Sarah Palin: It’s time to impeach Obama

posted at 2:01 pm on July 8, 2014 by Allahpundit

We’ve reached an interesting place politically when Pat Buchanan’s the guy calling for cooler heads to prevail.

On the upside, though, this is a perfect opening topic for Palin and Rosie O’Donnell to debate when they both join “The View.”

The federal government is trillions of dollars in debt, many cities are on the verge of insolvency, our overrun healthcare system, police forces, social services, schools, and our unsustainably generous welfare-state programs are stretched to the max. We average Americans know that. So why has this issue been allowed to be turned upside down with our “leader” creating such unsafe conditions while at the same time obstructing any economic recovery by creating more dependents than he allows producers? His friendly wealthy bipartisan elite, who want cheap foreign labor and can afford for themselves the best “border security” money can buy in their own exclusive communities, do not care that Obama tapped us out…

President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here. It’s not going to get better, and in fact irreparable harm can be done in this lame-duck term as he continues to make up his own laws as he goes along, and, mark my words, will next meddle in the U.S. Court System with appointments that will forever change the basic interpretation of our Constitution’s role in protecting our rights.

It’s time to impeach; 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.

This is big news, and not good news, for the GOP, says WaPo:

She’s the first Republican of any significant national stature to make this call. And she’s the kind of figure who could potentially recruit others to the cause — people who will want to be heard. Palin surely doesn’t carry the kind of weight she once did in the GOP, but she still has a significant tea party following and is highly popular among the conservative base…

[I]t throws a sizable and unpredictable variable into what was already shaping up to be a good election year for Republicans. That same could be said for the Benghazi investigation (though that effort appears to have the support of the American people). The name of the game for the GOP right now is maintaining their edge and trying to win back the Senate. Everything else is noise.

Secondly, it lends credence to Democrats’ argument that Republicans are controlled by the extreme wing of their party. And to the extent that Democrats can make the 2014 election a referendum on the GOP’s conduct in Congress (see: government shutdown), it’s to their benefit.

Buchanan made the same points in arguing against impeachment: “The effect would be to enrage and energize the Democratic base, bring out the African-American vote in force and cause the major media to charge the GOP with a racist scheme to discredit and destroy our first black president.” Rush Limbaugh scoffed for similar reasons back in March. When Republican congressmen have had this question tossed at them during town halls over the past five years, the usual response is that there’s no point impeaching when the Senate is controlled by Democrats. The Senate will vote to acquit, Obama will remain in office, and that’ll be that. It’s silly to put the country through an ordeal where the outcome is foreordained, especially when the political fallout is unpredictable and potentially damaging to the GOP. That argument becomes (slightly) harder to make, though, if Republicans retake the Senate this fall. Impeachment would still be futile: You need two-thirds of the Senate to vote for conviction to remove the president from office, and there’s no way no how no chance the GOP will have anything close to 67 seats in January. But maybe that won’t appease impeachment supporters. If you’ve got a majority, they might say, why not at least try? Even if they fail (and they will), there’ll at least be some moral sanction in reaching a bare majority to convict. It could even be that Obama will feel chastened by the rebuke and act less aggressively in 2015-16. I’m … pretty sure that wouldn’t happen, but that’ll be the argument.

Needless to say, although the prime target here is Obama, the secondary target is Mitch McConnell and the looming Senate Republican majority. I remember writing somewhere last year after the shutdown that impeachment could become the new “defund” effort — doomed to futility but sufficiently pure in intent and supported by a Republican with sufficiently high standing among grassroots conservatives that to oppose it for logistical reasons is to fail an ideological litmus test. Ted Cruz gave “defund” its political rocket fuel, Palin potentially could be providing the rocket fuel to impeachment. If McConnell decides that it’s pointless to try it because they’ll never get 10-15 Democrats to join them in convicting, it’ll be taken by righties as “proof” that squishy Republican majorities are no better than Democratic ones. That’s a useful grievance for a tea-party champion like Cruz to run on in the 2016 primaries, which makes me eager to hear what he thinks of this idea. I’m also eager to see which policies, specifically, Boehner will cite in his separation-of-powers lawsuit against O, as I’m pretty sure he’s not going to follow Palin’s advice and name immigration as Obama’s chief offense. The last thing the GOP establishment wants is to give the media a reason to print “REPUBLICANS SUE TO KEEP ILLEGALS OUT” headlines when Beltway Republicans are desperate to pander to Latinos before 2016. But that’s potentially also useful to a Cruz 2016 campaign: If both Boehner and McConnell refuse to challenge Obama on DACA and other immigration policies, Cruz could position himself as a champion of border enforcement by contrast.

