Ted Cruz declines to follow Palin’s lead in calling for Obama’s impeachment

posted at 6:41 pm on July 9, 2014 by Allahpundit

Every Republican has three options on impeachment. One: “Let’s do it. He’s got it coming.” As far as I know, no one in Congress has joined Palin in taking that approach since her op-ed at Breitbart went live yesterday, although I’m sure there’s a constituency for it in the House. Someone should ask Tim Huelskamp or Michele Bachmann. Two: “Hell no. It’s political suicide.” Lots of Republicans believe that, McCain and Boehner foremost among them, but they don’t want to say so publicly or else they’ll be attacked from the right for putting expediency above principle. Erick Erickson, who’s no one’s idea of a RINO, is bolder than they are in making the case today at Red State.

Thus, option three: “He’s got it coming, but alas, it won’t work. Democrats are too corrupt to join us in the effort.” That’ll be the default position for Republican pols since it lets them shift blame while achieving suicide-avoidance. The mystery with Cruz was whether he’d choose door number one or number three. He wants to preserve his cred as Mr. Tea Party ahead of 2016 but, after having spearheaded the “defund” effort, he also doesn’t want to get knocked again as a guy who’s willing to bet lots of Republican political capital on lost causes. His interview with Mark Levin on Monday night suggested that he was in the “he’s got it coming but it won’t work” camp.

And, per National Review, he is.

“That is a decision for the House of Representatives,” Cruz told National Review Online when asked if he agrees with Palin. ”I serve as the ranking member of the Constitution Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and, in that capacity, I have been working hard to describe in comprehensive detail the lawlessness of President Obama and the Obama administration. We’ve put out a series of reports about the consistent pattern of this administration disregarding the law, refusing to enforce the law, unilaterally changing the law — which is utterly unprecedented and is a profound threat to individual liberty.”…

“It ought to be a bipartisan concern,” he continued. ”Anyone who believes in the constitutional checks and balances should be dismayed about a president who claims the authority to pick and choose which laws to follow and which to ignore. Sadly, Senate Democrats have not demonstrated the courage of being willing to stand up to their own president. And indeed Harry Reid is President Obama’s chief enabler by preventing the Senate from engaging in any meaningful oversight or holding the president accountable for his lawlessness.”

He’s not saying no, he’s just saying “why bother?” Cruz is doing his Republican colleagues a favor by taking this position, too. Impeachment has the potential to be a new RINO/true conservative litmus test; if he had come down firmly on Palin’s side, it would have set things up nicely for skeptics to be dismissed as sellouts and Obama courtiers. Instead he’s creating political space here for skeptics to say “I agree with Ted Cruz. Unfortunately, Democrats aren’t serious about separation of powers.” Boehner should buy him a beer. Which wouldn’t be awkward at all, right?

Here’s Palin last night on Hannity’s show saying damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.


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Meh, Cruz is in the Senate, so I’m fine with his non-answer.

If the House cannot impeach before the midterms then conservatism is dead for a generation.

sauldalinsky on July 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM

They should be pressuring the democrats to do it.

Why do the dems want to be complicit in his lawlessness?

Why do they want his taint to ruin their party?

Why won’t they put their own house in order?

CurtZHP on July 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Palin is right.

If we’d have waited till things would work out with King George…we’d still be a british colony.

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 6:47 PM

There are many reasons for impeachment, one is immigration. On the headline thread concerning the article: Immigration Is Changing Much More Than the Immigration Debate I commented, starting with this excerpt:

In 1994, California Governor Pete Wilson aired television ads showing people scrambling across the Mexican border near San Diego. “The rules are being broken,” a narrator intoned. “Pete Wilson has had the courage to say enough is enough.” Wilson, who at one point trailed in the polls, ended up cruising to an easy re-election.

HUGE. As Republican candidates you need to highlight, not run away from, the issue of the illegal menace.

Get aggressive about the issue of the illegal menace, and we win over hordes of independents and Reagan Democrats, and win elections en masse! Go for it. Tell our candidates to stop trying to hide in the shadows on that issue. Get bold. And visible. Say: no more of this!!!

anotherJoe on July 9, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Impeachment is not going to happen. Let it go.

ladyingray on July 9, 2014 at 6:48 PM

The island Palin is on is getting smaller by the minute. I always like Palin’s flame throwing, I just wouldn’t bet on her in a poker game.

