What are crazy people going to do when Mitch McConnell is saying there'll be no more GOP-led government shutdowns?
"One of my favorite old Kentucky sayings is there's no education in the second kick of a mule. The first kick of a mule was when we shut the government down in the mid 1990s and the second kick was over the last 16 days," [McConnell] said. "There is no education in the second kick of a mule. There will not be a government shutdown.Well, there's always impeachment:
"I think we have fully now acquainted our new members with what a losing strategy that is," he added.
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) recently arranged for the delivery of an anti-Obama impeachment book to all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The book, Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office, by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott, is published by the conspiracy web site World Net Daily, which also reported on Rep. Stockman's helping hand....
Impeachable Offenses claims that President Obama has committed many violations of the U.S. Constitution that could qualify him for impeachment, such as delaying the implementation of Obamacare and granting waivers to some companies and Congressional staffs....
Here's the book trailer for Impeachable Offenses, which is like a video supercut of every right-wing email forward of the past five years (Benghazi! Fast and Furious! Gun control! Mexicans!:
And if you somehow have the idea that World Net Daily is much further to the right than Fox, please note that I found this book trailer at Fox Nation, where there's also a handy summary of the book's contents.
But they wouldn't try to impeach Obama with Democrats controlling the Senate (and thus preventing conviction), would they? Well, Democratic control of the Senate didn't stop them from shutting down the government in order to defund Obamacare, did it? And a futile impeachment attempt wouldn't rattle global financial markets! (It didn't in 1998, right?) So it's a genius plan!
Yes, I think the history of the shutdown, and the fact that the Crazy Caucus would clearly do it all over again despite the fact that it was an utter failure, strongly suggests that the crazies might go for impeachment next. And John Boehner probably will do nothing to stand in their way. And there'll be primary challenges for any doubters.