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"Introducing ... The 'Impeach Bush Coalition'"
(33 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
... Doug Eldritch said on 9/9/2005 @ 8:20 pm PT...
Here's what we're going to do:
Fire Tom Delay from his position, for being a criminal and then getting indicted over taking bribes
Tom Delay is a national disgrace, congress can remove his power
Start the impeachment processes against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfold immediately and call for resignations
Throw out the voting machines for good, no more of this
Yes, do all three things at once. And oh here's the place to call and write for these initiatives nonstop:
United States Congress & Senate
Remember Michael Brown going down isn't near enough, its time for them all to resign.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
... Terri in S. FL said on 9/9/2005 @ 9:00 pm PT...
Michael Brown's "firing" is a whitewash, not to cover his incompetence, but to hide the fact that he was following orders. Fire him, don't fire him. What's the difference? Changes nothing.
The media is back in blackout mode, have been warned, and are again towing the line. FUBAR!
Nagin says 10,000 dead. Now, they're saying 1/4 of that, but no press in to see. Why? Psychological game: Hey, not so bad afterall.
Nagin was a Repugnant that turned Dem just to get the NO vote. Don't forget that. What, black man can't be corrupt? Now who's playing the reverse race card? Helped throw Govenor under the bus (Bush gave her offer, she refused, delay becomes her fault).
FEMA, Red Cross, NG at the ready, Told to STAND DOWN. Where have we heard this before? (Hint: (9/11) .
Did Bush create the hurricane? What, are you some kind of crazy conspiracy nut? But they did war game the scenerio (which everyone in NO knew would happen sooner or later ) and jumped to action. Bush went west. Why? Plausible deniability.
Insurance compaines will condem whole neighborhoods and sell to developers. Cheap. Which neighborhoods? Take a guess.
10 years from now when NO is Disneyland, you can say I told you so. Blacks will never return.
It's all here on the blogs. You know it's true. There's no such thing as an innocent Republican. Dems not much better. Why aren't they calling for impeachment? The people will support it.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
... Valley Girl said on 9/9/2005 @ 9:39 pm PT...
Thanks WP. I guess I contribued to Technorati, as I've been searching on "impeach Bush" too!
The following is similar to a post I made on another thread, but please forgive me, it bears repeating.
If you go to The Harris Poll online you will see that their question of the week is:
Who should assume the greatest amount of responsibility for the inadequate response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster?
The poll is easy to use- no registration, etc. I voted, and then saw the poll results so far.
Encourage all to do same.
It also looks like it is possible to register to become a regular "pollee", but I haven't checked this out fully.
Since it's now Friday eve., this question might vanish in the next day or so.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
... Valley Girl said on 9/9/2005 @ 9:46 pm PT...
Oh yeah.. WP,
Do you think you could convince Brad to make this article a "stay on top" article for a while?
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
... Doug Eldritch said on 9/9/2005 @ 10:38 pm PT...
I agree, this article should be bulleted and kept at the top as a constant pinup.
Everyone coming through sites like this will want to see the words "IMPEAFCHMENT" and its definitely time.
Kayne West and the whole black community has wrote a song about George Bush, here you can hear the song in loud view
Congress isn't fooled, and wants these Iraq war liars to stand accountable
Represenatives Tom Davis and Henry Waxman call for all Hurricaine documents and Chertoff's secret plan
Come now come all......Come for your impeachment GEORGE unless you resign. Its time to resign, do the right thing instead of make the worst mistake!!!
IMPEACHMENT & TRIALS
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
... Doug Eldritch said on 9/10/2005 @ 1:06 am PT...
Remember, the drumbeat for impeachment & resignation should be CONSTANT. Nobody should make any exscuses, nor slow down, and Tom Delay should be scuttled right out of his position.
With Delay gone, the case for impeachment moves forward.
Not even close to acceptable: IMPEACHMENT is neccesary, and the rallied cause must hit fever pitch
The Iraq disaster and resulting Katrina carnage is laid out in bold letters. Impeachment must come and be forced on the letter of law.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
... Peggy said on 9/10/2005 @ 5:31 am PT...
Me, too, Moxie --- just imagine how much better the world would be if Mr. Gore had rightfully assumed the Presidency.
Question: (1) I think the call for impeachment ABSOLUTELY MUST BE for impeachment of Bush, Cheney, ALL OF THEM(?) (2) Who then replaces them? (3) Do you want temporary replacements til 2008 or presidential ELECTIONS now? Can GORE, since he had eight years experience in the W.H., take over til 2008? America needs HELP in the W.H.!!!!!!!!
