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Shame on Congress, especially shame on Democrats.......You sound like a bunch of Republican chicken hawks!
Republican Chicken hawk: "I support the war, I support the war....but I’m not going to fight on the frontlines, my contribution to Victory (or defeat) will be an occasional vote and lip service"

Democratic Chicken hawk:  I am against war funding without a timetable for withdrawal, I am against retroactive immunity for telecoms......but I am not going to fight on the front lines, with every legislative tools I have to stop them.......I am just going to keep saying I am against it, vote against it when I am sure my vote is in vain, and do nothing more to Stop what I profess to be so completely against having happen.

Democratic Congress just SHUT UP already...you are embarrassing and disgraceful...you do not have the guts to put your money where your mouth is......I am tired of your lip service....Our soldiers are tired of your lip service...Our constitution is tired of your lip service....

If you are not sure if your Representative deserves these harsh words, I ask you to call their office with the following questions about War funding and Retroactive immunity:

YOU:  "Hello Representative, I am glad to hear you voted against war funding and against retroactive immunity....now what else are you going to do to stop it?
Will you use every legislative power you have to stop this from becoming law?????
Or will you just give it lip service?"

Dems split 80 for, 151 against war funding. Funding passes.  

http://www.dailykos.com/...

FISA: Rep. Wexler Statement on "Compromise"  

http://www.dailykos.com/...

Originally posted to Rachel Griffiths on Thu Jun 19, 2008 at 06:24 PM PDT.

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  •  I am at a loss for what to do or say (6+ / 0-)

    Why won't COngress stand up?

    At the core of the human spirit there is a voice stronger than violence and fear - S. dianna ortiz

    by Rachel Griffiths on Thu Jun 19, 2008 at 06:26:57 PM PDT

  •  Somebody send Howard Dean a broom. (3+ / 0-)
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    stagemom, trivium, Rachel Griffiths

    Tell him this is the last election they get free passes. We're taking names and in 2010 we're gonna start kicking ass. There's some pretend Dems that are gonna get primaried by the grass-roots and the DNC better get on board.

    I say if we get any repeats of 2006 where so many establishment Dems stood behind Lieberman, we put them on notice.

    If they don't believe that we're gonna crash the gates, it's time to make good on our threat. Let this be the last time we cut them ANY slack.

    Well Dayum! The Fat Lady just sang her tits right off!

    by homogenius on Thu Jun 19, 2008 at 06:29:36 PM PDT

  •  This is what I sent (3+ / 0-)
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    Iranaqamuk, trivium, Rachel Griffiths

    to my congressman (one of the "Blue Dogs" by the way)

    "If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
    -- Samuel Adams


    Please sir, consider Samuel Adams words carefully before you vote on FISA and telecom immunity.

  •  Steney, Pelosi & Reid are afraid that THEIR sins (5+ / 0-)

    will come out - after all SOME Democrats had to have been briefed and HAD to have signed off on all that happened... and we sure didn't hear any strident objections at the time.  Bushco was adept at making Dems 'co-conspirators' in crime.... and the Dems too damn spineless to object.

    The DEMOCRATIC leadership is COVERING THEIR OWN ASSES - not protecting the Constitution or OUR rights.  

    Either that or the NSA has so much dirt on SO many people that The Democratic leadership is scared to death of having even WORSE personal sins revealed...... about that tape of you at a bondage party Ms. Pelosi?   Mr. Hoyer..... about those contributions from.....    Mr. Reid.... Nevada, Nevada, Nevada; you've been in office there for some time... must make for interesting associates....

    And if Obama doesn't call them on this and kill the 'compromise' behind the scenes (he doesn't HAVE to go public), then we know he's bought into the same old system in DC.  If that's the case, it won't make any difference what happens in 2008.  They got away with it under Nixon, Regan, BushI AND BushII  - and they'll get away with it again when Obama is ousted in 2012 for failing to deal with the mess he inherited and getting the blame for it all because he wouldn't INVESTIGATE and make it clear how BAD Bushco was.....because he didn;t show what happened and who was responsible.

    •  Obama needs to take a stand on this (2+ / 0-)
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      trivium, cloudwatcher

      At the core of the human spirit there is a voice stronger than violence and fear - S. dianna ortiz

      by Rachel Griffiths on Thu Jun 19, 2008 at 06:43:25 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Jonathan Turley on Countdown tonight (4+ / 0-)

      He (as usual) put it very succinctly... the Dem "leadership" keeps tabling this, because we keep making too much noise every time they try to dispose of their little problem.

      They are already complicit, they will keep doing this until it passes, or Bush is out of office.

      Obama needs to stand up and make it possible for the crimes to become public knowledge.  I get a feeling he just might.  Hopefully.  

      -- malkin (mal·kin) -noun British Dialect. 1. an untidy woman; slattern. 2. a scarecrow, ragged puppet, or grotesque effigy.

      by Fast Bike on Thu Jun 19, 2008 at 06:57:11 PM PDT

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      •  Don't count on it (0+ / 0-)

        Obama has been disappointing lately. He is so busy looking for ways to parry personal attacks he seems to have lost sight of the big issues. He is now "the front runner." Front runners notoriously move to the center because the common wisdom is that you have to pander to the center (which is now pretty far to the right) in order to win. He seems to be drifting into politics as usual. Hope its a momentary phase and he recovers soon enough to save the constitution. If not, he will be president of what....

        Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise....James Madison

        by cloudwatcher on Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 08:39:56 AM PDT

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  •  Listening to Mike Malloy (1+ / 0-)
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    Rachel Griffiths

    reading Glenn Greenwald's take on this, I got one thing to say.
    MOTHERFUCKER!!!!!  DAADY WHEN IS THE NEXT MILITIA MEETING????
    sorry about the French language.

    Let em eat jellybeans, Let em eat cake, Let em eat shit, cause they can't make it here anymore-James McMurtry

    by Mr Stagger Lee on Thu Jun 19, 2008 at 06:56:06 PM PDT

  •  No Presidential election in 2010. (1+ / 0-)
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    Rachel Griffiths

    No worries about an authoritarian corporatist with dreams of being an elected despot making all three branches his prison bitch like Bush Cheney did. So, all that money that I've been giving to Obama? It's going to primary out the Bush Dogs.

    Right now, we have half a People party and one-and-a-half Money parties. By the end of Obama's first term, we're going to push that up to at least three-quarters of a People party -- that's right Hoyer, we're comin' for you!

    I also believe we must impeach Antonin Scalia for protection from his inhumanity.

    by SciVo on Thu Jun 19, 2008 at 08:16:47 PM PDT

  •  Let's hold a wake for the Democratic Party (0+ / 0-)

    It looks pretty dead to me. We now have two new parties to replace it. The Dumbocrats and the Blue Dogs. Raise your glasses to the old Dead Dems.

    Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise....James Madison

    by cloudwatcher on Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 07:57:52 AM PDT

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