Jul 08 2014
Governor Sarah Palin came out today to make a great opening argument for Impeachment of President Obama. However, the political repercussions of Impeachment probably would push the decision to Impeach into the next Congress, which will be sworn in January 2015.
Palin’s concerns are valid:
Because of Obama’s purposeful dereliction of duty an untold number of illegal immigrants will kick off their shoes and come on in, competing against Americans for our jobs and limited public services.
The federal government is trillions of dollars in debt, many cities are on the verge of insolvency, our overrun healthcare system, police forces, social services, schools, and our unsustainably generous welfare-state programs are stretched to the max.
President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here. It’s not going to get better, and in fact irreparable harm can be done in this lame-duck term as he continues to make up his own laws as he goes along, and, mark my words, will next meddle in the U.S. Court System with appointments that will forever change the basic interpretation of our Constitution’s role in protecting our rights.
I noted in a previous post Obama’s jettison of the constitutional checks and balances of our government processes and his reckless and unilateral implementation of fantasy liberal dogma is going to be a very teachable moment. It will propel Democrats out of elected office in 2012, making 2010 look like a victory for Big Government.
But that also means there will be a new Congress come 2015, and they will have to make the decision on Impeachment. Not this Congress.
Palin is beginning the discussion, and giving American voters a heads up and a chance to discuss the idea. Right now there is no political will on Main Street America for Impeachment. None.
But that “will” probably will form over this coming year as the damage from Obama’s healthcare mess, his immigration mess and his economic mess as full times jobs fall by the way side and everyone is fighting for low wage part time work. Not to mention the VA, IRS and Beghazi scandals and the melting down “world order”.
Palin is right to make the impeachment case. But this Congress (and therefore this year) should be about debating the matter. Let the new Congress make the call.
We have suffered through 6 years of Obama’s foolishness and recklessness. Yes, he is damaging the country and hurting people. Some are even dying of neglect (see VA scandal). But while Obama has gone lawless Emperor, we the voters need to show restraint. Let this year make the case for the new Congress and let them decide.
I am not saying do not Impeach – like some are saying. I am saying this is not the time to take that step one way or the other. Given Obama’s imperial actions, nothing should be taken off the table.
Now is not the time, no matter how bad it gets over the coming months.