Skip to comments.Happy Clinton Impeachment Day 2012! Impeachment is Forever!
Posted on 12/19/2012 5:33:26 AM PST by kristinn
It's been 14 years since President Bill Clinton was impeached. Free Republic played a key role.
On October 31, 1998, Free Republic held the first online-organized national protest to call for Clinton's impeachment and removal from office. The rally was broadcast live on C-SPAN for over four hours. Speakers included a who's who of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
The rally can be viewed in its entirety online at C-SPAN
As the Senate trial drew to a close in Feburary 1999, FReepers came together online to design and fund a full page ad in the Washington Times urging the Senate to do its Constitutional duty by convicting and removing Clinton for committing perjury and obstruction of justice in office.
Thanks to Varmint Al for hosting the ad online..
More at the 2010 annual Impeachment Day post.
Old news and who cares....
Old news and who cares....
It’s one of those moments for which you remember where you were when the impeachment was announced. For me, seeing the news on multiple TV screens at the local Costco. A small cheer went up from the shoppers who were watching.
No, it’s not old news. Every person in America needs to be reminded how Clinton embarrassed our nation.
Clinton defiled one of our most sacred institutions, the oval office.
How this man EVER received a security clearance is absolutely beyond me! Slick Willey was/is a national security threat.
During the height of the cold war, our enemies would have used this in an effort to blackmail the world’s most powerful person for their gain.
Thank you for reminding me this morning of just how corrupt our government has become!
Thanks for the reminder, kristinn.
An Internet based rally was a very new thing back then. I had been lurking here about three months, and when the call was issued I was determined to be there on October 31, 1998 for the March for Justice.I would join FR on December 30, 1998.
It was awesome—4,000 people showed up from all over the country. And we all paid our own way, no union paid for bussing!
Seven weeks later, Clinton was impeached.
Then the Senate failed America on February 12, 1999 by letting a law-breaking President stay in office instead of doing their duty. The ironic thing is, that had Gore become the President at that time, he probably would have become President in 2000. The Dems choose Clinton and they got him.
Clinton would go on in 1999 and 2000 to do amazing things—like bomb schools, hospitals and trains with regular people on them in Bosnia, and sending a terrified eight year old back to Castro, after his mother drowned to get the boy to American soil.
Kristinn, I remember well the Saturday mornings at the White House, the “Crime Wave” poster,the tourists taking their pictures with us. It was an honor to stand with you and others at that time.
I also remember the terrific job you did on TV representing Free Republic. And I will never forgive that SOB Bill O’Reilly for the BS ambush number he did on you and FR in 2007.
Since the 2009 and 2010 rallies in DC there has been no action by conservatives-—how I wish for an opportunity to communicate our intense dissatisfaction with the DC ruling class in both parties and what they are doing to our country.
Thanks for trip down memory lane. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
That’s just what Chcuk Schumer said.
That’s just what Chuck Schumer said.
A ping to you for this thread and for post #6. Merry Christmas!
If the Left did not control the MSN, the anniversaries of such an infamous event and infamous president would be popularly recognized like 12/7,4/20 and 9/11...only obtuse narrow sighted historically benighted dumasses would blow the historical importance of this anniversery off.
Clinton "telephoned Lewinsky at 2 a.m. with two pieces of news: that Currie's brother had died in a car accident, and that Lewinsky had been named as a potential witness in the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit."
For those of you that never followed the case of clinton private eye/goon Pellicano (he is the one who came out with phony tests saying Jennifer Flowers tapes had been altered): When arrested, they found C-4 and other explosives in his safe.
At his trial, a witness testified about how he bragged about how he could make murder look like an accident or suicide.
Another witness: "A hedge fund manager testified Tuesday that indicted private eye Anthony Pellicano suggested that a film producer and one-time Nevada gubernatorial candidate could be murdered over an investment dispute.
Adam Sender told jurors the idea came while he and Pellicano met and talked about Sender's lawsuit against Aaron Russo.
Sender said he was told by Pellicano, "If I wanted to I could authorize him to have (Russo) murdered on the way back from Las Vegas, have someone follow him back, drive him off the road and bury his body somewhere in the desert."
He was sentenced to 15 years.
Sadly too many freepers have bought into the "it was just about sex" mantra.
The clinton crime machine made Obama look like an amateur. Seeing the homosexual pro-hillary website Hillbuzz getting linked on FR makes this long time freeper sick.
Ah, if only it could be done this year or perhaps 2013 for the Kenyan Kommie.
The rally was awesome. I was in the back holding the 10 foot high, 30 foot wide, “CHINA TREASON” sign. Got to meet Lucianne and Drudge there.
Just wanted to wish you and the family a very Merry Christmas.
I think with the unchecked huberus of The Won,we may get an impeachment AND a conviction in Senate this time, and it won’t be about sex, either.
Yippee! That was a great time.
Proud near-charter member of FR! I sure wish I recall what my original screen name was, though...
FR was very ‘together’ in those days, and for the five or so years following. Sometime after Iraq, we started splintering for some reason or other, but that is a different discussion.
For now, I’ll just celebrate Impeachment Day! Too bad that we’re not having Impeachment hearings for Obama today. He and several members of his administration sure deserve it.
In retrospect, it is a tragedy that Ken Starr threw the game in a very cynical manner, wasting tens of millions of dollars and precious time ignoring serious felony charges, to concentrate on one that was just petty, salacious, embarrassing to the country, and demeaning to the office.
It is no surprise that Clinton was acquitted by the senate, as the vast majority of senators are guilty of far worse, and they had no stomach to call “the kettle”, “the first black president”.
So, Bill Clinton goes down in history as the second impeached president, as well as denying Al Gore the presidency by default. A small saving grace, I suppose, denying America of “the first robotic president”.
And immediately following the impeachment decision, the demodummies had a lawn party in celebration. What the hell has happened to this country? Our forefathers must be spinning in their graves.
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