Forget Censure, IMPEACH!
[Senator Russ Feingold,] a liberal Democrat and potential White House contender is proposing censuring President Bush for authorizing domestic eavesdropping, saying the White House misled Americans about its legality.Forget eavesdropping; what about lying our Nation into WAR? The man deserves nothing less than impeachment. Indeed, he deserves much more. But, our government refuses to support the ICC. So, that's not happening.
But, censure is NOT the way to go. Not only does it amount to nothing but a slap on the wrist, but also it would have Bush compared to Andrew Jackson, the last and only American president to have ever been censured by the Senate.
The Senate demanded that the president turn over a document. The president—in the second year of his second term—refused. In an unprecedented and never-repeated tactic, the Senate then censured the president on March 28, 1834.Needless to say, not in his wildest dreams could that pin-head BUSH possibly compare to Andrew Jackson, a true American hero who fought fearlessly to take our money supply away from voracious bankers and put it back into the hands of the people.
Two years earlier, President Andrew Jackson had vetoed an act to re-charter the Bank of the United States. That veto became a major issue in his 1832 reelection campaign, as he decisively defeated Senator Henry Clay. After the election, Jackson moved to withdraw federal deposits from that bank.
When the new Congress convened in December 1833, Clay's anti-administration coalition in the Senate held an eight-vote majority over Jackson's fellow Democrats. Clay then challenged Jackson on the bank issue with a Senate resolution seeking a paper the president had read to his cabinet. When Jackson refused, Clay introduced the censure resolution.