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  •  He's out in front of this... (5+ / 0-)
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    pdknz, poopdogcomedy, hbk, Mister Met, Jeff Y

    ...he's been running ads here talking about his success in getting the VA to allow local providers in the villages to do routine health care instead of vets having to come to Anchorage or Fairbanks for their VA care.

    The republicans have blocked health care benefits for Alaska veterans and Mark Begich made it happen. Nothing they can say can change that.

    He fights for veterans.

    "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

    by CanisMaximus on Wed May 28, 2014 at 05:34:26 PM PDT

    •  He knows what he's doing (5+ / 0-)

      We Alaskans are lucky, I guess, in that we get to actually meet our fed congressional representatives.  He's clearly the best of the three.  He knows what he's talking about, he doesn't bullshit too much, and he knows when to refer a question to staff or an agency.  

      Lisa Murkowski is our other senator.  She's sort of an independent, because she actually ran against both a republican (Joe Miller, the militia candidate) and a Democrat, and won as a write-in.  She is an apologist for the republicans, but at least has some thinking skills and judgement.  

      Don Young, OTOH, is long past his sell-by date.  Reminiscent of John McCain, his opinions were formed back in the seventies, and he has seen no reason to reconsider them since.  

      I've been disappointed in Mark several times, but not recently.  He has stepped up on progressive issues and I'm modestly proud to have him as our senator.  

      How many wrongs does it take to make a right?

      by pdknz on Wed May 28, 2014 at 05:49:32 PM PDT

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      •  Remember where we live: (1+ / 0-)
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        Jeff Y

        An oil producing state.

        I'm sure he'd support climate legislation, but is politically restrained. Don't hold it against him. Like my life-long Democrat mother used to say, "He may be a crook, but he's OUR crook."

        "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

        by CanisMaximus on Wed May 28, 2014 at 06:19:20 PM PDT

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