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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:19 AM
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One Of Our Own Is Going to Take Down McConnell
One Of Our Own Is Going to Take Down McConnell
Jon Soltz
Posted December 13, 2007 | 11:03 AM (EST)

As an Iraq war veteran, today is pretty exciting for me and all the other vets I talk with. Today, one of our own took the first step towards knocking off Senator Mitch McConnell in 2008. Iraq War Veteran Andrew Horne jumped into the race.

Andrew Horne, who had to step down as a Senior Advisor to VoteVets.org to run this race, not only has a good shot to beat McConnell, he has a tremendous shot. That's got us Iraq veterans pumped because not only will we have a voice in the Senate that comes from our own ranks, but we're also going to take down the guy who is the single most responsible person in Congress for the war in Iraq, as well as the defeat of pro-troop, pro-veteran legislation.

Let's take just a small walk through the record of Mitch McConnell (Warning: Hold your nose):

He led the filibuster of the Webb-Hagel "Dwell Time" amendment that would have given our exhausted troops as much time at home as in the field.

He led the all-night filibuster of legislation that would have set us on a real change of course in Iraq, that would have allowed us to give Iraqis more responsibility, while freeing U.S. forces to take on the real threat to America -- al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Rest of article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-soltz/one-of-our-own-...



uhc comment: Video here --> http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:21 AM
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1. We need to be rid of two people named 'Mitch' in 2008 -- the Kentucky Mitch
and the Indiana Governor Mitch.

I won't miss either one.

I hope Horne mops the floor with McConnell.
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