The Democrat National Committee (DNC) and the Drudge Report are branding both Obama and the Clintons with "impeachment." On Dec. 28, 2013, The Drudge Report lede headline first was written as "Impeached Pres. to swear in NYC mayor."
Later, the headline was changed to "Impeached Clinton to swear in NYC mayor," searing the Clinton name to the taint of his disgrace.
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Arguably, now would not be a good time for Hillary to announce a decision to run for the White House in 2016. Imagine how an all caps Drudge Report headline reading, "Impeached President's wife says she will run for presidency," would play.
However, what's certainly more shocking than today's Drudge Report headline is the DNC attempt to rally Democrats voter contributions by using the "I" word. The subject line of a recent DNC email to "Obama for America" supporters was, "Impeachment." According to the Daily Caller, the DNC suggested that "Republicans are actually excited about the idea” of winning a majority in elections 2014 in order to impeach Obama. Drudge featured the headline in red high above his fold.
It's true a handful of Republicans have wistfully mentioned the possibility, but none have actually said, "Vote for me in 2014 so we can impeach Obama." Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma may have floated the idea last summer, claiming that “of all the great cover-ups in history” Benghazi “is going to go down as the most serious, most egregious cover-up in American history.” He added, “I’m not talking about it now, this is something that could endure until after the ’14 election. This is not a short story, this is something that was re-discovered after eight months…this is clearly an orchestrated cover-up.”
During the same period, Democrat Senator Harry Reid scoffed at Republican criticism of Obama's handling of Benghazi, saying, "This is just a sideshow trying to embarrass Obama and Clinton." One wonders, if leaders of the Democrat Party don't think Obama has committed acts that are impeachable and nobody is worried about it, why would the DNC think they could capitalize on fears that a Republican congressional sweep in 2014 would leave Obama vulnerable?
Over on his Twitter space, Matt Drudge also tweeted,"Rehabilitation of Clinton crosses into Looney Tunes. Contempt of court, law license suspended 5 years, impeached! Now swearing in NYC mayor?" Because Matt Drudge is a word master, it's difficult to tell if Drudge was directly referring to Clinton's previous impeachment or indirectly to Obama's possible impeachment in his earlier tweet, "Impeachment star Podesta back for another? " Another what is the question.
Checking his last 100 tweets, although Matt Drudge tweeted, "Euphoria and optimism of USA electing it's first black president is disintegrating into spectacle that he's just another corrupt politician," he has only mentioned "impeachment" three times, always in regard to Bill Clinton, never directly to Obama. Still, "impeachment" rhetoric is a fiery political attention-getter; and, if both Drudge and the DNC continue to wave it around, it will be interesting to see if anyone gets burned.
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