Poll: Two-thirds of Republicans support impeaching Obama — but only one-third of public overall

posted at 7:21 pm on July 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

Here’s what I predicted on Friday:

I haven’t seen any polls on impeachment lately, but I’d guess that impeachment supporters would start with something like 55-60 percent of the public opposed (all Democrats and a majority of indies) and 40 percent or so in favor (most Republicans).

Via Gary Jackson, how’d I do?

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In other words, 68 percent think Obama shouldn’t be impeached. Of that number, 56 percent — a clear majority — think he hasn’t done anything to deserve impeachment and another 12 percent think he has but that we should decline to do it anyway, presumably for the good of the country. Just six percent of Democrats think Obama should be removed from office versus 63 percent of Republicans. Indies are more narrowly split, of course, but even there, a large majority opposes impeachment. Fifty-two percent think Obama hasn’t committed impeachable offenses; another 14 percent think that he has but oppose impeachment anyway, for a grand total of 66 percent against. When you refine the impeachment question to ask whether there’s enough justification for Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against the president, the numbers look better but the balance of opinion is still on the other side. Indies split 37/37 but overall the public opposes the idea 35/44. See now why there’s so little appetite among pols, including and especially among Republican candidates for Senate, to back Palin up? Even among Republican voters, 36 percent oppose impeachment. How do you build political momentum for removing him when you’re starting in a hole that deep?

The silver lining is that a near-majority of the public does think Obama’s exceeded the limits of his authority as president, 49/34, including an eye-popping split among indies of 52/25. The next time you stumble across some lefty hack online guffawing that Republicans are hysterical in thinking that O’s crossed any sort of constitutional line, remember those numbers. Although I wonder: Realistically, in an age of deep partisan polarization, what’s the best a sixth-year president could hope for in this metric? If we elect Rand Paul in 2016 and he spends six years pushing the idea of “modest” executive power, he’s still going to have 80 percent of Democrats accusing him of having gone too far, no? I think O is, unquestionably, guiltier than many of his predecessors of impermissible power grabs, but that doesn’t mean I think the data here is being driven more by careful consideration of what he’s done than by party ID. It may be that way for his successors too, at least for awhile.

Via RCP, here’s Bill Kristol, who helped promote Palin inside the GOP prior to her being named to the ticket in 2008, and Ana Navarro, who served as a director of Hispanic outreach for the McCain 2008 campaign, agreeing that “responsible” Republican officials aren’t pushing impeachment. Harrumph.


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A Pharoah can be embalmed, but not impeached.

VorDaj on July 14, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Do not impeach, but send him straight to jail, not passing goal or stopping for a round of golf.

vnvet on July 14, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Winning the Senate will be more effective than impeachment. (Hello President Biden!) Let’s focus on that….

Nessuno on July 14, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Go Sarah Go!!! This impeachment thing is the Dems only hope this November. Keep polling, make Republican candidates answer questions about impeachment. It will either disfranchise hardcore tea partiers even more for the next few cycles or it will animate Dems. Either way is a win win. Also Sarah Palin as at the center of the conversation maeks it about intra-party fighting, which the media loves to cover. This woman is amazing, love her!

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Sued at a minimum.

abobo on July 14, 2014 at 7:28 PM

LOL! Bill Kristol backing off the Frankenstein Monster called Sarah Palin he helped create.

I expect a snarky facebook post slamming Kristol from Snow Snookie in the next day or two.

Ned Pepper on July 14, 2014 at 7:29 PM

I still prefer sending his top underlings to jail for contempt of Congress, one by one. Then sew an orange suit and prepare the indictment for each of them, to be slapped down the day after January 2017 inauguration.

Rix on July 14, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Bill Kristol For the Palin disapproving crowd.

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Yes, he’s guilty of abusing his power warranting impeachment, but impeaching him is the wrong course of action.

James Woods said it best.

If Obama is impeached, you just know the media will go the “martyr” route. Sorry, but these calls for impeachment are downright stupid distractions which let Obama be portrayed as the victim when he’s anything but.

