AP/CBS News: 'Dems to Use Moderation if They Win House'

October 19th, 2006 8:29 PM

CBS News today is carrying the AP story, "Dems to Use Moderation if They Win House." Written by Associated Press writer Andrew Taylor, the article appears intended to quiet any anxieties about what a Democratic majority in the House will mean.

Writes Taylor:

"They're mostly a liberal bunch. Yet the would-be chairmen in a House under Democratic control promise to rule from the center. They'd have little choice, given the likely balance of power they would confront if elected."

Later in the story:

"What won't be seen is any serious move to impeach Bush, even though the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, has introduced a bill calling on Congress to determine whether there are grounds for impeachment over the government's warrantless wiretapping program.

"Conyers already has been overruled by Democratic leaders including would-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, who dismiss any talk of impeachment."

Guess it depends on what the meaning of "dismiss" is. On Meet the Press last May, Ms. Pelosi was specifically asked by Tim Russert, "Is impeachment off the table?"

Her response: "Well, you never know where the facts take you, but the—for any president. But, but that isn’t what we’re about."

That doesn't sound like "no" to me.

With archliberal zealots such as John Conyers, Henry Waxman, Barney Frank and Charles Rangel as committee chairmen, there's no way in the world that Speaker Pelosi - even if she wanted to - could stop the "facts" from leading to impeachment.

Mainstream media assurances aside, Congress would take a hard Left if the Democrats secure a majority in next month's election.