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    Olympia and Susan. It's time they stopped being enablers for this cretin. They both voted for torture and dissembling in the form of Gonzales and Rice.

    Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war. -- Donald Rumsfeld

    by Mnemosyne on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 07:23:34 AM PDT

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    •  I frequently write (none)
      to Collins and Snowe.  In fact I wrote urging them not to go into this unnecessary war, but as you see to no avail (Snowe sends me talking points and Collins never bothers to reply).  OT, are there any good democratic organizations here in Maine that my fellow Mainers here know of?  I would dearly love to see Snowe and Collins replaced by someone with a 'D' after their name.  It would be so refreshing to feel that I actually had representation in Washington, even a little bit would be progress.
      •  Snowe will hold her seat for as long as she likes. (none)
        If Chellie Pingree couldn't beat Collins, then I might be inclined to say the same about her. Allen will likely not follow the path of Andrews in challenging and losing his seat.

        It could be a lot worse, you know. My GOP father-in-law refuses to consider either of them Republicans, and he is a traditional conservative, not the rabid neo-fascist hypocrit kind.

        I called Collins' office the morning that the story that Bolton had 'omitted' things from his written testimony. The staffer was actually interested, and wanted to know where to find the story. So, keep calling and writing, and encourage others to do so!

        •  I fear (none)
          That you are quite right and that Snowe will hold the seat if she wishes it, but it doesn't keep me from hoping.  I guess that I just can't get comfortable here on the other side of the looking glass.  I don't know what country it is that I am living in now, but it sure as hell isn't the 'land of the free'.  Snowe and Collins and every other politician who voted for this war has blood on their hands.  I keep writing and asking them if we are at war then when did they declare it as is their constitutional responsibility?  No reply to that yet. The two of them have stood silently as some of the most basic rights of citizenship have been stripped away from us.  When a U.S. citizen can be incarcerated indefinitely without trial or access to legal representation just cause the president says so then, none of us are safe.  Every once in a great while Snowe and Collins will do something not exactly to our Imperius Leader's liking, but those occasions are rare.  Rarer for Collins than Snowe.  she really good with the whole rubber stamp thing.

          Deep in the mouth of madness one thing is clear...madness does not floss.

      •  Opposite for me in writing to Collins and Snowe. (none)
        I asked Snowe 2 years ago to start work impeaching Bush. No reply. Wrote Collins saying she is very unpopular in my district in Maine; I am going to work hard to see she is not reelected. She wrote back a very nice letter.
      •  We get letters (none)
        from Olympia addressed to me by first name. Susan's a little more formal. But both send out a lot of paper, though it's mostly worthless. I've been saving them, however, figure they'll be useful for long-term counter-arguments.

        Chellie Pingree couldn't beat Collins in large part, I suspect, because of on-the-ground Dem lack of organization. Plus, the Repugs threw a huge amount of money and people at it, including sending Dim Son to do a couple of stops--in southern Maine, of course, since they think the state stops at Portland.

        For both, I've found that their in-state staff memebers are intelligent-sounding and seem to listen to what you say. Certainly, the return letters reflect specific comments made.

        In my area, I'm beginning to hear rumbles of discontent from lifelong Republicans, the people whose families have been here for seven or eight generations and who have voted GOP automatically since Eisenhower. One said to me the other day, "I'm what you might call a disappointed Republican." He knew all the surface bad stuff, but not about the PNAC as underlying rationale.

        If you're in the 2nd CD, Mike Michaud has been not too bad, although he did vote for the MBNA bankruptcy bill. However, I think they have a big call center up in the County, so he may have been locked in on that one.

        Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war. -- Donald Rumsfeld

        by Mnemosyne on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 09:21:38 AM PDT

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      •  DFA DFA DFA (none)
        Join DFA and if there is not one near you start one.  They make it so easy to organize.  If you do and you start making noise, Snowe and Collins might start takign the idea of reform seriously.  

        Tired of the corporate DLC suck ups?WE'VE GOT DEANS BACK

        by TeresaInPa on Sun Aug 07, 2005 at 09:57:34 AM PDT

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      to which I posted this.

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