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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 01:48 AM
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Are you happy with your representative and senators in Congress?
If not, do you have a plan to do something about it?

if so, what?

If not, why not?
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 01:50 AM
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1. I live in Texas; take a big fat guess
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 01:56 AM
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4. You have my sympathy.
I would like to hear some ideas from people who are trying to unseat someone they don't like.

I have heard that a lot of people in Austin are pretty sane.

How insane is it in your area?
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sunflowerseed Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 01:55 AM
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2. That's just cruel!!
I live in Oklahoma.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 01:56 AM
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3. Mostly yes.
I like one senator (Boxer) and I voted against the other (Feinstein) in her last primary. I was happy with my Congresswoman until she voted for this debt deal. She's better than most tho.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:07 AM
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7. I'm from California too.
Any ideas about who might be willing to run for Feinstein's seat.

Who is your Congresswoman?
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:13 AM
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10. Fuck, I'd vote for a Javilina before I'd vote for Fienstien/Lieberman.
She really needs to be tossed out just because she represents the million/billionare class that is fucking this country!
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:37 AM
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15. OK. Who should run for her seat?
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:05 AM
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5. I moved from Zoe Lofgren's district to Gabby Gifford's district.
What would you like me to do? For all intents, I don't have a rep right now and even if I did, Gabby tends toward Blue dog and the chances of defeating her in the next election are nill.
For what it's worth, Zoe wasn't much better. She never had much to say about anything and I don't expect Gabby to have much to say either.

I will do what I can for Rauel because at least he represents my values.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:05 AM
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6. Let me put it this way..
A candidate for Governor of my state *bragged* of having sex with farm animals.

http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2009/04/georg... /

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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:09 AM
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8. That's just fucking wrong! Although typical of Republicans.
How do these sick motherfuckers keep getting elected?
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:09 AM
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9. You've got to be kidding. I'm serious, though.
Any ideas for some good candidates that we could introduce to the public?
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:14 AM
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11. No, not a one of them.
Lisa Murkowski, while appearing moderate, is corrupt to the core. Mark Begich is an oil-sucking Dem, with whom I am very disappointed. He's running to the middle as fast as he can go, as if the Republicans here will EVER vote for him.

Don Young is just a joke.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 01:18 AM
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22. He is probably running to the middle for the campaign contributions.
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:16 AM
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12. Gavin Newsome seems to get it!
Maybe
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:28 AM
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13. Lets face it! We need some new blood out here
The same ol same ol is just more of the same. The di fies, the Boxers, the lofgrens etc. have been in power for ages. Has anything gotten better? Hell no! Time to throw them out (those millionhairs and billionairs) and elect some real people to the job!.
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:32 AM
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14. And what is with the Washington hairstyles? Does anyone really wear theiir hair like that/
Nobody I know does.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 02:40 AM
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16. Any specific names, specific people who could run?
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 05:26 AM
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17. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Sen. Patty Murray(D-WA), and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA9)
Yep, I'm happy with them.

Voted for Murray and Smith in 2010.

Will vote for Cantwell and Smith in 2012.

My Congressman does cause me to slow down sometimes. Whenever I hear someone mention Adam Smith in almost any context, I have to sometimes ask, "Which one?"
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 01:19 AM
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23. Washington and Oregon Democrats in Congress are outstanding. Agreed.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 06:13 AM
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18. hell no...i have a cheap ass republican house critter that has`t done anything
Edited on Sun Aug-21-11 06:14 AM by madrchsod
hastert gave our city around 2 million then our district voted in democrat foster . foster got around 4+ million million for my city. then they voted him out and now we have another republican that has`t given us a penny.

it`s all about the pork so in my district it`s democrat-4+ million in two years and republicans 2 million over 6 years.
republican voters are idiots

i`m not awake...
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robcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 08:28 AM
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19. I am VERY satisfied with my rep, Nita Lowey, and the NY senators Schumer and Gillibrand
All three are progressives and good democrats.
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Worried senior Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-11 08:50 AM
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20. I live in Wisconsin
so no I am not happy with my state reps. The fab 14 yes.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 01:16 AM
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21. You are lucky! We are pretty lucky in California too, although
I would like to see a more liberal replacement for Feinstein. There are many worse than she, but I would like to see a more progressive person representing California in the Senate.
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