Gene Healy: Should Obama Be Impeached?


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You may be appalled about IRS inquisitions for Tea Party groups and dragnet subpoenas for investigative reporters, but what's really outrageous, according to some commentators, is that a couple of Republicans recently dared to use the "I-word"—"impeachment." Whether or not Obama's recent scandal eruptions constitute an "impeachable moment," something has surely gone wrong with our constitutional culture, writes Gene Healy, when opinion leaders treat the very invocation of the "I-word" as akin to screaming obscenities in a church. If anything, we've had too few impeachments in American history, not too many.