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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:13 PM
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Vermont Paper Embraces Impeachment Push
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Vermont Paper Embraces Impeachment Push


The Nation
Fri Mar 10, 11:44 AM ET

The Nation -- When five Vermont towns voted for resolutions urging Congress to impeach President Bush, there were many in the media who dismissed the move as purely symbolic. But the local daily newspaper in southeastern Vermont, the 130-year-old Brattleboro Reformer, takes a different view.

"In a place where elections can't be stolen and the spinmeisters have no effect, people in five Vermont towns stood up and said, "Enough!" the Reformer editorialized, adding that, "This nation can't take another three years of failed policies, reckless wars and a pervasive culture of corruption and cronyism. Vermont has led the way in the past. We can do it again. We hope Tuesday marks the beginning of a nationwide debate over the continued legitimacy of the Bush presidency."

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In 1974, several Vermont towns had town meeting votes calling for the impeachment of Richard Nixon. In the early 1980s, Vermont gave the nuclear freeze movement a kick-start with town meeting votes that eventually inspired other states to debate the need for more nuclear weapons. The vote on impeachment Tuesday follows this pattern of voting locally to act globally.

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This nation can't take another three years of failed policies, reckless wars and a pervasive culture of corruption and cronyism. Vermont has led the way in the past. We can do it again. We hope Tuesday marks the beginning of a nationwide debate over the continued legitimacy of the Bush presidency.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20060310/cm_thenation...
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radio4progressives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:16 PM
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1. Keep this Kicked!
:kick: :applause:
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:18 PM
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2. The Impeach Bush movement is growing from the bottom up.
The Impeach Clinton movement grew from the top down. This is an essential difference between Democrats and Republicans.
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Begoner Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:24 PM
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3. Nothing Doing
This movement isn't going to go anywhere -- look at Congress and the Senate. Wait until the midterm elections for something like this if you don't want it to fall flat on its face.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:56 PM
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4. I think that the midterm are going to turn into a referendum on impeachmet
Therefore now is the time to start the grassroots grassfires.
PS, Welcome to DU! ... :hi:
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mousie Donating Member (398 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:07 PM
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5. this is great!!! -KICK-
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NJ Democrats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:38 PM
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6. Good for Vermont
to get it started. Now the rest of the US has to get on board!
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 01:04 AM
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7. This seems like a snowball about to begin rolling...
San Francisco is committed, anyone else join the band-wagon yet?

The Impeachment word needs to mentioned more
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 04:52 PM
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8. Vermont Rocks nm
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 07:48 PM
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9. Vermonters
are engaged citizens!
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