The Democrat Kangaroo Court Wish List:
Pelosi: Impeach Bush Only if You Can Succeed
"I made a decision a few years ago, or at least one year ago,” said Pelosi in a recent interview, "that impeachment [of Bush] was something that we could not be successful with and that would take up the time we needed to do some positive things to establish a record of our priorities and their short-comings.
"The President isn't worth it... he's not worth impeaching. We've got important work to do... If he were at the beginning of his term, people may think of it differently, but he's at the end of his terms. The first two years of his term, if we came in as the majority, there might be time to do it all...”
Why Impeachment Is Off the Table:
What I am about say should not be construed as anti-impeachment. Or an endorsement of the last seven years. I believe this administration as pretty much operated a criminal enterprise and believe there is a principled argument to be made that impeachment is appropriate...
[However] impeachment resolves nothing. It will not undo the harm and pain [Bush] has caused, it will not be ultimately successful and your anger will not be assuaged.
Would you rather see this country bitterly, helplessly divided for the next eight years? Which would mean nothing would get done on any other front? Including Health insurance, education and a host of other critically important issues.
You are going to be just as pissed at the end of impeachment trial as you are today. In short, the large and critically important progressive agenda should not be sacrificed on the altar of impeachment particularly when it it would not be successful.
We stand on the verge of having a bullet proof majority in the House and a veto-proof majority in the Senate. We stand on the precipice of having the White House for eight years. We stand on the verge of the GOP splintering three different ways and perhaps never recovering.
This country needs healing, new energy, new purpose and vision. We have had 28 years of a political bloodbath beginning with the formation of the Moral Majority and the election of Ronald Reagan. And no national problem has come even close to being resolved. Impeachment would likely mean another eight years of nothing getting accomplished.
Going through and ugly embittering, polarizing impeachment trial that will not win, could bring the GOP together and damage any hope we might have of the juggernaut needed to solve the health care and educational crisis this country faces. That is the long view and like it or not, it's accurate. (Perky)
Dick Cheney Should Be Impeached Immediately and Bush, Who Is...
...not well mentally and emotionally, should be institutionalized and properly cared for for the rest of his natural life. Install the House Speaker as president, end the war in Iraq, sweep out the vermin from the White House starting with KKKarl Rove, have an orderly election in 2008 which will install a democratic president and solid majorities in both houses of congress and get down to the job of repairing the country under democratic leadership for the next 50 years. (whistle)
Nope. Leaving the Insane Clown Posse Unimpeached Will Neither Get Us Out Of Iraq...
...nor unite the country nor bring us any closer to solving health care/the climate crisis/the gulf between economic classes/the integrity of elections/the integrity of the courts/the integrity of the news media/the integrity of everything else that's being disintegrated.
In short, nothing will get done on any of those things whether we impeach or not. So let's impeach the living snot out of 'em. Repeatedly, if necessary. (Phredicles)
Impeachment IS Important...
...Bush has attacked the Constitution (most obviously with warrentless wiretapping, and his signing statements). It is important that the Congress go on record as rejecting his attacks. To some degree, the law is a use-it-or-lose-it thing: if Congress doesn't seriously object to what Bush is doing, the courts might later decide that they've given up their power to do so.
(Students of history know that this is precisely how Hitler came to rule Germany). The best way to reject Bush's claims is to impeach. (MannyGoldstein)
The nutbars of the Left are dialing in with more of their nonsense. Dirty Harry says he's going to hold the White House (read: President Bush/VP Cheney) in 'contempt' for not abiding the demands of his subpoenas over the fed attorneys being fired, and homegrown Dems are still nattering on about Gonzalez, 'extolling Messiah' Gore's Climate Crisis concert, and pointing up Miz Edward's latest snivel-for-John-against-Ann. Any talk of the London/Scotland terrorist bombs brings charges of 'fear-mongering-for-Bush' and cries of 'there is no terrorism!'.
All the Democrat party presidential candidates websites are full of pithy nostrums:
--'the international community must confront Iran'
--'we need a global ban on the production of material for nuclear weapons'
--'NATO should step in today to end the genocide in Sudan'
--'give up your nuclear ambitions or suffer the consequences. Right now this means UN Security Council actions to impose sanctions'
--'we should be exploring ways to upgrade Israel's relationship with NATO'
--'the United States must embrace a stronger role for the European Union'
--'Russia's entering a critical political phase. America and the EU should be working now to make clear what the criteria are for legitimate transition'
--'the U.S. will do its part by bringing education to 23 million children in poor countries, and we will ask our allies to step up and do the rest', etc.
None of the sites, candidates, media blurbs, or their speeches outlines what they'd do if the 'international community', global opinions, NATO, the UN Security Council, Israel, the European Union, Russia, or our 'allies' simply says 'NO' to any of these things.
What would happen if all these countries, councils, unions, allies, groups and communities had quite different goals? The Dem candidates don't have the slightest clue! All the talk in Dem circles is about impeachment and gaining more and more power.
In the end, the Dem '08 presidential candidates have only one tool (the one they continually deride capitalists about): M O N E Y. The entire Dem strategy for their presidential run is simply paying other countries to be 'nice' to us and doing things 'our' way.
We all know how well that worked out for the little kid in the schoolyard; his milk got awfully expensive as the bullies demanded more and more money--and, in the end, he usually got beaten up anyway.
Vote for a Democrat president in 2008 and you'd better hope that a couple of dollars in the schoolyard keeps the next WTC standing--and Israelis, Europeans, and Americans ALIVE.