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Have you ever wondered what your member of Congress does with all the petitions we send? Have you ever wondered if they read all those letters from Move On, PFAW, NARAL, and action items from John Conyers?

My Congressman does--he's GOP sycophant Pete Sessions. He reads everything, but instead of realizing that some of his constituents may be dissatisfied with the Bush Administration, or might have some good ideas such issues as health care or voting rights, he's compiled all our action items into a webpage called Democrats Unhinged.

Please help me kick his worthless butt out of office by supporting Will Pryor for Congress.

Read more about how extremists in the GOP view our action items below the fold...

From Democrats Unhinged:
H.Res. 635 - "The First Step in Impeaching President Bush Resolution" Judiciary Committee Ranking Democrat John Conyers and House Democrats want to set up a select committee with the purpose of investigating grounds for the impeachment of President Bush. H.Res. 635 establishes a select committee to investigate the Bush Administration and to make recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment. Cosponsors include Democrat Leadership, Ranking Democrats and other senior Democrats.
(Thanks for the publicity, Pete! Anyone who clicks the link on your webpage will see John Conyers' resolution to establish a Select Committee on Administration Predetermination to Go to War.

Now that 60% of Americans oppose the war in Iraq, you're the one looking a bit "unhinged," Pete, for not wanting to ask our Prez any questions. By the way, Pete, it's "Democratic" leadership, not "Democrat.")

Following that, Pete Sessions highlights H. RES. 636, the resolution to censure Bush for "failing to respond to requests for information concerning allegations that he and others in his Administration misled Congress and the American people regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq...". (So, let me get this straight, Pete. You guys thought it was your moral duty to impeach Clinton for getting a blow job and lying about it, but when Bush lies about the reasons for getting us into a war, and 2686 of our military personnel are dead because of it, you're ok with that?)

I love this one, number 5 on Pete's list of "unhinged" things that Democrats want:

H.R. 4683 - "The Government-Run Health Care Act" House Democrats want to create a federal health care system without choices that would combine the efficiency of the DMV and the compassion of the IRS - and tax you through the nose to get it. Amends the Social Security Act to add a new title XXII (Medicare for All). According to the Congressional Research Service, H.R. 4683 Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose: (1) on the income of every individual a tax equal to 1.7% of wages received; (2) on every employer an excise tax equal to 7% of the wages paid to each employee; and (3) on the self-employment income of every individual, a tax equal to the applicable percentage of the self-employment income for such taxable year. Cosponsors include Ranking Democrats and senior Democrats.

This, of course is the Medicare for All Act, which:

(1) ensures that all Americans have high quality, affordable health care; (2) ensures that all Americans have access to health care as good as their Member of Congress receives; and (3) reduces the cost of health care and enhances American economic competitiveness in the global marketplace.

(Pete, Pete, Pete--you are soooo busted on this one. I remember in the debates with Martin Frost, you talked about your Family Opportunity Act, creating a Medicaid "buy in" for families of children with disabilities. Not to be disrespectful, Pete, but we all know your son has Downs Syndrome and you would personally benefit from passage of this bill, should you--for some reason--lose your job. Basically, you're saying that you want taxpayer supported health care access for yourself and your family, but not for me and my family.)

Check out Pete's website for more of his twisted views, then help Texans in the 32nd Congressional District elected a sane person for the 32nd Congressional District by giving generously to the Will Pryor campaign.

Originally posted to CoolOnion on Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 10:20 AM PDT.

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  •  I sympathize... (3+ / 0-)
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    randallt, PDiddie, sccs

    ...having Sessions as your congresscritter.  But only so much, as Ralph Hall is mine.  Puke.  At least he's not masquerading as Democrat anymore.

    •  I'm just saying but--- (2+ / 0-)
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      CoolOnion, sccs

      I may be mistaken but it seems to me that there is a law against using the official web sites for campaigning  and attacking the Democrats seems like a bit of campaigning to me. Seems like we all have our burdens to bear I have Nathan Deale who wouldn't know an independant thought if it bit him in the ass!


      by FrankieB on Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 11:09:51 AM PDT

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      •  Interesting... (2+ / 0-)
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        PDiddie, FrankieB

        ...that would certainly be worth looking into whether or not his site is legal.  He's pretty stupid about stuff like that.  A few years back, he was caught pulling up opponents' campaign signs & issued a citation.  Imagine that--a sitting member of Congress driving around late at night, pulling up signs.

