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Thursday, February 09, 2006

This somehow makes sense!



Does George Bush deserve to be impeached?

Absolutely.

So should Democrats rally around nascent efforts to impeach the president?

Absolutely not!

Many have convincingly laid out the case that Bush has repeatedly violated the law and overstepped his constitutional authority -- lying to Congress in the run up to the war, over the torture scandals, and especially by doing an end run around FISA with his warrantless wiretapping program.

Nevertheless, a push to impeach would be nothing but a huge -- and pointless -- distraction.

A majority of Americans believe that if Bush "wiretapped American citizens without the approval of a judge... Congress should consider holding him accountable through impeachment." And most favor impeachment if the president lied about Iraq.

But the House is controlled by the GOP and the votes are simply not there to impeach. Instead, the effort would just take up precious oxygen, energy, and passion better used demonstrating to the American public that the president and his party have made us less safe as a country.

This is the case Democrats need to be making: Bush's imperial adventure in Iraq has had devastating consequences on the real battle at hand -- keeping us safe and secure. The evidence is everywhere.

And let's dream for a second that Bush got impeached. Would you really be kicking up your heels at the inauguration of President Cheney?

Election Day 2006 is just eight months away. The best way to hold President Bush accountable for abusing his power is to vote his fellow Republicans out of office and give control of Congress (including the Judiciary Committee) back to the Democrats.

We need to do everything in our power to make that happen. Maybe then we can talk about impeachment.


Excerpts: Arianna Huffington
The Huffington Post

3 comments:

HAIRYBEARS said...

JUST TO SAY:
- HELLO !!!!

cats said...

here here! i'm with you.

Hypoxic said...

I do love Arianna!

She's right, of course.

We really need to get out the vote in November and take at least one house of Congress. We can do it if we work our butts off.