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(Congressman John) Lewis (D-GA) Calls For Bush Impeachment
WXIA Atlanta ^ | 12.19.05 | AP

Posted on 12/19/2005 1:50:24 PM PST by mhking

ATLANTA (AP) -- U.S. Representative John Lewis said in a radio interview on Monday that President Bush should be impeached if he broke the law in authorizing spying on Americans.

The Democratic congressman from Georgia told WAOK-AM that he would sign a bill of impeachment if one was drawn up and that the House of Representatives should consider such a move.

Lewis is among several Democrats who have voiced discontent with Sunday night's television speech, where Bush asked Americans to continue to support the Iraq War. Lewis is the first major House figure to suggest impeaching Bush.

Lewis said --quote-- "It's a very serious charge, but he violated the law.The president should abide by the law. He deliberately, systematically violated the law. He is not King, he is president."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 109th; barkingmoonbat; johnlewis; johnputzlewis; loonyleft
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Congressman Mumbles strikes again....
1 posted on 12/19/2005 1:50:25 PM PST by mhking
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To: mhking

Hey mumbles...any US citizen proved to be communicating and collaborating with Al Quida should be hung from the yard arm. Monitoring their comms should be a very small intitial first step towards that end.


2 posted on 12/19/2005 1:51:45 PM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: mhking

That's the new democrat montra..... King


3 posted on 12/19/2005 1:51:55 PM PST by b4its2late (Eye souport publik edekashun two.)
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To: mhking

Lewis is a major figure?!?!?!? heheheheheh yeh right.


4 posted on 12/19/2005 1:52:30 PM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: mhking

Sick the NSA on him..


5 posted on 12/19/2005 1:52:37 PM PST by crz
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To: mhking
How profound of him. Well, two can play at this game.

I call for Rep. John Lewis' impeachment!

How much do you want to bet that nothing comes from either of our threats?

6 posted on 12/19/2005 1:52:39 PM PST by cchandler
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To: mhking

The House should accept the challenge, draw up legislation much like the Murtha Resolution tactic, and call them to vote right now!


7 posted on 12/19/2005 1:52:41 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (("My job as the president is to see the world the way it is, not the way we hope it is." - W)
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To: mhking

Looks like John Lewis will be the newest Democrat darling for the impeach Bush crowd on FR.


8 posted on 12/19/2005 1:53:09 PM PST by COEXERJ145 (Those Who Want to Impeach President Bush Are the Party of Treason.)
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To: mhking

Isn't he the one who pronounces Republican "Repubabacon"?


9 posted on 12/19/2005 1:53:15 PM PST by Niteranger68 ("Spare the rod, spoil the liberal.")
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To: b4its2late

"It's a very serious charge, but he violated the law.The president should abide by the law. He deliberately, systematically violated the law" - No prejudgement here!


10 posted on 12/19/2005 1:53:34 PM PST by stocksthatgoup ("It's inexcusable to tell us to 'connect the dots' and not give us the tools to do so." G W Bush)
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To: RacerF150
Isn't he the one who pronounces Republican "Repubabacon"?

And now you understand why I refer to him as Congressman Mumbles.

11 posted on 12/19/2005 1:53:44 PM PST by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: mhking
The Japs knew when to bomb Pearl Harbor because of a phone call from a known Jap sympathizer giving the particulars about that day.

To have had this technology then.
12 posted on 12/19/2005 1:54:02 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: mhking

Honestly, I am surprised it took this long for a call to impeach the President. I always assumed it was because they have nowhere near enough votes to actually impeach him and no one wanted to look stupid calling for impeachment and failing.

I guess I underestimated the stupidity of the dems....hard to do, really


13 posted on 12/19/2005 1:54:46 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Liberalism is the philosophy of the stupid - The Great One)
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To: mhking

Bloney. Verbal flatulence. Garbage. Horse manure.

We are at war.

Did Roosevelt or Lincoln or Washington go scurrying off to a judge before checking out potential Quislings?

