Saturday, December 15, 2007


Is this the same Republican Party that once spent 60 million dollars of our money investigating a 20 year old real estate deal ( and found nothing,) attempted to make an impeachable scandal out of firing a travel agent and actually did impeach a president for denying an act that was neither a crime nor connected to any charges against him?

Is this the Same United States of America that a generation ago ran a president out of office for interfering with a burglary investigation, that ran a vice president out of office for using his office for personal gain?

No it isn't. It's a country so terrified that men with beards will take over our country and lay waste to Festus, Missouri and Keokuk Iowa that we will allow the closest thing to a fascist leader we have ever had to tell the courts to ignore the destruction of evidence in open defiance of a court order. It's a country so insane with irrational and baseless fear that it's willing to do without the law and depend on the honesty of crooks and liars any time the president says BOO!

We're not obligated to obey the law, said the Bush administration to U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy last night, and you'd better not question anything we do either because your laws get in the way of our secret investigations. How much more clear can they make it that we are in such terrible danger that a dictatorship is the only solution and how much more clear can it be that the war on the courts waged by the Neocon insurgents has no other purpose than to allow them to rule unopposed?

Yes, impeachment will be difficult, since they can and will destroy any records or other evidence they like without even bothering to deny it as has been demonstrated, nor will they recognize the authority of any other branch of government to question them, but I fear that impeachment remains the only legal way to remove these pirates from office and I fear that even that may be too little and too late. No outside group of religious nuts will bring down the United States or do us serious damage. No foreign entity can conquer us or will be able to trade our freedom for tyranny. Only we can do that and we will do that unless the remaining support for this illegal government gives way to recognition that the only thing we have to fear is Bush and his lawless government.

Cross posted from The Reaction


Chris the Hippie said...

Interesting post!

Capt. Fogg said...

We live in interesting times

d.K. said...

I've lost hope in our government holding Bu$h accountable, for all the reasons you point out. It's not the same country that forced Agnew out.

That said, the international community is getting bolder, less beholden to the U.S. I think Bu$h could be confined to Crawford (which will mean fewer millions for delivering other people's speeches in his retirement) but still, he'll be a wanted outlaw. There's some satisfaction in believing that.

P.S. Good to see in a recent comment thread of yours that Cranky is still his irritated, curmudgeonly self :)

Anonymous said...

I have actually stopped posting some opinion pieces, especially on this subject, because you do it so much better than I could. Instead, I just refer people here.

I would be very surprised if any action is taken against Bush or Cheney. Kinda fits in with our thread at Jonolan on the worst leaders getting cushy exiles, right?

But I've mentioned before, and will again at the risk of the storm troopers getting to me (even here in Singapore). I think Bush could be the first president who is assassinated AFTER leaving office.

Capt. Fogg said...

I would comment on that, but I just can't seem to find my ten foot pole. . .