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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:00 PM
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Rep. Wexler Wants Cheney Impeachment Hearings
 
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Sign up here: http://www.wexlerwantshearings.com /

Go Robert!!!

:yourock:
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:04 PM
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1. K&R n/t
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:08 PM
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2. Excellent -- thank you! nt
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:09 PM
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3. Tell everyone in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, FL to sign up
Meanwhile, K&R
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GreenEnvy Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:18 PM
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4. Signed!!!
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:29 PM
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6. Me Too !!! - And Welcome To DU GreenEnvy !!!
:bounce: :toast: :bounce:

Glad ta have ya aboard!

:hi:
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Michael101 Donating Member (107 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:24 PM
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5. Thank You Mr. Robert Wexler and Mr. Dennis Kucinich
the only two leveled head people we've got in those houses.
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:37 PM
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7. I sighed and signed it.
Here's hoping!
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:28 PM
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10. Signed and sent
Fingers crossed.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:54 PM
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8. I called his office, they at least sounded like they were glad to hear
from me. He is in West Palm a lot, a very nice down to earth guy. Go Wexler!
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jhrobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:09 PM
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13. This is good to hear-I have called a number of Congressmen with
whom I agreed with and more often than not, the receptionist was rude. I debated whether or not to pursue it, but decided not to. These were Democrats too - I would expect it from Republicans, but not us.
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Gonnuts Donating Member (525 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:35 PM
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9. Good luck with all that ...
Now all you have to do is convince the criminals that went along with bush & cheney to put their own necks in the noose and vote with you.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:44 PM
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11. Signed!
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Solar Power Donating Member (95 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:02 PM
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12. Thank you..a real test for internet....
Thank You..We will now see if the public can really do an end run around the main stream media........
Let's hope it can.......Solar.
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Quixote1818 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:54 PM
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14. This is what strong leadership looks like! nt
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 09:45 PM
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15. I signed! Very good statement at his site about why...
I am pasting all 5 paragraphs because I think he'd like that...

WHY WE NEED HEARINGS

I was serving in Congress and on the Judiciary Committee for the ridiculous and politically motivated impeachment hearings of President Clinton. During that witch hunt Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay, and Ken Starr wasted a year and a half on investigations and hearings about President Clinton's personal relations. However, this attempted coup d'etat by Republicans against President Clinton was not and should not be the standard of impeachment that was enshrined by the Founders in our Constitution.

First, impeachment hearings are only proper when significant allegations exist that the President or Vice-President, or others civil officers, committed actions within their official duties that constitute 'High Crimes and Misdemeanors.' The allegations against Clinton involving a personal affair - never reached this threshold. The serious charges against Cheney involve alleged crimes that are central to his duties of Vice-President; namely war and peace, the widespread violations of civil liberties, and the security of the United States and our covert agents.

Unlike the show trial put on by Republicans against President Clinton, a proper impeachment hearing would involve a fair and objective presentation of the facts without hyperbole or political gamesmanship. The hard evidence that is presented at the hearings will be judged fully both by Congress and the American people. The evidence alone will determine the outcome, and if it is determined that Vice President Cheney committed "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" he should be properly impeached and put on trial before the Senate.

After the Democratic Party regained control of Congress, many myself included thought that it might be possible to meet President Bush half-way on the large issues facing our nation. Unfortunately, Bush has been nothing more than an ideological obstacle. He has vetoed stem cell research. He has vetoed efforts to bring our troops home from Iraq. He vetoed children's health care. So, the idea that we are somehow inhibiting Congress from passing our agenda by holding impeachment hearings unfortunately is a false argument.

Instead, I believe that we can both live up to our Constitutional obligation by holding hearings and pass a Democratic agenda. If President Bush perceives that the Democratic Congress is weak and unwilling to aggressively push our agenda he will continue to veto legislation, such as children's health care that is supported by a majority of Americans. The only way to move a progressive Democratic agenda is by acting through strength and following through on our core principles. A Congress willing to stand up to the abuses of the Bush Administration through impeachment hearings will demonstrate a strength of will that will more likely convince Bush to accommodate on issues such as Iraq, health care, and energy and environmental issues.
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snake in the grass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:39 PM
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16. Let's not forget...............
.........most importantly, it's a fun thing to do!
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