Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Viva Nancy

Now that we are all so happy celebrating the midterms, let's not get too carried away. Because I'm pretty sure soon we are going back to business as usual in Washington. I just hope that the Democrats remember why we put them there and they do what we expect them to.

Nancy Pelosi, who for some people is like the Antichrist, is what some disparagingly call "a San Francisco Liberal". I think that's a neat thing to be and instead of it being some kind of insult, she should wear the distinction proudly. People are afraid that she is too radical:

The Republicans have already sought to play on conservative voters' fears by portraying her as the embodiment of everything they dislike most about the Democrats, with campaign ads suggesting she will raise taxes, help illegal immigrants and back same-sex marriage. ALL OF WHICH I AM IN FAVOR OF.

Meanwhile, for many within her party she represents a new hope that the Democrats can make their mark after a decade on the fringes of power.

Fiercely partisan

In campaign speeches, Ms Pelosi has been setting out an agenda for the first 100 hours of a Democrat-led House. On the list are:

  • bringing in rules to break links between lobbyists and legislation YEY!
  • enacting all the 9/11 Commission recommendations YEY!
  • raising the minimum wage YEY!
  • expanding stem cell research YEY!

She has, however, ruled out attempting to impeach President George W Bush, as some in her party have suggested. BOO!

There are those within the Democrat camp who question whether she may prove too liberal for the moderates they hope to win over in the mid-term elections.

Democrats who think she is too liberal are cowards. I thought that her views are what the Democratic party is supposed to stand for and they are the only reason why I am a registered Democrat, although I'm telling you, every election I feel like registering as an independent, it's so depressing.


  1. Take a moment, and help convince Nancy Pelosi to Impeach..

    The day the nation demands impeachment is upon us. Sacks and sacks of mail are about to arrive in Nancy Pelosi's office initiating impeachment via the House of Representative's own rules. This legal document is as binding as if a State or if the House itself passed the impeachment resolution (H.R. 635).

    There's a little known and rarely used clause of the "Jefferson Manual" in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

    That's where we come in. In addition to a House Resolution (635), or the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.

    You can initiate the impeachment process and simultaneously help to convince Pelosi to follow through with the process. Do-It-Yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in. Be a part of history.

  2. My dear Casual:
    As much as I'd like to see Bush impeached, it is not going to happen.
    The Dems now they have to get their act together and have some coherent policies for this country. They are not going to waste this precious time impeaching Bush. Sad, but true. Hopefully, 2 years from now we will have a Democrat in the White House and a more liberal senate. That's the best we can wish for right now.