Republican Congressman at Town Hall Meeting: “Dream Come True” for Him to Impeach President Obama

bentivolioI’m willing to bet if you did a poll right now among Republicans, at least 30-40% would say President Obama should be impeached.  Heck, it’s probably even more than that.

The only problem is, President Obama hasn’t done anything worthy of impeachment.  Sure, Republicans think that he has, but that doesn’t mean that it’s true.

It seems Republicans feel simply “not liking” a President merits talk of impeachment.

Case in point, Representative Kerry Bentivolio and his comments where he said that it would be a “dream come true” for him to vote for impeaching the President.

The only problem is, as his lawyers apparently advised him of, there’s just not any of that pesky necessity called–oh, what’s the word?  Oh yeah, evidence.

See, this is one of the many problems with Republicans.  They base “right and wrong” not on reality or facts, but on what they feel should be right or wrong.  They treat our Constitution like they do the Bible.  They cherry pick the parts of it they support and ignore the parts they don’t.

They live by a set of rules where if they think something should be a certain way—it is.  Who cares if there’s no evidence to support impeaching President Obama, right?  Rep. Bentivolio doesn’t like President Obama so it would be a “dream” for him to impeach him.

But his comments aren’t really anything new.  For years, there’s been talk from the GOP about trying to impeach the President over the Affordable Care Act.

You know, “Obamacare.”  Only, it’s a little difficult to impeach a President over a law that was passed by Congress, signed by him then deemed Constitutional by our Supreme Court.

That’s too bad.  Quick, somebody find the world’s smallest violin and play it for a Republican.  

Then again, outside of the Second Amendment (which Republicans ignore the entire first half of) and the Tenth Amendment (which they often evoke in defense of state legislation which often violates other parts of our Constitution) Republicans really couldn’t care less about being “Constitutional.”

But hey, they yell “God Bless America!” and put American flags on their vehicles, that surely makes them “Constitutional patriotic Americans”—right?

So while they were essentially harmless, the comments made by Rep. Bentivolio exemplify a huge part of the Republican mindset as it relates to President Obama.  Because they don’t agree with him, apparently that means he’s impeachable.  That’s how closed-minded these people are.  To them, disagreeing with the President warrants talk of impeachment.

Luckily for the rest of us, the legality of something isn’t predicated on the fact that Republicans aren’t getting their way.

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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