Conyers promises a “new day” in Congress if Dems take control in November

Posted by: ST on August 28, 2006 at 11:27 pm

Via the Detroit News:

WASHINGTON — If Democrats retake control of the U.S. House, black lawmakers, including Michigan’s John Conyers, will chair three of its most powerful committees, dramatically raising their collective clout and ability to shape the nation’s political agenda.

Their ascent also would apply brakes on many of President Bush’s priorities and threaten him with sweeping investigations into Iraq-related activities.

“It would be a new day,” said Conyers, a Detroit Democrat who is in line to head the House Judiciary Committee.

Yeah, I’ll say.

Another scary thought:

Two other black lawmakers are in line to take over full, and significant, committees: Charles Rangel of New York would lead the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, and Bennie Thompson of Mississippi would chair the Homeland Security Committee.

Can you imagine John Conyers chairing the House Judiciary Committee? Rangel being over the Ways and Means Committee?

Conyers tried to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes (as did House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi) by attempting to downplay impeachment talk back in May – when he wrote that, I examined his past statements and actions on the issue of a possible Bush impeachment and found that Conyers was being, um, ‘less than truthful’ (to put it charitably).

The idea of Rangel and Conyers being in those positions should be enough to send Republicans to the polls in droves this fall, even if they’re not happy with their party in certain other areas. Although I should mention for the record that Rangel has threatened to resign if Republicans win this fall.

Either reason is a good enough reason to vote, as far as I’m concerned!

Here’s a rundown of some of Rangel’s more notable quotables:

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10 Responses to “Conyers promises a “new day” in Congress if Dems take control in November”


  1. NC Cop says:

    Yeah, a “new day”, as in the beginning of the end.

  2. Marshall Art says:

    Anybody really suppose that Rangel is selfless enough to actually resign on a principle? Let the wagering begin.

  3. CavalierX says:

    Keep this in mind: if the Democrats take over, Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker of the House. If the Democrats manage to push through their agenda and impeach Bush and Cheney, guess who becomes President for the remainder of Bush’s term?

  4. HadaAbeche says:

    If the Democrats manage to push through their agenda and impeach Bush and Cheney, guess who becomes President for the remainder of Bush’s term?

    A simple majority in the House to impeach, but 66% of the Senate must go along to remove.

  5. Drewsmom says:

    Talk about your “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD”.**==:d

  6. Dana says:

    If the House impeached President Bush, it’ll be the same result as in 1999, when President Clinton was impeached: they can force the trial, but they don’t have the votes to remove him from office.

    Even if every Senate race this year was won by the Democratic candidate, there would be only sixty Democrats in the Senate, and it requires 67 votes to convict in an impeachment trial.

  7. sanity says:

    I have half a mind to want a democrat in the office of president just to shut up the MSM (cause you know suddenly the media will be in love with whatever the US and the president is doing then – but they aren’t biased or anything *rolls eyes*) and see how suddenly everything is going so well for America and everyone loves us…

    But if I voted for a democrat for president, then I would only have half a mind…if that.

  8. NC Cop says:

    I know what you mean sanity, I have often thought the same thing. For some reason the democrats want you to believe that under Clinton the world was a rosy place. Everyone had a job, a home, and peace reigned throughout the world, children never went hungry and all recieved an education, minimum wage was more than enough to live off of and there was no terrorism.

    Then they want you to believe that it will be the same way the second a democrat steps into the oval office.

  9. sanity says:

    That remind me of a Jewish Joke I read, NC.

    Abe is sitting on a bench in Green Park reading an anti-Semitic newsheet. Solomon, his best friend walks by, sees the paper, and stops — in shock.

    “What are you doing reading that paper?” he says. “You should be reading the Jewish Chronicle!”

    Abe replies, “The Jewish Chronicle has stories about inter-marriage, anti-Semitism, problems in Israel—all kinds troubles of the Jewish people. I like to read about good news. This anti-semitic paper says the Jews have all the money…the Jews control the banks…the Jews control the press… the Jews control Hollywood.

    Better to read nothing but good news!”

    Betcha the newsheet he was reading was the New York Times….lol

  10. I’m late to this party, but Rangel and Conyers aren’t the scariest new committee chairmen — Alcee Hastings on Intelligence is the really scary one. Why not just appoint bin Laden himself??