I’ve been beating this drum for a while now, and I think other writers are beginning to see the obvious. If the Republicans take back the House, they will orchestrate an ongoing effort to investigate and impeach President Obama.
In fact, impeachment talk moved yesterday from Tea Party rallies to at least one Republican Member of the House, Darrell Issa. And Issa’s not an obscure backbencher; he’s the ranking Republican on Oversight and Government Reform, and he also sits on the Judiciary Committee.
The incentives all run to impeachment, as far as I can tell. The leaders of such an effort would find it easy to cash in (literally, I mean) with books and appearances on the conservative lecture circuit. It’s hard to believe that Rush, Beck and the rest of the gang wouldn’t be tripping over each other to wear the crown of the Host Who Brought Down the socialist gangster president.
I don’t think they’ll be successful, but that doesn’t matter. It’ll be all they do. Nothing else will get done. If anyone is under the delusion that electing more Republicans will help pave the way to better legislation, they’re out of their minds. Everything will grind to a halt. Except, if the Republicans get a majority in the House, the impeachment process will get underway practically from day one. Count on it.