Why I Really Hope Republicans Try to Impeach President Obama

president-obama-11Essentially since President Obama was elected, Republicans have been trying to find a way to get him kicked out of office.  At first he wasn’t a “real American.”  That nonsense mostly faded a few years back.  Though sadly, many Republicans still doubt that he’s an actual American citizen.

But mostly it’s been talk of impeachment.  I’ve honestly forgotten more reasons conservatives have given as to why he should be impeached than I can even remember.

Though I don’t think a day goes by where I don’t see some conservative, on some source of media, suggest that impeachment is either an option or what they believe should happen.

And I’m at a point now to where I say bring it on.  Stop talking about it and actually go through with it.  If he’s been so “tyrannical and unconstitutional,” then what the hell are they waiting for?

Oh, I know, the midterm elections.

See, according to a recent poll, the vast majority of Americans don’t believe President Obama should be impeached.

Republicans are worried that by going through with impeachment proceedings, it’s going to turn off independent voters and hurt them during this year’s midterm elections.

It’s something Jon Stewart recently mocked, saying, “That’s how you know all this talk of tyranny is bullsh*t.  When your main concern when you’re deposing a tyrant is how it will affect your party’s chances in the upcoming midterm elections, that’s not tyranny.”

But I really do hope that they try to impeach him for two main reasons:

  1. It’s going to make them look ridiculous because most Americans don’t support it.
  2. It’s not going to accomplish anything because even if he is impeached, he won’t be convicted in the Senate.  So Republicans will just look like a bunch of fools playing partisan politics with the taxpayers money to pander to their tea party voters.

Then there’s the added bonus of pointing out how pathetic Republicans behave whenever they don’t control the White House considering this would be the second straight Democratic president that they impeached – even though the vast majority of Americans opposed impeachment.

It’s why I always laugh when I hear Republicans say they’re “listening to the American people.”  Please.

The vast majority of Americans:

  • Support raising the minimum wage.
  • Think we need to pass immigration reform.
  • Want universal background checks on all gun purchases.
  • Think same-sex marriage should be legal.
  • Oppose impeaching President Obama.

Issues on which most Republicans support the exact opposite.  So when they say they’re “listening to the American people,” they’re really only listening to the small minority of far-right leaning conservatives who they’re forced to pander to out of fear that they might face a primary opponent the next time they’re up for election.

So, Republicans, I’m begging you to try to impeach President Obama.

Put your party’s ridiculousness on full display once again like it was when Republicans held our debt ceiling hostage or shut down our government.

But to grasp just how pathetic the GOP is, and how nothing really ever changes with these clowns, look no further than the 90’s.  You know, the last time we had a Democrat in the White House.

Because it’s essentially the same crap they’re pulling now.  Back then Republicans also shut down the government, then threatened to (and eventually did) impeach a twice elected Democratic president.

Republicans are essentially nothing more than petulant children throwing a hissy fit because they’re not getting their way, and going through with impeachment proceedings against President Obama would prove that point once again – loud and clear.


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • I’m thinking that if Congress continues to sit on the sidelines on this extremely important issue, then it’s high time to start expulsifying some CongressFolk until the rest of them understand that We, The American People, are no longer going to just sit around and wait for Congress to throw the President for whom we’ve voted into office twice out on his ear for no good reason whatsoever.

    • strayaway

      It’s a waste of time for House Republicans to consider impeachment because Senate Democrats would do nothing about it. Democratic Senators Udall and Wyden were the only Democratic Senators I can think of who opposed Obama spying on Americans in violation of the 4th Amendment. Bernie Sanders from time to time complains about Obama bombing some country and opposes the Federal Reserve. Otherwise Senate Democrats are pretty quiet just as Republican legislators were too lenient with Bush’s transgressions. Obama, more and more, just acts like Congress granted him an enabling act to do as he pleases. So you remind me that instead of wasting energy trying to impeach Obama, 2014 is the year we should vote everyone out of office who lets Obama usurp congressional powers, violate his oath of office, conduct an executive ordered war on Libya… This includes Republicans who did nothing to reign in Bush and allow Obama to expand the Bush legacy.

      • Jo Clark

        lmaooo mmkk, dude.

      • Quacker

        that is probably the most “Faux News” Rush inspired comment I’ve read all day. IF he was actually usurping any Congressional powers…..AT ALL…..then he would have been sanctioned by Congress and probably impeached already. Since he hasn’t done ANYTHING outside the scope of the Constitution and the powers that the office of the President actually has…..there is nothing the Repubs can except be upset about a black man in the White House. He has done FAR less Executive Orders then the last 3-4 Presidents and he hasn’t violated the Constitution…..probably because he’s a Constitutional Lawyer and knows what the heck he is doing! Get over the fact that America is progressing forward, that we like and want equality. That we believe everyone should pay equal taxes and have full equal standing under the law, and the fact that We The People TWICE elected a black man to the highest office in our entire land. It’s 2014…..time put out the flames on the crosses, take off the white hoods and start to work towards a unified and prosperous future for ALL Americans.

