April 19, 2006

Carl Bernstein calls for a formal Senate investigation of the President

From a seemingly long-shot chance, to hmmm... Bush and Cheney could actually be impeached one day...

Anyone remember Watergate days - any impact on consumer behavior during those awful days? I know the dow fell from 1000 to 700 (-30%) from the start to the finish.

In terms of imminent, meaningful action by the Congress, however, the question of whether the president should be impeached (or, less severely, censured) remains premature. More important, it is essential that the Senate vote—hopefully before the November elections, and with overwhelming support from both parties—to undertake a full investigation of the conduct of the presidency of George W. Bush, along the lines of the Senate Watergate Committee's investigation during the presidency of Richard M. Nixon.

Certainly enough to form a consensus around a national imperative: to learn what this president and his vice president knew and when they knew it; to determine what the Bush administration has done under the guise of national security; and to find out who did what, whether legal or illegal, unconstitutional or merely under the wire, in ignorance or incompetence or with good reason, while the administration barricaded itself behind the most Draconian secrecy and disingenuous information policies of the modern presidential era.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

It will never happen.

True, it was honorable Republicans like Barry Goldwater and Howard Baker who helped show Nixon the door, but today's Republican Party is not a party at all. It is a personality cult centering around George W. Bush.

They can no more put him out than the Peronistas could have put Peron out, or the Spanish fascists could have sent Franco packing.

Anonymous said...

Here's what is going to go down. Patrick Fitzgerald is waiting till the election is over in November. When either the house or the senate turns Dem. He will get Dick and Bush on felony charges for lying to a prosecuter for the leakgate thing. Yes it is a felony to lie to a federal agent. You don't just have to be under oath. So for those who don't know what the meaning of "is" is this admin is going down in flames.

m reynolds

blogger said...

losing cheney to indictment is the best thing the republicans can ever hope for.

then bush could put in a mccain or a rice, who'd run as a huge favorite in 2008, and win

Anonymous said...

I agree with m reynolds that if there is a straight arrow anywhere in gov't that can face down the hypocrites in this administration it is Patrick Fitzgerald.

But don't look to the Congress to impeach. Asking these guys to impeach Bush and Cheney is like recruiting convicted arsonists to staff your local fire department. How many of them had the guts and independence to vote against the invasion of Iraq? or the bankruptcy "reform" legislation? or the Bush tax cuts?

Anonymous said...

Fitzgerald was lied to by everyone. The question is can a felon be president? Yup! Can you put him in jail? probably not. Will he be forced to step down? yes but only if those voting machines to correctly count votes and people are not illegally thrown of the rolls.

m reynolds

foobeca said...

Rice, McCain, or Giuliani would lose because none of them are conservatives. McCain betrayed the party with the filabuster deal last year and the party loyalists won't forget that.

I want the SOB Bush impeached, not for unclassifing classified information, but for failing to protect the country from invasion and for spending my money, your money, and our children's money like a drunken sailor. Bush is a traitor to this country and should be hung from a bridge.

Anonymous said...

It pains my heart that the highest office has no regard for this great country. I cannot imagine holding any high office and practicing the slightest insincerity. The human spirit is transparent. A lie is always caught, and a liar will never ring true. The face tells all as it wears every defect the spirit practices.

skytrekker said...

what makes so many think that after all the GOP has done; strip our civil liberties. start un needed wars; 3-4 dollar a gallon gas;gross stupidity on a scale of cosmic proportions, an economic implosion likely, lies, lies and more lies- you guys including Keith- are in a 'wishful thinking mode' thinking that the American people would be so dumb to put these bastards (95% of the GOP back in power) what you really fear is reform- and that may hurt your god damn bottom line- most of you-including Keith are as greedy, self righteous and hypocritical as Bush Cheney and David Lereah.
You say you are against the bubble- well most of the people you want to win in 2008- will perpectuate the same bankrupt policies of Greenspan Bush et al.

skytrekker said...

I just hope the DEMS sweep to power in 2006 and 2008- and then you assholes will have to start to pay your fair share.

Anonymous said...

Whigs
Free-Soilers
American Party
Bull-Moose Party
Republican Party
Democratic Party
NSDAP

Anonymous said...

skytrekker said-"I just hope the DEMS sweep to power in 2006 and 2008- and then you assholes will have to start to pay your fair share."

Bad as the GOP has screwed up the country, it's not fun contemplating what the Dems would do if put back in power.

I voted for Nader last time just to keep some kind of third party alive from election to election.

Anonymous said...

"Bad as the GOP has screwed up the country, it's not fun contemplating what the Dems would do if put back in power."

Like 8 years of peace, prosperity and international alliance-building and admiration?

Oh that would be hell alright.

And don't forget: blowjobs blowjobs blowjobs!


http://www.chak.org/pages/onion/bush_nightmare.html

PS: notice the date on that. (Yes it really was written then, I read it.)