Aizen on July 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Through November and beyond the calls for impeachment should continue alongside labeling Dingy Harry as Traitor Ogabe’s enabler.

viking01 on July 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Obama is the best reason to support Republicans in November and 2016.

STFU and keep our eye the ball – please – and of course IMO

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Ned Pepper on July 14, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Feel free to print one out for your bedroom wall.

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Impeachable offenses are not a polling question. It is not a partisan question.
Besides, most people would not know what is an impeachable offense,

So, hire lawyers and investigators (damn, hire the UN international criminal court if you must), take it to court and then recommend it to Congress.

Debate the fine points in public if you must. But just put the bast…d in his place.

Connecticut on July 14, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Freaking RINOs:

Sarah Palin wants to impeach President Obama. But leading Republican Senate contenders in battleground contests aren’t racing to her side.
The former Alaska governor’s “impeach Obama” push has put Republicans in an uncomfortable position: Embrace Palin’s call, and Democrats will label them extremists. Don’t embrace it, and they risk alienating conservative base voters who are livid with Obama over his use of executive power.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/07/14/republican-senate-candidates-distance-themselves-from-impeach-obama/

Ned Pepper on July 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Can’t say this is surprising. Republicans must stay focused on the border crisis. The MSM is using this as a distraction.

cat_owner on July 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM

In other words, 68 percent think Obama shouldn’t be impeached.

Stupid RINO Allahpundit. Since when is the rule of law based on public opinion? No wonder America is doomed.

oscarwilde on July 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Impeachment cannot happen with Reid as the senate majority leader. Hence there is no need to talk about it. Now after the beginning of the year could be a different matter. Until then it only serves to energize a depressed, disappointed, and disillusioned leftist base in November.

jukin3 on July 14, 2014 at 7:35 PM

So Sarah Palin says what 2/3rds of Republicans and half of independents say, yet some how she is ……….?

KMav on July 14, 2014 at 7:35 PM

If we elect Rand Paul in 2016 and he spends six years pushing the idea of “modest” executive power, he’s still going to have 80 percent of Democrats accusing him of having gone too far, no?

No. We’re going to elect Rand Paul in 2016, and he’s going to spend six years “enforcing” the laws on Medicaid and Social Security the same way the Liar-in-Chief has “enforced” Obamacare.

Make

Them

Squeal…

JohnGalt23 on July 14, 2014 at 7:36 PM

The Washington Post is not a credible news source.

Even ABC has less of a DNC stink factor.

viking01 on July 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

LOL! Bill Kristol backing off the Frankenstein Monster called Sarah Palin he helped create.

I expect a snarky facebook post slamming Kristol from Snow Snookie in the next day or two.

Ned Pepper on July 14, 2014 at 7:29 PM

I like your originality.

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 7:38 PM

They all thing he deserves it, they just don’t want to listen to it for the next year and a half.

Cindy Munford on July 14, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Maybe Sarah’s on to something. :)

22044 on July 14, 2014 at 7:39 PM

The Washington Post is not a credible news source.

Even ABC has less of a DNC stink factor.

viking01 on July 14, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Good point

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Why all this news about a private citizen talking about impeachment? Bloggers like Allah and MSM types want to stir things up for traffic. We’ve been told for several days straight now that this has no chance. It’s not going anywhere. HA, stop making money off Palin if you want to be honest.

Dongemaharu on July 14, 2014 at 7:40 PM

They all thing he deserves it, they just don’t want to listen to it for the next year and a half.

Cindy Munford on July 14, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Start impeachment and the GOP will instantly reverse Obama’s political standing.

The GOP has a way of shooting itself in the foot.

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Go Sarah Go!!! This impeachment thing is the Dems only hope this November. Keep polling, make Republican candidates answer questions about impeachment. It will either disfranchise hardcore tea partiers even more for the next few cycles or it will animate Dems. Either way is a win win. Also Sarah Palin as at the center of the conversation maeks it about intra-party fighting, which the media loves to cover. This woman is amazing, love her!

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Why do the Dems need “this impeachment thing”?

