Budget deal thwarts Sarah Palin’s secret plan to impeach Obama

Revered Tea Party leader, and failed governor and vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin is sad today.  You see, the announcement of a deal to reopen the federal government and avoid an imminent debt default means that Palin won’t get the impeachment of President Obama that she was salivating for just two days ago.

It hasn’t been a good week for Palin.

First she crashed this weekend’s Tea Party rally protesting the GOP shutdown of the federal government, even though Palin and the Tea Party, and her co-crasher Ted Cruz were all in favor of the shutdown.


Then some idiots with some confederate flags showed up to seal the deal as to how loony Palin’s protest really was.

Tea Partyers, led by Sarah Palin. Ted Cruz and southern racists waving the confederate flag, throw metal fences at the White House gates to protest the GOP shutdown of the government.

Tea Partyers, led by Sarah Palin. Ted Cruz and southern racists waving the confederate flag, throw metal fences at the White House gates to protest the GOP shutdown of the government.

Then the Tea Partyers start shouting racist slurs at the White House cops.


And now Palin’s secret plan to impeach the president has gone sadly awry.

Creepy clown is sad for Sarah Palin today. (Shutterstock)

Creepy clown is sad for Sarah Palin today. (Shutterstock)

Palin thought she had it all planned out.  Here she was on Facebook, just two days ago, explaining how no matter President Obama did, she’d impeach him.  Or at least she’d Facebook him:

PALIN: It’s time for the president to be honest with the American people for a change. Defaulting on our national debt is an impeachable offense, and any attempt by President Obama to unilaterally raise the debt limit without Congress is also an impeachable offense.

Did you catch that?

If the Republicans force the country into default, Obama gets impeached. And if the President finds a way to avoid default, he’s impeached.

It’s like arguing with a bratty ten year old who thinks they’re the smartest kid in the world.

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  • Chef Kowalski

    or “The Raving”.

  • vickif

    Maybe the moose will get her instead. We can only hope.. Maybe she can take Cruz with her and the moose could get him also.

  • MarkS

    Sarah isn’t it moose hunting season now?

  • Thom Allen

    USAisNtrouble – cause of nitwits like you.

  • Thom Allen

    This gets the MasterCard “Priceless!” award for the month.

  • Ping!!!!

  • What is so brave about refusing to their job? They wasted billions of dollars, which gets lumped directly onto the debt, by refusing to actually govern, all for absolutely nothing. They’d have been more brave by taking a billion dollars out into the parking lot of the capital and burning it. Republicans have refused to actually attempt to pass a budget, so it’s hard to ‘stay on budget for a year’ when one side doesn’t care.

  • Read about the Roman Empire? I guess that makes you, and the other people who have no idea what they’re ranting about, the barbarian hordes?

    Yes, you should study up on what is going on. Some place besides Fox Noise and RedState. You might even learn something.

  • FUFatherEisenman

    It used to be 200 years before the fall. We surpassed that. Now it’s 500 years. Hmmm…That gives me about 250 more years. I don’t think I’ll worry about that too much.

  • FUFatherEisenman

    prove it

  • Oh I know, it was just terrible. The Fed. Gov. had to eat Mac&Cheese, peanut butter and jelly sandos for over a week! Just like your little family budget.

  • “Read about the fall of the Roman Empire” OMG!!!!! Not that. Thank you Henny Penny no profile concern troll.

  • You are aware that Obama has cut the deficit?

  • UncleBucky

    The GOP is going like 45 p/h (Palins per hour)…. I hope their brakes are OK…

  • ArthurH

    Palin is starting to think smaller. Now her Facebook page only wants to get rid of Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and other Republicans who preferred preserving U.S. financial stability over going to the barricades od default in the ultimate of fools’ parades.

  • vickif

    She would annoy any normal person to death. Just the thought of her becoming President makes me break out in hives.

  • Badgerite

    At the very least she could have annoyed him to death.

  • alboy2

    Ahahahaha…stupid Palin. Does she really think she has the power to impeach the President via Facebook posts? Or does she think her followers are dumb enough to believe this bilge? Enquiring minds don’t really give a damn. Disappear now, Snowbilly; your 15 minutes are way past due.