I think not.

Maybe the Dems are worried that THEY may be tapped and checked and that FINALLY - there will be a price to pay for treason.


14 posted on 12/19/2005 1:55:03 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: mhking

John "Prepare to feel the wrath of the American people" Lewis is off his medications again.


15 posted on 12/19/2005 1:55:19 PM PST by Doctor Freeze
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To: b4its2late

Hmmm.....King George.

Has a sort of reminiscent ring to it.


16 posted on 12/19/2005 1:55:36 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (("My job as the president is to see the world the way it is, not the way we hope it is." - W)
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To: angkor

Ping.


17 posted on 12/19/2005 1:55:47 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: mhking

Seriously, Lewis doesn't belong in congress, he belongs on the Howard Stern show debating politics with Wendy the Retard, Crackhead Bob and Beetlejuice.


18 posted on 12/19/2005 1:56:27 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: mhking
I was just going to make a deal with that jerk.

If he ever says the word 'ask' or 'children' correctly, I will say something negative about Bush.
19 posted on 12/19/2005 1:56:37 PM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: mhking

Bring it, Lewis.


20 posted on 12/19/2005 1:56:58 PM PST by jw777
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To: Howlin; Mo1

More impeachment talk.


21 posted on 12/19/2005 1:57:00 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Kerretarded
The House should accept the challenge, draw up legislation much like the Murtha Resolution tactic, and call them to vote right now!

Now that is a clever idea.

22 posted on 12/19/2005 1:57:52 PM PST by NeoCaveman (The United States Senate is the best argument for a unicameral legislature)
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To: mhking

Maybe the good Congressman should figure out that the legislation that guides wiretaps specifically states that US citizens can be wiretapped without FISA warrants if that citizens if in contact with an enemy of the United Stats.

This is the appropriate legislation:

Posted by Peach to Alter Kaker
On News/Activism 12/19/2005 4:41:01 PM EST · 60 of 63


Does everything have to be in the Constitution and legislation doesn't apply to anything in your worldview?

This is the legislation that pertains to US citizens who correspond with foreign enemies:

Return to section 1801, subsection (i): "United States person," which includes citizens, legal aliens, and businesses, explicitly "does not include a corporation or an association which is a foreign power."

Well sure, but does that mean that even if you are a citizen you cash in your abovementioned rights by collaborating with terrorists? Yes you do. You have then become an "Agent of a foreign power" as defined under subsection (b)(2)(C). Such agents include anyone who "knowingly engages in sabotage or international terrorism, or activities that are in preparation therefor, for or on behalf of a foreign power," and even includes those who aid and abet or knowingly conspire with those engaged in such behavior.

Wait, that includes anyone, even citizens? Yes — subsection (b)(1) is the part that applies to foreigners; (b)(2) covers everybody. And the whole point of the act is to collect "foreign intelligence information," which is defined under section 1801 subsection (e)(1)(B) as "information that relates to, and if concerning a United States person is necessary to, the ability of the United States to protect against sabotage or international terrorism by a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power."



23 posted on 12/19/2005 1:57:57 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: mhking

"President Bush should be impeached if he broke the law in authorizing spying on Americans."

We'd have to go back further than Pres. Bush - Clinton did it, too, only he "spied" on Americans communicating with other Americans inside the country, not Americans communicating with suspected terrorists outside the country.


24 posted on 12/19/2005 1:58:34 PM PST by hsalaw
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To: Peach

Let me re-do that legislation:

to section 1801, subsection (i): "United States person," which includes citizens, legal aliens, and businesses, explicitly "does not include a corporation or an association which is a foreign power."

Well sure, but does that mean that even if you are a citizen you cash in your abovementioned rights by collaborating with terrorists? Yes you do. You have then become an "Agent of a foreign power" as defined under subsection (b)(2)(C). Such agents include anyone who "knowingly engages in sabotage or international terrorism, or activities that are in preparation therefor, for or on behalf of a foreign power," and even includes those who aid and abet or knowingly conspire with those engaged in such behavior.