Tater Salad on July 9, 2014 at 6:49 PM

He’s not saying no, he’s just saying “why bother?”

Who knew Allah read minds…LOL

idesign on July 9, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Impeachment is not going to happen. Let it go.

ladyingray on July 9, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Just threatening him with this and voices agreeing is helpful.

crankyoldlady on July 9, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Cruz is right, but I like Palin’s fire.
Maybe Boehner can borrow her balls.

HornetSting on July 9, 2014 at 6:52 PM

ladyingray on July 9, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Agreed. Cruz is right about this.

cat_owner on July 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM

For this Impeachment to ever work, which it won’t, Republicans need to paint Barack as Nixon. Every time they talk they should call Barack, Barack Nixon. When Jan hits and we have the senate, then we can go down the impeachment road. After we drill into people’s head the idea of Barack being Nixon.
The Republican party is too dumb to do this, so why bother impeaching him.

BroncosRock on July 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Be patient, the GOP will fight for a hill as soon as all the hills are gone and then BOOM! Like tigers they’ll strike, all fangs and talons!

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Thus, option three: “He’s got it coming, but alas, it won’t work. Democrats are too corrupt to join us in the effort.” That’ll be the default position for Republican pols since it lets them shift blame while achieving suicide-avoidance.

That’s less a matter of suicide-avoidance, and more a matter of the plain and simple truth.

Stoic Patriot on July 9, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Cruz knows that nothing would anger the House Representatives faster than a Senator lecturing them on what they need to do.

There Goes the Neighborhood on July 9, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Impeachment is not going to happen. Let it go.

ladyingray on July 9, 2014 at 6:48 PM

The separation of powers and the rule of law are not going to happen. Let them go…FIFY

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Right now who cares if the GOP response is Option One, Two or Three? The point is that the Impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama is now up for public discussion and everyone from Boehner to Cruz is having to discuss it. Score one for Palin.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Q: Have high crimes and misdemeanors occurred?

If so, we shall decline to prosecute them because it will look bad?

Crimes shall stand due to political calculations?

“A government of laws, not men?”

Gotcha.

I think another 1100 rounds of 7.62 is in the budget…

PointnClick on July 9, 2014 at 6:58 PM

anotherJoe on July 9, 2014 at 6:48 PM

You forget that 4 years later, with significant assistance from the natioanl RepublicRATs, Wilson and the California GOP were buried.

Many of those same shovelers, along with their ideological descendants, are in charge of the GOP El PRL now.

Steve Eggleston on July 9, 2014 at 6:59 PM

She is ahead of the curve. We have 2 1/2 years left of this loser and a lot of people will be wondering why her advice wasn’t followed. There’s so much stuff Ogabe has done- enough of it will come to light.

8 weight on July 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

It would take a military coup d’etat to remove him.

Reuben Hick on July 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

The Republican party is too dumb to do this, so why bother impeaching him.

BroncosRock on July 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM

You sound like a Republican poster boy. If you think the ‘R’s are going to take the Senate, Thad Cochran just destroyed that notion, I’m afraid.

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Be patient, the GOP will fight for a hill as soon as all the hills are gone and then BOOM! Like tigers they’ll strike, all fangs and talons!

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM

The GOP finally found that hill to die on. It was to prop up Thad Cochran for another Senate term. Because 41 years in DC just isn’t quite long enough.

The GOP is just fighting a different enemy than we would have naively expected: the Tea Party.

There Goes the Neighborhood on July 9, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Impeachment is not going to happen. Let it go.

ladyingray on July 9, 2014 at 6:48 PM

The Rats wil never let it go. If the next non-Rat President were a tenth as corrupt as Teh SCOAMT, they’ll push for and get their fellows in the minority half of the bipartisan Party-In-Government, to Nixon said non-Rat President.

Steve Eggleston on July 9, 2014 at 7:02 PM

It would take a military coup d’etat to remove him.

Reuben Hick on July 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Let’s do it…

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Asked on an earlier thread: What happens if the GOP doesn’t win the senate this year, then what, two more years of Dog Eater breaking laws or creating them out of thin air as needed?

Fellow American citizens are being destroyed by this dog eating man and his acolytes, what if it’s you who gets to the top of his list because nothing was done.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Of course he shouldn’t.

