Unless democrats and the bulk of the population are fully on board and encouraging an impeachment, I think republicans are begging for problems if they pursue it. In a climate where one party gets to call the other party "racist" for opposing Obama's policies, I can only imagine the uproar if they tried to dethrone the guy. You don't impeach the historically elected, first black president without running a huge risk of backlash and headlines citing "MODERN DAY LYNCHING IN WASHINGTON!"<quoted text>With all due respect, I wouldn't rule out the Republicans making an impeachment attempt after the fall elections, especially if they take the Senate.
There's been a lot of noise about it, more wishful thinking than anything else to this point - but given the House Republican leadership's limited ability to control its members, anything is possible.
I mean, given the chatter among House and Senate Republicans ... are you that confident?
I don't see a reason for you to be.
By virtue of his skin color, Obama was never properly vetted or scrutinized as a candidate in the first place. His lack of qualifications should have kept him in the "do not even consider it" category but the country was in the mood to make history and play "wouldn't it be neat if....." And if shutting down the government by the republicans raised a ruckus and had lasting negative effects on republicans, I think trying to give the boot to the affirmative action elected black man, has the potential to blow the roof off.
Republicans paid a steep price for Clintons impeachment and look at him now. That effort boomeranged. He's the Grand Poobah of the democrat party, a revered elder statesman and his wife is considering a run for the presidency and may get in because of her gender, who she's married to and a dubious resume.