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Friday, September 15, 2006

Lewis Lapham: Impeach Him

"George Bush is a criminal known to be armed and shown to be dangerous. The impeachment is to simply prevent him from doing further harm to the United States."
-Lewis Lapham

Lewis Lapham, editor emeritus of Harper's Magazine, was on Your Call this morning talking about the Bush administration, empire, impeachment, and his new book, Pretensions to Empire: Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Administration. Listen here.


At 9/15/2006 4:31 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

Oh, god... this rich old coot has been yammering for Bush's impeachment since forever. Back in 2004 he thought Bush was guilty of treason for christ's sake.

If anyone needs to be impeached, it's Lewis Lapham...


At 9/15/2006 6:02 PM, Anonymous truthseeker said...

Rich old coot? Nice choice of words.

You need to spend the weekend reading the old coot's writing. You might learn something.

At 9/16/2006 12:17 AM, Blogger Causal said...

Impeach Bush yourself! No Joke.
This is much more than just a petition.

There's a little known and rarely used clause of the "Jefferson Manual" in the rules for the House of Representatives which sets forth the various ways in which a president can be impeached. Only the House Judiciary Committee puts together the Articles of Impeachment, but before that happens, someone has to initiate the process.

That's where we come in. In addition to the State-by-State method, one of the ways to get impeachment going is for individual citizens like you and me to submit a memorial. ImpeachforPeace.org, part of the movement to impeach the president, has created a new memorial based on one which was successful in impeaching a federal official in the past. You can find it on their website as a PDF.


You can initiate the impeachment process yourself by downloading the memorial, filling in the relevant information in the blanks (your name, state, etc.), and sending it in.


More information on the precedent for submitting an impeachment
memorial, and the House Rules on this procedure, can also be found at
the above address.

If you have any doubts that Bush has committed crimes warranting
impeachment, read this page: http://ImpeachForPeace.org/evidence/

If you're concerned that impeachment might not be the best strategy
at this point, read the bottom of this page: http://ImpeachForPeace.org

"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace."
Bush, June 18, 2002

"War is Peace."
Big Brother in George Orwell's 1984

At 9/16/2006 8:41 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Time to return to Planet Earth, kids.

Leaving aside the "case" for impeachment for the time being, you might want to take a look at the numbers of Republicans and Democrats in both houses of Congress. Impeachment is a lefty wet dream; it is so far-fetched a prospect that it raises questions about the sanity and political judgment of anyone who suggests it be adopted as a real-life goal. A debating point, perhaps—but not an operating premise.

Dems would be better advised to do something much more useful...like wind some elections.

At 9/16/2006 8:42 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Er..."win" some elections.

At 9/16/2006 9:04 AM, Blogger storiesinamerica said...

Yes, impeachment is impossible in this climate. The liberal media would never go for it.

Bush could have sex on the White House lawn surrounded by fake WMDs and he still wouldn't be impeached.

At 9/16/2006 11:20 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

You're right. Sex on the White House lawn surrounded by fake WMDs isn't an impeachable offense. And I'm sure this has something to do with the price of tea in China, but I could be wrong.

I don't know where you got the idea that the liberal media have anything to do with impeachment, but they don't...no matter how much they may or may not "go for it".

Simply put, there isn't any political will on the Dems part to persue it. It simply isn't a viable or politically expediant option for a host of reasons. And hey, who knows, maybe the Dems remember how Clinton's approval ratings increased during his impeachment and they aren't taking any chances.

At 5/14/2007 7:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I urge you and your readers to take a few minutes and examine:


It's a list of the 25 most recent comments made by real Americans participating in an online poll/letter-writing campaign concerning the impeachment charges recently filed against Vice President Cheney, which are now being evaluated by the House Judiciary Committee. Comments can be sent to elected representatives and local newspapers at your option. The participation page is at:


Since this campaign began, three members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors, in part due to hearing from their constituents. Make your voice heard!


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