Wildmon: GOP Would Have Impeached Republican Obama

Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association offers one of the most astonishing claims I’ve ever heard, saying that because there are so many Christians in the Republican party that they would have impeached even a Republican president who had committed as much “lawlessness and lying” as Obama has done.

Really, Mr. Wildmon? So where was the Republican party when George W. Bush was ordering torture, violating both federal law and multiple treaties to which the US is a signatory? And when he was lying about the threat of WMD in Iraq to justify a war that killed hundreds of thousands of people and cost trillions of dollars? And when he was claiming the power to lock up American citizens indefinitely without trial? And when he built the NSA’s unconstitutional data mining operations?

Oh, right. For wingnuts, morality only involves where you put your penis, not how many people lives you destroy.

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  • zippythepinhead

    It sounds to me that he’s saying the GOP would have kicked a Republican Obama out of the party, not necessarily impeached him.

    As I’ve said before, Obama is just one (1) impeachable offense away from impeachment.

  • Francisco Bacopa

    For wingnuts, morality only involves where you put your penis, not how many people lives you destroy.

    Sounds like cisgender lesbians are in the clear then.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Oh, come on! They would to have impeached Dubya. But he wasn’t a Democrat, so what could they do but support him absolutely and no you’re the hypocrite because shut up that’s why!

    And anyway, what “president” Obama’s done is waaaay worse than president George W Bush’s Keeping Us

    Safe™, freeing Iraq for Freedom and giving detainees permanent housing and free water. He exists, and that’s the worst crime of all.

  • scienceavenger

    And yet they supported Mitt Romney, the lyingest liar ever.

  • John Pieret

    If a black Republican had become president, passed health care reform, come out (belatedly) in favor of same sex marriage, dragged his feet on the Keystone pipeline and generally acted a bit nicer that Atiilla the Hun, they might well have impeached him. If he limited himself to drone strikes against brown-skinned people, continuing a war begun by a previous Republican president, and conducting massive spying on Americans in the name of “security,” they might have declared him the second coming of Saint Ronnie.

  • daniellavine

    If a black Republican had become president, passed health care reform

    What if that health care “reform” was designed by right-wing think tanks, proposed by Gingrich back in the 90’s as an alternative to Clinton’s health reform plan, and implemented at the state level by a Republican governor?

  • matty1

    don’t be silly, Bush never committed PWB.

  • cptdoom

    #4 – scienceavenger – Worse than that, the party that Wildmon claims has the “Christian influence” actually nominated Romney, the first non-Christian nominated for President in US history. Awkward.

    morality only involves where you put your penis

    I think you’re giving them too much credit. They GOP only cares about where other people put their genitals, not GOP leadership. Mark Sanford is now in the House and David Vitter is running for Senate, with GOP support. John Edwards, on the other hand, is finished in Democratic politics.

  • imthegenieicandoanything

    He’s a Republican, so we know he is a full-of-shit liar, stupid, ignorant, insane and/or evil..

    He’s certainly a bad human being, maybe even a monster.

    終わり。

  • colnago80

    Re cptdoom @ #8

    Christian influence” actually nominated Romney, the first non-Christian nominated for President in US history. Awkward.

    That’s true only if you count Unitarians or Arians as Christians, a dicey proposition. Both Adams, pere and fils were Unitarians as were Fillmore and Taft. Jefferson was an Arian.

  • moarscienceplz

    @Modusoperandi #3

    He exists He’s black, and that’s the worst crime of all.

    FIFY

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    moarscienceplz “…He’s black, and that’s the worst crime of all. FIFY”

    That’s just one more thing. Another layer. Another set of dogwhistles. Another section of the Republican Base’s lizard brain to enflame.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    A black republican president? WTF? How is someone as delusional as this asshole allowed out of doors without supervision?

    “Another section of the Republican Base’s lizard brain to enflame.”

    Modusoperandi:

    What has any lizard ever done to you that you feel the need to insult them in such a base and callow fashion?

  • Chiroptera

    So where was the Republican party when George W. Bush was ordering torture, violating both federal law and multiple treaties to which the US is a signatory?

    I think what Wildmon meant was that Republicans would have impeached a Republican president who did things Republicans don’t like.

    Except that’s probably not true, either.

  • Robert B.

    I guess that’s why you shouldn’t get your political analysis from a digimon.

    As an aside: Democommie, I think you wanted “callous.” “Callow” means immature and inexperienced.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    @15:

    You, sir, are correct.

