Now that foreign-born presidential-wannabe Ted Cruz has laid prostrate the maniacal Republican drivel of birtherism, it is--was--inevitable that some fresh maniacal drivel replace it. The fever requires feeding. Now lesser neurotic minds probably pondered the amping up of the old Obama-as-socialist-tyrant routine as a suitable whackjob replacement for birtherism, but in an inexpressibly charming stroke of pseudoconservative fate, Impeachment, instead, seems to have won the day.
Enter, for instance, GOP congressman Kerry Bentivolio, who recently gathered up some "lawyers, Ph.Ds in history, and ... said, 'Tell me how I can impeach the president of the United States.'" Ah, to have been there, and taken note of the gentle, lawyerly euphemisms of: "Kerry, you are fucking nuts." Not to be deterred by the political inconvenience of impeachment generally requiring some evidence of an impeachable offense, however, Congressman Bentivolio still clings to his "dream."
Until we have evidence, you’re going to become a laughing stock if you’ve submitted the bill to impeach the president because, No. 1, you’ve got to convince the press. There are some people out there no matter what Obama does he’s still the greatest president they’ve ever had. That’s what you’re fighting.
Bonus points to Bentivolio. He not only debuted the new birtherism, but managed to work in the old bugaboo of the liberal media. The paranoid style is a wily one.