Obama impeachment: A ship that will never sail

Impeaching Obama? Give the left just what it wants! Photo: AP images

WASHINGTON.  October 16, 2013 — Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin got a lot of attention for a post on her Facebook Page where she said, “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.”

Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst got in on the act as well, calling for Obama’s impeachment. Just mentioning the word impeachment is enough to get some in the conservative movement on a roll. 

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Unfortunately, discussions of impeachment are a silly waste of time.

First, “impeachment” is a misunderstod term. Most people think impeachment means removal from office, but they are not the same thing.

In order for a President to be impeached, a simple majority of the House of Representatives must vote on Articles of Impeachment, which are like an indictment in a criminal case.

Then there is the actual removal from office, which can only occur when two-thirds of the Senate votes for it.

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Two Presidents have been impeached and neither was removed from office.

As Bill Clinton’s impeachment proved, Democrats will never vote against one of their own as long as he supports big government, high taxes and pledges his total and unconditional loyalty to the abortion industry.

The Clinton impeachment also proved that Establishment Republicans will not fight to have a wayward president removed. Fourteen years later, we are seeing the same story.

John Boehner would not fight on the defunding of Obamacare. Does anyone seriously believe he would fight to try and impeach Obama? Even if Obama were impeached, does anyone really believe the Democrats would remove him?

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It will never happen.

If Obama were removed through the impeachment process, what would happen? Well, the immediate effect would be that Joe Biden would become President.

That could be a disaster for the Republicans. 

Most people think that Biden is the crazy uncle the Obama Regime wants to keep hidden. Biden may shoot his mouth off at times but he won seven Senate races.  The man is no fool.

If Obama were removed, Biden could come in and have the best of both worlds. He could run for election in 2016 as an incumbent yet he could distance himself from every bad Obama policy.

If the GOP impeached Obama, it could be the best gift the GOP gives the Democrats.

For conservatives, the tide is turning. Polling shows all fifty states are moving more conservative. The fight that conservatives have is not the fool’s venture to try and impeach Obama. That will simply take the conservative base off message and play to the left.

The real fight for conservatives is to have a political party. The Republican Party has capitulated to Barack Obama and the Democrats. Conservatives want a political party that will stand and fight.

Conservatives have two choices. Take over the GOP, which conservatives have been talking about for decades or bring a conservative party on to the national stage.

While talk of impeaching Barack Obama might be emotionally satisfying, the cold hard truth is, it will never happen and conservatives are far better working on achieving goals that not only could be reached but could help save America.


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Judson Phillips

Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.

A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.

Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in February 2009 after hearing Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC.   “I heard there was going to be a Tea Party in Chicago inspired by Santelli, but didn’t know if anyone was doing a rally in Nashville where I was based.  Finally I emailed Michelle Malkin and asked her if there was a Tea Party in Nashville.  Malkin sent an email back saying, ‘No, why don’t you organize one?’  I did.”

The first Tea Party in Nashville was held late February 2009 which drew a crowd of about 600. Judson then organized the Tax Day Tea Party in Nashville, which drew over 10,000 people into downtown.   It was at this time that Tea Party Nation was formed.  Later that year, Judson decided to bring activists from across the country together, so he organized the first National Tea Party Convention in February 2010, which featured Alaska’s former Governor and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee, Sarah Palin as it’s keynote speaker.

He currently manages the Tea Party Nation website, writes several daily columns and is working on more projects than any one person should.  He is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news shows, including on Fox, MSNBC, CNN and others.

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