Anonymous said...

It was eight years of terrorist attacks and 3 years of dotcom bubble under Clinton.

The DemoRat lies about eight years of prosperity are getting tiring. The average unemployment rate under Bush is lower than it was under Clinton. The economy only heated up beginning in 1997 due to the wonderful dotcom bubble and y2k upgrades.

I agree that it was eight years of peace - for al Qaeda. Not even one al Qaeda member was killed from 1992-2000 as they blew up the WTC, American embassies, military bases and killed diplomats across the world. Just because Sleazy Willie was too cowardly to take on al Qaeda doesn't mean there was peace.

Anonymous said...

This housing bubble under bush is horrible.

The dotcom bubble under Clinton was wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Terrorists around the world loved Clinton because he didn't do a thing to harm them. Clinton would have been best friends with Hitler and Stalin too. The leftards think that making friends with dictators is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

You Rats crawl back into the sewer where you belong

Anonymous said...

One thing good about Clinton was that he didn't beat a Bible all the time. We live in a secular country and that's the way I want it to be

Anonymous said...

What does this article have to do with the subject of this blog - the housing panic ?

Anonymous said...

At least Clinton had an IQ over 40. Not so sure about Hillary...She is going around talking military macho and telling everyone that she is a "praying person"(hopefully she's just lying on that one).

Oh, yeah. Bill did launch a cruise missile attack on OsamaCo training camp in Afghanistan. If he was prez during 911, the response would probably been more measured. I don't think he would have over-reacted by getting stuck up to our neck in Iraq and MILITARIZING SPACE(How dumb can a president get?)

Bake McBride said...

"What does this article have to do with the subject of this blog - the housing panic.."

Because many of the idiots on this board lose their freaking mind (On both sides) when Keith puts up political Bullshit....which is great for his Blog. He just keeps the puppets dancing....

blogger said...

bake - wish I was that smart. I post things that I find interesting, and things that I am interested in.

If my readers like it, cool. If they don't, there's more blogs.

I think a lot of people like it, even if they think I'm a kook and don't believe in my libertarian views.

Why?

Because they know deep down that I'm speaking the truth. Unfiltered, simple, tell it like it is, truth.

And in this case, the emperor is not wearing clothes.

Anonymous said...

The Democrats keep firing blanks or shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to investigations &c. "Fitzmas" was a big sack of coal; Harry Reid has correctly STFU about Jack Abramhoff; and the most recent "culture of corruption" assertion, travel perks &c, points right back at the Democrats as well.

The proof that only the kooks of the left think impeachment proceedings are a possibility is that only Barbara Boxer, the closest thing we have to a Communist in the Senate, is the only one supporting Feingold's motion to censure.

Anonymous said...

It's good to see you libs living your lies and inventing a new bumper sticker. What happened, people found out the truth about Clinton killing the 25 children in Waco?

Anonymous said...

Hummm, who was the last president to be impeached?

Anonymous said...

The more the Busheviki rant about Clinton, the more obviously scared they are for their fallen idol, Bush.

Now he's in the 30s in all the polls, gas is topping $3.00, and the war he staked his presidency on is an undeniable failure.

Republicans are about as popular as child molesters right now. No wonder they would rather talk about blowjobs.

Anonymous said...

"Republicans are about as popular as child molesters right now. No wonder they would rather talk about blowjobs."

I thought it was Clinton that brought up blow jobs and molestation.
When Osama Bin Laden was captured, I thought it was Clinton that allowed his release, or does CNN have that wrong?
And the $3/gal gasoline. Come on, this is supposed to be a Bubble Blog....ever heard of supply and demand?

Anonymous said...

unfortunately, NOTHING will happen, and the Bush criminal gang will get away with EVERY crime (and there are too many to list here) they have committed

for something to happen the citizens of the United States would have to 1.) be educated about what is going on in their country politically, and 2.) they would have to give a damn

I don't see either of these things happening

The ONLY people who care enough about this country to get OFF their asses and actually show some strength are the illegal immigrants and their relatives here (who may or may not be illegals)

now, THAT says something about what the United States has become!

I'm 56 years old and I can't ever remember the country being so fucked up as it is now

Anonymous said...

I simply can not imagine a President more worthy of impeachment than Bush. But that would not be enough for me or most Americans. Within a few months the majority will be calling for the SOB to be imprisoned for the rest of his life for what he has done to Iraq and US citizens. The only acceptable fate for Cheney, Rice and Rumsfeld will be the same.

Anonymous said...

For the life of me, I have no idea why I'm walking straight into this off-topic troll-fest; but I do feel the need to correct two points:

I thought it was Clinton that brought up blow jobs and molestation.

