July 27, 2014

Growing call to impeach is a wasted effort

The time to impeach the president has passed, if it ever existed in the sense that it is being called for now.  The time to impeach president Obama was on election day 2012.  It didn't happen.  The role of those who oppose his agenda is clear for the remainder of his term: oppose his agenda.  It's that simple.

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There's no need to reiterate the litany of his scandals, effete leadership, misguided beliefs and policies - economic, social, national security etc.  There's been too much terrible leadership to list in any single article or post.  But being bad is no longer the bar for impeachment, if it ever was.  Sidestepping Congress or the Supreme Court wherever possible is not grounds for impeachment either.  Impeachment is reserved for provable, criminal activities.

The urgency, the fierce urgency of now if you will, has caused growing concern among his political opponents.  Enough of it in some cases to call for impeachment;
McALLEN, Texas – Observing what he could only describe as “chaos on the border” during a midnight tour of the Rio Grande on Friday, Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, concluded, “President Obama is begging to be impeached.”

“For all I know, Obama is preparing to process five million illegal immigrant kids and teenagers into the United States,” Stockman said upon observing border operations near McAllen, Texas.

“He wants us to impeach him now,” Stockman theorized, “before the midterm election because his senior advisors believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama believes impeachment could motivate the Democratic Party base to come out and vote.”
Firstly, hold on - take a deep breath, because for all Stockman knows, president Obama isn`t preparing to process five million illegal immigrant kids. And what does process even mean? Does it mean naturalize them? Maybe it only means let them in. That's a problem for sure, but arguably, it's a solvable problem.

Secondly, whether Stockman's theorizing about Obama's motivation in egging Republicans into an impeachment effort is correct or not, the impeachment effort itself is bound to be seen by a great many people, including moderates (many of whom are likely opposed to Obama's policies) as a right wing lunatic fringe effort that is gaining a foothold in the Republican party.

Let me tell you something: NOT. HELPFUL.

Every bit of damage Obama, Reid and Pelosi have wrought upon America is still fixable.

So what to do instead? Oppose Obama's agenda with reasons for your opposition and a clearly defined, easy-to-understand alternative, palatable solution to each issue.

And when the president says you offer no alternative solutions - that's what you save your powder for - refuting the notion, and offering your alternative at every single opportunity.

This is not rocket science people, it's just focusing your efforts with laser beam precision and dogged, untiring determination.
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