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Action Page: Now That Gonzales is Gone, Who Do We IMPEACH First

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  • b soltis
    This is Good! Read it all; it will be worh your time. And then take action demanding the impeachment and removal of those who swore to uphold the Constitution
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 1, 2007
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      This is Good!
      Read it all; it will be worh your time. And then take action demanding the impeachment and removal of those who swore to uphold the Constitution but then acted as if they did not need to abide by it.
      I have taken the liberty to highlight some striking portions. (I get bored easily so I hope you like the colors).
      Note also that the Sept 15th march in DC is being promoted as both a demand to end the war and for impeachment.
      Bernadette Soltis
      The Pen <democracy@...>
      Action Page: Now That Gonzales is Gone, Who Do We IMPEACH First


      Yesterday Alberto Gonzales announced that we was resigning to spend more time with his own criminal defense attorneys . . . er . . . that is, his family.

      And you had to know our own inbox was absolutely stuffed with "You Did It" emails, combined with solicitations for donations. Most notable was one from the Democratic party fund raising committee with the theme "Not Good Enough". Boy, howdy to that. Only 28 members of the House were supporting the impeachment of Gonzales, still only a similar number have gotten behind Dennis Kucinich's call for the impeachment of Dick Cheney. Not Good Enough!


      We presume you like our alerts because we always strive to give you the straight, clear eyed scoop. So yes we DID do something. We did have an impact with all our messages to Congress and letters to the editor of our daily local newspapers. The resignation of Gonzales is a sign of progress, but it is NOT a victory until we get someone better and there is real accountability. And anyone who thinks that the Bush administration will, without a dog fight, allow anyone in there who might possibly hold them accountable probably already owns a couple refrigerators in their igloo. We have even heard speculation they might recess appoint, after expressly making a deal with Harry Reid that they would not.

      What we must now do is seize the initiative immediately and crank up the pressure for impeachment. 100,000 of you have already voted in the National Cheney Impeachment Poll (99.17% Yes to impeach), but we also get many emails asking "What about Bush?", and "Shouldn't we impeach Bush at the same time?" We note that a higher proportion of the American people are ready to impeach Cheney right now (54%). But what we are doing with the action page below is asking YOU to vote on the strategic question of who should be impeached first, which at the SAME time will send your vote on this question to your members of Congress, and your personal message to your local newspaper as well if you like.



      In addition we have created new options for the cell phone voting functions we have already implemented thanks to your kind donations. You can text "CHENEY" to 30644 to impeach him first, or text "BUSH" to 30644 to impeach him first, or text "BOTH" to 30644 if you think
      it would be strategically wise to go for the double play.

      In just a couple months since we jumped behind Dennis Kucinich's H.Res. 333, we have seen a HUGE shift in the number of progressive radio personalities verbally supporting impeachment, but still they are not giving people enough direct calls to action with specific
      things their listeners can do the make it happen. For the most part we don't hear them giving out toll free Congressional phone numbers, or web site action page URLS or anything else even now. The cell phone "text to" options above are IDEAL for use on the radio to mobilize people to speak out. So we are asking those of you who like to call into these radio shows to try to get on the air and encourage our radio stars and their listeners to text to the 30644 number and cast their "CHENEY", or "BUSH" or "BOTH" votes.

      The chance of Bush voluntarily proposing a new attorney general who is NOT another made Bushie is exactly zero. The best case scenario is a bruising confirmation fight with the danger that the Democrats will cave yet again, remembering that Gonzales should NEVER have been confirmed in the first place, and hearing Senator Schumer publicly "implore" Bush to not bend them over all the way this time is not the kind of noise we need to hear from him. The likelihood is that the Justice Department will limp along without real independent
      leadership for months while they continue to try to run the clock out until the next election.

      In short, this is not the time to do an end zone dance. The real game does not even kick off until we commence impeachment. Everything so far has just been a bunch of pre game ceremony, to set the table for impeachment. We set the table for impeachment by speaking out in greater and greater numbers. That is what we ARE doing. Then if impeachment is not on the table with all its trimmings, we expect extensive primary challenges to the incumbents who were "Not Good Enough".


      A number of our participants, including our friends at Impeach For Peace have also asked us to help publicize the upcoming march on Washington. On the chance that you do not have all the info on this action, including transportation help, we reproduce their alert below:

      DC Impeachment Protest: Sept 15

      On September 15th, 2007 there is a march in Washington to impeach both Bush and Cheney...

      If you cannot be there, contact your congress person and ask them to support impeachment!

      If you need transportation, visit http://answer.pephost.org to locate a transportation centre nearest you.

      September 15 March on Washington committees are being set up in communities around the country. The impeachment movement is uniting again with the anti-war movement to demand Bush's Impeachment and to end the war. Tens of thousands will descend on Washington DC at the very moment that the national and international media will be focusing on General Petraeus' report to Congress, which is being issued on September 15.

      Iraq war veterans and their families will make up a huge front contingent of the September 15 March on Washington. At the very moment that Congress will be debating the war in mid-September, the people will gather in an historic action demanding that Bush and Cheney be impeached for inciting a war of aggression, authorizing torture, and conducting a massive spying program on U.S. Citizens.

      Visit for more details: Sept15.org, ImpeachforPeace.org


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