He's Gone Over the Cliff

Last night, John Kerry suggested that if Democrats retake the House in 2006, there’s a “solid case” to bring “articles of impeachment” against President Bush.

Kerry’s off his rocker.

Apparently his staff wasn’t so excited to follow up with any “Impeach Bush” talking points.

Kerry Comm. Dir. David Wade, in an email, said his boss was joking.

Wade: “Is it really a story that, with a smile on his face and to ensuing laughter, at a Christmas party for his hardest working troops who are still working to win in 2006, a Democrat joked about why these diehard Democrats needed to keep dreaming of a Democratic Congress? Impeachment jokes in Washington are as old as Don Rumsfeld and as funny as Dick Cheney is gruff. Only the truly humorless would say bah humbug to the rarest of partisan red meat.”

Wade said Kerry often asks this question: “How are the same Republicans who tried to impeach a President over whether he misled a nation about an affair going to pretend it does not matter if the Administration intentionally misled the country into war?”

Wade – “Good luck finding a Democrat in America who disagrees…”

But, it seems that many who attended the event where Kerry spoke said the comment made them uncomfortable.

In keeping with Kerry’s wishes, several attendees, while acknowledging what he said, declined to comment when asked about the remarks.

Dem strategists know that many in their base might favor impeachment. But they do not want the party to appear hyper-partisan, especially when Cong. approval ratings struggle to reach 30 percent. Most Dem strategists believe that Americans would not stomach a second drawn-out, polarizing impeachment trial in the span of ten years. Others do not believe Bush deserves to be impeached. Dem leaders have cautioned colleagues not to use the word “impeachment” when speaking to base crowds.

I think a lot of Democrats are counting chickens that haven’t been hatched, or have even formed into embryos. They need to work on a message, ANY message that shows leadership. Democrats must prove to Americans that the country is safe under their management.

At least for now, the jury is out on that decision.

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