By the way, don’t be so sure there’d be a majority in favor of convicting Obama even if Republicans retake the Senate. The usual centrist suspects — Collins, Murkowski, Kirk, et al. — will be chilly to the idea. And now that Thad Cochran owes his reelection to black Democrats in Mississippi, it’s hard to believe he’d turn around and vote to remove the first black president. To even have a bare majority willing to convict, I suspect you’d need at least 57 or so seats in GOP hands next year, which is a tall order for November. But again, this is mainly about constructing a true conservative/RINO litmus test, so if a bunch of RINOs end up voting to acquit, no biggie. That’ll simply be taken as proof of the underlying point that the Senate needs more tea partiers. Speaking of which, your exit question: Does John McCain agree with his former running mate that the president should be impeached? Inquiring minds want to know!


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Because he’s finished the work he was brought in to do. That’s why he’s appeared so blase and disinterested the past year or so. He couldn’t care less if they impeach him…he’s set for life no matter what the result and the glorious goals of global communism have been furthered beyond repair.

S.P. Link on July 8, 2014 at 2:17 PM

I’m not so sure he’s done…we still have our guns, the power grid is still up, we’re not paying carbon taxes, minorities haven’t become the new majority yet, Assad’s still in power, Single Payer health care has not been instituted, most of the coal mines are still open, the Dollar still has value, most of us still have jobs, we haven’t had our bank accounts cleaned out yet and we still own our property.

If I were a Lib, I’d say he’s been a big disappointment.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Our little troll is trying. Poor thang.

katy the mean old lady on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

This should be a matter of law, not politics or poll standings people.

otlset on July 8, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Matter of law, take it to the Supreme Court to strike all this bs down. Impeachment is politics, polls, and standings.

El_Terrible on July 8, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Indeed. Like it or not, impeachment is as much a political process as it is a legal one. Thank the partisanship of the Democrats for that.

Bitter Clinger on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Past time, if you ask me. Indeed, I think since the congress has been derelict in it’s duty it’s time for A MILITARY COUP.

ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:04 PM

davidk on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Finally, a place where the idiots and trolls can play together.

Have fun.

cozmo on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

It’s time. In fact, it’s over due.

Oil Can on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Hot Air has been a daily visit for me for years but it looks like it’s time to stop coming here. The content is obviously target towards RINOS. Thank God for sites like Breitbart and The Right Scoop.

rjcylon on July 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM

You betcha..:)

idesign on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

This is not a short list:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efforts_to_impeach_George_W._Bush

cbenoistd on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

I agree, that Palin is a total idiot. The current strategy of House leaders of whining and complaining loudly in the media, along with Republicans complaining in blog comments, so far has been very successful. The Democrats are right where we want them. /

Doomberg on July 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Palin’s move also has another unintended consequence.

Instead of uniting conservatives, it will split them. We will have the pro-impeach and anti-impeach camps.

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Bill Clinton’s crimes were minor league compared to what Obama has done.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on July 8, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Nixon looks like a choirboy.

Go get ‘em, Sara-cuda!

Fallon on July 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Honestly, it makes Obama a victim if we impeach him.
HornetSting on July 8, 2014 at 2:20 PM

That’s nothing new.
He’s been playing the victim of racism since he entered politics.

dentarthurdent on July 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Hot Air has been a daily visit for me for years but it looks like it’s time to stop coming here. The content is obviously target towards RINOS. Thank God for sites like Breitbart and The Right Scoop.

rjcylon on July 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Don’t the door hit you where darwin split you.

davidk on July 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Is it true, that impeachment is just a matter of politics and not the law (as in breaking of)? I guess I’ve misunderstood this if so.

otlset on July 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM

The “concern” pm this thread is only trumped by the fear.

kingsjester on July 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Our little troll is trying. Poor thang.

katy the mean old lady on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

The little troll who couldn’t.

HornetSting on July 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM

The current strategy of House leaders of whining and complaining loudly in the media, along with Republicans complaining in blog comments, so far has been very successful. The Democrats are right where we want them. /

Doomberg on July 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Impeachment is the same thing as complaining and whining loudly.

