I was just watching Bill Maher and they were talking about the Joe Sestak deal. The talk was about how the right wants to impeach President Obama over this, despite nothing illegal being done. Patrick Ruffini, a former Bush adviser, defended this by saying “Obama promised not to do this stuff”, to which Jonathon Alter responded “this is the criminalization of politics”. Nothing could be more true.
But if we are going down this road, then how about our last President, the man Ruffini worked for? His campaign in 2000 was based on “restoring integrity to the Oval Office”, and we all see how that went. Restoring integrity was firing federal prosecutors for political reasons? How much integrity is involved in outing a covert CIA agent?
So if the Republicans want to play this game then it’s time to also look at Bush. As matter of fact we might as well look at every President since George Washington, because what happened between Obama and Sestak and Obama “breaking campaign promises” has happened since our first President and with every single one since then.