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'Impeachment': Democrats launch 'paranoid' 2014 campaign strategy

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As Patrick Howley reported for The Daily Caller, “the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out a paranoid email Saturday evening urging supporters to vote for Democrats so that Republicans can't impeach President Obama.”

The email, subject line "Impeachment," was sent to Obama for America supporters, imploring them to contribute to the DNC's 2014 efforts.

The content of the email is posted on the DNC website.

"What do these people all have in common?," the email asked, featuring quotes from Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan, and Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas discussing the possibility of impeaching Obama for one of his numerous instances of presidential misconduct.

“These people” also have something “in common” with America’s youth.

According to a survey released by Harvard Institute of Politics in early December, 57 percent of American millennials -- ages 18-29 -- disapprove of Obamacare and 52 percent of them said they would support removing Obama from office.

According to an analysis posted Nov. 7 by the Center for Research and Information on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University, Obama swept the youth vote -- 67 percent to 30 percent -- with young voters providing him with the decisive difference of 80 electoral votes in Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

“Elect more Democrats,” reads another new post on the DNC website.

Add your name to join President Obama and support Democrats in 2014.

“This year, Republicans held their first committee hearing on impeaching President Obama,” reads another new post on the DNC website, which also solicits donations.

We can make sure that doesn't happen again — and get Congress back to work — if we take back the House and protect our Senate majority.

Before Tuesday's deadline, donate to elect more Democrats.

As Dana Milbank reported for The Washington Post Dec. 3, "the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary met to consider the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama."

Unmentioned by Milbank and the DNC was the call by the National Black Republican Association for Obama's impeachment.

As WatchdogWire reported Aug. 13, the Florida-based group delivered 10 “articles" -- charging Obama with “egregious acts of despotism that constitute high crimes and misdemeanors," including his obstruction of the investigation into the Sept. 11, 2011 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the Department of Justice's botched gun-running program called Fast and Furious and the targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service -- to Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

“The first thing we do in 2014 will be to decide how much of our strategy we can execute,” reads a third DNC post soliciting donations, “and that decision will be based on how much we have at the end of the year.”

That's why this month's fundraising deadline is so critical: This is our last chance to build up the resources we need before the election year starts.

Chip in now to make sure Democrats can start 2014 strong and do everything we need to do to win.

Unfortunately for Democrats, recent polls show that the potential of losing more seats in the House – as well as control of the Senate – may have more to do with public outrage over Obamacare than any hypothetical Republican effort to impeach the president.

Rasmussen's Dec. 23 survey showed Republicans with a three-point lead over Democrats in a 2014 generic ballot.

As CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser reported Thursday, the latest CNN/ORC International survey revealed that “Democrats have lost their advantage" and Republicans now have a five-point edge "in the battle for control of Congress.”

“Two months ago,” Steinhauser wrote, “Democrats held a 50 percent to 42 percent advantage among registered voters in a generic ballot, which asked respondents to choose between a Democrat or Republican in their congressional district without identifying the candidates.”

That result came after congressional Republicans appeared to overplay their hand in the bitter fight over the federal government shutdown and the debt ceiling.

CNN’s November poll, Steinhouser noted, showed that the Democrat’s eight-point lead had “evaporated,” giving the GOP a two-point advantage at 49 percent to 47 percent.

The 13-point swing over the past two months follows a political uproar over Obamacare, which included the botched rollout of and controversy over the possibility of insurance policy cancelations due primarily to the new health law.

But while Steinhauser described the policy cancellations as a “possibility,” Town Hall’s Kevin Glass noted Nov. 19 that “millions of people across the United States have received cancellation notices from their health insurance companies.”

It's not some trick being pulled by the insurance companies - it's a direct result of Obamacare. New regulations implemented by the Obama Administration have effectively outlawed the insurance that these millions of Americans used to have.

As Politico reported Thursday, "Americans for Prosperity, one of the most powerful tea party groups in the country," has launched TV ads "against two first-term House Democrats that blame the health care law for taking away health insurance people already had."

The group is spending more than $600,000 on the ads against Rick Nolan of Minnesota’s 8th District and Ann McLane Kuster of New Hampshire’s 2nd District. And it’s promising to spend a lot more on TV, radio and digital media in the coming months to highlight the disruption it says the law is causing in people’s lives.

CNN reported Monday that its CNN-Opinion Research survey revealed that approval of Obamacare reached a record low. Only 35 percent of Americans approve of the law. The vast majority, 62 percent oppose the law.

That’s a five percent approval drop and a four percent rise in opposition from the results of the survey released by CNN-ORC a month ago.

Steinhauser further noted that Thursday's CNN-ORC survey “also indicates that President Barack Obama may be dragging down Democratic congressional candidates.”

On Sunday -- with deficits ranging from eight to 19 percentage points -- the Real Clear Politics average of 14 national polls gave Obama a negative approval rating of 11 percent.

It was for his promise made some 36 times – “If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it” – that Politico awarded Obama the “Pants on Fire-Lie of the Year” award, and November surveys from Fox News, CNN-ORC, Washington Post-ABC News and Quinnipiac showed that the majority of Americans don’t think Obama is “honest or trustworthy.”

Quinnipiac’s Dec. 18 survey showed that voters in Iowa – a state Obama claimed in 2008 and in 2012 -- want the Republican Party to control the U.S. Senate by a margin of 46 percent to 41 percent. The majority – 52 percent – said they “are less likely to back a candidate who supports the 2010 Affordable Care Act.”

Respondents in Quinnipiac’s Dec. 10 survey said they would vote for a Republican over a Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives by a margin of 41 percent to 38 percent, and 47 percent of voters said they would like to see Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress.

A Dec. 10 Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey showed that Democrats in Michigan -- favored by voters in the 2014 Senate and gubernatorial races six months ago -- are also trailing their Republican counterparts.

Citing Obama’s consistently low job approval numbers and his increasingly unpopular health care law, PPP concluded that “the political climate has turned sharply against Democrats over the Affordable Health care snafus over the last month and a half.”

The Nov. 13 Fox News gave Republicans a three-point advantage over Democrats in the 2014 elections.

In North Carolina, Obama’s tumbling approval numbers and the disastrous Obamacare rollout are also causing problems for incumbent Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan.

While a Sept. 10 PPP survey showed Hagan with a sizeable lead over all of her Republican challengers, PPP’s Nov. 12 survey showed a dramatic shift in favor of all GOP candidates.

In Montana, PPP’s Nov. 19 survey showed that -- even with his low 37 percent approval rating -- the “toxicity of Obamacare” has translated into a double-digit lead for at-large Republican Rep. Steve Daines over both Democratic challengers in the race to claim the seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Sen. Max Baucus.

While The Associated Press reported Dec. 3 that Montana’s “top three Democrats” -- Sen. Jon Tester, Gov. Steve Bullock and the retiring Sen. Max Baucus -- endorsed former Baucus aid John Lewis in the party's primary for Daines’ House seat, PPP’s survey also showed that the various Republican candidates had anywhere from a five percent to 13 percent lead over Lewis.



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