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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 11:51 PM
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"Tammy Duckworth Did Not Cut and Run, Mr. President"


Last week, in one of the lowest moments of his miserable presidency, George W. Bush accused the Democratic Party of becoming the party of cut and run. Tammy Duckworth, the Democrat running for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Illinois) who lost both her legs in when her helicopter took fire in Iraq, has an answer for the president:

Well, I didnt cut and run, Mr. President. Like so many others, I proudly fought and sacrificed, Duckworth said. My helicopter was shot down long after you proclaimed mission accomplished.

And neither did the 60 or so other Democratic veterans running for Congress this year.

http://www.pensitoreview.com/2006/10/02/tammy-duckworth... /
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 11:56 PM
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1. DLC, DCCC puppet and carpetbagger, but still a hero. n/t
Edited on Mon Oct-16-06 11:58 PM by countmyvote4real
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 11:59 PM
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2. .
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 12:28 AM
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6. Hey, countmyvote4real, what's your agenda?
Just wondering. Why is Tammy inadequate/carpetbagger, and who the fuck are you?
Stand and be counted. :eyes: If you dare.
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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 12:37 AM
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7. Yes.....please substantiate your "puppet"/"carpetbagger" remarks
Looking forward to hearing/seeing your reply.

Peace,
M_Y_H
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 11:54 AM
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21. You'll be waiting for a long-time, methinks...
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countmyvote4real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-18-06 12:01 AM
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24. Two words: Christine Cegelis
Edited on Wed Oct-18-06 12:27 AM by countmyvote4real
And what part of DLC/DCCC do you not get as it relates to progressives? And maybe you do get it because you are not a progressive AKA liberal. Anyway

Christine was the only progressive candidate that actually lives in that district. Our war hero (not sarcasm) lives in the district next door. Cegelis was building on a previously popular grass roots campaign and was poised to get the Democratic nomination until Rahm Emanuel decided to draft and fund Duckworth as his DLC/DCCC poster candidate.

At that time, Duckworth was promoting stay the course in Iraq. I can well understand her rationale to justify why she left her limbs in Iraq, but I hope we all understand that it was not necessary for her or any of our troops to do so or to continue to lay down their lives or lose their limbs for a lie.

I dont know her position now. I dont really care because she is funded by Republican Lite dollars via the DCCC and that cannot be good for progressive causes. She is tainted and controlled by those contributions. I wish her well and hope that she will find her own progressive voice regardless of the agenda of her financial benefactors.

Yes, Duckworth lost limbs for a lie. And progressives have lost a truly principled candidate that wont ever think of running for office again because she can no longer afford to launch a third campaign against the DLC machine.

Good grief. Have you not followed any of this on DU? I cant search DU, but here are some other sources:

http://www.swingstateproject.com/2005/10/il6_a_perfect_...

http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2006/02/christine-c...

http://www.mydd.com/story/2006/2/22/23470/4592

The electronic voting machines probably make any funding for either primary candidate in the GE mute. Peace. See you at GITMO.

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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 11:54 AM
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20. Niiiiice n/t
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-18-06 10:55 PM
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27. (wondering how much the RNC pays for this sort of thing)
Maybe I should consider supplementing my income by betraying my party and making divisive, hateful posts, too .............
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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-16-06 11:59 PM
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3. I live in DuPage County, Illinois.....
Edited on Tue Oct-17-06 12:04 AM by Mind_your_head
and I have to tell you all that as much as I want Tammy Duckworth to win ..... the number of Roscum yard signs is OVERWHELMING here....they're like dandelions (if it were the right season for them)! I was commenting to my kids that I wondered if Repubs were stealing the Duckworth signs (like they did with our "Vote Kerry" lighted sign two years ago.....


on edit: Hmmmmm....perhaps I need to 'step back and breathe' for a moment....but maybe not :thinking:
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 12:43 AM
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8. i was noticing the lack of duckworth yard signs as well
but she's getting a lot of publicity (or more than the guy from my side of butterfield road--joe shannon is running in my district and the area around here is permeated with freaking biggert signs.)
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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 12:48 AM
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9. Judy Bigot.....well, that's another story unto inself.......n/t
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:47 AM
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11. no shit. this dimwit made an appearance at my daughter's school
last year (in her american politics class) and they did a little q&a with the kids--she had to check with her aid on various things ("did i support that?" etc. and her aid would nod or answer her so she knew what answer to tell the class! even the republican kids thought she was STUPID)

i'm so glad she's running this ethics investigation on foley. NOT!
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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:55 AM
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12. Biggerts' running the ethics investigation on Foley?
Edited on Tue Oct-17-06 01:59 AM by Mind_your_head
Do you have a source for that?
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 11:51 AM
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19. judy is really gonna need to put on her thinking cap for this one
"Ethics Probe Committee Members

October 10, 2006

"The panel of the House ethics committee that is investigating the handling of complaints about former Rep. Mark Foley. Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Wash.), ethics committee chairman. As a lawmaker, Hastings has focused on constituent concerns: getting aid for Washington apple growers and federal cleanup money for the Hanford nuclear weapons reservation, which once produced two-thirds of the nation's plutonium.

