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  •  We'll never know, will we, (13+ / 0-)

    who would have had the stupidity to stand up and side with Bush and Cheney once their crimes were aired in hearings for all the world to see.  Or who would have chosen to save their own asses by voting to impeach.

    The Bush Legacy Project: Mission Impossible

    by tovan on Tue Jan 13, 2009 at 11:58:25 PM PST

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    •  OF COURSE WE KNOW!!! (2+ / 0-)
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      musing85, KenBee

      The GOP protected him at every opportunity!!!

      Haven't you been paying attention for the last 8 years?

      And again, if it was about saving asses, do you really think they would have voted the way they did on S-Chip?  On Iraq?  Numerous votes on the economy and stem cells?

      You don't get it: they were more afraid of their base than the general election voters.  That's why they've lost over fifty seats in the House and fourteen seats in the Senate over the last two elections.

      If they were rational actors, your theories would be valid.  But they weren't rational actors.  They haven't been, and almost everyone here knows that, but when the discussion turns to impeachment, a bunch of people pretend that on that one case, all of a sudden they were going to act in self interest or the common good.  Expecting that was naive in the extreme.  

      "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

      by Dana Houle on Wed Jan 14, 2009 at 12:02:42 AM PST

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