Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Impeachment Update!

Here's a quick update on the chances that the House will impeach President Bush or Vice President Cheney during their last year in office: It's not happening.

At the end of her weekly press briefing this morning, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was asked why she had not supported the burgeoning effort to impeach Cheney and "hold his feet to the fire."

After joking that she wished she had taken another reporter's question instead, Pelosi said that she has been opposed to impeachment proceedings since Democrats took power a year ago and remains so today.

"What I had said right from the start is that we're trying to bring the country together," Pelosi said. "It was my belief that an impeachment of the Vice President or the President would be very divisive for the country."

Despite significant support for impeachment - particularly of Cheney - at the grass-roots Democratic level and in the liberal blogosphere, Democratic leaders on the Hill have been relatively quiet on the subject and have shown no appetite for such proceedings. An impeachment resolution against Cheney, introduced last April by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), currently has 24 co-sponsors.

Pelosi said that she knows there is some support for such a move, but she cautioned that "the prospect for success is so minimal but the damage would be so consequential."

She acknowledged that she has been criticized for that stance, laughing about running into people at airports wearing buttons calling for impeachment. But, barring some new scandal, she doesn't sound ready to change her tune. The current administration has exactly a year left in office, and Pelosi seems content to just wait it out.

By Ben Pershing  |  January 17, 2008; 11:53 AM ET
Categories:  Branch vs. Branch  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: The Year Ahead: Can Democrats Govern?
Next: Following the 'Maestro'

Comments

Posted by: Anonymous | January 17, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Impeachment hearings would highlight the Democrats' malfeasence and incompetence even when handed the reins of power. The voices that want impeachment hearings want to do more than clear out Bush & Cheney...they want to topple the current government and either replace it with their own radical (and untested) system, or just leave it toppled altogether.

Posted by: 23112 | January 17, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

It would seem Speaker Pelosi could use some help with addition.
Wexler has over 200,000 signatures supporting Impeachment proceedings against Cheney, on top of Kucinich's resolution.
My personal opinion is that if these proceedings were allowed to go forward, as the Framers of the Constitution envisioned, it would be very galvanizing for a majority of people in this country and would cause an even greater upsurge in support as the facts came out on Cheney's egregious acts.

Posted by: Philip Paul | January 17, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Nancy is right on target. The country does not need the disruption of an Impeachment proceedings nor can the country spare the costs of such an action. Let us hope the world will remain calm for the next year and this Adminstration will quitely go away.

Posted by: Martha Chandler | January 17, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Please, as if there were ever a hope. We have a weak, weak, weak congress

Lend money and make a profit

Posted by: idfbts | January 17, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

The question is whether the current Administration represents a clear and present danger to national security and/or the Constitution. In such a case, impeachment is a remedial process which avoids a coup d'etat. A military revolt, for example, is not beyond the realm of possibility if the President orders an invasion of Iran or starts provoking China.

I do agree with the point that this Congress is not capable of safeguarding our national security or system of checks and balances against the constant incursions of and violations by this Administration. It is difficult not to see Pelosi's attitude as a blank admission of this fact.

With the near-total void of competent national leadership, impeachment is almost a moot point.

Posted by: What? | January 17, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

What a great idea! We can just ignore the problems, and they'll go away with the next administration!

Just like warrantless wiretapping went away with Nixon.

Just like baseless signing statements and claiming the power to ignore Congressional subpoenas went away with Reagan.

Today's "inherent powers" and "unitary executive" theories are the direct descendants of the "imperial presidency" Arthur Schlesinger identified and warned of during the Nixon administration. Intervening Democratic presidencies have done nothing to make those problems "quietly go away." They have come roaring back in ever more virulent form.

Since Nixon's election in 1968, the Republicans have had a virtual lock on the White House, with Democrats occupying it for just 12 of the last 40 years. Republicans have won 70% of the presidential elections in that time. Your suggestion for rolling back the most aggressive expansion of executive power in our history is to hope Democrats never, ever lose the presidency again?

Posted by: Kagro X | January 17, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Not supporting impeachment proceedings has nothing to do with bringing the country together, does it? Let's be honest for once, the poison that's running through the veins of Congress will remain even after the election as things now stand. Why don't we just make corruption part of our national agenda and quit kidding ourselves. As I understand, the Democratic controlled Congress has now surpassed President Bush in lack of public confidence. House Speaker Pelosi must be doing something right. After all, she's consistent with present trends.

