Let's remember folks that Republicans want to impeach Obama more than anything right now, and so far in just the last few days we've had Republicans openly threaten to do just that.
Rep. Joe Barton of Texas:
“Well impeachment is indicting in the House and that’s a possibility. But you still have to convict in the Senate and that takes a two-thirds vote," Barton said. "But impeachment would be a consideration, yes sir."
Rep. Steve King of Iowa, who reiterated last month what he first said in August:
"Congress has to sit down and have a serious look at the rest of this Constitution, and that includes that 'I' word that we don't want to have to say," King said on Fox News Sunday.
"I only say that now on this program because I want to encourage the president: Please don't put America into a constitutional crisis," he added.
Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina:
And let's not forget the GOP hype machine. FOX News is calling for impeachment already:
"To me a constitutional question means that we have the option of impeachment," Jones said in an interview Breitbart published Thursday. "We have a Constitution, and I am very disappointed from year to year that we do not follow the Constitution. To me, if you think the president has violated his trust of office, meaning with the American people, then follow the Constitution."
On the November 13 edition of Fox News' The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly suggested that "some say Republicans have no choice" but to impeach President Obama if he issues executive action on immigration reform. Fox contributor Charles Krauthammer agreed, saying Obama's executive action is "an impeachable offense." Kelly went on to advise Republicans on legal options to "thwart President Obama's executive action," suggesting impeachment again, and adding a lawsuit, cutting off the funds needed to carry out the executive order, and holding up Obama's judicial and other appointments.
And of course National Review's Andrew McCarthy has written an entire book about impeaching Obama and is calling for it again now, saying Democrats should join Republicans in convicting him:
In the past, presidents acting in such ways would surely have been impeached. But as Kelly and Krauthammer illustrated, tolerating Obama’s lawlessness invites a destructive new era of dictatorial presidency. Not all future presidents will be liberal Democrats. Even with the press as the wind at their backs, Democrats faced with a Republican president who exploits Obama’s precedents to impose his agenda lawlessly will experience what Republicans are going through today: They will have insufficient support for ending the lawlessness. Obama will have devolved us into a banana republic where might makes right.
This is the theme of Faithless Execution: All Americans who aspire to sustain a nation of laws not men have a vital interest in rejecting executive lawlessness. The Framers understood that presidential usurpation of lawmaking power would be the road to tyranny. They were right . . . and avoiding tyranny should not be a partisan issue.
So yes, I fully expect the President to be impeached and soon. This was always going to be the endgame of the Obama presidency after his re-election in 2012. They have to destroy him now.