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Should the Democrats pursue impeaching President Bush?

Justice being served or election suicide

Yes

Side Score: 5
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No

Side Score: 2
2 points

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) escalated his battle against the administration this week by introducing 35 articles of impeachment against President Bush, using a parliamentary maneuver that will probably force a vote today (June 11).

Democratic leaders staunchly oppose Kucinich's impeachment effort. They expect to table the resolution by referring it to the Judiciary Committee, where they expect it to die.

Supporting Evidence: Kucinich Forces Vote On Bush's Impeachment (www.washingtonpost.com)
Side: Yes
3 points

I was watching Keith Olbermann last night and he made a good point that while impeachment isn't necessarily the strongest political move, it probably is the right thing to do in terms of serving the constitution.

The reality is that this administration has been hiding in plain sight with all of their crimes, and the fact that they aren't or won't be held accountable in any fashion is a failure of the system.

Side: Yes
1 point

Why beat a dead horse?

From the Post article:

"House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) suggested yesterday that engaging in a lengthy debate over impeaching Bush in the waning days of his administration is not a productive use of the House's time."

It seems that the most productive aspect of Kucinich's move is the publicity. While I agree that impeaching Bush now would be more or less a waste of time and tax money, I think that it's important to air out some of this administrations dirty laundry. Good move by Kucinich, and reasonable response from the House.

Side: No

It would be a waste of time and I don't think very many people would care one way or the other.

Side: No