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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:09 PM
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Why I think Nancy Pelosi doesn't want to talk about impeachment.
I think she is right in not discussing this. Why? Because, let's face it folks, if the Dems win (ad they will), alot of it has to do with the Iraqi War being THE problem. So, I think she wants to first find a way to solve the Iraq problem (I am sure the Dems are working on this, even as we speak) to show the American people, the Dems CAN do it. If everything goes well, hope, hope...then "let the games begin."

Get all these thugs under oath for their crimes, but NOT until the Iraq situ is solved. If we start just slamming the thugs, it will appear that the only reason we wanted to win was to punish the thugs. Voters want this former do-nothing congress to do something first.

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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:12 PM
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1. One Reason to keep the Replug base at home
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volstork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:13 PM
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2. I can only hope that this is the case.
She has outlined her plan for the "First 100 Hours" and much of it has to do with national security and the war. When things begin to fall in order, then the hammer can come down.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:15 PM
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3. She did discuss it...she said it was off the table...
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 02:17 PM by Webster Green
I think that she doesn't want it to be an election issue.

When the time comes, (ie: after the election), it will be on the table.

Right now it's in John Conyer's top left hand desk drawer.
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Donkeykick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:16 PM
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4. Pelosi...
said he will not pursue impeachment, and I hope she doesn't too. Your theory is a correct one--it will make the Democrats look as if we're not trying to bring about constructive changes in Washington and only try to belittle Bush.(Like he needs our help with this. :eyes: )

Besides, one must stay focused for 08!
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democraticinsurgent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:16 PM
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5. That makes sense...
I was angry when she first said it, but if you think about how the GOP is running this campaign, that would have become a huge issue and it would have been swiftboated at every Dem running. Pelosi no doubt saw this coming and took it off the the table.

Good thing about taking something off the table is that you can always put it back on when it's time.

I trust her, more or less, to do the right thing.

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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:34 PM
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7. I was angry too in the beginning, but I trust her in her strategy.
I am aware that she said that impeachment wasn't on the table, but as you said....you can always put it back. With Conyers, Kucinich, and Feingold...it will be on the table.

Get these thugs under oath first on every single one of their crimes. I want to see them squirm!
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:33 PM
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6. Maybe she meant it the same way
* meant it in the summer of 2002 when he said "there are no war plans on my desk".
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:43 PM
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8. ROTFLMAOI! nt
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:55 PM
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9. I said this same thing maybe 6 or 7 weeks ago,
but there are so many here that all they could focus on was impeachment. You could nearly envision the veins popping out as they screamed for it. When you actually have the power to do it, then consider it. Otherwise, why do anything to motivate Republicans to vote, especially when so many are disillusioned now? But Democrats should not mistake a big win next month to mean that American voters will love us forever. A perfect storm now against the Republicans does not mean it will rain on them forever.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:57 PM
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10. It would simply be ..
... bad and stupid politics to talk about impeachment AT THE PRESENT TIME.

Pelosi is a smart cookie.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:58 PM
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11. yes.. no reason to rally THEIR troops
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yellowdogmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:48 PM
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12. That could very well be why she has ruled it off the table
but I don't think that anything should be off the table. If and when we win we will decide what is on and off the table. Don't limit our options. Even as posturing this is a bad move. What a way to discourage people that want a change.
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phiddle Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:50 PM
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13. It's the "scorpion strategy":
1st you immobilize the prey, then you eat it!
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:58 PM
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15. Oh, I like that - the scorpion strategy. Very cool! nt
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darkism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:51 PM
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14. Yes. SECURE THE ELECTORAL PROCESS, stop the war, fix the economy, abolish PATRIOT...
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 04:51 PM by darkism
Then try, convict and imprison the fuckers that caused it all. In that order.
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caledesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:59 PM
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16. Yep! Like the order! nt
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darkism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:03 PM
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17. >> Actually I'm going to revise it and put "stop the war" first.
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 05:04 PM by darkism
A rigged voting machine never (directly) killed anyone. Indirectly, American election fraud has killed hundreds of thousands. But first and foremost is to get the guys who are in immediate danger, being shot at and bombed every day, out of harms way, once and for all.
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phiddle Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:03 PM
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18. Great Priorities!
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 05:10 PM by phiddle
Also, these would be a positive record to run on in '08. Impeachment first, while it would be instantly oh, so gratifying, is very short-term and would risk a backlash.
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