Congress Must Debate The Implications Of A Bush Self-Pardon

Many people have been asking us, “Could Bush actually pardon
himself?”. Would it be despicable? Sure it would. Would it be
shameless and cowardly? Yes, that and that too. But all those
adjectives fit Bush like O.J.’s glove before it shrunk from being
soaked completely in blood. Which means he is absolutely is planning
on doing it.

And only impeachment could stop it. We need to talk about this. We
need Congress to talk about this. And Congress is in session this
week, so we need you to speak out this week while there is still
time.

Impeach Now Action Page: http://www.usalone.com/impeach_now.php

Tens of thousands of you submitted the action page on this last week.
Do it again. Please speak out again while we still can. There is
already a drum beat in the right wing media calling on Bush to pardon
his whole administration. Only our voices can raise the price of such
action so that there would be real consequences.

We have not given up, and will never give up hope on justice. We will
be taking delivery of another huge shipment of the “Impeach Both!!!”
caps that are still so popular. But this might be the last batch. So
if you want to demonstrate your support for impeachment, please
request yours now from the return page of the action page submission.

Impeach Now Action Page: http://www.usalone.com/impeach_now.php

Will Congress now act? That is not the yardstick of the worth of our
activism. We speak out because we must speak out, whether we are
heeded or not. Let history record that we spoke out until the last
minute to the eternal shame of those who did not. Because when enough
of us speak out at once, the worst thing that can possibly happen is
that we are building the progressive base for the REAL change of the
future.

So Bush most certainly is planning on pardoning himself. And all the
right wing lock down ideologues in the corporate controlled media
will call it “healing”. Let’s all make nice with war criminals? Shall
we all make nice with the gang rape of our economy, our environment
and our Constitution? We think not.

And one more thing. You know that come January 20th the right wing
will start calling for the impeachment of our new president, over a
endless litany of the most ridiculous of trivial trifles. In fact it
has already started even though he has not even taken office. If they
are so hot on impeaching someone, let them speak out now, when it
truly is called for, or shut the hell up in 65 days.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed
to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.

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Google Censorship Once Again

Every once in a while I like to google the words “bush +impeach” to see what the search engines are turning up. Last July Google gave us 2,310,000 results. And today, February 17th — 519,000.

What the heck happened to the other 1,791,000 results Google? And by the way, the impeachment movement is GROWING not shrinking. Google, why are you doing this?

July ’07 Google Screenshot

google screenshot from july 07

February ’08 Google Screenshot

Google screenshot from February '08

Let’s check in with Yahoo

July ’07 Yahoo Screenshot

Yahoo screenshot July ‘07

February ’08 Yahoo Screenshot

Yahoo screenshot February ‘08

In July ’07 Yahoo search returned 6,530,000 results. Today the Yahoo results are 15,000,000 which shows a growth of more than double!!

Thanks Yahoo!

Let’s try another combination of words “bush +impeachment” (This will be our baseline for future comparisons)

Yahoo 02-17-09 = 20,600,000 ! — screenshot
Google 02-17-09 = 297,000 — screen shot — YOU ARE KIDDING ME !?

When using the combination “bush +impeachment” the discrepancy is even more apparent . Look for an update in a couple of months.

Related Links:

Video: John Nirenberg – March in My Name – From Boston to DC to Impeach Bush & Cheney

On Saturday, January 12, sixty year-old patriot John Nirenberg walked the final leg of his historic march from Boston to Washington, DC to urge Congress to hold impeachment hearings on Bush and Cheney. We welcome him (and other impeach supporters) to DC with a march to the seat of the original U.S. Constitution at the National Archives. This video includes inspiring speeches from John, David Swanson and Ray McGovern as well as comments from marchers. 31 minutes.

(Click to watch video – please leave comments)

Impeach supporters join John Nirenberg for the last 5 miles of his historic walk from Boston to DC

Yesterday, we joined John for the final leg of his historic march from Boston to Washington, DC to urge Congress to hold impeachment hearings on Bush and Cheney. It was great meeting John, his partner Allyson and so many other wonderful people who came to the march & rally yesterday. Impeach supporters from many other states as well as the DC area were there. We had a bit of trouble being asked to leave the National Arboretum and some of us were turned away at the Constitution. (this issue is on fire! see links below)

John asked us all to remember that this is not over, being here is just the first part. The second part is carrying this message to congress which he asks us to do and which he intends to do this week and next. (see John’s message below)

From citizen media producers:
Links to blogs, photos/videos and citizen news coverage as we get them will be added here. So far we have:

John’s request of us:

John will attempt to meet with Nancy Pelosi and John Conyers this week. John asks that we call their offices and urge them to meet with him and of course to ask them to put impeachment on the table. Capitol Hill Switchboard: (202) 224-2131 , (800) 828-0498.

Update 1/16: John held a press conference at noon. See the Press Release. See the video.

