Dick Cheney, House conservatives oppose Palin’s call to impeach Obama

posted at 7:21 pm on July 15, 2014 by Allahpundit

I’m honestly surprised. I knew most Republican pols would disagree with her simply because of the politics involved, but I thought there’d be a few tea partiers in the House who sided with her on principle. As it is, unless I’ve missed something, not a single member of Congress is willing to say that Obama not only deserves to go but that the House should make a move in that direction.

First Cheney:

House tea partiers are cool to the idea too. Raul Labrador, who challenged Kevin McCarthy for majority leader last month, was especially blunt:

“I believe that Sarah Palin, who has given us good information on some issues, doesn’t have the burden of leadership right now,” Labrador said. “It’s really easy for her to go on Fox News and make statements that she doesn’t have to be accountable [for] to anybody but herself.”

Rep. John Duncan (R-Tenn.) said he worried that impeachment could be politically disastrous for Republicans in November.

“Every political analyst, almost, that’s really looked at this … has said that nothing would fire up the base of the Democrats more than an impeachment action, and also perhaps more importantly that it would turn off some of the independents who are right now leaning our way, ” Duncan said. “If you want to help the Democrats keep control of the Senate, this would be one way to do it, to start impeachment action.”

Other attendees at the presser were skeptical. Jim Jordan said he’s happy with Boehner’s plan to challenge Obama by suing him instead. Tim Huelskamp said Palin is echoing Americans’ concerns about Obama’s lawlessness but he feared that trying to impeach him would rile up Democrats and independents and jeopardize expected GOP gains in the midterms. (“So if you want to help the Democrats keep control of the Senate, this would be the right way to do that.”) Randy Weber went so far as to say that Obama deserves impeachment — but “it’s not practical, we don’t have the Senate.” Literally no one’s willing to endorse this idea, even guys like Huelskamp from solidly red districts who have nothing personally to fear by way of a backlash. Everyone on the Hill is on the same page — no diversions before November.

What about after November, though? If Republicans take back the Senate, 2015 and 2016 will be two of the most boring years on record legislatively. The only major bill with a prayer of being signed into law is immigration reform, and the longer the border crisis drags on, the less likely that seems. You could, in theory, try to impeach O next year with no fear of damaging any policy initiatives — except that the emerging GOP presidential field will be terrified of the backlash they might face at the polls in 2016. And even people like Weber who are lukewarm to the idea will end up arguing that it’s silly to try to impeach a guy who’s in his seventh year as president. Just ride it out, focus on winning the White House, and then undo his worst executive actions with a few penstrokes. Only a mass amnesty could potentially change that equation, I think. Which, given O’s interest potentially in baiting the GOP into trying to remove him, might just sweeten the pot for him in following through.


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But if you think the critical Senate races…

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Critical for what exactly?

What do you expect to come of any victory?
You talk about positive outcomes so tell me what you expect of Captain Boehner.

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

The GOP will suddenly turn into budget cutting, small government demons? They will turn around and oppose amnesty? They will roll back Obamacare?

Any other fantasies you want to share?

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Kind of like the GOP did when it controlled the Presidency and both Houses of Congress from 2001-2006?lol

bw222 on July 15, 2014 at 10:20 PM

captnjoe on July 15, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Purple states….

I’m 51. And in my humble observations. Purple doesn’t mean what it used to mean 25 years ago.

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Kind of like the GOP did when it controlled the Presidency and both Houses of Congress from 2001-2006?lol

bw222 on July 15, 2014 at 10:20 PM

They have gotten worse since then. They barely even pretend to be conservative anymore.

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 10:24 PM

In other words: the spineless, gutless empty scrotums of the Inside-The-Beltway GOPE are running scared. They don’t want to make waves and just coast to victory in November. Imbeciles.

conservative hispanic on July 15, 2014 at 10:27 PM

In other words: the spineless, gutless empty scrotums of the Inside-The-Beltway GOPE are running scared. They don’t want to make waves and just coast to victory in November. Imbeciles.

conservative hispanic on July 15, 2014 at 10:27 PM

You summed it up nicely.

ToddPA on July 15, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Critical for what exactly?

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

The loss of the Senate for the final two years of Obama.

