Another day, another opportunity for Sarah Palin to call for President Obama’s impeachment. In an ‘exclusive’ article for Breitbart.com, the former half-term Governor of Alaska wrote that the President needs to be removed from office due to the crisis at the border involving tens of thousands of refugees, most of them children, who are trying to escape violent conditions in Central America. In typical Palin fashion, she is unable to point to any law the President has broken that should lead to his removal from office. Instead, the article is nothing but a barfed-out word salad meant to energize angry racists.
Below is her call for impeachment via Breitbart.com:
Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, “no mas.”
President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here. It’s not going to get better, and in fact irreparable harm can be done in this lame-duck term as he continues to make up his own laws as he goes along, and, mark my words, will next meddle in the U.S. Court System with appointments that will forever change the basic interpretation of our Constitution’s role in protecting our rights.
It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment.
The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is.
Oh, Sarah. Oh, simple, simple Sarah. If you want to advocate impeachment, you have to actually point to a law he has broken and then argue your point. You cannot just try to elicit an emotional reaction in readers out there who are going to jump on board with anything you say. Sure, it might feel good to get likes and comments on your Facebook page or a bunch of Breitbart readers cheering you on. But that still isn’t going to do anything. Just typing out screed after screed without backing anything up with even rudimentary facts or the most basic of legal arguments just proves that you are doing nothing more than crying wolf, time and time again.
Here’s the thing, Sarah. One major reason we have a surge in young immigrants from Central America that need to be processed and allowed into this country is rooted in a law that was passed with bipartisan support and signed by President George W. Bush in 2008. The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 created protections that would allow children from certain countries that crossed the border to stay in this country. Basically, if children crossed the border alone, and they fled one of a number of countries on the list (Mexico and Canada are not on this list), they would be cared for. Usually, they end up with family members or in foster care.
This law was uncontroversial at the time it was passed. Nobody wants to turn away children who are victims of human trafficking or have fled extremely violent situations in their home countries. That is why it passed through Congress unanimously and President Bush signed it. There were no objections. However, now that situations in Central American countries have led to a mass influx of young immigrants looking for refuge, somehow in the eyes of Republicans, this is all Obama’s fault. He needs to be impeached because he is following the law. Since we have a humanitarian crisis going on, and thousands of brown people are being allowed to enter our country legally, Obama needs to be thrown out of office.
On Tuesday, President Obama asked Congress to provide $4 billion to deal with this ongoing crisis. This money will be used to beef up border patrols, bring in more immigration judges, build more detention facilities and provide better care for the migrant children being held at the border while they are processed. Will Congress act on this? Or will members act just like Palin and merely use this crisis, just like any other issue that pops up, to whine and complain about the President?
Justin Baragona is the Managing Editor at Politicus Sports as well as Senior Editor at PoliticusUSA. He was a political writer for 411Mania.com before joining PoliticusUSA. Politically, Justin considers himself a liberal but also a realist and pragmatist. Currently, Justin lives in St. Louis, MO and is married. Besides writing, he also runs his own business after spending a number of years in the corporate world. You can follow Justin on Twitter either with his personal handle (@justinbaragona) or the Sports site’s (@PoliticusSports).