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  •  sorry, but you have wrong assertion (3+ / 0-)
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    in saying that Clinton would not have been impeached without a bunch of Democrats voting for it

    Republicans had clear majority in House in that Congress, after 1996 elections.

    Clinton was impeached on two counts

    on perjury  
    Dems for:  Virgil Goode of Virginia, Ralph Hall of Texas, Paul McHale of Pennsylvania, Charles Stenholm of Texas, and Gene Taylor of Mississippi
    Repubs against: Amo Houghton of New York, Peter King of New York, Connie Morella of Maryland, Chris Shays of Connecticut, and Mark Souder of Indiana
    final vote on count:  228-206   Dem votes for canceled by Repub votes against

    on obstruction of justice
    Dems for: Virgil Goode of Virginia, Ralph Hall of Texas, Paul McHale of Pennsylvania, Charles Stenholm of Texas, and Gene Taylor of Mississippi
    Repubs against;  Amo Houghton of New York, Peter King of New York, Connie Morella of Maryland, Chris Shays of Connecticut, (Sherwood Boehlert of New York, Michael Castle of Delaware, Phil English of Pennsylvania, Nancy Johnson of Connecticut, Jay Kim of California, Jim Leach of Iowa, John McHugh of New York, and Ralph Regula of Ohio
    final vote on count: 221-212  Dem votes for (5) more than canceled by Repub votes against (12)

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Wed May 15, 2013 at 06:57:06 AM PDT

    •  It wasn't just the votes. (1+ / 0-)
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      It was Democrats taking the floor and speechifying -- talking to the press.

      It rubs the loofah on its skin or else it gets the falafel again.

      by Fishgrease on Wed May 15, 2013 at 08:56:08 AM PDT

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      •  Yep, it was. (1+ / 0-)
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        Charlie Stenholm's support for that disaster rankles still ... and yet ...

        Charlie Stenholm wasn't Randy "baby killer" Neugebauer. Things got worse.

        LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Wed May 15, 2013 at 10:57:41 AM PDT

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