What do you expect to come of any victory?
sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Why don’t you ask Palin if she wants the Senate? Seriously. I’m not trying to be a smartass. But do you really believe she thinks the Senate is irrelevant?

You talk about positive outcomes so tell me what you expect of Captain Boehner.

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I am talking specifically about the Senate.

Since you brought it up, (and this is no defense of Boehner, can’t stand him), but are you suggesting there were no positive outcomes from the election of 2010?

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 10:32 PM

What do you expect to come of any victory?

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 10:32 PM

You’re avoiding the question.

You can’t even convince yourself that ANYTHING will come of it.

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 10:38 PM

First of all, Sarah Palin is willing to start the discussion. John Boehner isn’t willing to have a discussion on this. He’s filing a lawsuit that he can’t even guarantee will be in the courts before Obama leaves office and, should he lose, will give the executive more power instead of less.

The only way to reign in, an out of control President, is impeachment. If you don’t have the political will to do that, just quit. Since impeachment is a political act, you first have to sell it to the American people. Sarah Palin started the sales job and, if she were the Speaker of the House, she’d find a way to sell it to the American people. Boehner is worthless as Speaker of the House and needs to be replaced after the election.

bflat879 on July 15, 2014 at 10:47 PM

You’re avoiding the question.

You can’t even convince yourself that ANYTHING will come of it.

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 10:38 PM

No, I’m not avoiding. There are no guarantees of any positive outcomes. There are only possibilities coupled with degrees of probability.

If I were to give some hypotheticals of potential results of a Senate loss for Obama we could be here all night long.

Definite answers? No more Harry Reid at the helm.

But I’ll answer on some things I know would happen. Fights within the GOP on who sits on what commitee. Fights I’d like to see. Power struggles within the GOP for control of the Senate would be a welcome sight.

You can say you know what the results will be, but I don’t know. Perhaps there would be some welcome surprises.

The other thing I see is a possible win for a justice at SCOTUS.

So, do you really think Palin believes the Senate is irrelevant?

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 10:54 PM

And while we’re at it, would you mind answering my questions?

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 10:55 PM

So, do you really think Palin believes the Senate is irrelevant?

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 10:54 PM

I think she is now coming to accept that, yes.

That is why she has mentioned the party leaving her…as per Reagan’s famous quote.

The GOP is a dry well, and all the buckets thrown down in the vain hope of something are a waste of time.

Yeah, I think Palin is giving up on them.

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Yeah, I think Palin is giving up on them.

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 11:02 PM

If you mean the GOP, yeah, I agree…she may be giving up on them.

But I don’t believe, not for one fleeting second, that Palin believes if Obama won the Senate it wouldn’t matter. Not for a second.

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 11:05 PM

are you suggesting there were no positive outcomes from the election of 2010?

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 10:32 PM

What positive outcomes?

I recall…Write it down. $100 billion in discretionary spending. And we aren’t going to stop there. – John Boehner

And it was all a lie.

So what do you mean about 2010 positive outcomes?

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 11:07 PM

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Do you remember what it was like for the 2 years preceding 2010?

As bad as it has been, can you imagine where we would be with the House in their control too?

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Hey, I really can’t do this. I have to work in the morning.
But, nice talking to you.

Have a good night. Thanks for the challenges.

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 11:16 PM

As bad as it has been, can you imagine where we would be with the House in their control too?

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 11:11 PM

The House IS under their control.

The Democrats haven’t bothered with a budget and they get the groveling GOP to pass CRs, and debt ceiling increases whenever they please. The Republicans refuse to use the power they have and instead try to slash spending from the IRS KNOWING that it will be defeated. They indulge in cheap lawsuits they KNOW are going nowhere. They vote to repeal Obamacare knowing it has no meaning, but refuse to hold firm on anything of substance. They pee themselves when Palin talks of impeachment. They can arrest Lois Lerner but don’t. They could impeach Eric Holder if they are too gutless to hold Obama accountable, but won’t. Cheap theatrics as they have hearing after hearing that mean nothing and accomplish nothing.

They are all hat and no cattle.

sharrukin on July 15, 2014 at 11:27 PM

Why impeach when the Senate will have nothing to do with it??

