Why Not, Nancy? by Cindy Sheehan

The Real Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
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Cindy Sheehan for Congress

June 13, 2008

This past week, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Oh) historically and courageously introduced 35 articles of impeachment against (p)Resident George W. Bush. Repeated calls to Speaker Pelosi’s offices gave many of us the assurance that impeachment was still off her “table.” The latest absolutely frivolous reason is that impeachment would be “divisive.”

Hello!? The constitution (of our what now has become a rogue nation) DIVIDES our federal government into three distinct branches that were set up to be “checks and balances” on each other. This week, we also witnessed the Supreme Court place a legal check on BushCo by overturning provisions in the Military Commissions Act. Does Ms. Pelosi believe that the nearly eight years of the most criminal administration (and that’s saying something) in US history has been divisive to our country? The founders placed tensions in our founding document to uphold the rule of law and oftentimes divisions are productive when the rule of law is followed.

She has also claimed that she trampled all over our constitution because the House is trying to “change course in Iraq.” This is the most laughable excuse, unless one considers appropriating over half a trillion dollars and the deaths of 1100 American troops and tens of thousands of Iraqis (since she has been in “charge”) is a new direction.

Last Wednesday (June 11th) when the House voted to send the articles to be buried and for all intents and purposes killed in the House Judiciary Committee EVERY DEMOCRAT voted to do this. A simple majority is needed to send the indictment of the president or vice president to the Senate, where there does seem to be an insurmountable 2/3rds vote need to convict and remove from office, but Pelosi’s “not enough votes in the House, and Senate,” is probably one of the lamest excuses. The vote on Wednesday was proof that the Dems can vote in a block and it is NOT Ms. Pelosi’s job to worry about what happens in the Senate. The closer this nation gets to impeachment, the more healing can begin to happen and the reps that courageously stand up for our country and the rule of law will be honored in posterity, but the ones that do not will be vilified by a future that is bereft of peace and justice.

Instead of offering us silly justifications for abdicating her constitutional obligations, I challenge Ms. Pelosi to answer each and every one of the 35 charges that Dennis leveled against George Bush and explain, in writing with the same attention to detail that Dennis gave to the articles, why her good buddy, George, is not guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors (if not treason). I would like to see her put foth constitutional and legal arguments befitting the stature of her office.

One of the statements defending Nancy’s lack of oversight that I find to be the most dismissive and abhorrent to 4100 American families is that George Bush is not “worth it.” What is he worth? A retirement from politics where he slinks off scott-free to Texas with his pointy tail tucked between his legs, (or by some reports, Paraguay), where he will be able to bike and/or clear brush to his heart’s content while millions of people suffer from his regimes’ scorched earth policies?

If George is not “worth” Ms Pelosi’s troubles, then I want to suggest to her billions of beings that are “worth it:” My new grandson, Jonah, and his peers who deserve a world where peace and prosperity are the norm: not war, poverty, famine and violence.

A few of the articles (torture, war, and warrantless spying, for some) definitely implicate the Democrats as much as BushCo and the Republicans, but for future justice, impeachment must be instituted immediately or Ms. Pelosi must cogently and speedily answer the American public as to why she refuses do her duty. We are sick of tired platitudes, sound bites and talking points.

We demand answers.


Kucinich Vows to Continue Impeachment Effort Against Bush

John Conyers is Still Failing America + Veterans for Peace Meeting

Cafferty: Why won’t Congress consider impeachment?

Put Kucinich on Meet the Press

Bill O’Reilly & Dennis Kucinich Together At Last!

Impeach! Email, Snail Mail & Call The Judiciary Committee Members!

Music to My Ears by Cindy Sheehan

House votes to send impeachment resolution to Judiciary Committee

Impeachment: We Have What Conyers Needs!

Support Rep. Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment + video (take action)

Dennis Kucinich Documents Grounds for Impeachment of Bush & Cheney (4 hours)

Kucinich introduces Bush impeachment resolution + videos + transcript


9 thoughts on “Why Not, Nancy? by Cindy Sheehan

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  4. Dandi,
    well we know what happens when the Fox is in the Hen house, good for the fox, sucks for us chickens.
    Fire them all,
    don’t just register Independent, be Independent, and vote a third party candidate in, investigate, adjudicate, and incarcerate these culprits.
    Financial, sexual, self-indulgence, fraud, conspiracy, cover-ups, all improprieties, etc.., .

  5. Is it possible that the domestic spying apparatus has the goods on Pelosi and others? Sexcapades? Financial irregularities? Could they be being blackmailed?


  6. “Impeachment would be ‘divisive’.” (?)

    To quote Cindy: “HULLO?” ???

    Time to dig out the archives: McBomb will WIN this thing if you don’t start taking DECISIVE ACTION.


    The Pelosi Doctrine of ‘Bush Will Own This War” FAILED!

    WRONGGG! WE the people now own this war., in every which possible way.
    The Pelosi doctrine simply gave the field away to the warmongers ONCE AGAIN.

    I DETEST these democrats! People should be de-registering from this party in droves– be an independent, keep ’em guessing~


    Pelosi had the chance to pursue Justice, she FAILED. Pelosi is a war criminal co-conspirator, but that was already apparent.


    THAT is a language this culture can understand.

    Pursue righteous justice and the Damn Dems will win. Fail to do so, and it’s McBomb for the foreseeable.

    I don’t care one wit about what happens to these people here, they deserve their tribulations. I care about the VICTIMS of their war machine.

    Fail to act, and you bring on the greed-mongering, warmongering McBomb.

    ACT against this admin, and you create the only thing the people of the USA care about: Another episode of Survivor, Amrigaah’s top model, something with sex-appeal to the worlds most jaded, passively violent, greed-mongering selfish and selfishly asleep society on earth.

    Fail to act against these republicans and I fear the death toll will be much worse than a million.

    There will be nukes. Mark my words. You don’t want nuclear war FIRE THE CONS. NOW!!!

    Get rid of the cons and the stupid amerigoons can go back to ‘Sex in the City’ gluttony as they will anyway.

    But fail now, at this moment, and millions will die the worst death imaginable. A major % may indeed be amerigoons themselves.

    & I don’t need crazy Hagee and his dispensations in order to predict that!

    Yes it’s THAT SINISTER!


    You BLEW IT the last time, blow it now, and millions will be incinerated at the behest of, and in response to the USA and its new neo-leader, Mr. McBomb Iran.

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