Monday, July 16, 2007

Bill Moyers Puts Impeachment Back on the Table

Actually, it was one failing of Moyers' program that neither he nor his two guests mentioned that there actually are some such honorable members of the current congress. They did not mention that Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), has filed a bill of impeachment against Vice President Cheney, and that his bill currently has 14 co-sponsors, with more people signing on every week. They also failed to mention that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) only days before the program, declared in no uncertain terms that Bush and Cheney should be impeached, saying that the country was "closer to dictatorship than it has ever been" because of the president's assertion of "unitary executive" powers to ignore laws passed by the Congress."

Despite this one shortcoming, Moyers' program is a public shaming of the tawdry and shameless corporate media, which has ignored the exploding impeachment movement blossoming across the nation, pretending that it doesn't even exist, or that it is the province of a few leftist wackos.

In fact, as Moyers noted, the most recent poll on the issue shows that half of Americans want both Bush and Cheney impeached and removed from office.
ADDED - In addition to the link in the comments provided by Robert Nagle you might want to check out what David Sirota says ("pressure Congress") as well as Steve Soto. Only the more conservative Big Tent Democrat says there are better things to do. Here is the transcript if you can't watch the video.

1 comment:

rjnagle said...

I saw that program. it was incredible and definitely made me question my own thoughts about the subject (I'm generally against it except in extraordinary circumstances).

As an academic exercise, it is worthy to air out the legal ramification of Bush/Cheney's actions. The problem is that this action is disruptive to Congress and perhaps even to the President. Also, hopefully a vigilant judiciary can remove assertions of executive authority that did not exist. By the way, here's an article by Bruce Fein (who appeared on the show).