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Kucinich Impeachment Bill Gains a Co-Sponsor

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There will be more about this, I’m sure, but Dennis Kucinich last night presented 35 articles of impeachment against Bush which the US press promptly ignored  on the grounds that “It’s not news” since Nancy Pelosi has no intention of allowing them to be introduced or debated, much less proceed into an actual impeachment hearing.

“Resolved,” Kucinich then began, “that President George W. Bush be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate. …

“In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and to the best of his ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has committed the following abuses of power…”

The first article Kucinich presented, and many that followed, regarded the war in Iraq: “Article 1 – Creating a secret propaganda campaign to manufacture a false case for war against Iraq.”

Given that both Cynthia McKinney’s articles of impeachment against Bush and Kucinich’s articles against Dick Cheney introduced last year never went anywhere thanks to a DLC leadership team that doesn’t want to embarrass Bush (they have sooo much in common), maybe the news mavens have a point. Ah, but there’s a difference this time: Dennis has a co-sponsor.

Stalwart liberal Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL) became the first member of Congress to co-sponsor Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s resolution calling for President Bush’s impeachment.

“President Bush deliberately created a massive propaganda campaign to sell the war in Iraq to the American people and the charges detailed in this impeachment resolution indicate an unprecedented abuse of executive power,” Wexler said in a news release. “A decision by Congress to pursue impeachment is not an option, it is a sworn duty. It is time for Congress to stand up and defend the Constitution against the blatant violations and illegalities of this Administration. Our Founding Fathers bestowed upon Congress the power of impeachment, and it is now time that we use it to defend the rule of law from this corrupt Administration.”

Better late than never. Is this a crack in the wall? Not really. Wexler isn’t well-known enough to have a defense so he will simply join Dennis as one of the crackpot Dems that Al From and Co are so contemptuous of. He will be dismissed by the media and his own colleagues. Don’t be surprised if references start showing up of the “Tweedledee & Tweedledum”, “Laurel & Hardy” variety.

But there’s no getting away from the fact that Wexler is absolutely right (which is why he must be dismissed as a kook). We have to use this opportunity to protect the Constitution from marauders like Bush/Cheney because if we don’t they will be back again, worse than this time. If the Constitution isn’t worth fighting for, what exactly is? If it isn’t worth a little of Nancy Pelosi’s precious time, what is? If it isn’t worth a little political risk-taking, what is?

Just how abominably shameful is this current crop of Demo’s, anyway?

There’s been a little disturbance in the Force on the innertubes around DK’s reading but it will soon die out. When it does (if not before) we’ll be right here looking at the articles, examining the evidence, and screaming bloody murder because Nancy Pelosi sold out. Dennis hasn’t put the articles online yet but he will, In the meantime, we’ll examine his case against Cheney as an appetizer.

Stay tuned.

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Written by Mick

June 10, 2008 at 8:03 pm

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  1. Open the debates! First one is Friday!

    I’m not a bot, I know you care about the democracy of our government, so we need to get this done. There are 6 Presidential candidates this year all of which are qualified and capable of winning, so why are there only 2 people on the debate! Bigotry, two party bias! Let’s flood the email inbox and the phone lines with: Open the Debates.

    It takes 5 mins. Please help me make a difference . Below is a script but please feel free to appropriately modify it to support your candidate .

    Step one:

    Call Barack Obama at 866-675-2008.
    Hit 6 to speak with a campaign volunteer.
    Once connected, politely deliver the following message:

    Hi, my name is …

    I was wondering if Senator Obama, being a believer in equal opportunity and equal rights, could insist that Cynthia Mckinney and other ballot qualified third party candidates be included in the upcoming Presidential debates?
    After all, Cynthia Mckinney is on 34 state ballots.
    And she’s polling well nationwide. And he could help Senator Obama challenge the corporate Republicans.
    True, Cynthia Mckinney would critique Senator Obama for his corporate ties also. But isn’t that what democracy is about? Could you please leave this message for the campaign manager? Thank you.

    Step two:

    E-mail Janet Brown jb@debates.org, the executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates.

    Here’s a sample e-mail:

    Dear Janet Brown:

    Greetings. You must be busy. Preparing for the first Presidential debate this Friday. So, I won’t take much of your time. Just wanted to let you know that the American people were not born yesterday. We know the deal. Take that little private corporation that you run. Controlled by the two corporate parties. And funded by big business. For the purpose of excluding independent minded candidates. Friday, two Wall Street candidates are scheduled to be in the ring. Barack Obama and John McCain. The one candidate who represents the American people, Main Street, if you will, will be on the outside looking in. So, here’s a simple request. Drop your exclusionary restrictions. And let Cynthia Mckinney into the debates.
    It will be good for your conscience. Good for the American people. (I believe it was The League of Women Voters that called your corporatized debates “campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity, and honest answers to tough questions.”) And good for democracy. Let the American people have a real debate for once. Main Street vs. Wall Street.

    Thank you.

    Signed
    your name.

    johnofsilence

    September 23, 2008 at 10:49 am


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