Thursday, August 14, 2008

Chickenshit Republicans

ThinkProgress links to a Washington Post report alleging via anonymous sources that US Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) is a big fan of Vincent Bugliosi's arguments that George W. Bush should be prosecuted for murder.

The reason that this is coming via anonymous sources is that Jones wants to "lay low" until after the 2008 elections. This is just a great example of the cowardice and fecklessness of the Republican Party. If it is indeed true that Walter Jones believes that the President of the United States of America should be tried for treason but that this idea should not be promoted during election season because it might have an impact on the vote... What exactly is it that Walter Jones believes elections are for?

In fact I think we can draw a further and in a way more disgusting conclusion here. Jones probably doesn't even view calling for the prosecution of a sitting president as a particularly grave matter. Basically, he used to like Bush, but now he thinks Bush sucks, so... Prosecute!!! There is never a sense with Republicans that they recognize that certain decisions are serious and should only be arrived at after careful reflection, and even then with great reluctance and with a heavy heart.

George W. Bush SHOULD be impeached, for any number of crimes. But beware of flighty, opportunistic lightweights like Walter Jones - just because Jones calls for Bush's impeachment doesn't mean he's not still a complete ass. He is.

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