First, I am grateful for the response to my fundraiser. I’m much closer to replacing Old Glitchy, the laptop, but not all the way there yet, so I’m keeping the fundraiser going a couple more days, But it’s looking hopeful.
Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee wasted everyone’s time and taxpayer dollars fantasizing about how much they want to impeach President Obama. And, y’know, they’d probably do it except that they know the current Senate wouldn’t vote to remove the President from office.
Examples included bombing Libya without congressional authorization; delaying implementation of some provisions of Obamacare; waiving immigration restrictions to enable children of illegal immigrants to remain in the United States; easing federal drug enforcement in states that have legalized the medicinal or recreational use of marijuana; ending mandatory-minimum prison sentences for some drug offenses; and permitting the Internal Revenue Service to scrutinize conservative organizationsâ€™ applications for non-profit, tax-exempt status.
Putting aside the quibble that the last thing didn’t actually happen — if these actions are cause for impeachment, has there been a President since, say, Truman who wouldn’t have been worthy of impeachment? Or is it just a high crime to be President while black (and a Democrat)?