"Rep. Howard L. Berman of Valley Village, Calif., senior Democrat on the ethics committee. Berman, who is in his 12th term representing the San Fernando Valley, has a reputation as an intelligent and judicious negotiator.

"Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio). A former judge and county prosecutor from Cleveland, Jones is only Ohio's second black member of Congress in history. An outspoken partisan, she was among the few to vote against a House resolution in 2003 supporting U.S. troops because it linked the Sept. 11 attacks to the war in Iraq.

"Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.). Elected to the House in 1998, Biggert has worked on several children's issues. She has been part of the moderate GOP Tuesday Group but is conservative on many issues. She voted against creation of the Sept. 11 commission and helped craft the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act.

Source: Associated Press / Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/politics/la-na-...


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Paula Sims Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 12:21 PM
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22. I live in the area of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn
and her signs are all over the place. THAT's a real shocker, especially since Roskom's HQ is in the same area!

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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-18-06 10:47 PM
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26. Paula, please post some photos, b/c I'm just not seeing it
Edited on Wed Oct-18-06 11:04 PM by Mind_your_head
(and others here agree).

You've got a Duckworth sign in your yard, I trust! :-)

edit: added an 's' (other ---->others)
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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 12:15 AM
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4. I find in incomprehensible that any would vote against this patriot. nt
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Mind_your_head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 12:24 AM
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5. Well, I don't know for sure....but ole Denny's office is in nearby Batavia
and well, rumor hassit, that there's a lotta "back-scrathin' goin on"

No excuse, but that's seems like that's "the situation".

Peace,
M_Y_H
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 07:28 AM
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13. I just drove thru her district too, I saw no signs of hers.
As much as I admire her for her ability to stand tall, even in a wheelchair, I think that her close ties to Rahm turned off many potential voters.

Remember, for many middle of the roaders in this blue state, Rahm is disliked more than liked. Had she been able to distance herself more from him, I think her chances would be better.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 12:34 PM
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23. Can you imagine what the bushits
are thinking about Tammy Duckworth's winning and being snapped by DC photographers as a frequent reminder of what all bushit's war has wrought?

I would think they would certainly have the big guns out against her.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 01:05 AM
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10. K&R.
Thank you.
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jarnocan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 07:52 AM
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14. just saw here on TODAY show cool nt
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 08:12 AM
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15. is she getting tv commercial time? I'm sick of seeing her opponent's
racist antiimigrant commercials on tv.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 08:19 AM
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16. I'd like to see a poster captioned "Cut and Run Democrats"
w/photos of known (like Duckworth) and unknown folks, all Democrats, and all Iraq Vets, with visible "souvineers" of their service.

BAM.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 08:24 AM
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17. Nice slam
Definitely worthy of a kick and recommend!
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 08:32 AM
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18. why doesn't she take up the words of Max Cleland:
Mr. President, you, unlike Max Cleland didn't cut and run from Vietnam. I wasn't AWOL from my duties as a soldier. I didn't leave my post. Where were YOU in 72, Mr. President?

Why don't you have Bruce Bartlett release ALL of your National Guard documents? I've released ALL of my service records
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-18-06 01:18 AM
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25. Tammy Got A Major Endorsement...And A Problem...
The Daily Hearld endorsement is worth 1,000,000 yard signs and Tammy got it. The story is here:

http://www.dailyherald.com/search/searchstory.asp?id=23...

They also endorsed Melissa Bean for re-election as well as Hastert (with an admonishment...worth a read) and Biggert.

The problem is Tammy's running out of money. Looks like Rahm hasn't been bringing in those brinks trucks like he promised.

Here's from yesterday's Hearld...


Supporters of 6th Congressional District Democrat Tammy Duckworth were left scratching their heads Monday at campaign finance reports that showed her with $206,000 left for the races stretch run.

Word of Duckworths relatively empty coffers comes as her campaign stopped running TV ads and as her Republican opponent, Peter Roskam, is up with a TV spot attacking her on illegal immigration.

For Duckworth backers who might fear the campaign peaked too early, the response coming from her spokeswoman Monday wasnt too encouraging. Spokeswoman Christine Glunz said she didnt know how much money Duckworth has raised since Sept. 30 and didnt know when Duckworth would begin airing TV ads again.

By contrast, Wheatons Roskam had $1.5 million to start October, although hes dipped into that for his TV ad blitz.



I'm on the northern edge of the district and the local cable is non-stop Roskum and Sweeney spots. Last week I drove through Naperville, Wheaton and points north...right through the heart of the district and I saw only a handful of Duckworth signs...and, yes, tons of Roskum's. When I got home, I sent another $100 to her campaign...hopefully for yard signs. Looks like I'll ante up again and hope others do as well.

A week or so ago, there were people hopping around here about making a big push for John Laesech in Hastert's district, and while that would be the sweetest of sweet victories, I was concerned about the money and resources available for the two REAL hot races in the area. Hastert built a campaign complex right in Oakbrook and his people are running all these campaigns. I expect we'll see another $500k dump within the week for more TV time.

I don't think the Tribune or Sun-Times have come out with endoresments yet...but those could be the ones that make or break this racee.
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-18-06 10:57 PM
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28. Bush is a fucking heartless ass hole
Can't he show any sense of decency?

No wonder so many people hate that petulant jackass.
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