It’s time for impeachment to come out of the deep freeze.Howie P.S.: A little birdie told me that Jim McDermott is now telling people that "we" are going to pursue the impeachment option. I'm not sure what "we" that is and can't attest to the accuracy of this report. The birdie flew away without taking any questions.
For a year now, Democratic leaders like Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), Rep. Nancy Pelosi D-CA), Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and DNC head Howard Dean have been working to tamp down the pressures to hold the president accountable for his crimes and abuses of power by way of impeachment.
There is a kind of seesaw effect at work here, where the weight of presidential power and prestige, combined with Democratic cowardice, has kept one side firmly planted on the ground, while critics of Bush crimes and constitutional abuses have remained stranded up in the air. But as the weight of the evidence of Bush administration criminality, arrogance and unconstitutional actions have mounted, and as more and more citizens have lost faith in the government, the beam has been tilting. It won’t be long before it is the administration and the Democratic Party leadership who find themselves dangling and without support.
At that point, Pelosi and the DNC will have to surrender to the will of the grassroots, and step aside for the ensuing stampede of impeachment bills.
Impeachment, like spring, is in the air.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
"Impeachment, Like Spring, is in the Air"