By Tom Quiner
Some liberal, I forgot whom, has added “illegal” to the lexicon of politically-incorrect words if it is used in the context “Illegal immigrant.”
I’ll take up that silliness another day.
But there is another very politically-incorrect “i” word that Republicans should avoid at all costs. It is a word that gives tremendous power to Democrats each time a Republican uses it.
This word is so dangerous that it could actually cost us seats in the House and Senate this November if Republicans are politically-incorrect enough to make it a campaign issue.
It is a dangerous word that many Quiner’s Diner readers use, embrace, and advocate. I sincerely hope you will change your mind.
The word is impeachment.
You and I can argue over whether President Obama has committed any impeachable offenses. I don’t think the evidence supports impeachment at this point. And I don’t think incompetence is sufficiently provable to hold up in an impeachment trial.
But none of that is the point.
Democrats would use that as an effective wedge to turn the entire narrative of the campaign away from Obamacare, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the Fast and Furious scandal, the immigration catastrophe, the NSA scandal, the Veterans Administration scandal, the belching national debt, the anemic economy, and the disastrous foreign policy.
Every thing Democrats touch turns into a disaster at best, or a scandal at worse.
Why distract voters with impeachment talk which will only unite the media, Democrats, and the Beltway around a brand new narrative which makes the Republicans look like the bad guys?
What a mistake.
Pat Buchanan is an astute political analyst, even if I don’t always agree with him. He really spelled out the risk in his piece today:
“If the nation is led to believe Republicans seek to gain the Senate so they can remove Barack Obama from office after a GOP-led impeachment, then Republicans are not likely to win the Senate.
Maybe that is why the Democrats are wailing about impeachment.
Republicans should take away the football.”
Let’s drop the i word.