Fox’s Bernard Goldberg attacked Sarah Palin’s push to impeach President Obama by calling it a “crazy idea” that would “destroy the Republican party.” And more.
Appearing on The O’Reilly Factor last night, Goldberg responded to a clip of House Speaker John Boehner saying he disagrees with Palin on impeachment:
I say, good for John Boehner and good for any other politician that rejects this crazy idea. You know, Bill, there are two groups, I think only two groups that think impeachment is a good idea: the hard right and the hard left. The hard right because they’re ideological purists and the hard left because they know it will destroy the Republican party and any hopes they have in November.
The good news is that no serious politician is gonna take this idea seriously.
O’Reilly asked why it would “ruin” the Republican party. Goldberg replied:
Because people will say it’s all politics, that’s all it is, they’re just going after this president and it won’t even win the support of a majority of Republicans and the moderates will run like crazy. It is not just a terrible idea, it is beyond terrible.
Although it’s somewhat heartening to see Goldberg and other Republicans express some sanity, the fact is that Fox is still giving Palin a platform to push her ideas at the same time that it distances itself from them. Palin penned a new opinion piece calling for Obama’s impeachment and FoxNews.com has it prominently displayed. Fox gave it the impeachment-promoting title, “The case for Obama’s impeachment: The Constitution’s remedy for a lawless, imperial president.”
Bernie, dude, the GOP is already destroyed. The Republican Party is running on fumes.
I’ve noticed Bill O’Reilly — with or without Goldberg’s help — doesn’t miss an opportunity to, as our friends in the UK would say, “take the piss out of” Palin.
He’s done so about the budget, to the point Palin had to tell him to stop interrupting her with questions:
He embarrassed her when she couldn’t come up with her own solution to the BP oil spill disaster:
And she needed O’Reilly’s prompting before she could answer his questions on immigration:
Whatsamatta, BillO? Did Sarah refuse your request for a photo of her exercising and sweating?
Party before country – unofficial GOP motto