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  •  So when are the gloves going to come off? (8+ / 0-)

    We're still waiting.

    •  what is your definition (1+ / 0-)
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      PaintyKat

      of the "glove coming off"

      the minority in the house basically has no power except to introduce bills.

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      by FleetAdmiralJ on Fri Apr 28, 2006 at 04:49:25 PM PDT

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      •  Ethics Complaints still NEED to be filed (6+ / 0-)
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        Creosote, MJB, Dallasdoc, gmb, Annalize5, Overseas

        My comment from your last post---

        Did you file an ETHICS COMPLAINT?

        I received 220 recommendations for this comment!
        And this comment was posted ALL over the internet. I was shocked when I heard from people that they had read my comment on blogs all over the place.

        I know this has been a busy week, you are working really hard and just back from "vacation" BUT....

        Having met Chris Bell, I admire him a lot. He was the last congressman to file an ethics complaint. He lost his seat due to the Delay redistricting.

        So you have a bunch of Congressman who are lawyering up and spending their campaign money to feed their legal teams and do you let them go down using the law OR do you file ethic complaints on each and everyone who is dirty..... file on ALL of them at one time.... and push that anchor over the side of the boat to sink the whole party?

        Yes I know Dems are the minority party, I know they do not chair any of the committees and and and .... But there are things that can be done....

        Please consider this....
        If you build it.... they will come....
        WE are hungry for backbone, we get "all a twitter" when we see a peak of a backbone...
        If you stand strong againt their corruption the grassroots will have your back... At least I will be there!

      •  Tell that to the honorable Mr. Conyers... (2+ / 0-)
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        PaintyKat, megisi

        I think that he would beg to differ with you.  

        Fringe is the new black. - Me

        by chillindame on Fri Apr 28, 2006 at 05:36:12 PM PDT

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      •  not just introducing bills (1+ / 0-)
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        soyinkafan

        but also political theatre, something which i am pleased to see dems getting smarter about. additionally, losing loudly along party-line votes is anothetr thing that a minority can and should do, although pelosi would need a whip that was worth a damn to do that.

        crimson gates reek with meat and wine/while on the streets, bones of the frozen dead -du fu (712-770)

        by wu ming on Fri Apr 28, 2006 at 06:32:26 PM PDT

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    •  Right after the wake up call (1+ / 0-)
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      MJB

      It worked as far as getting Gavin Newsome in line, so let's do this again.
      http://www.draftmatt.com/

      "Just when they think they know the answer, I change the question!" -Roddy Piper

      by McGirk SF on Fri Apr 28, 2006 at 04:59:38 PM PDT

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    •  If you're still waiting, (0+ / 0-)

      Then you weren't paying attention.  

      •  I am paying attention, are you? (0+ / 0-)

        Let's see the Democratic leadership grow a spine and speak out loudly against Bush's corrupt Iraqi war.

        Anyone can complain about gas prices, but let's forcefully make that connection in the real world and repeat it until the GOP is held accountable by the voters.

        Let's see a 2006 campaign that makes the GOP pay the price and lose its majority in Congress.

        When I see that happen, then I'll know the gloves are off.

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