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Time for MoveOn to Make a MoveOn Impeachment!
Wednesday, 09 May 2007 11:51
by Dave Lindorff

For several years now, MoveOn, one of the most effective grassroots organizers in the Democratic Party, has ducked the issue of impeachment.

Even though it is clear that most progressive Democrats want impeachment and are frustrated that the party's leaders are actively blocking efforts to get impeachment going, even though most of MoveOn's own members almost certainly favor impeachment, MoveOn, which claims to be a membership-driven organization, has refused to poll its own ranks to see if they want impeachment on the organization's agenda. This is true even though MoveOn polls its members all the time on other issues like war funding.

The time has come to call the question! MoveOn's three million active Democrats, if they all started demanding impeachment hearings, would be a powerful force compelling Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic Party leaders to stop their unconscionable stonewalling and to start honoring their oaths of office and standing up in defense of our battered Constitution.

If you want MoveOn to stop ducking this important issue, join Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, David Swanson, Cynthia McKinney, Medea Benjamin, Tim Carpenter, Bob Fertik, Elizabeth Holtzman, and me and sign the call for MoveOn to open a dialogue with its membership on the importance of impeaching President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.  

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jim crawford said:

Impeach Soon
Now is not the time to begin impeachment proceedings. The time to do so will be when the evidence of illegal acts begins to exude publicly from the various committee hearings, so much so that leading Republicans will begin to peel off from support of Bush on his domestic activities, the way they are now starting to abandon his war policies.
May 10, 2007
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Christopher London said:

THE MOST CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY....our forefathers would have lynched them.
The Bush/Cheney Administration has no choice to support its lackey's, including Gonzales and Wolfowitz, because if they are held accountable by Congress, the American people and the World Bank, it will raise bigger questions pointing directly to the White House. Pelosi may have wanted to not spend her finest hour off on a wild goose chase in Impeachment proceedings but that simple fact is that this is the singular MOST CORRUPT ADMINISTRATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. As Donald Trump has said, "EVERYTHING HAS BEEN A LIE.." since Bush & Cheney came to power. Bush/Cheney=Nixon/Agnew on Steroids. Ironically these big scandals all keep coming at a time that their best friend Rupert Murdoch and NewsCorp. want to come take Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal off the hands of the Bancroft family. Should that happen, it will be the end of Democracy and Journalism in America. None of these folks have any respect for the Constitution and the rule of law. They must GO!
May 11, 2007
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