Wednesday, July 30

Democrat rep claims Dems never tried to impeach Bush, conveniently "forgets" she co-sponsored a bill to impeach Bush


Sheila Jackson-Lee is a Dem representative from Texas.  She is also arguably one of the dumbest people in congress--which is sayin' a lot.

Earlier today Jackson-Lee echoed the Democrat talking-point that the push by House Republicans to sue president Obama is sort of "impeachment lite" — something she claims Democrats never tried to do to President George W. Bush.  Here's Jackson-Lee speaking on the floor of the House:
I ask my colleagues to oppose this resolution for it is in fact a veiled attempt at impeachment and it undermines the law that allows a president to do his job. A historical fact: President Bush pushed this nation into a war that had little to do with apprehending terrorists. We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush because as an executive, he had his authority. President Obama has the authority.
Perhaps Jackson-Lee has been smoking crack.  For one thing, before a single U.S. soldier moved, Bush went to congress seeking congressional permission to commit troops to Iraq.  He received that permission, with "yes" votes from such Democrat whiners as Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and others.

Second, on June 10th, 2008, House Democrats--led by former Rep. Dennis Kucinich--actually did introduce a bill to impeach Bush.  

One would think Jackson-Lee would recall this--seeing as how she co-sponsored the bill.

But of course six whole years have passed since then, so either Jackson-Lee forgot, or she's simply lying, confident that not one American out of a thousand will have the resources to check her charge and call her out.

Which makes her a perfect fit for the Democratic party.

Lie with impunity, because no one will check.  And if someone does find you lied, no one will report it.  And if a few wingnut bloggers do report it, no one will care.  Because Democrats are cool.



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