No. Clinton tried his damnedest to AVOID bringing up those topics, remember? He wasn't impeached for the blow job, after all; he was impeached for claiming that it never happened ... or that even if it DID happen, it wasn't really sex anyway ... or that even if it DID happen, and it WAS sex, then it was really his Evil Twin what did it ... or something like that.

When Osama Bin Laden was captured, I thought it was Clinton that allowed his release, or does CNN have that wrong?

Bin Laden has NEVER been captured. I presume you're talking about the Sudanese government offering to arrest and expel bin Laden back in '96. Except that they only offered to boot his ass to Saudi Arabia back then (not to us), and the "arrest" part of the deal was only contingent on bin Laden receiving a full pardon from the Saudi government (which the Saudis refused to do). Even so, the Sudanese never had custody of the guy; they just wanted some face-saving way to get him and his amped up followers the hell outta their country.

All of this is excluding the fact that I wouldn't trust the Sudanese government to deliver up a cheese sandwich, let alone a notorious champion of pan-Islamism.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Buzz, for setting the penis-obsessed wingnut straight on the bin Laden/Sudan deal.

It's an article of faith among the true-believer Busheviki that Sudan was going to hand over bin Laden "on a silver platter" (they nearly always use that exact phrase, just like Sean Hannity does), but it's simply not true.

A guy who claimed to have connections to the Sudanese government, and also falsely claimed to be CIA, said that he could get them to hand him over. He was lying.

That guy, interestingly enough, later got a job as an "intelligence analyst" at FauxNews.

Anonymous said...

You Rats need to follow Sleazy Willie back into the sewers where you belong. The light of day is exposing your lies

Anonymous said...

Dotcom bubble = good

Housing bubble = bad


That makes perfect sense to the retarded Koran-thumping Democraps

Anonymous said...

Was Barbara Bush impregnated by a spider monkey?

It's the only explanation that makes sense!

Anonymous said...

cabinbound said...

"The Democrats keep firing blanks or shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to investigations &c. "Fitzmas" was a big sack of coal; Harry Reid has correctly STFU about Jack Abramhoff; and the most recent "culture of corruption" assertion, travel perks &c, points right back at the Democrats as well.

"The proof that only the kooks of the left think impeachment proceedings are a possibility is that only Barbara Boxer, the closest thing we have to a Communist in the Senate, is the only one supporting Feingold's motion to censure."

I love all the comments about the "crimninal" Bush, Chaney, Rice etc., with no facts supporting such a description. Guess what? Michael Moore's movie was not real; he faked a lot of it, and falsified even more. He also believes 9/11 was hoaxed by the U.S. government in tandem with evil Jewish bankers and others. A certifiable loon.

Bush is stupid and clumsy, but he is not going to be impeached for anything, and the other side, as usual, has nothing to offer, except bitching, name-calling, character-assasination, slander, libel, conspiracy theories up the ass, unrestricted partial birth abortions, welfare, welfare, and more welfare, 30 million green cards for illegal Mexican immigrants, and endless restrictions on free speech, what we can eat, what we can read (liberals love boycotting book stores), what we can drive, and what we can or cannot believe.

The insane notion that Democrats are more evolved than Republicans isn't even funny anymore; it's pathetic. Neither group can see the big picture or that it's own existence depends upon the existence of the other group (two sides of one coin); all it can do is snipe at the other. When it comes to hurling slander and bearing false witness, however, nobody comes close to so called Liberals, who believe the ends justify the means.

Anonymous said...

>>>30 million green cards for illegal Mexican immigrants

Sorry, but your friends the Republicans are the ones who have opened up the border. More cheap labor for their greedy friends that way.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...


"'30 million green cards for illegal Mexican immigrants'

"Sorry, but your friends the Republicans are the ones who have opened up the border. More cheap labor for their greedy friends that way. "

Sorry, but you didn't read my post. The Republicans are horrible, but no more horrible than the Democrats (two sides of one coin. The Republicans want slave labor, the Democrats want illegal votes, and the thirty million green cards are part of a BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL that will also enable the recipients to petition to bring in relatives. In the end, there will be sixty million additional poor, illiterate Mexicans living here with the full endorsement of both parties, but not of the American people, who are not being allowed to vote on this proposal.

Anonymous said...

"Thanks, Buzz, for setting the penis-obsessed wingnut straight on the bin Laden/Sudan deal."

Yea, thanks Buzz. I guess Clinton was a great guy after all. Looks like he had U.S interest in mind launching all those attacks against camels in the desert. That had more effect than capturing Osama.

Anonymous said...

"Sorry, but your friends the Republicans are the ones who have opened up the border. More cheap labor for their greedy friends that way."

When the Dems cater to illegals it's "they are only looking for work, lets give them drivers license and voting rights to better themselves". When the Rep. try to contain and restructure the situation, they suddenly become "cheap labor"