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Jemmons Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-15-06 12:22 AM
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16. Its just a bad gamble:
To me it is just an unwarranted gamble to make, one with bad odds at best. The desire to impeach is to some degree driven by hurt and anger, something which should make you think twice about your course of action, the chances of gains and loses involved. There are some chances of actually convicting either Bush or Cheney, but they are perhaps not that great. On the other hand it is almost certain making martyrs of them will polarize the voters and energize the GOP-camp: They will react a lot different to a trial than dem-voters reacted to the Clinton impeachment. In effect you will just make it very easy for a lot of people to be "certain" about their vote without ever thinking about the consequences.
Democracy needs carm deliberation and thinking about your future, fascism just need that you revert to your basic instincts and act with no thinking. Almost any national event that makes people get angry will serve the GOP agenda, which essentially is a crusade against common sense and reasoning.
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  -A question for those that oppose impeachment (a clarification) mmonk  Nov-14-06 11:25 PM   #0 
  - Priorities. People want the country back on course, not trials  splat   Nov-14-06 11:32 PM   #1 
  - Thanks for responding.  mmonk   Nov-14-06 11:37 PM   #2 
  - yes, that's right  barb162   Nov-14-06 11:38 PM   #4 
  - no, actually that's wrong.  QuestionAll...   Nov-15-06 05:29 PM   #21 
  - guess I'm not a people then, because I want heap big trials. now. nt  QuestionAll...   Nov-15-06 05:31 PM   #22 
  - I will give this a try  barb162   Nov-14-06 11:37 PM   #3 
  - so this is about democrats and their standing and not justice? nt  QuestionAll...   Nov-15-06 05:32 PM   #23 
  - It Has to be Sold to the Voters  ribofunk   Nov-14-06 11:39 PM   #5 
  - I don't buy it at all  PSPS   Nov-14-06 11:54 PM   #8 
     - OK, You Don't Buy It  ribofunk   Nov-15-06 01:06 AM   #18 
  - The reason is..  everythingsxen   Nov-14-06 11:49 PM   #6 
  - Not true  PSPS   Nov-14-06 11:56 PM   #9 
  - Not against impeachment.  longship   Nov-14-06 11:51 PM   #7 
  - I'll be one of those beating the drums.  mmonk   Nov-14-06 11:57 PM   #10 
  - You've got the right idea  PSPS   Nov-14-06 11:59 PM   #11 
  - Short answer  azurnoir   Nov-15-06 12:15 AM   #14 
  - Woodward and Bernstein multiplied by thousands...  solara   Nov-15-06 12:25 AM   #17 
  - I don't think it will be '08 doom at all  upi402   Nov-14-06 11:59 PM   #12 
  - Lame duck but with more power than King George (at least temporarily).  mmonk   Nov-15-06 12:02 AM   #13 
  - Yep, but unitary now has a different connotation  upi402   Nov-15-06 12:17 AM   #15 
  - We have a winner  prairie populist   Nov-15-06 05:29 PM   #20 
  - Its just a bad gamble:  Jemmons   Nov-15-06 12:22 AM   #16 
  - <deleted>  thedeanpeople   Nov-15-06 05:05 PM   #19 

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