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Kucinich Takes Impeachment Plea To YouTube

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Well, it seemed bound to happen eventually. Politicians have officially transitioned from YouTube campaign speeches to YouTube soapboxes – sorry, Microsoft owns Soapbox, it’ll have to called something else.

Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is the latest US Congressman/presidential candidate to take his message to YouTube. Only this is isn’t a plea to "chat" or to vote for him in 2008, it’s a call for Americans to get behind impeachment of George W. Bush.

That major candidates were utilizing YouTube as a campaign stop was one thing, but when Congressmen begin urging radical, national upheaval there, you know the website has officially arrived. (By the way, who’s going to succeed him if this happens? Cheney? Pelosi? Nice to see we have good substitutes – not.)

Kucinich first used the word "impeach" in Congress last week, and justified it as a preemptive strike against the President to deter impending war with Iran. Kucinich believes impeachment is the only way to prevent the Bush administration from attacking Iraq’s controversial (and suicidal) neighbor.

The Ohio Democrat wasn’t satisfied with the idea’s reception in Congress, so he took it to the Web community in video form and titled his message "Impeachment: I’m asking you. Do you think it’s time?"

"This really calls for a new thinking," he said. "It calls for us to reconsider very deeply the moment that we’re in — where our Constitution is being trashed, where international law is being violated, where our hopes and dreams for the education of our children, for the health of our people, for housing, for our veterans are being set aside as we go deeper and deeper into war.

We need a whole discussion in America. And with your help, we’re about to have one."

He goes on in his YouTube Address to say Iran has no ability to attack, urging Americans to "stand on behalf of peace," and that "America was never meant to be a nation forever on the warpath."

It will be interesting to see how many Washington politicians start using YouTube as a political soapbox, or to see whether it becomes the norm in a few years. I can see it now: 500 plus talking heads jabbering across the tubes at each other just the way they do on C-Span, the hot air increasing exponentially until the whole system of tubes explodes like the Hindenburg.  

 

Kucinich Takes Impeachment Plea To YouTube
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  • Marya

    In answer to Mr Kucinich’s question, not only is it time to consider impeachment, it should have been considered long ago. If Mr Clinton faced impeachment hearings over a non-criminal act between two consenting adults, then the murders of over 3,000 American soldiers, untold thousands of Iraqis, who knows how many in the coalition of the so-called “willing”, these alone should prompt an alert Congress to hold not just the president and vice president responsible, but other members of the administration as well. The administration has spied on ordinary Americans. It has been secretive to the point of not allowing the Democrats in Congress and the Senate to participate in governing until this year. Of course, now the administration calls for bipartisanship. The administration’s lack of concern over other issues, such as the imminent crises global warming will bring, the doctoring of scientific data, these too, should be the basis for impeaching this entire administration. As I understand the Constitution, the government is to be not only for the people but also by the people, meaning that the officeholders should take into consideration the will of the people. Do the people wish to invade another country, be it Iran or North Korea or Sudan? I think not. Despite the inaccuracies built into the touch-screen voting machines by a manufacturer whose Ceo was also Bush’s 2004 Ohio campaign manager, the people spoke loudly with their votes in last November’s election. We want change, we want our military out of Iraq, and certainly not so that they can be sent elsewhere. Perhaps it’s time to close the bases in Germany, the UK, Norway, Japan, Guam, Samoa, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere? Perhaps it’s time to show the world that we, too, want peace? Perhaps if there were peace we could concentrate on coming back from the edge of extinction by doing something about global warming whilst there’s still precious little time?

    • Gary&Martha Ritzke

      I srongly feel it is time that we as a nation all pull together and make a stand against this ruthless administration. It seems as though “WE THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE” used to mean something. Bush looks at himself as a dictator and acts accordingly. Bush and Cheney have lost the meaning of that statement. The entire adminstration act like patsies rubber stamping anything and everything so long it is to the betterment of oil , Haliburton, big businesses and oh yea the extreeme wealthy. He even goes so far as to come off acting like he is GOD. How purely pathetic.. It really is a travisty to see the entire world hating the USA and its citizens all because of these scoundrals. Lets impeach “Hitler” & his side kick for the betterment of USA & the world.

    • John S.

      Clinton was not impeached for activities between two consenting adults, unless you mean the affadavit he falsified for Monica and got her to sign. It was because he lied under oath and produced a false (bogus) affadavit in a court of law…NOT becasue he had sex you idiot. If you or I did the same thing we would be in trouble as well. As usual it was the cover up that got him in troulbe.

