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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 11:25 AM
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58. I don't vote for people to look out for their political party's best interests.
They have duties, and in this case, holding impeachment hearings is a duty.

However, even if you accept their party-centric arguments, I still think they're wrong. Holding impeachment hearings now would accomplish two things politically, no matter how the vote came out:

1. They'd bring alot of the Bush Administration's dirty laundry out in the open.

2. Politicians would have to state clearly which side they're one, and if the Republicans managed to stop it, it would be very clear. Impeachment is a popular idea now.

One of the problems the Democrats in Congress are facing right now is that people have a hard time determining whether they're pushing the Bush agenda or just unable to override the Republicans. Impeachment hearings would settle that question once and for all.

Then again, after reviewing the sort of things that our Congressional leaders will allow to the floor vs. what they will not allow, I rather suspect they largely *are* on board with the Bush agenda, and that's really the biggest reason they don't want to impeach.
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