David Kirkpatrick

October 10, 2009

Impeach Obama?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:35 am

Obama hasn’t been in office for nine months and there is already a movement afoot pressing for impeachment? Really? This is very, very dumb and if it gets any publicity will only serve to further marginalize the political right — if that is even possible. Right now it’s heading toward that 15% number that pretty much any political poll will elicit and can be written off as a lunatic fringe.

Here’s the best bit from the link — the group pushing for impeachment has a very unique take on impeachment worthy behavior from POTUS:

The new effort might be described as part of Brown’s campaign to define impeachment down. On the homepage of the new site, Brown argues that the phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” — the circumstances justifying impeachment, according to the constitution — doesn’t mean crimes in a legal sense. Rather, it refers simply to “bad behavior.”

Talking to TPMmuckraker, Brown elaborated on that view. Properly understood, he said, impeachment is “like a recall in California” — a political act. “It’s a process by which you remove an incompetent president.”

By that — perhaps low — standard, Brown argued, Obama more than qualifies. “He’s basically handed our foreign policy off to the United Nations. His economic policies are destroying the value of the dollar.”

“He’s in over his head,” Brown continued. “I am fearful for my country for the first time in my adult life.”

Good luck with that.