Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Jonathan Turley



Law professor and constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley says that America's founders "would have been astonished by the absolute passivity, if not the collusion, of the Democrats in protecting President Bush from impeachment."

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann talked with Turley one day after Kucinich's historic presentation of 35 articles of impeachment against President Bush that garnered little mainstream media attention but was an Internet sensation.

Despite noting that not all of the articles Kucinich presented were "impeachable offenses" in a strict sense, Turley says "there are pleny of crimes there -- this is a target-rich environment."

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On Monday evening, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to read out 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush in an almost five-hour marathon.

Kucinich's action made an immediate splash on the Internet. For example, at progressive website Democratic Underground, the historic performance quickly garnered an astonishing 56 separate threads on the most-recommended list.

By noon on Tuesday, RAW STORY's article on the subject was the top political story of the day at digg.com and the 10th most popular for the last year. A separate article at afterdowningstreet.org was also high in the ratings. Both sites, as well as Kucinich's own webpage, were experiencing slowdowns due to the volume of traffic.

However, the mainstream media were far more reticent in their coverage of Kucinich's resolution -- much as they were following the release last week of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the administration's misuse of prewar intelligence. For example, the Washington Post and USA Today had short items in their blog sections, while other major outlets merely ran wire service coverage from AP or Reuters.

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A "target rich environment" Mr. Turley called it. I like that.

Sums up pretty well what has been a lawbreaker paradise at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. a den of thieves and hideout for common criminals guilty of violations at levels unseen before this, all the while with the blessings of the Democrats in Congress.

That whole place stinks like a rotten kettle of fish and no one willing to empty it.

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12 comments:

micki said...

While I realize that the impeachment process begins in the House of Representatives, I believe that if Barack Obama is the agent of change that we "can believe in," he has a responsibility to lead on seeking accountability and recompense for the crimes of the Bush Administration.

It doesn't have to be impeachment necessarily. There are other legal means to achieve the goal.

How can we have transformative "change" if the presumptive leader does not take his acolytes down the proper path? Ignoring the crimes of our government for political expediency is not leadership.

micki said...

Last month something happened for the first time in more than 20 years.

The unemployment rate jumped to a full half a percentage point from 5.0 percent 5.5 percent -- the biggest monthly increase since 1986.

David B. Benson said...

Micki's leftover wind came close to blowing me over.

David B. Benson said...

Lawmakers Say Capitol Computers Hacked By Chinese

And somebody in the U.S. Gov wanted this hushed up?

Tar-n-feather time.

Also, don't buy Made in China.

DEN said...

Sneaky little weasles.

Espionage is a dangerous game.

micki said...

The Congresscritters Smith and Wolf acknowledge it is possible that a Chinese IP (Internet Protocol) address could have been faked by another source outside of China.

Nevertheless, I agree Don't Buy Made in China.

David B. Benson said...

Rain to the north of me.
Rain to the south of me.

Rain on me!

Really getting tired of this.

Fortunately, the weather prediction is tonight is the end of it.

For awhile

DEN said...

BIG Low over you is moving East also reducing our wind.

101 here they are saying for Friday.

Superstitious?

DEN said...

6+1+3+2+8=20

Home.

i.e.,
Hey Rubber Duck! What's yer 20?

Chi-town! C'mon back!

Ahhh thats a big 10-4 there good buddy, be seeing you on the flip side there Duck,

Den Dog out!

micki said...

101 here they are saying for Friday.

Superstitious?


Ya mean it being Friday the 13th?

Saladin said...

We Know What You did

The cat has been let out of the bag, for those who aren't paying attention.

An AZ Republican has stepped up to the plate

Senator Karen Johnson Brings 9/11 Truth to Arizona

Go Ms. Johnson! More guts then all the politicians put together!

Alan said...

Carey, the Freeway Blogger has some pictures of San Diego posted in his "busted" story. An SDPD asked him if he put up that sign. When he said "yeah", the guy just told him "nice work" and drove off.