DUmmie FUnnies 12-26-05 ("Throw Bush Out Now! Call for a National Recall Election in 2006!")
I LOVE looking inside my DUmmie Ant Farm. Those critters in there NEVER fail to entertain me. Earlier today, they were wishing for the impeachment of Bush by the REPUBLICAN Congress before the Congressional elections next November. And if you thought that was an idea completely divorced from reality, then check out this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Throw Bush Out Now! Call for a National Recall Election in 2006!" Of course, it doesn't seem to occur to the DUmmies that there is NO provision in the Constitution for a Presidential recall election. And even if they could get the wheels turning for such a constitutional amendment, such a process wouldn't even have time to pass until at least 2012, well past Bush's term in office. Yes, the DESPERATION on the part of the DUmmies to drive Bush from office is absolutely driving the DUmmies deep into the realm of the sanity challenged. Best of all is that the further into Bush's term we go, the more DESPERATE the DUmmies become, resulting in threads chock full of comedy material. Keep on crying, DUmmies. Your desperation translates into lots of incredible bellylaughs. As usual, the DUmmie desperation is in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, posting from a ringside seat at the DUmmie Comedy Club, is in the [brackets]:
Throw Bush Out Now! Call for a National Recall Election in 2006!
[Pray for Space Aliens to deliver us from the Bush Family Evil Empire!]
In another discussion thread posted last night, someone raised the notion of holding a Recall Election for the White House, and the more I think about this idea, the more it makes sense to me.
[Who? Jeffrey Goines from "Twelve Monkeys?"]
Not a week goes by when King George hasn't been caught doing something so outrageous as to call for his impeachment, and the chorus is growing louder and stronger. The list of crimes will not be enumerated here, it's all been thoroughly delineated and hashed out.
Essentially, I think it's safe to say we have tried and prosecuted George W. Bush & Co., and we the jury have deliberated and do find all these evil bastards, Guilty as Charged.
We all thirst for Impeachment, but these proceedings are not likely to occur in this Congress (if at all) until 2007 and by then people will be gearing up for 2008 presidential election. So, it no longer makes sense to place hope that an impeachement proceeding will result in his immediate removal - it just won't.
[Uh-huh. Eighteenth century, no such thing, nada, nothing. No one ever imagined such a thing. No sane person. Along comes this doctor, uh, Semmelweis, Semmelweis. Semmelweis comes along. He's trying to convince people, other doctors mainly, that's there's these teeny tiny invisible bad things called germs that get into your body and make you sick. He's trying to get doctors to wash their hands. What is this guy? Crazy? Teeny, tiny, invisible? What do they call it? Uh-uh, germs? Huh? What? Now, up to the 20th century, last week, as a matter of fact, before I got dragged into this hellhole. I go in to order a burger at this fast food joint, and the guy drops it on the floor. James, he picks it up, he wipes it off, he hands it to me like it's all OK. "What about the germs?" I say. He says, "I don't believe in germs. Germs is a plot made up so they could sell disinfectants and soaps." Now he's crazy, right?]
But i do think that "We the People" might try something totally different.
Think out of the box.
[Think out of the mind.]
Take the matter out of the hands of Congress, and into the hands of "We the People, by demanding Special Recall Elections! Just in the same way we did here in California, which i opposed at the time..
(but i got to vote my opposition!)
I just can't imagine another Three Years with these dangerous thugs and tyrants in the white house.
The world simply cannot wait much longer.
[Your meds simply cannot wait much longer.]
So, what I'm asking for folks to do, is to think about this. To chew on it for a while (but not too long) and then imagine a world without the Bush Crime Family at the helm, sooner rather than later.
[I'm feeling an "Imagine" song parody coming up from Charles Henrickson.]
People said it couldn't be done in California (it had been done over a century ago, but not in modern times) and people scoffed at the very idea, and they said "no way" and enumerated all the reasons why it just couldn't or shouldn't be done. Many people (like me) were opposed to the notion of holding a Special Recall Election.
But it did occur. The People had their say, and despite the fact that the power of the State Government was in the full control of Gray Davis and the Democratic party, the Recall Elections occured, and the Governor was voted out of office.. We got stuck with aahhnuld (but he'll be out of here in the next election).
So don't think about how impossible this would be. Instead, think of the benefit of holding recall elections during mid terms elections, 2006 instead of 2008.
[Yeah, don't think about the fact that there was actually was a recall election provision in the California constitution but NONE in the U.S. Constitution. However, don't let that minor detail keep you from making your absurd proposal, DUmmie radio4progressives. Your comedy act is keeping us in stitches.]
It will lessen the pressure of our people in Congress, due to all these other matters at hand and their own runs for re-election they'll be too occupied with. I'm not arguing against investigation and impeachment hearings, i think those could go forward as they should. But in the meantime, we the people, can do our thing, there's nothing in the law that I'm aware of that says it can't be done.
