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Sen. Bob Graham Just Called for Impeachments On MSNBC Over Supposed Intelligence Failures
MSNBC ^ | July 17, 2003 | Buchanan and Press

Posted on 07/17/2003 2:09:23 PM PDT by ewing

MSNBC is running it as breaking news.. Graham said that there is no way that Tom Delay and the House will have impeachment hearings over the supposed intelligence failures (I assume he is talking about VP Cheney) so 'the people' will have to vote the offending partes out in 2004.

A desperate act of a Presidential candidacy and a political career expiring

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Frustrated over the inablility to fluster Tenet at the hearings yesterday
1 posted on 07/17/2003 2:09:24 PM PDT by ewing
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To: ewing
This is going to blow up in the Dem's faces, especially when Curt Weldon referenced Clinton's lies about Kosovo to justify that particular conflict.
2 posted on 07/17/2003 2:11:26 PM PDT by dirtboy (Not enough words in FR taglines to adequately describe the dimensions of Hillary's thunderous thighs)
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3 posted on 07/17/2003 2:11:42 PM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/6302837.htm
4 posted on 07/17/2003 2:12:14 PM PDT by ewing
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To: ewing
Good for him.

He's trying to win over the leftist dingbats in the Dem primary. And it will work, forcing the other dopes to follow him.

He's driving another nail into the coffins of the Dem party in the general election.

5 posted on 07/17/2003 2:12:47 PM PDT by dead
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To: ewing
Hey, is Bob Graham running for President? ;)
6 posted on 07/17/2003 2:13:07 PM PDT by shadowman99
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To: dirtboy
Can Congress impeach the head of the CIA? I do agree that this is a huge political mistake by Sen. Graham, even if he is retiring
7 posted on 07/17/2003 2:13:54 PM PDT by ewing
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To: dead
It's a delicate art, running far enough left to win the primary but not sabotaging your chances in November with all the stuff you said to win over the left wingnuts. So far, the Dems are trampling any semblence of moderation needed to for them to have a chance in 2004.
8 posted on 07/17/2003 2:14:27 PM PDT by dirtboy (Not enough words in FR taglines to adequately describe the dimensions of Hillary's thunderous thighs)
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To: shadowman99
Yes, and Graham is tanking in the polls at the moment with good reason.
9 posted on 07/17/2003 2:14:32 PM PDT by ewing
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To: dirtboy
Sen. Bob Graham Just Called for Impeachments On MSNBC Over Supposed Intelligence Failures
Where was he while Clinton was in office --- talk about Intelligence Failure!
10 posted on 07/17/2003 2:14:49 PM PDT by CCCV
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To: dead
Is this what we can expect for the next 16 months?
11 posted on 07/17/2003 2:16:04 PM PDT by ewing
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; BigWaveBetty; Joe Brower; floriduh voter; JulieRNR21
Do you guys have a strong candidate for Senate that can take out this lowlife?
12 posted on 07/17/2003 2:16:45 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: ewing
ABA Primer on Impeachment

A. Article 2, Section 4, specifies that "The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." These "civil officers" include federal judges and cabinet members, but do not include Senators and Representatives, (the Senate and House deal with misconduct by their own members).

13 posted on 07/17/2003 2:18:22 PM PDT by dirtboy (Not enough words in FR taglines to adequately describe the dimensions of Hillary's thunderous thighs)
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To: ewing
You have got that right the news media is coming after Conservatives with the heavy artillery
14 posted on 07/17/2003 2:18:44 PM PDT by MeSpikeLibs
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To: CCCV
This is becoming almost laughable. If it weren't so f***ing maddening that is. These guys are out of control (the 9 dwarfs and the other demo/socialists) and Time Magazines cover this week is a disgrace. I think we all should subscribe for their 4 free issues and cancel. Let's drive their costs up so goog old Ted Turner can lose his last few billion.
15 posted on 07/17/2003 2:19:12 PM PDT by marlon
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To: PhiKapMom
Graham shouldn't speak about intelligence failures. We might just think of HIS.
16 posted on 07/17/2003 2:20:24 PM PDT by Carolinamom
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To: dirtboy; dead

While I agree that the dems are blatantly sabotaging any chance they'll have in 2004 (and likely the 2006 mid terms too), this partisan hectoring of the Administration comes with a price. 

The more they attempt to create the appearance of discord, the more it invigorates our enemies in Iraq to continue their guerilla attacks on our troops in the hopes of driving us out.

In the dem's minds, of course, "hey, it's only a few dead grunts from flyover country, who cares?" 

Owl_Eagle
" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"

17 posted on 07/17/2003 2:20:46 PM PDT by South Hawthorne ("Europeans lost the will to live the moral life long ago." - Ben Shapiro)
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To: MeSpikeLibs
Since the Dims dont have the votes anywhere, it just comes off looking stupid as an idle threat.

Doesnt Sen. Graham think before he talks?

18 posted on 07/17/2003 2:21:25 PM PDT by ewing
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To: ewing
Graham has lost his mind. His rants get more insane every day...

He says things like this when the Brits are telling everyone the intell is sound. WMD reports are starting to come out of Iraq and proof of an Al-Q link is getting stronger every day.

