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Thursday, June 19, 2008

George W. Bush IMPEACHED!!!

OK, I’m jumping the gun a little bit here. But an important historic step has been taken by the House of Representatives, and there hasn’t been a peep out of the mainstream “media.” Zilch. Nada. Zip point shit.

The House has voted 251 to 166 to refer Dennis Kucinich’s impeachment resolution (H. Res. 1258) to the House Judiciary Committee. Here is a Google News link to the latest updates. It’s pretty skimpy.

This resolution might languish forever in the Judiciary Committee; but Kucinich has insisted that he’ll keep pressuring the House to act on it.

In any case, if the House votes to impeach Bush, the Senate is almost certain to acquit him (as was the case with Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson). But still…Even if this impeachment resolution never gets anywhere, history has been made. George W. Bush is only the third U.S. president to go this far toward being impeached. That’s an elite group he’s joined.

Hey, Dumbya has finally — finally, after all these pathetic years! — outshone his daddy at something.

Shouldn’t this qualify as NEWS??? George W. Bush has become only the third president to have a House committee weighing an impeachment resolution against him. And all the “media” talks about is Jamie Lynn Spears, Amy Winehouse, Victoria’s Secret getting sued over a defective thong…

No wonder the world laughs at us.

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21 Comments:

Anonymous Cyrus said...

Dennis Kucinich is my hero!

June 19, 2008 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Cyrus: Mine too. Even if impeachment doesn't suceed, he'll be the unsung hero who tried to make it happen.

June 19, 2008 at 8:16 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Kucinich is one of the best. He's got spunk, determination and heart. And of course he's right about Bush deserving to get the boot. Bush has been impeachment bait since his second year in office.

Unfortunately, the reason Kucinich's effort and the referral to the Judiciary Committee hasn't generated more news is because it was understood from before Kucinich exercised member privilege to put forth his charges that it would go nowhere. The committee probably won't discuss it, hold hearings on it or anything else.

Why? Probably for several reasons. First, the memory of an impeachment backfiring is fresh in mind. Congressional Democrats want to add seats, not lose them. I'm sure Senate Dems are desperate to win a veto-proof majority. They're probably even more anxious to dump DINO Joe Lieberman out of his catbird seat.

Then there's the chance an impeachment might tip the presidential election the wrong way.

Put it all together and I can't blame them. However, I wouldn't mind seeing Bush, Cheney and the rest thoroughly investigated by the next Congress. If impeachable offenses can be proven, Congress could pass a censure measure, even after the dirty duo is out of office. It would be an unprecedented stain on their reputations and legacies.

June 19, 2008 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

Tom,

I guess I am a nut....,but this only brings fear to me. I think that Dubya facing a real threat, depending on how far this goes will simply engage a false flag Nuke in OUR country, in the Iraqi Green Zone, or Possibly finally sink the USS Kitty Hawk. It's only a year away from being sunk into retirement, yet now on the frontline with Iran.. I am scared. Though, I love Kucinich. As some guy once said:"It is better to die on your feet, than to live on your knees". I just wish it wasn't this time. Hopefully Bush will just run to his 100,000+ acre ranch in War Crime Treaty Free Paraguay. I just don't think the crazy bastard, or those that control him will have him do that....One thing we can all agree on:

Peace and Freedom

June 19, 2008 at 11:43 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW, AHB: Good points. I can certainly see the arguments against impeachment at this late date, as well as being euphoric that somebody finally has the 'nads to keep pushing for it.

I can't tell if it's a good political move or not. It might make everything more difficult for Bush and McCain. But then again, like both of you guys are saying, it could cause the Bush Cabal to get even more desperate than they've ever been. And that could get mighty ugly; worse than anything any American has ever dreamed of. All those cliches about how dangerous a cornered animal can be -- imagine the Bush Crime Family if their 90-year legacy is being threatened. Don't even think about it.

So...your guess is as good as mine.

June 20, 2008 at 1:06 AM  
Blogger Ricardo said...

News has become fluffy for sure. I heard about this on NPR. Other than that, I haven't heard a thing. I agree that it will likely go nowhere but at least Dennis is fighting the good fight. I'm open to inspecting the thongs on the Victoria's Secret models before they do their photo shoots. For the sake of decency and safety of course.

June 20, 2008 at 5:23 AM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

I'll be posting soon on around 4 states including Oklahoma that are in the process of seccession from the Union. I guess they may get the fall out, but don't want any direct hits on their people.

June 20, 2008 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

What's this about a defective thong?

I'm not sure I buy the thing that this will harm them in November. It won't go anywhere because a majority of the Dems know they're accessories to the crimes of the past eight years.

