I am so sick and tired of hearing politicians and journalists shake their heads and say there is no way Bush will be impeached because we are in a war. Oh great ... so why not just go TEAR UP THE CONSTITUTION right now? If you're not going to actually uphold it, or uphold your goddamn oath to defend it, then what good is it to keep around?
I am so disgusted with Nancy Pelosi, with Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein and even with my representative in Congress, Anna Eshoo. What are they thinking? They just don't want to make Democrats look bad, politically, or something? What do they think they've been doing for all these years? Hiding like scared idiots.... Looking worse than bad. Why don't they make up their minds to do what is right?
I have been blogging since the war started that we should impeach Bush and Cheney, I'm not a powerful person, if I can say it, why can't they? What is wrong with my stupid political representatives? Don't they have the slightest particle of ethics aside from misguided "pragmatism" and covering their own asses? Would ANYTHING make them stand up and say something?
Seriously, WHAT would go over the line for them?
I really expected better of Nancy Pelosi than to see her up there saying that there is no way she will ever back impeachment.
No way at all? What the hell?
I would like an actual journalist to ask Pelosi, where is her line? What would be an impeaching offense? Can Bush just do anything he damn well pleases? Apparently so! What would make her say, like Rep. Cynthia McKinney did, that we should impeach Bush?
Thank you former Representative McKinney for doing that!
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2006
Ms. McKINNEY. Mr. Speaker, I wish to enter the following into the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
ADDENDA TO A RESOLUTION INTRODUCING ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST GEORGE WALKER BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND OTHER OFFICIALS: FURTHER ACTIONS BY THE PRESIDENT THAT WARRANT FURTHER INVESTIGATION AS POSSIBLE GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT AS IDENTIFIED BY MANY SCHOLARS, LAWYERS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS
I. FAILURE TO ENSURE THE LAWS ARE FAITHFULLY EXECUTED
(1) Self-Exemption From Laws Upon Signing.
(2) Suspension of Basic Legal Proceedings.
(3) Promoting Illegal War.
(4) Promoting Torture.
(5) Promoting Kidnappings and Renditions for Torture.
(6) Use of Illegal Weapons.
II. ABUSE OF OFFICE AND OF EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE
(1) Obstructing Inquiry and Detection.
(2) Replacing the Veto With Signing Statements.
It goes on from there! And it doesn't end for a good long while.
I hope at least the Democrats and certainly some of the better Republicans will WAKE UP and realize, they can't cover their asses forever and we are NOT heading to police state USA.
The cold light of history will expose their complicity in Bush and Cheney's war crimes.
Write to Senator Boxer: https://boxer.senate.gov/index.cfm
To Feinstein: http://feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=ContactUs.EmailMe
To Pelosi in her role as Speaker of the House: http://www.speaker.gov/contact
Just write to them and let them know your mind.
I don't know what good that will do, but let's do it anyway. I feel like blogging about it is more effective, and for me it represents how I feel a lot better, but I'm doing the direct emails too in the hopes that my drop in the bucket will count for something.