        It wouldn't surprise me if he was misusing his congressional website.  It certainly is unusual to use the site for such a brazen attack. The websites usually try to present the congressman as a "nice guy," so the  constituent really has to know the issues and read between some lines to find out if their congresscritter's insane or not.

    •  RALPH HALL OF SHAME (1+ / 0-)
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      I am the Campaign Manager for Glenn Melancon (4th-TX) running uphill, but successfully!, against the old sleezeball elephant Rep. Ralph Hall.


      Check out

      And out campaign site:

      We are a true Cinderella campaign... knocking off the grandaddy of grandaddys, the patron saint of Bush.

      We need to spread the word!

      dengre is a HUGE HELP.

      Need lots more.
      This is our big chance for real change, not just in NE Texas, but across the county, across the globe.

      DCCC is not paying attention YET, assuming this one is in the bag for Hall.  But we have him on the ropes, in a very serious way.  Next step is to get a fed investigation opened on his ass.

      Please get in touch with me, as you are in the 4th district...and clearly share the Melancon passion for Hall's retirement. We have dedicated volunteer Melancon team, but need lots of help all the same....

      Please email me at david at GlennMelancon2006 dot com

      And we hope all who give a rat's ass will stop by our site and give $11, that is all we want from people, just $11...a symbolic gesture for us to kick Hall's ass for each of the last 11 years of Hall's Mariana Thuggery.  Visit us at

      THANK YOU!

      •  Good luck to you! (0+ / 0-)

        I can't believe people are writing off Texas AGAIN!  Having traveled in the Panhandle recently, I can tell you there are lots of people out there pissed off at Bush and the status quo.  People in rural areas are the real conservatives--as in conserving water, conserving natural resources, conserving clean air, conserving our jobs.  They don't like all these oil and gas lobbyists keeping us from getting alternative energy, and nothing pisses them off more than seeing all manufacturing jobs go to other countries.

        Those are OUR voters, and we've let Karl Rove and BushCo STEAL them!

        If the Democratic Party would support us, we could get those voters!!!

  •  Pete "the Streak" Sessions (4+ / 0-)
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    CoolOnion, roses, Voxbear, sccs

    Also MY Congresscritter...*sigh*

    I will of course be voting for Will Pryor come November, but what about some visibility or taking on Pete's nonsense?  Will still strikes me as very "accommodating" - - too much the arbitrator, too little the advocate for what is right and representing us residents of the district.

    Does his campaign just have too little money - - have we all conceded before it even begins, after the last round with Martin Frost?  Pete should at least be obliged to spend some money, and he should be worried, and be made a bit more accountable.  I hadn't seen this "Democrats Unhinged" site before, but how friggin' disrespectful to any opposing or dissenting view or voice in the 32nd district.

    How about all the trips you've taken, Pete?  How about your FINANCIAL SUPPORT from Tom DeLay's TRMPAC, and the connections to the CONVICTED CRIMINAL FELON, money-laundering, influence-peddling Jack Abramoff?  How about your support for suspending US labor laws in the Northern Marianas so that migrtant Asian workers (mostly women) can sew clothes at dirt wages to be sold as "Made in USA"?  Oh, and don't forget the forced abortions - - that ought to go over well with your base in the 32nd.

    How about the yacht trip with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (Pete's photo here):

    So, where is Will?  Pete should'nt get away with this stuff!

    tom 47
    Dallas County Pct 1803

    Stop the politicization of crime!

    by tom 47 on Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 11:20:55 AM PDT

    •  I've heard (0+ / 0-)

      I've heard directly from a handful of Democratic "funders" in the 32nd that if Martin Frost couldn't dent Sessions with the 4 million dollars or so spent on his campaign that Pryor's run is quixotic at best.

      •  My e-mail to Pryor's campaign: (2+ / 0-)
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        CoolOnion, PDiddie

        I just have had no impression that Will Pryor (or his campaign folks) get it.  I sent the following to them:

        Howdy, Pryor06 folks:

        I still have been unable to determine if the campaign even gets the "internets thingie"!  Would you please go to the Daily Kos site ( and look at the postings that House and Senate candidates make there?  Look at Barbara Ann Radnofsky's posts, or David Van Os', or other House and Senate candidates in many states.  This is a matter of exposure across the country, and even around the world (there are website members/contributors in dozens of other countries), and this can be a source of FINANCIAL SUPPORT to the campaign!  Set up a PayPal account or link to your own, and you may be pleasantly surprised.

