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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:28 PM
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DNC: Dean Renews Call for Boehner to Apologize for 'Small Price' Remark
Urges '08 Republican Contenders to Hold Boehner Accountable

Dean encouraged Americans to call on their members of Congress to denounce Boehner's remarks with an online tool at the DNC

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean today renewed his call for House Republican Leader John Boehner to apologize for his reprehensible and offensive comments trivializing the sacrifices our brave men and women in uniform make for our country every day. Boehner's spokesperson has since tried to cover up the comments, saying that Representative Boehner was referring only to the monetary costs of the war in Iraq, but the transcript of the interview proves otherwise.

Dean encouraged Americans to call on their members of Congress to denounce Boehner's remarks with an online tool that enables users to input their addresses into a web form, compose a message and send it directly to their members of Congress. He further called on the Republican presidential contenders to join the American people in denouncing Boehner's comments and ask for a full apology, as time.com reported that John McCain dismissed Boehner's offensive remarks claiming only that "he misspoke".

The DNC online tool for Americans to contact their members of Congress is available here:

http://www.democrats.org/page/speakout/boehner


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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:30 PM
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1. Is Dean the only Dem who understands how this politics thing works?
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:55 PM
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6. The Majority Whip had a good statement too....
... But it is always depressing to see how wussy the bulk of our party is.

http://atrios.blogspot.com/2007_09_09_archive.html#1915...
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Justitia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:34 PM
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2. Taking the fight to the repubs, good. Too bad some on this board too busy attacking their own
to notice.

Not a peep on the national news about Boner calling dead soldiers a "small price".
Disgusting.
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future social worker Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:36 PM
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3. It needs more coverage
Edited on Fri Sep-14-07 05:37 PM by future social worker
what I'm wondering is why there's not as much stink over this as there is over Petraus. He took a low blow to dead soldier's. I haven't seen anything at all about it on FOX. As a matter of fact, dem underground has more thoughts about it than any news station that I've seen, oh but when Clinton called Petraus a liar it was on every news station for 2 days. Maybe the democratic party should make him publicly admit that he was wrong and apologize and then put THAT on MoveON. I wonder if Bush will get pissed over that remark.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:55 PM
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5. Welcome to DU, Future Social Worker!
:hi:
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 06:56 PM
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9. Good point. We just have to push the coverage...
and let them know how we feel.

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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:53 PM
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4. It's an outrageous remark and does need more air time for sure. n/t
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 05:56 PM
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7. Far worse than MoveOn's comment
Good for you, Gov. Dean!
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 06:06 PM
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8. Kerry, Dean and Chris Van Hollen
all condemned Boehner's remark yesterday. And Biden when he was asked last night by KO.

I've not heard anything from the others.

http://www.kerryvision.net/2007/09/boehners_small_price...
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-14-07 09:11 PM
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10. Kick in case someone wants to send remarks to their congressmen
:kick:
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-15-07 11:00 PM
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11. Don't forget to send the message...worse than MoveOn
And their side is making a huge fuss about it.
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