Monday, June 23, 2014

The Real Reason

Via ThinkProgress, the South Dakota GOP passed a resolution calling for the impeachment of Barack Obama.

According to a report by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, the resolution charges that Obama has “violated his oath of office in numerous ways.” For specific examples, the resolution names Obama’s decision to trade five Taliban combatants for captive US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, his assertion that Americans who like their insurance can keep it under Obamacare, and the recent release by the Environmental Protection Agency of new regulations to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

“I’ve got a thick book on impeachable offenses of the president,” said Allen Unruh, the Sioux Falls resident, political activist, and former congressional candidate who sponsored the resolution. He also called on South Dakota to “send a symbolic message that liberty shall be the law of the land.”

Since the Republicans didn’t impeach Ronald Reagan for trading arms for hostages, since they didn’t impeach every president since George Washington for making a campaign promise that was not true, and since they didn’t impeach every other president for issuing executive orders that were in line with laws passed by Congress, the only other reason they’re passing this resolution is because this president is … near.

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