RUSH: You know, the left, the media is really hell-bent on attaching me to the movement seeking to impeach Obama. What did I just say yesterday? I have never called for the impeachment of Barack Obama. In fact, quite the opposite. I’ve never called for it. Yet no matter where you turn in the Drive-By Media, I am associated with this command that Obama be impeached.
Now, Sarah Palin has called for it and maybe a couple of others. My friend Andy McCarthy wrote a book about it, but he’s not calling for it — at least until there’s a political will among the American people to do it because impeachment’s not just a legal proceeding; it’s a political act. And if you don’t have the people behind you, you’re gonna fail and it’s gonna blow up in your face.
Everybody under the sun that pays scant attention to this knows that. I have never called for it, yet they really want to attach me to it. Let’s go to the audio sound bites, and we’re starting last night, NPR’s All Things… No, it’s Some Things Considered. The political correspondent is Dan Gonyea. He’s reporting about Republican call for impeaching Obama, and in this bite you’ll hear me and Palin.
GONYEA: Talk of impeachment is once again swirling around, and while the general public is not very interested in the idea, a solid majority of Republicans say they support taking such a step. Most prominent among them are those who do not hold public office, like Rush Limbaugh.
RUSH ARCHIVE: [T]his guy needs to be impeached. We impeached Nixon for less than this kind of stuff.
GONYEA: Limbaugh points to the IRS scrutiny of Tea Party groups. Then there is Sarah Palin, who sees White House immigration policy as an impeachable offense. She was on Fox News calling for Congress to act.
PALIN: The one pull they have are articles of impeachment. Let’s get going on that.
RUSH: Okay. So you heard me. They’ve got a sound bite there. “This guy needs to be impeached. We impeached Nixon for less.” But do you know I wasn’t talking about Obama? I was talking about that clown commissioner of the IRS, John Koskinen. Let’s go to the whole bite from which they pulled that little clip and took it out of context. It was June 24th on this program, and here’s the whole bite.