Thursday, August 29, 2013

The GOP's Impeachment Talk -- Criminally Negligent

Texas Representative (R-27) Blake 'Fat Face' Farenthold recently told constituents at a town hall meeting that there would be enough votes in the House to impeach President Obama, but the bill would  die in the Senate. A swell of disappointment rumbled across the crowd, many of whom were wondering why, if the House could vote to overturn 'Obamacare' for the umpteenth time, they couldn't go ahead and waste more time and money voting to impeach Obama.

Farenthold in his PJs -- what else would you wear at a pajama Party?
Fat Face isn't the only Republican congressman talking impeachment. It's a real crowd pleaser at conservative/Tea Party town halls across the country during this year's August recess. And representatives like Fat Face and Kerry "You're just a paycheck to me" Bentivolio (R-MI), who told a constituent that he'd "love to write the bill" impeaching Obama. Bentivolio, who invented a new territory called "American Somolia," gave up his part-time gig playing Santa Claus to run for congress and is now looking for something fun to do.
Bentivolio with his Reindeer
House Republicans shouldn't give up hope. At least two Republican senators, Ted Cruz (TX) and Tom Coburn (OK) believe the President must have done something "perilously close" to impeachable.

The impeach Obama movement actually has traction with conservatives, and not just the fringe nut jobs. Regular middle-of-the-road Republican nut jobs are on the impeachment band wagon, some hanging from highway overpasses waving their impeach Obama banners.

Of all the wacko House Republicans riling up their constituencies over President Obama's "unprecedented attack on the American constitution," perhaps the most egregious is Representative Steve Stockman of [you guessed it] Texas (R-36). Stockman issued a statement following President Obama's promise to take up gun control after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, saying, "I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment." Stockman is an ignorant blowhard, but unfortunately so are many in his base and his message resonates with them.
Stockman with BFF Ted Nugent
So as Republican congressmen make the rounds during their break from doing absolutely nothing while in session, and speak to Tea Party and gun group rallies across the nation, some in the enthusiastic crowd, especially those with concealed carry permits, may be fingering their weapon of choice and mumbling, "If it were up to me..."

God help us if one of these Second Amendment fanatics takes it upon himself to attempt to "impeach" President Obama from the barrel of a gun. If that were to happen, members of congress who are trumpeting this impeachment bullshit should be tried for criminal negligence, censured, and banned from political office for life.

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