In August, assistant Democratic leader James Clyburn took part in a “Twitter town hall,” during which he gave odds that if Republicans retained control of the House in the upcoming midterms, articles of impeachment would be brought against Barack Obama:
.@LiberalPhenom No way to shut down the talk, nor should there be, it’s real and I predict if GOP maintain House, Obama will be impeached.
— James E. Clyburn (@Clyburn) August 11, 2014
The impeachment scare was actually a ploy manufactured by the White House in the hopes of galvanizing the crumbling liberal base. It didn’t help a whole lot. The Dems are not only out of serious contention to reclaim the House but appear on the verge of losing the Senate as well. The likelihood, meanwhile, of an Obama impeachment, though tantalizing, is unlikely to happen. Equally unlikely is the prospect of history being so unkind to the nation’s first black president that twenty years down the road, he will be some poor shlub reduced to riding public transportation to get from place to place. Nevertheless, if it were to happen, it might look something like this:
— Reddit for Flipboard (@redditflipboard) October 3, 2014