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
... Peggy said on 9/10/2005 @ 5:35 am PT...
Since 2000, without any doubt whatsoever, the Republicans have now PROVED they unable to govern in any shape or fashion!
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
... Peggy said on 9/10/2005 @ 5:48 am PT...
Republicans held the W.H., Senate and Congress --- the result? --- country is in a shambles and corruption abounds --- they are morally weak people --- when put in total control, they were unable to resist lining their own pockets at the expense and to the detriment of the American people (not to mention the Iraqis) --- they imagine promoting "the Bible" and "Christianity" will make up for their own moral and criminal transgressions --- well it doesn't and it won't --- not ever!
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 9/10/2005 @ 8:12 am PT...
Thank you for this, WP. Signed the Vote to Impeach petition & passed it on...I think I must have signed it already, long ago, but at this point I'd sign it multiple times;
thank you, Valley Girl, for the Harris Poll deal, I voted on that, too...the one & only time I can say I voted for bush!
YES, we need to keep the drumbeat for resignations and/or impeachment loud & constant.
COMMENT #11 [Permalink]
... gordonh said on 9/10/2005 @ 11:32 am PT...
Below is note sent to Kerry, Kennedy, Boxer, Conyers, MoveOn.org, True Majority, and anyone else I can think of. Someone's got to start that ball a rollin'! Onward!
Honorable Senator Kennedy,
This time I think we can actually get the Bush Company red handed and red faced so to speak.
Itís time to quit complaining about what the Republican oppositon is saying or going to say and
actually launch a Counter-Whitewash Offensive. The President and the Republican Congress
have announced they are setting up investigations into what went wrong about Hurricane
Katrina. It's almost a foregone conclusion what their conclusion will be.... nothing went wrong
from their end, and if anything, the poor people brought it upon themselves. In other words, a
full court whitewash is underway led by President Bush and the Republican Congressional
leadership. Someone like Brown will be scapegoated and that will be that.
The Congressional Democrats, of course, have raised a chorus of refusal to cooperate, which is
appropriate, but as Hastert was pointing out, he and his cronies have a job to do and the Demos
can either help or get out of the way. In other words, the Democrats are going to be discounted
in this process, and ignored by the media, and they will only have the Republican version to
accept or nothing else.
Why not have yourself as a noted National leader along with Kerry, Conyers, Boxer, Kerry and on and
on, establishing the "Other Inquiry - the Counter-Whitewash Inquiry". If we the people declared that
We the People would all be doing the "REAL" inquiry into what happened, the actual evidence gathering,
the real investigation into how the nation had been led on a course for disaster, the media and the
American people would sit up and listen - they've been jolted awake by the Katrina disaster.
Especially when it was revealed how the Army
Corp of Engineers and FEMA were underfunded, how the warnings were ignored, how aid to the
disaster victims was turned away, and on and on, people would actually pay attention to what
you were finding. Make it a clear cut case of Counter-Whitewashing. The overt and direct
response to the Republican and Bush Company whitewash of the evidence. In fact, setting it up
that way, actually setting out to challenge the Whitewash, just might force the Republican and
Bush whitewashers into a position where they actually have to PROVE that they are not
whitewashing, prove that their investigations are valid and truthful reporting of the facts.
You, We the People and our Congressional Democrats DO have to have the power to do this! Time to quit
complaining about what the oppositon is saying or going to say and actually launch a
counter-whitewash offensive. If it was done right, with the media attention focused on what
you folks were able to find and reveal, you could even tie in the whole pathway to an unprecedented National American
disaster, all the way back to the 911 whitewash, the waste of American resources in whipping up
a phony fight in Iraq that was trumped up as publicly demonstrated through the Downing Street Memos
deliberately for private oil interests, and tie in all the rest of the deceptions and
deceits of the Republican leadership from top to bottom.
This is YOUR and our opportunity to lead! Seize the opportunity and lead us right on into the removal
of the Chief Presidential bungler at the very top. Don't let this opportunity slip away. He has
led America on a path to destruction and sat there playing a guitar while America burned. Now
is our opportunity to finally expose the Emporer without clothes and take him down.... NOW!
Go after them! Lead us onward NOW! Don't let the public horror over this disaster dissipate.
Thank you very much for being there.
