Skip to comments.Black Friday
Posted on 02/12/2008 8:00:29 AM PST by boothead
On February 12, 1999 at 12:37 P.M., I hoisted a black flag over my house. This flag flew every day until tattered. Today is the 9th anniversary of Black Friday when 55 gelding senators voted not guilty of perjury for William Jefferson Clinton, and 50 gelding senators voted not guilty of obstruction of justice for the same cluck. This was one of the worse days of my life. I am now being ask by the National Republican Party to help fund some of these despicable senators to help beat back another Clinton. This is not going to happen. This group had a chance to rid the country of both Clintons on Black Friday, 1999. They need not look to me now for money or vote to extract them from their own folly. It is a shame to have a candidate, who nobody wants, rammed down our throats. Remember The Alamo, Remember Pearl Harbor, but most of all Remember Black Friday February 12, 1999.
Why don’t you list the Senators?
The new flag of revolt should be a black flag with a tea kettle.
Of COURSE you'll vote Republican, where ELSE are you going to go?
one was john mcain
Republican Sens. Richard Shelby of Alabama, Ted Stevens of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Olympia Snowe of Maine, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, John Chafee of Rhode Island, Fred Thompson of Tennessee, Jim Jeffords of Vermont, John Warner of Virginia and Slade Gorton of Washington all voted against the perjury article.
Collins, Snowe, Specter, Chafee and Jeffords also rejected the obstruction of justice article.
3rd party or write-in.
uh, yea, I’ll remember that in front of Pearl Harbor. Get a grip.
I have not forgotten.
Remember Trent Lott and Ted Stevens. They are particularly worthy of blame.
to the Washington apparently were 3nd rate outside the beltway
if the blind lead the blind they both fall into the ditch
I am not a McCain fan, but if I remember right—I think he voted guilty on both counts.
Another was Fred Thompson
In my layman’s humble opinion, they screwed up by not charging him with a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Remember, if you will, the bill was amended in the 11th hour to protect women in courts.
they all negated and if he did it was done afterward,s they can change for the record
Sorry, my #17 was intended for the op.
I don’t agree with any list the trial was mishandled they wouldn’t do it the impeachment was a mess and mishandled
Thanks for posting the list—I was pretty sure that McCain actually stuck with the Republicans on this one for a change.
Interesting. I did not remember that Fred Thompson voted with the Dems on one of the charges.
I have not seen this issue raised at any time in the past year.
How does he explain it?
Specter, Jeffords, and Chaffee are the ones I particularly resented. Tompson escaped my notice.
That’s not accurate. Check your facts, please.
The real issue then, was Chinese money.
It’s magnified tenfold, now.
As a former FRedhead, I’ll tell you, Fred said he didn’t think it rose to the level of impeachment. However, I say, it wasn’t his job to decide if it “rose” to that level. His job was to decide guilty or not guilty.
I understand his motive, he didn’t want to set such a dangerous precedent for future Presidents. I mean they all lie of course, but should the Country be put through the stress and drama of attempting to impeach each and every President? In my opinion they should, when the lie denies another citizen of their Civil Rights.
“Remember Trent Lott and Ted Stevens. They are particularly worthy of blame.”
You can add my senator Arlen “Scottish Law” Specter!
That was Arlen Specter (R-Pa.). As far as I'm concerned, he may as well have cited Paraguayan, Albanian, or Uzbekistani legal codes--which have just as much relevance in this country as Scottish law--to rationalize his vote.
It was raised. Repeatedly.
Here’s his statement.
Your list is not necessary. All 100 of these bastards voted FOR the rules of engagement which were constructed in a fashion to prevent a real trial in the Senate. Instead, a trial for show is what we got. All are traitors to the constitution that each of them swore to uphold. The moment these rules were approved, our government openly admitted to all of us just how illegal they are. All of them.
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