Now that Nancy P. is now the next Speaker of the House, and that the Dems are the majority in the Senate, I’m now concerned that the Dems, especially the more radical ones, will start raising all sorts of finger-pointing and armchair quarterbacking.
The indications are that the Dems will now start an endless barrage of hearings & investigations. That’s bad. There are way too many things that need to be taken care of instead of messing around with stupid stuff.
I can see the Dems pushing all the buttons for investigating President Bush for grounds of impeachment. If they start on this “starting the war on Iraq on false pretenses” garbage, I think they should impeach themselves. They saw the same intelligence as Bush, and voted for the war. Many of the complaints that the Dems have with Bush’s actions were voted on by them or were established as prior practice by previous presidents. Of course, they are still honked off about Clinton’s impeachment hearing for perjury, but that’s a different argument.
The bottom line for this is that the Dems have a real chance to show that they are better than the Republicans, but I think they are going to blow it with an insane and useless witch-hunt. They really didn’t have anything to run on this past election except the “hate Bush” mantra. Too bad they didn’t have any more substance to run on besides that.
The next couple of years will be interesting to say the least. Politicians on both sides of the aisle will be positioning themselves for a run at the Presidency. We’ll see if the Dems can run on anything besides the “hate Bush” in a presidential campaign in which a person named Bush won’t be on the ballot.