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FDK
06-09-2008, 09:47 PM
Kucinich presents Bush impeachment articles

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Kucinich_presents_Bush_im...

David Edwards and Mike Sheehan
Published: Monday June 9, 2008

Watch Live on C-Span I: http://www.c-span.org/watch/cs_cspan_rm.asp?Cat=TV&Code...

An Ohio Democratic lawmaker and former presidential candidate has presented articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush to Congress.

Thirty-five articles were presented by Rep. Dennis Kucinich to the House of Representatives late Monday evening, airing live on CSPAN.

"The House is not in order," said Kucinich to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) before he began to read the articles, upon which Pelosi pounded her gavel.

"Resolved," he then began, "that President George W. Bush be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate. ...

"In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and to the best of his ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has committed the following abuses of power..."

The first article Kucinich presented regarded the war in Iraq. "Article 1: Creating a secret propaganda campaign to manufacture a false case for war against Iraq."

Kucinich, a 2004 and 2008 Democratic candidate for the White House, abandoned a prior attempt to begin impeachment proceedings against Bush in January of this year.

In April of 2007, Kucinich presented impeachment articles against Vice President Dick Cheney, but the effort went nowhere. Kucinich exclaimed that "impeachment may well be the only remedy which remains to stop a war of aggression against Iran."

Before leaving office in January 2007, Rep. Cynthia McKinney--currently a Green Party presidential candidate--introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush as her last act in Congress, but that effort also was fruitless.
This video is from C-SPAN, broadcast June 9, 2008.

Download Video Here (if you missed it): http://www.rawprint.com/media/2008/0806/cspan_kucinich_...

Rough closed caption transcript of the first 10 minutes of proceedings follow...

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the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to. and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the speaker pro tempore: will the house come to order. for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise?

mr. kucinich: madam speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker

pro tempore: will the house come to order. please take your conversations off the floor. the speaker pro tempore: will the house come to order. the gentleman from ohio.

mr. kucinich: madam speaker, pursuant to clause 2 of rule 9, i rise to give notice of my intent to raise a question of the privileges of the house. the form of the resolution is as follows. the house is not in order.

mr. kucinich: the form of the resolution is as follows.

a resolution, articles of impeachment of george bush, president of the united states. resolved that president george w. bush be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanor and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the united states senate.

articles of impeachment exhibited by the house of representatives of the united states of america in the name of itself and of the people of the united states of america in maintenance and support of its impeachment against george w. bush for high crimes and misdemeanor.

it is conduct while president of the united states, george w. bush, in violation of his constitutional oath to faith fully execute the office of the office of president of the united states and best of his ability, preserve protect and defend the constitution of the united states and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be safely executed has committed the following abuses of power.

article i, creating a secret propaganda campaign to manufacture a false case for war against iraq.

Continued...

Download Video Here (if you missed it): http://www.rawprint.com/media/2008/0806/cspan_kucinich_...


It's got a K&R. I wonder how many DUmmies will get excited by this utterly uneventful event. :rolleyes:

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everyman68
06-09-2008, 09:51 PM
lynyrd_skynyrd (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-09-08 11:53 PM
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3. Obama/Kucinich! (nm)

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Check out this tard. There's a better chance he takes Reverend Wright.

LibraryLady
06-09-2008, 09:54 PM
They are wetting their collective panties over there. Organizing a blitz of the MSM to insist they cover Kucinich's article of impeachment.

Lucy? Where's your football?

LibraryLady
06-09-2008, 09:57 PM
Husb2Sparkly (1000+ posts) Mon Jun-09-08 08:23 PM
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I hereby nominate Dennis Kucinich for Sainthood


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everyman68
06-09-2008, 09:57 PM
They are wetting their collective panties over there. Organizing a blitz of the MSM to insist they cover Kucinich's article of impeachment.

Lucy? Where's your football?

Why are they so politically naive?

I suspect his fellow Democratic colleagues think he's a a joke.

everyman68
06-09-2008, 09:58 PM
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I hereby nominate Dennis Kucinich for institutionalization.

SarasotaRepub
06-09-2008, 10:05 PM
I hereby nominate Dennis Kucinich for institutionalization.

I bet Eyelids loves him. :D

What a pathetic waste of time by the possible 1st head of Teh Department of Peace & Rainbows.

:rolleyes:

LibraryLady
06-09-2008, 10:06 PM
I guess they have forgotten the Cheney impeachment form mad-man Dennis. The Republicans wanted to take it to debate, Pelosi freaked out.

Dan D. Doty
06-09-2008, 11:06 PM
Once more DU engages in another mental circule jerk.

Once Bush is out of office, these assholes are going to turn on the American people like monkeys on meth and they'll try to make many people as they can as misable as they make themselves.

BSR
06-10-2008, 01:16 AM
They are wetting their collective panties over there. Organizing a blitz of the MSM to insist they cover Kucinich's article of impeachment.

Lucy? Where's your football?

I hope they talk about this for months, that way they become suicidal once it doesn't pan out. What "gate" are they calling this one, anyone know?

LibraryLady
06-10-2008, 09:29 AM
Reality bites:


babylonsister (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-10-08 08:59 AM
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Not even the House website, The Gavel, has anything on what Rep. Kucinich
did yesterday. What does that tell you? I might be jumping the gun as he did start late, but I'm sad and surprised to see no mention of his brave stance for all of us.

