Kyle Smith of the New York Post digs into the archives of British television history to find an apt comparison to the president’s approach to impeachment.

It’s as if our president has read all of the disappointed head-shaking opinion pieces by Very Serious Liberals and is responding, “Hey, I’m not sad. I’m ridiculous!”

Because in the last couple of weeks Barack Obama has reached his Basil Fawlty stage.

Instead of John Cleese’s Fawlty rushing around a dismal English hotel trying to avoid insulting his German guests by squawking, “Don’t mention the war,” we have Obama stumbling around the country crying, “Don’t mention impeachment!”

The president is, of course, the only American of any standing whatsoever talking about impeachment.

At least Basil Fawlty had an excuse for his dizzy behavior: He had just been clocked in the skull with a frying pan.

President Obama, in apparent full possession of his faculties, thinks it’s normal to scream about how nuts it is for his opponents to say things they aren’t saying.

“You hear some of them: ‘Sue him! Impeach him!’” Obama said in Austin, Texas, July 10. “Really? For what, doing my job?”


“President Obama is doing his job,” said no Republican, ever.