Skip to comments.NO MORE MR. NICE PREZ .....(a war Mr. President - not just with terrorists, but Democrats too)
Posted on 03/22/2007 4:13:24 AM PDT by IrishMike
President Bush tried to meet Congress halfway on that trumped-up federal prosecutor nonsense - and got his hand slapped away.
So why did he even bother?
On Tuesday, the president decided to let Congress look at executive-branch internal documents regarding personnel practice - an almost unheard of gesture.
All he asked was that lawmakers not issue subpoenas and create a media spectacle over the matter.
But less than 24 hours later, a House panel nonetheless authorized subpoenas for White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, ex-Counsel Harriet Miers and other key Bush aides.
So much for the nice-guy route.
If the subpoenas are actually issued, the White House needs to fight them tooth-and-nail - for the president surely holds the constitutional high ground.
It is now clear that the Democratic Congress intends to give Bush no peace for the remainder of his term.
No peace on the war.
No peace domestically.
No peace whatsoever.
Bush needn't play along - not for a minute. And he shouldn't.
He's been offering olive branches left and right, and failing to defend what he believes is right.
He'd fallen down on this even before the latest flap over Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' handling of the ouster of eight federal prosecutors - a case where there's never been a shred of evidence of a scandal.
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Fight the Dems Mr. Bush, Fight them.
Does GWB realize that by not responding, he looks guilty???
Fully correct. President Bush won´t get two nice last years, most recent attacks against the President target alleged help for the tobacco lobby. Bush has no choice but to fight in order to preserve the earned respect of his followers. His enemies disrespect him anyway, he can´t win their support. But in fact, he can very well lose the support of his own people.
If I were President,what I would do now is tell Mr. Gonzales to stop pussyfooting around with Congress. I would push the Jefferson bribe probe hard. Charge him. Look into other criminal doings such as the Reid Land deals. If they want to play hardball , play it.
>>>There's a war on, Mr. President
There has been a war on the President since the first term.
That is why the Log Cabin Republicans campaigned AGAINST him in 2004 and why we lost congress in 2006.
Log Cabin Republicans campaigned AGAINST Bush in 2004.
Log Cabin (Republicans) need to account for where they got the money to fund the $1M ad campaign against President Bush in 2004 in key battleground states. This is a Federally-regulated organization (IRS and FEC rules apply!), but they have never documented where this money came from.
The WOT is moreso a war against the enemy within.
According to Wolf "bunghole" Blitzer this is a constitutaional crisis. OMFG, what a non-issue.
Is it John Conyers issuing the subpoenas?
I hope so. Conyers is a Stalinist lunatic who will not play well on America's TVs. He has a history of meeting with kooks and conspiracy nuts. If it is Conyers I'll try to post info on his crazy views and antics. This man is 100% moonbat.
And don't forget Sandy Burgler and if at all possible... Joe Wilson.
I agree... And Justice also should revisit the Berger affair!
Bottom line is that the dems are interested in one thing and one thing only, and that is to either destroy Bush or make him look so bad that no one will vote republican in 2008. Each of these non-issues that they build into major issues, with the help of the drive-by media, are just pawns in the grander scheme.
GW is at the helm and he damn well better get a handle on what the dems are doing here or they will be in power again for the next 40 years......
"The WOT is moreso a war against the enemy within."
Several fronts to this War On Terror with one of them being against the terrorist enablers within, Democrats.
"...One Nation, Under God..."
Question for Blitzer then: What was it when Toon fired all those US attys in '93? And when he fired 30 more during the rest of his two terms in office?
Bush lacks spine. We needed a Republican Bill Clinton and what we got was a Republican Jimmy Carter. W should have been in attack mode for all of his two terms.
Time for a left hook followed by an overhand right.
Exactly. The best defense is offense.
(Throw in forcing Sandy Berger to take a lie detector test while he's at it.)
.....Look into other criminal doings such as the Reid Land deals.....
One of the fired eight was from Nevada. The furor may be because of anticipated trouble for Ried spawn. The way to destroy Reid is to get his sons.
As these domestic issues relate to the War on Terror, if anyone needs an abject lesson in what happens when you appease your enemy, you need look no further than to how the Dems respond to Bush's attempts to placate them.
I question as to whether they are enablers or are the actual terrorists.
