If I hear the word “impeachment” from any of these knuckle-dragging Republicans one more time, I really might just lose it. It’s like the “go-to” move for conservatives whenever a Democrat is in the White House. It seems like the very moment Barack Obama was elected President of the United States in 2008, Republicans just started shouting, “Impeachment!” any time something’s going on in Washington.
Sarah Palin chimed in with her “insightful words of wisdom” by writing that President Obama is flirting with impeachment because of his actions concerning the debt ceiling.
Let me just go ahead and show you her exact statement, then I’ll proceed to explain why she’s an absolute idiot:
“Defaulting on our national debt is an impeachable offense, and any attempt by President Obama to unilaterally raise the debt limit without Congress is also an impeachable offense.”
So basically, if President Obama doesn’t allow Republicans to blackmail him and give in to their demands on the debt ceiling, and we default—that’s impeachable. But if he tries to use our Constitution to raise the debt ceiling without Congress, that too is an impeachable offense.
But what if the House refuses to raise the debt ceiling? Does that then mean they can all be removed from their seats in the House of Representatives?
I love how her comments put all the blame on President Obama. If Republicans don’t raise the debt ceiling, and we default, it’s something that could cause Obama (in her warped mind) to face impeachment. Yet, if President Obama tries to use our Constitution to bypass an obstructive Congress and keep our nation from defaulting on its debts (something she just claimed is an impeachable offense) then that too is grounds for impeachment.
Basically, using her “logic,” default is an impeachable offense and bypassing Congress to avoid default is an impeachable offense.
In other words—she’s a moron.
She also went on to say that we won’t default by repeating the ridiculous right-wing talking point that we can simply pay our interest and avoid actually defaulting on our debts.
An idea that’s been dismissed by the Secretary of the Treasury and just about every respected economist the world over. The only people really buying into that plan are far-right tea party Republicans.
You know, many of the same people who believe the earth is 6,000 years old, climate change is a hoax, dinosaurs and man roamed the Garden of Eden together, evolution is a lie, Obama forged 2 forms of his birth certificate and he somehow caused an economic collapse before he even became president.
So I apologize if I don’t take their “economic expertise” seriously. Wait, I don’t apologize for that. These people are batshit crazy. I wouldn’t trust most of them to watch my dog for an hour let alone give me any kind of economic advice.
And while I know some will say, “Why give this twit any attention?” I just have to remind those people that, as much as I loathe the woman, she still has an impact on the Republican party. As long as the tea party has influence (which it obviously does considering Ted Cruz has been the de facto Speaker of the House as of late) Sarah Palin will unfortunately have influence on what these radicals think and believe.
But I’ll also remind these people that we should want individuals like Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz and Michele Bachmann to be the face of the Republican party. The more they steal the headlines, the more the GOP as a whole looks like a bunch of fools.
And if you want to truly define the world “fool,” you don’t need to look any further than Sarah Palin.
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