The politically-incorrect "i" word

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.


  1. illero on July 8, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Well said — by you and Mr. Buchanan. this is in addition to the “fact” that, unless Republicans gain very strong majorities in both houses, impeachment will fail. Then Republicans get the double whammy of losing ground in this election AND in 2016.

  2. Mike Ginther on July 8, 2014 at 11:31 am

    A wise statement from Pat Buchanan, Thanks for passing it on. .

  3. Mark Armstrong on July 8, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Extremely wise words– thanks.

  4. Lou on October 24, 2014 at 3:56 am

    [Hi Quinersdiner. Saw this on the net. Hope you enjoy it!]
    Obama-Inspired Feedback !
    (1) Barack-coli: a vegetable or a national virus!
    (2) Obama’s favorite candy: Mecca Wafers!
    (3) Obama Coffee: grounds for impeachment!
    (4) Prov. 17:7 (NIV): “Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool – how much worse lying lips to a ruler!”
    (5) When Obama says we’re on the cutting edge of history, he must be thinking about beheadings!
    (6) New nursery un-rhyme: Obaba Black Sheep keeps pulling the wool over our eyes!
    (7) The southwest is running out of water, but Obama is helping with his surplus of wet*****!
    (8) Prov. 19:10 (NIV): “It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury – how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!”
    (9) Obama is an expert on beheading. After lunch he tells his secretary: “I’ll be heading back to the golf course!
    (10) The border fence isn’t high enough to keep out un-American criminals. I repeat, the White House fence isn’t high enough to keep out un-American criminals – and now they’re inside the White House!
    (11) Prov. 30:21, 22 (NIV): “the earth…cannot bear up [under] a servant who becomes king.”
    (12) We’ve gone from America’s Declaration of “unalienable rights” to Obama’s Proclamation of ALIENable rights!
    (13) The nicest words Obama could repeat while golfing: “I’m having a stroke, I’m having a stroke”!
    (14) Obama is so Islamically-correct he hosts MOSQUErade parties in the White House!
    (For more kicks Google “Michelle Obama’s Allah-day” and “The Background Obama Can’t Cover Up.”)