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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:13 AM
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Republicans are already trying to set the Democrats agenda...
Just in case they do not win the House or Senate, they want to set the parameters for debate and policy making. They want to imprint in people's minds that Nancy Pelosi is a "San Francisco liberal" and will promote the "homosexual agenda" and raise your taxes. They have already twisted her arm into saying there would be no impeachment hearings. How could anyone promise that when no one knows what laws a President might break?? And they are trying to preserve all their ill-advised taxcuts by putting pressure on Charlie Rangel, who will be in charge of the Appropriations Committee.

The Democrats should ignore them. Just as they were ignored when the Republicans took over with their radical agenda. The standard response from Democrats should be that "we will do whatever it takes to get our country back on track" after this disastrous Republican Administration and rubberstamping of the Republicans in the Senate and the House...
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:17 AM
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1. Hasn't impeachment been polled at, like, 42% approval?nt
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:18 AM by iconoclastic cat
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:27 AM
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3. A majority is opposed to impeachment
This is because some polled individuals feel like they're being asked to render a guilty verdict without a trial. When asked, however, if they are in favor of investigating the Bush administration's role in the buildup to the Iraq invasion, for example, a majority approves. For this reason it's best to play it like, "Wouldn't you like to know?"
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:21 AM
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2. Republics are in denial
They are filled with dread when they think about how the ruthless House rules developed by the Republics are now going to be used against them. I can't wait to hear them howl when we tell them they won't even be in the room when decisions about bills are made.

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Boston Critic Donating Member (606 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:30 AM
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4. Impeachment may yet come
The campaign is not the time to argue the case. Let the investigations begin. As the evidence mounts there will be new calls for impeachment, and the case can be considered then.

Much as I would like to see Bush and Cheney tried as criminals, it's important to remember that without overwhelming evidence of serious misdeeds that forces even Republican senators to vote to convict, an impeachment trial is an exercise in futility.
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rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:30 AM
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5. Impeachment is not on the table but
investigations are. Investigations could lead to impeachment.
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:57 AM
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6. Do you think that Dems will get the same free pass as Repukes if
they acted just like Repukes and ignored their campaign pledges and did as they damn well please?

(I mean, didn't the Repukes say that Dems should act like Repukes to "win"???)

Personally, I don't believe that the media will give the Dems the same free rein that the Repukenicons got ...
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:00 AM
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7. Maybe the first thing they should do is re-gerrymander the districts???
And make the Courts address the issue? Guarantee the Democrats will not lose again...
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hijinx87 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:02 AM
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8. I think you need control of state legislatures for that . . . .

but it is a very good point.

anyone know how we are looking in the various state houses?
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