Watch the corporate media coverage of the Dems' plan to expose the Republicans' obstruction in the Senate and you will know deep in your heart of hearts why impeachment of any but the most wildly non-establishment Republican is simply not a realistic option at this time in our history. That said, getting the public more comfortable with the idea of impeaching BushCo and Cheney is a brilliant, noble and absolutely vital thing to do. As long as impeachment stays out of the hands of what Digby calls The Village and the loathsome Gatekeepers of that Village, then it will be an effective way to raise public consciousness of the volumes of crimes this administration has committed. It is, perhaps, the only way to do that.
UPDATE: The TPM team will be following the coverage of GOP's successful filibuster of Reed-Levin. So far:
Since the media hasn't been able to bring itself to use the f-word (filibuster) in describing the GOP's procedural maneuvering, I'm not optimistic that the coverage of the defeat of the Democrats' proposal for a withdrawal timeline will be much better.
We've already picked up on some doozies. The vote to end debate and proceed to a vote on the Democrats' withdrawal amendment was 57-42, with 60 votes needed for passage. So that's 57 senators voting to end debate and proceed to a vote. How does FOX News report it? The Democrats proposal failed 57-42, as if only 42 votes could be mustered for the Democrats' position.