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  •  That's where all this is heading.... (0+ / 0-)
    House Republicans haven't impeached the president yet—surely, they will wait until after the election is over to do that, assuming they retain power.
    ...and I almost wish they would try. They'll get punished by the electorate in 2016 a la 1998. POTUS will be a lame duck after the mid-terms anyways

    This space for rent -- Cheap!

    by jds1978 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 08:31:23 AM PDT

    •  2016? (1+ / 0-)
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      They can fuck us daily for 2 more years!

      What a democracy!

      Legal means "good".
      [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

      by xxdr zombiexx on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 08:33:05 AM PDT

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      •  As I wrote...The reasonable man fled long ago... (0+ / 0-)

        ...we're on our own.  He couldn't take the constant ass-fucking.  What reasonable man could?

        Please know I am not rude. I cannot rec anything from this browser. When I rec or post diaries I am a guest at some exotic locale's computer. Ayn is the bane!

        by Floyd Blue on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 08:59:19 AM PDT

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    •  No they won't be "punished" by the electorate. (0+ / 0-)

      They are paying no political price whatsoever for the government shutdown last October. Meanwhile Democrats are still saddled with the baggage of the "disastrous Obamacare rollout".

      They won't move to impeach before the 2014 elections, but right afterward I expect them to proceed with it. At this point, I think it's a better than 50/50 chance that President Obama will be impeached some time next year. We all know the Republicans are crazy enough & driven enough to do it.

      Republicans are likely to see impeachment as a win-win prospect because they can fire up their base & saddle the president with a big-time political headache, regardless of the ultimate outcome.

      Impeachment was unpopular in 1998 & the Republicans lost a handful of seats because of it, but they didn't lose control of Congress. But they did succeed in crippling the Clinton presidency & stymieing the Democratic agenda. And 2 years later, it was largely forgotten.

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