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I'm sure partisans of the opposite party of a sitting President have always bandied about "impeachment" as a wish fulfillment fantasy. It wouldn't be shocking to find out that people were talking about it in Adams or Madison's time. When they actually did it, however, it really changed everything.
The impeachment of Bill Clinton seemed so ridiculous to many of us. It was an impeachment in search of a reason. I'm sure if Clinton hadn't slipped up so famously by getting caught in a lie, they would have kept looking, and tried something else. I also believe they knew that it would be difficult to try the procedure again for a while, because it would seem like nothing more than retribution.
So now that the very next administration has committed not one but several impeachable offenses, Congress and much of the American public is squeamish about it. The question I'd like to pose is, if this administration hasn't done anything worthy of impeachment, what would it take, exactly?
Fortunately, it seems like the idea is starting to gather some steam. And they're going after Cheney.
Kucinich receives pro-impeachment petitions with more than 120K signatures
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said his push to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney is gaining support among the American people as he collected petitions with more than 100,000 signatures supporting the effort.
"I made it very clear that I was not alone," Kucinich said. "Today I am proud to see that hundreds of thousands of Americans have joined this effort."
Read more at: RawStory.com
But wait, there's more!
Impeach Cheney Now!
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54% of Americans want Cheney impeached.H. Res. 333, Articles of Impeachment Against Dick Cheney, is sponsored by the following Members of Congress: Jan Schakowsky, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Keith Ellison, Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Albert Wynn, William Lacy Clay, Dennis Kucinich, Yvette Clarke, Jim McDermott, Jim Moran, Bob Filner, Sam Farr, Robert Brady, Tammy Baldwin, Donald Payne. Please thank them and encourage them to whip their colleagues. These Congress Members have recently said they support impeachment, but have not yet signed onto any bill: Jesse Jackson Jr., Maurice Hinchey. Please ask them to sign onto H Res 333 or introduce their own articles of impeachment. Talk is cheap.
See the video and sign the petition: AfterDowningStreet.org