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Whats in the past is in the past

What is worrying me is…

How can we pick up more state house seats?

How can we get competent, aggressive candidates in US HD-4, and US HD-5 after that terrible blowout?

Who is running for Grassley's seat in 2010?

How can we, the democratic activists of Iowa, make sure every race is competitive and no Republican get a free ride?

 

Maybe I ought to take a moment a celebrate but I am VERY cautious about Iowa losing Democrats in the state house.

 

What do you think? 

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Obama only trails by 2-3 points

Not in Montana or North Dakota, where they are tied 

No not in Indiana… He leads by 3 there

No not in Missouri he leads there by 1

Not even in North Carolina, Florida or Nevada where Obama leads by 2,2 and 3.

And not in the remaining Bush states of Iowa, Colorado, New Mexico, or Virginia.

But

Two Points down in Arizona!

And only three in Georgia!

 

Can you believe this!!!

 

http://www.electoral-vote.com/index.html

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Miller-Meeks and Jim Leach, for you LC Lib :)

 

“I have tremendous respect and admiration for Jim Leach,” Miller-Meeks told Iowa Independent. “He’s about the most honest and insightful person I know in politics.”

August 12th 2008.

http://iowaindependent.com/3904/loebsack-miller-meeks-on-leach-endorsement

Sounds like my comments arent so baseless. But I do have more

 

What did she say after Leach endorsed Obama?

Restating her own support for McCain, she added, “You can have a difference of opinion and be allowed to voice that. … (Leach's endorsement of Obama) doesn't change the way I feel about him.”

http://www.press-citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080814/OPINION03/808140309/0/GOIOWACITY

 

And for the knock out!

“I really had no desire to be in politics prior to last year,” Miller-Meeks said. “Nine years ago, when I first began visiting Congress with the Academy of Ophthalmology, advocating and addressing health care issues, I had a wonderful rapport and relationship with the honorable [former Congressman] Jim Leach. I thought [Leach] was an ideal representative for our District. He was very thoughtful. He was introspective. He was highly intelligent. He would dissect bills and issues and then give you a response. Now, he may not have always given the response that you wanted, but at least you were assured that there was insight and a true understanding of the difficulties and different sides of an issue. I always felt that he was doing what was best for the District and for the constituents within the boundaries of the Constitution.”

http://www.essentialestrogen.com/2008/08/newcomer_or_not_millermeeks_co.html

Did I cover all the bases “LC Lib”?

 

Just so people know. I like Jim Leach and Miller Meeks is absolutely wonderful! The best Republican we have running in Iowa, Hands down, but she will not win

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Steve King? Has anyone seen Congressman Steve King?

No matter if you are a Republican, A Democrat, a Libertarian, or a member of the Objectivist Party, members of congress are voted into office by roughly 700,000 constituents and paid a very handsome salary to vote on legislation for the people they represent, thus the term “Representative”.

Now, very few people agree exactly on politics, or fall exactly in the same portion of the Right-Left sphere, therefore there is a need for compromise, and a need for tolerance.

However their is ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE for simply not showing up.

Steve King has missed 39 votes in the past congressional cycle, here are a few…

 

9/17/08 Vote 601: H R 6842: National Capital Security and Safety Act
8/1/08 Vote 563: H R 6599: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
6/25/08 Vote 455: H R 6275: Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008
6/11/08 Vote 400: H R 6003: Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act
 

3/13/08

Vote 142: H RES 991: Recognizing the Exceptional Sacrifice of the 69th Infantry Regiment, Known As the Fighting 69th, in Support of the Global War on Terror

02/14/08

 

 

Vote 61: H RES 966: Honoring African-American Inventors, Past and Present, for Their Leadership, Courage, and Significant Contributions to Our National Competitiveness

 

8/2/07 Vote 816: H R 3161: Making Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Programs for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2008, and for Other Purposes.

 

7/24/07 Vote 714: H R 3074: Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fy 2008

I can only conclude from this that Rep. King just doesn't give a damn about National security, veterans affairs, tax relief, African-Americans, the military, agriculture, rural development, or urban development

This should be enough to make any of Mr. King's constituents horribly angry, And if the recent polling numbers coming out of District 5 are any indication, it may be enough for them to vote him out.   

 

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How well do you know your congressman? Part 1

Republican Tom Latham is a shadowy figure, no one really seems to know who he is or how he votes. So I thought I would share with you how some bipartisan agencies have rated Congressman Tom Latham

Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance

Rated 31% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance

Rated 10% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes

Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes

Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence

Rated 5% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes

Rated 0% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record

Rated 0% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record

 As scary as this is, it is just the tip of the iceberg.

More to follow…

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