Republicans are getting cute now over impeachment. They realize the Tea Party demands it and will turn on them like a rabid animal if they don't...but the country as a whole is very much against impeachment and they know it. So how long will the Village let them play both sides?
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Sunday did not rule out impeaching President Obama after he was asked three times by "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace.
When first asked whether he would consider impeaching Obama, Scalise dove into a response pinning impeachment talk on the White House.
“This might be the first White House in history that’s trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president. Ultimately, what we want to do is see the President follow his own laws,” Scalise said. "The Supreme Court unanimously said 12 times the President overreached and did things he doesn’t have the authority to do."
Scalise gave a similar response the second time Wallace asked if impeachment was on the table.
"Well, the White House wants to talk about impeachment and they’re trying to fundraise off that, too," he said.
"I’m asking you, sir," Wallace quickly responded.
Scalise dodge the question for a third time.
"The White House will do anything they can to change the topic away from the President’s failed agenda," he said. "The president isn’t solving the problems. We’re going to try to solve problems for everyday people. I would like to see the President engaged in that, too, that’s his job, but he wants to change the topic, talk about things like this."
Blaming the White House for impeachment talk. Pretty much like blaming the victim in, oh, anything requiring abuse of power, persecution, and whatnot. Get a pair, Scalise. You don't get to blame the White House for impeachment talk, when Sarah Palin is making an ass of herself demanding you do it.
The GOP's own impeachment talk is now a distraction from the real issues? I'm glad Scalise agrees with the fact he has a party full of morons.