Patriotic Cafferty viewers echo the Constitutional reminder that we as citizens can overthrow our government to the sheep of America
Mike Aivaz and Muriel Kane
October 26, 2007
CNN commentator Jack Cafferty speculated on Wednesday about how George W. Bush's unilateral grab for presidential power might be reversed.
"The president of the United States didn't have the power to spy on Americans ... operate secret prisons ... suspend due process ... torture ... hide the conduct of the government from the public," Cafferty stated. "It's not like anybody gave President Bush any of these powers -- he took them, as a brain-dead Congress just stood there and watched."
Cafferty pointed out that Hillary Clinton has said she would relinquish some of those powers if elected -- but without saying which ones. "What powers should the next president be willing to surrender?" Cafferty asked his audience.
In the follow-up segment, Cafferty read a selection of emails from clearly outraged -- and outspoken -- viewers.
"Remember the 60's?" wrote one Baby Boomer. "Well, they're back. Only this time it's not a decade. It's the age on our driver's licenses. Let's start another revolution. ... It's time to overthrow the government."
Another viewer stated more cynically, "King Bush. Queen Hillary. America is now a democratic dictatorship, nobody is going to change that. Power is everything; get used to it."
And a third suggested. "George Bush is the next president. He and Darth Cheney will be surrendering none of their bounty. Forty years of planning to hand it all to Hillary Clinton? Not a chance. If you think there'll be a November 8 election, give my regards to the Easter Bunny."
The following video is from CNN's Cafferty File Jack Cafferty, broadcast on October 24, 2007