  • D-forever

    Thank god the republicans tipped their own hat. Now we know who’s naughty and who’s nice when elections roll around. As for former Gov. Sarah Palin I’m embarrassed every time she opens her mouth, her educated comments must be due to her one year of community college. Please stick to being a soccer mom your children need you.

  • MyrddinWilt

    You don’t seem to have been at all worried by the $2 trillion cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. While Afghanistan was a necessary war, it could have been finished by 2006 had Bush not seized the opportunity to invade Iraq.

    You don’t seem at all concerned that the Republican party stunt cost the country $20 billion.

    There is a really easy solution to the deficit: cut the pentagon budget. A quarter should be more than enough. That is the militarism budget should be cut by three quarters.

    This was not a GOP attempt to govern, they knew full well that the scheme had zero chance of success but they went ahead and did it to pander to the empty headed rubes who watch Fox News.

  • Kenster999

    This one goes to 11!

  • USAisNtrouble

    The USA had no money in the budget to pay for government programs to function to the end of the year. Some Republicans were brave enough to say to Democrats—cut back on Obamacare and we will ok more money to keep the government going until the new budget takes effect. Obama and the Democrats have ruined country’s debt rating by not cutting anything back. I am sick and tired of people abusing this country for personal gain—–

  • USAisNtrouble

    Furthermore these brave Republicans understand that our President would not compromise on Obamacare in order to keep the government open these last 16 days. Obama caused the shutdown by refusing to roll back Obamacare to trim the budget so that the Republicans could cut the budget and vote in favor of raising the debt ceiling. You young Americans will be paying for this debt one day so you better study up on what is going on. Read about the fall of the Roman Empire and you will get the idea.

  • USAisNtrouble

    Thank you—–Cruz, Palin, Bachman, Boehner, Huelskamp,and other brave 18 Republicans who understand what it is to devalue the country by massive spending and government programs that we don’t even have the money for—maybe no USA one day because of Obama spending. Everyone has to pay their bills –especially countries or eventually they are out of business. Obama is wrecking this country by SPENDING on programs. We don’t need Obamacare we need manufacturing in the USA. USA can’t even stay on our budget for a year. What kind of leadership insists on spending,spending..sounds like someone who has never paid back any debt without the help of the Federal Gov. Why didn’t we get to vote on Obamacare? It is not what the American people want. You think that it is ok not to pay your bills or stay on a budget then you try doing that and one day YOU will have to sell your car,house or whatever you own to pay for your debt. Get ready Democrats you should read your history of the Roman Empire. We will not even last 500 years this kind of leadership!

  • Whitewitch

    From your lips to the Goddess’ ears!

  • Bomer

    That’s just awesome!

  • pappyvet

    Zombies tried to eat her brain but couldn’t find it

  • Julie Autuore

    Sarah Palin is the stepsister who has snakes, slugs, and toads falling from her mouth when she speaks. Sadly, she thinks they’re flowers and gems.

  • It’s more like battling an inept wannabe supervillain whose fool-proof plan is easily thwarted.

  • Bravo!

  • Thom Allen

    They have sutures made from stainless steel. Just sayin’

  • Thom Allen
  • Thom Allen

    Dick Cheney would help, but his heart wouldn’t be in it.

  • Thom Allen

    The Twit and the Pendulum.

  • Thom Allen

    Oh, but you see, that’s an ancient historical piece of architecture. And restoring those three hundred year old castle/spas is more expensive that just renting an apartment next to a gay bath house in Rome.

  • GreenEagle

    Whitewitch, what you say is very true, but at least every time Washington Democrats stand up to them, it makes it just a little harder to pull a stunt like this the next time. If Obama and Harry Reid have really come to their senses, we can win these battles, and eventually put this very ugly genie back in the bottle.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzz :-)

  • Tor

    Thank you Karmanot. Sweet dreams.

  • cole3244

    can you imagine if a leader from the left did that and went around holding protests, the screams from the right and the media would be deafening.

  • oppps :-( Check out Dr. Thoma’s article on sleep, that will help. Here: http://americablog.com/2013/10/12-tips-sleeping-better-night.html

  • vickif

    I really think that Palin would have found a way to get McCain out of the way so she could be president.

