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.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.
Anna G. Eshoo Member of Congress
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.