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Enough of this crap!
Senator Dodd having to filibuster against his OWN party leader to serve the interests and concerns and RIGHTS of the American People is the last straw.
Reid and Pelosi are actively obstructing every process that could lead to some sort of justice, some sort of accountability, for the many, many abuses of power and outright crimes of the Bush Administration.
Our Democratic leadership has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they do not care about anything but getting re-elected. They don’t care about War Crimes, they do not care about torture, they do not care about Habeas Corpus, they do not care about the demolition of the Fourth Amendment and they don’t care that people are dying in Iraq for NO reason. Yes, I am sure they are concerned about all of these things…but if they truly cared about them, they would be doing something. They are not.
They have killed or slow walked impeachment, contempt, and seem to be pretending that inherent contempt doesn’t exist.
They have fairly openly admitted that their only concern and overriding priority is the elections that are still a year away. They have proven that they cannot be trusted to carry out their oaths of office to uphold and defend the Constitution.
Nancy Pelosi was briefed on CIA torture BEFORE she took impeachment off the table….something she has absolutely NO right to do. Something that makes her look so corrupted and compromised that the only solution left is for her to push the DOJ to appoint an independent investigator and then get the hell out of the way.
Harry Reid…..well, what can you say? He is either playing some imaginary Machiavellian power game….which he is LOSING….or has capitulated past the point of just excusing, and is in effect covering up Bushco’s crimes…and it now appears by pushing for telcom immunity, actively abetting them.
We need an independent investigation DIRECTLY into the crimes of George Bush and Dick Cheney.
There are no more excuses, the idiocy of bi-partisanship has been exposed. That “strategy” is dead. Their only choice now is to either actively oppose George Bush or just lie down and roll over for him. And hope that the fact that they are playing into EVERY negative stereotype of Democrats will somehow be ignored by the Voters. And that the sheep (which is obviously how they think of anyone outside the Village and Beltway Bubble) won’t look up and notice that they are not the brave and noble champions of reason they are pretending to be….but merely craven politicians who think they know better than the People they represent, and are willing to place preserving the status quo…and their places of power in it, above ANY other considerations. What further heinous abuses and crimes would Bush have to commit to force them to oppose? Where is the line?
The stakes are too high for this kind of crap. This is no time for these cowardly games. There are lives on the line….the Constitution itself is on the line. This is no time for business as usual and jockeying for political advantage.
Madame Speaker, Mr. Majority Leader, call for independent investigations into Wireless Wiretapping, Torture and the lies that led us into the biggest mistake in the history of our country….and then get the hell out of the way while people who know what the fuck they are doing get to work.
You have disgraced the Democratic Party, your offices, and the American People by in effect collaborating with the worst President in history. YOU are putting Party above Country, Self-Interest above Justice….and it must stop.
Office of the Speaker
H-232, US Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
Senate Majority Leader
528 Hart Senate Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20510
Congressman Wexler’s Impeachment Petition, over 70,000 signatures….have YOU signed it?
ACLU Petition calling for a Special Prosecutor. Please sign it!
Chris Dodd for Majority Leader!