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Let's assume that Obama wins reelection.  And let's us also assume that the U.S. House remains in Republican hand, and the Democrats keep the Senate.  What is the ever delusional Republican base to do with that little messy political scenario?  If the past serves as prologue, I'm betting that collective heads will explode, and there will be calls for Obama's impeachment.

Impeachment? What the hell for? For starters, stealing the election for one!

The Republican base will not believe that Americans can vote for Obama twice.  Remember ACORN and how it helped steal the last election?  There will be howls this time that the election must be stolen because there were voter ID laws a plenty to stop the Obama hoards from voting.  But those crafty Obama people came up with some way to circumvent those voter suppression, uh ID, laws!  Surely Obama must have cheated to get reelected!

If Obama cheated to win reelection, he can be impeached for that!  So I predict calls for an investigation into how Obama cheated to win the 2012 Election.  From these investigations, "proof" will be found that Obama is a criminal, or so the Republican base will convince itself.

There will be calls for an impeachment vote in the Republican controlled House.  But won't the Democrats in the Senate just vote against impeachment?  Yes.  But it won't stop the Republicans from trying to impeach Obama.  Republicans in Congress know that this will be a lost cause, BUT the Republican base can't even do simple math.

Think I'm crazy?  Does anybody remember when even Senator Lindsey Graham was stunned at a town hall meeting in 2009 to discover that his conservative audience believed that Republicans still controlled the U.S. Senate?  You know things are bad when even a conservative hack like Graham is taken aback by the rampaging ignorance in his own state.

And leading this doomed Republican revenge will be my own beloved Senator Mitch McConnell.  You see McConnell is up for reelection in 2014, and one thing he fears the most is a primary challenge from his crazy base.  It is the main reason that McConnell has been buttering up Rand Paul.  McConnell's hope is that Rand Paul will tell the crazies, "Mitch is OK, so no pitchforks for him."  McConnell will also tell the racist crazies here that he has "done his best to stop Obama and his agenda."

The headless crazies though will not be satisfied by simply stopping Obama and his agenda.  Obama must be removed from office, and the White House scrubbed from top to bottom to remove his taint.  This means that McConnell will have to supply a spectacle worthy of the Roman arena to appease the blood lust of the Republican base.  Otherwise, McConnell will have to find another job sooner than he ever planned.  So prepare for the coming revenge of the Republicans for the theft of the 2012 Election.

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  •  Poster child diary why we need to win the House. (5+ / 0-)

    "Four more years!" (Obama Unencumbered - The Sequel)

    by jwinIL14 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 07:01:34 PM PDT

  •  Not what we need to focus on right now (9+ / 0-)

    They'll come up with some kind of dastardliness, I'm sure.  But right now, we need to focus on getting through 11/6 successfully.

    'Kiss my ass: This is a holy site for the Polish people, show some respect!' ~Rick Gorka, Romney spokesman

    by MsGrin on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 07:04:48 PM PDT

  •  impeachment would not happen (1+ / 0-)
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    Interceptor7

    No way they try that unless they have evidence of crimes because unless they have 67 republicans in the senate it's a total waste of time and money and the public would be outraged.

    •  A total waste of time and money... (9+ / 0-)

      ...is pretty much what the House agenda has been.  Why expect anything different?

      I count even the single grain of sand to be a higher life-form than the likes of Sarah Palin and her odious ilk.

      by Liberal Panzer on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 07:54:17 PM PDT

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    •  but if they tried anything like that... (2+ / 0-)
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      mookins, bumbi

      .... the public would be so bloody pissed that 2014 would give us a clean-sweep of the House.  

      I have to believe they understand this and are prepared to cooperate at least far enough as to not be seen as total flaming obstructionists.  

      If not, then they're on their way to irrelevance.

      Bottom line:  either way, we win.

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 09:06:13 PM PDT

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      •  You've GOT to be kidding (0+ / 0-)
        I have to believe they understand this and are prepared to cooperate at least far enough as to not be seen as total flaming obstructionists.  
        If anything they'll be sharpening up the disenfranchisement/voter theft efforts for 2014 to make sure that a total rout doesn't happen.
  •  Conservatives' Sole Response is Escalation (9+ / 0-)

    so it doesn't matter if they do better or worse, their response will be to double down as it has been every election since 1976.

    We can't worry about that now, just try to beat them as much as we can, then there'll be much to kick around starting Nov. 7th.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 07:52:02 PM PDT

  •  Going by memory.. (4+ / 0-)
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    DuzT, mookins, WineRev, bumbi

    House votes to impeach and senate tries, correct?

    Say the Rs keep the house. They just need 50%+1 to vote impeachment. They vote lockstep so that part would happen. They'd just have to manufacture a valid enough sounding reason.

    They'd need 67 votes in the senate. The Rs would try to show all their evidence and instead just reveal their wing nuttery. The media would gobble it up. It would be a circus.

    If the American people have any sense left the Rs would be washed out in 2014. I don't think it would damage the dems or Obama too much, unless something legitimate actually came out. I'd be a bit worried about media framing though.

    Clinton wasn't really all that damaged long term by his impeachment, and he still left office fairly popular, didn't he?

    Insert witty slogan here.

    by SniperCT on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 08:02:49 PM PDT

    •  You would think (1+ / 0-)
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      bumbi

      That those Americans who you hope will come to their senses in 2014 would do so in 2012, especially since a lot of them are part of the 47% Romney believes are beneath him.

      Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

      by Rosalie907 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 09:05:29 PM PDT

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      •  You'd hope... (2+ / 0-)
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        mookins, PinHole

        A friend wasn't so sure. She figures some would keep drinking the GOP kool aid because they can't handle the truth.