Wait, that includes anyone, even citizens? Yes — subsection (b)(1) is the part that applies to foreigners; (b)(2) covers everybody. And the whole point of the act is to collect "foreign intelligence information," which is defined under section 1801 subsection (e)(1)(B) as "information that relates to, and if concerning a United States person is necessary to, the ability of the United States to protect against sabotage or international terrorism by a foreign power or an agent of a foreign power."



26 posted on 12/19/2005 1:58:53 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: mhking
"It's so glaring that the great majority of people crying out for help are poor, they're black. There's a whole segment of society that's being left behind. When you tell people to evacuate, these people didn't have any way to leave. They didn't have any cars, any SUVs."

The Congressman on Katrina. Missed a few there too.

27 posted on 12/19/2005 1:59:06 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: mhking
Lewis is the second stupidest member of the United States Congress.The stupidest is Patrick Kennedy (D-Kennedy Compund).
28 posted on 12/19/2005 1:59:20 PM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: Peach

We had a radio show host here in Atlanta back sometime in the late 80's Ed Tyl was his name...a real JK/OFF...called Lewis, Buckwheat...maybe he was right. John Lewis is an icon of the civil rights movement as he should be, but has really out lived usefulness in Atlanta


29 posted on 12/19/2005 2:01:37 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: mhking

He must have been speaking through an interpreter.


30 posted on 12/19/2005 2:02:10 PM PST by clintonh8r (If you don't support the mission you don't support the troops. Period.)
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To: ncountylee
""It's so glaring that the great majority of people crying out for help are poor, they're black. There's a whole segment of society that's being left behind. When you tell people to evacuate, these people didn't have any way to leave. They didn't have any cars, any SUVs, or SCHOOL BUSES."


There. I fixed it for him.

After all, if you going to tell a lie, a least tell a COMPLETE one.
31 posted on 12/19/2005 2:03:06 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: mhking
I'm surprised anybody understood what he was saying.

Nice guy, well-intentioned, hero of the civil rights movement, but-- talkin' Geechee?

Man, does he ever!

32 posted on 12/19/2005 2:04:25 PM PST by George Smiley (This tagline deliberately targeted journalists.)
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To: mhking

Thus barketh the moonbat.


33 posted on 12/19/2005 2:05:03 PM PST by thoughtomator (Congrats Iraq!)
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To: MeanWestTexan
The Japs knew when to bomb Pearl Harbor because of a phone call from a known Jap sympathizer giving the particulars about that day.

Off subject, but I was watching a show on the History Channel last night on the Samurai and at the end of the show, they were talking about Kamakazi pilots. I don't know why I never saw the connection sooner, but it struck me differently last night. The similarities between the kamakazi pilots and the 9/11 hijackers were amazing. Both acts were meant to start a war. Both acts used planes. Both acts purposely targeted US assets. Both were surprize attacks. Both caused huge damage and considerable loss of life.

Osama did do a little bit of history education on his enemy, didn't he?
34 posted on 12/19/2005 2:05:41 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty (("My job as the president is to see the world the way it is, not the way we hope it is." - W)
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To: Jeff Head

Hey Jeff,
It will be a good day when that communist POS is buried in the ground.

He is a perfect example of what the democrats stand for in life. Pure and simple(Communism&Socialism)

As I See It,
NSNR-FATD&S


35 posted on 12/19/2005 2:06:51 PM PST by No Surrender No Retreat
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To: mhking
Stooopid is as stooopid does.


36 posted on 12/19/2005 2:08:13 PM PST by TheOracleAtLilac
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To: Bavarian Leprechaun

He is truely an affirmative action congress critter. If John Lewis took an iq test, {I'm not sure he can read} he'd be in the low teens. He can never be prosecuted for a crime, too stupid and can't make a rational decision.


