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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 10:29 AM
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Rep. Major Owens at HuffPost: "The Impeachment Imperative" (Open the Second Front!)
Edited on Mon Jun-11-07 10:31 AM by Hissyspit
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-major-r-owens/the-imp...

Rep. Major R. Owens| BIO
The Impeachment Imperative
Posted June 11, 2007 | 10:41 AM (EST)

Achtung! Troops now hear this! Bush war-extension victory not a total loss. Check the vote count! Waters-Woolsey freshmen "No" votes outnumber Emanuel freshmen "Yes" votes. Public troop loyalty lag still a problem. Danger of a Lieberman coalition (hardcore Republicans and confused Democrats) counterattack very real. Impeachment second front must be opened immediately. Remember the Florida robbery of 2000. Consider the over-confidence and Ohio ambush of 2004. Progressive caution is our greatest enemy. Open the second front!

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Reward the brave and clearheaded. End the smothering indiscriminate condemnation of all Democrats. If the exhausted troops on the beach at Dunkirk had begun to fight among themselves, World War II would have been lost in its earliest stages. Energies now must be redirected and mobilized to open the second front: The Impeachment Imperative.

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The one great cure, the only certain remedy for the epidemic of massive fuzzy-mindedness is an immediate launching of impeachment proceedings. Opening the impeachment front is as important to the winning of the peace in Iraq as the launching of the Normandy invasion on D-Day was for WW2. Our refusal to use this strategy is a reckless blunder of omission. Never mind the timetable technicalities. Let there be an impeachment, an indictment, even if there is no time left for a Senate trial. Leave it to history to be the judge and jury.

Nothing would focus the American mind and foster clarifications like an impeachment proceeding. Impeachment permits a consolidation of all of the evil blunders. Blooming like a hundred flowers Democrat-led hearings in great numbers are adding up to a laudable sincerity and noble energy which have very little impact on voter consciousness and are in danger of producing a new apathy caused by news overload and listening weariness. Instead of encouraging a trivialization of the investigations, impeachment proceedings would confront the media with a serious event of national significance which cannot be ignored or dismissed with a few lines of commentary. For each household, each day, the impeachment report would be a prime news event.

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- That Dick Cheney is a business genius whose blind trusts are accumulating championship record-breaking amounts of income.
- That neo-con warmonger Paul Wolfowitz is a romantic, noble lover who sacrificed his career at the World Bank for the honor of his "girlfriend."
- That Don (Stuff Happens, Shock and Awe) Rumsfeld is a grand old patriot soldier who has gotten no public gratitude for his exhausting effort to defend the U.S.A.
- That George Bush, the clean-cut cowboy from Texas that all would enjoy having a beer with, unselfishly gave up a good life and accepted a draft to serve and save his country from the forces of irresponsibility and destruction.

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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 10:35 AM
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1. needless to say I agree with this
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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 10:45 AM
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2. This is good.
This is very good.

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Rydz777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 11:17 AM
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3. Since the Congress decided not to stop the war, they now
have plenty of time on their hands to bring impeachment procedings. So get on with it. Less talk; more action.
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 11:17 AM
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4. .
Edited on Mon Jun-11-07 11:21 AM by Hissyspit
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 11:56 AM
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5. One more rec? n/t
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 12:21 PM
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6. It's good to see some one in Congress actually gets it. K&R read the link!
Edited on Mon Jun-11-07 12:22 PM by John Q. Citizen
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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 12:23 PM
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7. Send Congressman Owens Money Now (even a little)
Money talks inside the beltway. If Major Owens is able to show a bump (or better) in donations directly attributable to his impeachment postition, it WILL get the attention of others.

You can make an immediate impact.

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Note: I have no connection to Mr. Owens' campaign whatsoever. (As if he'd have me.)
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 12:24 PM
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8. K & R for an excellent post. Looks like this guy is another Dem to follow.
We've got a few :applause:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 12:30 PM
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9. The way he frames this....who could disagree? And, I'm not one
who was for pushing for Impeachment the minute we took over the House. But, watching more of this misery as our Dems get pounded is NOT WORKING!

Now we have the Senate vote on Censure for Gonzo being laughed at by Bush and Snow as just "politics" and we have CNN and others reporting that Schumer doesn't have the vote anyway. So...no more stunts...we need action that will stick. We don't have a media...it's in lock down...so the time is NOW or we are lost. I don't think the Party understands that their activists who work to get out the vote and go to the meetings and try to whip up support for Dem Candidates are getting very worn out with waiting for action. We might lose those who give the Party energy and then we will be back to the same old crap that got us here in the first place...cronyism from the TOP DOWN in the Party. It's no way to defeat the Repugs and get reforms in place by lying down and dependeing on Rich Donors and disillusioned independents to come in a save the day. :grr:
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 12:43 PM
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10. k&r your response, koko'
:7

good points

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Cults4Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 12:47 PM
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11. Now he, gets a donation!
Wish others would follow suit in congress and places like DU and Kos.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 12:52 PM
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12. The cabal is running wild...
it's past time to reel them in and hold them accountable.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 03:16 PM
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13. K&R
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Morgana LaFey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-11-07 06:41 PM
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14. Well that's a fun read. K&R
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caligirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-12-07 09:40 AM
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15. Plan: wait for Larry Flynt to name the hypocrit then impeach, it will only work then.
RE :puke:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-12-07 10:32 AM
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16. ...
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