I sure hope an Obama administration doesn't try the whole 'we need to move forward' crap. What we need to do is to make it VERY costly to be a neo-fascist bastard. Because these fuckers WILL rear their lunatic heads in the future.

June 20, 2008 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Ricardo: Yeah, NPR would probably cover it. I read about it on another blog post, and I was just blown away; by the news itself and the fact that the mainstream "news" sites didn't mention anything about it.

I'd guess that dream job you're talking about has millions of applicants :)

AHB: That sounds interesting. And believable too; that's the scary part. I'll check out your post.

Randal: I can't tell whether impeaching Bush would be a good political move or not. But I was sure the Republicans were committing political suicide when they impeached Clinton, and that didn't turn out to be the case.

But this gang needs to pay for their crimes, whether it's through impeachment or through investigations and trials after the next administration takes over. If the Bush-Cheney gang is allowed to just go waltzing off into a cozy retirement, it'll just encourage future presidents to try the same thing.

June 20, 2008 at 10:48 AM  
OpenID virgomonkey said...

Fuck Yeah! This is great news! This post has totally made my day!!!!

June 20, 2008 at 2:57 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

AHB, Paraguay is far enough away to suit me, if it could just assured that Bush would stay there.

ricardo, imagine the pain of getting laid off from that job, ahem.

randal, for better of worse, I expect the "'we need to move forward' crap" is in our future. No new adminitration wants to begin its term getting bogged down in waging political war with the previous one. Congress might well take the same approach.

There's a good case to be made for getting the facts and imposing consequences. But human and political nature being as they are, there's lot of "let's just move on" inertia is inevitable.

June 20, 2008 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Virgomonkey: Yup, great news indeed.

June 20, 2008 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

Considering the Iraqi Genome is ruined...scientifically known now. I think that the Iraqi's along with all that have had their babies, or what is left of them in their arms with tears streaming down like the mighty Mississippi, because of George Bush, and all others directly responsible be answerable to these people....How would they like it if the punishment extended to their families in turn with what they've done. I just don't see Darth Cheney Crying with his new grand baby...way to self involved..

Ricardo,

I want to be your assistant. I could help correct the panties, or other necessities!

Peace and Freedom

June 20, 2008 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

AHB: People like Bush and Cheney have caused such misery everywhere, and yet they're totally shielded from any consequences or payback. When somebody is as sheltered as the Bushes, it's easy to see the rest of the world as just pawns, or collateral damage, or something.

June 20, 2008 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

SWA, you're right in that a majority will probably want that, but sometimes the majority is wrong. Hell, 90% loved Chimpy at one point.

I don't believe anything will happen for precisely the reasons you stated, but it'd be nice if, for once, architects of evil would be given sentences like the typical pot dealer would at the bare minimum.

Now all we have to hope for is someone tossing a pie at Bush on his pop-up book tour.

June 21, 2008 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

I'm glad Kucinich has done this but also think it's probably true that the Democrats are wise not to pursue it in an election year, especially when their candidate is running on an idea of non-partisan politics. If something could happen to them after the election to punish them, however, that would be ideal.

June 21, 2008 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mauigirl: It's hard to know which to prefer. I don't know whether impeachment proceedings would be more damaging to McCain or Obama.

Like you said, maybe the ideal thing would be to have the Bush clan prosecuted after the election.

June 21, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

That really IS an elite group! That means Bush is a real "elitist"!

I'm with the Girl from Maui on this one. Don't raise impeachment as an issue during the campaign! The Republicans would pounce on the Dems for doing it, and I think it would backfire. Yes, as long as there is a way to punish the leaders of the current administration after they are out of office, it's fine enough with me.

But kudos to Kucinich for having the guts to persevere in the face of fellow party members who seem to refuse to acknowledge we have a problem in the White House...

June 21, 2008 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: Yes, I'm beginning to lean against impeachment for the reasons given by you and Mauigirl. It's the right and ethical thing to do, but it would backfire. Republicans were able to impeach Clinton and still win the next election; but Democrats don't have the shrewdness or group discipline to pull that off.

Republicans would spin the hell out of a Democratic impeachment, and the Democrats would sit by helplessly and lose the election.

June 22, 2008 at 12:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't remember if I saw it on TV or heard it on the radio.

But someone said that the reason why the democrats wont pursue impeachment is because the Bush administration can prove that key Democrats in Congress were briefed prior to the war, more then they will admit and contrary to what they have been saying.

Erik

June 22, 2008 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: I wouldn't doubt that a bit. Both parties are up to their necks in all the corruption and powertripping. That's probably the same reason the Democrats keep voting to give Bush everything he wants. Bush, or his puppetmasters anyway, knows where all the skeletons are, and they all have them.

"Vote for more Iraq war funding and your wife won't see these pictures," or something like that.

June 22, 2008 at 9:30 PM  

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