It's enough to make a good progressive scream! Once again, the Dems in Congress are scared to do what's not only the right thing to do, what we elected them to do, and legally sound; they are afraid to do what's necessary to protect our democracy...
This man has clearly broken through the level of high crimes and misdeamors and he's the top cop in the country! How dare he undermine our laws? Who does he think he is to so blatantly throw out our Constitution? How are our elected officials not screaming from the rafters about his blatant disgust for their role in government?
Not only is a "No Confidence Vote" a ludicris substitution for impeachment hearings, it shows the Dems and Reps once again ducking their oversight responsibility in favor of saying "We don't like you!" Like a bunch of children on a school yard. I'm pretty sure I know why they won't impeach Gonzales though. If they did, the hearings would bring out more evidence of the overt disregard for our United States by not only Gonzales, but also, Rove, Cheney and ultimately Bush himself. The impeachment of Gonzales would ultimately lead to the required impeachment of the entire administration for their huge slate of high crimes and misdemeanors. (Reminds me of a carnival hawker: Pick a crime, pick a misdemeanor, pick a treason...any crime, any misdemeanor, any treason...the list is too extensive to note in this post...).
Neither the Dems or the Republicans in Congress want to be responsible for walking into that trap as they see it with the Presidency wide open for the taking on both sides... I find it all disgusting that our elected officials (yes, all but Feingold, my hero and a few other brave souls...) have all abdicated their most important responsibility to uphold our Constitution and the laws they wrote in order to position themselves for power two years from now.
I'm a Democrat, I've always been a Democrat (except for one Republican who hoodwinked me into voting for her about 15 yrs ago, a vote I regret everytime the WI legislature is in session...).
I do still want to support my party, but if my party doesn't get a backbone and stop playing into the media's caracature of the weakness of my party's leaders, I can't imagine my party surviving the next election.
Russ got a spine and displays it with every move he makes. He and the American people are one full year ahead of the rest of our party and have been for a decade now. We need more backbones... Our very democracy depends on it!
Got to www.impeachgonzales.org for more info.