        She lives in AL and her family is a tiny island of blue in a massive sea of red, I think she has more exposure than I do to those kinds of people.

        Insert witty slogan here.

        by SniperCT on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 09:11:54 PM PDT

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        •  It's what they hear in Chuch (3+ / 0-)
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          blueoasis, mookins, peptabysmal

          And their lives revolve around the Church.  What they don't realize (and neither do their Ministers) is what the Republicon Party is not the Party of Jesus.  Hope Nuns on the Bus pays them a visit to enlighten them.

          Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

          by Rosalie907 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 09:16:22 PM PDT

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  •  I doubt it. Sen. Schumer said DeMint is softening. (0+ / 0-)

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    by We Won on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 08:07:13 PM PDT

  •  Well, the Republican base is now the Tea Party (3+ / 0-)
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    Rosalie907, NotGeorgeWill, mookins

    And the Tea Party is going to respond exactly the way angry dead-enders are wont to respond when they lose yet again - with anger, bitterness, resentment, and loads of paranoia.

    The question is, is there some way for the GOP to overcome its increasing addiction to these kinds of voters? The Republican establishment knows by now that they are en route to permanent minority status. The Tea Party revolt of 2010 was successful only because our voters stayed home. That's unlikely to repeat itself in 2014. The Obama folks and the Dem establishment hopefully learned their lesson: they need to give our people a reason to turn out, something to vote for or against. And with the SCOTUS at stake and via it everything from voting rights to reproductive rights to you name it, there will be lots to choose from.

    I expect the Repub establishment will likely try to hang on to the Tea Party dead enders while simultaneously reaching out to the voters they have lost (and never did too well with in the first place) - women, minorities, young people. This promises to create a surreal ideological cacophony. Going to be interesting to watch.

  •  The Republican Party is a 100% political entity (5+ / 0-)

    They have no interest is serving their country. They have no interest in governing. The have no interest in the economic well being of the country. They hate more Americans than any of our enemies do. Their ONLY interest is to use any means at their disposal to gain power and wealth for Republicans, and to destroy anyone who gets in their way.

    Washington used to work because both parties would eventually get to a point where they knew they had to simply sit down and hammer out deals for the good of the country. Those days are gone forever. The Republican Party is morally and ethically bankrupt, and frankly, for the last two years, their actions have been treasonous. They have been committing economic terrorism, at an enormous cost to average Americans, simply because they thought if our lives got bad enough, they would regain the White House and the Senate, and complete their destruction of the Supreme Court.

    They don't care about you, they don't care about me, they don't care about their country. They ONLY care about their party.

    So, yes, if they maintain control of the House, they will do everything they can to make the lives of average Americans much worse than they are now, they will do everything the can to destroy the President, they will do everything they can to continue the corporate takeover of the country. Their only loyalty is to their party and to the people who are lining their pockets.

  •  They'll Continue To Whine & Obstruct..... (1+ / 0-)
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    mookins

    Their sour grapes approach will never stop.  

    I can't wait to call McConnell's office first thing Wednesday morning after the election & ask "but, but, but Mitch McConnell said his number one goal was to make Barack Obama a one term President.  What happened, & what's his number one goal now?"

  •  Get ready. (3+ / 0-)
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    ET3117, mookins, PinHole

    They're gonna lie, cheat and steal to win. Romney sincerely believes that he CANNOT lose: all his life, his church has told him it's his destiny to be president. Losing is, to them, literally unthinkable.

    And if they lose, Republicans will throw a tantrum--like they did in '09, only much worse. Since the polls started looking bad for them, many Conservative co-workers and acquaintances have begun "stocking up" and "taking precautions."

    It's getting a little weird out there.

    There are two types of Republicans: millionaires and suckers.

    by Phil T Duck on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 09:32:01 PM PDT

  •  I'd say put Mitch McConnell out of his misery by.. (0+ / 0-)

    Defeating him for re-election in 2014!  He should be a top target after his efforts in helping John Boner create a culture of obstruction in Congress.

  •  About the Big Dog (0+ / 0-)

    Bill Clinton would LOVE it if the Tea Party faction tried to impeach Obama - proof that he was innocent and the object of cynical right wing machinations to distract his second term agenda. An impeachment does not have to succeed, you see. It only has to distract by wasting time of the press, the public, and the administration. Policy windows can open one after another over an 18-24 month period and get closed immediately because the president is busy dealing with House Judiciary Committee hearings or new stories in the press. There is, btw, already talk of an impeachment regarding protection of the consulate in Libya, so "revenge" impeachment is not too far fetched.

    However, other than the occasional news story, the Big I is unlikely to reach the Senate. Despite Tea Party driven headlines, most of the Rs in the House are still practical politicians. Most of their constituents are hurting because of the stalling games Rs have played the last four years. The practical Rs know they will HAVE to play ball with Obama four more years. Republican reps will face Tea Party challenges from the right & voter anger from the middle in 2014. The Ds CAN peel off enough to block impeachment & to pass some legislation as well.

  •  I guess it all depends (0+ / 0-)

    on the results in November.  If we take the House as
    well as keep the Senate, then the Obstruction stops.

    If we don't take the House, then the Stupidity Continues.

    The other issue to keep in mind is the Budget Sequester.

    The Cliff is Real and it isn't going to just Disappear.

    In Any Case, the Wingnuts on the Edge of Sanity are
    definitely going to go Totally Insane.

    My only Hope is that the Violence is Minimal.

    On Giving Advice: Smart People Don't Need It and Stupid People Don't Listen

    by Brian76239 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 10:21:44 AM PDT

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