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Republicans Using Impeachment Threat to Stir the GOP Base

Great idea for the GOP.

Complacency and lack of enthusiasm during the midterms of a president’s first term is the bane of the party that owns the White House. What better way to motivate voters than to tell them that what they came out in droves for in 2016 is under threat?

The New York Times reports that the impeachment threat is taking center stage in the Republican effort to avoid a blue “wave.” Of course, the idea is portrayed as lunacy normalized, the way the liberal media love to depict conservative ideas and strategies.

From the piece:

As Republican leaders scramble to stave off a Democratic wave or at least mitigate their party’s losses in November, a strategy is emerging on the right for how to energize conservatives and drive a wedge between the anti-Trump left and moderate voters: warn that Democrats will immediately move to impeach President Trump if they capture the House.

What began last year as blaring political hyperbole on the right — the stuff of bold-lettered direct mail fund-raising pitches from little-known groups warning of a looming American “coup” — is now steadily drifting into the main currents of the 2018 message for Republicans.

The appeals have become a surefire way for candidates to raise small contributions from grass-roots conservatives who are devoted to Mr. Trump, veteran Republican fund-raisers say. But party strategists also believe that floating the possibility of impeachment can also act as a sort of scared-straight motivational tool for turnout. Last week, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas used his re-election kickoff rally to introduce a video featuring a faux news anchor reading would-be headlines were conservatives not to vote in November.

“Senate Majority Leader Schumer announced the impeachment trial of President Trump,” one of the anchors says.

“Blaring political hyperbole on the right”? When are we going to see commentary by mainstream reporters about “blaring political hyperbole on the left”? Never, because that’s what’s known as “moral outrage.”

There’s nothing strange, cynical or manipulative about this, as the piece suggests. Democrats fully intend to impeach President Trump for something if they seize power. Even the few responsible Democrats left understand that they have to please the base, which will demand it.

Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi
The Impeachment Crew

Republicans will see impeachment for what it is, an attempt to reverse the legitimate results of the 2016 election. Funny how concerned Democrats are about Russians undermining democracy when they applaud or fail to object to people like Rep. Maxine Waters, a top Democrat, demanding impeachment before any evidence warranting it is in.

We can, and must, deal with the Russians. But a far bigger threat to democracy is a cultural failure to accept its results, whether its Waters robotically repeating “impeach” or Hillary Clinton running around the country – and the world – suggesting her loss just wasn’t fair.

Democrat Announces He Will Impeach Trump for Christmas

Now that’s not holiday spirit, IMO.

Actually, he said he would do it by Christmas, not for Christmas. Whatever.

Democratic Rep. Al Green of the otherwise Great State of Texas has been threatening to impeach President Trump for months, but now he has put a timeline on it. And apparently, if he wants to, he can force a vote.

He said:

I now announce that before Christmas, there will be a vote on the chief inciter of racism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, sexism, ethnocentrism. There will be a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on the impeachment of the president . . . And while I have been told that there are political consequences for what I will do, I accept the consequences.

The Democratic leadership thinks it is too soon to act. They want to wait and see if they gain the majority in 2018. Then, most certainly, for political puproses and not for crimes, they will impeach Trump.

Rep. Al Green Moves to Impeach Trump, Then Moves On

Democratic Rep. Al Green of Texas Wednesday introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump, saying Trump had “undermined the integrity of his office with impunity and has brought disrepute on the presidency with immunity.”

You see, it even rhymes. Let’s try it another way, in verse.

Donald J. Trump,
president of the United States of America,
has undermined the integrity
of his office with impunity;
and has brought disrepute
on the presidency with immunity.

Okay, so it’s more Dr. Suess than Blake, but whatever. I admire anyone who speaks in rhymes.

Green somehow managed to bring Hitler into it.

The public has been led to believe that a president must commit a crime to be impeached, which is not true. If any president persisted with the lie that “Hitler was right,” he would be, and should be, impeached not for a crime, but for betraying his trust as president.

Green, who has been showboating this issue for months, didn’t take further action, and the impeachment proceedings came to a swift, abrupt and yet timely conclusion.

Below is Al Green in better days, delivering a searing performance of one of my favorite songs, “Take Me to the River,” during an appearance in 1975 on the old TV show “Soul Train.”

Okay, okay, it’s a different Al Green. Actually, this whole article is mostly an excuse to show you this video. Enjoy.

Why Democratic Leaders Don’t Want to Impeach Trump

See, I may disagree with Democratic leaders, but they’re smart, and one thing they get is politics. And they understand that impeaching President Trump is a bad idea for them. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked a couple of weeks ago on CNN about impeachment: I don’t subscribe to that. If you’re talking about… Continue Reading

Would Impeachment Really be so Bad for the GOP?

Let’s talk about impeachment. I haven’t really brought it up here at White House Dossier because I believe the bar must be set pretty high for dragging the country through the wrenching spectacle of acting to remove a president from office. President Obama has undoubtedly abused his office. I have not thought to date that… Continue Reading

Krauthammer: Legalization an Impeachable Offense

Columnist Charles Krauthammer said that a unilateral move by President Obama to legalize millions of illegal immigrants would be an impeachable offense, but he cautioned that impeachment proceedings would be “political suicide” for Republicans. Krauthammer appeared on Fox News with Bret Baier Tuesday night: If he were to do something like legalize five — let’s… Continue Reading

Stop Them Before They Impeach! Send Five Dollars Today.

As you may be aware, the White House has been talking up the possibility that President Obama is going to be impeached – IMPEACHED, I TELL YA – by Republicans. Well, Democratic fundraisers, including the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, have been talking it up too and raising tons of cash on the possibility. Nothing… Continue Reading

Hundreds of Anti-Obama Protests Planned for Today

Hundreds of anti-Obama protests are being staged today nationwide, as the grassroots group Overpasses for Impeachment takes to the bridges above highways in cities and towns around the country to call for President Obama’s removal from office. Thousands are expected to participate. The group, which began in June and has spread to every state in… Continue Reading

Impeach Obama Overpass Demonstrations Planned

The impeach Obama movement may be coming to an overpass near you. A new activist group is attempting to launch summertime demonstrations across the country demanding that Congress act to impeach the president. The protests will feature groups of anti-Obama activists hanging banners across overpasses above the busiest highways they can find. The newly formed… Continue Reading