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  •  It didn't exactly help the Republicans (3+ / 0-)

    the last time they impeached a president.

    People didn't like it when the GOP impeached Clinton for his sexual misconduct.  They will like it even less if they impeach Obama for letting the Bush tax cuts on the rich expire.

    The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

    by lysias on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 12:04:19 PM PST

    •  Making it about sex was the GOP's biggest mistake (1+ / 0-)
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      They thought the country would turn on him if they trotted out the semen stained dress and the 1000 page softcore porn novel that Ken Starr produced. If they had focused more on the obstruction of justice & perjury than the salacious details of his sexual encounters with Monica, they may have gotten at least some public support (although they were never going to get enough votes in the Senate, barring a revelation that Bubba himself pulled the trigger on Vince Foster).

    •  True, but they hobbled Congress (3+ / 0-)
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      didn't they?  Didn't the impeachment process suck all the air out of the room, and prevent anything from getting done?

      Unfortunately, President Obama doesn't have time to read DK, so contact him here: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500 (Postcards, not letters! Please give your email address) -- 202-456-1111 -- FAX: 202-456-2461

      by My Left Behind on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 12:37:12 PM PST

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      •  And weakened Clinton's ability to push a decent (1+ / 0-)
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        agenda.

        It took a toll because public opinion is fleeting, legislation is less so.

        The time has come to put the "Occ" in "DemOCCracy". Support (or create) the "Occupy" movement near you. Ordinary Citizens Count in this extraordinary Democcracy.

        by Into The Woods on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 06:53:05 PM PST

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