Saturday, July 07, 2007

Congress and the media despise democracy

"I believe if we began impeachment proceedings we will be engulfed in more of the politics that has made Washington dysfunction..."(Source)
-- Barack Obama

"... rather than seeking impeachment, I have chosen to propose comprehensive oversight of these alleged abuses."(Source)
-- John Conyers

Nearly half of the US public wants President George W. Bush to face impeachment, and even more favor that fate for Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a poll out Friday.

The survey by the American Research Group found that 45 percent support the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against Bush, with 46 percent opposed, and a 54-40 split in favor when it comes to Cheney.(Source)

A healthy segment of the American public support the impeachment of the President and the majority of Americans hunger for Cheney's head on a stick, so why doesn't the media coverage reflect this? Pelosi has never reconsidered putting impeachment back on the table, only 9 co-sponsors (a 10th is on the way) have joined Kucinich in his move toward unseating those renegades holding the rule of law hostage, and Hillary has characterized Congress as lacking an "appetite" for impeachment.

Let's assume we didn't invade Iraq for oil (even though Australia left that cat out of the bag) and we're in the Middle East to spread peace, love and understand via our dignified version of democracy. It is our obligation to practice what we preach. Either we believe in democracy or we don't. If we do then the horrifying amateur act that has been the Bush/Cheney administration need to be gonged out of office now. If not, the media needs to broadcast more celebrity gossip instead of informing the populace, Congress needs to ignore the will of the people and the executive branch needs to acquire additional, Constitutionally-illegitimate powers. In other words, if we don't give two squats about democratic rule we don't have to change a thing.

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