Monday, January 22, 2007

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Excuses

You've heard the excuses:
  • We can't impeach, because we don't have the votes
  • We can't impeach, because then we won't get anything done
  • We can't impeach, because people will think we're mean and nasty
Well, a picture is worth a thousand words. Take a look at this photo from today:

Does it look like there is any way that the majority leaders of the House (Pelosi) and Senate (Reid) have any intention of standing up to Bush? Or does it look like no matter what the White House proposes -- war against Iran? shredding of another part of the Constitution? stupid new economic policy? -- they'll smile and put their best face on it (like Pelosi, on Bush's left) or tie themselves up into pretzels to avoid a confrontation (like Reid, on Bush's right)?

Do these look like people who want to stand up to wannabe-fascists and lead? Or do they look like people who are desperate to avoid taking the wheel (other than in a pretend, student-driver like manner)?

Given the "lead, follow, or get out of the way" test which should apply to all politicians, Pelosi and Reid should immediately resign their positions. The American people demand leadership, and Pelosi and Reid are neither providing it or allowing the people to lead the charge of impeachment themselves. So they should get out of the way of the will of the public.


Blogger The Shepard said...

I'm just starting to get interested in polotics and economics, and this picture just makes me angry. How do they get away with "acting" like poloticians. Oh wait I know the anwser. There are too few people who really give a damn enough to research and learn about gov't, law, economics, in the vast population, and everyone of the "we the people" that don't care to educate themselves, or involve themselves are taking the power right out of that old saying. I will say that up untill recently I was one of those blinded sheep, being sheparded by whom ever pleased. No longer!

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Blogger jan said...

January 28, 2008 Issue
Copyright © 2007 The American Conservative

Found in Translation

FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds spills her secrets.

by Philip Giraldi

Most Americans have never heard of Sibel Edmonds, and if the U.S. government has its way, they never will. The former FBI translator turned whistleblower tells a chilling story of corruption at Washington’s highest levels—sale of nuclear secrets, shielding of terrorist suspects, illegal arms transfers, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, espionage. She may be a first-rate fabulist, but Edmonds’s account is full of dates, places, and names. And if she is to be believed, a treasonous plot to embed moles in American military and nuclear installations and pass sensitive intelligence to Israeli, Pakistani, and Turkish sources was facilitated by figures in the upper echelons of the State and Defense Departments. Her charges could be easily confirmed or dismissed if classified government documents were made available to investigators.

Read the rest here:

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