Rep. Steve Stockman stormed out of the State of the Union address, and is considering drawing up Articles of Impeachment against President Obama.
Here’s what Stockman had to say:
“Tonight I left early after hearing how the president is further abusing his Constitutional powers. I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers.
“Even worse, Obama has openly vowed to break his oath of office and begin enacting his own brand of law through executive decree. This is a wholesale violation of his oath of office and a disqualifying offense.”
Stockman didn’t stop there, either.
He went on to proclaim: “I’m considering filing Articles of Impeachment against Barack Obama.”
The author of the linked piece, Floyd Brown, goes on to say, “Now we’re talking!”
We’ve been down this road before, and impeachment is absolutely the dumbest idea to come out of the mouth of any House member in the last 20 years. It is an absolute certain loser.
Here’s the math. You have to have 67 votes in the US Senate to uphold Impeachment and remove the President. Democrats currently hold 55 seats in the Senate – the Independents will vote with the Democrats on this – and it would be a stretch to get much more than 40 votes to uphold.
Barack Obama could call a joint session of the Congress and pass top secret documents to al Qaeda on the podium, followed by a session of group sex with 10 year olds – all on national TV – and not one of those 55 Democrats would vote to impeach.
This would be a rerun of the impeachment of Bill Clinton, only on steroids.
Clinton’s impeachment was probably the dumbest act the Stupid Party has ever committed. They had him on the ropes on issues and were beating him at every turn. It becomes public knowledge that Clinton is having regular Oval Office trysts with an intern, he lies about it multiple times, is caught in the lies, and Republicans move to impeach him, ostensibly for committing perjury before a grand jury. Clinton made the case that he was being impeached for having sex, the American people believed him. He also united a very splintered Democratic Party behind him and turned his legislative agenda around.
Republicans couldn’t even hold Republican Senators votes for the Impeachment.
This time around, if Stockman is stupid enough to draft Articles and they get to the press, all bets are off. ObamaCare is off the table, it’s no longer an issue in the 2014 election. Neither is Benghazi or the IRS. The only issue in 2014 – and 2016 – will be how much the racist Republicans hate Barack Obama for trying to do the right thing for the American people.
Every Democratic House Member and every Democratic Senator will stand with Barack. The press will be lined up on their Monica Lewinsky kneepads before him, and the low information voters will rally to save Barack – and the nation – from this ugly stain of racism.
Democrats will gain seats in the Senate and might even retake the House. After all, John Boehner and the House Republicans have been refusing to do “the people’s business” since 2011, they need to be replaced.
Rep. Stockman needs to learn how to count. It’s fine that he’s angry about Obama’s agenda and his unconstitutional actions, but impeachment will simply solidify the Democrats and the American people against Republicans.
We’re hoping that he’s bright enough to understand that this idea is a big loser and drive a stake through its smarmy heart.
Rep. Stockman, if you want to go to war and defeat this administration, pick up a spear and lead a charge past Speaker Boehner and his immigration amnesty fantasies and attack ObamaCare.
Articles of impeachmentWikipedia: The articles of impeachment are the set of charges drafted against a public official to initiate the impeachment process. →