A "SINGLE" article of impeachment was intoduced against bush this past Thursday, this time Pelosi says there may be judiciary hearings on it.

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    Jul 13, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    this may be Kusinich best chance to get impeachment of g.dubya bush going so far because he went for the "SINGLE" most important and blaring issue we have against him. The Article is entitled "Deceiving Congress with Fabricated Threats of Iraq WMDs to Fraudulently Obtain Support for an Authoriszation of the Use of Military Force Against Iraq" He wrote his reasoning behind this, and he documented each "misstep" of bushs to back up the single article. you can find this at http://www.commondreams.org/news2008/0710-17.htm >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>On Thursday morning John Bresnahan of Politico.com wrote that "Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said that the House Judiciary Committee may hold hearings on an impeachment resolution offered by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) you can read this at http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/07/10/10274/ I've noted again that there is a black out about this on the Mainstream Media, maybe not total but close enough. This angers me, because the public is not being informed on the total picture about bush. This time I get the feeling that Kucinich worked with the Dem. powers for a case of impeachment that they might work with him on !!! Can you imagine the difference between reporting now and when the media was spilling everything they could find about Clinton, down to his "spilling cum" on a dress !!! This kind of Impeachment article certainly wouldn't have been blacked out then !!!!
  • DCEric

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    Jul 13, 2008 10:50 PM GMT
    Who cares. We can't undo the war, and a new pres will be in office in 6 months. To little, to late.
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    Jul 13, 2008 11:11 PM GMT
    That's like trying to close the barn door after the the horses have run out, it's burned down, and the ashes nuked with a tactical weapon.

    There will be no impeachment. Everyone is too worried about November.
  • Fiveldsp

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    Jul 13, 2008 11:15 PM GMT
    There's really not much point to it now... having 6 more months of bush is still a nightmare, but it's probably still a step above Dick Cheney for 6 months.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 13, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    Talk about a HUGE waste of time! No wonder the congress can't get anything important down, they have senators like this trying to get crap like this on the books that will never happen in the first place. Sheeesh!
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    Jul 14, 2008 12:36 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidTalk about a HUGE waste of time! No wonder the congress can't get anything important down, they have senators like this trying to get crap like this on the books that will never happen in the first place. Sheeesh!
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Well we all pretty much know it won't be happening, but its an idea that we could relish that should have happened 5 or 6 years ago. LOL !!!!!!!!! Actually It would not bother me if it took up to just 10 minutes before bush was to leave the whitehouse, at least then we'd know that the dems found their spine. Read the article though, its some pretty important issues at stake, far more than letting it off as just a waste of time !!! Will it happen ????? I don't believe so either !!!!
  • GQjock

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    Jul 14, 2008 12:41 AM GMT
    You know what...
    I am so soundingly disappointed in the way Pelosi has caved on every friggin' subject with these criminals that I don't believe a word that she says

    no wonder their approval rating is the lowest in history
    We have a war criminal in the White House who has broken the law fragrantly for years and she has the power and the duty to stand up to them and what does she do???

    She gives them everything that they want on a silver platter
    Disgusting...
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    Jul 14, 2008 2:09 AM GMT
    I remember Pelosi or Hoyer mentioning in a news article some time back that there will be no impeachment hearings. I do not know the reason why the democratic house leadership is quite cold to the idea of impeachment, but several leading ideas include:

    Bush's presidency is coming to an end very soon anyway, so there is little need to wage a war to remove him.

    The impeachment has little chance of making it through the house and virtually no chance of succeeding in the senate therefore congressional time would be better spent tackling other pressing issues.

    Democrats do not want to appear weak when it comes to the military by attacking this issue and losing potential moderate votes in November.


    And I do not think Pelosi caves in to the demands of the White House. What usually ends up happening is that the House (led by Pelosi) passes a bill that does indeed goes strongly against Bush's stance on the issue. However, when that bill then goes to the Senate or when the Senate creates its own bill to address the one passed by the House, Senate Republicans are usually successful in diluting the bill upon passage. This is because Senate rules require at least 60 votes to move a bill to a vote (even though only 51 votes are needed to pass the final bill in most cases) and there are only 51 democrats and democratically caucasing Senators. So obviously if the bill is not changed to better suit the tastes of the President or the Republican senators then it will not pass. This leads the House in a difficult situation in which they can either refuse to budge and no bill gets passed and the problems still remain or they can publically protest and agree to the changes just so the bill can pass and be signed into law in hopes that at least some of their provisions come into effect.

    This sort of course of action can be applied to just about every issue that has come across Congress lately, but most prominently you can look to the FISA bill.
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    Jul 14, 2008 5:39 AM GMT
    Sadly the more I read, the more convinced I am that the reason the dems don't have the balls to just say no to bush, and stick to it is that far too many of the dems are complicit right along with the repugs, and so the dems are afraid to take a stand because they would thereby be shown to be hypocrits. I understand that Pelosi was in on the discussions about torture, and she asked something like "is that even enough" with reference to getting information out of the "terrorists". We say bush is stupid, but he and cheney played the "FEAR", and "SUPPORT THE TROOPS" card so well that it has paralized any opposition. I actually believe that the best correction for this bush mess is to impeach regardless of how late in the game it is, so that he will not be seen as getting away with what he has done. But none of our "leaders" have the balls to do it, what we need is about 250 Dennis Kucinich's, and we needed them 6 years ago.
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    Jul 16, 2008 1:49 AM GMT
    realifedad, While I do not agree with all of your views, I am amazed that impeachment hasn't happened yet.
    This is only conjecture but; I get the impression that the Democrats are afraid of some sort of "Sword of Damecles" hanging over their heads. Oh boy, now I got the Rocky Horror soundtrack playing in my head now.
    That is the only reason I can come up with for the Demcratic Congress not impeaching, in the house anyway.
    I doubt if the Senate would, they're too evenly matched and there are the "Blue Dog" Democrats and who knows how they will go.
    I think that an impeachment would exonorate Dear President Bush.