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Three reasons to impeach President Obama

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Last month, I got my first email calling for the impeachment of President Obama.

Former Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., urged me to “make an emergency donation of $5” to his Guardian Fund so that we could “kick [Obama] out of office.”

Apparently, my “emergency donation” worked, because the “i-word” is spreading - and I don't mean “imbecile.” In a Breitbart op-ed this week, Sarah Palin urged Americans to impeach Obama for the “deliberate” luring of tens of thousands of Central American children across the Mexican border. This is part of Obama's attempted “fundamental transformation of America,” she wrote, and “we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment.”

I share Palin's distaste for 52-year-olds who deliberately lure children, especially across large deserts. So count me in! And in case my $5 emergency contribution isn't enough, here are the three strongest reasons I could think of for conservatives to support impeachment.

Reason One: Symbolism

A vote to impeach Obama won't result in his removal from office, since that requires a two-thirds vote in the Senate. But that doesn't mean it would be worthless. It would show for the second time in a year that conservatives in Congress will fight for something, so long as it's something completely unrealistic and unattainable.

Also, not enough people know that conservatives think Obama is a horrible president. So let me say it again: “Obama is a horrible president.” And also, let's impeach him, because that will get the word out a lot better than just me saying it here.

Reason Two: We need a real challenge

Obama is basically a lame duck. The odds of his getting substantial legislation through Congress before he leaves office are roughly zero. In recent weeks, the Supreme Court has started to undo some of his more flagrant abuses of power, like those non-recess recess appointments he tried to make. The public hates Obamacare. Obama's ratings are near all-time lows, and they're even worse in the states that will be important for 2014.

So I know what you're saying to yourself right now: Where's the fun in this? It's about as difficult as poisoning a fish in a small tank.

Impeachment is the answer. After Obama easily survives the Senate removal vote and wins broad public sympathy, this fall's elections will be much more of a fair fight.

I love election nights, and this one will be a lot more exciting if Democrats have a serious shot at winning back a House majority. It's more fun when there's more at stake — like the possibility of having Obamacare 2.0 sail through Congress next year with hardly a fight.

Reason Three: President Obama is boring

If the other two reasons aren't good enough for you, you at least have to agree this is a serious problem. But I have a plan to fix it.

Step one, get the Senate's entire Democratic majority to go on a one-way mission to colonize Mars.

Step two, Impeach!

Step three, remove and replace Obama with President Joe Biden.

Now, please: Wherever you are, take a moment. Say that out loud, right now: “President Joe Biden.”

See how the people around you are reacting? Am I right, or am I right?

In addition to being a lot more fun, Biden would also sign a law repealing Obamacare and undo all of the administration's policies that got people talking about impeachment in the first place.

Ha! Just kidding, Biden wouldn't do those things. But he would be more fun. All of our wildest dreams would come true.

DAVID FREDDOSO, a Washington Examiner columnist, is the former Editorial Page Editor for the Examiner and the New York Times-bestselling author of "Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Re-elect Barack Obama." He has also written two other books, "The Case Against Barack Obama" (2008) and "Gangster Government" (2011).

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