Impeachment is in the air, as it often is in the dog days of a president’s second term in office. Yet, as Sen. Ted Cruz has bluntly pointed out, it will not happen. There are only 46 Republicans in the Senate, and those who are RINOs will not vote to impeach Mr Obama. Nor will any of the “Democrats” do their duty.

There are plenty of grounds for impeachment. A best-selling book by a Texas congressman spells some of them out. Curiously, he is silent on the central ground of impeachment: that Mr Obama continues to display a bad forgery of a Hawaiian birth certificate on the White House website.

I call Hawaiigate the central ground of impeachment for two reasons. First, the dishonesty is shameless and in your face. Mr Obama’s advisers, once they realized the “birth certificate” was as bogus as a $3 bill, knew that if they simply went on pretending that $3 bills are legal tender the hard-left-dominated news media would carefully and continuously look the other way, pausing occasionally to sneer at anyone who pointed out that, in this constitutionally crucial respect, the “president” has no clothes.

Secondly, not one of the numerous agencies of state, as well as federal government, whose duty was and is to investigate the Mickey-Mouse “birth certificate” has bothered even to respond to the thousands of requests for investigation put forward by U.S. citizens.

In Hawaii last year, I watched as a senior former state senator called the police and, when they came, handed over to them compelling evidence that the “birth certificate” had been forged. The police, correctly, passed the file to the state’s attorney general, a “Democrat,” who did nothing about it.

In Washington, D.C., I watched as a concerned citizen from Texas telephoned the FBI and reported the “birth certificate” as being a forgery. They said they would send two agents to see him within the hour. No one came.

In Hawaii again, lawyers approached me and asked for mathematical testimony as to the probability that the “birth certificate” was genuine. My affidavit described the relevant aspects of the theory of probability in layman’s terms and demonstrated that, if the evidence compiled by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Az., were true, the probability that the “birth certificate” was genuine was vanishingly different from zero.

The lawyers duly filed the affidavit with the judge in a case they were pursuing at the time, together with a further affidavit from an eminent professor of mathematics endorsing my own approach and conclusions. The judge, a “Democrat,” ignored his obligation to draw the proof of forgery to the attention of the investigating authorities.

Even the sheriff himself has not found it possible to do what a lawmaker would do in any other case of this kind: Get the Arizona attorney general to apply to the federal district court for an order requiring Hawaii to hand over the original documentation for independent forensic inspection.

The moral of this immoral tale is, among the “Democrats,” the only morality is that there is no morality. To them, the difference between right and wrong, true and false, what is so and what is not so does not exist. What matters to them is what they can get away with. And, with an acquiescent news media in the tank for Mr. Obama, they can get away with anything.

Benghazi: The general who could and should and would have sent in personnel to help in good time was given orders to stand down, and was subsequently removed by the “commander in chief,” who has also arbitrarily dismissed more than 130 generals and other very senior officers, gravely and deliberately weakening the armed forces. And the media do not report what is going on.

Soetero”care”: Mr Obama said, over and over again, that everyone who wanted to keep his or her existing health-care plan and doctor would be able to do so. Yet thousands of patients have already discovered, to their dismay, that their health-care plans have been swept away, and that they no longer have their own free choice of doctors. And the media are silent.

Public debt: Mr. Obama said, over and over again, that he would reduce the federal deficit. Yet during his period in office Uncle Sam’s accumulated debt has doubled. Yet now he says, over and over again, that he has “halved” the federal deficit. What he does not say is that the shortfall between income and expenditure continues to grow, but he has “halved” the $2 trillion annual deficit by printing $1 trillion of $3 bills every year. And the media say nothing.

Climate: Mr. Obama said, over and over again, that man’s influence on the climate is becoming worse because global temperatures have been rising for the past 10 years. Yet, in fact, there has been no global warming at all for between 13 and 17 years, depending on which data set one studies.

In every instance, the “president” and his fawning courtiers have gone well beyond the level of habitual mendacity that is characteristic of the lesser sort of politician. It is no longer possible for anyone to believe a word they say.

Contrast this shoddy, lying administration with that of the first man to grace the office that Mr. Obama now occupies. George Washington “could not tell a lie.” Barry Soetero, or whatever his real name is, cannot tell the truth. That observation is a measure of how far America under the “Democrats” has fallen from the high ideals and the noble example of the founding president of the United States.

On any objective test, Mr. Obama should not merely be impeached: he should be imprisoned. But no one will do anything to bring him to book. Corruption by inaction is the most corrosive corruption of all.

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