Even though media wonks and the Democratic Party leadership haven’t got it yet, media consumers and internet users are JUST as interested as ever in seeing an impeachment of both George W. Bush and Richard (Dick) Cheney for crimes against the constitution and abuse of power.
Both YAHOO and GOOGLE SEARCH engines are showing as high (or higher) a number of hits on the topic of impeachment as they have throughout the past two years.
Currently, the search “impeach Bush Cheney” registers over 8.2 million links or hits.
GOOGLE, which of course uses different search algorithms (since autumn 2007), registers nearly 350,000 hits as of today—the highest level of links or hits registered since last December 2007.
The Washington Post began this election year by running a well-written Op-Ed by George McGovern on “Why I Believe Bush Must Go”.
In the piece, McGovern noted “I have not been heavily involved in singing the praises of the Nixon administration. But the case for impeaching Bush and Cheney is far stronger than was the case against Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew after the 1972 election. The nation would be much more secure and productive under a Nixon presidency than with Bush. Indeed, has any administration in our national history been so damaging as the Bush-Cheney era?”
(3) “All of this has been done without the declaration of war from Congress that the Constitution clearly requires, in defiance of the Charter and in violation of international law. This reckless disregard for life and property, as well as constitutional law, has been accompanied by the abuse of prisoners, including systematic torture, in direct violation of the Geneva Conventions of 1949.”
Americans, as a whole, support what McGovern had to say and have kept the basic concepts of the constitution in mind throughout the long American presidential election campaigs
That is to say—even if the TV media leadership thinks otherwise, Americans have been reading their newspapers and online news.
Many have come to accept the fact that impeachment is necessary and proper.RECENT POLL
As of August 18, 2008 The World Net Daily reports a recent poll by the American Research Group, Inc. whereby 54% of Americans support the start of impeachment against Dick Cheney as Vice President of the United States.
Meanwhile, 45% support that the same procedure be started against George W. Bush.
These poll numbers throughout the summer have been unprecedented in recent decades--and the percentages of the population supporting impeachment throughout summer 2008 dwarfs the average level of public support that the Republic leadership aroused during the more trivial Clinton impeachment procedures in the late 1990s.