El_Terrible on July 8, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Past time, if you ask me. Indeed, I think since the congress has been derelict in it’s duty it’s time for A MILITARY COUP.

/Trollcot thread.

ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Opportunity Knocks

Tsar of Earth on July 8, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Palin’s move also has another unintended consequence.

Instead of uniting conservatives, it will split them. We will have the pro-impeach and anti-impeach camps.

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Thank you for your concern.

katy the mean old lady on July 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Would be amazing if Palin could get on CNN with another high ranking Republican and challenge him/her to impach Obama. Of course the RNC isn’t that stupid. But if she makes enough noise they may have to eventually ansewr her questions. Once statements are made, the campaign ads will flow. We have got to support Sarah’s efforts everyone. This is our chance to keep a democratic senate!

libfreeordie on July 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Palin’s move also has another unintended consequence.

Instead of uniting conservatives, it will split them. We will have the pro-impeach and anti-impeach camps.

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM

As much as I love Sarah, I don’t think this is going to get that much momentum. And last I checked, the IRS and VA scandals aren’t getting much front page publicity anymore.

Bitter Clinger on July 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

https://twitter.com/washtimes

The Washington Times @WashTimes · Jul 7

CURL: In Obama White House, echoes of Nixon http://wtim.es/1mA61Rl via @washtimes

canopfor on July 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Impeachment will never happen. Unfortunately, things like this will only enrage and fire up the Dem base right before the midterms. She should stick to begging for a job on The View.

BoehnerTears on July 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Honestly, it makes Obama a victim if we impeach him.
HornetSting on July 8, 2014 at 2:20 PM

That’s nothing new.
He’s been playing the victim of racism since he entered politics.

dentarthurdent on July 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM

That is true.

HornetSting on July 8, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Won’t ever happen.

Why?

Because Obama’s half black, and the (R)’s are scared $h!tless of being called raaaaaaaacist in the State Run media.

As if that doesn’t happen every day regardless.

Meople on July 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Wrong , the real reason is this:

His friendly wealthy bipartisan elite, who want cheap foreign labor and can afford for themselves the best “border security” money can buy in their own exclusive communities, do not care that Obama tapped us out.

the_nile on July 8, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Our little troll is trying. Poor thang.

katy the mean old lady on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

The little troll who couldn’t.

HornetSting on July 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM

palin: the little governor who couldnt

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 8, 2014 at 2:31 PM

ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:04 PM

You sure ran like a scared rabbit after the smackdown I delivered you on your bad history. Oop.

libfreeordie on July 8, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Palin’s move will permanently knock the IRS and Benghazi scandals off the front pages.

I am really stunned that she is this stupid.

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM

The IRS and Benghazi scandals were on front pages? Is this anything like the contention that failure to pass the senate immigration bill will consign the GOP to failure in presidential elections by those who have every intention of effecting exactly that?

wolfsDad on July 8, 2014 at 2:31 PM

This is our chance to keep a democratic senate!
 
libfreeordie on July 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

 
Oopsies.

rogerb on July 8, 2014 at 2:32 PM

slickwillie2001 on July 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM

I think if you’re using my catch phrases, I’ve pretty much won.

libfreeordie on July 8, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Is it true, that impeachment is just a matter of politics and not the law (as in breaking of)? I guess I’ve misunderstood this if so.

otlset on July 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Helloooo?

Impeachment and trial is carried out by politicians.

Bitter Clinger on July 8, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Notice how he’s been trying to provoke our side into violence lately?
That’s what the Bundy standoff was all about, as well as the attempts to bus illegals into Murietta, California.
So far, the Feds have been FORCED to back down each time by nonviolent, even armed resistance. But I suspect that it won’t be much longer before The Regime just cuts loose with automatic gunfire… Being forced to back down to… PEASANTS is something they cannot tolerate.
ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:22 PM

That’s the goal. Overwhelm the system and collapse it. He and his ilk are true bastards.

njrob on July 8, 2014 at 2:32 PM

We have got to support Sarah’s efforts everyone. This is our chance to keep a democratic senate!

libfreeordie on July 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

YES! Because it’s imperative that a law-breaking preznit forsaking the duties of his office should be allowed to stay.

Ein Reich! Ein Volk! Ein FUHRUR!

