Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Impeach...Savor the Word

In an odd artifact of the monarchy we rebelled against on this day, our President still has extensive arbitrary powers. One of these is commuting sentences and pardoning criminals. So your President cannot be impeached for waving off the 30-month penalty for Scooter Libby.

Indeed, that may be the least of his exposure. Ironically though, protecting his Vice President's convicted perjurer may well have been the cup of arrogance that makes his own bucket of crimes against America overflow. In addition, if it can be proven that Bush and Cheney conspired to keep the truth about allegations that led to war, revealing the identity of a CIA agent, causing the torture of uncharged civilians, and wiretapping Americas, all bets are off.

We could have the first dual removals from office of VP and Prez.

MSM stoker of the impeachment furor yesterday was MSNBC Anchor Keith Olbermann. He called for Shrub and Voldemort Bush and Cheney to resign. He listed criminal and moral charges. You can read the whole thing here, or check BMG for the embedded video here.

In our Left Ahead! podcast yesterday, Ryan and I kicked around the ripeness of time in forcing the duo out. Also check my choice for blog post of the week, regular_guy's An Open Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi at Drinking Liberally, Oakland. He speculates that she hesitates to act because she is next in line for the Presidency after the nefarious pair in power. He then calls on her to do her duty to the nation and do it now.

It's time indeed. Bush and Cheney have assaulted and crippled our laws, into our constitution's bill of rights. Over three thousand Americans and tens of thousands of others have died as a result of their duplicity. It's time for each and all of us to kick the monsters out.

Olbermann has nailed a starter list of offenses up. Let's start examining what we'll need to get it on.

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2 comments:

Doodle Bean said...

Yes! Mass Impeachment Coalition has a website which might be useful.

Anonymous said...

Have you heard about H Res 333? I urge you and your readers to take a few minutes to look at:

http://www.usalone.com/cgi-bin/transparency.cgi?paper=1&qnum=pet45

It's a list of the 25 most recent comments made by real Americans participating in an online poll/letter-writing campaign concerning the impeachment charges recently filed against Vice President Cheney, which are now being evaluated by the House Judiciary Committee. Comments can be sent to elected representatives and local newspapers at your option. The participation page is at:

http://www.usalone.com/cheney_impeachment.php

Since this campaign began, several members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors, in part due to hearing from their constituents. Has yours? Make your voice heard, and let others know!

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