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George W. Bush and the looming shadow of Richard M. Nixon

With each passing day George W. Bush's actions more closely mirror those of another monumentally failed President: Richard M. Nixon.

Bush's performance Tuesday night trying to wiggle out of the escalating controversy over the politically-motivated firings of eight U.S. attorneys is just another example of Nixon reborn and a corrupt President trapped by his own lies and malfeasance.

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Tim Russert should be ashamed

I'm trying, and failing, to understand why Meet the Press gave an indicted former member of Congress, a corrupt politician who resigned in disgrace, a forum upon which to espouse hate and division Sunday as President George W. Bush's illegal and immoral Iraq war enters its fifth year.

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No longer serving at anyone’s pleasure

The Bush administration, trying to extricate itself from yet another scandal, tries to dismiss the firing of eight U.S. attorneys who failed the White House loyalty test as a legal move because the attorneys "serve at the pleasure of the President."
OK. Fair enough. But let's remember that under our system of government, George W. Bush serves as President at the pleasure of the American people.

And we've got a newsflash for you Mr. Bush. We, the American people no longer believe you should be serving at our pleasure.

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To impeach his own

Sen. Chuck Hagel, one of the first Republicans to break with President George W. Bush on the failed Iraq war, believes Bush could face impeachment for his many crimes against the Constitution.

In an interview in the April issue of Esquire magazine, due to hit newsstands soon, Hagel says Bush has gone too far.

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Turn off the life support: America is dead

Maybe, just maybe, it's time to pull the plug on this failed democratic republic called The United States of America.

Turn off the life support. Disconnect the IVs. Bring in the priest for last rites. The US of A is brain dead with no chance for revival.

Some 40 years ago, I lost friends in the heat and squalor of Vietnam. They died in a war that never needed to be fought, supporting a cause that didn't exist for a government that lied to justify the fight.

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In a perfect world…

The verdicts came in Tuesday in the trial of former Vice Presidential Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby: Guilty on four of five counts.

In a perfect world, that would be enough to get Congress off its politically-shy butt and start impeachment proceedings against the corrupt administration of President George W. Bush.

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How many more Americans must die?

Nine more U.S. soldiers died in Iraq today: Nine too many in a war that should never have been launched by a President who lied with the approval of a Congress that failed to do its due diligence because both Democrats and Republicans abandoned their oath to the Constitution of the United States.

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The NRA’s jack-booted thugs

By DOUG THOMPSON I'm a longtime gun-owner, a lifelong hunter and a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment that protects the right of Americans to own and bear arms. I also was, until recently, a member of the National Rifle Association. I turned in my membership card after the midterm elections because of the organization's unabashed support of crooked Congressman Tom DeLay (R-TX) and racist Senator George Allen (R-VA).
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Yes, Bill and Hillary lie

By DOUG THOMPSON Hillary Clinton's campaign staffers, as well as the candidate herself, are up in arms because former supporter David Geffen called Ms. Clinton "a liar." Geffen, once a major contributor to the Clintons, now supports Brack Obama. The Clintonites claim he was put up by the Obama campaign to smear the carpet bagging Senator from New York.
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