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Impeachment Watch: George McGovern, ACLU-Florida, and Viggo Mortensen bang the BDS drum

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By Michelle Malkin  •  January 6, 2008 04:20 PM

The grandfather of all moonbats, George McGovern, dumps every last liberal grievance into the crockpot and produces an impeachment stew for the Washington Post. His BDS has been on slow cook for eight years–after which, he tells us, he has “belatedly and painfully concluded that the only honorable course for me is to urge the impeachment of the president and the vice president.” To justify impeachment, McGovern cites the usual litany of complaints about Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, and counterterrorism surveillance–as well as leaning on the wisdom of that great constitutional scholar, CNN blowhard Jack Cafferty, on Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina. So behind the curve is McGovern that he’s still using debunked Iraq war casualty figures by the Soros-funded propaganda machininsts at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (see Carl Cannon and Neil Munro’s thorough dissection of the discredited study in the National Journal).

I’ve been chronicling the growing impeachment mob over the past few months. It’s reaching a crescendo. Joining McGovern, Denny K, Rep. Bob Wexler, the After Downing Street bunch, several city councils, Vermont activists, and the impeachment playwrights are ACLU chapters in Florida and Southern California:

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida has followed the lead of the ACLU of Central Florida, the ACLU of Monroe County Florida, and the ACLU of the Treasure Coast (Florida), all of which followed the lead of the ACLU of Southern California in backing impeachment and calling for the National ACLU to do the same.

The ACLU was a prominent supporter of Richard Nixon’s impeachment. In 2006 an ACLU panel argued for impeachment. In recent years, the national ACLU has lobbied against numerous offenses that appear quintessentially impeachable, but refused , despite intense lobbying by its members and others, to back impeachment. The national ACLU recently announced a new motto that many impeachment advocates view as a wish for the impossible (a reference to the current presidential administration): “One More Year, No More Damage.”

Richard W. Spisak Jr. of the ACLU of Florida reported that the state chapter met in Fort Myers at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and passed a motion in support of impeachment hearings for George Bush and Richard Cheney. The motion calls on the National ACLU to urge hearings in the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Florida Congressman Robert Wexler, a member of that committee, has recently been leading a push for hearings to begin. Florida citizens have been pushing for impeachment for a long time.

Also on board: Lord of the Rings star and Kucinich booster Viggo Mortensen!

An Impeachment Town Hall Meeting sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) will be held in Manchester New Hampshire this evening with Lord of the Rings Star Viggo Mortensen present. A discussion afterwards will feature panelists that will participate in a Forum on the Separation and Balance of Powers with Congressman and Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich, AfterDowningStreet, Democrats.com, PDA, ImpeachCheney.org activist David Swanson, John Nichols from The Nation magazine, and Mortensen. Online participants can watch the panelists and email questions at http://www.kucinichtv.com from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m ET

Acclaimed actor Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, Lord of the Rings, Hidalgo) already a staunch supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, will be campaigning with the candidate today in New Hampshire. Mortensen will be present for a $50 fundraiser dinner for Kucinich this evening at Piccola Italia located at 815 Elm Street in Manchester, New Hampshire 03101, Phone 603-606-5100 from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

Retiring Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson made impeachment his swan song this weekend:

Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson used his last full day in office to submit a letter that calls on the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the Bush administration for abuses of power.

The letter was signed by 18 political and cultural figures. It asks House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers of Michigan to hold hearings on alleged violations of the law under President Bush.

The letter says those violations include kidnapping and torture, warrantless wiretapping, a war of aggression against Iraq and disseminating false propaganda to deceive the American people.

Mayor Anderson has called for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney at protests in Utah’s capital and the nation’s capital.

The nutroots will be putting pressure on leading Dems–and Democrat candidates–to join them in swinging the impeachment noose.

Watch Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama squirm.

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