Skip to comments.Bush's Impeachment Sought by Clinton-Connected Group
Posted on 07/22/2002 8:56:34 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
Bush's Impeachment Sought by Clinton-Connected Group
A group of Democrats with close ties to the Clinton White House and the Democratic National Committee is working to elect a Democratic majority in both Houses of Congress this fall with the express goal of impeaching President Bush.
The web site Democrats.com introduces a new feature this week that it calls, "'Bushgate' - Which Scandal Will Bring About Bush's Impeachment?"
"Bush has run the most scandal-ridden administration since Richard Nixon produced Watergate," the web site's authors contend.
"'Bushgate' (will) track the progress of ALL of Bush's scandals," the web site says, "as they make their way from Internet exposes... to columns, books and films... to mainstream news stories... to Congressional investigations... and finally, to IMPEACHMENT."
Democrats.com even goes so far as to outline a two step plan to make Bush the second elected president in U.S. history to be impeached. (Clinton was the first.)
"Here is our plan," the group says:
"Step 1: We, the People, will draft the Articles of Impeachment.
"Step 2: We, the People, will elect a Democratic Congress in November 2002 with instructions to impeach the President, Vice President, and Supreme Court Justices."
The web site has even started a voter registration drive with an eye towards building an electoral majority that will make impeachment possible.
"We can use our voting power to win the next election in a landslide and defeat all Republicans," the web site promises. "To succeed, we must use the Internet to mobilize a get-out-the-vote effort on a scale never seen before."
Democrats.com then asks new voters to sign the following "Voter Pledge":
"I will elect a Democratic Congress in November to impeach George Bush, Dick Cheney, and the Supreme Court 5."
Far from being a group of disgruntled political activists disconnected from the Democratic Party's mainstream, Democrats.com boasts of some very impressive connections to the Clinton administration and the DNC.
The web site's co-founder, David Lytel, was President Clinton's personal webmaster, helping to develop and edit of the award-winning White House web site.
Former Clinton pollster Stanley Greenberg sits on Democrat's.com's advisory board, along with Dick Bell, formerly the head of the Interactive Media Department at the Democratic National Committee.
Jock Gill, another advisory board member, was Director of Special Projects in the Office of Media Affairs in the Clinton White House. He also helped develop the White House's web site.
Democrats.com advisory board member Greg Simon was the chief domestic policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore.
Last week it was revealed that another group of former White House figures calling itself American Family Voices had launched an ad campaign claiming that Bush's 1990 sale of Harken Energy stock was corrupt and helped set the stage for the wave of business scandals currently rocking Wall Street.
The AFV's most prominent member is Clinton attack dog James Carville.
Despite Democrats.com's close ties to their administration, Bill and Hillary Clinton have never commented on the web site's activities.
Neither of the Clintons could be reached Monday night to respond to the efforts of their former staffers to get President Bush impeached.
Been there, done that.
Talk is cheap, and Democrats.com doesn't have enough stroke to actually pull it off.
Well, not past telling them what to do in the first place, I'm sure.
This is so laughable! What scandals? Also, isn't W supposed to have the I.Q. of a turnip? Yet, he is this big mastermind who is taking over the world.
I feel like I've been slimed already.
I imagine it will be the "just because" reason.
Jock? Some Democrat mother actually named her kid "Jock"?
There was nothing not in the article on the radio.
(I'm signing off, but I have no more info on this, just a heads up to all.)
Hello pot? This is kettle. Meet my friend black.