Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:51 pm

2011: All impeachment, all the time …

Filed under: Hold! Them! Accountable! — Lex @ 11:51 pm

… if the GOP takes over the House, Jonathan Bernstein says:

The incentives all run to impeachment, as far as I can tell. The leaders of such an effort would find it easy to cash in (literally, I mean) with books and appearances on the conservative lecture circuit. It’s hard to believe that Rush, Beck and the rest of the gang wouldn’t be tripping over each other to wear the crown of the Host Who Brought Down the socialist gangster president. And we’ve seen the ability, or I should say the lack thereof, of rank-and-file GOP pols to stand up to the talk show yakkers. Besides, it’s not as if a new Republican majority would have a full agenda of legislative items to pass, and what they did have would face an Obama veto (and most likely death in the Senate at any rate). Against all that is the collective preference of the Republican Party not to have a reputation as a pack of loons, but that doesn’t seem to be much of a constraint in practice.

Fact is, Republicans almost certainly are NOT going to regain control of the House. (I like their chances better in the Senate.) But even if they did, my concern would not be that they were impeaching him, but that they almost certainly would be impeaching him for the wrong things.


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