Monday, June 19, 2006

Anna Eshoo Draws the Line At Impeachment

I recently wrote a letter to Anna Eshoo asking her to support impeachment proceedings against President Bush. Here's the feeble response she sent me:
Dear Ms. Spreen, Thank you for contacting me about impeachment. I have heard from many constituents who support impeachment of the President, however, I don't believe it is something to be taken lightly. As a practical matter, the Republican Party controls both the House and the Senate and therefore articles of impeachment against President Bush will go absolutely nowhere. I lived through an impeachment process and it tears the country apart. I believe this President's policies should be and will be impeached at the polls.

Anna G. Eshoo
Member of Congress
Okay. So the gist is this: the Democrats don't have any power and probably won't any power any time soon (ie. forget about the mid-term elections, we are so screwed). Sure, back in 1998 Trent Lott and Joe Lieberman were pushing to have Bill Clinton censured, and the Republicans in Congress thought "hey, we can't let the guy off that easy, he got a blow job for Christsakes." A blow job people. The Republicans wanted to impeach Clinton for getting a blow job. Well, for lying about getting a blow job. In the post 9/11 world, things are different. The President can openly lie to Congress and the Amercian people, and there's not one little old thing we can do about it. It's like President Bush said, "The Constitution is just a goddamned piece of paper." Thank you. Kiss off, Ms. Spreen. Oh, wait, if you guys want Bush out of office so bad, "impeach him" at the polls.

Now Anna, you're just being coy. We've seen how effective "impeaching him" at the polls has been - I mean, this President lost the 2000 election by over 500,000 votes and the 2004 election is also suspect. Maybe it was those groovy voting machines financed by the families of Howard Ahmanson and Nelson Baker Hunt (of the Chalcedon Foundation).

Oh. And in case you haven't noticed. This country is already torn apart by the Iraq War which Congress so generously gave the President a blank check to execute.

Of course, Anna's just towing the line set by Nancy Pelosi who announced that Democrats won't be pursuing impeachment. Mostly, because there's fifteen seats up for grabs in the mid-terms and the dems don't want to bolster Republican fundraising efforts by going after Bush. Lame-ass democrats.

Maybe Codepink has it right. Indict the bastard.

1 comment:

Causal said...

Impeach Bush yourself! This is much more than just a petition.

There's a little known and rarely used clause of the in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

That's where we come in. In addition to the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.

You can initiate the impeachment process yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in.

More information on the precedent for submitting an impeachment
memorial, and the House Rules on this procedure, can also be found at
the above address.

If you have any doubts that Bush has committed crimes warranting
impeachment, read this page:

If you're concerned that impeachment might not be the best strategy
at this point, read the bottom of this page:

"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
Bush, June 18, 2002

"War is Peace"
Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984