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Arguments for Bush’s Impeachment 22 July 2007

Posted by Todd in Commentary, Politics, War & Terrorism.
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On Bill Moyers’ Journal last week, Moyers interviewed two people, one Republican and one Democrat making the case for impeachment (watch it here). Although it’s obvious to me that we’ve been lied to and that this is the most cynical executive of the 20th century [editor: oops! 21st century] and possibly in the history of the country, I had been on the fence about impeachment. After hearing these arguments, however, I am swayed. Impeach now.If the rational arguments aren’t enough for you, then just watch this primer of Bush Administration lies [Hat tip to Juan Cole, scholar of the middle east and brilliant commenter on the Iraq War, for this clip.]Why are these people still in office? Why aren’t there massive protests in the street? Why isn’t this criminal of a president being egged and boo’d at every single one of his appearances? Why the hell has Nancy Pelosi, my representative, said that impeachment is off the table? What the hell is going on in American democracy?

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1. criminyjicket - 22 July 2007

why not ask a hard question? They are all paid to play the game by the same few people. Why aren’t we in the streets? I should think apathy, fear, and acceptance of the status quo. You make the placards big fella, I’ll march with you, and I only disagree with the administration about 2/3rds of the time. That probably would classify me as a supporter in most online polls

2. Todd - 22 July 2007

I wish I knew that answer as clearly as you. At other times and places, Americans have risen up and taken to the streets, and not just in the 1960s either. I wonder if as much as apathy it’s just the knowledge that he’s gone in 18 months. I don’t know. I also think some people thrive on the fear and the aesthetics of war; it gives a sense of purpose and it’s highly emotional (or should I say an emotional high?).

I guess I’m a true believer in democracy, which includes checks and balances in the government. I’m dismayed to see our system fail us, and in a big way.

3. daredevil92103 - 22 July 2007

I agree. he should be out of office and tried for war crimes. a bunch of them should. I’m not sure why we arent marching. they make us feel, isolated, i guess, like it would be just me out there. i believe one man can make a difference, but i Know 2/3 of the population can. we need to start an organization. a group. we’ll right up petitions and all send them to all our representatives. they can’t ignore 2/3 of us. and if they do, we sent that to the media. if they wont air it, we add that on our group website too. the only way to beat this is to remember WE ARE THE PEOPLE.

4. criminyjicket - 23 July 2007

i forgot….thanks todd…we’re unired to it. It’s been failing us for so many years now we expect it to.

5. criminyjicket - 23 July 2007

inurred? you know what i mean…we’re used to them sucking

6. playasinmar - 24 July 2007

Todd, do you have an email I can reach you at?

7. Todd - 24 July 2007

hey playasinmar, click the “contact” link at the top of the page, et voilá! mon couriel.

8. Randy - 25 July 2007

Well, about the only honest-to-God liberal Democrat in Washington is Russell Feingold–and even he’s settling for a censure resolution. The more cynical D.C. Democrats (Pelosi among them) want Bush in office to help them defeat the Republicans in 2008. The Republicans, meanwhile, have hitched their cart to the Bush/Cheney horse, and unhitching themselves at this point might expose them to certain defeat–perhaps even in GOP primaries.

As far as the rest of us are concerned, let’s be honest–we fear instability and loss of our little piece of the status quo pie even more than we care about lying and rank incompetence.

9. Hellmut - 26 July 2007

And then there is the issue of war crimes. Check out two Republicans who worked for Reagan and served two tours in Vietnam.

10. Joe Momma - 4 October 2007

Why isn’t this criminal of a president being egged and boo’d at every single one of his appearances?

Because he won’t appear in public. He only appears before carefully-screened audiences of adoring shee – er, supporters.


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