Thursday, March 16, 2006


Democratic blogger Josh Marshall (Talking Points Memo) makes his case against impeaching George W. Bush.


Blogger Germanicu$ said...

"...impeaching [Bush] can’t make any sense because the Congress — in the constitutionally indolent hands of the Republican majority — has made no attempt to oversee the president by constitutional means."

Absolutely true. This essay is a well-wrought argument that has me convinced. Impeachment would not solve the larger problem of Congress's neglected responsibility to check the executive.

1:10 PM  
Blogger hurtleg said...

I'm more upset that a republican congress has shown no ability to control spending. Even taking out the military and homeland security, spending has skyrocketed at a rate that would make LBJ blush. As a fiscal conservative, I am disgusted. I don't know who to vote for. I don't believe the democrats would do any better. Maybe if the government was split, then the republicans would be more hawkish on spending so they have it as an issue.

The biggest problem are the voters. Even many who want lower spending, only want it cut in other peoples districts. Everyone loves whatever their own congressman can steal for home. Very few elections have been lost for spending too much. Repbulicans thought they had a mandate after '94, but Clinton capitalized politically when they reached too far (although the conversation did move and we had sanity for a couple of years).

End rant...

4:10 PM  

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