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Ignacio Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 06:15 PM
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6. Unfortunately the Republicans have made impeachment seem partisan
Edited on Fri Nov-10-06 06:15 PM by Ignacio Upton
Their witch hunt of Clinton over his blow job has made it so that the public is wary of seeing a second impeachment within a decade. Some might feel that it would make us look like a banana republic. If we act out too aggressively before getting the facts out, then 2008 will be for us what 1998 was for the Republicans: a backlash.
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  -To impeach or not? I believe Waxman just made the debate a moot point. robertpaulsen  Nov-10-06 06:08 PM   #0 
  - logical  stop the bleeding   Nov-10-06 06:10 PM   #1 
  - Take horse, then add cart.  robertpaulsen   Nov-10-06 06:17 PM   #8 
  - No doubt between the Libby trial starting in January and investigations  stop the bleeding   Nov-10-06 06:29 PM   #18 
  - Before the election, I was worried about a Libby pardon.  robertpaulsen   Nov-10-06 07:37 PM   #37 
  - Absolutely!  ClayZ   Nov-10-06 09:25 PM   #47 
  - When the Watergate hearings were on  Turbineguy   Nov-11-06 06:50 AM   #62 
  - Precisely. The enormity of their crimes, I strongly suspect, have  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-11-06 12:46 PM   #68 
  - You're right on target, and that's exactly what Conyers has been saying.  Nickster   Nov-10-06 06:11 PM   #2 
  - Waxman and Conyers are on this...  rucky   Nov-10-06 06:12 PM   #3 
  - Remember  Dan   Nov-10-06 06:12 PM   #4 
  - Unfortunately the Republicans have made impeachment seem partisan  Ignacio Upton   Nov-10-06 06:15 PM   #6 
  - As long as they go to jail, I don't really care if they are impeached or not. Oh yes  robinlynne   Nov-10-06 06:19 PM   #10 
  - The public is wary about impeachment as a club to futher the political  Old and In the Way   Nov-10-06 06:25 PM   #14 
  - People have willfully consented to this governance  loyalsister   Nov-10-06 07:12 PM   #29 
  - It's not a binary proposition.  Old and In the Way   Nov-10-06 07:32 PM   #36 
     - yep  Swamp Rat   Nov-10-06 07:37 PM   #38 
     - You're doing a lot of translating  loyalsister   Nov-10-06 08:15 PM   #40 
     - Cool....  Old and In the Way   Nov-10-06 09:50 PM   #48 
        - Nice high horse  loyalsister   Nov-11-06 01:22 AM   #50 
           - Fascinating.....  Old and In the Way   Nov-11-06 10:57 AM   #63 
              - It's not about Bush and Rove.  loyalsister   Nov-11-06 04:05 PM   #79 
                 - Bill Clinton said the same thing in 92.....let's forget the past and look to the future.  Old and In the Way   Nov-11-06 07:49 PM   #85 
                    - When gov't affects you directly NOW  loyalsister   Nov-11-06 08:21 PM   #88 
     - "Your opinion on how people will react is total conjecture.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-11-06 12:52 PM   #71 
  - Nixon was never impeached.  elocs   Nov-10-06 08:46 PM   #43 
  - Of course, you are correct. It was the certainty of impeachment that got him to resign.  Old and In the Way   Nov-10-06 09:54 PM   #49 
     - To convict an impeached Bush or Cheney we will need the help of some  elocs   Nov-11-06 02:14 AM   #53 
        - If investigations lead to criminal charges, how can we not proceed  Old and In the Way   Nov-11-06 11:10 AM   #64 
           - I am not saying not to impeach at all.  elocs   Nov-11-06 12:49 PM   #70 
           - I want to do it the right way too.  Old and In the Way   Nov-11-06 07:36 PM   #83 
           - 20 years? More like 35 years. Cheney and Rummy are from Nixon era.  ToolTex   Nov-11-06 05:52 PM   #82 
              - Well, more than 20 years ceratinly could be at least 43 years.  Old and In the Way   Nov-11-06 07:38 PM   #84 
  - Are Bush's crimes greater in magnitude? Yes.  Nabeshin   Nov-11-06 02:32 AM   #54 
     - there's been about  barbtries   Nov-11-06 03:38 PM   #77 
  - it would make us look like a banana republic.  realpolitik   Nov-11-06 11:58 AM   #67 
  - that particular argumrent,  barbtries   Nov-11-06 03:17 PM   #76 
  - The administration will be subjected to four different I's.  robertpaulsen   Nov-10-06 06:21 PM   #12 
  - We need to start a 4 I Club.....  Old and In the Way   Nov-10-06 06:32 PM   #19 
     - What part of LYING US INTO COMMITTING GENOCIDE is not worth the 4 I Club?  robertpaulsen   Nov-10-06 07:43 PM   #39 
  - So are hearings or investigations. Some of them have been  mmonk   Nov-11-06 12:54 PM   #72 
  - Maybe they'll hear you. - n/t  porphyrian   Nov-10-06 06:13 PM   #5 
