And these people wonder why I’m an independent:
A leader in the Town Meeting Day push to impeach the president and vice president said Tuesday that his group will field a candidate to run against Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., in 2008.“There’s plenty of issues that we and Peter Welch can agree on,” said Dan DeWalt of Newfane, “but I don’t think we can allow someone to represent us who ignores the fundamental principles that make this country a constitutional republic.”DeWalt said Welch had failed to aggressively oppose efforts by the Bush administration to curb individual civil liberties, endorse torture as national policy and prosecute an illegal war in Iraq.
OH, but wait! It gets even better:
DeWalt said the decision to support a challenge to Welch in Vermont was sparked in part by a disclosure by national anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan that she will run as an independent against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in California next year.
Did you just hear that great big sigh? That was me.
Welch is Vermont’s only Representative in the U.S. House. It is his first term, and he serves–as a freshman, no less–on the Rules committee, and on the Oversight and Government Reform committee. He has been an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq from early on, yet that’s not enough for these rabid lunatics.
Welch said . . .the current probes into the Bush administration are akin to the congressional investigations into the Nixon administration.
“Those investigations weren’t the end, but the beginning of the end and brought out the facts that led to articles of impeachment,” said Welch. “It didn’t begin with filing articles of impeachment. My fundamental concern is ending this war.”
If one actually wants to end the war on principle then Welch’s approach seems more sensible. Yet the extreme left that has taken over the Democratic Party wants no more and no less than to jump up and down like children until they get what they really want, which is this, though they’d never dare say it–impeachment, troops be damned. Revenge for Clinton, punishment for Bush. It’s sick. If they were actually standing in opposition to the war on principle, that’d be one thing. But their actions prove that the safety of the troops has nothing to do with their partisan antics.
If the Republican party has been overrun by idiots, the Democratic party has most certainly been overrun by assholes.