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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Plan of Action for the Dems

Erinberry at Jesus Was Not a Republican has an excellent agenda for the Democrats. I hope like hell they adopt it. The only item I'd add is subpoenaing Bush and Cheney and impeaching them.


Jodin said...

Take a moment, and help convince Nancy Pelosi to Impeach..

The day the nation demands impeachment is upon us. 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. ImpeachforPeace.org 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 in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in. Be a part of history.


Dick Margulis said...

People, people, calm down, calm down. Shhhhhhhhhh! There there, now. Take a breath.

Impeachment is a nonstarter and completely counterproductive. Yes, Bush and Cheney are war criminals. Leave it for an international tribunal after they've left office, okay? They cannot be impeached. Well, technically, they can be impeached. But (reality intervenes) they cannot be convicted. The votes aren't there in the senate.

In any case, the public demonstrated yesterday a strong desire to move to the center, not to the left. The center is going to be a vast improvement over where we've been, yes? So chill out. Let's solidify the center and get some practical legislation through Congress that actually improves people's lives and rolls back the egregious usurpations of the past six years. Once people gain some confidence in the ability of Democrats to govern with compassion and without corruption, once conservatives come to understand that we do not intend to boil and eat their children, then it will be time to start moving a more aggressively progressive agenda.

For now, though, let's dial down the rhetoric, okay?

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

I don't think the Dems will move immediately toward impeachment, but congressional hearings on how Bush got us into the Iraq war and on other Buscho malfeasance will be called relatively quickly.

The Dems will seek cooperation from Bush on legislation. If, as I suspect, they don't get it—if Bush walls himself up in the White House—then the Dems will begin to call for impeachment.

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