        Look at the kind of folks who post on your behalf:
        [(CoolOnion's diary - - this one)]

        Do a search (or, of course, have the staff do it) on the site through the tags on TX-32, or Sessions' name, or your own.  This is where you may identify some issues, read how consituents feel about issues and about Pete Sessions, and tap into some of this to the campaign's advantage.

        We do not deserve to continue to be mis-represented in the 32nd by Pete "the Streak" Sessions, and he merits a challenge and at least should be obliged to spend some of his ill-gotten campaign contributions (TRMPAC, Jack Abramoff, etc.).

        Will, from what I've seen you are coming across as simply too-nice-a-fellow!  I respect your experience and temperament, and the skills as an arbitrator that you can bring to the U.S. House to represent the 32nd district of Texas.  You share some admirable characteristics and capabilities with Barbara Ann Radnofsky.  But, this campaign has got to make a dent out there!

        tom 47
        Pct 1803, Dallas

        Stop the politicization of crime!

        by tom 47 on Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 12:54:56 PM PDT

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      •  BTW, that's too bad about funding (0+ / 0-)

        I guess my surmise that no one (with money) is going to put themselves out for Will may be all too right.

        Well, great!  I sure am looking forward to TWO MORE YEARS OF SYCOPHANT SESSIONS!!!

        (oh, sorry, was that me shouting?)

        Stop the politicization of crime!

        by tom 47 on Tue Sep 19, 2006 at 12:57:06 PM PDT

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  •  CoolOnion, have you considered writing a (1+ / 0-)
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    letter to the editor of your local paper? Since Sessions is supposed to be representing all of his constituents, it seems to me that he has gone over the line by calling them "unhinged."

  •  Pete Sessions is not only (3+ / 0-)
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    CoolOnion, Voxbear, sccs

    a repugnant synchophant, he is actually quite ignorant and poorly spoken in person. In fact, it is hard to understand how he ever was elected in the first place. ugh....

  •  I call BS (1+ / 0-)
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    This part of the webpage is even worse

    Claiming that Democrats want to bust the budget and the GOP is reigning in spending?! OMFG!

    Anyway, the Democrats have their own government talking piece too I found out- so I dont think what Sessions posted goes against any rules.

    Just so you all are aware, your Congressman Sessions was in the offices of Time Warner in Irving the minute they took over the Dallas market from Comcast. Gee, wonder why he was in there.

  •  Sorry CoolOnion (0+ / 0-)

    We'll rescue you tomorrow for the ERR. By the way everyone, the new Election Race Roundup cut off is 1:00 PM Eastern. Thanks!

  •  Pete Sessions makes the "TOP 20" ! (1+ / 0-)
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    CREW has its "top 20" list of most corrupt congressmembers,  plus 5 to watch.  Of the 20, 17 are GOP, and of the five, four are GOP.

    Pete Sessions has made the list.


    Send some love to Will Pryor, his dem opponent:

    Stop the politicization of crime!

    by tom 47 on Thu Sep 21, 2006 at 06:56:32 AM PDT

    •  Woo-hoo! Good catch. (0+ / 0-)

      Here's the link to the full report:

      There's plenty of material here for letters to the editor.

      And, yes, we should keep after the Pryor campaign to use this stuff.

      •  Will Pryor (0+ / 0-)

        has degrees from Harvard and Yale according to his bio. Surely those educational credentials can be accentuated. He's the son of a preacher, too.  Pete Sessions seems lightweight by comparison. Even though Pete Sessions was an Eagle Scout, he uses the taxpayer-financed Website to say that Democrats are "Unhinged." That is a very questionable use of taxpayer money, as someone already mentioned. It's mighty insulting to the Democrats in his District, too. Maybe he's forgotten there are Democrats in the 32nd and that he's supposed to represent them, too.  

        Pete Sessions isn't acting like the Eagle Scout that he used to be.  Hanging out with Abramhoff and DeLay over the past few years has surely changed him from his idealistic youth. I wouldn't want to hold him up as an example of a good Congressman.

        Will Pryor's blog needs to have a more serious, issues-oriented message. He is running for Congress ~ and his site should reflect that better. Oh, well.

        Do you know if there is going to be a debate?

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