June 11, 2008

Moonbat Kucinich wants to impeach Bush

Yeah -- let's wait until the guy has about seven months left in his presidency! That's guts for 'ya!

While I suppose some case for impeachment could be made regarding some aspects of the Iraq War and/or the [general] War on Terror (put it this way -- if Bill Clinton could be impeached for what he did, certainly a case could be made againt GW), let's take a gander at some of the totally moonbattish aspects of Kucinich's resolution (my comments in italics):

  • ARTICLE VII: INVADING IRAQ ABSENT A DECLARATION OF WAR
    The October 2002 congressional resolution on Iraq did not constitute a declaration of war or equivalent action. The resolution stated: "The President is authorized to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he deems necessary and appropriate in order to 1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and 2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq.” The resolution unlawfully sought to delegate to the President the decision of whether or not to initiate a war against Iraq, based on whether he deemed it "necessary and appropriate.” The Constitution does not allow Congress to delegate this exclusive power to the President, nor does it allow the President to seize this power.

Oh, I see -- since it was CONGRESS that violated the Constitution by "not allow[ing] Congress to delegate this exclusive power to the President," it's the president who must pay the price for this!

  • ARTICLE XII: INITIATING A WAR AGAINST IRAQ FOR CONTROL OF THAT NATION'S NATURAL RESOURCES In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” has both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, together with the Vice President, invaded and occupied a foreign nation for the purpose, among other purposes, of seizing control of that nation's oil.

Yeah, the evidence of THAT sure is obvious, ain't it? The price of gas at the pump has what -- more than doubled in the last year??

  • ARTICLE XIV: MISPRISION OF A FELONY, MISUSE AND EXPOSURE OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE IN THE MATTER OF VALERIE PLAME WILSON, CLANDESTINE AGENT OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

    (3) facilitated the exposure of the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson who had theretofore been employed as a covert CIA operative;

Maybe Kucinich ought to be impeached for wasting five hours of Congress' time by bringing forth charges that have already been thoroughly investigated. The president did NOT "facilitate" the exposure of Ms. Plame (it was Richard Armitage, for cripe's sake) and if Plame's status as a "covert agent" was indeed a legitimate claim, Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald would have certainly gone after anyone who KNOWINGLY revealed that fact. Y'see, the actual law in question has two key parts: The agent in question MUST be covert, and anyone who may have leaked that information had to KNOW about this fact.

  • ARTICLE XVI: RECKLESS MISSPENDING AND WASTE OF US TAX DOLLARS IN CONNECTION WITH IRAQ CONTRACTORS In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” has both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, together with the Vice President, recklessly wasted public funds on contracts awarded to close associates, including companies guilty of defrauding the government in the past, contracts awarded without competitive bidding, "cost-plus" contracts designed to encourage cost overruns, and contracts not requiring satisfactory completion of the work.

By this standard, all of Congress should be impeached.

  • ARTICLE XXIII: VIOLATION OF THE POSSE COMITATUS ACT Despite the Posse Comitatus Act's intent, and in contravention of the law, President Bush

    a) has used military forces for law enforcement purposes on U.S. border patrol;

This entire Article is pretty laughable, but the above may be the best example. How is enforcing a national border against foreign nationals a violation of Posse Comitatus?

  • ARTICLE XXVII: FAILING TO COMPLY WITH CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENAS AND INSTRUCTING FORMER EMPLOYEES NOT TO COMPLY

    In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” has both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, refused to comply with Congressional subpoenas, and instructed former employees not to comply with subpoenas.

Earth to Kucinich: It's called "Balance of Powers." No branch of government can compel another to do its bidding. Would you comply to an Executive Order from President Bush "mandating" that all of your aides testify before a special Executive Branch committee? And remember what happened when the FBI raided Rep. William Jefferson's (D-LA) office on Capitol Hill?

  • ARTICLE XXVIII: TAMPERING WITH FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS, CORRUPTION OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

    Moonbat territory has officially been breached ...

  • ARTICLE XXIX: CONSPIRACY TO VIOLATE THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 B. An investigation by the Democratic staff of the House Judiciary Committee into the voting procedures in Ohio during the 2004 election found "widespread instances of intimidation and misinformation in violation of the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1968, Equal Protection, Due Process and the Ohio right to vote"

Kucinich goes on to list numerous instances of conspiracy-minded attempts at restricting the votes of reliable Democratic constituencies.

  • ARTICLE XXX: MISLEADING CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN AN ATTEMPT TO DESTROY MEDICARE In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” has both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, together with the Vice President, pursued policies which deliberately drained the fiscal resources of Medicare by forcing it to compete with subsidized private insurance plans which are allowed to arbitrarily select or not select those they will cover...

Oh no! Impeachment for policy differences! Impeachment for different political beliefs! Likewise, we have...

  • ARTICLE XXXI: KATRINA: FAILURE TO PLAN FOR THE PREDICTED DISASTER OF HURRICANE KATRINA, FAILURE TO RESPOND TO A CIVIL EMERGENCY In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” has both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, failed to take sufficient action to protect life and property prior to and in the face of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, given decades of foreknowledge of the dangers of storms to New Orleans and specific forewarning in the days prior to the storm.

