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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-08-07 11:59 AM
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Suddenly, Impeachment Hearings Are Looking Like a Strong Possibility
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Suddenly, Impeachment Hearings Are Looking Like a Strong Possibility
by dlindorff
Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 09:39:31 AM PST
Kucinich, by bringing his Cheney impeachment resolution to a floor vote in the House, has shaken up the politics of impeachment, and looks like it may end up putting Cheney in the dock.


The Democratic strategy for the 2008 election has been to do nothing overly confrontational, to pass no significant legislation, to collect lots of money from corporate interests, and to hope that the Republican Party, saddled with an unpopular administration and an unpopular war, will implode.

The strategy, however, is proving to be a disaster, as public support for the Democratic do-nothing Congress has fallen even below the presidents record low numbers. Just running against Republicans, Bush/Cheney, and the continuing war risks seeing Democrats go down to defeat in 08.

It is awareness of this looming electoral disaster that underlies the growing restiveness among rank-and-file Democrats in the House, all of whom have to face the voters in less than a years time.

As recently as a month ago, it didnt look like impeachment was in the cards,

Now its starting to look like we Cheneys going to be put in the dock.

more at:

Lindorff writes that Carol Shea-Porter, a first-term Democrat from New Hampshire and Stephen Cohen (D-TN), a member of the Judiciary Committee who is a co-sponsor of the Kucinich resolution are also calling for prompt action by the Judiciary Committee.

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  -Suddenly, Impeachment Hearings Are Looking Like a Strong Possibility kpete  Nov-08-07 11:59 AM   #0 
  - I won't hold my breath.  nancyr   Nov-08-07 12:02 PM   #1 
  - When that kind  PATRICK   Nov-08-07 12:04 PM   #2 
  - Unfortunatley, they've already wasted 10 months  NewJeffCT   Nov-08-07 12:04 PM   #3 
  - Dave Lindorff is a good friend of Larry Johnson  seemslikeadream   Nov-08-07 12:06 PM   #4 
  - El Wrong-O  TheBorealAvenger   Nov-08-07 12:06 PM   #5 
  - public dissatisfaction breaks down as such  underpants   Nov-08-07 12:12 PM   #7 
  - Thank you for illuminating the story on Virginia and immigration...eom  TheBorealAvenger   Nov-08-07 12:16 PM   #9 
  - More here  underpants   Nov-08-07 12:21 PM   #11 
     - The Democrats ran and won on the environment  TheBorealAvenger   Nov-08-07 12:44 PM   #15 
        - Growth too  underpants   Nov-08-07 12:58 PM   #16 
  - Great analysis.  Tatiana   Nov-08-07 12:36 PM   #13 
     - :-)  underpants   Nov-08-07 12:40 PM   #14 
  - What if, instead,  Mme. Defarge   Nov-08-07 12:20 PM   #10 
  - Let's see: Democrats talk tough, threaten action, capitulate  rurallib   Nov-08-07 12:08 PM   #6 
  - The Dems could easily pull their ratings out of the dumpster  magellan   Nov-08-07 12:13 PM   #8 
  - Thanks, Rep. Cohen (D-Memphis), for standing up for America.  Fly by night   Nov-08-07 12:32 PM   #12 

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