The Skunk and Tiger

"Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge."-Horace Mann

Saturday, November 11, 2006

My Hope for Change.

The Democrats took the House and Senate and Rummy is gone. I am optimistic that the Dems will not let us down in the next two years. It will be difficult to repair the damage that the Republicans have bestowed on the constitution and the middle class over the past twelve years. A recent MSNBC internet poll indicates almost 90% of Americans feel Bush has committed offenses that would justify impeachment. While I agree George W. Bush deserves impeachment, much more than Clinton ever did, I think a call for impeachment is putting the cart before the horse. The Democrats should return the Legislative Branch back to its original purpose, oversight and investigation. There is not enough Democratic representation to impeach and there more important issues at hand. We must expose the war profiteering and unconstitutional behavior of the Bush/Cheney administration, but we also need to work with the Conservatives on the war, fair trade, environment, and the economy. My greatest hope is that the Republicans will abandon their fringe and radical wings (the Neo-Conservatives and the Religious Right), and the nation can return to a reasonable and moderate center.
Speaking of the Religious Reich, James Dobson and crew are crying in their kool-aide over the results of the '06 election. Dobson declares that the Republicans lost because they did not push harder for the Marriage Amendment and other wedge issues. It takes a while for the many American voters to realize what the real issues are and what ones are just pathetic straw men. But the Straw Men themselves never get it.


At November 12, 2006, Blogger Causal said...

And with unconstitutional Presidential Signing Statements, veto power, and the power of Comander in Chief at his disposal, how do you think Congress is going to get ANYTHING accomplished without first impeaching Bush?

And if your tire blows while you're driving, do you stop to fix it? Or do you continue driving on your rim because to stop would take too much time.

People think things are better because we improved the make-up of our law-making body (Congress). But the whole point is that Bush is BREAKING LAWS. So, it doesn't matter how many laws they pass if they don't serve ther OVERSIGHT duty (they swore to defend the Constitution) by impeaching.

2/3rds vote in the Senate to Impeach will happen once the evidence gets aired on CSPAN during the trial.

All we need is for a few Republican Congress members to realize that tying their political future to Bush reduces their chances of getting elected. Remember, one way or another, Bush is gone by 2009— but members of Congress may retain their offices beyond that date. Bush's poll numbers are extremely low, and most Americans support impeachment. This is a bipartisan movement. This means that if we make the pressure unbearable for Members of Congress, they'll turn on him to keep their own seats (like they did with Nixon). It's already starting to happen.

And even if we only impeach, and the Senate fails to do their duty and remove him from office. It will only implicate the Senators who fail to do their sworn Constitutional duty.
Impeach Bush Yourself...

At November 12, 2006, Blogger yelling_at_the_radio said...

Even though I have driven on a flat tire before, I can say that I do agree with you. I gladly anticipate that Congress will investigate every crime Bush has committed. My fear is that it it will not be a bypartisan effort and the prosedure will take too long, making the Democrates incapable of making any progress. However, as you have pointed out, it is best to do what is right rather than what is more comfortable. I hope you are correct.


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