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Democrats pledge probes of Bush, not impeachment ["John Conyers is an enthusiastic advocate...]
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Posted on 05/07/2006 11:55:33 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Democrats pledge probes of Bush, not impeachment

By Andrea Hopkins 10 minutes ago

Democrats will launch a series of investigations of the Bush administration if they take control of Congress in November but are not out to impeach President George W. Bush, a top Democrat said on Sunday.

House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would hold hearings on the use of intelligence in the lead-up to the Iraq war and investigate the high price of energy and prescription drugs if they win the extra 15 seats they need for a House majority in the mid-term elections.

But Pelosi denied Republican claims that her party would move quickly to impeach Bush.

"I said we'd be having hearings on the war, we'd have hearings. But I don't see us going to a place of impeachment," Pelosi said in an interview on NBC's Meet the Press. "Investigation does not equate to impeachment. Investigation is the requirement of Congress. It is about checks and balances."

In Congress, the majority party controls the chairmanship and agenda of all committees, where most laws are drafted and investigative and subpoena power is held.

With Bush's public approval rating at an all-time low and Republicans fearing they could lose control of both houses of Congress in November, Democrats are laying out plans for an aggressive start to the new Congress.

Michigan Rep. John Conyers (news, bio, voting record), the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, has called for the creation of committee to recommend grounds for possible impeachment of Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney.

But Pelosi said such a decision rests with her and the Democratic caucus.

"John Conyers is an enthusiastic advocate. I am the leader. Our caucus will decide where we go," she said.

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KEYWORDS: 109th; 2006; conyers; dncagenda; johnconyers; nancypelosi; pelosi; wob
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To: Sub-Driver

Souldn't there be a PROBE about Conyers?? Didn't he make his women staff membres BABY-SIT??


51 posted on 05/07/2006 1:08:47 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Williams

"A major problem is the GOP has "allowed" the dems to coddle left wing radicals, without being called out and embarrassed into reeling them in. A subset of that is Black America's support for out and out marxists in the dem party."

WELL SAID.

America is drifting left and for no good reason at all. The voters havent moved left and in fact want more conservative policies, on spending, taxes, culture, immigration, etc.

The Democrats are captured by the moonbat-left, and the Republicans are failing to capitalize on it and maky political hay out of the extremism of the Democrats.


52 posted on 05/07/2006 1:11:20 PM PDT by WOSG (Faith & Reason)
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To: Howlin

Sheehan and Wilson *together* on the bash-Bush hearings?

Is this a wierd Washington DC form of "Hollywood Squares", where the has-beens and near-celebrities get together to make some sparks fly?

what an absurdity.

I do thinks it helps the GOP to point out how absolutely nuts the Democrats are.


53 posted on 05/07/2006 1:14:01 PM PDT by WOSG (Faith & Reason)
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To: Howlin

Is Conyers a high school graduate? He sounds so stupid.


54 posted on 05/07/2006 1:14:33 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The democratic agenda is the same as Captain Ahab's.


55 posted on 05/07/2006 1:15:22 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Howlin
They're not conservatives; they are the New John Birch Society.

I should have said self-professing "conservatives".

56 posted on 05/07/2006 1:23:32 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: Suzy Quzy

Publik skools, I think. Detroit, ya know?


57 posted on 05/07/2006 1:24:14 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: MNJohnnie
They hate the media more then anyone else. The media doesn't tell us that. The media is negative, negative, negative because they want Americans to feel like crap. Two reasons, the media secretly hates America and the average American so they want them to feel like crap and 2) they think it will hurt Bush.
58 posted on 05/07/2006 1:27:40 PM PDT by Patriot from Philly
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To: Beckwith

I encourage a probe of John Conyers, then an emema to clear his mind.


59 posted on 05/07/2006 1:29:13 PM PDT by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just ANYTHING to avoid the major problems of the USA!


60 posted on 05/07/2006 1:33:10 PM PDT by Tannerone
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit; Jeff Chandler
Satin always overplays his hand."

Oh man!

The Devil made me do it. I mean misspell it.

(steely)

61 posted on 05/07/2006 1:40:04 PM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: CAluvdubya
I wonder how long after President Bush is out of office they will continue to try and impeach him? HA!

A university professor here in my hometown (who penned a political book) whined in 1996 that Reagan should have been impeached.

62 posted on 05/07/2006 1:53:33 PM PDT by KStorm (One thing the DU denizens don't have to worry about: the theft of their intellectual property)
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To: Beckwith
"John Conyers is a hard core Marxist."

John Conyers couldn't define Marxism..
As a typical leftist - he simply complains, accuses and blames....
Conyers hasn't had an original idea in decades.

Semper Fi

63 posted on 05/07/2006 1:59:54 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Somebody should be investigating Pelosi's employment of illegal aliens.


64 posted on 05/07/2006 2:06:40 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: Sub-Driver

they arent even in power yet and are already jeopardizing their 2008 chances.


Anyone wanna bet that Hillary is secretly hoping for a GOP slim win in 2006?