37 posted on 12/19/2005 2:08:26 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: No Surrender No Retreat

Tell me Rep. Lewis where was your outrage when Jimmy Carter, the man who appointed you to run ACTION passed the FISA law that makes this wire-tapping legal?


38 posted on 12/19/2005 2:09:56 PM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: No Surrender No Retreat

Sadly, tragically, we have allowed many such enemies within the gate...sappers who abett and assist the abject external enemies of this nation in trying to destroy it, the liberty it represents, and all it has been founded upon,


39 posted on 12/19/2005 2:10:04 PM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Kerretarded

Yes OBL did need a lesson.

On the topic, I have it firsthand that one of the "Top Ten" names for the initial operations in Afganistan was going to be "Operation Sleeping Giant," but it was rejected as too obscure. (Jap Gen on Pearl Harbor . . "I am afraid we have merely awoken a sleeping giant.")


40 posted on 12/19/2005 2:10:35 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: mhking

Good call! Try to impeach him when his poll numbers are rebounding!

Great strategy! :sarcasm:

Dems are so tone def it's almost funny.


41 posted on 12/19/2005 2:11:43 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: mhking

I met him briefly a year or two ago in Las Vegas while waiting for a Walk light to change. He's very short. And self important.


42 posted on 12/19/2005 2:13:47 PM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: mhking

Are they sure? Who can understand that mumbling imbecile?


43 posted on 12/19/2005 2:13:59 PM PST by Yankee
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To: savedbygrace

He was given an honorary degree at a recent Duke University graduation ceremony. Many in the audience gave him a standing ovation. I was not one of the many.


44 posted on 12/19/2005 2:15:44 PM PST by clintonh8r (If you don't support the mission you don't support the troops. Period.)
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To: RacerF150

Probably, he is most certainly a challenged speaker and not adept in the art of public discourse and very much prone to mispronunciation, mis-speaking, and outright bastardization of words. However, he has, in the eyes of his major constiuency earned that right through beatings to the head, high pressure fire hose dousings, police dog attacks, etc. (or so the story goes from the Alabama MLK days). I chalk it up to being punch drunk and maybe illiterate.

I also am aware that the leader of the free world ( President GW Bush) has a similar trouble with words, at times. So, my conclusion is not what manner in which a man speaks but what he says, and how you perceive what he meant to say.

Regardless, I have never agreed with Rep Lewis' aims and goals and feel he is just another tool of the Democratic party which will do anything, ANYTHING to regain and keep the power they once had.....


45 posted on 12/19/2005 2:18:15 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: mhking

What an idiot!!

Everything President Bush is doing is covered by Law and there to protect even this idiots sorry butt!

What's his email?!


46 posted on 12/19/2005 2:26:03 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Peach
On how many threads have you now posted the opinion that the 'agents of a foreign power' clause completely guts the rest of the statute?

Well, since you seem to be the foremost promulgater of that view, can you tell me where the terms 'corporation' and 'association' are defined to include individual US citizens?

47 posted on 12/19/2005 2:26:11 PM PST by lugsoul ("Try not to be sad." - Laura Bush)
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To: mhking
Disingenuous boobs! Did Lewis and other dems call for Clinton's impeachment for ESCHLEON?
48 posted on 12/19/2005 2:28:51 PM PST by zeaal (SPREAD TRUTH!)
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To: mhking
Why doesn't Congressman Lewis insist on impeaching Bush FIRST for Bush's "lies" to go to war with Iraq?

Seems to me that would be a more serious offense and the 'Rats have been harping on that a lot longer.

49 posted on 12/19/2005 2:30:59 PM PST by manwiththehands ("Merry Christmas .... and Happy New Year ... you can take your seat now ...")
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To: lugsoul

I don't know, lugsoul, I've read and re-read that section you don't seem to like my reposting on pertinent threads and I think it's pretty clear.


50 posted on 12/19/2005 2:32:01 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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