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Senator Feingold and Republican challenger Ron Johnson squared off in their second debate Monday October 11th in Wausau, WI.  Senator Feingold was very specific in his answers while Ron Johnson had trouble expanding beyond his scripted talking points.  You can watch full video of the debate in the section below.

Polls are showing the race tightening as Rasmussen has gone from a 12 point lead for Johnson down to a 7 point lead.  An internal DSCC poll has Johnson up by one point.

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Top reasons to vote against Ron Johnson:

  1. His economic theories. Trickle down economics hasn't worked. The rich have gotten richer while most people have seen lower wages, poorer working conditions, and fewer job opportunities. Why would we send someone to Washington who wants to try it again?
  1. His misleading campaign. Ron Johnson is not a self made man who understands the market. He joined his brother-in-law's company and got most of his revenue from his father-in-law's company. If government doesn't create jobs, why does he want to go to Washington? Oh yeah, to support trickle down economics.
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Ron Johnson, the Republican Senate candidate in Wisconsin challenging Russ Feingold, offers himself as a successful businessman who knows how to create jobs.

However, a majority of Ron Johnson's business (about 70% in 2009) comes from Bemis corporation - the company that was run by Ron Johnson's father-in-law and then later by his brother-in-law.

Ron Johnson got his start by marrying the daughter of a wealthy plastics manufacturer (Howard Curler).  

Ron Johnson joined his brother-in-law Pat Curler's company (PACUR) in the 1970's.

PACUR made it through the early years by having Ron Johnson's father-in-law's company as their only client.

PACUR still gets a majority of business from the same company (now Bemis Corporation) that was run by his father-in-law and brother-in-law. (see below for supporting documents)

I have one simple question...

Is Ron Johnson a free market champion or his he simply a family welfare queen?

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What Is Ron Johnson?

12%14 votes
87%95 votes

| 109 votes | Vote | Results

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Mon Aug 31, 2009 at 12:51 PM PDT

AMERICAN Deal For Libyan Oil

by nathan andover

The Bush Administration took Libya off the list of state sponsors of terrorism in order to get access to Libyan oil and to score a propaganda victory.

The deal was that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi would "surrender" his failed nuclear program in exchange for a lifting of sanctions which would allow him to increase his revenues by selling Libyan oil to western consumers.

This was a perfect deal for the Bush Administration as they made the claim that the invasion of Iraq had led a country to quit their pursuit of nuclear weapons.  Of course, the invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with it since Muammar Gaddafi has been wanting to find a way to sell his oil since the sanctions were first put into place.  The Bush Administration also pleased many of their friends in the oil industry with the opening of Libyan oil fields.

The only problem with the deal was that a terrorist leader of a terrorist nation was being allowed to get back into the oil business.

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I have been visiting conservative blogs in the swings states in order to support and defend Senator Obama.

Right now, I am focusing on Ohio, Florida, and Missouri.

Please join me in this effort.

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Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 08:24 AM PST

Peace Campaign

by nathan andover

We have the ability to live in peace.

We can enjoy long-term security and prosperity
for ourselves, our children, and future generations by maintaining

legitimate governments,

fair markets,

and healthy environments.

We'll always have conflicts of interest,
but that doesn't mean we'll always have to live in war.

We have the ability to consider information, debate our differences, and make decisions without resorting to violent conflict.

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Cross posted at http://www.peaceisactive.com

Terrorism - Violence for the purpose of political gain.

Are the actions of our own government in the War on Iraq and the War in Somalia acts of terrorism?  

It is easy to call a suicide bomber a terrorist because it is such an obvious act of terrorism.  A suicide bomber uses violence in a very personal way in order to achieve some sort of political gain.

However, the United States also uses violence with the intent of achieving political gain.

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Tue Aug 28, 2007 at 11:31 AM PDT

Bush Wants War With Iran

by nathan andover

Cross posted at http://www.peaceisactive.com

All you have to do is listen to the President to realize he is preparing the American public for a war with Iran.

In his speech to the American Legion, Mr Bush hit back, accusing Iran's Revolutionary Guards of funding and arming insurgents in Iraq.

And he said Iran's leaders could not avoid some responsibility for attacks on coalition troops and Iraqi civilians.

"I have authorised our military commanders in Iraq to confront Tehran's murderous activities," he said

http://news.bbc.co.uk/...

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Wed Aug 15, 2007 at 09:06 AM PDT

War in Iran Preparation

by nathan andover

Cross posted at http://www.peaceisactive.com

It looks like the Bush Administration is preparing for a War in Iran.

There's an article in numerous publications today about how the Bush Administration is planning to label an elite part of the Iranian military as a terrorist organization.

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Cross posted at http://www.peaceisactive.com

Many of our past wars have been based on false information.  Usually, there is a desire to go to war and then our leaders find some sort of "trigger event" to start the war.  The trigger event doesn't need to be real, it just needs to be able to sell the public on a reason to go to war.

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Cross posted at http://www.peaceisactive.com

I think all of our values should be considered in our decisions - both personal and as a society - and I think the rule of one value over our decisions has problems associated with it.

So I guess my thesis is that I like market value, but I don't think it can be the only value considered in our personal and community decisions.

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Wed Aug 08, 2007 at 09:10 AM PDT

The Sunni Civil War

by nathan andover

Cross posted at http://www.peaceisactive.com

I think we should start calling the War on Terror what it really is - The Sunni Civil War.

In order to maintain access to oil in the Middle East, the United States has been allied with the Sunni governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan.  Some people in these Sunni countries don't like their governments for various reasons.  In their fight against their own governments, Sunni movements such as al-Qaeda have attacked both their own Sunni governments and the governments' American supporters.

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