Bell Curve The Law Talking Guy Raised by Republicans U.S. West
Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

USA to GOP: Eat Macaca

Although the vote totals are close in Virginia and Montana, the outcome is not in doubt. Only three precincts altogether have not reported in. Democrats have won both the House and the Senate.

George W. Bush and the Republicans are in shock. They have believed that Jesus guaranteed them the right to run the country however they want, without shame, guilt, or responsibility. They were smug that a cowardly, ignorant, and docile public would do whatever they say out of fear of terrorism. They thought they could fix this election, like they did the last two (and in Tennessee), with dirty tricks. They are now waking up to the fruits of their irresponsible behavior.

I'm not going to moderate my words at all now. I don't just want justice. I want revenge. Impeach Rumsfeld. Bury this administration in subpoenas. Hold hearing after hearing on the lies about getting into Iraq. Hold hearings on the coverups of 9/11. Hold hearings on the profiteering and no-bid contracts of Halliburton in Iraq. Hold hearings on why this president won't go after Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Investigate the Abramoff bribery for real. Hold hearings on abuses under the so-called Patriot Act. Refuse to fund the "military commissions" act. Drag these assholes through the mud. This president is a lame duck. Let's show them that Democrats know how to hunt too, and -unlike Cheney - we don't hit our friends in the face.

Happy Hunting, America! Let's clean house.


Anonymous said...

Rumsfeld impeaches self.

Well Rummy is history, Bush is an utter lame duck. Unbelievably, the Senate is probably ours. I agree. The Dem's should simply take over the government. Investigate every last contract, every last immunity, every last detail about 9/11, Iraq, Cheney and the Energy meetings. Everything short of impeachment. Lay them bare. Radically shift the Iraq policy. Refuse confirmation of any Secretary of Defense that does not acknowldege, publicly, the mistake of the invasion, the reality of the situation on the ground.

Congress is a full bower of the government: a fully co-equal branch and they should break every bone in Bush's flabby governing body. He has no skills, no political talent in terms of negotiating with opposing forces. Make him work for every spending bill, every nickel and dime. Push him around. Refuse anything that he wants that's beyond the minimum. Let's just see what kind of President he is.

The truth is, the Bush Presidency ended last night. He is just an occupant of a nice mansion on Penn. avenue. Yes, he is still a powerful constitutional officer but, to quote Richard Neustadt, the power of a President is the power of persuasion. He has no skills in that regard.

Drop the hammer. Run them into the buzzsaw, investigate every last detail: why we went to war, what the President did on 9/11 for seven minutes, why the Bin Ladens flew, why we lost Bin Laden himself, why we are losing in Afghanistan, what is happening with Al Qaeda and why we aren't fighting them.

The Acting President 

// posted by The Acting President

Anonymous said...

Speaking of cleaning house, LTG, I wouldn't mind dumping some resources into the runoff in LA-02 to make sure Jefferson doesn't get re-elected. I know he's a Democrat, but corruption is corruption.

Am I alone on this? 

// posted by Bell Curve

Anonymous said...

I agree with all that's being said here save one thing: Congress is not "co-equal." By design and the intent of the founders, Congress is the paramount branch of government.

Clean house indeed! And let's find out where California's $30 billion went and why the Bush administration refused to conduct a timely and exhaustive anti-trust investigation regarding the "power shortages" in that state!

Speaking of missing billions. Where is all that missing money in Iraq? $9 billion was it? Check Cheney's matress! 

// posted by RBR

Anonymous said...

Current update:
Senate will be 49-2-49 (Dems with 51 - Webb will win)
House should end up as 230 D, 203 R, and two (TX23 and LA2) for later runoffs.  

// posted by LTG

Anonymous said...

I am reminded of the remark by Bob Hertzberg (D), CA Assembly Speaker in 2000 when redistricting began. He was asked if he would be fair. His response: "The Republicans screwed us in 1990. We're going to screw them now. That's fair." Yep. Halliburton will make Whitewater look like a walk in the park. 

// posted by LTG

Anonymous said...

Since Rummy is out...
Take a moment, and help convince Nancy Pelosi to Impeach..

The day the nation demands impeachment is upon us. Sacks and sacks of mail are about to arrive in Nancy Pelosi's office initiating impeachment via the House of Representative's own rules. This legal document is as binding as if a State or if the House itself passed the impeachment resolution (H.R. 635).

There's a little known and rarely used clause of the "Jefferson Manual" 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 a House Resolution (635), or 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 and simultaneously help to convince Pelosi to follow through with the process. Do-It-Yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in. Be a part of history.   

// posted by Jodin

Anonymous said...

After five solid years of thinking that this country is going to hell in a handbasket, I am elated. The joy has been slowly building, like that pile of papers on my desk, but I'm ready to start running around the house waving my arms in the air, shouting, "Wheeeee! Wheeee! Bring on the investigatrixes! The supeonii! We'll see the Constitution again! Wheeee!"

-Seventh Sister 

// posted by Anonymous

Anonymous said...

One thing about the truth, it always comes out.


// posted by USWest

Anonymous said...

We've said this before but it's worth repeating. Impeachment might not be a good use of political capital here. I'd much rather they stick their neck out to roll back the Military Commission's Act.

The Democratic mandate is for rigorous oversight but I don't think they have a mandate for "payback." Pelosi's comments about not being out for revenge are encouraging!

Of course if in the process of investigating something there is a smoking gun implicating Bush in something shocking, I say we get him.


// posted by RBR