I thought the Dems were going to be running on the ACA this year…and winning. We “marked your words,” right? :)

Good Solid B-Plus on July 14, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I support impeaching Obama! But until we control 66 Senate seats, we are not going to remove him afterwards!

Hello McFly! Think! What will we say when we have wasted everyone’s time and money?

BigGator5 on July 14, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Ned Pepper on July 14, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Agreed, imagine demorats like Hagen, Landrieu and Burke declining to meet with the freakin’ POTUS in their states when he visited; never happen because the man is so popular.

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Para nuestros esclavos mexicanos y centroamericanos sólo acostumbrarse a conversar en la arena política estadounidense.

Oí Levin hace un poco hablando de la pila sin valor de (inserte aquí emoji marrón) Goodlatte hablando de cómo Obama no ha cometido un “criminal” actuar para que nadie lo va a acusar.

Estos tipos de establecimientos gop no puede llamar a la apertura de fronteras juicio político porque los Bush fueron campeones de ellos mismos.

Por no hablar de la dirigencia republicana es un grupo de nada más que transmisores (ir tras ellos en los medios de comunicación social) y no hacedores cuando se trata de Obama.

Acuse a Obama? Por qué acto fuera de la ley? Por no defender nuestras naciones fronteras soberanas? Sin ánimo de ofender a mis hermanos mexicanos y salvadoreños.

Viva la nueva Meximerica, Viva Obama, Viva Julian Castro.

For our mexican and Central American slaves just getting used to conversing into the American political arena.

I heard Levin a bit ago talking about the worthless pile of (insert brown emoji here) GoodLatte talking about how Obama hasn’t committed a “criminal” act so no one is going to impeach him.

These gop establishment types can’t call open borders impeachable because the Bushes were champions of it themselves.

Not to mention the republican leadership is a group of nothing more than TALKERS (go after them in Social media) and not DOERS when it comes to Obama.

Impeach Obama? For what lawless act? For not defending our nations sovereign borders? No offense my Mexican and Salvadoran brothers.

Viva the new Meximerica, Viva Obama, Viva Julian Castro.

and Bill Kristol is just the mouthpiece of the Georgetown cocktail party republican “thinkers” group.

PappyD61 on July 14, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Didn’t we learn anything from the Clinton debacle? You might impeach him, which is what the House does, but it just creates a lot of acrimony and resentment and there isn’t a snowball’s chance of convicting him in the Senate, even if the GOP has a small majority. The Dems will march in lock step and block it. Don’t wast our time.

flataffect on July 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

BigGator5 on July 14, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Bingo!

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

‘No responsible republican has called for impeachment’. This is why the republican party is going to go the way of the dodo bird.

Mbiddle on July 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Thread showing a little malaise. I suppose everyone is waiting for the home run derby to start.

butch on July 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

2/3rd hated British policy, less than 1/5th were ready to fight for independence.

OpportunityCost on July 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Go Sarah Go!!! This impeachment thing is the Dems only hope this November.

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 7:27 PM

But…wait…

Wait it means, cher scallywag, is that enrollment is a slow process, its going to take a while. But the trend line is positive. Which is why Ed et al are producing anti-Obamacare blog posts at a FEVER pitch. I mean, for them to push those juicy culture war threads down thread? To not even post Palin caping for Duck Dynasty? Those are the posts that drive clicks. But these Obamacare posts are about whistling past the graveyard, by next Novemeber Democrats will be openly running on the ACA. Mark my words.

libfreeordie on December 20, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Oh gawd here come the Palin supporters. Even Cruz thinks its a bad idea.

Tater Salad on July 14, 2014 at 7:48 PM

2/3rd hated British policy, less than 1/5th were ready to fight for independence.

OpportunityCost on July 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

And only 3% did the actual fighting.

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Oh gawd here come the Palin supporters. Even Cruz thinks its a bad idea.

Tater Salad on July 14, 2014 at 7:48 PM

Maybe – just maybe – Palin is simply using her voice to stir the pot.

Maybe?

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Don’t worry. After November, we can expect Republicans to start getting things done. Well, that’s the closest mirage anyway.

Dongemaharu on July 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM

And only 3% did the actual fighting.