My mom said last night, "poor Bush, so many bad things are happening during his presidency. We need to do everything we can to help him feel better." I hated to break the news to her that I am doing everything in my power to make his life get even more difficult (well, everything legal, like desent and research for Congressman Conyers). She got mad at me. My sons are telling me that in the States now, there are friendships breaking up and families breaking up. I've lost several conservative friends already.
This guy has got to go. He's a disgrace.
COMMENT #13 [Permalink]
... k ols said on 9/10/2005 @ 11:43 am PT...
When the President of the U.S. is tried by the Senate, the CHIEF JUSTICE shall preside. And no person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
Could this be why Bush wants Roberts as Chief Justice so badly?? Or Gonzales, if Roberts can't be pushed through?
Do you really think we could get a two thirds vote to impeach with a Republican controlled Congress? In the Senate we have 55 R, 44 D, & 1 I & the Independent was leaving.
The House brings the articles of impeachment I believe. In the house we have 232 R, 203D.
Then we have the problem of who are the majority leaders of the House (Hastert-R) & Senate (Frist-R).
The R's are very good at holding their coalitions together.
Let's pressure for impeachment anyway. What have we got to lose? I'm just pointing out that it doesn't look real optimistic that it would happen. If ever the time was ripe, it is NOW!!
COMMENT #14 [Permalink]
... Joan said on 9/10/2005 @ 12:06 pm PT...
Hell YES we need to push for impeachment. It DOES NOT MATTER if he/they get convicted; it needs to be done and it will be a further stain on the president, just as it is for Clinton. He did not deserve what they put him through....it was an absurdity from beginning to end....but it IS a blot on his record they can still point to.
It is SCREAMINGLY OBVIOUS that bush & his band of murderous thugs are MORE THAN DESERVING of impeachment. On top of all their other well-documented offenses they have just engaged in ORCHESTRATED GENOCIDE.
For the love of GOD they MUST be impeached.
COMMENT #15 [Permalink]
... MEP said on 9/10/2005 @ 12:15 pm PT...
Impeachment will be an easy task. Right now, no one is sure just what percentage of the population would support such an action. Many people may well be waiting for the person next to them to"raise their hand first". Sept. 24th Put Feet In The Streets. A peaceful show of massive numbers will be much more powerful than any poll. And since in many cases the polls are a product of the MSM they can be manipulated. Those Americans that are still on the fence just might get off that fence to join a crowd. On Sept. 24th I'll either be in DC or San Francisco. Look for the old bald guy with a Bradblog Tshirt.
COMMENT #16 [Permalink]
... MEP said on 9/10/2005 @ 12:18 pm PT...
Getting late, their should be a "not" between will and be. Time to go to bed.
COMMENT #17 [Permalink]
... Doug Eldritch said on 9/10/2005 @ 12:21 pm PT...
This is the time to make a difference...
Contact all republicans on this list, slam them with the facts and tell them its time to co-sponsor the resolution of inquiry
Christopher J. Smith
(For anyone in New Jersey)
J. Gresham Barrtett
(Important for South Carolinans especially before another hurricaine hits)
(Texans have at him)
(He should have already signed on, be sure and give him the facts)
Thaddeus G. McCotter
(Michigan needs to handle this one....Hes a moderate!)
(Indiana needs him to get on this!)
Jo Ann Davis
(With approval rating at 38%, she should be running to sign on! Go get her Virginianas!)
(Wisconsin has never needed him more! Get him on this)
(Arizonans need to open Flake's eyes....show him the facts about DSM! He must sign on)
(California....He's a moderate, you've got to get him on!)
(Ohioans this is your chance to get Chabot off the rocker, and sign on for the inquiry for the truth!)
Edward R. Royce
(Another one for California...He's on the edge of the fence!)
(Floridians....Go get her mobilized for the inquiry!!)
(Here's the one Illinois needs...Get him moving and signing on!)
Skip Henry J Hyde and Katherine Harris unless you know something about them that they will sign on.
Here is all their contact information:
Here is the resolution of inquiry
Resolution for International Committee
If you have seen a democrat also not yet signed, urge them immediately to sign on! Concentrate on all hold outs, including republicans listed above.
COMMENT #18 [Permalink]
... Valley Girl said on 9/10/2005 @ 12:53 pm PT...
What's up with Cynthia McKinney? (GA-4) She is not a co-sponsor, and she is one of ~ 10 in Congress that doesn't have an email address, only one of two Dems who doesn't. Get your act together, Ms. McKinney!