Bullhead on July 15, 2014 at 11:34 PM

As bad as it has been, can you imagine where we would be with the House in their control too?

Saltysam on July 15, 2014 at 11:11 PM

Beautiful point..:):)

Dire Straits on July 15, 2014 at 11:42 PM

I moved to Colorado in 1989…blah, blah, blah.

Your ability to smell anything seems broken.

Walter L. Newton on July 15, 2014 at 9:16 PM

Weren’t you the Russian who is a Czech who doesn’t understand Americans?

Lived here as a resident alien for 25 years but still shruggling to figure these crazy Americans out… oh wait, you thought you were being funny, making a joke, telling a little white lie, squirming out of a stupid bunch of statements or something, right?

Yeah.

Dolce Far Niente on July 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Yeah.

Dolce Far Niente on July 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM

You having those brain farts again?

Walter L. Newton on July 15, 2014 at 11:47 PM

How come she’s moved on, and you haven’t?

cbenoistd on July 16, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Give us a break, pal. People have made jokes about Dick Cheney’s hunting accident for years. Adding the Dog Eater to the mix IS funny. Except to bleeding heart hand wringers like you, apparently.

bimmcorp on July 15, 2014 at 9:33 PM

I didn’t like the jokes about Bush and I don’t like them about Obama. Infantile, cheap humor doesn’t do anything for me. I have a slightly higher standard when it comes to humor, I suppose.

No, actually you don’t have a sense of humor, as evidenced above. Please stop with the concern trolling, it is tiresome.

So, you find every “joke” by someone funny if they claim it to be such? Yeah, I don’t roll that way. Then you must find Kathy Griffin and Dane Cook hilarious, since that’s the type of joke they would make. I’m not one of those people that thinks that someone has a sense of humor just because they laugh at just about anything and everything.

Please rest easy, I get out a lot, not that is germane to this conversation in any way.

captnjoe on July 15, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Good to know. I only brought it up because I was going to suggest good comedians for you to check out, so you can understand actual humor. That’s all.

GOPRanknFile on July 16, 2014 at 2:13 AM

This time Congressional Republicans are right.

Palin just wants face time on TV and money for her PAC. She’s free of responsibility because she can gin up press coverage and cash from her cultists no matter what happens in elections.

DRayRaven on July 16, 2014 at 5:49 AM

Dick Cheney also openly opposed Palin as a candidate and a man named Ted Cruz. Who cares what these elitists say anymore?

Don L on July 16, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Barack Obama WILL NEVER be impeached. I can picture the headlines and the commentary from the Ministry of Propaganda: OBAMA IMPEACHED! RACISM ON FULL DISPLAY!

So we play the game of the Boehner lawsuit …

But Sarah Palin is correct. In failing to enforce the laws AS WRITTEN, Obama is failing to abide by the Oath of Office. He is guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors”. Impeachment is the Constitutional remedy for this. The fact that ‘politics’ prevents it is irrelevant to her making an accurate statement!

r27cj on July 16, 2014 at 7:31 AM

I find it amazing that the GOP dismisses Palin’s opinion about impeachment as foolish but doesn’t do the same for Boehner’s plan to sue BO.

Exactly who thinks a suit against the POTUS has a snowballs chance?

katiejane on July 16, 2014 at 7:44 AM

I find it amazing that the GOP dismisses Palin’s opinion about impeachment as foolish but doesn’t do the same for Boehner’s plan to sue BO.

Exactly who thinks a suit against the POTUS has a snowballs chance?

katiejane on July 16, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Yep. And the IRS budget too. That’s destined to failure.

Dongemaharu on July 16, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Behold the ZUCKERBERG CONGRESS.

As thousands of illegal immigrant children are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, House Democrats pushed for more amnesty, guest-worker visas, $3.7 billion in funding, and more lawyers for illegal immigrant children during a Tuesday Twitter town hall on immigration.
Their message to illegal immigrants was, in the words of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), “our doors are open.”

