there anything the Democrats could do now that
would even be bolder and more courageous than
Al Gore's exceptional speech detailing a Constitutional
crisis brought on by Bush's illegal wiretapping?
The answer is a resounding: Yes! The Democrats
in Congress could all walk out in tandem right
before Bush is ready to deliver his State of the
Union address on January 31, 2006. This event
would forever be called or spun by the Democrats
as "The Day the Democrats Stood up for Democracy."
has been urging its viewers to call their elected
Democratic representatives to take this courageous
action in protest of the corrupt dishonest Bush
bold and aggressive display of protest will demonstrate
to the entire world that the Democratic Party
is now ready to lead our country out of the Constitutional
crisis Bush has created with his blatantly illegal
wiretapping and his snubbing of the 4th Amendment
of our Constitution and the separation of powers
doctrine so vital to a functioning Democracy.
If Bush is allowed to bend and twist the laws
of our country to seize unlimited and unchecked
power unto himself, our Democracy is finished
and a very bad precedent will have been set and
solidified for future presidents to be able to
do the same.
could be written about the horrendous policies,
incompetence, and corruption coming out of the
current administration. Numerous U.S. laws, international
treaties, and UN rules that legally bind the United
States could be cited as willfully violated, ignored,
or dismantled by the Bush Administration. The
list is too long and it is not my intention here
to rehash all of these items again. The selling
of the Iraq War based on lies, "cooked" intelligence
and known discredited intelligence about WMDs
and the systematic authorized use of torture against
various held captives - too often resulting in
death - should have been enough to impeach Bush
and try him as a war criminal. However, we will
have to rely on his illegal spying to do this
instead. Why? Because it is the most obvious and
easiest illegal action of the Bush Administration
to prove with laws that are quite unambiguous
on this issue.
The cold hard truth Americans must come to realize
is this: Bush is a bald-faced liar and a criminal.
He has severely divided our country. He has broken
the laws of our country by illegally wiretapping
ordinary citizens without a court order all the
while denying his Administration was doing this.
He also boldly claims he will continue to break
these laws challenging Congress to stop him. His
arrogance and defiance of our Constitution cannot
be tolerated. Bush has violated his oath of office
and the reasons for this don't matter and shouldn't
matter. Every criminal has a reason for doing
what they did.
Democrats must start treating Bush as the common
criminal he has become while acting as President.
Bush deserves no loyalty, no respect, and no deference
because of his office. The Democrats must show
that they respect our Constitution and body of
laws more than they do Bush or his title as President.
cannot afford again to watch Democrats sitting
quietly in their seats while Republicans cheer
on cue every sentence of Bush's well choreographed
SOTU performance. These images are stale and boring
and have no impact. In fact the Democrats shouldn't
even be at the SOTU address since Bush only speaks
before supporters in media managed performances
ala the selling of social security. The Democrats
should not allow themselves to be used as wallpaper
at another Bush orchestrated performance. The
Democrats should not acknowledge this political
theatre and charade by their presence. The Democrats
should no longer be able to stomach to hear Bush
speak to them. They must know by now all they
will hear are the same lies, evasive spin, and
misleading information from someone who isn't
qualified to hold any real job let alone lead
a country like the U.S. The Democrats don't need
to pretend they care what Bush has to say or that
what he says matters...because it doesn't. Who
is being fooled by any of this?
SOTU walkout is THE PERFECT WAY Democrats can
show their courage in resisting this corrupt and
morally bankrupt Administration. It will also
take all of the media attention away from Bush,
which can only be positive.
Bush Administration through its lies, incompetence,
and criminal behavior has demonstrated repeatedly
that it is not capable of leading our country
and cannot be trusted to lead our country anymore.
Will the Democrats walkout on Bush at SOTU and
tell the world that they can't stand it anymore