The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Friday that was a farce and waste of the public money. Quite representative of the current Congress if you ask me. Can Congress really afford to do this kind of thing with such low approval ratings?
Dennis Kucinich led the way during the hearing by rolling out the list of “high crimes and misdemeanors”. Now I’m thinking, is a man who sees UFOs while hanging out with Shirley MacLaine really credible? Is this the legacy Kucinich is trying to leave for himself? After years of trying, why doesn’t he just give up and stop wasting valuable air. With all the CARBON Dioxide coming out of this guys mouth, the Atlantic should be at my doorstep any minute now.
The Seattle Times, of course, reported that “T-shirts reading ‘Arrest Bush’ and ‘Veterans for Impeachment’ illustrated the sentiments of many.” Who exactly are the many? How convenient that the Times didn’t feel the need to define that and just threw that wording out to lead the reader into thinking that this is the sentiment of the American people. I mean are the many the people in that room during the hearing or the American people in general? President Bush has pissed me off many times over the last few years, but to want to impeach him?! Please!
Republican Representative Lamar Smith of Texas summed up the hearing well when he said, “This hearing will not cause us to impeach the president; it will only serve to impeach Congress’ credibility.” Democrat Representative Zoe Lofgren of California (of course) said Bush was “the worst president that our nation has ever suffered”. Really? Not the Socialist Woodrow Wilson? Not the lily-livered Jimmy Carter? Perhaps Rep. Lofgren should spend some more time in school studying history – only she won’t get the truth there anyways.
A law professor, Jeremy Rabkin, from George Mason University said, “I am really astonished at the mood in this room. The tone of these deliberations is slightly demented. You should all remind yourselves that the rest of the country is not necessarily in this same bubble in which people think it is reasonable to describe the president as if he were Caligula.” I personally believe the term “demented” could be used in describing Congress in general. For a group of people who are all about the downtrodden, poor and middle-class Americans and non-Americans and helping them with bloated social programs and claiming that President Bush and the Republicans are doing nothing, they sure proved it by wasting their last few days in session by tabling any response to the energy crisis leaving us all standing at the pumps ready to drill for our own oil [anybody got a jackhammer?], passing a bloated housing rescue bill that teaches Americans to rely on the government when they screw up and will leave our generation and the next saddled with a debt that many of us are not responsible for and carrying on this fraud they called a hearing.
Throw the bums out!