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  •  The impeachment hearings by Judiciary in the House (5+ / 0-)

    would have sucked all the political oxygen out the air in the zip code.

    Emotionally satisfying for some, because we have been making excuses for GOP presidents my entire voting life. Impeachment hearings did not get Nixon to resign. It was the personal visit from GHWB. T

    There would not have been a conviction in the Senate. We ended up with 3 Senators running for President, "two-thirds of members present", which is why stuff like Arlen showing up and voting neither up or down was no help.

    Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living~~Mother Jones

    by CA Berkeley WV on Fri May 06, 2011 at 10:09:45 AM PDT

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    •  It could be a very long debate (1+ / 0-)
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      For me, the important thing is that I have enough respect and admiration for her that even if I can't quite give her the benefit of the doubt on that decision, I recognize that there is doubt.  

      I recognize that there were long term political strategies to consider and I actually think they go beyond what you've laid out.  I still find myself wondering if that wasn't one of those times when the need for a true ideology went beyond any political considerations.  

      Forget it, he's rolling.

      by Sun dog on Fri May 06, 2011 at 10:27:43 AM PDT

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      •  I have been musing about all of this since (1+ / 0-)
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        I first smelled tear gas.  Impeachment is inherently a political act, just look how carefully the offense is not defined.

        Once again here in WV we have a candidate thinking that the 2nd amendment is the remedy wink wink, but they but a bunch of other stuff first.

        Congress has been shoveling it's power to the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue for a long time. Expecting Nancy and her broom to push it all back at the twitch of her nose was, pie.

        Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living~~Mother Jones

        by CA Berkeley WV on Fri May 06, 2011 at 12:02:42 PM PDT

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