  • unbound

    Just another facet of the idiots in the Republican party. Same BS claims like spending (where were the fiscal conservatives when Bush was massively running up the tab). One thing you can count on Republicans is that they will be hypocritical to their last breath…

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @7. matty1 : PWB = ???

    @4.scienceavenger :

    And yet they supported Mitt Romney, the lyingest liar ever.

    Yeah, ’bout that. Didn’t the Republicans really squirm around desperately to find somebody, almost anyone else as nominee instead? Wasn’t a lot of that “support” mega lukewarm at best and didn’t they lose the election by a pretty large margin with a lot of them refusing to vote for that horrible, wooden, dog-torturing Mormon?

    It was pretty hard to see the Republicans putting up somebody with less warmth, charisma and appeal than Mitt the Shit – except for, well, the rest of their field of candidates bar only John Hunstman really.

    @13. democommie :

    A black republican president? WTF?

    In grudging fairness Herman Cain(e?) had a good run last time didn’t he? Well brief with the whole 9-9-9’s plan and all but still. And both Colin Powell and Condi Rice have been suggested as possible African-American Republican presidents at some stages haven’t they?

    they would have impeached even a Republican president who had committed as much “lawlessness and lying” as Obama has done.

    Y’know I hope they’re not insulting our intelligence so much they really expect us to believe that? Because, nah, I don’t think so at all. If Obama was their POTUS they’d be right behind him.

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    “GOP Would Have Impeached Republican Obama”

    And they would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for those meddling kids!

  • Wylann

    SteveoR: The only real reason Herman Cain was even brought into the spotlight was pretty much to counter Obama, wasn’t it? If the dems hadn’t nominated a *gasp* black man, they would have kept Cain in the proverbial closet, with their other black friends…..

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “In grudging fairness Herman Cain(e?) had a good run last time didn’t he? Well brief with the whole 9-9-9′s plan and all but still. And both Colin Powell and Condi Rice have been suggested as possible African-American Republican presidents at some stages haven’t they?”

    Nahgunnahappen.

    Cain is delusional, on top of being stupid, arrogant and a philanderer.

    Condi Rice? Not at all likely, especially now, when it’s becoming more and more obvious what a cataclysmic clusterfuck the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan drew us into.

    Colin Powell? He’s an apostate to the mouthbreathing majority.

  • busterggi

    Well the House is run by the Rethugs – why doesn’t he ask them why they haven’t started impeachment proceedings?

    Because that did so well when they tried it on Clinton maybe?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! “…and didn’t they lose the election by a pretty large margin with a lot of them refusing to vote for that horrible, wooden, dog-torturing Mormon? (emphasis mine)

    Sure, they dislike Romney. But they hate Obama. In other words, {citation needed}.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @ ^ Modusoperandi : There was at least one clip on one current affairs show at least showing an interview where somebody specifically stated they weren’t going to vote for Rmoney because of his Mormon faith. Anecdata I know but still. From my watching and reading of the campaign that was at least a factor.

    I agree they hate Obama a lot more than Romney but a lot still couldn’t bring themselves to vote for him I think.

    @21. democommie :

    Cain is delusional, on top of being stupid, arrogant and a philanderer.

    That’s never stopped any of them before!

    Condi Rice? Not at all likely, especially now, when it’s becoming more and more obvious what a cataclysmic clusterfuck the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan drew us into.

    Memories fade and Rice wasn’t the lead person really responsible for those – Cheney or Rumsfeld are gone from that though neither was ever likely candidates.

    Colin Powell? He’s an apostate to the mouthbreathing majority.

    Yeah, now he is. Once though..

    @20. Wylann : Dunno. Maybe. Maybe not.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! “Modusoperandi : There was at least one clip on one current affairs show at least showing an interview where somebody specifically stated they weren’t going to vote for Rmoney because of his Mormon faith.”

    If that’s your standard, everything is true.

     

    Alternately;

    Sure, they weren’t going to vote for him on account of his Mormon faith. They were going to vote for him because he wasn’t Obama.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @ ^ Modusoperandi : Its not my “standard” just an illustration of what I understand to be true based on a whole lot of stuff I’ve seen and read of which that was amongst the most memorable. (Shrug.)

    Yes some Republicans held their noses and voted Rmoney because he wasn’t Obama I’m sure.

    Others, I ‘m also pretty sure, probably didn’t vote Rmoney because they couldn’t bring themselves to based on -among other things his religion.

    I didn’t vote for either candidate because I’m not American. if I was American I’d have voted Obama and not Romney because Mittens is such an arsehole and his party is so full of arseholes and has such shithouse and harmful policies.