Lynn Woolsey says “impeachment would suck air out of the room and get nothing accomplished” Sorry, it may be inconvenient, may even not fit with plans to keep the Republicans hanging out to dry, dangling with their corruption, in the wind, until November, but the Dem leaders in a congress have that annoying duty to uphold the constitution.
5- There's no clear proof
That's what hearings are for.
6. Impeachment will further divide this country. (Barack Obama's stance.) The country is already divided. It can’t get any further divided. Impeachment will unite all the people who want to protect the constitution and democracy.
7. Not enough people support impeachment
It’s not a popularity contest. It’s the job of the congress, when faced with crimes and even questions, to investigate, investigate.
Recent polls have reported that more than half the respondents want impeachment hearings for Cheney. Those numbers will climb when testimony begins, just like it did for Gonzales.
8. You can hold Bush and Cheney accountable without impeaching them. (Pelosi's stance)
Cheney and Bush, still free, still in control can still do further horrific damage to America.. Do we want Bush managing the worst economic crisis in generations? And crimes should be punished as the law prescribes., not ignored. If Clinton had prosecuted George Herbert Walker Bush for his involvement in illegal actions, his son would never have appeared on the picture, as a gubernatorial, let alone presidential candidate. He’d be the failure son of a corrupt politician.
9. Pelosi can’t pursue impeachment because she’d become president and it would look like she’s shooting for the job.
No she won’t . Bush will appoint a VP replacement who will become president—someone the Dems can tolerate.. The Dems will not allow anyone who might run for office, so Bush must appoint someone who can bring integrity and bring America together. He might even appoint someone who actually creates something that leaves a positive legacy—a first woman , Latino, African American VP. Possible VP appointees who might pass muster include; James Baker, John Warner, or even Colin Powell, Sen. Elizabeth Dole, Condi Rice or Mel Martinez.
10. Impeachment will not succeed in the senate.
The goal is not to take impeachment to the senate. It is to force Cheney, then Bush to resign, all the while using the power of impeachment hearing subpoenas, which cannot be rejected with claims of Executive privilege, to expose lies, criminality and corruption. Investigations can last until November, if necessary, and they will hurt the right wingers still supporting Bush and Cheney. Gradually, more will see the light, until before impeachment ever goes to a vote, enough senators will take “THE WALK” to the Whitehouse, to tell Bush it is time to go.
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