Dick Cheney

Support Robert Wexler - Impeach Dick Cheney

Robert Wexler has appealed to well-informed Democrats through Crooks and Liars:

In our efforts to push for hearings on Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment for Dick Cheney, we have run into a number of different obstacles. Some of them , naturally, relate to the debate within my party as to the need for Impeachment and/or its effect on the agenda.

While I have been making my case for impeachment hearings to my colleagues (and will do so on the House floor this evening) and disagree with those opposing them, there is at least a rationale for the debate on either side.

The virtual media blackout, however, has no rationale. I am perplexed and dismayed at the fact that - with so much at stake - the mainstream media still largely continues to ignore this movement. Few papers in the country have reported on it. Few columnists have acknowledged it.

I understand that some in the media feel this movement will fail - but when three, and now four, Judiciary Committee members call for impeachment… that should at least warrant space at some point over four weeks.

Without public reaction, however, there is little incentive for the media to change its ways. I urge all of you to continue to put pressure on national and local media alike to give attention to this movement. The Netroots has been critical in the outreach effort. I hope that continues over the coming days.

If you haven’t already signed on to www.WexlerWantsHearings.com, please do so.

Congressman Robert Wexler

Cheney: "Willing to Bet" The Democrats Will Back-down

So the Democrats are in their last throes? They will simply have to drop the withdrawal timetable and the performance benchmarks from their Iraq/Afghanistan funding bill? The Democrats must not back-down, especially when a man with a horrific batting average is predicting that they will fail. That should only encourage them to fight harder.

But these are the Democrats. I can't expect a successful stand, unless all of them (minus Lieberman) are committed to the battle.