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Jemmons Donating Member (407 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-15-06 01:22 AM
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16. Its just a bad gamble:
To me it is just an unwarranted gamble to make, one with bad odds at best. The desire to impeach is to some degree driven by hurt and anger, something which should make you think twice about your course of action, the chances of gains and loses involved. There are some chances of actually convicting either Bush or Cheney, but they are perhaps not that great. On the other hand it is almost certain making martyrs of them will polarize the voters and energize the GOP-camp: They will react a lot different to a trial than dem-voters reacted to the Clinton impeachment. In effect you will just make it very easy for a lot of people to be "certain" about their vote without ever thinking about the consequences.
Democracy needs carm deliberation and thinking about your future, fascism just need that you revert to your basic instincts and act with no thinking. Almost any national event that makes people get angry will serve the GOP agenda, which essentially is a crusade against common sense and reasoning.
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