Update 1/15: John is meeting met with Congressman Wexler. Read about that and his invite to witness Wexler’s speech in which he demanded impeachment hearings on Dick Cheney

Update 1/14: John is meeting with the Judiciary Committee Staff on Monday. Please call them! (800) 828-0498, (800) 862-5530, (800) 833-6354 – Use this handy list of Judiciary Committee member names. Just ask the operator to connect you to the office of your choice.

Majority say Bush and Cheney committed impeachable offenses

Scooped from pages.prodigy.net/thomasn528/ – 11/13/2007

In a new American Research Group (ARG) poll, a substantial majority of Americans say both President Bush and Vice President Cheney have abused their powers to levels “which rise to the level of impeachable offenses under the Constitution.” Among such Americans, a majority favors Bush’s impeachment and removal, and a substantial majority favors the same for Cheney.

ARG contacted 1,100 respondents between November 9-12, and asked which of the following four statements they agreed with:

  1. President Bush has not abused his powers as president.
  2. President Bush has abused his powers as president, but the abuses are not serious enough to warrant impeachment under the Constitution.
  3. President Bush has abused his powers as president which rise to the level of impeachable offenses under the Constitution, but he should not be impeached.
  4. President Bush has abused his powers as president which rise to the level of impeachable offenses under the Constitution and he should be impeached and removed from office.

Responses are given below; the margin of error is +/- 3%:

11/12/07 #1 #2 #3 #4
All voters 36% 9% 21% 34%
Democrats (39%) 16% 9% 25% 50%
Republicans (35%) 64% 6% 12% 18%
Independents (26%) 29% 11% 26% 34%

Results were even more pronouncedly pro-impeachment and removal when the same questions were asked about Vice President Cheney:

11/12/07 #1 #2 #3 #4
All voters 30% 18% 9% 43%
Democrats (39%) 6% 25% 6% 63%
Republicans (35%) 61% 12% 6% 21%
Independents (26%) 26% 16% 18% 39%

Two things should interest Congressional leadership about these results. First, the largest group of Democrats are in the “impeach and remove” bracket for both Bush and Cheney, with the result for Cheney approaching near-consensus level of 63%.

Second, the results are only different in degree among Independents. Were Democratic impeachment decisions purely dictated by political tactics, they would seek to win the largest group of “political neighbors” — the 39% of the Independent vote also advocating “impeachment and removal” of Cheney and the 34% advocating that for Bush.

Of course, such decisions ought not be purely dictated by political tactics — impeachment of these two traitors to the Constitution would be the right thing to do regardless of the percentage of Americans agreeing that it is.

But it’s disingenuous in the extreme to plead — as variously Conyers, Van Hollen, and Pelosi have — that impeachment is “off the table” because it might jeopardize 2008 election prospects. If anything, these numbers suggest the opposite.

Whose Democratic Party? What is it for?

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NOTE: ARG poll via ThinkProgress and DailyKos diarist Steve Singiser.

Today’s Scoop

The Pelosi Paradox

opednews.com – October 15, 2007

Naturally, Pelosi has interest groups paying her and now would be a good time to note that if you refer to OpenSecrets.org, in the previous election she received $70,500 from Pro-Israel industries. What would impeachment and withdrawal do for Israel if by withdrawing we further empower Iran to take on Israel in the region? Also, what does it mean that in addition to this money she has received $96,550 from Securities & Investment industries and also $28,000 from Defense Aerospace industries?

Today’s Spotlight by Kevin Zeese shines on Congressman Olver

Please forward to those you think might be interested

Ever wonder why Congress is not holding Bush-Cheney accountable, not using their constitutional power to exercise their authority and impeach the most impeachable executives in our nation’s history? Rep. John Olver (D-MA) has provided a rationale to his constituents that demonstrates how much worse off the country may be then we know.

Rep. Olver is no radical in Congress, indeed he is in the leadership of the Democratic Party serving as Senior Whip for the Democratic Caucus. He has served in Congress for 17 years and prior to that served 24 years in the state legislature of Massachusetts. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry from MIT. His website demonstrates that he is a “meat and potatoes” congressman who seems to spend most of his time bringing economic development dollars to his home district. See http://www.house.gov/olver

Congressman Olver, who represents the 1st District (the Stockbridge area) of Massachusetts, was presented with resolutions for impeachment passed by 13 towns in his congressional district by 2/3 margins. In response he vehemently refused to support impeachment because he expressed the opinion that if the Congress impeached the president would attack Iran by air, declare a national emergency institute martial law and cancel the 2008 elections.

See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIO-tCPSfHA. The video is from a fundraiser for Democracy Rising (www.DemocracyRising.US) held at Bus Boys and Poets in Washington, DC last night.

Kevin Zeese

Director, Democracy Rising

MORE COVERAGE:

http://pages.prodigy.net/thomasn528/blog/2007_09_02_newsarcv.html#631145984925063291