Palin’s message was for the base, and those fed up with Obama’s crap.

portlandon on July 9, 2014 at 7:04 PM

I think both were smart plays. I like them both. For very different reasons. Though there is that one common thread. ; )

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Cruz is smart. He must have read Pat Buchanan.

MaiDee on July 9, 2014 at 7:04 PM

For this Impeachment to ever work, which it won’t, Republicans need to paint Barack as Nixon. Every time they talk they should call Barack, Barack Nixon. When Jan hits and we have the senate, then we can go down the impeachment road. After we drill into people’s head the idea of Barack being Nixon.
The Republican party is too dumb to do this, so why bother impeaching him.

BroncosRock on July 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Mark Levin has him named Barack Milhouse Obama for years now.

Brian1972 on July 9, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Asked on an earlier thread: What happens if the GOP doesn’t win the senate this year, then what, two more years of Dog Eater breaking laws or creating them out of thin air as needed?

Fellow American citizens are being destroyed by this dog eating man and his acolytes, what if it’s you who gets to the top of his list because nothing was done.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 7:03 PM

The same thing that happens if the GOP wins the Senate – 2 more years of Teh SCOAMT breaking existing laws/Constitutional provisions and creating new edicts out of thin air as needed.

The RepublicRATs are hoping they get eaten last because they were willing Quislings.

Steve Eggleston on July 9, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Personally I doubt Palin expected the guys would join her parade down the impeachment street. She is an unfettered voice.

She holds no elected office and has the ability to say what many in the base are thinking without worrying about the political consequences. She has said those words and as much as the Dems and the Rinos dismiss her they ‘ve got to be uncomfortable that anyone has said that word as applying to Obama.

IMO Palin would have been surprised if others had the cajones to agree.

katiejane on July 9, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Impeachment is not going to happen. Let it go.
ladyingray on July 9, 2014 at 6:48 PM

I’ll let it go if you stop missing the point.

Dongemaharu on July 9, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Asked on an earlier thread: What happens if the GOP doesn’t win the senate this year, then what, two more years of Dog Eater breaking laws or creating them out of thin air as needed?

Fellow American citizens are being destroyed by this dog eating man and his acolytes, what if it’s you who gets to the top of his list because nothing was done.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 7:03 PM

A 51-49 Senate isn’t going to do us much good, especially when it includes Kirk, Murkowski, Collins and Goatlover on our side.

Good Solid B-Plus on July 9, 2014 at 7:07 PM

That’s because Cruz understands that impeachment is meaningless with the current makeup of the Senate. obama would not be removed and he would wear it like a badge of honor while playing the victim. With the current anti-American news media, it would be a disaster for the Republicans. We must use our heads, not our emotions.

rjh on July 9, 2014 at 7:09 PM

The camel’s back is getting weak.

SouthernGent on July 9, 2014 at 7:11 PM

A 51-49 Senate isn’t going to do us much good, especially when it includes Kirk, Murkowski, Collins and Goatlover on our side.

Good Solid B-Plus on July 9, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Perfect, the excuses create themselves for the GOP. Don’t control the senate, control the senate but not enough votes, election year, optics, some ethnic group will be almighty pissed, the weather, Boehner had a dream it wouldn’t work, McCain saw an image on his toast that warned of failure…whatever. They will never do it. Ever. Because of politics. And everyone knows it.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 7:11 PM

A lot of the doom and gloomsters seem to think impeachment is conviction.

It’s just the indictment phase and indicting him along with the rest of the Choom Gang does send a message.

And, no, he couldn’t play the victim because there would have to be enough people left who really believe in him and that ain’t the case no more.

A little disappointed in Cruz, though.

formwiz on July 9, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Be patient, the GOP will fight for a hill as soon as all the hills are gone and then BOOM! Like tigers they’ll strike, all fangs and talons!

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM

First the EPA has to sanction the hill site.

Then contractors have to hire illegals to build the hill…

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Palin is ahead of the curve, of course. She understands where the GOP rank and file and most of the independents are right now, and probably most of the old Blue Dog Truman Dems.

They look at D.C. and see a one party state that is about the business of screwing them, and they see a lawbreaker in the White House who is importing Latinos to try and keep wages low for his Oligarch friends on Wall Street and in Palo Alto.

Palin is in the vanguard, where leadership begins. Others will follow in due time the path laid down by her.

victor82 on July 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM

So I guess this means Ted Cruz will now be tossed in the RINO box here, huh?

