Wendy, Think back to what happened in the Clinton impeachment trial. Congress impeached, then the Democrat controlled Senate found him not guilty, and Republicans were pilloried in the press for their effort. It took about 6 months once the investigation was opened until he was acquitted. The same thing would happen of we tried to impeach Obama, and it would quite possibly garner him enough sympathy votes to win the election, and cost us some house seats to boot. Obama can be voted out nearly as quickly as he could be impeached. As satisfying as it would be, impeachment at this stage in the game could quite possibly prove very counter-productive.