Skip to comments.Happy Clinton Impeachment Day! 15th Anniversary; FReepers Led the Way
Posted on 12/19/2013 6:58:49 AM PST by kristinn
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So you think Cornyn will be the ‘heir apparent’? Wasn’t Cornyn the guy who lavished praise about Nancy Pelosi some years back? He went on and on about how sweet and wonderful and thoughtful she was. I was distressing and disgusting that he didn’t know any better. A noodle for a spine, that man. Maybe he’s learned the truth by now.
The word was out that our Rino congressit, who had lost his re election attempt was not going to vote for Impeachment.
Several small groups, apparently, made personal call on his office to inform his local secretary if he didn’t vote for Impeachment, he might consider moving to avoid us after he was out of congress. Because a lot of people wanted to discuss on a one to one basis, to why he didn’t vote for Impeachment.
He voted for Impeachment, and later we found out that he didn’t even live here. A true Rino in his actions, not what he lied to us about.
He’s in full bit the lip mode. At least it’s his own lip.
I remember seeing the cnn anchors cry
Thanks for the reminder and for what you and the brave Freepers did to help Impeach, the Clintoon!
Turn off your italians!
I never heard of the Ellen Rometsch strategy before.
It’s eerily like what Odinga did to Roberts to secure OdingaCare.
The Left has the resources of a nation-state at their fingertips. Not for a second do I think they won’t use it.
The web site that impeached a President!
Don’t let GOPe revisionists claim impeachment hurt Republicans. They have been saying such things of late.
No, Al Gore would have been President starting the new millennium without this impeachment. Think what a disaster that would have been.
Free Republic saved the world.
Anyone who signed up to FR after impeachment is and always be a nOob.
Nothing is impossible to a willing mind and a brave heart.
We are Americans.
We come from people who crossed oceans to do the impossible, create the uncreatable, dream the undreamable, and make a New World for millions of their descendants to live free and rise or fall on their own merits, and not by anyone else’s leave.
Never forget who we are, who are people were, and why we’re here.
Although I wasn’t here at FR during that time period, I just want to say God bless all of the Freepers involved in shining the light on Slick Willie, and keeping it alive, lest we ever forget how corrupt that admin was.
Let’s ensure there’s no replay with Clinton Release 2.0.
And God bless all Freepers in general... I’m honored and privileged to be your Countryman.
Its a shame Slick and Hillary haven’t been in federal penitentiary for 15 years so far.
Good start for the day bump!
If I recall correctly from a book review of Chinagate written by a congressman, Clinton took contributions from the Chinese military and allowed missile guidance technology to be sold to China. That alone should have put him in prison.
A few months ago there was a story posted that the Clinton foundation was keeping a lot of the contribution money and it was not being spent on the actual charity services. I guess that story disappeared quickly. More criminal behavior.
Worth the read
As I read it, Lott basically derailed the process in the senate. Reading all of those rape allegations on television would likely have forced some of the dems to break ranks.
Yes — good point. I remember that now. However I don’t think it would made much difference in the final outcome Perhaps a few more dems would have broken ranks. The rape charges were detailed in the media and it ended up as a “he said / she said”.
Was at the March for Justice in October, 1998.
Lurked at the time and finally joined on12/30/98.
Was proud to stand with you and the DC Freepers at the
White House some Saturdays in 1999 and 2000.
Fifteen years later, I would do it all over again.
We did the right thing, the noble thing, and the just thing.
Since 12/19/98, our political class has failed us and betrayed us continually.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
“40 THOUSAND controlled a nation of 80 MILLION.”
Wonderful post, NF. I was just explaining the same things to my kids today.
We've got to teach the kids the truth about their exceptional country, and instill an appreciation and love for it within them. More than anything else we do here, that is perhaps the most important.
I'm not arguing that he shouldn't have been impeached...rather,I'm pointing out how far we've fallen as a nation....and as a civilized world.
That’s what happens when you don’t shoot back...
Or when they start rounding up “enemies of the people”...
Or when they even remotely start making SOUNDS like that’s what they want to do.
“..got to teach the kids the truth about their exceptional country, and instill an appreciation and love for it within them...”
It’s your Number One priority, brother...
That’s why the libs are going after kids - they want to pollute their minds at a young age.
Yep! Gettin’ a bit ‘creaky’ here.
