During an interview on "The View," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed Joy Behar’s question about why she is refusing to hold impeachment hearings by saying “If somebody had a crime that the president had committed, that would be a different story.“ (Newsbusters)
Pelosi’s blatant disregard for the rule of law when it comes to this administration has been evident from day one. When she first took our constitutional provision of impeachment “off the table,“ she effectively re-wrote the Constitution to suit her own personal agenda. She gave away the only tool to hold the president in check. The founders of this once great nation knew that, without this important restraint, any president could seek an imperial level of control that even King George himself didn’t have. And Pelsoi gave that oversight away.
Or should we say, she sold it.
One-and-a-half years ago, when the call for impeachment really took off, Nancy Pelosi argued that they had to “build the case” so that it was clear to the American people that it wasn’t a partisan attack. One year ago she claimed they “didn’t have the votes.“ Six months ago she claimed there “wasn’t enough time.“ And now, remarkably, Nancy Pelosi, leader of the Democratic Party in the House, is further covering up for the rogue presidency of George W. Bush by claiming on a national television show that Bush and Cheney haven’t committed any crimes.
This just days after some 12 people came before the House Judiciary Committee and brilliantly testified to the numerous obvious crimes committed by the Bush administration.
Pelosi made this remarkable comment because she knows that very few people actually watched the CSPAN coverage of the “non-impeachment” hearing and certainly not that many people watch "The View." So, she was able to misinform millions of "The View’s" audience without regard for the small percentage that would see through her propaganda.
And that is the point; as long as they can keep the majority of Americans in the dark for just a little while longer, then they can ride out the call to investigate this criminal administration, wait for time to pass and people to forget the facts as they re-write the history, and prepare for the next imperial presidency that will again be unincumbered by the rule of law.
Because that is the end result, people. That is why she took impeachment off the table; from the very beginning she was protecting the 1%ers that this criminal administration serves.
She is not the leader of the Opposition Party, but rather, she is a co-conspirator of the most criminal administration in the history of this nation.
She will argue, if pushed enough, that she is attempting to protect the democratic leadership in congress as well as Obama’s shot at the White House by making the republicans in the Senate “own this war." But that is a smokescreen that a 10-year-old can see through. The design of that talking point is to keep liberals and progressive democrats from talking about, writing about, or working for impeachment.
And it has worked.
Many “progressive” sites have banned discussion of impeachment for more than a year because they felt it would reduce their candidates' chances for election in the fall. This has become a guiding principle for some democrats, that has been consciously intertwined with their feverish desire to see Obama in the White House in 2009.
What these well meaning progressives don’t see is that the people who really run this country are using their heartfelt “hope for change” as a leash to keep them tethered, obedient, and silent.
But Speaker Pelosi knows what the “Help America Vote Act” did. She knows what the republicans are doing to the voter registration rolls throughout the south. And she knows damn well what all the hype over Iran is about.
The HAV act placed thousands of unverifiable, privately operated electronic voting machines throughout the country since its inception. Greg Palast just did another expose into massive voter registration purges of mainly Black and Latino voters in key districts. And we will be involved in a war with Iran before the next election, and that will serve to help sell the reason why the “American War Hero” John McCain pulled off the stunning upset of 2008.