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Sarah Palin Wants Obama Impeached for 'Competing Against America'

( [email protected] ) Jul 09, 2014 06:33 PM EDT
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin wants Obama impeached for mishandling the current crisis concerning the southern border of the United States. In an Op-ed, Palin writes that the President is "opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants to deliberate." Other conservatives say Palin is wasting her breath, and should instead focus on replacing the Obama administration in 2016 with conservative leaders.
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska.

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has stated that President Barack Obama should be impeached due to his questionable response to the recent crisis on the United States' southern border.

In a recent article, Palin explained her reasoning:

"Without borders, there is no nation. Obama knows this. Opening our borders to a flood of illegal immigrants is deliberate," wrote Palin.

"Because of Obama's purposeful dereliction of duty an untold number of illegal immigrants will kick off their shoes and come on in, competing against Americans for our jobs and limited public services."

Palin continued, "President Obama's rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here."

"It's not going to get better, and in fact irreparable harm can be done in this lame-duck term as he continues to make up his own laws as he goes along, and, mark my words, will next meddle in the U.S. Court System," wrote Palin.

"It's time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment."

According to CNN, the White House has asked Congress for an estimated $3.7 billion in emergency funds to help Central American minors who have crossed the border, build detention centers, and increase border security.

"President Obama has said he hopes such steps will speed deportations and discourage adults from sending children on a dangerous, sometimes deadly, trip north," reported The Washington Post.

The article continued that such "steps" are "bad news for the GOP"-the party to which Palin belongs.

"But GOP leaders, who have called on Obama to take stronger action, said they were reluctant to give the administration a 'blank check' without ­more-detailed plans to ensure that the money would help stem the crisis at the border."

Palin is not the first individual to demand Obama's impeachment. In 2012, a petition at the "We The People" White House website called for Obama's removal from office.

Crafted by "Stephen M." and garnering over 49,000 signatories, the petition called for impeachment over claims that Obama declared war on Libya without congressional approval, forced "Obamacare" on Americans, his alleged disrespect for the Constitution, and appointing "agency 'czars' without Senate approval."

However, other members of the GOP believe any attempts to oppose Obama are useless, and attention should be redirected on 2016's presidential election.  

"At this point, there is little conservatives can do to oppose the Obama administration," says Eric Myer, an experienced campaign manager.

"The current presidency will be over shortly, and nothing will likely change in the meantime. Instead of calling for Obama's impeachment, conservatives who are truly concerned with the greater good need to focus their energy on drastically changing the White House by campaigning for good, solid presidential candidates for 2016."