Jeb Bush Ally Swipes at Palin: 'Nobody of Relevance' Talking About Impeachment
Establishment Republican personality and top Jeb Bush ally Ana Navarro went to the mainstream media on Sunday and suggested that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was irrelevant.
A week after Palin called for Obama to be impeached because of his lawlessness on immigration that impacts American workers--native-born and legal immigrants--of all backgrounds, two-thirds of Republicans said impeachment would be justified. More Republicans think Obama should be impeached than approve of the party's handling of immigration.
But during an appearance on ABC's This Week, Navarro said "nobody of responsibility, nobody in leadership, nobody of relevance has talked about impeachment."
Navarro became a television figure after she ingratiated herself to the mainstream press while on Jon Huntsman's disastrous 2012 Republican presidential campaign in which she and her campaign spent more time bashing conservatives than Democrats. After the campaign, Huntsman co-founded "No Labels." And the mainstream press found plenty of uses for Navarro to help them push and validate their anti-conservative biases.
She has routinely blasted conservatives like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Palin while promoting the likes of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Huntsman, and Jeb Bush. As Breitbart News has noted, Navarro, like her predecessors Steve Schmidt, David Frum, and Nicole Wallace, has figured out that she can get free airtime for bashing conservatives -- much to the delight of the mainstream media.
Saying that Obama's lawlessness on immigration was the tipping point, Palin called for Obama's impeachment in a Breitbart News op-ed last week.
"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," she wrote. "The many impeachable offenses of Barack Obama can no longer be ignored. If after all this he’s not impeachable, then no one is."
As Breitbart News noted, Palin said Obama's lawlessness hurts American workers--native-born and legal immigrants--of all races and backgrounds:
The federal government is trillions of dollars in debt; many cities are on the verge of insolvency; our overrun healthcare system, police forces, social services, schools, and our unsustainably generous welfare-state programs are stretched to the max. We average Americans know that. So why has this issue been allowed to be turned upside down with our “leader” creating such unsafe conditions while at the same time obstructing any economic recovery by creating more dependents than he allows producers? His friendly wealthy bipartisan elite, who want cheap foreign labor and can afford for themselves the best “border security” money can buy in their own exclusive communities, do not care that Obama tapped us out.
Have faith that average American workers – native-born and wonderful legal immigrants of all races, backgrounds, and political parties – do care because we’re the ones getting screwed as we’re forced to follow all our government’s rules while others are not required to do so. Many now feel like strangers in their own land. It’s the American worker who is forced to deal with Obama’s latest crisis with our hard-earned tax dollars while middle class wages decrease, sustainable jobs get more scarce, and communities become unrecognizable and bankrupted due to Obama’s flood of illegal immigration.
Who’s looking out for the American workers? Who has their backs? Who fights for them?
President Obama’s rewarding of lawlessness, including his own, is the foundational problem here. It’s not going to get better, and in fact irreparable harm can be done in this lame-duck term as he continues to make up his own laws as he goes along, and, mark my words, will next meddle in the U.S. Court System with appointments that will forever change the basic interpretation of our Constitution’s role in protecting our rights.
Palin later wrote that the Founders wanted impeachment to be "the ultimate check on an out-of-control executive branch."
"The Constitution provides the remedy for a president who commits 'high crimes and misdemeanors.' It’s impeachment," she wrote. "To be clear, 'high crimes and misdemeanors' are not necessarily ordinary criminal offenses. Our Framers used the term to signify a dereliction of duty, and the first duty of the president is to enforce our laws and preserve, protect, and defend our Constitution."
She said impeachment "is serious, not to be used for petty partisan purposes; and it is imperative that it becomes a matter of legitimate discussion before the American people lose all trust in our federal government":
Impeachment requires moral courage to advance what is right, and it requires political will. A complacent or disheartened electorate may silently endure these abuses from the administration, the permanent political class is only too happy to maintain the status quo, and the mainstream media is not a fair watchdog. So, the nation’s last line of defense is for We the People to rise up and say, “enough is enough.”
Obama’s lawless encouragement of illegal immigration should be the tipping point for that political will because it impacts all Americans – native-born and legal immigrants of all backgrounds who followed the rules and now watch rewards go to rule breakers while they’re forced to compete for limited jobs and resources. It’s the tipping point because the forgotten working class is hurt most by this lawlessness; and these good Americans deserve the strongest, most effective tool to defend the livelihoods they’ve so honorably built!