“We are all connected. We can’t just build a wall or a fence and say no more,” Lewis said. “This is America. Our doors are open.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who has said she would rather pass amnesty legislation than become Speaker again, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to bring an amnesty bill to the floor so it can pass with support from Democrats. Boehner told Obama after House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was ousted for his embrace of amnesty that Congress would not vote on an immigration bill this year. Boehner did suggest, though, that Congress could pass amnesty legislation next year.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) claimed America already has “extensive border security” while Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said the well-being of the illegal immigrant children “must be our first priority.”

If the Progressive Ruling Class have been bought and paid for by Zuckerberg, Buffett, Gates and the Chamber what recourse do WE THE PEOPLE have?

IMPEACH the DOTUS, And fire Congress.

PappyD61 on July 16, 2014 at 8:43 AM

We are way past the time for a 3rd party! !!

nobama1267 on July 15, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I agree. Palin has continued to emerge as the conservative leader. If she were to split and start a party, I would happily follow. For the RINOs… or maybe they are now the Republicans In Name (RIN)… integrity is too costly a political idea, and you no longer deserve my vote.

dominigan on July 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM

So impeachment is the wrong thing to do. Well, I guess letting Obama get away with everything he’s doing while continuing to hold hearings and investigations that accomplish nothing is the right thing to do then.

Has Lois Lerner actually been arrested yet?

Aitch748 on July 16, 2014 at 9:21 AM

This is why we need some type of forced term limits. Power of incumbency has become too much to overcome, in most cases. For the U.S. to regain it’s footing, we need a total “Reset” in DC. This entrenched Power needs to be booted out.
I am all for the Virtual Congress. All Federal Congress Critters will work from their State Capitols or District Offices, and only meet in DC once a year, or when National Security is at stake. THey will conduct normal daily business through teleconference, as most business’s do. Secured sites can be used and voting would be a breeze.
This would keep these people from being bought and paid for by K street, and in front of the people who pay the price for their actions.
I am a Conservative, and I am sadly for Impeaching. If you combine what Clinton did, with what has happened in the last six years, and none of it has risen to the level of Impeachment and Removel, why ever speak the work again.

Whiterock on July 16, 2014 at 9:32 AM

work=word. Speaking of work, time to get to it.

Whiterock on July 16, 2014 at 9:33 AM

What’s the old saying? If you don’t stand for something, you stand for nothing. This applies well to the GOP and the people know that they are just an arm of the Progressive Democrat Party.

Pardonme on July 16, 2014 at 9:33 AM

BUCHANAN WARNS: AMERICA COULD BREAK UP…

CHENEY: OBAMA ‘WORST PRESIDENT OF MY LIFETIME’…

TURLEY: Power grab ‘constitutional tipping point’…

White House Boasts ‘Tranquility of Global Community’…

Paul Ryan: Immigration Bills Dead — This Year…

‘ENDLESS WAVE’ FLOODS ACROSS…

Pregnant teen surge…

‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’…

REPORT: White House misreads 2008 immigration law…

Reid: ‘Border is secure’…

NEW SHOWDOWN IN AZ…

SESSIONS WARNS: OBAMA ACTION ‘THREATENS FOUNDATION OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC’…

DEAD BOY Found Floating in Rio Grande…

95% Expect to Receive ‘Permisos’ to Stay…

UPDATE: Illegal alien journalist released with ‘permisos’…

Coyotes Making $50,000 A Week…

Glenn Beck pleads with migrant parents…

‘Keep your family together’…

Palin says Impeach!

GOPe: OMG did you see where Palin said Obama should be impeached???????
Lets all ATTACK her, she’s “Silly”, “Crazy”, “Un-Serious”, “Not Respectable”!!!!!!!!

Amadeus on July 16, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Of course once the party of R gains control of the Senate and retains control of the House they are sure to impeach 0, right?

Bmore on July 16, 2014 at 9:55 AM

The impeachment crazy talk has already hurt our chances in November.

Redford on July 15, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I wish you squishes would stop the “we” and “our” stuff. I’m not in your f*ing party.

ddrintn on July 16, 2014 at 10:31 AM

I find it amazing that the GOP dismisses Palin’s opinion about impeachment as foolish but doesn’t do the same for Boehner’s plan to sue BO.

