Dennis Kucinich has never really moved me one way or the other. Honestly, other than the fact that he was mayor of Cleveland at 31, he has a very young wife, some big ass ears; and he claims he saw a UFO once, I don't know too much about the guy.
But Dennis Kucinich did something on the house floor today that was fucking heroic! He called for the impeachment of our Vice President, Dick Cheney. That act alone should get him a congressional medal of honor, and at least come consideration for our vote for the Presidency of the United States.
"Vice President Richard B. Cheney by such conduct is guilty of am impeachable offense warranting removal from office." What conduct is he talking about? Well, how about lying about a case for war and manipulating intelligence to get us into it? Unfortunately for us, and for our boy Dennis, Cheney is more like Denzel Washington's charecter (Frank Lucas) in "American Gangster", than the VP of the greatest power on earth. And he is probably...no correct that; he is just as ruthless.
Of course, as is always the case in Washington, things don't always go as they should. We can always impeach a guy for getting his whistle wet, but we don't even want a debate on whether to impeach a guy who got over 3,800 young men killed by lying through his teeth, and manipulating a clueless cowboy.
It seems Kucinich's own dumb-ocratic party voted down his resolution and tried their damnedest not to have a debate on the subject at all. Who wants to talk about impeaching our Vice President when the country is at war?( Well apparently over half of the A-merry-can people. And people wonder why congresses approval rating is even lower than the frat boys) So the weasels on the dumb-ocratic side voted to stifle a floor debate on the subject. And then, in typical sick twisted Washington fashion, the rethuglicans (120 of them) actually voted with some of the dumb-ocrats to force a floor debate. It seems they wanted to embarrass the dumb-ocrats with a one hour floor debate on the subject. In their own twisted thinking, this little act would show A-merry-ca that the the dumb-ocrats are beholden to the radical left wing side of their party, and thus cause them (The Democrats) to lose votes.
But not to be out slicked; the donkey party, led by Steny Hoyer, (D-Md ) voted 218 to 194 to send the motion to John Conyers and the Judiciary Committee. That's not good, because trust me on this one, it will remain there until hell is a very cold place.
Bottom line, there will be no floor debate on impeaching our VP. Because the people we elected to go to Washington and represent our interest are too gutless to do the right thing. As a result, the man who goes hunting with a confederate flag on his hunting lodge door. (See sidebar) The man who went hiding after 911. The man who has secret meetings with big oil companies. And the man who lies every time he opens his mouth, will continue to act like he is above the law, and we won't be able to do a damn thing about it.
Now that's gangsta!