Who did the antiwar protests March 19th in Washington DC?
Who belongs to ANSWER?
The Progressive Democrats of America.
Republicans went from being in control of all three branches of government to cowering behind the Presidential podium. Don't blame the voter for this sorry state. Elected officials were voted in to fight for what's right. No fight; no re-election.
(Note to politicians: don't wait until a month or two before the election to look like you're doing something.)
"Bush lacks spine. We needed a Republican Bill Clinton and what we got was a Republican Jimmy Carter. W should have been in attack mode for all of his two terms"
Gonzales is a little twerp - I hate when President put their little buddies into high office - with zero capabilities.
GW (I voted for him twice) is becoming an embarrassment - I am sick and tired of his conciliatory tone of voice.
If you won't fight for your own administration - how can expect the troops to fight for you and your nation.
Get off your butt Bush.
>>>>a war Mr. President - not just with terrorists, but Democrats too
Terrorists, and the Democrats who support them. What's the difference?
40 years ago, Jane Fonda had to travel 8000 miles to Hanoi to stab Americans in the back, Now they do it in DC.
" Is there any Republican or conservative that doesn't want to fight the dems? "
(Insert list of 'Republican' congresscritters and senators here)
About time! Maybe he now understands that Kennedy is not his friend and that the democrats are out of destroy him and his administration. He proved he is a nice guy now he is standing and fighting...good for him.
That's the way I'd like to think of it.
I almost crapped when he appointed Bill Clinton to work with his dad after the hurricane. Then claimed bill was like part of the family. I could hardly stop from puking.
Its about time Sandy took that test.
There must be a charge somewhere that they could use on him.
His sentence after the burglary was a joke.
Yeah, the problem is that W will force this to the ultimate legal end to "protect the office of the presidency" but he never does enough to protect his own agenda. He has a humble side to his personality that I admire, but when it comes to the nation's best interests I wish he would ruthlessly defend his positions for his own sake.
He must be just exhausted. Few presidents have had as many problems thrown at them. 9/11, Katrina, etc.
Thats what Cowards do.. to appear strong..
Here Here! That is exactly what should be done. Give Schmuckie Schumer a figurative slap in the face.
If Wolfie had ever read the Constitution, he might have a better understanding of the situation!
If only it were so ... still hoping!
"He must be exhausted" (?)
Ok - fair enough - then he should resign if he's too tired to carry the load.
I have supported this President 100% - but I am sick of fighting for someone who won't fight for himself, his office, his party, and most importantly for the men and women who are fighting for him - as President.
The President must be seen by the troops as a LEADER - not an appeaser.
Too tired? Understandable thought - but no excuse.
Suck it up - go for a run - and start firing people and start firing at people.
Screw your damn legacy.
And if he actually goes on the offensive, his ratings will go up and Congress's will go down.
Before we get too excited lets see if he has grown a pair.
If only it were so ... still hoping!
It's not too late.
Tony Snow was on CNN a few minutes ago interviewed by Soledad. She made mince meat out of him. He could not explain rationally why it is necessary to have those witnesses appear behind closed doors without a record of the conversation for the American public. This is a loser. At the end of the interview she said she had 3 people screaming in her ear that time is up and said 2 of those screaming were Tony's people. Assume what you want on that statement as I don't know what it means.
Gonzales needs to resign or be fired.
Soladad - let me explain why:
The Executive branch of our government does NOT report to the Legislative branch.
The Executive branch does not call upon senators and congressmen to come to the White House - be put under oath, and explain why the fired someone back at their states office.
We can hire and fire anyone we want for whatever reason.
Now some may not like that - but that's the damn truth.
As far as meeting behind closed doors - its simple - we
are not going to give these political hacks the opporunity to attack our people in an open forum.
End of friggen interview Soladad.
"If they want to play hardball , play it."
By all means!...and go after Sandy Burglar while your at it!
This is crap. GW has bent over backwards for the "RATS" and these leftist loons are still not happy.
Exactly right. I think a lot of the frustration from Freepers comes from the fact that Bush has been way too nice in his dealings with the Dems.
Hit them, hit them hard, and then hit them again. Jefferson, Reid, Leahy, Rockefeller... go after them and make them defend THEIR actions.
Thats what Cowards do.. to appear strong..
Walk softly, carry a big stick.
...... It's stick time.