You would think at least someone on his staff keeps up with current events.
19 posted on 07/17/2003 2:21:33 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente
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To: El Laton Caliente
Owl Eagle is right, this guy comes off as encouraging the Al Qaeda killing our boys in Iraq coming from Syria.
20 posted on 07/17/2003 2:22:51 PM PDT by ewing
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To: Carolinamom
LOL!!!! That's for sure!
21 posted on 07/17/2003 2:23:24 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: ewing
Isn't Graham on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has oversight over the intelligence community? Yet he bears no responsibility for intelligence failures?
22 posted on 07/17/2003 2:24:23 PM PDT by kevao
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To: ewing
Nothing new.......

Graham's been talking impeachment for a few days
Some of the articles from the past couple days
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23 posted on 07/17/2003 2:24:24 PM PDT by deport (On a hot day don't kick a cow chip...... only democrat enablers..)
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To: dirtboy
And CIA head is not a cabinet level post, correct?
24 posted on 07/17/2003 2:24:32 PM PDT by ewing
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To: kevao
Thats what makes his statements even more unbeliveable, he on the Intelligence Committee!
25 posted on 07/17/2003 2:25:48 PM PDT by ewing
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To: marlon
all should subscribe for their 4 free issues Thats a GREAT idea!
26 posted on 07/17/2003 2:26:25 PM PDT by CCCV
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To: ewing
“No one can contend he [Graham] has lived up to his potential as a presidential candidate.” – political observer and commentator Larry Sabato on Graham’s dismal fundraising performance.

http://www.iowapresidentialwatch.com/pages/Daily.htm

27 posted on 07/17/2003 2:26:41 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (Never take sleeping pills and laxative on the same night)
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To: PhiKapMom
I think the strongest candidate would be Congressman Foley from West Palm Beach. He will be challenged for the Republican nomination by McCollum, who lost to Nelson in 2000. I don't want to see McCollum as the nominee again, since he lost one already and I think people are put off with his nerdy presence.
28 posted on 07/17/2003 2:26:49 PM PDT by MsGail61
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To: ewing
Graham is a doddering idiot.

These losers are throwing their feces up against the wall, and the lack of anything sticking reflects their current state of queasiness.

Dubya should have a 3-word press conference on impeachment:

Bring 'em on!!!!

What Mr. Graham needs to reflect on is that people distrusted Clinton from the get-go, so they gave power to Republicans in congress after 2 years in order to check him. Without that, no impeachment. In the case of Bush, the people decided to reinforce Bush's hand and disempower the Dems by voting them out of Congress. We took the impeachment option out of their hands.

29 posted on 07/17/2003 2:26:49 PM PDT by Monti Cello
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To: ewing
That is what they want right now. If they are busy there they aren't in CONUS. What do you think "Bring 'Em On!" meant?
30 posted on 07/17/2003 2:27:22 PM PDT by El Laton Caliente
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To: ewing
Let's see. How does this stack up against Bob Barr's c.1997 call for Clinton to be impeached for transferring nuclear warhead, MIRV, and missle guidance technology to Communist China?

Oh, he/she/they finally got impeached, but it was for lying about an "inappropriate relationship". The really treasonous behavior got lost in the dust.

31 posted on 07/17/2003 2:27:33 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: ewing
he on the Intelligence Committee!
Well, now that I think about it, he probably would know all about intelligence failure! He could just look around the room. (LOL)
32 posted on 07/17/2003 2:28:59 PM PDT by CCCV
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To: Owl_Eagle
They are all undermining the morale of our troops and encouraging our enemies with their self-serving, anti-U.S. rhetoric. And I think Clinton is behind a lot of this, including other countries now hedging on sending over troops to help us out in Iraq. Clinton wouldn't care if more of our soldiers died and we were discredited in the world, as long as he can undermine Pres. Bush and continue his dominance of news. He goes around the world talking against us, and the candidates are all emulating his disgraceful approach.
33 posted on 07/17/2003 2:29:49 PM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: CCCV
Don't forget the other part of the troika Dick Durbin and Carl Levin. Where were these bums when Clinton was destroying an aspirin factory. I would dare say they are emboldening the enemy in Iraq. Talk about sedition!
34 posted on 07/17/2003 2:30:45 PM PDT by ChiMark
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To: MsGail61
I don't want to see McCollum as the nominee again, since he lost one already and I think people are put off with his nerdy presence.

I agree with you - McCullum had his chance and he blew it. He ran a cruddy campaign against Bill Nelson, and lost by a pretty good margin (57% -42%? - I don't recall but that's in the ballpark).

35 posted on 07/17/2003 2:31:06 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (Hippies. They want to save the earth, but all they do is smoke dope and smell bad.)
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To: Monti Cello
A perfect description of most of the 2004 Democratic Campaigns so far. Graham is so tone deaf guaging the mood of the country it is amazing
36 posted on 07/17/2003 2:33:48 PM PDT by ewing
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To: Owl_Eagle
The more they attempt to create the appearance of discord, the more it invigorates our enemies in Iraq to continue their guerilla attacks on our troops in the hopes of driving us out. In the dem's minds, of course, "hey, it's only a few dead grunts from flyover country, who cares?"

