Today's GOP Would Have Impeached Gore After 9/11 Detroit response shows partisanship trumps patriotism By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff Posted Dec 30, 2009 9:17 AM CST 43 comments Comments Workers stand at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center attacks, October 29, 2001. (Getty Images) (Newser) – The aftermath of the Detroit terror attempt has exposed some ugly truths about American politics, writes Chris Bowers. He lists several in Open Left. The GOP would have impeached Al Gore over 9/11. The "aggressive, partisan response" this failed terror attempt met shows they certainly wouldn't have been saying "United We Stand" if Gore had been president in 2001, Bowers argues. Single individuals can easily change American policy through a threat of violence, Bowers writes, pointing to hastily updated TSA regulations. Some Republicans—especially Sen. Jim DeMint, who has been blocking the confirmation of a TSA chief over labor issues—believe unions are a greater threat to America than terrorists. Prominent conservatives, including Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin, would be happy to do away with due process for accused criminals. They'd also like to establish an anti-Muslim apartheid state in America. Some Democrats would be happy to go along with just about any of these if they thought it would win votes.