Sunday, July 27, 2014

Savvy & Petty GOP: Push Impeachment and Blame DEMS for Pushing

So, is the GOP the Squirrel or the Nut???

I have to admit and give the GOP lots of credit on this one for so damn slick and clever, yet continually nasty and ugly with their awful stunts at political grandstanding. 

The latest GOP stunt: They are trying to turn the tables on the DEMS by making it look like the DEMS are the ones taking the lead and the ones to be held responsible for the GOP placing the impeachment noose around Mr. Obama's neck.

Of course, that strategy position was presented on FOX news Sunday. So, surprise, surprise, surprise!!!

The third ranking Republican official in the House refused to rule out a drive to impeach President Obama during an interview with Fox News Sunday and Chris Wallace:

Part of the show (about 9 minutes) of the exchange between GOP Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Chris Wallace can be seen below (on Youtube) – with parts of the transcript following.

Wallace: “Will you consider impeaching the president?”

Scalise:This might be the first White House in history that’s trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president. Ultimately, what we want to do is see the president follow the laws. But the president took an oath to faithfully execute the laws of this land, and he’s not. In fact, the Supreme Court, unanimously, more than 12 times, unanimously said, the president overreached, and actually did things he doesn’t have the authority to do.”

Wallace: “So if he overreaches again on executive action to defer more deportations, what will the House do?”

Scalise: “We made it clear we’re going to put options on the table to allow the House take legal action against the president when he overreaches his authority. Others have already done that, cases have gone to the Supreme Court. Like I said, more than a dozen times, the Supreme Court unanimously, I’m not talking about a 5-4 decision, nine to zero, unanimously said the president overreached. So we’re gonna continue to be a check and a balance against this administration.”

I note that Rep. Scalise in that clip comes across like most in the GOP on the FOX circuit and elsewhere. He comes across as smart, articulate, and even rational in his words and appearance. But, folks that is what pros like him do. They come across as savvy, smart, and well-connected, like a pitch man for a new product they are hawking like the Flim-flam man. 

But their nice flowery words and smiles and gestures do not come anywhere near matching the nasty, awful, ugly deeds and tactics they use and attempt to use to discredit, shame, and slam Mr. Obama and for what reason? Simple: Political gain to get the black guy out of what they perceive as their “White House.” That is painfully obvious to me and millions of Americans.

The lame excuse of the President overreaching his authority. Give me a break. Wait, ah yes, that word: Overreaching his duties as the Chief Executive of the United States and for doing what? Yeah, doing his job. All the while this 7% rated Congress sits with both hands under their asses not doing their job. So, which past President never overreached on an issue they felt was important to the country? 

Wait, how about Congress not fulfilling their duty like officially declaring war. They haven’t done that since 1941, yet I can quickly name a few wars (Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq). Congress easily goes to war and ducks their sworn oath of office, but the President cannot?

Let's call this another Rick Perry oops moment and make it even shall we?

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