Exactly who thinks a suit against the POTUS has a snowballs chance?

katiejane on July 16, 2014 at 7:44 AM

LOL, or Rand Paul’s latest piece of quixotic yet (we are assured) ingenious street theater.

ddrintn on July 16, 2014 at 10:34 AM

What’s really comical to me is the Obama defenders who say he’s signed fewer executive orders than either George W or Clinton at this point in his Presidency, as if that’s some relative measure of Obama usurping power. No, it’s a childish argument.

LashRambo on July 16, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Impeach the bastard, but we knew the cowardly Republicans would cringe in the corner. How does a Republican put his underwear on in the morning? Yellow in the front, brown in the back. Cowards, every last one of them.

pdigaudio on July 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM

The impeachment crazy talk has already hurt our chances in November.

Redford on July 15, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Frankly, if YOUR chances in November are so fragile that merely having impeachment out there as a topic of discussion will hurt them, even with Congress rushing to reassure the country that nobody but NOBODY intends to file articles of impeachment against Obama in the foreseeable future, you were probably never going to win anyhow.

Aitch748 on July 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM

It only took 20 years for us to go from Reagan to rinos peeing in their pants 100 days before an election. I’ll bet a lot of them are holding their breaths.

Kissmygrits on July 16, 2014 at 11:17 AM

No, what hurt the GOP’s chances in November was the idiotic idea that it would be beneficial to declare war on the base of the party and destroy it as a political force.

Tell me, Mississippi Republican voters, how’s it going to feel going to the polls in November voting for a man who thinks you’re a racist and tied to the KKK? I’d never vote for anyone who thinks that of me. Anyone who would suffers from the political equivalent of Battered Spouse Syndrome.

pdigaudio on July 16, 2014 at 11:24 AM

For all you pathetic sufferers of PDS, I just ran across a rather chilling quote from a particularly prescient author:

“The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” – George Orwell

Let that soak in, you deranged Palin-haters on this board. (And you know who you are) Consider all the leftist lies you’ve absorbed and made your lens for perceiving the world around you. Liberalism is a mental disease caused by lies that you have accepted as truth because you are too weak or stupid to grasp the truth, and these lies poison you and cause your deranged hatred for Sarah Palin.

You hate Sarah Palin because she speaks the truth.

Harbingeing on July 16, 2014 at 11:39 AM

You hate Sarah Palin because she speaks the truth.

Harbingeing on July 16, 2014 at 11:39 AM

THIS sums up the last 6 years. Sad.

ToddPA on July 16, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Palin has continued to emerge as the conservative leader. If she were to split and start a party, I would happily follow.

dominigan on July 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM

I’ve been waiting for this for a while now. I’ll be very happy to flip off the GOP and their corrupt establishment as I leave.

otlset on July 16, 2014 at 11:51 AM

I’d say Gov. Palin’s call for impeachment has already been productive.

IndieDogg on July 15, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Really?

Conservatives are backing away from it as fast as they can.

Joni Ernst, who was pro impeach, now has backed down.

The only thing that the dems have to run on is to protect Obama from impeachment people following Sarah Palin.

RUexperienced on July 16, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Of course, not even Cruz has called for Obama’s impeachment either. Has any single one of the candidates who Palin has endorsed agreed with Palin yet on this issue?

GOPRanknFile on July 15, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Joni Ernst is now running away the issue also.

No one believes anyone will hold hearings right now, including Palin.

She’s setting the dialogue for what’s to come…

idesign on July 15, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Palin is not setting the dialogue. She is chasing people away from the issue so they don’t get dragged down by being associated with her.

RUexperienced on July 16, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Everybody’s watching for the next impeachable offense from worst President we have ever had.
Mission accomplished Mrs. Palin.

gracie on July 15, 2014 at 8:25 PM

People who rely solely on Sarah Palin’s opinions and facebook posts for their political views really have no business inside a voting booth..

Idesign would hail her as the prophet of the day even if she had a change of heart and changed parties…..

Bradky on July 16, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Palin is not setting the dialogue. She is chasing people away from the issue so they don’t get dragged down by being associated with her.

