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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:46 PM
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Who are the honest Senators/Congressmen who represent The People, NOT the corporations?
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i can think of only a few right now. Kucinich, Sanders, Feingold, Lee.... who else?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:47 PM
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1. Sherrod Brown has a record for the people
And it is a wait and see, but I would put my money on Franken
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 09:01 PM
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8. We can hope.
Franken better be worth the wait. I'm not expecting another Wellstone, but as long as he's not another Blueballed coward.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:49 PM
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2. Barbara Lee, Lynne Woolsey, John Yarmuth, Tom Periello, Tammy Baldwin
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:54 PM
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4. OMG - how could i possibly forget to mention Barbara Lee?

thank you, she's absolutely one of my all-time favorite congress critters, in fact i'll go and see if i can edit my post and add her... :)
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:55 PM
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5. I know! Turn in your Bleeding Heart Liberal card immediately!
:P
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:50 PM
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3. In the Senate
Sherrod Brown.
In the House Eric Massa (NY24) is coming along nicely, he is new, time will tell.
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Pool Hall Ace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:57 PM
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6. What about Conyers?
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 08:57 PM
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7. Bernie Sanders.
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 09:02 PM
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9. Bernie Sanders, absolutely!
... but he was already mentioned in the OP. :P


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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 09:06 PM
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12. LOL, I'm tired. nt
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 09:03 PM
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10. Sheldon Whitehouse. . n/t
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 09:05 PM
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11. Cong. Lloyd Doggett fits that description. n/t
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pscot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-07-09 09:07 PM
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13. Jay Inslee is a good one
Very sound on environmental issues, and a consistent all-around Liberal.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-08-09 01:02 AM
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14. Sure
hope we can add Al to that list.
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-08-09 01:52 AM
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15. Robert Wexler is my Representative
And frankly, I have never had one complaint against him. He's the best Rep I have ever had.
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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-08-09 02:01 AM
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16. My Representative, Jim McDermott - here is some of what he has been saying:
Edited on Wed Jul-08-09 02:04 AM by ConsAreLiars
From: http://www.mcdermottforcongress.com/91907IraqiDeaths.as...
IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATH TOLL -- (House of Representatives - September 19, 2007)

On September 19, 2007 Jim McDermott delivered the following speech on the House Floor.

Mr. Speaker, we now know that the President intends to keep U.S. forces in Iraq throughout the remainder of his term and that he intends for the U.S. to perpetually occupy Iraq via massive and permanent military bases he has ordered built. We have just learned of the staggering loss of life as a result of this war.

According to a new and incredible study, the number of civilians killed in Iraq since the war began now exceeds 1 million Iraqi people. The Iraqi civilian death toll exceeds the death toll from the genocide in Rwanda. For years, we and others said we didn't know how bad it was in Rwanda. With this report, that excuse is no longer valid in Iraq.

The official death toll in Iraq, fewer than 100,000 is what the official number is, has long been considered fictitious by humanitarian and other international organizations. Now we are forced to confront evidence that puts the death toll above 1 million Iraqis.

Opinion Research Business, a respected and mainstream London-based research company that works for major corporations and government clients, including the U.K.'s Conservative Party, conducted the survey in August. I point this out to inoculate my colleagues, the media and the American people from the venom that will spew from this for those who want to keep the real cost of this war in human lives as far from public view as possible, because no one who knows the truth could stand and let it go on.

Joshua Holland, a journalist at AlterNet, broke the news online the other day. I enter his story into the Record, which includes a link directly to the Opinion Research site where people can read the entire research survey online. It was conducted in 15 out of Iraq's 18 provinces during mid August.

In his speech last week, the President referred to Anbar Province as a model of success. The research company did not even visit Anbar or Karbala for security reasons. And they were not allowed to conduct their field research in Irbil.

While the President is willing to stand up and say that he sees signs of success, the survey found that in Baghdad alone, almost half the houses say they have lost at least one member of their family. That's the reality in the largest Iraqi city, which has the largest concentration of U.S. military forces. Baghdad may have a fortified green zone for U.S. diplomats and Iraqi government officials, but the rest of the people live in a bloody red zone, where the killing has claimed someone from 50 percent of the households.

The President cannot claim signs of success in Iraq when his stubborn determination to remain is dissolving Baghdad into a dead zone. The civilian carnage is not isolated in Baghdad. Other major cities also registered dramatic civilian murder rates that would make the world weep at the staggering loss of humanity occurring in Iraq.

For a long time, I and other Members have spoken out about the number of U.S. soldiers killed or gravely wounded in Iraq, and we must never forget the sacrifices made by American soldiers and the painful losses suffered by American families across this country. But Congress must not ignore the overwhelming loss of life in Iraq. News that 1 million Iraqi civilians have been killed should compel us to get the U.S. forces out of Iraq immediately.

I know and respect many of my Republican colleagues. Our politics may differ, but our principle to protect innocent people does not. How many more Iraqis must die? The carnage will continue as long as Republicans in Congress wear the blinders that the President hands out to enforce allegiance to his blind and bloody armed occupation in Iraq.

For the sake of humanity, remove the blinders and speak the truth to power. The Iraq war is a humanitarian catastrophe on a scale that exceeds the genocide in Rwanda. We claimed we didn't know about Rwanda. We can't claim that any more about Iraq


Iraq Death Toll Rivals Rwanda Genocide, Cambodian Killing Fields
(By Joshua Holland)

A new study estimates that 1.2 million Iraqis have met violent deaths since Bush and Cheney chose to invade.

According to a new study, 1.2 million Iraqis have met violent deaths since the 2003 invasion, the highest estimate of war-related fatalities yet. The study was done by the British polling firm ORB, which conducted face-to-face interviews with a sample of over 1,700 Iraqi adults in 15 of Iraq's 18 provinces. Two provinces--al-Anbar and Karbala--were too dangerous to canvas, and officials in a third, Irbil, didn't give the researchers a permit to do their work. The study's margin of error was plus-minus 2.4 percent. Field workers asked residents how many members of their own household had been killed since the invasion. More than one in five respondents said that at least one person in their home had been murdered since March of 2003. One in three Iraqis also said that at least some neighbors ``actually living on street'' had fled the carnage, with around half of those having left the country.

In Baghdad, almost half of those interviewed reported at least one violent death in their household.

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He also was the guy who released the tapes of a conversation between Gingrich and another that showed Gingrich had violated his Ethics plea agreement and got him tossed from power. Jim later had to pay big bucks in a civil suit claiming his actions caused some harm to Republicans and because the recordings had been obtained by a third party and were not consented to by either party in the conversation.

Here's the donate link: http://www.mcdermottforcongress.com/Donate.aspx


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