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Let me know when you’re ready to take up arms – I will be first to wish you well.

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Cloward y Piven bebé

¿Se puede acusar a una frontera abierta?

FALFURRIAS, Texas-Un letrero en la entrada de la Falfurrias Checkpoint de la Patrulla Fronteriza de EE.UU. afirma orgullosamente la captura de 27.206 inmigrantes ilegales este año. Es interesante observar, la Falfurrias Checkpoint se encuentra en el condado de Brooks, Texas, que no es un condado fronterizo.
Este punto de control está situado a unos ochenta kilómetros de la frontera Texas / México y sin embargo los agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza logró aprehender a bastante más de 27.000 inmigrantes que han entrado ilegalmente en el país. Eso representa casi ciento cincuenta personas cada día de este año.
Este puesto de control pone en crisis financiera severa en los funcionarios del condado de Brooks, Texas, que deben hacer frente a las repercusiones presupuestarias de servicios extras del condado tiene que ofrecer como resultado directo del punto de control y las actividades de la patrulla fronteriza relacionados. Debido a que el Condado de Brooks no está designado como un “condado fronterizo” que no son elegibles para los subsidios federales y estatales y otros fondos que se pondrán a disposición de los condados en realidad se encuentran en la frontera.

cloward and piven baby

Can you impeach for an open border?

FALFURRIAS, Texas—A sign at the entrance to the Falfurrias Checkpoint of the U.S. Border Patrol proudly states the capture of 27,206 illegal aliens this year. It is interesting to note, the Falfurrias Checkpoint is located in Brooks County, Texas which is not a border county.
This checkpoint is located about eighty miles from the Texas/Mexico border and yet Border Patrol agents managed to apprehend well over 27,000 immigrants who have entered the country illegally. That represents nearly one hundred fifty people every single day this year.
This checkpoint puts a severe financial strain on the officials of Brooks County, Texas who must deal with the budgetary impact of extra services the county must provide as a direct result of checkpoint and related border patrol activities. Because Brooks County is not designated as a “border county” they are not eligible for federal and state grants and other funding that is otherwise available to counties actually located on the border.

PappyD61 on July 14, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Keep pointing out Ogabe’s impeachable acts, IRS / NSA frauds, JustUs’s sleaze and misconduct at every opportunity.

The more the public sees and feels the pernicious effects of The Regime, DeathCare, the Illegals and Their Diseases Invasion and Ogabe’s friendliness towards his
Taliban terrorist friends the more they will begin to support such action.

viking01 on July 14, 2014 at 7:53 PM

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 7:27 PM

At least you admit your party is screwed come November. Your boy king has made it that way.

The Notorious G.O.P on July 14, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Let me know when you’re ready to take up arms – I will be first to wish you well.

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 7:51 PM

I was simply quoting a statistic, how you got any more from the comment is your problem.

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 7:54 PM

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 7:27 PM

By the way, shouldn’t you be out joining all your buddies in your anti-Semitic protests while cheering on terrorists?

The Notorious G.O.P on July 14, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I was simply quoting a statistic, how you got any more from the comment is your problem.

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Not feeling too humorous this evening?

I was not assuming you planned on packing a horse and a long gun.

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 7:56 PM

If the GOP doesn’t win the senate at least there will be a ready-made excuse to do nothing to stop Dog Eater’s depredations.

Or they can claim they don’t have enough votes even with the senate.

Or they can claim that it wouldn’t be smart to impeach because of the optics.

Or they can claim that they need to win every seat in both houses before impeachment can even be considered.

That’s the real magic here: The GOP is more than willing to fight for a hill. Tomorrow.

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Sarah is getting it going just in time for January and a repub senate.Impeach him on general principles and let him live with it convicted or not.

tim c on July 14, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Take this poll in 2015, see where the nations stands on Impeachment.

Their public schools overrun with disease riddled illegals, using up all aid like locusts. Legal citizen families coming home with headlice, ringworm, TB shots, Scabies, & Mexican gangs killing eachother in high schools spilling into neighborhoods.

