Writing in the imperialist and neocon National Review, Byron York can be expected to be against impeachment of King George the Dubya. And so he is. But if the Democrats really have assembled the goods on how Dubya has broken some 26 laws and regulations (I haven’t read the 350-page document yet), he can scream “leftwing” all he wants but it won’t stop impeachment proceedings from beginning IF the Democrats win the House in November.
All the more reason to get out the vote for the Democrats in November!
For those (like myself) who oppose King George from the Right, the main reason to want divided government is to slow down the financial destruction of the United States a bit. In recent decades the two periods of slowest growth in the federal government have occurred when we had divided government in the Reagan years, with a GOP White House and a Democratic Congress, and in the Clinton years, with a Democratic White House and GOP Congress. Both parties are evil, but at least with divided government they spend most of their energy fighting each other. That’s the best we can hope for in the short term.
A second reason for wanting divided government would be to hold King George, if not his minions, accountable for their actions in killing American soldiers and draining the American treasury in an unconstitutional and unprovoked war of aggression. Since I guess it’s expecting too much for Congress to bring charges of treason, I’ll have to be satisfied with a middle-of-the-road course of impeachment. If the Democrats really have the balls to do this, the next two years could be tremendous fun AND bring government growth to a relative halt!
It all seems to depend on the House. National Journal’s latest roundup of the races (and they follow this much, much more closely than I do) shows the Republicans probably holding on to the Senate by one or two seats. But while they don’t offer a prediction in the House, they list the 50 seats most likely to change hands in November, starting with the one MOST likely to change parties, and 40 of the 50 (including all of the top 11) are presently held by Republicans.
My congressman is a Republican who calls himself a “conservative” but voted to give King George unconstitutional authority to pursue war at his whim, and voted to bankrupt Medicare still faster with the prescription drug plan the two most destructive votes in the GOP Congress. I don’t even know who his Democratic opponent is, but I’ll be voting for that Democrat. It’s the true-conservative thing to do.
My pledge of allegiance is to the Republic (which, alas, no longer exists), not to the deceptively misnamed Republicans.
August 9, 2006