In Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, there are currently efforts at work to recall at least two recently elected officials. It seems that as soon as anybody is put in office these days, someone wants to kick them out.
As soon as any president steps into the White House now, somebody starts talking about impeachment. No doubt there are people already planning to impeach whoever wins in 2012 and 2016.
This is ridiculous. Recalls and impeachment were not meant to be political tools to use against those with whom you disagree. People are trying to use nuclear options where a slap on the wrist is called for, or merely as a weapon in the arsenal of poor sports. In general, I don’t agree with President Obama’s policies, but I would never agree to an attempt to kick him out of office because of that. Good grief.
Note to the recall-happy out there: That person you don’t like won a fair election. You can complain and be involved in the public process all you want, but trying to trump up a scandal and yank every politician out of office is little more than pitching a tantrum, and not far from cheating. It subverts the democratic system. You want a politician out of office? You got it. It’s called another election, and it comes at the end of the term that a majority of voters decided to let them have. Deal with it.