2003 - 2007
Conyers Wimps Out
On Monday, Rep. John Conyers brushed off the heroic impeachment efforts of Cindy Sheehan, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Ray McGovern, Medea Benjamin, David Swanson, 300 dedicated impeachment marchers, 1 million petition signers, resolutions from dozens of cities and towns, and activists who called his office every 30 seconds.
His reasons? First, he doesn't have the support of a majority of the House (218 votes) to impeach Bush or Cheney. Second, FOX News would attack him.
These are simply not acceptable reasons to allow George Bush and Dick Cheney to commit war crimes and shred the Constitution - and we're not going to accept them. Instead, we're going to fight harder than ever for impeachment.
Conyers doesn't have 218 votes today, but we can change that. Tell your Representatives to join the 14 sponsors of H.Res. 333, Articles of Impeachment for Vice President Cheney:
Also call them at 202-224-3121 and demand co-sponsorship of H.Res. 333 now.
Conyers would be attacked by FOX News, but we can change that too. Let's boycott FOX News advertisers:
We must also give Conyers a backbone transplant. Let's flood Conyers and other House Judiciary Democrats with more emails than ever:
Gonzo Flames Out
Even as Conyers wimped out, fate smiled upon us in the smirking face of of Alberto Gonzales, who is just so bad that even Republican Senators can barely stop themselves from screaming at him.
Everyone who cares about Justice is outraged. The Senate is finally considering perjury charges. But if the Senate filed charges, guess who'd have to prosecute? Alberto Gonzales' own utterly corrupt Justice Department!
Impeachment is the only cure and it's time for Congress to exercise it. Once they do, they will discover the American people support their efforts to hold Bush & Co. accountable. And an impeachment investigation into Abu Gonzo will lead directly to Cheney and Bush. He must know about some nasty skeletons - why else are they protecting him in the face of Republican outrage?
Tell your Representatives to Impeach Alberto Gonzales Now:
Forward this message to everyone you know!
WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT A LAW DEFYING, POWER GRABBING
VICE PRESIDENT OUT OF CONTROL?
The descriptions are not ours. In the face of new revelations of the
wholesale dismissal of the Constitution by Vice President Cheney,
"Power Grab" was the headline on the ABC News site. "Defiant" was the
headline of the Washington Post. By now you could not have escaped
hearing all the stories of the assertion by the vice president's
office that he is a branch of government unto himself, and not
beholden to any other. And if you have not read the stories, they are
all linked in the "Arguments" section of this action page, where you
can also cast your vote on whether Cheney should be impeached
And if the situation were not extreme enough, it was also reported
this week that Cheney is aggressively campaigning for Bush to pardon
Scooter Libby, which is an act of obstruction of justice on its face,
according to John Dean, who should know a little something about
impeachment. Whether or not Bush has the Constitutional power to
grant pardons without cause, it is still an abuse power for him to do
so, and a Constitutional high CRIME for Cheney to campaign for him to
So now . . . NOW will you vote in the National Cheney Impeachment
Poll, just as more than 72,000 of your fellow democracy-loving
citizens already have? Would you be surprised to learn that 99.22
percent of those votes were Yes to impeach? Speaking on the Keith
Olberman show tonight, Dana Milbank described the Vice President as a
man "showing no restraint", and still . . . STILL Milbank could not
bring himself to say the word "impeachment". Does he have a speech
impediment? Do WE the people have a speech impediment?
DO YOU THINK CHENEY SHOULD BE IMPEACHED OR NOT?
Cast your vote today, and pass this message on to others.
"You ignored the subpoena, did not come forward today, did not produce the documents and did not even offer an explanation for your noncompliance. Your action today is in defiance of the Committee's subpoena without explanation of any legal basis for doing so.At that time I said I expected the Dems to wimp out again. Today, they lived up to my expectations by sending *another* letter asking him to please comply. This one says:
Please provide the information requested by May 18 at 10 a.m., so that the Chairman and the Committee can assess any objections to the subpoena or privileges claimed by the Department. The Committee intends to get to the truth."
"... we reiterate our requests for the following documents and ask that you provide them to this Committee no later than June 5, 2007:"They say "please" no less than four times. What will they do when he ignores this one, threaten him with a "time out?"