Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Making A Mockery Of Impeachment

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has introduced thirty-five articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush with just a little more than seven months left in his second term and at a time our country is at war in Iraq and Afghanistan. The House tonight is debating whether to refer the impeachment resolution to the House Judiciary Committee for further action. Kucinich is considered one of the worst mayors in American history. As Cleveland's mayor in the 1970s, he narrowly escaped a recall vote by a few hundred votes. Voters wisely tossed him out after one term. The thrice-married Kucinich has never been able to hold down a stable job in the private sector but has managed to make a career out of being a professional politician. Political grandstanding for partisan advantage, the interests of the country be damned, seems to be his forte.

Now, if you want to discuss a serious need for the impeachment of a public official, look next door in Illinois. House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, has prepared and distributed talking points to fellow Democratic lawmakers on beginning impeachment proceedings against Gov. Rod Blagojevich, another Chicago Democrat and close political friend of Sen. Barack Obama. Here's essentially what Madigan is telling his colleagues:

  • After the conviction of Obama pal Tony Rezko, it is no longer theoretical that Blagojevich's administration may be a criminal enterprise--it's proven.
  • Blagojevich has repeatedly violated his oath of office by operating outside the Illinois constitution and statutory law.
  • His legal problems have become too big of a distraction and have led him to hide from the public, acting like an absentee governor.

Take note you Obama fanatics of all this talk about change. Speaker Madigan provides his fellow Democrats this blunt assessment of Blagojevich:

Rod Blagojevich ran as a reformer. In his early days as governor and as a candidate, he would appear behind banners with the slogan "Reform & Renewal" plastered across them. We have had an individual, Ali Atta, plead guilty and testify at trial, under oath, that the governor was in the room when he presented a check for $25,000 to Tony Rezko and a discussion about what jobs donors should get took place.

Speaker Madigan is directing his comments to Blagojevich, but you could just as easily insert the name of Barack Obama. No other man has played as great a role in Obama's life after he left law school and returned to Chicago than Tony Rezko. From offering him his first job and providing legal work for him to spending more time with him, raising more money for his political campaigns and aiding financially in the purchase of his home. If we are to believe Obama's relationship with Rezko was any different than Rezko's relationship with Blagojevich, then we should all believe in the tooth fairy as well.


Eclecticvibe said...

Wow. The attack on Kucinich seems a bit over the top. Thrice married, for shame! Kucinich won over 50% of the vote, though the Democratic Party provided him with several primary challengers, claiming that his Presidential bid took away from time he should be spending on his congressional district. It's obvious that his district in solidly behind him. Kudos to Dennis for being brave enough to deny Pelosi and bring these impeachment charges!

Sir Hailstone said...

I'm watching the poor Clerk read this Moonbat Manifesto into the House record. Yeesh!!!

Chris Worden said...

Easy. You're going to herniate yourself trying to find something on Obama that isn't there. I'll put my money where my mouth is. Will you? I've got $100 that says during the Obama presidency, he is never charged with anything criminal. I can't say at any time in his life because at some point, I'll want my money.

OR, if you'd rather, I'll wager the $100 that there's no Michelle Obama videotape of her "railing against Whitey." (As for somebody's suggestion that she was probably saying "Why'd he," that will be easy enough to figure out by the inflection, would you think?)

Let me know.

Sir Hailstone said...

On second thought, Go on Democrats of the House Judiciary Committee ... go ahead and take up the K00k's resolution. You'll be the laughing stock of government. Go ahead and try to run an impeachment in the midst of an election. You'll become the biggest fools ever elected and you'll find yourselves tossed out in November.

Interesting to note in the Congressional Record - the Speaker Pro Tem when Kucinich read his manifesto on Monday Night - was Keith Ellison.

Gary R. Welsh said...

That's a pretty safe bet for you, Chris. Point A, When has a president ever been charged with a crime? I offer Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon, respectively, as Exhibit A. And your escape clause, "why'd he", has all your bases covered.

Anonymous said...

Kucinich did the right thing. I would vote to impeach Bush. As for Obama, I don't believe he has been charged with anything. Indeed, I don't even believe there is an open investigation on this issue. Face it, no criminal connection. When are you going to learn that the criminal acts of another cannot be imputed to another person?

Concerned Taxpayer said...

I guess it would depend upon how "why'd he" is used in the sentences, huh?

Or was she talking in Ebonics?

Anonymous said...

Still have not heard that audio, and my guess is neither have you.

artfuggins said...

My only regret is that Kucinich did not start impeachment proceedings years ago. It has been evident for that long that this has been a very corrupt administration. As for the "poor" clerk having to read the entire bill, the Dems waived reading which is a normal procedure and the GOP insisted that every word be read. So when you said "poor clerk" Blame the republicans. Also dont think that you bigoted comment re: Keith Ellison went unnoticed. No need to comment other than I would expect it from you and that while he has only been in Congress for a short period of time, he has been a hard worker and a good representative for the people who elected him with 70+% of the vote.

Sir Hailstone said...

"Also dont think that you bigoted comment re: Keith Ellison went unnoticed. No need to comment other than I would expect it from you"

So, by your logic, pointing out Speaker Pelosi at the Gavel is sexist and Barney Frank at the Gavel is homophobic. I see.

Someone commented on Hoosier Access made the comment pointing out Mr. Ellison's turn at the Gavel but thanks for your biased opinion anyway Wilson.