Matt Vespa

Perhaps Democrats have seen the polls showing President Obama’s dismal job performance, which is why they’re so aggressive in drumming up this impeachment nonsense. Fundraising emails are fraught with ominous warnings about impeachment proceedings being filed against the president on behalf of House Republicans. Gasp!

As Guy wrote on July 29, it’s really not unusual for the voter base of the Republican Party to support booting the Democrat from office and vice versa. Benson was referring to a CNN poll, which found that one-third of Americans want to see the president impeached, with 57 percent of that one-third being Republicans. But, let’s get back to reality; it’s the Democrats who seem to have this impeachment fetish (via the Hill) [emphasis mine]:

Congressional Democrats have talked about the impeachment of President Obama 20 times more than Republicans have on the House and Senate floors.

Since the start of the 113th Congress last year, Democrats have used the word “impeach” or “impeachment” regarding Obama 86 times, according to a review of the Congressional Record by The Hill.

Most of the talk has come from House Democrats, with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas) alone using the words 18 times in two separate speeches late last month.

In the Senate, where the GOP hopes to retake a majority this fall, not a single Republican has mentioned impeachment on the floor over the last couple of years.

The figures highlight how impeachment has been a hot topic for Democrats, and one most Republicans want to avoid.

The campaign arm for House Democrats raised $2.1 million in online donations over a single July weekend while talking up the possibility that Republicans would impeach Obama.

Most Republicans have sought to avoid the topic, which they see as a lose-lose situation.

Kevin had a good post about the liberal media's obsession with this impeachment frenzy, while the president mulls taking unprecedented executive action over immigration. If he does, Glass writes, he has a way to use impeachment against Republicans, accusing them of being irrational during what's becoming a serious national crisis.

But for now, it's just good fundraising for liberals.


Matt Vespa

Matt Vespa is the Web Editor and Community Manager at Townhall.com. He previously worked for CNS News and was the recipient of Americans for Prosperity Foundation's 2013 Andrew Breitbart Award for Excellence in Online Activism and Investigative Reporting.