John Conyers has completely copped out on his supporters. What's worse, he had them arrested.
Dave Lindorff reports:
"If Rosa Parks had lived two years longer, what happened today in the halls of Congress might have killed her. It certainly would have broken her heart...."As a result, Cindy Sheehan has kept her promise to her supporters:
I Announce My Candidacy Against Nancy Pelosi in California's 8th. By Cindy Sheehan
"I am committed to challenging a two-party system that has kept us in a state of constant warfare for the last 60 years and has become more and more beholden to special interests and has forgotten the faces of the people whom it represents. I am committed to using our strength as a country to wage peace and to elevate the status of every citizen in our country by converting the enduring war economy to a prosperous one with lasting peace...."The hard truth is that we can't depend on our elected officials to do ANYTHING unless they are in fear of their jobs. So it is up to each of us to bombard our officials with emails, phone calls, petitions, and protests, stating in no uncertain terms that should they fail to hold the Bush administration accountable for impeachable crimes, we will do everything in our power to vote them out of office.
I've included some recent articles on impeachment to help you make your case. You can also search "impeachment" on my blog for earlier ammunition.
THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO ACT. IF YOU DO NOTHING, YOU DESERVE THE GOVERNMENT YOU GET -- AND IT WON'T BE A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC.
OUR CHILDREN DESERVE BETTER. IF NOT FOR YOURSELF, DO IT FOR THEM.
Democrats.com provides a solid point of view and one way you can help:
"On Monday, Rep. John Conyers brushed off the heroic impeachment efforts of Cindy Sheehan, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Ray McGovern, Medea Benjamin, David Swanson, 300 dedicated impeachment marchers, 1 million petition signers, resolutions from dozens of cities and towns, and activists who called his office every 30 seconds.
His reasons? First, he doesn't have the support of a majority of the House (218 votes) to impeach Bush or Cheney. Second, FOX News would attack him.
These are simply not acceptable reasons to allow George Bush and Dick Cheney to commit war crimes and shred the Constitution - and we're not going to accept them. Instead, we're going to fight harder than ever for impeachment.
Conyers doesn't have 218 votes today, but we can change that. Tell your Representatives to join the 14 sponsors of H.Res. 333, Articles of Impeachment for Vice President Cheney:
Also call them at 202-224-3121 and demand co-sponsorship of H.Res. 333 now.
Conyers would be attacked by FOX News, but we can change that too. Let's boycott FOX News advertisers:
We must also give Conyers a backbone transplant. Let's flood Conyers and other House Judiciary Democrats with more emails than ever:
RESOURCES: Why We Must Impeach:
- Jimmy Breslin: Impeach George Bush to stop war lies, deaths
- The Case for Impeachment [VIDEO]
"Even the man who wrote the articles of impeachment against President Clinton admits Bush has committed impeachable offenses...."
- The Logic of Impeachment By Robert Parry:
"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has taken impeachment “off the table,” in line with Official Washington’s view that trying to oust George W. Bush and Dick Cheney would be an unpleasant waste of time. But there is emerging a compelling logic that an unprecedented dual impeachment might be vital to the future of the United States....
- The Bush Years: Was Nothing Real? :
Leonard Pitts, a syndicated columnist based in Washington (McClatchy-Tribune Newspapers) writes,"Richard Nixon was a crook. He was also a liar and an anti-Semite who sought to subvert the Constitution.
I wish he was president again...."
- Former Senate Intel Chairman Graham: The Case For Impeachment 'Is Even More Truthful Today'
"How many Americans would say that it is a greater dereliction of duty as President of the United States to have a consensual sexual affair or to take the country to war under manipulated, fabricated, and largely untruthful representations which the President knew or should have known. I think the answer to that question is clear...."
- Poll: Much of US Favors Bush/Cheney Impeachment
- Historian Howard Zinn Calls for Activism
- Come on, Obama, and Clinton, and Edwards, and Pelosi: All Aboard the Impeachment Train | The Progressive