Bishop on July 8, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Our little troll is trying. Poor thang.

katy the mean old lady on July 8, 2014 at 2:26 PM

The little troll who couldn’t.

HornetSting on July 8, 2014 at 2:28 PM

palin: the little governor who couldnt

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 8, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Call us when they drop, koch.

HornetSting on July 8, 2014 at 2:33 PM

We have got to support Sarah’s efforts everyone. This is our chance to keep a democratic senate!

libfreeordie on July 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Impeachment will have no bearing on the Dem senate majority.

Thad Cochran’s illegal voting effort ended the GOP’s chances.

nobar on July 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

slickwillie2001 on July 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM

 
I think if you’re using my catch phrases, I’ve pretty much won.
 
libfreeordie on July 8, 2014 at 2:32 PM

 
That’s why we make fun of your math, too. Because you’re winning.

rogerb on July 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Bishop on July 8, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Liberals love them some totalitarianism, don’t they? LOL

lineholder on July 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Why won’t the democrats move toward impeachment?

Do they really want to be saddled with his legacy of lawless, unconstitutional behavior?

Do they really want that coming back to haunt them for years to come?

Are they complicit in his lawlessness? I think so.

Every democrat that is silent on the matter is complicit. Willfully so.

CurtZHP on July 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

MeanWhile,..levatating OutHouse:

Retweeted by The Washington Times
Jessica Chasmar @JessicaChasmar · Jul 7

Nebraska #Democrats call ‘Obama Presidential Library’ float racist http://wtim.es/1mBx7aV @washtimes #tcot #racism

https://twitter.com/JessicaChasmar/status/486208379811934208/photo/1

canopfor on July 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM

You sure ran like a scared rabbit after the smackdown I delivered you on your bad history. Oop.

libfreeordie on July 8, 2014 at 2:31 PM

You and the entire history department at Harvard couldn’t deliver a “smackdown” on me over any era or subject of History.

And my highest credential is my diploma from a tiny Catholic High School in southern “O-I-H-O”.

ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM

My question is directed toward liberals, not conservatives or Republicans, but straight-up hardcore lefties:

“What could Obama do that would merit impeachment?”

Don’t tell me what wouldn’t, tell me what would. We’re at a point where he could murder a toddler on the White House lawn, and we’d watch him walk away because no one had the balls to file charges.

And the media would ask lofty questions about why society hasn’t gotten in on this child-killing fad like our trend-setting President.

Sounds ludicrous, but then again, I never thought I see the level of scandal we’ve seen in 5 1/2 years go unaddressed or outright ignored.

/A country with a President that ignores the law has citizens that ignore the law.

Saltyron on July 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM

the_nile on July 8, 2014 at 2:31 PM

No, YOU’RE wrong. Obama’s skin color IS the only reason he’s still in office.

The FACT is, that if Obama was white, he never would have even been elected THE FIRST TIME. Let alone the second.

Meople on July 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM

MARGARET HOOVER, REPUBLICAN CONSULTANT: Yes. You do not have – we do not have a story of Dave Brat’s last night. You know who lost last night? Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin-

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2014/06/25/daily-beasts-avlon-slams-tea-party-cnn-praises-gop-establishment-sani#ixzz36u4XxIcN

Why should she be a team player when the team is the 1919 White Sox?

cbenoistd on July 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM

I’m hoping this is Sarah’s announcement that she is running for President, and not as a Republican. Perfect opportunity to build a new 3rd Party.

I bet a majority of voters would be against the open borders policy of Obama if they really understood the effect on them, their families, and the country.

huckleberryfriend on July 8, 2014 at 2:37 PM

As if they’re going anywhere now (I say with much regret).

S.P. Link on July 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Obama was polling as the worst President since WWII. People were beginning to wake up.

This trend will reverse now.

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Past time, if you ask me. Indeed, I think since the congress has been derelict in it’s duty it’s time for A MILITARY COUP.

Except a large part of the military has been compromised. We don’t know which ones would support us.

crankyoldlady on July 8, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Liberals love them some totalitarianism, don’t they? LOL

lineholder on July 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

They do.

the_nile on July 8, 2014 at 2:38 PM

This will be forgotten by tomorrow. There’s simply no way the GOP will deign to even make this look like they’d consider it even if in a drunken stupor.

They simply won’t.

Midas on July 8, 2014 at 2:38 PM

YES! Because it’s imperative that a law-breaking preznit forsaking the duties of his office should be allowed to stay.

