Leftwing Blogosphere Desperately Grasps At Yet Another Impeachment Straw
As the clock ticks down on the Bush administration, the leftwing blogosphere is becoming ever more infected with impeachment fever to often comedic effect. In just the past week there have been almost 5 dozen Daily Kos threads on the topic of impeachment alone. Most of these impeachment threads lack the vital element of legal grounds for impeachment so the leftwing nutroots have to be very creative to justify this course of action. The latest of the leftwing grounds for impeachment is a real doozy: Bush did NOT lie. I kid you not. When Bush was asked by a reporter if he sent his chief of staff and legal counsel to ailing Attorney General John Ashcroft's hospital room in March 2004 to sign a reauthorization of an electronic surveillance program, he anwered that it was an important program. And now the nutroots are running with the notion that Bush's non-lie is grounds for impeachment as can be seen in many of the comments in this Daily Kos thread, WE GOT HIM!!!
Let history record that Kelly O'Donnell of NBC News was the first journalist to ask George W. Bush the question that will end his presidency.
We need to halt the nation's business until we get an answer to this question.
The beginning of the end for him, to directly lie to the people. People get pissed. Bush left it unsaid, which is good enough for good 'publicans.
Bush did not lie - he stuck out his tongue, said, "I'm not gonna answer, and you yellow-bellied Dems can't make me do it, because you can't make me do anything," and that is good enough for the Republicans.
Congress is perfectly entitled to draw an adverse . . . inference from that evasion/non-answer.
Back in 1998, liberal legal scholars were claiming that perjury is not gounds for impeachment. However, now that Bush is President, liberals are now saying that NOT lying is grounds for impeachment. This premise is not only prevalent in the Daily Kos but in much of the leftwing blogosphere as well. Despite the initial enthusiasm for this bizarre premise, it now looks like the left will have to start looking for another impeachment straw to grasp at. It seems the enthusiasm for impeachment over a non-lie that was at fever pitch on Thursday has already started to wane.
This Daily Kos impeachment straw thread has over 600 overenthusiastic replies but if you want to see just the comedic gems harvested from their latest impeachment fever frenzy, check out the DUmmie FUnnies.