ThePrez on July 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Right now who cares if the GOP response is Option One, Two or Three? The point is that the Impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama is now up for public discussion and everyone from Boehner to Cruz is having to discuss it. Score one for Palin.
de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Personally I doubt Palin expected the guys would join her parade down the impeachment street. She is an unfettered voice.
She holds no elected office and has the ability to say what many in the base are thinking without worrying about the political consequences. She has said those words and as much as the Dems and the Rinos dismiss her they ‘ve got to be uncomfortable that anyone has said that word as applying to Obama.
IMO Palin would have been surprised if others had the cajones to agree.
katiejane on July 9, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Here are a couple of hints for ladyingray who needs a little help.

Dongemaharu on July 9, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Impeachment is the legal recourse to hold a president accountable when he breaks the law.

Otherwise…He is above the law.

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Perfect, the excuses create themselves for the GOP. Don’t control the senate, control the senate but not enough votes, election year, optics, some ethnic group will be almighty pissed, the weather, Boehner had a dream it wouldn’t work, McCain saw an image on his toast that warned of failure…whatever. They will never do it. Ever. Because of politics. And everyone knows it.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 7:11 PM

If only Teh SCOAMT, Dingy Harry, Louse Lerner and company weren’t so much like their allies-of-convenience the Islamokazis in demanding 110% fealty, they would have already Federalisted the GOP as they would have formed a Grand Unity Party.

Steve Eggleston on July 9, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Our founding fathers left impeachment and censure as tools for the citizenship to hold their Presidents accountable.

portlandon on July 9, 2014 at 7:17 PM

So I guess this means Ted Cruz will now be tossed in the RINO box here, huh?

ThePrez on July 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM

It means he’s a politician.

Doesn’t make him right about this issue either.

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I’ll let it go if you stop missing the point.

Dongemaharu on July 9, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Good one.

ladyingray on July 9, 2014 at 7:18 PM

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Reminds me of one of the tin signs hanging in the shop: “Free Beer Tomorrow.”

That’s the GOP plan, point to their sign which says “We will fight like hell. Tomorrow.” Every day they simply point to the sign.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Our founding fathers left impeachment and censure as tools for the citizenship to hold their Presidents accountable.

portlandon on July 9, 2014 at 7:17 PM

“You have a republic sir…If you can keep it” – Ben Franklin

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Score one for Palin.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Indeed.

Bear in mind that all of this sturm und drang was accomplished by a single Facebook post.

wolfsDad on July 9, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Go Sarah.

I really think she speaks for a lot of people.

WhatSlushfund on July 9, 2014 at 7:22 PM

The establishment will sink us.

So will thinking of this kind.

We must stay ideologically sound, yet aware of the “game.”

blatantblue on July 9, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Fortunately, wiser heads have prevailed and it is generally understood that even if the case can be made against the President for Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors, the House should only consider impeachment if:

• there is 100% chance of conviction and removal from office in the Senate

• it is bipartisan, i.e., at least a handful of House Dems and 1 or 2 Senate Dems are vocally in favor

• there is at least 51% approval of impeachment by the public in all the major polls

• the national new media is mostly neutral or acquiescent on the subject, or at least won’t say bad things about the GOP

• the GOP is guaranteed favorable returns in the next election.

Otherwise, whoever put that impeachment thing in the Constitution and those who suggest we follow it don’t know what they’re talking about. Better chance of a military coup than impeachment.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 7:22 PM

They should keep noting Ogabes many impeachable offenses then reference Dingy Harry’s expected obstructions of justice.

viking01 on July 9, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Reminds me of one of the tin signs hanging in the shop: “Free Beer Tomorrow.”

That’s the GOP plan, point to their sign which says “We will fight like hell. Tomorrow.” Every day they simply point to the sign.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 7:18 PM

It’s in their vested interests to play games.

This isn’t about optics or politics…It’s about whether we are a nation of laws.

Nagin was tried and convicted to nine years for corruption and breaking the law….

As far as I know there is no rioting in the big easy as a result.

The GOP has nothing but political tactics to offer as an excuse because they have no vested interest in defending the rule of law…Our Constitution.