  • vickif

    I’ll help.

  • TonyT – Snark

    OK. I’m no longer interested in going her. Just to much baggage.

  • hibiscus72

    and just wait till she gets the news later on that Cory Booker won in New Jersey and not her beloved Steve Lonegan!

  • chrislib

    She’s just regurgitating what the vast, right-wing conspiracy tells her to say…just like all other republicons have done for nearly two weeks. Amazing how they all know what to say on the same day, isn’t it?

  • Maybe she’s upset he didn’t quit like her?

  • Badgerite

    I didn’t know about the Carter stuff. Interesting. They are even worse than my opinion of them. And that is pretty damned bad.

  • FunMe

    She is a Pentecostal fake Christian ESTUPIDA. Next!

  • nicho

    This is off-topic, but you have to watch these bastards every minute. A so called “conservative” German bishop has spent $42 million in renovating his residence. So conservatives everywhere seem to be pretty much the same – total hypocrites.


  • Tor

    I had a kinda hot image in my mind, but you just spoiled it.

  • Well Done!

  • She’d quit because cloth coats are so boring.

  • Tor

    The palin scale. Has a nice ring to it.

  • Mad Cow to the cash machines.

  • Tor

    Are you kiddin’? She woulda been down there in the Senate passin’ all sorts of cool legislation, an’ stuff.

  • “and slapping them on the table every now and then” I seriously doubt that Naja. I would be amazed if they could even find then or get them beyond the zipper.

  • Tor

    So true. Satire could not begin to match what has just happened, and continues to happen in this country. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

  • Whitewitch

    Don’t worry Ms. Palin – this will all play out again in February – and I am sure it will be a bigger mess with more opportunity to default. The ONLY reason the Republicans are going along with this is because they KNOW that the CORPORATIONS would turn against them if they ruined this holiday shopping season. Don’t be naive and this this is solved…this can is simply kicked to February – where it can be a bigger and longer mess.

  • If Ms. Palin wants to suggest that allowing the country to default on its debts is an impeachable offense, I’d suggest we have a complete list of those entirely responsible: House Republicans. They’re even on the record with repeated votes.

    So sure, let’s impeach the lot of them.

  • ckg1

    You could have switched Ed Norton with Joe Friday(and Dragnet)and the joke works just as well…

  • Hell, I feel that way about ANYBODY who thinks Palin would’ve been a perfectly fine President if McCain kicked the bucket.

  • ARP

    I’ve seen this before. When cornered, they say that they REALLY meant defaulting re: bondholders. They’re perfectly OK with defaulting on our other spending obligations.

  • Funny side detail: The Tea Bagger rally Palin and Cruz crashed was itself a rally-crash of the Million Vet March, which was never intended to be turned into a political event. And the Vets are pissed.


    Organizers of the Million Veterans March sought to distance themselves from the “political agenda” promoted at Sunday’s protests at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., criticizing tea party activists for taking over the demonstration.

    “The political agenda put forth by a local organizer in Washington D.C. yesterday was not in alignment with our message. We feel disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative for political gain,” the group wrote on its Facebook page Monday morning. “The core principle was and remains about all Americans honoring Veterans in a peaceful and apolitical manner. Our love for and our dedication to remains with Veterans, regardless of party affiliation or political leanings.”

  • They don’t even have to have a second term Democrat to muse about it. There was a minor movement to impeach Jimmy Carter that didn’t garner much traction, but it was there nonetheless. They called his energy policy ‘fascist’, and suggested he be impeached for it in 1977. Then later in 1978, when Andrew Young, Ambassador to the United Nations, met with the PLO without Israel’s permission, they accused Carter of colluding with the Palestinians, and publicly mused about impeachment proceedings, again, going nowhere.

    Republicans like to trot out the impeachment canard just for fun. No better than whipping out their dicks and slapping them on the table every now and then, just to convince themselves that they still have some power.

  • samiinh

    Ah, she would have quit by now because she wasn’t getting enough attention as VP.