COMMENT #19 [Permalink]
... Doug Eldritch said on 9/10/2005 @ 2:47 pm PT...
I was shocked Congressman Paul and Fortenberry hadn't signed on, especially after their vocal opposition to the war!!
Its even more shocking to see McKinney missing. Get her on that resolution, PRONTO!
Does that show her email, lets hope. I've been on it nonstop!
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COMMENT #21 [Permalink]
... Mugzi said on 9/11/2005 @ 6:36 am PT...
I send e-mails to reps weekly on impeachment. It has to be done! w. has lied to Americans and needs to be held accountable!
COMMENT #22 [Permalink]
... Robert Lockwood Mills said on 9/11/2005 @ 8:04 am PT...
HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS is the impeachment standard found in the Constitution.
Unfortunately, botching a recovery effort after a hurricane doesn't qualify, unless it's criminal neglect, which is really hard to prove. Appointing cronies and friends of cronies to important jobs is business as usual in Washington...hardly a high crime or misdemeanor (arguably, it should be).
Two stolen elections and the lies of 9/11/Iraq are grounds for impeachment. Without minimizing the hurricane disaster, the focus should remain there.
COMMENT #23 [Permalink]
... Doug Eldritch said on 9/11/2005 @ 10:05 am PT...
Robert: It can be added on as additional reasons for impeachment, because along with the high crimes of lying the whole country into war....He also ignored warnings, and took money that could have helped save the Gulf Coast to spend on the Iraq war. He knew that was wrong.
He is not totally naive, he is just a callous man out of touch. He did everything his masters Cheney & PNAC told him to.
COMMENT #24 [Permalink]
... Kira said on 9/11/2005 @ 10:24 am PT...
Just wanted to let you know why I call this administration "Sodom and Gomorrah."
If you read the book of Amos you find that God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah for three things: turning away from God (religious unfaithfulness,) being evil to the poor and living selfishly. (And just for those people who claim Sodom & Gomorrah's destruction was because of homosexuality - that subject is not even addressed.)
Since bu$h & pals say they are born again Christians & label themselves the "moral" majority (they are neither) and say they stand for family values ... they must be held accountable for their grave sins.
COMMENT #25 [Permalink]
... Kira said on 9/11/2005 @ 12:08 pm PT...
IMPEACH THE WHOLE DAMN LOT OF THEM!!! THEY ARE SODAM AND GOMORRAH. What more needs to be said?
Read the article.
While this partisan group of 'who gives a shit about real people' neoCONS worries about their public ratings - REAL PEOPLE have been denied food and water and ability to escape the putrid and toxic world of the Superdome or the flooded streets of their Parishes.
Real people have been made prisoners --- there has been no escape for them because this government has given orders to mercernaries, national guard & police to keep guns pointed at their heads. Roads have been blocked. Those who comply are shuttled off to places unknown. They suddenly have not only nothing but are nothing - nobodies.
Watch this video from FOX News (unbelievable as it seems!) Here is the unadulterated truth.
On Thursday, President Bush issued a proclamation suspending the law that requires employers to pay the locally prevailing wage to construction workers on federally financed projects. The suspension applies to parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
By any standard of human decency, condemning many already poor and now bereft people to subpar wages - thus perpetuating their poverty - is unacceptable. It is also bad for the economy. Without the law, called the Davis-Bacon Act, contractors will be able to pay less, but they'll also get less, as lower wages invariably mean lower productivity.
The ostensible rationale for suspending the law is to reduce taxpayers' costs. Does Mr. Bush really believe it is the will of the American people to deny the prevailing wage to construction workers in New Orleans, Biloxi and other hard-hit areas? Besides, the proclamation doesn't require contractors to pass on the savings they will get by cutting wages from current low levels. Around New Orleans, the prevailing hourly wage for a truck driver working on a levee is $9.04; for an electrician, it's $14.30.
Republicans have long been trying to repeal the prevailing wage law on the grounds that the regulations are expensive and bureaucratic; weakening it was even part of the Republican Party platform in 1996 and 2000. Now, in a time of searing need, the party wants to achieve by fiat what it couldn't achieve through the normal democratic process.
In a letter this week to Mr. Bush urging him to suspend the law, 35 Republican representatives noted approvingly that Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and the elder George Bush had all suspended the law during "emergencies." For the record, Mr. Roosevelt suspended it for two weeks in 1934, to make time to clear up contradictions between it and another law. Mr. Nixon suspended it for six weeks in 1971 as part of his misbegotten attempt to control spiraling inflation. And Mr. Bush did so after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, two weeks before he was defeated by Bill Clinton, who quickly reinstated it after assuming the presidency. *more*
Wake up you people who voted for bu$h. WAKE UP! You're next!
