Impeachment: A Primer

I am not going to spend a lot of time "writing" my position. To me, this is a crystal clear position based on facts and accounts from various trustworthy people and journalist.

Please watch the following videos and decide for yourself.  If you decide we need to push for impeachment then follow my directions below and push hard. Share it with your friends and stay on it. My position is that at the very least, Conyers and Pelosi should do exploratory hearings and hear out any facts. If from those meetings they decide not to pursue further impeachment proceedings, then I will be satisfied - not happy - but satisfied. It is a constitutional duty of Congress to follow up with due diligence.

Paul O'Neill: Paul went on the record with CBS' 60 Minutes stating that the Iraq War was being planned since day 10 of the administration.


Downing Street Memos: Bush works with Blair to make up the rational behind the Iraq War. If you are in a rush, please start watching at minute 6:00 to the end. It is shocking that Bush and Cheney have not been brought up on charges of treason. You can read more about the Downing Street Memos by visiting http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/



Lies, lies, and more lies


Valerie Plame: Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, and Dick Cheney were implicated and the issues was not investigated as well as it should have and at the end Bush pardons Scooter Libby's sentence.


There are many more points one could make.

  • Missing White House E-Mails
  • Attorney's Firings
  • Unanswered Subpoenas

    All this makes me believe that maybe Democrats and Republicans are in cahoots. It is obvious that hearings should be held but nothing has really happened. Why? This is where you/we come in. Please and don't give up on our constitution!


    Impeachment Primer

    1. Sign up and donate a few dollars to Congressman Wexler at http://www.wexlerwantshearings.com

    2. Visit http://www.speaker.gov and tell Nancy Pelosi to hold initial hearings. I tend to tell her that I will keep donating to her competition - Cindy Sheehan.

    3. Visit John Conyers (D-MI) and ask him to follow up on impeachment motions that was tabled in December/January.

    4. Forward to your friends and tell them to follow up and act on this problem.

    5. Call everyone above once a week and write an email once a week.

    6. Call in to right-wing talk shows and cause chaos. Be careful, because their screener will sniff you out before you make it on air. The trick is to think of something positive to tell the screener regarding whatever topic is being covered and then once you talk to the host, change the subject quickly before they hang up on you. Make it hard for them to do their jobs. Key shows are: Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, John Gibson, and Mark Levin.

    7. Write to President Bush and Vice-President Cheney. What ever you write will be part of the historical record for the President. I want everyone that visits his archives (what ever he doesn't delete or destroy), to see how the American public saw through his lies.

    A Recomment would be appreciated if you think it is worth reading.

    Thank you and stay strong and positive!

  • Tags: Bush, conyers, impeachment, Pelosi (all tags)

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    by CrushTheGOP2008 2008-05-29 03:21PM | 0 recs
    Too late

    No one would love to see Bush impeached more than I. But from a practical perspective it's pretty late in the game. And from a political/strategic perspective, it would be a distraction from the Obama phenomena, which we need to be stoking. What we WANT in the coming months is for Obama to be defining the message, not competing with hearing and deliberations.

    If this came out a year ago I'd be arguing the opposite. But in summer 2008, I think we need to let chimp slink out of town and get his just desserts in the next world.

    by PhilFR 2008-05-29 03:30PM | 0 recs
    Re: Too late

    If you let him "slink" out he will slink out with that monkey smirk laughing at me and you.

    I am happy with just defaming and destroying any chance of being viewed as anything less than a tyrant.
    I think the threat and grounds for impeachment are FAR more devestating.

    So I must disagree with your disposition, your heart is in the right place.

    2008 will be a good year if

    A: Obama wins in a Regan like landslide

    B: Rove is in solitary confinement for high treason

    C: Oliver North is his roomate in that 9 foot cell

    D: There are warrants for the arrest of George W Bush, Dick Cheney, and Rumsfield in every UN/NATO nation that follow the Geneva conventions.

    by CrushTheGOP2008 2008-05-29 03:37PM | 0 recs
    Re: Too late

    If you make Impeachment about politics, then it you are right but this is above the election. It is about the rule of law that ANY future President must be aware of. Country above party. I know it sounds simplistic but I believe that was the exact intention of the founding fathers.

    Another point is that hearings will yield an incredible amount of damaging evidence that will hurt McCain. It can be managed but just holding hearings to determine if further analysis is required will help this country heal and help us gain some much needed credibility.

    This is much bigger than this election.

    by comingawakening 2008-05-29 03:42PM | 0 recs
    Re: Too late

    I agree with you on principal, but politics generally trumps principal.

    It won't happen, but I wonder if there's any precedent for bringing a Prez up on charges AFTER he's left office? None that I know of.

    by PhilFR 2008-05-29 09:25PM | 0 recs
    Re: Impeachment: A Primer

    alas, it won't happen.  Democrats didn't even impeach Reagan and Bush I over Iran-Contra, which, imho, is just as bad.

