I want to address all those citizens and pundits and reich-wing defenders who throw their hands up in the air and simply say, “Oh, they ALL do it,” when we citizens with common sense and a desire for justice demand impeachment.
While it may be true that many politicians and corporate executives are on the take and are involved in various underhanded dealings to “get things done,” I want to remind everyone that that is no excuse to let them off the hook for their misdeeds.
If a man who lives below the poverty level robs and assaults YOU, dear reader, would you accept the excuse that “Oh, ALL men who live below the poverty level commit petty crimes such as that?” Never mind that that is a sweeping generalization (because not ALL politicians are breaking the law either remember,) but even if that were true, what bearing does that have on your desire for justice in this case?
Just as you would want to see your assailant/robber caught by the police and sentenced to jail for his crimes, so too should you want to see politicians sent to jail for their crimes.
What? Impeaching a President is so very traumatic for the country, expensive and detrimental to the reputation of the office? We should avoid that at all costs, you say?
Fuck that! Crimes were committed. Justice should be sought.
Impeachment exists as a valid recourse in the event of such actions that would result in the punitive measure committed by those that hold office. In other words, we CAN impeach politicians because we are SUPPOSED to impeach them when they deserve it.
I can only hope that since the Dems have stated in no uncertain terms that “impeachment is off the table,” one or more of their investigations into alleged misdeeds by this Bush/Cheney crime syndicate leads to their inevitable impeachment. For since the Dems have stated that investigations are forthcoming… the results of these investigations are our only hope of seeing justice brought to bear on the current corrupt administration’s criminal behavior.