RUexperienced on July 16, 2014 at 2:52 PM

RUStupid is dumber than dirt…:)

idesign on July 16, 2014 at 4:26 PM

For all you pathetic sufferers of PDS, I just ran across a rather chilling quote from a particularly prescient author:

“The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.” – George Orwell

Let that soak in, you deranged Palin-haters on this board. (And you know who you are) Consider all the leftist lies you’ve absorbed and made your lens for perceiving the world around you. Liberalism is a mental disease caused by lies that you have accepted as truth because you are too weak or stupid to grasp the truth, and these lies poison you and cause your deranged hatred for Sarah Palin.

You hate Sarah Palin because she speaks the truth.

Harbingeing on July 16, 2014 at 11:39 AM

OK, I don’t hate anyone, so will you explain to me how impeaching a democrat president works when impeachment is done in the senate and the democrats control the senate?

V7_Sport on July 16, 2014 at 5:42 PM

People who rely solely on Sarah Palin’s opinions and facebook posts for their political views really have no business inside a voting booth..

Nor do GOPe toadies. Nice strawman, by the way.

Idesign would hail her as the prophet of the day even if she had a change of heart and changed parties…..

Bradky on July 16, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Nah, Palin’s smart enough to know that at present there’s not enough difference between the parties to justify expending the energy to switch. Now if she were to get behind the formation of another party, on the other hand…

ddrintn on July 16, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Rather simple, actually.

Palin KNOWS that the GOP isn’t going to impeach Obama, even if they gain the Senate. The Republican elites have no problems with Obama’s dabbling in Gleischaltung and Fuhrerprinzip.

The Bushies and the Business Roundtable Crowd who have run the Reagan Coalition into the ground and now control the Party actually approve of what Obama has done. Just because the Establishment apologists come on here and make Pro-forma attacks on His Oneness and the Great Leap Forward to Fascism doesn’t mean any reader should take them seriously as spokesmen for the Establishment. They’re not. The GOP Establishment and Obama are in cahoots with each other, and have been for years.

Palin figured this out years ago, probably during the 2008 campaign. You see this when it comes to immigration, the attack on the dollar, and the attack on the middle class.

The GOP doesn’t care about Obama’s impeachable offenses, because they want Obama’s new powers for themselves.

They don’t give a damn about Constitutional restraints on presidential powers, and that is why Palin is, IMHO, laying down the argument for a conservative walkout from the GOP.

victor82 on July 16, 2014 at 6:11 PM

IMHO Articles of impeachment should have been drawn up when Obama turned over the auto makers to the unions, stiffed the bond holders (over turning centuries of bankruptcy laws) and closed all the car dealerships , many of whom were Republican supporters.

If what has gone on isn’t impeachable, what rises to the level of impeachment? Would someone kindly answer that question?!?!

Angineer on July 16, 2014 at 9:04 PM

OK, I don’t hate anyone, so will you explain to me how impeaching a democrat president works when impeachment is done in the senate and the democrats control the senate?

V7_Sport on July 16, 2014 at 5:42 PM

These nutcons are trying to sabotage another election. They don’t even make sense. Divide and fracture the right is apparently the point, right before the election.

cimbri on July 16, 2014 at 9:39 PM

The GOP doesn’t care about Obama’s impeachable offenses, because they want Obama’s new powers for themselves.

They don’t give a damn about Constitutional restraints on presidential powers, and that is why Palin is, IMHO, laying down the argument for a conservative walkout from the GOP.

victor82 on July 16, 2014 at 6:11 PM

BINGO!

fight like a girl on July 16, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Palin has continued to emerge as the conservative leader. If she were to split and start a party, I would happily follow.

dominigan on July 16, 2014 at 9:14 AM

You, me and millions of others. Palin, Cruz and Lee are the only three who give a damn about the people, the constitution and future generations. Everyone else is playing party politics.

fight like a girl on July 16, 2014 at 10:31 PM

fight like a girl on July 16, 2014 at 10:31 PM

I would have agreed with you wholeheartedly before the I word came up.

Since then, Cruz deftly opted out and Lee has been silent.

That leaves only two true patriots (hard to believe!) aside from millions and millions of the rest of us (heh): Palin and Levin.

Sarah has given the Repubs their last chance to take a stand and do the right thing. They failed, of course, as she knew they would.

So she will leave the party. . .forge her own. . . and gazillions of us will be with her when she makes her definitive move.

