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  •  According to this logic. . . . (3+ / 0-)
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    the Watergate investigation never would have happened, because when the hearings commenced nobody really believed Nixon had violated the law.

    Had Articles of Impeachment been filed, the trial to
    the Senate could have become the process by which the public was taught just what crimes had been committed.

    After '06 Democrats had control of the Senate, which means they could have scheduled the hearings to last as long as they wanted.

    But, no, they had MORE IMPORTANT things to do . .  like . . . uh . . . stoppng funding for the war . . . or . . . uh . . .

    "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex" Dwight D. Eisenhower

    by bobdevo on Wed Jan 14, 2009 at 05:02:12 AM PST

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    •  In 1974... (0+ / 0-)

      ...the Republican party hadn't been taken over by the far right.  Any comparisons with Nixon and Bush that fail to recognize that there were both more Democrats in Congress then than in the last Congress and that the Republican party is profoundly different today are comparisons that fail.  

      "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 06:55:11 AM PST

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