Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Moonbats marching off cliff – in need of push…

Re(1): 'Jefferson's Impeachment Gift', The Randi Rhodent Show, 2006/04/25
Re(2): 'California Assemblyman Paul Koretz Submits Impeachment Resolution', Paul Koretz
Re(3): 'Identity Conflict', GovExec, George Cahlink
Re(4): 'The Left's False Assault on President Bush', HumanEventsOnline, Peter Ferrera
Re(5): 'Mercenaries guard homes of the rich in New Orleans', Guardian Unlimited, Jamie Wilson
Re(6): 'Military Response to Katrina Intensifies', American Forces Press Service, Donna Miles

What would you give a Libby Moonbat to draw up Articles of Impeachment on President Bush based on his ‘federalizing the National Guard’? Whatever it is, be prepared to pay up!!!

The Moonbats have found a loophole in the impeachment process. They can use House Rules (rubber stamped every year) to force a special House Session on Impeachment via a joint resolution from a State. Right now, there are three deep blue states leading the way - off the cliff. Run, don't walk...

The following Impeachment Resolutions comes to you from the Left Coast – in particular the honorable Paul Koretz (Moonbat, California’s 42nd District – yup, that’s right, Hollywood and Beverly Hills). Every single idiocy known to Moonbattery is incorporated into this one single document - that is what makes it so perfect. However, we shall pay special attention to the highlighted charge of impeachment:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Paul Michael Neuman
April 22, 2006 District
Office: (310) 285-5490
Weekend: (323) 662-3123

California Assemblyman Paul Koretz Submits Impeachment Resolution

California State Assemblyman Paul Koretz (D-Los Angeles) submitted amendments on Friday, April 21, to Assembly Joint Resolution No. 39, calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney. The resolution references Section 603 of Jefferson’s Manual of the Rules of the United States House of Representatives, which allows federal impeachment proceedings to be initiated by joint resolution of a state legislature.

The resolution bases the call for impeachment upon the Bush Administration intentionally misleading the Congress and the American people regarding the threat from Iraq in order to justify an unnecessary war that has cost billions of dollars and thousands of lives and casualties; exceeding constitutional authority to wage war by invading Iraq; exceeding constitutional authority by Federalizing the National Guard; conspiring to torture prisoners in violation of the “Federal Torture Act” and indicating intent to continue such actions; spying on American citizens in violation of the 1978 Foreign Agency Surveillance Act; leaking and covering up the leak of the identity of Valerie Plame Wilson, and holding American citizens without charge or trial.

Koretz submitted amendments gutting AJR No. 39, a resolution unrelated to impeachment, to the Assembly Rules Committee. The Rules Committee may take up the bill next week for referral, allowing him to formally introduce the amended resolution.

The Assemblyman hopes his resolution will help promote a public dialogue about the questionable activities and errant judgment of the President and Vice President: “At both the state and national levels, we will be paying for the Bush Administration’s illegal actions and terrible lack of judgment and competence for decades—not only in the billions of dollars wasted on the war and welfare for the rich, but in the worldwide loss of respect for America and Americans. Bush and Cheney must be impeached and removed from office before they undertake even deadlier misdeeds, such as the use of nuclear weapons. There are no bounds to their willingness to ignore the Constitution and world opinion—we can’t afford to wait for the next disaster and hope that we can survive it.”


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A review of President Bush’s actions regarding the Federalization of the National Guard in his five years of service resulted in:

Apparently Bush did not even Federalize the National Guard after 9/11:

Last fall, President Bush straddled the line, calling on the Guard to provide airport security nationwide. The president asked for 7,000 Guard members to perform airport security duty, but in an unprecedented move, also asked governors to keep the Guard members under their command and promised that the Federal government would pay the bill under Title 32. Bush made the unusual request because federalizing troops for airport security would have placed more
restrictions on how they could operate.

And, after Katrina a plea to allow Federalization of the National Guard resulted in:

President Bush pleaded with Governor Blanco that same day after the storm to get the National Guard into New Orleans. Not much happened. Seeing this, he asked her to give him Federal authority over the state’s Guard. She refused. As a result, the Guard didn’t show up in force in the city until near the end of the week.

Is this were you got your information:

After scenes of looting and lawlessness in the days immediately after Hurricane
Katrina struck, New Orleans has turned into an armed camp, patrolled by
thousands of local, state and federal law enforcement officers, as well as
70,000 national guard troops and active-duty soldiers now based in the region.
Or, this:

Rumsfeld, who traveled to the region Sept. 4 to observe operations firsthand, addressed the "enormous effort going on down there" as 1,800 members of the 82nd Airborne Division and more than 1,600 1st Cavalry Division troops were joining the Hurricane Katrina relief operation.

This brings to 18,000 the number of active-duty forces committed to the mission, in addition to almost 43,000 National Guardsmen, U.S. Northern Command officials rported today.

An additional 5,400 active troops and 1,400 National Guard members are expected to flow into the region within the next 24 to 48 hours, DoD officials said.

Together, these forces are conducting humanitarian, search-and-rescue, evacuation and security missions, officials reported.

So, little man, are you going to claim that President Bush:

  1. Illegally Federalized the National Guard – He has not
  2. Or, possibly acted in conflict with Posse Comitatus – He may have. What else could be done when both city and state leadership absolutely failed the citizenry? The memories of that time are replete with the bold and decisive action of the Armed Forces - and the simultaneous complete failure of all other elements of government.

So, I say ‘Bring it On’.

Impeachment is not purely legal – it is in part political.

All but your little clique will see this for what it is - a silly attempt at a hatchet job.

As Dennis Prager would say: Clarity over Consensus

1 comment:

michael i said...

Can some red state legislatures use this gimmick for impeaching, say, members of the notorious US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals?

California Assemblycritter* Paul Koretz (Moonbat-Los Angeles) may have opened a can of worms here that his partisans may soon regret. And when one opens a can of worms, to re-can always requires a bigger can!

*Odd of such a pinko-crat as Koretz to refer to himself as "Assemblyman" in that silly press release. Very sexist of him. The Code Pink girls are gonna beat him to a pulp when they find out. :-)