How To Stop Bush
There is a lot of talk - well, some talk! - about impeachment these days. But there are two major problems with that tactic:
1. A GOP-controlled Senate and Congress will never impeach Bush.
2. Even if they did, Cheney would take over!
So what to do? Stephen Pizzo at AlterNet says It's Obstruction Time!
Democrats [should] stop running from Republican charges that they are being obstructionists, and instead turn obstructionism into a virtue.And here's a picture that is worth a thousand words:
Of course, most anti-Bush people in the USA cannot even be bothered to protest, let alone get involved in a campaign of civil disobedience. And a lot of them, let's be honest, did not even bother to vote! So how realistic is such an obstructionist tactic?
Well, America, the good news is you can relax and watch a campaign of obstructionism on CNN without even getting off your fat asses. What Pizzi is talking about is Democratic obstructionism in the Senate and Congress, which is far more realistic than a street campaign.
On the other hand...! Let's not forget that Bush himself once urged Iraqis to use civil disobedience as a legitimate tactic to oust Saddam. And he recently joined in the public praise of Rosa Parks, whose simple, profound act of civil disobedience was the spark that ignited the modern civil-rights movement. He's even naming a federal building after her!
Faced with an equally well-entrenched (and equally appalling) government in Australia, many are reaching the same conclusion. It is regrettable, indeed, but it now looks like such obstuctionism may be the only way to stop things getting exponentially worse.
PS: I assume that this post could be enough to get me arrested under the Australian government's new "anti-terror" laws.