Calls To Impeach Biden Are Wrong

I know, I know. Nobody, not even Democrats like the fact Joe Biden is our President. Independents are bailing on the Commander-In-Chief quickly, and Republicans have never liked the guy. He’s lost all credibility to lead a nation both domestically through failed fiscal and social policies, and internationally by turning his back on our friends and allies with the abortion known as the Afghanistan withdrawal.

The cries have come rather early from the right to have Joe Biden resign or be impeached. They want K-baby Harris to invoke the 25th Amendment, which believe me, she’d LOVE to do. I don’t think she could get the majority of the Cabinet to go along with that just yet. And I don’t think it would be the best thing for the country at this point either. We know both devils in charge, and neither is all that great. If you’re going to get rid of Biden you first have to get rid of Harris and replace her with someone that is capable of handling the job.

But the calls to impeach Biden are misplaced. Just as the calls to impeach Trump (both times) were misplaced, and the calls to impeach Bill Clinton were misplaced.

Here’s why.

It makes no sense to impeach a sitting president unless you have the muscle in Congress to do something about it. That was the historical travesty in the last three impeachments we’ve seen. There were never enough votes in the Senate to remove Bill Clinton, or Donald Trump from office. In Trump’s case, a few Republicans bailed on him and voted with the Democrats, more the second time around (I’m looking at you, Mitt Romney, and Lisa Murkowski!), as seven GOP Senators jumped ship (they needed 17 to convict). The first time around, Trump received 47 and 48 votes to convict on the two charges. And if you go back to Bill Clinton in 1999, he received 45 votes on perjury, and 50 votes on obstruction of justice.

If you were to impeach Joe Biden today, you’d have basically the same thing happening. The Senate is not going to remove a sitting president from office unless they’ve done something terribly wrong. I’m not saying Biden hasn’t risen to that standard yet, I’m saying there are 50 Democrats, and 50 Republicans. You need 17 Democrats to cross over. And if you know anything about Democrats, they are wonderful at circling the wagons…at least until it becomes obvious, as was the case in New York with Andrew Cuomo, or with former Minnesota Senator, Al Franken, that they are in deep doo doo. I doubt you’d get 17 Senators today to jump on board with removal of Biden. At least yet.

But, let’s say that next November the Republicans win an additional 10 seats. It’s a huge leap, but let’s say they do. They only need 7 Senators at that point to remove Biden. And you’ve still got Harris to deal with.

As much as I hate to say it, it is actually better for the Republicans to let Biden/Harris stay in office, make buffoons of themselves for four years to demonstrate what a crappy job America did in voting them in office in the first place, and then vote them out of office. There is less blood on your hands, and America will feel better realizing they’ve rectified a mistake. It’s very much like getting rid of Jimmy Carter and replacing him with Ronald Reagan. That proved to be the most successful presidency we’ve had in the last fifty years!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

10 thoughts on “Calls To Impeach Biden Are Wrong

  1. As much as I’d like to see Biden long gone you are absolutely right! If we can stomach having him there and if he doesn’t get us in total disaster we’re better off than if we inherited the VP or Nancy P. I’m voting with YOU!

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  2. Buyer’s remorse is a real thing, but once you take that lemon off the lot, it’s yours. The call for impeachment is a nothing burger. First, because as you’ve said, it ain’t gonna happen, but second because the alternative to Biden is a complete dipsh*t. We won’t learn any lessons from any mistakes unless we’re made to suffer the consequences. Apparently, as a people, we’re a bit slow on the uptake. Whatever gave the American voter the idea that Biden was a viable alternative to Trump will puzzle political scientists for decades. So, I agree with you 100%. Now’s the time for the fools to suffer their own foolishness. Maybe (and I’m not holding my breath), voters will learn something important from their pain … such as elections have consequences. Often, dire consequences.

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  3. Reblogged this on Trump:The American Years and commented:
    some good points to really consider.of course he wouldn’t be removed. Don’t have the votes;but it would damage him and keep him tied up for awhile.There’s that side of it.Like to get some comments & see where the folks are on this.Both sides have good reasons. He certainly deserves it. Milley,Blinken and Austin need to step down or be canned.No doubt on that one.

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    1. First of all, thanks for the RB! And thanks for the comments. You and I are in lock-step with that. While it would damage him short term, remember, it usually damages the party that brings the impeachment up the road if it’s not successful in removing him from office (which has never happened in our history). Great to hear from you!!!

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      1. i have mixed feelings about it so i want to include BOTH sides. Both sides have valid points. The dilemma is that he deserves to be removed-no one on their side is ever held accountable. They get away with murder. Joe deserves to be removed. There were 13 brave young men and women who needlessly lost their lives. it was preventable. i consider what Joe did treason-at the least a dereliction of duty. On the other hand you’re 100% correct . it would likely damage the Republicans more.

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      2. You know, I’ve recently become involved in a situation in another part of my life where I was in a group that had to do something that a very small, very uninformed group of people deemed to be offensive. My group though, did the right thing. What I take from that is, doing the right thing isn’t always popular, but it IS always right. Removing Joe from office because he can’t handle the job is the right thing. The problem is the next two people in line to take over for him are actually worse than he is.

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