Monday, January 28, 2008

Why Bush laughs

George Bush is comfortable enough to crack hilarious jokes concerning his illegal war and the dismantling of our democracy. His humor is legendary, and his audiences roll in the aisles at his wit, laughing uproariously while he make light of the very things for which he should be impeached.

These will serve as examples: one new, and one older (video). Be sure to check out the link to the Alfalfa Club (can we join?). And for more on paper shredding, see this.

Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman wrote an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer (1/27/08), laying out (again) the reasons why Bush and Cheney should be impeached, and dismantles all of the reasons given why it isn't practical. Nothing new there, except it's a useful summary of things we already know.

Congressmen Dennis Kucinich and Robert Wexler have been laboring mightily to bring an impeachment resolution on Cheney to the House floor, but will never succeed because Nancy Pelosi, for reasons she will never tell, has steadfastly refused to allow it. I would love to know what kind of Faustian bargain she struck. Kucinich is also planning to introduce an impeachment resolution against Bush prior to his last State of the Union address, which will also go nowhere. Not only Pelosi, but other Democrats like Jerrold Nadler are blocking the efforts of Wexler and Kucinich.

Despite the clear evidence of numerous impeachable offenses, despite innumerable hearings in the House and Senate and lies and stonewalling at every turn, despite threats of contempt citations, nothing happens. It's all theater, and the decision to do nothing was made long ago in a place far away from the instructions in our Constitution and the will of the American people. It's so bad that it's pointless to worry about any more damned hearings. I guarantee you nothing will come of them.

So Bush laughs and jokes contentedly in full knowledge that he has a free pass. Neither he nor Cheney will ever be called to account for their treasonous acts.

And so the Bush starship "Illegal Enterprise" goes where no man in America has gone before--into a bankrupt country with no freedoms and citizen slaves--manned by helpful Democrats enjoying the ride.

Government for the people? No, definitely not.


ChuckZlatkin said...

People in Nadler's district have started to show how deep popular support is for impeachment. Please visit the site.

JohnDWoodSr said...

Chuck--Thanks for the link. I went there and signed the petition, even though I live in Ohio, and hereby request that all readers do the same.
Keep up the effort!