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How Palin’s Call for Impeachment
Is at Odds With Conservative Politics

Wall Street Journal, by Peter Wehner

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/14/2014 5:07:46 PM

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin first made her case for the impeachment of President Barack Obama here. She next explained her argument at FoxNews.com. Last week I explained in a Think Tank post why I thought Ms. Palin’s idea is a very bad one. I want to return to Ms. Palin’s recommendation in order to make a broader point about conservatism. Ms. Palin is not only championing the impeachment of President Obama; she also was a cheerleader for the tactic that led to the government shutdown last October. That turned out to be a disaster for the GOP and conservatism, and it achieved nothing useful.

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Peter sounds like a real wiener here. The reason that my Sarah Palin´s ideas tend to fail at the GOP political level is that most are afraid of losing their power and perks. It´s more important to be "popular" in Washington than do what their constituents voted them to do. That´s why the real "conservative" Tea Party. Like the soldier who picks up a fallen flag to move it forward during a charge. Powerful symbol to those around. Sarah was right during shutdown.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/14/2014 5:16:50 PM     (No. 9924359)

A good example why the WSJ is not worth a subscription.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/14/2014 5:17:29 PM     (No. 9924362)

Can you imagine how difficult it must be for House members to sleep at night when they forsake their charge of standing between Obama and their constituents.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dman, 7/14/2014 5:20:26 PM     (No. 9924371)

Dittos, OP.

We don´t need any lectures on conservative politics from the WSJ.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: richwill, 7/14/2014 5:27:51 PM     (No. 9924379)

I, at one time, was a faithfully reader of the WSJ. The columnists I read are no longer with the paper and it is turning into another liberal rag.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/14/2014 5:31:35 PM     (No. 9924386)

Where is the disaster over the shut down? Looks like Dems will get massacred in November.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 7/14/2014 5:32:18 PM     (No. 9924388)

WSJ lost the "sincerity and courage" compass soon after Governor Reagan´s presidency...

[And it´s Mrs. Palin or Gov. Palin, not Ms. Palin, WSJ.]

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Reply 7 - Posted by: trapper, 7/14/2014 5:38:02 PM     (No. 9924396)

Hahahahaha. Mr. Wehner still doesn´t get it.

Our gal Sarah has defined the conversation. Just as Ted Cruz focused the country´s attention BACK on Obamacare with his mini-filibuster (from which that focus has not moved since), Sarah has put impeachment front and center and has defined the conversation as WHETHER to impeach Obama. As a result, Mr. Wehner felt compelled to join that conversation and write two columns in a single week defending his position that we should not. Well done, Governor.

Now let´s move that conversation to the House floor.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kahunavol, 7/14/2014 5:40:25 PM     (No. 9924400)

If you look at Wehner´s body of work and who tends to be his loyal fans posting it here at L.com you´ll see a trend.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kahunavol, 7/14/2014 5:40:59 PM     (No. 9924404)

Excepting the OP who clearly isn´t a fan.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: shamus, 7/14/2014 5:44:27 PM     (No. 9924409)

Margaret Thatcher said, "First you win the argument, then you win the vote."

This should be the guiding spirit for dealing with Obama. First win the Senate, then win the impeachment vote.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 7/14/2014 5:45:39 PM     (No. 9924413)



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Reply 12 - Posted by: BillW., 7/14/2014 5:49:11 PM     (No. 9924419)

test. nm

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Edgelady, 7/14/2014 5:52:05 PM     (No. 9924422)

Just what would it take for talk of impeachment to be a good idea?? How far bad does it need to get?

Where´s the Red Line?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Me_Opinionated_Nah, 7/14/2014 5:52:14 PM     (No. 9924425)

Apparently Peter Wehner isn’t getting much attention lately, so he’s milking this days-old story for all it’s worth. Peter! Give it a rest! Enough already!


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Reply 15 - Posted by: jimboendaatl, 7/14/2014 5:52:28 PM     (No. 9924426)

I´m still trying to understand how the government shutdown was a "disaster" for the GOP. It may have accomplished nothing, that´s debatable...but where is the disaster?

This is the problem I have with some Republicans and some Conservatives. They are afraid of their own shadows and they will risk NOTHING for victory unless they are absolutely guaranteed success (in which case they are not really risking anything).

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chumley, 7/14/2014 5:58:30 PM     (No. 9924440)

I´m still waiting to see where the shutdown was. All they did was close a few high profile attractions that do not require government employees in the first place. All the furloughed employees got their back pay and were caugh up with their coffee breaks within weeks.
There was no disaster. As soon as someone says there is, I know I am dealing with someone who is not informed.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 7/14/2014 6:00:56 PM     (No. 9924443)

Pete Wehner is a classically typical example of Republicans who **think** they´re conservative, or just call themselves that trying to convince those of us who really ARE conservative that their ideas are worth our considerably valuable time, and against our better judgment and our own common sense. They have all lost theirs, but they can call themselves Ronald Reagan, and we know for a FACT that they are not.

They want to be thought of as OUR leaders, guiding US where THEY want us to go - which, of course, is THEIR WAY. They pay absolutely no attention to WHAT.WE.WANT for our country and our future.

Pete, WSJ.... Sarah Palin has it exactly right. Sorry you don´t see it.... REALLY sorry you don´t.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/14/2014 6:08:57 PM     (No. 9924453)

#14, do you read these threads? Mrs. Palin´s fans talk about her call for impeachment every day. Peter Wehner isn´t behind the curve by writing about it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Penney, 7/14/2014 6:57:59 PM     (No. 9924504)

Palin scares ´em. She really REALLY scares ´em!!!! ......hehehe

dem pols have no shame & obviously can´t presume to speak for, ´´Conservatives!!!´´

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Reply 20 - Posted by: QRP, 7/14/2014 7:01:19 PM     (No. 9924511)

Gosh, it is difficult to believe just how much Sara upsets the timid and the stupid.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/15/2014 1:10:02 AM     (No. 9924799)

The WSJ has it wrong...completely wrong. She is at odds with REPUBLICAN Politics. NOT CONSERVATIVE. The two are no longer inter-changeable.

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