- ATTORNEYS' FEE
WHY DEMOCRATS WILL PAY FOR THE GONZALES SCANDAL
By John Podhoretz
March 30, 2007
In pursuit of a short-term political benefit, Democrats are in danger of establishing a ruinous new standard in American politics - one they'll come to regret and rue when they take the White House again.
- Prosecutor Posts Go To Bush Insiders
By Amy Goldstein and Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, April 1, 2007; Page A01
- About one-third of the nearly four dozen U.S. attorney's jobs that have changed hands since President Bush began his second term have been filled by the White House and the Justice Department with trusted administration insiders.
Olbermann: Does it seem as if most of these scandals surrounding this Administration...have the underling theme of Karl Rove attempting to use the resources of the Federal Government To insure his dream of a permanent Republican Majority?
Turley: Well there is no question that that was what he was planning to do, and had at least one meeting a week for the last seven years to do that. That's the thread that...ties this Justice Department Scandal together...It was a concerted effort to put their people in and SCREW THE DEMOCRATS (emphasis mine).Okay, anyone who does not drink the Koolaid or work for the 500 knows that this is true. Digby and Wolcott have covered it. Hell, the operatives of the Movement Conservatives thought they had achieved it after the D's lost in Nov 2004:
They broke all precedent and started to bring voter fraud indictments just before the election to make it seem like the Democrats were the corrupt party...almost always in swing states. The prosecutors fired, with only one exception, all came from swing states.
Many wonder what it will take to restore social civility to Washington...Republican Grover Norquist..proffered a solution, telling us that Democrats must accept the finality of their powerlessness.What drives your old Sarge nuts is Republican and Mainstream anger when the Democrats insist on exercising the power they received from winning the election of '06. From Commander Codpiece down to the Con Mouthpieces and their enablers, these crazy bastards think that ANY attempt to restore the rule of law and document an accurate history of the last 6 years is bad. For the good of the Country the Democrats should just ignore all the laws that were broken, the politicizing of ALL areas of government and most significant; the machinations of Rove and his attempts to F*ck them over. Just be content with majority status and let bygones be bygones.
"...Once the minority of House and Senate are comfortable in their minority status, they will have no problem socializing with the Republicans. Any farmer will tell you that certain animals run around and are unpleasant, but when they've been fixed, then they are happy and sedate..."
Has the entire planet gone crazy? Maybe IOKIYAR is a physical law rather then an amusing acronym. I mean, no D, I or R actually believes the D's will just let it go. No one is that stupid.
Okay I was wrong. The NYT almost makes me believe that:
- ...Whatever the immediate objective, Mr. Rove seems focused on one overarching goal: creating a permanent Republican majority, even if that means politicizing every aspect of the White House and subverting the governmental functions of the executive branch.
Once again WaPO's Johnny the Wise (remember him) repeats the canard that all this investigation is "politically risky":
- Democrats To Widen Conflict With Bush
Some on Both Sides See Plans as Risky
By Jonathan Weisman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, April 2, 2007; Page A01
"I suppose there's always a risk of going too far," said House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), "but the risk of not going is far greater."
- Leon E. Panetta, who was a top White House aide when President Bill Clinton pulled himself off the mat through repeated confrontations with Congress, sees the same risk...Panetta said. "If they go into total confrontation mode on these other things, where they just pass bills and the president vetoes them, that's a recipe for losing seats in the next election."