Saturday, November 11, 2006

Think the Dems are going to save the Republic?

At least Pelosi was upfront with Americans, stating on "60 Minutes" 2 weeks prior to the elections that "impeachment if off the table."
Let the bipartisanship commence! Bush has offered to help Pelosi decorate new office. (And no, I'm not making this up.)
America: do you trust this man to pick out your drapes?

But Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) will be the chair of the Judiciary Committee, you exclaim. Who cares what Pelosi says because Conyers will kick his impeachment hearings into high gear!
Except he won't. Conyers confirmed that "impeachment is 'off the table."

But that's not how the rest of the Democrats feel, you cry! Maybe so, let's check in with the head of the DNC, Howard Dean.
Speaking to "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, Dean said "I know your audience wants us to impeach the president but it's not going to happen."

Maybe the "Daily Show" isn't credible enough. How about Dean's statements regarding impeachment on the DNC's web page? You will search in vain for any statement on the impeachment of George Bush.

Maybe it is as simple as the fact that there is no real differenc between the parties. Denizens of such states as Illinois have been living with the reality of a one party combine for years. Polls right before the election in Illinois showed over 50% of voters didn't want to vote for Blagojevich (Dem) or Topinka (Repub). But do the dumbed down masses ever consider a 3rd party candidate? There were 3 candidates for governor, and the Green Party garnered almost 10% in Cook County.

Don't expect great things from our Dem Congress. Joshua Frank does a superb job breaking down exactly who our Dems are, why we shouldn't expect any real change. He references Blue Dog Dems - check out the link for more information.

Here's the first apologetic I've heard regarding Pelosi/Conyers: Conyers and Pelosi aren't going to tip their hand until they take control of Congress in January. Then you'll see! They'll start impeachment hearings.

Are Democrats that desperate that they'll settle for Pelosi, Dean, Conyers ignoring the massive voter anger that put them in the majority? It appears to be a good bet. After all, the Republicans ignored their base and got away with it for a long time.

1 comment:

Causal said...

Well, it only takes a moment to help convince Nancy Pelosi to Impeach Bush/Cheney..

Pelosi most likely said impeachment was "off the table" to remove any appearance of conflict-of-interest that would arise if she were thrust into the presidency as a result of the coming impeachment.

What we need to do is to pressure Pelosi not to interfere with impeachment maneuverings within her party. Sending her Do-It-Yourself impeachments legitimizes her when she joins the impeachment movement in the future.

Sacks and sacks of mail are about to arrive in Nancy Pelosi's office initiating impeachment via the House of Representative's own rules. This legal document is as binding as if a State or if the House itself passed the impeachment resolution (H.R. 635). There's a little known and rarely used clause of the "Jefferson Manual" in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.That's where we come in. In addition to a House Resolution (635), or the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.

You can initiate the impeachment process and simultaneously help to convince Pelosi to follow through with the process. Do-It-Yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in. Be a part of history.