It’s everyman for himself…

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:24 PM

For those of you saying “Impeachment is meaningless”, you miss the point. It is never meaningless to uphold the law and the Constitution. There is a right thing to do, and a wrong thing to do. To stand around and wring your hands about impeachment not succeeding or whining about possible future consequences of these actions only tells me one thing. I wouldn’t want to go into battle with any of you.

“Oh, my! look at all those foreign troops coming over the hill! We can’t win! Let me throw my hands up and go surrender!”

Talk about a lack of honor and courage.

BierManVA on July 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM

And Pres. Biden will immediately double-down on the stoopid, as payback.

Moron Labe on July 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM

AP impeachment is ment to reign in a president who abuses his power and Obama clearly has.

sorrowen on July 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Palin 2016!
Or Cruz.

anotherJoe on July 9, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Cruz nailed it.

DisneyFan on July 9, 2014 at 7:26 PM

And Pres. Biden will immediately double-down on the stoopid, as payback.

Moron Labe on July 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Oh Brother

I guess Obama should just sign an EO taking impeachment out of the constitution then.

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:28 PM

It’s everyman for himself…

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:24 PM

And on election day I’m going to be one of the “everyman” waltzing down to the dock for some fishing instead of trudging to the voting booth.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Just have to post this. It has pie and Palin. ; )

Sarah Palin ‏@SarahPalinUSA 57s

More Pie Eaters Than Pie Makers = Eventually Everyone Begs For Crumbs I love my commonsense conservative blue… http://fb.me/301m5AT29

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Cruz nailed it.

DisneyFan on July 9, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Cruz tripped over his lofty legal d*ck…and I’m a Texan

Palin is right.

Impeach!

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM

I really like how this is working out. He’s an awful president but there’s no way he’d get impeached. So instead lets talk about all the stuff he’s done wrong and whether it’s worth impeachment–a lot! Voices who are not elected are able to say things that elected voices cant say, politically-speaking. As well they should. They put pressure on elected officials to respond, to address issues that would not otherwise be discussed. Liberal media has done this for years. It works for conservative media too.

alwaysfiredup on July 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM

For those of you saying “Impeachment is meaningless”, you miss the point. It is never meaningless to uphold the law and the Constitution. There is a right thing to do, and a wrong thing to do. To stand around and wring your hands about impeachment not succeeding or whining about possible future consequences of these actions only tells me one thing. I wouldn’t want to go into battle with any of you.

“Oh, my! look at all those foreign troops coming over the hill! We can’t win! Let me throw my hands up and go surrender!”

Talk about a lack of honor and courage.

BierManVA on July 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Preach it, brother!!! With you all the way on this…

I was brought up to believe that there was a Right and there was a Wrong. I was taught to fight for what’s right and to fight against that which was wrong. There was never any option.

Right vs. Wrong ought not be political. Allowing it to be gets us where we are today. And we have no one to blame but ourselves.

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 7:32 PM

It would take a military coup d’etat to remove him.

Reuben Hick on July 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

No, it won’t.

The same thing that happens if the GOP wins the Senate – 2 more years of Teh SCOAMT breaking existing laws/Constitutional provisions and creating new edicts out of thin air as needed.

The RepublicRATs are hoping they get eaten last because they were willing Quislings.

Steve Eggleston on July 9, 2014 at 7:05 PM


Humorous and accurate as far as it goes
… but still too narrow.

Fellow American citizens are being destroyed by this dog eating man and his acolytes, what if it’s you who gets to the top of his list because nothing was done.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 7:03 PM


Edging into the black …

Should Barack Obama be impeached by the House for high crimes and misdemeanors?

Unless you are brainless or corrupt, YES!

There is a disheartening amount of “static state” thinking on Hot Air these days.

A certain amount of it can be chalked up to the trolls, moby’s and GOPe stalkers being “fed” during every discussion and thereby poisoning the air …

… but there is a mental laziness as bad as the GOPe displays in presuming things are not going to get a LOT WORSE anytime soon.

Look around the world on a variety of critical issues that Obama has made MUCH WORSE and are deteriorating at an accelerating pace.

How will you explain to your descendants the Hand Wringing positions you took waiting for it to collapse?

“Well, everybody (i.e. all the corrupt and brainless people) told us there was nothing we could do about it!”

Do you REALLY want that to be YOUR legacy?

