The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

17 July 2007

Libtalkers Gather In Seattle, Ed Schultz, Stephanie Miller, Air America


In Public Forum, Libtalkers Stuck On Impeachment

With their party controlling Congress and featuring at least two candidates who could win next year's presidential contest, wouldn't one expect the "progressive" left to be in an upbeat, forward- thinking mode?

Guess again. Based on the red meat (or tofu) thrown to the audience at a weekend libtalk forum held in Seattle, this crowd clearly can't get past their extreme hatred of Bush and Cheney.

The event featured Ed Schultz, Air America's Thom Hartmann, Stephanie Miller, Mike Malloy and the Young Turks.

Issues? Who needs real issues? Not when there's a president waiting to be impeached. From libtalk blogger Blatherwatch's coverage of the event:

Impeachment of Bush was mentioned 8 times; impeachment of Cheney, 4; Bush and Cheney, twice; impeachment of Joe Lieberman, once.

With an impeachment count that high, it's hard to believe they had time to talk about much else. Even supposed moderate Ed Schultz was happy to join the party, according to Blatherwatch:

Eloquent about impeachment, Ed Schultz's argued that Pelosi and Reid should never have taken it off the table. It's a legal big stick the Congress has to hold over the head of this recalcitrant administration, and shouldn't be discarded as a potent check on the executive branch.

"If we tell Bush we're gonna take him to the woodshed and he's gonna be in the history books with Bill Clinton, he'll listen," he said. "And watch a groundswell of support come from the people."

Go ahead, guys, give this one a try and we'll all see whether Bush's impeachment is a winning campaign issue for 2008. See you on election day.

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  • Well brian, your not a patriot, and you take party over country, so the concept of impeaching a criminal regime escapes your "D" vs "R" brain.

    funny Bruce Fein, a former American enterprise institute member, same Fein who drew up clinton impeachment articles and former reagan administration official, supports impeachment....

    The rule of law crosses party lines.. Brian, and half the nation supports impeachment..........

    again 1/2 the nation is in favor of impeachment, Republican or Democrat, IMPEACHMENT is the right thing to do...

    and yes CONS, I was fine with the Clinton impeachment, he broke the law, and abused power....

    Bush took abuse of power to the next level..
    This crosses party lines

    either your a patriot or your a partison hack?

    Which is it cons?

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 17 July, 2007 11:25  

  • MOP said:
    and half the nation supports impeachment..........

    That's 100% pure BS and you know it.

    You love to spout FACTS, well, it's time to show your FACTS.

    What study proves your ridiculous statement?

    By Blogger The Benson Report, at 17 July, 2007 12:40  


    American research poll, there are others buddy do the homework......

    every year the % of pro-impeachment has gone up... From 25% in 2005, to 48-50% in 2007

    By Blogger Minister of Propaganda, at 17 July, 2007 13:38  

  • Half is 50%. Idiot.

    By Blogger pf1, at 18 July, 2007 00:17  

  • Pf1

    something called margin of error, 48% with a margin of error is roughly half

    By Blogger Jared, at 18 July, 2007 09:29  

  • Ha ha!

    Gee, The Benson Report, Mr. Minister seemed to call your bluff.

    Not feeling so spunky now, are you?

    Yes, we do have an extreme hatred of Bush and Cheney. For some very good and justifiable reasons.

    I could expound on these reasons for some hours, but let's just say they include lying about the military occupation of Iraq, needless deaths of American citizens, taking away civil liberties and due process from American citizens, eavesdropping on American citizens without a warrant, etc. etc.

    I don't hate George W. Bush as a person because I don't know him as a person. I only know him as a politican, President, and a public figure. I'm sure he's nice to his dog and loves his wife and his daughters. But that's irrelevant. We hate him for his politics, and won't apologize for it.

    By Blogger Scott, at 18 July, 2007 13:04  

  • Margin of error could go the other way. Doesn’t matter if it is half.

    Let me get this straight half the country for does that mean half against. So half the country Republican half Democrats. Wow.

    By Blogger pf1, at 19 July, 2007 00:45  

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