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Thanks, SDGOP! Impeachment Talk Boosts Democratic Fundraising

Hey, remember how South Dakota Republicans embarrassed our great state again in June by passing a resolution calling on the U.S. House to impeach President Obama? Oh, the shame! The perversion of political discourse! I wish they'd never—

Wait a minute. Cue the silver lining:

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.) said Tuesday that the impeachment push has “misfired” on Republicans.

“Look, I understand their strategy is intended to gin up their base, but it’s having the unintended consequence of moving our base in a midterm election and also moving persuadable voters, swing voters to us in a midterm election," Israel said.

Israel said that on Monday alone, the committee raised $1 million online over a 24-hour period... [Alexandra Jaffe, Abby Smith and Cameron Joseph, "SHOCKING: Dems Profiting from Impeachment Hyperbole," The Hill: Ballot Box, 2014.07.29].

Oh. Well-done, South Dakota Republicans! Carry on.

By the way, perhaps as a thank-you, President Obama signed a disaster declaration Monday for 12 South Dakota counties, meaning South Dakota can get lots of nice federal government handouts to clean up storm debris, fix damaged buildings and infrastructure, and prepare for future tornadoes and floods. Thank you, Mr. President.


  1. jerry 2014.07.30

    Yep, the only counties in South Dakota that had President Obama on top were counties with significant Native American populations. The counties that have their hands on the teat of federal moolah hate the president but not his money. They are the spoiled duck dynasty's of society called republicans.

  2. jerry 2014.07.30

    By the way, the economy grew 4% in the second quarter. As we like to say to republicans, please proceed with your impeachment dealy, sounds like a fun thing to do. William Jefferson Clinton is sitting back laughing his ass off at you.

  3. Don Coyote 2014.07.30

    And yet despite the SD Republican Party's call for impeachment, USA Today reported that the DNC barely outraised the Republicans in June, $9M to $8.5 and have barely half the bank roll of the Republicans $7.8M to $14.4M. Amazing numbers considering how much time Barry has spent beating the bushes for donations while the southern border turns to Swiss cheese.

  4. Rocky Racoon 2014.07.30

    "....while the southern border turns to Swiss cheese...." ...while the Republicans spend their time trying to impeach someone with no available offenses to site. Why don't the Republicans who control the house do some thing about the Swiss cheese?

    Meanwhile, we have idiots like this guy...

    ...telling people to stand for the "National Anthem" and then singing "Dixie".

    I propose a 20-ft. concrete wall. Not at the US/Mexican border. At the Mason-Dixon.

    Of course anyone who can pass the New North Citizenship test, which would prove that they're not living in 1861, would be free to cross.

  5. bearcreekbat 2014.07.30

    This morning Fox news (Megan Kelly and two cohorts) told viewers that the impeachment move is really a nefarious Democratic plot to raise money and distract from the real issues like Bengazi. They said that no rational person would ever argue for impeachment of President Obama. Funny how either SD Dems control SD Repubs behind the scene, or that Fox thinks our state's Repubs are completely irrational!

  6. TGA 2014.07.30

    I don't think this is that cool, using tea party fear tactics for gain. It's one area where there isn't a helluva lot of difference between the galleries.

  7. Roger Cornelius 2014.07.30

    Don Coyote,

    Who's Barry? Oh yeah! That's the tea party/Republcian campaign thing that didn't work in 2008 or in 2012.

  8. Roger Cornelius 2014.07.30

    Thanks Bill, Barry White was fantastic, the song fit too.

    I believe what happened with the Republicans on impeachment is that they finally got the arithmetic memo and maybe had one of their bean counters count impeachment votes in the house and conviction in the senate.
    Even if the mid-terms go Republican and they still control the house, they don't have the votes in the senate. Remember the Clinton hearings, the votes in the senate were predetermined, there was no excitement.
    As bear pointed out, the Republican talking heads started shifting blame for the impeachment issue to the Democrats a few days ago.
    The problem the Republicans now have, is explaining this reversal to the tea party.

  9. Loren 2014.07.30

    Republicans that blame the Democrats for bringing up impeachment to divert attention from anything must have forgotten we live in the 21st century where we have this little thing called RECORDED VIDEO! Who started this talk? Que the video in 3...2...1...

  10. bearcreekbat 2014.07.30

    If Fox is now emphasizing the stupidity of bringing impeachment proceedings shows stupidity, perhaps the Democratic and Independent candidates in South Dakota could reach more moderate Republicans by emphasizing the state extreme Republicans' impeachment resolution as evidence that perhaps a change is in order.

  11. Bill Fleming 2014.07.30

    "The problem the Republicans now have, is explaining this reversal to the tea party."

    Yup, you should hear Sarah Palin try to explain it. It goes something like this:

  12. Roger Cornelius 2014.07.30

    Even as John Boehner proclaims that all this impeachment talk is a Democratic scam, he led the house today to vote to sue the president.
    The perception is that this really is the first step in the Republicans attempt to impeach our president. If this isn't laying the ground work for impeachment, what do Republicans want to accomplish by this idiocy?

    Fundraising by the Democrats has been doing quite well with the impeachment talk, they should do well with this direct action against the president.

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