Can we also impeach Louisiana Governor Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Nagin since disaster preparedness is primarily a state/local matter, Rep. Kucinich? To what extent do hold chief executives accountable for acts of God, Rep. Kucinich?

  • ARTICLE XXXII: MISLEADING CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, SYTEMATICALLY UNDERMINING EFFORTS TO ADDRESS GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” has both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, together with the Vice President, ignored the peril to life and property posed by global climate change, manipulated scientific information and mishandled protective policy, constituting nonfeasance and malfeasance in office, abuse of power, dereliction of duty, and deception of Congress and the American people.

I wonder if Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter "did enough" to address the dire threat of global COOLING back in the 1970s. I wonder if Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush "did enough" to address the inevitable AIDS pandemic. Oh, that's right -- both "disasters" never occurred!!

  • ARTICLE XXXIII: REPEATEDLY IGNORED AND FAILED TO RESPOND TO HIGH LEVEL INTELLIGENCE WARNINGS OF PLANNED TERRORIST ATTACKS IN THE US, PRIOR TO 911 In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” has both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, together with the Vice President, failed in his Constitutional duties to take proper steps to protect the nation prior to September 11, 2001.

Perhaps no other Article is as odious as this one. Using this as a standard for impeachment, then Bill Clinton should be retroactively impeached for his eight years of "negligence" in this realm, as opposed to George Bush's eight months.

  • ARTICLE XXXIV: OBSTRUCTION OF INVESTIGATION INTO THE ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution "to take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” has both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, together with the Vice President, obstructed investigations into the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

This is probably the second most odious. Any one with half a brain knows the extreme political nature of such investigations, and given the political atmosphere of that time -- Democrats still smarting over Bush's 2000 election victory -- it was something that had to be initiated delicately and intelligently, at least from the POV of the administration. This Article is nothing more than a bone tossed to 9/11 Truther moonbats (like our own local Liz Allen).

Posted by Hube at June 11, 2008 10:03 AM | TrackBack

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As I've said many times: Impeach Bush, Cheney for President!

Posted by: Paul Smith Jr at June 11, 2008 10:31 AM

Were there any real justice in the world, we would see a bipartisan move by members of the House of Representatives to surround Dennis Kucinich on the House floor and club him like a baby seal.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at June 11, 2008 10:41 AM

Yeah -- let's wait until the guy has about seven months left in his presidency!

Don't worry, I'm sure a man of Kucinich's mental stature will wait until after Bush is out of office to impeach him.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at June 11, 2008 03:58 PM

WRT the outing of Plame, one of the McClellan revelations is that the President took credit for authorizing the leak. So, if McClellan is to be believed, the Plame picture has changed.

Posted by: LiberalGeek at June 12, 2008 07:50 AM

Wrong, Geek. The McClellan revelation is that the prez authorized the declassifying of the NIE, not Plame's ID. Many liberal blogs got that wrong (including you, obviously), as I showed such here.

Posted by: Hube at June 12, 2008 02:53 PM

It appears that my mistake was due to McClellans poor use of the English language. Good thing you don't need that to be a press secretary. Here is the confusing statement:

"I walk onto Air Force One and a reporter had yelled a question to the president trying to ask him a question about this revelation that had come out during the [Libby] legal proceedings," McClellan told the Today Show's Meredith Viera on Thursday morning. "The revelation was that it was the president who had authorized, or enabled, Scooter Libby to go out there and talk about this information. And I told the president that that's what the reporter was asking. He was saying that you, yourself, were the one that authorized the leaking of this information. And he said, 'Yeah, I did.' And I was kinda taken aback."

It could be that the confusion was due to Bush's use of the language. Tough to discern.

The link.

Posted by: LiberalGeek at June 12, 2008 03:20 PM

Could be, Geek. I think the USA Today article (in my link) makes it a bit clearer.

Posted by: Hube at June 12, 2008 03:26 PM

I used to joke that I don't have enough smart friends to fill the cabinet, so I can't run for President... apparently GWB didn't see this as an impediment. (RE: McClellan and others)

Posted by: anoni at June 14, 2008 02:01 PM

"talk about this information" meant the NIE, at least to the person hearing the question.

Posted by: fit at June 25, 2008 09:11 PM

Kucinich is simply the best.

George W. Bush’s sentence-by-sentence speaking skills are deteriorating. Apparently, this may be due to a mental illness called “presenile dementia.” Bush may or may not be secretly still drinking heavily. Bush suffers from narcissism and megalomania. Moreover, Bush has been arrested three times. Bush was arrested for disorderly conduct. Bush was arrested for stealing. Bush was also arrested for a serious crime—driving under the influence of alcohol. There are reasons to believe that Bush suffers from a learning disability. Bush’s learning disability would explain a lot of things. All in all, Bush is a severely mentally ill individual. Bush is not fit to be the president of the United States.

Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
Messiah College, Grantham, PA

Posted by: Andrew Wang at September 29, 2008 09:19 PM