GOP: Obama’s Impeachment Off The Table

-By Warner Todd Huston

This may anger many conservatives–especially those who don’t necessarily call themselves “Republicans”–but the GOP establishment has essentially said that impeaching Obama is off the table. As much as I despise this president, I have to agree with the decision.

According to The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard: “Despite anger in many quarters of the nation over the president’s prisoner swap, Republicans are backing off impeachment threats because they fear it would rally President Obama’s Democratic base and kill the GOP’s chances to win the Senate, according to congressional insiders and sources.”

Sources tell Bedard that the GOP establishment think that launching any impeachment efforts now would only rally the Democrats right before the 2014 general elections.

Though I am no fan of the GOP establishment, this is sensible thinking, really.

But I would also say that there is no point launching any impeachment efforts after the election, either.

Listen, I think it is 100% true that Obama’s main goal is to materially harm the United States of America. It is plain in his policies. He wants to hamper the economy, he wants to destroy our military, and he fully intends to bankrupt our energy industry. Obama’s goal is to leave this country in a materially damaged condition from when he took office.

He never had any interest in following the Constitution and intended since day one in abusing his regulatory policies to further harm our economy with regulations that strangle business. He was raised to despise the country but to use a Saul Alinsky-styled, communist-inspired tactic and any other power in his means to hurt the U.S. and to do so in the sneakiest, most underhanded way possible.

The tactics are well-known and fully documented in how they work. The tactic holds that the left can win by saying happy words to the stupid public while working to opposite ends in implementation of policy. It is not a “right-wing fantasy,” as many leftists charge, because folks like Alinsky have specifically detailed the process. His book “Rules for Radicals” is, in fact, a step-by-step guide to that end and Obama was raised on it.

Further Obama is the single biggest liar to ever infest the White House. This most anti-American president in American history, he has never once told the truth while in office, and he has time and again misled this nation as to his intentions.

And, no, his polices aren’t just “good faith–but innocently wrong headed–efforts to make the country work better. His goal is destruction. He wants to lay this country low, disempower it, allow other countries to gain a head start against us, and to make this country less than it was.

But, even with all that said, the only issue I mentioned above that we can specifically prove in a legalistic manner is his desire to destroy our energy industry. Of all the destructive things he’s done, that is the only one he directly and specifically noted that he intended to do. And that isn’t nearly enough to impeach a president.

Every other destructive policy he’s implemented can be explained away as honest attempts to help the country and even though they clearly aren’t, nearly 40 percent of the electorate will insist they are and will never support impeachment.

Like treason, impeachable offenses are very, very hard to prove. In fact, we have but to look at the two impeachments in our nation’s history to see how much of a waste of time such efforts are except in extraordinary incidents.

During the first one, President Andrew Johnson’s in 1866, right after the Civil War, the whole country–not just government–was controlled by the Republican Party fresh off winning the Civil War. And the GOP still couldn’t succeed in throwing the President out of office.

Then flash forward to Bill Clinton and, even though the charges brought against him were 100% provable and correct, not only could the party in power not succeed in deposing the President, nearly half the country didn’t support the effort throughout.

The point here is that the turmoil that impeachment brings is not worth the effort in the case of Obama–as it wasn’t in Johnson’s or Clinton’s.

We only have 2-1/2 years left and the smarter play is to just stall for time and obstruct him at every turn in Congress.

But GOP insiders are 100% right. An impeachment right no would bring Democrat voters to the polls in droves and would be parsed as nothing but “raaaaaacism.”

Further, there aren’t enough Republicans that would support the effort. Where there is no political will there is no moving forward.

Finally, the simple matter of fact is the U.S.A. has been dumbed down so much that we are no longer smart enough to stop this man and his destructive ways. Fully 50% of the electorate don’t understand why Obama is the anti-President. They just aren’t informed of history, they know nothing of the law, they aren’t interested in the American way of life, and they have no knowledge with which to measure this man’s jihad against this country. So, they assume it is mere politics, they side with their Democrat Party, and that is as far as they think about it.

The time to stop Obama was in 2008 and 2012. We failed both times. Now all we can do is ride it out, hope there is enough left of the country after he’s gone, and try to rebuild the U.S.A. after he’s mercifully gone.

Finally, I fully understand the direct point that we should impeach any president who has violated his office whether it would be an easy thing to do or not. Me, I’d love to see this president eliminated.

But impeachment is just as much a feeling as it is a legal thing and not enough in the country today have feelings strong enough to engage in an impeachment. Like I said, without the will it just cannot be done. We have to face reality; impeachment just ain’t gonna happen.

Worse, in the end, even if we did follow through, there is no way Obama would be removed. It would all be for nothing.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s,, and, as well as,,,, among many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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