Kucinich comes down to earth; offers Bush Impeachment Resolution

Rick Moran
Lefty blogs are beside themselves with joy this morning because Congressman Dennis Kucinich has beamed down from his spaceship long enough to offer resolutions of impeachment against President George Bush.

He's a little vague on the details but that never stops Kucinich:

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who introduced legislation last year to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney, is now aiming higher.

On the House floor this evening, the Ohio Democrat proposed impeaching President Bush. In language similar to that in the articles of impeachment he raised against Cheney, Kucinich sought support for a 35-count indictment charging Bush with misleading Congress and the American people into war with tales of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Democratic House leaders have opposed impeaching Bush or Cheney as an unhelpful distraction. They were nearly embarrassed last year when Republicans voted to take up Kucinich's effort against Cheney in order to force a debate; they are unlikely to let the matter get so far this time.

Bob Fertik, president of Democrats.com, one of the groups pushing for impeachment congratulated Kucinich on his "historic leadership."

"We've waited seven years to find one Member of Congress brave enough to stand up for our Constitution, for which generations of Americans have fought and died," Fertik said. "We are thrilled and honored that Dennis Kucinich has chosen to be that one genuine patriot."

I really, really hope the Republicans can get a debate on this resolution. For years, the left has been saying that Bush is a criminal, that he violated the Constitution, that he violated the law, that he has exceeded his powers, etc.

With a debate, the Democrats would have to put up or shut up. Since they know they have absolutely no chance of winning such a debate, they wish to cut it off before they embarass themselves.

You see, the Democrats don't really want to debate impeachment. They just want to be able to keep calling Bush a criminal - without supplying one shred of proof that would stand up in a court of law that he is. They want to be able to keep calling this program "illegal" or that one "unconstitutional" without having to argue the points rationally. They want to be able to continue their ridiculous name calling because it works - at least among their far left compatriots.

The White House has stopped trying to fight back against this narrative which is why I believe they deserve whatever they get. They left their supporters out to dry years ago which is why so many have abandoned them. Why defend people who are unwilling or incapable of defending themselves. In this respect, while Kucinich's pipe dream doesn't have a ghost of a chance, it will still resonate with many people.
 
 
Lefty blogs are beside themselves with joy this morning because Congressman Dennis Kucinich has beamed down from his spaceship long enough to offer resolutions of impeachment against President George Bush.

He's a little vague on the details but that never stops Kucinich:

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who introduced legislation last year to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney, is now aiming higher.

On the House floor this evening, the Ohio Democrat proposed impeaching President Bush. In language similar to that in the articles of impeachment he raised against Cheney, Kucinich sought support for a 35-count indictment charging Bush with misleading Congress and the American people into war with tales of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

Democratic House leaders have opposed impeaching Bush or Cheney as an unhelpful distraction. They were nearly embarrassed last year when Republicans voted to take up Kucinich's effort against Cheney in order to force a debate; they are unlikely to let the matter get so far this time.

Bob Fertik, president of Democrats.com, one of the groups pushing for impeachment congratulated Kucinich on his "historic leadership."

"We've waited seven years to find one Member of Congress brave enough to stand up for our Constitution, for which generations of Americans have fought and died," Fertik said. "We are thrilled and honored that Dennis Kucinich has chosen to be that one genuine patriot."

I really, really hope the Republicans can get a debate on this resolution. For years, the left has been saying that Bush is a criminal, that he violated the Constitution, that he violated the law, that he has exceeded his powers, etc.

With a debate, the Democrats would have to put up or shut up. Since they know they have absolutely no chance of winning such a debate, they wish to cut it off before they embarass themselves.

You see, the Democrats don't really want to debate impeachment. They just want to be able to keep calling Bush a criminal - without supplying one shred of proof that would stand up in a court of law that he is. They want to be able to keep calling this program "illegal" or that one "unconstitutional" without having to argue the points rationally. They want to be able to continue their ridiculous name calling because it works - at least among their far left compatriots.

The White House has stopped trying to fight back against this narrative which is why I believe they deserve whatever they get. They left their supporters out to dry years ago which is why so many have abandoned them. Why defend people who are unwilling or incapable of defending themselves. In this respect, while Kucinich's pipe dream doesn't have a ghost of a chance, it will still resonate with many people.