Ein Reich! Ein Volk! Ein FUHRUR!

Bishop on July 8, 2014 at 2:33 PM

That’s what Hitler got wrong. He should have been half black.

ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Palin is wrong on impeachment, but she does have a point. Obama could smother a child on national television and his base would still support him (“The baby was suffering, President Obama saved him!”).

All this does is pave the way for a Republican president to use every one of Obama’s tactics against the Democrats, and when that happens, I’ll be laughing myself silly at both the Democrats’ and the media’s opposition.

Aizen on July 8, 2014 at 2:38 PM

This trend will reverse now.

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Why?

the_nile on July 8, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Impeachment and trial is carried out by politicians.

Bitter Clinger on July 8, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Thanks for that then. So the law and actual infractions are secondary to politicking, sigh.

otlset on July 8, 2014 at 2:39 PM

…I see hagfish is here …with another one of her socks!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 8, 2014 at 2:39 PM

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM

I don’t think so. The primary point in her comments was placing the emphasis on the lawlessness of this President’s actions.

President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here. It’s not going to get better, and in fact irreparable harm can be done in this lame-duck term as he continues to make up his own laws as he goes along, and, mark my words, will next meddle in the U.S. Court System with appointments that will forever change the basic interpretation of our Constitution’s role in protecting our rights.

That lawlessness includes IRS, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, etc. It’s a good approach. Having her do it takes the heat off Repub candidates.

lineholder on July 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM

That’s why we make fun of your math, too. Because you’re winning.

rogerb on July 8, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Well to be fair, running from a thread like a scalded dog..is winning in libfree’s world as well.

HumpBot Salvation on July 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM

AP, you managed to leave off an important part of the argument:
the Last Sentence – PALIN: “The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.”
If, like you, you only look through political lenses then maybe you are right but obviously Palin isn’t and doesn’t.
She loves America and her Ideas aren’t “Silly” at all.

Amadeus on July 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM

I bet a majority of voters would be against the open borders policy of Obama if they really understood the effect on them, their families, and the country.

huckleberryfriend on July 8, 2014 at 2:37 PM

That may be, but that will soon be irrelevant. 30 to 50 million new (D) voters will mean all those that are against the invasion just won’t matter any more.

All according to plan.

Meople on July 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM

eventually ansewr her questions. Once statements are made, the

campaign ads will flow. We have got to support Sarah’s efforts everyone. This is our chance to keep a democratic senate!

libfreeordie on July 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Have you ever seriously considered viewing events that happen
in our Society thru a Life Prism, instead of a Political Prism??

re-read your last sentence. THAT is all that any event is to you.
This woman is watching our Nation assaulted, and is calling
for the Appropriate actions against the man who is our leader.
in part, because he DOES NOT LEAD.
Does taking the OATH OF OFFICE mean anything to you??

It does to her.
Your Comment above proves ONE thing. You would burn this
entire Nation Down to have Democrats in charge.
You don’t give a F*ck about anything, other than that.

ToddPA on July 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Secondly, it lends credence to Democrats’ argument that Republicans are controlled by the extreme wing of their party.

And it would seem many GOP HA commenters agree.

Fabulous.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 8, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Impeach after the new congress is sworn in and there are enough votes to convict him in the Senate.
In the meantime stop funding the executive branch. Cut the IRS, DOJ, EPA, etc. until Obama caves.

Iblis on July 8, 2014 at 2:41 PM

This trend will reverse now.

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Why?

the_nile on July 8, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Exactly. It’s not as if there is any possibility of impeachment happening with little girly men like Juan Boner in charge of the House.

ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:41 PM

That’s what Hitler got wrong. He should have been half black.

ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:38 PM

But only half of him would have been clean and articulate, the white half would have been a complete slob mumbling about the Jews.

Bishop on July 8, 2014 at 2:41 PM

This trend will reverse now.

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Either Palin is the most powerful spokesman for the GOP, or everyone ignores her and her opinion is worth nothing.

It changes from week to week.

portlandon on July 8, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Why?

the_nile on July 8, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Because the media is going to spend 24/7 painting our side as raving racist lunes. haha I know you thought that was happening already.

But they will now swap IRS/Benghazi coverage for impeachment comments and racist rants. Have you looked at the comments at Breitbart?

