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Rush on the Impeachment Kerfuffle
Blogs for Bush ^ | July 25, 2007 | Mark Noonan

Posted on 07/25/2007 10:17:41 AM PDT by Kaslin

Couldn't have said it better, myself:

FEINGOLD: Well, there's a lot of sentiment in the country, even the polls show it, for actually impeaching the president and the vice president. I think that they have committed impeachable offenses with regard to this terrorist surveillance program, making up their own program. What I am proposing is a moderate course, not tying up the Senate and the House with impeachment trial, but simply passing resolution that makes sure that the historical record shows the way they have weakened our country, weakened our country militarily and against Al-Qaeda and weakened our country's fundamental document, the Constitution. I think that's a reasonable course and does not get in the way of our normal work. But the American people are outraged at the way they've been treated. They are outraged at the dishonesty that they have been subjected to. The American people, we deserve better.

RUSH: This is unbelievable. If he means what he says, he's made up his own convenient set of lies and is living them as though they're reality, which is psychopathic. Tell a lie often enough and believe it, torture, the illegal spy program, impeachable offenses? It's like everything else these people are doing. All right, well, then let's see something! If the president has really done this, if he's really violated the Constitution, if he's violated his oath of office, if he lied to the American people, if he lied to you, if he did all of these things, then censure is zilch. It doesn't accomplish anything. It's gutless. It's just like getting out of Iraq. If you guys on the Democrat side really wanted out of Iraq, there is a simple constitutional way to do it, and that is to de-fund it. You've had ample opportunity to do that, but for some reason, despite the American people being so outraged, and having been lied to, the American people, in a blind rage out there at the dishonesty that they've been subjected to, why in the world, if that sentiment is as widespread as you believe, Senator Feingold, why can't you de-fund the war? And then, why can't you proceed with impeachment? You're not getting anything done anyway. Proceed with your normal work? What's your normal work?

Your normal day's work is harassing the president, harassing the administration, trying to secure defeat in Iraq, trying to demoralize the American people. Well, what better way to do that than go ahead and launch these impeachment proceedings and de-fund the war? You want to really do something, do it! But you're just engaging in symbolism here, placating who knows who, raising money for your primary campaign in the presidency and the general elections coming up in November of 2008. Do-nothing-good Congress is what this is, but your normal day hasn't been interrupted and it won't be interrupted if you go ahead with any of these plans that you've got, but you don't have the guts to really do it.

I'm not sure if its a matter of being psychopathic, or of just being stunningly obtuse - someone like Feingold, product of the 60's generation, is hard to pin down on such things. Psychotic or stupid is a debatable issue, but cowardly isn't - if the Democrats had any courage at all they would de-fund the war, and keep de-funding it no matter how many times President Bush veto'd it, and move articles of impeachment. If the Democrats really believe that the NSA's signals intelligence program violated the Constitution, then that is an impeachable offense; if the Democrats really believe that lies were used to get us into Iraq, then that is an impeachable offense; if the Democrats really believe that those US attorneys were fired because they were hot on the trail of GOP corruption, then that is an impeachable offense - so, move your articles of impeachment!

But they don't - so it doesn't matter if they think there's been impeachable offenses because they're stupid or insane, in the end they are just plain and simple yellow. Cowards - defeatists who make the French collaborators of WWII seem honorable in comparison. Quite honestly, I prefer the white hot fire of a Michael Moore to the wet noodles we have in the Democratic caucus - at least Moore will stick his neck out and make a firm fool of himself and take on all comers...these Democrats won't take a stand. Nothing is more nauseating than the man who blows neither hot nor cold, and the more I see of our Democrats, the more disgusted I become.


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 110th; feingold; rush
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1 posted on 07/25/2007 10:17:45 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

“FEINGOLD: Well, there’s a lot of sentiment in the country, even the polls show it, for actually impeaching the president and the vice president.”

Congress approval rating: 14%
President Bush rating: 35%

Me thinks Feingold officially fell off the shark.


2 posted on 07/25/2007 10:24:32 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Kaslin

Senator Feingold should consider a self-impeachment considering all that he is doing to harm our leadership in a time of war. His behavior is despicable.


3 posted on 07/25/2007 10:25:12 AM PDT by Faith
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To: Faith

Russ Feingold is one of the stupidest senators in congress - and that says a lot! If this were a just world, he would be running for dog catcher.


4 posted on 07/25/2007 10:29:17 AM PDT by juliej (vote gop)
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To: edcoil

Feingold is a fool


5 posted on 07/25/2007 10:29:52 AM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge is working and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: Kaslin
Q: Why are you liberals impeaching Bush?