    Also, don't forget - President Clinton's impeachment was payback from the republicans who were still sore about Nixon - friggin' NIXON.

    All we need is payback.  History books will show what a traitor GWB and his administration was.  They will wonder why Americans voted for him in 2004.  They will wonder what happened to investigative journalism.  

    But we should have impeached the SOB when the Dems took over the House & Senate, but Pelosi took it off the table.  And now, it is too late.

    However.....any lawyers out here?  Criminal class action lawsuit on the behalf of American citizens against BushCO?  Is it possible to go after the assholes AFTER they have left office?

    by colebiancardi 2008-05-29 03:32PM | 0 recs
    Re: Impeachment: A Primer

    Just because it wont happen, doesnt mean we shouldn't try our hardest.

    We CANNOT let this go, not this year, not next year or the next decade.

    I am sick to death of history repeating itself in America, we can never let what Bush did happen again.

    I remember a my 10th grade history teacher was very patriotic, he had the portrait of every president surrounding the class room.
    He made a point to hang Nixons picture in the classroom crooked, and this was at a private christian dorm school (yeah I was  bad kid :D  )

    by CrushTheGOP2008 2008-05-29 03:40PM | 0 recs
    I'd live to see it but

    What provable felonies has he has committed?  He's covered his tracks well, and most of your evidence is hearsay.

    by semiquaver 2008-05-29 03:35PM | 0 recs
    Re: I'd live to see it but

    It is up to Congress to determine if there is credible evidence. There is sufficient evidence to hold "exploratory" hearings to determine if there is a real case or not.

    by comingawakening 2008-05-29 03:44PM | 0 recs
    Re: I'd live to see it but

    Isn't that what an impeachment is?  Remember, Clinton was impeached, but not convicted.  The first part by itself is legally meaningness.

    by semiquaver 2008-05-29 03:57PM | 0 recs
    Re: I'd live to see it but

    Touche! I agree. But the House has to pass the motion to the Senate for final guilty/not guilty verdict. If the House finds nothing, it is not even impeachment. It is just "impeachment hearings."

    by comingawakening 2008-05-29 04:06PM | 0 recs
    Re: Impeachment: A Primer

    I think holding the Bush administration accountable, via impeachment hearings, murder trials, war tribunals in The Hague and any other possible venue is one of the most important things we need to do. The spineless dems, with few execptions, have proven they are either too afraid (or complicit) to proceed. So once again I will slouch to the polls with absolutely no enthusiasm or hope this November, and cast a vote for a party that refuses to do the right thing, all in the vain hope that the Supreme Court doesn't get any worse. Sigh...

    by awobbly 2008-05-29 04:44PM | 0 recs
    He's gone soon. Let it go.

    by lombard 2008-05-29 05:34PM | 0 recs
    Impeachment is a nonstarter

    When Pelosi took it off the table, I applauded her good sense.

    Look, there was plenty of evidence for a reasonable person to conclude that the Bush administration lied and manipulated the cause for war.  There was plenty of evidence that he ran an imperious presidency dripping with constitutional contempt.  Plenty of evidence, plenty of evidence.

    The majority of the American people wanted war.  The evidence was flimsy and the "diplomacy" at the time was shameful.  There were people arguing these points at the time and some of the most forceful arguments against this course came from Republicans.  

    Bush shouldn't have been reelected.  He didn't deserve to be.  That should have been obvious.  Many were saying that in 2004 and more than a few were old line Republicans.  The evidence was there, but the American people chose to ignore it because they preferred to reelect Bush.

    Many Americans who voted for him regret that decision now, but America got the president it wanted and the president it deserves.

    by lombard 2008-05-29 05:43PM | 0 recs
    Re: Impeachment is a nonstarter

    Lombard your complicity is confusing,  what alternative do you propose?

    Would you protest against arrest warrants for war crimes issued by other countries?

    Do you support the house handing down a subpoena and threat of arrest to Karl Rove?

    My problem with you is you dont agree with impeachment for the sake of law and order,  nor do you agree with impeachment for political purposes?

    It worked real well for the Republican trying to destroy Clinton, and he didn't commit any crimes, let alone WAR crimes.

    I personally tired of Democrats fractious nature leading us to be the weakest political party in the Western World.

    Let me close this off with a foreiner's perspective:

    by CrushTheGOP2008 2008-05-29 05:53PM | 0 recs
    Re: Impeachment is a nonstarter

    Are you a Republican? For some reason your analogy reminds me of date rate - "Well you went out with him!  It's your fault he raped you"

    Impeachment should have never been taken off of the table.  Our own party sold us out as much as the Executive Branch did.  

    by JustJennifer 2008-05-29 05:55PM | 0 recs
    Re: Impeachment is a nonstarter

    Damnit that should have been "date rape"

    by JustJennifer 2008-05-29 05:55PM | 0 recs

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