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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Raw Politics: Fight time
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Dennis Kucinich wants to impeach Cheney again and a flip-flop fight breask out between two candidates. CNN's Tom Foreman reports. (Click image at left to play video)
Posted By CNN: 10:25 AM ET
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An impeachment try, a flipper-flopper fight, Fred Thompson finger puppets and so on and so on.
It's another "lovely day in the neighborhood." Mr Rogers we need you again.
Posted By Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif. : 1:27 PM ET
I don't know why at this late date that Dennis Kuscinch (I know I misspelled it, sorry!) is trying to impeach the president. Articles of Impeachment do not need to be brought up everytime a political party is in stark disagreement with the other party. I agree that many policies that the Bush Administration has inacted, but bringing up another impeachment inquiry will only make bad worse. We have 18 or so more months with Bush. We can tough it out. Hopefully we will vote someone in office with better ideas and who can heal our strained relationships with foreign governments and who is really into leading this country. I think we should leave the impeachment alone until it is really warranted!
Posted By Madeliene Bolden, Atlanta, Georgia : 1:35 PM ET
I don't know why at this late date that Dennis Kuscinch (I know I misspelled it, sorry!) is trying to impeach the vice president. Articles of Impeachment do not need to be brought up everytime a political party is in stark disagreement with the other party. I do not agree with many policies that the Bush Administration has inacted, but bringing up another impeachment inquiry will only make bad worse. We have 18 or so more months with Bush. We can tough it out. Hopefully we will vote someone in office with better ideas and who can heal our strained relationships with foreign governments and who is really into leading this country. I think we should leave impeachment charges alone until it is really warranted!
Posted By Madeliene Bolden, Atlanta, Georgia : 1:38 PM ET
Good grief. This is not "Raw Politics" but "Stupid Politics." Doesn't Kucinich have anything better to do than revisit such a dead end cause as impeaching Cheney? If the Congress can't even get their act together for a meaningless "no confidence" vote on Gonzales, why is there air time for a call to impeach Cheney? And I am already tired of "flip flop." This is going to be a long year and a half until the election.
Posted By Charlotte D, Stockton Ca : 2:18 PM ET
I'm not a huge Kucinich supporter, but his issue with impeaching Cheney is valid. The arrogant, and often criminal acts of this administration continue on to the point of being surreal. And when someone has the guts to actually do something about it, he is met with mostly ridicule. Just listen to the way Tom Foreman mocks the idea with his tone of voice. As much as I like CNN, the joke is on you guys for becoming part of the entertainment-driven, weakened corporate media that gives more time to Paris Hilton than to real issues facing our once-proud country.
Posted By Bob, San Francisco, CA : 2:54 PM ET
I couldn't hear the video because I'm at work right now but I'll watch it tonight. I'm hoping AC is anchoring but I'm guessing he's on his way to Yurhutz or some other crazy place on the edge of the Earth getting ready for another story...
Anyway I met Dennis Kucinich at the Green Fest recently in Chicago and I agree with him absolutely that Cheney should be impeached. But what are we going to do? I mean those in power have been starting wars for their own greedy and power hungry reasons for years. I'm not sure even if will ever know all the rhymes and reasons. To those with wealth and in power who keep backing the rest of us into ever more narrow corners I ask what do you really gain when in the end you destroy the planet and the future?
Posted By Annabelle Echo, Chicago IL : 6:13 PM ET
Mr. Kucinich does get a brownie point for being one of the scant few "progressive" liberals who agrees to debate on any network. As for V.P. Cheney, he embodies what a real man should be. He scares people (especially men who can't live up to the ideal) because he has something most people can't achieve - altruism. He and the President both know the number One job of the government is to protect us. For seven years he and Pres. Bush have focused on removing the threat of Islamo-fascism. And they both know something that kids just getting out of college have to get through their heads. You don't just inherit freedom; you have to fight for it constantly.
Posted By xtina - chicago IL : 8:15 PM ET
They can impeach Clinton for lying about an affair (if you were married to Hilary wouldn't you lie too?) but a suggestion of impeachment of a member of a Republican administration who has led us into a senseless war that has killed thousands of our young people and made us the target of more terrorists is met with ridicule? Seems like our priorities are mixed up.

I used to think that a president/vp couldn't really hurt us much given checks and balances and the fact that they were limited to a max of 8 years in office. Bush and Cheney have shown me the fallacy of that thought process as this nation is in the worse shape I can remember for a long time (and I can remember back to JFK). I think impeachment is a valid suggestion ; the only trouble is that they are limiting it to Cheney.
Posted By Annie Kate, Birmingham AL : 9:21 PM ET
Kucinich is all but irrelevant. John McCain is pretty close due to his support for the amnesty bill. And even though the President has low approval ratings (deservedly so), I believe that the "Most Ethical Congress in History" has even lower approval ratings. Maybe our congress needs to be dissolved and REAL Americans put in their place instead of the name calling do nothing congress that is just more of the same. By the way Madame Speaker, you did not get a mandate, there were just enough conservatives who sat out the election because there weren't conservatives on either ticket!
Posted By Nestor, Austin, TX : 9:52 PM ET
Bravo for Kucinich. I applaud him for having grit. As far as leaving impeachment alone untill it is really warranted - I think that has already been done for like at least 3 yrs! Don't rock the boat you say as there is only 18 mos untill the election. It will be a Longggggg 18 mos. for me.If the present haphazard style of governing continues with the same self serving agenda, I have to wonder if our World will survive the continuous erosion.
Posted By Tricia M PEI Canada : 12:23 AM ET
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