Posted by: Ned Delaney | January 17, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

With just a year to go (barring a coup) for this administration, it is unlikely that impeachment will get any traction. However, Nancy Pelosi has shown herself as a tool of the Bush administration since the day she took office. She has no leadership qualities whatsoever, and she seems to believe that we work for her rather than vice versa. Her arrogance approaches GOP levels.

Posted by: Helena Montana | January 17, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

IMPEACH PELOSI

She is an impedement to justice. And she signed off on Iraq!

Posted by: Pelosi Smosi | January 17, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Impeachment as much as I would like to see it would take too long and they would both be out of office athere is surely another way to hold them accountable. There is SOOO much that needs repaired aftter the damage done by this arrogant pair let us get to work

Posted by: peep1935 | January 17, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Nancy and Harry are two peas in a pod, both are a waste of a vote, maybe we can get rid of them and get someone with guts, because they do not have any. Last time that I will vote for a woman.

Posted by: Fjewers | January 17, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm so glad we have royalty like Pelosi to protect us from our desires. She certainly can't claim to represent the People anymore. But at least she has good company, Bush, Cheney et al.

Posted by: MLuther | January 17, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Laughing? Joking? I wonder if the families of 4000 dead veterans and 60,000 wounded veterans would agree that she must have chosen the wrong reporter or the buttons in the airport are a nuisance. I note that she mentions nothing about the citizens desires. Tragic!
Impeachment of President Nixon did not divide the country. As a country we collectively, for the most part, believe that not following the laws and the Constitution are criminal and that the perpetrators should be brought to account. Instead they spend their time, as they did in the House morning, heaping praise upon some editor of some small town newspaper after he retired. ??
Does anyone here think this is a national matter. Almost daily there are calls for impeachment in the House.
Contrary to Pelosi I believe that impeachment would actually bring the country together more than it is now. It did when the other Republican criminal was forced out of the WH.

Posted by: RetCombatVet | January 17, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

bring the country together is the last thing a republican wants to do.. nancy to bad you have no guts

Posted by: michael magula | January 17, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

I'm with RetCombatVet; I believe that if Bush and Cheney were to be impeached (and I strongly believe that both of them deserve impeachment), it would bring the country together. At last we would be, as a nation, recognizing the great harm that 8 years of W has done to this country, and resolving to do something about it.

The list of Bush and Cheney's transgressions is long, and their contempt for the law and those they govern is mind-boggling. George McGovern's piece in the Post a couple of weeks ago ("Why Bush Must Go," or something similar) said a lot of things that needed saying.

Unfortunately, it appears that our elected representatives at this particular point in our nation's history are a singularly gutless collection of individuals.

Posted by: ajsmithva | January 17, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi needs to read more of the liberal blogs I post on to realize that Bush is evil, and that the angry, bitter, unhinged leftists like myself will continue to shout out our intolerance and hateful rhetoric against Bush and Cheney until they are impeached.

Posted by: twin_peaks_nikki | January 17, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Ms Pelosi really is not qualified to hold the Speaker's position. Would impeachment hearings be divisive? Sure they would. Does Ms Pelosi think that some of her House colleagues have a creditable case that impeachable offenses occured? Probably. Would House hearings ultimately send the case to the Senate? Who knows?

A competent and courageous Speaker would know the responsibilities of the office require following through on even the most unpleasant tasks. Her failure to do so strenghtens the case of the next Unitary executive to come along to occupy the White House, and weakens the Congress even more.

Posted by: tzem | January 17, 2008 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Divisive? Only 70% or so of the country would support impeaching Cheney, particularly after hearings detailing all of the malfeasance. Must wait till it's down to 35% like when they impeached Clinton.

Posted by: atlliberal | January 17, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Impeachment is a drastic measure guaranteed by the Constitution - that does not mean that we have to use it to get a revolution.
Ohg
http://thefiresidepost.com/2008/01/18/violations-of-our-constitution-revolution/

Posted by: Ohg Rea Tone | January 17, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi is sooo wrong on this issue. Impeachment is her DUTY, not something she gets to decide. If our Constitution and Bill of Rights aren't important to her, let her step aside and allow someone with integrity to assume the leadership position. It makes one wonder what Bush et al have on her. With warrantless wiretapping, who knows?

We need to stand up and show the entire world that this criminal so-called administration does not represent our country or our values. Impeachment is the only answer. Plus, what's to stop future presidents from repeating this fiasco with inpunity since precedence will have been set?

IMPEACH CHENEY FIRST, THEN BUSH. If the Repukes stand in the way, let them pay at the ballot box in November. At least some of the crimes will be made public by then.

