It is new because I just invented it. Here is the deal.
Thanks to the Democrats, the nation has learned that a President can be both impeached and tried even after leaving office. They claim that right because it would prevent a rogue candidate from assuming public office – no matter how many voters want him or her.
According to Democrat orthodoxy, there is no statue-of-limitations on impeachment. In fact, one media panelist said that if they desired, the House could impeach President Trump again … and again … and again. It seems Democrats are developing a chronic case of OIS – Obsessive Impeachment Syndrome.
Democrats argue that it does not matter if the President is no longer in office – or is even dead. Impeachment is not to affect a removal, as the Founders declared in the Constitution, but rather to put a blemish on the historic record. Even after having lost in two Trump trials, the left declared victory because he was impeached twice.
Assuming that Democrats are correct – and that is a huge assumption – there is no President in American history who cannot be impeached and tried – who cannot be brought up in the court-of-public-opinion to have the historic record revised. With that in mind, it occurred to me that it would be fun – as we sequester in our homes with little to do – to offer up our own recommendations for impeachment. You need to name the President and then explain what act deserves impeachment.
I will start.
- I call for the impeachment of President Barack Obama for the “Fast and Furious program.” Hard as it may be to believe, the Obama administration provided guns to Mexican gangs and drug cartellians. Officially — and appropriately– known as “Project Gunrunner,” the plan was approved by no less than Attorney General Eric Holder with a nod from Obama. The idea was to let the “guns to walk” – meaning that the straw buyers, who were known to be purchasing guns for the drug cartel leaders, were not to be interdicted. The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents were ordered to allow the guns to reach their ultimate users. The theory was that the guns would be traced to the drug kingpins and they would be arrested – and “poof” no more drug cartels. Weeeeeell … the guns reached the users, an untold number of people were killed with them –including an American border guard – virtually none were retrieved, none of those kingpin drug cartellians were arrested and the drug cartels did not go “poof.”
Obama’s impeachment would be based on his failure to uphold the Constitution, the laws-of-the-land – and for aiding and abetting international terrorists and drug peddlers. He failed to defend the American border and was culpable for the death of that border guard.
Since death is not barrier to impeachment …
- I call for the impeachment of President Andrew Jackson for his racist policies that violated the rights of Native Americans and resulted in the shameful and deadly “trail of tears” by which thousands of Native Americans living in the southeast were forcibly removed to internment camps – known euphemistically as “the Indian Colonization Zone” – in the barren region of in some cases, the walk was more difficult because the migrants were “bound in chains and marched double file.” With a lack of food and no assistance from the Jackson government — which was evicting them — thousands died. Hence the name “trail of tears.”
There may not be a lot of support from Democrats on this one since Andrew Jackson is one of their most revered icons. His name is emblazoned on schools, streets and public buildings all across the nation –and each year millions of Democrats from New York to California – and especially IN New York and California – gather at Jackson Day dinners – celebrating arguably the most racist white supremacist person to ever serve in the Oval Office.
That should prime the pump. I could make the case for at least two or three more presidents, but I should leave them to the readers. You can nominate your choice for a presidential impeachment by commenting below or sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also select the same presidents I have chosen, but for different crimes against the Constitution. After some semi-serious consideration by me and my colleagues, we will pick the best of the batch – and you will be forever immortalized in a future commentary. If you were expecting a t-shirt … Sorry, but we are on a small budget.
So, there ‘tis.