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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:18 PM
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Pelosi & Reid Look Pissed.
Edited on Wed Jan-10-07 05:23 PM by spanone
Seems Junior didn't give a shit what they had to say after all, imagine that!

~snip~ Top Democrats said they should have been granted an audience earlier with President Bush to discuss his new strategy for the war in Iraq. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said their meeting Wednesday with the president "was notification, not consultation." ~snip~

http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS /





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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:19 PM
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1. 300 Million Americans Say "Join the Club!"
and then they say, "Pick up the club, and bash the mule over the head with it, if you want to get his attention."
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:20 PM
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2. Perhaps if they said the word "impeachment" it would get his attention.
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:30 PM
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8. Impeach, Impeach, Impeach
Edited on Wed Jan-10-07 05:31 PM by Dyedinthewoolliberal
Is the only way to at least distract him from his war........... :banghead:
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:31 PM
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9. Prehaps it will be on their mind more now.
Start those damn investigations now! :mad:
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:09 PM
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27. Might need to get a BIGGER TABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:bounce: :kick:
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:23 PM
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3. They weren't too impressed that Bush was already practicing his speech...
...on his new troop escalation in Iraq when they got to the WH to discuss and listen to their advice on his troop escalation in Iraq.

Seems kind of meaningless to ask others advice after already making up his mind.

Don
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:25 PM
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4. Bush's idea of bipartisanship, no doubt.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:25 PM
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5. Ms. Pelosi may find impeachment the only way to preserve our former way of government.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-11-07 03:04 PM
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39. "former way" of government...
how f*cking SAD is that?
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:27 PM
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6. being lectured to by the idiot king
it has to be infuriating.

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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:28 PM
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7. Remember Neville Chamberlain after his meeting Hitler in Munich
...in 1938. Appeasement never works. Pelosi and Reid need to put IMPEACHMENT of Bush/Cheney back on the table
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:37 PM
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16. they aren't appeasing anything with their stand on impeachment
they can't make an impeachment happen out of thin air with their slim majority. That effort will take time. No one believes they would stand in the way of any prosecution which comes out of the hearings they have vowed to pursue.

Their opposition, so far, has been strong and direct. They will continue to oppose Bush, mindful of the political realities of the limits of their legislative majority's own authority and influence.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:32 PM
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10. They have to initiate impeachment proceedings for Jr. and Cheney
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:33 PM
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11. Are they fucking STUPID?!? What the fuck did they expect??
Jesus Freaking Keerist! Have they had their heads up their butts for 6 years? :grr:
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:36 PM
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13. I think it's a kind of pageant...
...this lets them say impeachment is off the table and let's others "force" them into it.
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:35 PM
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12. Bush and his White house understand raw power, period.
They aren't going to "reach across the aisle." Ever. If Pelosi wants to reign Bush in, she's going to have to do it by force. Cut off his budget. Impeach him. Something of that magnitude. Anything less is pissing in the wind.
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janx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:36 PM
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14. They were no doubt NOTIFIED that the "SURGE" was already
underway--because it is.

No wonder they're angry.
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dennis00 Donating Member (216 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:37 PM
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15.  A portrait of the future
President and Vice President?
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:38 PM
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17. Granted an Audience?
We don't have a king.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:41 PM
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18. Impeachment is the only way to slow him down. He thinks the more
he escalates, the less resolve they'll have to hold him accountable.

Impeach, impeach, impeach!
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:52 PM
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19. See, if the decider had been talking to them F2F
Edited on Wed Jan-10-07 05:54 PM by realpolitik
all this time, they might currently be in mid-impeachment.

That is the deep essential chumphood of politicians-- they compromise so often to get things done, that they fall easily into the trap of compromising with people who only intend on screwing them.

They see ** do this time and time again to others, but surely *this time* Lucy will leave the football on the turf.

And now they have the look and feel of chumps.


Maybe they are looking at the table differently now.
Maybe they see a table with impeachment papers in a neat pile, halfway to the ceiling.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 05:54 PM
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20. This is Cheney at his best. I can almost hear him saying 'fuck 'em'.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:00 PM
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21. Good, I hope they're half as pissed off as I am...
we need some people up there to be pissed off.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:02 PM
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22. Yep.
If you're not going to do anything about it, pissed off is all you can be.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:12 PM
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30. Being pissed is the necessary first step...n/t
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:17 PM
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31. Them being pissed is hope.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 08:47 PM
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35. They are double-pissed.
But they don't have the luxury of ranting like we do on DU.
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-11-07 03:59 PM
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41. They have the POWER to ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING about all this....
...a LUXURY we do NOT have. :nopity:
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:05 PM
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23. Bush just screwed the Repubs out of the White House in 2008
but I hate he did it on the backs of the men and women who will die in Iraq.


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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:06 PM
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24. Now they know how the rest of us feel.....
seems he doesn't care what the rest of American thinks either. Or the world for that matter.

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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:09 PM
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25. They've been granted an "audience" with our Dear Leader, King Chimpus the Great
They should feel blessed and thankful for this opportunity to be in His presence.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:09 PM
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26. They've been granted an "audience" with our Dear Leader, King Chimpus the Great
They should feel blessed and thankful for this opportunity to be in His presence.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:11 PM
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28. I'm pretty pissed too
I find it scandalous that bush would make this move
w/o congressional input .
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:11 PM
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29. I'm glad he did this
They need to see what his definition of bipartisan is.
Impeachment anyone? Bush needs to be stopped.Now.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:26 PM
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32. They are forcing his own party on the hill into a corner!
Bold prediction: Within three months we will see the IWR resolution repealed and a binding resolution on a new strategy for Iraq, beginning with a moderate troop withdrawal.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 06:36 PM
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33. Only force---i.e., impeachment---can hope to stop Bush. He sees EVERY SINGLE
disagreement as BEING THWARTED, and he does NOT brook being thwarted. E.V.E.R. On A.N.Y. behavior.

Once Pelosi and Reid realize this is a full-fledged megalomaniac with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, the clearer their path will be.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 08:38 PM
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34. But He said he consulted the Dem leadership in his speechifyin...
Specifically he said he talked to good ol Joe.

-hoot
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 10:10 PM
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36. Well he consulted Liebermann.... n/t
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-11-07 09:01 AM
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37. I caught that too...didn't bother to mention the mojority leader Reid.
:grr:
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-11-07 09:06 AM
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38. that picture makes me feel represented
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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-11-07 03:44 PM
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40. IMPEACH! IMPEACH! IMPEACH! Are they being threatened in some way?
Is that why they're not impeaching?
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