      • strayaway

        So how come Kucinich and Nader said he violated the Constitution and committed impeachable offenses? Is it because they are Fox News guys or because they are upset that there is a black man in the white house? The only thing you got right is that Obama hasn’t issued as many executive orders as Bush. However, while that may be a talking point, quantity is not the only measure of executive orders. Overturning laws, ignoring the enforcement of law, and making new laws are different than signing a larger number of executive orders making appointments, hiring, renting office space and other customary duties of a president. Presidents are not allowed to bomb countries that haven’t threatened us and violate provisions of the War Powers Act either or spy on us without a warrant. Your racism, substitutiong for reason, gives you away as an idiot.

  • Eg Kbbs

    At least impeachment proceedings will take time away from passing more resolutions to do away with the ACA. Meanwhile, what about that immigration reform ?

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    • Congress is busy working on polishing up getting ready to get started on the replacement of ACA. Between that and taking their well deserved breaks between now and when they get throwed out of their offices in January, oh! I meant “Sworn into office again in January” they gots no time for much else.

  • Michael Siever

    To all Republicans actually wanting President Obama impeached, keep this in mind: If Obama is removed from office, say hello to President Biden. You guys really didn’t plan this out, did you?

    • Cemetery Girl

      I was just saying this the other day! Honestly, I think they believe that if they can pull this off they can somehow find a way to skip down the line to a Republican.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Congress won;t work for Biden either. Boehner would tip his race cards right then and there!

  • Gary

    1. The Republicans would only make themselves look MORE RIDICULOUS than they already do.
    2. They haven’t accomplished anything do date.

  • Mr President Sir!

    Be about time. I am tired of seeing them just threaten stupidity. I want to see them act it out and get their just deserts for it!

  • Stephen Barlow

    The real GREATNESS of Jackie Robinson wasn’t that he was the first negro player in baseball. That’s just the historic part of the man.

    It’s not that he was such a fabulous 2nd baseman, leading the Dodgers to 6 pennants and a World Series win. Being a lifetime .311 hitter, leading 2nd basemen in double plays 4 times kinda helps you do that.

    It wasn’t that in ten hard years he was spit on, kicked, spiked insulted and name called in public and private and NEVER raised his hand OR his voice in anger.

    His GREATEST achievement is NOT that he and EVERY WHITE baseball player KNEW he was a much better MAN than all of them put together… it’s is that never in his life, did he rub it in their face.

    That is how Barack Obama will be remembered. John Boehner’s name will go next to Lester Maddox’s in history. Mitch McConnell’s, tight next to George Wallace. NO AMOUNT of lies these guy and their puppets will EVER besmirch the CHARACTER of our President, because they are so far beneath him.

    SO HELL YEAH, LET THEM impeach him on lies and innuendo. Let them ALL testify UNDER OATH before the Senate as to WHAT they said and WHY they said it. FORCE the REDS to BACK their BULLSHIT!

    They do not and never have had a SINGLE TANGIBLE misdemeanor or high crime to enter into evidence.

    Yes, Obama has been neutralized as a President, but at the cost of whatever honor and integrity the GOP had left after the Bush Administration. But he won’t be remembered for THAT!

  • AlCum

    I haven’t met a rightie yet who made a live of sense.

  • Mark Fielding- Pritchard

    The vast majority of foreigners want him to do anything but come to their country, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan. Please do whatever it takes to keep the world’s most notorious terrorist at home. And the same for whoever comes next. The countries you bomb have education systems, hospitals etc. Why not build free ones for your own citizens rather than destroy ours, would that not be a better way to spend your money?

  • Annoyed Patriot

    To whom ever wrote this article:
    You need to get your facts straight and stop blaming republicans. Obama himself went to the GOP to ask them to impeach him so that he could blame them if it actually happens.
    Everyone needs to held accountable for their actions. Republicans have messed but so have democrats. From reading this article, you’re obviously a democrat. Because you are being hateful and rude toward republicans just because they essentially believe in different things and have a different view point.
    Politics are what makes this country, what I once saw to be a great nation, divided and it’s absolutely sickening. I’m tired of hearing each side blame the other. Please cant we all just stand united. After all, isn’t our country still called The United States of America!

  • DALE COOPER

    Republicans have been trying to impeach a Democratic President ( like Bill Clinton) since Nixon resigned because HE was about to be impeached. It happens in a President’s second term so they didn’t get the chance with Jimmy Carter. This will continue as long as Democrats are Presidents and there are Republicans around to try and impeach them.