This is my advice to the Donk faithful: drink the Kool Aid, my lovelies, drink. Kool Aid a la Jonestown is what is being served up by the loonatarian left, in the form of “Impeach Now.”
Natch, cooler heads are attempting to prevail: serious Democrats, and there seem to be a few, know that any move to impeach the president and vice-president would be a loser for them. Why both the president and Veep? It’s a package deal…not much point in having Evil Bush’s Brain Cheney in charge, now after impeaching the president, is there?
Who wants to impeach the president? Well, the picture shows the great humanitarian internationalist, actor, and all-around useful idiot, Sean Penn jawing with Venezuelan blowhard Hugo Chavez. Who, according to this story,
met privately with Penn for two hours Thursday, praising the actor as “brave” for urging Americans to impeach President Bush.
“In the name of the peoples of the world, President Bush, withdraw the troops from Iraq. Enough already with so much genocide,” Chavez said before an auditorium packed with his red-clad supporters.
Penn sat near the front, at times applauding and nodding in agreement. He is the latest in a series of celebrities who have visited Caracas, including actor Danny Glover and singer Harry Belafonte.
One can’t know how “brave” Penn and other useful idiots are; presumably Hugo is projecting: it would, indeed, be a brave soul who would voice such an opinion in Venezuela about this Castro-wannabe.
Back here in the land of the free, a more restrained lefty opines, in the WaPo, that it would be a political mistake for Donks to attempt to impeach Bush and Cheney. But, the loonatarian left whines, then Nancy Pelosi would become president. And she’s one of us! Indeed she is, but even a lefty from the bluest large city in America, San Francisco, knows that they don’t have the votes.
Most wisely, Michael Tomasky, rhymes with Trotsky, notes that, even with grievous provocation to the right-thinking left, “impeachment advocates are urging Democrats to start a fight they’d lose.” The grievous provocation is a litany of what the unpatriotic left thinks has happened. From Tomasky’s story, and it is quite the story:
Bush’s grave lies about Iraq. There’s also the arrest and detention without trial of U.S. citizens, the violation of international treaties such as the Geneva Conventions at the prisons at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the “blatant violation” of the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Fourth Amendment “by secretly authorizing secret warrantless spying on thousands of American citizens by the National Security Agency.”
This list isn’t just wrong, it is based on the assumption that everything the United States must do to defend itself is wrong. First point, Geneva Conventions do not apply to irregular combatants captured on the battlefield. Second point, Bush’s “grave lies” were not lies at all. The statements made were based on Clinton’s appointee George Tenet’s “slam dunk” assertions about Saddam’s Iraq. Those “lies” were also fully accepted and voted on by a large majority of Democrats. So impeach them, too?
The whole tone and tenor? Donks shouldn’t attempt to impeach Bush and Cheney, not because it’s a bad idea, but because it is politically risky. Which shows that many on the left, including this Tomasky, lack the courage of even their wishful thinking.