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RufusEarl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:47 PM
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I just received this email from congressman Wexler, thought i'd share it!


Rep. Robert Wexler (FL-19) and two other Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee - Luis Gutierrez (IL-04) and Tammy Baldwin (WI-02) - today called on the committee to begin impeachment hearings for Vice President Cheney.

They declared, "The charges are too serious to ignore. There is credible evidence that the Vice President abused the power of his office, and not only brought us into an unnecessary war but violated the civil liberties and privacy of American citizens. It is the constitutional duty of Congress to hold impeachment hearings."

The three Democrats wrote an op-ed to announce their position, but none of the nation's leading newspapers would publish it - just as they refuse to include impeachment in their polls, and just as they refuse to publish their own investigations of the crimes of the Bush Administration. Why? Because the Corporate Media is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Republican Party, as it has been since the Reagan Revolution of 1980.

So this important announcement was made on a Blogcall hosted by Democrat.com, and was covered by progressive blogs - the only news media that serves the people, not the Corporations.

You can read the full op-ed at Rep. Wexler's new site - http://wexlerwantshearings.com - where you can also watch a powerful video by Wexler.

Rep. Wexler needs to collect 50,000 signatures to convince his Democratic colleagues that the American people truly support impeachment hearings. So please sign his petition:
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You can also send an email to Wexler's other colleagues on Judiciary:
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Please share this exciting news with your friends, your favorite blogs, and your favorite talk shows - including Air America Radio.

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:55 PM
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1. How long do we have to wait before they dash our dreams apart THIS time? n/t
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 07:25 PM
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2. This kind of response
is exactly what I think every time I see something like this and I hate feeling like this but it is justified. I just sent a nice note to Dodd about FISA so I am going to hope ( hope) that this will work itself through the committee without getting shut down again. More pleasant notes to write if they do it.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:16 PM
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3. Though the megacorporate propaganda pushers get toughter on
Cheney and Bush - they have their line in the sand - no impeachment. Their owners drew the line. They will find another blond crime targetand they will drop the crimes against the people in a message flash. Then, the faster the blond crime goes to court and the longer it stays in a court, the longer Chency and Bush will have to get away on their horses.
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