Again, take this poll in 2015.

Sarah Palin’s impeachment calls will seem prophetic

portlandon on July 14, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Let me know when you’re ready to take up arms – I will be first to wish you well.

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 7:51 PM

In other words you are a coward who well let other people fight for the country but not you.

The Notorious G.O.P on July 14, 2014 at 7:59 PM

The GOP has a way of shooting itself in the foot.

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Only when it concerns their base.

Cindy Munford on July 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM

What America needs is a new president. Unless and until Obama is gone, we will be in disarray.

Just like he had hoped.

/”I hope he fails”… Rush Limbaugh

Key West Reader on July 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM

In other words you are a coward who well let other people fight for the country but not you.

The Notorious G.O.P on July 14, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Yeh – that’s exactly what I meant.

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 8:01 PM

so Palin has more support among Republicans than the Republican leadership, good to know.

idesign on July 14, 2014 at 8:01 PM

libfreeordie on July 14, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Thanks for this post. Your near hysteria is not only edifying, it’s illuminating.

thatsafactjack on July 14, 2014 at 8:02 PM

If 0bama cannot be impeached, then no president from now on can be impeached.

Are we willing to go down that road?

Rebar on July 14, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I wish everyone would stop with the stupid impeachment crap.

Walter L. Newton on July 14, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Tater Salad on July 14, 2014 at 7:48 PM,
A Republican party that lives in fear of the Media has already lost . The Republican party will never accomplish anything meaningful as long as it lives in fear of the media .

Unaffiliated4P on July 14, 2014 at 8:03 PM

portlandon on July 14, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Terrifying, actually. Because it is really going to happen unless it is stopped. And by “stopped” I mean, NOW.

How about a few Navy Mercy Ships to bring these people to their country of origin? That is the most humanitarian answer at this point. We are Americans, we are sympathetic to the plight of these people, but as long as we have Americans living in ganglands (created by liberals) we should NOT fund this invasion.

Navy Mercy Ships. Who is Commander in Chief?

Key West Reader on July 14, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Only when it concerns their base.

Cindy Munford on July 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Much of the base is lost – or so they say.

The GOP is mired in a leaderless rut. With no clear leader(s) – many in the GOP now resort to whining and crying a daily basis.

- I won’t vote
- It won’t matter
- The nation is lost
- etc.

Lions have become sheep – and we need a great leader(s) to give many the confidence that it will be ok – all we have to do is work hard and endure the long hard road ahead.

Nothing worth having is easy – we’re going to have to earn it.

We’ll be ok – I really believe that.

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Of that number, 56 percent — a clear majority — think he hasn’t done anything to deserve impeachment

Right. The place to start is asking them whether or not they know what constitutes an impeachable offense.

I’ll bet 56% of them do not.

Idiots.

Cody1991 on July 14, 2014 at 8:04 PM

If 0bama cannot be impeached, then no president from now on can be impeached.

Are we willing to go down that road?

Rebar on July 14, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Been on that road for years now. It is just becoming more obvious.

sharrukin on July 14, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Before Sarah there were only hushed whispers of the “i” word.

Now their conducting polls.

Keep it up Sarah Palin!

tominsd on July 14, 2014 at 8:06 PM

So Sarah Palin says what 2/3rds of Republicans and half of independents say, yet some how she is ……….?

KMav on July 14, 2014 at 7:35 PM

C’mon now. That’s part of that poll that the GOPe hopes everyone doesn’t understand.

NoNails on July 14, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Before Sarah there were only hushed whispers of the “i” word.

Now their conducting polls.

Keep it up Sarah Palin!

tominsd on July 14, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Good point – you’re right about that.

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Considering the fact that last week a black woman in Houston went on a rant about Obama’s border catastrophe, a MD American black woman wanted to know where she could find asylum, and black Americans in Chicago are furious with Obama over the border, one calling him the worst president ever elected, well, I would say the idea of impeachment will find ever increasing acceptance.

A few other things–most people today weren’t around when Nixon was impeached and have no idea he was a piker compared to Obama.

A lot of people are clueless as well as to the Constitution.

