention of the actual issues from getting to joe q. public. an impeachment trial would dump it in his lap


30 posted on 07/10/2014 3:51:36 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: ImNotLying
The Demoncrats were gung ho to impeach him. They didn’t seem to be worried about how it would affect their party.

Not only that, they started working on the plan the very day after Nixon won 520 electoral votes and 61% of the popular vote.

But then, they knew what they wanted to do, unlike today's GOP.

31 posted on 07/10/2014 3:51:45 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

agreed 100%...I’ve approached several sentaors (Repub’s) and ask them them this same question...it made them very nervous - which to me - says complicity!


32 posted on 07/10/2014 3:51:53 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon Books: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail - by JH White)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Peter Wehner is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He served in the last three Republican administrations and blogs regularly for Commentary magazine.

eGOP....

Sarah Palin represents a conservative/libertarian perspective -- in and outside of the GOP. We have three parties now, the 'rats who are promising lots of free stuff, the eGOP promising free stuff, but less free stuff, and the rest of us who don't think politicians should be stealing and giving away other people's stuff at all.

It's unlikely that Obama will be impeached but of course he should be.

In any case, calling for impeachment is certainly a kinder, nicer, more polite thing to say than, say, hoping that he has contracted an incurable disease from Reggie.

33 posted on 07/10/2014 3:53:26 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

2md Nitwit in a day to raise their ugly head from the WSJ. Some dingbat was on with Stuart Varney on Fox Business spouting the same nonsense as Kirstin Powers in regards to the Boarder crises. JUST LET THEM IN blah blah blah, doesn’t matter how many blah blah blah.


34 posted on 07/10/2014 3:54:56 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“Mr. Obama would never be forced from office, the effort would do tremendous damage to the GOP and conservatism, and it would further rend the nation, all on behalf of a campaign whose end result would produce … President Joe Biden?”

Clinton was impeached. We didn't get President Al Gore.

37 posted on 07/10/2014 4:05:09 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“What matters to her is not mastering issues or even being conversant on them; it’s politics as theatrics, as a show, as a way to prove one’s purity.”,

What matters is the rule of law and the precedents the president is setting by expanding executive branch power.

The legislative branch needs an official historical record of his violations.

When asked, nearly all the opposition party states Obama has violated the Constitution multiple times. Then they say impeachment/conviction should not be done. Ask them WHAT should get a president impeached, if not those violations.


38 posted on 07/10/2014 4:07:27 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Impeachment, yes, the Constitution must be protected (it may be too late, but I hope not).
39 posted on 07/10/2014 4:20:33 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Funny how yesterday Obama said the border chaos that he created isn’t theatre.
The same idea used here.


40 posted on 07/10/2014 4:21:40 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: ballplayer

If OdumBO is impeached then every EO he has written is null and void. If he just resigns then they stay on the books. Think about that.


41 posted on 07/10/2014 4:31:16 AM PDT by k4gypsyrose
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To: afraidfortherepublic
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.

To hell with the g**damn Republicans! Our republic is disintegrating and the Republicans are complicit.

To hell with every g**damned fool who worries about how Republicans would be perceived by the electorate if they stood up and did what was right for the sake of the country. Those sons o' bitches GOP should be removed from office as well.

42 posted on 07/10/2014 4:46:14 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: ReaganGeneration2

People need to start to understand that it is not Obama who is destroying the Country, it is the Democrat Party. The Party nominated him, they support him at every turn and he is doing their bidding, Nixon resigned for doing much less because Republicans stepped forward.
The Democrat party will block Impeachment , they are the problem, we must concentrate on what the party is doing and not their spokesperson.


43 posted on 07/10/2014 4:57:01 AM PDT by paguch
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To: BwanaNdege

I don’t care if the impeachment fails. But a line has to be drawn and King Obama has gotten away with more than any other POTUS. The GOPe let this happen by not having the guts to stand against him. They created this monster.


44 posted on 07/10/2014 5:05:26 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: DAC21

...”2md Nitwit in a day to raise their ugly head from the WSJ. Some dingbat was on with Stuart Varney on Fox Business spouting the same nonsense as Kirstin Powers in regards to the Boarder crises. JUST LET THEM IN blah blah blah, doesn’t matter how many blah blah blah”...

I have never been able to stomach Kirstin Powers. Her body language and her practiced “smirk” have turned me off from from the very first time I saw her on FOX. She is not genuine and as of late, she is irrational, loud and very much a very committed leftist.


45 posted on 07/10/2014 5:06:28 AM PDT by jazzlite (esat)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

While the “Turkey” should be impeached there are practical problems; i.e. the party of treason with their Harry Reid runs the senate. The senate would never convict the “Turkey.” Thus, the Republicans would have egg on their face. Maybe if the Republicans take the senate and keep the house then the impeachment idea can be revisited.


46 posted on 07/10/2014 5:08:22 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Fine. Let Republicans convulse in fear.

If it is to saved, only true conservatives will save the Republic.


47 posted on 07/10/2014 5:18:27 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: afraidfortherepublic

NO! Ignore the calls like this to ignore Palin. Since the House won’t do it’s duty and stop funding his tyranny, then we the people MUST make our voices be heard. We’re sick of the lawlessness and want him taken out. It is the only thing that will stop Obama.


48 posted on 07/10/2014 5:26:31 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Palin, your running mate was the cause of this Marxist. Besides, I don’t want President Biden


49 posted on 07/10/2014 5:33:52 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: DaveA37

“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.”

I’ve done the same. I told them my donations will go to Tea Party interests only.

They’re complicit with the attempted destruction of America. We need to make sure it remains only an attempt!


50 posted on 07/10/2014 5:45:40 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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