MSNBC Leads Fox in Number of ‘Impeachment’ Mentions

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Number of times MSNBC has mentioned the word “impeachment” in July, which works out to about 2.7 mentions per hour of original programming, or once every 22 minutes, according to Nate Silver. In contrast, Fox News has just 95 mentions of impeachment.

Colbert’s Right: Palin Does Know of What She Speaks

You can trust Sarah Palin on impeachment because she is an expert on leaving office in the middle of a term.

– Stephen Colbert, satirically agreeing with Palin’s calls to impeach Pres. Obama.

Fox Anchor Rips Michele Bachmann on Impeachment: ‘An Enormous Waste of Time’

Less than a week after a Foxbot reminded Dick Cheney that, “Time and time again, history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, sir,” Fox talking head Neil Cavuto blasted tea party Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on his show last night after she called for impeaching the president:

Contrary to GOP/Tea Party Spin, Pres. Obama Has Issued Fewer Than 200 Executive Orders – Bush, Who Had a ‘Rubberstamp Congress,’ Issued 291
Here are the actual numbers of executive orders Issued by all presidents since 1901

In a gambit to lay the groundwork for impeachment, the GOP leadership has announced plans to sue Pres. Obama on grounds that he has abused his authority by issuing executive orders to implement policies. In their single terms in office, Republican presidents Theodore Roosevelt issued 1,081 EOs, Calvin Coolidge issued 1,203 orders and Herbert Hoover [...]

Sen. Tom Coburn Says Pres. Obama Is ‘Perilously Close’ To Being Impeached

Frustrated that they haven’t been able to beat Pres. Obama fairly and squarely, the Republican Party’s base is signalling it is ready to initiate its gambit-of-last-resort and commence impeachment proceedings against Obama. They can’t say yet what high crimes and misdemeanors the president has committed, but they are sure that if Chairman Issa will just [...]

Fox Legal Expert Suggests Obama Could Be Impeached over the Sequester – Even Though It Was Voted into Law with 202 Republican Votes

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napiltano suggested yesterday that Pres. Obama could be impeached over the sequester: “This is almost an impeachable offense,” Napolitano [said]. “If the president is deciding how to spend money in order to hurt us, rather than in order to provide us with the services for which we have paid and [...]

Second Congressman Suggests Obama Impeachment

It is one of those times in our history, we are at this breaking point. We have completely lost our checks and balances in this country, the Congress needs to hold the president accountable for the decisions that he’s making right now, and that why again, I would say that all options should be on the table.

— Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL), telling The Shark Tank that President Obama could be impeached over his executive actions on gun control.

GOP Defector: ‘The Most Strikingly Anti-Conservative Aspect of Today’s Allegedly Conservative Movement Is Its Contempt for Institutions’
But the real core of the corruption in today's Republican Party is that Nixon did not go to jail, and no Republican leader has been held accountable since

Writing about Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, Andrew Sullivan, a British ex-pat conservative who used to advocate for Republican Party positions, sums up how the American conservative movement lost its way:

Pelosi Inadvertently Admits Her Second Greatest Missed Opportunity

I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day. I’m not kidding. There’s a prison here in the Capitol … If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him.

– House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reacting to Speaker John Boehner’s plan to call a vote on a contempt citation for Attorney General Eric Holder over charges related to the Republicans’ bogus Fast & Furious scandal, and inadvertently naming the second-greatest missed opportunity of of her tenure as House speaker — the first being her decision to take the impeachment of George W. Bush “off the table.”

Democrats Opted Not to Impeach Reagan After He Failed to Consult Congress before Invading Grenada in 1983
But That Won't Stop Right Wingers Who Want to Impeach Pres. Obama for Bombing Libya

There they go again. The drumbeat on the right for impeaching Pres. Obama is reaching a feverish pitch. The GOP put impeaching the president on the table last summer, even before it was a cinch they would retake the House in November. Over at the birtherist site, World Nut Daily, they even published a book [...]