Some people feel it necessary to inject into every conversation, even when their opinion is neither helpful nor welcome. One of those people, unfailingly, is Sarah Palin, who joined the ranks of Republicans calling for President Obama’s impeachment Tuesday.
Never one to shy away from saying something stupid, Palin called for the impeachment in an article she published Tuesday on Breibart.com, where she accused the president of “purposeful dereliction of duty.”
I wasn’t able to type that with a straight face, by the way. I’m not sure how she did.
She also likened Obama’s treatment of the United States to that of an abusive spouse, saying that:
“Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, ‘no mas.'”
Palin no habla español; “más” means “more.” “Mas” means “but.”
Palin goes on to suggest that President Obama deliberately left the border between the United States and Mexico open, echoing similar sentiments floated by Texas Governor Rick Perry.
“Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate. This is his fundamental transformation of America. It’s the only promise he has kept.”
On Tuesday, according to The Huffington Post, Obama requested $3.7 billion from congress to help address the problem at the border. The funds would be used to help improve security and provide care for children who’ve come into the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services. That sure sounds like he isn’t doing anything.
This isn’t the first time that Palin has suggested Obama be impeached; she argued last year that he be impeached over the debt limit. In her Tuesday column, she argued that Obama’s “rewarding of lawlessness” has caused “irreparable harm,” and continued:
“It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment. The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.”
And what, if any, realistic solution has Palin offered to the problem at the border? It’s always time to impeach as far as Palin is concerned; throwing red meat to the ravenous right-wing is easy. The day she offers a practical solution to any problem is the day that she can actually see Russia from her backyard.