Thanks For Nothing – AGAIN

Fuck Steny Hoyer, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the spineless, sycophantic Democratic leadership, blissfully content to piss away all political capital accrued last November. Speaks volumes upon volumes when self-interested political jockeying leads Republicans to briefly save a motion of impeachment against Cheney, while the Dem leadership decide their moderate cred trumps upholding civic duty (to say nothing of the will of the people).

Fuck them all.

Related: via Cernig, Captain Ed, re: the Mukasey nomination (which, having made it past the Judiciary committee thanks to Benedicts Schumer and Feinstein, is now “virtually assured” to be confirmed by the Senate):

Instead of looking like they control the appointment process, this exercise just confirms for the Democratic Party base that their Congress has assumed a mostly-supine position vis-a-vis George Bush. What an absurd piece of political theater. As Casey Stengel once said of the Mets, can’t anyone in the Senate Democratic caucus play this game?

What the fuck is the point of controlling both the House and the Senate if the Dems continually roll over for Bush like loyal lap dogs (barring the now-tiresome Kabuki theatrics)? Seriously, Arlan Specter should sue the Donkeys for fucking patent infringement.

Fuck. Them. All.

Update: Image courtesy Democracy In Action (via Jon Schwarz) Originally appropriated by yours truly here, after the FISA rollover.

Update 2:

I’m no Kucinich fan (once a militant fetus fetishist, always a militant fetus fetishist), but these are words to warm a dirty hippie’s heart; too bad Serious Congressional Dems can’t handle the truth.

Update 3: Just wanted to highlight the official Democratic response to H. Res 799, straight from the mouth of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer:

“Impeachment is not on our agenda. We have some major priorities. We need to focus on those.”

Just remember, kids: Executive accountability is not a ‘major priority’ of the Congressional leadership.

Fuck. Them. ALL.

4 Responses to “Thanks For Nothing – AGAIN”

  1. Come now, Arlen would hem and haw over it, but in the end, he would never go through with the law suit.

    Yes, this is not the best of things to hear; just when it really looked as though Mukasey would catch the big stop too. This is, and I don’t care what kind of mitigation Chuck is going for, this is what has been going on since they took back the majority, and there just needs to go up a wall; everything stops. No Mukasey, no FISA, no more funding for Iraq, whether Chuck has the fortitude to admit it or not, congress does have the authority to take the keys away from the president by stopping any and all policies in its tracks by shutting them down, and that is what I think needs to happen between now until January of 09.

    This guy has barely a year left; he needs to be lame ducked and hard.

  2. Macswain says:


    Did you create that chart? That thing needs to be posted everywhere. Classic!

  3. matttbastard says:

    Mac – I can’t take credit for it. Image is courtesy Democracy In Action (via Jon Schwarz) Originally appropriated by yours truly here, after the FISA rollover.

  4. ‘Tis a brilliant chart.


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