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The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Saturday, March 10, 2007

    Progressive Democrat Issue 112: IMPEACHMENT

    Some have commented to me that they think impeachment won't happen...or even be attempted. What is really needed is a.) support from the public and b.) support from a few Republicans. This would really get the ball rolling. Well, Seems conservative Republican Chuck Hegel may be considering impeachment as a possibility. From Esquire Magazine:

    "The president says, 'I don't care.' He's not accountable anymore," Hagel says, measuring his words by the syllable and his syllables almost by the letter. "He's not accountable anymore, which isn't totally true. You can impeach him, and before this is over, you might see calls for his impeachment. I don't know. It depends how this goes."

    The conversation beaches itself for a moment on that word -- impeachment -- spoken by a conservative Republican from a safe Senate seat in a reddish state. It's barely even whispered among the serious set in Washington, and it rings like a gong in the middle of the sentence, even though it flowed quite naturally out of the conversation he was having about how everybody had abandoned their responsibility to the country, and now there was a war going bad because of it.

    I am sick of people watching the President blatantly trample the Constitution, the LAW OF THE LAND, and even brag about it, with barely a whimper of protest. There are impeachable offenses that have been committed that deserve AT LEAST an investigation. If an investigation doesn't uncover enough to impeach, fine. But to dismiss the idea without trying it, when Chuck Hegel is thinking impeachment might happen, is just plain wrong.

    Come on! It won't happen unless we push. Push BOTH Democrats and Republicans AND the media. Contact your Congress Critters. And Contact the media. Quote Hegel. Use the arguements from Liz Holtzman I discussed before. But speak out.

    And focus on the local level. Impeach for Change is bringing together people Congressional district by Congressional district to push for impeachment. Find or found a group in your district.

    This is not like the Clinton impeachment foolishness. This is about the law, the Constitution, checks and balances and the very foundations of Democracy.

    Click here to go back to THOUGHTS section and Table of Contents for this issue.


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