One of Obama’s top aides said today that he expects Boehner and his Congressional minions to ultimately file articles of impeachment against the President. Why? Does it really matter? Blah, blah, blah Affordable Care Act, blah, blah, blah, immigration. What they couldn’t stop at the ballot box and through congressional action, they are going to try and stop with impeachment. The least popular, least effective Congress in history is going to spend time and money trying to impeach Obama over some technicalities that they ignored up to this point.
Let’s compare a couple of presidents just for the heck of it. Oh, how about Bush and Obama. George Bush used the Supreme Court to steal the 2000 election; broke international law by invading a sovereign nation on trumped up charges; broke international law by allowing torture and secret renditions; suspended parts of the U.S. Constitution and U.S. law through the Patriot Act; killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians during an illegal war; used drones to kill suspects in foreign countries, resulting in hundreds of dead civilians; gave the NSA and other agencies carte blanche to spy on anyone they wanted to; lied to the America public on numerous occasions.
Then there’s Obama who’s black and did some stuff Republicans don’t like. Let’s lynch him. Don’t get me wrong, Obama has been a pretty lousy President, but if you compare the Obama presidency against the Bush presidency, there can be no question which President actually deserved to be impeached.
The popularity of the U.S. Congress is in single digits, but Boehner and company seem intent on driving it even lower with a ridiculous impeachment circus.