From Jon Chait comes “Scandal TBD: The coming impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama.”
“There’s certain stuff that I’d like to see happen for no good reason. I’d like to see Usain Bolt run a 9.4 100m, I’d like to see Don Draper ditch Dr. Joyce Brothers and go back to one of those cool women from Season 1, even if she’s on the spike (that was depressing), I’d like to see Bob Somerby be a guest on “Hardball”. And I’d like to see a Republican Congress impeach Obama. It would be a nice absurd capstone to a particularly ridiculous era in American politics.”
Now, clearly this would require the GOP to win the House. And also remember that impeachment just means the House decides that the Senate must hold a trial. Bill Clinton was impeached, and like Clinton, Obama would never be removed from office (that would require 67 Senate votes). But here’s the question: if the House takes the GOP, would they find a reason to impeach Obama? It’s tempting to join the lefty bloggy circlejerk and say yes. After all, if enough Tea Party Republicans (redundant term) join the House, some of them will surely at least talk about introducing articles of impeachment. But I’m going to predict that’s as far as it would go. So what say you, Unpersons? Will they try, will they succeed, and what excuse will they find to do it?