  - Exactly....due process must be followed.  Old and In the Way   Nov-10-06 06:17 PM   #7 
  - I can't see either one of them  MuseRider   Nov-10-06 06:18 PM   #9 
  - See, you could have posted this first thing this morning and saved us about a million  greyhound1966   Nov-10-06 06:20 PM   #11 
  - OOPS! Gotta get up earlier.  robertpaulsen   Nov-10-06 06:26 PM   #17 
     - Yes.  greyhound1966   Nov-10-06 06:38 PM   #20 
  - Shhh, that's the plan, Stan.  BrotherBuzz   Nov-10-06 06:24 PM   #13 
  - I think the Republicans may want to impeach G. W. albatross by 2008...  sfwriter   Nov-10-06 06:26 PM   #15 
  - Impeachment is never legally compelled.  igil   Nov-10-06 06:26 PM   #16 
  - Those who would sacrifice justice for political expediency deserve neither.  robertpaulsen   Nov-10-06 07:20 PM   #31 
  - You are right, that is exactly how representatives normally make decisions...  AntiFascist   Nov-12-06 05:23 AM   #90 
  - Who let the Pit Bull out?  Rex   Nov-10-06 06:40 PM   #21 
  - All the investigating  Nite Owl   Nov-10-06 06:46 PM   #22 
  - Everything we know so far  Danascot   Nov-10-06 06:50 PM   #23 
  - Investigate. Then Impeach!  AndyTiedye   Nov-10-06 06:56 PM   #24 
  - There's a slow train coming ....  H2O Man   Nov-10-06 06:58 PM   #25 
  - Yes I do!  robertpaulsen   Nov-10-06 07:05 PM   #26 
  - That song has been  H2O Man   Nov-10-06 07:11 PM   #28 
     - Not yet, still at work on the West Coast.  robertpaulsen   Nov-10-06 07:25 PM   #34 
  - Haven't heard that song in ages. OMG is it ever relevant. Dylan is a god.  sofedupwithbush   Nov-11-06 03:57 AM   #61 
  - THIS is what we should be debating, dammit!  TorchesAndPitchforks   Nov-10-06 07:07 PM   #27 
  - Good questions, TorchesAndPitchforks!  robertpaulsen   Nov-11-06 02:32 AM   #55 
  - Maybe there will be no reason to impeach.....  Holly_Hobby   Nov-10-06 07:14 PM   #30 
  - No one has ever mentioned that there could be more than one "table"  zulchzulu   Nov-10-06 07:20 PM   #32 
  - You're gonna like this one. :D  Gwerlain   Nov-10-06 07:22 PM   #33 
  - Exactly, you don't go straight for the jugular.  IMModerate   Nov-10-06 07:26 PM   #35 
  - Impeachment is not up to us.  pa28   Nov-10-06 08:17 PM   #41 
  - K&R, this is how the process should proceed...  AntiFascist   Nov-10-06 08:40 PM   #42 
  - Just because impeachment proceeding aren't currently  vixengrl   Nov-10-06 08:59 PM   #44 
  - Love the analogy!  robertpaulsen   Nov-11-06 03:44 AM   #58 
  - Please explain  Jcrowley   Nov-10-06 09:04 PM   #45 
  - My explanation.  robertpaulsen   Nov-11-06 03:30 AM   #57 
     - eloquently put  Viva_La_Revolution   Nov-11-06 03:45 AM   #59 
  - I had a teacher who said, "There's no point in naming your children  bleever   Nov-10-06 09:09 PM   #46 
  - I know a plummer who says...  upi402   Nov-11-06 01:26 AM   #51 
     - LMAO- I love profanity-laced wisdom.  Marr   Nov-11-06 01:42 AM   #52 
     - LOL.  bleever   Nov-11-06 12:58 PM   #73 
  - logical, but by the time all this happens, Bush and Cheney will be . . .  OneBlueSky   Nov-11-06 02:40 AM   #56 
  - There is really no other way to look at this! Nice!  lonestarnot   Nov-11-06 03:52 AM   #60 
  - Applauding Waxman.  Vidar   Nov-11-06 11:19 AM   #65 
  - Waxman is my hero ....impeach the chimp  L0oniX   Nov-11-06 11:25 AM   #66 
  - And this is the right way to do it!  SeanQ   Nov-11-06 12:47 PM   #69 
  - Waxman...  sendero   Nov-11-06 01:17 PM   #74 
  - I'm curious about this line:  mmonk   Nov-11-06 01:46 PM   #75 
  - Yawn.  Leopolds Ghost   Nov-11-06 03:43 PM   #78 
  - Dear Mr. Waxman: Please investigae 9/11 and events leading up to it.  elehhhhna   Nov-11-06 04:20 PM   #80 
  - I bet that rock gets lifted and the creepy crawlies come scampering out  upi402   Nov-11-06 05:29 PM   #81 
  - K&R Listen here, Robert, I'm heading up the DU Crappy Comments Committee around here...  Jeffersons Ghost   Nov-11-06 08:02 PM   #86 
  - Sorry about my potty mouth.  robertpaulsen   Nov-12-06 02:36 AM   #89 
     - naa man it's just a joke... I LOVED THE PHRASE and will use it in the future w/ permission...  Jeffersons Ghost   Nov-12-06 06:07 PM   #94 
        - Thanks!  robertpaulsen   Nov-13-06 01:43 PM   #96 
  - i have said this from the get go..we are a nation built on the rule of law..  flyarm   Nov-11-06 08:02 PM   #87 
  - once the crimes are confirmed, the people will DEMAND Justice  librechik   Nov-12-06 07:25 AM   #91 
  - dig deeper  enid602   Nov-12-06 08:17 AM   #92 
  - The impeachment threat might make the idiot more supportive of bills to help the working class.  FreeStateDemocrat   Nov-12-06 08:37 AM   #93 
     - Yes.  H2O Man   Nov-12-06 06:17 PM   #95 
 

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