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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-12-08 11:45 AM
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62. Your argument is extremely shortsighted and illogical.

It is based on the assumption that the Senate would vote today on it,. First, that would be impossible, since the House hasn't voted impeachment articles out of committee. Secondly, your argument assumes that no one, not one Senator would change their vote, or consider changing their vote, or bow to increased public pressure to change their vote.

Your argument ignores the very real possibility that, once the trial were to get underway, and a steady stream of damning evidence be brought forth, that the only way for republicans to save their political neck, in the face of growing public outcry, would be to distance themselves as far away from Bush and Cheney as possible. They could very well have no choice but to throw the president under the bus. We have already seen some of that, both in the house and senate.

Lastly, using your argument, concerning life, in general, if everyone felt the same way you do, we would still be in the stone age. Columbus would not have tried to prove that the earth was round, the industrial age would never have taken place, the space program would never come into existence, etc...

In short, although it matters whether Bush would be convicted, it ultimately matters a great deal more that we pursue impeachment, and at least try to hold him accountable to the rule of law.

Either you believe in the rule of law and the constitution, or you don't.
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