There is some nonsense going around about impeaching President Obama. If I were one of the president’s advisors and backers, I’d encourage it. But I’m not. I’m a conservative. I dislike self-inflicted wounds among people with whom I generally agree.
Of course the President does deserve to be impeached. But that’s hardly the point. Although we may more than suspect his mentality and motives, he hasn’t committed a crime as such. He could be impeached because he refuses to perform critical constitutional functions, while claiming powers clearly not his. But this would be a ponderous case, involving constitutional interpretation and mountainous documentation the President’s people will never produce. His obvious malice toward Caucasians is another matter, difficult to prosecute in the context of impeachment. A number of those sitting in the House of Representatives share his distaste for our pale folks. So that’s a difficult sell.
No, we have entirely selfish reasons to avoid the temptation to lash out at this president via impeachment.
Impeachment is a path away from the public’s increased understanding of the president’s manifold failures and incapacities. Impeachment becomes the gleaming, fascinating object in the room, rather than the actual failures of this president and his party. To impeach Obama is to hand our fate over to a million lawyers and their world of legal detail and stratagems. It would be the usual circus of quibbles and misdirection with very uncertain results.
This brings to mind the last time we tried this. I deliberately placed myself in very public places to witness public reaction to the Clinton hearings. In my naiveté I thought the public would be disgusted by Clinton’s barnyard sexual appetites and the forensic evidence of same. I was wrong. It was clear that the majority resented this information thrust on them, at least as much as they resented the behavior itself. The stains on Monica’s dress just didn’t go well with their burgers and fries. The GOP embroiled them in an ugly fight and they didn’t appreciate it.
I suspect something similar would happen with Obama hearings. His supporters in the media would help the public see the whole business as a pseudo-racist witch hunt to depose our first black president.
No, the wise course of action is to keep Obama around and prosper by his endless wrong-headed, arrogant, semi-legal administration. For the time remaining, he will bestow one damaging blow to the Democrat coalition after another.
By openly encouraging the inflow of illegal aliens he actually gets the majority population of this country to see how they are betrayed. Recent weeks have seen protests by African Americans over their displacement by cheap, foreign interlopers, who displace them on the job and in their neighborhoods. This catches the Democrat Party in a pincer movement, as the Hispanics who are also a large part of their base are still unsatisfied at the rate of Hispanicization of our country.
The President can be counted on to support Israel more and more grudgingly. He just cut off American passenger service to Israeli airspace. This removal of the velvet gloves when it comes to Israel fits in well with Obamas moral compass. He sees Palestinians as people of color to be protected. It will grow worse from a Jewish and Israeli point of view as time goes on. The Democrat party gets a very large percentage of its funding from Jewish sources. Obama no longer cares. He is not running.
The President continues to advance an internationalist foreign policy that inserts our national prestige into every midget wrestling contest on the globe. The whole world sees him as a poltroon who picks rhetorical fights that he lacks the will to prosecute. For a supposedly brilliant man, he doesn’t seem to have the wit to see the mismatch between his high-flown pronouncements and his practical capacity. The public doesn’t like seeing our president as an international joke.
Obama seems to have no economic education at all. That’s just judging by his record. His academic records are sealed. He issues cooked numbers beyond the gift of Baron von Munchhausen, and he expects all to believe them. He thinks debt doesn’t matter but solar subsidies do. He can be counted on to keep the economy down and crawling in the wrong direction. At some point people with some real money to lose are going to walk away and leave his party dry.
The President’s loyalty to his Attorney General makes him look biased as it is. Nothing the Attorney General or Homeland Security Director says is believed. They both act as the President’s henchmen in increasingly unpopular policies. The Presidents’ signal achievement, Obama Care, is melting away under the heat of judicial review. It will discomfit a great many voters before 2016. The poor that it’s designed to help, his party already has.
So why try to get rid of him when we can only profit from him for the next two years? Why interfere with his systematic dismantling of that coalition of grasping fringe groups that makes up his party? We gain adherents every time he goes golfing while events pass him by. Every time his favorite appointees appear before Congress, he and his party look worse in the eyes of the public.
There is every chance that the economy, such as it is, will tank again before he leaves. He doesn’t seem inclined to start another counterproductive war, but we can be sure of his bungling foreign policy in the time remaining to him. He will make sure that the last blue collar American still voting “D” will have leave.
We may get an historic chance to turn our country around, but only if conservatives prepare for 2016. They can do this by making a case that our President will only help us build. What more can we want?