Tuesday, November 6, 2007

GOP Blamed For Keeping Cheney Impeachment Bill Alive

It's a good thing The Hill isn't followed much outside the Beltway. Because if it was, some of the things that get written there would be laughed offline.

Take Jonathan E. Kaplan's story Republicans keep Cheney impeachment bill alive for example:
House Republicans on Tuesday prevented Democratic leaders from blocking a resolution to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney.

The vote to table the privileged resolution, offered by Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinch, began as a largely party-line vote to kill the measure, but Republicans developed a strategy to force Democrats to debate the resolution by supporting Kucinich. GOP leaders felt as though it was in their interest to debate the measure because it would make Democrats look bad.
At this point, it's foolish to think Republicans have so much power they can actually MAKE Democrats look bad ... the Democrats seem to be doing an exemplary job of that themselves.

But more to the point, it is the Democrats who have whining about impeachment and it is the Democrats who are beholden to their far-left types who think impeachment is one of the most pressing issues for Congress to deal with. It's not the fault of Republicans if the Democratic leadership cannot control their Kos-reading kooks.

The real news here is that Republicans have used the liberal caucus to out-fox the Democrats yet again.



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