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Sun Jul 27, 2014, 02:19 PM

One graphic could shut up GOP "impeach Obama" talk

As far as I know, only one poll about impeaching Bush got national attention in the mainstream media (the Wall Street Journal), asking about it in relation to Iraq War lies.

Needless to say, at the time there was near ZERO discussion of this in the mainstream media, but impeaching Bush was almost TWICE as popular as impeaching Bill Clinton, whose impeachment was getting 24/7 coverage at its peak.

Bush's numbers were within spitting distance of Nixon's when he resigned.

Imagine what Bush's impeachment numbers would have been like if the press and Democrats in Congress took the same approach to 9/11 that the GOP has to Benghazi instead of letting Bushies stampede them into "now is not the time to place blame."

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Reply One graphic could shut up GOP "impeach Obama" talk (Original post)
yurbud Jul 2014 OP
Scuba Jul 2014 #1
yurbud Jul 2014 #2
yurbud Jul 2014 #3
yurbud Jul 2014 #4
yurbud Jul 2014 #5

Response to yurbud (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 02:32 PM

1. Interesting especially due to the wording of the questions ....

 

Apparently, 45% of respondents did not want Bush impeached even if he lied us into war! Meanwhile, 65% of respondents did not want Clinton impeachd, even if he lied about his affairs. Yet it was the latter that got all the media attention.

And still we hear about the "liberal media".

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 03:14 PM

2. they spend more time and money trying to look at Bill Clinton's dick than they did

investigating 9/11.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 03:14 PM

3. that's a good catch.

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 03:42 PM

4. CNN did a poll on Impeaching Obama, and the question was as vague as GOP criticism

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Response to yurbud (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 03:45 PM

5. Politico claims 70% opposed impeaching Bush in 2006?

Anti-impeachment sentiment is roughly where it was for past presidents - 67% opposed Bill Clinton's impeachment in September 1998, and 69% opposed impeaching George W. Bush when a few Democrats began talking about it in 2006," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.


I've got to fact -check that one.

Also, I don't remember very many in Congress talking about impeachment apart from Kucinich and a handful of others, and it got next to zero coverage.

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