The South Dakota Republican Party has passed a resolution that calls for the impeachment of President Obama today.
According to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, the Republican resolution states that President Obama, “violated his oath of office in numerous ways.” It specifically cites the release of five Taliban combatants in a trade for captive U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, Obama’s statement that people could keep insurance companies, and recent EPA regulations on power plants. Therefore, be it resolved that the South Dakota Republican Party calls on our U.S. Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the president of the United States.”
It is interesting that Republicans believe that getting tens of millions of Americans access to health insurance, freeing a prisoner of war, and trying to clean up the air we breathe are impeachable offenses. The Republican vision for America is a country where people lack health insurance, the air is unfit to breathe, and prisoners of war are left with their captors to die.
President Obama has passed the midpoint of his second term. Historically, this is the onset of the time when a sitting president’s relevance begins to wane. The country will soon direct all of its attention and political energies towards electing a new leader as the sitting president approaches the sunset years of his administration.
None of these historical precedents applies to Barack Obama. Republicans are displaying a level of hatred towards this president that is not fading one bit. Republicans, like those who passed this resolution today, don’t care that Obama’s time in office is coming to an end. It is difficult to avoid the conclusion that some Republicans are still trying to punish the black man for defeating them in two elections.
This behavior illustrates that some on the right won’t be happy with Obama leaving office. They won’t be content until this president’s entire legacy has been destroyed. Republicans are incapable of moving forward. The South Dakota Republican Party is hoping for an impeachment that will never, ever come.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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