Impeachment calls: Destructive Demagoguery

By KTTH | July 17, 2014
President Barack Obama speaks in front of the Interstate 495 bridge over the Christina River near Wilmington, Del., Thursday, July 17, 2014, to announce an initiative to increase private sector investment in the nation's infrastructure. The bridge was closed for emergency repairs last month after the discovery of four tilting support columns, and the federal government is helping pay for repairs. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

By MICHAEL MEDVED

When prominent conservatives talk publicly about impeaching Barack Obama they discredit themselves and strengthen the president. Everyone knows that he will never be removed from office: that would take 67 Senate votes.

Even if Republicans took Senate control in November, and even if every one of them voted for impeachment, it would still take more than a dozen Democrats to vote against their own president—an impossibility.

An impeachment drive must bring one of two outcomes: failure or success. If it failed, it hurts Republicans by making them look like fanatical, time-wasting losers, while handing Obama an undeserved victory.  In the inconceivable event it succeeded, Joe Biden would become president—and be able to run in 2016 and even 2020 with a powerful built-in advantage.

Any politico who ignores this logic is a demented demagogue—putting a drive for personal attention above the party and the country.

 

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