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

You sure ran like a scared rabbit after the smackdown I delivered you on your bad history. Oop.

libfreeordie on July 8, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Did you post a link to a study that:

A. Wasn’t wholly germane to the discussion

B. Didn’t actually assert what you claimed it did

C. All of the above

Good Solid B-Plus on July 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Thanks for that then. So the law and actual infractions are secondary to politicking, sigh.

otlset on July 8, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Unfortunately, yes (as far as the Dems are concerned).

When Nixon was facing impeachment, once the evidence of the erased tapes came out, the GOP wasn’t willing to back him. The Democrats would back Obama no matter what laws he breaks. Politics trumps all with them. And that’s why we are where we are.

Bitter Clinger on July 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

It does to her.
Your Comment above proves ONE thing. You would burn this
entire Nation Down to have Democrats in charge.
You don’t give a F*ck about anything, other than that.

ToddPA on July 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Taken a sniff of the air outdoors lately? Obama IS burning this nation down.

ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Hot Air has been a daily visit for me for years but it looks like it’s time to stop coming here. The content is obviously target towards RINOS. Thank God for sites like Breitbart and The Right Scoop.

rjcylon on July 8, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Stay, and fight them. It’s tons of fun.

Schadenfreude on July 8, 2014 at 2:43 PM

So the law and actual infractions are secondary to politicking, sigh.

otlset on July 8, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Have you not been paying attention for the last 5 years?

dentarthurdent on July 8, 2014 at 2:43 PM

I truly love this woman.

libfreeordie on May 20, 2014 at 9:18 PM

…you’re just jealous of her sac!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 8, 2014 at 2:43 PM

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

So your alternative is to do….what, exactly? Say nothing? Do nothing? Play as the ultimate conformists to the PC demands of the left?

lineholder on July 8, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Why should she be a team player when the team is the 1919 White Sox?

cbenoistd on July 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM

With a bunch of Clueless Joe’s.

Flange on July 8, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Taken a sniff of the air outdoors lately? Obama IS burning this nation down.

ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Um, and don’t breathe too deeply.

Fallon on July 8, 2014 at 2:45 PM

She’s the first Republican of any significant national stature to make this call. And she’s the kind of figure who could potentially recruit others to the cause — people who will want to be heard.

Not really. Most Palin supporters are already convinced Obama deserves impeachment (and he does).

But most Republicans, base and RINO alike, realize there’s little point in impeaching Lightbringer halfway through his second term with a certifiable idiot like Biden waiting in the wings. It’s not worth the potential political fallout.

DRayRaven on July 8, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Because the media is going to spend 24/7 painting our side as raving racist lunes. haha I know you thought that was happening already.

But they will now swap IRS/Benghazi coverage for impeachment comments and racist rants. Have you looked at the comments at Breitbart?

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

This story will play out fast simply because the GOP is never gonna actually go forward with impeachment proceedings. And the IRS/Bengahzi/VA stories aren’t exactly lighting the news lamp now anyway.

Bitter Clinger on July 8, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Notice how he’s been trying to provoke our side into violence lately?

That’s what the Bundy standoff was all about, as well as the attempts to bus illegals into Murietta, California.

So far, the Feds have been FORCED to back down each time by nonviolent, even armed resistance. But I suspect that it won’t be much longer before The Regime just cuts loose with automatic gunfire… Being forced to back down to… PEASANTS is something they cannot tolerate.

ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Sooner or later, someone on one side or the other is going to pull a trigger. All Obama has to do is create more and more hot opportunities, and it will happen, sooner or later.

Midas on July 8, 2014 at 2:45 PM

January 21, 2011
Sarah Palin, Combat Veteran
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Apparently, America’s next big scheduled argument is whether women soldiers should be allowed in combat. Mark your calendars now to begin screaming your preferred talking points, yea or nay. Politics Daily:

A study commission chartered by Congress is poised to send up to Capitol Hill a recommendation that the last remaining barriers to women – those that formally exclude them from infantry, armor and special forces — be removed.

As far as I’m concerned, we already have our first female combat soldier, a breathtakingly brave warrior who suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous misfortune for the sake of our freedom, every day.

Sarah Palin stands alone in America and the world. Name one other public figure anywhere on the globe today who symbolizes the uncompromising fight for liberty….Waiting…Waiting…

As for her Republican rivals, blogger Kevin DuJan of Hillbuzz has sure got their number: they’re not activist members of a political party; they’re lazy guests at a Cocktail Party.

