December 22, 2005

The People Speak: Impeach Bush Now!

Wow! CNN is asking people what they think about impeachment. At the moment, a whopping 89% are in favour!!!

Go take the poll here.

Obviously, it's an internationally-accessible website, but nevertheless the results are quite amazing. Please go and make your own voice heard (you can bet the wingnuts will).

This astonishing poll comes just days after Washington Post Polling Editor Richard Morin ridiculed readers for demanding a similar poll at WaPo. After fobbing off three questions on the issue, Morin finally exploded, saying that WaPo editors consider all such calls for impeachment just an orchestrated campaign from a single loony left website:
We first laughed about it. Now, four waves into this campaign,we are annoyed. Really, really annoyed.
So it seems that the more readers demand impeachment, the less likely WaPo is to discuss it! Go figure! But then Morin added:
That said. we do not ask about impeachment because it is not a serious option or a topic of considered discussion - witness the fact that no member of congressional Democratic leadership or any of the serious Democratic presidential candidates in '08 are calling for Bush's impeachment. When it is or they are, we will ask about it in our polls.
Hello? The President lies repeatedly to the US public and Congress, defies the Constitution and declares that he will continue to do so, and that is not grounds for even dicussing impeachment? We now have people like Rep. Conyers, Senator Barbara Boxer and John Lewis talking about it, Wolf Blitzer is talking about it, freaking John Kerry is talking about it (in the Murdoch Press, even), Conservative scholars Bruce Fein and Norm Ornstein are talking about it, FOX News Legal Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano is talking about it, Alison Stewart (substitute host for Keith Olbermann at Countdown) is talking about it, the vast leftwing blogosphere is talking about it - so where the $%&* is the WaPo???!

PS: Drudge is running interference as usual, claiming Clinton and Carter did the same thing with wire-taps. Think Progress makes short order of the lies.

UPDATE: HOORAY FOR DAN FROOMKIN'S "WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING"!
The "I-word" is back.

The revelation that President Bush secretly authorized a domestic spying program has incited a handful of Congressional Democrats to discuss his possible impeachment. And while continued Republican control of Congress makes such a move extremely unlikely, the word is reemerging into mainstream political discourse.
Time for a poll NOW, Mr Morin? If YOU think so, let Mr Morin know in your own words - email him:

morinr@washpost.com

UPDATE 2: Howard Fineman chips in, predicting that 2006 will be "the angriest, most divisive season of political theater since the days of Richard Nixon".

UPDATE 3: Joe Conason in the New York Observer:
Recklessly and audaciously, George W. Bush is driving the nation whose laws he swore to uphold into a constitutional crisis. He has claimed the powers of a medieval monarch and defied the other two branches of government to deny him. Eventually, despite his party’s monopoly of power, he may force the nation to choose between his continuing degradation of basic national values and the terrible remedy of impeachment...

1 comment:

Impeach Chimpy Now! said...

Awesome poll. It's about time that we can use something like this to generate some attention in the media. The MSN page has some trouble with IP tracking, so I've found that it is possible to vote more than once. If this is remedied, you can still access the poll via www.secure-tunnel.com (free access) and mask your IP.

Great job in bringing this to our attention! You rock, Gandhi.

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