PolAgnostic on July 9, 2014 at 7:34 PM

It’s everyman for himself…

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:24 PM

And on election day I’m going to be one of the “everyman” waltzing down to the dock for some fishing instead of trudging to the voting booth.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 7:29 PM

I’ll see what happens…but I’ll probably join you at the dock and I’ll bring shiner, then we’ll likely end up in the EPA jail since by then fishin’ be illegal everywhere.

We’ll get in good shape on the first lady’s prison lunch program and learn to speak illegal…and we’ll all have our own prayer rugs.

God Bless Texas!

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Only partly off topic: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/10/upshot/voting-totals-reveal-crucial-boost-from-blacks-in-cochrans-victory.html?referrer&_r=0
There Goes the Neighborhood on July 9, 2014 at 7:04 PM
Of course they voted in the Dem primary…

sorrowen on July 9, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Senator Ted Cruz ‏@SenTedCruz 6m

Mr. President, if you’re really interested in solving the border crisis, then stop holding border security hostage for amnesty!

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Preach it, brother!!! With you all the way on this…

I was brought up to believe that there was a Right and there was a Wrong. I was taught to fight for what’s right and to fight against that which was wrong. There was never any option.

Right vs. Wrong ought not be political. Allowing it to be gets us where we are today. And we have no one to blame but ourselves.

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 7:32 PM

No see that’s old skool…and white patriarchal heteronormative moralism…

Moralists are judgmental and stuff.

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:39 PM

I don’t understand why Palin is saying what she is saying now, but I do believe that there is some greater message. Will this be like her Russia comment?

I do love watching Morning Joe react to this kind of stuff though. I happen to be one of their few viewers. I occasionally DVR the show for giggles.

Abby Huntsman was on Sharpton’s show. The fact that they call her conservative is hilarious.

Midwestprincesse on July 9, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Senator Ted Cruz ‏@SenTedCruz 6m

Mr. President, if you’re really interested in solving the border crisis, then stop holding border security hostage for amnesty!

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Not impressed.

Cruz blew it on impeachment

*blech*

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:41 PM

It would take a military coup d’etat to remove him.

Reuben Hick on July 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

At this point, seriously, I’d be for that.

WhatSlushfund on July 9, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Do you REALLY want that to be YOUR legacy?

PolAgnostic on July 9, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Sure seems like it to me.

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 7:46 PM

It would take a military coup d’etat to remove him.

Reuben Hick on July 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Let’s do it…

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 7:02 PM

These guys love the united states so much they are willing to support the most undemocratic act in history.

Or we can go to door number 2 and vote in November 2016 for a new president.

But good luck guys!

coolrepublica on July 9, 2014 at 7:47 PM

The thing with impeachment is you have to introduce it to the public in a correct manner. Say the reasons and point them out in detail not just say you want impeachment and Palin is right O should be impeached for his lawlessness.

sorrowen on July 9, 2014 at 7:47 PM

These guys love the united states so much they are willing to support the most undemocratic act in history.

Or we can go to door number 2 and vote in November 2016 for a new president.

But good luck guys!

coolrepublica on July 9, 2014 at 7:47 PM

No one asked you, you blithering idiot.

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 7:50 PM

No one asked you, you blithering idiot.

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I know you didn’t ask me captain obvious. But I am not the one calling for a coup of the elected sitting president of the United states of America, so I would stop throwing stones in that glass house.

coolrepublica on July 9, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I know you didn’t ask me captain obvious. But I am not the one calling for a coup of the elected sitting president of the United states of America, so I would stop throwing stones in that glass house.

coolrepublica on July 9, 2014 at 7:52 PM

What is your solution, Needlenose? And do not say to elect a new POTUS in November 2016, either. There will be no presidential election in November 2016 if this clown remains in office.

You are simply too stupid to see the progression of our destruction, loser. Just sit back and enjoy your unemployment check, your EBT card and that real keen phone your BFF gives you.

I almost feel sorry for you. But I don’t.

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Personally I doubt Palin expected the guys would join her parade down the impeachment street. She is an unfettered voice.

She holds no elected office and has the ability to say what many in the base are thinking without worrying about the political consequences. She has said those words and as much as the Dems and the Rinos dismiss her they ‘ve got to be uncomfortable that anyone has said that word as applying to Obama.

IMO Palin would have been surprised if others had the cajones to agree.

katiejane on July 9, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Not only that, I don’t think she wants impeachment now. I think she just wanted to stir up curiosity, getting people to ask what it is that obama has done. And i think she told Cruz and other tight-lipped conservatives not to follow her lead on this at this time.

