And Speaking Of Biden

Here’s a story that I hope gets more play

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden said yesterday that he and running mate Barack Obama could pursue criminal charges against the Bush administration if they are elected in November.

This is their Party-Centric, frankly Stalinistic tendencies coming to the fore: If you differ from their line, you’re a criminal.
Show trials! Purges!
That’s their Hope! and Change! for you.

6 Responses to “And Speaking Of Biden”

  1. Skyler says:

    Now wouldn’t that be a disastrous precedent.

  2. nightfly says:

    Holy CRAP are these people breathtakingly stupid.
    Do Obama and Biden even know how this is supposed to work? They are SENATORS! They are ALREADY ELECTED. They can pursue criminal charges NOW if they want to. All they have to do is get their party, which CONTROLS THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, to impeach the President. Then they can remove him. And after that, they can ring up charges.
    “Look how tough we are! We’re going to stand up to the President once his term ends and he leaves! Yeah, you’d BETTER leave, or you’ll get more of the same!” Stand up to him now, candycakes.
    Oh, yeah, I forgot – Sarah Palin has bigger grapes than the two of you combined.

  3. mojo says:

    Yup, show trials and purges are on the Dem menu, folks! Why, there might be so many miscreants and, well, “wreckers” uncovered that the Party would have to build special camps to hold them all!
    So, y’know, win-win.

  4. Gunslinger says:

    Heh. The same kind of clowns that decry the McCarthy “witch hunts” have no problem pursuing their own without the slightest sense of irony.

  5. Dave J says:

    Nightfly, while I agree with the gist of what’s been said here already, the congressional impeachment process does not result in criminal charges against anyone. Nor does anyone subject to impeachment need to be impeached before they can be prosecuted. The people who Congress actually has removed from office have all been federal judges who were convicted of various crimes committed while on the bench, but the congressional decision to impeach them and the prosecutorial decision to file criminal charges against were separate decisions by two different branches of government.

  6. nightfly says:

    My mistake, Dave. The language is that the Senate shall “try all Impeachments,” but of course they can only remove from office as a punishment, and the criminal charges have to come from elsewhere.
    It’s not been a very good few days for my brain.

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