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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:34 PM
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VIDEO- DeFazio (OR) from the Floor-YOUR DEMOCRATS calling out BS
What the Republicans are doing to gut entitlements for the benefit of the rich

NEVER let it be said again that there are not Democrats who do NOT SPEAK UP. They DO-they just don't get played on corporate media.
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:36 PM
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1. Peter the Great!!!
I love that guy.
:applause:
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 03:13 PM
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24. that's my rep!!!
I love the guy and have donated hundreds of $$$ to keep him in office. His opponent, who apparently didn't get creamed badly enough two years to learn his lesson, took $5000 from Delay.
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:42 PM
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2. Great speech!
Pretty damning.
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TheFarseer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:43 PM
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3. This is what our issue should be
Wish I could see the clip. Shamelessly bookmarking for later.
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:52 PM
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4. YEAH!!! Thats what it's about people!!!
and thats my REP! Thank you Rep. DeFazio!! :headbang:
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 02:19 AM
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44. Stop it, stop it, you're breaking my heart.
I'm stuck with that patronizing sleazebag Greg Walden :cry:
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Roxy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:55 PM
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5. kick
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:57 PM
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6. DeFazio is wonderful and always has been, but...
why isn't he put forth as the face of the Democratic Party instead of Lieberman and Biden?
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:01 PM
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9. I don't know but I think WE CAN DO IT
Every Democrat that has a hero or heroine speaking for us from the floor needs to tout that person. The Corporate Media isn't going to do it. Biden "Never Met a Torturer I Wouldn't Confirm for AG" isn't going to do it. Lieberman "Kiss Bush and Pretend to be a Dem" has his own agenda.

Well, to paraphrase Howard Beale, I'm mad as hell and I WANT TO ELEVATE the Dems that speak FOR ME. For the people instead of corporations. That, even if they have little power, still have a voice and they're USING IT. They are the trees falling in the forest, but we HEAR IT and SEE IT.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:24 PM
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16. lieberman and biden are part of the problem. they are as rotten
as the rest.
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 01:12 AM
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40. Because with Lieberman and Biden Democrats, media owners
win no matter how the votes come out.
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:58 PM
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7. Kick, gotta head to a meeting but wanna see this later
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:00 PM
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8. Woo hoo! Go Peter!
:applause:
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katinmn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:03 PM
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10. DeFazio speaks the truth!
He called the Republicans out big time. Not one word can be disputed.

$8 trillion in debt

Borrowing money from SS and foreign countries to pay for the tax cuts for the wealthiest.

Putting us $1.2 billion deeper in debt every day

Go Peter!
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:06 PM
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11. I have been watching this all morning and the Republicans are trying to
blame the Democrats for being against this.Dems aren't taking this lying down.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:10 PM
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13. Good!
I hope to see more video's from this. :) I'm glad they're kicking some ass and taking name's.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:08 PM
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12. Oh of course
Edited on Thu Oct-20-05 02:09 PM by FreedomAngel82
I've turned it on CSPAN and have heard some great speeches in the House by democrats. My favorite person to hear speak is probably Jim McDermott and second favorite Nancy Pelosi of course. There are just so many great democrats in the House that I wish would be in the Senate. Mr. DeFazio did great! And I loved how he pounded hard about the tax cuts for the rich and how the republicans are the one's in charge. We should definitley be pounding this hard next year. This whole speech is great! I can't believe the programs they were going to cut for more tax cuts!!! AH! Ugh!
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:14 PM
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14. This is why DeFazio should not run for governor in Oregon
We desparately need him sticking up for us in Washington D.C.

His district is nominally a swing district, his seat is never safe, every time he is re-elected it is an affirmation that even the conservative Oregonians in his district have come to appreciate his honesty and plain-spoken accuracy, and trust him to represent their real interests.

PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES CAN WIN IF THEY ARE WILLING TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO THE FACTS AND CONCERNS OF CONSTITUENTS.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:22 PM
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15. How Refreshing! nt
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cosmosis Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:26 PM
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17. My Congressman
Pete's a fighter and I am so glad to have him represent me. In fact, I have had three congressmen in my life: DeFazio, John Conyers and the late Bruce Vento of St. Paul. All three real dems.
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:35 PM
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20. Lucky you, and welcome to DU
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 06:20 PM
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36. Hi cosmosis!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:27 PM
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18. One of the best speeches on the floor I've seen in a while.
Also the guy from Washington (I can't remember his name) was just as hard hitting.
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Lindsay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 03:20 PM
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26. Probably Jim McDermott
from WA. He's also wonderful.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 03:20 PM
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27. VIDEO of McDermott
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Reciprocity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 03:55 PM
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29. Yes it was thanks for the link!
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Idioteque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 04:10 PM
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30. Here's my favorite McDermott video
Jim McDermott standing up for Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag is a political punk band that is demonized by the right for their activism. In October, Rep. McDermott gave a speech on the floor of the House supporting them and encouraging young people to vote.
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ClayZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:34 PM
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19. Whoo Hooo!!!!
Yay OREGON! Tell it like it is!
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:36 PM
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21. Peter's a great man
Before I moved to MA, he was my congressman. An absolutely amazing guy.
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:37 PM
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22. fucking great!
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 02:40 PM
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23. "Our people have been trickled down upon long enough!"
:headbang:
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 03:20 PM
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25. Rep. DeFazio hits the nail if the head: shifting the tax burden down,
creating an extremely regressive tax scheme wherein the most affluent shoulder a much lesser tax burden than the working class and poor is at the very center of Repukedom values.
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calmblueocean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 03:26 PM
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28. Yow! Nominated and kicked.
I wish this could get more airplay.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 04:11 PM
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31. people really need to watch CSPAN more often
Democrats are speaking up A LOT lately.
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Vox_Reason Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 04:22 PM
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32. GREAT stuff.
Thanks for posting it! We need to hear more from Rep. DeFazio!
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 04:30 PM
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33. That's right. Thank You to the Dems. nm
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pushycat Donating Member (401 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 04:38 PM
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34. DeFazio is a hero and patriot for what he's said on the Senate
floor and voted for. I try to read all he says and keep up on how he votes. He's what we're talking about regarding Democrats and their ideals. Love the guy. He's NOT DLC either.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 05:23 PM
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35. When Gordon "Pea Packer" Smith comes up for reelection in 2008
I want Peter DeFazio to take him on.

He is the living ghost of Wayne Morse.
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Ferret Annica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 12:40 AM
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37. Wayne Lyman Morse
Edited on Fri Oct-21-05 12:47 AM by Ferret Mike
The Tiger of the Senate, he was only one of two senators who had the guts to stand up and vote against the Gulf of Tonken resolution in 1964. I love Pete, and he's my Congressman too.

I would support his running for the Senate whole heartedly. And if he wins, he's always still welcome to come back and push the manure gathering wheel barrel and shovel at the end of the annual Eugene Celebration Parade, just as he has always done. ;-D

Morse's shoes are big. He ran for the presidency in fact in 1960 during the primary season. The people I know here who knew him and his family have always called him THE senator. We sure could use more of his stature. It would be nice to see Pete earn a simular statue of him to be put next to Morse's new statue at the Lane County Courthouse down at 8th St. and Oak in Eugene.



Wayne Lyman Morse
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 12:56 PM
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47. My first political act was to hand out Wayne Morse stickers at age 13
He got me started. We need more Waynes and Peters.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 02:15 AM
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43. hahahahaha....pea packer!
I'm cracking up.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 09:53 PM
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48. I believe credit for this term belongs to my friend 0rganism
He's the first I read who used it, but damn, it "Fitz" doesn't it? :)

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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 01:00 AM
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38. Thank you Congressman DeFazio......
:applause:
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KatieB Donating Member (431 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 01:08 AM
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39. Here's the direct link to Defazio speech
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 01:15 AM
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41. you are right. everytime i turn on the senate or house coverage
i see democrats fighting and kicking ass all the time

it isnt the dems that are to blame. it is those that voted for bush that gets to own thte mess of the nation. it is the reoublican party that squarely has the bloodied hands. it is bush who is the fuck up and miserable failure
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radio4progressives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 01:18 AM
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42. there are those principled and courageous few.. bravo to them..
Edited on Fri Oct-21-05 01:18 AM by radio4progressives
now let's weed out the spineless dinos and bring in more like DeFazio.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 03:15 AM
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45. This is what my representative sounds like
when he comes to town to speak w/and ask questions of his constitutes. He definitely has fire in his belly.

I asked him when he was in town this past August, why we don't hear Dems speak up like he does. His answer to me was, many do not get the opportunity to hold a mic in front of the cameras.

When asked if he would consider a run for the Senate, his response two years ago, was that he thought he could do more for the people right where he is.

I :loveya: Pete DeFazio
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Nostradammit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-05 07:32 AM
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46. That's our Pete!
Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is a patriot.

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