Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline
queen_of_kithia

WTF, Congress...WTF??

So I was watching CNN today, because it was on in the break room, and they were talking about how Congress wants to do something about Iraq, because they consider this latest election to be a "referendum on the Iraq war," so they apparently think that the American people think that we should be doing something different. But then there were all these senators and representatives wringing their hands and saying, "Oh, there's not much we can do about Bush's policy, he's the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and we don't have the authority" blah blah blah...

What. the. FUCK? What is WRONG with you people? You're frickin Congress! You're the representatives of the people who, in a democracy, are supposed to hold the power, n'est-ce pas? The president's not even supposed to be able to GO to war without your permission. You gave him the authority to go into Iraq, you can take it away again.

And, if worst comes to worst (if it be so that it hasn't already) YOU CAN IMPEACH HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN FUCKING IMPEACH HIM AND HIS WHOLE FUCKING CABINET IF YOU FUCKING WANT TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ THE FUCKING CONSTITUTION, IT'S ALL RIGHT THERE!!!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU IDIOTS???????????????? WHY THE FUCK DID WE FUCKING ELECT YOU IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO DO YOUR FUCKING JOBS?????????????? THIS IS A FUCKING DEMOCRACY AND ONE FUCKING IDIOT SHOULD NOT HOLD THE WHOLE FUCKING GOVERNMENT AND BY EXTENSION THE ENTIRE FUCKING NATION BY THE FUCKING METAPHORICAL BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF ANYTHING, IT SHOULD BE THE FUCKING OTHER WAY AROUND!!!!!!!!!!

Wow. It's really interesting to see how my rhetorical style has deteriorated over the past four years or so. Once I actually tried to make mature and well-reasoned arguments, now all I can do is gibber in confused rage. Which, of course, doesn't do any good except that it makes me feel a little better.

I believe, or at least I hope that (a) I wasn't getting the entire gist of the CNN segment and (b) it has occurred to these Congress people that they have the authority to impeach, and that they're playing coy and waiting for the opportune moment. I know there have been a lot of moment up to know that have seemed opportune but weren't because the Pod People Republicans still had control of Congress and wouldn't impeach one of their own, let alone actually let him be removed from office. On the other hand, what's he gotta do? What's it gonna take? How long do we have to wait? Because we're kind of running out of time here; the term's halfway over already.

Honestly...sometimes it seems like our democracy is like those science fiction stories in which the current members of a civilization no longer know how to use and maintain the technology left behind by a former society, so the whole thing is deteriorating beyond repair and slowly but inexorably grinding to a halt. Maybe Stephen King is right; maybe the world is moving on...
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