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The crazy will be strong when Obama gets reelected.
[Grover] Norquist: If the Republicans have the House, Senate, and the presidency, I’m told that they could do an early budget vote—a reconciliation vote where you extend the Bush tax cuts out for a decade or five years. You take all of those issues off the table, and then say, “What do you want to do for tax reform?”

Then, the question is: “OK, what do we do about repatriation and all of the interesting stuff?” And, if you have a Republican president to go with a Republican House and Senate, then they pass the [Paul] Ryan plan [on Medicare].

NJ: What if the Democrats still have control? What’s your scenario then?

NORQUIST: Obama can sit there and let all the tax [cuts] lapse, and then the Republicans will have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach. The last year, he’s gone into this huddle where he does everything by executive order. He’s made no effort to work with Congress.

Ignore the nonsense about Obama not trying to work with Congress. I doubt even Norquist, the GOP's top anti-tax crusader, believes that idiocy.

Instead, note that Norquist doesn't pretend that there's any "high crimes or misdemeanors" in question. It's simply—if Obama doesn't extend tax cuts for the one percent, then he'll be impeached.

For some bizarre reason, the reporter interviewing Norquist didn't follow up on that point. But lest we forget, this is Norquist's GOP. He says "jump!" and Republicans across the land shout back, in unison, "HOW HIGH?"

If you don't care for Obama, then whatever. Do something constructive and focus on getting Nancy Pelosi her gavel back. And if you do care for Obama, then also work to get Pelosi her gavel back.

Because if Republicans remain in charge of the House, impeachment of Obama—despite running what is clearly the most scandal-free administration in decades—is virtually guaranteed.

Originally posted to kos on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 10:43 AM PST.

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