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  •  The title of your comment is debatable. (0+ / 0-)

    What is not debatable is that Conyers is first and foremost a politician!

    Frankly, I have little faith in him, other than as a politician.  As a 'champion of the Constitition'?  Give me a break!

    Life is not a 'dress rehearsal'!

    by wgard on Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 07:25:07 AM PDT

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    •  I was only referring to the politician, (0+ / 0-)

      not as a Constitutional expert.

      Kucinich is a lot of things, but politically astute does not seem to be one of them.

      Being seen as trying to stage a palace coup in the months leading up to elections is not a smart move, especially from folks when Constitutional abuses by the current administration is one of the issues.

      Free speech? Yeah, I've heard of that. Have you?

      by dinotrac on Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 07:29:06 AM PDT

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      •  He's politically astute enough... (0+ / 0-)

        to have found himself a perch in Congress from which to do and say all the things that other Democrats fear are too dangerous.

        There's that.

        You disagree with him. Fine. I disagree with him on an awful lot of things, including an awful lot of what's fallen under the umbrella of impeachment.

        But he's got a seat in Congress and you and I don't. And he keeps it year after year despite being viewed as not being "politically astute."

        We might be wrong, at least about how we're defining that.

        •  If that's how you want to define it... (0+ / 0-)

          But politics is not the art of talking big, it's the art of getting things done.

          How much has Kucinich accomplished from that perch?

          I, by the way, have never claimed to be politically astute.

          OTH, it doesn't take a political rocket scientist to see that it's politically idiotic to make an effort to remove the top two elected officials of the other party in order for your own party to claim the White House (which, ahem, is how it would be portrayed) -- especially with an election coming up that you are going to win.

          Free speech? Yeah, I've heard of that. Have you?

          by dinotrac on Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 08:37:18 AM PDT

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      •  Yes. (0+ / 0-)

        I certainly agree that Kucinich's move is almost two years too late.  And it is not politically astutue.  Which makes me wonder why this whole matter is being brought up at this late date?

        That said, even though a couple of years ago Conyers was all 'fire and brimstone', I have come to realize that he is simply nothing more than one more worthless politician, dispite his posing as a champion of the rule of law.

        Notice, there are some members of the Congress who I believe (at least to this point) do actually support the rule of law.  But, they seem to be in the minority.

        OMO.  Cheers:)

        Life is not a 'dress rehearsal'!

        by wgard on Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 07:45:19 AM PDT

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