Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Getting Real About Impeachment

There are great cries to impeach Bush appearing all over blogs and even in the press.

How The Impeachment Process Works:

1. The House of Representatives must first pass "articles of impeachment" by a simple majority.

2. The Senate tries the accused. In order to convict the accused, a two-thirds majority of the Senators present is required.

Bush could fornicate with Satan live on Fox and the Republican party, as things stand, would not impeach Bush. Once again, America, this is not about "high crimes and misdemeanors"--it is about partisan politics.
So, to get rid of Bush before 2008, the task is twofold:

1. Take back Congress -- or, at least enough seats to make an impeachment possible. (Half of the House. Two thirds of the Senate.)

This isn't easy. I don't know if it is possible. But if you want to make it happen, start TODAY. Don't wait for election day in 2006--get involved with your upcoming

House and Senate races NOW--donate, volunteer, get involved in any way you can.
2. Dilute Brand GOP.

Right now, the Republican party embraces Bush. Don't let the Katrina debacle be pinned on Bush alone. Tar the entire Republican party with the same brush. Hang the criminal negligence on all of them.

In other words, make it worth their while to choose to divorce themselves from Bush.

The most obvious way they can announce that divorce to their constituents, to the country and to the world is to support a Bush impeachment.

Short version: wishful thinking isn't going to give you an impeachment. If you want to get rid of Bush, roll up your sleeves and work for it.

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