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NanceGreggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:18 PM
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Sorry, Rep. King - But That 'Terrorist' Dance Card is Already Full
TO: Representative Steve King
1609 Longworth House Office Building 1609 LHOB
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20515-1505

Sir:

Re your remarks of Friday, March 7th, that should Barack Obama be elected president, the terrorists would be dancing in the streets.

I hate to be the one to break it to you, sir, but the terrorists wont be dancing over anyones election to the US presidency, due to the fact that after the seven-plus years of the Bush administration, they are simply all danced out.

Although we cannot ever know for sure, their first celebration was most likely in the months leading up to September 11, 2001. Surely there was much merriment over the fact that the insistence of people like Richard Clarke that the new administration should be taking past intelligence, along with increased chatter, seriously and act accordingly, his admonitions were falling on decidedly deaf ears.

And then there was the August 6th memo, Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the US. As Mr. Bush and his cohorts chose to ignore that warning, the dancing in the streets must have been truly phenomenal.

While the unbridled dancing must have been something to behold on 9-11, as things turned out, the terrorists were in for many more reasons to take to the streets in wild abandon in the years to come.

As you and your party persist in telling the citizenry, the terrorists hate us for our freedoms. Imagine the dance-til-you-drop atmosphere around the world as those freedoms were dispensed with, one after the other.

Bushs insistence that American citizens could and would be spied upon, their communications wiretapped without cause or a FISA warrant, undoubtedly led to conga-lines perhaps even Shock & Awe-type fireworks as the Bush administration took away those very freedoms we are allegedly hated for.

It would seem that those terrorist party-goers would have been swept off their feet by now, but it was just the beginning of a dance marathon the likes of which weve never seen before. Outing a covert CIA operative as a result of political revenge must have had those two-stepping terrorists doing a Boogaloo Down Broadway in record numbers. And when the NIEs started spelling out how more terrorists were being created as a result of Bushs occupation of Iraq, the number of terrorists doing the Quagmire Shuffle was no doubt elevated to the kind of popularity that choreographers only dream about.

The destruction of our economy due to your presidents policies alone must have caused fancy footwork to run amok in streets all over the planet and the fact that we are in debt up to our proverbial eyeballs will be dance-worthy for decades to come.

As for your statement that your comments were not meant to demean Obama, but to warn how an Obama presidency would look to the world, I have to assume you were joking.

Surely you cant be serious that the United States of America should be electing its next president based on how it would look to the world. If we were the least bit concerned with how the world views us, would our president and the party that supports him have sanctioned torture, renditions, secret prisons?

Would Bushs signing statements, which have irreparably damaged our heretofore highly-respected standing as a nation of laws, have been permitted nay, encouraged if we were the least bit interested in how we are globally perceived?

Finally, I cannot help but opine on your remark re Barack Obama that his middle name does matter. It matters because they read a meaning into that." The only people who are reading a meaning into that name are you and yours, sir. And again I hate to be the bearer of such sad tidings, but after the disastrous presidency of George Walker Bush, the last thing the American voter is concerned about is a candidates middle name. Of course a certain last name is now representative of the lowest approval rating of any sitting US president, and the phrase "Worst.President.Ever" will be connected with that name for all time.

But by all means, please feel free to try and convince the American people that such idiotic nonsense actually matters because if were being honest here, idiotic nonsense is the only thing the Republicans have left to run on.

No offence, Mr. King, but the terrorists wont be dancing in the streets over an Obama presidency because even if they were of a mind to, the truth is that they are just plumb tuckered out after all the dancin theyve been doing since Mr. Mission Accomplished brought about the very destruction of our nation that he has been warning against since day one. He simply saved the terrorists the time and effort which has obviously left them plenty of leisure hours for dancing to their hearts content.

Yours Very Truly,
Nancy Greggs
US Citizen and Democrat
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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:20 PM
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1. K&R
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MikeNearMcChord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:28 PM
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2. I wonder what was the tune the terra'ists were dancing too?
The Politics of Dancing by Re-Flex?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAS7RxK4Uvc:bounce : :silly: :party: :toast:
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Blue Fire Donating Member (588 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:30 PM
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3. Come November, there will be a new tune playing!
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 08:32 PM by Blue Fire
And neither the rethugs, nor their 'terrorist' partners will share the dance floor.
Once again, outstanding post, Nance!

