How Republicans Can Separate Themselves From Bush.

The Republicans are worried.  And they can’t seem to figure it out. 

Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) thinks that President Bush is “absolutely radioactive” and that any Republicans close to the him will suffer electoral consequences.

Davis says, “GOP members have ‘got to get some separation from the president.'”  He further states, “Republicans, I think, have time to turn it around to some extent.”  Then he adds, “But, if they don’t, we’re cruising for a bruising.”

Almost all Republicans are “close” to Bush, in the sense that the Bush administration has been running roughshod over the people and constitution of the United States, and the Republicans have been great enablers during his tenure.  People are fed up.

I am sure that their strategists will find some way to strive for “separation”.  They’ll publicly criticize him while communicating to him through back channels that they don’t really mean it.  They’ll call it ‘theatre’ and Bush will understand, even if he doesn’t appreciate it.

Some of the people will buy it.  Maybe ten percent or thirty-five percent.  Who knows?  It probably won’t be enough to help them in November.  They’ll still get bruised badly.  There’s another segment of the population that won’t be fooled by the ‘theatre’ of Republican candidates criticizing Bush.  It will seem so contrived.

There is a way, however, that the Republicans can create the “separation” they desire, and achieve it in a fashion that will come across as totally honest and genuine.  It could be so powerful that it would have Democrats lining up in their corner to support them, too.  Instead of “cruising for a bruising”, they might even have a good election.  It is not just a strategy to win the election, it is a way to turn the country around.

I’m talking about impeachment.  It could be accomplished in very short order.  A very solid majority of the population would support it, once his crimes become the topic of media coverage.  And there are numerous grounds for impeachment. 

One website lists four arguments:

Wikipedia lists more arguments:

Bill Maher thinks we should impeach Bush for failing to act on 9-11 (video).

The family members of the victims of the 9-11 terror attacks say the White House has smothered every attempt to get to the bottom of the outrageous intelligence failures that took place on his watch. 

Keith Olberman says that going to war with Iraq, when they had nothing to do with 9-11, instead of protecting us from those who attacked us, is an “impeachable offense”.

We could go on and on.  This is just to show that the grounds do exist.  I’m sure we could come up with more if we thought about it. 

Remember when Clinton was impeached?  It was for lying under oath about a personal affair.   Many Republicans supported Clinton’s impeachment.  The grounds for impeaching Bush are so much stronger.  Where are the Republicans on this one?  You’re cruisin’ for a bruisin’, all right.  And it will be well deserved.

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3 Responses

  1. I found your site on Google and read a few of your other entires. Nice Stuff. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

  2. Thank you.

  3. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Orientalize.

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