65 posted on 05/07/2006 2:10:52 PM PDT by georgia2006
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To: MNJohnnie

"'Actually it would not hurt if a few people Like Chaffe in RI lost their seats to challengers""

He's leading his DEM opponent 52-34.


66 posted on 05/07/2006 2:12:07 PM PDT by georgia2006
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To: Howlin

intrestingly the GOP didnt begin its rise to majority status until after they purged the Birchers from the party in the 1960s.

William Buckely was front and center on tossing the Bircher garbage out.

Actualyl the DEMS have their own extremist problem, much worse than anything the GOP has with a few ankle biters.


67 posted on 05/07/2006 2:15:10 PM PDT by georgia2006
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To: Sub-Driver

Anybody believe the Democrats when they say this? Impeachment is on the way if they win in November.


68 posted on 05/07/2006 2:18:09 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: Sub-Driver

"But Pelosi denied Republican claims that her party would move quickly to impeach Bush"

Two reactions: Pelosi is entirely ignoring her party's rhetoric over the past several months.

Why would she do that? Because she is afraid it will galvanize Republican turnout AND because polls somewhere must indicate that the majority of people DON'T want an impeachment hearing.

As usual, Dems have to lie about their intent in order to be elected


69 posted on 05/07/2006 2:29:06 PM PDT by t2buckeye
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To: georgia2006
intrestingly the GOP didnt begin its rise to majority status until after they purged the Birchers from the party in the 1960s.

They're here right now.

70 posted on 05/07/2006 2:46:58 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Blackirish
The dims committing political suicide by doing so.

What concerns me more than the dimRats are the fair weather conservatives, many of whom I have read here in FR! who vow to 'teach' the pubbies a lesson by not voting for them!

That will be the ultimate shoot-in-the-foot act.

Good grief, folks, if we don't hang on to the house and senate - get ready for socialism, capitulation to the terrorists, gun control, anarchy like you and I have never seen - nor, trust me, do you want to.

We will be handed over to the rule of the UN and it's all over. No getting freedom back - ANY one of you who does not hang tough, even though every jot and tittle of what you , personally, wanted done, didn't get done - you are as bad as any traitorous, ignorant dimSocialist -

Together we stand, or we fall apart. m.t."

You think the dimRats have been super successful at taking down pubblies thru' false charges, innuendo etc? You ain't seen nothing yet compared to what they have in their game plan if they get control.

For starters, they have vowed, since before Bush was Pres., to take down the next republican pres. anyway they can simply as PAYBACK. Anyone who helps them win by NOT voting for pubbies - is no better then they are.

71 posted on 05/07/2006 3:10:32 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." LINCOLN)
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To: Jorge
I'm beginning to believe the Dem's might well get their chance to impeach Bush considering the way conservatives are turning on him here.

Yep - and I was not as 'polite' in saying so in my post # 71

72 posted on 05/07/2006 3:14:42 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." LINCOLN)
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To: HarleyLady27
And who says the libs are taking over the house, senate and wh???? Hillary????? ROFLMAO

She doesn't have to - if the number of conservatives in the general public that will not vote for pubbies to "show them!" because their every jot and tittle that they wanted wasn't done by Bush et al - is on the same percentage as here in FR - of all places! - then, yeah, they'll be in control - and I'll be heading for the hills

73 posted on 05/07/2006 3:18:15 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." LINCOLN)
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To: Sub-Driver

Later this evening I will post the 10 top reason why the Democrats will NOT take control of the Congress in 2006.


74 posted on 05/07/2006 3:19:15 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: manwiththehands
I've said it before and I'll say it again: even IF the "Republican" party loses the House in November they are still looking good to regain it in '08. ?

I wouldn't want to take that chance - do you have any idea how much damage they can do in two years? They will run so many of our reps out of their careers, we will NEVER be in control again. Remember, their tactics don't rely on truth - just innuendo and smear -

75 posted on 05/07/2006 3:21:32 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." LINCOLN)
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To: Sub-Driver

If we don't turn this ship around the next House of Representatives WILL BE RUN by the likes of Pelosi, Rangel and Conyers....God help us!!


76 posted on 05/07/2006 3:23:13 PM PDT by KenmcG414 (wHAT'ST)
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To: Howlin
Because if they ever DO get the power back, the first thing they are going to dismantle is the Electoral College.

exactly - and that would disenfranchise the red states.

>Wake up folks -

That is an issue we need to get out front and center now - wake up the red staters that if they don't vote republican NOW - their votes will be worthless in future elections. The Blue states - big lib cities - will rule our every breath

77 posted on 05/07/2006 3:26:57 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." LINCOLN)
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To: maine-iac7
"Remember, their tactics don't rely on truth - just innuendo and smear -"

And the difference between the 'Rat party of today as opposed to say, '94? '81? 1000 BC?

78 posted on 05/07/2006 3:31:58 PM PDT by manwiththehands (No, usted no puede!)
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To: maine-iac7
I know your right. But my gut feelings about this current administration and the Senate Repubs is not even disappointment, it's cynicism and dismay.

I'm not even that big of a borders guy....but what happened to even the smaller issues?...tax reform, tort reform, vouchers?

What are these guys doing? Just gathering paychecks? In any other job they'd be fired tomorrow morning for non-performance.

