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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:41 AM
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Vermont ballot will say "Impeach Bush Now" on it!
I just got info that the independent candidate for Congress (to replace Bernie Sanders who is running for Senate) has managed to get the words "Impeach Bush Now" in the spot where it normally says the name of his party. I will read something like this:

DEMOCRAT (Peter Welch),
REPUBLICAN (Rainville)
IMPEACH BUSH NOW (Dennis Morrisseau)


you can check out his website: http://www.2ltmorrisseau.com /



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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:54 AM
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1. Well hopefully the voters will smart enough to ignore it
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 09:55 AM by bowens43
and vote for the Democratic candidate. This will only help the republicans.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:00 AM
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2. Here's the sample ballot
Many candidates. I trust Vermonters are smart enough to figure this out.

http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/2006gesamplebal...
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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:16 AM
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3. what happened with some states' efforts to start the impeachment
process? Wasn't there some procedure for the impeachment process to start with states?
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DarienComp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:22 AM
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4. i think you might be thinking of the constitutional amendment
process.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:23 AM
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11. no
google jefferson's rule 605.
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:22 AM
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10. in illinois
it was declared invalid by the rules committee. i believe the general assembly is still in recess. it was introduced right at the end of the last session.
IF it could be resurrected, and brought out of rules, it would still be sent to a substantive committee, probably executive. i have been told that house speaker mike madigan (crooked D) WILL NEVER allow this on the floor.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:31 AM
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5. That's pretty wild
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 11:28 AM by last_texas_dem
Vermont seems to be a state in which the idea of impeaching Bush might be popular enough that to have that on the ballot could cause a problem. At the same time, Vermonters also seem to be more politically intelligent than most and would know the "Nader effect" of not voting for Welch and thus ending up with the Republican. So I'm betting having "Impeach Bush Now" listed as the Independent's party won't cause too much havoc.

On EDIT: Welch, not Sanders...
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:38 AM
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6. Peter Welch (D) is an excellent candidate - Sanders has been
campaigning hard for Welch.

If this screws up Welch getting the House seat WE NEED - then Morrisseau can go FUCK HIMSELF.

This is NOT novelty time - this IS do-or-die time.

:grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:47 AM
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7. this seat would be going (I) to (I)
I say if he introduces a Resolution of Imeachment more power to him.
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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 12:06 PM
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12. don't worry
I think Welch is looking good. IMHO it's important for independent candidates to be able to run and voice their opinions. Much of what Denny says is right on. And if there's funny business in the vote counting, you might be glad he's involved. Remember in the past we've had to rely on 3rd party candidates to ask for recounts.
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Stand and Fight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:48 AM
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8. Looks like another candidate is "Anti-Bushiest Candidate"
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 10:50 AM by Stand and Fight
EDIT TO ADD: Peter Moss for US Senate is the candidate I'm talking about...
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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:16 AM
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9. OMG, that's great!
Love it!
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