[Sure you can do it...at the Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip. My friend Jamie Masada is the owner there and I can talk him into booking your act.]
The other reason why I think we can do this is because I think the nation is finally against Bush, i think the polls a month ago were roughly accurate. And with this domestic Spying issue at hand now, i think it's a really good time to do something sort of revolutionary for this country, i think we should do it.
Let's take this country, our nation, on the road to democracy!
What do you think?
[Here is what I think, DUmmie radio4progressives: Colonics for everyone! All right! You DUmbasses. I'm a mental patient. I'm *supposed* to act out!]
You can't have a recall election for whoever is holding the office of President. The recall election would have been last November.
[And this DUmmie WINS a Kewpie Doll for having a brief moment of mental clarity.]
Let's stand up for the Constitution by demanding an unconstitutional recall presidential election. Only then will democracy be safe.
[Yes. Let's STAND up for the Constitution by demanding that an unconstitutional act take place. Only then will my mind be safe.]
The people cannot hold a recall election, because the Constitution doesn't allow for that.
What if millions took to the streets demanding real change?
What if we just drove them out of office (without waiting for Congress to act).
Kings and dictators and politicians have been driven from office through massive protest before. We can make it happen here.
[What if a leperchaun left a pot of gold on my doorstep?]
What if there were a sustained campaign to demand the end of the Bush regime. What if there were strikes/ work stoppages?
[Not One Damn Dime Day.]
This is a a Call for Direct Action: A Call for a Velvet Revolution, for an Orange Revolution - it's a message we have to take to the streets and all of the other direct action forms - telephone calls, faxes, petitions, marches.
sometimes, time honored, non-violent civil disobedience may be necessary.
Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Mandel, Cindy Sheehan..
You can "rewrite the bylaws" by amending the Constitution too... using the process called out in the document. It's a hard process, but it sounds like you have the energy to try it. Or...you can just keep bashing your head against a wall.
[The latter appears to be the most likely outcome.]
I'm calling for a Special Recall Election. That is a difference of significant distinction.
[Oh! A SPECIAL Recall Election. Well, now that's different. I thought you were only talking about an ordinary recall election.]
It is the law and you cannot recall whoever is the President or Vice-President...the only form of recall would be something like Impeachment...and for that we would need to control Congress and also get some more Senate seats, because even if it passed Congress, it would then go up to the Senate and it takes two thirds of the Senate to vote for an Impeachment.
[Please don't discourage DUmmie radio4progressives. He's on a roll!]
Well Damn it to Hell ! Start a Movement to change the laws then! A system of governance that ours have been these past five years is completley untenable, it is essentially a totalitarian regime. These bastards control every single branch of our government, there is not a wit of independence anywhere in sight. And the Corporate Media operates as their mouthpiece. Waiting for congress to move with impeachment is woefully inadequate! It doesn't even guarantee resignation, unless there are congressional prosecutions and convictions! Our system of democracy has completely broken down, either we take the matter into our hands or kiss any sense of a democratic and free nation good bye forever!
[WHEW! I just knew you could work up a great comedy comeback, DUmmie radio4progressives.]
Put some more tinfoil in your hat. Those mind rays are seeping in....
[And those mind cells are seeping out.]
How about this. We hold a special election 1n 06 for Galactic Emperor who would serve as the president's boss.
[Emperor Palpatine is available.]
All calls for *'s ouster need to be supported. This is a good one because it makes sense. The election was a joke. Fraud is evident from all the requisite measures. Whether or not we KNOW it was enough to change the election is the criteria for a recall. Why? Because the administration cannot show us that they were elected. The "magical ballots," the secrecy of the vendors regarding access to their machines, the blatant disenfranchisement of voters of color...all of these call for a recall!
[I call for a recall of your mind.
There is nothing written in the Constitution which PROHIBITS a "Vote of No Confidence", however the Constitutionally prescribed METHOD does present barriers and obstacles in holding a Recall election, and obstacles in a "No Confidence Vote" procedure, since our isn't a parliamentary system, so it isn't designed for such procedures. But then ours isn't designed for a participatory democracy for that matter - which is actually at the core of the problem, i think you're trying to point out, but it isn't the same as being "un-Constitutional"
[There is also nothing written in the Constitution which PROHIBITS the drinking of a Yoo Hoo while standing naked in the middle of a freeway.]
What's wrong with a National Referendum in 11/06, a vote of
No Confidence? If Bush loses, and doesn't step down, he's impeached.
[I would like a National Referendum on your mental sanity.]
2006, the FINAL CONFLICT
between what's left of our vestiges of democracy, checks and balances, and laws and the fledgling dictatorship (neocon backed by multi-national corp's).
[The Final Conflict---Nazarene, you have won... nothing...]