Some won’t want to tell pollsters what they think what with Eric Holder saying you’re a racist if you criticize Obama.

Also, the moral compass of America in general is skewed. The idea of having to take responsibility for the consequences of your actions is something far too many personally shy away from–they have to get used to the idea that maybe the buck stops with the President.

INC on July 14, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Key West Reader on July 14, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Obama could care less about their actual well-being. They’re mere political pawns for his agenda.

INC on July 14, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Didn’t we learn anything from the Clinton debacle? You might impeach him, which is what the House does, but it just creates a lot of acrimony and resentment and there isn’t a snowball’s chance of convicting him in the Senate, even if the GOP has a small majority. The Dems will march in lock step and block it. Don’t wast our time.

flataffect on July 14, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Republicans gained seats after the impeachment. Stop reading “history” books by the communist Howard Zinn.

njrob on July 14, 2014 at 8:09 PM

No Pecker on July 14, 2014 at 7:29 PM

…yours…fell off!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 14, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I prefer an “imbeatment” to an impeachment of this SCOAMF.

TXUS on July 14, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Before Sarah there were only hushed whispers of the “i” word.

Now their conducting polls.

Keep it up Sarah Palin!

Dang. “their” should be “they’re”.

tominsd on July 14, 2014 at 8:11 PM

But… Obama is moving like lightning to resolve the ‘humanitarian crisis’ caused by his DACA EO and gutting federal immigration enforcement and border security… really.

FORTY illegal aliens from Central America, adults and children, were returned to Honduras today. 82,000 recent arrivals, 57,000 of them children, remain.

It begs the question: how were those who lost this lottery chosen from among those 82,000 for deportation.

“As President Obama, the vice president, and (Department of Homeland Security) Secretary (Jeh) Johnson have said, our border is not open to illegal migration and we will send recent illegal migrants back,” Homeland Security officials said in a written statement.

Emphasis mine.

So… now it’s official. It’s a matter of how long the individual has been present in this nation illegally that determines whether the Obama administration decides that individual deserves preferential treatment under the law or not.

thatsafactjack on July 14, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Dongemaharu on July 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM

That’s for sure. That ‘hill to die on’ always seems to be just over the next sand dune, know what I mean?

kozanne on July 14, 2014 at 8:13 PM

INC on July 14, 2014 at 8:07 PM

most people today weren’t around when Nixon was impeached

Nixon was not impeached. He resigned. Perhaps you meant Clinton?

As for African Americans waking up to the fact that their messiah doesn’t care about them, don’t hold your breath. They may ultimately blame the Dem Party in a vague manner, but they’re not going to lay the blame on Bark. It just doesn’t work that way.

Cody1991 on July 14, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Cheney has said Obama has exceeded his Constitutional authority.

Last week de rigueur, at least one other commenter and I discussed the idea that someone had to get the ball rolling on impeachment, and Sarah Palin was the one laying it out on the table. It will take time for the idea to percolate in the public, but once it’s out there, then people will begin to think about whether or not Obama’s actions qualify.

INC on July 14, 2014 at 8:14 PM

I’m not sure why anyone would want to turn President Obama into a sympathetic figure, which is what will happened if you try to have him impeached.

bmmg39 on July 14, 2014 at 8:14 PM

None of this matters anyway. Y’all lost your country when you let them rig and steal the 2012 election and give the Dog Eater another 4 years to administer the coup d’grace on the ‘fundamental transformation’ of America.

It’s over, and most of you don’t even realize it yet.

bimmcorp on July 14, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Start impeachment and the GOP will instantly reverse Obama’s political standing.

jake-the-goose

Yup. In fact, I think that’s written in the Constitution somewhere. If I’m not mistaken, it’s found right between the “opposing amnesty will instantly help Obama” amendment and the “republicans opposing gun control will instantly help Obama” amendment. All three of these can be found right after the “shutting down the government will cost republicans the senate” amendment.

xblade on July 14, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Cody1991 on July 14, 2014 at 8:14 PM

I didn’t mean Clinton. You’re correct. House Judiciary Committee recommended Articles of Impeachment but Nixon resigned before full House voted.

