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jjr5 Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:54 AM
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58. Amen to that!!
And there is precedent for it:

a.In 1952, Republicans tried to impeach Truman and in 1953, they won big.

b.When the Democrats tried to impeach Nixon they had a huge victory in the next election.

c.However, for example, when Democrats in the 1980s decided not to begin impeachment proceedings against President Regan for the same reasons they hesitate impeaching Bush and Cheney now they are afraid of loosing the election in 2008, the Democrats ultimately lost the next election. Republicans and Democrats alike send a message to their constituents that they are able to hold people accountable and stand up for justice when they begin impeachment hearings.

All three points are taken from an article by a political pundit named David Swanson

Citation:

Swanson, David. What Distracts us from Impeachment? The Humanist. November/December 2005: 6-7.
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