Saturday, November 04, 2006

Joementum Rules

I just like posted this over a Daily Kos.

A little mind game for you.

Imagine it is November 8 or whenever the mid-term elections are finally counted and decided, and the final results are 50 seats for one party and 49 seats for the other party. You decide which is which, and the 100th senator is Bush’s best ex-Democratic friend, Joe Lieberman.

He says he going to vote as a Democrat, but he’s said he was going to be a Democrat before and then chose otherwise. He is known for supporting Republicans; he lost his primary because of the Republican taint; he wins the general election for the same reason; and then he has got to decide which way he going to go.

If I was a Republican politico and none too particular for any of those investigations a Democratic committee chairman is going to want, I’d offer Jumpin’ Joe whatever he wants to insure a Republican majority. If I was a Democratic true blue party member, I’d have to go hat in hand and eat Joe’s crow – that is if I want to investigate what all went wrong with this war from the doctored reasons for starting it to where those billions of dollars went to pay for it but somehow didn’t. Would you kiss Joe’s ass to get at the Bushies?

If you believe Tip O’Neill’s “All politics is Local,” then JoeMo is going to choose what is good for Connecticut. In a Congress this close, little is going to get done. Joe the Conn. is going to make sure his state gets a significant portion of that action. If Joe goes with the Demos, investigations and testimonies before committee chairmen will sprout like vegetation in a globally warmed world, but would that ugly weed that nobody really wants but we all may have to live with, impeachment, come froth and dominate the news cycles more than any missing white girl could ever hope.

Rep Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., slipped in between Chris Matthews’ Hardball rants that Democrats would not impeach Bush because that would mean Cheney would be President. Either we go that way or we need a twofer. I say why not? Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures.

Another presidential impeachment is so last century. Nixon has already got first president to ever resign. He wanted to do something historic, and he did. Beside, during the time of Nixon, the senior Bush held all those different positions that contributed to him being the most trained president we’ve ever had and Bush Younger along with those Neocon Jiminy Crickets were going to try and out do senior but only proved what true foreign policy failure actually looks like and this all has run on way too much.

The President wanted to testify with the Vice President in a previous investigation, so why not impeach them together. Set the mark high early in this century for later generations to follow. I wouldn’t be hard to find material on which to charge them both. They tried to impeach Clinton for a lot less. Legacy like revenge is a bitch. And the icing on this imaginary cake: Nancy Pelosi becomes President.

WOW! How did I go from a mind game on JoeMo to here? Go figure.
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Blogger Causal said...

Do-It-Yourself Impeachment, no joke.
The Citizens' movement.

The day the nation demands impeachment is upon us. Sacks and sacks of mail are arriving in congress demanding 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 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., part of the movement to impeach the president, 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 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.

11/05/2006 12:59 AM  

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