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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-22-07 07:00 PM
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50. Incredibly insightful post
I have 2 questions, can a President be censured or charged with anything when he is out of office?

The second question is whether we can get the moral high ground if our candidates made campaign promises to immediately undo - in whatever method was appropriate the list of actions that we call unconstitutional when Bush is President. It would be a way to show that we mean what we say and it would be holding true to the type of government we all learned of in high school. I do not want Democrats doing what he don't want Republicans to do. (If you think this out of the question - consider how many Democrats, who voted Clinton a line item veto, were willing to consider a fair line item veto when Bush was trying to get one.)
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  -Ending the Iraq Occupation vs Impeachment: Which do you choose? Vyan  Jul-22-07 12:20 PM   #0 
  - illogical-- false choices. eom  Tom Joad   Jul-22-07 12:24 PM   #1 
  - Totally agree - false premise/choices eom  hisownpetard   Jul-22-07 12:34 PM   #9 
     - One thing that is driving me insane is when people discourage impeachment...  hisownpetard   Jul-22-07 12:45 PM   #16 
        - And how wrong would it be  Vyan   Jul-22-07 12:51 PM   #18 
        - They've been laughing and will continue to laugh (heh-heh-heh)  hisownpetard   Jul-22-07 01:08 PM   #25 
        - Too soon? What are you waiting for -- interment camps?  defendandprotect   Jul-22-07 02:54 PM   #37 
           - We already have one  Vyan   Jul-22-07 03:03 PM   #39 
        - We did do that in WWII for a long time. Roosevelt...  puebloknot   Jul-23-07 03:19 AM   #66 
  - Both! One thing leads to another... nt  babylonsister   Jul-22-07 12:26 PM   #2 
  - Amen  YDogg   Jul-22-07 12:27 PM   #3 
  - But if you fail at one....  Vyan   Jul-22-07 12:36 PM   #11 
     - I have no answer as failure is also hypothetical.  babylonsister   Jul-22-07 12:57 PM   #19 
     - Conyers is close...  Vyan   Jul-22-07 01:01 PM   #21 
     - Even a failed impeachment vote is an impeachment process on public record  rocknation   Jul-22-07 01:20 PM   #27 
        - And that's what we'd like to emulate?  Vyan   Jul-22-07 02:02 PM   #33 
           - I THINK the case against Bush is stronger than the case against Clinton...  rocknation   Jul-22-07 03:03 PM   #40 
           - Yes, much stronger...  Vyan   Jul-22-07 03:22 PM   #44 
           - Well....yes!!!! Illicit sex vs. murder, rape, illegal war, malfeasance...  puebloknot   Jul-23-07 03:12 AM   #65 
           - Yeah, that's why we want it.  tavalon   Jul-22-07 10:38 PM   #60 
  - I pick both  Jack Rabbit   Jul-22-07 12:29 PM   #4 
  - And seriously...  Vyan   Jul-22-07 12:34 PM   #8 
     - Response  Jack Rabbit   Jul-22-07 12:50 PM   #17 
        - I agree  Vyan   Jul-22-07 12:59 PM   #20 
           - Let me dispute some facts  Jack Rabbit   Jul-22-07 01:33 PM   #30 
              - Fact Checking  Vyan   Jul-22-07 01:57 PM   #32 
                 - Response  Jack Rabbit   Jul-22-07 06:43 PM   #48 
                    - I'm not suggesting  Vyan   Jul-23-07 02:17 PM   #67 
                       - Impeachment as a shorthand term  Jack Rabbit   Jul-23-07 05:03 PM   #72 
                          - I understand the confusion...  Vyan   Jul-24-07 12:07 AM   #76 
  - Both  sellitman   Jul-22-07 12:31 PM   #5 
  - Both!  ClayZ   Jul-22-07 12:32 PM   #6 
  - We can do both. I would suggest that most dems (not the ones in  acmavm   Jul-22-07 12:32 PM   #7 
  - Your false dichotomy is part of the problem, not part of the solution.  John Q. Citizen   Jul-22-07 12:35 PM   #10 
  - You did read the post right?  Vyan   Jul-22-07 12:37 PM   #13 
  - Impeaching Cheney is the best way out of Iraq - even if removal fails  EpiDave   Jul-22-07 03:30 PM   #45 
     - First Cheney, and then a domino effect...  puebloknot   Jul-23-07 02:08 AM   #63 
  - Thank you  tavalon   Jul-22-07 10:40 PM   #61 
  - Thank you - excellent post.  MH1   Jul-22-07 12:36 PM   #12 