Posted by: CAPONE1 | January 17, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Hearings, Nancy...for christ's sake, you're holding hearings on baseball player doping!! We cannot afford NOT to have hearings. Smug beeotch! I could knock her capped teeth out of her head. What part of you got sent there to do just that, don't you get?

Posted by: Deborah | January 18, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

The Vice President of the United States is also the President of the Senate. Where does the office of the Vice President get its funding? From the Executive Branch or from Congress? If the VP is funded by Congress, why don't they simply cut his budget, instead of engaging in political theater over the issue of impeachment?

Posted by: W. Gary Johnson | January 18, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

The Democrats are loathe to get the same blowback the Republicans did in their unsuccessful impeachment of Clinton, especially in an Election Year when they're trying to take back the White House and increase their majorities in Congress. However, once the blessed day of January 20, 2009 comes, there should be U.S. Attorneys and Special Prosecutors going after indictments of Bush, but especially Cheney. The American people deserve a full airing of how badly these two have subverted America's constitutional values, principles and laws these past eight years to ensure that no future President or Vice President can repeat this travesty.

Posted by: Bartone Couchet | January 18, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Bush and Cheney both deserve to be impeached for they are war criminals. My God, their crimes far exceed those of Nixon! Pelosi is wrong, the Consitution provides for it and impeachment would demonstrate we have a working democracy instead of corporate fascism.

Posted by: Ken | January 18, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

I don't know how impeachment, particularly of Cheney, could hurt the Dems. There is so much evidence out there that these two deceived the country into a needless and unwise war that has cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars. It is more damaging not to have impeachment hearings as to how these two have misled and abused power. It sets a precedent for future administrations and says that they are above the law.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 18, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

What a shame! Pelosi not only had an opportunity to what a female leader could do, she totally ignored the mandate that she had in a Democratic controlled Congress. If JFK had put her in his book (Profiles In Courage),he'd come back to life to erse the chapter!

OBAMA08

Posted by: Bruce Wexler | January 18, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

By letting Bush and Cheny go away "quietly" we are allowing them to get away not only with War Crimes, but high crimes and misdeeanors on office. somebody should have to pay for all the lost lives, treasure, chaos and world disaproval Bush and Cheney have cost this nation. Is there no accountability? Can they be tried after they leave office? If not, they will be getting away with murder!

Posted by: sicilianfe | January 18, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

sicilian. Maybe because we are both Italian? These two have needlessly cost the lives of thousands. They are at least guilty of negligent manslaughter caused by their duplicity, stupidity, ignorance and arrogance. We should let them go quietly I don't think so. By so doing, we are showing the world we are not a nation of laws but of moral cowards.

Posted by: Totally agree with | January 18, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Screwed up previous post. Supposed to read, I totally agree with Sicilian.......

Posted by: Mary | January 18, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

It makes me wonder what does a president/vice president have to do to be impeached? We see there is an extremely long loose leash today. If the next president elected is a Republican, will there be regrets that impeachment proceedings did not take place? Impeachment means the entire country taking responsibility for the lies, etc the Bush Administration have thrived on. The present administration divided us and continues to divide us. I think the Democrats are afraid of losing the presidential election if they proceed now with impeachment, it's an inconvenient major distraction. The impact Bush/Cheney have made on the world is not going to go away when they leave office. Their lies and deceit will be following us around for a long time, no matter who is elected.

Posted by: JudithG | January 18, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Chaney & Impeachment

In the 1960s, the joint chiefs devised a plan for invading Castro's Cuba, code named Northwoods. Hawks would have pursued the operation had it not been for Robert Kennedy. Operation Northwoods: an attack on Washington DC, a theme using terrorist attacks, placing high explosives on planes, attacking buildings, hijacking, remote control of an airliner, painting a jet to resemble a commercial airliner, use of government passengers, someone to be blamed for the attack, use of foreign operatives, using the media to disseminate information, a pretext for war.

Three months prior to 9/11, NORAD conducted an exercise code named Amalgam Virgo: Osama Bin Laden terror theme, terrorist hijacking of an airliner, suicide attacks with planes, multi-coordinated and varied attacks on different targets, eluding a multifaceted defense network with confusing flight patterns, attacking civilians, cities, and large buildings, using MQM-107 drones masquerading as cruise missiles, drones remote-controlled from a [C-130] aircraft, coordination with FEMA, FBI, [CIA].

