Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called on Congress this week to impeach President Obama, citing the White House's underwhelming response to the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border as reason enough to end his “lawless” presidency.
“It's time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment,” Palin wrote in an op-ed published Tuesday.
“The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is."
Unsurprisingly, Palin's demand to Congress was met by the talking heads at the always reasonable MSNBC with rage, with one host even saying that the former governor's language is “disturbing” and that it “really scares me.”
But leave it to Michael Eric Dyson, a frequent MSNBC guest and professor of sociology at Georgetown University, to accuse Palin of making “treasonous accusations” against the president.
"The president's push towards positive and crucial change [in regards to immigration reform] was met with treasonous accusations,” Dyson said during a rant Wednesday night. “Sarah Palin's premature evacuation from the governor's seat eliminated any of other political credibility.”
“But her loose grip on the legislative reality is not without consequence. Palin's arsenal of unsupported accusations and quixotic charges against the president aren't confined to the dark trenches of the conservative media,” he added. “Palin is in the ears and pockets of serious contenders to hold office in this country.”
He then referenced Iowa Republican senate candidate Joni Ernst: “You heard that right. In her race for a Senate seat, Joni Ernst mirrored Palin's impeachment rhetoric at a January forum.”
Because Ernst, who is backed by Palin, saying in January that the president should face repercussions for “overstepping his bounds” should definitely be tied to the former governor saying this week that the president should be impeached.
Way to keep your eye on the midterms, Dyson.
Oh, also, as NewsBusters points out, Dyson once signed a petition calling for the ouster of former President George W. Bush: