The recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll doesn’t bode well for President Barack Hussein Obama, with 54 percent disapproving of his performance. But it seems he’s become kryptonite to Democrats in Washington as well.
Last month out in Colorado, Senator Mark Udall came up with some really lame excuse — voting on a nothing measure — to avoid attending a fundraiser Obama was doing for him. And if you look at many Democrat candidates running this cycle in red states, they’re hammering him, like Natalie Tennant’s ad in West Virginia saying she’s going to shut the lights out on the White House — yeah right, methinks Harry Reid says differently.
Regardless, we’re not seeing the Democrats fall all over themselves to have the president hit the campaign trail with them – as a matter of fact, Allison Grimes in Kentucky is traipsing around with Bill Clinton. Hmm.
But just as Caesar was warned of the Ides of March, maybe Obama should be fearful of his own party? As reported by The Hill, “Congressional Democrats have talked about the impeachment of President Obama 20 times more than Republicans have on the House and Senate floors. Since the start of the 113th Congress last year, Democrats have used the word “impeach” or “impeachment” regarding Obama 86 times, according to a review of the Congressional Record by The Hill.”
“Utterances on the floor from Republicans about impeaching Obama, in contrast, have been relatively rare. Only three Republicans in this Congress have raised the subject on the House floor, and the words have been used a total of four times by GOP members. Most of the talk has come from House Democrats, with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) alone using the words 18 times in two separate speeches late last month.”Could it be that Rep. Jackson-Lee will be the one to whom Obama turns to say “et tu Brute?” One thing I always admired about the House Democrats when I served was the way they robotically follow the same talking points issued from central command — truly “Borg-like.” Maybe Democrats will talk themselves into throwing their own under the bus — especially if it seems the existence of Obama could hurt their long term progressive socialist political agenda. Riiight.
After the tragic death of Major General Harold J. Greene in Afghanistan this week, I certainly don’t agree with Obama’s unilateral decision to negotiate with terrorists and release five senior members of the Taliban. They are still the enemy. They’re still fighting against our men and women in Afghanistan. So an American president deciding to violate his own National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and not inform our elected representatives of his intent to provide material support, aid, and comfort to the enemy — as well as aiding and abetting their objectives – ain’t good.
So in that respect, I’m thankful all these Democrats realize that as well and are speaking up about the constitutional measure given to us by the Founding Fathers to restrain presidential imperialism – not that it’s working particularly well.
The Hill says, “in the Senate, where the GOP hopes to retake a majority this fall, not a single Republican has mentioned impeachment on the floor over the last couple of years.” Talking up impeachment, the theory goes, could increase turnout among Democrats at the polls who will surprise us all and vote for the policies of Obama, which place our nation and our national security at a severe risk.
One reason Democrats are talking about impeachment so much is it raises them boatloads of money. The campaign arm for House Democrats raised $2.1 million in online donations over a single July weekend. I’m so grateful Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) realizes the importance of promulgating the truth about President Obama on this critical issue — violating his constitutional duty to support and defend our country.
See, just when I had lost all hope that Democrats were just partisan political hacks, they show me they really are concerned about addressing executive overreach and adherence to the rule of law. After all, what other reason would they be talking about “impeachment” so very much?
Hey Barack, beware the Ides of November.