A: Because we want to. We all want to. That's all you need right?

6 posted on 07/25/2007 10:30:46 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Faith

This behavior is normal for someone in despair, hopeless, frustrated and trapped. They know we are slowly winning the WOT.


7 posted on 07/25/2007 10:31:43 AM PDT by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: Kaslin
The fact that Feingold teamed up with McCain to mount a direct attack on the First Amendment tells me everything I need to know about him.

Mr. Feingold, you're a hypocrite of the first order.

Shut up.

8 posted on 07/25/2007 10:32:55 AM PDT by TChris (The Republican Party is merely the Democrat Party's "away" jersey - Vox Day)
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To: Kaslin

I’m no fan of Bush, but Fiengold is a plan fool...the Constitution defines “High crimes and misdemeanors” as grounds for impeachment and Bush has committed neither. If I were Bush, I would actually wish for an impeachment attempt...it would curry sympathy from the public, boost my poll numbers again, and upset all Democratic chances of victory for the White House in 2008 (which now seems all but certain).


9 posted on 07/25/2007 10:33:40 AM PDT by meandog (Bush's name now synonymous with every bad word known.)
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To: Faith
Check out this editorial from Investors Business Daily, which I posted on Monday

Censuring The Truth

10 posted on 07/25/2007 10:40:45 AM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge is working and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: meandog

Which is exactly why they’re not doing it. And it’s exactly why they’re NOT sticking to their guns and ending the Iraq war. The war is their biggest weapon for ‘08! Why would they want to throw that away?


11 posted on 07/25/2007 10:41:42 AM PDT by jack_napier
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To: juliej
Russ Feingold is one of the stupidest senators in congress - and that says a lot! If this were a just world, he would be running for dog catcher.

This is more like chasing parked cars, and failing to catch them. Even dogs know better....

12 posted on 07/25/2007 10:42:17 AM PDT by thulldud ("Para ingl├ęs, oprima el dos.")
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To: thulldud

and let’s not forget “McCain Feingold”. People who beat up on John McCain should not forget the Russ Feingold part of the bill.


13 posted on 07/25/2007 10:44:30 AM PDT by juliej (vote gop)
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To: Kaslin
"RUSH: This is unbelievable. If she means what she says, she's made up her own convenient set of lies and is living them as though they're reality, which is psychopathic. Tell a lie often enough and believe it ..."

This is pure "Doublethink" the demRats beleive and practice it as a religion!

George Orwell coined the term doublethink in his classic novel 1984. Doublethink is the power to hold two completely contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accept both of them.

"To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself.

14 posted on 07/25/2007 10:45:11 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Q: Why are you liberals impeaching Bush?
A: Because we want to. We all want to. That’s all you need right?

The REAL answer is: Because the Republicans successfully impeached Clinton.


15 posted on 07/25/2007 10:46:59 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (I'm trying to think, but nothing happens)
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To: Kaslin
Well, there's a lot of sentiment in the country, even the polls show it, for actually impeaching the president and the vice president.

Last I checked Bush's approval rating, as dismal as it is, was still 20 points or so higher than Congress's. So if Feingold wants to be intellectually consistent, he'd better impeach himself before he gets to impeaching Bush.
16 posted on 07/25/2007 10:49:18 AM PDT by JamesP81 (Keep your friends close; keep your enemies at optimal engagement range)
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To: juliej

I think the only reason the people of Wisconsin elected him is because he is good looking. But them liberals are empty shirts anyway


17 posted on 07/25/2007 10:49:19 AM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge is working and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: edcoil

Feingold will NEVER “jump the shark” - Like Cindy Sheehan, he is so wrapped up and invested in this Bush Derangement Syndrome, he cannot be derailed, and the MSM will protect him from any possible consequences of his actions.

But this motion for censure means exactly SQUAT. If he does not have the gumption to seek, to demand, impeachment articles to be brought against Bush and Cheney (and apparently he thinks that both, or nothing at all, are the only options), then all his posturing is for the photo ops, nothing more.


18 posted on 07/25/2007 10:52:35 AM PDT by alloysteel (Never attribute to ignorance that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Cyclone59

It’s so obvious. They don’t to convict (well, some do), they just want to stain his presidency.


19 posted on 07/25/2007 10:53:03 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Red_Devil 232
Yes doublethink, like Kerry was for it before he was against it. Also, like Hildebeast was for the war, now she is against it. I guess she was against it back when she was for it?
20 posted on 07/25/2007 10:53:45 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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