The Corner

Does Obama Want to Get Impeached? Cont.

Brian Beutler of The New Republic is non-committal:

Still, I’m not convinced that Democrats, including Obama, are eager to Jedi mind trick Boehner into actually impeaching Obama so much as they want the stench of impeachment to trail Republicans everywhere they go. I suspect they’ll be able to strike that balance up until Obama announces his deportation relief plan. After that, things get murky. But if Democrats truly welcome impeachment, particularly over something as politically crosswired as immigration, then Obama will go as far as he believes the law allows him to go, and let the chips fall where they may.

Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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