Impeach Bush Coalition
A United Coalition of Bloggers for the Impeachment of George W. Bush

Impeachment Rally in Charlotte, N.C.

Friday, September 29, 2006
"Freedom Park in Charlotte, NC will buzz with speeches and music this Saturday starting at 1 PM. The goal of all the music and speeches is nothing less than the permanent removal of George Bush and Dick Cheney."

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October Surprise

Friday, September 22, 2006
Will there be an October surprise before the November midterm elections? There sure has been a lot of chatter about it on the Net.

As you probably know, a Democratic House and Senate spells doom for the Bush administration (i.e. potential impeachment and investigations). An October surprise would surely help the Republicans in tight election races.

Check out what The Nation has to say about the possibility of an October surprise.
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City in Wisconsin is Putting Impeachment on the Next Ballot

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"In Wisconsin Rapids, a referendum question will ask voters if Congress should look into impeaching the President.

The City Council voted 7-to-1 Tuesday (9/19/06) to put the question on the ballot."

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History Will Certainly Impeach Bush

Friday, September 15, 2006

"Never before in our history, has any leader of our country surrendered in the challenge of inspiring our people to bravery and valor, and tried to make our people act like a timid and fearful nation.

Never before in our history, never, has any President of the United States so aggressively surrendered his moral authority as leader of free world to create such worldwide anger, antipathy and fear directed not towards our enemy, but towards our President."


Texan Works to Impeach Bush

From the Lawrence Journal-World:

"Goodnow did the same thing 33 years ago in an effort to get Congress to impeach President Nixon because of the Watergate scandal..."


Elizabeth Holtzman on Impeachment

Wednesday, September 13, 2006
From the National Review Online:

"An interview with Elizabeth Holtzman, a leader of the impeach Bush movement. According to Holtzman, Bush doesn't need to have committed a crime, only that Congress finds that he abused his power. An excerpt:

BG: If the Democrats do retake the house, and Rep. John Conyers takes over the Judiciary Committee, do you foresee him being able to mobilize a groundswell to make this happen?

EH: It doesn't happen because Congress wants it. Impeachment can only happen when the American people demand it. And we've seen two political impeachments: one with Andrew Johnson, which was a failure and highly partisan; and one with Bill Clinton, also highly partisan and contrary to what the American people wanted. During Watergate and the Nixon impeachment proceedings, it was the American people who demanded that Congress act. If the American people don't support it, it can't happen. But if people demand it, it will happen, it can happen, and it should happen."
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Responding to Ned Lamont on Impeachment

Wednesday, September 06, 2006
According to The Hotline, Ned Lamont "stopped by the Christian Science Monitor breakfast in DC today."  At the meeting, The Hotline reports the following:

Lamont said he does not support impeaching Pres. Bush and would not support House Dem efforts to move on an impeachment proceeding. Lamont: "I'd oppose that." More Lamont: "I don't think I've see anything that would be an impeachable offense."

As one of the founders of the Impeach Bush Coalition, you shouldn't be surprised to hear that I would disagree with Mr. Lamont here. Of course, when considering the other Senatorial nominees in Connecticut, Lamont is still my preference.  

Nevertheless, I feel the need to reach out to Ned Lamont.  He states "I don't think I've see anything that would be an impeachable offense."  I'll take him on his word for it, that he truly does not think he has seen anything that would be an impeachable offense.

Well, Mr. Lamont.  

Have you seen this?

How about this?

OK, what about this?

Please, please, please, Mr. Lamont.....just go read The Case for Impeachment by Dave Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky.  They set out Bush's impeachable offenses with meticulous detail.  To quote them broadly here, Bush should be impeached for:

"Lying to Congress and the American people about the need to invade Iraq. It has become increasingly clear that Iraq had no nuclear program, no weapons of mass destruction, and posed no imminent threat to America. It was a lie when Bush told Americans we were at risk of attack in 2002 and 2003, and it was a lie when, on March 18, 2003, he wrote Congress to announce his invasion of Iraq, saying it posed a threat to America and was linked to 9/11.

"Refusing to cooperate with congressional and 9/11 Commission probes. To this day, the White House has refused to respond to legitimate requests from such committees for information needed to investigate 9/11, and to help guard against future attacks.

"Violating the Bill of Rights. President Bush has willfully authorized the indefinite detention without charge of U.S. citizens and the detention and deportation of legal residents, and has illegally used the National Security Agency to spy on Americans without a court order.

"Obstruction of justice. While the special counsel's investigation is continuing, it appears that Bush was at least aware of efforts to cover up, and may well have been involved in, a White House campaign to punish and discredit former ambassador Joseph Wilson by illegally exposing his wife, Valerie Plame, as an undercover CIA operative.

"War crimes. There is powerful evidence Bush authorized, promoted, and then attempted to cover up a policy of kidnapping, "renditioning" and torture, all in violation of the Geneva Conventions to which the United States is a signatory. He also waged a war of aggression, and engaged in a conspiracy to promote that war--all of which is a "crime against peace" under the Nuremberg Charter, which the United States helped to write.

"Abuse of power. Bush has willfully ignored more than 750 acts passed by Congress.

"Criminal negligence. Incompetence isn't impeachable, but, in the cases such as Bush's abject failure to deal with the threat and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, or in his failure to adequately protect troops sent into Iraq, or to plan for the aftermath of the Iraq invasion, gross incompetence becomes criminal negligence. The same is true of this president's perhaps greatest crime: his failure to deal with, and his willful obstruction of efforts to ward off, global warming."

Honestly, Mr. Lamont-- if Bush shouldn't be impeached, then what good is our constitution.  If a President can ignore over 200 years of legal precedence, on a whim, without penalty, what good is our system of governance?  If a President is allowed to repeatedly hide his transgressions from the American people, why even bother with the oath to uphold the Constitution?  

There has never been a presidency more worthy of impeachment.  

I hope you reconsider your position.  Good luck against your Republican opponent, Joe Lieberman.


The Weekend of the Freeway Bloggers

Friday, September 01, 2006
Well, we're doing it again.

Wanna join in?

Check it out HERE.