Impeach the Con Con. All hands will be required on deck to win the 2016 election. Caucuses and Primary Elections produce low voter participation. What is the tea party doing? Sending out petitions to impeach President Obama and calling for a constitutional convention to pass a grab bag of wacky amendments. In 2012, only about 7 percent of Iowans participated in precinct caucuses. Sadly, in Minnesota, which depends on caucuses for political volunteers to turn out the vote, turn out in 2012 was in the single digit range. Tea Partiers may be ‘angry’ and ‘frustrated’ with Congressman Tom Emmer and Speaker Kurt Daudt, but are so busy with the Obama Impeachment, they don’t have candidates to oppose either. Meanwhile Democrats are already door knocking and asking for contributions for a surfeit of candidates. Barack Obama leaves office on January 20th, 2017. Then there is a pesky detail that if an impeachment, guilty verdict and removal from office could be accomplished during a presidential election year, Joe Biden would be president of the United States. The constitutional convention idea, pitched several times in the last 60 years, is currently championed by talk show hosts, who apparently think delegates to such a convention would only be Tea Party members from deep red states like Texas and Kansas. Think California, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts and Minnesota would send conservatives? If you wonder why the conservative movement in this country is dead, look no further than this kind of folly. It’s a sad waste of people earnestly concerned about their country’s future. Help turn out the vote? Build an organization with lasting political power? Forget it. Sponsored by X Government Trucks and Ryan Plumbing and Heating.
Impeach Obama. Is that all some people on the right have to say? Just about 100 days left until the midterm election day, November 4th, 2014. What are people on the right FOR? What are Republicans FOR? What politician is going to debate his or her opponent, has had a gaffe, which politician said what about the other seem to have precedence in the mind of the electorate. While this may be fine for Progressives, it won’t do for the Right. While republicans are still trying to win the rhetorical battle, democrats are raising more cash, and more cash from small donors than Republicans. What’s more potentially damaging for Republicans? Democrats are raising a lot of cash on the specter of Impeachment. Begging the question, What is the right actually in favor of. 100 days out and the Republicans don’t seem to have a ground game, other than Impeach Obama and call your Congressman (that is if you actually know who your Congressman is). If the right doesn’t get it together, the story of the election will be, “What happened to Republicans? … Again”. Moreover, impeachment is no guarantee Obama will actually be removed from office, and specifically for what?. Not to mention, it would put Joe Biden in the White House. Sponsored by Edelweiss Design.