John R. Houk
© July 10, 2014
Yesterday I posted about and whole heartedly agreed with Sarah Palin’s July 8 Breitbart Op-Ed column calling for President Barack Hussein Obama’s impeachment. Today I learned Palin stood by her Op-Ed by appearing on Hannity defending her impeachment call against Obama.
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July 8, 2014 - (Fox News) - Sean Hannity Interviews Sarah Palin - Time to Impeach Obama Now! ------ Sarah Palin joined Sean Hannity tonight to explain why she's now calling for President Obama's impeachment; namely, she's tired of the president's lawlessness and use of executive power, and the Republicans can't just "bring a lawsuit to a gunfight," they need to "halt an imperial presidency."
Palin argued that Obama is becoming an imperial president who's "lying to the American people" that needs to be reined in. She dismissed the idea this would be a losing issue for Republicans and, in fact, argued that the impeachment of the president is a bipartisan issue that plenty of Democrats should be able to find agreement with.
Hannity wondered if the GOP would seriously take this up. Palin said if they don't have the "cojones," they should, and declared that any person who cares about the safety and security of the nation needs to get behind filing articles of impeachment because "enough is enough."
Of course you know (if you read my yesterday’s post) I concur with Sarah Palin – “enough is enough”.
I was not surprised to learn that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) curtly responded to Palin’s Hannity appearance – “I disagree”.
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Published on July 9, 2014
7-9-14 - (John Boehner on IMPEACH OBAMA Stance by Republicans and Sarah Palin) - Yesterday, when a reporter asked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) if he agrees with Sarah Palin's call to impeach President Barack Obama, he politely responded, "I always respect other people's opinions," before saying he has no plans to make such a proposal. When House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was asked the same question at his press conference this morning, his response was a bit more terse to say the least. He appeared to lose interest in the question as it was being asked, saying curtly, "I disagree," while scanning the assembled press to see who he could call on next.
When the reporter continued to ask about House Republicans who also think Obama should be impeached, his expression grew more stern and he repeated, "I disagree."
Last month, when Boehner confirmed his plans to sue President Obama over his use of executive actions, the speaker insisted, "This is not about impeachment, this is about his faithfully executing the laws of our country."
Boehner’s flippant answer in a disdainful manner is at least one of the reasons Tea Party Conservatives desire him to be replaced as the lead Republican making him Speaker of the House. It is also a classic example of Republicans labeled RINOs and of Conservative Republicans more concerned about political position than moving the USA back to the very Conservative principles enumerated in the Republican Party Platform (2012). I suspect when Palin was referring to a Party Platform it was to point two - We The People: A Restoration of Constitutional Government. Here are the subsections of this platform point:
Now I can understand why President Closet-Communist thumbs his nose at these platform headings, BUT I cannot accept that the current most powerful person in the Republican Party does not think Obama has flagrantly abused these Constitutional stands. When Speaker Boehner proclaims publically at a press conference, “I disagree,” he also thumbing his nose at the GOP Party Platform. I have to wonder – does this mean Boehner intends to abandon Conservative principles in supporting the Original Intent of the U.S. Constitution?
Boehner is only the tip of the iceberg of Republicans lacking cojones to act on what needs to be done to protect this nation from Obama’s agenda of transforming America from the Founding Father’s constitutional vision to a top-down Leftist utopian government. The writer that goes by the pseudonym AllahPundit at Hot Air brings up some great observations about Republicans that are bona fide Conservatives yet play politics above the needs of WE THE PEOPLE:
… He [Boehner] wants to do something bold to show conservatives that he’s resisting Obama’s power grabs, but not so bold that it’ll blow up in the GOP’s face in November. The lawsuit is the perfect gesture. It gives him an excuse to rail against executive overreach publicly while booting the disposition of the matter to the courts. If they rule against him, it’s the judiciary’s fault, not his. And if it takes a year or more for the case to wend its way up to the Supreme Court, even better. It’s off his plate, which is what’s important. (Said Palin to Hannity last night, “You don’t bring a lawsuit to a gunfight, and there’s no room for lawyers on our front lines.”) For him to turn around and agree with Palin on impeachment after all that would be bizarre. Why pursue a circuitous legal route to rein in Obama if he’s prepared to try to remove him from office entirely?
It’s not just Boehner who’s running away from impeachment either. In purple-state Iowa, GOP Senate nominee Joni Ernst — who’s been endorsed by Palin — carefully explained to Yahoo News yesterday that she didn’t really say she wanted to impeach Obama the last time she said she wanted to impeach Obama.
Republican Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst attempted Tuesday night to walk back statements made at a January event in which she said President Barack Obama had “become a dictator” who should be “removed from office” or face “impeachment.”…
“To be clear, I have not seen any evidence that the President should be impeached,” the statement …
… Could Boehner’s impeachment-avoidance strategy end up backfiring if he loses his lawsuit? Imagine a federal judge rules that the House’s dispute with O over executive power is a political question that should either be decided by the people at the polls or by the people’s representatives through their Article I powers — which, of course, includes impeachment. The courts will have essentially punted this issue back to Boehner and told him, a la Erick Erickson, to man up and accept the political risk of trying to remove the president if he’s allegedly so troubled by executive overreach. What’s Boehner’s move then? Use the power of the purse to choke off funding for Obama’s priorities and quietly ignore impeachment altogether, right?
… (Boehner: I disagree with Palin about impeaching Obama; By AllahPundit; Hot Air; 7/9/14 12:41 PM)
This indicates that among RINOs and Conservatives in the Republican Party, their power structure has become political rather than considering their constituents or this American Republic designed to accommodate the American people in Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Hannity had asked Palin toward the end of his interview if Palin was considering leaving the GOP. She answered carefully and semi-cryptically to the effect she had no intention to leave the Republican Party but if the Party leaves her what choice would she have. Since the Republican debacle of Election 2012 I have sensed the Republican Party has left true Conservatives. What choice should we make?