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FormerRepublican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 12:09 PM
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BushCo is exhibiting more and more disdain for any checks on their power.
They ignore the Congress. If Congress asks them to turn over documents (or any othe action), they just ignore them. They ignore the Judiciary. If the courts order them to turn over documents (or any other action), they just ignore them. They do whatever the h*ll they want and ignore ANYONE who tries to stop them.

The last check on their power is the American people. What happens after the next election if Dems take control of the Congress, but BushCo continues to ignore them? What happens if Congress impeaches the President, but he refuses to leave office? What happens if elections are held, new people are elected, but the incombents refuse to leave office? And with the idiots supporting Bush in his insanity, would we end up in an inevitable civil war - one side supporting Bush, the other opposing him?

I wish these were just academic questions, but BushCo has exhibited such a contempt for anyone other than themselves that the questions must be asked.

Would the military support BushCo or the Congress? What happens if Gonzo declares Congressional action illegal? What happens if we have a situation where the Executive is truly in direct opposition with the Congress? And where do the new Supreme Court Justices appointed in this play out? Would Roberts and Alito support the Executive by ignoring the constitution? If a Supreme Court Justice acts in a blatently unethical way, can they be disbarred - and if so, what happens to their lifetime appointment? What happens in a worst case scenario when every branch of government is pitted against the other?

I see us headed toward a HUGE Constitutional crisis due to Bush and his minions total contempt for the law, the checks and balances, and the people of the United States. Folks, I think we're looking at a coup that is already in progress. I'm just not sure how we can wiggle out of the inevitable results.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 12:11 PM
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1. It's a new form of fascism, not totalitarian yet.
But it could go that way soon imo.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 12:12 PM
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2. Sadly, nothing you've described
is beyond my imagination for this criminal syndicate that has grabbed the reins of power in this country. 2006 might be our last chance to put the brakes on this train wreck. (If the march of the vapor-voting machines hasn't gotten too far out ahead of us.)
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 12:12 PM
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3. They're completely out of control...
Edited on Thu Feb-16-06 12:22 PM by marmar
If they don't like a law that prohibits them from doing something, they issue an executive order saying they can. These are despots of the highest order and they need to be frogmarched out of 1600 Pennsylvania now. If they get to fill out their term ... it's going to get Medieval ugly around here.

:scared: :scared:
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 12:16 PM
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4. This is like a car wreck...you're in it deep when you see it coming
We are in a constitutional crisis. The question is how it will end.

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teriyaki jones Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 12:17 PM
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5. The coup d'etat actually began when
these f*ckers took (and I MEAN "took") office.

I put nothing past them.

We are IN a constitutional crisis NOW.

So who's ready to take it to the streets?
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 12:24 PM
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6. A Proletariat uprising?
The events sponsored by the World Can't Wait group kind of have that feel to them. Hopefully that momentum keeps rolling.
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teriyaki jones Donating Member (336 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 01:04 PM
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10. I went to that protest in DC
Hardly anyone showed up.

I don't get it.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 12:42 PM
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7. When in doubt ask what Honest Abe would say:
Edited on Thu Feb-16-06 12:42 PM by wtmusic
"This country belongs to the people and whenever they shall grow weary of their government they can exercise their constitutional right to amend it, or revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it."

That works for me.
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Mojorabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 12:48 PM
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8. Well congress
is giving them the green light...
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-16-06 12:51 PM
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9. Even idiot George Will's column today is voicing somewhat
the same thing....
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