While Sarah is putting her life at risk — staffers say that since the Tucson blood libel, she’s getting death threats at an “unprecedented rate” — Mitt Romney can’t even bother to lead from the rear. He’s hanging around the country club, eating soggy cucumber-and-mayonnaise sandwiches, and waiting for Sarah to win the war. Then he’ll gallop on to the battlefield, hair stylist in tow, and flash his Dudley Do Right grin. Naturally, conservative pundits will traipse along and dutifully applaud his “gravitas” and outstanding presidential “qualifications.” So much worthier than Sarah, don’t you know!

As for Newt Gingrich, he took time off from his busy schedule of cuddling up to Nancy Pelosi on global warming, to sneak onto the battlefield and lob grenades — at Sarah. Hey, right back at ya, pal. Then there’s Mike Huckabee, who, when last heard from, was off somewhere exchanging diet tips with violent cons whose life sentences he had blithely commuted.

Tim Pawlenty, a ghostly presence at best, briefly materialized to murmur vague accusations against Sarah, and then faded into the woodwork once again. Wow! Leadership in action! All hail the mighty Tim!

You want leadership; you want steel spine; you want results? Helllooooo…What happened in Congress Wednesday? The House voted to repeal ObamaCare, 245 – 189, with the Republicans voting unanimously for repeal.

To whom do we owe this victory, more than anyone else, clearly and unequivocally? Sarah Palin. She showed us courage in real time, leading in every possible way: philosophically, strategically, tactically, and financially. Next to combat-hardened Sarah, every single Republican man is a trembling dwarf.

In case they haven’t noticed (they haven’t), we’re living through the most dangerously divided time in American history since the Civil War. As Abraham Lincoln once said,

“A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.”
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So it is in our time. Either we will quickly re-establish a government that fears the people, or the people will fear the government – permanently. Freedom is lethally hard to obtain, and frighteningly easy to lose. Right now, freedom is dying.

When America first met Sarah Palin, she praised her running mate, John McCain, with these words: “There’s only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you.” Well, there’s a new election starting now, and there’s not a single man in it who has ever bestirred himself to really fight for you.

There’s only a woman. The Republican establishment loathes Sarah Palin; the conservative commentariat needs smelling salts at the very mention of her name; and the ruling class took a blood oath to destroy not just her, but her family, too.

But none of that matters, because a ragtag army of freedom-loving Americans knows who’s got the guts of a real Commander-in-Chief. President Palin, we’ll see you on January 20, 2013.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/01/sarah_palin_combat_veteran.htm

canopfor on May 30, 2011 at 9:14 AM

canopfor on July 8, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Over 5,000 comments over at Breitbart, you guys and gals need to catch up..:)

idesign on July 8, 2014 at 2:19 PM

And John Nolte’s working feverishly to delete them…

Kensington on July 8, 2014 at 2:45 PM

The primary point in her comments was placing the emphasis on the lawlessness of this President’s actions.

lineholder on July 8, 2014 at 2:40 PM

But the effect is exactly the opposite.

The emphasis WAS on the lawlessness of the President’s various actions. It was having an effect.

NOW the emphasis will be on us.

Obama created the trap. Palin (ironically a hunter) fell into the trap.

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Did you post a link to a study that:
A. Wasn’t wholly germane to the discussion
B. Didn’t actually assert what you claimed it did
C. All of the above

Good Solid B-Plus on July 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Worse – posted a rambling piece of fake revisionist history (lies) garbage – and now claims victory for it.

dentarthurdent on July 8, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Impeach Obama? Tough call, ain’t it?

Here’s the operative question. Has he violated his Oath of Office and committed high crimes and misdemeanors? Yes? Then you’ll find your answer in the Constitution. (You know, what everybody swears to uphold but is commonly used as toilet paper in Washington.)

spiritof61 on July 8, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Don’t miss Libby today making a fool of himself again for not reading the articles:

What on earth?!? If Hobby Lobby wasn’t a first Amendment then which Amendment did Scalito’s decision turn on?

libfreeordie on July 8, 2014 at 11:02 AM

The Religious Freedom and Restoration Act.