On 9/11, two major war games were scheduled, code named: Global Guardian, Offutt AFB, near Omaha, NE and Northern Vigilance, a NORAD exercise, Rome, NY. Mr. Cheney was in a command center under the White House directing the NORAD exercise while President Bush was listening to children's stories.

William Arkin in his book Code Names identifies additional sub-operations on 9/11: Vigilant Warrior, Vigilant Guardian, and Amalgam Warrior. Little wonder air traffic controllers might have become confused. And all for Iraq. Without impeachment all remains in place into the next administration - underground.

Posted by: Ned Delaney | January 18, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi has really let me down. I used to respect her, but she lost my respect over a year ago. Way to (not) bolster the Democrats. Way to (not) support The People!

Jerk!

Impeach her, right along with Cheney and Shrubya!

Posted by: The Lioness | January 18, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Maybe if we threaten Polosi with impeachment for deriliction of duty, she'd be a little more proactive and impeach Bush and Cheney.

That would put a lid on her taking this as joke and laughing about it.

Unfortunitly, she has no balls otherwise we would have called her Mister Speaker.

Posted by: Fedup | January 18, 2008 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Failure to impeach is complicity.

Bush, Cheney, and their kind have seriously damaged the government by gathering dictatorial power into the Executive and corrupting the Constitution. Leaving them unpunished condones their behavior, and leaves our country fouled. It is the duty of the House to expel Pelosi, and impeach the President and Vice President. Sadly, the House is the product of a diseased political process common to democracies; it was elected by a stupid electorate.

A military coup would be interesting. Wouldn't it be nice if the Joint Chiefs had the masculine fortitude to flush out every single last Executive, every single last Representative and Senator, and every single last Supreme Court sycophant, and force elections of new people? That would be less painful than foreigners' getting fed up with the madmen who have seized this country, and removing the malefactors by invasion.

Posted by: Robert DiGrazia | January 18, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Impeachment is the logical action to take!
Vigorous prosecution of Bush and Cheney and their incarceration with a stiff sentence will deter future presidents from making the same type of error. Our mistake was not in prosecuting NIXON. If tricky Dicky had been fully prosecuted,then Bush and Cheney would have never even thought of making the government an autocracy. We must deter future presidents from acting like emporers. A constitutional convention is a long time coming for the survival of the Republic.

Posted by: speedyo | January 18, 2008 1:55 PM | Report abuse

This Be-yatch has got to go!

Posted by: braultrl | January 18, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

IMPEACH both George W. Bush, and his Vice President, Dick Cheney for High Crimes against the U.S. Constitution and the American people......NOW


This should be a historical warning too all evil/vile politicians that for High Crimes, and/or treason they will be held responsible. Ours is a nation based on laws. Bush and Cheney, as well as, other members of their administration will be held accountable under the laws of this nation.

If Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn't bring Impeachment charges to the floor of the House of Representatives, this indicates that she is a willing participant in these High Crimes as well.......

Posted by: J.A.Madison | January 18, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Yes,- IMPEACH both George W. Bush, and his Vice President, Dick Cheney for High Crimes against the U.S. Constitution and the American people......NOW! But do Not forget Secretary Paulson and His buddy the unaccountable so-called Federal Reserve Chairman BERNANKE (and GREENSPAN), whom caused this Economic Mess BY unConstitutionally manipulating and ripping off Our U.S. Money Supply and Policy! Replace the Bush Tax-cuts, and then double them again on the top 5%, and on the Military-Industrial and Userious $Banking war profiteering corporations until the National Debt is Paid-off! Change can NOT be found with continued Bush supporters. Remember, if they supported Bush on his second election, then they are most likely unconcerned about Future of American Families or the Constitution. - "Grassroots Burning" -

Posted by: Joe Ward | January 18, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Since House Speaker Pelosi won't let the impeachment article get on the floor of the House, then we simply VOTE HER A** OUT OF OFFICE.... Ms Thang must have forgotten that her job in Washington depends on the voters in her district re-electing her.... We don't need a Speaker of the House who has been brought and paid for by the Bush Administration running anything.

I am so tied of all the corruption in Washington.

Let's stand up and vote them all out of office, either they are going to recognized and do what the American Public asks them to do or we get them the hell out of the way.....

Posted by: AProudAmerican | January 18, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

If Impeachment is "off the table", who are the people being psid under it and how much are they being paid?

Posted by: NixonWasAPikerComparedToBush | January 18, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

It has long been held that the people get the type of government that they deserve. We as Americans never deserved these bunch of fraudulent, lying, thieving oil men in the guise of Cheney and Bush et al,. From Rove to Libby the current administration has displayed its distain for the American people and the constitution for which we stand.

