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Impeachment

Date: 15 July, 2007

By: Chief

Imageid somebody say, mention or utter the word impeachment? The politically dreaded 'I' word? Why yes, yes indeed.

According to AFP:

"Nearly half of the US public wants President George W. Bush to face impeachment, and even more favor that fate for Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a poll out Friday.

"The survey by the American Research Group found that 45 percent support the US House of Representatives beginning impeachment proceedings against Bush, with 46 percent opposed, and a 54-40 split in favor when it comes to Cheney."

Me, myself and of course I think it is a just a gen-u-wine Jim Dandy idea. My only question is why in the hell has it taken so long for We the People to wake up and say enough is enough? All the crimes and the various and sundry travesties King George the Bush and his court have committed over the past seven years against We the People (not to mention other people). And we are just now waking up? I must admit when we sleep — we sleep good. Well, I suppose the old adage 'better late than never' applies with its traditional full strength and vigor.

I dare say that if impeachment proceedings are going to be undertaken let us insist through our elected representatives that the impeachment of Bush and Cheney is not enough. Not nearly enough. We the People need to include the following members of the King's court:

The above list is rather short and is missing some key players. Especially considering the seriousness of the crimes and travesties committed by members of the King's Court. So here is another list of ne'er-do-wells who are former members of the King's court but must be held accountable in the worst possible way. Former:

Being that each 'former' title holder is just that — former — means that said individual cannot be impeached. That does not mean, however, that the former list of ne'er-do-wells cannot be held accountable and responsible for their actions, either civilly or criminally, in a federal court of law. And boy howdy, has each one of them earned it. In spades.

One other little problem exists pertaining to an impeachment party — the mere fact that the House of Representatives has to initiate the impeachment process. Indeed Article I, Section 2 of our Constitution states:

"The House of Representatives shall choose their speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment."

The little problem I am referring to is Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives. She made it clear — before being elected Speaker of the House — that should she be elected speaker, and as we all regrettably know she was, she would not push the house to impeach King George the Bush and his court. Quoting the Washington Post:

"Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) told her caucus members during their weekly closed meeting Wednesday 'that impeachment is off the table; she is not interested in pursuing it', spokesman Brendan Daly said."

And from SFGate:

"House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco has told her caucus that the idea of impeaching President Bush isn't in the cards if the party takes over the House in November's elections.

"Pelosi, who Republicans have charged intends to lead an impeachment effort, dismissed the idea when she spoke Wednesday morning at a closed-door caucus of the House's 201 Democrats. Pelosi also restated her opposition to the idea of censuring Bush over his decision to invade Iraq in March 2003."

So there you have it. Straight from the Speaker's mouth. And that just stinks. It is called no justice for We the People.

Pelosi is not the only Democrat who does not want to see the King impeached. Barack Obama, a U.S. Senator from Illinois and Democratic hopeful for president has stated (quoting USAToday):

"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama laid out a list of political shortcomings he sees in the Bush administration but said he opposes impeachment for either President George W. Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney.

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" 'I think you reserve impeachment for grave, grave breaches, and intentional breaches of the president's authority', he said. "

Uh, pardon me Senator Obama, but just how much more serious can you get before impeachment becomes a viable option? Lying to the Congress in order to instigate a war isn't serious enough? Locking American citizens up indefinitely and without charge isn't serious enough? Warrantless wire-tapping against We the People isn't serious enough?

Hey Obama just what would be "grave and intentional breaches of the president's authority?" I really would like to know.

Obviously Senator Obama ain't going to tell. So, scratch one vote or one candidate as far as I'm concerned.

There is also Hillary Clinton. Quoting NewsMax:

"Clinton said there does not appear to be the 'appetite or support' in Congress to try to impeach Bush, but 'we're going to have to reform the government and these unqualified cronies'."

Now Billary did not say she specifically was against impeachment. However, she did not say she was for it. So in my opinion she appears to be against impeachment. Scratch another vote or another candidate.

To me it seems the Democratically controlled Congress is sending a signal to the Republican minority in Congress and the Whitehouse. That message is, more or less, 'we could impeach the King and his court but we won't — so if a Democrat gets the Whitehouse do not forget the favor we just handed you'.

I think it is that plain and simple — we won't impeach yours, so don't you impeach ours. You just cannot get anymore politically perverse than that. It just isn't possible.

Even though Pelosi, Obama, Clinton and I'm quite sure others as well don't have any desire to impeach King George the Bush and members of his court, when 45 - 50% of We the People are in favor of impeachment, we can then force the hands of Pelosi, Obama and Clinton (along with the others) to do our bidding or lose their shirts in the next general election.

Billary and Barack both want the Whitehouse. Pelosi wants to stay as Speaker of the House and the others want to maintain their power as well. So, these worthless sons-a-bitches had better do exactly what we tell them or their collective butts are grass and We the People are the lawn mower.

Hence I would suggest We the People start hammering our representatives weekly, at the bare minimum, and demanding that King George the Bush and his court be impeached. Keep the members of the House of Representatives feet firmly on the fire. Give them no quarter and accept no quarter.

Impeachment — now is the time.

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