Republicans may try to impeach the President, but they had better hurry up. The reason is that while 60% of the Republican base like the idea, 40% don’t. If the midterm elections produce a better than expected outcome for Democrats, Republicans will be covered with more egg on their faces. A lawsuit and impeachment proceedings are not what Americans need or want. What they need is for Republicans to put solutions where their inaction is and get to work.
Why would The White House give lip service to Republicans talking impeachment? Well, look who is talking. Sarah Palin is among the leaders. Most Americans (70%) don’t like the lawsuit and impeachment talk as that is not productive.
Now, ask Americans if they want the President to slow deportations and probably the same 70% would say no. So, to whom is the President catering? Well, that would be the Latino voters. Democrats need them.
Immigration reform is a lose-lose in the midterms for both parties that that is why there is no movement. By contrast, there should be movement on the VA legislation.
There should be action to improve legislative inconsistencies in the Affordable Care Law. Democrats in both chambers should step right up with the fixes and be on record at having tried.
Americans need, want and deserve more from government. The President and Congress are letting everyone down. Our enemies in the world see our weaknesses and are successfully exploiting them. Add that to the “shame” that John Boehner talks about.
Shameful is that the House of Representatives has failed to pass legislation to address the VA problems. Republicans are in charge and they have done nothing. So, why is Boehner critcizing Democrats when he hasn’t performed himself? Well, that is just political noise and distraction isn’t it?
“"SHAMEFUL": Speaker Boehner on Senate Democrats' Refusal to Show Up for Public VA Talks
July 24, 2014|Speaker Boehner's Press Office
WASHINGTON, DC -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after Senate Democrats refused to attend a public House-Senate conference committee meeting on VA reform:
“In the wake of the shocking scandal at the Veterans Administration, the House passed a bipartisan VA reform and accountability bill, and we’re ready to complete work on an agreement the president can sign. Unfortunately, Senate Democrats refused to even show up and discuss bipartisan solutions, preferring instead to talk behind closed doors. That is shameful. If President Obama cares about America’s veterans, he needs to pick up his phone out in California and tell Senate Democrats to get to work.”
“White House says it is taking impeachment talk seriously
By Alexander Bolton - 07/25/14 10:30 AM EDT
Senior White House advisers are taking very seriously the possibility that Republicans in Congress will try to impeach President Obama, especially if he takes executive action to slow deportations.
Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to Obama, said Friday that the White House is taking the prospect of impeachment in the GOP-controlled House more seriously than many others in Washington, who see it as unlikely.
Pfeiffer noted that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has a large following among Tea Party conservatives, has called for Obama’s impeachment and a large block of the GOP’s base favors it.
“I saw a poll today that had a huge portion of the Republican Party base saying they supported impeaching the president. A lot of people in this town laugh that off. I would not discount that possibility,” he told reporters Friday at a breakfast sponsored by The Christian Science Monitor.
Pfeiffer said Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) decision to file a lawsuit against Obama over his use of executive actions increased the chance of impeachment proceedings in the future.”