Skip to comments.IMPEACHMENT IS FOREVER - HAPPY CLINTON IMPEACHMENT DAY! (2004)
Posted on 12/19/2004 7:09:10 AM PST by kristinn
This is an edited repost of an article I wrote on last year's anniversary of Clinton's impeachment.
First, an excerpt from a report from that most excellent day six years ago:
A while later the first article of impeachment passed the House ! Being that we had spread out along the avenue by that time, we sought each other out to cheer the good news. We then gathered at the Swamp to inform the WH press corps that "The Constitution lives !" and that it was "a great day to be an American !"
During the next hour or so the remaining three articles were voted on. Article three was the only other one to pass. We rejoiced that the President was being called to account for perjury before a Federal grand jury and for obstructing justice. Much to their appreciation, we took care to inform the police and press as the results were announced.
A special treat today was the presence of CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Our feelings of contempt for Mr. Blitzer have increased since the day he and CNN went along with Presidential spokesman Joe Lockhart's suggestion that CNN break away from live coverage of his briefing when the subject matter got embarrassing for the White House. Mr. Blitzer caught heavy flak from Freepers at irregular intervals throughout our time there. We freeped him with calls such as "Lies of omission are still lies !", "What did Joe Lockhart tell you to say today ?", and when ABC's Sam Donaldson arrived at the swamp, "Hey Sam ! Why don't you show Wolf how a real reporter does it !"
The coup de grace was supplied by DoctorRaoul who unfurled a three foot squar (sic) banner about Mr.Blitzer that was hilariously on target. I'll leave it to him to describe it further.
Further down the thread, Doctor Raoul reported on his banner (CORRECTED FOR TYPOS):
For those of you curious about what upset Wolfie:
A 4 foot by 4 foot hot pink banner said;
Pan Down and Show
Lockhart's Arm Up
Wolf Blitzer's Butt
Working His Jaw
He stood there mad as hell and didn't know whether to you know what or go blind.
Begin edited repost:
Congratulations! It was six years ago today the House of Representatives impeached President William Jefferson Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice.
Those brave representatives survived an all-out war of political brinksmanship which included public threats of retaliation and private threats to bring down the government if Clinton was impeached.
James Carville threatened Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr with "kneecapping;" Alec Baldwin called for the murder of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde; George Stephanopoulos passed along the threat to employ the "Ellen Romesch defense"--a public blackmailing of Congress; Hillary Clinton said on the Today Show that those plotting against her husband "would have alot to answer for" when this was done; Paula Jones was called "trailer trash" and worse for simply seeking justice and an apology; Linda Tripp had her reputation destroyed by a conspiracy of Clinton administration officials and media operatives. Even Monica Lewinsky feared for her life and kept the infamous blue dress stained with presidue for insurance.
Thank God that people like Linda Tripp stood tall and refused to back down in their determination to see that a president of the United States could not commit felonies in office with impunity.
And thank God for people like Jim Robinson, Matt Drudge, Bob Barr, Gary Aldrich, Alan Keyes, Larry Klayman, Lucianne Goldberg, Billy Dale and all the rest who spoke at, organized and attended Free Republic's nationally televised rally supporting Clinton's impeachment on October 31, 1998.
You done good! Impeachment is forever. You can be proud that in America's hour of need, you answered the call to preserve protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
Amazingly Bill keeps searching foe a Legacy or should I say a Liegacy.
Wow. I will say, I didn't know half of that went on! I didn't find FR until 2002.
I see I've missed a lot.
We are still living with the aftermath of Mr. Rogan who spoke against Clintoon in the house. He was replace by Adam Schiff (D), We were also gerrimandered. Handed Mr. Brad Sherman (D), by the dems.
Take no joy in the clinton impeachment. His behavior was a black mark in Presidential history. There is no joy in administering justice. It is an awesome responsibility....a responsibility the US Senate did not take seriously enough.
Thank you for lifting my spirt this morning.
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"Like every other citizen who properly invokes that jurisdiction, respondent has a right to an orderly disposition of her claims. "
Congratulations to all, especially the DC Freepers!
Did you get my card? Happy holiday!
Thanks Kristinn .. good info on this thread for those of us who were NOT FReepers and of course did NOT get our news from the right sources.
I raise a toast in cheer in this. I raise my coffee mug!
That was the beauty of the impeachment. It's part of his legacy and there's nothing Bubba can do about it. He claims he considers it a badge of honor and if you believe that he and Monica just smoked cigars.
I love the time of year clinton was impeached! He just cannot fa-la-lalala, knowing in his heart his follies were made manifest to all. He can stuff a stocking or two, but can he really rejoice and make jolly?? I say ho-ho-NO way. Happy Paying For Your Jollies Day, mr. clinton.
Stick around. The left is bound to provide many other opportunities for merriment!
What I don't understand is why he is still called President or even former President. That word impeached ought to always be said in the same breath. If it was Bush, it would be.
And what will the buttboys say?
Impeachment will come
They will talk of China
It's in store
The truth will see light
There are ADFA records
And much more
There are bribery and threats
They know it
There is all that cocaine
There'll be FBI files
And the rape of Broad-a-rick
What a day
We'll see it
And what will the buttboys say?
The House managers were heroes; the senators were cowards.
Fox News Sunday mentioned the anniversary this morning. I doubt any of the rest of the morning shows did.
True. He should have been removed from the WH.
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