John Conyers: The Wannabe Congressional Bully

How much more bad news can you absorb? Every week another corporation is laying off or going under. Another bank is tanking or buying private jets and remodeling executive bathrooms with TARP money. Congress approves a tax cheat to be in charge of our money and our income tax filings. The same Congress can’t seem to track where any of our money has gone. Every day we’re being told this financial crisis is comparable to the Great Depression. We are told to brace ourselves for several years of this.

And then there’s this: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/01/26/house-judiciary-chairman-subpoenas-karl-rove/ 

Michigan Representative John Conyers (D, of course)  is bent on political revenge. This is nothing more than a “we won and now it’s payback time on Republicans.” Karl Rove is as hated by the left as the nativity scene on the court house lawn at Christmas. And because of that, he is going to be the sole target of this investigation. Never mind that those attorneys worked at the pleasure of the President and could be dismissed by him, at his pleasure, just like the attorneys during the Clinton administration had been.

How important is this? I can’t for the life of me, see how spending tax dollars on these hearings will do any good for anyone. If he’s after crooked politicians, I’ve got a couple big names for him to investigate. Why not look into Chris Dodd’s sweetheart deal with the now defunct CountryWide Homes? Why isn’t he turning his jaundiced eye on Barney Frank and his connections with Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and the job Frank’s  “friend” had there? Because they aren’t Republicans, that’s why.

Conyers has done nothing more than declare partisan war on Republicans and he’s using Rove as the representative of the evil right. This whole thing is baseless, in the legal sense so the only answer is that Conyers is flexing his “we’re in power now” muscle. He wants to blacken the eye of the Republican party by punching Rove in the face.

If this doesn’t say revenge, I don’t know what does: “Change has come to Washington, and I hope Karl Rove is ready for it,” said Rep. Conyers.

If we’re supposed to “put away childish things”, as TheOne has admonished us to, then Conyers should be held to account for his partisn schoolyard bullying.