Skip to comments.Why Impeaching Obama is a Bad Idea
Posted on 05/30/2010 8:07:03 AM PDT by ConservativeHideout
Since we became aware the Joe Sestak was offered a position by the administration in exchange for dropping out of the race against Arlen Specter, there have been calls for impeachment. Small at first, but growing in strength in the past week, these calls can threaten to derail the progress that we have been making. In fact, I would submit that impeaching Obama is a terrible idea. (Mind you, this is assuming that we win enough seats in November to even try.)
Impeachment puts Obama on the defense, and that might play to his strengths. I like to keep in mind that Obama is really a community organizer. Hes not a leader, or a uniter, hes an Alinskyite-to the bone. Part of their game is to portray themselves as the victim(s), and their opposition as the oppressor. While Obama doesnt know how to speak without a prompter, go to a foreign country without bowing to someone, or how to handle a national crisis, he does know how to distort, lie, deflect, smear, and pay power politics with people. Those are his strengths, and impeaching him pushes him right back onto them.
Put him on the defensive, and we might just get to see what he is really good at. Race cards will be played. Narratives will be written and rewritten. The MSM will fabricate or selectively cover whatever it takes to defend Obama. Rent-a-mob will be purchased and deployed. The people prompting the impeachment will find themselves on the defensive in short order. Also, dont forget that in politics, its always easier to play to role of the principled defense. Just ask the GOP. Theyve been able to stay on message as a united front (with the exception of some RINOs). For that, theyre polling higher, and are looking to make some significant gains come November.
Putting him under attack will also likely energize his base. Theyre not so active right now. They had to pay Purple People Beaters to show up for Martha Coakley in January. They probably had to pay the People Beaters to show up and scare the stuffing out of a teenager last week. However, threaten his presidency, and the zombies will awaken. That might put us on the defensive literally (not that particularly bothers me, I see it as an eventuality anyway) .
Another reason to avoid impeachment is that it takes us off message and task. No matter what, our agenda should be put forward. Lower taxes, less spending, smaller government, school choice, repealing ObamaCare, and repairing the damage that Obama has caused should be front and center. Impeaching Obama will take time and political capital, both of which are in short supply, and neither can be squandered. The stakes are simply too high. We either stop correcting damage, and getting the country back on track, or we spend time trying to remove a sitting President; a task that has never been accomplished.
The third reason centers on the fact that Obama is failing already. Hes taking heat for the slow reaction time on the oil spill. He is increasing alienating his lapdogs in the media, and theyre starting to notice. All the Easter Eggs that were in ObamaCare are becoming public. He is now a laughing stock overseas, and belligerent nations are taking his presidency as an excuse to become more aggressive. They can say that the economy and jobs are getting better, but Main Street says otherwise, and a few hundred thousand-census workers are about to lose their jobs. Democratic candidates are running against him, and treat him like the plague. In fact, almost every candidate that he has campaigned for has lost. Its not an impressive record. Its going to get worse, and more and more people are noticing. If you impeach him, you actually distract from his own record of failure, making him the victim instead of Jimmy Carter 2.0.
Ive often said that Obama, in and of himself, is irrelevant. Hes only the latest progressive thats trying to destroy the Republic. Clinton, Kerry, or any other Democrat could have won, and wed be still facing the same challenges that we are tackling now. Its the agenda that we need to target, not the man. If we stick with ideas, people will see what a disaster the Obama Presidency is, and will continue to be. Impeach him, and it becomes personal, and he can use his skills to make himself a sympathetic character that is being set upon by those evil Conservatives that dont want a black man to be president.
Dont play into his hands. Instead, lets send him home in January of 2013 as a failure-because he is. Lets also make sure take he takes failed, statist ideas with him as well.
He has already caused irreversible damage. Keep watching TV and ball games idiot serfs. TV controls fools.
WHen someone is so EVIL and literally destroying our country, if we can impeach him, we MUST. You should NEVER, EVER, turn your back on your country when someone is destoying it. To suggest we allow Obama to continue on, is shameful if you can STOP IT.
“Why Impeaching Obama is a Bad Idea”
Well, ok—I’d rather see him xxxx anyway!
Disagree - he is destroying this nation on a daily basis. We (majority of legal voting Americans) cannot wait until Nov 2012 to correct this. By then America will not look anything like we are used to and the inmates will be in full control - there will be no taking it back. It has to happen in the 2011-2012 period or you can stick a fork in the America you and I grew up in. If you like zer0’s America than do not impeach for goodness sake.
Since when do conservatives dance around ‘someone’s’ personality?
What a crock, you are newbie. A conservative screen name doesn’t make you one - YOUR posts out your liberal mindset!
Doesn’t Biden take the Presidency if the King is impeached.
that article is talking about political strategies, not what is the right thing to do. Politically, if we to go for impeachment, we better make sure we have the votes and that it will pass, otherwise a failure will give Obama the victory like with Clinton
I am not saying our side should impeach or force Obama to resign. His team, the Democrat party must do that!!! if they don’t, POTUS Obama will take down the entire Democrat party with him. You know there is a Democrat plan afoot to force Joe Biden to resign, have Obama appoint Hillary Clinton to the VP slot and then force Obama to resign or be impeached by his own Democrat party. Wonders, Obama is gone, Hillary Clinton is the POTUS, and life goes on for the Democrat party. Far fetched!!! Maybe not!!! Methinks Hillary and her kindred spirits smell Obama’s political blood in the water. Stay tuned!!! And.....Impeach Obama, now, Democrats!!!
I believe Obama would enjoy impeachment hearings.
Victim hood is like crack to the left.
Is Biden going to be any better?
I don’t see any point in impeaching him. Joe B would be an even worse President. Just replace Congress and vote Obama out in 2012.
I think the term that best describes Obama is hubris. He can not imagine he can do wrong, or that anyone will stop him.
If the Republicans regain control of both houses in November, Obama will be impeached, if not for this, for something else.
He came into office thinking he was above the law (result of growing up in Chicago). He can not help it, he will do something else just as illegal and almost dare us to do anything about it.
That is the best reason not to impeach him. Biden, with SanFranGranNan just a heartbeat away.
November is Americas last stand. Otherwise we go the way of the Souix.
I agree with Conservative Hideout. Trying to impeach Obama for this affair is a waste of time. Try to form cogent arguments rather than cast aspersions on a fellow Freeper.
Yes, It will not be pretty. It may tear our country apart. But it can be rebuilt. Depositions are a bitch. Maybe we can get into the lies about the COLB, school records and real names and SS #’s. The truth needs to see the light of day. I hope some people have the balls for this.
My opinion for what is it worth, O should be arrested for treason. I don't care what party he is.
This article demonstrates why amateurs should never have their own blog. Every second this POS is in the Oval Office our country suffers, WE suffer. Our country needs to be rid of this plague. We need him humiliated and sent packing. We need to fumigate his administration and rid it of the vermin he’s put in place to destroy this country. Your treatise is shortsighted and naive.
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