RUSH: Up next is impeachment and the same thing is going to happen with this, except it already has. The Republicans haven’t pulled any immigration articles because there aren’t any. And the Republicans have announced that there won’t be any. The Republicans have gone to every rooftop they can find, and, by the way, on every rooftop they haven’t been able to find anybody in the media. And they’ve been shouting into the wind for everybody to hear: “We’re not going to impeach the president! We are not going to impeach Obama, do you hear us?”
And yet, if you turn on the television, what you will see is Republicans want to impeach Obama. And if you listen to the president you’ll hear him say (imitating Obama), “They keep suing me. You know what, they gotta stop the hatin’. Why won’t they work with me instead of trying to impeach me?” The president wants to be impeached. He believes it’s a political winner for him. The Democrats obviously do because they’re the ones talking about it. The Democrats are talking about impeachment much, much more than the Republicans are. And you know who has established that to be true? None other than a quasi God to Democrats and leftists. That’s our good old buddy, Nate Silver.
Nate Silver took his statistical analyst talents to ESPN. That’s where his FiveThirtyEight blog is now. He has run the numbers and he has concluded that, on the whole, the Democrats are spending a lot more time talking about impeachment than Republicans are. “Consider, for example, the Sunlight Foundation’s Capitol Words database, which tracks words spoken in the House and Senate. So far in July, there have been 10 mentions of the term ‘impeachment’ in Congress and four others of the term ‘impeach.’ Eleven of the 14 mentions have been made by Democratic rather than Republican members of Congress, however.”
On Cable news. “The scoreboard so far in July: Fox News has 95 mentions of impeachment, and MSNBC 448.” MSNBC is the impeachment network. “That works out to about 2.7 mentions per hour of original programming on MSNBC, or once every 22 minutes. MSNBC hasn’t become quite as obsessed with impeachment as CNN was with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but it may be getting there. Impeachment mentions on MSNBC increased sixfold from May to July. Overall, since Jan. 1, MSNBC has mentioned impeachment 905 times to Fox News’s 213.”
But that doesn’t quite tell the whole tale because most of the 213 times on Fox have been denials. Most of the mentions on MSNBC are presented as they really want to; they are thinking about it; they might actually do it; they’re really getting close to doing it; they really want to do it.