Since the moment President Obama took the Oath of Office, the Republicans began doing whatever they could to bring him down.
They even had a meeting while all the inaugural balls were going on where they set up the game plan to that end.
The Right Wing media began immediately talking about the need to remove Obama from office, and if it looked like the president might have made a mistake that could play into that Fox jumped on it.
It started with Michael Savage of Fox who, within 50 days of the president stepping into the Oval Office, claimed he was out of control. “I think it is time to start talking about impeachment.”
He was followed within a year by Sean Hannity.
Just after Obama’s reelection a Fox reporter had tweeted, “the first order of business should be a full investigation of Benghazi — followed by impeachment proceedings”.
Other reasons to justify impeachment offered were sequestration, the Boston Marathon bombings, and Obama’s “dictatorship”. Now add Central American children, the Ukraine, and Israel vs Gaza.
If something George Bush did turned out to be a real whopper of a mistake, like two wars, an economic disaster, laws like the one that says kids who come across the border from non-contiguous countries had to be given medical attention and an assessment of their condition, Dubya was written right out of the list of presidents and all his mistakes were put on Obama.
His mistakes were so bad, even the GOP knew if applied to Obama, they would make him look real bad.
When John Boehner talked of suing the president for over use of executive power politicians and pundits demanded more.
They demanded impeachment.
Darrel Issa, meanwhile, jumped from alleged scandal to alleged scandal at times holding firmly to a “scandal” until all he held on to was smoke.
GOP members of both houses and wannabes like Sarah Palin demanded impeachment.
But in spite of documented reality, the Republicans and conservatives in general have now started to claim that the Democrats and the White House are the source of all the impeachment talk.
As the law suit and impeachment talk are beginning to backfire both in the form of public opinion and fund raising to deal with it, the GOP needs to change the story.
Representative Steve Stockman of Texas even told conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi that President Obama wants the move for impeachment because “his senior advisors believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama believes impeachment could motivate the Democratic Party base to come out and vote.”
The new House Majority Whip, Representative Steve Scalise, even claimed, “this might be the first White House in History that’s trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president.”
Martha MacCallum of Fox News ignored what has been going on at Fox when she said, “The White House itself has been talking a lot about this potential impeachment, even though a lot of members of the GOP want nothing to do with it.”
She carefully danced around the number of the GOP that have been speaking of it, and demanding it.
Fox’s own poll claims that 56% of Republicans support impeachment. .
Rep. Steve King told Brietbart that if President Obama enacts executive actions regarding immigration, “we need to bring impeachment hearings immediately before the House of Representatives.”
Impeachment is obviously a bad move for the Republicans, so it is no surprise that when he was asked about it, John Boehner in attempting to fool the American people while assuming we are too stupid to have understood what the GOP and its allies have been pushing for a while now, explained away the GOP’s own actions by saying it is a “a scam started by Democrats at the White House. We have no plans to impeach the President. We have no future plans”.
The whole thing comes from “the President’s own staff” and from congressional Democrats.
“Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s elections”, Boehner now claims.