Sunday, June 22, 2008

Growing Right-Wing Chorus Backs Impeachment. When Will Pelosi?


When Lou Dobbs recently called for the impeachment of George W. Bush, he became only the latest in a growing number of Right-Wingers who are harshly criticizing the White House these days. Dobbs joined Conservatives like Pat Buchanan and Chuck Hagel in slamming Bush and raising the prospect of impeachment.

In fact, when Rep. Dennis Kucinich recently introduced articles of impeachment against Bush, no less than 24 Republicans joined Democrats in voting for an impeachment inquiry to begin.

And on June 21, no less a Conservative figure than Paul Craig Roberts, the "Father of Reaganomics," bitterly blasted the Bush Administration, calling it one of the most "lawless regimes" of the 21st Century. Last year, Roberts (who in 2006 called Bush supporters "Brownshirts") urged the immediate impeachment of Bush and Cheney.

Note that we're not talking about Noam Chomsky or Ward Churchill here. We're talking about Roberts (a man who served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration).

These days, the growing chorus of Right-Wingers calling for Bush's impeachment range from articulate writers like Roberts all the way over to Right-Wing radio hate spewers like Michael Savage.

With all these Conservatives raising the issue of impeachment, it's all the more baffling as to why Nancy Pelosi continues to insist that "impeachment is off the table."

Not only that, but the Democrats continue to be bullied by a deeply unpopular president who has approval ratings that are in the toilet. Just in the past week, the Dems meekly caved in on FISA, as well as the massive, no-strings war-funding bill.

When former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan recently added his voice to the anti-Bush chorus, the White House quickly sought to portray him as a lone disgruntled employee, with an ax to grind.

What they didn't address, though, was why so many Right-Wingers are now criticizing Bush in the harshest possible language these days. One thing that is certain, though, is that if the shoe was on the other foot, does anyone think that GOP would hesitate one second in launching impeachment proceedings?


Distributorcap said...

this is why nancy pelosi may be the worst speaker ever....

Marc McDonald said...

Hi Distributorcap: I don't know if I'd go that far---although, now that I think about it, I'd have a tough time arguing against exactly why this isn't true.

At the very point we needed an opposition party to stand up for America and the Constitution, we wound up with a bunch of gutless cowards.

Anonymous said...

Are we completely forgetting Jim Wright? Other than disgrace, what did he ever provide for the party?

Cranky Daze said...

I've noticed on the Internet that on much of the media that allows public comments to be posted, the defense of Junior and his administration has trailed off into a shadow of what it used to be. Apparently, even trolls have a standard beneath which they will not sink, and might I say, it's about time they woke up.

Anonymous said...

Well at least she is a woman. Thank god for that! It is about time a woman was given an opportunity to run things for a change. I am sure she will rally the party and shape it to match her vision. She is very strong. Why are you giving her such a hard time? She needs support from the base right now, not divisiveness. The most important thing right now is party unity. We are heading into a huge battle, and we all need to learn to agree on the issues. It is for the greater good of the party. You should save your dissent until after the elections. We cannot afford to listen to grumblings until power is wrested back from the Republicans.

Marc McDonald said...

Hi Cranky Daze, thanks for your comment. I agree.

However, every time I start to think that Bush and the NeoCons are finished, I will listen to HateWing radio and be reminded that there are still a lot of very strong supporters of Bush out there.

They are bitter and angry at the way they think the "Liberal Media" has treated their hero. (They believe this is the sole reason why so many people hate Bush and are against the Iraq War).

Even as we speak, they are plotting how they can rehabilitate Bush's legacy (just like they did Reagan and Nixon).

I wouldn't count these people out. They aren't going to give up the White House without a ferocious fight.

The Cunning Runt said...

Marc, they may well lose the White House in November, but you're entirely correct in saying that they won't give up. They have legacies/generations of wealth invested in controlling this system for their benefit.

Bush is being jettisoned, as though he embodied what was wrong under his administration. In truth, he's a pathetic clown-puppet of his NeoCorporate masters.

We'll get rid of Bush in November, but we'll have to fight like hell to keep Obama out of their jaws.

And the odds aren't real good that we'll succeed.

Marc McDonald said...

>>>We'll get rid of Bush in
>>>November, but we'll have to
>>>fight like hell to keep Obama
>>>out of their jaws.

Actually, I fear it might be worse than that. I have terrible feeling that something tragic will happen.

Anonymous said...

It must be said that to Paul Craig Roberts' credit he totally renounces NAFTA and the loss of industrial jobs. With that he also correctly points out the abysmal nature of the new jobs created such as cashiers, waiters and waitresses Et Cetera.

I am not disparaging those occupations; I merely point out that they don't pay well and provide no upward mobility.

Anonymous said...

As a Cleveland resident, I'd just like to apologize to the rest of the country for Kucinich's weird behavior. He's in the district next to mine, so I can't vote him out. All I can do is ask everyone to please support his opponent in any way you can, and maybe we'll finally have some adult supervision. Thank you.

Marc McDonald said...

>>I'd just like to apologize to
>>the rest of the country for
>>Kucinich's weird behavior.

Bravely standing up to defend the U.S. Constitution and working to bring the Bush Crime Family to justice is "weird" behavior???