  - There's nothing wrong with passion....  Vyan   Jul-22-07 12:38 PM   #15 
  - Unfortunately and realistically  Inuca   Jul-22-07 12:37 PM   #14 
  - endeavouring to misuse the Central Intelligence Agency, an agency of the United States;  PoconoPragmatist   Jul-22-07 01:04 PM   #22 
  - And Delay is under indictment  Vyan   Jul-22-07 01:08 PM   #24 
     - Gotcha  PoconoPragmatist   Jul-22-07 01:24 PM   #28 
        - Not really...  Vyan   Jul-22-07 01:33 PM   #29 
           - But...  PoconoPragmatist   Jul-22-07 02:59 PM   #38 
              - DING DING DING! PoconoPragmatist, you're our grand prize winner!  rocknation   Jul-22-07 03:19 PM   #41 
              - I used to feel that way too....  Vyan   Jul-22-07 03:20 PM   #42 
                 - Then You Are A Bigger Person Than I Am  PoconoPragmatist   Jul-22-07 10:27 PM   #57 
                 - I think Removal  Vyan   Jul-23-07 02:18 PM   #68 
                 - Progressed and matured to a false dichotomy  tavalon   Jul-22-07 10:41 PM   #62 
                    - How about...  Vyan   Jul-23-07 02:19 PM   #69 
  - i was actually planning to make a post with this same question  LordJFT   Jul-22-07 01:08 PM   #23 
  - It it is an either/or...cutting funding for war wins out  pstans   Jul-22-07 01:12 PM   #26 
  - False choice -- WE CAN DO BOTH AT THE SAME TIME . . .  defendandprotect   Jul-22-07 01:35 PM   #31 
  - I completely disagree--Impeachment is the right way.  broadcaster   Jul-22-07 02:20 PM   #34 
  - Ending the occupation of Iraq  jmp   Jul-22-07 02:50 PM   #35 
  - Would prefer both. But must navigate a landscape that may not  Old Crusoe   Jul-22-07 02:52 PM   #36 
  - Walk and chew gum at the same time?  Sees Clearly   Jul-22-07 03:21 PM   #43 
  - I read the first two paragraphs and had already made up my mind:  DutchLiberal   Jul-22-07 05:22 PM   #46 
  - If they Impeach and Don't Remove  Vyan   Jul-23-07 02:31 PM   #70 
     - What are you talking about?  DutchLiberal   Jul-23-07 05:08 PM   #73 
        - Yet again...  Vyan   Jul-24-07 12:15 AM   #77 
           - So you'd settle for 'a little truth' from Meirs and Bolten?  DutchLiberal   Jul-24-07 03:16 PM   #79 
              - We don't yet have anything that directly implicates Bush...  Vyan   Jul-25-07 02:43 AM   #80 
                 - We have nothing against Bush??????????  DutchLiberal   Jul-25-07 07:25 AM   #83 
  - Simply, I favor House and Senate actions to end the occupation in Iraq.  pinto   Jul-22-07 06:00 PM   #47 
  - Impeachment- the Constitution stands above all else  Fiendish Thingy   Jul-22-07 06:58 PM   #49 
  - Incredibly insightful post  karynnj   Jul-22-07 07:00 PM   #50 
  - Meaningful ACTION requires legal challenges to executive over reaching  TorchesAndPitchforks   Jul-22-07 07:53 PM   #51 
  - Both! They're not mutually exclusive.  diane in sf   Jul-22-07 08:16 PM   #52 
  - So, then, why don't we just curl up in the fetal position and ...  puebloknot   Jul-22-07 08:30 PM   #53 
  - Right on Pueblo  EpiDave   Jul-22-07 09:46 PM   #54 
  - I just noticed your three posts! Welcome to DU!!! nt  puebloknot   Jul-23-07 02:58 AM   #64 
  - When you can WIN. n/t  Vyan   Jul-23-07 02:32 PM   #71 
     - Something irreplaceable has gone out of the American character...  puebloknot   Jul-23-07 08:47 PM   #74 
        - That's not the point....  Vyan   Jul-23-07 11:48 PM   #75 
           - Impeachable offenses are already on the record. If the will existed to impeach...  puebloknot   Jul-24-07 03:40 AM   #78 
              - With all due respect...  Vyan   Jul-25-07 02:55 AM   #81 
                 - I'm aware of Dean's views. Here's my response to them...  puebloknot   Jul-25-07 02:08 PM   #84 
  - After watching Bill Moyers Journal  jenmarie   Jul-22-07 10:14 PM   #55 
  - Without enough votes, neither will happen  zulchzulu   Jul-22-07 10:26 PM   #56 
  - Doesn't it require a majority to fund the war?  penguin7   Jul-22-07 10:31 PM   #58 
  - It's not an either/or situation  tavalon   Jul-22-07 10:35 PM   #59 
  - Here we go...  Mythsaje   Jul-25-07 03:16 AM   #82 
  - Those are not "either or" choices. We can do both. n/t  LWolf   Jul-25-07 05:05 PM   #85 
 

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