As I remember Republicans went to the WH and told Nixon he had to resign for good of the country.

INC on July 14, 2014 at 8:20 PM

INC “most people today weren’t around when Nixon was impeached. . .”

NIXON didn’t make it to impeachment. He Resigned.

Nat George on July 14, 2014 at 8:21 PM

It’s over, and most of you don’t even realize it yet.

bimmcorp on July 14, 2014 at 8:14 PM

THE END IS NEAR!

!RAEN SI DNE EHT

thebrokenrattle on July 14, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Nixon Articles of Impeachment.

Obama is guilty of all of these in an exponentially worse and a blatantly open manner–many others could be listed as well.

INC on July 14, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Nat George on July 14, 2014 at 8:21 PM

No need to yell–I already corrected myself.

INC on July 14, 2014 at 8:26 PM

NIXON didn’t make it to impeachment. He Resigned.

Nat George on July 14, 2014 at 8:21 PM

And in so doing, he maintained the dignity of the office and showed respect for the nation. Something that would never occur to Obama or any moon bat liberal.

bimmcorp on July 14, 2014 at 8:28 PM

THE END IS NEAR!

thebrokenrattle on July 14, 2014 at 8:23 PM

A lot nearer than you may think, Sonny.

bimmcorp on July 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM

I wish everyone would stop with the stupid impeachment crap. Walter L. Newton on July 14, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Simple question: does he deserve it?
If you answer yes, but still think it shouldn’t evrn be talked about, you should ask yourself why.

If he deserves it then it’s the right thing to do.

And when the right thing to do is no longer the right thing to do for all the wrong reasons, that’s a f@&king problem.

Wouldn’t you agree?

wolly4321 on July 14, 2014 at 8:33 PM

No importa que Sarah Heath Palin tuvo la oportunidad en 2012 para detener este desastre y ella tomó un pase. Así que es un poco crazytown para que ella se quejaba ahora, cuando ella podría haber hecho algo al respecto y decidió simplemente seguir lanzando mensajes de Facebook o comentarios.

Pero, ¿quién podría la he visto que Zuckerberg y Gates necesitaban tantos nuevos esclavos económicos que tendrían que empezar a importar desde Guatemala y Honduras y tal.

Never mind that Sarah Heath Palin had a chance in 2012 to stop this disaster and she took a pass. So it’s a bit crazytown for her to be whining NOW when she could have done something about it and decided to just keep lobbing Facebook posts or comments.

But who could have forseen that Zuckerberg and Gates needed so many new economic slaves they would have to start importing them from Guatemala and Honduras and such.

PappyD61 on July 14, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Let’s keep talking about the possibility…..Dear Leader’s NPD is raging.

d1carter on July 14, 2014 at 8:34 PM

2/3rds of the republicans agree with Sarah Palin. For the math challenged RINOs here – 2/3rds is a clear majority – it means that most republicans stand with SP on impeachment.

“but regular republican voters are all crazy racists so they don’t count !” the confused HA moderate responded. He latter thought how nice it would be if the GOP replaced the current hillbillies with sophisticated liberated homosexuals and jolly happy ‘immigrants’. “I just know know that John Stewart would be nicer to us if we followed my plan” he happily mused.

I wish the coffee party had somewhat succeeded so all these squishy Rs would have found a nice safe vanilla home instead of trying to neuter the current GOP.

BoxHead1 on July 14, 2014 at 8:35 PM

FLASHBACK …

During the American Revolution, the active forces in the field against the King’s tyranny never amounted to more than 3% of the colonists. They were in turn actively supported by perhaps 10% of the population. In addition to these revolutionaries were perhaps another 20% who favored their cause but did little or nothing to support it. Another one-third of the population sided with the King (by the end of the war there were actually more Americans fighting FOR the King than there were in the field against him) and the final third took no side, blew with the wind and took what came.

Audentis Fortuna Iuvat … Fortune Favors the Brave!