  • Robert

    I think impeachment is not an option, it’s a must!!! The current administration has gotten away with breaking the law of our great land for long enough. If impeachment is not started while President Bush is in office it will set the terrible precedent that his actions were acceptable under the law and would be acceptable for a new incoming president to adopt. We must impeach Bush in order to show the country that even the president of the United States is not above the Law.

  • Michael

    Go Dennis, We are behind you!

    Thank goodness someone still has integrity in washington nowadays.

    -Michael

  • George Martinez

    Both Cheney and Bush should be impeached.  Not only that, after they leave office (assuming they do not try and impose Martial Law as an excuse to stay in power) they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, both U.S. law and International Law.  We are talking here of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who were innocent victims of their aggression.  I am so disgusted at their arrogance and abuse of power, I can’t see straight!

  • Guest

     

    Impeach the House leadership also; Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid; for obstructing the Constitution. I’m afraid of Bush and his signature of Directive 51 (which is also unconstitutional)and the probability of Bush starting a war with Iran before he leaves office. Especially in the case of Senator Obama’s presidential election which would break the continuity of the Bush / neocon agenda. Get Cheney and Bush out of office to secure this nation! Pelosi (as one member of the house) does not have the authority to undermine the entire legislative branch responsibility to their oath of office and Pelosi should not "dictate" constitutional law to the rest of the legislative branch. Pelosi’s unreasonable and ludicrous assertions that impeachment be taken off the table under such circumstances is unprecedented. I "we" are appalled at the inaction of our elected officials! (I speak for many of my friends.) I have already decided not to vote for either of the two party candidates and will be voting independent because of despicable political agenda(s) that have overridden the principal directives of The United States Constitution "The Supreme Law of The land". I am also appalled at Americas Main Stream Media for allowing our government to hide behind the skirt of the corporate / governments hidden agendas! Furthermore, if I didn’t have a heritage who had invested so much blood and guts in this country and I didn’t have family here I would move out of the United States. (why is Cheney, Bush investing in foreign currencies / commodities?) We are no longer a sovereign nation and our government has acquiesced our common welfare to entidies who are following their own greedy agendas while usurping our liberties. They have no concerns for the common welfare of "The People" of the once great United States. With all due respect to your "appropriately respectful and in acceptable taste" Pardon my language and my demeanor; "I’m mad as hell; and it’s time to turn the tables of power-mongers and money changers over! Please consider upholding "The Constitution of The United States" to accountable taste and I’ll be respectful to our elected representatives! Otherwise don’t expect me to use so-called "acceptable taste" in my expression! Tell my representatives to "PONY UP"!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who in hell do they think they are?
     
  • Randy Rinaldo

     

    Impeach the House leadership also; Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid; for obstructing the Constitution. I’m afraid of Bush and his signature of Directive 51 (which is also unconstitutional)and the probability of Bush starting a war with Iran before he leaves office. Especially in the case of Senator Obama’s presidential election which would break the continuity of the Bush / neocon agenda. Get Cheney and Bush out of office to secure this nation! Pelosi (as one member of the house) does not have the authority to undermine the entire legislative branch responsibility to their oath of office and Pelosi should not "dictate" constitutional law to the rest of the legislative branch. Pelosi’s unreasonable and ludicrous assertions that impeachment be taken off the table under such circumstances is unprecedented. I "we" are appalled at the inaction of our elected officials! (I speak for many of my friends.) I have already decided not to vote for either of the two party candidates and will be voting independent because of despicable political agenda(s) that have overridden the principal directives of The United States Constitution "The Supreme Law of The land". I am also appalled at Americas Main Stream Media for allowing our government to hide behind the skirt of the corporate / governments hidden agendas! Furthermore, if I didn’t have a heritage who had invested so much blood and guts in this country and I didn’t have family here I would move out of the United States. (why is Cheney, Bush investing in foreign currencies / commodities?) We are no longer a sovereign nation and our government has acquiesced our common welfare to entidies who are following their own greedy agendas while usurping our liberties. They have no concerns for the common welfare of "The People" of the once great United States. With all due respect to your "appropriately respectful and in acceptable taste" Pardon my language and my demeanor; "I’m mad as hell; and it’s time to turn the tables of power-mongers and money changers over! Please consider upholding "The Constitution of The United States" to accountable taste and I’ll be respectful to our elected representatives! Otherwise don’t expect me to use so-called "acceptable taste" in my expression! Tell my representatives to "PONY UP"!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who in hell do they think they are?
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