(from the first two sentences of the post:)

Many observers misunderstood the Hobby Lobby dispute and others like it as a First Amendment case, but it wasn’t. It primarily related to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA),

Could you at least bother to read the posts?

rbj on July 8, 2014 at 11:05 AM

slickwillie2001 on July 8, 2014 at 2:46 PM

…you’re just jealous of her sac!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 8, 2014 at 2:43 PM

He’s just jealous because he had to take his own sister (who looks like Sandra Fluke) to the prom, and Sarah Palin was the Prom Queen.

ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:47 PM

But they will now swap IRS/Benghazi coverage for impeachment comments and racist rants. Have you looked at the comments at Breitbart?

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

What coverage?

The comments posted on Breitbart ( and some here ) from leftists are just paid astroturfers psy ops. That shows that they are desperate over the latests falling Obama polls.

the_nile on July 8, 2014 at 2:47 PM

…you’re just jealous of her sac!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 8, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Well, it’s not as if libtardfree would care about her rack…..

dentarthurdent on July 8, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Because the media is going to spend 24/7 painting our side as raving racist lunes. haha I know you thought that was happening already.

But they will now swap IRS/Benghazi coverage for impeachment comments and racist rants. Have you looked at the comments at Breitbart?

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Agreed, and then a few months from now a guy is going to write a book called “What’s The Matter With Kansas” while another guy makes a rabid anti-gun movie called “Red State”.

Bishop on July 8, 2014 at 2:48 PM

It’s a nice sentiment but obama’s minions in the Praetorian Guard known as the media would never allow it. Neither would the democrat controlled Senate.

But the more attention drawn to obama’s lawlessness will remove the scales from some folks eyes and will awaken them to what obama and the democrat party is all about.

The sad thing for the media is that at this point they can’t (although they’ll try) just dismiss Palin as being silly. Too much of what she has said has come to pass. The eff up’s and malfeasance by this administration has been so bad, that even they have been forced to cover it.

HumpBot Salvation on July 8, 2014 at 2:48 PM

He’s just jealous because he had to take his own sister (who looks like Sandra Fluke) to the prom, and Sarah Palin was the Prom Queen.

ConstantineXI on July 8, 2014 at 2:47 PM

…incest is best!…is his motto!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 8, 2014 at 2:48 PM

So your alternative is to do….what, exactly? Say nothing? Do nothing? Play as the ultimate conformists to the PC demands of the left?

lineholder on July 8, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Now, now. Of course not.

Keep hammering. Keep the focus on Obama’s acts. More investigations. More sworn testimony. We could even impeach Holder.

Talk more about Obama giving Iraq to Al Qaeda 2.0.

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Obama created the trap. Palin (ironically a hunter) fell into the trap.

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:46 PM

No.

the_nile on July 8, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Well, lets suppose the 2014 election is a blowout in favor of the Republicans, and not at just the federal level. Suppose they crush the Democrats at the state and local levels as well?

If Obama is impeached in the house, some of the surviving Democrats might just be angry enough to convict Obama.

In other words, Revenge is a dish best served cold, so lets eat!

evilned on July 8, 2014 at 2:49 PM

I would say that I’m concerned about all of the “concern” about her.

That’s not the word. alternatively amused and disgusted the lack of t!@#icular fortitude out there.

kingsjester on July 8, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Even talk of Impeachment is wrong, it will backfire on the GOP with no chance of happening. I am pretty much in the mode to just pin him to the D’s, remind them “He’s your guy, he is taking so much freedom from all of us I can’t see how you support him but I will be quiet.”

Jay Galt on July 8, 2014 at 2:49 PM

I generally admire Palin’s gumption and leadership instincts, but impeachment is a stupid idea. It’s, unequivocally, a political loser for conservatives, and the legal case is weak at best. Better to focus on making the Dems pay at the polls for having such an unpopular president with such unpopular policies, rather than unwittingly making Obama popular by trying to prematurely remove him from office.

Robert_Paulson on July 8, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Have you not been paying attention for the last 5 years?

dentarthurdent on July 8, 2014 at 2:43 PM

I apologize for my lack of political sophistication here.

otlset on July 8, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Now, now. Of course not.

Keep hammering. Keep the focus on Obama’s acts. More investigations. More sworn testimony. We could even impeach Holder.

Talk more about Obama giving Iraq to Al Qaeda 2.0.

faraway on July 8, 2014 at 2:48 PM

No one is stopping you. Go faraway!

the_nile on July 8, 2014 at 2:51 PM

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