A few hours after completing my last post showing how so many on the Left see all Republican Presidents as Nixon, I chance on yet another example of the left describing the Administration as they want to see it, not as it is. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering a resolution calling for the impeachment of the President and Vice-President. And it’s based not on the actual failings of Messrs. Bush Cheney, but on distortions of their record. The resolution claims, for example, that the president authorized “torture of terrorist prisoners.” Andrew Sullivan’s agitations notwithstanding, the president did no such thing.
While one supervisor, Sean Elsbernd, opposes the proposal, wisely noting that he has “more important things to do than to vote for President Bush’s impeachment,” others are turning their attention away from their city’s woes and projecting their own unhappiness onto the nation’s Chief Executive. One resolution proponent, Supervisor Janet McGoldrick, seems to been having visions drawn from bad science fiction movies, claiming that, “I never thought in my lifetime I would see a form of fascism where the corporate powers have taken total control of the government.” The only people who see such things don’t have a very firm grip on reality.
Janet, I suggest that you and your San Francisco colleagues watch fewer science fiction movies, stop reading left-wing blogs and focus on the problems facing San Francisco. Projecting your own unhappiness – and your city’s woes – onto the President of the United States isn’t going to make you any happier or San Francisco any safer.