Monday, December 10, 2007

Time is ripe for impeachment

By Libby

Avedon is collecting arguments for impeachment and these two were especially good. BTC News rightly notes that the Democratic party will not save us.

The refusal by Democrats in Congress to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney represents a monumental political and public diplomacy failure, trumping even their inability to offer more than half-assed opposition to the continuing occupation of Iraq. Michelle Obama recently said that “the world will look at America differently” if her husband is elected president; maybe so, for a few minutes, but then the world will tire of gazing upon Obama’s chocolately goodness and start looking again at our behavior. If we want to change the perception of this country then we need to reject the actions that shaped the perception and at least make an attempt to hold the perpetrators accountable, a duty that Obama and most of the other candidates, like their lily-livered colleagues among the Congressional leadership, regularly shirk.

And Ruth has a list of reasons, takes a head count of those who agree and asks:

What does it take to make the call for impeachment overwhelming?

The recognition of this occupied White House's criminal character does not seem to be enough for our elected officials who are charged with the job to feel pressured actually to do their job.

May I ask you all to call your representatives and tell them it's time to protect our country. If we don't do it now, it can become too late.

But it's not too late yet. In fact it's the perfect time. The events of the last few days have shown us that Congress is suffering from a bi-partisan rot. Our 'leadership' in their over-inflated sense of entitlement have forgotten who they work for. Us.

I mean, who the hell told Pelosi and Reid to take impeachment off the table? I didn't call them up. Did you? Practically all they've done since they came into power is pass a bunch of dunderheaded legislation that further perpetrates the neo-con agenda. I keep thinking about how it only took six months to impeach Nixon. Better they spend the next six months conducting hearings than passing any more stupid Acts. And it would keep the White House busy too.

I don't see a down side. I say we all drop a line to our Congresslizards in the House and the Senate and tell them all we want for Christmas is an impeachment. What do we have to lose?

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