“I will tell you, as I have been home in my district, in the sixth district of Minnesota, there isn’t a weekend that hasn’t gone by that someone says to me, ‘Michele, what in the world are you all waiting for in Congress? Why aren’t you impeaching the president? He’s been making unconstitutional actions since he came into office.’”
– Rep. Michele Bachmann, to a “Tea Party” crowd outside Capitol Hill on May 16.
Minnesota’s resident lunatic joins such geniuses as Texas’ own Louie Gohmert in entertaining the concept of impeachment proceedings against Obama over the ongoing Benghazi mess and the new scandal involving the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups in recent years. The “Tea Party” gang suddenly feels victimized – like evangelical Christians – by an allegedly oppressive American oligarchy. They’re obviously just looking for any reason to get Obama out of office. I have 2 words for them: PRESIDENT BIDEN! Hell, that even scares me!
“It’s sort of a cartoonish impression of military capabilities and military forces. The one thing that our forces are noted for is planning and preparation before we send people in harm’s way, and there just wasn’t time to do that.”
– Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, on the Benghazi incident. In an interview with CBS News last week, Gates said he would have handled the response to the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi in the same manner as the Obama Administration.
Considering that Gates was at the helm of one of the worst international incidents in American history – the Iraq War – that certainly says a hell of a lot.
“One thing he’s gonna be asked is, why did he jump on [the hurricane] so quickly and go back to D.C. so quickly when in…Benghazi, he went to Las Vegas? Why was this so quick?… At some point, somebody’s going to ask that question…. This is like the inverse of Benghazi.”
– Former FEMA Director Michael Brown, criticizing President Obama’s rapid response to Hurricane Sandy as opposed to his alleged dismal response to the bombing of the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Syria last month.
Brown was head of FEMA when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005, and of course, we all know what a stellar job he did with that mess. Aside from the blatant mendacity in claiming Obama reacted “too fast” to Hurricane Sandy, dragging the Benghazi attack into the debacle is the epitome of partisanship. But, I would expect nothing less arrogant and disrespectful from a Bush appointee.