I believe the Democrats are days, hours, or maybe even minutes away from losing the next presidential election.
Very soon a Republican is going to enter articles of impeachment against Bush and Cheney and other Republicans are going to jump on the band wagon before the Democrats understand what has happened to them. Republicans no longer need Bush and Cheney. These guys couldn't have done a better job while appearing totally incompetent.
They've accomplished so much: The Constitution has been defanged of civil protections, Iraq's Oil has been converted to US control, the treasury has been wiped clean (allowing unwanted social programs now to be put to rest), tax legislation to benefit the rich is working as planned.
All the ill feeling that was engendered along the way resides with the guys in the White House. All that needs to be done is to dump them and whoever does it will win the next election. The Democrats are too afraid to do it. The Republicans know which side of their bread is buttered.
Some people say there have been no polls dealing with impeachment, but there have been polls. They just haven't been published. When the numbers are right--and they are probably right on target as I speak--Bush and his gang will be thrown overboard.
Bush and Cheney will retire in comfort with the quiet praise of their party. They will be pardoned by the next Republican President so that neither one will pay a price for their treason, and Republicans will continue their march. The public will be left believing that it was Republicans who saved us all from disaster. After all, they protected the homeland from any additional terrorist attacks; they saved us from the economic ravages that might have resulted had we run out of oil, for with Iraq under our control we won't run out of oil anytime soon. And they threw out the incompetents when it finally became clear that the White House was leading us astray.
Not a bad perspective if your a Republican.
Anyone want to place a bet?