Believe it or not, Democrats are now asking the question, “Why isn’t Obama impeached yet?” The reason is rather simple: They’re trying to drum up campaign dollars by promoting Obama impeachment talks.
There’s not a credible swarm of Republican leaders directly calling for impeachment. But there is a method, albeit an odd one, for the Democrats’ madness.
Obama Impeached Mantra a Push For Senate Votes
Regardless, Democrats are wielding their Obama impeached mantra to reap Republican gains in the November election. Essentially, they’re using Obama’s impeachment as a rallying cry, and have even managed to fundraise off the threat. Fox News explains:
The campaign arm for congressional Democrats has been sending out tons of fundraising emails warning of the Obama impeached threat, and claims to have raised roughly $2 million in their latest campaign.
Barack and Michelle Obama have even warned of that possibility on the stump. And a top White House official even said Friday “it would be foolish to discount” a bona fide impeachment push by Republicans.
The warnings by both Obama and Democrats have left Republicans baffled. After all, there’s no organized push by Republicans to impeach the president. So, it seems, the Dems are propping up the controversy to gain political favor — and when I say favor, I mean mo’ money.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) put it this way: “You know, this might be the first White House in history that’s trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president.”
Calls For Obama Impeachment a Democratic Benefit
The idea is that warnings from Democrats that the GOP is attempting to impeach Obama could help out the Democratic pursuit to maintain Senate control. The Constitution states that even though the House makes an impeachment vote, it’s the Senate that decides whether to convict. So, in effect, a Republican push to impeach Obama would inevitably fail.
But this isn’t going to happen, Fox continues:
Sarah Palin kicked off the impeachment headlines earlier this month when she wrote a column calling for it. But to date, senior Republicans in general have shied away from that call.
House Speaker John Boehner stood by his decision to proceed with a lawsuit against Obama over abuse of executive power, but would not sign on to the impeachment idea. Even Michele Bachmann, one of the most conservative members of the GOP caucus, wouldn’t get on board with impeachment.
It is fascinating that Democrats would go this direction. Advertising that the opposing party is trying to impeach their own president is not a common political tactic. But they’re money-hungry, and you never know how far money-hungry politicins will go.
Of course, there was a time when congressional Democrats refused to endorse Obama.