Palin joined the chorus of those assailing the president for taking the time to drink a cold one or two and play pool during an interlude in his recent big-ticket campaign fundraising trips to Colorado and Texas, yet refusing to schedule a visit the southern border for a first-hand look at the ongoing illegal immigration surge.
It’s not just some conservatives/populists like Palin, however, who find the Obama’s seeming indifference, to say the least, to the border emergency off-putting. As The Inquisitr reported in a related story, Democrat Congressman Henry Cuellar, whose district is situated in the border region, said it was bizarre that the president was too aloof to personally touring the border, which is in the midst of a humanitarian and law enforcement crisis.
In a column posted at Fox News website, Palin — in snark mode — wrote in part:
But, seriously, our commander-in-chief is busy, as Rome burns. For instance, after satisfying those munchies in Colorado, he carved out room for some super duper important games of pool in a bar with that state’s enabling governor … Racking balls, getting buzzed on suds, maybe humming ‘Rocky Mountain High’ while kicking it in those Rockies …”
The former governor of Alaska and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee has already called for President Obama’s impeachment, declaring that the flood of illegal immigrants is the tipping point.
In a follow-up editorial, Sarah Palin further outlined her contention that Obama has committed high crimes and misdemeanors under Article II, Section 4, of the U.S. Constitution. In detailing a litany of domestic and international scandals that have engulfed the Obama administration, Palin explained, in part, that…
“In violation of our Constitution, [Obama] regularly ignores court orders, changes laws by executive fiat, and refuses to enforce laws he doesn’t like, including our immigration laws. When Congress declined to pass amnesty for illegal immigrants’ offspring, he unilaterally enacted his own version of it, which created the current crisis on our border as illegal youth pour into our country to receive what he illegally promised them. He committed fraud on the American people when he promised that if we liked our health care plan we could keep it…”
As a practical matter, even if articles of impeachment passed the GOP-controlled House (if it ever got that far), nothing would happen in the Senate as long as that body is controlled by the Democrats. Moreover, does America really want Joe Biden moving into the Oval Office?
According to Palin, however, “But that is no argument against holding a president accountable and sending the people’s message to all successors. Obama can keep laughing and say, ‘so sue me’ to the House’s tepid lawsuit threat. Let’s hear him laugh off impeachment. At the very least, despite his mocking the Constitution, this Constitutional process will put him on notice.”
GOP House Speaker John Boehner — the federal government official who decides what bills do or don’t get brought forward for a vote — has flatly declared that he disagrees with Palin or any House member that Obama should be impeached. Boehner is suing Obama (as Palin alluded to above) over executive overreach, however.
On MSNBC, Georgetown University Professor Michel Eric Dyson described Sarah Palin’s Obama impeachment calls as “treasonous accusations.” As National Review points out, Dyson ironically signed on to a group calling for then-President George W. Bush to be driven from office for various grievances.
Do you agree or disagree with Sarah Palin that “Barack Obama has most certainly engaged in impeachable offenses”?