Thursday, January 10, 2019

Fact of the Day: What Impeachment Means

While most people believe that a politician being "impeached" means the removal of themselves from office, it has always literally meant to publicly and formally accuse of a politician of a crime or wrong-doing. 

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  1. Accuse and then comes the rigmarole

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  2. Man...fun times in the US for sure....

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  3. Or really? We have the same word in Ukrainian language and I had no idea about the right meaning.

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  4. I was surprised that Clinton didn't get impeached due to his lie about the Lewinsky affair. All carried on as normal.
    And now Trump, we will see...

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    1. Clinton DID get impeached. He just wasn't removed from office.

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    2. ...which just blew my mind....he should have been removed.

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  5. Guess we will see what happens.

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  6. I looked this up because I found it intriguing. One of the descriptions from Merriam Webster is to remove from office.

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  7. Clinton's demeanour pales into insignificance as compared to the stuff Turnip Top is up to. Clinton certainly didn't go around the world insulting other leaders, plus Clinton could put a sentence together which was understandable.

    Colin
    PS: Adam, glad you looked up the meaning of "ROOTING" in Aussie slang!

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  8. I prefer to see fake-president be convicted of crime, including high treason.

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  9. I don't want to go down the impeachment route with Trump, even though I am a Democrat. I remember how polarized the country was when Nixon resigned and Ford pardoned him. I'm afraid if Trump were impeached by the House and tried by the Senate that it would rip our country apart. I'd rather he be voted out of office in 2020 and then prosecuted for criminal acts if he is indicted.

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  10. Clinton should have been removed from office when he was impeached. He and his wife are SUCH crooks and he didn't care a hoot about us or his country...only used us to make more money. She will never get over President Trump beating her and, due to their money and influence, all the Democrats in Washington suck up to them...to the point of making fools of themselves.

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