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South Dakota Republican Party Passed Resolution Calling for President Obama’s Impeachment

When President Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998, I knew it was a really big deal. I was still in high school and had delusions of journalism, but even my peers who hadn’t suddenly became interested in the nightly news. Impeachment and blowjobs, even the teenagers couldn’t ignore all that. When President Clinton was eventually acquitted, we teenagers and the rest of the country, saw how useless it all was.

Well, not all of the country apparently. According to the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, at their state convention the South Dakota Republican Party passed a resolution calling for the House of Representatives to impeach President Obama for violating the “oath of office in numerous ways,” specifically Obamacare, recent climate change action via the EPA, and the trade of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for SGT Bowe Bergdahl.

Of course, this resolution for impeachment means as much as if they’d passed a resolution for free ice cream on Sundays. Failed congressional candidate Allen Unruh sponsored the measure, saying that they were sending “a symbolic message that liberty shall be the law of the land.” Whatever that means.

However, Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, Lou Barletta said, according to The Huffington Post, that he believed the House had the votes to start impeachment proceedings. Although, Rep. Barletta said that he was “not sure” that the majority of Americans would support such a move.

Yet, even if the GOP gains even more seats in the House and takes the Senate, impeachment proceedings against the President are unlikely. Were President Obama impeached and found guilty he would step down and President Biden would take his place. Even if the current Vice President completely bungled the gig, it would be the GOP’s fault. If he did a good or even passable job, it would make him a much more serious contender in 2016.

Still, it remains unclear what the result of all of this rumbling will be, specifically with respect to the mid-term elections this year. It seems as if some of the GOP is hoping to ratchet up the old feelings of anger, fear, and the like that fueled the 2010 mid-term victories but faltered in 2012.

About the author

Joshua M. Patton is a father, veteran, and writer living in Pittsburgh, PA. Along with news and current events, he writes about parenting, art, and personal stories. His serial fiction story "The Prophet Hustle" is available at JukePop.com and a forthcoming independent ebook about the cam-modeling industry "Dirty Little Windows" will be available later this summer.