We cannot have our elected officials, such as Pelosi and Reid deny the wishes of the American people and think that this will just be ignored. They cannot be reelected and allowed to just continue in their current positions. It is time for the people of America to demonstrate, not only to the rest of the world, but to ourselves that the people we put into office work for us and that we are not doomed to accept their ignoring and condescending behavior toward we the people.

Impeachment should be just the beginning, but a thorough review of the ill gotten gains should be undertaken and when convicted it should all be returned to the American treasury, while they rot in jail and then in hell.

Perhaps Pelosi and Reid could have adjacent cells to Bush and Cheney. Unfortunately with the current list of usual suspects running for President it looks as if we are destined to get more of the same, regardless of who the next occupant of the White House is. Obama, Clinton, McCain, Romney, give me a break.

Perhaps it is time for a second American Revolution. Tea Party anyone?

Posted by: Anderson Hitchcock | January 18, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Who gave Nancy Pelosi the right to re-write the Constitution? Does she consider herself more intelligent than all the founding fathers combined, when they clearly put impeachment in as a clear check on usurpation and abuse of power (written with the tryannt Bush in mind no doubt, as we have never seen such despotism before), and Nancy takes it on hersefl in her infinite wisdom to take impeachment out of the Constitution. Aren't our representatives sworn to uphold the Constitution? Nancy Pelosi is just as big a criminal and tyrannt as Bush is. Impeach Nancy also.

Posted by: vamos | January 18, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, BJs in the Oral Office are WAYYYY worse than the death of nearly 4,000 US soldiers [based on lies], 100,000+ dead Iraqi men, women and children [based on lies], destruction of the Constitution, Habeas Corpus, and US civil liberties [based on lies], looting the treasury, outing NOC CIA officers for political gain, torturing innocent men & women for the War of Terror, transforming the US into an electronically surveilled prison, and many, many more crimes.

BJs are way, way worse, I guess.

Posted by: djfresh23 | January 18, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

It's a crying shame that the voices of impeachment are doing so based on a poorly chosen, and even more poorly managed war in Iraq.

The basis for impeachment should be the war waged by the administation against the Bill of Rights (warrantless wiretaps, rendition and contempt for habeas corpus, etc. etc.) and the role of law (signing statements saying he won't even honor laws he should have vetoed if he disapproved).

Bush and Cheney have hopelessly failed to honor the oath of office to "preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States." The GOP should be leading the impeachment movement for these reasons.

Posted by: gary47290 | January 18, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

I agree totally with gary47290. Given the facts, "impeachment" is required by the same constitution these con men took an oath to uphold, and instead have systematically destroyed American's civil liberties, right to privacy, and stomped out any semblence of "ethical" government. Impeachment at this time would be a humurous distraction from the total incompetence of not just Bush, Cheney, and all their appointed political hacks, but also from a congress and house that has totally let down the American people who demanded "accountability" and immediate investigations into all the obvious cover-ups and secret agendas that have clearly led to disasturous and deadly results to millions of innocent people. Mr. Bush and his politically perverted cohorts have done everything they can to "cover their own *sses" in the event that their "illegal activities" could be uncovered. I sincerely doubt that their is much evidence left and that all participants in this 7 year pillage have been rewarded beyond belief for their silence.

Posted by: Debbie | January 18, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

Impeachment would "take too long?" How long is "too long" when it comes to restoring the actual checks and balances vital to the functioning of our government?

So much work to be done? That's what they said LAST January. And what have we done that hasn't been vetoed, drawn a veto threat and then been rewritten in capitulation, or simply been ignored with a signing statement?

Where are all the benefits of having elected a Democratic Congress?

Nancy Pelosi said in no uncertain terms, indeed SWAGGERING terms, that the single most important thing about winning the majority in Congress was, "Two words: subpoena power."

Six months have elapsed since Harriet Miers and Joshua Bolten both simply blew off subpoenas from the Judiciary Committee, and this Congress has been afraid to even have a vote on whether or not to hold them in contempt.

Subpoena power? Please!

So yeah, I'm SOOOO sure we'll hold Bush and Cheney accountable later on, when no one cares about them anymore, and the new president is imploring Congress to "heal the nation."

Those are the three worst possible arguments against impeachment, by a mile. And yet, they pass for conventional "wisdom."

