Despite Fox News' eagerness to impeach President Obama, when it comes to Sarah Palin’s demand for impeachment, not even Sean Hannity seemed able to get very excited.
Earlier today, Palin wrote some kind of editorial for Breitbart clamoring for impeachment. Predictably, it got her some big attention on Fox Nation. But in a likely sign of her lack of credibility on Fox, she appeared not on either The O’Reilly Factor or The Kelly File but on Hannity to discuss it.
Not surprisingly, Palin’s “explanation” was little more than platitudes:
…A little less talk, a lot more action.
…Somebody needs to look out for the working class Americans.
…Experts, attorneys, have a list of at least 25 impeachable offenses
…I really want Congress to do its job
…This is a bipartisan issue… Using the one tool that Congress does have… are articles of impeachment. Let’s get goin’ on that!
But Hannity seemed to acknowledge the unlikelihood of it coming to pass, at least on Palin’s say so. “I agree with you,” Hannity said. “But if you recall, the Republicans wouldn’t even stand up… to defund ObamaCare. …I don’t have any confidence that they would even consider this.” He also paraphrased comments of Pat Buchanan from a prior interview, in which he dismissed impeachment as, “politically, that would be a loser.”
That’s quite a departure from Hannity’s excitement for impeachment over Sestak-gate, SuperPAC-gate, Petraeus-gate and, of course, Benghazi.
“It will be us,” Palin said. Meaning, apparently, “we, the people.” “How about we don’t put up with this lawlessness… If people care about the future of this country …they will join this cause. …Enough is enough.”
Watch Palin's latest attention-getting ploy below.
Courtesy of Mediaite:
In case you don’t remember Victoria Jackson
“Monegan consistently emerges as the adult in these conversations, while the Palin camp displays a childish impetuousness and sense of entitlement.”
I think we have all seen evidence that this characterization has definitely not changed! Many think that if Palin stayed in office that she would have eventually been impeached for her “abuse of power.”
The article goes on to say that the Palin administration was disturbingly amateurish. It let Todd Palin spend “…about half of his time in the governor’s office — not at a desk (he didn’t have one), but at a long conference table on one side of the office, with his own phone to make and receive calls. It became a shadow office, the informal Department of Getting Mike Wooten Fired.”
But, of course Palin thinks she has the right to call for republicans to impeach Obama.
I’ll end with the best quote I’ve read so far,
“When news organizations routinely make a fuss about her random missives, they’re lending credence to a former officeholder who doesn’t deserve it.” ~Steve Benen
The only thing the right will accomplish by having impeachment proceeding will be boosting the ratings for Fox and right wing talk radio. By even talking about such nonsense has made a mockery out of our political system as this obsession of hatred for the President has reached psychotic levels. They have the needed votes in the House to get the needed majority, but they’ll never have the needed two-thirds, or 67 votes that they’ll need for conviction in the Senate, no matter if the R’s regain control of the Senate after the mid-terms.
All they’ll have is a symbolical victory and they can wrap themselves in the flag where we’ll be hearing the talking point of, how ironic that the US Constitution that he so disrespected is what saved him.
Because of gerrymandering and voter suppression regaining control of the House will be very difficult, but can be done if we (members of the Democratic Party) get off our lazy asses and vote in the mid-terms and not just wait for the Presidential election years.
NOTE TO PALIN
You did Alaska residents a favor by resigning. You were an embarrassment to the state. If you were a good mother, and paid more attention to your kids, one of them would have never been a teen mom.