Half of America Wants Obama Impeached

The faux stone columns from his Denver acceptance speech are crumbling, the  fireworks have fizzled and the unadulterated adulation of Barack Obama is a sour  feeling of disillusion, as a new poll reveals half of Americans wants him  impeached, including a stunning one in four Democrats.

“It may be early in the process for members of Congress to start planning for  impeachment of Barack Obama, but the American public is building a serious  appetite for it,” said Fritz Wenzel, of Wenzel  Strategies, which did the telephone poll Thursday. It has a margin of error  of 4.36 percent.

“Half or nearly half of those surveyed said they believed Obama should be  impeached for the trifecta of scandals now consuming Washington.”

Actually, on the issue of the Benghazi scandal, where four Americans were  killed when in what may have been a politically motivated series of moves, a  surging danger to Americans at the foreign service facility there was ignored  until al-Qaida-linked terrorists attacked, 50.1 percent of Americans said Obama  should be impeached. That included 27.6 percent of the responding Democrats.

On the scandal of the Internal Revenue Service intentionally harassing  conservative and Christian organizations? Forty-nine percent said they agree  that impeachment is appropriate, including 24.4 percent of the Democrats.

And on the fishing trip the Obama administration took into AP reporters’ telephone records in search of something that may well have been done by his own  administration, 48.6 percent impeachment is appropriate. That included 26.1  percent of the Democrats.

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It was only two months ago that  respondents to the same poll suggested, although in smaller numbers, that  impeachment was appropriate for other Obama scandals. At that time 44 percent  said he should be impeached for his campaign to give amnesty to illegal aliens  inside the U.S., and 46 percent said he should be impeached for launching the  war to remove Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

“What is clear from the data is that Obama is at risk of losing his base,” Wenzel explained. “On each of these questions, about one in four Democrats said  they agreed Obama should be impeached. What could be more alarming to the White  House is that it appears that most of American is tuned in to these issues now,  as 93 percent of registered voters said they get at least one news update on  these issues every day.”

He continued, “Of the three issues now in the news, the one that has been  there the longest, and the only one that has to do with the death of American  citizens, is seen as the most important to Americans. While 49 percent said the  Benghazi murders of U.S. diplomatic personnel is the most serious issue, 26  percent said IRS harassment was most serious, and 25 percent said the seizure of  AP phone records was most serious. With news still breaking on all three fronts,  it is impossible to know which of the three scandals will ultimately be the most  damaging to the Obama administration. These findings clearly show Americans are  concerned about what is going on in Washington.”

It spells headwinds for Obama, too, as he lobbies American voters to grant  him his wish of having a Democrat Congress during the last two years of his  reign, Wenzel said.

“What could be most concerning to the White House is that the Democratic  Party effort to retake the U.S. House of Representatives next year may be at  risk because of these issues. Asked whether they would lean to vote for the  Democrat or the Republican in their own congressional district based on what  they know about these three situations, 46 percent said they would lean toward  voting for the Republican, while 39 percent said they would lean toward voting  for the Democrat. Another 16 percent said these issues make no difference in  their congressional vote,” Wenzel said.

He said, “The appetite is growing for impeachment proceedings. It is too  early to say it is time for those proceedings to start, but it’s now possible to  see that day on the far horizon.”

Of those who did not vote in 2012, based on their knowledge of Obama’s  administration now, 37 percent say they would have gone back to vote for  Republican Mitt Romney, 27 percent for Obama, and others undecided.

That the situation is serious for Obama was confirmed by former  Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan.

“We are in the midst of the worst Washington scandal since Watergate. The  reputation of the Obama White House has, among conservatives, gone from sketchy  to sinister, and, among liberals, from unsatisfying to dangerous. No one likes  what they’re seeing. The Justice Department assault on the Associated Press and  the ugly politicization of the Internal Revenue Service have left the  administration’s credibility deeply, probably irretrievably damaged. They don’t  look jerky now, they look dirty. The patina of high-mindedness the president  enjoyed is gone,” she said.

“The president, as usual, acts as if all of this is totally unconnected to  him. He’s shocked, it’s unacceptable, he’ll get to the bottom of it. He read  about it in the papers, just like you. But he is not unconnected, he is not a  bystander. This is his administration. Those are his executive agencies. He runs  the IRS and the Justice Department,” she continued. “A president sets a mood, a  tone. He establishes an atmosphere. If he is arrogant, arrogance spreads. If he  is too partisan, too disrespecting of political adversaries, that spreads too.  Presidents always undo themselves and then blame it on the third guy in the last  row in the sleepy agency across town.”

It’s  even being compared to Watergate, that breakin episode that ultimately led  to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.

That was confirmed by no less than Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, whose  reporting on Watergate eventually snared the sitting president.

Woodward said recently, “If you read through all these emails, you see that  everyone in the government is saying, ‘Oh, let’s not tell the public that  terrorists were involved, people connected to al Qaeda. Let’s not tell the  public that there were warnings.’ And I have to go back 40 years to Watergate  when Nixon put out his edited transcripts to the conversations, and he  personally went through them and said, ‘Oh, let’s not tell this, let’s not show  this.’ I would not dismiss Benghazi. It’s a very serious issue.”

A Republican congressman recently brought up the subject.

“I would say yes. I’m not willing to take it [impeachment] off to take it off  the table, but that’s certainly not what we’re striving for,” Rep. Jason  Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CNN.

