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  •  I don't get why this is even lightly contemplated (9+ / 0-)
    I'd be willing to see Obama impeached...if it would restore the rule of law.
    Impeachment is not a tool for policy pushback.

    "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

    by FiredUpInCA on Sun Aug 25, 2013 at 10:47:41 AM PDT

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    •  Because most Americans have NO tools (1+ / 0-)
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      ...for policy pushback.  We have no tools to get justice for the horrible things that have been done.  We can't even stop them from doing the same horrible things in the future.  We don't have enough money to buy our own politicians' votes, and we don't even have tools for political protest, because protests are now violently repressed.  All we have is checking one box or another on the ballot, and in most cases both choices would lead back to the same plutocrats with the same agendas and policies being in charge.  An impeachment would at least be something.  If the right wants impeachment for wingnut reasons and the left wants it for real reasons (war crimes, spying, etc.) then maybe it could actually happen.  We've got to come together on something-- if it was ending this lawless way of governing that's been going on, I say do it.  I've had enough of this BS, and I'm not the only one who feels this way.

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