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Watch Former RNC Chairman Destroy GOP’s ‘Asinine’ Impeachment Hype in About One Minute

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is either getting ready to register as a Democrat, or at long-last establishment Republicans have had enough of their TEA-swilling counterparts and the Republican Civil War is indeed on in full-swing. This week, appearing on Chris Matthews’ “Hardball” program, Steele said that Republicans are making things harder on themselves, “Particularly from members of the House, who take these arcane, asinine positions that they know have no basis in fact and no grounding in reality.”

Steele was responding directly to Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX (of course, right?)) making comments at a town hall meeting that he believed House Republicans had the votes to impeach Obama right now. “If we were to impeach the president tomorrow, you could probably get the votes in the House of Representatives to do it. But it would go to the Senate, and he wouldn’t be convicted,” Farenthold is seen saying to his constituents in video of the town hall.

To observers outside the GOP, it’s very clear that there is a tug of war going on between the hard-right wing of the party and the moderates who know that the hard-right fringe is becoming less and less palatable to average Americans. Steele is completely correct in saying that the most fierce and trenchant opposition he gets from Republicans in the House comes from people not based in facts or reality. They’re the ones saying things like “legitimate rape” and “self-deportation.” At some point one of these two Republican forces is going to met with a choice — continue on to another or new party, or acquiesce control of the GOP and take a back-seat. Right now neither side looks willing to exercise either of those options, so the rest of us can just grab some popcorn and watch.

Watch former RNC Chair Michael Steele’s comments here:

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  • elegantgypsy

    maybe they want to impeach him for his gross infringements on our civil rights….like arrest and hold without charges of AMERICAN citizens….indefinately….or NSA spying on same without cause or warrant.

    hmmmm, cant be that. thems thinking words….oh…pick me …pick me…i know. it has to do with their agenda of total obstruction of government…a pledge they took when Obama was elected….which constitutes a deriliction of their duty….which might be an impeachable offense….so they could really wrap themselves around the axle if they decided to investigate and impeach themselves

    • Bob Cull

      Non issues. All of the “charges” you come up with are not only BS but they all went on all the way through the last administration as well. Try again.

  • http://twitter.com/BearRepublicNet BearRepublicNetwork (@BearRepublicNet)

    What a trip. I’ve yet to see any Republican politician who wasn’t a bona-fide BAD person, so why should any of this be surprising to anybody?

  • http://gravatar.com/brkyusa76 brkyusa76

    Regarding House of Representatives and Impeachment–there’s this little document called the Constitution of the United States. From Article 1, Section 3 “The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.” So, I guess the House can try, but they’d be breaking the law.

    • zante

      The House impeaches, which simply means to bring charges. The Senate conducts the trial. So both houses are involved in the impeachment process.

  • Brett

    not sure what the impeachment charge is?

    • Kirien

      In the teabaggers view…being black while being president

      • https://www.facebook.com/mike.lemmon1 Mike Lemmon

        GWB, no, not George W Bush, Governing While Black.

  • Shelly

    Brain Cells Connected!

  • Amy

    Impeach him for what? Talk about putting the cart before the horse. It’s bad enough to see them try and attach fake scandal after scandal to the president, but to flat out talk about impeachment when there is absolutely no evidence of any wrongdoing on Obama’s part is disgusting.

    • John

      The Republican congress should be impeached for treason….to intentionally sabotage any thing that this president has put forth to get our nation back to work and prosperity…..that is treason

  • http://twitter.com/TammyNowotny Tammy Nowotny (@TammyNowotny)

    RINO!

    • John

      RINO) because he doesn’t agree with the Teabilly’s nonsense
      ? yeah right………

    • Kirien

      You’re quite right, Tammy, the teabaggers are rino’s…

  • http://greenstatehydroponics.weebly.com/ John

    I’ve always seem Michael Steele as some what of a clown but this time around he’s saying it straight up. He’s right.

  • Jesse

    Problem is that the GOP will probably go forward with a trumped up impeachment farce if only to basically serve as the final nail in their quest to bring Congress to a complete and total stand-still by forcing the country to endure a (rather long and dragged out) trial which will destroy any hope of ANYTHING getting done in the Senate, let alone give the House another reason to not get crap done…..

  • JC

    What’s the charge? Do we impeach Obama because he’s … what? … a Democrat?

    • Johnny

      For being President While Black.

    • https://www.facebook.com/carlos.m.morales.7503 Carlos M. Morales

      They want to impeach him because he is black

  • marcine

    please please please help the Tea Party kill themselves…

  • http://sunny47446.wordpress.com sunny47446

    Dang! What’s the world coming too? A republican that actually gets it and is finally making sense! Imma skeered!!!!

  • Bob Cull

    And to think, I once thought that Steele was an ultra conservative. I wonder how it feels to watch the party that you once led self immolate.

    • https://www.facebook.com/mike.lemmon1 Mike Lemmon

      Burn baby burn!

  • https://www.facebook.com/scott.belen1 Scott Belen

    they are the party of stupid…. you have to appeal to your base

  • as promised

    I always enjoy listening to both Michael Steele and Steve Schmidt. Neither of them even pretend to defend the wing-nut arm of the GOP.

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