In a Senate then nominally controlled by Republicans, with a president unquestionably guilty of perjury, we could not get a conviction and removal from office. Hint: Never try to impeach a president when gasoline is 99 cents a gallon.
So what should we do? Should we just meekly let this president and his minions get away with it?
Not in the least. There should be an unending chorus of opponents calling for REPEAL of ObamaCare. Columnist Charles Krauthammer argues that Mr. Obama himself is “toxic.” That may or may not be. His Gallup poll numbers are heading South, to be sure.
Delay ObamaCare is even the new cry of Democratic senators and congressmen. That’s funny. They could have had their delay if only they had crossed the aisle to join their Republican colleagues to vote for the delay. But they lined up in lockstep with the Obama administration, even though warned by outgoing Sen. Max Baucus that the rollout of ObamaCare would be “a trainwreck.”
The media is still happy to hang the blame for the 17-day government shutdown on the Republicans, and never on the Democrats who today are pleading for a delay.
The cry has to rise up from the American people, from sea to shining sea:
The president must work to regain the trust of the American people. If he really is sorry to have deceived us, he might start by taking down the false promises that continue to be made on the White House’s own website.
We might have a lot more confidence in government competence if the Obama administration could get even its own website up to date.