In addition to right-wing extremists such as Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others, now impeachment calls against President Obama are coming from normally more thoughtful Republicans like Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn (see:  Coburn: Obama a ‘friend,’ but his actions nearing grounds for impeachment).  Since no specific charges have been put forth by anyone, and no acts by the President even come close to the constitutional threshold of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” Americans are left wondering what the GOP is up to.  Are they just playing hardball politics, or have they lost their minds?

For the most part, these politicians understand there is no legal basis for impeaching President Obama.  It’s highly unlikely that the House of Representatives would attempt it.  However, they must be seen as in agreement with their rabid Tea Party base else face vehement retribution.  This is where the “crazy” is in the Republican Party.

Because modern conservatism has been essentially hijacked by this fanatical faction of the GOP, it is suffering greatly from a sickness of irrationality.  It can no longer discern right from wrong.  These impeachment calls are just the latest in a string of absurd ideological positions taken over the last five years.  In the collective conservative mind, anything it supports is morally “good,” and anything it opposes is morally “bad.”  Facts are only legitimate when they support the conservative agenda.  Contrary opinions are irrelevant.  Introspection is a disease, and people outside its exclusive domain are a scourge.  It is a madness born from ignorance, dogma, and sociopathy.

Further reading:  Baseless calls for Obama’s impeachment

11 thoughts on “Impeachment calls against Obama reveal the current sickness of Conservatism

  1. It’s amazing to me that no one called for Pres.G.W. Bush’s impeachment. He’s the one who committed constitutional crimes. Yet Clinton, and now Obama are being harassed with this nonsense. The one thing that the Republicans and the Tea Party are great at is relentless persistence- the Democrats haven’t been able match that in any way, even when it comes to defending their own president.


  2. Whatever once upon a time seemingly occasionally reasonable Republicans actually may have thought, is now so eclipsed by “primary survival extremis” that they probably have no room for any other kinds of thoughts at all!


  3. That’s certainly at the core of Tea Party voters’ dreams, but as for their leadership, I can’t attribute to them any sincere beliefs whatsoever. Their words and actions are only to victimize these people into being their “engine” of power.

    The words and actions of the once upon a time seemingly reasonable ones are intended only to get them past the next primary. They may survive and think they will return to their “better selves” after, but their “better selves” are going going and eventually, if not already, gone!


    • Agreed. That disconnect between the Republican establishment and its Tea Party base is the primary reason for the GOP’s internal troubles. The former is an amoral political actor, while the latter passionately holds views on many issues considered immoral by the larger society. The party’s ethical direction is both missing and off course.


  4. “That disconnect … is the primary reason for the GOP’s internal troubles” Yes! Maybe we should be thankful for that!”

    “The party’s ethical direction is both missing and off course.” Amoral indeed!


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