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Why Not, Nancy?


By Cindy Sheehan

This past week, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh) historically and courageously introduced 35 articles of impeachment against (p)Resident George W. Bush. Repeated calls to Speaker Pelosi's offices gave many of us the assurance that impeachment was still off her "table." The latest absolutely frivolous reason is that impeachment would be "divisive."

Hello!? The constitution (of our what now has become a rogue nation) DIVIDES our federal government into three distinct branches that were set up to be "checks and balances" on each other. This week, we also witnessed the Supreme Court place a legal check on BushCo by overturning provisions in the Military Commissions Act. Does Ms. Pelosi believe that the nearly eight years of the most criminal administration (and that's saying something) in US history has been divisive to our country? The founders placed tensions in our founding document to uphold the rule of law and oftentimes divisions are productive when the rule of law is followed.

She has also claimed that she trampled all over our constitution because the House is trying to "change course in Iraq." This is the most laughable excuse, unless one considers appropriating over half a trillion dollars and the deaths of 1100 American troops and tens of thousands of Iraqis (since she has been in "charge") is a new direction.

Last Wednesday (June 11th) when the House voted to send the articles to be buried and for all intents and purposes killed in the House Judiciary Committee EVERY DEMOCRAT voted to do this. A simple majority is needed to send the indictment of the president or vice president to the Senate, where there does seem to be an insurmountable 2/3rds vote need to convict and remove from office, but Pelosi's "not enough votes in the House, and Senate," is probably one of the lamest excuses. The vote on Wednesday was proof that the Dems can vote in a block and it is NOT Ms. Pelosi's job to worry about what happens in the Senate. The closer this nation gets to impeachment, the more healing can begin to happen and the reps that courageously stand up for our country and the rule of law will be honored in posterity, but the ones that do not will be vilified by a future that is bereft of peace and justice.

Instead of offering us silly justifications for abdicating her constitutional obligations, I challenge Ms. Pelosi to answer each and every one of the 35 charges that Dennis leveled against George Bush and explain, in writing with the same attention to detail that Dennis gave to the articles, why her good buddy, George, is not guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors (if not treason). I would like to see her put foth constitutional and legal arguments befitting the stature of her office.

One of the statements defending Nancy's lack of oversight that I find to be the most dismissive and abhorrent to 4100 American families is that George Bush is not "worth it." What is he worth? A retirement from politics where he slinks off scott-free to Texas with his pointy tail tucked between his legs, (or by some reports, Paraguay), where he will be able to bike and/or clear brush to his heart's content while millions of people suffer from his regimes' scorched earth policies?

If George is not "worth" Ms Pelosi's troubles, then I want to suggest to her billions of beings that are "worth it:" My new grandson, Jonah, and his peers who deserve a world where peace and prosperity are the norm: not war, poverty, famine and violence.

A few of the articles (torture, war, and warrantless spying, for some) definitely implicate the Democrats as much as BushCo and the Republicans, but for future justice, impeachment must be instituted immediately or Ms. Pelosi must cogently and speedily answer the American public as to why she refuses do her duty. We are sick of tired platitudes, sound bites and talking points.

We demand answers.

www.CindyforCongress.org

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The people of San Francisco must watch the voting machines like hawks in the November election. I cannot imagine how Nancy, the pro war and torture Speaker of the House, can avoid losing by a landslide without resorting to stealing votes.

Nancy Pelosi is a shame to her sex, her race, and her party. Cindy rocks!
4Peace

Maybe to Dennis and Conyers too.

They should get the hint.

Bitter Blue Collar

John J. Coghlan

35 cents for Nancy and John, is 35 cents to much.

Can we demand that Pelosi defend her president? I like the idea a lot Cindy. It finally came out, late last year I believe, that Pelosi approved torture. I hadn't quite thought of it in these terms but she has a "conflict of interest" where impeachment is concerned. If Bush is guilty then she is, at the very least, complicit. Conyers should be able to do something with the "conflict of interest" idea.

And if we have to take it to the next step maybe we need to sue Pelosi AND Conyers for conflict of interest (if he doesn't act immediately to pass the Articles of Impeachment from committee back to the House). It should be possible to argue that the "divisive" argument means that ALL Democrats have a conflict of interest because they are putting the next election ahead of the will of the people.

Because tabling impeachment states clear enough for me that Pelosi is another Ralph Hall, a rebublican that disguise themself as a democrat. Hall pretended to be a democrat for decades but voted straight down the line with republicans.

Pelosi not only tabled impeachment, she's voted FOR refunding the war every time it's come up as most of the congressional democrats have done. "Put us in power and we'll end bush's war." The voters put them in power and that promise was and is a bald faced LIE! The war continues and not one damned thing has been done or is being done "viably" (a favorite word of liberals) to get rid of bush and just one more bullshit of the democratic house majority LIES! Putting Kuchinch's articles of impeachment into committee is like cats in a sandbox covering up turds. After quorum call when the vote to put it all into committee passed, even Kucinich didn't call for an immediate up or down vote which was his right to do and get all the house representative votes on record or didn't anyone else notice that.

Now even if committee action IS taken it will take months and months more investigation and worthless debates on the floor of the house...and bush is laughing his ass off right now.

BUSH ""WILL NOT"" BE IMPEACHED! Anybody want to bet against me?

That would be a bet lost I'd be happy to pay off...but will never have to because there are several prominent congressional democrats saying the same thing...bush won't be impeached.

TP

The political party I belong to is the entire body politic of the United States of America and our Constitution that I support without bias which neither states or implies any allegiance with any other socalled organized political party.

Nancy is guilty in her complicity and profiteering, impeach Nancy.

Can Privileged Resolution be used to force an up or down vote to attempt to remove Pelosi as Speaker? Of course, heir apparent Steny Hoyer would have to go as well.

There are two ways to get rid of and/or punish pelosi.

Recall by her own constituents which ain't agonner happen or it already would have..and..by her congressional peers through censure, unseating her from the position as speaker of the house, and in a rare instance expelling her from the congress altogether for being found in disrepute, commit an extreme violation of ethics standards or criminal evidence is discovered and proven.

These may or may not fall under the category of Privileged Resolution.

TP

The political party I belong to is the entire body politic of the United States of America and our Constitution that I support without bias which neither states or implies any allegiance with any other socalled organized political party.

Pelosi needs to go.

She has broken THE GLASS CEILING of deception.

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