Friday, May 04, 2007

Impeachment Resolution Passed by California Democrats - Why Aren't We Hearing About It?

California Democrats led this way this past weekend at its annual convention by passing a resolution calling on Congress to use its subpoena power to investigate the misdeeds of President Bush and Vice President Cheney and to hold the Administration accountable “with appropriate remedies and punishment, including impeachment.”

By Monday, the news was out via e-mail alerts from friends who had attended the convention. By Tuesday, the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) spread the word via its listserv. By Wednesday, I expected to see news about this in the mainstream media (MSM) but I haven’t seen a thing all this week.

My friend and political ally, Janie Sheppard* mentioned that if the California Democratic Party doesn’t treat it like a big deal with press releases, etc., the MSM won’t cover it.

According to the PDA, the resolution was “sparked by an insurgency among delegates” coordinated by PDA and its allies.. The “insurgents” were supported by protests outside the convention, which can be viewed here. Maybe the establishment Democrats who attended the convention aren’t all that happy with insurgents, protests and the impeachment resolution.

I checked the California Democratic Party’s website and didn’t see anything about the resolution. Thursday morning I called one of the contact numbers (916.442.5707 or 213.239.8730) to ask why it wasn’t on the website and talked with a pleasant man who appeared to know why I called even before I asked the question. Yes, the resolutions will be posted. Yes, he’s pretty sure the impeachment resolution will be posted. I asked him how he knew what I was going to ask, and he told me he had received several calls already that morning.

I hope the impeachment resolution is prominently posted. Maybe then the MSM will consider it newsworthy. Perhaps if we all prod the California Democratic Party by phone call or e-mail (916.442.5707 or 213.239.8730 or use the e-mail contact form) to stand behind the resolution, this historic step forward on the issue of impeachment will get the attention it deserves.

For previous posts about or referencing impeachment, check here, here, here, here
and here.

*Janie has contributed posts here, here, and I wrote about her here and here.

(photo from the California Democratic Party website)

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