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Dan Froomkin over at WaPo has an interesting take on the lack of coverage on this astounding poll result.

25% of Republicans support impeachment  if found that President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq.  

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Froomkin notes that only three news outlets made mention of the poll (released last Thursday) including a Washington Post associate:
Shailagh Murray of The Washington Post made the poll results the third item in the paper's Sunday politics column: "Even the pollster couldn't believe his eyes. 'It was much higher than I expected,' John Zogby said of the 42 percent. . . .

"By comparison, in October 1998, as the House moved to impeach President Bill Clinton over the Monica S. Lewinsky scandal, a Zogby poll found that 39 percent of voters supported the House action, while 56 percent opposed it. . .
[Emphasis Added - mine]

Zogby (poll) site, while it is every encouraging that 25% of Republicans would agree on impeachment, why is it that more Republicans can't support impeaching a president for lying and deliberately misleading a country to war?? Awwww, the hypocrisy of their party.

As you may know, Tom Delay twisted arms (coerced, bribed, etc.)  to get that impeachment against Clinton. I wonder if Dems , like Reid, could do the same to get their entire party and some GOP moderates to cave.

Originally posted to B obby Boucher on Wed Jul 06, 2005 at 04:29 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  9 percent of voters supported (none)
    the House action against Clinton (duh?!!!)

    I'd say that even the biggest partisans know the difference between thousands of sperm dying  on Monica's blue dress and thousands of our brave young adults dying over a lie!


    by jhewett on Wed Jul 06, 2005 at 04:33:56 PM PDT

  •  Ezra Klein had a great line the other day (4.00)
    "...and 42% of voters say they'd want congress to begin impeachment proceedings if only they knew about the Downing Street Memos..."

  •  asdf (none)
    There are at least 55 people in the Senate right now who do not support Impeachment, even though Bush deliberately misled the American people.

    Much as we would all love to see it, impeachment is a pipe dream until at LEAST 2006.

    •  Even R's in the Senate can be swayed... (4.00)
      ...if there is enough public opposition. After all, Bush is not their future. Taking a turn against partisanship for the good of the country would be a good lead in to a Presidential run if a sizable segment of the Republican voters are disaffected with Bush.

      Fight the campaign to convince the public succesfully, and the Congress will follow, whoever is there, when protecting Bush conflicts with Members' political self-interest.

  •  We know that (none)
    it will be an uphill battle to get people in this Congress to even utter the word "impeachment."

    But, for the media to dismiss the poll because it thinks that the do-nothing Congress won't touch  it is just as irresponsible.

    It is the media's responsibility encourage public discussions about these kinds of issues.

    This is the same excuse MSM made for not initially covering the Downey Street Memos -- not until this blog and others like it forced the issue. The argument was that everybody already knew about the Administration's dirty deeds.

    Shame on them.

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