Last night, I had a dream in which I walked up to Obama and, a la a 19th Southern gentleman, slapped him across the face and called him an “unprincipled scoundrel.” If it was only that easy.
Think about it: In 1994, American voters, fed up with Clinton’s and Congress’ pull to the Left (a pull that seems remarkably mild in retrospect), threw the Democrats out of Congress, and installed the Republicans and their “Contract With America.” Bill Clinton may have been a Leftist but, first and foremost, he was an opportunist who desperately craved approval. With a new Congress installed, he began to work with them. If the American voters wanted conservatism, by God, that’s what they would have (although he’d dress it up to his advantage). His Leftist principles instantly yielded to his overriding need to be liked.
People are expect the same in 2010. American voters, fed up with Obama’s and Congress’ radical pull to the Left, will throw the Democrats out of Congress and install Republicans in their place. These Republicans, if they have any principles and decency, will immediately repeal the laws enacted by the Democratic Congress — ObamaCare, DISCLOSE, Cap & Trade, etc.
But wait, there’s more, and the American people won’t like it: Unless the laws are passed by a veto-proof majority, the president can, well, veto them. Unfortunately, there’s no way in Hell that the 2010 elections, no matter how good they are for Republicans, will result with a veto-proof majority. The best that will happen is a simple majority. This means that, no matter what Congress does, Obama can send it all back.
And this is where we get to the fact that I think Obama is a “principled” scoundrel. Much as he craves adulation, what Obama really wants to do is (a) socialize America and (b) knock her down several pegs. He already knows he’s a one term president, he clearly hates being president (except for the golf and the parties), and he has proven time and time again that he has nothing but disdain (and even outright dislike) for conservatives, both inside and outside of Washington. Nothing, absolutely nothing, will motivate him to work with a Republican Congress, or to listen to the American people, and it will be a cold day in Hell before he lets the American people’s Congress repeal his beloved America-destroying legislation.
It seems to me that, if my prediction proves true, the only way to deal with Obama is to drive him from office, not with pitchforks and torches, of course, but with legal methods: he needs to be impeached. Here, in its entirety is the Constitution’s guidance on the subject (from Art. II, Section 4):
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
I have one word: Blagojevich. I think Congress should also put pressure on Obama to reveal his birth certificate. And no, I don’t believe it will show he was born in Kenya. I just suspect it has something embarrassing in it, or else he wouldn’t be working so hard to hide it, and it would be kind to apply that kind of pressure to Obama.
Feel free to include in the comments here a list of credible offenses Obama has committed during his time in office that you believe would justify a legitimate move to impeach him.