Once upon a time, I actually thought about running for Congress. I can’t believe that was about 35 years ago. And the lady that I would have run against, Marcy Kaptur, is STILL in the House of Representatives today! Ah, but I didn’t do that. The reason? I’m a consistency guy, and you can’t be consistent and be in politics. Need proof?
Here is a quote from Nancy Pelosi back in the 1990’s when Bill Clinton was impeached: “Today the Republican majority isn’t impeaching the president with fairness, but with a vengeance…We are here today because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton and until the Republicans free themselves of this hatred, our country will suffer.”
Need more proof? OK…let’s go to the “Impeach 45” girl herself. Here is Maxine Waters from the same time period: “It appears to me uh, that they, uh, march forward to impeachment uh, oblivious to uh, what the American public is saying; oblivious to uh, the American public’s wish to put this behind us, oblivious to the destruction that they’re causing in this House, and the only way they can be doing that is that they’re driven by such dislike and such hatred for this president.”
But wait…there’s more. Let’s listen to our current Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler back in the 1990’s: “The effect of impeachment is to overturn the popular will of the voters as expressed in a national election. We must not overturn an election and remove a president from office except to defend our very system of government, or our constitutional liberties against a dire threat. And we must not do so without an overwhelming consensus of the American people, and of their representatives in Congress of the absolute necessity. There must NEVER be a narrowly voted impeachment or an impeachment substantially supported by one of our major political parties, and largely opposed by the other. Such an impeachment would lack legitimacy, would produce divisiveness and bitterness in our politics for years to come; and will call into question the very legitimacy of our political system.”
I guess I couldn’t have said it better myself!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!