Molly Ivors of Whiskey Fire:
When a government has been hijacked by antidemocratic forces, the only way to move forward is by going through, not around the crisis. Ask South Africa. Ask Cambodia. And we may get there someday, but probably not for a while.The only way to show we still obey laws in this land is to bring lawbreakers to justice. We have had so many impeachable offenses done to our country in the last seven years. Pick one. Bring the Bush cabal to justice or else we will be struggling under an even worse administration in a few years, one that has taken up where Bush and Cheney left off.
Wexler's math, such as it is, is more modest. He believes that, faced with a serious threat of impeachment, a Democratic legislative agenda can be pushed through with much less opposition than it currently faces, that laws both popular and necessary can be achieved while they're distracted and trying to figure out what to shred, delete, and erase next.
We have two cars here, and they have two different bumper stickers. One says "Impeach Cheney First." The other says "All We Are Saying Is Give Impeachment a Chance." Hallelujah. Just do it.
Bring the Bush administration and all the neocons responsible to court. Impeach them. Jail them. Make them pay enormous fines because I want my money back.
Give us justice. Show us that the United States of America still governs by the rule of law.