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From Rudicus: What Happens if We Win?

Monday, September 12, 2005
I.B.C. member and contributor Rudicus of the blog The Rudicus Report prepared this response to all of those who decry impeachment for fear of a President Cheney:

What Happens If We Win?

So here we are advocating the impeachment of President George W. Bush. One of the biggest issues raised is the “chain of succession.” In essence, ‘if Bush is removed, doesn’t that mean that Dick Cheney becomes the President?’ Yes it does, but that isn't necessarily the worst thing that can happen.

Cheney is a chicken hawk – no question. He’s also widely considered to be one of the hands behind the throne pulling the puppet’s strings. Without Bush, wouldn’t that put Cheney (and Halliburton) in the driver’s seat to take over the country and accelerate its trip to hell? Not exactly.

If Bush violated the law or brought shame to the office of the president, he must be impeached, regardless of who is waiting in th wings. Heck, was it a bad idea to go after Nixon for impeachment merely because the bumbling Gerald Ford was next in line? No way. It’s the only way to maintain the integrity of the office of President. Bush must be impeached, regardless of the fact that Cheney would become president.

And look at it this way, removing Bush finally removes that buffer between reality and illusion. We’ve all known all along that Cheney has been the real muscle behind this administration, so we finally get to hold the wizard accountable for what happens in Oz. No more hiding behind the Jesus cowboy. We finally get to deal with the man at the top.

So what would life be like under the “Go Fuck Yourself” Administration? Cheney at least has a reputation for being somewhat of a ‘smart guy’ (greedy, sociopathic, and hearltess, but “smart’) , so he won’t be able to hide behind the guise of being a functionally retarded, good ‘ole boy, man of the people. (Ah shucks, folks!) Moreover, Cheney is not very personable or charming, so he won’t be able to snow job anyone with his dumb country mouse wit.

Also it is unlikely that he will be able to raise the kinds of funds that Bush did for the Republicans, and coming off the heels of an impeachment or a resignation (if Bush decides to quit) then his administration would surely be considered the lamest of ducks.

Also, because Cheney has a lesbian daughter whom he is close to, he will not really be able to come out too strongly against gay rights or same-sex marriage without putting himself in hot water politically or personally. There goes Bush’s base.

Lastly, Cheney is not Jesus. (Thank you God!) Either is Bush, for that matter, but there are some crazies who actually believe he could be. There certainly aren’t any crazies out there who mistake Cheney to be a prophet. Of course, this could change once Halliburton figures out a way to renovate churches with government money.

So before anybody gets too worried about a Dick Cheney interim presidency, think it through fully. Removing Bush is one step closer to removing the whole lot. Removing Bush is one step closer to clarifying the illusion. Removing Bush is one step closer to saving the office of the presidency and the country. You need to see it as the best thing that can possibly happen, both for the country and the world. With Cheney, we’ll at least know exactly what we’ll be getting – a smart, abrasive, money-grubbing, little-people crushing traditional Republican just like we’ve all seen before.

Compared to the Shrub, it’s not so bad.