August 22, 2007
It quacks like a duck
By Bob Menamin
The Wausau Daily Herald reported last week that Congressman Dave Obey believes the Bush administration has committed impeachable offenses: "Do I think they have committed impeachable offenses?" Obey said. "You're damn right I do. They have lied like hell to the country."
So Obey wants to start holding impeachment hearings then, right?
Uh, no. Obey also the Democrats would get nowhere if they pursue impeachment. "It's a question of what is a productive use of your of your time," he said.
This is D.C.-logic with upside-down thinking, and it is where Democrats blow it time and time again. It is like saying we know O.J. Simpson committed murder but we don't think we can get a conviction.
We all make impeachment too big of a deal. A hearing should be held to investigate, and if something substantial shows up we should impeach; if not we discontinue the hearings.
We are at the point where Democrats either show courage or cowardice. What will it be? Keep fear alive, or get some good old fashioned guts, ethics and integrity?
We must ask Congressman Obey how the Democrats have and will use their time more productively? Is not oversight part of Congress's responsibility?
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