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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:47 AM
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Nader Calls for Bush to Be Impeached
Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 by the Associated Press
Nader Calls for Bush to Be Impeached
by Maura Kelly

CHICAGO - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader called Tuesday for President Bush to be impeached for "deceiving the American people night after night after night" about U.S. involvement in Iraq.

"When you plunge our country into war on a platform of fabrications and deceptions, and you bring back thousands of American soldiers who are sick, injured or dead, and that war is unconstitutionally authorized to begin with, Mr. Bush's behavior qualifies for the high crimes and misdemeanor impeachment clause of the Constitution," the 2000 Green Party presidential nominee said to applause from about 200 students at Columbia College Chicago.

Nader said President Clinton was impeached for "far less of an offense."

"Lying under oath is not a trivial offense, but it cannot compare with deceiving the American people night after night after night on national television, staging untruths and rejecting the advice of his advisers," he said.


more at:
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0406-12.htm
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:48 AM
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1. I call for Nader's head
It's too bad that neither calls will be answered.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:52 AM
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2. Now while I doubt it will happen with a Repuke congress....
...It's still pathetic that it takes the supposed "GOP operative" Nader to point out the obvious. This fucking criminal bastard should have been impeached several times over already. Not only was Clinton impeached over a blow job, but even Nixon's offenses were NOTHING compared to what these bastards get away with on a daily basis.

Where's the Democratic "leadership" on this?
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:12 AM
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6. Where's the Democratic leadership, you ask?
In the minority, where it is completely powerless.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:32 AM
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8. Tell that to Bob Dole & Newt Gingrich
They were in the minority in 93& 94, but it didn't stop them from fucking up some of Clinton's proposals. Health care, gays in the military, etc.

I hate the bastards, but I give them credit for being an effective opposition party. And it's pathetically sickening that our alleged leaders in Congress can't do the same, instead of voting to appease the unelected dictator time and time again.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:36 AM
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9. I don't know where you've been
But Dems HAVE stopped a number of Bush proposals and court appointments.
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:24 PM
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19. True, but they are god aweful at vocal opposition
Part of the opposition party leadership's job is to make bitter partisan attacks on the the president. Gingrich did shit like making baseless accusation that 1 in 3 white house staffers use drugs. Daschle and Pilosi should be saying that Bush and the senior staff have told flat out LIES to the public about Iraq. But they don't, they sit there and criticize him for tax cuts and energy policies.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:58 PM
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20. I can agree with that part
I too wish they'd drop the hammer more verbally. I don't think Daschle should be minority leader anymore, since he obviously has to think about getting re-elected more than he can think about leading our party.
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:52 AM
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3. If Nader didn't run in 2000 we wouldn't have to impeach W now.
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 10:52 AM by MikeG
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alienintruder Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:10 PM
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18. Nader didn't screw up anything.
It was the Democrats who voted for Bush who lost it.

Kerry is self-destructing by constantly saying things he has to take back. Nader at least has a consistent message. You would do well to get Kerry to step down instead.
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thuebert Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:53 AM
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4. well
nader is right, but i'm still not going to vote for him
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:54 AM
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5. Ok so this watch is also correct twice a day
since it is broken... Nader is right but Nader is late, tiem for him to step down and let the big boys play, and drive W out of the WH.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:15 AM
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7. Of course Nader is correct
For deceiving the American people into this war Bush does deserve to be impeached. A few other brave politicians have said the same thing.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:10 PM
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11. "Brave?" Asking for the impossible is "brave???"...
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 12:11 PM by Kahuna
The guys makes it impossible to impeach bush by assuring an all repuke government and now he's "brave?" :eyes: Beam me up, Scotty.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:09 PM
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10. Big deal. Nader gave us an all republican government..
which makes it impossible to impeach bush. So what's the use in asking for his impeachment. Bite me Nader. Oops! Was that sexist?
:(
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:15 PM
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12. that's a lie
congress was already republican-controlled, thanks to bill clinton's milquetoast leadership

the democrats were able to regain the senate after the jeffords switch only because nader's voters helped the party get the seat in washington, putting the margin close enough for a switch of one member to change control

2002 the democrats lost it because they spinelessly caved to the GOP again and backed dumbya's war and ran lousy campiagns, thanks to mcaulliffe and the dlc

there's no rational way that anyone can blame all 3 branches of govt on nader
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Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:55 PM
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13. Heh Heh Heh
there's no rational way that anyone can blame all 3 branches of govt on nader

Hit the nail on the head there.
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atre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:30 PM
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14. Nader must be confused
He calls for Bush's impeachment, but at the same he is doing everything he can to ensure that Bush stays in office???
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Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:41 PM
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15. No, he wants Bush impeached so he can run one on one against Kerry
:)
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 01:50 PM
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16. That could only happen if the 'Pukes nominated either Nader or Kerry.
....technically either of which is possible, depending on who you believe around here :evilgrin:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 02:09 PM
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17. Too bad there are too many Repubs on the Hill
They'll never let it happen.
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 05:12 PM
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21. How brave Nader is
now that he is an irrelevant asshole he calls for impeachment. Maybe he will hammer on this issue the same way he hammered on the "Bush-Gore Tweedledee-Tweedledum" stuff. This fool also thought Clinton should have been impeached if I'm not mistaken.
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