COMMENT #26 [Permalink]
... Valley Girl said on 9/11/2005 @ 3:47 pm PT...
From a legal point of view it would seem that you are correct about what constitutes an impeachable offense. Unfortunately all of those lies told by Bush's FEMA masters weren't under oath, so that probably doesn't count as perjury. (Note that I really don't have much legal experience but Clinton was impeached (strict use of word) for perjury.
However, I believe that there is a very sound, practical reason to keep the NO disaster in the focus too-- this might well be the event that tips the emotional balance for people who previously wouldn't have called for impeachment, despite the evidence already available about stolen elections and lies about Iraq/WMD. Once they "get it" about Bushco.'s response to Katrina, they'll be much more willing to "get it" about the stolen elections and the Downing Street Minutes.
COMMENT #27 [Permalink]
... Valley Girl said on 9/11/2005 @ 5:05 pm PT...
This time, during a catastrophe, the president did not merely dither for seven minutes, but for three days, and his top advisors followed suit. While the media has done a good job in portraying the overall failure of leadership in this weeks hurricane's disaster, it has not focused enough on this deadly dereliction of duty.
---more at link----
Here's some important information to add to that being collected for the Bush impeachment. His colassal error in ordering relief for Lousiana.
COMMENT #29 [Permalink]
... Cole... said on 9/11/2005 @ 11:29 pm PT...
The dithering pf the pResident at the time of 911 was not only the 7 minutes 'pet goat' reading time but also the 20 or so minutes of lingering and photo-opting and a day or so traviling "away" from danger to Omaha. The dithering for three days while Katrina did its damage is a replay of 911.
These were events which suited the gop purpose of making government look incapable and clueless. The message: goverment is 'bad'--let Grover kill it in the bathtub--only george can save you. Corporations and george. Note the contrast of Walmart and FEMA. Walmart, the corporation which is so relentless in its persuit of social responsibility, would send a fleet of trucks to NOLA which would be sent back by that irresponsible government entity FEMA.
Message: Corporations good, government bad----"Did heck of a job Brownie". george and all his cronies were AWOL during 911 and Katrina to let the events play out to make the government look terrible. Brownie and two 'advance' men at the head of FEMA, widespread failure of leadership, widespread failure to follow protocol.
It was calculated incompetence.
Why would Walmart send water to NOLA? A Rove inspiration.
COMMENT #30 [Permalink]
... Robert Lockwood Mills said on 9/12/2005 @ 7:01 am PT...
For Valley Girl: The mainstream media will have to expose the elections. Congress can't do it, because the Republicans are in control and Conyers is looked down on as a partisan attention-seeker. Other Democrats (except Barbara Boxer, Stephanie Tubbs Jones and a few others) don't go near the issue. They'll talk about anything except stolen elections...it's really remarkable.
It has to be the press. Until now they've been so afraid of ticking the Bush administration off and being denied access, and so afraid of losing ad revenue and infuriating stockholders (find me an independent newspaper or TV station these days), that they've said nothing about two stolen elections and swallowed the lies about WMD...whole.
I didn't mean to suggest Hurricane Katrina was unimportant, only that Bush's tepid response wasn't impeachable. But the corporate-controlled media have shown no fear of Bush this time, which is good (38% in the polls has a lot to do with that). If this translates into major exposes about 9/11 and election fraud, then Bush will be impeached.
He's used up whatever reservoir of good will he had after 9/11, and is finally being exposed as a 24K phony...a mean-spirited ignoramus and an unmitigated disaster as president.
COMMENT #31 [Permalink]
... Jerry O'Riordan said on 9/14/2005 @ 7:26 pm PT...
"He usded up whatever reservoir of good will he had after 9/11, and is finally being exposed as a 24K phony...a mean-spirited ignoramus and an unmitigated disaster as president."
Now tell us what you really think about Bush!
C'mon people don't be so wishy-washy!
Seriously, folks, the only thing scarier than a President Bush is a President Cheney!
President Cheney! How's that for a scary Halloween present?????
COMMENT #32 [Permalink]
... Patricia said on 4/11/2006 @ 3:01 am PT...
COMMENT #33 [Permalink]
... Patricia said on 4/11/2006 @ 3:02 am PT...
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