Give Us Impeachment!
By Robert A. Hahn Posted in Democrats — Comments (120) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
The Press-Democrat in the United States has so far not seen fit to report on this, but Senator John Kerry (D-Cambodia) has apparently taken the first steps toward mainstreaming the impeachment hysteria now overtaking the left side of the Internet.
Speaking to the editorial board at the hugely-influential Standard Times of New Bedford, Mass (link), Senator Kerry said of the so-called "Downing Street Memo" at the heart of the hysteria...
"When I go back (to Washington) on Monday, I am going to raise the issue," he said of the memo, which has not been disputed by either the British or American governments. "I think it's a stunning, unbelievably simple and understandable statement of the truth and a profoundly important document that raises stunning issues here at home. And it's amazing to me the way it escaped major media discussion. It's not being missed on the Internet, I can tell you that."
It is not strictly true that the memo has escaped notice by the major media. The Boston Globe, for example, on May 31 carried an op-ed piece by well-known leftist moonbat Ralph Nader, who titled his piece "The 'I' Word."
That Senator Kerry now feels compelled to defend his honor and reputation as a leftist moonbat in his home state is understandable. But there's no reason that the rest of us shouldn't know about it as well.
I will not seek here to dissect this memo, or attempt to divine its meaning. Suffice to say that this memo has acquired legendary status amongst cave-dwelling moonbats, who believe that they have acquired a "smoking gun" with which to smite the object of their displeasure, George W. Bush, and replace him in office with one of their heroes, the Honorable Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States.
In any subsequent comments, I would ask Red Staters to avoid being sucked into dialogs with itinerant blue meanies concerning whether this memo means what they say it means.
Let us instead concentrate on the political implications of a prominent Democratic Senator taking up this cudgel, and the prospect that he might be joined by other Democratic luminaries in taking their case to The People.
My own sense is that the public was pretty clear in their reaction to the Republicans' attempt to impeach William "Jefferson" Clinton. They didn't like it. The public views impeachment as a sort of political 'nuke' that is to be reserved for those once-in-a-century cases where we've caught somebody with his hand in the till. The Clinton case did not meet the public's high standard for an impeachment proceeding, and the notion that the Democrats have uncovered still more High Crimes and Misdemeanors in the very next Administration is going to go over like a lead balloon.
Since Republicans control the House by a fairly large margin, there is zero chance that we will see any Articles of Impeachment come out of this. Instead what we might get is a bunch of impotent Democrats, possibly assisted by the Press-Democrat itself, waving arms and howling at the Moon about how Bush needs to be impeached because a memo drafted by the British government uses the work "fixed."
It is potentially a Wonderful Thing that some loud and vociferous Democrats will jump off this cliff, drowning out whatever "message" the saner heads at Democrats Inc. are trying to get out, and positioning The Party as a bunch of silly, vindictive, moonbats.
So how can we assist them in this effort? What can we do to get John Conyers involved? How about Barbara Boxer? She seems like she would go for this. Heck, even Barney Frank might have to jump on the bandwagon just because he's from Massachusetts and needs to get his own moonbat ticket punched. Thoughts?