And......I get rec #5!!!!!!
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BleedingHeartPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:42 PM
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4. K & R to a fellow US Citizen and Democrat!. Well done. :-)
:kick: :kick:

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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:51 PM
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5. I saw the piece on King in today's Omaha-World Herald..,
and nearly fell out of the chair I was sitting in. The good people of Iowa must realize this man is nothing more than an idiot dressed up to go to the Mall in DC. He is incredibly stupid to make such rash statements, and I agree, the terrorists are indeed tuckered out.

Most Iowans are pretty sane, the nuts get elected to the House in districts that cater to the lunatic fringe. Steve King just made Iowa look like the loony bin, and Iowans won't like that.
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NM Independent Donating Member (794 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:05 PM
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6. Certainly couldn't say it better...n/t K&R
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:10 PM
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7. Slam Dunk
I would love to be a fly on the wall when that letter gets read in his office. :beer:
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mcollier Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:57 PM
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8. What I do know
Barack is not a muslim... Saddam didn't have WMD... Bush Administration is not competent...

These are things we do know....
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:48 AM
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9. Wonderful Nance!
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 07:05 AM
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10. I hope you wrote that in crayon
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 07:09 AM
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11. Nance, this Iowan requests that you
send this letter to the Des Moines Register, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the Iowa City Press-Citizen, the Daily Iowan at UI, and the Dubuque paper (I think it is the Telegraph-Herald). Would you consider doing this?
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Blue Gardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:31 AM
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15. I second that
Steve King is an embarrassment to the state.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:44 AM
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17. And the Sioux City Journal, and the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil
They are in his district (he said hanging his head in embarrassment).
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:03 AM
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12. ALL democrats need to jump and stomp on this sick stuff
On this we can be united.
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DeeDeeNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:04 AM
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13. How in the world does this guy get elected?
Oh wait. I say that about most of the Republican congressmen!

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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:42 PM
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19. He is from the western part of our great state
And west of Des Moines is by and large extremely right wing. Some of us think that parts of that side of the state should just go ahead and either merge with Nebraska or form their own state. No matter, King makes all of Iowa look bad and, as a proud Iowan, I don't like it.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:31 AM
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14. Is there any truth to the rumor
that John McCain's middle initial is W?
No one in the world is more vilified than Bush. If this means no one named Bush could ever get elected president again, that's OK with me.
What happens if a Republican candidate is named Jesus Osama Christ, would the Republicans launch a jihad against him?
Republicans of late are the party of thought disorders and loose associations. They all need their medication increased. In fact, they ought to be mixing their prescriptions with Wild Turkey. Sometimes it seems like all they're doing is Wild Turkey.
Some people are saying representative King is related to Don King. There are vague similarities.
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The_Commonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 10:01 AM
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18. According to Wikipedia...
...McCain's middle name is Sidney.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_mccain
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 08:41 AM
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16. He is the bane of our existence. A complete and utter disaster.
Just when we think we can't be more embarrassed by him, he pulls out another gem from his ass. But as embarrassing was his support by Iowans in the 06 election...by almost 59%. If that happens again, I'm moving.
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 12:56 PM
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20. DITTO!!!
:toast:
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whatchamacallit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:21 PM
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21. Exactly. This guy is furiously waving his little plastic flag in the middle of a smoldering crater
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 01:22 PM by ResetButton
what a douche.
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mcollier Donating Member (887 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 01:51 PM
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22. shameful
To offer these baseless remarks toward an honorable US Senator by another elected offical should be grounds for removal from office...

Come on people. The future of our country is at stake.

I ask you to join the Obama team to help take our country in an new direction, one of openness, honesty, integrity, hope, respect, wise judgment and prosperity... Together we can make the difference. We all have worked hard to get power back to the people. With Barack Obama, we have that opportunity...




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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 03:22 PM
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23. Woman, you absolutely ROCK!!!!
Thank you!!!!!

:yourock:
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