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puebloknot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-23-07 03:08 AM
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63. First Cheney, and then a domino effect...
Impeachment is seen by too many as just revenge for Clinton's absurd impeachment. The Dems need to get it straight in their own heads, first, that no, they are not just playing a revenge game, but are doing what they were elected to do in beginning impeachment proceedings -- which will be a public airing of our filthy laundry, and will cause Congresspersons to go on record as supporting this criminal administration, or not.

The Moyers piece you refer to is superb. The point is made there very strongly by a conservative Republican that impeachment is not just to try to divest ourselves of Bush and Cheney. It's needed to squelch any setting of precedent for future presidents, Dem or Repub. Power is seductive, and I haven't seen anything from the Dems of late that assures me that they wouldn't be happy to step into the presidency and continue to chip away at our freedoms. If they won't step up to the plate and take a swing at a home run for democracy now, why should we assume they'll do that if they win in 2008? And there is an "if" in the sentence that precedes this one.

There's an old expression that we need to keep repeating to the Dems: "Those who lie down with dogs rise up with fleas." And we ain't having no flea-bitten dogs occupying the White House, no matter what party they belong to.

History is filled with examples of those who tried to pacify tyrants by giving just a little more, and a little more. It has never worked, and it isn't working now.

I spent last night talking with wonderful activist Democrat friends, a couple in their 70's, and we discussed our crisis every which way from sundown. The man, a lawyer, was describing how he felt that he might succumb to his shock when he heard the Bush v. Gore decision which said that a continued recount would "cause irreparable harm" to Bush. You don't have to be a lawyer to know that it was complete and utter b.s., and it is a mark of how jaded we've become as a nation that we let it happen -- We the People.

We talked last night about the energy and the integrity which have driven the people of other nations to the streets very recently, when the same kinds of propaganda ploys have been tried. My lawyer friend said last night that we've had large demonstrations in D.C., and now we need to get ourselves there in our enraged millions to say that this coup d'etat which took place in 2000 *WILL NOT STAND*!

Every day I ask myself if this nation has become so dumbed down that we're just going to shuffle into that "good" night like sheep, or if we can rally a sufficient percentage of the people who are awake enough to carry water for the whole!

We the People are crying for constitutional "bread," and we're basically being told to eat cake and shut up.

It's 2 hours and 50 minutes into Monday, EST. Let us see what this day brings. We're down to it now. We need an impeachment sweep from the top down, and we need inherent contempt proceedings *on the table*!

Off the soapbox for now!

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