Posted by: Kagro X | January 18, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Nancy and Harry remind me of creepy aunt and uncle you dread giving you that wet and stubbled kiss at a holiday gathering. We ran from them as children, or ran screaming into tears when they wanted to "give us a hug". Can't you just see Pelosi wetting her Keleenex with her spit and wiping those tears off our faces?

I am a Centerist Democrat and a woman who supports the Democrats in general, and these two have me horrified in their "Leadership". They are weak, and prefer to look fashionable or pontificate on issues of little import than to take the strong backbone that is required to uphold the Constitution. The SAME Constitution that Bush raised his hand and swore to "protect and defend."

I agree with SO MUCH that is written here, I cannot decide which brilliant assessment to applaud most. Pelosi and Reid are BOTH cartoons of themselves. And I was SO looking forward to finally having strong leadership and leaders who actually UNDERSTOOD their LEADERSHIP responsibility when the Dems won the Congress. I do not "blame" ALL of the Democrats, and certainly ENOUGH of the Republicans CONTINUE to support their boys in the WH, blocking any significant legislation concerning the war and the investigations into all the scandals and crimes of this Administration. But I cannot help but believe if we had STRONG CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP, instead of the same-old-same-old, we might ACTUALLY see that the Constitution works, when it is not subjugated by those others sworn to uphold it.

Posted by: spacegirl | January 19, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

The Congress should Rehire all the Fired US Attorneys and turn them loose on Washington. Corruption in the Capital City is running rampant. Fair game on Members of Congress who have violated the United States Constitution,(which is just about everyone in the House of Corruption. The United States Attorneys would have a field day bringing to Justice all of these Criminals.

Posted by: Lobear00 | January 19, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

If you can't impeach men who are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of US lives and brought the country to a trillion dollar debt (hence a recession stupid) any criminal can run for president.

In the future I can see it all. A great president wil rise and lift America up but get caught toking a joint and be gone by lunch time.

This is why America has been run by idiots like Nixon, Agnew, Hoover and unknown creeps like McCarthy. Because the American people are naieve, unsophisticated bland wasps who get lead by the same. It's all gonna happen again and again and again. Come on,,, Nixon and then Bush!! Whats wrong with you America?

you vote traitors into the White house.

It appears only the great American Bobby Fischer knew all this. And the 'Democratic Republic' tried to silence him.

Posted by: hinamanu | January 20, 2008 2:41 AM | Report abuse

I agree with spacegirl: 'They are weak, and prefer to look fashionable or pontificate on issues of little import than to take the strong backbone that is required to uphold the Constitution.' I've written to my representative and signed what needs to be signed - still it seems they take it oh so lightly. What is to be done?

Posted by: Sam Adams | January 21, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, as the President, Bush could pardon all the traitors who have supported his evil actions. Next year he won't be president. Next year he can't pardon anybody or disrupt anything. Next year we should try them all for multiple acts of treason, as defined by the constitution.

Hang them all!

Posted by: Maverick Green | January 22, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Pelosi failed to perform her Congressional duties and said it was to bring unity to the country. Unity, is that what we have? We can't have unity until we have accountability by a president that used his powers to take from the poor to enrich the rich. Pelosi is afraid of Republicans. They intimidated her, then she took impeachment off the table. Fire the wench!

Posted by: Chuck | January 22, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

What in the world is wrong with you, Pelosi! We find ourselves with an illegal president and vice president who have committed more impeachable crimes than any other presidents and vice presidents in our history but you're acting as the protector of this corrupt administration. I'm quite sure that history will have no great legacy to offer you. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME.

Posted by: calibpatriot | February 13, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Huh...? Republican impeachment Dick Cheney shoved off the deamoncratic table by courtisane Pelosi ?

Posted by: jwh | February 21, 2008 2:01 AM | Report abuse

Huh...? Republican impeachment Dick Cheney shoved off the deamoncratic table by courtisane Pelosi ?

Posted by: jwh | February 21, 2008 2:02 AM | Report abuse

Huh...? Republican impeachment Dick Cheney shoved off the deamoncratic table by courtisane Pelosi ?

Posted by: bla | February 21, 2008 2:04 AM | Report abuse

Huh...? Republican impeachment Dick Cheney shoved off the deamoncratic table by courtisane Pelosi ?

Posted by: hy | February 21, 2008 2:07 AM | Report abuse

Huh...? Republican impeachment Dick Cheney shoved off the deamoncratic table by courtisane Pelosi ?

Posted by: hy | February 21, 2008 2:12 AM | Report abuse

Time for anarchy. Screw them like they have screwed us.

Posted by: Anonymous | March 28, 2008 2:22 AM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company