Impeachment Talk Backfires On GOP, Democrats Raise $2.1 Million In Donations
Sarah Palin stirred the pot a few weeks ago, calling for the President Obama’s impeachment. “His unsecured border crisis is the last straw…” the ultra-conservative squawk-box said on Breitbart.com. Though many Republicans share in Palin’s contempt for the Obama Administration, many have predicted that voting the POTUS off the island would be “politically toxic.”
And they were right on the money.
Just 24 hours after Palin made that impeachment call on July 8, the Democrats’ Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) received $500,000 in fundraising. But that’s nothing! Over the weekend, the DCCC reeled in a whopping $2.1 million.
It was “the best four-day haul of the current election cycle,” The Washington Post writes. Fear of impeachment and House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against the POTUS have boosted donations for the left. And Boehner couldn’t be more peeved by the surge in support:
“This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff,” Boehner said, according to The Daily Caller. “And coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they are trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s election.”
“We have no plans to impeach the president,” Boehner added. “…[I]t’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House.”
Wasn’t it the former Alaskan governor that started it, House Speaker? But the Democrats are, indeed, taking advantage of Palin’s faux pas. As the saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.”
“I think the Republican strategy of lawsuits and impeachment is fundamentally misfiring,” said Steve Israel, chairman of the DCCC. “That just ignites our base in the form of donations, and of calls wanting to volunteer, and in the form of signing pledge cards wanting to vote.”
Though Palin was once John McCain’s running mate, McCain strongly disagrees with her. Looking back at Clinton’s impeachment, McCain said, “It was not a good thing to do. The American people didn’t like it.”
The DCCC currently has $50.9 million in the vault while the NRCC has $42.5 million, Washington Times says.