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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 10:52 AM
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Email from Chris Dodd, his last statement says it all for me
Dear DFA Member,

The Military Commissions Act. Warrantless wiretapping. Shredding of Habeas Corpus. Torture. Extraordinary Rendition. Secret Prisons.

Enough is enough.

You may have heard that I've placed a hold on any legislation that includes "retroactive immunity" for telecom companies that helped the Bush Administration spy on Americans.

And if it comes down to it, I'll filibuster.

This might not be customary, but my ask isn't that you vote for me in the Pulse Poll, it is that you let Democracy for America HQ know how you feel about our fight to restore the Constitution and preserve the rule of law.

So vote in the poll, and in the "optional" comment field, send a message encouraging DFA to join the fight on FISA today.

http://www.DemocracyforAmerica.com/VoteDodd

I've been supported in this effort by MoveOn, the ACLU, Glenn Greenwald, Atrios, the team at Firedoglake, Open Left, the Daily Kos community and countless other bloggers and organizations across the country on the issue of restoring our Constitution.

There is a hearing on retroactive immunity before the Senate Judiciary Committee in two days, in fact.

We're getting closer to stopping this bill, and DFA's support might be the factor that pushes us over the top.

Ask DFA to get involved in the fight by voting in the Pulse Poll and sharing your request in the optional comment field.

http://www.DemocracyforAmerica.com/VoteDodd

I'd like to see a little more spine, frankly, on these issues. Candidates always tell us they want to lead, but a little leadership right now would certainly be welcomed on these questions.

We shouldn't have to wait to elect the next President before we finally show the courage to stand up to the grave mistakes made by this one.

Thanks for your support,

Chris Dodd
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 10:53 AM
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1. K&R
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 10:53 AM
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2. Indeed....good for him. He's showing a lot of courage
and leadership. Thanks for the post.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 10:55 AM
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3. Finally someone with enough spine to say and do what needs to be done..
k&r
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 10:55 AM
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4. Keep it coming, Dodd!
You are winning respect and support by taking a stand for Our Country and Our Rights!!!
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RufusEarl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 10:56 AM
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5. Good catch Mandokie, thanks for posting!
K&R

Peace!
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:12 AM
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9. I really do see a shift in peoples outrage with this little puppet we have
maybe it's because I'm looking for it so hard that I'm just seeing what I want to see but I really don't think that is the case here this time. Americans are waking up slowly but waking nevertheless and once they get their eyes open it'll be kaddy bar the doors for the traitors and war criminals. I personally would already be locked up if I didn't really believe this too. :hi:
:toast:
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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:01 AM
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6. This is the attitude and drive that all democrats should have been displaying
all along! Dodd is standing up and I am waiting to see who joins him. Come on, Dems! Dodd's done the hard part (standing up by himself), now the rest of you get off your asses and do the right thing!
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vssmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-07 06:53 AM
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14. Seems to me that Kucinich has been standing by himself for a long time
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katmondoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:07 AM
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7. My first contribution to a candidate is to Chris Dodd
Mailed today. I have been watching him and I like what I see and hear about him.
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philly_bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:07 AM
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8. Powerful enough to change my voting behavior.
Instead of voting for Kucinich in polls as a vote for humane government run by traditional liberal principles, I may start voting for Dodd.

Naturally, comes the election, I'll vote for whoever the party bosses and media give me, grumbling.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:19 AM
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10. Senator Dodd has been saying things I want to hear and
he seems to be a man who lives his life true to his convictions. I'm sure theres things he is for that I may be against but I expect that to be the case with whomever our candidate it. I seen a video clip of him a while back and he was holding his real young daughter, who could be measured in months rather than in years, and it was pretty heart warming to see his interaction with his young child. I'd gladly vote for him and I can say that about pretty much the whole field, excepting for a couple would I be kinda thinking I was picking the lesser of two evils with though.
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2 Much Tribulation Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 04:00 PM
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11. Kudos to Dodd: Too bad he's so pro-tech / pro-secret computer vote counts though
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2 Much Tribulation Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 11:26 PM
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12. Dodd: deserves this good kick and a bad one too on election reform nt
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Senator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-07 03:23 AM
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13. Positively Orwellian
His response to "Warrantless wiretapping. Shredding of Habeas Corpus. Torture. Extraordinary Rendition. Secret Prisons," is to threaten a filibuster on some bizzarro tangent that would never be signed into law anyway. And then only "if it comes to that."

If he were a 3-year-old playing with the Fisher Price Netroots Pandering Playset, it might be cute.

Right Senator Groupthink, "we shouldn't have to wait" for some "courage to stand up," some "spine," for "a little leadership." If only we could find someone, someone like a senior Senator, a Party Leader, somebody willing to finally DO some damn thing. Just say "impeachment" in public -- suggest it maybe. Gosh, wouldn't things seem just a little less hopeless?

And he wonders why he polling behind Gravel and Colbert.

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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-07 07:16 AM
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15. Dodd and Biden the two senior senators who know what they are
talking about.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-30-07 07:19 AM
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16. Dodd!
:thumbsup:
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