I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Looking Ahead

Joe Gandelman sent me over to Dean's World for his predictions for November. Dean thinks that the Democrats will take the House. OK, but then there was this:
It seems likely that an impeachment resolution would come out of the House against Bush if that did happen. Because Democratic rage at the President is at a fever pitch at least equal to what Republicans felt against President Clinton in 1998.
While he is correct that Clinton's impeachment was entirely the result of Republican rage Bush has committed multiple impeachable offenses. A big difference. He concludes with this:
My own gut? I say Democrats will take control of the House this year, and Bush will be impeached or nearly impeached in 2007. If so, he like Clinton (and Johnson) won't be removed from office, and Democrats will look very bad for having tried, and will pay a price in 2008.
Number one, I'm not sure it's a given that impeachment would happen. It might be used as a threat but it's not a done deal. Number two, would the Democrats suffer? There is a difference between Clinton a Bush. A majority of Americans did not approve of the Clinton impeachment. At the present time it is about a 50-50 split.

Personally I think impeachment is a bad thing for the country and should be used as a last resort. Unfortunately this may be one of those times. The Bush administration has shown time and again they have no respect for the truth, for the constitution, for the congress or for the American people. Impeachment may be the only avenue to right the situation.

There is a great deal of talk about the Republicans standing up to Bush. Don't believe it. They have been told it's OK. This administration will do anything to insure that the Democrats don't regain control of the House and/or Senate. Bush/Rove will give them other opportunities to "stand up" in the next few months. The really scary word here is "anything". I'm worried and you should be too.

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