The Republican Take on Feingold's Call for Censure
Evidently right wingers everywhere are cheering the fact that Russ Feingold has had the termity to call for censure of the President. According to Jason DeParle in the New York Times, Feingold's chutzpah has provided the necessary spark to engage Bush's base to fight off the threat of a Democratic takeover of the Congress because it would lead to extreme actions on the part of Democrats: namely impeachment. So the Wall Street Journal is happy that one Democrat is showing the conservative base what would happen if they apathetically stayed home on election day.
"Impeachment, coming your way if there are changes in who controls the House eight months from now," Paul Weyrich, a veteran conservative organizer, declared last month in an e-mail newsletter.
The threat of impeachment, Mr. Weyrich suggested, was one of the only factors that could inspire the Republican Party's demoralized base to go to the polls. With "impeachment on the horizon," he wrote, "maybe, just maybe, conservatives would not stay at home after all."
Ah, yes, that just might work if the Republicans stay on message about this issue. So, what do you think the Republican pundits will do with those Republican Congressional naysayers who no longer believe that Bush is competent enough to dig us out of the hole he has created in Iraq?