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All Investigations, All The Time

In May I wrote that if Democrats regained control of Congress we would have all investigations, all the time. Jay at Stop the ACLU points to this column at Front Page Mag which includes more evidence to support the claim I made in May. I would like to add that I was harshly criticized by some on the left for supposedly trying to scare voters with the prospect of impeachment hearings.

Update: Be sure to check out Kim's excellent post above on this topic, which was written virtually simultaneously when this one was. Lately we have been almost eerily on the same wavelength. (Cue Twilight Zone theme...)


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Comments (14)

You reap what you sow.... (Below threshold)
Lee:

You reap what you sow.

At least not much will be d... (Below threshold)
Todd:

At least not much will be done in D.C. -- which probably is a good thing until something better comes along.

You reap what you sow.</... (Below threshold)
astigafa:

You reap what you sow.

Freakin' A, bubba. We knew that's what the Clinton impeachment was about; it wasn't just a desire on the part of Republicans to force parents to explain "fellatio" to their children. The idea was, You investigated Nixon and the Iran-Contra affair, now we gotcha.

That Clinton's crime was nowhere near as heinous as theirs did not figure at all. In the bizarro world of Republican politics, it's enough that he had been caught in a lie.

What do you folks expect? My personal fantasy is that certain Neocon Bloggers will be called in to defend their practices, on the same day the Fairness Doctrine is signed into law.

And it will be, sweetie. It will.

Celebrating censorship alre... (Below threshold)

Celebrating censorship already? That's all the 'fairness' doctrine is.

Air America was supposed to take back the airwaves. It's pretty much failed miserably, can't generate revenue, doesn't attract enough listeners. and you think the answer to that particular problem is to silence opposition?

Man. Welcome to Communist China.

What do you folks expect... (Below threshold)

What do you folks expect? My personal fantasy is that certain Neocon Bloggers will be called in to defend their practices, on the same day the Fairness Doctrine is signed into law.

And it will be, sweetie. It will.

Zieg Heil!

VW

And a Republican President ... (Below threshold)
Phil:

And a Republican President is going to sign the fairness doctrine.

Dream on moonbat

You must admit, a Democrati... (Below threshold)
Brian:

You must admit, a Democratic Congress would have a lot to make up for! The Republican Congress almost wholly abdictated their oversight role under Bush. Remember...

Back in the mid-1990s, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, aggressively delving into alleged misconduct by the Clinton administration, logged 140 hours of sworn testimony into whether former president Bill Clinton had used the White House Christmas card list to identify potential Democratic donors.

In the past two years, a House committee has managed to take only 12 hours of sworn testimony about the abuse of prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.

...

Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican who is now chairman of the Republican panel, ... acknowledged that ''Republicans in general have not emphasized oversight in the way that [Democrats] did."

Having said that, you're being a bit hysterical. Yes, there will be investigations into serious violations of law and ethics that this Congress has ignored, but it won't be wall-to-wall, and there will be no impeachment.

Lorie's over the taret...Fl... (Below threshold)
Tony:

Lorie's over the taret...Flacks! Flacks!

Fogot to add: Brian's proba... (Below threshold)
Tony:

Fogot to add: Brian's probably right if the dems win big this november.

Please don't engage in revi... (Below threshold)
Lorie Byrd:

Please don't engage in revisionist history here regarding Clinton. It was not only Republicans that thought what he did was horrible. Democrats did too until the attacks on Ken Starr began to bear fruit and the polls shifted.

Moreover, Democrats thought that the very suggestion that Clinton would have an affair as President was so outrageous that they used one part of Gary Aldrich's book, about Clinton sneaking out for a trist with a woman not his wife, to discredit the book in its entirety.

That book, by the way, was all about the Clinton administration's disregard for national security and lack of respect for the institution of the presidency and the White House itself. Funny how the idea of a President having an affair was soooo outrageous that even the very suggestion was enough to discredit a man's entire life's work (Aldrich), but when it turned out that Aldrich was right, except that he didn't have all the disgusting details (intern, cigar, semen stained dress, etc.), no one apologized to Aldrich. Instead it all of a sudden became okay to do anything in the Oval Office. Except smoke, of course.

Lets not have the legislati... (Below threshold)
Ovis:

Lets not have the legislative branch, the people's house, keep any sort of a watch over what the executive branch does with the people's money. We have such deeply moral people in the executive branch that we should just trust them to do whats right. If by some chance, something untoward has been done, then it really would be better if we didnt know about it. After all, we are at war, and any talk of such things will only help the terrorists.

astigafa: My personal fanta... (Below threshold)
jdavenport:

astigafa: My personal fantasy is that certain Neocon Bloggers will be called in to defend their practices, on the same day the Fairness Doctrine is signed into law.

That would literally be the start of a civil war you fucking commie moron. See you in hell.

astigafa: My personal fa... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

astigafa: My personal fantasy is that certain Neocon Bloggers will be called in to defend their practices, on the same day the Fairness Doctrine is signed into law.

Great, then we can call in Dan Rather, et al, to explain the obvious manipulation of documents in the whole TANG thing two years ago. Sauce-goose, sauce gander, Mr McCarthy.

Two words: American Samizdata.

astigafa inadvertantly reve... (Below threshold)

astigafa inadvertantly reveals the secret desire of the left: thought police.


We always suspected he favored totalitarian control, so long as it was from the left. Now he confirms it.




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