  • Fireblazes

    Sarah wants to impeach him for not doing the very thing he is prohibited from doing. Heads I win, tails you lose…

  • FLL

    You cannot reason with Tea Party leaders like Palin, and her drivel really is representative of the Tea Party in general. That is not very flattering for the mainstream national Republicans who are taking their orders from the Tea Party fringe. I’ve been voting in Florida since 1998, and I never saw anything like the huge crowds that showed up to vote in 2006, after the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans showed the country what scumbags George W. Bush and his Republicans were. Midterm elections are usually not as well attended as general elections, but the 2006 was very well attended. People remember, especially when there’s a good reason.

    Let’s call this month’s events what they were: an attempted coup, which is unprecedented in this country. American history shows that voters are usually disgruntled with a second-term president and his party by the sixth year a president is in office, but this month’s attempted coup will catch up with the congressional Republicans. It’s just a matter of which year their chickens come home to roost.

  • Leota2

    The crazy is strong in that one. Maybe one of Palin’s roadkill
    wigs will attack her in the night. Or maybe she will annoy a bear
    with her high pitched screeching and be chased back into the Alaskan

    Any of them, all of them, Charlie.

  • UncleBucky

    Nicho, that is brilliant. That meme gots legs!

    Pass that one onto George Takei before I do! ;o)

  • UncleBucky

    I’ll mix the mortar!

  • UncleBucky

    They oughta start canning “folksy” talk…

    3 for a $1.00 at your local Walmarsh…

  • maria

    Actually I’d prefer some of the methods displayed in the film “The Abominable Dr. Phibes.” I’m sure Palin would approve of being subjected to them as they are based on the Bible’s report of the plagues inflicted on the Egyptian in the story of Moses.

  • Bomer

    I’m all for going Edgar Allen Poe on her and bricking her up in a wall somewhere.

  • dizlz

    Krazy glue is faster and she’d probably chew thru the sewn catgut stitches.

  • fletcher

    That is because Fox News offered her a contract that didn’t include a sanity clause.

  • fletcher

    After reading Palin’s Facebook call for impeachment, New York sewer worker Ed Norton summed it all up by saying, “Dumb-da-dumb-dumb!”

  • nicho

    I want to bitch-slap everyone who told me in November of 2008 that we’d never hear from that semi-literate petty thief Palin again.

  • Badgerite

    I like the ‘sew the mouth shut’ option.

  • bkmn

    1. To impeach some a President you have to hold office (half term Governors do not count)
    2. Ya can’t talk all folksy while you say ya wanta impeach someone
    3. Can someone please sew her mouth shut – we are already dealing with climate change and she isn’t helping

  • nicho

    As a result of this latest GOP insanity, The Onion has given up printing satire, and is now printing straight news and commentary.


    WASHINGTON—According to a new report published Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, you live in a deeply embarrassing and barely functional country. “Our latest research and statistical analysis shows that you are currently the citizen of an objectively humiliating nation wreathed in a miasma of pettiness, sloth, rank stupidity, and failure,”

  • Badgerite

    Is it just me or does it seem that the GOP seems to think that they have some kind of license to try to impeach any president who is a Democrat if he is elected to a second term in office? Even when that president has done nothing that could possibly fall into the category of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’. Unless it is a ‘high crime or misdemeanor’ to be president while black.

  • MichaelS

    John McCain should be impeached (or removed from office) for his reckless behavior in risking our nation’s welfare to THAT.

  • milli2

    I know. It’s scary. If John McCain won in 08 I would want weekly reports on his health from the world’s best doctors. No expense spared.

  • nicho

    Well, she’s been missing since 2009. She quit halfway through her term — just like she quit everything else she ever did, including being a mother.

  • Badgerite

    Seriously, a heart beat away.

  • nicho

    Work is measured in joules.
    Force is measured in Newtons
    Frequency is measured in Hertz
    Stupidity is measured in Palins

  • Badgerite

    I like the picture of Ted Cruz putting his hand where his heart is supposed to be.

  • humbug311

    She’s quite the constitutional scholar.

  • one4REALchange

    A picture is worth a thousand words.

  • cole3244

    hey sarah, alaska has a missing persons report out on its governor, please call in if you see this.

  • Jim Olson

    Bratty 10 year olds usually have the ability to feel remorse when punished for their misbehavior. And, the ability to learn from their mistakes.

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