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Secession and Other Fantasies

Tampa Tom Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 10:02 AM
In reading through the comments, I see no discussion(s), pro or con, on impeachment. I wonder why? The House could elect to impeach, ala Clinton. No way the Senate would, but this would surely cause a shift in the perception of oh! bummer!!'s clout. Benghazi is fresh and has left our Country way weaker in the international arena than we've ever been. SOMETHING has to be done to stop our ruination, before it's too late! 'Course it's probably yoo late anyhow.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 10:23 AM
In my opinion, the Founding Fathers intended impeachment to be a rather frequent occurrence. We'd all be better off if it were. We've been letting presidents get away with clearly unconstitutional actions for decades, with no negative consequences whatsoever.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

Some fringe conservatives seem perversely determined to turn a stinging electoral defeat into an epic, sweeping disaster. That’s the deeper meaning of current talk about impeachment, secession, third parties, civil disobedience, and onrushing apocalypse.

The Conservative Majority Fund has announced a new robocall campaign to build support for impeaching President Obama over mishandling of the affair in Benghazi, Libya, and alleged malfeasance on a host of other issues. Meanwhile, petitions demanding the secession of Texas, Alabama, and at least a half dozen other states have already gathered tens...