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Sarah Palin is married to the idea of impeachment, and she's not going to let reality get in the way

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This is a few days old, but it’s worth a mention.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has for the umpteenth time challenged U.S. lawmakers to impeach President Obama, saying that a failure to remove him from office, thus protecting our freedoms, would be an “affront” to God.

The president can’t “feign ignorance of [his White House’s scandals], any more than a mob boss can claim innocence because, well, ‘he didn't personally do the hit,’ " Palin said this weekend at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colo., adding that impeachment talk has “got [Obama] nervous.”

“The buck stops with the guy at the top,” she continued, claiming that Americans “had a revolution in 1776 because we don't do kings.”

Therefore, she explained after listing the president’s numerous scandals, Congress needs to impeach Obama. This is imperative if lawmakers want to protect our God-given rights.

Of course, absent from her call for impeachment is a detailed explanation of how she expects this to happen through the U.S. Senate.

“[I]t's an affront to God to let this go on, because He gave us [our] freedoms,” she said. “We're not going to let someone, a person, a party, take them from us. … We're not going to dethrone God and substitute Him with someone who wants to play God.”

And the only answer is impeachment, she said, adding that conservatives needs to have “the guts to talk about” it.

“The Obama doctrine,” she continued, referring to the White House's handling of the current crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, “is ?break the law, get a reward.' His incentives are invitations, and it's gonna get worse.”

Also absent from Palin's call for impeachment is an explanation for how she expects this happens without broad support from the American public.

She warned that among the thousands of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the border recently are “gang-bangers and terrorists.”

“They will be mixed in there, and we're offering to take care of them,” she said. “'We're offering to strengthen them, and we're going to be overrun.

“If Obama won't obey the law and secure the borders, then it's not immigration. It's invasion,” she added.

Okay, let’s be serious for a moment: What happened?

No seriously, what happened?

Palin was at one point a respected governor. As a vice presidential candidate in 2008, her introduction to the national stage, she single-handedly breathed new life into Sen. John McCain's stale and woefully outgunned presidential campaign.

But now? Now she travels the country giving stump speeches, calling on Congress to do something that everyone from House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to talk radio host Rush Limbaugh says is unrealistic.

What happened?

Here’s the full speech (if you’re into that sort of thing):



A pity: From lawmaker to professional agitator.

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