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Obama: the first President in history to start rumors of his own impeachment

President Obama is the first President in history trying to start rumors about his own impeachment.  Why?  So that Democrats can have a different narrative going into the November elections. Rep. Stockman was the first person I heard articulate this well, and it turns out he’s exactly right.  

“He wants us to impeach him now, before the midterm election because his senior advisors believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama believes impeachment could motivate the Democratic Party base to come out and vote.”

Despite the fact that there are no Articles of Impeachment even being considered in Congress, Democrats are already fundraising on the false narrative of impeachment.  

from Washington Times:

In a bid to bring in more campaign cash, House Democrats sent out a plea to donors to pitch in more funds to defend President Obama from a seemingly-imminent impeachment.

In an email notice, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee solicited immediate donations citing House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against Mr. Obama.

“The White House announced yesterday that Boehner’s lawsuit could lead to the impeachment of President Obama,” the email read.

“Boehner’s lawsuit against the President is more than a political stunt. It’s a full on attack on President Obama’s agenda, his legitimacy, and the Democratic process that elected him twice.”

The DCCC asked donors to reach into their pockets to smash their 100,000 donation goal saying, “We’ve had enough of it.”

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"Had enough of it"? Enough of what?  Literally, nothing is happening on the impeachment front because Republicans know that they need a 2/3 majority in the Senate for conviction.  That’s not stopping the White House from trying to advance this ridiculous narrative (with the media’s help, of course!):

I think you get the picture.  The White House WANTS this narrative to move forward so that they have something to talk about heading into the midterm elections other than Obama’s failure.  

The sad thing is…Obama deserves impeachment and it appears he knows it. 

On January 7, 1999, the impeachment trial of President William Clinton began in the Senate. This is the oath that Senators took before participating in the trial. The President was acquitted by the Senate on February 12.

Oaths of Senators for the Impeachment Trial of William Jefferson Clinton (1157606), 1/7/1999, Records of the U.S. Senate

Yes, Republicans WILL Impeach Obama If They Take The Senate In November

Yes, Republicans WILL Impeach Obama If They Take The Senate In November

No, this is not a scare tactic to get you to go out and vote (although you should be voting!). It’s a simple statement of fact: If Republicans flip the Senate (possible) and keep control of the House (almost guaranteed), they will move to impeach Obama as soon as possible. They will have no choice but to impeach Obama or their base will riot in the streets.

Has Obama actually done anything…

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Really, it’s a win win situation, because Republicans win by forcing the default, and then they win by pointing the finger at President Obama. Yes, the collateral damage would be awful for America—things like unpaid Social Security checks, financial markets in turmoil, and a massive recession coupled with austerity like we’ve never seen before—but Beltway pundits could go to sleep at night satisfied that Republicans had not been humiliated, because at a time like this, our top priority should be avoiding the humiliation of Republicans who have absolutely no respect for the country they were elected to serve.

(Read the full article by Jed Lewison at Daily Kos)

The impeachment effort finds its leader.

This could easily make impeachment a Republican primary issue, which in turn would make it easy for dems to paint a vote for the GOP candidate as a vote for an impeachment circus.

"Impeachment is a very difficult issue to press. Even in the late 1990s, when an American president had an affair in the White House and then lied about it, support for impeachment was still well shy of a majority — as low as 30 percent."

A winning message for 2014 and beyond this is not.