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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:12 AM
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Dem Congressman: "I Think the Dam Is Going To Burst;" Conn. Residents Demand Impeachment
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Residents in 1st Congressional District Call for Impeachment
by Christine Stuart | July 16, 2007 12:38 AM
Posted to Iraq at Home

Some of U.S. Congressman John Larsons constituents are asking why Congress hasnt aggressively pursed impeachment proceedings against the White House.

At a Sunday forum on the Iraq War, Lois Bromson of East Hartford said the biggest mistake Democrats made when they took control of the House was continuing to fund the war. She said she watched Bill Moyers Journal Friday and is now convinced impeachment is the way to go. The room of about 50 people gathered at the Pitkin Community Center in Wethersfield applauded Bromsons comments.

Larson was quick to caution, but not entirely dismiss, the idea of impeachment. He said if you impeach President George W. Bush then you get Vice President Dick Cheney, and if you impeach them both the next person in line for the job is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He said the order of constitutional succession makes it difficult for Pelosi to sell the idea of impeachment without seeming self-serving.

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Cheryl OConnor told Larson toward the end of the two-hour forum that he underestimated the strength of the American people to support Congress if it decided to take action. She said a public opinion poll from the American Research Group reported that more than 45 percent favor impeachment hearings for President Bush and more than 54 percent favor impeachment for Vice President Cheney.

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I heard you tonight and were not going to take impeachment off the table, Larson said.

Larson said earlier in the discussion that he prefers to go after ending the war by Congressional resolution. He said the House has now passed three separate pieces of legislation regarding the war, but none of them have become law. Last week, the House passed a bill that would require a redeployment of troops in Iraq by April 2008 and would begin 120 days after the bill is enacted. The president has threatened a veto, and it is unlikely to make it through the Senate for a vote. But Larson still holds out hope for Iraq War legislation passing both chambers. He said the House will take up the defense appropriations bill at the end of July. He said other likely topics will include legislation banning permanent bases in Iraq and cracking down on illegal contracting, as well as the issue of torture. I think the dam is going to burst, Larson said.

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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 04:55 AM
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1. Are these the same Connecticut voters.....
who recently elected Joe Lieberman to the Senate? :shrug: The voters of Connecticut seem somewhat confused.
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:00 AM
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2. Thanks! I was thinking the same thing
they've elected to the Senate one of the most wacko, dangerous NeoCons, and now they're calling for impeachment??
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:30 AM
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4. The voters of Connecticut at large elected Lieberman
Only a fraction of that number, from a limited geographical area in the state, elected the Congressman.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:00 AM
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3. impeach bush/cheney and get pelosi?
I think not

the speaker of the House is 3rd in line, but only if BOTH pres/vp are unable to step into the oval office

in order to get Pelosi, Congress would have to impeach/convict bush/cheney simultaneously - and no way in hell will the republics go along with that

a more likely course would be to impeach/convict cheney and get a VP in there that is acceptable to both the Democrats and the republics - then impeach/convict bush

is there an impeachment in the future? I doubt it - the democrats have no balls and the republics love their kool-aid too much

if the democrats and republics continue on this course all this will have a big impact on the 2008 (s)elections and the door will be wide open for a strong 3rd party candidate

I'm not saying a 3rd party candidate will win, but he/she will have an impact on the campaigns - most likely a bigger impact than Perot had in '92
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:05 AM
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6. Correction: The speaker of the House is 2nd in line.
First in line is Crashcart cheney, then Nancy Pelosi.
bu$h is already there.
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Rydz777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:02 AM
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5. I hope the Congress can walk and chew gum at the same time. The
first priority for me is that they cut off funding for this disastrous war. If they can do that and still find time for something else, then impeach away. I'm beginning to wonder, however, whether impeachment is being used as a distraction to remove attention from war funding.

There is no way impeachment will succeed in the Senate (i.e. no conviction,) but it would only take a majority in the House to pass the Articles of Impeachment. That doesn't strike me as heavy lifting, and it might at least suck up enough oxygen from the White House to prevent Bush from starting another war in his remaining months.
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