Pork-Chop on July 14, 2014 at 8:36 PM

The silver lining is that a near-majority of the public does think Obama’s exceeded the limits of his authority as president, 49/34, including an eye-popping split among indies of 52/25. The next time you stumble across some lefty hack online guffawing that Republicans are hysterical in thinking that O’s crossed any sort of constitutional line, remember those numbers.

One of the reasons the last two Republican candidates performed SO poorly was they both unilaterally agreed to “fight by the Marquis of Queensbury’s rules” which only apply to a civilized sport like boxing.

;->

In politics, if you want to win, you DO NOT restrain yourself to ONLY ONE TALKING POINT.

Think back over the last four Presidential campaigns …

The winner in each election BEAT THE GUY’S BRAINS OUT with EVERYTHING that had traction with INDEPENDENT VOTERS.

Much as I appreciate AP’s increased intake/output of red meat of late … he is very weak when it comes to how campaigns are run.

If he wasn’t, the part of his remarks in bold would have been cut down to be the headline and the major focus of his article.

Would all those Charter Members of the Hand Winger Party (i.e. GOPe’s & RINO’s) please go off and reflect on this thought:

The way to demolish the myth of a politician is to CONTINUALLY point out his EVERY FAILURE to live up to his exalted status. You do NOTHING for your cause by REFRAINING in your criticism of him.

I am not a Palinista. I think she has mostly strengths but a couple of major weaknesses. She is, however, the ONLY “STREET FIGHTING” Republican politician with national standing.

By MAKING her statement about Obama and impeachment, she has taken Obama’s status as “untouchable” and made clear it is SACRED to the Kneepad Media and Democratic Race Baiters/Liberals … and NO ONE ELSE.

PolAgnostic on July 14, 2014 at 8:36 PM

As I remember Republicans went to the WH and told Nixon he had to resign for good of the country.

INC on July 14, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Yes. As much as I despair of the Republican Party they often seem to see the light of day and do the right thing.

Nixon would have been impeached. However, although what he did was terribly wrong it pales in comparison to the current occupant of the WH.

BO won’t be impeached. He knows it, and is giving the nation the finger as he always has.

Racial politics make him untouchable. That’s where we are.

Cody1991 on July 14, 2014 at 8:36 PM

A lot nearer than you may think, Sonny.

bimmcorp on July 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM

I thought it was already over :P

thebrokenrattle on July 14, 2014 at 8:39 PM

The media made everything Bush did sound like a crime of epic proportions. Of course people wanted to impeach him. But Obama has had the media covering for him massively through scandal after scandal after scandal. We shouldn’t be upset more people don’t want to impeach Obama; we should be shocked so many do. And this isn’t the end of the story. This is a harbinger of things to come–because the situation in this country grows worse by the day and two years is a very long time to endure the rapidly worsening consequences of Obama’s reckless, corrupt, tyrannical, destructive, cruel, and anti-America actions.

(Also, interestingly enough, there’s no mention of polls or popularity in the Constitution’s discussions of impeachment. Maybe that’s because tyrants tend to be amazingly well-supported.)

butterflies and puppies on July 14, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Should Obama be impeached? Of course.

The media attacked Palin instead of discussing the case against Obama. And by media, that includes the so called Conservative media (including Hot Air). Same with most people commenting.

I don’t think I have seen a single article that actually addressed the case for impeachment on a Constitutional basis rather than a political basis.

huckleberryfriend on July 14, 2014 at 8:40 PM

And only 3% did the actual fighting.

Bishop on July 14, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Let me know when you’re ready to take up arms – I will be first to wish you well.

jake-the-goose on July 14, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Hat Tip eon.

Bmore on July 14, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Hey Bishop…

wolly4321 on July 14, 2014 at 8:41 PM

During the worst of Valley Forge things were only getting started.

viking01 on July 14, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I’m not sure why anyone would want to turn President Obama into a sympathetic figure, which is what will happened if you try to have him impeached.

bmmg39

Another one of those laws written somewhere apparently, lol.

Resistance is futile. Though shalt not oppose the great Obama on anything for it can only make him a sympathetic figure.

So let it be written, so let it be done.

xblade on July 14, 2014 at 8:46 PM

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