The only things that keeps them there is how bad the dims are. It really is an awful situation....and I'm a happy kinda guy.
79 posted on 05/07/2006 3:52:17 PM PDT by Blackirish (Hillary is angry AND brittle.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Won't impeach carries about as much weight as "won't raise taxes". You just know they won't be able to help themselves.


80 posted on 05/07/2006 4:32:47 PM PDT by kylaka
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To: Sub-Driver

Conyers, McDermott, McKinney (sp?): best arguments I've ever seen for a limited suspension of habeus.


81 posted on 05/07/2006 4:51:07 PM PDT by pierrem15
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To: Sub-Driver

And here the Democrats not only prove themselves to be liars, of course they plan impeachment, but they just can't help themselves and shut up.

Run on impeachment you idiots. The Republicans will get on their knees and thank God for their "enemies".


82 posted on 05/07/2006 5:26:11 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (<a href = "http://www.send-a-brick.com/brick.htm" >Be Heard: Send a Brick</a>)
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To: Sub-Driver

Democrats shouldn't talk so much about probes..... they'll get Barney Frank all excited for nothing.

On a more serious note, the Republicans have to get real and face up to the critical importance of delivering on conservative issues and winning in 2006 and 2008. The 'Rats are just slobbering to start taking more bites out of American freedoms and the Republicans have not exactly been proving they deserve our support (I'm NOT one of the 13% here who would despair and let the 'Rats have their way, never, but we sure do need to see some major accomplishments from the WH and the Republican Congress..... SOON!).


83 posted on 05/07/2006 6:51:10 PM PDT by Enchante (General Hayden: I've Never Taken a Domestic Flight That Landed in Waziristan!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Democrats still snarl and hiss, but at least they don't drool. I guess that means they're ready to return to the majority again.


84 posted on 05/07/2006 8:25:19 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: Sub-Driver
* John Conyers :
[Ahmed Omar] Abu Ali's sister can be seen testifying at a Conyers hearing by clicking here http://www.c-span.org/search/basic.asp?ResultStart=1&ResultCount=10&BasicQueryText=conyers and clicking on the hearing at second from bottom, then ssrolling to 1:54 on the play clock. Interestingly, Conyers cleared out of the chairman's chair just before she came on. 214 posted on 02/22/2005 10:04:41 AM PST by hispanarepublicana

Who is Ahmed Omar Abu Ali?

* Ahmed Omar Abu Ali : Ahmed Omar Abu Ali is one of the conspirators in a Bush Assassination plot. Ahmed Omar Abu Ali and his lawyer Ashraf Nubani also defended the terror charity 'Global Relief Foundation.'

1979 : (CONYERS ADDRESSES THE 1st NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE USPC ALONG WITH KGB AGENT ROMESH CHANDRA, HEAD OF THE WPC) In 1979 he [Conyers] addressed the first national conference of the USPC (United States Peace Council) along with Romesh Chandra, a KGB agent, who also headed the WPC (World Peace Council). The USPC was a subsidiary of the WPC which in turn received 90 percent of its funding from the KGB. The organisation was established by the IDCC (International Department of the Central Committee) and the bloodstained Boris Ponomarev was its chief. All of this was an open secret that Conyers also shared. But it did not bother him.
In case anyone is naïve enough to have any doubts about Ponomarev's intentions, which means the Politburo's plans, he issued instructions in 1974 calling on Russia's allies (agents of influence and active KGB agents) within Western political parties to "neutralize" anti-communist leaders, including those in America. ------- "Rep. John Conyers: patriot or something else?," by Addison Ross, BrookesNews.Com, 18 Feb. 2003

85 posted on 05/07/2006 8:57:14 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: maine-iac7

There are alot of people in PA. that say they won't re-vote for Santorum, but when they get to the polls and they see Casey Jr. and know what he is, they'll end up voting for Santorum....I think anyways....

I know alot of pubbies are upset with the gutless wonders in Washington Doesn't Care, but I can't see them voting for a rat either...and you might be right, they might stay home to 'show them' but I sure would hate to see that, wouldn't you?


86 posted on 05/07/2006 9:42:40 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Howlin
Jane Harman - Intelligence

All of them are frightening, but this one is particularly so: Harman is, if possible, more stupid than Barbara Boxer, and that's saying something, because Boxer's IQ and my shoe size are identical: 9 and 1/2.

87 posted on 05/07/2006 10:31:25 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Meadow Muffin

That always amazes me that they think they need to even the score when we have had one republican and one democrat who has been impeached. (Although Nixon resigned, he would have been most likely). I wish that the impeachment talk would stop or we will have every President from here on out being impeached.


88 posted on 05/08/2006 2:03:45 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Sub-Driver

If you don't know whether or not your going to sit out the next election, watching Russert interviewing Pelosi on Sunday was the cold water that woke me up.

The Dem plan is simple. Take control and then begin an endless series of investigations and hearings of Republicans. As for her insistence that impeachment is not on the agenda, watch how fast that stance changes if she becomes Speaker of the House.


89 posted on 05/08/2006 6:12:11 AM PDT by toddlintown
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