KarenS (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-10-08 09:01 AM
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1. I couldn't find anything on M$NBC either,,,,,
as usual, I am disgusted,,,,

uh-oh


Richardo (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-10-08 09:04 AM
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3. There's not even anything on Kucinich's site.
What does THAT tell you?

LibraryLady
06-10-2008, 10:44 AM
Is this the old poll they love so?


ElsewheresDaughter (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-10-08 10:35 AM
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Poll (MSNBC): Should Bush Be Impeached?
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10562904/

American Thinker: (http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/06/kucinich_comes_down_to_earth_o.html)


I really, really hope the Republicans can get a debate on this resolution. For years, the left has been saying that Bush is a criminal, that he violated the Constitution, that he violated the law, that he has exceeded his powers, etc.

With a debate, the Democrats would have to put up or shut up. Since they know they have absolutely no chance of winning such a debate, they wish to cut it off before they embarass themselves.

You see, the Democrats don't really want to debate impeachment. They just want to be able to keep calling Bush a criminal - without supplying one shred of proof that would stand up in a court of law that he is. They want to be able to keep calling this program "illegal" or that one "unconstitutional" without having to argue the points rationally. They want to be able to continue their ridiculous name calling because it works - at least among their far left compatriots.

Elspeth
06-10-2008, 10:52 AM
Why are they so politically naive?

I suspect his fellow Democratic colleagues think he's a a joke.

I am sure they do.....when they are not afraid that he might actually hurt the party.

ralph wiggum
06-10-2008, 02:23 PM
If the DUmmies make a sound in the woods, does anyone hear it?

On the DUmp front page, the top five recommended threads are:


Greatest Threads
******OFFICIAL Rep. Kucinich Introduces Articles of Impeachment of George W. Bush THREAD *******
star 234 recs · by givemebackmycountry

Rep. Kucinich Introduces Articles of Impeachment of George W. Bush
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(OFFICIAL Rep. Kucinich Introduces Articles of Impeachment of George W. Bush THREAD (Part II)
star 113 recs · by givemebackmycountry

Kucinich Presents 35 Articles Of Impeachment Against Bush
star 107 recs · by L. Coyote

CSPAN LIVE NOW!!! Dennis Kucinich ripping into WHIG and Bush's Lies - He's laying it ALL out!
star 71 recs · by givemebackmycountry

I've been listening to the radio all morning and early afternoon, and haven't heard a word about this monumental occasion.

LibraryLady
06-10-2008, 08:06 PM
babylonsister (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-10-08 07:43 PM
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House GOP Forces Complete Re-Reading of Impeachment Resolution, Vote Tomorrow http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&docID=new...

House GOP Forces Complete Reading of Impeachment Resolution
By Molly K. Hooper, CQ Staff


In an effort to highlight the time they say Democrats are wasting, House Republicans will make the clerk read every word of Dennis J. Kucinich ’s resolution seeking to impeach President Bush.

But not until the very end of the day.

Rather than let Tuesday’s floor action be interrupted, Democratic and Republican leaders quietly agreed to let the chamber get all of its other work done before anything happens with Kucinich’s impeachment effort. Then, at the end of the day, the Ohio Democrat will call up his articles of impeachment and Democrats will refrain from making a routine request to waive the reading of the document.

At one point in the discussion, Republicans were threatening to refuse to agree to have just the title and not the full document read out loud. That would have interrupted the entire floor schedule if it happened during the usual time of day for such motions.

“He’s wasting his time, he’s wasting our time, he’s preventing things from getting done that need to be done, so we require them to read it on the floor today to say to them, by God, if you want to waste our time, go ahead and do it,” said Rep. Phil Gingrey , R-Ga.

Gingrey said he was unhappy because he had arranged to give a speech paying tribute to a fallen soldier but instead that soldier’s parents would be listening to the recitation of the impeachment document.

Encore Reading
On Monday night, Kucinich spent about 4 hours and 30 minutes reading the full impeachment text into the Congressional Record. He argues that Bush abused his power “to manufacture a false case for war against Iraq.”

Kucinich offered the articles as a privileged resolution — a high-priority status that will require the House to act in some way within two days.

After the clerk reads it again, Kucinich said he intends to move to refer his measure to the Judiciary Committee — the committee that has not acted on his previous articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney (H Res 333, H Res 799).

Democratic leaders said they will schedule a Wednesday vote on Kucinich’s motion to refer the measure to committee.


Wonder who will be there this time?

Finnfan (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-10-08 07:52 PM
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9. Amazing. The "time wasting" meme was just mentioned here on DU.
Interesting timing.

LibraryLady
06-11-2008, 10:26 PM
Kucinich was on the O'Reilly Factor tonight. I saw no mention of it at DU.

x5060
06-12-2008, 11:44 AM
So I have to ask, what happened to the green bouncies? I figured they would be all over the place?

SarasotaRepub
06-12-2008, 01:49 PM
Richardo (1000+ posts) Tue Jun-10-08 09:04 AM
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3. There's not even anything on Kucinich's site.
What does THAT tell you?

That's because, (little known fact) Will Pitt still works for Dennis and is in charge
of his website. Will is still passed out somewhere in Boston.

;)

biccat
06-12-2008, 03:54 PM
House waves off impeachment measure against Bush (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080611/ap_on_go_co/bush_impeachment)

WASHINGTON - The House has voted to send articles of impeachment against President Bush to a committee that is not likely to hold hearings before the end of his term.

By 251-166, House members dispatched the measure to a committee on Wednesday — a procedure often used to kill legislation.