One of the recent columns contained a one-liner about the conservative talk show hosts using Barak Obama's Inauguration speech as the basis for an impeachment move. Unfortunately our estimation of the Republicans spirit of bi-partisan cooperation was overly optimistic. In one of his latest essays, Alan, over at Just Above Sunset says that "And of course there is already a movement being organized to impeach President Obama--that will be in place, staffed and funded, come January, if he wins." He linked to an article urging an impeachment reception:
It seems that unquestioning allegiance to the Commander-in-chief and patriotic pride and all that are only necessary when there is a Republican President in office.
One of their objections is that (they say) he wasn't born in Hawaii . Oddly enough, John McCain was not born in the USA , but that's OK with them via an exemption clause. In 2000, when the Republicans boated of an all Texas ticket, it was noted that the Constitution expressly forbids a ticket from one state, and then suddenly Dick Chaney was from Wyoming .
Republicans are sticklers for adhering to their rules . . . when it concerns Democrats, but when Republicans are involved suddenly the attitude is: "There are exceptions to every rule."
When it comes to Impeachments, Clinton (Republicans were sure) deserved one and they are getting ready for a drive to impeach President Obama, but George W. Bush didn't know that there were no WMD's so he gets an impeachment-pass.
When this columnist is hypercritical of the electronic voting machines, a long time pal, now living in Germany , scoffs and says that the columnist should back his contentions with proof. All the news stories that are noted on the Brad Blog are not conclusive because they lack evidence, which is missing because the electronic voting machines were specifically designed to omit a paper trail.
It's OK, for Bush to surmise that WMD's are in Iraq based on cherry picked evidence, but overwhelming circumstantial evidence about electronic voting machines is insufficient and inconclusive for Republicans.
Bush's reckless fact checking cost American lives, but concern about Republicans stealing another election is unpatriotic without conclusive proof.
Back in the day, IBM's motto "Think" was ubiquitous. These days a rock band's advice is more prevalent: "Obey!"
Members of the Bush administration (apparently) think that they can tell the Sunni and Shi-ites to get along, but that such a "kumbaya" attitude isn't necessary when it comes to the Republicans dealing with a Democratic President.
The Bush administration has shown signs of believing that they just have to wave a magic wand to get the Israelis and the Arabs to make peace, but that they can greet a Democratic President with an Impeachment movement already in place.
After reading the item cited in the first paragraph, a Google search turned up links for "Impeach Obama" T-shirts, bumper stickers, and web sites. Some may have advocated impeaching him from his office as Senator, but it's the overall tone that Republicans have regarding the "now that the tables are turned" type of situation.
War crimes? Fagedaboudit! If, however, a Democrat becomes President, they want an Impeachment movement in place. Is that a bit of an incomprehensible contradiction? Only for the Democrats because the Republicans know that a great political strategist (in his book titled "Mein Kampf") warned that one should never admit a possibility that the other side might be right. So, the Republicans knowing that the Democrats are wrong have no qualms about preparing to meet a new President with an Impeachment campaign.
You think Rush, Sean, and Bill O'Reilly won't go along with such a complete reversal of "support the President" ideology?
Democrats have not been very enthusiastic about impeaching President Bush, but the Republicans seem to have no reservations about impeaching any Democrat who lands in the White House.
Democrats endorse the "every vote counts" philosophy, but the Republicans like to remove as many Democrats from the voting roles as possible. They call it "cadging." Cute, huh?