Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Bizarro World

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Y'know, my initial reaction to this is, "Russ Feingold, you can't be serious."

One of today's Wall Street Journal editorials, "The Impeachment Agenda", says Wisconsin Democrat Feingold has done America a favor by tipping the DNC's hand.

Republicans are denouncing Senator Russ Feingold's proposal to "censure" President Bush for his warrantless wiretaps on al Qaeda, but we'd like to congratulate the Wisconsin Democrat on his candor. He's had the courage to put on the table what Democrats are all but certain to do if they win either the House or Senate in November.
Huh. I haven't been following this, but I can make the leap of logic that the Democrats might try to start impeachment proceedings whether they win the House or not in November - inconceivable though it may sound.

Who wins in something like this? Nobody. Everybody is going to come out of this looking like a schmuck if it happens. So far most of famous Democrats are silent on the topic, at least when ambushed by the press. Except Howard Dean, or an email with Howard Dean's name on it. (Yes, I'm on the DNC mailing list so you don't have to be.) Feingold is a bit peeved at his fellow Democrats. Given the opportunity to put up or shut up, they leave Feingold twisting, to mix a metaphor.

I guess we'll have to see how serious the "harumphs" are in the Judiciary Committee. Either way it's going to be frustrating and the height of lunatic, chest-pounding rhetoric. As usual. And that's just swell.

I also thought I agreed with John Kerry for minute, but now I'm not so sure. Sounds like it's just more opportunism; he's desperately trying to build his cred.

Oh well, what goes on in Bizarro World stays in Bizarro World.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox bloody well said...

Great post. Glad you are on the DNC mailing list so I don't have to be :-).

I just heard someone on Fox News say exactly that about censure leading to impeachment if the dems gain control of either house of Congress. That should be motivation in and of itself to re-elect Republicans this November.

16 March, 2006 00:05  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon bloody well said...

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16 March, 2006 00:37  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon bloody well said...

Feingold, Kerry, Hillary - they're all two-faced opportunists. I don't even mind some Dems - those who are patriotic like Lieberman and Lantos but the Dem leaders are not.

16 March, 2006 00:38  
Blogger Crazy Politico bloody well said...

If Feingold needs a look into the future, all he has to do is read "the Kos", they love him. And since Kos backed candidates are 0-17 in elections, it should tell Russ something :)

16 March, 2006 06:48  
Blogger James Manning bloody well said...

I don't think has anything to do with impeachment. Actually, I think it could work for the Novemeber elections as long as they don't overplay their hand (sigh) Thinking how Dems do that so often.

The play is this: accountability and oversight. They could use this a national call to Congressional oversight and calling congress and the administration to be accountable for security, the budget, the war, domestic issues, an energy policy and a host of others. Use it a means to say Republicans control every branch of government and look at the mess we have. And why is that - because there is no checks and balance in government.

It won't play well with conservatives, but they're in lock step with the GOP anyway. I think it could work. Impeachment is crazy talk, but that's what you guys will push to scare the righties to the poll.

November is going to be a fun month.

16 March, 2006 09:56  
Blogger Rebekah bloody well said...

LOL- Sounds so fun, James...
(I'll be volunteering at my Republican HQ again, so maybe it will!)

I just dare the Democrats to go ahead and try. Then maybe that will motivate the GOP to bring up all those quotes from Democrats about Saddam's "Weapons of Mass Destruction" and how something had to be done, etc.

17 March, 2006 12:32  

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