Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Pretend You're a Senator. Vote to Impeach.

Since our own senators don't have the gumption to honor their oaths to protect and defend the Constitution, we'll have to pretend that we're senators and do it for them. It's sort of related to the fact that my President is Jed Bartlett, not George Bush. MSNBC is doing an online poll asking this question:

Do you believe President Bush's actions justify impeachment?

Out of 256,830 (!) responses, 86% responded:

Yes, between the secret spying, the deceptions leading to war and more, there is plenty to justify putting him on trial.

Only 7.4% say No, the man has done absolutely nothing wrong. Impeachment would just be a political lynching.

Let's put it over the top by bringing "Yes" over 90%. It'll feel good, and while it's not scientific, it will tell MSNBC's editors and producers that its most avid readership feels strongly about this issue, which will encourage them to pile on Bush even more, if only to increase their ratings. It's all good.

And, while we're taking the poll, we can ask ourselves: why are 86% of MSNBC readers more willing to defend the Constitution than 86% of Democratic senators?

H/T to Bob Fertik.
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3 comments:

Katherine said...

This is completely unrelated (excepting the fact that Hillary is currently a Senator) but I thought you might find this amusing. Not for when the kids are in the room.

Hillary's First Campaign Ad

lucretia said...

katherine: thanks for the Hillary ad---it's great! Who did it?

Anonymous said...

I urge you and your readers to take a few minutes to look at:

http://www.usalone.com/cgi-bin/transparency.cgi?paper=1&qnum=pet45

It's a list of the 25 most recent comments made by real Americans participating in an online poll/letter-writing campaign concerning the impeachment charges recently filed against Vice President Cheney, which are now being evaluated by the House Judiciary Committee. Comments can be sent to elected representatives and local newspapers at your option. The participation page is at:

http://www.usalone.com/cheney_impeachment.php

Since this campaign began, three members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors, in part due to hearing from their constituents. Make your voice heard, and let others know!