Just when is seems sanity is making its way into the debate, those dependent upon the myth being perpetuated come out with another study of how humans are ruining the earth. But this time it’s just simply stupid.
Ignorantly firing off at the mouth must run in the family. So it is with Jesse Jackson the Junior and his mind-boggling interpretation of the constitution. Imparting his jurisprudential wisdom on the ignorant masses of the mid-west who vote him into office year after, he apparently thinks that ingrained constitutional executive authorities are, in fact, unconstitutional. See, according to Triple J, the President does not have the power to commute Scooter Libby’s sentence.
“Since the president has intervened in this process, it is now the Congress’ obligation and responsibility to intervene in the executive process and begin an inquiry into these very serious crimes against the constitution of the United States,” said Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Chicago).
Jackson says this time the president went too far. After word that Bush commuted Libby’s sentence Jackson plans to call on House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings.
Scooter Libby is a free man, though still a convicted felon. President Bush, in a rare moment of doing the right thing, has granted Scooter clemency. So, while he’ll no long face prison time (the ridiculous 30 months he was facing), he is still a convicted felon.
Bush is either respecting the wishes of Libby, who is determined to clear his good name, or is trying to play both sides against the middle, and failing miserably.
Libby will continues his appeal of his conviction, still be on probation for 2 years and have to pony up his $250,000 fine, so he is not without punishment.
This hasn’t stopped the Left from going completely insane over this in a bit of acting that makes Hillary’s song contest video seem as though it’s filled with Oscar worthy performances.
At first, we thought this statement was about Sandy Berger, who actually STOLE top secret national security documents and destroyed them to cover up, well, we’ll never know what. But he was actually talking about Scooter Libby. Someone needs to let Barack know that Scooter wasn’t the one who leaked anyone’s name first, that was Richard Armitage, who escaped any charges, meaning there was no crime AT ALL. For someone who wants things “more hope-yier” and less partisan, he sure loves to milk the partisan cow for all it’s worth.
Then, after having enough time to study what Obama said to see how tough she had to be, along came Hillary:
That statement was said without a hint of the irony over the pardon she and her husband sold Mark Rich, a man who fled the country before ever going on trial. In fact, just for fun, here is a list of all the pardons Clinton issued before he snuck out of town.
The also-ran Democrats also issued angry statements in an attempt to matter, but they don’t. If you really want to read all the statements everyone released yesterday, they can be found here. But nobody really gives a damn what John Edwards thinks.
This grant of clemency has sparked outrage on the web, too. Not that you need much to spark outrage on the web, the nutroot “progressives” (regressive) are so full of hate that they make Mao and Stalin look like Muppets. (Considering their politics are the same…)
Here are some of the lovely comments left by the “party of tolerance.”
Crowhaul (See profile | I’m a fan of Crowhaul)
I hate Bush. About as much as I can hate anyone… How the f*ck did America vote this guy into office TWICE?
Log in | posted 11:40 pm on 07/02/2007
RDixon (See profile | I’m a fan of RDixon)
America DIDN’T vote this fool into office.
Log in | Parent | posted 12:01 am on 07/03/2007
Quaoar (See profile | I’m a fan of Quaoar)
If “Scooter” was Black or Mentally Retarded or even a poor White man he’d be facing a date with Ol’ Sparky, no question about it, as would his accomplices.
Log in | posted 11:57 pm on 07/02/2007
freespeach (See profile | I’m a fan of freespeach )
He spends the day with Putin the murdering thug and his father (worse than Putin) at the family castle in Maine pissing around like the rich fascist they are.
Then in the midst of the overblown terrorist stuff in the UK, and just before July 4 when people are busy with their own family stuff…we get it…THE PARDON.
But of course in this brave new America we can’t even call it a damn pardon….it’s a “commute”. Orwellian language on display in some surreal 1984 early days trip.
Can we turn every July 4th event everywhere into a peaceful political action?
Can we print up short summary’s of the Bush crimes and this Libby pardon and hand them out to strangers?
Can we make up a small sign or T-shirt stating that Bush is a….?
Can we ask those same strangers to join in on some spur of the moment songs, chants and stand, sit or march together?
Can we trust ourselves not to be afraid or offended if some of those strangers tell us to piss off?
Independence day would be the perfect time for action. Would it succeed or fail?
None of us can say, but each of us on an individual level will most certainly succeed or fail, by acting or not acting.
Get drunk on fine scotch and vodka, do more lines, more bong hits, more pharmaceuticals, more beer and kill the pain……or for one time make a serious effort and get out there on July 4th.
Don’t count on your neighbors, or “leaders”. Be a leader, go out and rally a dozen people and find out how many others from the silent majority are with you. Win loose or draw, you will feel better.
If Pelosi isn’t willing to lead on impeachment she should resign tomorrow.
If we as a nation allow this to pass we have all failed and we don’t deserve our democracy. Perhaps today our democracy is no more than a slogan or a myth. It is dead.
Can we bring it back to life?
Log in | posted 1:09 am on 07/03/2007
project (See profile | I’m a fan of project)
I am so sick of these republican scum in our country I think it’s time for a revolution.
Log in | posted 8:54 pm on 07/02/2007
batguano (See profile | I’m a fan of batguano)
Tough Hombre? I’d say a despicable swine who has done our nation and the world irreparable harm and should dance at the end of a rope! This latest outrage shows convincingly how both he and the rest of those guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors around him have ZERO respect for our Constitution and rule of law. Time for the Dems and all Americans of good concience who still believe in justice to grow a pair an stand up to this gang of fascist scum….to fight them with all the vigor that they possess…….to live up to their oaths of office at least and fight this bush&Co fascist cabal!
Log in | posted 9:07 pm on 07/02/2007
wheaties (See profile | I’m a fan of wheaties)
No….Clinton just benefited from Rich’s money! Nice try Paul. The DLC and cronies like you are not quite as disgusting as Bush and his pigs!
Log in | posted 10:29 pm on 07/02/2007