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Sunday, January 15, 2006

About that base...

Zogby Poll: Americans Support Impeaching Bush for Wiretapping:
New Zogby Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Impeaching Bush for Wiretapping

By a margin of 52% to 43%, Americans want Congress to consider impeaching President Bush if he wiretapped American citizens without a judge's approval, according to a new poll commissioned by, a grassroots coalition that supports a Congressional investigation of President Bush's decision to invade Iraq in 2003.

The poll was conducted by Zogby International, the highly-regarded non-partisan polling company. The poll interviewed 1,216 U.S. adults from January 9-12.

The poll found that 52% agreed with the statement:

"If President Bush wiretapped American citizens without the approval of a judge, do you agree or disagree that Congress should consider holding him accountable through impeachment."


Impeachment Supported by Majorities of Many Groups

Responses to the Zogby poll varied by political party affiliation: 66% of Democrats favored impeachment, as did 59% of Independents, but only 23% of Republicans. By ideology, impeachment was supported by Progressives (90%), Libertarians (71%), Liberals (65%), and Moderates (58%), but not by Conservatives (33%) or Very Conservatives (28%).
Uhm... excuse me, but when 33% of conservatives, and 28% of very conservatives think that Dipshit should be impeached for acting like Big Brother, seems to me that that is a real problem for Bu$hCo.

Have we reached the tipping point?

Today's NYT editorial sums it up nicely:
The administration's behavior shows how high and immediate the stakes are in the Alito nomination, and how urgent it is for Congress to curtail Mr. Bush's expansion of power. Nothing in the national consensus to combat terrorism after 9/11 envisioned the unilateral rewriting of more than 200 years of tradition and law by one president embarked on an ideological crusade.
Yet, the punditocracy still insists that only the leftwing fringe is talking about impeachment. When will they take their collective heads out of their asses and realize that nearly a third of even the staunchest conservatives think that President Cheney Bu$h has gone too far.


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