Wait for it. It will be like fireworks in a dark, stormy night . . . suddenly filled with light.

Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave. . . o’er the land of free and the home of the brave?

You betcha.

Palin/Levin~~~ 2016.

Prayers that you will join us.

Opinionator on July 17, 2014 at 3:51 AM

These nutcons are trying to sabotage another election.

cimbri on July 16, 2014 at 9:39 PM

I’m trying to remember the last big victory you squishes brought about. Coming up with nothing…

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM

First of all, Sarah Palin is willing to start the discussion….. Sarah Palin started the sales job and, if she were the Speaker of the House, she’d find a way to sell it to the American people.

bflat879 on July 15, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Palin cannot sell herself to the American people.

Seven years ago, Palin had a 93 percent approval rating and a 6 percent disapproval rating. (+87)

Today, Palin has a 59 percent disapproval rating and a 38 percent approval rating. (-21)

She has dropped 108 points since she became a national figure. Nobody has dropped so far, so fast as Palin- not even John Edwards, Jim McGreevy or Client Number 9.

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 12:20 PM

You, me and millions of others. Palin, Cruz and Lee are the only three who give a damn about the people, the constitution and future generations. Everyone else is playing party politics.

fight like a girl on July 16, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Cruz has backed away from Palin and Lee is silent. If she leave the GOP, you can guarantee that they will not support her.

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Considering when she did seek the second spot of the highest office in the land, her family was trashed, her reputation was destroyed, she was misrepresented and mocked at every turn by the media, and then, when she went home to Alaska to simply serve out the remainder of her governorship, she was hounded by lawsuit after lawsuit that used up both her state’s financial resources and her time in trying to serve her people until she was hounded out of office–

theotherone on July 15, 2014 at 8:02 PM

After the election, Palin hired an agent and shopped a book deal. In May of 2009 Palin signed a book contract worth $7 million to $10 million and was paid $1.2 million up front in the weeks before she quit her job.

I don’t think the “lawsuits” were bogging her down. In her resignation speech, she informed us that they were all over. “We won them all!” she shouted.

THEN she quit.

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM

RUStupid gets more wee weed up as Palin speaks TRUTH to POWER!

Could RUStupid have mommy issues?

idesign on July 17, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Seven years ago, Palin had a 93 percent approval rating and a 6 percent disapproval rating. (+87)

Today, Palin has a 59 percent disapproval rating and a 38 percent approval rating. (-21)

She has dropped 108 points since she became a national figure. Nobody has dropped so far, so fast as Palin- not even John Edwards, Jim McGreevy or Client Number 9.

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Actually in 2010 she was the second most-admired woman in the country. This was before January 2011. Remember what happened then?

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 2:43 PM

This was before January 2011. Remember what happened then?

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Yep.

That was when she did her ‘blood libel’ thing, even though her boss Roger Ailes and her own lawyer Robert Bennett advised her not to.

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Yep.

That was when she did her ‘blood libel’ thing, even though her boss Roger Ailes and her own lawyer Robert Bennett advised her not to.

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Which Alan Dershowitz, of all people, defended…while you in the Squish Anal contingent were content to see her (and the TP for that matter) twist in the wind.

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 2:59 PM

^ As the saying goes, “Don’t throw me in shit and then say that I stink”.

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Which Alan Dershowitz, of all people, defended…while you in the Squish Anal contingent were content to see her (and the TP for that matter) twist in the wind.

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 2:59 PM

RUStupid is an obsessed Palin hater, all he does all day is post anti-Palin BS.

idesign on July 17, 2014 at 3:51 PM

I am certain that socialist progressives have a great time laughing their butts off at conservatives.Because quite frankly a lot of them are just plain stupid as rocks.Why? because they still see the GOP as an advocate for them.The GOP does nothing,absolutely nothing to advance a conservative agenda yet so many conservatives still blindly support it.Pathetic and tragic.

redware on July 17, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Which Alan Dershowitz, of all people, defended…while you in the Squish Anal contingent were content to see her (and the TP for that matter) twist in the wind.

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 2:59 PM

He may have defended Palin’s use of the term, but that does not mean he would have advised her to not do it.

Her own lawyer told her it was a bad idea.

