Www.washingtonspectacle.com has been following the latest strategic moves by the Republican Party and we’ve got some interesting observations for this spanking new Monday morning.
It’s not secret that the Republicans are poised to make a big splash in the midterm elections, in less than a year. The Obama administration is mired in the usual second-term blues and the nation seems ready to throw anyone associated with that administration to the political wolves.
But, like Richard Nixon, who was on the cusp of a historic second-term victory in 1972, the Republicans just can’t seem to take their imminent victory for granted. They need something more, something big, something that will assure their history-making victory.
And that thing they need is called impeachment of the president. Many Republicans think that a big, public show–impeachment–will give them the edge they need to assure that victory. Look for more and more talk of impeachment as the election draws closer. And more and more talk of the present administration’s “impeachable offenses.”
This is, of course, nonsense. Obama may not be the greatest president in U.S. history but has he committed...impeachable offenses? Impeachment has become a political tool, not a stop-gap against criminal offenses. That’s not what the founding fathers intended it to be. And using it for political purposes is not only dangerous. It’s...silly. And it may backfire on those who decide to jump on the bandwagon.