Gee, now where did we get the idea that we should impeach a president because he has a different ideology and policy?TomCADem (674 posts)
Is The Ultimate Goal Of The GOP Not Just A Repeat of 1994, But The Impeachment Of President Obama?
It is now pretty well accepted that the Republicans are going to vote no on practically anything coming out of Congress in order to try to set the stage for 1994 style recapture of Congress. However, do you really think they will stop there? Can they stop there?
Afterall, after mobilizing the corporate media, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and myriad crazies with wild eyed claims that President Obama is a Nazi, Socialist, Nazi Citizen, and purveyor of death panels, and brain washer of children, can the Republicans simply stop at capturing a majority of Congress? Of course they can't, nor do they want to.
Worse, a liberal corporate astroturf effort is going on, that is striving to alienate President Obama from the liberal, Democratic base by arguing that President Obama is not liberal enough while the corporate media and conservative media portrays President Obama as too radical! Yes, he can't be both, but does that stop Fox News or other purveyors of propaganda?
The question is whether liberals have learned from the Bill Clinton experience, or are we going to allow ourselves to once again be manipulated by the continue media repetition that President Obama is "struggling" even as we get closer to comprehensive health care reform than ever before? Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent to influence popular opinion against President Obama from both sides of the political spectrum, and will we stand by silently as the right wing once again plots to over turn the results of the election?
Again, with the extreme rhetoric being spread by folks like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, the suggestion of impeachment will seem reasonable by comparison in order to set the stage for yet another effort by the Republican party to over throw the will of the electorate.
The question is what will you do when the Republicans turn the page on their 1994 playbook?
Their rhetoric is pretty amusing considering all they have said about President Bush.
They don't like it when their opposition doesn't like THEIR SAVIOR. They're fine with opposing President Bush.........But don't dare oppose President Obama!!!1111!!!!!
NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts)
1. I think they'll start preliminary impeachment investigations within the first days of a new Congress, if they can capture the House. Then, we'll have 2011 and 2012 dominated by Obama's potential impeachment and the cable news debating the issue 24/7.Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts)
2. They don't want to Impeach him. They want to fucking KILL him. n/tCha Donating Member (1000+ posts)
4. They think that's the only way to get rid of him permanently.
What a force of stupid evil has taken over the party of Lincoln. It's no longer the republican party.
It's the scaredlittlewanker gobblegook faction.Andy823 (1000+ posts)
3. What I think is
The republican party will implode before they get a chance to impeach president Obama! Everyday they get crazier and crazier with their ranting and raving. If Beck doesn't have a melt down in the next couple of years I will be surprised. I think the sane people in the republican party, I do think there still are some, will get fed up with Limbaugh and his mouth before the next presidential election. There needs to be someone in the republican party who has the guts to stand up and tell Rush to just "SHUT UP" and then stand behind his comments instead of backing down like so many in the party have already done. I think Rush will try and out due Beck and end up cutting his own throat in the process! Sure the two of them will keep their "rabid" idiotic followers, but those people won't amount to much by 2012!
Now saying all that, if the president decides to stand up, fight, and put the republican in their place I don't think they will be able to get control of congress, but tim will tell!The only way an impeachment would be Clinton Part Deaux is if Obama commits purgery.TomCADem (674 posts)
8. The problem I see is that all this craziness generates its own momentum Updated at 12:16 PM
Yes, it motivates the right wing's most extreme (and crazy) base. However, lets say they capture Congress like its 1994. Can the GOP stop there? Or, do they have to continue to feed their base who by then has accepted Fox News' efforts to portray President Obama as the second coming of Hitler?
This is the danger of such rhetoric. It is not based on any specific policy. Rather, they are just simply trying to portray President Obama as evil incarnate. If it was based on policy, the right wing could fight such a policy, but since the GOP is pushing blind hate, they will necessarily go through a Clinton Impeachment, Part Deaux.
As for blind hate-it is those that have blind hate that refuse to listen or even see that this is ALL about policy.
Nobaldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts)
1- He's black
2- He's a Democrat
What more reason do they need?
1. He's a far left liberal.
2. He only has his own self interests in mind (power) and not our countries interests.
Just because to the far left everything is about race and skin color doesn't mean that to everyone else it is.True, true......SDgs (4 posts)
The republicans don't need to do a thing. The democrats are digging their own grave and will have to accept responsibility. They cannot rely on the race card and blaming Bush forever.