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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Impeachment

The hypocrisy of the American left is once again raising itself up for all to see, and of course, there is a disturbing amount of support for it.

I am talking, of course, about the ever more frequently voiced desire of the Democrats to impeach President Bush for listening in on phone calls that foreign terrorists have made to persons within the US, all done without warrants. While this might be considered a crime if the actual targets were Americans and not foreign enemies of the US who are bent on killing us all this view might have a leg to stand on, but considering what the program actually it is nothing more than the mad rantings of power hungry people who are bitter over the loss of the control they once had over the Union.

But why do I call it hypocrisy?

When Bill Clinton obstructed justice and committed perjury it was many of these same people who were making excuses for him and were calling the Republican effort to impeach him nothing but a bunch of grandstanding designed to make the President look bad. Well, Clinton sure didn’t need the Republicans to do that for him, he did it quite well himself. His was the most scandal-ridden presidency in a long time, if not of all time. Put simply, the Democrats readily supported a man who was a known criminal, as well as a man who allegedly committed fraud and rape. A man who was a known philanderer. A man who used the IRS to intimidate his opponents. A man who did so more, so much worse than authorizing a wiretapping program that targets foreign terrorists in an effort to keep them from killing us here at home.

The truly stupid thing is that if President Bush had never authorized this wiretapping program, and the terrorists successfully attacked us and killed a bunch of people again the way they did on 9/11, these same Democrats would be screaming that the President is incompetent because he did not go far enough to protect the American people, and he needs to be impeached for it. Don’t bother denying this point. Anyone with even the most passing knowledge of politics knows this is true.

So I see a horde of liberals frothing at the mouth looking for any excuse to try to destroy a remarkably successful, though overly secretive President. It seems like the ones in the know are terrified that President Bush will get credit for the good things he has done rather than a Democrat who follows after him. What’s worse (for them) is the possibility that if they don’t do everything in their power to make America tired of Republican leadership then the republicans will get credit for all the good things that have been done instead of the Democrats. They are, of course, only too happy to credit Republicans with anything bad they can think of. If the President and the Republican party in general are allowed to stay be in power when we pull out of Iraq, when people realize that the economy is incredibly good, when people realize that education really is improving, when people notice that women and minorities are succeeding in steadily greater numbers, then the Democrats stand to lose power for the next 50 years. This is the one thing that terrifies them more than anything else because they want to control the country. This is partisanship at it purest, it is why I was a registered independent with absolutely NO party affiliation until 2001 when I became a Republican so I could effectively oppose the Democrats and actually stand a chance of making a difference politically. This is what happens when a political party becomes more concerned with power than with taking care of the nation.

This hypocritical, power-mad behavior will doom the Democrats if it continues. Their lack of rational responses to some very legitimate mistakes made by the Bush administration and by the Republican controlled Congress will cost them in the 2006 elections. This behavior will cause them to fail where they should have been able to succeed easily.

Personally, I’m just disgusted by it all.

7 Comments:

  • good post, with smart thoughts!!

    By Blogger Libby, at 11:35 AM  

  • One thing I love about conservative blogs is the nostalgia. So many important issues facing the nation, and you guys are STILL complaining about Bill Clinton. Those eight years of peace and prosperity must have had you conservatives just pulling your hair out in frustration...

    As for impeachment, well, it's not going to happen. The Rubberstamp Republicans in Congress certainly aren't going to hold one of their own accountable, unless they think it will give them an advantage in November. Plus, the House is so gerrymandered that it would be almost impossible for either party to flip 15 seats in one election. So don't worry, you'll still have your hero as President to save you from the Islamofascists with his inspiring stump speeches. Don't worry about the Constitution or The Rule of Law or our American way of life. Bush may let Al-Qaida take all of those things from us, but at least we won't get bombed...probably.

    By Blogger Samurai Sam, at 1:27 PM  

  • Mr Samurai, with this President you are still able to come up with this mumbo jumbo. With a President like your hero Jimmy Carter, we'd be speaking Arabic today. As to Gerrymandering, the Dems have been expert. No politicians could find a better role model than the past Democratic legislatures. And rubber stamp...geech. Listening to the media you'd think the Congress was still run by the Democrats.

    Are you guys still too dumb to understand that wiretapping described here is regarding calls to and from suspected terrorists? Your calls to Grandma are not of interest. And anyway, since when are the liberals and Democrats interested in the rule of law. We still never found out about the definition of 'is'. It is still fun to remember Dems on TV saying that the oral that Bill received wasn't actually sex either.

    By Blogger Rick's Corner, at 4:45 PM  

  • Amen Daniel ... give em Hell!

    By Blogger ABFreedom, at 5:04 PM  

  • SS, it's not nostalgia when used in this manner, it's called historic perspective. Oh, and check the state of the economy when Clinton took office (rising) and when he left office (falling). There's a bit of nostalgia for you.

    By Blogger Fish, at 7:07 PM  

  • Sam, you have proven my point regarding the liberal tendency to make excuses for liberal leaders, as illustrated by the Clinton fiasco. I chose Clinton fo my example for the sole reason that he is the most recent Democrat to be President. I could just as easily have used Jimmy Carter or Lyndon B. Johnson. I also could have used numerous Democrats in the house and Senate. However, since I was talking about Presidents I kept the subject on Presidents, and maintained the most recent perspective available.

    Had there been another Democrat between Clinton and Bush who provided the kind of examples I needed to make my point it would have him I used instead.

    Oh, and the Clinton administartion was NOT peaceful. Have you already forgotten the Cole Bombibg, Bosnia, Serbia, Somalia, and oh yeah, the US bombing of Iraq on the day the House impeached Clinton. If that's your idea of peace then something is wrong. My idea of peace means NO wars, no military "police actions" that are he same thing as wars, and no terrorist attacks against Americans.

    And don't forget that Sudan offered to give Osama Bin Laden to the US during the Clinton Administration. Despite the fact he was on the FBI's top 10 most wanted good old Bill Clinton said he didn;t want him. Is it possible that had Clinton bothered to accept this generous gift of the Sudanes that 9/11 might never have happened? Why do you not lay the blam for 9/11 squarely on the President whose incompetence allowed the man who leads Al Qaida to pull it off! Don't bother ot answer, I already know it's because he's a liberal Democrat and therefore is infalible to the liberal political mind.

    By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 10:52 PM  

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