She and DeMint have a plan cookin’.

davidk on July 9, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Bambi should be far more than impeached, so I don’t have a bone to pick on that score, but Palin is a joke in the field.

Not relevant.

Nobody with a brain gives a rat’s a$$ what she thinks.

Redneck fodder.

Quack Dynasty.

Christian Echo Chamber material.

A total distraction from what is important and relevant.

Can we please stay focused on what is central to the recovery of our country? Or do we need to jerk off to Caribou Barbi for the 1,000,000th time???!!!

thejackal on July 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Cruz blew it on impeachment

*blech*

workingclass artist on July 9, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Well, its not like you cared for him to begin with.

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM

As Republican candidates you need to highlight, not run away from, the issue of the illegal menace.

Get aggressive about the issue of the illegal menace, and we win over hordes of independents and Reagan Democrats, and win elections en masse!

anotherJoe on July 9, 2014 at 6:48 PM

But it helps if you run in a 1994 election. In 2014, it’s not necessarily as good a campaign strategy. Maybe in some places, but far from everywhere.

J.S.K. on July 9, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Sen. Cruz says that Obysmal’s request for “border crisis funds” demonstrate that Preezy intends to allow this travesty to continue indefinitely.
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/382349/ted-cruz-obama-plans-border-surge-continuing-indefinitely-joel-gehrke

onlineanalyst on July 9, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Can we please stay focused on what is central to the recovery of our country?

thejackal on July 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM

And what, pray tell, would that be, dikwad?

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 8:17 PM

How on earth did I miss this little gem?!?!

Be patient, the GOP will fight for a hill as soon as all the hills are gone and then BOOM! Like tigers they’ll strike, all fangs and talons!

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Lolz!!! Thanks Bishop, I needed a good laugh. ; )

Bmore on July 9, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Can we please stay focused on what is central to the recovery of our country?

thejackal on July 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Until the current White House occupant is out of office the country has no chance of recovery. None. Focus on that.

de rigueur on July 9, 2014 at 8:20 PM

What is your solution, Needlenose? And do not say to elect a new POTUS in November 2016, either. There will be no presidential election in November 2016 if this clown remains in office.

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Let’s not go completely paranoid here.

The presidential election is conducted by the state boards of elections. And they need to conduct elections in 2016 to elect the House of Representatives, Senators (in 2/3 of the states), and various state or local offices.

What’s Obama going to do, order all the states to cancel the November 2016 elections altogether? Or order them to remove just the presidential race from the ballot? Or have Eric Holder sue to get injunctions against the states to prevent them from holding the presidential election? None of these seem plausible. Obama can use executive orders to have the federal government do or not do things, but he doesn’t have the same kind of power over the states.

Besides, suppose he tried that. There’s a significant constituency within the Democratic Party that thinks 2016 is Hillary’s turn. If Obama tried to keep himself in office past the end of his term, he would then be ensured of impeachment and removal by the Senate, since many Democrats would think that he (a) had gone crazy and (b) was preventing Hillary from being elected.

So, no, Obama isn’t going to cancel the 2016 election. He’s going to do all he can to add future voters to the population in hopes that Democrats will never lose in the future. But that’s a different story.

J.S.K. on July 9, 2014 at 8:20 PM

I don’t see anything other than outright civil war saving our republic and that’s sad that the republic is that far gone.

bgibbs1000 on July 9, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Ted Cruz declines to follow Palin’s lead in calling for Obama’s impeachment

…his ba11s just got smaller!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 9, 2014 at 8:32 PM

J.S.K. on July 9, 2014 at 8:20 PM

My honest belief is that Barack Obama seeks to divide the nation into so many fragments along social, racial, economic, moral, cultural, gender and any other means possible.

His goal is civil unrest in a massive scaled throughout the land. A civil war, if you will. He then, will declare martial law, wherein he will cancel the 2016 national elections, declare himself president indefinitely and proceed unimpeded to his goal of destroying our Constitutional Republic.

And judging by the ease he has had circumventing the rule of law and the separation of powers, he’ll be successful. And none of us will do a damned thing to stop him.

Don’t think it can happen here? Look around. History does, indeed, repeat itself.

