Impeach The Bastard Already!
When the Downing Street Minutes surfaced, many of us thought that eventually the news would reach the newsrooms and then we’d have a real national debate over the trumped up intelligence, a White House out of control and a President guilty of impeachable offenses. Sadly, the news did reach the newsrooms of America, they just didn’t deem it important enough to broadcast to the American people. It became clear then, that it would take more than facts and official government memos to tarnish this administration’s sterling reputation in the minds of Republicans, opinion peddlers at the big papers and the chattering class on television.
Well, if lying our country into a war isn’t grounds for impeachment, what was the use in hammering away at the lesser crimes of this administration? But hammer away we did and as luck would have it, we were handed another blatant crime in the NSA domestic spying scandal. What luck, two impeachable offenses uncovered in little over a year, and this one didn’t get stuck in the newsrooms, well, sure the New York Times sat on the story for a year, but after they finally let the cat out of the bag, the rest of the MSM picked up the ball and has been running full steam ahead with the story ever since. Surely impeachment is just around the corner, right?
Bush has admitted to authorizing domestic spying of American citizens in direct violation of the law. His lies about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the manufactured ties between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda have been exposed. His penchant for cronyism and appointing political hacks and crooks to head crucial federal agencies has proven to be disastrous to the country and has resulted in billions of dollars missing in Iraq, tens of millions funneled from our pockets and onto the balance sheets of politically connected companies, and thousands of people dead in New Orleans. The majority of the country thinks we should impeach this guy if he broke the law and 85% of Democrats don’t even need the “if”. So what’s the hold up?
Yes, it is true that the Republicans control the House where articles of impeachment must originate and yes, Congressional Republicans are scared shitless to do anything to piss off Karl Rove and yes, every single talking head on television thinks that impeachment is a non starter and a losing proposition for Democrats, but so what? We have a President who broke the law. It is our duty to impeach him, regardless of what the pundits say.
Republicans are on Karl’s short leash so they are certainly not going to talk out of school, but the Democrats need to start using impeachment in every sentence, hell, make it every other word. Lied to Congress, impeach. Lied to the American people, impeach. Broke the law, impeach. Spit on the constitution, impeach. He’s President not King, impeach. Corruption, impeach. See, it’s easy once you get the hang of it.