After his speech, Mr. Obama tried to call both Mr. Boehner and the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, but was told they were asleep. The efforts from both sides, after a long and exhausting campaign, suggested the urgency of acting in the few weeks before roughly $700 billion in automatic tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts take effect at year’s end — the “fiscal cliff.” A failure to reach agreement could arrest the economic recovery.If president Obama had been on the receiving end of such an election-night drubbing, and he refused to take phone calls from Boehner and McConnell, they'd be drafting articles of impeachment.
Oh, and get used to that term, "articles of impeachment." As they did to Bill Clinton, the mouth-breathing nutjobs on the right, unsatisfied with the bloodletting they experienced this past week, will double-down on the crazy and cook something up to try and impeach Obama. It won't work, of course, and it will only serve to make the next generation of voters despise the GOP. But it will happen, likely by this time next year -- and its central architect will be Darrell Issa.