Feel free to mock and call me names. Heard them all. Don’t care.

bimmcorp on July 9, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Perfect, the excuses create themselves for the GOP. Don’t control the senate, control the senate but not enough votes, election year, optics, some ethnic group will be almighty pissed, the weather, Boehner had a dream it wouldn’t work, McCain saw an image on his toast that warned of failure…whatever. They will never do it. Ever. Because of politics. And everyone knows it.

Bishop on July 9, 2014 at 7:11 PM

The republican party overlords in the Chamber of Commerce will never allow Boehner et al to stand up for the people.

Franklin100 on July 9, 2014 at 8:45 PM

We’re a nation of laws that’s meant for a moral people. That’s the only way to keep a republic. That our representatives are seemingly unable to do anything about halting the abounding lawlessness points not to their inability but to their lack of morality. There’s no turning the nation around until we elect people of moral character.

Gird up yer loins.

Sarah is absolutely right and while she holds no political office, she does use her oversized soapbox to great effect. Forcing everyone to talk about impeachment and make their stand.

Mcvain failed yesterday by scoffing at the notion. Boner failed as leader of the congress empowered to consider articles of impeachment and scoffed at the notion. Cruz is right and smart to keep his powder dry by deferring the question back to the people responsible fo doing it or not. I have no doubt that if the house found their missing set of balls, he’d be outspoken in his support.

AH_C on July 9, 2014 at 8:45 PM

What’s Obama going to do, order all the states to cancel the November 2016 elections altogether? Or order them to remove just the presidential race from the ballot? Or have Eric Holder sue to get injunctions against the states to prevent them from holding the presidential election? None of these seem plausible. Obama can use executive orders to have the federal government do or not do things, but he doesn’t have the same kind of power over the states.

Besides, suppose he tried that. There’s a significant constituency within the Democratic Party that thinks 2016 is Hillary’s turn. If Obama tried to keep himself in office past the end of his term, he would then be ensured of impeachment and removal by the Senate, since many Democrats would think that he (a) had gone crazy and (b) was preventing Hillary from being elected.

So, no, Obama isn’t going to cancel the 2016 election. He’s going to do all he can to add future voters to the population in hopes that Democrats will never lose in the future. But that’s a different story.

J.S.K. on July 9, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Act as the Agent Provocateur In Chief instigating more and more violent confrontations. Continue removing generals and high officers from the military at an alarming rate (for what purpose?). Flood the border with illegals creating an engineered crisis and hopefully for him, a violent reaction at some point. This gives him an excuse to use the increasingly militarized police and federal agencies which creates even more chaos.

The Vichy GOP will of course sip their daiquiris and poo-poo the terrible conservative folks doing these things and ‘reach across the aisle’ to put an end to the partisanship tearing the country apart. The liberal agenda will be put forward as a bipartisan effort (groveling surrender) and any Republicans who balk will be wacko-bird radicals. The NSA will start ‘discovering’ violent domestic terror plots, some real, and many others not. All of it will be blown out of proportion by a sycophant media. NSA and government whistle-blowers will be ignored unless they somehow make it to Russia or China, where they become ‘commie traitors’.

Perhaps at some point Obama Civilian Security Force will become a reality, or more likely, existing groups and organizations will be beefed up and expanded.

Under such circumstances elections may take place and most of them will be relatively free, but enough of them and those in the right places won’t be as we saw in Mississippi and see every election in Illinois and elsewhere.

How many counties do you think would have to be corrupt to make any election a foregone conclusion?

Most of these things have already taken place and nobody says a damn thing. We are not talking their reality, just the scale. The hardest part will be somehow arranging for Obama to run again which will probably require the cooperation of the Republicans. It should require the alterations of the constitution, but not many political folks care about that any more.

As far as impeachment goes, what if they do impeach him and it fails as it did with Clinton? What then? Appeal to Eric Holder?

sharrukin on July 9, 2014 at 8:47 PM

As with all things Palin, in a year or so, she will be proven right again. Not that it matters.

KMav on July 9, 2014 at 8:47 PM

The Senate is controlled by the Democrats, thus such a fools errand is best describe as…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HpYkiPXi40

Kermit on July 9, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Cruz can talk and talk and talk.The problem is he’s all talk and no action.Coward!Just another gonadless Republican hack! Run Sarah,run!

redware on July 9, 2014 at 9:01 PM

That’s it, Ted Cruz is dead to me now.
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slickwillie2001 on July 9, 2014 at 9:11 PM

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