It wasn't a dem who challenged the Iraqis to "Bring it on."

37 posted on 07/17/2003 2:34:45 PM PDT by Jolly Rodgers
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To: ewing
Yes, we can expect this sort of idiocy until the election. Rush is right (again) when he says the dims are hilarious to watch when they are out of power.
38 posted on 07/17/2003 2:35:41 PM PDT by basil
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To: PhiKapMom
Well, not really! We do have Mark Foley jumping in the ring, and rumors are bouncing around about Katherine Harris, and there's some other guy who's name I can't remember... $:-)

When I ask the local GOP committee about Graham, boy do they ever get defensive. Uh huh...

Heck, I'd run if I knew I had a snowball's chance. I'd even waive my requirement that they bring back dueling! $;-)


39 posted on 07/17/2003 2:36:08 PM PDT by Joe Brower ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless -- he is also contemptible." -- Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: ewing
Don't let Bob Graham near an automobile. He looks about as coherent as the guy who mowed down all the shoppers yesterday at the Farmer's Market in Santa Monica.

On a personal note, the pregnant daughter of a good friend of mine goes to that market EVERY Wednesday. She takes her young boy with her. She had planned on going there yesterday, but the good Lord created some miraculous circumstances that prevented her from either witnessing or being a victim of that horrific tragedy. She is normally there around the same time the accident occured.

40 posted on 07/17/2003 2:36:57 PM PDT by Russell Scott (When Christ's Kingdom appears, all of man's problems will disappear.)
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To: shadowman99
No, don't think so. I think he's running for the VP slot from FLORIDA.
41 posted on 07/17/2003 2:38:07 PM PDT by rvoitier (There's too many ALs in this world: Al Qaeda Al Jezeera Al Gore Al Sharpton Al Franken)
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To: Jolly Rodgers

It wasn't a dem who challenged the Iraqis to "Bring it on."

Actually, a quote like "Bring it on" conveys resolve and confidence.  Calling for the impeachment and removal from office of The President, conveys discord and lack of resolve.

 

Owl_Eagle
" WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH"

42 posted on 07/17/2003 2:38:22 PM PDT by South Hawthorne ("Europeans lost the will to live the moral life long ago." - Ben Shapiro)
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To: ewing
"This doesn't rise to the level of impeachment..."

"Censure, and move on..."

Any other responses we can give the ol' Senator?

43 posted on 07/17/2003 2:38:40 PM PDT by weegee
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To: Jolly Rodgers
t wasn't a dem who challenged the Iraqis to "Bring it on."

That's a better image to project to the remaining Saddam loyalists than one that we'll cut and run if things get too difficult. As long as the Saddamites think they have a chance to chase us out of Iraq, the attacks will continue.

44 posted on 07/17/2003 2:39:23 PM PDT by dirtboy (Not enough words in FR taglines to adequately describe the dimensions of Hillary's thunderous thighs)
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To: ewing
From Graham's daily diary today:

2:00 Spoke with campaign manager on telephone, says it is time to "make a big stink"
2:15 Reviewed Democrat polls. Could not find my name anywhere, then saw it in footnotes under "Received less than 1%"
2:20 Hit the can
2:35 Consulted with Janet Reno, she always knows what to say, she said it was time to "make a ruckus"
2:47 Called Al Gore, he said that whole chad thing still burned him up, instead of Niger they should be talking about Chad
3:10 Called press conference, made sure Helen Thomas was in front row
3:15 Made total jerk of myself calling for impeachement of, like, whoever, that'll show 'em!

45 posted on 07/17/2003 2:40:29 PM PDT by KellyAdmirer
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To: weegee
Any other responses we can give the ol' Senator?

"All you're trying to do is overturn the election."

46 posted on 07/17/2003 2:40:47 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (Hippies. They want to save the earth, but all they do is smoke dope and smell bad.)
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To: Owl_Eagle; All
In the dem's minds, of course, "hey, it's only a few dead grunts from flyover country, who cares?"

BTTT -- and we'll never forget it.

47 posted on 07/17/2003 2:42:09 PM PDT by risk
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To: MsGail61
You are right, Bill Mccollum is the most qualified,but least electable. I have signed up for the Mark Foley for Senate campaign. He is wonderful on the stump,unlike "THE PERFESSER". Baghdad Bob Graham has always been strange,however since his multiple task heart surgery he is "crackers",and gets worse every day. Check out the article in August Readers Digest about heart surgery,and memory problems. He was under a verrry long time,and it shows. I would like to see if there is a florida statute for removal of a sitting senator who is mentally unable to handle the job.
48 posted on 07/17/2003 2:44:06 PM PDT by samantha (Don't panic, the adults are in charge.)
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To: ewing
Why not? They can't get a Dem elected president, so they turn to the courts, as usual...
49 posted on 07/17/2003 2:45:20 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: KellyAdmirer
lol, diary man strikes again..
50 posted on 07/17/2003 2:45:48 PM PDT by ewing
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