“We want truth, we want to bring the people who perpetrated the terrorism in  Benghazi to be brought to justice, and we want to have the president do what he  has said he would always do. And that is be open and transparent. Thus far, the  White House has not done that.”

Earlier, Chaffetz was interviewed by the Salt  Lake Tribune, and was asked if impeachment were within the realm of  possibilities.

“It’s certainly a possibility,” he told the paper. “That’s not the goal but  given the continued lies perpetrated by this administration, I don’t know where  it’s going to go. … I’m not taking it off the table. I’m not out there touting  that but I think this gets to the highest levels of our government and integrity  and honesty are paramount.”

Chaffetz has been championing the call to probe the Sept. 11, 2012, onslaught  at Benghazi that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris  Stevens.

Other Republicans have also voiced impeachment as a potential final  outcome.

Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., said last week impeachment was possible over the “most egregious cover-up in American history.

“People may be starting to use the I-word before too long,” Inhofe told radio  host Rusty Humphries, according to the Hill.

“The I-word meaning impeachment?” Humphries asked.

“Yeah,” Inhofe responded.

Additionally, radio host Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and  one-time presidential candidate, predicted Obama won’t serve out his full second  term because of his complicity in a cover-up with Benghazi.

Other  members of Congress who have uttered possible impeachment for a variety of  reasons in recent years include Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Michele Bachmann,  R-Minn.; Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas; Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Rep. Trey  Radel, R-Fla.; and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

Others who have raised the subject?

Rock legend and gun-rights defender Ted  Nugent said there’s “no question” Obama should be impeached, and he’s  calling CNN anchor Piers Morgan an “effective idiot” in the battle over the  Second Amendment.

Referring to Obama, Nugent says: “There’s no question that this guy’s  violations qualify for impeachment. There’s no question.”

He blasted “the criminality of this government, the unprecedented abuse of  power, corruption, fraud and deceit by the Chicago  gangster-scammer-ACORN-in-chief.”

“It’s so diabolical,” he said.

Nugent made his comments in a recent interview with radio host Alex  Jones.

Even Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin  called for the impeachment of Obama over his policy of permitting drone  strikes on American citizens overseas who are members of terrorist  organizations.

On WABC Radio’s “Aaron Klein  Investigative Radio,” Benjamin affirmed she believes the drone warfare is an  impeachable offense.

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WND also compiled a special report on  the various offenses Obama is blamed for committing and reported what experts on  the Constitution believe should be happening.

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Overall, how  would you rate the job performance of President Barack Obama – would you say he  is doing an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job?

The  administration of Democrat Barack Obama has still not satisfied congressional  and media questions about just what it knew and when it knew it about the  terrorist attack on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, last September 11. That  attack killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. The Obama  administration has changed its explanation of that attack several times since  and has so far refused to identify those officials who made key decisions not to  send help to stop the attacks, and who decided not to initially call the  killings a terrorist attack. Knowing that and anything else you may be aware of  about this issue, do you agree or disagree that President Obama should be  impeached over his handling of this situation?

It has been  learned that the Internal Revenue Service, under the administration of Democrat  Barack Obama, has purposely targeted conservative and Christian groups for  harassment over their tax exempt status while giving liberal nonprofit groups  little or no scrutiny. Further, the IRS apparently leaked private tax  information from these conservative groups to opposing liberal groups who were  able to use that confidential information for political advantage. Knowing this  and anything else you may be aware of about this issue, do you agree or disagree  that President Obama should be impeached over his handling of this  situation?

It has been  learned that the U.S. Department of Justice under the administration of Democrat  Barack Obama secretly obtained confidential telephone records of many reporters  of the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. Attorney General Eric Holder has  said his department obtained the phone records without the permission or  knowledge of the Associated Press in order to find who in the federal government  was leaking information about terrorist plots against America. AP officials have  strongly protested this invasion of their privacy but the administration stands  by its actions. Knowing this and anything else you may be aware of about this  issue, do you agree or disagree that President Obama should be impeached over  his handling of this situation?

How much would  you say you are paying attention to news coverage of these issues in recent days  and weeks?

Thinking of the  issue regarding the murders of American diplomats in Benghazi, the IRS’s  harassment of the president’s political opponents, or the government’s secret  snatching of private telephone records without permission, IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE,  which of the three issues do you think is the most serious?

Please tell me  if you agree or disagree with this statement: None of these three issues  involving Barack Obama is enough to trigger impeachment proceedings against him,  but the totality of the mishandling or wrongdoing involving all three issues  together IS enough to justify impeaching Obama?

Considering the  totality of these three issues and their impact on our nation, and knowing that  Obama is the head of the Democratic Party, are you more likely to vote for the  Democratic candidate for Congress or the U.S. Senate in your area so Obama might  have more political support in Congress – OR – are you more likely to vote for  the Republican candidate to counter Obama in the final years of his  term?

Thinking about  everything you know and have heard about these three issues, if you could go  back and change your vote for president because of what you have learned about  them, would these current situations cause you to change your vote?

Thinking about  everything you know and have heard about these three issues, if you could go  back and vote for president because of what you have learned about them, would  these current situations cause you to vote for Republican Mitt Romney, Democrat  Barack Obama, or would you still not have voted? (Includes only those who did  not vote in the November 2012 election.)

Editor’s note: This is another in a series of “WND/WENZEL POLLS” conducted exclusively for WND by the public-opinion research  and media consulting company Wenzel  Strategies.

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