The Hotline reports that John Kerry "said last night that if Dems retake the House, there’s a ’solid case’ to bring ’articles of impeachment’ against President Bush for allegedly misleading the country about pre-war intelligence, according to several Dems who attended.
Kerry was speaking at a holiday party for alumni of his WH ’04 bid."
Glenn Reynolds thinks that Kerry is now helping Bush with his base. "What’s funny is that lots of Bush supporters would be okay with the GOP losing the House as a way of teaching the Republican House a lesson for its pork-laden profligacy -- but not if it’s going to let the Democrats bring a politically-motivated impeachment resolution over the war. (Will those who voted for the war, like Kerry, resign, too?) So by making this statement, Kerry makes a Democratic recapture of the house notably less likely, by motivating GOP’ers who might otherwise stay home to turn out.
Of course, you can count on Kerry to say the wrong thing at the wrong time, as quite a few of those "alumni" could probably attest. . . ."
The swing voters (who include, in effect, those Republicans who are tempted to stay home in order to make themselves feel important) will not automatically "get it," however.
Conservative and Republican leaders from the president on down have tended to believe and say that Americans will recognize the Democrats extremism and irresponsibility and react accordingly.
If that were true, Bushs and the GOPs numbers would be better than they are, and would have been better in last years elections.
Every Republican and conservative leader, not just a few, must loudly, persistently remind the electorate about things like Kerrys recent lunatic comments. Otherwise, it will just fade into the background -- and, unopposed by those who think they can just laugh these things off, gain legitimacy by default.
You really have to give it to Kerry and his cronies. They once again will prove they can swipe defeat from the jaws of victory. Maybe if he had said fewer stupid things like this, and offered a positive vision for the future, he would not have lost my state.
I would be happy to vote in the party of Sen. Lieberman, that is, if he had a party and not just a lonely voice.
an amusing character (now that we know hes been safely excluded from the presidency by the American voter) because hes such a 200-proof, stuffed-shirt idiot.
Apparently his "impeachment" lunacy is spreading. Theres a fellow victim of DBHS (Deranged Bush-Hater Syndrome) on another thread here at NLT yammering that the NSAs al-Qaeda wiretaps should result in Bushs impeachment. Yeah, right. Where do they get these lunatics? Theyre too funny.