He was right. It was a disaster for her.

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 5:12 PM

I stand with Sarah Palin. The rest of you can shelter in place.

Viator on July 17, 2014 at 5:46 PM

He may have defended Palin’s use of the term, but that does not mean he would have advised her to not do it.

Her own lawyer told her it was a bad idea.

He was right. It was a disaster for her.

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 5:12 PM

The woman was accused of inciting mass murder, and you hop on the proggie bandwagon of b1tching about her use of the term “blood libel”. I rest my case.

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 5:51 PM

He was right. It was a disaster for her.

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 5:12 PM

B.s., by the way. The term was an absolutely accurate statement of reality. It’s not like you squishies were jumping to her defense anyway. Whatever she had to say you would have condemned.

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

B.s., by the way. The term was an absolutely accurate statement of reality. It’s not like you squishies were jumping to her defense anyway. Whatever she had to say you would have condemned.

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 5:54 PM

It was a public relations disaster.

Palin never recovered after the TV spot where she tried to play her self as a victim along side the REAL victims of the Tuscon shootings.

Palin may have been unfairly criticized. But she was not a victim of that shooting.

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Palin may have been unfairly criticized. But she was not a victim of that shooting.

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Yet her you are, RUBstupid…LMAO

idesign on July 17, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Palin may have been unfairly criticized. But she was not a victim of that shooting.

RUexperienced on July 17, 2014 at 8:34 PM

“May have been unfairly criticized”. LOL Oh, she was most definitely a victim of that shooting. And the funny part was that the Squish Contingent thought all of us were supposed to collectively go into a purple rage merely because some media types called Romney a *gasp* boring old rich white guy.

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Quin Hillyer made some good points in the aftermath:

The truth is, there is almost nothing this lady has ever done or said that merits the sorts of venomous vitriol to which she has been subjected. Her rhetoric is sharp but not hateful. Her views — and even more, her actual record — are mainstream conservative, not extremist. And her story of a plucky, self-made rise from unlikely (for a politician) origins, on the basis of hard work and gumption, is remarkably admirable. And, frankly, whom has she hurt along the way? The feelings of those who are appalled that she wouldn’t abort her Downs Syndrome baby? The ideology of those who thought she should force her daughter to get an abortion? The corrupt old-boy network who plagued (and effectively robbed) Alaska, whom she defeated in fair-and-square elections? The self-important worldview of those who believe that women who aren’t liberal are illegitimate political actors? Go ahead: Show where Sarah Palin has been mean-spirited, abusive, or hateful? Can’t do it. She hasn’t been.

That’s why — politically speaking, anyway — we hate you squishes with a purple passion. You’re just a feckless group of Fredo Corleones: useful idiots for the opposition while stabbing us in the back.

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 9:28 PM

That’s why — politically speaking, anyway — we hate you squishes with a purple passion. You’re just a feckless group of Fredo Corleones: useful idiots for the opposition while stabbing us in the back.

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Every politician has the responsibility to convince voters of their qualifications, not the other way around.

Yes, they came at Palin with guns blaring. After the election, when things started settling down Palin had the opportunity to prove to the world that she was something more than Dan Quayle in a skirt.

But she went Rogue and failed miserably. She became everything the very caricature for which she was mocked.

Palin is not an American Messiah. She is/was a politician who has to prove herself to us and the nation if she wants our trust. The burden was, and is, on HER shoulders.

RUexperienced on July 18, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Show where Sarah Palin has been mean-spirited, abusive, or hateful? Can’t do it. She hasn’t been.

ddrintn on July 17, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Here are a few examples:

Palin lashed out at Barbara Bush and the Bush family calling them a “bunch of Blue Bloods.”

Palin mocked Rick Santorum, calling him “a knuckle dragging Neanderthal.”

Rick Perry? She labelled him a “Crony Capitalist”

“Herb” Cain, who was starting to gain steam, was belittled as “the flavor of the week”

And Sarah Palin mocked Newt Gingrich calling him “a narrow minded, egotistical machine goon” (whatever that is)

It is hard to think of any other Republican who has been so mean spirited to fellow Republicans.

RUexperienced on July 18, 2014 at 2:57 PM

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