"Oh, there may be wiggle room...let me get back to you on that." (Sir Humphrey Appleby style.)
A Pure Classic.
Thank you very much, fatima! FReepers are the greatest!!
Jim you have never failed in your leadership.I saw major networks take you on but you didn’t back down.You were the Rock back then and you are the Rock now.We were all on dialup,God forbid anyone post a picture not sized we would all suffer-hehehehe.The Turtle and the Hare,what a joke that was.I have seen big names come and go.But Free Republic still stands because of you.Good job Jim,and Your welcome.((((Hugs))))
Yep. It's the fastest and surest way to turn a country from it's founding principles.
It's one of the chief reasons that my wife and I home school our kids. I don't want Big Brother shaping their minds. That's my job, and I will teach them in the ways and history of our forefathers as I see fit.
They're already a whole lot better for it.
Ah the memories!
And who can forget the late great Dr. Raoul, in his devil suit with the sign: "Bill Clinton Married My Sister!"
Too bad doing the right thing only backfired on Republicans because the economy was good and the media was on Willie’s side 1000%.
“David P. Schippers, who was Chief Investigative Counsel for the Clinton impeachment, reveals in his book Sell-Out that Republican leaders, from the get-go, had no intention of holding a proper impeachment trial or of convicting Bill Clinton. It was all a charade.”
Fifteen years? Time flies! Harkens back to the days when I used to access Free Republic by going to the Drudge Report and clicking on the link to the “Whitewater Pages.” I honestly believe Clinton would never have been impeached if FR were not around.
Excellent summary of the early days. Thanks for posting, and Merry Kristmas!
Wow, has it really been 15 years already? My fellow RINOs who fought impeachment, like Houghton, Morella, Shays, Chafee, Jeffords, Snowe, and Specter are long gone and rightfully scorned as liberal traitors for years, but I'm STILL in power by convincing numerous gullible conservatives that I was "one of the good guys". Bwahahaha, suckers!
even if the Senate won't convict Impeachment in the House would stop obama in his tracks until the November elections.
Stunning! This is very important history for us newbies. There is no book on it and there needs to be. I didn’t know any of this. Jim?
15 Years were did they go?
“Stood there boldly
Sweatin’ in the sun
Felt like a million
Felt like number one
The height of summer
I’d never felt that strong
Like a rock”
Apologies to Bob Seger
“...My fellow RINOs who fought impeachment, like Houghton, Morella, Shays, Chafee, Jeffords, Snowe, and Specter ...”
One of my goals was to outlive “Snarlin’ Arlen” Specter.
This, I have done. [Hale smiles here]
A man’s got to have goals...
Good to hear that, buddy... need more of it.
I did the parochial school route with mine, and wherever I saw something that seemed a little too left-leaning, I intervened.
Even to the point where I complained about a poster one of the English teachers had up in the classroom, with “Famous American Authors” on it... Maya Angelou... Walt Whitman... Langston Hughes... all good lefties.
When I told the teacher about it, she really had no idea who these people were, and when I schooled her on it, she removed it. It was removed from other classrooms too afterwards.
That’s how entrenched this crap is. Even some of the teachers don’t know who these folks are.
Thanks for posting this, kristinn—sure brings back memories, although I’m not sure I attended the first one. I think I made it to the rest we held in DC.
Wonder what ever happened to the freepers named here—normally a lurker for instance. I loved her infectious laugh—any gathering we held was enlivened by her attendance.
Of course, the really big friend missing today is Doctor Raoul. God rest his soul. I really can’t quite believe he’s gone. I have so many wonderful memories of freeping with him——especially standing in front of the WH yelling the “Cops’ Cheer” at the top of our lungs.
So many old time freepers have dropped out, like Clinton’s a Liar and others that come to mind......but we have many new freepers who have taken up the cause.
Is it time yet to head to DC again? I’ve been thinking that for a long time—but which outrage would we freep against? There are so many from which to choose, unfortunately.
I wonder what got Raoul sick. Was it living in NJ?
I never heard what happened, and every time I think of him, I feel his loss again.
He never talked much about himself—was sort of a mysterious person. He always mumbled something about having some sort of secret job that he wasn’t able to talk about—
He and my husband became friends at an event we attended in DC—and he had promised us he would drive down to see us in TX this fall.............of course, that never happened, but for a long time, we looked forward to it!